Music, Laughes and Art this Weekend

Check out what's happening this weekend in San Rafael.

So, what do you have planned this weekend? Looking for some ideas? Take a look at what's on the San Rafael Patch Events Calendar.

John Santos is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today. He is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music. Santos has performed, recorded and studied with masters such as Cachao, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Lazaro Ros, Armando Peraza, Eddie Palmieri, Max Roach and more. The five-time Grammy nominee will be playing at at 842 Fourth Street on Friday night.


Marin Open Studios spans the first two weekends in May. More than 250 artists’ work is on view in studios throughout Marin County, including at , and at the preview gallery in Corte Madera Town Center.

Join 24 artists at Art Works Downtown during the first weekend, starting on May 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enter through 1331 and 1337 Fourth St to access participating studios on two levels. Enjoy a myriad of artwork including painting, photography, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, encaustic, T-shirts, mixed media and more.

In today's economy, budgetary cuts have affected many schools. They end up either cutting their music programs or offering them as a paid elective! Little Kids Rock is a non-profit organization that helps to rectify this situation by providing free music lessons and instruments to underprivileged students in U.S. and local public schools. Grammy-winning Shelby Lynne will headline, and Prairie Prince (The Tubes) and The Little Kids Rock Band will also perform. There will also be a live auction of rock celebrity signed and painted guitars, art donated by Grace Slick and premium bottles of wines signed by various celebrities. The concert is on Sunday, May 6 at . 

Don't miss Kate Clinton's return to Marin County on Sunday, May 6, 6 p.m. at the Clinton's hyperbolic fracking method shakes the bedrock of the comedy mother lode with seismic aftershocks of laughter. She vents about global weirding. Tosses an occu-pie in the face of banksters. Glitter-bombs presidential politics. Spelunks some LGBT schist. Mud will be flung. Warning: dikes could be in danger of collapse. It’s a blast! She’s a gas! And after - Kate always cleans up her own fracking mess.

Looking for more to do this weekend? Check out all the events listed for the weekend on our calendar.

Do you have an event going that is not in our calendar? Well, our calendar is open for everyone to post your own events and have them go live on the site right away.

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