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Nov. 10 - Dec. 5                Talking with Angels - SF
Wed. Nov. 17  6-8 pm    **Pathways DOP & Musicians for Peace Meeting - SF
Wed. Nov.17  8-Mid       **Pathways Reading & Talk w. Nadine Condon - SF
Nov. 17 &18                      Nonviolent Communication for Social Change - Oakland
Nov. 17 & 18                     The Technology of the Gods with Dawn Abel - South Bay
Thu. Nov. 18  6-9 pm          ArtSFest CONNECT- SF
Thu. Nov. 18   7:30-10 pm  PassionDance - SF
Thu. Nov. 18  8 pm            Concert for Haitian Flood Relief - SF
Fri. Nov. 19  7:30-11 pm     Green Museum Benefit w. Alan Tower - SF
Fri. Nov. 19  9 pm              Anon Salon's Naked Grace - SF
Sat. Nov. 20  7 pm             Axis Mundi @ Eden Tantra Kabaret - SF
Sat. Nov. 20  8 pm             Angelic Sound Communion w. Akasa - SF
Sun. Nov. 21  11 am          Awe to Action Brunch - Alameda
Mon. Nov. 22  7:30 pm       Poetess Wanda Phipps - Berkeley
Tue. Nov. 23  7 pm            What's Next for the Movement? - SF
Fri. Nov. 26  7-11 pm       *Full Moon Peacefest - Novato
Sun. Dec. 19                  **Butterfly Christmas Benefit for Musicians for Peace - SF

Nov. 10 - Dec. 5         Talking with Angels - SF
Shelley Mitchell in collaboration with California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)  present Talking with Angels, a one woman theatrical adaptation of Gritta Mallasz's best-selling book

Wednesday -- Saturday, 8 pm; 
Sunday, 3 pm
Post-show discussions on Fridays & Sundays led by CIIS faculty

TALKING WITH ANGELS:Budapest 1943,  is a true story about spiritual renewal in the face of destruction.  The play is based on Gitta Mallasz's Holocaust diary that chronicles the lives of four young Hungarians who, for 17 months prior to their deportation in 1944, experienced  a series of remarkable philosophical discussions with forces that appeared to them at the time as angels. These weekly discourses radically changed their understanding of psychology, consciousness, art, science and love. It is a cross between SCHINDLER'S LIST and MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ.

"California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is the perfect partner," says Mitchell. "CIIS exists to break down barriers that prevent people from understanding how all people, all cultures, all forms of learning are interconnected. The CIIS community of faculty, students, and supporters are very sensitive to the type of discourse that is presented in the play. Their involvement ensures that the voices spoken in Talking with Angels will continue to be heard long after the curtain falls each night."

Media contacts: David Perry & Associates  (415) 693-0583
Project Artaud Theater, 450 Florida Street at 17th Street, San Francisco                   
$35 advance Friday through Sunday
$27.50 Wednesday and Thursday
Limited $18 Rush Tickets available 1/2 hour before performances
Order at City Box Office (415) 392.4400

Wed. Nov. 17  6-8 pm        Pathways DOP & Musicians for Peace Meeting - SF

6-7 pm  Department of Peace (DOP) Meeting
7-8 pm  Moonlist Producers Network Meeting
Producers meeting for Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace benefit. This is a preliminary Forum for producers, bookers, and organizers of live events and festivals & meeting for Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace benefit December 19th at StudioZ.    RSVP or bflyspirit@! or phone 415-751-8908 

Pathways will carry on as normal after 8 pm.  To discuss what independant events need, and can help each other with as a collective see and

StudioZ Gallery, 1515 Folsom, @11th, San Francisco  Studio Z Ph: 415 252-7666
$5 for meeting and Pathways event at 8 pm

Wed. Nov.17  8-Midnight     Pathways Reading & Talk w. Nadine Condon - SF

Reading and talk by Nadine Condon - Hot Hits, Cheap Demos: The Real-World Guide to Music Business Success
"Nadine writes with truth and a perspective gained by hard work, hit records and veteran experience." - Melissa Etheridge
"Nadine's one of the few people I trust in this business... this book tells you everything a musician needs to know." - Craig Chaquico, award winning guitarist.  "Very worthwhile opportunity to ask the thoughts of seasoned advisor and mentor." 

Pathways is a weekly arts and media community meet and greet, trade exhibit, and showcase of performers, films, music, video art, visual art, and more. Demo talent live in a relaxed atmosphere, make connections, and create new pathways to where you want to be. Wireless web access included, bring your laptop to show off your web site, or trailer for your show.

Pathways is coming along, small but very good quality crowds, interns are starting to come in, please send more. We have a lot of people and organizations to contact and get into the database. plus demo content for you guys to review. New prices and times, entry $5, and Pathways now starts at 8 pm

StudioZ Gallery, 1515 Folsom, @11th, San Francisco  Studio Z Ph: 415 252-7666
Registration: Includes your first drink. (Beer, wine, or cocktail)
Limited Space Please Pre Book at  and to read more for discount tickets and submissions.
$ 5    For more info please see 

Nov. 17 &18                      Nonviolent Communication for Social Change - Oakland

Marshall Rosenberg, internationally known peacemaker, founder of Nonviolent Communication and author of several books including "Nonviolent Communication - A Language of Life", is in the San Francisco Bay Area November 5-22 teaching workshops and classes on a variety of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) topics.

NVC is a practical process for communicating compassion and assertiveness while supporting a consciousness of our interconnectedness and shared  humanity. NVC provides concrete ways to create the quality of connection between people where everyone's needs can be met. It inspires understanding and a natural desire to contribute to one another.

Introduction to NVC for Social Change 
Wed, Nov 17, 7:00-9:30 pm. Lake Merritt Church, Oakland.
Fee is $10-$45. 2.5 CE credits for MFT's and LCSW's. 

NVC for Social Change Daylong 
Thu, Nov 18, 9:30am-5:00pm. Lake Merritt Church, Oakland.
Fee is $35-$150. 6 CE credits for MFT's and LCSW's. 
For more information on the full schedule of events and online registration please visit  or contact the BayNVC office at (510) 433 0700.

Sponsore by Earthlight Magazine

Nov. 17 & 18           The Technology of the Gods with Dawn Abel - South Bay

The Technology of the Gods – Reclaiming Our Lost Legacy in Service to Humanity featuring the Wakah Chan "Skull and Bowl" Planetary Healing ceremony.  The ceremony is a focused meditation, channeling, and toning performance using the ancient sacred tools. While communing and attuning with the primordial forces of the universe, we clear blocked energy grids to heal ourselves and Mother Earth. We use crystal skulls and Tibetan singing bowls to negate the evil energies of the "skull and bones" matrix manipulators. We invoke the Gods and ancestors to project a protective reflective shield around ourselves and the planet, redirecting the negative energies to the senders. We liberate the planet! 

Wed, Nov. 17  7:30 pm
Divine Science Community Center, 1540 Hicks Ave., San Jose
$5 . 
Directions: Take HWY 17 to Hamilton Ave S. Left on Hicks

Thu. Nov. 18  7:30 pm
Temple of Light Meeting Center, 709 El Camino Real, Redwood City
$5. (Free parking at the Cal Train lot after 6 pm.) (Note: The Temple of Light Center is above Joy Meadow - Angel Light Books at El Camino & Brewster Ave.) 
Join us at 6 pm at the Joy Meadow Restaurant for fine Chinese food and conversation before the lecture. 
Directions: Take HWY 101 to Whipple Ave West. Left on El Camino (South) Go 2 blocks to Brewster. Free parking after 6pm at Cal Train station 1 bk E.

Dawn Abel is the director of the Maya Mystery School of Northern California.
For more information: or send email to Dawn at

Thu. Nov. 18  6-9 pm             ArtSFest CONNECT- SF

Join the Bay Area's creative community at ArtSFest CONNECT, the bi-monthly networking forum for the San Francisco arts industry.  Meet other creative professionals - from artists and actors to arts administrators, patrons and producers - and forge the connections that will fuel San Francisco's growth as a national center for the arts.

Features an exhibition of paintings by Debra Walker and music by Bedtime Story.

Blue Cube/Music Incubator, 34 Mason Street (North of Market), San Francisco
$5 at the door, FREE for ArtSFest Members
Call 415-381-0280 or go to for more details.

ArtSFest, a non-profit organization, produces an annual region-wide arts festival that celebrates the Bay Area's rich artistic innovations and provides a showcase for over 100 performing and visual arts presenters.  ArtSFest also works year-round with artists, performers, art patrons, arts organizations, civic agencies and businesses to promote the Bay Area arts scene and advance its economic potential.

Thu. Nov. 18   7:30-10 pm         PassionDance - SF

PassionDance is a dynamic meditation freeing your whole being to dance and celebrate your passion. Using PassionBreath you surrender to your breath, transcend your mind, and connect with your authentic beauty. It takes you into your own inner journey, where you can experience deeper aspects of your life, relationships, culture, and your spiritual essence. The journeys are guided by experienced Trainers in a sacred and healing setting.

Bring: comfortable clothes, eye covers, water bottle.
Leave out: shoes, food, phones, cameras, etc. 

For more info & Directions please see  or call (650) 595-5200 

Thu. Nov. 18  8 pm         Concert for Haitian Flood Relief - SF

Veronica Klaus (Best Chanteuse-Bay Guardian) and Mark Weigle (OUTMusic Award winner) in Concert. They are recording the concert for a CD to benefit RWF projects. Please come out for this great night of music. 
Please invite your friends.

The Lodge at The Regency Center, 1290 Sutter St. @ Van Ness, San Francisco. 

VIP reception with celebrated author Armistead Maupin begins at 6:30 pm. Reception hosted by Donna Sachet. Silent auction/raffle host by The Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence. 
Doors open for general seating 7:30. Performances at 8 pm 
Tickets: $75 VIP Reception/Concert & Reserved seating.   
General admission $25.  Advanced Tickets available at , Café Flore 2298 Market St., or at (866) 462-2838.

Rainbow World Fund simply put is Queer Humanitarianism in action. RWF raises funds in the LGBT and supportive heterosexual community for a host of global issues, including AIDS in Africa, landmine eradication, safe drinking water, and ending hunger. They do cool things like recently collecting and bringing medical/school supplies to Guatemala.   This holiday season they are delivery hundreds of gifts along with aid to children in need overseas .

Fri. Nov. 19  7:30-11 pm       Green Museum Benefit w. Alan Tower - SF

This is an unusual, educational and inspiring event as a benefit for
 Alan Tower will be performing on Hang, (amazing new Swiss instrument ),  huaca and didjeridu as a representative of Octave Alliance's Green Music Network.  

Water and Environmental art  - click here for info
An evening of Salon-style presentations and entertainment featuring the work of artists and musicians exploring water-related issues.

*	MOISTURE: a Los Angeles art collective’s research projects in the Mojave desert
*	Alan Tower and the Octave Alliance with wave & water music
*	Betsy Damon’s Keepers of the Waters parks transforming rivers
*	Stunning wavelet videos graphing whale song by Mark Fischer
*	A (brief) introduction by Sam Bower of
*	Videos, puppetry, Interspecies Music, and surprise guests!

Cellspace, 2050 Bryant St., SF

Fri. Nov. 19  9 pm          Anon Salon's Naked Grace - SF

In Praise of Elemental Facts: Body, Bones, Blood and Beauty!


ClaSsicHall of BEaUty BeAtz
* LARON  (Psychofunkodiscsodelic)
* LAIRD  (Lush)
* LITTLE JOHN (Raindance)
* TRACY  (SfbyDef)

CaVE of the sTilll sNeAKy MoNKEy
* BREAKFAST w/ Eenor  (Bad Boned Funk)
* XOX BURLESQUE (Swirling Sultry Sirens)
* MACHINE LOVE w/ Belinda Blair (Electro-Soul)

* THE NAKED TRUTH ART SHOW:NUDE PAINTINGS, PHOTOGRAPHY & SCULPTURE by:Dana Albany, David Scott Bruce, Deidre DeFranceaux, Rik Livingston, Clarence M. Mitchell, Michelle Morby, Jasmine Raff, Jennifer Simpson, Karen Turcotte and others!

* The show will feature the "NIPPLE PRINT CANVAS", an interactive piece to be auctioned off at the end of the night. A private space allows the interactive audience to add their nipple prints to an existential masterpiece. We encourage nipples of all sexes, ages, races and creeds to make an impression of solidarity for THE NAKED TRUTH! 

Anon Gallery, 285 9th Street (@ Folsom), San Francisco
$10 b4 10 pm
$15 after 10 pm: Unafraid and Transformed
$20: Very Non-Specific

Complete details at


Sat. Nov. 20  7 pm        Axis Mundi @ Eden Tantra Kabaret - SF

Five Environments…. Main Stage…Marketplace…Sensations….Buddha Love Bar…Altar Room

Libations, Ritual, Body & Energy Work, Vendors, Goddesses, Blindfolds, Scarves, SnakeCharmers, Temple Dancers, Art, Films & Live Music!.... 
SHESUS THRICE, Sangita Moskow & Axis Mundi - Sonic Shamanic Trance Chant

Come prepared to TRANCE DANCE & MEDITATE
Experience the Ecstasy of the Vedic Cave Rituals of ancient India!

AXIS MUNDI's powerful devotional Chant revives the timeless ritual of Shakti-Shiva's Dance... the Spontaneously Arising Ecstatic Agony of Endless Bliss born at the dawn of Consciousness.  Join us for Trance Dancing & Dynamic Whole Body Meditation as we journey through the mystical dimensions of Coherent  Emotion & Primal Yearning.

111 Townsend St.@ 2nd & 3rd, San Francisco
$25 Single...$40 Couples
7 pm to 1 am  Live Music begins at 10 pm

Sat. Nov. 20  8 pm          Angelic Sound Communion w. Akasa - SF

Sound Temple of Love Initiation invite you to an Orgasmic & Angelic Sound Communion with the Cosmos for Healing the Split Between Humanity, Heaven and Earth
Special Guest, Jeremiah Wheeler & William Hannibal Means
Multi-instrumentalist, Charles Morsel, Mariah Parker and Alan Tower will be performing on didj and Hang and hand percussion  
Ritual Purification by Bear Serena Flores

One Taste, 1074 Folsom Street, San Francisco 
$15/$10 student
415-503-1100 (One Taste) 
415-456-5959 (Akasa) for information
Akasa, M.A. in Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness, is a chanteuse and sacred sound ceremonialist whose Ecstatic Sound Journey came from a mystical experience at the site of the ancient oracle of Delphi in Greece that opened an incredible shamanism sound and otherworldly musical dimension. This swift, energetic shift altered every aspect of her life when suddenly and unexpectedly, she received the gift of transmitting the healing, unifying power of sound. Akasa has studied shamanism of many traditions, worked with vibrational sound healing, taught workshops, and performed for many international spiritual communities and several International Conferences of the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing to fulfill her vision of assisting our planetary transformation through sacred sounds and rituals.

Sun. Nov. 21  11 am           Awe to Action Brunch - Alameda

We warmly invite you to join us for the Autumn 2004 Awe to Action Brunch from 11 am to 130 pm.
It's never too early to begin planning next year's conference, which promises to be even more amazing, inspiring and moving than the first!   We will share in a potluck feast from 11 am to 130 pm, and we will discuss our inspirations and ideas for the 2005 Awe to Action Retreat and Conference.
Come to our home at 1415 Lafayette Street, Suite B in Alameda.
Please RSVP to us at 510.769.7929, or reply to this email. Leave us your name, phone number, and the brunch dish you'd like to bring.  Love and Blessings, Andy and Spencer

Mon. Nov. 22  7:30 pm          Poetess Wanda Phipps - Berkeley

Wanda Phipps - Poetess at Heart & Joseph Lease

Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

Coordinator: Owen Hill  Info: 510-849-2087

Tue. Nov. 23  7 pm             What's Next for the Movement? - SF

ANSWER Educational Forum: "After the Election: What's Next for the Movement Against War & Racism?"

Discussion and presentations by Bay Area activists & organizers about the ongoing occupation and resistance in Iraq and the role of the anti-war, anti-racism movement post election.

SF Women's Building, 3543 18th St. btwn Valencia & Guerrero, San Francisco
$3-10 donation. Refreshments provided, wheelchair accessible.
Call 415-821-6545 to reserve free childcare.

Fri. Nov. 26  7-11 pm               *Full Moon Peacefest - Novato

"An Evening Of Sacred Ceremony and Celebration" with many musicians from our peace network. 

The Buddha Maitreya Gong & CrystalBowls
Harmonic Gonging and Crystal Bowl Meditations with Da Vid & Akasa..Ceremonialist and Sound healer...
Drums For Peace With Kim Atkinson - Join in a Community Drumming Circle
Experience and Participate In Estara's Shamanic Dance Ritual Performance - A Vibrational Moving Meditation with Vocal Intonations.

Sing Along with William Florian, Sophia & Steve Sisgold.  Together we will be declaring Peace and More!...
The Venus Transit: A Mystical Love Experience
We will be presenting our latest Artainment Music Video program designed to "Inspire, Delight, Heal & Enlighten..."

Dance Free
Beautiful Dance music with DJ RonTofanelli VJ Ken Jenkins with fabulous special effects imagery...

Unity Center, 600 Palm Drive, Hamilton Center, Novato  415-883-0846
Suggested Love Donations $20
The Global Peace Foundation
Free Artainment DVD with your ticket

Sun. Dec. 19  6-Mid.             Butterfly DOP Christmas DOP Benefit for Musicians for Peace - SF

Don't let election blues get you down.  Come out and party for the planet and a US Department of Peace and join our DoPeace Campaign.  We are having a benefit for Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace with the blessing of Dennis Kucinich who endorsed our Department of Peace Campaign in 2001

On Saturday, November 6, I attended a breakfast with Dennis Kucinich in San Francisco. Jolie De Pauw, one of our members from Lotus Dog, provided the entertainment at breakfast and will be performing tonight with many other Kucinich Butterfly People.  Later at the Green Festival Dennis gave a heartfelt talk about the election results and how we have to move forward to get his plan for a Department of Peace implemented.  He told us that the only path to peace is through the heart and to me the butterfly represents that heart connection.

So come out tonight and enjoy the show and attend the press conference before we begin.  The revolution will be televised!

Featuring a host of musicians from Musicians for Peace with Sherry Glaser, Fontain's M.U.S.E., Laramie Crocker, Cyoakha Grace of Land of the Blind and a cast of ...well, to many to count now.

The program will begin with a Maha Kirtan with Saraswati, Jean & Richard. They recently performed at our PeaceFest in Golden Gate Park. 

Mary Eberspacher will perform a crystal bowl toning and chanting calling the "I Am Presence" of each person present.  Akasa Tseng will perform a Heaven on Earth prayer ceremony.

There will also be sets by Mokai, William Florian, JolieDe Pauw from Lotus Dog, Lauren Renee Hotchkiss, Alan Tower, Chris Skyhawk, Marisa Handler, Maria Halyna, Maria Mango, Roberta Donnay and many others.

Steve Bhaerman, also know as Swami Beyondananda and Sherry Glaser will do special comedy routines.  Sheery wiil do her new act called "Activist Mom."

Cindy Sheehan of “Military  Families Speak Out” ( will share her spiritual journey since loosing her son Casey Sheehan in Sadr City, Bagdad, Iraq on April 4,2004. She will also recite a poem, A Nation Rocked to Sleep, written by her daughter Carly in honor of her brother Casey. Cindy has spoken at a memorial in Washington DC and traveled to many swing states. After our National Elections this is an appropriate time to reflect on the soul of our nation & how we best move forward together. We will again touch that place of common human-ness that will strengthen us all in healing and action to bring the troops home now and end the occupation. Please see her site dedicated to her son Casey at

Cindy will also take part in our press conference that will kick off our Department of Peace -DOP- Campaign in the Bay Area in honor of Congressman Dennis Kucinich.  It coincides with our plans to announce that Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace has surpassed one thousand members worldwide and the need to end the war in Iraq and have clean elections in our country again with editable black boxes with paper trails.

Laramie Crocker will perform his song Cargo in honor of Casey Sheehan.  This will be a very moving experience for those in attendance.

Karil Daniels, the producer of Voices of Dissent, will show an 8 minute trailer of her documentary about authentic patriotism and protecting First Amendment rights against the Bush administration's attempt to discredit dissent and limit free speech. Voices of Dissent contains scenes from our butterfly Naked4Peace - Make Love Not War protest.

This show is being produced in cooperation with StudioZ, Deborah Paulino ( & and Department of Peace Campaign.

Sonsoring organizations include Musicians & Fine Artists for World Peace, Global Exchange (, Middle East Children's Alliance/MECA (, the San Francisco New Living Expo ( and the Global Peace Foundation (

Where:  Studioz Gallery, 1515 Folsom @ 11th, San Francisco

Complete details and performer bios at
More performers and surprise guests to be announced. 

For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.