SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Free Community Taiji Event

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10 AM - 2 PM

Pardee Park
851 Center Dr,
Palo Alto, California 94301

Join us for a free event to learn about, appreciate, and enjoy the traditional Chinese martial art of Chen Family Taijiquan.

10-10:20: Introduction to Chen Taiji
Learn about: history, principles, curriculum, benefits, study/training approach.

10:20-11:10: Demonstrations
Group and individual demonstrations of training routines for taijiquan (fist) as well as taiji weapons and two-person tuishou (pushing hands).

11:10- 11:30 Practice Taijiquan Together
Gentle taiji practice with community members, experience taiji movement principles.

11:30-11:45 Q&A. Information.

11:50~ Closing

Cost: Free

Summer Shadows: 5Rhythms Workshop in San Francisco

July 1 – 2, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

The City Waves 5Rhythms
386 Moraga Ave,
San Francisco, California 94129

The 5Rhythms (Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness) forms a map which gives us the possibility to dance the rhythms in our own life. Each rhythm has a physical gateway into our own energy, into our own dance, and its light and shadow.

The summer sun warms us with its bright light, that also generates dark shadows. Things we like about ourselves, we tend to show and bring to light. Things we dislike, we keep in the shadow not to be seen.

When there is light, shadow is naturally generated. This is when we could make a choice to have integrity within ourselves, acknowledging both so that we could dance with both. These aspects can and should be explored as their discovery will bring us into full appreciation of who we are as a whole, mind body and soul. Exploring the lights and shadows of ourselves and moving through them on the dance floor, give us a chance for transformation. From being frozen to being fluid, from tense to being determined, from lost to being clear, from spaced out to being present, from numbed to being connected with spirit.

Facilitators: Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne

Cost: $180

Free Opera at the Ballpark 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

AT&T Park
24 Willie Mays Plz,
San Francisco, California 94107

San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Giants invite you to Opera at the Ballpark. This free performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be simulcast live from the War Memorial Opera House. Join 30,000 fellow attendees for an unforgettable evening of opera – and garlic fries – under the stars. Choose between sitting on the field or in the stands!

Register now for early entry starting 5pm.

Pre-show and intermission will be hosted by KDFC's Dianne Nicolini and Hoyt Smith. Beach Blanket Babylon's Tammy Nelson will lead the crowd in a rousing rendition of "Take Me Out to the Opera."

Cost: Free

18th San Francisco Oysterfest Music Festival

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11 AM - 6 PM

Sharon Meadow
320 Bowling Green Dr,
San Francisco, CA

Oysterfest returns to Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park on Saturday July 1st, 2017.

LINEUP: Passion Pit, Kongos, Sir Sly, The Soft White Sixties, Panic is Perfect

In its 18th year Oysterfest promises more oysters and less moisture in 2017.

As usual Oysterfest will feature a superb line up of live music, oysters from all over the US and Canada, fine food from local restaurants and food trucks and numerous art and oyster activations and exhibits.

Cost: $40 - $45

“Circling” Intensive Weekend in Emeryville

July 1 – 2, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

4 Admiral Drive #424,
Emeryville, CA 94608

Are you living a Life worthy of your Dreams?
- Let's discover how together.
- Be listened to, seen and gotten like you've never been gotten before.
- Create more love, connection and community in your life and the world

We believe this is a practice that can change the way the world relates. But it starts with you! Join us and see for yourself what possibilities emerge.

Reserve Your Spot and see more details here: http://www.circlinginstitute.com/intensive/

What does circling look like in terms of format?

A group of 4-10 people sit in a circle and put their attention primarily on one person, and, with the help of a facilitator, notice what it's like being with this person moment by moment, share impact and observations, and co-explore what that person’s experience and world is like, essentially getting into deep relationship with what is most true and alive for that person.

The experience of “being seen” for who we authentically are is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and Circling teaches us exactly that­, how to see and celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world.

We don’t give advice or try to fix anyone, which can so easily backfire. Rather, we welcome and stay with “what is”, so we can relax into the truth of our experience, feel supported, know we are not alone and allow the experience of this to change us.

Facilitators: Jon Cotton, Guy Sengstock and Circling Institute Facilitators

Tuition: $295- $349

Open Free Fillmore Jazz Festival in San Francisco

July 1 – 2, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Fillmore St,
San Francisco, California 94115

The Fillmore Merchants Association and Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. are hosting the 33rd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival.

Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free Jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the Independence Day weekend. From sunup to sundown, visitors can groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages, browse the offerings of over 12 blocks of fine art and crafts and enjoy gourmet food and beverages. Asian to Cajun, paintings to pottery, old favorites and new directions, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is not to be missed.


Saturday, July 1 2017

California Street Stage- Jazz Stage
10:30 – 12noon California Jazz Conservatory Presents: “Blue Ensemble,” under the direction of Jeff Denson
12:30 -2pm Carla Helmbrecht
2:30 – 4pm Jerome Jennings Group
4:30 – 6pm Kim Nalley

Sutter Street Stage- Beyond Stage
10:30 – 12noon The Terry Disley Experience Trio
12:30 -2pm Sundra Manning
2:30pm – 4pm Hip Spanic All-Stars
4:30 – 6pm Miss E.C. Scott

Eddy Street Stage
10:30-12:00 Agape Soul
12:30pm-2pm Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Trio
2:30pm- 4pm Hella Fitzgerald
4:30pm-6pm Rojai & the Pocket

Washington Street Entertainment Area

The Brooklyn Circus SF BLOCK PARTY
12:00-6:pm DJ LINEUP – Lil Dre & Kev, Red Corvette, SOULECTION, DAGHE, D-Sharp

O’Farrell Fountain Swing U Stage
11:00am – 12noon Swing DJ’s
12:00pm – 12:30pm basic Swing lessons- FREE with no partner & no experience!
12:30-3pm Oaktown Strutters Band
1:15-2:15pm basic Swing lessons- FREE with no partner & no experience!
2:15-3:00pm Band continues; Plus, Performances!
3-3:15pm Lindy Hop Contest (no partner needed-must know Lindy)
4:00-4:30pm basic Swing lessons- FREE with no partner & no experience!
4:30-6pm Swing DJ’s

Sunday, July 2 2017

California Street Stage- Jazz Stage
10:30am – 12noon Gary Zellerbach with Al Lazard and the World Street Players
12:30 – 2:00p Noel Jewkes Quaratet with special guest Kay Kostopoulos
2:30pm – 4pm The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra
4:30-6pm Kim Nalley

Sutter Street Stage- Beyond Stage
10:30 – 12noon Classical Revolution
12:30 -2pm Trio Garufa
2:30pm – 4pm Linda Tillery and the Freedom Band
4:30 – 6pm Atta Kid

Eddy Street Stage
10:30-12:00 Jackie Turner
12:30pm-2pm Fu Man Chu
2:30pm- 4pm Moorea Dickason
4:30pm-6pm Danilo’s Grupo Universal

Washington Street Entertainment Area
12noon-2pm Miller Creek Summer Jazz Combos
2:00-4:00pm Fazz

The Brooklyn Circus SF BLOCK PARTY
12:00-6:pm DJ LINEUP – Lil Dre & Kev, Red Corvette, SOULECTION, DAGHE, D-Sharp

O’Farrell Fountain Swing U Stage
11:00am – 12noon Swing DJ’s
12:00pm – 12:30pm basic Swing lessons- FREE with no partner & no experience!
12:30-3pm Lisa Gonick and Damfino Players Band
1:15-2:15pm basic Swing lessons- FREE with no partner & no experience!
2:15-3:00pm Band continues; Plus, Performances!
3-3:15pm Dance Contest – Any-Swing-Goes Jack & Jill ; dance whatever swings you; Bal, Lindy, Shag, EC, WC… (no partner needed)
3:15-3:45pm Dancing continues; Plus, Performances!
3:45-4:30 Salsa J&J Contest (no partner needed; we partner you up for each song with luck of the draw)
4:00-4:30 basic Swing lessons- FREE with no partner & no experience!
4:30-6pm Swing and Salsa DJ’s

Cost: Free

The Desire Games

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:45 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Pure Pleasure Shop
111 Cooper ST
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Do you want more connection and play then you are currently getting? Are you curious about your unspoken, taboo, or dark desires—and want a safe, welcoming space to explore them?

Well then, come and join us...
What does it mean to follow your desire?
How do you even recognize your desire? and why would we want to?
Come and play, the evening will be part discussion group and then we will get out of our chairs for some interactive fun.

Everybody is welcome! All Genders and relationships configurations

This is an interactive experience of connection you are invited to connect as we practice honing our attention and sharing it with others through communication games.
Connecting with other human beings on a deeper level,
Opening heart and sacred sensuality,
Practicing Exquisite Attention.
Playing and enjoying timeless experience in safe and loving space,
Celebrating life and love through playful exercises, games and ecstatic practices,
Unfolding hidden feelings & vulnerabilities, for exquisite connection

Cost: $10

Authentic Relating Games in San Francisco

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

237 Cumberland St.
Apartment #11
San Francisco, CA 94114

Authentic Relating Games are a fun and unique way to experience deeper connections. They are....

- Profound and playful icebreakers
- A simple format to break old patterns of communication, so that we can see the subtext and motivations in our interactions
- A relational API that lets you understand and be understood by anyone.

During the night, we will guide you on a journey of interpersonal experience. Using safe, powerful, and interactive "Games", we'll explore a depth of connection that is rarely attained in a single night...while having full permission for our unique boundaries and experiences.

By the end of a game, even though you may have just met these people, you may feel like you've known them for a long time. Many people express entering a room full of strangers and leaving feeling like lifelong friends.

From meditative depths of presence and ecstatic heights of joy, to somber melancholy and heart-pounding fun, we will guide an experience all the way through the human condition.

Cost: $20 - $35

Salsa Lessons

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

Aura Kitchen and Bar
389 South 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Join us at AURA in Downtown San Jose for Salsa lessons. The dance instructor will teach us the basic steps as a group, and we will mingle, laugh and enjoy some fresh cocktails. Spend your Wednesday night socializing and learning some fun dance moves!

Cost: $5 (cash at the door)

International Day of Yoga in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT

San Francisco County Fair Building
Golden Gate Park
1199 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

The Consulate of India along with various spiritual and cultural organizations are coming together to celebrate the third annual International Day of Yoga on June 25th.

On December 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. "Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature."

Join us to participate in talks, yoga, meditation, kirtan. Spots are limited. Please register soon to save your place!

Don't forget to bring Yoga mat and water bottle.

Cost: Free