Here are some of the highlights happening around the Larkspur and Corte Madera Twin Cities area Nov. 28-29:
Here's a poorly-kept secret: Journalists love good food!
New York Times reporter Julia Moskin and Times Bureau Chief Kim Severson will be let loose at Left Bank in Larkspur on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for the most entertaining and delicious food fight you might ever enjoy.
The cookbook, Two Cooks, 12 Challenges, 125 Recipes — An Epic Battle for Kitchen Domination!, is based on a 2009 article in the N.Y. Times when they were challenged to create a gourmet dinner party for six on a tight budget.
Diners will enjoy a dish from each of the writers for each course. Tickets at $110 per person.
• Rock On, Marin: Sammy Hagar, Grace Slick and Huey Lewis. We all know the names of some of the more famous rockers who have called Marin their home. But there are many more names and a lot of stories to go with them.
Join rock historian and College of Marin instructor Richie Unterberger for a rare glimpse into the Marin music scene. This third in the Hooked on Marin Speaker Series will feature rare archival video and audio footage from the 60s & 70s and stories from living legends: Dan Hicks (of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks) and former KSAN DJ and actor Terry McGovern.
The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Corte Madera Community Center. The fee is $15. Call (415) 945-3730 for more information.
• Library Fundraiser: Barnes & Noble is bringing holiday cheer to book lovers Monday and Tuesday at the Town Center in Corte Madera. Join Bookmarks of the Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation to fill out wishlists for the coming winter holidays. This event is part of the Bookfair Fundraiser for Bookmarks of the Belvedere-Tiburon Library. Bookmarks supports Children’s and Teen programming at the library. For more information, please contact Laurel Kidd, Community Relations Manager for Barnes & Noble Corte Madera, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 927-9016.
• Build a Gingerbread House: Making gingerbread people cookies is a family tradition. Now families can get some help making gingerbread houses — normally a difficult architectural task. Visit Gingerbread Builders at The Village in Corte Madera for the workshop this week and join in the fun — without the mess. Prices vary from $31-$49 per kit.
• Children's Storytime: Let's not forget how reading is FUNdamental for children, too. There are a variety of reading groups for young children and their parents around town. Mother Goose is on the loose at the Corte Madera Library every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for storytime for babies 0-24 months old, with a parent or caregiver. The Larkspur Library offers fun for babies and toddlers, with songs, fingerplays, nursery rhymes and very short stories just right for this age group. Pottery Barn Kids, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Book Passage also offer children's storytimes.
• Holiday Help at Book Passage: Need help finding the perfect gift for the book lover on your holiday list? Elaine Petrocelli and a team of Book Passage booksellers can help with a presentation of new books, from children’s books to the latest literary fiction, and art books to thrillers. They’ll have the best recommendations for readers of all ages and interests.