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.


Lineup:

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
12:00-3:00
3:00-5pm

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




Free Joy of Yoga Camp - International Yoga Day Celebration

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

Amrita Hall @ MA Center
10200 Crow Canyon Rd
Castro Valley, CA 94552


In honor of International Yoga day, the MA Center is hosting a summer day camp for adults and children over age 10 to experience the joy of yoga and practice the Amrita Yoga technique. We'll have special activities and modifications to the yoga practice for kids and seniors. Supervised children's activities will be provided for kids ages 5 to 9.

Schedule for the day:
Amrita Yoga practice Gentle all ages/chair/modifications
IAM® Meditation Group practice for adults, youths, and NEW seniors
Lunch & Chai: $8 for adults/$5 for kids at the door
Nature Walk - An Elemental Journey
Seva/craft projects related to yoga
Yoga Reflection Circles with all ages and ending prayers

**Please arrive by 9:30 AM to find a place and settle in, so that we can begin the yoga practice promptly at 10 AM.

Cost: Free


SoulPlay "Afterglow" - A Celebration of Souls

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 1:30 AM

East Bay Community Space
507 55th street,
Oakland, California 94609


Join us for an epic evening of Dance, Connection, and Celebration!

Whether you attended SoulPlay Festival or not, come experience the afterglow of the magical weekend experienced in Pinecrest!

Reconnect with fellow SoulPlay goers or meet new friends. Come drop into your body, open your heart and let your true self-play among kindred souls.

Activities will include:
- Live Interactive Performance by Nona Fender & the Benders
- Ecstatic Dance by Ra So
- Soulful Connection Workshop by Romi Elan
- Sound Immersion Experience by Danny Goldberg
- Tea Service by Immodestea San Francisco
- Massage by Joanna Burgess
- Raw Vegan Cuisine, Snacks and Beverages by Chef-Jillian Love
- Cuddle space

Cost: $20 - $40


Ocean Beach Bonfire

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Ocean Beach,
San Francisco, California 94121


There are numerous sweet events in San Francisco this weekend. If you are participating in any day activities in the City, it might be a good idea to come chill at the beach afterwards and have a good time with awesome people.

If you do come just know Ocean Beach can get cold so bring a Jacket to wear, bring a blanket to sit on or bring whatever you want........ let's just have fun!

It is free, and everyone is invited.

Facilitator: Jasmine Jones

Cost: Free


Holy Fire Reiki Healing Night- Open to all!

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Reiki Energy Healing
174 S. Main Street,
Milpitas, California 95035


The featured Reiki Healing Night includes:

- A brief introduction to Reiki
- Stories about how Reiki has impacted others
- A healing attunement
- Snacks & refreshments

Leave feeling refreshed and energized and share your experiences with like-minded folks in a friendly, comfortable and welcoming environment.

Reiki is a form of energy healing that can help alleviate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress. It is a way to ‘tune-up’ your energy to its healthiest state allowing for healing to take place.

Cost: $25


Summer of Love: An Art and Music Experience

June 24 – 25, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Downtown San Rafael,
San Rafael, California


Journeying back to the era of peace and love, much of this year’s artwork will pay homage to the Summer of Love theme and focus on the cultural revolution that started in the San Francisco Bay Area, changing art, music, and the direction of the country forever.

Lending even more of a psychedelic-flair to the event, attendees will have the chance to meet legendary artist Stanley Mouse and view an exhibition of his iconic Rock and Roll posters. Also, the inspiring artwork created by the winners of EveryLife Foundation for Rare Diseases’ Rare Artist contest will be on display in the Rare Artist Gallery.

To get attendees groovin’, top musical hits from the era will be performed Saturday and Sunday on the main stage.


Musical Entertainment Lineup

Saturday, 6/24
§  Otilia Donaire – 1:15 to 2:45 PM
§  San Francisco Airship – 3:00 to 4:00 PM
§  Aquarius – 5:30 to 6:30 PM and 7:00 to 8:00 PM


Sunday, 6/25
§  Shakey Zimmerman – 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
§  Ruckatan Latin Tribe – 1:15 to 3:15 PM
§  Aquarius – 3:30 to 4:30 PM and 5:00 to 6:00 PM

Cost: $10



Soul Tones, Soul Family Concert

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8 PM - 10 PM

Center for Spiritual Living
1195 Clark St,
San Jose, California 95125


This is sure to be a concert to stir your Soul and uplift your Heart.
Kathleen and I are blessed to create music we love, with our Soul Family we love.

The members of the "Soul Family" to perform include:

Soul Tones - Kathleen Farrell and Judson Cunningham Alchemy Singing Bowls, Percussion Instruments

Murmurations Duo - Suellen Primost - cellist and Jeremy Marais - multi instrumentalist

David Ladd - Sax
Lisa Perry - Crystal Singing Harp
Nadine Risha special guest artist Vocals
Pineal Toning Choir Ensemble - Vocal Toning

Join us for this evening of awe inspiring music.

Cost: $30 - $35


Swingposium: A Tribute to Big Band Music & Dance at Camp

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Wesley United Methodist Church
566 N 5th St,
San Jose, California 95112


San Jose Taiko, Epic Immersive, and Wesley Jazz Ensemble team up to present Swingposium: Big Band Music and Dance at Camp, which brings tribute to Japanese-Americans involved in swing music and dance during WWII Internment Camps.

“Swingposium is essentially a dance as opposed to a concert” says San Jose Taiko Artistic Director Franco Imperial. “The intention is to celebrate the amazing people who, in the midst of being incarcerated, turned to music and dance as a means of survival. We’ve invited Epic Immersive to help craft a dynamic environment for the audience. This is not a typical show where you sit and passively observe.”

Epic Immersive CEO and Founder Steve M. Boyle explains, “Epic Immersive creates immersive theatrical experiences - 360-degree live fictional worlds with stories that run through them. There are storylines like with a movie or a play, but instead of sitting in a seat, guests are part of the experience’s universe. In this case, guests will be transported to a swing dance hall at a WWII internment camp. There they’ll dance, meet new people, be guided through a narrative, and experience from the inside one of the great, beautiful, under-told, and uplifting stories of the Japanese American internment camps.”

Cost: Free


Free Cacao & Tea Ceremony

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

DiviniTree Yoga and Arts Studio
1043B Water St.,
Santa Cruz, California 95062


DiviniTree is very excited to announce our Cacao Ceremony here in Santa Cruz. This is a ceremony to connect to the heart. Come and experience high grade chocolate, heart opening tea (for those who don't want the caffeine of chocolate or just love tea), Kirtan, dance, drum, and connect with an amazing community.

Cost: Free


Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival

June 23 – 25, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Dominican University
Grand Av & Acacia Av,
San Rafael, CA


Ever wonder what the future of athletic performance, coaching and training will look like? Have you always wanted to train into the zone and have a flow-state experience? Join the Sports, Energy and Consciousness Group for a taste of that future; a weekend celebration of integral learning that combines body, mind, heart and soul to explore the vast potential of our athletic abilities.

This weekend will offer new worldviews and philosophies that are reshaping the direction of sports and fitness, and revolutionizing our understanding of athleticism.

Explore the mystical experiences of the sporting life, as world-class athletes and trainers reveal the often-unmentioned parts of the game, such as when time slows down, players know in advance what is going to happen and can read the minds of opponents.  Gain an understanding of what we are witnessing when an athlete breaks a record, defies gravity and does something that has never been done before.

The SEC Sports Festival is the first-ever conference on integrated learning that will give you how-to, no-nonsense practices aimed at taking athletic performance into a whole new dimension and provide everyday take-home practices that will harness the power of your true athletic ability.

Join me for a weekend of sport as transformative practice, and see how integral coaching is the game-changer of the future. I look forward to seeing open-minded, life-long learning participants like you to "catch the vision" of constant and consistent attainment of top-level performance.

Cost: $245




San Jose Zen Den

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4 PM - 8 PM

St. James Park
San Jose, California 95113


Join us for the Summer in St. James It's Happening park appearance of the SJ Zen Den, a pop-up urban sanctuary in downtown SJ to serve as a space for pause, deep breathes, meditation, community gathering, yoga, art, music, and more.

Your BTC Zen Den guides will be present to provide guided pauses to meditate, stretch, de-stress, and engage in some mindful conversations with like-minded commUnity!

Cost: Free



Winters Guitarfest 2017

June 23 – 24, 2017 (Friday – Saturday)

Winters, California


The first Winters Guitarfest, which as the name implies celebrates the variety, beauty, durability, and sounds of the acoustic guitar, will be held in Winters on June 23-24, 2017.  Hosted by ARC Guitar and organized and sponsored in part by participating businesses, the festival will feature twenty-five luthiers -- builders of artistically crafted guitars and other fine stringed acoustic instruments, including mandolins, banjos, ukeleles and more. Displayed by their makers, all of these instruments will be offered for sale.
A host of related events will add to the festival spirit, including players' workshops, finger style performers, concerts and an ongoing street faire featuring food and wine vendors.
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Venues at the festival will include several locations in the charming Winters downtown business district, with The Palms Playhouse and The Buckhorn De De Vilbiss Room as the main showcases where the luthiers will be displaying their beautifully crafted instruments. Workshops and other events will take place at several other business locations nearby, including Turkovich Family Wines, ARC Guitar, and Berryessa Gap Tasting Room.

Continuous Music on the Outdoor Main Street.

Main performers: Nancy Northrup, Stevie Coyle and Teja Gerken.

Cost: $20/day, or $35/2-days


36th Annual Fountain Blues Festival

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12 PM - 8 PM

Plaza De Cesar Chavez
170 S Market St,
San Jose, California 95113


Rock N' Roll Hall of Famer Elvin Bishop headlines longest running blues fest in the area. Also on the bill: multi-grammy award winning Bettye LaVette, genre-bending blues vocalist Fillmore Slim, blues harpist phenom Aki Kumar with his all-star band - and blues/soul guitar virtuoso Maxx Cabello Jr. Beneficiary is the 501c3 nonprofit Fountain Blues Foundation with more details at fountainblues.com.

And, we bring the Brews to the Blues – sample over 20 craft beer selections Abita, Allagash, Ballast Point, Drakes, Elysian, Faultline, Firehouse, Firestone, Golden Road, Lagunitas, Lost Coast, North Coast, Oskar Blues, Sierra Nevada, Stone, Tilt, Wildcide Hard Cider + more TBA.

Gates open at 11. Main Stage bands begin at noon.

Enjoy local blues talent on the San Jose Jazz Mobile Boom Box Stage before and between main stage acts – courtesy of Silicon Valley Blues Society.

Cost: $20


Deep Music Flow

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Peacebank Yoga Studio
2603 Broadway St,
Redwood City, California 94063


A Vinyasa based class to live DJ music that will sync flow with rhythm & breath. As you are blissfully guided through Asana's, you will be soothed with the warm vibration of DJ Liam Shy’s ethereal electronic music. Your experience on the mat will be deeply nourished with this ever-evolving palette of sound weaving through your practice in just the right, taking your yoga experience to whole new heights!

Facilitators: Emily Galvin-Moore & DJ Liam Shy

Cost: $20


Make Music Day San Francisco 2017 (Fete de la Musique)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6 PM - 2 AM

Clift Hotel
495 Geary St,
San Francisco, California 94102


Make Music Day 2017 (Fête de la Musique) will be on Wednesday June 21st. Join us to celebrate the first day of Summer and our love for music! Let's dance, sing and have fun!

LINE-UP

6.00pm - Oury (DJ set - jazz, funk, afrobeat, and other cool stuff...)
Oury Thomas started mixing in 2001 by digging vinyls in record shops playing in bars, clubs, and radios in his hometown Paris among a young generation of DJs and musicians such as Greg Gauthier & Sven Love (Cheers), Amnaye (Real Tone Records, Innervisions), Na’Sayah (Haïku), Heartbeat (Dement3d), Qalomota Records, Serious Man (Different Muziq), Jeremy Underground...

https://soundcloud.com/oury

7.30pm - Barrio Manouche (flamenco gipsy jazz band)
Barrio manouche is an acoustic San Francisco-based international septet (Spain, Quebec, France, Brasil and California) playing music that will take you on a magical journey, frequently joined by artists from around the globe. The San Francisco based ensemble has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and their passion for their musical improvisation. The band performs a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it's difficult to classify but instantly recognizable deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the gypsy soul of Eastern Europe, the flamenco of Paco de Lucía to the avant-garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane...

http://www.barriomanouche.com/


9.00pm - DJ Franky Boissy (house, disco...)
Franky Boissy began playing at small parties and French cafes and made a name for him self in the mid-1990’s by masterminding the now legendary Bastille Day and WET parties. As his DJ career flourished and house music grew in popularity, Franky's passion drove him to production where he made his first track in 1996 and he has been hooked ever since.

https://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/frankyboissy

Cost: Free

An Evening of Kirtan with Madhava!

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Nandi Yoga
309 8th Ave,
San Mateo, California 94401



Embark on a vocal journey through the sacred sounds of ancient India. Drawing from an unbroken tradition of Indian devotional singing, Madhava will introduce and lead us in the ancient practice of "Kirtan" (or chanting), the heart of devotional yoga. This practice of calling to the divine creates a bridge between the individual and the eternal, opening the heart and welcoming the spirit. Sometimes soft and meditative and sometimes loud and wildly rhythmic, Kirtan takes the participant on a deep emotional and musical journey through our mostly unexplored inner world. With solo performance and call-and-response group chanting, Madhava creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.

No previous experience is needed. This is an exploration of the heart, independent of vocal or musical technique.

Cost: $30




International Day of Yoga: Free Festival

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT

San Mateo Central Park
50 East 5th Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94401



Join us for International Day of Yoga, held on the Summer Solstice, as we celebrate all that is yoga with the Peninsula Community. This year marks the third year of this worldwide phenomenon and we've expanded our program and offerings this year.

Here's the schedule:
8:30-9 am Check in and save your spot
9-10:15 am Jivamukti with Wendy
10:15-10:45 am Meditation with Wendy
10:45-12 pm Gentle Flow & Yin with Nicole
12-1:15 pm Ashtanga with Tony
1:15-2:15 pm Kirtan with Dave & Prajna
2:15-3 pm Family/Kids Yoga with Kathrin

By registering for this event, you agree that your participation in the International Day of Yoga event is voluntary and understand that you are not required to take part in any breathing exercises or Yoga poses that are part of the lecture/demonstration by the panel of teachers. You accept complete responsibility for your participation as an attendee.

Cost: Free




Free Summer of Love Dance Party on Pier 39

Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6 PM - 10 PM

PIER 39
San Francisco, California 94133


Make sure you wear a flower in your hair in the spirit of the Summer of 1967 at PIER 39’s free Summer of Love Dance Party, in collaboration with the official Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Celebration. Snap a photo using #pier39 to receive a free commemorative print, and stop by the Museum of Craft & Design’s tent to make a paper flower crown from 6-8pm. Afterward, dance the night away with music from Mania! The Live Beatles Experience from 6-8pm and DJ Bart from 8-10pm.




Cost: Free



Summer Solstice ~ Triple Goddess Retreat

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Stillpath Retreat Center
16350 Skyline Blvd.
Woodside, CA 94062


Celebrate Summer Solstice with a spacious day of creativity, self-care and connecting to Mother Earth.

On this natural holiday, we will celebrate the longest day of the year through the ancient ritual of honoring ourselves and the natural world.

Summer Solstice drum circle

In this Triple Goddess Retreat, we will connect with Gaia through drumming and walking meditation.

In this secluded sanctuary, we will easily fill up our senses to embody Aphrodite.

To honor Saraswati, the Goddess of Art, we will create wisdom wands and small wooden art pieces.
All art supplies will be provided.

A three-course gourmet dinner will be served by famous Food Artist Lori Hofman.

There will be plenty of free time for swimming, hot tub, sauna and personal journal writing.
Bring your swim suit, towel, walking shoes, journal and drum. We have extra drums to share.

Cost: $135.00



Summer of Love Dance Party in Grace Cathedral

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Grace Cathedral
1100 California St,
San Francisco, CA

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love by dancing in the aisles to classics from 1967 and modern tunes inspired by the artistic spirit of that era—courtesy of the Make It Funky DJs and Mad Alchemy’s liquid light show. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair!

Summer of Love Dance Party
June 22, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love by dancing in the aisles to classics from 1967 and modern tunes inspired by the artistic spirit of that era—courtesy of the Make It Funky DJs and Mad Alchemy’s liquid light show. Be sure to wear flowers in your hair!

About Make it Funky

Make It Funky believes in crowd pleasing engagement, the call and return. We believe that the funk is a vibe that goes beyond the music and beyond the party. The funk is a sort of radiation of positive energy from a person’s body, an insistent rhythm appealing to various carnal qualities. Maybe funk is the difference between a group of people playing music and a party. Whatever it is, Make It Funky keeps it funky, but with one exception – the Funky train doesn’t go off the tracks. This train goes and goes; a churnin’ urn of burnin’ funk, slow without a hurry in the world; a steamrolling groove machine that’s still on time, always keeping heads nodding and two feet stepping.

About Mad Alchemy

Mad Alchemy is an analog liquid light show — a dramatic montage of color always moving and changing in the great San Francisco tradition of Bill Hamm, Glen Mckay and Brotherhood of Light from the heyday of the Bay Area’s psychedelic ballrooms. Principal Lance Gordon has been involved with this art form since 1971 and learned the essence of liquid projections from a former member of the Brotherhood of Light. Mad Alchemy has toured the US and Europe, performing in iconic venues like the Forum in London, the Trianon in Paris, Irving Plaza in New York and the Fillmore in San Francisco. Mad Alchemy has performed with top bands in psych rock and other genres, and Lance Gordon has shared the stage with the likes of Big Brother and the Holding Company, John Lee Hooker, Boz Skaggs and Tower of Power.

Cost: $5 in advance and $10 at the door.


Kate Wolf Music Festival

June 22 – 25, 2017 (Thursday – Sunday)

Black Oak Ranch
50350 HWY 101
Laytonville, CA 95454


The annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a great weekend with friends, family and lovers of fabulous music. Line up includes: John Prine, Bruce Cockburn, Blind Pilot, The Paul Thorn Band, The Waifs, Paper Bird, Las Cafeteras, Baka Beyond, and Dirty Cello, Brandi Carlile, Playing For Change, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Paul Thorn Band and so many more! The 22nd Annual Kate Wolf Music Festival is a four-day music and camping festival and will take place on June 22nd – 25th, 2017 at the beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, California. It is one of Northern California’s most loved summer events and has been named one of Fest300's “15 Transformational Festivals to Attend.”

The 2017 #KWMF will feature four stages of music, special song sets with unique artist pairings, Yoga and Tai-Chi, music workshops, open mic sessions, KidZone Stage, swimming hole, and more. It is a celebration of a variety of musical styles in a warm and friendly community environment that attracts multiple generations of festival-goers and campers. “It is a mellow gathering, where attendees not only enjoy listening to world class music but enjoy playing music together amongst themselves” says Cloud Moss, producer, “while sharing stories and songs at the nightly Hobo Jungle campfire down by the river, partaking in a variety of workshops, sampling the many dishes from the large number of food vendors, or wandering the magical natural grounds of the ranch.”

Cost: $300




Surrealistic Summer Solstice: Free Concert and Light Show

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6 PM - 9:30 PM

San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers
100 J F Kennedy Dr,
San Francisco, California 94118


The Surrealistic Summer Solstice Jam will combine the music of 1967 with an epic Illuminate and Obscura Digital light show on the Conservatory of Flowers! Dan Lebowitz is music director. The house band will include members of ALO, Moonalice, and other great SF musicians. Jack Casady, Country Joe McDonald and many others are scheduled to perform. The concert and light show are free ... and it's the longest day of the year!!

Cost: Free


Summer Solstice 108! at Plaza De Cesar Chavez

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6 AM - 8 AM

Plaza De Cesar Chavez
170 S Market St,
San Jose, California 95113


In honor of the Summer season, let's join as a community and welcome the longest day of the year with intention and health in our body, mind, and spirits!

We will be celebrating summer solstice with 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar led by Sarah Wells. The collective energy of which is meant to challenge the body and mind into a feeling of energetic prayer beyond words.

This special practice will be held outside, in the cool sunshine of the early morning at Plaza De Cesar Chavez park! We will meet at the stage. Bring your own mat, we will have extras available though! This event is FREE to the public, sponsored by San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

108 has long been regarded a sacred number in the Vedic tradition. It was perceived as a number representative of the wholeness of existence, the average distance of the Sun to Moon to Earth being 108 times their respective diameters. Such phenomena gave rise to many examples of ritual significance. In yoga the number was adopted in the form of mantra reciting with mala beads.

The sun salutes will be broken into 4 rounds of 27...

Round One: Dedications for Personal Transformation and Realization. This round is for all of one's prayer for your personal activation, healing, fertilization and manifestation of the potency of one's life. Self-realization and actualization.

Round Two: Dedications for Family, Friends and anyone you have unresolved conflict with

Round Three: Dedications for the World – The Bodhisattva round, where we pray for what we care about and are active in transforming.

Round Four: Dedications to the Source – The conversation between you and a collective sense of being.

Don't let fear of your capabilities hold you back, this is a compassionate environment where modifications, child’s pose, and anything needed to take care of yourself is welcome. The important part is we all offer up our own personal best.

Cost: Free


Kirtan! Myth, Mantra, Music

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Center SF
548 Fillmore St,
San Francisco, California 94117


Kirtan is a form of chanting handed to us via the Bhakti Yoga tradition. Bhakti Yoga is the 'yoga of devotion' aiming for the center of the heart. Its purpose is to soften the heart, calm the mind, and build community. If you've ever spoken or sung 'OM' you have chanted.

Robin has been chanting for many years and can speak directly to the profound benefits.

*It's empowering
*Reduces stress and anxiety
*Releases neurosis and boosts immunity
*Helps alleviate depression
*Helps release addiction
*Fortifies the mind against negative thought
*Cultivates compassion

If you begin to doubt your ability to 'sing', Robin offers you the advice of one of her teachers, 'It's not a performance it's a prayer'.

In addition to Kirtan Robin will be sharing the myths and stories behind the chants offered. These stories are so beautiful and deeply woven with imagery meant to inspire, illuminate, and awaken the spiritual knowledge inherent in all people.

No Yoga mat needed. Come in comfortable clothing as we will be sitting.

And, please, stay after or come early to enjoy the space and the tea.

Cost: $20.


Palo Alto World Music Day 2017: Free Festival

Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 3 PM - 7:30 PM

University Ave,
Palo Alto, California 94301


The City of Palo Alto has declared Sunday June 18 as World Music Day. World Music Day is a FREE music festival that takes place in cities around the world every year close to the Summer Solstice.

50 professional and amateur musical groups will perform a wide variety of musical genres: jazz, pop, rock, classical, world music, choral, folkloric dances, etc. All performances are FREE and open to the public.

This is a fun and unique family event, a great way to spend Father’s Day. Last year 20,000 people attended!

Cost: Free


Dance Elemental - Mid-Summer Magick

Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 8 PM - 11 PM

Center for Creative Living
1460 Koll Circle ## C,
San Jose, California 95112


Embody the Music with your dance tribe. Dance Elemental is a unique expression of ecstatic dance culture, inspired by nature-centered spiritual paths. Dance with Air - Fire - Water - Earth - Spirit. Embody your Divine Nature on a journey back to your center, with conscious dance DJ music and Sacred Space created by our very own Dakini Uma Amitabha.

Move and flow with the rhythm in community, to witness, be witnessed, and to remind ourselves of the beauty that we are. Learn and grow from each element and work with its unique, palpable energy. Celebrate together, and allow your inner light to be revealed!

DJ - KATHERINE GLASA

Cost: $15