Marin Museum of Contemporary Art’s latest exhibition, “On Land,” guest curated by Chris Kerr, runs through August and explores the dynamism and fragility of our relationship with the planet. The exhibit features the work of 11 Northern Californian emerging and established artists, including Cynthia Brannvall, Victor Cartagena, Ocean Escalanti, Don Hankins, Claudia Huenchuleo Paquien, Hughen/Starkweather, Colter Jacobsen, Vanessa Norton, Rachelle Reichert and Angelica Trimble-Yanu. The museum is located at 500 Palm Dr., Novato. For more information, visit marinmoca.org.
Petaluma’s own experiential content curation practice, Place Matters, continues its monthly “Life by Design” series with Tali Bouskila, owner of Petaluma’s Flower Casita, speaking about “Flowers and Form: Nature by Design,” and Paul Siri exploring “Design, Danger and Delight at Depth: Custom Aquaria for All People and Species.” The event starts at 7pm, Tuesday, July 11, at Griffo Distillery, 1320 Scott St., Suite A, Petaluma. Tickets $20 at the door or can be purchased in advance at placematters-sonoma.com.
Petaluma Arts Center (PAC) hosts an Art Book Fundraiser from noon to 4pm, Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15. This event is a fundraiser for the center, which welcomes donations of books about antiques, architecture, art, cooking, crafts, dance, fashion, music and photography, as well as graphic novels. Donations of books can be made from 10am to 1pm, Monday, July 10, and from from 2 to 5 pm, Tuesday, July 11. Book prices for the fundraiser will range from $5 to $100. Bring reusable bags for carrying selections. The arts center is located at 230 Lakeville St.
San Francisco native DJ Troubleman returns to Marin with his records and positive vibes in tow, for another “Best Of The 80’s” night at Sweetwater Music Hall this weekend. The free, all-ages show is family-friendly and will spin you right round back to the future of Gen X musical must-haves. Doors open at 8pm, with dancing commencing at 9pm, Saturday, July 8 at Sweetwater Music Hall, 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley. No tickets required, dude. More info at sweetwatermusichall.com.