Upcoming Highlights


Today August 2
August 2015
Farmers' Market - Saturday 9:00-1:00
9:00am - 2:00pm

Enjoy the best local and organic produce, flowers, pastured meats, seafood, organic cheeses, yogurt and milk, breads, baked goods, nuts, confections, olive oil, jams and knife sharpening!! The brunch and lunch options are enough to make you a regular, and include the best grilled cheese, organic sausages & hot dogs from Belcampo Meat Co., sweet & savory crepes, and more! This is a rain or shine market, operating year round on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00pm.

Market Entertainment - Saturday, August 1st

Children's Entertainment, 9:30-10:30

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
12:30pm - 2:30pm

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 last month. 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, bandwidth@sfchronicle.com, 2/25/15

Movie Night on the Green: Babe

August 5: Babe

Friday Night Jazz -- The Living Sound Ensemble
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring The Living Sound Ensemble

The Living Sound Ensemble features some of the Bay Area's finest creative jazz players. The music they play is marked by focused improvisations, vigorous grooves, and an original approach to playing jazz standards. Their performances are energetic, fun, and never lack in compelling musical content. Jazz lovers of all ages enjoy the excitement of their performance and their deep variety of influences and styles. This is a performance not to be missed!

Folkish Festival -- Mikiya Matsuda Trio
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of the Mikiya Matsuda Trio

The Mikiya Matsuda Trio is a steel guitar-led ensemble and performs improvised music from the American jazz standard tradition. The trio combines the styles of classic swing combos with the lush sounds of Hawaiian steel guitar.  

Movie Night on the Green: The Wizard of Oz

August 12: The Wizard of Oz

Special Event at DIESEL -- The Larkspur Book Club Pioneers discuss 'Euphoria'
7:00pm - 8:00pm

At DIESEL, Join the Discussion of the Larkspur Book Club Pioneers

On Wednesday, August 12, at 7 pm, the Larkspur Book Club Pioneers meet to discuss An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alameddine. The event is free and all are welcome to attend!

Aaliya Sohbi lives alone in her Beirut apartment, surrounded by stockpiles of books. Godless, fatherless, childless, and divorced, Aaliya is her family's 'unnecessary appendage.' Every year, she translates a new favorite book into Arabic, then stows it away. The thirty-seven books that Aaliya has translated over her lifetime have never been read by anyone. After overhearing her neighbors, 'the three witches,' discussing her too-white hair, Aaliya accidentally dyes her hair too blue. In this breathtaking portrait of a reclusive woman's late-life crisis, readers follow Aaliya's digressive mind as it ricochets across visions of past and present Beirut. Colorful musings on literature, philosophy, and art are invaded by memories of the Lebanese Civil War and Aaliya's own volatile past. As she tries to overcome her aging body and spontaneous emotional upwellings, Aaliya is faced with an unthinkable disaster that threatens to shatter the little life she has left.

Friday Night Jazz -- Mads Tolling Quartet
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Mads Tolling Quartet

Folkish Festival -- The Dried Up Bones
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of The Dried Up Bones

The Dried Up Bones features some of the Bay Area's finest bluegrass pickers playing a wide variety of traditional bluegrass from the likes of Bill Monroe and beyond. Joshua Smith, accompanied by master fiddler Blaine Sprouse and Bay Area banjo mainstay Avram Siegel, are joined by other seasoned bluegrass players. Their relaxed, high-energy performances always delight and entertain. For fans of acoustic Americana, bluegrass and Appalachian fiddle music, it's a performance not to be missed. Come stomp, clap, and hum along to familiar and not-so-familiar melodies.

Special Event at DIESEL -- Kids' Literary Karaoke

At DIESEL: Kids' Literary Karaoke

DIESEL is proud to announce a brand new way for kids to share what they love to read! Join us on Wednesday, August 19, at 4 pm for Literary Karaoke for kids.


Kids' Literary Karaoke is based on the successful Literary Karaoke events DIESEL holds for adults in their Oakland store, but this time the kids are in charge! Anyone aged 8-12 can take center stage in the store, grab the mic and read for up to 5 minutes from their favorite published book. It can be something new, a classic, something funny and silly, or something that really makes us all think.

Kids' Literary Karaoke is a fun and interactive way to share a love of books, and maybe show off a bit too!

Anyone who purchased a Summer Reading bundle in June or July was qualified to enter a prize draw. Prizes include joke books, soft toys and DIESEL gift certificates. The drawing will be held today, so come on in and see if you are a lucky winner!

Movie Night on the Green: The Muppet Movie

August 19: The Muppet Movie

Friday Night Jazz -- Lorca Hart Trio
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Lorca Hart Trio

The son of drumming titan Billy Hart, Lorca Hart has proven himself to be a superb drummer in his own right. His trio features Josh Nelson on piano and Edwin Livingston on bass. Lorca can be heard on recordings by Hugh Masekela, John Heard, Justo Almario, Ronald Muldrow, Dave Pike, Phil Ranelin, the Cross Hart Jazz Experience, and the Lorca Hart Trio.

Folkish Festival -- Dirty Cello
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Dirty Cello

Dirty Cello...cello like you’ve never heard before.

Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on a wild tour of up-tempo music featuring down home blues, Eastern-European dance music and a bit of bluegrass.

With a truly unique voice, Dirty Cello presents a high-energy performance of everything a cello can do. Having wowed audiences in numerous tours throughout the U.S., plus acting as cultural ambassadors to China and working the European festival circuit, Dirty Cello has a unique voice that’s resonated around the world.

Movie Night on the Green: Bee Movie

August 26: Bee Movie

Friday Night Jazz -- Falso Baiano
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Falso Baiano

Grupo Falso Baiano is a choro group that offers a window into the history and diverse culture of Brazil. Choro is one of Brazil's earliest popular musics, dating back to the late 1800s, and, similar to jazz, it reflects the melding of African rhythms with a melodic and harmonic structure closely resembling Baroque Classical music. G.F.B.'s exploration of choro spans nearly 100 years, including everything from the traditional to more contemporary versions and jazz influenced reinterpretations. Musicians include Zack Pitt-Smith - reeds; Jesse Appelman - mandolin; Ami Molinelli - percussion; and Brian Moran - 7-string guitar.

Special Event at DIESEL -- Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson launch 'Leo'

DIESEL welcomes Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson for the launch party of their new children's book Leo

Saturday, August 29, 10:30 am

Join Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson at the farmers' market to celebrate the launch of their new picture book Leo. Mac and Christian will read us the story, then we'll draw with pavement chalk together and play at being worthy knights.

Leo is the story of a friendly ghost who likes to draw and makes delicious snacks. But most people can't even see him. When a new family moves into his home and Leo's efforts to welcome them are misunderstood, Leo decides it is time to leave and see the world. That is how he meets Jane, a kid with a tremendous imagination and an open position for a worthy knight.

Award-winning picture book creators Mac Barnett and Christian Robinson are two of the best young minds in kids' books, enthusiastic and sometimes a bit silly. Don't miss this chance to meet them.

Folkish Festival -- Matt Lax & Nearly Beloved
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Matt Lax & Nearly Beloved

September 2015
Friday Night Jazz -- Dan Hicks & Bayside Jazz
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Dan Hicks & Bayside Jazz

Backed by a combo of seasoned pros, legendary singer/songwriter Dan Hicks vocalizes the great jazz standards in his uniquely hip style.

Folkish Festival -- Fergheart
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Fergheart

Special Event at Farmshop -- Marin Organic Benefit Dinner

Friday Night Jazz -- Erik Jekabson Quartet
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring the Erik Jacobsen Quartet

Folkish Festival -- Moonlight Rodeo
12:30pm - 2:30pm

Enjoy the folkish sounds of Moonlight Rodeo

Moonlight Rodeo has been performing its unique brand of American originals and select covers for over 20 years around the Bay Area. They have appeared at numerous clubs, festivals, on TV and radio, and have released several CD’s. The band consists of Kurt Huget (guitar, vocals), Pat Campbell (bass, vocals), and Eric Morris (drums).

Friday Night Jazz -- Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Lee Waterman & Jazz Caliente

Guitarist and composer Lee Waterman's Latin jazz ensemble, Jazz Caliente, percolates with infectious Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms. Lee founded the band in 1989 as a vehicle for his original compositions and his unique arrangements of songs by the great jazz and Latin masters, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Tito Puente and Sergio Mendes.

Lee Waterman • Accoustic & Electric Guitars

Melecio Magdaluyo • Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet, and Congas

Tommy Kesecker • Vibraphone and Crotales

Michael Wilcox • Electric Bass

Bill Belasco • Drums

Michaelle Goerlitz • Percussion

Friday Night Jazz -- Michel Michelis & Gypsy Jazz
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Come enjoy Friday Night Jazz, featuring Michel Michelis & Gypsy Jazz