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This Weekend in Mill Valley: July 21-24

From an outdoor film screening and a picnic in the park to celebrate the library's centennial to Midsummer Night's Dream at Tam High and a band of young comics at the Throckmorton, this weekend is loaded with events around town.

Friday:

Tam Junction surf shop  hosts a free outdoor showing of 23 Feet, a film about a community of people who make the conscious choice to live simply to do what they love in the great outdoors. The film will be projected onto a 1970 Airstream. Proof Lab staffers will fire up the barbecue at around 6 p.m., and there will be an indoor skate ramp and live music by the Rustangs. Prizes for best tricks. Music, beer, skate ramp, film, good people, what more could you ask for?
23 Feet is about three women who set out across the west in their 23-foot 1970 Airstream in search of stories of people who have turned their backs on the creature comforts of society to live in school buses, vans, and other small spaces.
If you go: Bring a comfy sleeping pad or camping chair and join friends for an outdoor film under the stars. The free movie will begin around 9 p.m. The film starts when the sun goes down, but come early and hang out before the show. is at 254 Shoreline Hwy. at Almonte.

Friday:

The Young Guns of Comedy presents some of the best young comedic talent Northern California has to offer. The show is hosted by Sam Davidoff and headlined by Young Guns creator David Studebaker and Kabir "Kabeezy" Singh, winner of two major Bay Area stand-up competitions. Don't miss your chance to see these fantastic comedians live before you see them on TV!
If you go: Tickets are $15 and can be bought by clicking here. The show starts at 8 p.m. at , 142 Throckmorton Avenue.

Friday:

What is Salsa Dura? Literally translated it's Hard Salsa, a genre of salsa that is the polar opposite of Salsa Romantica. This is not Salsa cooking on a low flame! Salsa Dura is all of the hard pounding montunos and Barrio-conscious lyrics from the 70's. Get ready, get set, go!
If you go: Creekside Friday is free and swinging between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m at Tennessee Valley Cabin, 60 Tennessee Valley Road. Ride your bike or park at (203 Marin Ave.) or . No outside alcohol is allowed. A variety of barbecue specials, including burgers and veggie burgers, are available for sale along with wine, beer and sodas.

Thursday-Sunday:

This Midsummer Night's Dream is set in 1930's Hollywood when studio executives ruled and fledgling actors dreamt big. Director Julianna Rees’ creative vision recasts the Athenian aristocracy as studio execs and pits them against stagehands (mechanicals). The iconic Hollywood sign, a place of beautiful promise and threatening destruction, is the fairies' playground. A perfect backdrop for Shakespeare’s classic romance. This Stage Academy Marin production features local teens from its Youth Theater program.
If you go: Tickets are $12. Thursday through Sunday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., Sunday’s matinee starts at 2 p.m. at  at , 700 Miller Avenue.

Saturday: 

The  toast its 100th birthday this summer, a milestone that marks the perfect opportunity for a celebration. To fete the occasion, the Library is hosting a . Free and open to all ages, the event will feature live bluegrass, old-timey music and an array of fun activities for the whole family.
Those in attendance will take a step back in time at this old-time get-together, which will be reminiscent of the early parties of Mill Valley, back in the days when the Library first opened its doors. Bring a blanket to settle in and watch a great musical lineup. Over the course of the day, four musical acts will grace the amphitheater.
Marin locals and chamber musicians Steve Alter and Bill Horne will kick off the festivities, welcoming guests with the sounds of cello and piano. Next will be singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lorin Rowan. A member of the musical family the Rowan Brothers and the Marin County ska-rock/reggae band The Edge, Rowan will take the stage at 1:00 p.m. Northern California contemporary bluegrass band Savannah Blue will play at 1:45 p.m., followed by Emily Bonn & The Vivants, a hoot n’ hollerin’ act from San Francisco, at 3 p.m.
There’s also turn-of-the-century games, from tug-o-war, a craft table for kids and an oral history booth. Sandwiches, old-fashioned sodas and beer will be available for purchase.
If you go: This free event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Mill Park, behind the library at 375 Throckmorton Avenue in Mill Valley.

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