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ERISY WATT WITH HUDDY BALI

May 23,2017 -     Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

COST: Suggested donation $5-15 SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE Join us for a beautiful eve of soulful music. Erisy Watt is a Nashville-raised singer-songwriter. Joined by guitarist, Jeremy Ferrara, Watt's intimate and powerful live performance is a blend of soul and folk often compared with Joni Mitchell and Norah Jones. Together, the two enchant listeners, inviting them to experience the beauty and freedom of wilder places with every sound, song, and story. Watt and Ferrara are gearing up for a two-month tour this summer in support of their newly released EP and making a week-long trip up the coast to play shows later this month! LINKS: Facebook Website Accompanied by Oakland based band Huddy Bali Folk, Jazz, Mariachi, Samba and Everything in Between.


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THOSE WILLOWS WITH COUGAR ON A METH BINGE & MAGGIE Y/O

May 25,2017 -     Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

COST: $5-10 Sliding Scale SOCIAL MEDIA EVENT PLACE is delighted to host Those Willows touring from Portland, Oregon Indie Pop band that began almost 10 years ago when Jack Wells and Mel Tarter met in high school in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. Since then, they have grown to a four piece band and evolved their sound with Motown, folk and soul influences. LINKS: Facebook Website Accompanied by two bay area female vocalist bands: COUGAR ON A METH BINGE indie trip folk band from Oakland. They incorporate elements of lo-fi psychedelia, indie folk, neo-soul, and Americana. LINKS: Website Facebook MAGGIE Y/O Lo-fi beach pop vibes with a sprinkling of soul based in San Francisco LINKS: Facebook Website


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CHARLIE MGEE (FORMIDABLE VEGETABLE SOUND SYSTEM)

May 26,2017 -     Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

COST: Suggested donation $5-15 SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE Possibly the only act to promote permaculture principles through dance music, Western Australia's Formidable Vegetable Sound System (Charlie Mgee) is the world’s most successful experiment in ‘ecological electroswing’. With epic live shows consisting of antique beets, ukulele quirk, Mgee has only one goal: to pound simple solutions for sustainability deep into your consciousness in the funkiest way possible. Having made it into every corner of the globe over the past four years from Glastonbury Festival to the headquarters of the UN, Formidable Vegetable Sound System is paving the way through their special brand of musical activism towards simple solutions to some of the Worlds’ biggest problems and are rapidly becoming a favourite on the Australian and international festival circuit, having played alongside Fat Freddy’s Drop, Thom Yorke and The Rolling Stones. Realising that music is one of the best tools for bringing about cultural change, Formidable Vegetable Sound System frontman, Charlie Mgee has dedicated his musical mission to composing swingin’ tunes on a ukulele about plants, peak-oil and permaculture to inspire everyone to create the world they want to live in starting with their own front yards. LINKS for Charlie Mgee: Facebook Website


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PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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LIVE MUSIC DANCE PARTY - CELLO JOE'S BIRTHDAY JAM

May 31,2017 -     Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

TIME: 7:00pm-11:00pm; doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm COST: Suggested donation $10-12 SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE Cello Joe celebrates his birthday at PLACE with music, dancing and fun! Cello Joe, Yogi Prateado, Vir McCoy, Heather Cristie, and other Bay Area favorites will all be in the mix! With many more dropping in to raise the roof and get things flowing! PLACE is ecstatic to be curating this Bay Area all-star group. Giant puppets save the world will be there! LINKS: Facebook Website Work Trade Opportunities at Events If you are interested in work trade options for any events this month please email info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org with the subject line “Event Worktrade” making sure to mention which event you are interested in, and Molly the PLACE Events Steward will respond with ways to plug into the PLACE Community and receive free entry to our events!


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PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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WOMB SOVEREIGNTY SKILLSHARE

Jun 3,2017 - Jun 4,2017    Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

DATE: Sat/Sun, June 3rd & 4th, 2017 TIME: 10:00am-6:00pm suggested donation $4-12, no one turned away; COST: $200-$300 sliding scale *limited scholarship & work trade positions available (contact the instructor) $100 deposit & pre-registration required There's a minimum of 5 students needed to run the class! Tell your friends! BRING: Pillow/blanket for yourself and potluck dish to share for lunch Social Media Event Page This offering was created to support people with wombs claiming their power through body literacy & grassroots community building. We will explore practical & radical skills for managing our fertility by building intimate friendships with our own bodies, plants & community members. Participants will receive invaluable anatomy & physiology education, meet plant allies that help avoid pregnancy, & learn about the practice of menstrual extraction.   Topics covered including but not limited to:  

  • Womb Cycle Physical & Energetic Anatomy
 
  • Fertility Awareness Method
 
  • Conscious Contraception
 
  • Herbal Allies for Avoiding Pregnancy
 
  • Spelunking With Speculums
 
  • Menstrual Extraction
  Please send an e-mail sent to sam@samanthazipporah.com with the subject line “WSS + your location” to receive application questions, registration details, & other updates.   ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Samantha Zipporah is a practical & radical medicine woman, providing love & education for the womb continuum. She is a holistic sexual health educator, activist, & advocate. A former birth doula whose roots of study can be found deep in traditional midwifery “womb to tomb” style care, Sam has been supporting peers with a full spectrum of fertility & pregnancy experiences for over a decade in personal, professional, & clinical contexts. Her approach is grounded in a solid understanding of biochemistry & biology, & nourished by playfulness, sass, & reverent spirituality. She believes the mind, body, & spirit connection deserve reverence & respect. LINKS: Website


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PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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PLACE'S 6 YEAR BIRTHDAY BENEFIT!

Jun 10,2017 -     Time: 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

WHERE: St. Columba Church (across the street from PLACE) 6401 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA COST: $15-50 Please join us in celebrating our 6 year anniversary and complete this phase of our Safety-IN PLACE Fundraising Campaign. We're planning a full night of amazing local bands including House of Hamsa, Creative Liberation Network, Justin Ancheta, noaccordion and more. There’s also live art, a raffle/auction for great local gifts and services. PLACE handmade merchandise will be on sale from our very own community maker space; the Makery. Items such as: placemats, patches, chocolate bars, herbal salves, bags and a whole lot more! Founders and stewards will share PLACE accomplishments.You’ll hear from our allies, partners, and collaborators as well as a report back on the state of art spaces in Oakland by leaders in the community. We'll also do a short presentation on the progress we've made since we launched our Safety-IN PLACE fundraising campaign. VOLUNTEER OR CONTRIBUTE TO OUR RAFFLE/AUCTION! Fill out this SHORT FORM if you: 1) wish to volunteer for the event, prior to or day/night of please let us know by filling out our 2) or can contribute to our raffle, either a product, service, artwork or otherwise. We look forward to seeing you!


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St. Columba Church
6401 San Pablo Ave
Oakland, 94608

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DECONSTRUCTION: A BEGINNER'S PATH TO CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION

Jun 15,2017 - Jun 29,2017    Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Deconstruction: A Beginner's Path to Clothing Construction DATE: Thursdays, June 15, 22, & 29, 2017 TIME: 7:00pm-9:00pm COST: $125 per person for all 3 classes; or $45/per class; Early Bird: $110 for all 3 classes if registered before May 26th! Social Media Page This series (3 classes) will teach you how to construct a basic garment. We will reverse engineer made garments in an effort to understand the shapes when used in a commercial pattern. TO REGISTER: Make a payment through PLACE'S Paypal and include a note: "CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION". Please include your full name and email if different from your paypal account. If you are registering multiple students in one payment, please include their full names and emails as well. SCHEDULE: CLASS 1; Thursday, June 15 : How to read & use a commercial pattern CLASS 2; Thursday, June 22: How to take measurements Fabric identification and acquisition CLASS 3; Thursday, June 29: Pattern layout and cutting Sewing Machine Operation Basic hand stitching INSTRUCTOR: Cecelia Clark ("CC") . . .”The SwapMaMa” The SwapMama (Cecelia "CC" Clark) has been the Custodian of the Machines at the Maker Faire’s Swap-o-Rama-Rama for Wendy Tremayne's Swap-o-Rama-Rama Bay Area Group for the last 7 years and has produced the event twice at World Maker Faire NY. Please contact CC by email: consuming0creatingmore@gmail.com, for specific questions about the class content. Email PLACE: info@aplaceforsustainableliving.org,  if you have difficulties registering.  


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PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, 94608

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CREATING COMMONS FESTIVAL 2017

Sep 9,2017 -     Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE! CREATING COMMONS FESTIVAL 2017! September 9, 2017 ; 10:00am-6:00pm You may have been wondering when the heck is our Creating Commons Festival - usually in May on our birthday! This year this annual neighborhood placemaking block party will be September 9, 2017. Please save this date! Many reasons for moving it this year, but it gives us that much more time to plan. As usual, if you want to help us with this extraordinary street festival, please fill out our 2017 Creating Commons Organizing Form. See updates on our Social Media Events Page!


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