The is presenting The Economics of Happiness. The film describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power and yet, all across the world, people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance—and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re beginning to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to rebuild more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization. The second half provides not only inspiration, but practical solutions.
If you go: The movie is free but a tax-deductable donation of $7-$20 to support affordable healthcare in Marin is suggested. If you plan on coming to the film please RSVP at 415-419-5397 as soon as possible as space is limited. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the film will show from 7 to 9 p.m. at , 751 Center Blvd. in Fairfax.
Friday and Saturday: Film Night in the Park: and
Friday night’s film is Harold and Maude, a 1971 American comedy directed by Hal Ashby. It has elements of dark humor and existentialist drama, with a plot that revolves around the exploits of Harold, a young man intrigued with death. Harold drifts away from the life that his detached mother imposes on him and develops a relationship with an old woman named Maude. A classic.
Saturday’s film, Mary Poppins, is a 1964 musical film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Mary Poppins is a magical nanny who flies in powered by her umbrella and proceeds to put things right in the Banks’ household using her extraordinary magic. Supercalifragilisticexpialidociousness awaits.
If you go: The free films begin at dusk, so get to by 8 p.m. and set up your low chair or blanket. is at Sir Francis Drake and Center Boulevards in San Anselmo. Visit filmnight.org for more information.
Friday night's picnic, sponsored by the , as well as the and is the last in the series of picnics. Wear your fun Hawaiian garb, grab a picnic and enjoy the last of the plaza’s evening fun; if you haven’t made it over tonight’s your chance. The picnics feature live music and activities for the kids.
If you go: The picnic is from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Lawn, 525 San Anselmo Ave.
Recent commencement speaker, actress and playwright Evangeline Crittenden, returns to to perform her one-woman show, Chrysalis. Chrysalis takes place at the crossroads of grief and growing up, where Crittenden promises to take the audience on a journey into the kaleidoscopic emotions following the loss of a loved one through storytelling, puppetry, music, movement, and chocolate cake. Chrysalis was first performed as part of the Giddy Multitude Vaudeville Company in New York City in 2010, and Saturday's performance is the show's West Coast preview and benefit performance. Proceeds will go towards the next production phase of the show.
If you go: Tickets for the reception and show are $35 at the door; show-only tickets are $10. A wine and cheese reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. outside Dominican Hall, followed by the one-night showing of Chrysalis at 7:45 p.m. at , 1500 Butterfield Road in San Anselmo. For more information call (415) 258-1989.
The Ross Valley Breakers FC, and West Marin Youth Soccer League will together host the first annual soccer season kick-off parade and festival, SoccerFest 2011. The day begins at 9 a.m. with a parade through downtown San Anselmo and then continues at with a 4 v. 4 Jamboree soccer tournament, fun skills zone, jumpy houses, food and music. The community event will celebrate the 1,000+ players who represent the sponsoring organizations, plus , SoccerKids, , the North Bay Wave and other local soccer programs. Proceeds will help fund soccer scholarships and general enhancements for our local select and recreational soccer programs.
If you go: Adults and children of all ages are encouraged to attend this community-wide event. The fun is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning in downtown San Anselmo and moving over to Memorial Park, 1000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard in San Anselmo.
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