January 2014 - Marin County - Events, Things to Do with Children and Adults

January - It Does Not Have to be a Blah Month

January is a time to explore and try new things. Marin County offers so many opportunities that there is no reason for us to hear or say, "There's nothing to do."

Do you have a budding young animator in your home?

Afterschool Animation Demonstration


Date: Wednesday, January 8

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Location: Microsoft Store - The Village - Corte Madera

Screening of SAF shorts, questions & answers with young animators and a demonstration of Toon Boom 6.0 animation software.

Ages 8-18 - Free

For more information contact: http://cafilm.org/

This is a wonderful website with lots of information on what is going on in the world of film for adults and children.

The Marin Speaker Series Presents Platon

Monday, January 13 and January 16

Time: 8:00pm

Phone: 415-473-6800

Location: Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

Website: http://www.marincounty.org

For those of you who are fans of photography spend an evening with Platon.

Born in London in 1968, Platon was raised in the Greek Isles until his family returned to England in the 1970's. After working for British Vogue for several years, he was invited to NY to work for the late John Kennedy Jr. and his political magazine, 'George'. 

After shooting portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine & Vanity Fair. Platon developed a special relationship with Time magazine, producing over 20 covers. In 2007 Platon photographed Russian Premier Vladimir Putin for Time Magazine's Person of the Year Cover.

He will recount his time with Aung San Suu Kyi and the 9-hour car chase through Burma as he fled the country and his photographing of her for the cover of TIME days after her release.

Golden Dragon Acrobats: Cirque Ziva

For something a bit livelier enjoy this world-class cirque.

Date: Friday, January 17

Time: 8:00pm

Phone: 415-473-6800

Location: Marin Veteran's Memorial Auditorium

10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael

Website: http://www.marincounty.org/

Tickets:  $45, $35, $25 Students (20 and under) $20 Bargain Seats $20


Enjoy this time-honored tradition that meets modern movement in a gorgeous, inventive, fast-paced cirque performance. Dazzling Chinese acrobats with a cirque twist - the Golden Dragon Acrobats will amaze audiences of all ages.

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

This is both educational and celebratory of a great American.


Date: Monday, January 20

Time: 9:00-5:00pm

Phone: 415-339-3900

Website: www.baykidsmuseum.org

Location: The Bay Area Discovery Museum is located at Fort Baker, within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in Sausalito.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is having a special celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Create art inspired by African American artists, then step into the family reading area to learn more about Dr. King's life and work. Quotes from his writing and speeches will be mounted throughout the Museum.

The 24th Annual Gem Faire

Date: Friday, January 24, January 25th from 10:00-6:00pm and Sunday, January 26th from 10:00-5:00pm

Time: 12:00-6:00pm

Phone: 415-473-6800

Website: www.gemfaire.com


Do you like jewels, stones and beautiful treasures that glitter? Every thought of making jewelry? The Gem Faire is an excellent venue to shop, enjoy and collect ideas.

This is a rare opportunity to take advantage of low prices for the finest quality of jewelry. Over 70 dealers from all over the world will be on hand to exhibit and sell a glittering and impressive variety of gems, jewelry, beads, crystals, minerals and much more.

You will find finished and unfinished jewelry and jewelry-making tools. In addition, a master jeweler will be on site to repair your favorite jewelry, restore family heirlooms and/or create the jewelry design of your dreams.

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