Thursday, January 8, 2009

2009 and all is fine

oops! i forgot to post this earlier. it's a bit outdated now, but scroll down a bit and you may still find some future events.

happy new year everyone,

only one announcement this week: please sign this petition if you'd like to see a small Organic Farm on the White House Lawn!

as usual, a list of recommended events is below. it is a mixture of music shows, movement classes, farm/garden workdays & workshops, & a few other random things. (such as the everything swap & potluck tonight!) please scroll down & mark your calendars. :)

wishing you health and wellness in 2009,

1-5 monday

***swap your stuff & raw/vegan friendly potluck! at the caretaker's house. 848 divisadero. ... bring things you want to get rid of and take others people things they no longer want/need... please come even if you don't have anything to swap, since there is always plenty of extra stuff, & you never know what you're gonna find. 7:30pm. ps - the caretaker's potlucks are ongoing, every monday night.

1-6 monday, 1-8 wednesday, 1-10 friday

**release/ axis syllabus morning classes w/ kira kirsch. 10am-12pm. this week only. @ ODC dance commons. 351 shotwell st. tel: 415/863-9830.

1-6 tuesday

***community yoga class at the caretakers' house. 848 divisadero. 6-7:30pm. arrive at 5:45. send me a message to RSVP, so i can send you details & let you know of last minute updates. ongoing tuesdays.

*contact improv w/ kira @ counterpulse. 6:30-8:30pm. ongoing tuesdays in january & february (except next week).

1-7 wednesday

***sean hayes & michael musika (& their bands) are playing music as part of the rickshaw stop's 5th anniversary party!! this is sean's only show for awhile since he'll be recording this winter. he will play a full 2 hour set. it is also a rare show for michael, who is in the process of creating a new album. (email for details on how to participate!) come celebrate good music & a special venue by attending this event. tickets are still available, but not for long. they are $15 (+ service charge) @

**restorative & gentle yoga community class w/ rachel @ the yoga loft on divisadero @ page st.. 4-5:30. $13. ongoing wednesdays.

1-9 friday

**SF Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival Benefit Concert. @ Cafe Du Nord. Featuring: Original Recipe-the Crooked Jades, Belle Monroe & Her Brewglass Boys, The Shut-Ins, & The Bluegrass Revolution. From Shelby: The San Francisco Bluegrass & Old-Time Festival is a grass-roots, non-profit, volunteer-run festival and in order to help raise money and bring you the best fest, I am throwing them a big benefit concert with a few of my friends. So come on out and show your support for local grass! 8pm doors / 8:30 music / $10-$20 sliding scale. RSVP/details here.

**didimao & other bands at 848 divisadero - caretakers house.

1-10 saturday

*Urban Composting Workshop at Garden for the Environment. 10AM - 12:00 Noon 7th Ave at Lawton Street. Free! GFE Description: Winter can be a great time to start a new compost pile or to jump start one that just isn't breaking down. Join Garden For the Environment for a fun, hands-on workshop teaching basic methods of both backyard and worm composting! Compost is a rich soil amendment that will greatly benefit your garden plants, houseplants, and the environment, by diverting compostable material from the landfill. Learn how to turn those food scraps or fallen leaves into "gardeners black gold". Rot on! To pre-register, please call (415) 731-5627, or email

**transit clinic astrology workshop w/ antero alli. 1-6pm. go to for more info & here to RSVP... THE TRANSIT CLINIC is an interactive workshop (not merely an extended lecture) where participants examine the current transits of JUPITER, SATURN, URANUS, NEPTUNE and PLUTO in relation to their own personal horoscopes, what this might mean to their life today and for the coming year of 2009. My role is to share with you the knowledge and insights accumulated after thirty years of experience with reading astrology charts. -- Antero Alli

**alemany farm workday 12-5pm. help w/ winter farm activities. greens galore! workdays are ongoing: 12-5pm 1st & 3rd sundays of the month & the saturdays in between, plus mondays from 1-5pm.

1-11 sunday

**the blank tapes (solo show), foxtails brigade, & my second surprise at edinburgh castle.

1-14 wednesday

**botticellis w/ mia riddle & geographer at cafe du nord. if you wish, you can rsvp here. also, check out the botticellis' cover of whitesnake's "here i go again" at

1-15 thursday

**the blank tapes w/ big light & niki bluhm at cafe du nord.

1-16 friday

**solar tubing fundraiser show!!! @ the caretakers house. 848 divisadero. w/ blackbird raum (santa cruz) & other bands TBA.

1-16 friday - 1-19 sunday

**yoga journal conference in SF. check out the schedule for some free community classes.

1-17 saturday

*Organic Gardening for Winter in SF Workshop at Garden for the Environment. 10AM - 12:00 Noon 7th Ave at Lawton Street. $10. GFE Description: Gardening can be year-round work, especially through the mild winters of our Mediterranean climate. In this workshop you will learn techniques to keep your garden thriving through winter and into spring. Topics for winter-specific organic garden care will include: Winter pruning to encourage vigorous Spring growth, mulching, weeding tips, pest control practices and suggestions for varieties of Winter Vegetables. To pre-register, please call (415) 731-5627, or email

*health and transformation summit. one day only. this is a "pay what you can" event. at the Unitarian church is SF. Here is the link if you would like to check it out:
1-17 saturday

**trainwreck riders w/ the meat puppets @ bottom of the hill. almost sold out! get your ticket now. they may add another show if this one sells out...

1-30 friday

**critical mass. last friday of every month. meet at justin herman plaza @ 6pm w/ your bike.

1-31 saturday

**Herbal Medicine-Making for Winter Health at Garden for the Environment. 10AM - 12:00 Noon. 7th Ave at Lawton Street. $15. GFE Description: Are you tired of that runny nose and sore throat? Do you want to feel empowered around your own health this year? In this workshop you will learn how to create two simple herbal remedies for the common winter bug. We will be making one herbal vinegar and one herbal infused honey for cold care. We will talk about the basic actions of the plants we use and how they work in combination. You will leave with a jar of each remedy for your medicine cabinet, plus handouts with copies of the recipes. This workshop is open to all levels of experience. To pre-register, please call (415) 731-5627, or email

**really really free market. location TBA. last saturday of every month.

2-1 sunday

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

2-6 friday

**First Friday Restorative Yoga @ Bernal Yoga w/ Kate Truka. Time: 7:45 - 9:30pm. Cost: $20 in advance, or $25 @door. From Kate: "A yoga practicioner learns to question the assumption that we are separate from what we experience and must therefore strive to accumulate and hold onto that which is pleasant and comforting, while seeking to avoid and rid ourselves of that which is unpleasant, difficult, or threatening." - Sarah Powers Come rest in spacious awareness! Next First Friday Restorative Date is March 6th. email for more info.


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 &/or let me know if you'd like to be taken off this list at any point. this is a weekly-ish events list, w/ music, food/farm, yoga, dance, eco, and other SF Bay area events.

updates posted here at ...

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