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It's difficult to choose either culture or outdoors in Marin this weekend with all that's going on. Why not choose both?

Mill Valley Film Festival

This weekend marks the start of the 36th annual Mill Valley Film Festival, presented by the California Film Institute. This non-competitive film festival features many of the year’s most hotly anticipated films, including Steve McQueen’s 12 Years As a Slave and 2013 Palme d’Or Winner Blue is the Warmest Color. With nearly 100 films, including a roster of children’s films, this is a cinematic event you won’t want to miss. To avoid feeling overwhelmed, check out our list of 12 Movies to Watch at the festival. For tickets and more information, click here. Thu 10/3 to Sun 10/13.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Marin Civic Center

Gordon Lightfoot, one of the most renowned singer/songwriters of the 1960s and 70s is bringing his unique blend of folk, rock, and country to Marin County as a part of his 50th anniversary tour. Don’t miss the living legend’s performance of number one singles like “Carefree Highway” and “Rainy Day People,” in what’s sure to be a night to remember. Interspersed between performances will be personal anecdotes and behind-the-scenes stories about his historic musical career. For tickets and more information, click here. Sat, 10/5; 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.

Paddle the Bay with Sea Trek

Take advantage of the sunny skies this weekend and get out on the water! Sea Trek Ocean Kayak & Stand Up Paddling Center has been leading excursions into the Bay for more than 30 years. Whether you’ve never kayaked or you just got back from the Futaleufú River in Chile, you’re bound to have a great time at Sea Trek. Weekend classes include intro classes around Sausalito, skills training trips to Angel Island, and an exquisite starlight paddle with views of the San Francisco skyline. For more information and class sign-ups click here. 30 Libertyship Way, Sausalito.

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