Upcoming Local Events

Third Monday Music: Open Mic Night

Monday, September 19th 7pm

Singers, songwriters, and musicians are invited to perform in open mic night. Sign-ups start at 7pm, music starts at 7:30 with solo and duo acts until 8:30, followed by trios and bands from 8:30-10pm. Jam session following.

Arena Theater, 214 Main St. Point Arena



Make and Mend

Every Tuesday, 4pm-6pm

Bring your needlework and come together for a relaxing time visiting whilst knitting, crocheting, or hand-stitching by the fire. This free-form event is meant to gather our community around a shared interest in textile arts.

Need supplies? The Loft in Gualala (located upstairs near Gualala Supermarket) has a wide selection of yarns and crafting supplies.

The Sea Ranch Lodge, Fireside Lounge

Thespians Present “A Fish Story”

Thursday - Sunday, Sept. 22 - 26th 4pm

The Sea Ranch Thespians present “A Fish Story.” A literate comedy about following one’s passion and the pitfalls encountered on the journey by Richard Manley.

Kipp-Stengal Barn, The Sea Ranch

Free, but seating is limited. Reservations at searanchthespians.com 

or 707-785-2548


Sunset & Jazz

Thursday, September 22nd 6pm-9pm

Selections from the Great American Songbook and some originals performed by Jazzin’ 3. Have a drink or a snack from the bar menu while you watch the sunset. Reservations required for the dining room.

The Sea Ranch Lodge

Point Arena Farmers’ Market

Every Friday, 3pm-6pm

Veggies, plant starts, nuts, pastries, seaweed products, organic eggs and more

235 Main St. Point Arena

Fireside Chat with Filmmakers

Friday, September 23rd 4pm

Local filmmakers discuss two horse-related films in the works. Learn how you can take part in bringing these projects to the big screen and festivals. Light refreshments will be served.

The Sea Ranch Lodge, The Sea Ranch

Open Mic Night

Every Friday, 8pm-10pm

Open Mic open to all acts. Beer and wine by the glass and hot food offerings for sale.

Arena Market and Café (Co-op)

185 Main Street, Point Arena

Gualala Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, 9:30am-12:30pm

Shop produce, flowers, snacks, and crafts all grown and crafted by locals

Located at the south end of Gualala near the Community Center

Porch Fair Maker’s Market

Saturday, September 24th 12pm-4pm

Selection of handmade wares from local makers and vendors. Candles, botanicals, jewelry, ceramics, and more!

The Sea Ranch Lodge

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Monday, September 26th 7pm

The world’s first global film fest returns with 10 finalists representing a wide range of film genres. Each member will receive a voting card to vote for “Best Film” and “Best Actor or Actress,” with winners announced at ManhattanShort.com on Monday, October 3rd.

Arena Theater, 214 Main St. Point Arena


Vinyl & Vineyards

Thursday, September 29th 4pm-6pm

Croix Estate Vineyards will be pouring and discussing their wines and guests are invited to select music from their collection of classic vinyl.

The Sea Ranch Lodge, Fireside Lounge

Do You Fancy Yourself a Writer?

From novice to professional, all skill levels welcome!

KGUA Writers is a program on our local NPR station (KGUA)

Write your musings on this week’s topic—no polish necessary—just join the conversation!

Send 300 words or a 2.5 minute voice recording to


Hear your words played or read aloud live on the air!

Show airs (live) Mondays at 9am and rebroadcast Monday 1pm, and Saturday 6pm

Ask your phone or smart speaker to play “radio station KGUA”.

Also available on soundcloud to listen whenever!


Prompt #112


"Write a letter to something (not someone) you have lost.”


300 words or 2.5 minute voice recording


Deadline for submissions: 11pm Saturday before airdate

Airs Monday, September 12th


Mention you’re a guest at Rendezvous with your submission!




KGUA writers is the brainchild of local writer, Mark Gross, and NPR station manager, Peggy Berryhill. Initially started in April of 2020 as a way to keep the community connected during the COVID lockdowns, it’s now the most popular show on KGUA and has produced over 100 episodes with more than 2,000 submissions from writers around the globe. All are welcome.