.World Class Pianist Ilya Yakushev in Mill Valley

Mill Valley

Truly Classic

The 2023-24 Chamber Music Concert Series will run Oct. 8 through May 19. Hosted by Chamber Music Marin, the new season celebrates 50 years of presenting intimate concerts with world-renowned musicians in classical music. The lineup of national and international touring musicians includes Bay Area native Jon Nakamatsu. First up is pianist Ilya Yakushev, a former world champion who has played with the San Francisco Symphony. $48 general admission or $190 for a season subscription. 18 and under free. To purchase tickets, visit chambermusicmarin.org. 5:30pm, Sunday, Oct. 8. Mt. Tamalpais United Methodist Church, 410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley.

Santa Rosa

Local Stories

“Sonoma County Stories” opened at the Museum of Sonoma County recently with the intention of “collecting and telling stories for years to come.” The exhibition presents stories from various perspectives through the recordings of the Press Democrat’s Gaye LeBaron, a technique that supplements oral history with other sources. The permanent exhibition intends to engage visitors with Sonoma County history through stories from diverse cultures of the county. Members Only Private Reception and Q&A with deputy director and history curator Eric Stanley, 5-7pm on Oct. 6. Exhibition, 11am-5pm every Wednesday through Sunday. Museum of Sonoma County, 425 7th St., Santa Rosa.


Fandango Tango

Feed well and feel good at the Friends of the Petaluma River’s fundraiser dinner. “Come enjoy the beautiful sunset, a farm-to-table dinner, live music and fun games at Steamer Landing Park and help raise funds for our work to protect and preserve the Petaluma River,” say organizers. Local beer and wine, flora, local music and a gem of a spot, all in support of environmental education and care of the watershed. Sunset Fandango at the Barn, 4-7pm Sunday, Oct. 8. Steamer Landing Park, ​​6 Copeland St., Petaluma. Dinner and drinks for $100.

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For the happily or otherwise homebound movie buff, one great option is the Lark Theater’s film discussion series featuring film historian and Marin resident Harry Chotiner. The series has been called “an enriching and fulfilling movie club.” Members watch the movies at home, then meet weekly on Zoom to discuss. Chotiner is an assistant professor of film at New York University who has worked with Zoetrope Studios, 20th Century Fox and Interscope Communications. A teacher by creed, his mastery comes through in his discussions. No wonder he received the NYU School of Professional Studies Teaching Excellence Award. Six Zoom classes. 5-6:30pm each Tuesday through Nov. 7. $120. larktheater.net/movie-category/special-events/moviesharry.


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