This Weekend in Mill Valley: Sept. 9-11

From a movie in the park and a “Paint Off” in the plaza to the Party of the Century and Maria Muldaur celebrating some new tunes, we’ve got you covered.


celebrates its 20th anniversary of its summertime tradition of presenting classic films outside. Tonight’s film is Some like it Hot, an American comedy made in 1958, directed by Billy Wilder and starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and George Raft. In 2000, the American Film Institute listed Some Like It Hot as the greatest American comedy film of all time. Come over to the park and see why.
If you go: Arrive early (by 8 p.m.). The free film begins at dusk. Bring a blanket, low chair, snacks, sit back and enjoy.  at Throckmorton Avenue and Old Mill Street.


The Mill Valley Art Commission hosts the annual today. Thirty-five artists set up to work between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. in the plaza on the brick area behind the . Each artist paints any scene visible from the Plaza vantage point using any style or medium. Painting takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each artist then exhibits one completed work in a dedicated display area for judging which begins at 3 p.m. Cash prizes are awarded. The People’s Choice Award is decided by the viewing public at 3 p.m. All 35 artists are then invited for a group show in the Council Chambers as part of the First Tuesday Artwalk.
If you go: The artists work most of the day. Check them out between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the in downtown Mill Valley.


Enjoy an evening of music, comedy and film, hosted by Mark Pitta, featuring Mostly Dylan with Tim Hockenberry and Tom Corwin, and including an exclusive preview of the Mill Valley Film Festival. Come on, who wouldn’t want to go to the party of the century?
If you go: Tickets are $150 and available by clicking here or by calling (415) 383-9600. The event begins at 7 p.m. at . All proceeds will benefit the


Over the last decade, Maria Muldaur has released a quartet of lovingly and authentically produced acoustic blues albums paying tribute to the early blues pioneers and legends and garnering multiple Grammy and Blues Foundation nominations. Now - detouring from her ongoing exploration of vintage blues - for her latest release, Maria has decided to return to her much beloved New Orleans to record a contemporary electric blues album that reflects the kind of music she loves to perform live - what she calls “Bluesiana Music” - her own brand of New Orleans-flavored blues, R& B and “swamp funk.” Tonight, backed by her Red Hot Bluesiana Band, Maria celebrates the release of Steady Love.
If you go: Tickets are $25 general admission, $27 on the day of the show, $35 for reserved seating and can be bought by clicking here or by calling 415.383.9600. The show begins at 7 p.m. at .

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