Escape from the city for true fall colors as well as dance, wildlife, and serious deals on shopping in Marin this weekend.
Bahia is one of the most stunning and culturally rich areas of Brazil and it's reknowned for its strong African heritage and explosive Carnival scene, one highlight of which is dance. See for your self as the 25-member troupe Balè Folclórico da Bahia descends upon Marin with explosive drumming, feverish dancing and ebullient energy. From Capoerira to Samba de Roda to Afixire dances, expect the evening to be packed with thrilling choreography, festive rhythms, and a feisty, flirtatious exuberance. 8 p.m. Sat. 10/23, Tickets $20-45, buy tickets here. Marin Veterans' Memorial Auditorium is located at 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.
The Marine Mammal Center kicks off a new monthly series entitled "Marine Science Sunday" with thematic tours, activities, classroom presentations, and more. This Sunday, they are celebrating animals who love to travel in light of the upcoming migration season. Presentations will highlight animals like the gray whale (which has the longest single migration of any mammal in the world), the sperm whale, and the blue whale, the largest animal on earth. Find out the best times and places to see these magnificent creatures off the California coast. One hour docent-led tours at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Adults $9. One hour classroom presentations at 12 and 2 p.m. Buy advanced tickets here. 2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito.