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SF events 9.29 13th Anniv Friday!
by eco cycle
Thursday Sep 29th, 2005 11:30 AM
# 13th Anniversary of Critical Mass in SF!
Fri Sep 30 5:30 pm Market @ Embarcadero
Justin Herman Plaza. Bring Bike, Helmet, Light, Costume, Music, fliers, fun,
Permatopia Solutions think locally, act globally ACLU joins suit by rave organizers Help ACLU resist faith-based power grab

FEMA Plans to Reimburse Faith Groups for Aid

Bohemian Grove Employee Blows the Whistle on Inside Events

White House moves to prevent run on petrol supplies

Rita damages Chevron platform, several rigs missing - by Deepa Babington
U.S. Bars Robert Fisk From Entering Country

The Cycle of Abuse: Faces of Circumcision

Death Sentences Linked To History Of Lynching In States

US Troops Use Iraqi Corpse Photos as Currency to Access Porn

Unfeasibility of Rebuilding New Orleans

Disappearing Antiwar Protests
Media shrug off mass movement against war

Help Force a REAL Katrina Investigation...

Death Sentences Linked To History Of Lynching In States

FEMA/ New World Order

DeLay Indicted on Conspiracy Charges

'Critical Habitat' About to Go on Endangered List

Global Warming: Death in the Deep-Freeze

Supreme Court to Review Rules on Election Spending

Iraqis Call Lynndie England Jail Term Travesty
UCSF To Pay Fine For Animal Rights Violations
SAN FRANISCO -- University of California San Francisco will pay one of the largest fines for animal rights violations in history.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture had charged UCSF for 75 counts of animal welfare violations.
Now, the university will pay $92,000 for creating an atmosphere where employees are afraid to report complaints and several other charges.
UCSF settled the case Friday just days before formal hearings were scheduled to begin.
To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email to:
baarn-subscribe [at] For events: 
Please see yahoogroups message archives and calendar at

Live in Noe Valley and want a tree in front of your house? (noe valley)
Reply to: Rachel anon-100378027 [at]
Do you live between 20th and 26th, and Grandview and Dolores?
Your Noe Valley Neighbors are organizing a tree planting in the neighborhood with Friends of the Urban Forest. Having more trees on your block will:
• Help reduce pollution
• Reduce energy costs
• Increase your property value
• Beautify the neighborhood
• Block wind and absorb noise
• Strengthen your community/build spirit
The cost per tree ($150) includes: the tree itself, help on choosing an appropriate species you like, checking for utility locations, processing city permits, planting supplies, removing and hauling away the concrete, auguring the soil, experienced volunteers to help you plant, a two-month post-planting survey, and an 18-month tree care visit. We are planning to plant these trees before the end of the year, so sign up now!
If you are interested in participating and/or knowing more about the program, please email me. Friends of the Urban Forest


Burning Man's director Larry Harvey dispels some of the myths behind the phenomenon he created twenty years ago on a new interview show on KQED Channel 9 with Josh Kornbluth.

Plus, what does it take to be a Flaming Lotus Girl? Josh finds out as he grabs a welder's mask and torch and gets into the creative spirit of Burning Man.

Channels and Airdates (in SF, channel 9) KQED Channel 9
Fri, Sep 30, 2005 -- 10:30 pm
Mon, Oct 3, 2005 -- 12:01 am

KQED Encore
Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 1:30 am
Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 5:30 am
Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 9:30 am
Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 1:30 pm
Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 5:30 pm
Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 9:30 pm

Sat, Oct 1, 2005 -- 2:30 pm
Sun, Oct 2, 2005 -- 12:00 pm

Thu Sep 29

# Thu Sep 29 HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders every Thu 1-2pm
VISIONARY ACTIVIST Caroline Casey 2-3 pm 94.1 fm Berkeley

# Clown Conservatory "Window on the Work"
Thu Sep 29 2:30-3:30 Pay what you want

There's a new class full of clowns at the San Francisco School for
Circus Arts' Clown Conservatory. Thirteen first year clowns studying
juggling, mime, commedia dell'arte, dance, stiltwalking... what are
they thinking?

The Clown Conservatory needs your help! Clowns cannot live without an
audience. The Clown Conservatory has many shows throughout the year,
some (like this one) are during the afternoons and are what they call
a "window on the work." It's an opportunity to see what the newest
class clowns have been up to, and what it's like to study at the
Clown Conservatory.

Come over to the Circus Center at 755 Frederick (accross from Kezar
Stadium) this Thursday the 29th, pay what you want, and get an early
start to meeting the Clown Class of 2006!

Circus Center 755 Frederick SF 415-759-8123

# Raw Food Celebration - Sept 29 4-8pm CRUNCH 1000 Van Ness

# Radical Love workshop w/ Wendy-O Matik
Thu Sep 29 7PM Change Makers 6536 Telegraph @ 66th
Oakland Ca 94609 5106552405
(for singles, couples or more...)
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!

Make no mistake, Redefining Our Relationships is not about the pros and cons of monogamy versus non-monogamy. This is a daring and provocative how-to guide book on radically defined relationships and alternative lifestyles. Available at Change Makers $12.00

* "Wendy-O Matik delivers a meditation and a manifesto on the alternatives to monogamy. She shows people who feel hemmed in by exclusive partnering the route to healthy and responsible openness," writes Professor Mike Hout, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley.
* "Wendy-O tackles a touchy topic with clarity and creativity. She is wise beyond her years. This guide teaches you how you can have it all. I gave the jealousy tips to my lover immediately," states Annie Sprinkle, Post-porn Star turned Certified Sexologist.
* "Wendy-O Matik's how-to guide for the emotional roadblocks and liberatory possibilities of polyamory reads like a punk rock Ann Landers channeling Emma Goldman and Victoria Woodhull." Hakim Bey, author of The Temporary Autonomous Zone, Ontological Anarchism, Poetic Terrorism (Autonomedia Press).

Wendy-O Matik is a Bay area based freelance writer, published poet, and radical performance artist. She is committed to reaching out to new readers at non-traditional venues, pushing the boundaries of where literature is normally not seen and heard. Visit her website at
Cost: $10-20 sliding scale
RSVP: 510-655-2405 or email wendy-omatik at lycos dot com

# Thursday, September 29, 7 PM: Stanford Law School Student Animal Legal
Defense Fund presents: "McLibel: Two Worlds Collide" (1997), a
documentary about the fast-food giant's libel suit against
anti-McDonald's activists. In Room 280A, Stanford Law School. Open to
the public. Admission is free. More info: Salena Copeland
(salena [at] For
a map, go to and
search for "law school" as the Building Name. More maps are at

For info on this film, see

McLIBEL is the inside story of how a single father and a part-time bar
worker took on the McDonald's Corporation. Filmed over three years, the
documentary follows Helen Steel and Dave Morris as they are transformed
from anonymous campaigners against the fast food giant into unlikely
global heroes. Struggling to defend themselves in the longest trial in
English history, the pair face infiltration by spies, secret meetings
with corporate executives, 40,000 pages of background reading and a
visit from Ronald McDonald. Using interviews with witnesses and
reconstructions of key moments in court, the film examines the main
issues of the trial - nutrition, animals, advertising, employment, the
environment - and the implications for freedom of speech.

McLIBEL is not about hamburgers. It is about the remorseless power of
multinational corporations.

To subscribe send an email to:
southbayveggies-subscribe [at]

Fri Sep 30

# 13th Anniversary of Critical Mass in SF!
Fri Sep 30 5:30 pm Market @ Embarcadero
Justin Herman Plaza. Bring Bike, Helmet, Light, Costume, Music, fliers, fun,

# Fabulandia: Terra Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 6-9 PM (free admission)
The LAB 2948 - 16th Street @ Capp / Mission

# Vegan Film:The Witness Fri Sep 30 7:00Pm Free

Free Screening of the documentart film THE WITNESS.

How does a construction contractor from a tough Brooklyn neighborhood
become an impassioned animal activist?
In the award-winning documentary THE WITNESS, Eddie Lama explains how
he feared and avoided animals for most of his life, until the love of
a kitten opened his heart, inspiring him to rescue abandoned animals,
become a vegetarian, and ultimately, to bring his message of
compassion to the streets of New York.

With humor and sincerity, Eddie tells the story of his remarkable
change in consciousness, sharing along the way some of the shocking
realities of the meat and fur industries.

Featuring the song "Angel" by Sarah McLachlan, this is a story of
beauty and transcendence in the face of tragedy and despair.

Event starts at the Peace Cafe in the Red Vic before the film. Film
starts at 7:30PM.
The Peace cafe serves vegan foods.
This film is free, cafe extra if you want to eat, drink, have a snack.

The Red Victorian Bed, Breakfast, & Art
1665 Haight St SF (415) 864-1978 Haight at Belvedere

# Fri, Sep 30, 2005      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Last Journey for the Leatherback?
San Geronimo Valley Community Center West Marin, CA
Our new documentary Last Journey for the Leatherback? by the Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Stan Minasian (dir. The Last Days of the Dolphins?, The Free Willy Story: Keiko's Journey Home) will be screened.
For information about the San Geronimo Valley Community Center visit
Tom Davis 707 280 4020

# Fri, Sep 30 7:00 pm
Peacemakers on the move! Celebrate the work of Louis Vitale with Matt Gonzales and others
First Unitarian Universalist Church
1187 Franklin Street at Geary Blvd

# Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong! book release party Fri Sept. 30 8 pm
Donation at door, no one turned away
The Center for Sex & Culture and Good Vibrations Present a Banned
Books Week Special Event:

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT SEX IS WRONG! A bookparty celebrating the
release of the very latest DisInformation title, edited by Russ Kick.
Party and reading features contributors Violet Blue, Jack Boulware,
Greta Christina, Annalee Newitz, Carol Queen, Lori Selke, and David

When: THIS Friday evening, 9/30/05, at 8 pm
Where: CSC, 398 11th Street at Harrison in SF
$$: By donation at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds. We
hope the book will be here to purchase too; some of the contributors
will have their own books to sell as well.

No, it's not a banned book yet, but the list of cutting-edge
contributors editor Russ Kick has assembled for the notorious
DisInformation's foray into all things sexual, and we do pretty much
mean all, means that it might be only a matter of time before some
small-town preacher takes umbrage! So join us to celebrate forbidden
knowledge while supporting the Center for Sex & Culture, which
collects banned sex books (and all the rest of them, too) for its
library, making them available to scholars and everybody else. (Who
knows, we might make enough at the door to buy a copy of Lynne
Cheney's very rare, practically banned lesbian novel!)

About CSC: Join our email list for twice-
monthly updates! About Good Vibrations: Don't miss
the Good Vibes Magazine, online at the site!

The Center for Sex & Culture 398 11th at Harrison SF 415 255-1155

# Mystic Family's "Cedar & Circus" coming Sept. 30th to a tee pee near you (with Michael Franti and Julia Butterfly)
Friday, September 30 8:30 PM
Please join Mystic Family Circus on Sept 30 in this amazing evening of performance and reverence.
In respect to all Native American Tribes and all the living beings of the earth.
produced by MFC and Tirza Naramore
Mystic Family Circus presents:
"Cedar & Circus"
In Celebration of Community
in honor of Fred Wahpepah
an evening of modern circus and ancient traditions
benefitting the seven circles foundation
with MC Kevin Shmevin DJ Maximillian

Performances by

Michael Franti
Drumming and Singing by Dan Wahpepah
Late night poetry by Julia Butterfly Hill

Circus performances by XENO
Lucid Dawn and Little Earthquake Bird
The Morning Water Dancers
Frankie and the Tall Boys
Kate Maembe and her Marimba Orchestra
Michael Stocker
Tekeba Bantu
Special guest star qppearance by Zhawen Wahpepah

and many more...
Treats and snacks by LoveMore Gourmet
Visuals by Sherry Huggi-Ma

September 30, 2005 @ Cell Space
2050 Bryant st @ 18th in San Francisco
Doors open 8:30pm
show 9pm to 2am
This is a benefit so all donations accepted
Sliding scale $10-$100 suggested


2 Great Burning Man films coming to 2 Great Festivals!

We have wonderful news about 2 of our favorite all-time Burning Man documentaries! Purple Productions' "Dust Devils" will be having its North American festival premiere at the San Francisco World Film Festival (SWIFT) at the end of this month (*bonus! it's programmed along with an outstanding short on Reverend Billy called "Preacher with an Unknown God"). PLUS! Gone Off Deep's "Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock" will be having its official bigtime festival World Premiere at the prestigious AFI Fest in Hollywood in early November.

This is extremely good news for all Burners worldwide, as each of these films does a wonderful job of dispelling a lot of the negative myths about Burning Man and educating the public about our special little corner of the universal culture. As many of you know, Burning Man's ongoing existence and especially our community's connection through the regionals network greatly depend on a better understanding (and therefore less fear) of what we are about from the general public...films like these can bring the true story to people who have never been to Burning Man and will likely never go, and have already mentally filed it away as "like a Woodstock" or "a big rave in the desert" or "some Pagan hippie thing."

SF World Film Festival:
"Dust Devils" and "Preacher with an Unknown God" SWIFT screenings:

Friday Sept 30th 10:45PM
Cine Arts Empire Theater
85 West Portal Ave, San Francisco
(screens with Rob Van Alkemade's short, "Preacher With An Unknown God")

**Friday Night Post-Screening celebration event
at The Beach Chalet 1000 Great Highway

Doors at midnight with DJ Laird and other special guests. Tix to the event available with screening ticket purchase through or at the door. Put on your playa best!


Sat. October 1st 12noon
Cine Arts Empire Theater 85 West Portal Ave
(screens with Richard Roll's "DownDog" and a 5min. Yoga class)

Tickets and passes to the festival (which is chock full of great films, btw, including a Jeff Buckley documentary I'm preparing for with a full box of kleenex in my pocket) can be be purchased through TicketWeb ( or
866.468.7619) The festival tells us that the weekend night screenings usually sell out, so get 'em early.


"Beyond Black Rock" screenings at AFI Fest in Los Angeles are TBA, but will be in first week of November... more on those later in the JRS.

We're hoping to send a strong message to these festival programmers that they have (finally!) done a good thing by bringing in Burning Man films... so let's fill up these screenings and make sure every press monkey and distributor there sees and hears an overwhelming enthusiastic response!

For those of you unable to catch these films at the festivals, both are available (exclusively) from the marketplace on our fine website, and both come highly recommended.

# You may or may not have heard of this amazing film before, but you will walk away convinced that this is the coolest movie you've seen is a long long time.

Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In Presents DARK DAYS

Near New York City's Penn Station, squatters have been living for years next to the Amtrak tracks underground. Dark Days is an unromanticized and fascinating glimpse of the lives of a community of homeless people surviving in a train tunnel in Manhattan. A movie that takes you down below the streets into the heart of NYC's subterranean shantytowns. The squatters themselves served as the cast and crew of this independent movie with a non-existent budget. It won three major awards at Sundance. Rico is hosting.

PLUS thrilling and funny short films, an intermission, and great company.

Friday September 30th, 8:00pm
Railroad Tracks at Fair Ave, Santa Cruz

BRING lawn chairs, blankets, pillows, friends, wine, & food to share for intermission. Donations are greatly appreciated and directly support the project and the Revolutionary Garden Society who sponsors Guerilla Drive-In.

SANTA CRUZ GUERILLA DRIVE-IN is an outdoor movie theatre under the stars that springs up unexpectedly in the fields and industrial wastelands. Beyond showing great movies and bringing a broad community together, part of our mission is helping reclaim public space and transforming our urban environment into the joyful playground it should be.

SUBURBAN WASTELAND LOCATION: S on Hwy 17 to Hwy 1, Hwy 1 north to Mission St, L on Fair Ave after Feral Donuts, walk a short way along the RR tracks to the right.

BREAKING NEWS, updated summer schedule, discussion, do-it-yourself, email list, the works (and a new fancy URL):

# "Dust Devils": BM Documentary screening + afterparty @ Beach Chalet
Friday, September 30 12:00 PM Beach Chalet/Park Chalet
1000 Great Highway, where Golden Gate Park meets the Ocean. sf
SF World Film Festival:
"Dust Devils" and "Preacher with an Unknown God" SWIFT
Friday Sept 30th 10:45PM
Cine Arts Empire Theater
85 West Portal Ave, San Francisco
(screens with Rob Van Alkemade?s short, "Preacher With
An Unknown God")
**Friday Night Post-Screening party at Midnight
5 minutes away from where the movie is screening.

# Symbiosis Gathering 2005 Sep30 - Oct2 Santa Cruz Mtns, CA $55 presale
Live Music Friday Night (Sept 30)
Pool Party, Visionary Art Exhibition, Tribal Bazaar, Healing & Education All Day Saturday (Oct 1)
More Live Music Saturday Night...
Into Sunday Morning (Oct 2)!
Amb, R-Kidz (Lawgiverz), SOTEG and Kraddy added to the international breakbeat lineup.
We're very excited to add Bamboo Forest and Tetrameth to the trance lineup. They will both be performing live!
Mehndi Mama teaches about henna and the ancient art of body painting in the healing and education space.
Zoetic Art presents ZYGOTE :: A Display of Contemporary Visionary Art in the Lounge. Featuring art from Mark Henson, Carey Thompson, Kris Davidson, J Garcia, Dhira Lawrence, Zariat, and more.

# free Graduate Conference: Shades of Sexuality in Film Sep 30-Oct 1
Sept 30- 9:15am-8pm, Oct 1 -10am-5pm free
The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association (CSGSA) is proud to
announce the Seventh Annual Graduate Conference at San Francisco
State University, "Shades of Sexuality in Film; Exploring the
'Aberrant,' the 'Normal,' and the Space Between." Shades of Sexuality
is an international conference and will feature a keynote address by
Dr. Jean Bruce of Ryerson University in Toronto as well as panelists
from the United States, Canada, South Africa and England. Panels will
address many areas of gender and sexuality in film, including
pornography; sexual themes and gender roles in film noir and
documentary; and queer, transgendered, adolescent and "aberrant"
August Coppola Theatre, Fine Arts 101 SFSU, 1600 Holloway Ave @ 19th Ave
San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Building, bottom floor
info [at] 415-338-1629

# P.O.E. - A Month-Long CELLspace Celebration Sep 30 - Oct 29 9:00pm

CELLspace Collectively Explorative
Learning Labs, officially announces that we have secured our Place of
Entertainment (P.O.E.) permit. We are now an above ground venue for
night time entertainment. To celebrate this achievement, CELLspace
has scheduled a month-long series of events, including: dance, music,
circus, puppetry, and theater. Working with close allies, and new
collaborators, we wish to share this good news with everyone by doing
what we do best: providing a multiuse space for different artistic visions.

Please join us for the amazing lineup of October events.

For sale at every event will be 200 limited edition, signed and
numbered, 5-color posters by Hugh D'Andrade commemorating the month-long celebration.
Printed by Chuck Sperry and Ron Donovan at The Firehouse Kustom
Rockart Co. (, profits
from this hand-silkscreened poster will go toward upgrading
CELLspace's A/V equipment. On sale for $10-$15 sliding scale.

To view the poster:

Sept. 30 to Oct. 29 for more updated info

Friday Sep. 30th - Mystic Family Circus presents: Cedar and Circus
Modern circus and ancient tradition benefitting the Seven Circles
Foundation featuring: Michael Franti, Dan Wahpepah, and Julia
Butterfly Hill
Circus performance from: Xeno, The Morning Water Dancers, Frankie and
the Tall Boys, and more...
Sliding Scale: $10-$100 9pm-2am

Saturday Oct. 1st - CELLspace Presents: iAdelante!
First ever Cellspace talent show! performances by: The Sisterz of the
Underground, The Azteca Dancers, Tandamazi, DJ happyfeet, and the
psychedelic funk styles of B1. 8pm

Sunday Oct. 2nd - Clean Fuel Caravan Coalition Convergence
An evening of performances, films, and speakers, on the subject of
clean fuel caravaning. Featuring: Julia Butterfly Hill, Big Tadoo
Puppet Crew, Aphrodesia, and surprise geusts. 8pm-12am

Friday Oct. 7th - DNC Productions- Youth hip-hop dance event.

Saturday Oct. 8th - Unlock the Box!
An organizing conference to shut down prison control units. 9:30am to

Saturday Oct. 8th - Synergisis 2.0
A sequel to Synergisis 1, group art show, speakers, workshops, tribal
market, dance party, and prayerformance. (yes, it says prayerformance
on the proposal) 7pm to 2am (this goes till 4am on the contract but
that is not really allowed so I don't think that we should put it on
the web)

Sunday Oct. 9th - Youth Hip-Hop
8pm to 12am

Thursday Oct. 13th - The World Can't Wait!
MC Battle with cash prize. MC battle will feature a "Battle Bush"
round where participants battle an effigy of George Bush. All
proceeds will benefit The World Can't Wait. $5
to $20 sliding scale 8pm to 12am

Friday Oct. 14th - Welcome to San Francyco 10 Year Tribute
A celebration of Hip Hop culture with professional artists, low-rider
bikes, live performance, and more

Saturday Oct. 15th - The Yoga Tai Chi Collective
Tai Chi, and Yoga sessions, with beats and dancing afterwards.
Healthy foods, massage, and good vibes available. 8pm to 2am; $15

Sunday Oct. 16th - Cellspace Movie Night!!
Free!! This month, Cell presents "Audience Choice Movie Night".

Thursday Oct. 20th - Frisco Nights!
Latin Dance Party for teens from 18 to 21. 8pm to 12am.

Saturday Oct. 22nd - SoundlabSF presents "World Remix" 4.0, Romani
A Celebration of Rom culture. Traditional Turkish and Balkan music
and performances. Also cirque performance.
featuring Brass Menagarie Band, Jeff Stot aka DJ Oud (MC Rai, Lumin,
SoundlabSF), DJ Amar (Bansuri), DJ Sep (Dub Mission) and more.
VIP seating and concessions proceeds benefit Voice of Roma
8pm to 2am. Regular tickets: $12 VIP seating: $25
Please e-mail: worldremix [at] for more info.

Thursday Oct. 27th -Axolotl Performance Experience
Incredibly powerful and moving participitory experimental theater
experience!! for more
info about this amazing organization. 7:30pm to 10pm $12

Saturday Oct. 29th - Coleman Advocates
A youth hip-hop event.


Helping many communities create culture since 1996, CELLspace offers
communal art workshops and learning labs in a variety of artistic
mediums: metal, wood, puppetry, sewing, music, digital video, crafts,
dance, and theatre. Our 10,000 square foot facility serves as an arts
incubator, enabling emerging Bay Area artists to create, develop,
exhibit, and perform new work in an affordable, cooperative, and
collaborative environment.


CELLspace provides a safe and supportive public environment for the
exploration of art, education, performance and community building.
Through cooperative relationships and multi-disciplinary programs, we
encourage the celebration of intergenerational and cross-cultural


Playfulness, sustainability, art, collectivism, community, respect,
education, and diversity

CELLspace 2050 Bryant St. San Francisco 415-648-7562 info at cellspace dot org

October 2005

# San Francisco Walk for Farm Animals - Put on your walking shoes!
Today, more than ever, Farm Sanctuary needs your support and contributions.Farm Sanctuary ( rescues and protects farmed animals for who are in desperate need of help.  And now because of the devastation along the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina, even more animals are in need of rescuing.  Just last week, Farm Sanctuary rescued 725 chickens and is caring for them at their NY shelter. Soon after receiving these wonderful feathered creatures, their health has improved exponentially!
By joining us on October 1st for San Francisco’s Walk for Farm Animals, you will be helping us save thousands of animals from egregious cruelty and suffering. So please join us by putting on your walking shoes and take steps toward compassion for farm animals today by participating in San Francisco's Walk For Farm Animals: Saturday, October 1st               
Sign up here by filling out this registration form; - after filling it, stick it in the mail with $10 right away!
OR Simply show up for the animals on Oct. 1st. You may register the day of the walk.
Mail registration forms to:
San Francisco's Walk For Farm Animals
P.O. Box 1406 Martinez, CA 94553
(Make checks payable to Farm Sanctuary)
The $10 registration fee entitles each participant to a Walk for Farm Animals T-shirt designed by "Bizarro" comic creator Dan Piraro.
To reserve your T-shirt, please register at least two weeks before the Walk (T-shirts will be distributed at the walk location the day of the walk). 
You can register the day of the walk, but it won't guarantee you a t-shirt.
Event info;
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2005
Registration Time: 10:00 a.m.
Walk Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Embarcadero (In front of the Ferry Building)
For directions and parking information click here:
Contact: Bud Makelke, Christine Morrissey and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Phone: 925-487-4419
Email: sanfrancisco [at]
 If you are unable to join us this year, please make a donation by going here:  Under the “Notes or Comments” section, please mention that your donation is to support the San Francisco Walk For Farm Animals.  THANKS!
For more information:
Click here to download a pledge form and registration card:
To download a printable flyer to help promote this Walk for Farm Animals in your local area, click here:
baarn-subscribe [at]

# Sat. Oct 1 10:30 am to 5:30pm (Youth Party 7 - 8:30) GREEN YOUR SCHOOL CONFERENCE
roni [at]

# Sat. Oct 1 10:30 am to 5:30pm (Youth Party 7 - 8:30)
Helping you make your life, school and community more sustainable!
Want to learn more about the environment, take action and find out how you create a more sustainable world? Join 100 young people from across Marin and around the Bay area – as well as environmental leaders, educators and organizations - at Next Generation’s second annual Green Your School conference, hosted by the San Domenico School.
When: Sat. October 1, 2005, 10:30 am to 5:30pm (Youth Party 7 - 8:30) with lunch, a BBQ dinner and an after party for youth from 7 to 8:30pm.
Where: At the San Domenico School, 1500 Butterfield Rd. in San Anselmo.
Cost: $27.50 - includes organic lunch and dinner. Need-based scholarships and group discounts available.
You can find out more about Next Generation and the Green Your School conference on-line at

# BURNING MAN ON FILM Sat. October 1st 12noon

We have wonderful news about 2 of our favorite all-time Burning Man documentaries! Purple Productions' "Dust Devils" will be having its North American festival premiere at the San Francisco World Film Festival (SWIFT) at the end of this month (*bonus! it's programmed along with an outstanding short on Reverend Billy called "Preacher with an Unknown God"). PLUS! Gone Off Deep's "Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock" will be having its official bigtime festival World Premiere at the prestigious AFI Fest in Hollywood in early November.

This is extremely good news for all Burners worldwide, as each of these films does a wonderful job of dispelling a lot of the negative myths about Burning Man and educating the public about our special little corner of the universal culture. As many of you know, Burning Man's ongoing existence and especially our community's connection through the regionals network greatly depend on a better understanding (and therefore less fear) of what we are about from the general public...films like these can bring the true story to people who have never been to Burning Man and will likely never go, and have already mentally filed it away as "like a Woodstock" or "a big rave in the desert" or "some Pagan hippie thing."

SF World Film Festival:
"Dust Devils" and "Preacher with an Unknown God" SWIFT screenings:

Sat. October 1st 12noon
Cine Arts Empire Theater 85 West Portal Ave
(screens with Richard Roll's "DownDog" and a 5min. Yoga class)

Tickets and passes to the festival (which is chock full of great films, btw, including a Jeff Buckley documentary I'm preparing for with a full box of kleenex in my pocket) can be be purchased through TicketWeb ( or
866.468.7619) The festival tells us that the weekend night screenings usually sell out, so get 'em early.


"Beyond Black Rock" screenings at AFI Fest in Los Angeles are TBA, but will be in first week of November... more on those later in the JRS.

We're hoping to send a strong message to these festival programmers that they have (finally!) done a good thing by bringing in Burning Man films... so let's fill up these screenings and make sure every press monkey and distributor there sees and hears an overwhelming enthusiastic response!

For those of you unable to catch these films at the festivals, both are available (exclusively) from the marketplace on our fine website, and both come highly recommended.

# aturday, October 1, 6 p.m. Howard Lyman, The Mad Cowboy to Speak in Marin
Howard Lyman, the fourth generation cattle rancher who won't eat meat, author of MAD COWBOY and the new book NO MORE BULL will be speaking at a free meeting of Marin Vegetarian Education Group at 6 PM at the Town Center Shopping Center's Community Room in Corte Madera.
This is a free event and a wonderful chance to invite your friends, co-workers, and neighbors to hear an entertaining speaker and watch a short, powerful film.
The Community Room is located on the south end of the property in the office building at 770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201. The door is next to the entrance to The Good Guys that faces the center, not the one that faces the parking lot. There is an elevator to the second floor. Come hear about Mad Cow Disease and what the government does not want you to know about common practices in the meat industry.
Howard Lyman's new book, No More Bull! includes more than 100 delicious vegan recipes from terrific home chefs and professional chefs. The subtitle of the book is The Mad Cowboy Targets America's Worst Enemy: Our Diet. The book is entertaining, informative, and full of great recipes, so look for a copy at bookstores this month.

# Sat., Oct. 1, 7:00 pm Andres Edwards and Sim Van der Ryn
Book Passage Bookstore 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925 Info: (415) 927-0960
Join Andres Edwards and Sim Van der Ryn as they discuss their new books, The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift and Design for Life: The Architecture of Sim Van der Ryn. As an educator, author, media designer and environmental systems consultant, Edwards's work provides a comprehensive primer on the history, evolution and future of the movement toward sustainability. Sharing his years of experience as a teacher and using his building designs as examples, Van der Ryn shows us that buildings are not objects but organisms, and cities are not machines but complex ecosystems. Design for Life illustrates how Van der Ryn came to see the shifting patterns in nature and how these patterns profoundly affect how people live and work in the structures we build.

# Screening of film GO FURTHER, starring Woody Harrelson, for Bike Aid
Sat, Oct 1 7:30 pm New College Theater
777 Valencia @ 18th & 19th St sf
Global Exchange's Bike-Aid Program and New College Media Studies M.A. Program will be hosting this special screening of "Go Further". This semi-documentary film of Woody and friends on a biking adventure gives a humorous and insightful perspective on living in a more sustainable way.
TICKETS: $5 - 10 donation requested. No one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds will benefit Bike-Aid's Partner Rider program, which provides partial scholarships for those who wouldn't otherwise be able to participate.

# Please join Bay Area Vegetarians on Saturday, 10/1/05, at 7:30 pm, as we write letters advocating for animals. We’ll write to state, county, and federal legislators and officials, corporations, etc. encouraging compassion to animals. We will be a voice for the voiceless with our personal, handwritten, high-impact letters
New activists are encouraged to attend. You don’t need any experience in letter-writing. We’ll help you.
It's helpful if you can bring:
-pen and paper
-envelopes and stamps
-name of your State & Fed. legislators--find them at
We will be meeting at Bay Leaf Café, a charming, organic/vegan restaurant in downtown Palo Alto. They serve great vegan food as well as Maggie Mudd’s vegan ice cream and other vegan desserts. Check them out at:
Bay Leaf is located at 520 Ramona St. Palo Alto, CA 94301.
Cross street is University.  Please RSVP at

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# East Bay people, come support the Big Tree in his campaign to join the Palo Alto City Council! October 1, 8 PM to 10 PM.
Please join me for a campaign party in Oakland on Saturday, October 1 at 8pm to learn more about my bid for a seat on the Palo Alto City Council. The focus will be on fun (food, drink and merry-making), with minimal pontificating. I’m mostly looking forward to reconnecting with East Bay and San Francisco friends. -Peter Drekmeier
The location for the festivities: 7600 Circle Hill Drive, Oakland. Get on 580 East, take the Edwards Avenue exit. Right on Edwards, Left on Greenly, Left on Circle Hill.
Please let us know if you can join the fun! Meet the candidate before he becomes a national figure!
Plant Trees endorses Peter Drekmeier, whom I met in 1989 as he was issues coordinator for Earthday 1990.

# Oct 1st Groove Garden
2398 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax $15/8pm
Ganga Giri joins us at the Groove Garden for a full-on
evening of didgeridoo-driven, percussively ripped
funky, pumpin house from Austrailia.
This may be his last stop before leaving the country
so join us for a juicy evening of dance madness and
community connectivity!
Naasko (interchill) makes a rare Bay Area appearance
in the chillspace to spin the signature sounds of lush
ambience that is putting the northwest on the
downtempo map. Also in the chillspace is Sound Spaces'
Ron Tofanelli who's sonic eardrops of organic elements
will lull you into "null" ubiety
Dragonfly wields a cache of new vinyl in machete-like
fashion to cut a swathe through new dance territory. A
cornocopia of funky, mad remixes awaits your body for
moves yet-to-be-discovered!
Ganga Giri - 4-piece live
Didgeridoo, percussion, bass, vocals, laptops
and... DJ Dragonfly Naasko Ron Tofanelli

# SAT Oct 1 is the next Spin THIS!
A quirky, devious, eccentric, and twisted night for the FREAK in all of us! Music to soothe your DARK cravings. A sublime melting pot of the best of the "alternative" sub-cultures.
GUEST DJs: **Clare Large from the UK!
**sindri (imputor, dim sum,lightrhythm)
LIVE MUSICK: **Brain Damage (S.P.A.Z., IOT)
Listen to a recent live set!-
**Nezzy Idy (Katabatik) 'Experimental Darkwave' BEWARE MySpace bought by FOX.
VJs: **maxMIN (NeuroGenesix) TBA
Sat Oct 1st and every 1st Sat Rawhide 280 7th st. @ Folsom SF
9-2, 21+ $3 b4 10, $7 after
Dress to celebrate your inner freak always strongly encouraged, never required.
spinthis [at] (join our tribe for up to minute details and special offers!)

# Oct 1 Lorin @ Mesmerizing The Ultra Bassnectar Record Release
The Do Lab Los Angeles,
10/1 Lucent Delirium-Bassnectar Release Party

# Oct 1,2 Castro Street Fair A celebration of ‘middle class’ gay lifestyles and commerce in the gay mecca.
1st weekend in October Castro Between 19th and Market.

# October 1 - 2, 2005 Bay Area Counter Military Conference
Military Out of Our Schools, counter-recruitment conference
"ON THE FRONT LINES--Options for Youth in Times of War."
Tentative Location - San Francisco City College
Are you part of a local counter recruitment effort? We urge you to attend the next planning meeting which is scheduled for Thursday evening, June 30th at the AFSC headquarters, 65 9th St, S.F. We have begun to start early--at 6:30 PM in order to get out promptly at 8:30 PM.
Bay Area youth leaders are strongly encourage to attend these meetings and plan for the components and outreach for this vitally important educational action opportunity.

Sun Oct 2

# october fashionfest - miss velvet cream loves you......
tasty menswear and womenswear for the urban nomad
also check out TINC and her delicious jodphurs and brown b. menswear special silkscreened editions

OCTOBERFASHIONFEST : dj's, brunch, cocktails : FREE
Sunday, October 2nd 12 NOON-5 PM
12 Galaxies
2565 Mission Street @ 22nd : San Francisco, CA . 94110


Rather than wait in line for brunch at your local breakfast haunt, come
to the 12 Galaxies where you can indulge in bruch, cocktails and
shopping with over 30 local designers for men and women. Rock Candy will be showcasing her latest rock and roll jewels, Cadence Clothing fashioning all cool messengers, new fall dresses from PorkChop and Nooworks, one of a kind panties from Boi-oi-oing and those naughty aprons from Betty Croaker. Or if you're not in the mood to shop stop by Leslita and get that eyebrow waxing you've been meaning to, or get your bangs trimmed in our mini beauty salon! Oh and of course you can do all this while enjoying a pancake breakfast and a Bloody Mary. Could you ask for more?

Rock Candy, SandyRock, Machina, Mari Reed, Cadence Clothing, Cookie and the Dude, Waxing by Leslita, Blissen, Jennifer Shauman, Pinch, 8MM, Taylor Made It, bee.brown, Porkchop,Rock Paper Scissors, Tinc, miss velvet cream, Betty Croaker, Crease, Fluffyco, Nooworks, Boi-oi-oing, Threads by Cho Cho, Carrie Vawter F.O.W.L. and many more.


cash - checks - gifts, barters and negotiations accepted
To view this listing, click here: (but Tribe KILLS links, eh)

# Sun, Oct 2nd:
Avalon Rising at The Celtic Storm Charity Concert, a free concert to
be held in San Francisco (at the Civic Center Plaza) on October 2,
2005 at 1:45pm with charities present to accept donations for
hurricane victims. The concert will feature two locally-based Celtic
Rock bands; Tempest and Avalon Rising. Civic Center Plaza, SF

# SF Living Foods Potluck Sund Oct 2 1-4pm
This event repeats on the first Sunday of every month.
Mission Community Center SW Corner Valencia & 17th St

# EFF Hosts 15th Anniversary Party Sun Oct 2 5-10pm. Free
EFF Hosts 15th Anniversary Party!

When: Sunday, October 2nd, 2005 at 5:00 PM
Where: EFF Headquarters in San Francisco, 454 Shotwell Street, 94110

Mark your calendars! EFF is 15 years old this year, and we are going
to celebrate! We're having an anniversary bash at our San Francisco
headquarters on Shotwell Street on Sunday, October 2nd, 2005. The
party starts at 5 p.m.

Join us for delicious Mexican food and drinks from Pancho Villa, hear
a special address from our founders, John Perry Barlow and John
Gilmore, taste our special 3D cake, and enjoy both the grooves of
Gypsy Jazz from the Zegnotronic Rocket Society, and the hypnotic
beats of DJ Ripley and Kid Kameleon.

Our celebration is free of charge and open to anyone, so bring your
friends and family. We look forward to celebrating with you!

Please let us know you're coming so we don't run out of food and
libations! Send an email to rsvp [at], or call 415-436-9333 x129.

EFF's office is located at 454 Shotwell Street and is BART
accessible. Take BART to 16th and Mission, walk to 19th street and
take a left, and take another left on Shotwell Street, three blocks
down. We are located between 18th and 19th on Shotwell.

Electronic Frontier Foundation
454 Shotwell Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
rsvp [at] 415-436-9333 x129

# A Benefit to Rebuild Green in New Orleans
Truthsayers: A Cultural Marathon on the Crisis in the Gulf
Sunday, October 2 5-8pm $20-$2000 Sliding Scale Donations

From Bagdad to Baton Rouge, the U.S administration is responsible
for untold death, destruction and military occupation. This event was
put together as a spontaneous response to human suffering. It's an
artist and activist-packed marathon to support grassroots efforts to
rebuild New Orleans on principles of sustainability, economic,
environmental and racial justice. Have you wanted to write a check
for Katrina Relief, but you don't trust the Red Cross to get your
money to the people? Do you want to know what is really happening
from community activists on the ground? Come out and here from the
truthsayers, bring your checkbook and give 'til it hurts! Funds will
be split between Rebuild Green in New Orleans and the Vanguard
Foundation's People's Hurricane Relief Fund-earmarked specifically
for children.

Luisah Teish
Marga Gomez
Will Durst
Anne Galjour
Loco Bloco
Dance Brigade
Keith Hennessy
Matt Gonzalez
Amara Tabor Smith
of Urban Bush Women
Maurice Campbell
Ross Mirkarimi
Beth Custer Ensemble
Molotov Mouths
Ahimsa Sumchai
Medea Benjamin
Lines in Analog Sound
The Aux Cajunals
a Report from
Malik Rahim
of the
Green Party,
New Orleans

Brava Theater Center
2789 24th Street (@ York) SF 415-647-2822

Parking Available at San Francisco General Hospital, 23rd and San
Bruno. From Brava Theater Center, continue on 24th Street to Potrero
Avenue. Turn left on Potrero, and continue to 23rd Street. Turn right
on 23rd, the garage will be on your right hand side between Utah and
San Bruno.

# Sun Oct 2 7pm-12am

Julia Butterfly Hill and Clean Fuel Caravan Coalition to Showcase
Energy Solutions
Veggie Oil-Powered We the Planet Bus to Kick Off National Tour in San
Francisco on Oct. 2!

WHEN: Sunday, October 2nd NOON to 5pm and an Evening Benefit from
7pm to Midnight
WHERE: CELLspace s Mission Village Market @ 18th and Florida St.,
San Francisco

Join activist Julia Butterfly Hill, Circle of Life’s We the Planet
Bus crew, and members of the Rainforest Action Network, PostCarbon
Institute, and the Clean Fuel Caravan Coalition for a major convergence of
renewable fuel experts, green vehicles, energy enthusiasts, entertainers
and everyone interested in solutions to our petroleum dependency and
the growing climate crisis. The Clean Fuel Convergence will feature
free workshops, demonstrations and speakers addressing fuel choices such
as recycled vegetable oil, bio-diesel and ethanol. Be sure to check out
the bus and car show featuring the latest in green vehicle design
inside and out. Julia Butterfly Hill will be showcasing her new recycled
vegetable oil-powered eco-tour bus and will be launching their Fall 2005
We the Planet Bus Tour which will reach thousands of people across the
United States. For youth and families, we will be showcasing eco-games
and recycled art exhibit. CELLspace's Mission Village Market is also
the site where 7 buses have been converted to run on veggie oil and has
served as the launch point for five national tours. Join us in the
evening from 7pm for an evening benefit celebration at CELLspace.

Daytime Event 12 Noon 5pm CELLspace's Mission Village Market @
18th and Florida
Mission District, San Francisco, CA

Green Bus and Car Show Noon 5pm
12Noon-Renewable Fuel Overview
1pm BioFuels4Schools/Sustainable Living Roadshow
1pm Planning your Vegetable Oil Conversion
2pm - Julia Butterfly Hill will be joined by Jonathan Youtt of the
Clean Fuel Caravan Coalition and David Room of Post Carbon Institute
2pm-4pm Conversion Show& Tell “ featuring busses & cars
2pm Intro to Ethanol
3pm Fuel Filter Change Demonstration
3pm Connecting Local, National/Global Environmental and Social Justice
4pm Q&A “ Open Forum
4pm For Ladies Only – An Informal Bio-fuel Discussion

Evening Event 7pm-Midnight @CELLspace 2050 Bryant @ 18th Mission
District, San Francisco, CA
$10-50 Sliding Scale : The Clean Fuel Caravan Coalition will host an
evening celebration to benefit the Sustainable Living Roadshow
featuring Julia Butterfly Hill,
The Dick 'n Dubya Show featuring members of the S.F. Mime Troupe
presenting excerpts from the Republican Outreach Cabaret,
Becky White and the O2 Collective,
The Big Tadoo Puppet Crew,
The Veggie-powered bluegrass string band
All Star Jam featuring Members of Hamsa Lila, Aphrodesia, and

Clean Fuel Caravan Coalition
The Clean Fuel Caravan Coalition is a group of existing organizations
that utilize clean-fuels (Biodiesel, Ethanol, Recycled Veggie Oil,
Hydrogen, Hybrid, etc) in our ongoing educational tours to share ideas and
resources about sustainable living. We tour using clean fuels in
response to the cycle of global and environmental crisis perpetuated by the
petroleum fuel economy. We are currently organizing the Sustainable
Living Roadshow for 2006.

Mon Oct 3 New Moon

# San Rafael KFC Protest October 7th from 5:00-6:00 PM
We need your help to speak on behalf of chickens being tortured by KFC!
Please join Hannah Tai, PETA and Bay Area Vegetarians on Friday,
October 7th from 5:00-6:00 PM to protest KFC at 555 2nd Street, San
Rafael, CA 94901 (Marin County). *Please note new location*. For more
information, please email Hannah (hannahtai [at]
Please come out and show people that the secret in KFC's secret recipe
is the torture of millions of chickens.
KFC is responsible for continuing a long history of cruelty to the
animals they raise and slaughter. PETA has asked repeatedly for
compliance in instigating humane practices within their company, and
KFC has refused to make these changes.
Please join our worldwide campaign against KFC by attending this protest.
You can visit for more information.
Signs and leaflets provided. If you can't make this date, please note
that we are attempting to make this a monthly protest usually
happening on the first Friday of the month. Please check the Bay Area
Vegetarian event calendar or email host to confirm.
Please see BAV's schedule for other monthly KFC demos and other animal
welfare issues. Thanks for all of your help!

Tue Oct 4

email me or tribe me for details
I have oh so much stuff. see and look at 10.4 for description of items.
Please only show up at 7-9pm. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT

# YOUR OWN HEALTH AND FITNESS Layna Berman tues 1-2pm
EXPLORA- TION Michio Kaku Tues 2-3pm 94.1

# Animal Law - Attorney Counseling Evening
Tuesday, October 4 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Contra Costa County Bar Assoc
704 Main Street, Martinez

Get your legal questions answered simply, quickly, and at no charge!
Attorneys will either deliver a short presentation with a Q & A
session at the end of the event. The clinic is administered on a first
come, first serve basis. Please be sure to arrive early. If you have
questions about the clinic, contact Christine Morrissey at (925)
370-2548 or cmorrissey [at]

To subscribe to Bay Area Animal Rights Network please send blank email to:
baarn-subscribe [at]

# WholeBody Wisdom EVENINGS at:
1074 Folsom Street @ 7th St, SF
(HELD EACH TUESDAY in SF from 7:45pm-10:00pm
All of these community events are for both Men & Women)
* Sept. 27: Erotic Redirection
* Oct. 4: Control & Surrender
* Oct. 11: WholeBodied Communication
* Oct. 18: Loving Your Shadow
* Oct. 25: WholeBodied Rejuvenation
* Nov. 1: Embracing the Feminine Storm
* Nov. 8: Storming the Masculine
* Nov. 15: Emotional Intimacy
For complete details and early registration discounts go to:

Wed Oct 5

# Wed Oct 5 First Wednesday FREE day @ 3601 Lyon @ Lombard

# Welcome Cindy Sheehan Home With Love Wed Oct 5 7:00 pm
Grand Lake Theater 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
with Speakers and Music
Join us and show your appreciation for Cindy!
Cindy Sheehan will speak along with
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink & Global Exchange,
local representatives from
Gold Star Families for Peace,
the Iraqi American community,
Veterans for Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War
and more $20 suggested donation.
Benefits Cindy's organization Gold Star Families for Peace, Code Pink and Global Exchange.
For advance tickets call 415-255-7296 ext. 253

# Wed Oct 5, 7 p.m. Marin's Green Party County Council
Monthly meeting
Come meet and greet your local GREEN PARTY representatives, and consider joining with us as we move the GREEN agenda forward in Marin.
This Month's Topics
Elections, Campaigns & Endorsements (time to get busy)
Pesticides in San Rafael
Pick A Working Committee
Growing Marin Greens
Instant Runoff Voting/Is It Right For Marin
Local, State and National issues and actions.
Meeting location:
College of Marin - Kentfield
Student Services Building
Cafeteria (look for the positive people)
Parking: Most lots have a parking fee, so either pay the price, or park in the street or the free lot down by the PE complex (across from Woodlands Market). Directions and maps:
Please pass this announcement on to your friends and sister GREENS...All GREENS, allies and people of good will are welcome, see you there!

Thur Oct 6

# Thu Oct 6 HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn Sanders every Thu 1-2pm
VISIONARY ACTIVIST Caroline Casey 2-3pm 94.1 fm Berkeley

# Thur Oct 6 first Thursdays FREE @ 49 Geary 5:30-7:30pm
20 Galleries on 4 floors Fun Party! Check it out!

# This Delicate Monster- MICHELLE HANDELMAN at Rx Gallery
Thu Oct 6 6PM Rx Gallery 132 Eddy Street (at Mason)
San Francsico, CA 94102 view map More Info: (415) 474-7973
New York-based media artist Michelle Handelman makes her first return to the Bay Area in three years for this, her first solo exhibition at Rx. For the exhibition Handelman transforms the gallery with projections, live performers, and photographs from her latest project This Delicate Monster - a place where passion, obsession, fashion and ugliness collide. Performance and opening night sponsored by Trumer Pils and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

Fri Oct 7

In addition, two exhibits of photos taken at Burning Man are coming up:
John Brennan Portraits
John has shot 10 years at Burning Man at the Free Photography Zone
SF Black & White Gallery
619 Post Street
SF CA 94109
Opening reception Oct. 7, 6-10 pm
Box People at Burning Man by Bill Tonnesen and John Romero Chiaroscuro Contemporary Art 7160 Main Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 Opening Reception, Thursday, October 13, 2005, 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
Free with RSVPs to 480-968-7895

# Vanilla Sex, 2005 Frid ct 7 8-11pm Free

Friday, October 7 - Opening of "Vanilla Sex, 2005", a show of 50
romantic images of explicit sex that challenge the banality of
pornography, by noted local photographer Michael Rosen. - The Center
For Sex And Culture, 398 11th Street at Harrison - 8PM to 11PM -
Free. Light refreshments, raunchy readings and erotic performances!

Center For Sex And Culture 398 11th Street at Harrison
San Francisco 415-255-1155 http:

# National Strategy Conference Refusing to Pay for War
October 7-9th, 2005. Brooklyn (NY)
Northern California War Tax Resistance

# October 7 - 9 Berkeley Juggling & Unicycle Festival
King Middle School, 1781 Rose St. Berkeley, CA
Not just for jugglers or unicyclists!!! Hula Hoopers, Poi, Staff,
We would love to have some hoopers come out. There will be poi, diablo,
and hopefully a wide variety of other fun activities!
We would also love to have a hooping workshop and/or performer for our
variety show on Saturday night.

Festival Hours

• Friday Open Juggling: 5pm to 9:30pm

• Saturday Open Juggling: 10am to 9:30pm

• Saturday Public Show: 7:30pm

• Sunday Open Juggling: 10am to 4pm

• Sunday Juggle-Games: early afternoon-ish

Public Show 1781 Rose St, Berkeley, CA
7:30pm Sat Oct 8th $12

Sat Oct 8

# Sat Oct 8, 11 a.m Human-Powered Parade and Biketoberfest
A celebration of petroleum-free possibilities …so
Come on people throughout the land
get yer butts out yer vehicles and take a stand
Come ‘n join the Human Powered Parade and listen to a band
(Even Bush wants you to stop using so much gas)
Fair-Anselm Plaza Fairfax
Bike decorating clinic begins at 10 a.m.
Could this be the beginning of a critical mass in Marin?
Better come find out…

# GE Free Dance Party and Rally 2005-10-08 5:30 PM

A dance party and campaign rally to benefit the GE Free Sonoma initiative campaign will rock the Sebastopol Community Center on Saturday, October 8. Organizers promise an evening of music, knowledge and community empowerment.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for an evening of music, laughs and noted speakers. Admission is $15, and only $10 for those who join the list of volunteers assisting with the GE Free campaign. All proceeds go to the campaign.

Performers are donating their energy and their time. The musical lineup includes Sol Horizon, Carnaval Spirit, DJ Dragonfly, and Patric Optimystic Music, with a special appearance by Swami Beyondananda.

Samplings of gourmet food and coffee will fill the tables of the main hall, along with a beer and wine bar. Knowledge about Genetically Modified food and the GE Free Initiative will also be there in abundance. Speakers will include Larry Robinson, Mayor of Sebastopol; Patricia Dines, activist and author of The Organic Guide book series; and Betty Biodiesel. The startling documentary The Future of Food will show several times during the day.

The GE Free initiative, when passed, will set in place a 10-year moratorium on Genetically modified food crops. At this event, issues of crop contamination, seed integrity, health and the corporate control of food will be discussed.

This is a dance party with a purpose, and it is sponsored by Harmony Festival, Green Mary, North Bay EcoFest, Daily Acts, and Archer Audio.

Sebastopol Community Center is located at 390 Morris St
101 North to Santa Rosa, West on 12 to Sebastopol.
North on Morris (1st Light as you enter Sebastapol.
For more information or to make a donation, visit or call (707) 823-4410. To volunteer for the campaign, email mary [at] or call Mary at (707) 548-7582.

# Party for a great cause! You are invited to a benefit for
People's Grocery at Mariposa Grove Saturday, October 8th
4pm – 12am 828 59th Street, Oakland Admission $2-20
Let us tempt your senses
and entertain your spirit...
Food & Drink ($)
Children's Activities 4-8pm
Live Performances including:
Music, Fire, Theater, Dance...
Live & Silent Auction ($)
People's Grocery is a community-based organization working to find creative solutions to the food needs of the residents of West Oakland by building a local food system and local economy.
Loaded with fresh produce, staple goods, and healthy snacks, the People's Grocery Mobile Market is a truck converted into a grocery store on wheels that travels through West Oakland selling food. People's Grocery staff, volunteers and school groups maintain urban gardens. Food produced at these gardens is harvested for sale on the Mobile Market and is also foraged by neighbors and school children.
Mariposa Grove is an arts- and activism-based affordable co-housing community.
For more information about the benefit party, please email: fire at healthyarts dot com

# in addition to Decompression, all bay area hoopers are also invited
to my birthday hooping picnic @ oakland's woodminster ampitheatre
park/garden next saturday, 10/8 from ~4:00-sunset. please email me
if you have Qs or need more info! it's a gorgeous location with
waterfalls and fountains, perfect for hooping, picnicing, and sunset watching.

# Sat Oct. 8 @ 7 p.m San Quentin Families Project Benefit Larkspur Café Theatre
500 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur 415.924.6107,
Van Jones will be giving a keynote talk about over-incarceration in California’s billion dollar prison industry, and the over-incarceration of marginalized peoples. The evening will have Suzi Jestadt and Liza Klein highlighting the project and others directly or indirectly tied to San Quentin

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