The Weekender: The Circus Visits Pickleweed Park

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

When: Friday, July 27

Where: , 842 Fourth St.

Time: 8:30 p.m.

Tickets: $20

After perfecting the funky James Brown-style of melodic/percussive rhythm guitar, Ray Obiedo stretched out into the jazz world, never straying very far from his pop and r&b roots.

The Ray Obiedo and Mambo Caribe Latin jazz infusion band is made up of top Bay Area musicians and reflects influences of Afro-Cuban rhythms. The group was formed by Obiedo in 2002 to explore his love of mainstream jazz, Brazilian, Afro/funk and Caribbean sounds.

When: Thursday, July 26 - Saturday, July 28

Where: , 1016 C St.

Time: 10 a.m.

Tickets: Free

Save on summer reading, music and movies and help support the San Rafael Public Library.  Everything in shop is reduced this week. There's a large selection of children's books and classics for students. Find paperbacks and audio books for traveling or taking to the beach.

When: Saturday, July 28

Where: , 50 Canal St

Time: 2 p.m.

Tickets: Free

Circus Bella returns this summer bringing its 60-minute, open air, one-ring circus to Pickleweed Park. The show features professional acts set to an original score by local composer Rob Reich, performed by the Circus Bella All Stars. Audiences will be wowed by acrobatics on the ground and in the air, mesmerized by mind boggling juggling, and tickled by madcap clowning.

The show also features balancing feats on slack rope, a unicycle duet and much, much more. The show begins a with a percussion performance by Pickleweed’s very own Enriching Lives through Music program (with special guest percussionist Allen Biggs), then members of the Prescott Circus will perform honoring the African roots of stilt dancing before Circus Bella takes the ring. 

When: Sunday, July 29

Where: , 890 Belle Ave.

Time: 8 p.m.

Tickets: $20 to $35

Marin Shakespeare Company begins its 2012 outdoor summer festival season with William Shakespeare's rarely performed King John.
This rousing story of battle for the English throne, the rarely performed King John is an action-packed history play full of humor, drama and pathos when King John is asked to renounce his throne in favor of his nephew Arthur. Against a backdrop of shifting fortunes, politics and family dynamics, Shakespeare reveals human complexity and fallibility in this compression of history.

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

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