The Weekender: Breast Cancer Gala and Silent Films

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

Spirit of Marin

When: Friday, Sept. 28

Where: 1 Saint Vincents Dr,

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $50

The Spirit of Marin Award, presented by Bank of Marin, recognizes the achievements and volunteer spirit of local businesses and business people as chosen by the twelve participating Marin County-based Chambers of Commerce.

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Tender Mercies (with Counting Crows Members) + The Windshield Cowboys

When: Friday, Sept. 28

Where: George's, 842 Fourth St

Time: 9 p.m.

Cost: $10

Some of the songs you know and love from live Counting Crows shows came from earlier songwriting. Now you can hear brand new studio versions of songs like "Four White Stallions," "Wiseblood" and "Mercy" from Dan, Jim and their band mates, Patrick and Kurt in The Tender Mercies.

To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation Presents 17th Annual Gala and Fashion Show 

When: Saturday, Sept. 29

Where: Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags,

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Cost: $225

Stepping Out To Celebrate Life, To Celebrate Life Breast Cancer Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, will feature over 30 sophisticated ladies and one very sophisticated gentleman, all breast cancer survivors, as they walk the runway at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall.

This evening of fine dining, fashion, dancing and outstanding live and silent auctions, is one of Marin County’s most anticipated galas of the year. The event raises funds to support the foundation’s grants program that distributes money to Bay Area nonprofit organizations providing direct services to people dealing with breast health issues.

Rare Screening of the 1914 Silent Film "Salomy Jane"

When: Sunday, Sept. 30

Where: Smith Rafael Film Center, 1118 Fourth St,

Time: 7 p.m.

Cost: $15

"Salomy Jane" was the first feature-length production of the California Motion Picture Corporation (CMPC) whose studios were once located in the Sun Valley neighborhood of San Rafael.

It starred Beatriz Michelena, one of the first Latina film stars in moving pictures. Her  husband, George Middleton, was a CMPC director and the San Rafael Studio Manager.

Much of "Salomy Jane" was filmed in Marin, including extensive footage near the West Marin town of Lagunitas where the CMPC built their "Hangtown" set. Scenic locations along the Russian River and in the Boulder Creek area near Santa Cruz are also featured in the film.

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

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