Thursday, November 20, 2008

thanksgiving potluck & yoga retreat, conspiracy of venus shows, farm workdays

dear friends,

in this events update, i'm including an especially big collection of things to do. the list starts w/ today (thursday) & goes into december! don't be intimidated by it though, it's not really that long, & december is not that far away...

so please scroll down & mark your calendars as you go.

also, please sign this petition to request Michael Pollan for US Secretary of Agriculture & pass it on!

and, of note: meditation sessions at the yoga loft & axis syllabus dance classes at ODC are happening more frequently, so i didn't add them into the schedule below. i would love it if you emailed me to get details on either.


11-20 thursday
***conspiracy of venus at adobe books for big bell magazine release party. 3166 16th st. between guerrero & valencia streets. around 8:45. readings by bill berkson, leigh gallagher, and sunnylyn thibodeaux. songs will alternate w/ readings. we will sing 3 songs (2 by tom waits + our debut of "aint no sunshine" by bill withers). not sure what time the actual event will start; feel free to arrive earlier. (rsvp here if you have facebook) how are we going to fit? i have no idea.

before &/or after the above event -
**magic leaves cd release, kacey johansing, & jeff manson (i think) at amnesia in the mission. 853 valencia st. between 19th & 20th streets.

11-21 friday
**trainwreck riders w/ Dead Westerners and the Millbrae Bros. at irelands 32. 3rd & geary streets. $5. welcome twr back from their tour!!

11-22 saturday
*raw thanksgiving holiday feast class & dinner w/ living foods chef elaina love at the caretaker's house. 3-9pm. mmmmmm.

*alemany farm workday 12-5pm.

*soup & lectures. 552 capp street (between 20 & 21). 7pm. their description: come, eat, and learn as your friends assume a mini-expertise on topics that excite them. lecture 1: "THE LIMITS OF COMPUTATION" presented by paul./ lecture 2: "STELLAR NUCLEOSYNTHESIS TO SIBERIAN DISASTERS" presented by wu li. / lecture 3: "CELESTIAL NAVIGATION" presented by lauren. we'll prepare a wintry soup for you. one dollar donation suggested. attendees leave with handmade booklets, full bellies, and new knowledge. email for more info & to be put on their email list. january's possible topics include giraffes' digestion, tidal patterns, & staining glass. (see attachment)

11-23 sunday
**the entrance band / rodriguez & other folkyeah people at the great american music hall. 8pm. tickets: $17 adv/$19 door.

11-24 monday
*potluck at the caretaker's house. 848 divisadero. 7:30pm - bedtime. weekly.

11-25 tuesday
***community yoga class at the caretaker's house. 848 divisadero. 5:45pm. write to me if you can make it and/or want more details.

11-26 wednesday

**the romane event comedy show at the make-out room. 7-10pm. 225 22nd ST (near the 24th ST BART). this is my neighbor's event!

11-27 thursday! thanksgiving

(i'm leaving their description cuz it's so great -- awesome flyer attached -- worth examining closely)

4pm til whenever!!!!
848 Divisadero @ McAllister!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pie contest! Savory dish contest!!
Music! Antics! Hopscotch! Limbo!

11-28 friday to 11-30 sunday
***thanksgiving weekend yoga retreat w/ tony briggs & geoffrey roniger @ westerbake ranch in sonoma.


12-3 wednesday

**people people at the hemlock tavern.

**botticellis at bottom of the hill.

12-5 friday

***conspiracy of venus at oakland art murmur. we're singing outside around 7:30 at 23rd & Telegraph. event (art walk) starts around 6pm.

12-6 saturday

**yoga loft workshop: home practice & personal studies w/ jason crandell. 12:30-6pm.

**international day of action on climate change

*fundraiser music show at the caretaker's house. to raise $ for solar tubing. bands/details to be determined.

12-7 sunday
***alemany farm workday 12-5pm.

12-13 saturday
**eco-craft-gift sale on my front porch. w/ exciting things made by ronnie, letty, & isabelle. details on the way.

**conspiracy of venus opens for evening empire at the house of shields in sf. around 9pm.



a couple more things:

1) i'm trying a new (ridiculous) coding system just for fun & to make it easier to coordinate plans for meeting up.

*** - i plan to go
** - maybe i'm going
* - i'm probably not going but still want to spread the word

2) if you're on facebook, suggestions of pages to look at and possibly befriend:
conspiracy of venus
alemany farm
earth share of california

thanks, & happy thanksgiving!!


ps - please pass this list on

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