Monday, March 9, 2009

events list & Call for Help: GOLD RUSH Benefit for HOLLIS Thursday

dear friends,

as many of you may have heard, Hollis Hawthorne, a friend & inspiration to many, is in need of our help. she was in a terrible motorcycle accident in India a couple of weeks ago and is still in a coma, without insurance. the community response has been amazing and overwhelming, with everyone working harder than ever to raise $ to fly her back to the US in an air ambulance, but there is a lot of $ still needed to make it happen. Stanford Hospital has incredibly agreed to donate their care once she arrives. last i heard, $70,000 has already been raised, and the goal is $150,000.

a group of us have come together quickly to organize a huge benefit happening this thursday at Slim's in SF, a GOLD RUSH for HOLLIS. details are below & attached. conspiracy of venus is singing a few songs, and there is an eclectic lineup to make for an exciting variety show. if you are around, please come and share your energy to help get Hollis a little bit closer to returning to home.
wear GOLD if you have it, her signature color!

*all* forms of help are welcome. go to to see the latest news. has up to date information from her boyfriend Harrison who is with her in India, being encouraged and supported by this wonderful community we all share. please give however you can, come to the benefit, and check the websites for news & inspiration! thank you.

other announcements:

room available, we have a room available at my house starting april 1st. the rent is $645 plus PG&E & Comcast & split house eco-cleaning supplies. we live in the haight/panhandle of SF. if interested, email me ( for details & w/ more info about yourself. pass it on.

seaweedsway is growing, please look/listen/add:

backyard garden help available, pass it on! get in touch. grow food in your backyard!
check for details & other ways to get involved in helping the food system. message from Antonio: I've started offering sliding scale consultations for those interested in growing food in their backyards. If you or anyone is doing this or wanting to, and need some support or inspiration, send them my way via <>. I will do trades/barter, too.

events calendar:

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

( the formatting is all over the place, hopefully it makes some sense! :)

3-10 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! DONATIONS OF $ & ENERGY WILL GO TO HELP HOLLIS.

marina open space workshop. 6-8pm. moscone rec center, 1800 chestnut st. cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

FULL MOON! 7:38PM. check or for a new podcast on every full moon, this month by local band Silian Rail! past ones by Oona & Indianna Hale

3-11 wednesday.

*restorative & gentle yoga community class w/ meg @ the yoga loft (every wednesday). $10. 321 divisadero @ page st. for details.
relax and renew.

western addition/fillmore open space workshop. 6-8pm. western addition branch library, 1550 scott st. What are YOUR priorities for parks/open space? cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

new bar. $5 donated to a different charity every week for each person who shows up (even if you don't drink). $ this month will benefit Making Waves, an eight year tututoring/educational program that targets local youth and supports them until they finish college ( @ Mr. Smith's. 34 7th Street. RSVP/More info here:

3-12 thursday.

****GOLD RUSH: A Benefit for Hollis Hawthorne, the dancer, the doer, the maker, the muse who has touched so many people, is in a coma in India and NEEDS OUR HELP. The purpose of this fundraiser is to fly her home to the world-class donated care of Stanford University. @ Slim's. 333 11th St. in SF.

Featuring: EXTRA ACTION MARCHING BAND, Gooferman, Conspiracy of Venus, Gilded Rooks, Jessie Roadkill, Puppet Show, The Derailleurs, Cheese Puffs (dance troupes Hollis is in), Valerie Orth Band, Silent Auction, Raffle for a pair of BURNING MAN & Teatro ZinZanni TICKETS ...and more! Check for additions to line-up!

Wear GOLD, our girl's signature color, to beam light, love, and health from here to India. Bright and blingin' so she'll see it through the darkness!

$20 presale tix here:

Every ticket sale helps! Please buy a ticket now & spread the word. We hope to sell this out to raise as much $ for Hollis as we can.

Doors at 7:30, Performances begin at 8

Hollis' story and donations:

If you get a PHYSICAL ITEM for DONATION OR RAFFLE, please contact Will Chase:

If you get a SERVICE for DONATION OR RAFFLE, please contact Katie Sutherland.

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 fo
r more details. my Mom's coming to town for this!!!! treat yourself to a relaxing and restorative weekend, and come w/ us if you can. :)

3-13 friday. - friday the 13th!

trainwreck riders, the dead westerns, & the ovens @ ireland's 32. come out and support good local music, and have a great time while doing so. be prepared to rock at least a little bit.

3-14 saturday.

1st ever Rainbow Chard Alliance Potluck! for queer farmers & friends. 1pm.
Fairview Street at MLK, Berkeley (2 blocks from Ashby Bart). emailjonah <> for address & further details.

3-15 sunday.

vegan punk-rock breakfast - 11-2pm. coffee and brunch, $1 donation.
PRB will not be held at its normal location(20th and florida) nor normal date. this time, it will be at 7th ave near lake & california, inner richmond. email for address. please spread the word. thanks!!

alemany farm workday. 12-5pm.

chamber music of fred adler, presented by classical revolution. @ community music center. 4-6pm. 544 capp st.

**tyson vogel in new band devotionals, carletta sue kay, & second cousin @ the rite spot cafe. 17th & folsom streets.
9pm. free/donation to performers.

Tyson Vogel of the Two Gallants steps from behind the drums and let's you hear his voice in his new band Devotionals. Come check it out.
"Thus, in the way of Sybil, Carletta Sue Kay was birthed, to give voice to Walker's more lilting, Emmylou Harris–meets–Ma
gnetic Fields tunes. Backed by Metal Bob on guitar and Danyol and Mark Mekaru on piano, cello, rhythm guitar, and accordion, Carletta croons her way through an lovely echo chamber of gender-benders..."

San Francisco's Jason Finazzo is best known around these parts as the frontman for The Naysayers. Aside from this rip roaring and rocking gig, Finazzo doubles under the name Secondcousins, his alter ego/moniker for his down home brand of Americana. Sounding at home in the Saloons of last century, Finazzo is an old soul if ever there was one. Fueled by equal parts wine and guts, his material is at once poetic and wounded, with a voice that is desperate, delicate and emotional. His solo material shows a man more troubled than his Naysayers exterior would allow, but which the Bay Area is more than ready to embrace.

3-16 monday.

russian hill/north beach/telegraph hill open space workshop. 6-8pm. Joe DiMaggio Rec Center, 651 Lombard St. What are YOUR priorities for parks/open space? cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

3-18 wednesday.

SoMa/D6 open space workshop.
6-8pm. Arc of SF, 180 11th St, 2nd floor. What are YOUR priorities for parks/open space? cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

3-19 thursday.

*judgement day & kelli rudick @ cafe du nord.

3-20 friday.

**caretakers restaurant #3 848 divisadero @ mccallister st. yummy delicious vegan & raw food prepared and served by nice people. restaurant for a night!

3-21 saturday.

*Stitchcraft, Fancy Dan, Emily Ritz (Honeybody Moonbee), CoExist, Jeremy Goodfeather. @ Cafe International. 7-10pm. 508 Haight St. @ Fillmore. This is the first of the Cafe International Singer Songwriter showcases.

3-24 tuesday.

mission dolores/noe valley open space workshop. 6-8pm. location TBA.
What are YOUR priorities for parks/open space? cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

gillian welch at the great american music hall. is it sold out yet?

3-25 wednesday.

***restorative & gentle yoga community class @ the yoga loft (every wednesday). i'll be substitute teaching this one - please come! $10. 321 divisadero @ page st. for details. relax and renew.

*haight/buena vista/cole valley open space workshop. 6-8pm. page st. library, 1833 page st. What are YOUR priorities for parks/open space? cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

*Another Planet presents the tallest man on earth & herman dune @ the rickshaw stop . come to this great show after yoga!

3-26 thursday.

*Stitchcraft, Cello Joe, Pete Devine, Shake Your Peace, and Linney Kenney at Blue Six Acoustic Room.
7-10pm. 3043 24th St.(@ Treat). "A delicious sampler of SF's tastiest music!" sure to be a cozy and lovely night.

Joseph Childress, David Dondero, Bad Weather CA, Messes, & Dog Paloma @ Amnesia. 8pm.

duboce/castro/market open space workshop. 6-8pm. CPMC: Castro St. & Duboce St. What are YOUR priorities for parks/open space? cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

3-28 saturday.

really really free market! 1-5pm @ subMission (the indoor winter space) @ 18th n mission. ~ stranger than a potluck ~ thriftier than a store ~ more fun than a mongoose ~ come celebrate freedom from consumption by learning what we really need and what we really dont.
enjoy being free with friends and family, and finding new friends and family ~ really really free ~
free yourself from your excess things and give them freely to those in need, and take the thing it is you do need.

did you know that food grows from the ground? that metal comes from the earth? that the sun shines up and down, left and right - for everything, for everyone? did you know that all things the universe gives us, it gives us free?

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

*the shepherd's wolf @ thee parkside. (new band to SF, come out and support.) 10pm. $8 adv/ $10 day of. all ages.

3-31 tuesday.

richmond/presidio heights open space workshop. 6-8pm. richmond rec center, 251 18th ave st. What are YOUR priorities for parks/open space? cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

4-2 thursday.

bayview/hunter's point open space workshop. 6-8pm. location TBA.
What are YOUR priorities for parks/open space? cast your vote to grow more food in open spaces! full calendar at

4-3 friday.

*first friday restorative yoga w/ kate truka @ bernal yoga. email kate truka <> for details or go to

4-4 saturday.

pale hoarse @ li po lounge (chinatown).

4-8 wednesday.

*adam stephens (two gallants), vetiver, & richard swift @ the great american music hall.

4-9 thursday.

********* pete bernhard (devil makes three), emily jane white, & conspiracy of venus (the choir i sing in!) @ the rickshaw stop. 155 fell st. at van ness ave. 8pm doors. we go at 9pm. tickets $8 + $1.25 service charge, please get em now at we want you to be there for this special night of music! :)

4-14 tuesday.

*devendra banhart @ the independent. tickets on sale now.

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! :)


love, sunshine, & raindrops!!

(*(***when you're wondering what's happening, find updates HERE at & OVER THERE at ... i barely had time to update this list, there is much more that will be added if you CHECK BACK.

past events, moved to bottom of list for nostalgia purposes:

3-9 monday!

***Another Planet & Mr Roboto present BLK JKS (South Africa), The Botticellis , & The Dry Spells
. @ the rickshaw stop (awesome bird flyer - see post below!) come, listen to great music, & hang out.

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