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Labor Day Weekend Fun in Mill Valley

From a story slam at the library and House of Floyd to a fundraiser for the children of Tibet, the Homestead Valley Music Festival and blues, jazz and soul, we have you covered.

Friday:

Back by popular demand, the Mill Valley Library serves up an encore evening of real people telling real-life stories, raw and without notes. They have invited an eclectic line up of guests to tell ten-minute true stories based on the theme, "Going too far: stories of not knowing when to say when." Storytellers will include, among others: author and journalist, Jack Boulware; journalist, storyteller, and teacher, Nathaniel Eaton; comedian and storyteller, Joe Klocek; and writer, teacher and blogger, Pamela Alma Weymouth.

To add to the excitement, the evening will include an open mic storytelling session. Here's your chance to flex your oratory chops. Names will be drawn from a hat and five entrants will get to speak for five minutes each on the theme "going too far." The only rules: stories must be true and told without using notes.

If you go: Click here to pre-register for this event or call (415) 389-4292 x203. The library’s last story slam in June was filled to capacity. To guarantee entrance please register in advance. The slam is from 7 pm. to 9:30 p.m.at the , 375 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley.

 

Saturday:

The San Francisco Bay Area’s HOUSE OF FLOYD performs the music of Pink Floyd, and has gained a strong following for their unique ability to enthuse both the hard-core fans of the early adventurous Floyd and those who enjoy the songs and soundscapes that later brought the band widespread appeal. They capture the essence of each of the various Pink Floyd eras from the formative Syd Barrett days, through the 70’s and the final post-Waters era. In Pink Floyd tradition, a HOUSE OF FLOYD concert incorporates sound effects, moving lights, lasers and video projection - including many of the original, legendary backing films used by Pink Floyd. The set lists on any given night might be from an actual Pink Floyd concert, or a custom HOUSE OF FLOYD mix, but always includes rarely heard live arrangements used by Pink Floyd in concert – as well as the occasional obscure pieces that never made it to vinyl and were unknown to all but the serious collectors.

If you go: Tickets are $25 for advance general admission, $30 on the day of the show and can be bought by clicking here or by calling 415-383-9600.The show starts at 8 p.m. at , 142 Throckmorton in Mill Valley.

 

Sunday:

 is hosting a Concert of Life. The concert proceeds support children in Tibet with congenital heart disease and is presented by Children in Need and SEAPC Touching Hearts.

If you go: Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here, by calling Adelina Gowdy at 415-533-6188 or by emailing www.ahgowdy@comcast.net. You will be emailed a receipt to present as your ticket. The concert starts at 7 p.m. at Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Avenue in Mill Valley.

 

Sunday:

Homestead Valley Music Festival returns Sunday with four bands to rock your socks off. Come join friends, neighbors and family for a day at the meadow in Homestead Valley. Great live music, delicious food (cooked by Marin Horizon's BBQ CREW aka Stevie Lee and friends), silent auction in support of the event and lots of kids stuff. The great lineup for 2011 includes The Monophonics; Forest Sun; The Muddy Roses; and The Oakland Interfaith Youth Gospel Choir

If you go: This free event is from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Homestead Meadow, near the , 315 Montford Avenue in Mill Valley. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

 

Monday:

This 14th annual event features live music, food, arts and crafts and benefits Blues in the Schools. Entertainment includes the wonderful Joe Louis Walker, Andre Theirry and Zydeco Magic as well as the Motown sound of Pride and Joy and more.  Additionally there's a great raffle and community awards.

If you go: This free event is from noon to 6 p.m. on the 100 block of Drake Avenue in Marin City.

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