Thursday, February 19, 2009

community events: caretakers music show, restaurant, yoga, & more

dear friends,

sorry for the weird formatting... i can't quite figure it out or, rather, don't have time to right now...

anyway, here is a semi-new list of SF bay area events, with some announcements first. this is the second time i'm trying to post it - i hope it works! sorry if you got this twice.


seaweedsway is evolving - i finally gave in. i made a page for seaweedsway on myspace to make it easier to spread the word about events, and to help share/promote local music. please look/listen/add:

sublet available - my housemate greg is going away for 3 months (austin, paris, & beijing!) & is subletting his room for that time. his is the biggest room in the house. we live in the haight/panhandle of SF. if interested, email me for details in the next day.

rainbow coupons reminder
- you can find them on p. 31 of the yellow pages. they are good for 20% off of *everything* at rainbow grocery on wednesdays & thursdays. go early to avoid the crowds! bring bottles & bags to reuse; shop in bulk!

caretakers restaurant - is happening for the 2nd time on friday february 27th. mexican-themed. vegan w/ raw options for every course. deliciousness at an affordable cost. see flyer attached.

enjoy your days! see you soon.


the list is a mixture of music shows, movement & yoga classes, farm/garden workdays & workshops, & raw/sustainable food events.


2-19 thursday.

*tin hat w/ (mini) magik*magik orchestra
@ the jewish community center (JCC). 8pm. description: A string quartet and french horn player from the Magik*Magik Minis will join Tin Hat for a special performance at the JCC of SF in Laurel Heights for 1 night only. tickets:

open space meeting for the mission district @ Brava Theater (2781 24th St.). 6:30-8:30. suggest the common sense of planting edible landscaping in urban spaces. The full workshop schedule to date and meeting details can be found at check for other ways to become involved in local food politics.

2-19 thursday - 2-22 sunday.

winter wellness retreat w/ kate truka @ land of the medicine buddha near santa cruz. restorative, yin and vinyasa yoga, Ayurveda, Tea Ceremony & Sandplay. description: The Learning To Listen community is a beautiful sangha with which to deepen your practice of mindfulness. Come play, move and be still in the redwoods! More info at (under collaborative retreats).

2-20 friday.

*Last of the Belles and Whistles Tour w/ Foxtails Brigade, Uni and Her Ukelele, and comedian Mary Van Note. @ AMNESIA . 853 Valencia St. San Francisco, Ca. $5. 7pm

2-21 saturday.

Mushroom Cultivation workshop + workday @ Alemany Farm. 12-5. (come for all or part.) Ken Litchfield (volunteer at Alemany Farm, teacher at Merritt College, and farmer in Moraga, CA) will share techniques and concepts around growing edible mushrooms using easy-to-come by materials. The plan is to make a "mushroom igloo" out of straw bales, but we shall see!

**the blank tapes, dead westerns, slow trucks, & maybe more @ the caretakers house . 8pm. 848 divisadero. donations welcome. come hang out!

*soup & lectures, second installment. 331 capp st. @ 18th. 7pm. description: come, eat, and learn as your friends assume a mini-expertise on topics that excite them. lecture 1: "THE HISTORY OF WATER IN SAN FRANCISCO" presented by aaron. lecture 2: "A SOCIO-POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF POST-STRUCTURALIST CELEBRITY GOSSIP" presented by muffy. lecture 3: "HOW TO PREDICT" presented by lucas. we'll prepare a warm, late-february soup for you. one dollar donation suggested. attendees leave with handmade booklets, full bellies, and new knowledge. FEATURING! GUEST CELLIST: KIRSTEN. SOUP BY LEIF, RAVEN, WU and LAUREN. come on out, lauren and wu

sean hayes, california honeydrops, & many more songsters @ folly feast fashion & flirt fling #3. 7pm. even if you can't go, check out the entertaining description at . tickets are expensive, but it sounds like a worthy use of $. description: The mood is turn-of-the-century. The style is extravagant. The place is a fabulous turn of the centyr town near the delta less than 50 miles from SF.

simple matters clown show: In times of social upheaval, when faced with economic, political, and spiritual uncertainty, historically society has always turned to the clown for perspective. Well... here we are ! Sorry if we're a little late.

Without red noses , five clowns from four countries take you on a journey through the miraculous unraveling of everyday life, dancing on the ridge between the absurdity of our current reality and a really good time.

who: noah veil, vladimir levitansky, martina oskarsson, kate gibson, eleni zaharopoulous

where: the magic theater, fort mason, sf building D, 3rd floor 94123. tickets @ - one night only! limited seating! hurry! tix are going fast! only $10.

11 person co-ed acappella group ( Rapid Transit is playing from 9-11:30 at the Pacific Coast Brewery in Oakland, located at 906 Washington St between 8th and 9th - one block past Broadway.

2-22 sunday.

*new band show! email ( for details. wu's description: We are going to have a new band show on Feb 22nd. WHat is this? well, the idea is to have a show with all new bands. why, you may ask? I dont know. Because its fun to have an excuse to dust off that drum set or keyboard or whatever and play a show where there is no pressure. just a few songs, some noise, whatever. we are very open to whatever and just want to kickstart you (and ourselves) to get off our butts and rock. THe time is now TO ROCK. or jazz. or whatever.

2-23 monday.

*raw-vegan friendly potluck at the caretakers house
(every monday). 7:30pm til bedtime. 848 divisadero st.

2-24 tuesday.

***community yoga class @ caretakers house (every tuesday). 848 divisadero st. arrive 6pm, class starts 6:15pm. go to for details. write to me to RSVP. everyone is welcome!

contact improv w/ kira kirsch @ counterpulse (throughout feb.).

2-24 tuesday - 3/1 sunday.

**noise pop indie music festival @ venues throughout sf. w/ thao w/ the get down stay down, the dodos, st. vincent, martha wainwright, david dondero, built for the sea, & many many more.

2-25 wednesday.

*restorative & gentle yoga community class w/ rachel & meditation w/ meg @ the yoga loft (every wednesday). 321 divisadero @ page st. for details.

2-27 friday.

*critical mass bike ride.
6pm Justin Herman Plaza. Last friday of every month.

then go to...

***caretakers restaurant #2, spicy bocaditos y salsas. nourishing, enticing, vegan and raw food. yum. 6-10pm. super cheap & organic. $15 pre fixe + $10 wine pairing, cocktails available. many courses of tacos, tamales, enchiladas, salsas, bocaditos, and dessert. bring a date or join a table. help spread the word for this amazing delicious feast. flyer attached. 848 divisadero st.

stitchcraft & fancy dan play music, sing songs @ el rio.

2-28 saturday.

**indianna hale, paleo, the blank tapes, and requests: a living room style pass the guitar from the likes of indianna hale, paleo, the blank tapes, sleepy todd, michael musika, magic leaves, sarah krebs, kasey johansing and maybe more. all ages, and you can bring your own food/ beverage. @ adobe books (16th & valencia).

learn "sumptuous stillness" in an afternoon restorative yoga workshop w/ kate truka @ spring pilates in noe valley.

kirtan @ the mindful body (california st. & divis) - last saturdays of the month.

3-1 sunday.

*Perennial Vegetables for San Francisco workshop + workday @ Alemany Farm .

*SFLife living foods potluck @ valencia police station community room. 1pm. w/ demo on Raw Sauerkraut/Veggiekraut as created by Ann Wigmore.

3-5 thursday.

*womenrock's 3rd anniversary celebration @ the great american music hall w/ valerie orth, bernadette, pamela parker (cd release), & kim manning (of p-funk). come support & celebrate women in music!

3-6 friday.

the blank tapes & paleo @ fort gallery (oakland).

*first friday restorative yoga w/ kate truka @ bernal yoga.

3-7 saturday.

*adam balbo @ the art box
(cd release)!

alemany farm workday. 12-5pm.

3-8 sunday

*vegan punk-rock breakfast - 2nd sunday of the month. location to be confirmed (probably in the mission). 11-2pm. coffee and brunch, $1 donation

3-9 monday!

*Another Planet & Mr Roboto present BLK JKS (South Africa), The Botticellis , & The Dry Spellsthe rickshaw stop . @

3-13 friday to 3-15 sunday.

**yoga & meditation retreat w/ meg, jane, & geoffrey at the beautiful westerbeke ranch in sonoma. go to or email me for more details. my Mom's coming to town for this, that's how good it's going to be!

3-19 thursday.

*judgement day & kelli rudick @ cafe du nord.

3-25 wednesday.

*Another Planet presents the tallest man on earth & herman dune @ the rickshaw stop .

3-28 saturday.

*kirtan @ the mindful body - last saturdays of the month.

4-18 saturday.

*Save The Date! Form a Dance Troupe!
Off the Hook Dance Off #2: MakE the gRoUnD shAkE !!!

Station 40- 3030B 16th St. (@ Mission) SF, CA
Saturday April 18, 2009
Doors open at 730, dancing begins at 8pm (for real)
$5-$20 (or more) donation gladly accepted. no one turned away

Wanna compete in the dance off? here's how:
1. form a dance troupe and a dance routine asap
2. email bonnie to let us know at
3. get practicing!

come make the GROUND SHAKE on the 103 anniversary of the great san francisco earthquake... this year's dance off will benefit Station 40 which provides low-cost/no-cost space for radical meetings, movies, and movement events.


star codes:
** = definitely going
* = maybe going
no * = i want to go but can't, so you should go and tell me how it was! :)


(again) the list is a mixture of music shows, movement & yoga classes, farm/garden workdays & workshops, & raw/sustainable food events. they occur in SF unless otherwise specified. sometimes the details change or i write them incorrectly, so click the links or email me to confirm beforehand, if you're not sure.

please mark your calendars, eat your local organic veggies, & enjoy your days, whatever you end up deciding to do.

as always, please pass the list on. you can also submit events (preferably a week in advance) or subscribe to the list by sending a message to

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