SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Adult Play Date- Battle Of The Sexes "POOL PARTY"

Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

The Sunshine Event Center
9360 Elk Grove Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624

Adult Play Date- Battle Of The Sexes Edition " POOL PARTY"

You are not going to want to miss this!

Interactive games that will blow your mind. Games that you love to play and new games you have never seen.

Ex: Musical chairs, Dancing contest, Tug-a -war, Twister, Table games, Water Volleyball, Suck it up, Pop dat #*&@, Blow it off...

This event provides Food,Cocktails and Beers will be for sale, Swimming, Music from the hottest radio station in town HOT 103.5

Prizes will be presented to the winners!

Who will take home the title of Battle Of The Sexes Champs? The Men or the Women

Come to have fun and find out!

Facilitator: Amber Cohen

Cost: $20 - $30

Hayward Russell City Blues Festival 2017

July 8 – 9, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Hayward City Hall Plaza
777 "B" Street
Hayward, CA

This little town of African-American's who migrated here from the deep south was one of the proving grounds for many blues musicians. Russell City, an unincorporated area of Hayward, California is about 12 minutes from the City of Oakland. This community of modest houses and small farms along the bay is now gone.

During it's heyday, Russell City was a down home, known for it's clubs with dirt floors, bootleg electricity and a steady stream of musicians playing a unique style of Delta Blues. During the early part of their careers, artists such as Big Joe Turner and Big Mama Thornton played Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana style blues in Russell City.

West Coast Blues music eventually influenced the traditional sound when horns replaced the harmonica and West Coast Blues was born. Russell City is a landmark on the map of American's contributions to world culture giving Hayward a unique musical legacy reflecting the African-American experience. We are pleased to bring those sounds back through the Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival. The Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival celebrates the rich history, musical and cultural art form found in Russell City and Hayward during the post war years from the 1940's thru the 1960's.

Cost: $30/day; $50/2-days

Medicine Buddha Festival

Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 10 AM - 4 PM

Land of Medicine Buddha
5800 Prescott Rd,
Soquel, California 95073

Once a year we raise our 24' tall Medicine Buddha thangka (painting) between redwood trees and create a grand day of celebration and offering. The day is open and free to all.

·         Join in the 11 AM procession with our thangka led by the Gamelan Anak Swarasanti Orchestra.
·         Dagri Rinpoche and Geshe Ngawang Dakpa as our Guests of Honor
·         Music and dance performances
·         Information and healing booths
·         Shopping for unique gifts
·         Food and drink

Cost: Free

SUP Yoga with Alice Kennedy & Gloria Riola

Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Capitola Beach
Capitola, CA 95010

Welcome to an amazing way to enjoy the ocean and yoga with Alice and Gloria! Join Ocean Yoga Bliss for a Sunday morning play-day of yoga and stand-up paddle-boarding at Capitola Beach.

First, we start with a short warm-up of yoga on the beach. After, a lesson on the beach on how to paddle. Then, Alice and Gloria will take students and their boards out into the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary to enjoy the views, wildlife and practice paddling. After learning how to paddle, we will guide the participants in a safe, sequenced series of yoga postures. You don't have to know how to paddle-board. Beginners are welcome. And, any level of yoga experience is accommodated!

What is included: the rental of stand-up paddle-board, paddle and personal flotation device, SUP instruction and yoga.

Cost: $75

Soultastic Sermon: An Ecstatic Dance Experience

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

Dogpatch Dance and Yoga
435 23rd Street
Ste 19 (2nd floor of Storage San Francisco Building)
San Francisco, CA 94107

Basic Guidelines
1. Move however you wish
2. No talking on the dance floor
3. Respect yourself and one another
4. Honor your space and the space of others

Ecstatic Dance is a Drug & Alcohol Free Space

Please also refrain from photos, video, shoes, scents & negative judgments.

The Soundscape by Kamau Abayomi – Afro-diaspora-rhythmic soulful, funky, bass-filled, ancestral ambient, celestial and deep meta-groove meditations.

Special focus is given to a balance of soul stirring instrumental tracks mixed with songs featuring spiritually aware and uplifting lyrics. Each track is presented within the context of a journey through the dimensions of being, with the intention of releasing, letting go, opening, expanding and elevating. Thus, a variety of genres, rhythms and tempos are featured to activate this process. No one genre is played for more than 15 minutes along the journey which begins with ambient and downtempo and concludes in meditative music and meditation for grounding. Infused throughout the journey are inspirational words to guide the focus.

Cost: $15

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

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.
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!


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...


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...


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.


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

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.