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The 2018 Napa Valley Film Festival is coming up soon and tickets are now on sale!  This 6-day festival combines film with chef demonstrations and fabulous vintner events. With over 90 films to view and endless California wine to be savored, Arrive Marin has all the highlights!

THE DETAILS

  • Date: November 7-11
  • Tickets: The festival functions primarily on a system of passes. You can get a 5-day, 3-day or Flex Pass (enabling guests to attend five programs throughout the festival). Purchase passes here.

THE FILMS

  • Are you glad I’m Here: Directed by Directed by Noor Gharzeddin, this is the story of a Lebanese housewife and a millennial American girl who bridge cultural differences to become friends and share dark secrets.
  • Spare Room: A young widow caring for her brother with Down Syndrome is drawn to a mysterious veteran who is renting her spare room.
  • Afghan Cycles: A documentary which follows young Afghan women cyclists tells the story of women’s rights and the struggles Afghan women face on a daily basis.

CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS + WINE TASTINGS

  • Chef Melissa King: One of today’s most exciting culinary talents and a Top Chef Finalist.
  • Chef Chris Cosentino: Owner of several restaurants including Cockscomb in San Francisco and the newly-opened Jackrabbit in Portland, OR.
  • Duckhorn, Fleury, and Castellucci are just a few of over 100 participating vineyards.

WHERE TO STAY

  • Vintage House in Yountville is super close to Lincoln Theater where many of the MVFF films will be screened. If you are going with a group, check out the “Villa at the Estate”, a 5-bedroom house with a private pool, hot tub and game room with pool table. Yes, Please!
  • Carneros Inn & Spa in Napa is a really special experience. Plus, I’ll do anything to position myself closer to the warm sugary donuts at their Boon Fly Cafe.
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Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Hog Island Oyster Co. are picking up the farm table and bringing it to The Marin Country Mart in Larkspur. Get your tickets now for an incredible family-style clambake celebrating and honoring the bounty of our locally protected foodshed. MALT events are always fabulous and this evening will be no exception!

Arrive Marin can’t get enough of the idyllic scene by the bay at the Marshall Hog Island Oyster location. But we are extremely excited that Hog Island Oyster is soon to be a permanent fixture at Marin Country Mart with an 1,800 square foot oyster bar and seafood market. YES! We’ll be first in line on opening day.

West Marin Farm to Sea Clambake Details:

Date: Thursday, September 27
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Marin Country Mart, Larkspur
Tickets: $85/person, purchase here.

 

 

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Summer is officially in the air here in Marin and that means plenty of trips to the pool, double scoop ice cream cones and outdoor movies in the park! Grab your blankets, pack a picnic dinner (complete with a nice bottle of rosé, of course) and head to the fun. Official start times for this is generally “when it’s dark enough to see the movie.” So, get there with enough time to secure prime real estate on the grass and settle in for some good family fun.

Arrive Marin’s Guide to 2018 Outdoor Movies in the Park:

San Anselmo | Creek Park | Saturday Evenings | More information HERE

June 2: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
June 9: Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark
June 16: La La Land
June 23: Frozen (sing along night!)
June 30: Angels in the Outfield
July 7: Secret Life of Pets
July 14: Ratatouille
July 21: NO MOVIE, 17th Annual Beatles Tribute with live music
July 28: Casablanca
August 4: The Incredibles
August 11: The Goonies
August 18: Top Gun
August 25: Grease
September 1: Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 1
September 8: Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
September 15: A View to a Kill
September 22: Star Wars, The Last Jedi
September 29: The Karate Kid
October 6: Happy Feet
October 13: E.T.
October 20: Pirates of the Caribbean, Curse of the Black Pearl
October 27: Ghostbusters

Mill Valley | Old Mill ParkFriday Evenings | More information HERE

June 8: Grease
July 6: The Last Jedi
August 3: The Incredibles
September 7: The Lion King
October 5: Zootopia

Fairfax | Contratti Park Baseball Field |  Friday | More information HERE

June 8: Moana

Larkspur | Marin Country Mart | Wednesday Evenings @ 6 pm | More information HERE

June 20: Wizard of Oz
June 27: Winnie the Pooh
July 11: Mary Poppins
July 18: A Bug’s Life
August 1: Paddington

Mt Tam | Cushing Memorial Amphitheater | Saturday @ 7:30 pm | More information HERE

July 28: Apollo 13

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