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

Kathy Kallick Meets the Sycamore Slough String Band

When: Friday, Oct. 19

Where: Studio 55 Marin, 1455 Francisco Blvd E

Time: 8 p.m.

Cost: $13

Kathy Kallick continues to evolve as a composer and vocalist and is now releasing her 17th live album Time, recordings which include over 100 of her original songs. Song tracks include four unique and powerful Kallick originals plus two sizzling instrumentals written by band members Tom Bekeny and Greg Booth. This mixture of original and classic material mirrors the distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities that have come to define the Kathy Kallick Band.

They will be sharing the stage Oct. 19 will be the Sycamore Slough String Band, which gives a unique acoustic twist to the the music of The Grateful Dead. The Sycamore Slough String Band was founded in January 2012 by David Gans.

Historic Walking Tour: Mt. Olivet Cemetery

When: Saturday, Oct. 20

Where: 270 Los Ranchitos Rd.

Time: 10 a.m.

Cost: $10

Join Marin History Museum for a docent-led tour of Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery (Mt. Olivet in San Rafael). On this twenty-acre hill top, you will visit the resting sites of the first settlers of Marin County including Timothy Murphy, James Miller and John and Maria Lucas. Tour departs from the cemetery entrance at 270 Los Ranchitos Rd, in San Rafael. Bring water and comfortable walking shoes. Walking tours are $10 for general admission and free for MHM members.

Marinwood Oktoberfest

When: Saturday, Oct. 20

Where: Marinwood Community Services District, 775 Miller Creek Rd.

Time: 12 p.m.

Cost: $20 advance; $25 at door

The weather this weekend is supposed to be spectacular. Relax with a beer, listen to music and enjoy tasty food. The event will feature brew from 15 breweries, including 21st Amendment Brewery, Bison Organic Brewing Co., Devils Canyon Brewing Co., Iron Springs Pub & Brewery and Lagunitas Brewing Co, and over 25 beers to sample from. 

Buy tickets online.

An Evening of "Mostly" Political Humor

When: Saturday, Oct. 20

Where: Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N San Pedro Rd.

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Cost: $19.50

Enjoy an evening of comedy about elections, negative ads, society, relationships and other things we should probably talk about. The event will showcase of established and local up-and-coming comedians such as Johnny Steele, Michael Davis, Nato Green, Alex Koll and some surprises including a rare west coast appearance from one of New York's top political comedians Scott Blakeman.

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

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