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by plastic molecules
Tuesday Jun 7th, 2005 3:09 PM
live free or die
free of plastics that is
health

Vaccines Did & Do Cause Autism
http://www.independent-media.tv/item.cfm?fmedia_id=11070&fcategory_desc=Under%20Reported

Plastic molecule (in 95% of Americans) links exposures to many health problems.
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/newscience/oncompounds/bisphenola/2005/2005-0413vomsaalandhughes.htm
Our Stolen Future: Background on BPA... what is it , how is it used and what
does science say about exposure risks
http://www.ourstolenfuture.org/NewScience/oncompounds/bisphenola/bpauses.htm

eco

Oil on Ice | Kelpie Wilson Interviews Dale Djerassi
http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/060305EA.shtml

NRDC Sues to Obtain Records of Sonar Harm to Whales
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2005/2005-06-03-09.asp#anchor2

Snowfall In Somalia - global warming
http://somalinet.com/news/world/Somalia/506

Five reasons why ExxonMobil is worse than other oil companies
http://www.projectthinice.org/exxonmobilandglobalwarming.html

state

Act on the "Downing Street Memo" ; Letter being circulated by
Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. sign it on-line,
http://www.johnconyers.com


URGENT! June 9 deadline on CA showdown with Diebold/ES&S!!!
http://www.democraticunderground.com /discuss/duboard.ph...
http://www.dfa-marin.org/June16HearingPressRelease.pdf
http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/pol/77373485.html


Tue Jun 7

# Tue, Jun 7 7pm The Future of Iran Speaker: Dr. Younes Parsa Benab
Palo Alto Community Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd. Free

On Tuesday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Younes Parsa Benab will speak about "The U.S. Hegemonic Project, the Middle East, and the Future of Iran" at the Community Media Center in Palo Alto.

Dr. Parsa Benab, a Professor of Political Science at Strayer University and editor of _Iran Bulletin_, will discuss the geo-strategic importance and future of Iran and how the characteristics and nature of the resistance there compare to the resistance in Iraq and Palestine.

When the U.S. denounces the Islamic Republic of Iran's reactionary regime, why don't progressive movements within Iran support U.S. intervention? Who in Iran is in favor of intervention, and why? What will happen if the U.S. tries to expand its program of "democratic" occupation across the Middle East? As struggle and resistance spread throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world against the imperial project of the U.S. ruling elite, the credibility of the U.S. suffers.

The program will be broadcast live on Mid-Peninsula Community Media Cable Channel 27 and rebroadcast throughout June as part of the ongoing "Other Voices" television series produced by Peninsula Peace and Justice Center. This program is co-sponsored by the Iranian Society for Human Rights and South Bay Mobilization.
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# WholeBodied Rejuvenation a treat for yourself http://wholebodywisdom.com
Come join us for an evening of play, connection and full self-expression.
We’ll use Movement, Voice & Touch to enliven, ground and rejuvenate our entire being.
You’ll have fun, while learning WholeBody Wisdom practices that will leave you feeling powerfully alive.
Facilitator: Scott Longwell Tue June 7 7:45pm-9:15pm
Advance Purchase: $10
To get tickets on-line use http://www.PayPal.com  and send your payment to: Payment [at] WholeBodyWisdom.com
Door Price: $15 -- We've got a really big space so there will be plenty of tickets at the door!  Come on down and join us! :-)
One Taste: An Urban Retreat Center
1074 Folsom Street @ 7th St SF
http://www.OneTasteSF.com


# 6/7 7p-12a free DIRT Press Launch Party 111 Minna!
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/75407179.html


# 6/7: 7p Envisioning the future of El Camino Real! (san carlos)
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/76421861.html 1250 San Carlos Ave


# SF Polyamorous Vegan Fire Spinning DJs pre-meetup thingy (East Bay peeps, reprazent!)
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/ac46b065-999e-4e09-bcb3-4916ae3bc31f?r=10535


# Tue 6/7 8pm SF: Candlelight Vigil in Response to Supreme Court's Decision Against Angel Raich
In response to the US Supreme Court\'s decision 6-3 against Angel Raich, Americans for Safe Access San Francisco have called for a Candlelight Vigil at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals; Mission & 7th Sts; San Francisco on Tuesday June 7, 2005 @ 8 PM. Please bring a green candle in memory of the patients who have died while being denied access to medical cannabis.
http://indybay.org safeaccess [at] gmail.com 1 877 249 6911


# Radical Love & Relationship Workshop with Wendy-O Matik
Tue June 7 8:00 PM Good Vibrations 1620 Polk @ Sacramento
415-345-0400 http://www.goodvibes.com
Radical Love Workshop: Tuesday, June 7, 2005 Good Vibrations at 8PM 1620 Polk Street (at Sacramento Street) San Francisco, CA, T: (415) 345-0400, $20, sliding scale, everyone welcome,
Workshop Description:
At a time when our nation is determined to keep us on the warpath, what better time to raise our voices against intolerance, hatred, and violence? At a time when our government propels us into a new dark age of fascism, what better time to talk about radical love, or the right to love who we want, how we want, and as many as we want? Loving openly and freely in these times, whether you are straight or queer, is a brave political act. We have been conditioned by outdated social norms that limit our perceptions and shackle us to unhealthy cycles of dissatisfying relationships. Yet we also live in a time when we can choose our gender and redefine our sexual identities. Don’t we then have the right to decide what kind of relationship best suits our lifestyle? Declare yourself a revolutionary of the heart. Find out how you can expand your potential to love, transform your lifestyle, and together we can threaten the social forces of patriarchy!
Wendy is the author of Redefining Our Relationships: Guidelines for Responsible Open Relationships. As an educator, role model, and spokesperson for the polyamory community, Wendy has become a revolutionary activist of the heart. Since the release of her book, she has taught over thirty Radical Love & Relationship Workshops globally, excavating important social trends and reshaping the future of alternative relationship models for the 21st century. As an activist for social change, Wendy is pushing the boundaries on firmly rooted notions in mainstream society on relationships, love, gender, sexual equality, and sexual politics. She is available for educational and motivational discussions on the topic of alternative relationship models and responsible non-monogamy.
http://www.wendyomatik.com



Wed Jun 8

# PUBLIC MEETINGS ON OAKLAND'S BICYCLE MASTER PLAN
Wed June 8 5:30 PM
City of Oakland is updating its Bicycle Master Plan and is seeking
your input. If you live, work or ride in Oakland, your voice needs to be heard! Attended bike parking will be provided.
* LAKE MERRITT - WED, JUNE 8, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Lakeside Park Garden Center - 666 Bellevue Ave. (near the Grand Ave. Bikeway)
* EAST OAKLAND - THURS, JUNE 9, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center - 7701 Krause Ave. (near the Bancroft Ave. & 73rd Ave. Bikeways)
http://www.oaklandpw.com/bicycling/bikeplan.htm
or contact Jason Patton (238-7049, jpatton [at] oaklandnet.com)


# 6/8: San Mateo Green Party showing film "Oil on Ice"
10 El Camino at Millbrae Ave (millbrae) 6-7 eat. 7-9 film.
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/75507023.html


# North Bay Living Food Community Potluck Wednesday, June 8, 7:00-9:30 pm in
Santa Rosa. http://www.beraw.com The Wednesday night downtown farmers
market is a great place to pick up some fresh food for the potluck.
To join the SonomaRaw e-list send an e-mail to: 32831-subscribe [at] zinester.com


# Come down to BM headquarters next Wednesday night (6/8), Hookahdome is
going to be set up there for an evening party kicking off BM'05. It'll
be like a smaller version of that party, and there are other folks with
different attractions too.
The space is big enough for however many people, and there's no
admission. Details: Wed. June 8th, 7:00-11:00, Burningman Headquarters
on 3rd St. at 16th St. in SF. Dress is Playa-nutty.
Enter from parking lot off 16th St, slightly west of 3rd St.
Try to make it OK? It is going to be fun!


# SF Cacophony Meeting - no really. Wed June 8 7:30 PM
Next Wednesday at Zeitgeist 7:30 Valencia @ Duboce NE
We need new ideas, new blood, and new pranks.
I want to do at least 1 public prank per month this summer.
Inspiration: http://www.improveverywhere.com/missions.php
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/90ce2d13-bff1-46cd-a485-1e93d224e0f3?r=10535



# Jun 8 + 9 CABLE HEARINGS, JUNE 8 and JUNE 9
This week we have two additional cable hearings. Come and make your voices heard! We really need to pack these meetings and have your active participation in order to ensure that the needs of our communities take center place in the franchise negotiations with Comcast.

Meeting Times and Locations -- Come and bring others to these hearings!

Wednesday, June 8, 2005, 7:00 PM
Sunset Recreation Center [Cantonese translation available]
2201 Lawton Street, San Francisco, CA 94122

Thursday, June 9, 2005, 7:00 PM
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts [Spanish translation available]
2868 Mission Street (at 24th Street), San Francisco, CA 94110

Requests for additional language interpreters must be received at least 48 hours in advance of a meeting to help ensure availability.

You do not have to be a Comcast subscriber or even own a TV. If you live or work in San Francisco, you have a stake in these negotiations.

For additional information and background, go to
http://www.mediasf.org You can download there talking points in English.
(We will add talking points in Spanish and in Chinese this weekend.)

Additional Things You Can Do

1. If you cannot make it to these meetings, go to http://www.mediasf.org , where you will find updates about future meetings. We will post them there as soon as they become available.

2. You can also send your comments to the City in writing.

Email them to:  cable.franchise [at] sfgov.org

Or mail them to: Comcast Cable Franchise, Dept. of Telecommunications and Information Services, City and County of San Francisco, 875 Stevenson St., 5th Fl., San Francisco, CA 94103

Please send us a copy: Sydney Levy, Media Alliance, 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 500, Oakland, CA 94612 (or sydney [at] media-alliance.org)

 3. Fill out an online survey about Comcast
http://www.media-alliance.org

For questions of comments, please contact Sydney Levy at the address below.
==========

What do you think about Comcast?
Go to http://www.media-alliance.org to fill out a survey
and to find times and places of public hearings in SF
regarding our city's upcoming cable contract.

==========
Sydney Levy
Media Alliance
A media resource and advocacy center for media workers,
non-profit organizations, and social justice activists.

1904 Franklin St., Ste. 500 * Oakland, CA, 94612 (BART: 19th St)
ph: 510-832-9000 x303 * fx: 510-238-8557
sydney [at] media-alliance.org * http://www.media-alliance.org



Thu Jun 9

URGENT! June 9 deadline on CA showdown with Diebold/ES&S!!!
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
http://www.dfa-marin.org/June16HearingPressRelease.pdf
http://www.craigslist.org/sfc/pol/77373485.html


# 6/9: Shooting Gallery's Third Annual Erotic Show larkin @ geary / o'farell
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/76743272.html


# 9 JUNE, THURSDAY 6:30 - 7:30.pm
Nature Noir:  A Park Ranger's Patrol in the Sierra - In this memoir, former U.S. Park Ranger Jordan Fisher Smith gives readers an astonishing account of the unholy truths lurking amid the great outdoors. As his saga unfurls along the American River, he discovers firsthand a veritable heart of darkness, a crossroad where nature and mankind collide. Fisher Smith will recount his tenure as a ranger and his dealings with the dark side of the national parks: rowdy campers, gun-toting gold miners and unsolved murders, as well as the primeval forces of nature.
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room
100 Larkin Street (at Grove) p.m


# Thu, Jun 9 7pm In Rachel's Name Rebuild the Gaza home Rachel Corrie stood to safeguard
First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison @ 27th Street) Oakland

Cindy & Craig Corrie (Rachel’s Parents) & Khaled & Samah Nasrallah (Members of the family who lived in the home)

$10 at the door • No one will be turned away

Contributions will be used to rebuild the Nasrallah Family’s home, and then keep rebuilding homes for more families in Gaza. The Rebuilding Alliance is the only grassroots organization rebuilding homes in Gaza where 3100 homes have been demolished, many by Caterpillar bulldozers made in the U.S.A.

Samah and Khaled Nasrallah, and their infant daughter Sama, are part of the extended family that lived in the home Rachel sought to protect. After Rachel was killed, despite the complete demolition of all the 2200 surrounding homes in their neighborhood, the Nasrallah family continued to live in their home for seven months before it, too, was demolished. Khaled is an accountant who works for the Palestine Airlines (they fly out of Egypt). In July Samah will take her qualifying exams to become a teacher. They have three daughters.

Cindy and Craig Corrie, Rachel’s parents, have become nationally known activists as they called on the US government to "undertake" a full, fair, and expeditious investigation into the death of Rachel Corrie” and for a just peace in Palestine and Israel. Cindy was formerly an educator, musician, and active school and community volunteer on behalf of youth and families.Craig formerly served as an executive at the vice-presidential level in the life insurance industry. They have two other grown children and one grandchild.
For more information contact:
Ceanna Stephans
Cosponsored by Rebuilding Alliance, Global Exchange, KPFA, Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice
(415) 255-7296 x261
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Thurs. June 9 @ 7:15pm & 9:15pm @ Red Vic- 1727 Haight St. this Thurs. only
A one day showing of a collection of 12 silent old time porn shorts from the early 1900s. "Beautifully restored by the National Cinematheque in France, these films were orginally created to 'entertain' brother patrons as they awaited their 'turn'." Ooh la la...!


# 6/9 7:30p “100 Ways to Play: a Catalog of Kink”, at SF Citadel 245 Eighth St
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/8419c285-46b9-4fdf-840a-9a415aebbe3d?r=10535


# The Oakland(ish Slam - FINAL QUALIFIER! Thu June 9 8:00 PM
Oaklandish 411 2nd St @ Bdwy Oakland http://www.oaklandish.org
The Oakland(ish) Slam Series
LAST QUALIFIER JUNE 9th / FINALS JUNE 16th
Hosted by Nazelah & Dahled w/ DJ Agana
Oaklandish, 411 2nd Street, Oakland
Sign-up: 7:30 - Show: 8:30
http://www.oaklandish.com
$5 – (Finals $10) All Ages
On a roll…' to Albuquerque!
We’re starting to hum along like a well-oiled machine now. Another great show, another hott feature and even more DOPE poetry! In the slam we had two (not quite yet) ’05 Berkeley team members battle it out for the $$. Our feature for the evening, Aya de Leon regaled us with a set of new, more personal work. It’s great when uber-talented folks keep on putting out the work that showcases their commitment to their craft. I only hope some of that drive to grow and get better rubs off on me – and you too!
At the next slam we actually have 2 features for you. Our main feature will be Rupert Estanislao (Suicide Kings http://suicidekingsspokenword.com Eskapo & Def Poetry) who is like a velvet wrapped sledgehammer…'without the velvet. Since coming to America in 1993, from Quezon City, Philippines, Rupert has become a favorite on both the local and national performance poetry scenes and the front-man for the multi-racial and bilingual hardcore band ESKAPO. Rupert is an
immigrant, a punk, a perpetual novice who wishes to learn poetry from life on a day-to-day basis, he writes from beauty and brutality - attempting to pen his experiences from two cultures into the language of poetry.
We’ll also have a group of Youth Poets from Y.E.S. High (that’s the Youth Empowerment School here in Oakland) taking over the open-mic. We may still have an open slot or two but we’ll be giving preference to folks under 18 and students.
So, come on out to the Slam! Support you favorite poet, be a judge, spit your truth on the mic, or just …'listen. See ya there!
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/6b817623-5493-4385-a2bd-3d36cebfceb9?r=10535



Fri Jun 10

# Circo Mutante presents "The Dream Machine" Fri June 10 8:00 PM
CELLspace 2050 Bryant St. (btwn. 18th and 19th)
San Francisco, CA view map More Info: 800-486-6862
http://www.circomutante.org
A little girl falls asleep in bed, and finds herself in her dreams of Circo Mutante... a clown and fairy doll lead the little girl in her dreams by trying to sell her the Dream Machine, a contraption that, although might still have a few bugs, will help people to overcome their fears and realize their dreams... to prove the Dream Machine's worth, the clown, the fairy, a few audience members, and even some other surprise testers go into the machine, and the outcome is an amazing performance incorporating jugglers, unicyclists, acrobats, and dance. Does the little girl buy it and use the machine herself? You must watch the show to find out...
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/06eccb9b-5813-4873-a3b7-eb3a066c3367


# RED CARPET THREADS FASHON SHOW Fri June 10 9:00 PM
Come out for a night of women's fashion by 5 bay area designers. There will be a variety of styles from glamour, to vintage looks, streetwear, fantasmal costumewear and swimsuits. COme for the fashion and stay for the party. The funk/jazz band Boostamonte! will be playing and Fishbone will show up for a few sets. The party will last through morning.
Studio Z, SF folsom/11th
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/41241ed2-577e-4ce7-aca8-d9a6e01d9afb?r=10535


# Living Room Where queers, freaks and divas feel at home
Friday  June 10 10pm -  3 am
featuring: Urban Funk Rebellion: Works by Youth Artists
bringing the best out the west in
Hip Hop    Soulful House    Drum & Bass    Old School
LP Trinity Black Discovery local venders marketplace
21 & over  free  b4 11: 00 pm if you email: trinitywolf [at] riseup.net  or bring flyer 
$ 8  after Oakland Noodle Factory 1255 26th St. @ Union West Oakland 94607



# June 10 - ? MCLIBEL, A DOCUMENTARY FILM,
PREMIERES IN SAN FRANCISCO ON JUNE 10, 2005
Filmmaker and Activist available for telephone interviews
WHAT: Directed by Franny Armstrong, “McLibel” follows the
15-year story of London Greenpeace activists Helen Steel and Dave
Morris as they are transformed from anonymous campaign volunteers into
unlikely global heroes.
In 1990, McDonald’s sued the single father and part-time bar worker for
libel in 1990, for distributing “What’s Wrong With McDonald’s” leaflets
after “McSpies” infiltrated their non-profit group. The leaflet listed
15 reasons why the corporation did not have the public’s best interests
in mind. The two activists defended themselves in the longest running
legal battle in English history, and won. The case has been described
as “the biggest corporate PR disaster” ever.
WHO: Director Franny Armstrong (available from London by phone)
McLibel defendant Dave Morris (available from London by phone)
WHEN: Spokespeople are available for telephone interviews from June 6 - 11
CONTACT: To schedule interviews please contact:
Beth Portello, bportello [at] cinemalibrestudio.com,
818-349-8822, 310-780-4008 (cell)
DETAILS: Film premieres June 10 in San Francisco:
Landmark Lumiere 3, 1572 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94109,
415-885-3201
Show times: Fri – Sat 2:30 5:00 7:00 9:30, Mon – Thurs 5:00 7:00 9:30
Q&A’s scheduled as follows:
Friday, June 10 following the 7:00pm show with Erik Marcus, publisher of Vegan.com and author of
'Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money'
Saturday, June 11 following the 7:00pm show with Dixie Mahy and Kristen Miles with Carlos
Villearreal, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild.
Sunday, June 12 following the 2:30pm show with Nancy Mancias of
CodePINK with Medea Benjamin and Kevin Danaher of Global Exchange.
· Clips available on Beta. · Screeners available upon request.
rtc = Reclaim the Commons - http://www.reclaimthecommons.net
http://reclaimthecommons.net/calendar.php


# McLibel - the trial of "What's Wrong with McDonald's
For folks who are familiar with activist history, you probably know about McLibel.  For those who don't,  please see info below taken from http://www.mclibelthemovie.com ; another good source is http://www.mcspotlight.org
 
This true-life story of how two activists stood up when sued by one of the largest multinational corporations is screening in select theatres across the nation, including San Francisco!  Bay Area Vegetarians is proud to be one of the local partner organizations for the screening.   For opening nite, Chris and I will join Erik Marcus for a Q&A session following the 7 pm screening. 
 
Free tickets giveaway - see our June newsletter for details - http://www.bayareaveg.org/news
 
It will be playing for one week starting June 10th  at Landmark Lumiere 3 at 1572 California Street .  Here are the showtimes for folks interested in seeing the documentary.  Regarding showtimes: As a rule, theatres do not schedule the showtimes of a film until the Tuesday before the film opens. We're happy to share this advance info you.   BUT we do advise that you confirm with the theatre though. 
 
Fri - Sun: 2:30, 5:00, 7:00, 9:30
Mon - Thur: 5:00, 7:00, 9:30

If you want to see the original flyer or more details, check out our Event Calendar
http://www.bayareaveg.org/events.php?EID=860#860
Is anyone interested in meeting up for an early dinner at 5 pm before going to the movie?  If so, please RSVP on the evite w/any comments-suggestions and we'll confirm details by Thursday.   I was considering Golden Era but I think at this point Ananda Fuara is a better choice because of more direct bus transit options.  Plus they've got a wonderful veggie burger (vegan if you say hold the butter or was it mayo..) and their soups are yummy.
 
Dinner evite:
http://www.evite.com/sfbaveg [at] yahoo.com/mclibeldinner 
 
Hope to see many of you tomorrow at the presentation on California Animal Agriculture: Facts & Fallacies!
 
Cheers, Tammy  About McLibel
 
McLibel is the true story of a postman and a gardener who took on McDonald's and wouldn't say "McSorry," in a legal battle since described as "the biggest corporate PR disaster in history."
   McDonald's loved using the UK's libel laws to suppress criticism. Major media organizations like the BBC and The Sun had crumbled and apologized. But then McDonald's sued penniless activists' Helen Steel and Dave Morris.
   In what became the longest trial in English legal history, the "McLibel 2" represented themselves against McDonald's USD$19 million legal team.
   Every aspect of the corporation's business was cross-examined: from junk food and McJobs, to animal cruelty, environmental damage and the company's advertising to children.  Outside the courtroom, Dave brought up his young son alone and Helen supported herself working nights in a bar.
   McDonald's tried every trick in the book against them. Legal maneuvers. A visit from Ronald McDonald. Top U.S.executives flying to London for secret settlement negotiations. Even spies.
   Seven years later, in February 2005, the marathon legal battle finally concluded in the European Court of Human Rights. And the result took everyone by surprise - especially the British Government.
   Filmed over ten years by no-budget Director Franny Armstrong (Drowned Out), McLibel features reenactments of key courtroom scenes directed by Ken Loach.
   McLibel is not about hamburgers. It is about the power multinational corporations wield over our everyday lives and two unlikely heroes who are changing McWorld.



Sat Jun 11

# Herbal allies in the garden & at home Sat June 11, 10 am – 12 noon
Did you know some of the most common garden plants and
weeds can be allies in your daily life?! Learn about
growing, harvesting and using tonic herbs for stress
and balance in our busy city lives.
Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St.
Pre-registration required. $15. Please call 731-5627
to pre-register or for more information.
Celebrate the Summer Solstice!*** Sat June 18, 5 pm – 7 pm
Everyone is invited to the Garden to enjoy the bounty
of summer and the community that the garden makes
possible! It's a potluck BBQ so please bring drinks,
desserts, and salads to share as well as food to grill
and your own plate and utensils.
Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. (a
http://www.gardenfortheenvironment.org


# SAT Jun 11 http://worldnakedbikeride.org/sanfrancisco
Meet at Justin Herman Plaza 11:30 AM, Saturday, June 11th, 2005
http://worldnakedbikeride.org/sanfrancisco/2005_map.html


# SF World Naked Bike Ride - June 11 noon 2005
Saturday, June 11 12:00 PM
The World Naked Bike Ride is on....
http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SF_WNBR
or simpler still: send blank email to:
SF_WNBR-subscribe [at] yahoogroups.com

It's time to put a stop to the indecent exposure of
people and the planet to cars and the pollution they
create.

According to the United Nations, close to a million
species of plants and animals could disappear from the
face of the earth in the next 50 years as a result of
greenhouse gasses being released primarily from motor
vehicles.

On June 11th 2005 over 54 cities across the world will
experience the naked joy of the world's largest naked
protest against oil dependency and car culture in the
history of humanity. Many cities will also ride again
on the weekend closest to Valentine's Day 2006.

You are invited to not only ride with us but also to
help organize a WNBR event in the city of your
choosing. More information. Visit our upcoming events
page for a list of participating cities.

World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) is being organized and
supported by many different groups. The groups are
only connected by their determination to all be naked
on their bikes June 11th, riding in celebration,
jubilation to deliver a vision of a cleaner, safer,
body-positive world to the masses. Yes, we have many
great reasons to be celebrating June 11th with all the
glory of naked two wheel sanity. It's time to join
hundreds of naked compatriots in a free, non-sexual,
fun bike ride!

All are welcome! From the shy to the bold. Cyclists,
rollerbladers, rollerskaters, skate boarders. All
ages, sizes, and colors welcome. Bring your family and
your co-workers!

What to wear? Do not fear! The World Naked Bike Ride
dress code is "Bare As You Dare"... How bare is that ?
How dare is that ?...Its all up to you, you decide
what you are comfortable with. NO ONE IS EXCLUDED OR
DISCRIMINATED AGAINST based on levels of clothing,
bodypaint, or anything else, for that matter! PLEASE
be creative and colorful in expressing yourself!
Bodypainting, bike decorating, and other creative
expression is strongly encouraged!

Unless we change direction, we are likely to end up
where we are heading.

The World Naked Bike Ride (WNBR) group was created by
Daniel and Conrad to help coordinate a large
international naked bike ride between many different
activist groups across the World. The World's first
international naked bike ride in 2004 was a
collaboration between the WNBR group which rode on
June 12th and Manifestaci?n Ciclonudista in Spain
which rode on June 19th.

Prior to the June 2004 World Naked bike ride, there
were two independent organizations organizing very
similar events with virtually identical messages of
protesting oil dependency, they were Artists for Peace
in Canada and Manifestaci?n Ciclonudista in Spain.
Despite having virtually identical messages neither of
these groups even knew of the existence of the other.
-

Pretty Cool, huh?!

For more information on these rides or if you are
looking for a general history of naked cycling visit
the naked cycling history page. For media coverage,
collaborative partners, and endorsements click here.
For a summary of the first year of WNBR events click
here. A lot of general questions about WNBR can be
answered in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
section.

Proposed 2005 Route for San Francisco World Naked Bike
Ride:

OUTBOUND TRIP

Start at Justin Herman Plaza
Head west on Market
Turn right at McAllister
Turn left in front of City Hall
Follow Polk to Market
Turn right on Market
Turn left on Valencia
Turn right on 18th
Turn right on Castro
Turn right on Market
Turn left on Church
Turn left on Duboce
Turn right on Scott
Turn left on Fell
Turn left on Masonic
Turn right on Haight
Ride to GGP at the end of Haight

RETURN TRIP

Take Oak away from GGP
Turn right on Franklin
Turn left on Market
Follow Market back to the Embarcadero

http://www.worldnakedbikeride.org
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SF_WNBR
or simpler still: send blank email to:
SF_WNBR-subscribe [at] yahoogroups.com

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# COUNTY UNFAIR JUNE 11th!!!! Sat June 11 12:00 PM noon
The COUNTY UNFAIR! June 11th. 12pm to ???
At the BARN 702 EARL st. S.F.CA 94124
http://www.lifesizemousetrap.com for info&directions
415- 285- 8103
The life size MOUSE TRAP, the HAUNTED BARN and HEAVY PEDAL CYCLECIDED, present the COUNTY UNFAIR! Come on out to the BARN and experience surreal country living INSIDE San Francisco's city limits! See the MOUSETRAP and CYCLECIDE'S pedal powered CARNIVAL rides in action!
Pet real wild animals or compete for prizes in our very own LUMBER JACK SPORTS competition! .YES!! Folks get your team together for AXE THROWING and the LOG CROSS CUT RACE!!
D.J.'s and LIVE MUSIC BY: "ESMERELDA STRANGE", and "ONE MAN BANJO"!
DON'T miss this chance to gorge your self in a HOT DOG PIE-eating contest, or put your money on a square for a game of CHICKEN SHeT BINGO! Why hell! For one buck you can even have a roll in the hay with the farmers daughter! Old favorites like the GOLF BALL SHOOTING RANGE, and the BAR will be in operation!…''. So y'all just come on out now!..
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# La Pena 30th Anniversary Street Fiesta Sat June 11 12-6pm free
Jesus Diaz y Su QBA (Contemporary Cuban dance music) bull Pacha Sikus (Andean music) bull La Peña AfroCuban Youth Ensemble (Latin Jazz) bull La Peña Bomba Class (Puerto Rican music and dance) bull Youth Movement Records (Youth Hip Hop) bull La Familia (Cuban son) bull Rafael Manriquez (Chilean song)
Amiguitos (Little Friends) stage 12 - 2pm inside La Peña's theater including Gary Lapow, Asheba and Bonnie Lockhart
Food bull Refreshments bull Community and Artisan Booths bull Kids' Activities
Prince and Shattuck Streets Berkeley 510-849-2568
http://www.lapena.org 4 blocks west of Ashby BART info [at] lapena.org


# 11 JUNE, SATURDAY 12:00 n.
How to Incorporate Green Design into Your Home Design - This panel discussion expands on the concepts of sustainable design and construction discussed in the “What Does Green Architecture Mean?” panel. Learn more about the wealth of information and resources available on the Web for homeowners, local building materials available in the Bay Area for homeowners and planning and building code issues regarding sustainable design and construction in San Francisco. There will be a live internet connection available for homeowners to conduct their own research while the experts are available to answer questions. Handouts will include local resources available for homeowners. Panelists include Willem Maas, Michael McCutcheon and Richard Parker. 100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 12:00 n.


# 11 JUNE, SATURDAY 2:00 p.m.
Your Water:  Hetch Hetchy - Drain or Maintain - Susan Leal, General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, presents an historical overview and an update of where we are today with our Water System Improvement Program, along with information about the complex environmental challenges we face today that are different from when the system was built 100 years ago, how the political climate is still contentious and a section about the history of the Hetch Hetchy Railroad.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 2:00 p.m.
Related Exhibition:  The Hetch Hetchy Water System:  Past, Present and Future, from June 4 through August 18, 2005, Main Library, Fifth Floor, Government Information Center
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)


# Pot Luck and Speaker Gathering by the
Marin Living Foods Community
Please Bring A friend or Neighbor This Month and Share the Gift of Health
Our Featured Speaker Will Be
John Kohler
John Kohler has been on the living and raw foods diet for nearly a decade;
he turned to living foods for healing from a life threatening-illness
(spinal meningitis) and has enjoyed dynamic health ever since. One of Johns
goals is to educate the world about the power of living and raw foods. He is
the founder and webmaster of the largest living and raw food website on the
internet, http://www.living-foods.com <http://www.living-foods.com/>, and
http://www.rawfoodsupport.com <http://www.rawfoodsupport.com/>. John also owns and
manages http://www.discountjuicers.com <http://www.discountjuicers.com/> and is the
number one expert on rawfoods appliances and gadgets in the world. He is
widely sought out and regularly speaks and instructs at many raw food
festivals and events. His area of expertise include recipe demos with 5-7
ingredients or less, young coconut recipes, traveling while raw, rawfood
appliances, successful transition to the rawfoods diet, and the importance
of a fresh organic whole foods diet. He believes that by using fresh,
organic, and whole ingredients, that simple, healthy, and delicious recipes
can be made with few ingredients and without the use of salt, oil, spices,
refined sweeteners or chemical additives. He is known for his pragmatic
approach to rawfoods and has coached and helped thousands of people to
incorporate more fresh raw fruits and vegetables into their diet.
Topic: Getting Juicers and Blenders to work for you!
In this talk, John will explain the various types of juicers on the market,
from the twin gear juicers, to the single auger juicers, to centrifugal
ejection juicers... Which is best for you?? Learn at this talk! John will
also demonstrate several types of juicers and explain the difference between
blending and juicing. He will also share some of his favorite recipes that
can be made with these appliances.

On Saturday, June 11th, from 6 til 9pm,
1 Wellbrock Hts. San Rafael, CA 94903 (directions below)
Cost: $3 donation and Raw food dish to serve 8, per person

6:00 pm start. PLEASE try to be on time. We eat at 6:15 and our speakers
generally start at 7:00

Please bring a raw food dish of your choice to serve 8 people making sure to
review the guidelines for food below.
*********** Guidelines for Food ***********
Please prepare your dishes with raw, organic (at least pesticide/herbicide
free), vegetarian (vegan - no animal products) ingredients. Nothing cooked,
steamed, baked or otherwise heated above 105 degrees is appropriate for this
potluck. Dehydrated foods and dried fruits are fine as long as they have
been prepared within the temperature guideline above. Tofu and most seaweeds
are not raw foods. Please pay attention to what might go into your dish;
oils, vinegar, spices, salt...is it raw, healthy, etc. Could it be added
later at the potluck by those who want it?
Some attendees have been on the raw path for 20+ years so we must adhere to
these seemingly strict guidelines. There are some wonderful raw foods
cookbooks available at the local health food stores for new ideas, or you
can go to http://www.living-foods.com for lots of great recipes. Beautiful leafy
greens and veggies presented in a wide variety of (raw) ways are always a
winner. Be creative, enjoy yourself and have fun! If in doubt - leave it
out! Call or email if you need ideas or have questions.

Now you can send your friends to <http://WWW.MARINRAWFOOD.COM>
for potluck details. http://WWW.MARINRAWFOOD.COM

******* Plates and Silverware *******
Please bring your own plate and silverware. Not only is it ecologically
beneficial, it's a much more pleasing dining experience.
Directions: Aldersgate Church is in San Rafael, Marin County, California. It
sits on a hill overlooking Kaiser hospital.
It can be reached by US Highway 101 north of San Francisco, exiting at
Freitas Parkway just north of the Marin County Civic center, a noted Frank
Lloyd Wright designed structure. Following Freitas Parkway west, turn left
on Las Gallinas, then right on Nova Albion Way. Turn right again on
Montecillo, passing Kaiser Hospital. Turn left on Trellis and left again at
the crest of the hill, which is Wellbrock Heights. Follow the street into
the parking area. Map available at
http://www.1wellbrock.org

If you have questions about food choices, directions, or anything else you
may email or call Hugh at
(415) 883-5201, vibrantlife4u [at] earthlink.net


# Bonny Doon Drum Circle Saturday, June 11 7:00 PM
What are you doin saturday june 11th? If the answer is shit, then come on down for a drum circle. Dont forget the drums, didj, some food, a pipe (preferably not empty), and YOUR DANCIN SHOES!!!!!!
Follow these directions exactly:
From hwy 1 and bonny doon rd
Turn on Bonny Doon rd. Go 5.3 mi to Ice Cream Grade.(bonny doon rd
will become pine flat. continue straight)
Just before you get to Ice Cream Grade you will pass Bonny Doon
Elementary. Turn Right on Ice Cream Grade. We are the third drive on
the left, after the bend. .49 mi from pine flat to the house.
( there will be markers for the driveway)
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# House of Lotus Speakeasy Sat June 11 8PM – 4AM (or later)
The next gathering of lotus dwellers shall descend on a restored barnhouse and historic prohibition era winery in Bayview on Saturday tha 11th of June.
Beautiful location with outdoor gardens and a indoor dancefloor at 3030 Ingalls Street in SF. Come early and dine in the garden. This will not get busted. Presale tickets available at http://www.houseoflotus.com.
Beats, breaks, americana
New skool DJs
Shissla (House of Lotus/pARTicipate)
Deep Eddy (House of Lotus)
Alibi (House of Lotus)
Upstairs in the chill room:
Rhythmystic (FreekFactory)
PleasureSean (GarageMahal)
Melvin (Sol System)
DeLaGroove (DeepEnd)
Ben Maybe (Matrix)
Old skool americana tunez in the garden with Obo Martin and other folk
Fire performance by JeSica and friends
June 11 3030 Ingalls St - The Bayview Winery
8PM – 4AM (or later) $10 Speakeasy phreaker
$15 Streetwear (you no dress special? you pay) phreaker
pre-sale tix available at: http://www.houseoflotus.com
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# Mishap Prom June 11 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM $6, $4 in formal dress
Was your prom a drag? Did you even bother to go? Want to re-live past glory days that didn't even happen? Then get your gowns and tuxedos ready for the Mishap Prom, a gala art and music event with dancing, romance, live performances and fun for all!
The third-annual Mishap Prom will be bigger than ever. Featuring music from the likes of hot New Orleans combo Gomorran Social Aid & Pleasure Club (featuring members of Muppet cover band, the Dead Hensons), infamous freak-out duo, Pope John Paul the Third, cabaret cutie, Kitten on the Keys and Bay Area hip hop legend, Top Ramen as well as Photography, Paintings and sculpture from acclaimed local artists, Michael Garlington, Adam Beebe, Melina Giorgi and others. Also a prom photographer, a runway show with original anti-fashion from conceptual designer, Damian kalish and more! Do not miss the Mishap Prom or prepare to suffer a horrible inferiority complex for months afterwards.
Cyclone 1842 Illinois St. x Marin, one block from 3rd & Ceaser Chavez
mishap_productions [at] hotmail.com 510.595.7188
http://www.crapcore.com/mishap_prom.html


# ArtSF 2nd Saturday - CORE Art and Music Evening June 11 8:00pm-1:00am $5 and up donation
5-plus pieces of art from over 25 visual artists with live original music from Audrey Come Lately, MRH jazz ensemble and others. cannindia [at] yahoo.com
ArtSF 110 Capp Street, 5th Floor- near 16th St 415-55-artsf
http://www.artsf.org


# Opulent Temple party @ Paradise Lounge, Sat, June 6 10pm-freakin late $10/15
Adam Ohana Smoove Neptune Ben Chun Dov 1501 Folsom @ 11th, SF
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# Saturday, June 11th 2005
Mystic Beat Lounge presents
The Harmony Festival Saturday Night
 
TECHNO-TRIBAL
COMMUNITY DANCE
The North Bay's largest and most epic dance party of the year.
 
Saturday - June 11 - 2005
7:30 PM to 2 AM - New Later Hours!
Doors open & Dinner served at 7:30 PM
http://www.mysticbeatlounge.com
 
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
http://harmonyfestival.inhousetickets.com/evinfo.php?eventid=8046
 
NEW VENUE!
Grace Pavilion
Santa Rosa Fairgrounds (Harmony Festival Site)
Tickets only $25 for all 3 stages - All Ages
 
THE MUTAYTOR
From Black Rock City to the depths of your tribal instincts comes this international electro-tribal-percussion fire performance troupe with over 100 drums, 25 performers, aerial acrobats & a freak circus like you've never seen before.
http://www.mutaytor.com
 
LORIN (BASSNECTAR)
The West Coast's guru of wicked bass & mesmerizing breakbeats brings us a rare choreographed stage show with El Circo, Apsara, custom visuals, fashion freakshows and all original music exclusively designed for the Bassnectar summer tour.
http://www.bassnectar.net
 
KARSH KALE
The brilliant mind behind Tabla Beat Science brings us together to experience the harmony of eastern and western electronic music culture together. This DJ/Live Tabla performance will carry to distant lands while your feet stomp the local ground.
http://www.karshkale.com
 
DHAMAAL SOUNDSYSTEM
Emerging from San Francisco's sprawling underground art scene, Dhamaal has exploded into one of the most innovative and creative artists and event producers within the groundbreaking Asian Underground musical movement.
http://www.dhamaalsf.com
 
MIDIVAL PUNDITZ
As the first Indian electronica band to hit the international scene, Midival Punditz have ushered in a new era of music that marries the soulful elegance of South Asia's rich traditional heritage with the exuberance and limitless potential of electronica.
http://www.punditz.com
 
VAU DE VIRE SOCIETY
SF's new breed of tribal exotic circus performance troupe. This dazzling Avante-cabaret community of dancers, actors, aerial and fire artists, acrobats, contortionists, and beautiful circus freaks bring an original stage show like no other.
http://www.vaudeviresociety.com
 
EL CIRCO & APSARA
Through the use of elaborate costuming, art installations, and performance art; dreamtime imagery will unfold in the wake of the hypnotic sounds of Lorin and custom choreographed projections. Stimulate your psyche & flood your imagination.
http://www.elcirco.org
 
OMER
The creator & host of Harbin Hotsprings' Unconditional Dance will awaken your senses and ease you into the journey ahead.
 
Plus: two beautiful outdoor stages of music featuring:
KITARO
Grammy & Golden Globe Award-winning world music pioneer.
http://www.domo.com/Kitaro/
 
JON ANDERSON
Legendary lead singer of YES
 
Plus:
MAJEK FASHEK
YOSHIDA BROTHERS
MARKUS JAMES & WASSONRAI
DAVID JABOBS-STRAIN AND JOE CRAVEN
PATRICE PIKE
3 STAGES OF MUSIC FOR ONE PRICE!
 
HUGE CHILL SPACE - MASSAGE - VIRTUAL REALITY THEATER
FULL DINNER & NATURAL FOOD - BEER & WINE GARDEN
STILTWALKERS - ART INSTALLATIONS - ALTARS
FACE PAINTING - INTERACTIVE ART
& SO MUCH MORE
 
VISUALS BY MUTAYTOR, DHAMAAL, EL CIRCO, LIQUID LIGHTS & HUGGI MA
INFLATABLE WONDERLAND BY: INFLATABILL
 
LASER & LIGHT SHOW BY TRIBAL EXISTANCE PRODUCTIONS
 
CO-PRODUCED BY:
HARMONY FESTIVAL, DECADANCE, ANON SALON, GROOVE GARDEN & EARTHDANCE
MUCH MORE INFORMATION AT: 
http://www.mysticbeatlounge.com


# The next gathering of lotus dwellers is descending on a restored
barnhouse and historic prohibition era winery in Bayview on Saturday
the 11th of June.

Beautiful location with outdoor gardens and a indoor dancefloor at 3030
Ingalls Street in SF. Come early and dine in the garden. This will
not get busted. We are preselling tickets - the location has a limited
capacity, but there should also be tix at the door. Deets and tickets
available at
http://www.houseoflotus.com

Feel free to pass the word along to your peeps.

Beats, breaks, americana

New skool DJs
Alibi (House of Lotus)
Deep Eddy (House of Lotus)
Jim Shissler (House of Lotus/pARTicipate)

Upstairs in the chill room:
Rhythmystic (FreekFactory)
PleasureSean (GarageMahal)
Melvin (Sol System)
DeLaGroove (DeepEnd)
Ben Maybe (Matrix)

Old skool americana tunez in the garden with Obo Martin and other folk

Fire performance by JeSica and friends

June 11 3030 Ingals St - The Bayview Winery

8PM – 4AM (or later) $10 Speakeasy phreaker

$15 Streetwear (you no dress special? you pay) phreaker

pre-sale tix available at: http://www.houseoflotus.com/



# June 11th-12 27th Annual HARMONY FESTIVAL (Formerly Health & Harmony Festival) Northern California's premiere community celebration of progressive culture Music * Arts * Ecology * Healthful Living Saturday and Sunday, June 11th-12th, 2005. Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA 11AM - 8PM Saturday? 11AM - 7PM Sunday Saturday Night Dance?? 8PM - 12 PM http://harmonyfestival.com


# The 27th Annual
HARMONY FESTIVAL 2005
Music * Arts * Ecology * Healthful Living

(formerly the Health & Harmony Music and Arts Festival)

Global Transformation...Local Activation!
Creating the Future Now!

June 11th - 12th 2005
Saturday Day 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
New!! Saturday Night (Harmony After Dark) 8 pm to 2 am
Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sonoma County Fairgrounds
Santa Rosa, California
Info Line (707) 861-2035
http://www.harmonyfestival.com
info [at] harmonyfestival.com

Voted Best Festival in Sonoma County for 12 Straight Years!

ENTERTAINMENT AND SPEAKERS
Over 50 live bands and speakers on 10 stages total !
Six music stages, three performance-workshop-lecture stages, plus kids stage

Saturday Day:
The NU LADIES OF FUNK featuring members of P-Funk
with special guest GEORGE CLINTON
Holly Near (Folk legend)
Wisdom (conscious hip hop)
Patrice Pike (Roots rock from Texas)
Al Howard & the K-23 Orchestra (Soul Jam)
David Jacobs Strain Band w/ Joe Craven (Blues-rock)
Free Peoples * Lemon Lime Lights *
Midival Punditz * Karsh Kale * Yoshida Brothers
Reverend Billy (Church of Stop Shopping) * David Cobb * Riffat Sultana & Party
Elson Haas * Kali's Angels * Sherry Glaser * Eagle Spirit
Teresa Tudury * Bethany Argisle * Lori Grace * Dave Henson
David Wolfe * Marla Leigh * Love Spirit * Bhagram Dance Troupe

Sunday Day:
JON ANDERSON ~ Grammy Award winner and legendary lead singer of YES
KITARO (Grammy Award winning World Music pioneer)
The Family Stone Experience (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's featuring founding members of
Sly and The Family Stone)
Majek Fashek (Nigerian Afro-Beat)
Hot Buttered Rum String Band (New Grass)
Patrice Pike (Roots rock from Texas)
Adaawe * Copper Wimmin'
Ali Akbar College Ensemble (Indian Classical)
Shimshai & The Natural Mystique Ensemble & Tina Malia
Dan Sheehan * Randy Hayes * Vicki Noble * Roy Campanella II
Peace Tribe Orchestra * Marla Leigh * Omar the Berber King
Feisty Females * Avatara * Lou Montgomery * The Kernel
Ken Brown * Peace Tribe Orchestra * Mokai
Shesus Thrice * Grassroots Movement * Jin Sheng Tu

Plus dozens of free workshops!

New this year!
Harmony After Dark
Saturday Night 8 pm to 2:00 am
Three music venues playing on into the night for one price!

9 pm at the Gaia stage
JON ANDERSON ~ Grammy Award winner and legendary lead singer of YES
KITARO (Grammy Award winning World Music pioneer)
The Yoshida Brothers (Japan)

8 pm in The Eco-Village "Moonlight Theater"
"Voices of the World" featuring:
Markus James & Wassonrai, David Jacobs Strain, Joe Craven,
Patrice Pike, Majek Fashek and special guests

9 pm - 2 am in the Grace Pavilion:
The Techno-Tribal Dance
An amazing dance extravaganza of live performers, International DJ's,
performance artists, circus acts, and multi-media.
The Mutaytor (30 piece performance group of Burning Man Fame)
Karsh Kale (DJ & live set)
DJ Lorin (Bassnectar),
Midival Punditz (India), Dhamaal
Vau De Vire Society
El Circo, Apsara & more!

BOOTH SPACE AVAILABLE!
Contact: Mandy Tilles, 707-861-2038 Ext. 313
or mandy [at] harmonyfesstival.com

VOLUNTEER FOR FREE ENTRY!
Call Randi at 707-861-2035 ext. 327
or randi [at] harmonyfestival.com

"Camp Harmony" on site Fairgrounds camping available.
Only $25 per night per vehicle (1-2 people)
$5 per person additional

For more information, accommodations, camping
booth applications, entertainment schedule, advance tickets,
and all other information visit our website at:
http://www.harmonyfestival.com

Exhibits and special attractions:
* Eco-Village
* Goddess Temple
* Healing Sanctuary
* Well-Being Pavilion
* New "Magical Playground" Kids Zone
* Crafters Village
* Global Bazaar
* Food of The Earth Expo
* "Bizarre Bazaar" sideshow stage
* Alternative-Fuel Vehicle Expo
* Harmony Altar
* Casbah Tea House
* Techno-Tribal Saturday Night Dance
* Dozens of free Educational Forums and Workshops in three areas
and more!

Online tickets available through http://www.harmonyfestival.com

ADMISSION
One Day Pass (each day) - Advance $20, At the Gate $25
Youth (13-19 years old) - $10 at the gate
Children 12 and under - free

Harmony After Dark (includes a 3 venues) - $25 advance
$50 reserved seating for Kitaro/Jon Anderson/Yoshida Brothers show - online sales only.

All weekend pass - $55 (both days and Sat. night, a $75 gate value for $55)
(does not include reserved seating for Kitaro / Jon Anderson / Yoshida Brothers show)

All Saturday Pass - $40 online sales only, At the gate $45

"Camp Harmony" on site Fairgrounds camping w/showers.
$25 per car for 1-2 people. $5 for each additional person
Friday through Sunday night

TICKET OUTLETS: SF
Distractions 1552 Haight Street
A Clean Well-Lighted Place For Books 601 Van Ness
Streetlight Music 3979 24th Street (near Noe Street)

East Bay
Pendragon Books 5560 College Ave., Oakland

Tickets available online at http://www.harmonyfestival.com
Tickets by phone through InHouse Ticketing: 415-389-TIXX

No Coolers or pets. This is a green event. bring your own water bottle,
free ultra clean filtered water available throughout fair.
Please carpool. http://SpaceShare.com


# June 11, 12 Carpool to Harmony Fest http://SpaceShare.com



Sun Jun 12

# June 12 Haight St. Fair. 10am-6pm http://www.haightstreetfair.org
Haight St between Stanyan and Masonic.


# Secret Garden: Celebration of Women in Art 10a-5p 2266 California @ Webster
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# Wear and Tear Party: A Fashion Exchange Party for Men
and Women Location: the makeout room, 3225 22nd st SF
btwn Mission/ Valencia Sun June 12, 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Come one and all with clothes old and new to exchange
what you brought for something blue.... or red, or
black.
Really, please bring your lightly used clothes and
accessories to trade for some new digs. If you can't
remember the last time you wore it, bring it. Find a
new style, enhance your wardrobe, go home with a whole
new you or just come and hang out with old friends or
meet someone new. Jump in and join the Brainpool!
Come in, grab a drink and some hangers and then GO TO
TOWN. You are NOT limited by the amount of clothes you
bring, take home as much or as little as you would
like. All the leftovers will be donated to
St.Anthoy's. There will be areas for both men and
women to try on clothing as well as plenty of room to
prance around and model your new gear.
There will be drinks and a DJ- 21 and over. At the
door, five items gets you in for five bucks. No
clothes costs you $10.
Kim Nielsen Connector 415.846.7037


# Sun June 12 7PM The Fourth World War- Documentary 76min (Free Film)
Red Victorian Peace Center 1665 Haight @ Cole
http://www.argusfest.org/sanfrancisco
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# BEYOND OIL II
TOOLS FOR THOUGHT, THOUGHTS FOR CHANGE

Celebrated authors, Joanna Macy and Richard Heinberg, headline an evening presented by the East Bay Post Carbon Solutions Group, Beyond Oil II, on June 14, 2005 at 7PM at the First Congregational Church, 2501 Harrison Street in Oakland.  This evening of conversation will give our community the tools to better understand how to begin preparing for a time of energy scarcity and climate change.

In the context of what she calls "the Great Turning," Joanna will speak about awakening to the reality of climate change and the depletion of oil resources, thereby moving from denial into action.  Her talk will prepare us for fully absorbing Richard's presentation.
 
Richard's presentation will be actual practice for the awakening Joanna describes.  He will report back from the 4th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) in Lisbon.  He will also discuss practical steps we can take now in our own communities to prepare for these changes.

Eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Ph.D. (http://www.joannamacy.net), scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology, is also a leading voice in movements for peace, justice, and a safe environment.  Her wide-ranging work addresses psychological and spiritual issues of the nuclear age, the cultivation of ecological awareness, and the fruitful resonance between Buddhist thought and contemporary science.  She serves as adjunct professor to the Starr King School for the Ministry, the University of Creation Spirituality, and the California Institute of Integral Studies.  Among other works, she is the author of Coming Back to Life: Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World. 

Richard Heinberg http://www.museletter.com , journalist and lecturer, is a core faculty member of New College of California, where he teaches courses on Energy and Society, and Culture, Ecology and Sustainable Community.  His monthly MuseLetter has been nominated for an Alternative Press Award, he has been published in many journals, and his books have been translated into eight languages.  Richard travels internationally to speak on the subject of Peak Oil.  His latest books are: The Party's Over: Energy Resources and the Fate of Industrial Societies; and Powerdown: options and actions for a post-carbon world.

Sponsored by Post Carbon Institute, Ecology Center, KPFA, and City Repair Oakland West (CROW).
http://postcarbon.org http://ecologycenter.org http://oakland.cityrepair.org

The East Bay Post Carbon Solutions Group is a local grassroots organization.  Currently, we meet once a week and welcome new members.  A conference is also planned for September which will address how we can begin now to find hopeful and positive responses to the inevitable changes that will accompany the rapidly-approaching depletion of oil.


# 7 Venues and a Mexican Party Bus - Free! (berkeley) Sunday, June 12th 1-6pm
7 venues in the South Berkeley/North Oakland Area will be opening up to the public with live performances and food to celebrate the rapidly developing Ashby Arts District (AAD).
What is the Ashby Arts District? It is a partnership between seven non-profit organizations and performance venues in the South Berkeley/North Oakland/Lorin District area including La Peña Cultural Center, Epic Arts, The Shotgun Players at The Ashby Stage, The Black Repertory Group, Nomad Café, Northern California Land Trust and the Triptych Gallery. We are working together to increase public awareness of the arts and to unify the communities we serve (for more info visit http://www.ashbyartsdistrict.org


# Mon June 13 7:30 PM Join us every first and third Monday at 7:30 pm to drum, sing, dance and play music around the fire. All musical instruments are welcome. Fire spinning / poi is very much encouraged as well. The LaunchPad is at 3833 Martin Luther King, Jr Way (@ MacArthur Blvd) in northwest Oakland. It's one block west of MacArthur BART station. Bring Potluck offerings if you wish...


# new exhibition of TreeSpirit photographs, the first in dowtown San Francisco, at the One Taste Gallery.  Join me and the beautiful folks of this gallery and urban retreat center
8-10pm June 15th 1074 Folsom @ 7th in SF   
Meet many participants in the project; see the new 2006 TreeSpirit wall calendar, and celebrate our love for trees and Mother Earth even (especially) in this social urban setting.   Free to all.
with love for the trees, Jack For more information, contact:
Jack Gescheidt 4340 Anza St. - #7 SF, CA  94121
Tel/Fax: 415.668.5225 jack [at] treespiritproject.com
http://www.TreeSpiritProject.com


# Party with Midori at Madame S! Wed June 15 8:00 PM
Madame S Presents, in Conjunction with Bondage a Go Go:
"Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink" A Midori Book Signing!
June 15, 2005, 8-10pm.
Madame S Fetish Shop, 321 7th St @ Folsom, SF.
Promoting Midori's new book "Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink"-- Educational, Sensual and Entertaining Essays by Midori, Photos by Steve Diet Goedde
Calling all kinksters, of every stripe! Join us at Madame S as Midori, the true fetish diva, celebrates the launching of her long awaited essay book, "Wild Side Sex". Also on hand at Madame S, you can find other Midori works: "Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage" and "Foot & Shoe Worship". Already have it? Bring it in, she'll sign it for you!
But what really makes the evening special, kinksters, is after the book signing, you'll get a ticket for FREE admission to Bondage-A-Go-Go, where You can dance, play in the dungeon area and see Midori in action, demonstrating her mastery of the rope bondage. Glas Kat Supperclub, 520 4th St at Bryant.
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/2bc6e830-9b17-48db-b718-abcf0f080451
after party at Bondage A Go-Go
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# Wed Jun 15 9pm SuperStar Nation MIXER at ELIXIR Guerrero and 16th
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/bab081ea-fb03-4ca0-8c30-ec029d4b5283?r=10535


# Thu Jun 16 5pm Chocolate Third Thursday at California Academy of Sciences
875 Howard @ 4th / 5th St. $5 http://www.calacademy.org
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# Lea Bender's "Second Sight" Opens Friday, June 17, 2005!
LaVal's Subterranean 1834 Euclid Berkeley, http://www.crowdedfire.org
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/2b0d41b6-d318-4678-9446-f6e55b090217?r=10535


# June 17,18,19 http://snwmf.com Sierra Nevada World Music Fest. Calaveras Co. Fgnds.
Just Added: African Show Boyz Asheba 3-Day Ticket Advance Price: $100

Friday, June 17 Valley Stage: 5th Element Crew: Richie Spice Chuck Fenda
Anthony Cruz & Omar Silk Macka B Queen Omega
Village Stage: Aphrodesia Albino! African Show Boyz
In the Dancehall: Sugar Minott & Youth Promotion Sounds

Saturday, June 18 Valley Stage: Shaggy Luciano Morgan Heritage
Sugar Minott Turbulence Lutan Fyah Natty King
Village Stage: Groundation Universal Language
African Show Boyz Dennis Alcapone The Maytones Wadi Gad
In the Dancehall: Stone Love Pressure

Sunday, June 19 Valley Stage: Steel Pulse Toots & The Maytals
Thomas Mapfumo The Abyssinians Yerba Buena
Village Stage: St. Croix Roots w/ Bambu Station Army
Pressure Iba Batch & Ras Attitude Asheba SOJA
Acts subject to change http://snwmf.com/index2.html


# NCDC Dance Camp, June 17-26
Come dance and deepen with us at our 12th Annual NCDC Summer Dance Camp, Friday, June 17-Sunday, June 26, near Kings Canyon National Park in the central Sierra foothills. Great classes in 5Rhythms (Sylvie Minot, Lori Smullin); Contact Improv (Nita Little, Brenton Cheng, John LeFan, Tara Brandel), yoga (Samantha Beers); Biodanza (Belisa Amaro); world music and song (African, Balinese, Latin, Eastern European); inner work (Continuum, Authentic Movement, Clarity Breathwork); Moving-From-Within (Susan Bauer and John Sprague); gender work (Jim Benson); plus lots more. Come for all or part of the nine-day camp, and dig swimming and sunning by the breeze-blessed lake, drumming and fire circles, the return of former Esalen chefs Charlie and Marion, killer dj'd boogies and special events in the open-air Pavilion and the dreamy Nirvana Cabana, too. Kids welcome, work-study available;
http://www.ncdcdances.org for pricing, teacher schedule, other enticing tidbits. Or contact Michael, 510-526-9533, info [at] ncdcdances.org, or Susan, 510-526-1055, susanmck01 [at] hotmail.com. See you at camp!


# WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT A WOMAN HAVING MORE THAN ONE LOVER SIMULTANEOUSLY?
June 17-19 at Harbin Hot Springs, in Northern California,
about 2 hours north of San Francisco that you will not want to miss.
It you are interested in registering for this
conference, or simply wish more information about
these matters or related events,
http://www.worldpolyamoryassociation.com


# NorCal Free State Project Meeting Sat June 18 10:00 AM
Lou's Living Donut Museum 387 Delmas Ave San Jose http://www.lousdonuts.com
Interested in the Free State Project? Join us this month at Lou's Living Donut Museum. Enjoy Silicon Valley's best donuts and meet your fellow porcupines! http://freestateproject.org
promoting and advancing human freedom
creation of a society in which the maximum role of
government is the protection of life, liberty, and property


# 18 JUNE, SATURDAY 1:00 p.m.
*Bhutan:  The Mountain Kingdom of Gross National Happiness - A lecture/slideshow presented by Brent Olson about Bhutan's past, present and future that covers history, culture and environmental preservation.
Main Library, Lower Level, Koret Auditorium, 1:00 p.m.
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)


# "Military & Interrogation Play" by Midori at SF Citadel Sat June 18 2:30 PM
SF Citadel (How approrpriate!) 245 8th St @ Howard / Folsom
415-626-1746 http://www.sfcitadel.org $20 No RSVP required
Crisp uniforms. Commanding women and dashing men. Relentless discipline. Cruel interrogators. Physically demanding training. If these images make your heart beat faster, then march don't walk to this class! Your military play might involve only two people or a large cast with complicated coordination. Midori will discuss the different types of scenes, how to prepare for them, how to maintain your roles, and how to do it all safely. Expect intense scenes demonstrated right before your eyes!
http://www.firehorseproductions.com
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# Celebrate Summer Solstice! Sat June 18, 5 pm – 7 pm
Everyone is invited to the Garden to enjoy the bounty
of summer and the community that the garden makes
possible! It's a potluck BBQ so please bring drinks,
desserts, and salads to share as well as food to grill
and your own plate and utensils.
Garden for the Environment, 7th Ave. at Lawton St. (a
$5-$10 donation is

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