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SF events 5.16 Th May 18 Bike To Work Day
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1823589.php

BEWARE CHIPS FRIES, TOAST CAUSE CANCER.
Baking, frying, toasting potatos or bread catalyzes chemicals that cause cancer.

TURN DOWN YOUR TOASTER!


important events: http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php
fun events: http://laughingsquid.com/squidlist/calendar   http://www.funcheap.com
more events: http://www.craigslist.org   http://www.tribe.net   http://upcoming.org
eco events: http://ecologycenter.org   http://acterra.org
http://swcoalition.org/Calendar.html Sustainable World Coalition
http://humanisthall.net/Cal-October-Activist.html 390 27th St Oakland
http://www.mpjc.org/ongoing.html Marin Peace and Justice Center
http://peaceandjustice.org Palo Alto Peace and Justice Center
http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/pbnberkeley/2006-03
Fellowship of Humanity Events 390 27th St Oakland @ Telegraph/Broadway
http://lists.riseup.net/www/arc/pbnberkeley/2006-04/msg00030.html
http://www.sfbg.com events, art receptions, music, film, etc.
http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=568 SF Bay Gaurdian Art Receptions!
Chemtrails Downing Planes, Killing Essential Soil Bacteria?
http://www.wildchildmagazine.com/display.php?id=75


Plus these events from http://indybay.org
Tuesday May 16th
 7:00pm SF: Mission High poets
 7:00pm SF: May Day in Cuba
 7:30pm Santa Cruz: Israeli Refusnik
Wednesday May 17th
 6:00pm SF: China & The Internet
 6:00pm SF: Streetside at the Roxie
 7:00pm Santa Cruz: Pax Christi
 7:00pm SF: Barbara Becnel
 8:00pm SF: Godspeed Film Party
 9:00pm SF: Palestine Film Project



food

 From the Union of Concerned Scientists;
 http://www.ucsusa.org/food_and_environment/feed/feed-march-2006.html#2
House passes bill that would gut food safety laws


Wow, see this before you have chicken.
I think they found a fast way to move Baby chicks. The video may shock you. 
http://www.break.com/movies/chickxpress.html 


Renegade Gardeners! 
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1822883.php 

 This is a list of links to instructions on how to grow fruit trees from the seeds of their fruits, as you find in the grocery stores. Share as you will. If people know how to do these things then they will do them. YOU CAN PLANT TREES ANYWHERE. NOT JUST YOUR OWN YARD. Imagine a whole country filled with fruit trees! There is a vacant lot near your house. Find it, and plant! There is an empty stretch near the road, plant! If your favorite plant isn't on the list, then look it up on the internet. And, then, plant! =) 

But talk to gardeners and farmers first. Many store bought fruits do not create tasty fruit trees.

 mango 
http://www.plantcultures.org.uk/activities/handson_mango.html 

 avocado 
http://www.avocado.org/about/growing_avocado.php 

 coconut 
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/palmsociety/message/7580?viscount=100 

 date palms (it takes a male and a female date tree to get dates) 
http://www.nizwa.net/agr/dates/dates/palm/datepalm2.html 
http://www.personal.u-net.com/~treetops/germinat.html 

 citrus 
http://www.citrus-tree-care.com/propagation-from-seed.html 

 papaya 
http://www.easyfruit.co.uk/papaya/index.html 

 pineapple 
http://www.plantea.com/pineapple-houseplant.htm 


Vegan cats and dogs
For those of you who have questions or still have doubts about vegan diets for cats and dogs, here is a link were you can get a CD  of the Book "Vegetarian Cats & Dogs" by James Peden.
 http://www.vegepet.com/ordering.html 
It will answer all the nutritional questions people often have. I have used this book as a reference for years now, it is well researched.  


Very important health newsletters to subscribe to:
http://veganmd.org
http://rawfamily.com



eco

Endangered Species List Expands to 16,000,while we keep cutting down rainforest and burning gas...!
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1822857.php 


Meltdown fear as Arctic ice cover falls to record winter low*
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,1774815,00.html


West's Failure over Climate Change 'Will Kill 182m Africans'
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0515-04.htm


Great Coral Reef disaster
US admits for first time that global warming is killing reefs - and will
now be legally obliged to protect them
 http://news.independent.co.uk/environment/article447818.ece


For environmentalists, a growing split over	immigration, CSM, . 20060512
 Any so-called enviromental group that skirts the critical issue of OVERPOPULATION and that alleges to care about the ultimate future of our planet's biosphere, should be exposed as hypocritical and unworthy of pretending to care about the environment.   If 6 billion humans cut consumption by 50% and then breed like rodents to 18 billion then the actual consumption will increase 300%, thus spelling the ultimate doom of not only the human species but perhaps 90% or more of all other species of life on the planet.
http://www.toomanypeople.org


http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
NOAA Seeks Comment on the Incidental Harassment of Marine Mammals in the Arctic Ocean



DRIVING THE MONEY CHANGERS FROM THE TEMPLE OF DEMOCRACY
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FREEDOMSFORUM/message/48514


Is a Vasectomy Right for You?
Here is my experience with a vasectomy and things to consider when planning your own. 
http://theopinionator.com/selfsufficiency/vasectomy1.html 


Sheehan on Mother's Day in Washington; criminal investigation focuses on Foggo; 200 killed in Nigerian pipeline explosion; Ford pressed to face environmental policies; 100 oil-coated penguins dead on Argentina's coast; and more ... Browse our continually updating front page at http://www.truthout.org


Rove Informs White House He Will Be Indicted
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/051206Y.shtml
Karl Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten that he will
be indicted in the CIA leak case and will immediately resign his White House
job when the special counsel publicly announces the charges against him.


Fatty bin Laden and Other Fake Osamas
http://www.unknownnews.org/060214a-Barrett.html


Motion Filed to Intervene in AT&T Secrets Case
Why is the radio and TV news media  ignoring this law suit?  They are announcing  that the suit just  filed against Verizon  was the first  one filed in this issue when the suit against AT&T was filed in February-they haven't even MENTIONED it.  If the court rules in favor of the U.S. government (which I'm sure it will) I hope this case winds up before the federal supreme court.   Carl
http://money.aol.com/news/articles/_a/motion-filed-to-intervene-in-atandt/n20060513102809990006


Verizon hit with $5 billion lawsuit over NSA phone records scandal
http://www.chicagotribune.com/technology/chi-0605130078may13,1,6514281.story?coll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true


MSNBC: Bush shredding the Constitution.
Bush Admin "like the Sopranos", says Constitutional law expert.
http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/constitutional_skin.htm


NSA Whistleblower Says "People Are Going To Be Shocked" By His Testimony Next 
Week..."This Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg" | ..  
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/05/12/nsa-whistleblower-says-p_n_20884.html


RFID-Maker Stock Drops 17%: Applied Digital Solutions!
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/05/1822875.php


Mossad Murdered 530 Iraqi Scientists
http://www.aljazeera.com/me.asp?service_ID=11311


http://www.legitgov.org/index.html#breaking_news
Condoleezza Rice at Boston College? I quit.


 ABCNEWS 5/1/01:  U.S. Military Chiefs Planned to Orchestrate Terrorism in U.S.
 http://t.ymlp.com/useeanaubaiabjagauhee/click.php


Chavez offers oil to Europe's poor, proclaims 'final days of the North American empire'
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1774649,00.html


http://www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2006-05/13pilger.cfm
Chávez Is A Threat Because He Offers The Alternative Of A Decent Society


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/270019_carlson14.html
What CIA needs is new president


Bush, Pentagon Weigh Deploying Troops to US-Mexican Border
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/051306X.shtml


NSA Whistleblower Says "People Are Going to Be Shocked"
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/05/12/more-unlawful-activity


http://www.rinf.com/columnists/news/ex-bush-official-exposes-911-as-inside-job
Ex-Bush Official Exposes 9/11 As Inside Job


Cleveland Woman Put In Gulag For Psyh Eval For Protesting Bush
To see Fisher's original story go to 
http://www.arcticbeacon.com/1-Apr-2006.html 
To hear her live radio interview with Greg Szymanski go to 
http://mp3.rbnlive.com/Greg06.html

 
 
Tue May 16

# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman
Every Tues 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_youro.htm


# Tue, May 16, 2006      2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Annual Strawberry Tasting at the Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market
Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market
Derby St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way Berkeley
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Help Shape the Future of San Francisco's
 Newest Public Space: Mint Plaza
Tuesday, May 16th 6:00 to 8:30PM
Mezzanine,  444 Jessie Street, 
Located directly behind the Old Us Mint.
Informational  presentation on the proposed plaza and an opportunity for community input. To RSVP, please  e-mail rsvp at mintplazasf.org For more information and updates visit 
http://www.mintplazasf.org


# 5/16: Talk tonight - 9/11, A Different Perspective
 September 11 was many things to many people. This will not be a talk about whether the government perpetrated 9/11, but rather a look at the underlying unconscious patterns. Jungian Cal Simone will give a talk, exploring and examining 9/11 as myth, symbol, and unclaimed shadow and accountability of America as a collective psyche. Free; donation welcome. 
 Tuesday, May 16, 7:30 to 10 PM 
 Grand Lake Neighborhood Center 
 530 Lake Park Avenue, Oakland Cross Street: Grand Ave.
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/157738168.html


# 5/16: FREE PARTY TUESDAY NIGHT IN SF! OLD SKOOL HIPHOP!
THE SCENARIO!!!! 
 Brought to you by RHYTHM IN MOTION! 
 Goin down Every Tuesday at the Cellar in San Francisco. 
 SCOTTY FOX & MCD spinnin nothin but OLD SKOOL and CLASSIC HIP-HOP in a safe, clean, fun environment. 
 HAPPY HOUR PRICES ALL NIGHT! 
 Check out cellarsf.com This party is free! Just come thru, check it out, have some drinks, have some fun! 
 685 Sutter Street, San Francisco CA 
http://www.craigslist.org/eve/161463433.html



# May 16-18. Beginner Hoopdance Intensive. The Women's Building, San Francisco. A three night seminar 7:30-9pm. $85 for the series. http://hoopgirl.com



Wed May 17

# Every Wednesday 1-2pm GUNS & BUTTER
the economics of politics  94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/archives/archives.php?id=13
http://gunsandbutter.net


# Wed, May 17, 2006      4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  
SF Google WiFi Citizen Advisory TaskForce Meeting
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, 4th Floor Conference Room
1155 Market Street
San Francisco

All may attend and speak. Main focus of this meeting is addressing the Digital Divide: getting computers and training for people who need them.
For more information contact:
Kimo Crossman
kimo at webnetic.net
http://maps.google.com/maps?oi=map&q=1155+Market+Street,+San+Francisco,+CA
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php


# Please join us on Wednesday, May 17th from 6-8pm at Zeum museum to celebrate the opening of the Natural World  Museum's Planet Art exhibition featuring works of art from children around the world.
 
The Natural World Through Children's Eyes 

 An exhibit of the Natural  World Museum's Planet Art program
 at Zeum Museum, 221 Fourth Street (@ Howard Street), San Francisco

 The Natural World Through Children's Eyes is an exhibit of the Natural World Museum's Planet Art program featuring artwork created by elementary school students from the San  Francisco Unified School District together with children from communities around the globe including Afghanistan, India, Brazil, Costa Rica, Kenya and Southern  California. Through art and journaling, these children share genuine reflections of their local environments and their personal hopes for nature and the world around them.

 Opening Reception: May 17, 2006, 6:00-8:00. FREE
 Exhibit open from May 17-June 19, 2006


#  May 17th Palestine Fundraiser      "DOME" 

Disco/Punk benefit to send queer activist back to Palestine. With DJ Jef
Leopard and the Bearded Lady. Queers, Beers, Beards, Babes, Raffle and 
Radicals. 

Wednesday, May 17th 
9pm-2am 

$5 Donation (No one turned away for lack of funds) 

The TRANSFER Bar 
198 Church St (@ Market) 
San Francisco, CA 

Contact Jonas at joeskillet@riseup.net or at 415-503-7630 for more info 

If you can't make the show, you can still support Jonas in his travels by 
purchasing one or two if his fresh Zines, entitled: "PALESTINE 48". More 
info can be found at http://www.pgh-psc.org
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php



Thu May 18 


# Thu May 18 BIKE TO WORK DAY http://www.sfbike.org/?btwd

Ditch your car! Skip the bus! Hop on a bike and go!

The biggest day for biking in the Bay Area is just around the corner. Join thousands of bikers as we cruise, sprint, and roll into work on Thursday, May 18th! There's never been a better day to celebrate your right to ride.
Why bike to work on May 18th?
Energizer Stations

Volunteers will cheer you on at 24 Energizer Stations around San Francisco! Stop by one of the stations to load up on free coffee, snacks, and convenient tote bags for future commutes. We'll also be passing out info about how you can get involved in making San Francisco a better bicycling city.
Download the SF station map (PDF, 522k)
You'll be in good company

You'll be joining bike commuters new and old in making a statement about the importance of supporting the two wheeled way. Join our mayor, supervisors, and thousands of San Franciscans in moving proof that bicycling is a viable form of transportation in this city.
It feels good!

Do you need a better reason?

SFBC's Annual Bike Away for Work Party

Thu., May. 18 | 6-9pm, 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St
 You're invited to the SF Bike Coalition's fun and fabulous Bike Away from Work Party! Stop by 111 Minna on your commute home and unwind (valet bike parking provided). Learn the cities biking secrets from fellow bicyclists and bask in the glow of a successful Bike to Work Day!

 Fabulous prizes to be raffled off! A Brompton folding bike! Timbuk2 products! and more! Don't miss it.

 Raffle prizes donated by Flexcar and Timbuk2
Be a Bike Buddy!

Need some help? (Or have some to offer?) Bike Buddy connects bike newbies with mentors who will show you the ropes of urban cycling and get you ready to Bike to Work on May 18th!
Check out 511.org's Team Bike Challenge for more on teaming up for Bike to Work Day!
http://511.org


#  Bike to Work Day Thursday, May 18, 2006  (7:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
http://upcoming.org/event/78076
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand Avenue @580  (Yahoo! Maps, Google Maps)
Oakland, California 

Depart from the Grand Lake Theater at 7:55 AM

Oakland City Hall Celebration
 At Oakland's 13th Annual Bike to Work Day Celebration, Thursday, May 18, cyclists who pedal to City Hall between 7-9am will be treated to:

A free pancake breakfast (7-9am)
 Free Club One Day Pass for showers
 Free all-day valet bike parking
 A free bike mini-tune-up while you work courtesy Bay Area Bikes
 A bicycle-style canvas bag with goodies and bicycling info
 A raffle with prizes donated by local businesses
 Tables with information about low-impact commuting, bicycle-friendly projects, and sustainable transportation and land use
 Press conference and prize announcements (8:30am)
 Oakland's Bike to Work Day celebration was brought to you by the City of Oakland Public Works Agency, East Bay Bicycle Coalition, and local sponsoring businesses.

Prizes/Sponsors
 City Hall event participants will be eligible for great prizes donated by local business. The Grand Prizes are a round-trip for two to Santa Barbara on Amtrak and a stay at Oakland's Bates House Bed and Breakfast near Lake Merritt! Other great prizes include:

Two $25 and one $50 gift certificates from Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub, 4799 Telegraph Ave.
 Round trip tickets on Amtrak Capitol Corridor to San Jose
 Round trip tickets on Amtrak Capitol Corridor to Sacramento
 Two one-month passes at the Oakland City Center Club One
 Five AC Transit 10-pass bus tickets
 Four movie passes from the Grand Lake Theater
 Two sets of four movie passes and a 16" pizza w/four toppings from the Parkway Theater, 1834 Park Blvd.
 A Bay Trail packet including a San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide book, a complete set of the Bay Trail maps, and more
 $25 gift certificate from the Pacific Coast Brewing, 906 Washington
 Two $25 gift certificates from Wheels of Justice Cyclery, 2024 Mountain Blvd.
 A meal for two at Soizic Bistro, 300 Broadway
 Lunch for two at Sabina Indian Cuisine, 1628 Wester Street
 $30 gift certificate at Ital Calabash, 1405 Franklin
 Two East Bay Bicycle Coalition bike maps (both East and West of the Hills) and T-shirt packs
Event Website: http://www.oaklandpw.com/page125.aspx


# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn  Sanders
Every Thurs 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_herba.htm


# National Flavors Day Thu May 18 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm FREE
 
Thursday May 18th is National Flavors Day.

Sun and fun seekers across the country are looking to free themselves  
from the daily grind, to step out of the office and into the  
liberating, mischevious vibe of summer. They will uncover the flavor  
of Summer '06 as they uncover themselves.

Hundreds - clad only in bathing suits - painted from head to toe in  
blue, green, and orange will brighten San Francisco as they transform  
Fisherman's Wharf into a sea of color and take part in the city's  
annual Bike to Work Day. The painted revelers will mingle with locals  
during the busy evening commute in Union Square, at Fisherman's  
Wharf, Pier 39, and Castro & Market.

If you're lucky, maybe you can join in on the fun and get painted  
yourself. But, even if you choose to keep your clothes on, National  
Flavors Day should be quite a spectacle, unlike anything the city has  
seen before, and just the thing to get us all psyched for summer.

For more information visit www.nationalflavorsday.com
 
Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, The Financial District
Stockton & Post; Embarcadero & Montgomery Bart Stations; Castro Area
San Francisco
 
ssnow-thomas at mfaltd.com 212-528-1691
http://www.nationalflavorsday.com


# Thu., May. 18 | 6-9pm, 111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna St
 You're invited to the SF Bike Coalition's fun and fabulous Bike Away from Work Party! Stop by 111 Minna on your commute home and unwind (valet bike parking provided). Learn the cities biking secrets from fellow bicyclists and bask in the glow of a successful Bike to Work Day!
http://www.sfbike.org/?btwd


# Thu, May 18, 2006      7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  
Community Meeting on the Ocean Beach Bonfire Policy
Sunset Youth Services
3918 Judah Street @ 44th Avenue
San Francisco

Supervisor Ma will be joined by representatives from the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) to discuss current beach policies and to discuss a current proposal to ban all beach fires at Ocean Beach.

 Representatives of relevant City departments will also be on hand to address questions and concerns.
For more information contact: (415) 554-7460   (415) 561-4723
http://globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.php?uid=5646



# ART ON FIRE! The 2006 San Francisco Fire Arts Exposition
May 18, 19 & 20, 2006
Monster Park (formerly Candlestick Park) – LOT C (FREE parking)
602 Jamestown Ave, SF 94124
Take BART to Balboa, then #29 Sunset bus to Gilman Ave & Giants Drive
See http://tinyurl.com/fs8rm for driving directions
Advance tickets: http://www.inticketing.com/evinfo.php?eventid=11341
For info: 415-To-Flame and www.burningman.com.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by adult

Thurs: Opening BRAF Benefit Reception & Premier Night: Includes 7-8:30pm
hosted bar, intimate artist led tours + general admission till 11pm - $50

Thurs: 8:30-11pm: $20 general admission; includes Pyro Spectaculars
fireworks finale!

Fri & Sat: 7:30pm-12am: $20 in fiery attire (no actual fire, please!); $25
street clothes.
Fire Angel All Event Pass: $125 - includes opening reception and express
entry 3 nights. 3 Night General Admission Ticket: $50 advanced sale - avail till 5/17.

Experience this quintessentially San Francisco art event, an exciting and incendiary exhibition of innovative and inspiring fire art! Ranging in nature from meditative and quietly interactive to spectacular, high-tech and utterly indefinable—these featured works of art and choreographed fire performances are pushing the boundaries of art internationally. Please join us for this landmark event as the City of San Francisco provides a forum to recognize artists working in this exciting and unique medium!

Artists Scheduled To Appear: Xeno, Vau De Vire Society, Therm, The Flaming
Lotus Girls, Nate Smith, Jack Schroll, SaDa Fuego, Pyro Spectaculars!,
Pyronauts, Primal Fire, Meghan Pike, Nocturnal Sunshine, The Nekyia, Los
Sueños del Fuego, Roger Lai, Laird, Marisa Lenhardt, Karl Nettmann, mN8Fx, Alan Macy, Loyd Family Players, Robert Kilpatrick, Scot Jenerik,
InterKonnected, Hunter, Bob Hofmann, Flame Gypsy & Sexy Bitch, Justin Gray, Wally Glenn, Gamelan X, Charlie Gadeken, Orion Fredericks, Liquid Fire, Richard Friedberg, Fire Arts Collective, The Crucible, Coven Fire Troupe, Marque Cornblatt, Controlled Burn, Bill Codding, Paul Cesewski, BomTribe, Bad Kitties, members of the Burning Man Fire Conclave, and more!

See: http://www.burningman.com in coming weeks for schedule and details

For info on The Black Rock Arts Foundation, see: http://www.blackrockarts.org


# Textual Works: Opening Reception May 18  Opening: 7-9 pm,  
 New Langtona Arts 1246 Folsom St. http://www.newlangtonarts,org
  

# ROCKSTARS  may  18,  2006    
hotel des arts | san  francisco     7 pm - 11 | 447 bush (at  grant)   
 collectors' preview: 6 pm - 7  pm      rsvp: info@startsoma.com   


# ROCKSTARS after party?  may 18  |  11 pm - late  OTIS | 25 Maiden  Lane
 to request an invitation, kindly email john@startsoma.com
 


Fri May  19

# Balancing Your Life Women's Health Fair  Friday May 19 11am-2pm free
 
WomenFirst, Planned Parenthood Golden Gate's case management program,  
is hosting a women's health fair on May 19th at the Eastmont Mall in  
Oakland, in honor of  Women's Health Month. The health fair will  
connect East Bay women with the community resources and services that  
can improve their health and their lives.

Participants include local health care providers, East Oakland Youth  
Development, Alameda County Department of Public Health, Girl's Inc,  
domestic violence and sexual assault service providers, substance  
abuse programs, and many others.

This is a free community event open to all women and families.
Eastmont Town Center 7200 Bancroft Ave. Oakland
kmaynard at ppgg.org 510-729-6236
http://ppgg.org Planned Parenthood Golden Gate


# SF Google Free WiFi City Hearing - Privacy and Digital Div.

Friday, May 19th    1:00pm - 3:00pm     free

The main topics will be Privacy and Digital Inclusion, but you can  
speak about anything regarding the WiFi initiative

Privacy - includes library-like privacy for people who are  
undocumented migrant workers, those without credit cards (required  
for usage), members of unpopular political groups.

Digital Inclusion - includes training and computers for those who  
need it, coverage that meets the RFP requirements of 95% outdoor /  
90% indoor and at real-world bandwidth speeds (not something slightly  
over dial-up currently offered).

Agenda is here:
http://www.sfgov.org/site/lafco_page.asp?id=38962

If you cannot attend in person - you may watch cable channel  (26 or  
78) or live video streaming at
http://sfgov.org/site/sfgtv_index.asp?id=11463 (select SFGTV or SFGTV2)

There will be an IRC online chatroom setup at:

ernesto.indymedia.org
chatroom #techconnect

you can use the chat client here:
http://chat.indymedia.org/

ACLU, EFF and EPIC have sent four letters to San Francisco -  
advocating for Municipal WiFi with privacy protections - I believe  
that they have received no response from the city and it appears that  
the RFP and other aspects of the TechConnect initiative have largely  
not addressed the issues they have persistently raised.

read the 4 letters here:
http://www.epic.org/privacy/internet/sfws41906.html

San Francisco Chronicle editorial 5/10/06 "Hidden cost of 'free'  
wireless"
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2006/05/10/EDGDOIJKE11.DT


For all the details on the San Francisco WiFi process see the blog:  
http://www.webnetic.net
 
City Hall, Room 263
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco

http://www.sfgov.org/site/lafco_page.asp?id=38962

A block away from the Civic Center BART stop
 
kimo at webnetic.net 415-255-8035
http://www.webnetic.net



# Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi Hosts Art Opening
Featuring Photography of Senior PhotoShop Students of the
Western Addition Community Technology Center

On Friday, May 19, 2006, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi hosts the monthly Third
Friday’s Art Reception in his City Hall office, Room 282.

In honor of Older Americans Month, Supervisor Mirkarimi pays tribute to the
PhotoShop students of the Western Addition Community Technology Center
(WACTC). WACTC is a non-profit organization.

Through their art and photography, Mr. Felton Cogell’s PhotoShop senior
students share their talent and experience for the first time with the
greater Community of San Francisco.

Please join Supervisor Mirkarimi in celebrating the artistic contributions
of these seniors during Older Americans Month.


What: Art Opening Reception for Senior PhotoShop Students of the WACTC
When: Friday, May 19, 2006, 5-8 P.M.
Where: San Francisco City Hall, 1 Carlton B Goodlett
Place, Room 282


# Friday, May 19, 7--10 pm -- SEX MACHINES

This event is a slideshow and book talk based on the photography book, "Sex Machines" by Timothy Archibald.
It is also an adult play party WITH SEX MACHINES!

In attendance will be the machines, machine builders, and live models from:

The Thrillhammer:
http://www.thethrillhammer.com/

Monkey Rocker:
http://www.monkeyrocker.com/

Bonkum:
http://www.bonkum.com/

And other special surprise guests like Greg Larson's "Pedal Fucking Machine"! Autographed copies of the book "Sex Machines" as well as snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. Advance tickets are $25 per person and may be purchased through Acteva at:
http://www.acteva.com/go/machines/  Tickets the day of the event will be available at the door for $40 per person, cash only.

Come watch live models play on the sex machines and play on the sex machines yourself (or bring a partner)! Safe sex and cleaning supplies will be provided. You must be 18+ to attend.



# http://www.joshuatreemusicfestival.com    May 19-21
Great burningmanesque, earthdancesque music festival.  



# Volunteers  Needed 
Join the Community Clean Team  in District 9
 May 20th 9AM
Event Kick Off is St. Mary's Park and Rec Center Community Clean Team; Volunteer in the Parks Contact Colleen Flynn, cflynn at sfneighborhoodparks.org or  621-3260 if you want to participate.


# ArtSFest 2006 Arts Expo
Civic  Center Plaza
Saturday, May 20
11 am - 6 pm
FREE to the Public
 
The ArtSFest 2006 ArtSFest 2006 Expo will bring out the arts community and thousands of art enthusiasts for a day-long cross-cultural "Celebration of the Arts" on Saturday, May 20th from  11 am - 6 pm in  Civic Center Plaza (Joseph Alioto Piazza) in front of San Francisco  City Hall. 
 
The ArtSFest 2006 Arts Expo, FREE and open to the public, is produced and marketed in conjunction with ArtSFest 2006, The Bay Area's Third Annual Celebration of the Arts (May 4-29), that showcases 70 arts presentations in venues across the Bay Area.  The ArtSFest 2006 Arts Expo will feature a dynamic array of performances (music, dance, circus, music, spoken word)
and interactive art installations and exhibits throughout the plaza.
 
Audiences will experience a full range of activities that will include:
 
	? 	Main stage showcasing music, dance, theater, circus and spoken word performances by:

The Unauthorized Rolling Stones
Community Music Center 
Presidio Dance Theatre
Circus Center 
Gamelan X 
Higher Devine 
Milagro 
Alliance of Love
	? 	Visual art exhibition areas 
	? 	Fashion/Designer Bizarre curated by Feria Urbana 
	? 	Youth Arts area - interactive play area for families 
	? 	Walk-around performers 
	? 	Workshops for kids and adults 
	? 	Food and beer/wine garden 
	? 	Sponsor booths/ Community Partners & Arts Presenters tables



# http://anonsalon.com "EclectriCity"  Sat May 20th! 285 9th St. @ Folsom


# ANON SALON x-plores EclectriCity
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2006

AFTER pARTy 4... SF ArtSFest Expo  
http://www.artsfestsf.org/ArtsExpo.html   & BM FireArts Fest
http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/fire_festival/index.html
<http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/special_events/fire_festival/index.html>

@ ANON GALLERY
 285 9th St. (@ Folsom/SF)
 10pm UNTIL LATE!

Suggestive Donations:
$10 b4 10:30
$15 - Festooned in PerplexCity
$20 - Absent of CurioCity

http://www.anonsalon.com/may06

Featuring...

GENEROCITY!
- JAY (Just Jay)
- MOZAIC (13 Moontribe)
- THE GEOMETRIST (Space Cowboys)
- BORETA (Troubled Youth, Nexus)
vs. LAZY SLAVE (Dustfish, Anon Salon)

MONSTROCITY!
- FUNKY BEULAH (Live 7-piece BoneCrunch'n Funk)
- KID (Anon Salon)
- SHRIMP (Joint Effort)
vs. HECTOR MORALEZ (Minority Music)

VISCOCITY!
- PETER GRONQUIST (Manga Madonnas)
- LISA KEATING ("Pretty Funny Women")
- JOEGH B./Thangka Very Much
- ROSANNA / Floracle Oracle
- STEVEN LEE/ Feeled o' Flowerz Redux
- MIA NARRELL/ Twyne Thyme
- CLAY CHOLLAR/ Airbrushed Booty Parlor
- OCEANA/ Painted Faces
- MICHAEL'S LIGHT TOYS/
 - DEE DEE RUSSELL/ Goddess of Pink
- KARAOKE THYME
- LUXMOB'S HOWWEIRD FEST ROLLERCAM VIDEOZ
- LIGHTN' WIRE
-  ROOF GARDEN & MORE!



# HIMALAYAN FAIR 2006 - May 20 and 21, 2006. 
Live Oak Park, Berkeley
http://www.himalayanfair.net/about_the_fair.htm



# 05/21-95th Annual BAY TO BREAKERS RACE http://www.BayToBreakers.com


# 21  May 2006  Sunday PEACE WALKERS  @ Bay2Breakers

Nudes4peace gather at 9 am on Steiner Street, 
 at the north side of Hayes Street,
 next to Alamo Square (park). 
We'll  watch  Bay2Breakers runners, then join walkers. 
Please bring peace signs, drums, flags.  

 Updates may appear at   
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nakity
Avoid Yahoo privacy invasion and data mining when joining 
any yahoo group by using email command for subscribe:
nakity-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
Though it is still necessary to opt out in your preferences.


# No Walls No Laws
Sunday, May 21 all day free
 
NO WALLS NO LAWNS art show May 21 all Sunday.  Free for all artists  
to show their work to all that come with out the restrictions or  
filtering of any gallery rules.  You bring, you set up, you drink and  
be merry then you take down....if you sell you keep all of your hard  
earned cash-   You make it what you want......

As a viewer bring yourself, friends...anything that will make your  
day pleasant-  If you buy a piece you can sleep pleasantly at night  
knowing you paid the artist and only the artist-

No where else will you see so many types of art styles----this truly  
is a unique opportunity.

spread the word
email redd at popstar.com for questions
Panhandle @ Staynan street
Panhandle between Oak and Fell street @ Staynan
San Francisco


# Hi folks! I want to invite you all to join me in hooping at the upcoming Bay to Breakers event with the Burning Man Deep End camp's mobile port-a-party house music sound system! I'll post more details as they are available. All I can say is that last year was an absolute blast, hooping in pink plush, hoopy loopy furriness all day long~ consider yourself booked this coming sunday May 21st...  I'll send more details as soon as I have them in case you want to come...  :)  Christabel
Christabel Zamor
Pro Hoop Dancer
Jaw Dropping Performances
Hoops * Classes * Performances * Private Lessons
http://www.HoopGirl.com
SAN FRANCISCO*HOLLYWOOD 
415.515.0469



# No Walls No Laws Sunday, May 21 all day free
basically it is a spread the word event- any artist is invited to bring stuff to the panhandle at Staynan street and set it up, hang out for as long as they want and then take it down-  There are no restrictions, no fees, no reason not to come and hang out and see a variety of cool art- (the artists should keep in mind that there are no walls so they will need to think about how they are going to set up their work) WHy should artists need a gallery to show there work to the public....artists are sensitive beings and what they express can be important....i don't think art should be regulated by the galleries- so lets have a show



# EBAA's Birthday Party East Bay Animal Advocates
 New World Vegetarian 464 8th Street, Oakland, CA
Sunday, May 21, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Celebrate EBAA's Third Anniversary over a yummy vegan dinner!
http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=VWZVDOYZQLFDDDVRYJOB&li=iq&src=email


# EBAA's Third Anniversary Party on Sunday, May 21

Over a delicious vegan dinner, celebrate East Bay Animal
Advocates' Third Anniversary at New World Vegetarian (464 8th
Street in Oakland) on Sunday, May 21 at 5 PM. Donations will be
gladly accepted. Prices range for appetizers are $2.95 - $4.95,
and entrees are $5.95 - $10.95. Come and enjoy foods full of
health, happiness, and peace. New World not only serves you pure
and healthy vegetarian dishes, but also serve you a life style of
dinning with friendly services. Meals are prepared with homemade
sauces that use sea salt, free from MSG, and are low in oil.

To RSVP, email info at eastbayanimaladvocates.org or call
(925) 487-4419.

Check out the menu at New World Vegetarian:
http://www.themenupage.com/newworldvegimenu.html


# Marin VEG Potluck and Vegan Chocolate Tasting  May 21st
This Sunday is the vegan potluck dinner and organic dark chocolate 
tasting with the Marin Vegetarian Education Group. We hope to see 
you there!  For more information call Marin V.E.G. : 459-1666.   

Chocolate Tasting - You Be The Judge
Sunday, May 21 
6 - 8 PM
$2 - $5 sliding scale

La Plaza Office Complex 
in the Conference Room in the Back of the Complex
4340 Redwood Highway,  San Rafael

Following a vegan pot-luck dinner we will sample and rate some of 
the most delicious and creative vegan dark chocolate bars around. 
From Paul Newman's orange flavored chocolate to the lavender and 
mint offerings from Dagoba, we will be tasting a variety of rich, 
organic, dark chocolates to determine which we like best. If your 
friends have been reluctant to come to one of our meetings, this is 
a good one to invite them to!

You may not want to bring a dessert as your contribution to this 
dinner. But do bring a vegan dish to share with at least eight 
people, your own plate, utensils and serving utensil, cup and cloth 
napkin. Vegan food contains no foods of animal origin, such as eggs 
or dairy products, meat, fish, or fowl.  

Directions:
From 101 take the Freitas Parkway exit. On the East side of 101, go 
North (left) on the frontage road, also called Redwood Highway. Go 
1/2 mile past the light at Professional Parkway, and La Plaza 
Conference Center is the second office complex on your right. Drive 
to the far back of the conference center, behind the last buildings, 
and look for the well lit conference room. We start promptly, so 
please come a few minutes early.


# Sizzlin' Seaflow Benefit in Mill Valley on May 21
Dear Ocean Lovers,

Please spread the word about a sizzlin' event in Mill Valley on May 21, that benefits Seaflow and the whales.

Can you pass this invitation on to your email circles?

To download a flyer for this event, please visit the following link:
http://www.seaflow.org/downloads/SeaflowPoster.pdf

Join Us For:
An Evening of Song, Dance and Poetry
To Benefit: Seaflow Protect Our Living Oceans

With local Artists:
Lori Saltzman:  5Rhythms Dance Meditation
Maniko: Songs of Divine Conspiracy
Geo Taylor: Original Poetry and Underwater Education

Time: 6-9 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2006
Address: Mill Valley Masonic Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave., Mill Valley 
Cost: $25-50 (No one turned away for lack of funds)

Guaranteed to inspire and to get you dancin

Mark your calendar, and bring your friends.

(Also, two additional volunteers are needed for the evening. Contact George Taylor at geotaylor at earthlink.net or 415-258-9516 if you would like to help.)

For more information about Seaflow: visit 
http://www.seaflow.org
 


Mon May 22

# Please pass on to your community
Please Join the California Nurses Association…..
Protest Dick Cheney’s Corruption of Our Political Process
And Rally for CNA’s November, 2006 statewide ballot initiative for Clean Money Elections in California.
Monday, May 22 11:00 AM Sacramento Hyatt—1209 J St.

Cheney will be in Sacramento raising money for Congressman John Doolittle—who is caught up in the “Jack Abramoff” scandal. Doolittle accepted skyboxes at sporting events from Abramoff, failed to report them, and did favors for Abramoff’s casino and other clients. Doolittle’s wife Julie receives a 15% commission on his fundraising, and Doolittle’s Congressional Chief of Staff Rich Robinson moonlights on his campaign. With Abramoff in custody, Cheney is now lending a hand to Doolittle, and helping his corporate friends buy a little more influence.

*Could there be any better argument for the California Nurses Association’s upcoming Clean Money Elections initiative? Californians are tired of the corruption and the cash register politics. Clean Money Elections, also known as public financing of campaigns, allow candidates to run for office without taking huge donations from lobbyists and corporations—and without owing them favors.*
*Isn’t it time we cleaned up our political system?*
*Come join the nurses and tell Dick Cheney we’ve had enough!*


# 2006 Bay Discovery Cruise
Monday, May 22 from 6-8:30 PM  

A benefit for SPUR Co-sponsored by the Port of  San Francisco and the Blue Greenway Initiative San Francisco Bay defines our region.  Once again SPUR is pleased to invite you to view and discuss the changing bayscape.

This year's  cruise will begin with something new a land-based  cocktail reception, held at Pier 11/2 during the final construction stages. Talk with select  public officials and learn about new projects being planned for San Francisco. Following  the reception, tour the southeastern San Francisco coastline, for a close-up view of  the many changes occurring in SOMA.  For more information visit or  Contact: (415) 781-8726 x120 or events at spur.org


# Something Fun at the Green Party Forum
Wednesday, May 24 7:00pm-2:00am
$5 to $500, no one turned away for lack of funds
Join the medley of politics and performance with:

Medea Benjamin (former candidate for U.S. Senate), Ross Mirkarimi  
(founding member of the California Green Party and current District 5  
Supervisor), Todd Chretien (candidate for U.S. Senate), Emily Drennen  
(candidate for BART Director), Tian Harter (candidate for U.S.  
Senate), Barry Hermanson (candidate for 12th Assembly District),  
Forrest Hill (candidate for Secretary of State), Kent Mesplay  
(candidate for U.S. Senate), Mehul Thakker (candidate for State  
Treasurer), Donna Warren (candidate for Lieutenant Governor), Laura  
Wells (candidate for State Controller), and Mike Wyman (candidate for  
Attorney General).

Entertainment by:
Go Van Gogh (Indy band)
Garrin Benfield (Indy guitarist)
The Usual Suspects (Rap Duo)
Keldamusic (Hip Hop rap and dance)
Diamond Dave and Ubidube Whitaker (father and son street poetry  
performance)

MCs: Terry Baum, Charlene Smythe and others ...
 
Studio Z 314 11ths St@ Folsom, SF 415-252-7666
http://studioz.tv

Studio Z is on 11th Street at Folsom.  The closest BART stop is the  
Civic Center BART stop.  The #47 bus passes in front of Studio Z.   
Other buses that run nearby are the #14 Mission and the #9 San  
Bruno.  You can also take any bus or trolley that travels along  
Market Street and get off at the stop nearest to 11th Street and walk  
south on 11th for three blocks (Mission, Howard, Folsom).
 
sfgreenparty at yahoo.com 415-252-7666
http://www.sfgreenparty.org


# Invite from StarLight Princess Sasha: Furry Rollers Birthday Party for the Princess!
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/61715b59-35df-4583-9ecf-0c3f37770e7b
 2006-05-21 1:00 PM Okay.... so picture this..... 
A beautiful, sunny day in Golden Gate Park.... All you dear folks I am *so* blessed to have in my life......dressed in our very best FUN FUR and roller skating the afternoon away, celebrating my 24th birthday!!! (ok, well, maybe not 24th) hehe
We will be meeting on Sunday, May 21st @ 1pm at Skates on Haight (@ Stanyan) to rent roller skates. If the idea of skating seems daunting, please feel free to bring a bike, big wheel, or whatever floats your furry boat! 
Also, we will be picnic'ing. Please bring your favorite picnic-style food and drinks. I will be searching for a couple little red wagons to tote our goodies behind us as we skate.
Feel free to bring a guest or two or three. The more freaks, the merrier! -StarLight



Tue May 23

# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman
Every Tues 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_youro.htm



Wed May 24

# Every Wednesday 1-2pm GUNS & BUTTER
the economics of politics  94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/archives/archives.php?id=13
http://gunsandbutter.net


# Electile Dysfuntion: Take Back Your Right to Vote
Wed May 24 7:30 pm $5 donations accepted

ELECTILE DYSFUNCTION: TAKE BACK YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
Presented by Gypsy

This film explores the reasons why elections have spiraled into their  
current disastrous state and what you can do to reclaim your vote and  
to promote changes to rid our country of vote fraud. See what parts  
the media, corporations, judges, and the political parties play in  
the election game and actions you can take to encourage these folks  
to work in the interests of the American people and democracy instead  
of self-interest, corruption, and greed. The film ends with a plea  
for our lawmakers to create a Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing  
the right to vote for every citizen, guaranteeing that their Vote be  
COUNTED, and for those that would defraud any voter be held legally  
accountable. You can help. http://www.electiledysfunctionmovie.com

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our  
Humanist Coffee House

$5 donations are accepted

Humanist Hall
390  27th  Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
510-393-5685
http://www.HumanistHall.net

Click on the link "Directions" on our website

tripping_gypsy at hotmail.com 510-704-0268
http://www.electiledysfunctionmovie.com



Thu May 25

# HERBAL HIGHWAY Karyn  Sanders
Every Thurs 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_herba.htm


# The End of Suburbia Thu May 25 7:00pm-9:30pm Free.
 
THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American  
Dream.

Viewers say it best--

"This information is quite shocking. I think many people who thought  
they had sufficient information concerning the energy crisis will be  
left in a rethinking mode". - Jim, California

"The End of Suburbia is a perfect tool for introducing people to peak  
oil. Just enough humor to sugarcoat the bitter pill". - Jason,  
California

"...it's one of the most important docs in recent years". - Anthony  
Lappe, Guerrilla News Network.

SYNOPSIS: Since World War II, North Americans have invested much of  
their newfound wealth in suburbia. It has promised a sense of space,  
affordability, family life and upward mobility. As the population of  
suburban sprawl has exploded in the past 50 years, so too has the  
suburban way of life become embedded in the American consciousness.

Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream.

But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to  
emerge about the sustainability of this way of life. The End of  
Suburbia explores the American Way of Life and its prospects as the  
planet approaches a critical era, as global demand for fossil fuels  
begins to outstrip supply. World Oil Peak and the inevitable decline  
of fossil fuels are upon us now.

What does Oil Peak mean for North America? As energy prices skyrocket  
in the coming years, how will the populations of suburbia react to  
the collapse of their dream? And what can be done NOW, individually  
and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia ?

Commencing at 7:00pm for socializing at Varnish's beer/wine/sake bar,  
gallery viewing, then film.

Green Planet Films Continues Free Film Series Aimed at Raising  
Awareness of Environmental Issues.
 
Varnish Fine Art 77 Natoma St San Francisco
Between 1st and 2nd St, between Mission and Howard
http://www.varnishfineart.com
squidlist at fullcalendar.com 415-383-0484
http://www.greenplanetfilms.org




# Critical Mass - Friday 5/26 6pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero
http://critical-mass.org Bring bicycle, helmet, light, costume, music... 
Maybe we can encourage the people who block cross traffic to:
wait until the mass arives at that intersection, so as to offend as few drivers as possible.
Definitely hold up / wait before blocking major intersections.    BECAUSE
It would be nice to be visible to as many pedestrians and motorists as possible while
offending/ delaying as few motorists as possible.
Pissing them off is just gonna make them anti-bike.



# http://www.carnavalsf.com Street Festival Sat May 27, Sun May 28th, 2006 10am - 6pm
FESTIVAL booths, food, soundsystems, etc. on Harrison btwn 17th and 23rd St.
NOTE CAFE GRATITUDE yummy raw food is RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE at 20th and Harrison
Anyway there are many soundstages at this event and it is a fun party!
(SEE SUNDAY 9:30 am FOR PARADE)


# 38th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race, Arcata CA (California)
 Saturday, May 27, 2006  - Monday, May 29, 2006  9:00 AM
 Arcata Plaza, Arcata 
mat at http://www.kineticsculpturerace.org/map.shtml 
Arcata  view map  More Info:  707-845-1717
http://www.kineticsculpturerace.org 
http://www.kineticsculpturerace.org/
The "Arcata to Ferndale World Championship" 
"For the Glory"  May 27, 28, 29, 2006 


#  Springfest 5/27 
With temperatures soaring like the price of gas, False Profit is cashing
in on the natural heat of spring time. Don't miss your opportunity to be
part of this incredible annual cycle of renewal and rebirth. FP is
partnering with the Rhythm Society venture capitalists and invoking the
Visionary Arts Community to offer you a special daytime event at a park in
the Easy Bay hills. Mark your calendar for May 27 (that's Saturday on
Memorial Day weekend), because this is one event you can't afford to miss!

{{{ SpringFest, 5/27/06 }}}

Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
Map and directions: http://rdr.to/LZ

    * Adam Ohana (Get Freaky, an-ten-nae.net)
    * Alxndr (DownLow)
    * benchun (False Profit)
    * Boreta (Nexus, Troubled Youth)
    * Donna Matrix (Newsbreakz)
    * Piotron (DownLow)
    * Shanti (Rhythm Society)

No other daytime party can deliver 100 feet of water falls, peaceful
reflective pools, stone stairways, and a killer view. This is not
something that happens every day, because May 27 is not just any day. It's
SpringFest, and we must be crazy to give this all away. That's right, this
is a FREE party. Donations are, of course, appreciated to help with the
expenses for the permits and sound.  Most importantly, remember that the
life you enjoy may be your own.

Visionary Art installations by:

    * Star Simone ( www.estralladelmar.com )
    * vibrata chromodoris ( www.vibrata.com )
    * Victor Olenev ( www.arthealing.org )

Mark your calendar, pick up some sunscreen, and get ready to celebrate the
final days of spring!


#  05/27-Annual SF MASTURBATE-A-THON http://sexandculture.org
See you at the Masturbate-a-Thon! We've just confirmed our celebrity guests: Nina Hartley, Michael Soldier, and Tassy Pink! (If you need 'Thon inspiration, you MUST come see Betty Dodson when she visits on 5/12 and/or 5/14!)
xoxox--CQ and the staff of the Center for Sex & Culture


#  Forward SF and SFhousemusic.com presents: 
Bushbashing - Saturday May 27 
?In Memory of all the Souls Lost in Mad Men?s Wars.?
DJ?s:
Jeno (Wicked)
Adnan (Forward SF)
Galen (Pacificsound)
Claude VonStroke (DirtyBird)
Ramiro (Uniting Souls ? Seattle)
Amit Shoham (Tarantic Records)
This will be an Underground Party held @ Cyclone in San Francisco
Indoor & Outdoor areas ? 10 pm to Morning 
$10 b4 Midnight / $15 after
For Location info please call (415) 255-2550
And on the web @ check http://www.forwardsf.com and http://www.sfhousemusic.com
http://sanfrancisco.tribe.net/event/ccd31b1f-0539-43b0-ba55-57d506464f34



# May 27-29: WholeBody Wisdom - 3-day Intensive
I hope to see you there!  Blessings, Scott 510-836-2041
http://www.wholebodywisdom.com/workshops/Masculine_Feminine


# CONSPIRACY CON 6  ~  May 27 & 28, 2006 with 9/11 speakers
6th Annual CONSPIRACY CON (May 27-28) has at least three speakers who will be addressing 9/11 directly, including former FBI Ted Gunderson and journalists Anthony J. Hilder and Jim Marrs.  Also confirmed is comic Bill Santiago, who performed at the 9/11Truth/Anti-Bush benefit show, BEHIND Every TERRORIST, There Is a BUSH.  He will be doing his usual edgy political humor at the Saturday banquet.
 CONSPIRACY CON 6  ~  May 27 & 28, 2006
 Hyatt Regency (formerly The Westin) in Santa Clara, CA
 10 of the world's most controversial speakers to convene in the San Francisco Bay Area
 Speaker Banquet with Raffle and Comedy
 Panel Discussion  /  Exhibits  /  Books, Tapes, etc.
 Jim Marrs - 9/11 WITHIN THE MATRIX
 Senator John DeCamp - FRANKLIN COVER-UP REVISITED
 Dr. Stan Monteith - THE COMING PLANNED FINANCIAL COLLAPSE
 Stewart Swerdlow - MIND CONTROL TO MIND PATROL
 Ted L. Gunderson - FBI FOREKNOWLEDGE OF 9/11
 Anthony J. Hilder - VASSELS OF THE VAMPIRE
 Clay Douglas - THE OLD WORLD ORDER
 Eve Lorgen - ALIEN / SECRET GOVT. MANIPULATION
 Comic Bill Santiago - BANQUET ENTERTAINMENT
 Jordan Maxwell - SPECIAL GUEST (non-presenter)
 Michael Tsarion - SPECIAL GUEST (non-presenter)
 Dr. Louis Turi - SPECIAL GUEST (non-presenter)
 Ruben Uriarte - MASTER OF CEREMONIES
 more info  (209) 832-0999  conspiracycon sbcglobal.net
http:// www.conspiracycon.com



Sun May 28

# http://www.carnavalsf.com Grand  Parade  Sun May 28th, 2006 @ 9:30am
Starts at 24th & Bryant St., West on 24th St to Mission,  north to 17th and Mission St.
East on 17th to Harrison, FESTIVAL booths, food, soundsystems, etc. on Harrison btwn 17th and 23rd St.
NOTE CAFE GRATITUDE yummy raw food is RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE at 20th and Harrison
Anyway there are many soundstages at this event and it is a fun party! 10am - 6pm both days.



Tue May 30

# YOUR OWN  HEALTH  AND FITNESS Layna Berman
Every Tues 1-2pm 94.1 FM Berkeley
http://kpfa.org/1pro_bio/1b_youro.htm



June 2006

#  Rain Dance Camp Out  June 2nd,3rd and 4th 2006 

Check http://www.raindancepresents.com for up to date information on membership fees / directions / line up/ camping / ect… 

Your presence is requested at the second annual Rain Dance Camp Out. 
If you made it last year, then you already know the amount of love and energy put into this magical experience. Let me tell you 
this year will be even more over-the-top, high vibration, frreeky, funky, jumping, swinging, dancing, swimming, loving, playing, 
rompin, stompin, good time. 

This Amazing 300 acre camp ground is located 1 hour from 
Santa Cruz and 1.5 from San Francisco 
features running water, fire rings, bbq's at each camp 
full size swimming pool, small lake with canoes, hiking trails, ect 

Things to bring - your highest self, camping gear, what ever you need to be happy 
in the woods, your friends and family, flash light, water, sun screen, bathing suit 
scooby snacks, layers ie. changing temperature, love & good vibes 

Things not to bring - alcohol, dogs, bad vibes 
like Burning Man this is a leave no trace event 

This is a members only camp out 
this has been sent to you because some one you know wants you to be there 

Your membership fees include entrance to the festival, camping, swimming, & fun 
Membership prices are as follows - $40 early bird available until May 1st @ www.inticketing.com/evinfo.php 

so get em while there hot 
Regular pre registration price of $50 available until June 1st 
Streetlight Records 939 Pacific Ave. - Santa Cruz CA 
Distractions on Haight - SF 

All membership passes at the gate will be $60 no exceptions 

If you plan on bringing an RV, Bus, or any other large vehicle you must make a reservation through our web site. 

The visionary forums will be returning this year with much vital information.... 
for updates on this please check the website - www.raindancepresents.com 

The Pool party will be in full effect Sat and Sunday!!! 

Visionary Art dome will be added this year with many amazing artists displaying their work, as well as other interactive art surprises. 

There will be a day time drumming parade on Sat afternoon 

Two sound systems throbbing the night away 

Opening ceremony Friday at Sunset 

Tipper www.tippermusic.net/
In a rare promotional appearance in support of his two new albums Tip Hop and Relish the Trough 
Lorin www.bassnectar.net/, Brother ~ 13 Moon Tribe 
Jeno~ djjeno.com/, Garth www.grayhound.net/, Thomas (Wicked, Grayhound, Rub-n-Tug) playing together on the purple turbo rig !!! 
Lion S (Shambala Nelson BC) www.kootenaydjs.com/
Ooah ~ LABA / www.labadj.com/ooah.html
Haj (Freak Factory NYC) 
Mozaic (13 Moon Tribe) 
Adam Ohanna (Get Freaky) 
Edit (LA) 
Boreta (Nexus) 
Random Rab (EL Circo) 
Hypnotech (Addictech.com) 
Alia (13 moon tribe, Rain Dance) 
Ginger Vaughn (HitGirl!) 
Lil John (Rain Dance, 13 moon Tribe) 
Tracy (Rain Dance) 
Dov (Muti music) 
Danny (Moon Tribe LA) 
Neptune (Spiritual Technology) 
Laura (El Circo) 
Shawna (Apsara, El Circo) 
Rodman ( 13 Moon Tribe) 
Strydah (13 Moon Tribe) 
Rob Monroy (Santa Cruz) 
Jason kristos (Santa Cruz) 
Cool hand Luke (Space Ship Gaia) 
Dave Jolley (Santa Cruz) 
Adam .01 
Goldi Lox 
Kitty-D 
Johny Cota 
Kamm (Meta Music) 
Timonkey (live ) w DJ Blink 
Clay (Yoga Tai Chi) 
El Papa Chango(El Circo) www.elcirco.org/

Live Bands to include 
FoxGluv (Feat. Nisa & Blink) 
Spork (Zilla with Ooah as the drummer) Zilla is a band formed by Travis of The String Cheese Incident - www.zillamusic.com 
Heavy Wieght Dub Champion 
Matt Harttle Band - matthartle.net 
Timonkey (live ) w DJ Blink 
Interface Oblivion ( Psychedelic meets electronic) 

Visual enhancement by 
Dax & Satsi 

High fidelity Thunder by Purple Turbo & Magnetic 

performance art and installations by 
Dakini Divine 
Clays painted Bodies ~ www.clayspaintedbodies.com/
Erin Banwell 
Dandy-Lion 
Jemini and many more 

Organic cafe by Convergence of Santa Cruz www.eatherenow.org/
vending area with hand made goods 

All Vending and volunteer inquiries http://www.raindancepresents.com



Fri Jun 2

# Bay Area Video Coalition presents On The Make w/ honorary host Kara  
Herold

Friday, June 2 6pm-8pm FREE
 
The Bay Area Video Coalition, the nation's largest nonprofit media  
access center, presents On The Make, a chance to meet and mingle with  
local independent mediamakers and producers, as well as our guest  
host Kara Herold.

Join us on Friday, June 2nd, from 6-8pm for ON THE MAKE, a quarterly  
mix-n-mash for Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) members and friends.   
Honorary host (and BAVC member) Kara Herold will be on hand with  
video projections from her recent work (Grrlyshow, and maybe, if  
we're nice, her work-n-progress Bachelorette 34).

Check out some of Kara's work, learn more about BAVC's classes and  
programs, and chat with BAVC members and friends.

IT'S FREE!
Drink specials for BAVC members! (bring your membership card).
   
The Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell Street (bet. Van Ness and Franklin)
San Francisco
415-861-2011
http://www.rickshawstop.com/

The Rickshaw Stop is located at 155 Fell Street, between Van Ness and  
Franklin.  Close to Muni lines 47 and 49, Civic Center BART stop, and  
the Muni underground Van Ness stop.
 
connie atbavc.org 415-558-2149 http://www.bavc.org



Sat Jun 3

# FLAMBE LOUNGE IS BACK! Bigger, Better and of PRECOMPRESSION proportions!

JUNE 3rd from 9pm to 6am     at POUND SF
100 Cargo Way, off 3rd St, near Cesar Chavez

Indoor and lots of outdoor space for interactive theme camps, dancing, chill
spaces and art installations. We want you to FLAMBE and FLAMBE BIG!

The theme will be HOPE and FEAR, but imagine any FUTURE you would like as
you prepare for Burning Man this year. We welcome your ideas and
participation in what will be a major community gathering and dance with all
your favorite Black Rock City DJs, bands and theme camps.

Want to bring YOUR theme camp, art, performance, music, videos/imagery?
E-mail flambelounge@burningman.com TODAY!

For more info on the Burning Man 06 theme, visit:
http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm06_theme.html



# 4th Annual Art in the Avenues ~ Sunset Artists Society

Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 2006 10am - 6pm Free
 
  Over 3 dozen San Francisco artists from the Sunset Artists Society  
(SAS) will hold their fourth annual exhibition and art sale at Golden  
Gate Park's County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers, 9th Avenue at  
Lincoln). The show, "Art in the Avenues," will run from 10 am to 6 pm  
on Saturday, June 3rd, and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, June 4th.  
The event will feature affordably-priced original artwork, art  
demonstrations and musical entertainment. Admission is free to the  
public.
Proceeds from a Silent Auction will be donated to the Children's  
Programs at the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

"Art in the Avenues" offers a great opportunity for first-time buyers  
to purchase affordable art directly from both emerging and  
established artists. This free exhibit features an array of mediums   
painting, mixed media, photo
 
Hall of Flowers ~ Golden Gate Park
9th & Lincoln San Francisco info@sunsetartists.com
http://www.sunsetartists.com



# 06/04-SONOMA COUNTY PRIDE http://www.SonomaPride.com



# Free Event: Plant Swap June 4th in San Leandro June 4 11:AM-3:PM
Please help spread the word. This year's Plant Swap will be June 4th, 
from 11:AM-3:PM at 182 sunnyside Dr, San Leandro. Bring the plants, 
seeds, bulbs, and cuttings that you don't want and take te ones you do 
want. Bring a bag lunch if you plan to spend the day. Extra 
chairs/tables always welcome. Rose Riskind (510) 638-6903


# Are You a Regular ParkScan  User?

Monday, June 5th from 6:30 pm – 7:30  pm
 or  Wednesday, June 7th from 12 pm – 1 pm

If you said 'yes' or ‘no,’ we want to  hear from you!  

We are looking for regular ParkScan users to participate  in a discussion on how Neighborhood Parks Council can improve the design and functionality  of ParkScan technology and related training. 

Also, we are looking for people who are NOT familiar  with ParkScan to participate in a discussion on how Neighborhood Parks Council can make this technology more accessible to a larger audience. ParkScan technology allows for the timely  reporting and tracking of park and playground maintenance issues.
  
 The discussion will be held on either Monday, June 5th from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm or Wednesday,  June 7th from 12 pm – 1 pm at the Neighborhood Parks Council office. Food and refreshments  will be provided.

If you are interested in participating in this small group discussion, please email Alfredo Pedroza  at apedroza at sfneighborhoodparks.org or call at 415-621-3260 ext. 103. Please note which date  and time works best for you.
http://sfneighborhoodparks.org


# Best Sex Writing 2006 Book Launch Wed June 7 7:30pm Free
Like a candy store for the curious and dirty-minded, Best Sex Writing  
2006 offers glimpses of erotic escapades, the burgeoning sex  
industry, and the often unpredictable intersections of love, lust,  
and exploitation. Join coeditors Felice Newman and Frédérique  
Delacoste, along with contributors Stephen Elliott, Annalee Newitz,  
Mark Pritchard, Emily DePrang, and Paul Festa, for a reading to  
celebrate the best nonfiction sex writing of the year.
For more information about Best Sex Writing 2006, please visit:
http://www.cleispress.com/book_page.php?book_id=171
Modern Times Bookstore 888 Valencia @ 20th St SF 415-282-9246
http://www.moderntimesbookstore.com


# Earthlings Wed June 7 7:30 pm $5 donations accepted
 
EARTHLINGS

Presented by Christine Morrissey
East Bay Animal Advocates

Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, this documentary  
film chronicles day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the  
world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. It shows the  
animal cruelty that occurs every day and it shows what our human  
thirst for cheaper and cheaper products and more and more money does  
to human beings every day.

Before and after the film, everyone's invited to indulge in our  
Humanist Coffee House

$5 Donations Accepted
 
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
510-393-5685
http://www.HumanistHall.net

Click on the link "Directions" on the HOME Page of our website
 
http://www.eastbayanimaladvocates.org



# Secret Garden, a women's art
collective which has cultivated and promoted women's creativity for Seven
years, will host the annual The Secret Garden winter art and design showcase
on Friday, June 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, June 10th
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at One Taste, at 1074 Folsom Street in San
Francisco's South of Market district.

The Secret Garden shows are joyful celebrations for the inner artist in all
of us, and have become the place for both collectors and shoppers to find
original paintings, photography, fine jewelry, creative fashions, mixed
media pieces, and distinctive house wares by local artists.  

Now all we need is you!!!!! 

We are looking for performers and art vendors to participate in this 

If you or someone you know is interested in participating, please contact me
directly, Cheryl at crsoriginals.com  650.619.1566



# June 9-11 Certified HoopGirl Dance Teacher Training June 9-11 in SF
 Level One: Certified HoopGirl Dance Teacher:
How to create Hoopdance classes, parties and events
 Who this training can benefit: 
 Teachers, Dancers, Yoga Instructors, Coaches, Personal and Group Fitness Trainers, Chiropractors, Massage Practitioners, Expressive Arts and Somatic Therapists, and anyone wanting to make a creative career change.
 Prerequisites: 
 Working knowledge of all the skills taught in the HoopGirl Beginner HoopDance Class and experience facilitating at least two hoopdance events for a group of 5 or more people. 
 http://www.HoopGirl.com which has provided hoops to enthusiastic dancers in every U.S. State.


 06/10-101st Annual MARIN DIPSEA RACE http://www.Dipsea.org


 06/10-SF NAKED BIKE RIDE http://www.WorldNakedBikeRide.org/SanFrancisco


 06/11-WORLD NATURIST DAY (It's not about "nature", it's about NUDITY!)


# 06/10-101st Annual MARIN DIPSEA RACE http://www.Dipsea.org


#06/10-SF NAKED BIKE RIDE 
http://www.WorldNakedBikeRide.org/SanFrancisco


# 06/11-WORLD NATURIST DAY (It's not about "nature", it's about NUDITY!)


#  HARMONY FESTIVAL 2006   June 9, 10 & 11 Sonoma County Fairgrounds  Santa Rosa, CA
GREAT BANDS CONFIRMED! And Booth Space Available Now for the 28th Annual Harmony Festival 

Register early for discounts! 

The 28th Annual Harmony Festival is happening this year on June 9, 10, and 11. This year there are many new and exciting developments with the Festival, including: 

Three nights of camping inside the main Fairgrounds 
Friday opening 
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night events 
Plus... 
Use of expanded Fairgrounds space 
Thematic camps 
Amazing music headliners including.... 
Cake 
Michael Franti 
& Spearhead 
STS9 
Ozomatli 
Steve Kimock 
New Monsoon 
Hot Buttered Rum 
Aphrodesia 
Luna Angel 

http://www.harmonyfestival.com 

Each year the Harmony Festival is produced to be the local Progressive County Fair, where our extended community of Cultural Creatives, leading-edge free thinkers, and social pioneers come together once a year to share our creativity, lifestyles, music, art, and ideas of an emerging global paradigm. The Harmony Festival celebrates the latest trends and developments of a full array of progressive value and expressions, including artistic and musical performance, ecology, health and healing, spirituality, political and social justice movements, and community building. It's a party with a purpose. 

Check out the website for more info 
http://www.harmonyfestival.com/exhibit06.shtml 

Contact person for booth space is Randi Rembe at randi harmonyfestival.com 
707-861-2035 x 315. 


# 28th Annual
HARMONY FESTIVAL
"Bay Area's Music & Camping Festival"
June 9th, 10th & 11th
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA
http://www.harmonyfestival.com

Music, Arts, Ecology, Healthful Living

BOB WEIR AND RAT DOG  -  CAKE
MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD
OZOMATLI  -  SOUND TRIBE SECTOR 9  -  ZERO
WAR - NEW MONSOON with Steve Kimock
LYRICS BORN - CANIBUS
JAI UTTAL - MARIA MULDAUR
Hot Buttered Rum - The Velvet Teen - Hamsa Lila
The Flying Other Brothers - Eric Lindell
Shimsahi - Sol Horizon - Serendipity Project
Luna Angel - Aphrodesia - Stellamara
The Everyone Orchestra featuring Vernon Bush & The Interfaith Choir
Banana Slug String Band
Stiff Dead Cat - & many more (see below):

Featured speakers:
Jim Hightower - Jose Arguelles
Swami Beyondananda - Rob Brezsny
Catherine Austin Fitts, Dick 'n Dubya
Peter Phillips of Project Censored
Wavy Gravy  & more

The Legendary Saturday Night
TECHNO TRIBAL DANCE
STS9 - DJ Logic - Uberzone - Freq Nasty - Cirque Berzerk - Apsara - Gamelan X - Playground - Cirque Troupes - Fire Dancers - Aerialists
till 4 AM! http://mysticbeatlounge.com

400+ EXHIBITORS and 20 Attractions
Eco Village -  Well-Being Pavillion - Culinary Showcase - Global Bazaar & Crafters Village - Healilng Sanctuary - Goddess Temple - Vaudeville Stage - Transformational Art Show - Clean Fuel Coalition - harmony Altar - Alternative Fuel Vehicle Expo - Magical playground Kids Zone  - Earthdance Dome - Casbah Teahouse - Late Night Chill Lounge

Festival Shows and Hours:
Camping Check-In opens 2 pm Friday, June 9th
Festival opens 5 pm

2nd Annual North Bay Music Awards (NORBAYS)
Friday Afternoon/Evening, June 9, Main Field
Velvet Teen, Stiff Dead Cat, Lemon Lime Lights/Djin, David Correa & Cascada, Greenhouse, Trailer Park Rangers, Coma Lilies, Eugene, Santiago, Plum Crazy, DDK
5 PM to 9 PM

Friday Night, June 9, Grace Pavilion Show
8:30 PM to 2 AM
Bob Weir & Ratdog / Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Hot Buttered Rum

Saturday Day, June 10, Main Field
11 AM to 12 Midnight
Cake, Ozomatli, Zero (First Bay Area Reunion)
Hot Buttered Rum, Luna Angel, Hip Hop Summit w/ Lyrics Born, Canibus,
Kirtan Festival Featuring Jai Uttal, Shimshai & Suzanne Sterling w/ Jagadembe,
Luna Angel, Aphrodesia, Kim Manning& Friends, Jessica Star, Jill Knight, Swami Beyondananda, Rob Breszny, Jose Arguelles

Saturday Night, June 10, Techno-Tribal Dance
8:30 PM to 4 AM
Sound Tribe Sector Nine, Freq Nasty
Uberzone, DJ Logic, Playground

Sunday Day, June 11th, Main Field
11 AM to 8 PM
Michael Franti & Spearhead
War, New Monsoon featuring Steve Kimock, Maria Muldaur , Flying Other Brothers, Stella Mara, Hamsa Lila
Aphrodesia, Sol Horizon, Everyone Orchestra & the Interfaith Brunch feat. Vernon Bush,

View complete announcement at:
http://www.harmonyfestival.com/harmonyNews.html
http://www.divinexperiences.com/harmony/

ADMISSION:
Advance Prices - Limited Sales
All Weekend - All Shows Pass - $99
Day Passes - $25
Nights Shows - $30
All Weekend "VIP Magic Pass" - $299
Norbays Awards Dinner - $100

Purchase the following tickets at the Gate
Day Show $35
Night Shows $35
Friday Festival and Norbay Awards 5PM-9PM - $10
Kids age 5 and under FREE
Kids 6-12 $5 per day
Teens 13-16 $10 per day

Camping
Camping, 3 nights - $25
RV Fees, 3 nights - $50

Purchase all Tickets and Camping Now at:
415-256-TIXX
http://www.harmonyfestival.com
Tickets also available at: Whole Foods (Sonoma County), Albertsons (Sonoma County), all Copperfields and Oliver's Markets, and dozens of outlets throughout Northern California.

Tickets, Booths, Volunteering and Info:
http://www.harmonyfestival.com
707-861-2035

The Harmony Festival is produced by Harmony Productions
in association with Peak Experience Productions

The Harmony Festival is a green event.
Bring your own water bottle. Leave No Trace.
For rides check out http://spaceshare.com/
No pets.

SUBSCRIBE to the Harmony Festival & Events Email List:
http://www.harmonyfestival.com
-- 

Debra Giusti
Founder & Co-Producer
Harmony Events
400G Morris Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-861-2038 Direct line
707-861-2035 Main office
707-861-2036 Fax

28th Annual HARMONY FESTIVAL
June 9-11, 2006
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa CA
http://www.harmonyfestival.com

See HARMONY EVENTS WEBSITE CALENDAR
for Complete Schedule and info of all Harmony Events:  http://www.harmonyevents.org

May 17th, Wed.- Growing More Loving with Compassionate Communication
        with Lori Grace Star MA., Phil Willcher MHT 7:30 - 10:30pm     
May 18th- Thurs. - Community Networking Exchange (last CNE until September!)
        with Mary O'Connor, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
June 9-11, Fri.- Sun.- HARMONY FESTIVAL 2006
        http://www.harmonyfestival.com

PLEASE DONATE to ACE for its mission to build community and enhance the health and harmony of individuals and our environment. 
Just click here!
https://secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php?aid=5185



# Mark your Calendars and party with the
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA
Thursday JUNE 15th, 8pm at
Pier 23 http://www.pier23cafe.com/
 
It's SWOP NIGHT
Las Vegas and Busts!
Come one, Come all
and help us raise money for our Las Vegas Conference july 9th thru 12th http://www.desireealliance.org/Conference.htm
We need lots of money and support to get everybody there. So come and lend a dollar or two for a great cause. There will be plenty of Tits and Ass along with some great live music, food and a lotta naked cage dancing with the DJ.

Robyn Few 
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA 
333 Valencia St. Ste. 445 
San Francisco, CA 94103 
1-877-776-2004 
http://www.swop-usa.org  
robyn at swop-usa.org



#  HEALING ARTS FESTIVAL. Healing, nurturance, cleansing, and celebration in its many forms will be the features of the first annual Healing Arts Festival at the Harbin Watsu® Center, June 16-18. Attend classes, demos, enjoy dances, live music performances, soak in the pools, and so much more. It's a great way to put a little spring into your step! http://www.healingfestival.com 



# Peak Oil/Climate Change Art Show Saturday, June 17, 2006
8 p..m. - 12 midnight $10 slliding scale
Please see http://www.sfbayoil.org/sfoa/artshow  and 
http:// www.sfbayoil.org/sfoa
ArtSF 110 Capp St @ Mission / 16th SF
http://www.artsf.org/
Near 16th & Mission BART, 22 Fillmore. Capp is an alley between  
Mission & South Van Ness off 16th Street.
artshow at sfbayoil.org 415-255-8466
http://www.sfbayoil.org/sfoa/artshow/index.html



# Pejutah Sundance**
Purification Days: June 17th-20th, 2006
Tree Day: June 21st
 Sundance: June 22nd–25th, 2006
 Location: Northern California - Southern Humboldt County*
 This will be a prayer for the survival and continuation of the ancient redwood forests.
  info Durwin WhiteLightning at Durwin45@yahoo.com or call 541-463-7839.


# GALACTIC EARTH FESTIVAL (NorCal)
 Monday, June 19, 2006  - Friday, June 23, 2006 
  Mount Shasta region  California
 http://www.galacticearth.com is on it's way! 

 
# June 23,24,25 Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
http://snwmf.com  Mendocino County Fair, in Boonville, California.
 BAABA MAAL  CULTURE  DON CARLOS  AMADOU & MIRIAM  LUNA ANGEL


# 6/24 http://dykemarch.org


#  06/24-PINK SATURDAY (7pm-2am street party in The Castro)


#  06/25-SF PRIDE http://www.SFPride.org


# West Coast Contact Improvisation Festival
Thursday, June 29th to Tuesday, July 4th
8th Street Studios 2525 8th St @ Dwight Berkeley 
Mornings to Evenings http://www.wccif.com


# Critical Mass - Friday 6/30 6pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero
http://critical-mass.org Bring bicycle, helmet, light, costume, music... 
Maybe we can encourage the people who block cross traffic to:
wait until the mass arives at that intersection, so as to offend as few drivers as possible.
Definitely hold up / wait before blocking major intersections.    BECAUSE
It would be nice to be visible to as many pedestrians and motorists as possible while
offending/ delaying as few motorists as possible.
Pissing them off is just gonna make them anti-bike.




July 2006

# 07/04-CACOPHONY's "Xmas In July" SANTA RAMPAGE http://www.Cacophony.org


# July 15 - Day of Action against Climate Change and G8 - EF! Call to Action!
A call to action from Earth First! Climate Caucus and Rising Tide North America
 July 15th 2006 -- Direct Action for Climate Justice

  International Day of Direct Action  
 against Climate Change and the G8 
 Rise Up Against G8 Policies
 Target Fossil Fuel Industries in Your Town or Bioregion

  On July 15th, the "Group of 8" (G8) richest industrialized countries will gather in St. Petersburg, Russia to plot their continued commodification and domination of the planet, this time under the banner of "Energy Security." A leaked G8 "Communique on Energy Security" calls for trillions of dollars in new investments in oil, gas and coal production worldwide, plus wide-scale global expansion of nuclear energy. With runaway climate change* looming just over the horizon, such neoliberal business-as-usual poses a direct threat to the continuation of life on Earth as we know it.  Resistance is self defense. The G8 agenda promotes petroleum-dependent "Energy Security" that pollutes our land and atmosphere, ravages poor and indigenous communities, and scorches the Earth's climate. Their recipe for disaster must be met with our global resistance! 

 July 15th will be an International Day of Action Against Climate Change. As G8 energy ministers promise trillions in new subsidies to the industries destroying our planet and our future, we will take action to shut them down! This is a call for autonomous, decentralized actions appropriate for your town, city, or bioregion. Use this international day of action to support local struggles against oil refineries, gas pipelines, strip mines and coal-fired power plants. Disrupt the financial backers of the fossil fuel industry. Host teach-ins to spread sustainable post-petroleum living skills. Find a weak point in the infrastructure of resource exploitation and throw a literal or symbolic wrench in the works. Visit your local polluters and give 'em hell!

  The July 15th International Day of Action Against Climate Change is being mobilized by Rising Tide North America, a new network initiated in the US by the Earth First! Climate Caucus, with inspiration and support from the UK's vibrant Rising Tide direct action movement for climate justice and against climate change. Rising Tide North America is actively mobilizing July 15th actions in local bioregions, as well as reaching out to environmental justice, climate action and radical sustainability movements in all of the G8 countries plus the Global South. 

 Rising Tide North America is building a large collection of outreach and agit-prop materials that can be used by groups around the continent (and the world) to organize locally. These materials will be downloadable from http://www.reclaimthecommons.net and from the website of Rising Tide North America (comin' soon). 

 Join the Rising Tide North America network, and tell us about July 15th actions against climate change being planned in your community or bioregion! Contact us at efclimatecaucus@wildmail.com.

 For more information and updates about July 15th international actions against climate change, plus news and links about additional global resistance against the 2006 G8 Summit from July 14th to 17th, go to http://www.reclaimthecommons.net

   To learn more about the global Rising Tide movement, visit  
http://www.risingtide.org.uk and read "Rising Tide Takes the Helm: Mapping Strategies for Climate Justice" in May-June 2006 Earth First! Journal:  
http://reclaimthecommons.net/article.php?id=316
        To learn more about the origin and purpose of Rising Tide North America, read "Earth First! Climate Caucus: A New Birth in the No Compromise Movement" in May-June 2006 Earth First! Journal:
 http://reclaimthecommons.net/article.php?id=317

  *19 of the 20 hottest years on record have occurred since 1980. Islands in the South Pacific are already evacuating due to rising sea levels. Storms and hurricanes are growing more severe.  Polar bears are drowning as their icy habitat breaks apart and drifts out to sea. Greenland and Antarctica are melting. Everyday we spew more greenhouse gases burned from fossil fuels into the atmosphere; everyday we are one step closer to what scientists refer to as "the tipping point," on the verge of catastrophic and irreversible climate chaos. 


# 7/15-RJ'S 45th BIRTHDAY http://BWClub.net/RJP1home.html


# Critical Mass - Friday 7/28 6pm Justin Herman Plaza: Market @ Embarcadero
http://critical-mass.org Bring bicycle, helmet, light, costume, music... 
Maybe we can encourage the people who block cross traffic to:
wait until the mass arives at that intersection, so as to offend as few drivers as possible.
Definitely hold up / wait before blocking major intersections.    BECAUSE
It would be nice to be visible to as many pedestrians and motorists as possible while
offending/ delaying as few motorists as possible.
Pissing them off is just gonna make them anti-bike.


# GILROY GARLIC FESTIVAL Saturday, July 29th.


# July 28 - 30 Join the Summit for Salmon Fundraiser - Climb Mt. Rainier!
http://www.wildsalmon.org/about/summit-2006-recruit.cfm 


# Green-Soulfest July 29  Park at deFremery Recreation Center
1651 Adeline St., Oakland, California
Come to Green-Soulfest 06 and have an eco- adventure at deFremery Park in
the Eco-West. Take a journey to Africa, Ethiopia, India, the rainforest and
beyond at our eco-themed villages. Receive free massages and ancient
healing, learn eco-building, build your eco-finances, learn how to prevent
disease, have fun in our eco-children's area, discover live food nutrition,
sample delicious living foods, learn how to save your environment and enjoy
great music from around the world.
Vendor booths and sponsorships are available
510-228-8738 healthythrunature yahoo com
Sponsored by: * Healthy Thru Nature Institute * Living Nutrition * San
Francisco Vegetarian Society * Bay Valley * Sacred Grove * Attitudinal
Healing http://sfvs.org


#  07/30-DORE "Up Your" ALLEY FAIR http://www.FolsomStreetFair.com


# Dolphin  Adventure Trips  Aug. 19-26, 2006 
 Aug. 26- Sept. 2, 2006 http://www.dolphinpress.com


# Swim with Dolphins Adventure Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2006
http://www.thefirewithin.com/swimwithdolphins.htm or
http://www.dolphinpress.com and click on Dolphin Trip! Enjoy!


# Aug 28 - Sep 4 2006     http://burningman.com     fun in the desert
goto Reno, turn left... 100 miles North of Reno is the Black Rock Desert
http://bmscreensavers.com Download screensavers for ideas of costumes, artcars, projects...


# Sokano Avenue Stroll  “Send In The Clowns” Sunday, September 10, 2006
 Non-profit Information &/or Fundraising (New- Both Categories merged)
Ø       You may raise money by donation, raffles, memberships and/or materials donated to you.
Ø       You may sell or give away promotional materials about your organization.
Ø       You must charge, report and pay sales tax for goods sold unless you submit an exemption.
Ø       Keep literature distribution and clipboard activity behind your table.
Ø       It you are hosting a game booth, no cash prizes or live animals are allowed. Small toys, balloons and other prizes are acceptable. We encourage you to have game booths rather than sell products. Call us for great booth ideas!
entry fee for a booth to be submitted Aug. 1


#  09/23-SF LOVE PARADE http://www.LoveParadeSF.org


# San Francisco LoveFest:  A Dance Music Parade and Festival 
 Together we will once again rock the streets of San Francisco on Saturday, September 23rd! 
 Once again 30+ floats of every genre of beat will wind it's way down Market St., park and continue the party at the Civic Center Plaza, and continue into the night in parties throughout the city, including the official San Francisco LoveFest after party at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium presented by Skills and Spundae. http://www.LoveParadeSF.org


 09/24-FOLSOM STREET FAIR http://www.FolsomStreetFair.com
 10/01-CASTRO STREET FAIR http://www.CastroStreetFair.org
 10/13-15-FLEET WEEK http://www.FleetWeek.us
 10/11-NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY
 10/24-SF GAY & LESBIAN WORLD TRAVEL EXPO


# Oct 14/15 http://greenfestivals.org Washington, D.C.


# Nov 11/12 http://greenfestivals.org 8th and Brannan/ councourse exhibition ctr. SF

 The Green Festival is a two-day party with a serious purpose: to accelerate the emergence of a new economic paradigm that is life-affirming and life-restoring. Together we are cultivating a culture of sustainability and social equity that honors our interdependence with all life. Green Festival unites green businesses, social and environmental groups, visionary thinkers and thousands of community members in a lively exchange of ideas, commerce and movement building fun.

Learn: Attend lectures and workshops by thought leaders, business visionaries and community activists shaping the green movement.

Network: Connect with like-minded individuals and organizations who are committed to the possibility of a better world. See Network.Get Involved! Learn about organizations effecting positive and sustainable change in our region, our country, and the around the planet.

Socialize: Have fun interacting with others, for the sheer joy of it. Meet interesting people who share common interests. Spend some time at the food court and listen to local musicians. Parents, find a place to relax in the Family Rest Stop.

Eat Well: Sample delicious, healthy, organic, and sustainable produced food prepared on site. ALL FOODWARE IS BIODEGRADEABLE - COMPOST! WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN FOODWARE TO THE EVENT.

Greening the Event: We believe in deep sustainability - to achieve intergenerational equity, we must design equity into the present. We try to address all aspects of the event - beginning with our own consciousness and the budgetary process.

Learn how we are creating an eco-commerce model for the Green Festival and our who in the community helps us.

The Green Economy Expo: If you are a green business of any size, this could be the perfect place for you to connect to your target audience. Call 1-877-727-2179 to exhibit your products. See who's Exhibiting in 2005.

Shop at the Green Festival for all of your Holiday Gifts! Purchase goods and services from 300 exhibitors who practice the principles of sustainability, ecology, and social equity. Go shopping online - we've identified online resources for green goods.

Coop America's Green Pages: Check out the original directory of Green Businesses at 
http://www.greenpages.org

Endorse the Earth Charter!

LIMITED OFFER: Purchase Green Festival Compost from DC Festival. Be the first to support turning waste into a resource!



2007 

May

http://wef.ucdavis.edu  Whole Earth Fest UC Davis 3rd Wknd May.
Stanford POW WOW 2nd weekend in May?
http://swcoalition.org Sustainable World Symposium 2nd Wknd?
http://www.BayToBreakers.com Bay To Breakers 3rd Sunday in May

June 
http://harmonyfestival.com Second Weekend in June, Santa Rosa

Aug

http://burningman.com Labor Day Weekend (Aug/Sept)

Sep
http://earthdance.org 3rd wknd? Laytonville CA / Hog Farm

Oct
http://burningman.com Decompression 3rd Sunday in Oct.

Nov
http://greenfestivals.org 8th St. @ Brannan SF 1st? 2nd? wknd Nov.



Every 1st Wednesday: http://exploratorium.edu FREE!
Every 1st Thursday: Art receptions @ 49 Geary 5:30-7:30pm
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.