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Embodiment Project with Nicole Klaymoon

Rama FlySunday March 24th 2013
Sliding Scale Show/ For more info go to

Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project presents House of Matter,  an urban dance theater that inquires into the concept of home.

When we get homesick what exactly is it that we long for? Is home a smell, a language, a neighborhood, a person, a structure where our memories are stored?  What does it mean to let someone inside of this space? Performers reveal personal narratives through innovative theatrical street dance, poetic soliloquies, and live song to courageously dismantle their walls and challenge their concepts of home.

House of Matter features LA based multidisciplinary artist, d. Sabela Grimes, and all original music by acclaimed vocalist, Valerie Troutt and her band Mooncandy.

“Even if you watch dance a lot, once in a while it happens that somebody pops up that you have never seen — and yet what they show is already excellent. Such was the case with Nicole Klaymoon’s Embodiment and her joyously rocking House Matter. Working with very good modern and hip-hop dancers, plus jazz singer Valerie Troutt and her vocal ensemble, the women created an evening-long piece about how a house can become a home.” – Dance critic Rita Felciano of the SF Bay Guardian

Open Mic with James McDaniel

microphoneTuesday March 19th, 6:30 – 9:30pm
Bring your songs, poems and instruments or just come hang out and enjoy the talent our town has to offer! For more info please call James at 868-9568.

Circus Emporium Road Show with The Jaunting Martyrs Saint Patrick’s Day Show

stpatsSunday March 17th 2013  2 SHOWS

1st Show is for the whole family                                              2:30pm doors, 3pm-4pm show, $5 a person

2nd Show is PG-13                                                                         Doors open at 8 pm, show starts at 9 pm / BCC bar $10 a person.

For more info please contact Chey at (707) 845-5842.

From the Facebook Event page:

The Circus Emporium Roadshow is swinging into everyone’s favorite jealously guarded Northern California secret pirate town for an unprecedented hometown engagement. There’ll be beer… weirdness… a bus full of oddities and, of course, for the second time that weekend live surf tunes and originals by The Jaunting Martyrs. On St. Patrick’s Day. What could possibly be better??

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“How Did You Find Bolinas?” (the sequel)

elementary12 noon – 2 PM, in the Community Center Plaza, free

Marc Sanchez (KGO TV) and StuArt will be taping a second round of folks’ stories about their first encounter with Bolinas. Come tell your story!

Membership Dinner Potluck

CauldronSaturday March 16th 2013, Doors open at 5:30pm
Please join us for our member appreciation and annual Bolinas Community Center meeting. A potluck evening with music by Midnight on the Water and fun while voting in our Community Center Board members and awarding our fantastic community supporters. Please bring a dish to share. If you are not a current member you can become one at the dinner. For more info or to volunteer please call (415) 868-2128.

CommUnity Surf Night: Super Session by Hal Jepsen (1974)

Tuesday March 12th 2013, 7PM – 9PM. Free admission!


The best surfing of the 1970’s filmed in Hawaii, California, and Australia, plus bodysurfing, kneeboards, snow skiing, bare foot water skiing, and more. See Dogtown before it became Dogtown™ — this film includes the original skateboard footage shot at Revere JHS in the spring of 1974 featuring Jay Adams, Tony Alva (before they became famous) and thousands of westside groms, including your host and his younger bro. Starring Larry Bertlemann, Gerry Lopez. As always, feel free to bring your dinner or order a pizza.

Blacklight Boogie Bash

Friday, March 1st, 7-9 pm

blacklightIt is the kind of dancing that your eyes want to do with you. Electronic Music by SamSam. Open to all ages with a $5-10 suggested donation. Black light clothes/props will be available or wear your own.
Info: 650-814-9947

CommUnity Youth Night

Tuesday February 26, 6:30- 8 pm

DJ Omar, ping-pong & games
Call 868-2128 for details
This is a FREE event.

ThebookofjaneTuesday February 25th at 7:30pm

Vertical Pool & Bolinas Community Center presents The Bolinas premiere screening of an Antero Alli film THE BOOK OF JANE (2013; 117 min. USA) Free admission.

Sylvi Alli will perform 3 songs before the screening. The director will field questions after the screening.

 “The concepts raised in “The Book of Jane” are profound and often complex and provide evidence of the artistic and intellectual power that can be generated through underground filmmaking. It is also one of Alli’s crowning achievements.” – Phil Hall, film (5 stars)

 Mr. Hall’s review in its entirety

CommUnity Night Documentary

Tuesday February 19, 7 pm
tbd“The Tibetan Book of the Dead” narrated by Leonard Cohen
This is a FREE event.


Kids Valentine’s Party

Tuesday February 12, 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
valentinesDJ Omatic will be spinning tunes. Potluck or purchase pizza from the kitchen (Please pre-order Pirate Pizza 415 328-1066.)

To help set-up / break-down or if you have decorations call Lia at 868-2128.

This is a FREE event


Sunday February 10, 3pm-6pm
chef_says_okayCooking demonstration with dinner to follow! Healthy, nutritious, delicious food doesn’t have to cost a fortune nor take hours to prepare. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, join Robin and Karen, proprietors of Bolinas Hardware (and enthusiastic cooks) as they launch the first in a series of delectable cooking classes. You’ll learn techniques used by professional chefs to speed up your time in the kitchen and make the process much more fun. The menu includes appetizers of Coconut Crab in Bibb Lettuce Wraps, “Sunday Night Meatballs,” inspired by San Francisco’s acclaimed A16 restaurant, served over a divine cheesy Polenta, and a green salad to swoon over. We’ll finish with Coeur a la Crème and espresso. You’ll get recipes to take home so you can recreate the feast for family and friends! Sunday, February 10, 3 pm to 6 pm, Bolinas Community Center. For reservations, phone (415) 868-2900. Cost including dinner: $32.

Surf Movie Night: The Sunshine Sea (1971)

Tuesday February 5, 7 pm
Originally released as Waves Of Change in 1971, (1 hour 29 minutes) an early work by Greg MacGillivray and Jim Freeman, the makers of the ultra classic “5 Summer Stories.” With swinging (slightly cheesy) late 60s music. 🙂
This is a FREE event.


Bolinas Community Center Crab Feast

Saturday, February 2 at 6:30 PM
crabfeast2013First annual crab feast to benefit the Community Center’s Kitchen Project! Featuring Bolinas Crab and delicious sides made by local chefs, including Wild Onion, Humble Kitchen and Food for Families.


  • Fresh Local Cracked Crab
  • Food for Families Green Salad
  • Humble Kitchen Slaw
  • Wild Onion Potatoes
  • Artisan Bread & Butter
  • Local Dessert Station
  • Beer & Wine for Purchase

The new and hot blues band “Pink Villain” will be playing for dinner guests (Michael Pinkham, Dylan Squires & Danny Vitali) and they will blow your socks off!

Get your tickets now ($45) which are on sale at the BCC office (14 Wharf Rd, Bolinas, 10 AM – 2 PM, M-F) or call (415) 868-2128 or email

And we are still looking for volunteers so please contact info above to sign up!

You can also visit the Facebook page for more info:

CommUnity Youth Night

dancer-surferTuesday January 29, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
DJ Omatic, ping pong, games and fun. Bring your friends, games and come hang out!

CommUnity Night Movie

Tuesday January 22, 6:30 pm
casablancaCasablanca (1942) Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Freebox Follies

Saturday January 19, 7 pm / doors 6:30pm

The Community Center’s fun and flashy Freebox Fashion Show is back!
Call Amelia if you want to be a model or help in any way call (415) 868-8830 or email All proceeds to benefit the BCC sound and lighting project and the Freebox!

BCC bar Bobolicious quiche & desserts available for purchase!

Vermont Boy In West Oakland

Tuesday January 15, 7 pm
A One Man Show by Michael Sommers, 90 Minutes, FREE ENTRY

Vermont-Boy-mock-upVermont Boy in West Oakland is the true story of when my wife asked me to leave and I moved into a foreclosed house in tough West Oakland.  I play about 30 characters in this 90 minute show including David, my next door neighbor, he definitely tested me. Using my small town boy skills- say hi to everyone, mind your own business, don’t judge- I seemed to pass the test. Today, David confides in me about all sorts of things, like his son being sent to Juvie… for breaking into my house.

I was supportive.

It’s full of suspense, laughter and music- and its all true!

Michael Sommers

CommUnity Surf Movie

Tuesday January 8, 7 pm
Step Into Liquid (2003), directed by Dana Brown. 87 minutes. Free event!

Pirate Pizza To Go From BCC Kitchen

Tuesday January 1, 4:30 – 7:30 pm
The 13th pizza order for the day receives a free pizza in honor of 2013! Please call (415) 328-1066 to pre-order!

Benefit for “Figure it Out”

Monday December 31, 6:45 – 9:45 pm
Live Auction of art for “Figure it Out.” Excellent Art Models and Deep Musicians. Sliding scale for art buyers and appreciators starting at $10.00 to get inside where art is being created. $5 of that, goes to any piece you want to bid on. $25 to Draw. Join us and bring materials, large paper and a drawing board. May you sell a piece and double your money and be helping “Figure it Out.”

Winter Celebration and Potluck

Tuesday December 25, Doors at 2 pm, Dinner at 3 pm
Please contact Jody Angel to help with this year’s Winter Celebration. (415) 264-5541.

Bolinas Slide Show 2012

Saturday December 22, 6 pm, free entry
Indian Food Dinner at 6pm by Jeffrey Manson. Slideshow at 7:30pm, BCC libations available. Please email to have your photographs from 2012 included in the show! Call Jeffrey for more info or to help set-up or break-down (805) 844-8658.