SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Hot Air Music Festival

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 11 am to 9 pm

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St,
San Francisco, CA

The ninth annual Hot Air Music Festival will take place at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Sunday, February 25, 2018. It’ll be a full day of music by Up-and-coming composers and ensembles. Admission is free of charge.

Cost: Free

Gypsy Tribe in Mountain View

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 9 PM - 11:59 PM

Cascal Restaurant
400 Castro St,
Mountain View, California

Music that passionately combines an essence of Spain, Brazil, the Middle East, North and Latin America.

Nasser Bobmoradi: Rhythm Guitar & Keyboard Programming
Jack Marshall: Lead Guitar
Nic Adams: Lead Guitar
Wendy MacBain: Keyboard
Willie Garza: Percussion

Cost: Free

Relationship Explorations - Clearing the Field & Celebrating the Gifts

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Subud House
330 Melville Ave
Palo Alto, CA

Honor an ending, grief, loss, and/or betrayal while cultivating and celebrating the gifts of relationship. Whether you're in a relationship or want to be in one, past experiences can require us to honor the grieving process and letting go before we can open our field for something new. And sometimes we can get stuck and they keep us from being present, moving forward, experiencing compassion and forgiveness, and/or being vulnerable and open. Though a series of explorations and practices, you will be guided in how to honor intense feelings, honor the transitions inherent in life and relationships, and move towards gratitude and celebration of the gifts and wisdom that come from connection, love, and vulnerability, as well as the hard knock lessons that sometimes come for our growth. And sometimes just really honoring our path of relationship, transitions, and all the ways we've grown helps us to really celebrate our journey as a relational being.

Bring a water bottle, a journal, and a pillow to sit on if you like.

Facilitator: Valerie Sher

Cost: Recommended donations $5 - $20

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Serenade”

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

First Palo Alto United Methodist Church
625 Hamilton Ave.,
Palo Alto, CA

Dvořák: Serenade in D minor
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
Brahms: Serenade No. 2 in A Major

A homage to Mozart, Dvořák’s Serenade in D minor is filled with Slavonic rhythms and displays the composer’s gift for graceful melodies. Brahms’s Serenade No. 2 in A Major, written for an orchestra without violins, is a warm, gracious work colored by the darker hues of our lower strings and woodwinds. In contrast, Hector Villa-Lobos’s Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 is scored for eight cellos and soprano, whose lush wordless vocalize floats hauntingly over the cello choir.

Cost: Free

Qi Gong 101 ~ Free Class

Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA

As millions of people around the world turning into Chinese Medicine, Tai Chi and Qi Gong to strengthen and heal, it is important to understand what Qi Gong is and how it works. We will review the methods and principles of Qi Gong in lecture and practice. Its' relationship with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Martial Arts, Energy Healing and more. We will review the roots, the philosophy and the reasoning for spontaneous or miraculous healing that occurs in dedicated practice. This workshop is excellent for beginners and advanced students alike. It's suitable for anyone who seeks a gentle and therapeutic way to heal and strengthen the body and mind.

Eli studied with master teachers in the USA and abroad for over 10 years, and shares this powerful practice with great enthusiasm and love. Known for his approachable and dynamic style of teaching, He teaches classes and facilitates workshops regularly around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eli formulates special programs geared toward stress management for organizations like: Google Inc., Stop Aids Project SF, Department of Aging and Adults, City of San Francisco and more. Working with various crowds allows him to develop a flexible practice methodology, with an emphasis on addressing each group’s flow and needs.

Cost: Free (RSVP required)

East West Sound Meditation

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

East West Bookshop
324 Castro St,
Mountain View, California

Join us in the intimate backstage at East West for 90 minutes of sound healing music as you are surrounded by the sacred sounds of flute, crystal bowls, and drums in the intimate setting of the East West backstage. David DiLullo hosts this evening along with Soul Tones (Crystal Bowls) and Marina Nadir (Native American Flute). This is a perfect environment for deep relaxation and restoration for the brain and body, allowing you to achieve an optimal state for stress-reduction, healing and spiritual insight.

Space is limited to 75. No yoga mat needed. Chair seating only. Comfortable leg room will be provided. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area on Castro Street.
Ages 18+ welcome.

Facilitator: David DiLullo

Cost: $25

Conscious SJ: Glow Flow & Groove

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7 PM - 11 PM

Local Color
27 South First St,
San Jose, California

Join us for an elevating evening of yoga, music, dance, and compassionate connection. Our intention is a fun and welcoming space where we can all move and be free, find authenticity, and celebrate our Selves and our commUnity!

7:30-8:45PM: Join Breathe and Flow for a co-lead vinyasa class that encourages the Conscious San Jose commUnity to play with their edges and challenge their minds in strong movements and long holds. This class will provide a safe, encouraging, and nonjudgmental environment where each individual can achieve their full potential. This challenging but approachable class will have an emphasis of body control and strength building mindful movements by utilization of the breath to carry their students through their practice.

Class will be DJ'ed by the elevating sounds of Sinoox Sina Siar

9-11PM: Community Time!
Hip-Hop Dance, art, tea lounge, tarot, community mural wall & local vendors
*Featuring dance performances by local dance studio Thegetdown + a community hip-hop dance class led by GROOV3's Rho accompanied by SoundWorks DJ Tim Malate - DAT.1!

11-11:15PM: Closing meditation circle

This gathering of movement, culture, and human connection is open to all! We are excited to be bringing together yoga and dance communities in SJ, however no yoga or dance experience is necessary to enjoy yourself. This is a judgement free zone

This event is open to all-ages, offered on sliding-scale so all can have access! Please donate the suggested or sponsor if you can, and leave the scholarships if you are truly in need. We encourage humans of all ages, sizes, backgrounds, gender identifications, abilities, and experience levels to join us.

Cost: $20

International Guitar Night

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Oshman Family JCC
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

International Guitar Night (IGN) brings together the world's foremost acoustic guitarists to perform their latest original compositions and exchange musical ideas in a public concert setting. For each tour, IGN founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries to join him for special evenings of solos, duets and quartets that highlight the virtuosity and diversity within the world of acoustic guitar.

For IGN's 18th year of touring, in January/February 2018, Germany's Gypsy Jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will return as the show's host. He will be jOFJCC International Guitar Nightoined by Calum Graham, the young Canadian contemporary sensation; Marek Pasieczny, Poland's innovative classical composer/ performer; and award-winning American guitarist Michael Chapdelaine.

Lulo has built on grand-uncle Django Reinhardt's repertoire by introducing Latin rhythms. Calum has a two-handed style that has attracted millions of YouTube viewers. Marek has performed and written for a variety of orchestras around the world, and Michael has won both the Guitar Foundation of America Classical Guitar Competition and the National Fingerstyle Championship for steel string guitar.

Cost: $28 - $30

Kristen Nicole & Jazz Trio at Slap Face Coffee

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8 PM - 10 PM

Slap Face Coffee & Tea
37324 Fremont Blvd,
Fremont, California

Kristen Nicole is a local singer/songwriter/guitarist. She is a gifted vocalist whose influences range from jazz divas Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday to contemporary pop artists Colbie Caillat and Hailee Steinfeld. Kristen also has many promising originals to her credit.

Kristen will be accompanied by a trio led by veteran jazz pianist and vocalist Mark Rickey. The trio includes talented bassist Elizabeth Rickey and rock-solid drummer Michael Medwid.

Cost: Free

Robert Rich's Sleep Concert in collaboration with Flow Kana

Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:30 PM to Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Gray Area
2665 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Noise Pop is excited to bring a special event to the festival for the first time, Robert Rich’s Sleep Concert in collaboration with Flow Kana, on February 23 at Gray Area.

Sure to be one of the most unique and rare offerings this year, ambient musician Robert Rich will play music from 11:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. as attendees relax in the room and drift off to sleep, enhanced by Cannabis consumption. And even though Rich is from the Bay Area, this will be the first time in recent years he’s performed a Sleep Concert for local audiences.

Cost: $50