Saturday, December 13, 2008

Conspiracy of Venus & Obo Martin @ House of Shields Tonight + EcoCraft Gift Sale Today & Tomorrow.

tonight, i'll be singing in a show, w/ 30 other women, as a part of the conspiracy of venus choir. we sing at 9:15pm. obo martin, folk-singer from SF who now lives by a river, will be coming to town to sing some songs solo as well. evening empire will close the night at the historic house of shields in downtown SF. please come to celebrate the month of december, wintertime, & music. i'll be in ohio all next week, so i'd love to see some friends before departing to the land of snow & family.

hope to some of you there!! happy full moon.

this message contains a list of upcoming events in the bay area that i hope you'll consider attending. i included the descriptions of events that other people wrote, which makes the list longer, but also more fun & complex...


12-13 saturday
**eco-craft-gift sale on my front stoop. now til 5pm at the latest. Everything will be made from re-used materials. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO GET YOUR GIFT ON! The Holiday Season has arrived! The Crafty_Crafters are: Mercedes Navarro, Matlenah Hourula, Letty Huerta, Isabelle Le, and Ronnie Bush. There will be an assortment of things: sweatshirts, purses, accessories, bowls, jewelry boxes, gift boxes, journals, eye covers, ornaments...and we're not even sure, so you'll have to come and see! 102 baker st. @ page st. (from Ronnie)

*alemany farm workday 12-5pm. greens galore!

***conspiracy of venus, obo martin, & evening empire at the house of shields!! 39 new montgomery in SF. 8:30/9pm. $5. rsvp/details here. i told you all about it above. flyer attached.

12-14 sunday

*EcoHolidaySF ( an EcoLocal Music, Art & Shopping event.

from melissa: We have creative Do-it-yourself workshops and have some time slots available. I was wondering if any of you would be interested in sharing some skills and ideas. And if you know other crafty do-it-yourselfers, please spread the word and send them my way. Participants would get in to the event free and served free organic yummy lunches.. not to mention knowing they are inspiring many people :) We could use other volunteers too, so let me know if you'd like to be part of this joyous celebration! contact Melissa for more info at (239) 450-1663 or

*50 shows in 50 states benefitting the Girls Rock Camp Alliance - promoting women in music & Girls Rock Camps around the world. @ El Rio. 3158 Mission St. 8pm. (from Jamie Freedman)

*Conspiracy of Beards perform at ATA, 992 Valencia at 21st street, 9pm. 2PM-11PM $10. ATA Banquette Sauvage. 2008 Annual Year-End Fundraiser with Ash Reiter, Manicato, Los Fulanos, Eats Tapes, Moe! Staiano, the Downer Party, & Grimace & the Fakers.

*Obo Martin, Sonya Cotton, & Shake Your Peace. 7pm. secret caves by the sea, under the Cliff House. (follow Geary to the Ocean until you're swimming) FREE. bring firewood. dress warm. rain, fog, or starshine, moonshine, or darkness.

from gabe: If you're like me, then one of the main reasons you put up with the stress of city life is to be around when crazy concerts like this one come bobbing into the harbor, pirate pennant waving, folk-filled middle finger extended, freedom as far as the eye can see... A san francisco show that reminds you why you wanted to leave Utah (or your hometown equivalent) and be an urban bohemian adventurer in the first place!

It's all happening in the caves beneath the Cliff House, where the mythical Obo Martin (the greatest folk songwriter around - on a tour of the NW - and former resident of the caves - seriously), SHAKE YOUR PEACE!, and perhaps the Sonya Cotton Band, will play by campfire light, the pleasant glow of chaos, and the sound of starfish fractalizing.

12-17 wednesday
*Conspiracy of Beards, Sand Witches, & Three Leafs at Cafe Du Nord, 8 PM. $10.

12-19 friday
*scrap-soup: multi-media dance performance with evolving installation, live painting, 3D video, and an electronic and acoustic soundscape. It features dancers Erika Tsimbrovsky (director/choreographer), Kira Kirsch, Suzanne Lappas, Andrew Ward, and Daniel Bear Davis, in collaboration with visual artist Vadim Puyandaev, video artist Ruslan Belorusets, and musicians Sean Feit and Albert Mathias. Scrap-Soup investigates how technology has changed what is important to us in conveying information, generating a live audio-visual-kinetic text on stage. (from kira)

12-20 saturday
*trainwreck riders @ the music store in west portal. free!

*Antonio's birthday show w/ People People, Apache Thunderbolt, and special guests (Thrips? Extra Action Marching Band). 9pm-late, with People People performing on the latter end of that (midnight?). It takes place at 110 Capp St @ 16th, 5th floor. ArtSF is a community arts organization that is losing its space due to a large rent increase (in an economic downturn???).

Besides Antonio's birthday, this show will be a celebration of ART SF and a fundraiser for its continuation in another space. As such, the party-throwers will be asking a donation of $3 to $10, but no one will be turned down for lack of funds. (from antonio, obviously)

12-21 sunday *Super 8: Hub Hanukkah. @ 111 Minna. The Hub celebrates the 1st night of Hannukah w/ a party featuring a He-brew Beer tasting, fried foods, live performances by DeLeon & The Sway Machinery, DJs, & your very own Hanukkah survival kit! $8. More info here. (from Jamie Freedman)

12-23 tuesday
***community yoga class at the caretakers' house. 848 divisadero. 6-7:30pm. send me a message to RSVP & for details.

12-26 friday
**two gallants w/ crystal antlers & the tallest man on earth @ the fillmore. tickets here.
12-31 wednesday NYE
**blackbird raum, la plebe, & lots of other bands @ bottom of the hill.

what else is happening NYE???

1-2 friday to 1-4 sunday

***liquid bodies - 3 day axis syllabus workshop in SF. friday 12-4:30, saturday 12:30-5, sunday 12-4:30. @ ODC dance commons. 351 shotwell st. tel: 415/863-9830. early registration by december 15th: $125.00. dancers group member discount by december 15th: $100. after december 15th: $175.00. single day: $60. (from kira kirsch)
1-4 sunday (small possibility could be switched to the 11th, stay tuned)
**A Sunday Night String Stampede at Cafe du Nord. Foxtails Brigade, Uni and the Ding String Trio (headlining), New Pantheon (extremely awesome string ensemble), The Definite Articles, and a guest appearance by Linda Robertson from the Trifles. (from laura weinbach)

1-7 wednesday
***sean hayes & michael musika @ the rickshaw stop's 5th anniversary party. tickets @

1-16 friday

**solar tubing fundraiser show @ the caretakers house. w/ blackbird raum & other bands TBA.

1-16 friday - 1-19 sunday
**yoga journal conference in SF.

1-17 saturday
**trainwreck riders w/ the meat puppets @ bottom of the hill.

2-1 sunday
***conspiracy of venus, jesse denatale, & 1 more band TBA at the make-out room!


coding system, in case you'd like to coordinate
*** - i plan to go, ** - maybe i'm going, * - i'm probably not going but still want to spread the word

please pass this on. this is a weekly events list, w/ music, food/farm, yoga, dance, eco, and other SF Bay area events.

1 comment:

THRIPS said...

No need for a question mark, we're playing for sure.