Special Event at DIESEL -- Kids' Pajama Party with Bethanie Murguia

DIESEL, A Bookstore welcomes author/illustrator Bethanie Murguia as our guest bedtime reader

Friday, September 2 at 6 pm

Pull on your PJs and bring your teddy bear to the bookstore! Author/illustrator Bethanie Murguia will be here to read you a bedtime story. Get cozy, listen to a story or two, have some milk and cookies and get your books signed. Then head home for bed.

When three friends gather for a playdate, they have to decide: Will they play princess, fairy, or ballerina? It's the perfect setup for a royal, magical, graceful, and very cute standoff, with a delightful (and slightly damp) ending. (We'll say only this: Keep your eye on the frog.) "Princess! Fairy! Ballerina!" is the perfect book for all the princesses, fairies, and ballerinas in your life!

Bethanie Murguia has illustrated ten wonderful picture books, including Zoe Gets Ready, Zoe's Room (No Sisters Allowed), and Zoe's Jungle. As a parent, Bethanie has become well versed in all things princess-fairy-ballerina, inspiring her to write a story about the joys and limitations of these personas. She lives in Sausalito, California, with her family and her very own wings and wand.

Friday Night Jazz -- Mason Ravazi

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Mason Ravazi

Mason Razavi is a jazz guitarist, composer/arranger, educator, and recording artist living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His diverse musical background inspires compositions that are altogether familiar and innovative. In addition to leading several ensembles he is also a frequently requested sideman and accomplished solo guitarist. His albums have earned praise from critics while charting in the U.S. and receiving radio play internationally. Razavi has been described as a “thoughtful player and composer" by Jazz Times. 

Farmers' Market - 9 am-2 pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, local wine, jams, honey, hummus and knife sharpening. The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular! This is a rain-or-shine market, operating year-round on Saturdays from 9 am - 2 pm.

Market Entertainment

Arts & Crafts by SCRAP, 10:30-1:30

Pony Rides & Petting Zoo, 10:30-2:00

Face Painting, 9:00-2:00

Live Music, 12:00-2:00

Folkish Festival -- The Lemon Hammer

Enjoy the folkish sounds of The Lemon Hammer

The members of the Lemon Hammer have been around the local music scene for years. Bassist Ferg Lenehan came to the Bay Area from Ireland in the mid-’90s, and Damond Moodie immigrated from Cleveland. The Berkeley band was born in January 2012, and their second EP, “Made in a House,” came out in early 2015. If you like groovy rock ’n’ roll with a dash of soul, check out the Lemon Hammer. They nail it.

Lineup: Damond Moodie, acoustic guitar, vocals; Alexis Harte, electric guitar, vocals; Aaron Brinkerhoff, drums; harmonica, vocals; Ferg Lenehan, bass guitar, vocals.

— Tony DuShane,, 2/25/15