.DRIVE-IN SUMMER The Lark Drive-In Theater


Drive-In Movies

Is there anything more Americana summer vibe than a classic drive-in movie? The Lark Drive-In has summer movies covered. Located in The Village at Corte Madera, the Lark Drive-In was originally founded during Covid to keep community connection alive. It quickly became clear that this was not a temporary solution, and it’s now a full feature of the theater, with screenings all summer long. See classics like The Sandlot, Back to the Future and The Karate Kid in old-school summer style. Don’t forget the popcorn! The next showing is Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Friday, June 17, at the Lark Drive-In, 1557 Redwood Hwy, Corte Madera. The parking lot opens at 8pm; show begins at approximately 9pm. Tickets are $17 for a drive-in one person per car, and $30 for two or more people per car. Tickets must be purchased beforehand, and late arrivals may be denied entry. www.larktheater.net

music in the park san jose
music in the park san jose


Jazz and Poetry

The best combination since milk and coffee is to spend an evening in Healdsburg serenaded by the vibrant tones of Oakland tenor saxophonist Howard Wiley and his quartet. They bring a pulsing energy of jazz, gospel and funk infused music to the 24th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival. Renowned for his improvisation skills, Wiley has performed with such names as Lauryn Hill and Jason Moran. His star-studded quartet includes Marcus Phillips, Dante “Taz” Robertson and LJ Holoman, whose recording accolades encompass music with Mary J Blige, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes, Nas and The Game. Opening the evening is the City of San Francisco’s 8th poet laureate, Tongo Eisen-Martin, a poet, movement worker and educator who was short-listed for a Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2018. This evening of the Healdsburg Jazz Festival will be held at The Elephant Room, 177 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg. 9:30pm. Tickets are $30. www.healdsburgjazz.org

Santa Rosa

Bubbles and Play

Regardless of age, everyone loves a bubble! The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County knows it, and that’s why they’re celebrating their eight-year birthday with a Bubbly Birthday Bash. This might be one of the most exciting events of summer—it’s literally everything bubbles! The museum has been transformed into a bubbly wonderland with big and small, round and square—think soap bubbles, bubble wrap and bubble-related activities we’ve all yet to imagine. It’s a bubble extravaganza! The Children’s Museum of Sonoma County was founded in 2005 and is built upon principles found through early childhood research. It was designed to provide hands-on engagement and learning through joyful play to children and their caretakers. The Birthday Bubble Bash is Saturday, June 18 at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County, 1835 W. Steele La., Santa Rosa. 10am-2pm. Admission is $14 and free for members. www.cmosc.org


Forest Bathing

Spend some time practicing Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese art of forest bathing, in a celebration of the first California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by the California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, Parks California and the California State Parks Foundation. This inaugural event celebrates and honors California’s 279 state parks and the people who care for and enjoy them. Shinrin-yoku promotes balance, tranquility and a restored vitality through presence and heightened sensory perception and awareness. This walk is led by a certified Association of Nature and Forest Therapy practitioner, and is the first of many. Find peace in the forest this Thursday June 16, at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, 2605 Adobe Canyon Rd., Kenwood. 10:30am-12:30pm. $20 or free with a ParkRx pass. Registration is required. www.sugarloafpark.org

—Jane Vick


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