Gather at Lily Kai restaurant in Tiburon on Saturday to welcome the Year of the Horse. Enjoy a beautiful view of the bay while feasting on a traditional eight-course Chinese holiday banquet. Each course has been carefully chosen by the Pengali Committee of Sonoma Sister Cities Association to symbolize a different value in the New Year. Tickets include wine by Cline Cellars, tax, gratuity, and validated parking. Saturday, 2/1, 1:00 p.m. $35, Get tickets here. Lily Kai: 1881 Tiburon Blvd., Tiburon.
Take this two-day workshop with renowned photojournalist and member of the VII Photo Agency Ed Kashi. You’ll spend Saturday sharing your work and discussing a wide range of topics and issues related to photojournalism, documentary photography, the role of photography in social media and more. Then head out for a shoot in Sausalito to cover the various aspects of the idyllic town. Sunday will be spent reviewing your work in a group critique, and continuing the discussion on advocacy, journalism, working with NGOs and foundations, capturing motion and audio and developing a voice with your imagery. You can use any device to capture your photos - even an iPhone. By Monday morning, you’ll be asked to submit your five favorite images from the weekend, from which Ed will produce a blog post with the photos and upload one of your images to his Instagram. Saturday, 2/1- Sunday,2/2 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $675, get tickets here. 401 Miller Ave. Ste. A., Mill Valley
Book collectors and book lovers will be delighted to peruse through the heaps of old and rare books available for purchase at the San Rafael Public Library this weekend. Everything from illustrated children’s books to handsome leather sets, historical volumes, and classics will all be offered in the meeting room of the library. All proceeds benefit the San Rafael Public Library. 2/1 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 1100 E Street, San Rafael.