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Butterfly's Bay Area Events Calendar

Dedicated to informing you of the best events in music, art, poetry, media, 
politics, spirituality & consciousness.

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Contents    **Asterisk denotes events I plan to attend. 

Details for the following events are below & on-line at  
www.butterflyspirit.org/calendar 
Other peace & justice events at  
www.globalexchange.org/getInvolved/bayarea.html

Thu. Jan. 18  6:30 pm         Creative Community Catalysts Meeting - SF
Fri. Jan. 19  12:30 pm         Brown Bag Lunch Talk w. Medea Benjamin - SF
Fri. Jan. 19  7-9 pm            UNION - Art, Spirit, and Community - SF
Jan. 19-21  8 pm               Dead Men Tell No Tales Pirate Musical - 
Berkeley
Sat. Jan. 20  11:30 am       Progressive Democrats East Bay Kick Off Meeting 
- Berkeley
Sat. Jan. 20  6 pm             Sandfly in San Francisco
Sat. Jan. 20  8 pm             Food Not Bombs Benefit Concert- Sebastopol
Jan. 20-21                    ** "Making It All Click!" The Workshop - SF
Sun. Jan. 21  2-3 pm          Concert for Peace w. Roberta Donnay - S
Sun. Jan. 21  6:30 pm       Bazantar Performance of Tesla Duo - SF 
Sun. Jan. 21  7:30 pm      Concert for Women Victims of Violence - Berkeley
Sun. Jan. 21  7:30 pm        Telsa Duo in Concert w. Mark Deutsch & Alan 
Tower - SF
Fri. Jan. 26  7:30-9:30 pm   The Gnostic Jesus - Corte Madera
Fri.  Jan.  26  7:30 pm        Film & Discussion-An Inconvenient Truth - 
Oakland
Fri. Jan. 26  8 pm          **House Concert with Chris Chandler - Berkeley
Jan. 26-29                         Full Spectrum Living Retreat -Santa Crus 
area
Sat. Jan. 27  9-4:30 pm  **Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - San Rafael
Sat. Jan. 27  7 pm         **Chris Chandler & David Roe Show - San Francisco
Feb. 3-5                            US Department of Peace Conference - 
Washington, DC
Apr. 27-29                         His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bay Area - 
SF


Wish if the Week
If everyone in our network would send in just one dollar, that would start a 
ripple that might amke us a powerful force for world peace and transformation. 
 Please see our appeal on our blog at our new website at 
www.myspace.com/musiciansforpeace or go directly to  
http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=127078021&blogID=218714447&MyToken=b26152e9-7610-4d00-af8d-d
a6dfd89a23b  You are also most welcome to subscribe to our blog at  
http://blog.myspace.com/musiciansforpeace

Quotation of the Week
"We may . . . come to see them as embodying all the beauty and complexity of 
nature itself.  It is said that a butterfly can, with a flap of its wings, 
change the world . . . that the ripple it sends out can spawn a hurricane."    
National Geographic Dec. 93)

Music Video of the Week
Hun Nab Ku Music Video by Musicians for Peace* - Hun Nab Ku, a powerful music 
video produced by Musicians and Fine Artists for World Peace is now up on 
myspace.com and  soon at YouTube.com soon. The music was written and arranged by 
Santa Cruz's own millennial shamanic troubadour, papadave potter aka 
Whitehorse with band members Marey Bird and Monica McGuire. All are members of 
Dreamseeker , a musical tribal revival with joyful ancestral 
resonance. A powerful catalyst coaxing the birth of a New Age with heart 
wisdom and magic"  Hun Nab Ku contains cosmic images provided by Celestine of 
Golden Star Productions   It was first presented in public 
at the Musicians for Peace benefit at Humanist Hall in Oakland on Saturday, 
January 6, 2007. It is dedicated to the spirit of the late Ian Lungold of Mayan 
Majix who wrote the text that inspired Whitehorse's lyrics.  Hun Nab Ku iis 
said to represent all of the consciousness that has ever existed in this galaxy. 
See it at  
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=1724916478  or  www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQHdcJQI_6o

New Members - Please see our 1650+ member list at  
www.butterflyspirit.org/projects/mfawp_list.php
Marina V    www.MarinaV.com
Alice Di Micele  www.alicedimicele.com  Ashland, OR
Sharon Rose*  - Director of 2012 The Odyssey  www.2012theodyssey.com
www.eventproducers.org  Robin Clare/Event Producers, LLC - Events for 
Individuals, Business and Associations, Workshops, Retreats, Conferences and Cinema
WholeLife Expo*  www.wholelife.com

Links of the Week
The Mayan Path to Becoming One With the All  
www.pods.zaadz.com/remember_room/discussions/view/97271
Galactic Butterfly Animation    www.13moon.com/galactivation-animation.htm

This Week's Sponsors
Sponsors for this newsletter & memberships are welcomed. Sponsors will also 
be listed on our webpage.  Please contact Alan at 707-552-9886 or email 
bflyspirit@aol.com for details.
The Light Party & Artainment Media* - Inspired Musical Messages at  
www.lightparty.com/Artainment/MusicalGifts.html


Thu. Jan. 18  6:30 pm                 Creative Community Catalysts Meeting - 
SF

You are invited to join us for an inspiring evening of creativity and 
positive social change.  Meet and hear from a wide range of creative people 
(musicians, filmmakers, actors, web designers, artists, writers) who are making the 
world a better place through their work.  Creative Community Catalysts was 
formerly known as the Butterfly Collective.

SOMA Creativity Center, 81 Langton Street,Suite 13, (off of Folsom between 7 
& 8th Sts), San Francisco
$10
Host:  Allison Quaid  aliquaid@gmail.com  415-748-1315   
www.creativecatalysts.org
Please RSVP 
www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=XNJWQULBIBTDTINKTZCD&src=email
Snacks provided.  

Featured artists include:

Judith Shelby Lang - her diverse body of work addresses the key issues of our 
time - voting and politics, health and healing, and environmental issues.  
More: www.artheals.org/news_2004/sep2004.html#interview

Donna Ozawa - her work includes viewer-activated sculpture, 
politically-inspired work and art with recycled materials.  More: www.donnaozawa.com and  www. 
waribashi.org

John Warren - he is a teacher, director, and playwright focused on creating 
community-based documentary theatre.  He is Founding Director of Unconditional 
Theatre, which produces political and social-themed work.  More: 
www.untheatre.org



Fri. Jan. 19  12:30 pm      Brown Bag Lunch Talk w. Medea Benjamin - SF

Join Medea Benjamin, who recently returned from her fact-finding trip to the 
US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Medea will be giving a report 
back at lunch.

Global Exchange Conference Room, 2017 Mission St #303, San Francisco

For more info: Nancy Mancias  (415) 255-7296 nancy@globalexchange.org 



Fri. Jan. 19  7-9 pm              UNION - Art, Spirit, and Community - SF

Also February 16, March 23, April 20, May 25

UNION is an immersive, ritualized forum for activating the spirit through 
interactive, performance ritual, sacred music, visionary art, conscious spoken 
word and lucid meditation. Please join us for this extraordinary journey, this 
experiential form of worship presented by ArtSFest. (Doors open at 6:30 pm for 
meditation/contemplation)

Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St. @ Taylor, San Francisco
$20 - $10  (sliding scale)  Available at the door only!
www.ArtSFestSF.org  415-561-7802

Featuring…
Music: Rhythm Matrix with Bodhi & Joyus
Harp/Vocals:  CaroLuna
Interactivation/Mask Dance: Audette Sophia

More at  
www.passion.edu/option,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,589/year,2007/month,01/day,19/Itemid,1



Jan. 19-21  8 pm          Dead Men Tell No Tales Pirate Musical - Berkeley


The Starlight Circle Players present `Dead Men Tell No Tales'  - 
Swashbuckling Pirate Musical

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar Street (at 
Bonita), Berkeley
Tickets are offered on a sliding scale of $15-25, babes-in-arms are admitted 
free (though not encouraged), and $5 is charged for children under 10.  $10 
for members of The Starlight Circle Players only
Refreshments will be available before the show and during intermission.  
Doors open at 7 p.m., the curtain rises at 8 p.m.  
For further information, see  www.fortlangley.ca/Stars/Home.html
Contact: Lezlie 510-647-5268 doclezlie@gmail.com

“Dead Men” is a riveting tale of intrigue, love, adventure on the high seas, 
hidden treasure, secret identities, ghostly encounters, time travel and more 
… all set to original acoustic rock and British-inspired folk-ballad, and all 
penned by playwright/director Lauren Renée Hotchkiss.

More at 
www.passion.edu/index.php?option=com_events&task=view_detail&agid=569&year=2007&month=01&day=20&Itemid=0



Sat. Jan. 20  11:30 am           Progressive Democrats East Bay Kick Off 
Meeting - Berkeley

Progressive Democrats of the East Bay kicks off 2007 with a planning meeting 
that will help determine our priorities and direction for the upcoming year.   
ALL MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO THIS GENERAL MEETING
www.pdeastbay.org

Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists, Fireside Room, 1924 Cedar St. 
(near Bonita Ave.), Berkeley
This event is free and wheelchair accessible.
Refreshments served

Among the topics we plan to discuss include the following:
General discussion of accomplishments (and failures) of 2006
Increasing participation in PD-East Bay activities
Organization and structure of PD–EB

Participation in PD–EB action groups:
Anti-war
Universal Health Care
Media Reform
Clean Money
Labor
Any other progressive cause dear to your heart. . .

Networking / collaboration with other progressive groups in the Bay Area



Sat. Jan. 20  6 pm             Sandfly in San Francisco

12 Galaxies, 2565 Mission Street, San Francisco  415.292.9956 
$15

Please email us at sandfly@sandflycentral.com to arrange ticket drop off or 
call 415.292.9956.
First 25 tickets get signed CD's*** 



Sat. Jan. 20  8 pm               Food Not Bombs Benefit Concert- Sebastopol

Performing:
Chris Bramble Band  www.chrisbramble.com
Madera Humana  www.myspace.com/maderahumana

Odd Fellows Hall, 195 N. Main St.(upstairs at Main & McKinley across from 
Whole Foods), Sebastopol
$10 donation is requested, (kids 12 & under free). 
Contact: Chris Bramble  cbramble@monitor.net 
For more information see www.chrisbramble.com

Some refreshments will be available for purchase.

Food Not Bombs is a worldwide movement dedicated to feeding the world's 
hungry. In some Thirld World countries some FNB'ers have been jailed for the 
revolutionary act of feeding poor people. Here in Sonoma County they feed people in 
Courthouse Square every Sunday, primarily benefitting the homeless.  
www.foodnotbombs.net

Chris Bramble band plays original danceable improvisational psychedelic 
folk-rock, with socially conscious lyrics and upbeat jams.

Madera Humana plays california gypsy grass, also upbeat and danceable.

Come out and dance for a good cause! It's going to be sooooooo much fun, but 
it will be even *more* fun with you there.



Jan. 20-21               "Making It All Click!" The Workshop - SF

This workshop is an experiential process wherein we use inner knowing and 
Divine universal principles to manifest the world we desire. In-class exercises 
through Bryan Flournoy's channeled instruction inspire our intuitive, healing 
abilities. We connect with the Akashic Record, use non-verbal communication and 
see the invisible through Divine eyes. We are posting five (5) more San 
Francisco-MIAC! dates to this site very soon! 

Click on the About MIAC! link at  www.the-metatelepathic-clinic.com  to know 
more about this exciting workshop and how you may attend!  
For information on all workshops & to interact with Bryan, please contact him 
at The Clinic: Admin@the-metatelepathic-clinic.com




Sun. Jan. 21  2-3 pm      Concert for Peace w. Roberta Donnay - SF

Free concert sponsored by SGI-USA featuring Roberta Donnay  - jazz vocalist & 
recording artist with Jonathan Alford - piano,  Deszon Claiborne- drums, Jeff 
Chambers- bass   www.robertadonnay.com 

Doors open at 1:30 pm

SGI-USA San Francisco Culture Center, Ikeda Auditorium 2450 - 17th Street (@ 
Potrero), San Francisco
Contact: SGI Culture Center 415.255.6007  www.sgi-usa.org

More at  
www.passion.edu/option,com_events/task,view_detail/agid,550/year,2007/month,01/day,21/Itemid,0



Sun. Jan. 21  6:30 pm          Bazantar Performance of Tesla Duo - SF 


Our last  concert in Hawk Hill Tunnel in November with the Tesla Duo (Mark 
Deutsch and Alan Tower) was a truly remarkable evening. Here is   a chance to 
see this duo up close and personal.

When:   Sunday 21st 6:30pm at InHerImage Studio
Where:  Dogpatch area, San Francisco.  Seating is limited.
This link has all the info  www.greenmusicnetwork.org
Please contact Deborah Tash at  inherimage@comcast.net to hold a seat or call 
431-2043 fo further questions.

This concert is the next in  Acoustic World Intimate Venue series and a 
benefit for the Green Music Network. Mark Deutsch, the inventor of the Bazantar, is 
one of the most visonary musicians working today. Alan Tower is exploring 
sound with some of the most evocative original instruments in the world.  They 
both work outside of western equal temperament to create music from the fabric 
of nature. There will be dialogue around the principles of vibrational ecology 
at work.



Sun. Jan. 21  7:30 pm         Concert for Women Victims of Violence - Berkeley

A Concert Dedicated to the Women Victims of Violence in Latin America with 
Meli Rivera  www.myspace.com/meliriveramusic  and  
Silvia Parra (MamaCoatl)  www.myspace.com/MamaCoatl  
Steve Taylor-Ramirez  www.myspace.com/thestevetaylor

La Peña Cultural Center,   3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley  510-849-2568  
www.lapena.org
$12/$10 students w/ id 
Contact:  Stephen Taylor  taylorcom@sbcglobal.net



Sun. Jan. 21  7:30 pm       Telsa Duo in Concert w. Mark Deutsch & Alan Tower 
- SF

Green Music Network invites you to the next in our series of '07 concerts  on 
January 20th with the Tesla Duo. Come hear the remarkable Bazantar invented 
by Mark Deutsch and the Hang and Huaca custom designed for Alan Tower. Learn 
more about Vibrational Ecology and the concept of Integral Music.

Contact host Deborah Tash  at  inherimage@comcast.net  to reserve seats at In 
Her Image studio.   
More info at  www.greenmusicnetwork.org



Fri. Jan. 26  7:30-9:30 pm           The Gnostic Jesus - Corte Madera

Also Fri. Feb. 23

Did Jesus live in India?  A search for the original teachings of Jesus and 
the Eastern influences found in Christianity and the Gnostic Gospels. An 
investigation into the Buddhist, Hindu, Tantric and non-dual elements contained 
within the Gospels of Thomas, Philip, Mary & the Pistis Sophia. An exploration into 
the writings of Nicolai Notovitch, Yogananda, Gurunath, Holger Kersten & 
others. The similarities in the teachings of Jesus with Yogis & Buddhists of India 
and how Jesus’ essential teachings have often been misunderstood and 
misinterpreted.

Sunrise Center, 645 Tamalpais Drive, Suite A, Corte Madera
$15 - $20.

The Gnostic Jesus event is presented by Elizabeth Kelley, who is a Priestess 
from the Holy Order of Mary Magdalene. She will be giving a couple of talks 
and and interactive presentations about Jesus in India.  
http://mmagdalene.org/current_events/index.htm



Fri.  Jan.  26  7:30 pm        Film & Discussion-An Inconvenient Truth - 
Oakland

Humanist Hall, 390  27th Street (between Telegraph & Broadway), Oakland
$5 donations are accepted. 
Before and after the films, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Tea 
House.

For more information contact: The Sierra Club of Northern Alameda County
humanisthall@yahoo.com  www.HumanistHall.net
www.climatecrisis.net 

This awesome documentary film offers a passionate and inspirational look at 
Al Gore’s fervent single-handed crusade to halt global warming’s deadly 
progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. Al 
Gore re-set the course of his life to focus on a last-ditch, all-out effort 
to help save the planet from irrevocable change. 



Fri. Jan. 26  8 pm      **House Concert with Chris Chandler - Berkeley

Home of Hali Hammer, 1609 Woolsey Street, Berkeley  510-649-1423

Chris has been performing for years at the protests against the School of the 
Americas  www.soaw.org  Please see his website at  www.chrischandler.org  You 
can listen to Chandler's "There's Something in the Air, But It's Not on the 
Airwaves", a wonderful musical video on the media blackout of the protests 
against the war in Iraq produced by Karen Kilroy. During the production, they cast 
a young actress as a widowed war bride and had a scene in which she places a 
tri-fold U.S. flag on a tombstone and mourns. The morning that they were 
scheduled to film this, the actress received news that her close friend was killed 
in active duty in Iraq the.  It can be experienced at  www.chrisvids.org  



Jan. 26-29           Full Spectrum Living Institute Retreat - Santa Crus area

"The purpose of the Full Spectrum Living Institute is to provide a relaxing 
environment of natural beauty for diverse individuals to come together as a 
community to explore their mind, body, spirit and emotions while forging new 
friendships in the hopes of transforming themselves and their world for the 
better."  

Santa Cruz Mountains 
$150, per person 3 nights/3 days (lodging, food and all retreat activities 
included)
Contact: Brian Piergrossi  at brianpiergrossi@yahoo.com
Please see  www.thefullspectrum.org  &  www.brianpiergrossi.com



Sat. Jan. 27  9-4:30 pm        **Awakening the Dreamer Symposium - San Rafael


I invite you to a powerful and transformative one-day experience called the 
Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium. Of the many events I’ve 
participated in, this is the one that spoke most cogently to me about the state 
of the planet, what it is in our culture that’s driving the destructive 
behavior, and how to best turn things around. - Vinit

One third of the day are video excerpts, which features inspiring and 
insightful interviews with many experts in ecology, social movements, science etc., 
along with brilliant short documentary videos. No one is paid who is involved 
with the Symposium. 

Vinit Allen will be co-facilitating along with 4 other great teammates..

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael
$25 covers our expenses in putting it on.
Further information:  www.marinecozoic.com or  www.pachamama.org or call 
Bruce Thompson at 415883-6855



Sat. Jan. 27  7 pm                Chris Chandler & David Roe Show - San 
Francisco

Two road wizened gurus have joined forces to create one powerful show, a 
multi media collage, combining storytelling, poetry, video, and a wide variety of 
musical styles, into an evening of compelling theater, with themes ripped from 
the pages of history books, current events, and personal reminiscences.

Multi-instrumentalist, David Roe, trades chops with Chris Chandler, a dynamic 
street preacher and poet, while video projections illustrating their tales of 
a world gone mad flash on a screen behind them. 
The Beat Museum, 540 Broadway (at Columbus), San Francisco  415 399 9626
www.thebeatmuseum.org

Chris has been performing for years at the protests against the School of the 
Americas  www.soaw.org  Please see his website at  www.chrischandler.org  You 
can listen to Chandler's "There's Something in the Air, But It's Not on the 
Airwaves", a wonderful musical video on the media blackout of the protests 
against the war in Iraq produced by Karen Kilroy. During the production, they cast 
a young actress as a widowed war bride and had a scene in which she places a 
tri-fold U.S. flag on a tombstone and mourns. The morning that they were 
scheduled to film this, the actress received news that her close friend was killed 
in active duty in Iraq the.  It can be experienced at  www.chrisvids.org  



Feb. 3-5              US Department of Peace Conference - Washington, DC

The Peace Alliance is hosting a wonderful US Department of Peace Conference 
from Feb. 3 - 5, 2007 in Washington, D.C. wih with Marianne Williamson, Steven 
Tyler of Aerosmith, Deepak Chopra, Congressman Dennis Kucinich,  Michael 
Bernard Beckwith, Denise Brown (Nicole Brown Foundation)

Plus leading experts in:
Conflict Resolution & Prevention
Peace-building & Global Security
Human Security: Keeping America Safe and more

Even if you cannot attend this important event, you can support the Peace 
Alliance in establishing Departments of Peace and Ministries for Peace in many 
countries around the world.

The Peace Alliance is offering us the opportunity to contribute to this 
evolutionary process of world healing. Please see www.thepeacealliance.org



Apr. 27-29         His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Bay Area - SF

On April 27 & 28, 2007 there will be two full days of teachings on Je 
Tsongkhapa's text In Praise of Dependent Arising. 

Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco
Please see  www.gyutocenter.com

His Holiness will also give a public talk in San Francisco on Sunday 
afternoon, April 29, 2007  



Make Love Not War CD is now available. Immerse yourselves in the spirit of 
the butterflies & hear great music. Get our single CD featuring 19 songs of 
mostly Bay Area Artists for $12.50.  Our double CD has over 2.5 hours of music 
featuring 38 songs for $20, including postage & handling.  You get a copy free 
with a membership to the Butterfly Gardeners or Musicians & Fine Artists for 
World Peace for $25. I personally guarantee that you will love it & your purchase 
or membership will help support our mission. 

Songs for Cindy compilation CD with 18 songs that you will love.  $12.50 
includes postage

We also have copies of the English-Japanese edition of Butterfly that was 
translated by Yumi Kikuchi.  You can get a copy for $25 including shipping. With 
a family membership for $35 you can get this book and the CD. 

For a $50 donation you can get the English-Japanese edition, the CD, a 
membership and a listing as a sponsor of our calendar too!  
Please see membership info below or at 
www.butterflyspirit.org/community/join_bga.html

Please add $25 if you want to substitute the first edition of Butterfly by 
Norie Huddle in any of the following catagories.

Peace and love,  Alan

Butterfly Gardeners Association & Musicians & Fine Artists for World Peace

___Limited Income    $0-15  Get listing & membership  

___Individual           $25    Includes Double CD or Songs for Cindy CD       


___Family                $35    Includes Double CD or Songs for Cindy CD  & 
the book Butterfly

___Butterfly Lover      $50    Same as above plus sponsor listing on calendar 

___Sponsor/Business  $100   Same as above sponsor plus listing on calendar & 
website

___CD only                $12.50 for single with 19 songs & $20 for double 
with 38 songs

___CDs for groups      $10 per double CD or $5 per single CD in bulk for 
peace & justice groups used as a fundraiser. Please inquiry at 707-552-9886.

Specify if your membership is for the Butterfly Gardeners or Musicians & Fine 
Artists for World Peace and specify which CD you want. If you want both CDs, 
please add $10 to your order.and mark in memo "Both CDs"
Please make your check out to the Butterfly Gardeners and mail to Butterfly 
Gardeners Association, P.O. Box 1511, Vallejo, Ca  94590
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.