Weekender: Runners to Sprint Through Deserted Downtown Streets

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

When: Friday, July 13

Where: , 842 Fourth St., San Rafael

Time: 9 p.m.

Tickets:  $15.00

The Hoodoo Rhythm Devils were together from 1970 to 1980. They made five albums and thousands of fans throughout the country due to steady FM airplay, especially in the Bay Area. In the San Francisco Chronicle Datebook poll, “The Top 100 Bay Area’s All-Time Best Bands”, The Hoodoos were voted #53 by the critics and #46 by the readers.

A compilation of  recordings called “The Best of the Hoodoo Rhythm Devils” continues to sell 12 years after its release. Band leader Joe Crane wrote some of the best, least pretentious, good-time party music ever. Unfortunately Joe died in 1980. He was beloved by everyone who met him or even just heard him, so infectious was his spirit.

Now, we’d like to bring back that spirit and that music one more time for those who remember, and those who need to know what real musical fun is like. Many alumni will be featured and Joe’s son, a singer/songwriter from Austin, will perform.

This will be a limited run revival, and a celebration, and a chance to promote the release of the entire, recently digitized Hoodoo catalog.

When: Saturday, July 14

Where: , 200 N. San Pedro Road, San Rafael

Time: 7 p.m.

Tickets: $5

The 2012 Summer Nights Festival  is a series of five celebrations for all ages presented by The Kanbar Center for the Performing Arts.  Each celebration brings in hundreds of all ages for an evening under summer skies in the heart of Marin County. Guests are encouraged to create an evening to suit their lifestyle, whether they bring the kids or a date, dance or sit back and enjoy the music, bring a picnic or purchase a dinner on site from either or .

Saturday will be Cultural Fusion Night, featuring Rupa & the April Fishes Hybrid music from Southern France, Spain, Chanson, Gypsy, reggae, Klezmer, Mexico and beyond. 

When: Sunday, July 15

Where: 4th St & Lootens Pl, San Rafael

Time: 6:30 a.m.

Tickets: $18

See how fast you can run one mile along the beautiful and completely shut down streets of downtown San Rafael. Take part by running or cheering in a series of exciting, fast age group races.

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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