Live Music, Karaoke and Trivia in Marin

Terrapin Crossroads

This is a great spot for many reasons.  It is centrally located, it is on the water, it has live music, it has an outdoor play area, it has a train table in a small nook in the bar.  Love it!

Fenix:  A relatively new live music spot on Fourth Street.  I need to go.

Sweetwater Music Hall & Café:  The Sweetwater has moved to this new spot.  Probably not that new anymore, but I haven’t been to the new locale.  It was always a great nightspot, I’m sure it still is.

Throckmorton Theatre

Marin Comedy Show:  I think this is new, replacing Mark Pitta and friends which is taking a break.  On my list.

The Mayflower Pub:  Right on Fourth Street, this pub is super convenient if you are meeting friends from northern and southern Marin.  They have two different trivia nights, one for serious players that requires reservations and a small fee, the other night is really casual.  A good place for beginners.

Finnegan’s Marin:  I have been here for trivia night.  Super fun.  Some people know a lot of random facts.

Smitty’s Bar:  I want to go.  Haven’t made it yet.


Karaoke at the Lighthouse, Harbor Point
Karaoke at the Lighthouse, Harbor Point

Lighthouse at Harbor Point:  We just went here last Friday night with our 5 year old.  It was perfect.  Some ringers, some not.  Totally casual, we had appetizers and drinks.  Ben sang four or five songs.  It starts early which worked for us as well.

Marin Movie Theaters and Showtimes

Live Theater

Lucas, high school performance of The Drowsy Chaperone
Lucas, high school performance of The Drowsy Chaperone

Marin Theatre Company:  This small theater is in Mill Valley.  There shows are different and fun.  I have enjoyed everything I’ve seen here and the tickets are reasonably priced.

Marin Shakespeare Company:  This Shakespeare company performs at Forest Meadows at the Dominican campus in San Rafael.  This is an outdoor theater which encourages picnic meals and children.  A great way to introduce them to Shakespeare in a beautiful setting.

Ross Valley Players:  I’ve only seen one performance here and it felt less professional than most.  Maybe it’s the theater.  I think we sat on folding chairs.  Correct me if I’m confusing you with a different production.