Film fest grooves on East Bay punk: Green Day executive produced it and Iggy Pop narrates it. If that’s not enough to get you interested in Corbett Redford’s “Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk” — one of two opening night films at this year’s SF DocFest — consider this: There will be a 924 Gilman-like live music performance at the DNA Lounge in S.F. after the documentary screens at the Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco. Redford’s film, which shows at 7 p.m. May 31, covers 30 years and the 924 Gilman music collective is integral to the narrative. The fest runs through June 15. “East Bay Punl” gets a wider release the following weekend. Details: $35/advance, $40/door for opening night; regular tickets $12-$14; more information, schedule, tickets at sfindie.com.— Randy Myers, Correspondent.
Holiday festivities at the Village at Northstar include Santa sightings and sleigh rides Dec, 19-24, Join the boisterous, kid-friendly Ripperoo Parade (Ripperoo is Northstar’s fuzzy ski school mascot) every afternoon from Dec, 20 to Jan, 3, platform ballet flats | ballet flats 8.5 | brown leather flats And celebrate New Year’s Eve with fireworks, ice skating, s’mores and live music in the Village, Details: www.northstarcalifornia.com, New Year parties at Mammoth include a Neon Night fete with Slow Magic and Ghastly at Canyon Lodge ($75-$95), The 53 Kitchen & Cocktails is doing a three-course, family-friendly prix-fixe dinner ($82, kids $27); a prix-fixe dinner and dance party for adults ($165); and a late night party and toast ($100); www.mammothmountain.com..
For more details, call 650-697-7324 or go to www.miramarevents.com. Amateur and professional salsa chefs can compete from noon to 5 p.m. for new and increased cash prizes and awards: $500 for People’s Choice salsa; $350 for second place; $250 for third place; $250 each for Best Mild and Best Hot salsas; and $250 for Best Decorated Booth. Teams may enter the challenge as individuals or businesses in the mild or hot categories. Canned ingredients are acceptable; however, everything (minimum 8 gallons) must be mixed together, prepared at the event, and all necessary equipment must also be brought on-site. Pre-made or pre-mixed salsa will be disqualified.
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Pacific Art League. “Above and Below,” paintings by Marjory Wilson. Through Nov. 29. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Mondays-Saturdaays. Pacific Art League, 668 Ramona St., Palo Alto. Free. Peninsula Museum of Art. “Visions & Visionaries,” paintings and sculptures by regional artists from the Permanent Collection. Through Dec. 30. Free. Peninsula Museum of Art, 10 Twin Pines Lane, Belmont. Regular gallery hours noon-4p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-654-4068.