5 Best Things to Do This Week: October 14 – 20


Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton: The Book of Gutsy Women

Join Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco as they celebrate the women who have inspired them throughout their lives. The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is the first book that Secretary Clinton and Chelsea have written together, and they are excited to welcome readers into a conversation they began having when Chelsea was a little girl. This once-in-a-lifetime event will explore women throughout history who have had the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

David and Nic Sheff

An Evening with David and Nic Sheff

Marin Healthy Youth Partnerships (MHYP) will host a book reading and discussion with David Sheff and Nic Sheff, authors of the new book High: Everything You Want to Know About Drugs, Alcohol, and Addiction this Wednesday evening in Angelico Hall at Dominican University. Free to attend, this is an incredible chance for local parents and youth to understand the risks of experimenting with drugs and how stress, pressure and confusion can trigger adolescent substance use. David and Nic Sheff will share their experiences as father and son and discuss how addiction entered their lives. This is also a unique opportunity to hear the realities of substance use specific to Marin County and create a dialogue about its impact on our community. The discussion will be moderated by KQED’s Michael Krasny.

Musica Marin

Festival Musica Marin

Come out for the second annual Festival Musica Marin at St. Stephen’s Church in Belvedere – Tiburon this weekend. This three day world-class chamber music and culinary festival combines the magnificence of renowned musicians from Europe and across the U.S. with the expertise of celebrated chefs to deliver a memorable experience. Attendees get to experience sophisticated chamber music, gourmet cuisine and enjoy the knowledge that they are contributing to philanthropic programs focused on youth in the arts.


Fall Open House at Headlands

The Headlands Center of the Arts invites guests to roam the various buildings of the campus, engage with artists in their studios, experience new work and works in progress, and stay for a homemade lunch in the Mess Hall. Open House connects visitors to the working process of artists and fosters casual conversations about the creative process. Scheduled in conjunction with Headlands’ three Artists in Residence seasons, Open House features curated happenings and events scheduled throughout the day, including readings, performances, screenings, and guided walks. Parking is limited, please follow directions from the parking attendants. If you can, carpool, bike, or take the bus.

Fresh Start

Fresh Starts Chef Events: Tony’s Seafood

Chef Matt Shapiro of Tony’s Seafood in Marshall will be presenting a menu spotlighting the edible bounty of West Marin for guests at Fresh Starts Chef Events. A 70-year-old mainstay of the West Marin restaurant landscape, Tony’s Seafood was acquired in 2017 by the folks at nearby Hog Island Oyster Co. The new owners reopened the restaurant this year, retaining traditions from the Konatich family while updating the menu as well as the weathered bayside building. Come hear from Chef Matt Shapiro about his influences and inspiration.


All listings are correct at the time of posting. Please be aware that events may occasionally be canceled or postponed. We always suggest contacting the promoter or venue to confirm details haven’t changed since the of publishing.

Marin Magazine Kasia PawlowskaKasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include traveltrendsmushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.