When: Saturday, Aug. 11
Where: , 1408 Mission Ave.
Time: 1 p.m.
Steven Restivo Event Services, LLC and the Historic present the 6th Annual San Rafael Food & Wine Festival. The Festival, located on the 11-acre grounds of the historic 1888 Queen Anne Victorian Falkirk Cultural Center, will feature live jazz music, wine tasting from regional wineries, chef demonstrations and food tastings from some of Marin County’s finest restaurants.
Festival-goers will enjoy food from local restaurants and sample wines from 25 of the region’s outstanding boutique wineries. In addition, there will be a chef demonstration area featuring a number of famed local restaurants.
Attendees will be treated to live jazz and classical music by the regions’ best musicians. The historic 17-room Falkirk Cultural Center with its rolling lawns and views of Mt. Tamalpias, provides the perfect backdrop for this celebration of the region’s food and wine.
Festival attendees can enjoy food from area restaurants including , , Cafe Du Cirque, Tiburon Tavern and sample wines from outstanding boutique wineries including Martin Ray Winery, Alexander Valley Vineyards, Terra Savia, Deux Punx Wines, Cline Cellars, Rosa D'Oro Vineyards and many more.
In addition to the food, wine and chef demonstrations, there will be over 25 art and crafts booths displaying art, sculpture, jewelry, clothing and more.
When: Saturday, Aug. 11
Where: , 842 Fourth St.
Time: 9 p.m.
Wall Street is a multi-ethnic, eight-piece, high-energy, party-dance band that has been entertaining the Bay Area music fans for over a decade! The eclectic style of their hand-picked stage and studio musicians combine elements from Motown, Rhythm & Blues, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, Soul and spicy rhythms creating an electrifying dance adventure. Their rhythm strikes unique, signature groove topped with the soaring sounds of the horn section. Put it all together and you have the “can't-stay-in-your-seat; get-up-and-dance."
When: Sunday, Aug. 12
Where: , 1455 East Francisco Blvd.
Time: 8 p.m.
Spark and Whisper is an indie-folk band led by singer/songwriters Velvy Appleton (vocals, acoustic/electric/slide guitars) and Anita Sandwina (vocals, guitar, mandolin). Performing with their full band (Paul Eastburn on bass, viola, flute; Scott Johnson on percussion, vocals) and special guests, Spark & Whisper will be introducing new original material, as well as revisiting some old favorites.
Paul Liberatore of the Marin Independent Journal wrote in 2011 "A full-sounding acoustic quartet with a debut album of sensitive, introspective and, at times, refreshingly hard-driving indie folk. Spark & Whisper is now a serious force in modern folk."
Spark & Whisper delves into the rich territory of the modern American experience - our daily encounters and travails with technology, tradition, love, money and the natural world. The music is uplifting, with powerful guitar work and a hard-swinging, percussive rhythm section.
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