UNICEF NextGen: Eyes On Syria
May
5
7:30 PM19:30

UNICEF NextGen: Eyes On Syria

Access to UNICEF NextGen event featuring the Lahza 2 Project, open bar [beer and wine], bites and the opportunity to engage in both silent and live auctions. 

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Proceeds from the evening will benefit UNICEF's efforts to support children living in the shadow of the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Photography  (The Lahza 2 Project) taken by Syrian children from inside the refugee camps will be on display.

Virtual reality goggles will be available and give you the opportunity to walk in the shoes of a child living in a tented camp.

A silent and live auction will cap the evening - giving guests a chance to bid on items provided by  vendors - locally and from around the world!

*Cocktail Attire*

(*Note: Must be 21 or older to attend event!)

 

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The Gray Area Festival 2017
May
4
to May 7

The Gray Area Festival 2017

A conference, performances, workshops, and an exhibition surveying culture through the lens of art and technology.

http://grayareafestival.io/

We are very excited to announce our 2017 Gray Area Festival of Art + Technology. Join us as we cultivate discussion around the most pertinent topics in the field. We have a lot in store for you and can't wait to share the full lineup of speakers, artists and performers. 

All sales are final: no exchanges or refunds.

The Festival Pass includes entrance to Thursday night exhibition opening, Friday and Saturday Day Conference, Friday and Saturday Night performances. Please note: Sunday Workshop Day tickets will be sold separately.

THURSDAY - Exhibition Opening
Nonlinear Perspectives Exhibition at the Gray Area Festival
$5-$20 Slide Scale Entry or Entry with Festival Pass. The exhibition opening will also host a very special performance by Moor Mother, experimental musician and one-half of the Black Quantum Futurism collective.

FRIDAY + SATURDAY DAY SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED
On Friday and Saturday mornings, we welcome festival pass holders for two full days of conference featuring talks and panels from leading international thinkers and practitioners for discussions that uncover art and technology’s impact on culture.

FRIDAY NIGHT LINEUP ANNOUNCED
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Novi_sad at the Gray Area Festival

SATURDAY NIGHT LINEUP ANNOUNCED
Nonotak and Rival Consoles at the Gray Area Festival

SUNDAY DAY INSTRUCTORS ANNOUNCED
Workshop Day at the 2017 Gray Area Festival
On Sunday May 7th, the final day of the Gray Area Festival, join us for a selection of Creative Code workshops taught by ten talented instructors, recognized for actively shaping their fields and practices.

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Milk Was A Bad Choice with Nine Pound Shadow
May
3
to May 4

Milk Was A Bad Choice with Nine Pound Shadow

Milk Was A Bad Choice featuring Nine Pound Shadow, Sunhaze, & Future Myth
Doors 8 PM, Show 9 PM
Free RSVP // $5 DOS
21+

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May's edition of our free showcase is dimming the lights and getting intimate, so lay back and vibe out to three of the Bay Area's dreamiest indie poppers!

Nine Pound Shadow
http://ninepoundshadow.com/

Nine Pound Shadow is a happy-go-lucky band of family and childhood friends fashioning catchy melodies in the flats of West Berkeley. Formed by brothers Breandain and Christopher Langlois, the dreamy indie pop duo released their debut self-titled EP earlier this year.

Sunhaze
http://www.sunhazemusic.com/

Sunhaze embodies the diverse landscape of their Californian roots. Surf-pop guitars and atmospheric synth amidst melancholic melodies create an aural environment influenced by coastlines and city streets. Formed in 2012, Sunhaze debuted their Last Summer EP in Fall 2014. Their debut album Wishful Thinking succeeds the previous bright sun-baked release with a culmination of pop hooks, dynamic rhythms, and darker undertones; released October of 2016.

Future Myth
http://future-myth.com/

Future Myth offer nostalgia-charged tunes that balance somber moments of longing with vibrant flashes of self-reflection. 
Released in January of 2016, the band's debut EP, Flashbulb Memories, showcases their versatility both sonically and lyrically. With their distinctive, catchy melodies in addition to healthy doses of vocal harmonies and shimmering effects, Future Myth set out to produce an experience that's familiar, yet fresh and invigorating.

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stARTup Art Fair SF
Apr
29
12:00 PM12:00

stARTup Art Fair SF

Meet fellow artists at the stARTup Art Fair! Hope to see you there.

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stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. Our intimate, boutique fair provides artists and art enthusiasts with direct access to the art world, fostering new relationships and creating a new exhibition platform for thought-provoking contemporary artwork in three major cities across the country: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago.

With the dawn of the internet age, consumers are experiencing artwork unfiltered and direct from the artist via social media. More and more artists report building a thriving client base by selling works straight from the internet. stARTup Art Fair is forward thinking--mirroring this shift in the art market by creating direct access between consumer and artist without sacrificing quality. Each fair assembles a panel of curators, gallerists and professional artists to vet our exhibiting artists, ensuring a thoughtful and dynamic group of artists that will impress and inspire our attendees.

Founded by artist and educator Ray Beldner, and former gallery director Steve Zavattero, stARTup Art Fair's mission is to provide a professional exhibition venue for independent artists where they can present and sell their work on their own terms and the public can acquire amazing art work from some of the best independent artists working today.

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Art Market San Francisco
Apr
27
to Apr 30

Art Market San Francisco

VIP: 4/27

Public Days: 4/28-30

http://artmarketsf.com/

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Art Market San Francisco will return to the Fort Mason Festival Pavilion this April for the celebrated art fair's anticipated seventh edition. Following record breaking sales, city-wide partnerships, and attendance of over 25,000 visitors in 2016, the 2017 edition of Art Market San Francisco is pleased to present a significant selection of contemporary and modern artworks from returning Art Market exhibitors and exciting newcomers.

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Luminary: Art, Tech, Music - Featuring: Shigeto
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Luminary: Art, Tech, Music - Featuring: Shigeto

Luminary: Art, Tech, Music
Featuring: SHIGETO

Location: The Midway SF
900 Marin St
San Francisco, CA
http://www.themidwaysf.com/

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Future Fires & The Midway Present: 

"Luminary, a first-of-its-kind Bay Area event premieres on March 18, 2017 at The Midway, offering a unique and immersive live experience. Explore the visionary work of creators and musicians from around the world using emerging technologies: immersive audio, drones, VR, projection mapping, and more.

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Future Fires and The Midway are thrilled to announce this groundbreaking collaboration, the first in an ongoing series. Luminary presents the emerging domain of code-based art in a spacious environment, showcasing brilliant music and installation pieces from local and international creators. Featured musical artist is Shigeto, whose music "carries searing emotion and is cross-wired of a host of different musical influences.” (Pitchfork). Experience three dimensional spatial audio in an early preview of Envelop at the Midway's 32 speaker sound system, featuring live music created by one it's founders, Christopher Willits, and other special guests.

Artists-in-residence Can Buyukberber and Yagmur Uyanik premiere a stunning, large-scale projection-mapped piece in the Midway Gallery. Experience performances and exhibitions representing a wide range of genres throughout the evening.

More information and tickets: futurefires.com/luminary

LUMINARY
Featuring: 
Shigeto
Can Büyükberber
Christopher Willits in Envelop
Yağmur Uyanık
Joey Verbeke
As You Like It
ecco screen
Karen Marcelo
Graham Plumb
Marpi
Mikey Disko
Aerial Sports League
Alex Andre
NANO

Special Exhibitions: 
Flying Robots International Film Festival
Building, the Future with Britelite Immersive
Nature / Unnature - VR with Dream Logic
The Moshi Project - Hip-Hop & Code
Envelop at The Midway

ENVELOP at The Midway:

Envelop will have an early preview at Luminary on March 18th. Envelop at The Midway is an immersive sound environment, consisting of an 8-column, 28.4 channel audio and lighting system running an open source software toolkit.

Experience live music created for Envelop at The Midway by- Christopher Willits in Envelop
Mark Slee in Envelop
The Ride in Envelop
Snuise in Envelop
Manitous in Envelop

The Midway Creative Complex is a new venue in San Francisco at 900 Marin Street. Its mission is to showcase emerging technology, music, and the arts."

Full Venue Event | 21+ | Coat Check Available

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SoundBox March Show: Rebel
Mar
17
9:00 PM21:00

SoundBox March Show: Rebel

Location: 300 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA

 *** PLEASE RSVP AND STAY UPDATED ON OUR MEETUP PAGE ***

WHAT IS SOUNDBOX? 
In the small entry room, you move past a curtain, through an unknown door. There’s a teasing view—some kind of installation fills a sunken space. It's like you scored a backstage pass. Time to explore. 
Turn the corner, find the bar: there’s craft cocktails and small bites. Video projections flash on the walls. All eyes go to the stage, ready for the show to start. 
And then the music. Live music—it’s just so good. Pounding beats, otherworldly chants come from all corners of the space. Close your eyes: it sounds like you're in a cathedral, and then an underground club. Unique and stimulating and totally different. 
THEME: REBEL. How do artists respond to their cultural climate? 
Express dissent in the face of injustice? 
Next month at SoundBox, rebels and artists take the spotlight. Reclaiming their voice. 
Let music move forward in the face of opposition. Find the intensity in creativity. In self-expression. Shostakovich did it sixty years ago. And we’re still doing it today. 
Experience a sonic rebellion that spans eras and geographies. Break free. Rebel. 


*** TICKETS: http://sfsoundbox.com/ *** SOLD OUT
Contact brenda@sfhealingarts.org for tickets.

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Healing Labyrinth Harp Performance: Diana Stork and Portia Diwa
Mar
12
4:00 PM16:00

Healing Labyrinth Harp Performance: Diana Stork and Portia Diwa

Let's support SF Healing Arts Collective's Diana Stork.

Location: St. Mary's Cathedral

1111 Gough St
Parish Hall
San Francisco, CA

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For thousands of years, human beings have created paths known as labyrinths for reasons ranging from meditation to art and healing. Harpists Diana Stork and Portia Diwa have created spiritual, mythic and deeply beautiful music from decades of performing at labyrinths throughout the world. Their performances can be experienced as musical concerts inspired by medieval chant, Celtic, classical and even jazz improvisation styles, and also as an inward journeys of healing and meditation. Walk on a beautiful canvas labyrinth brought in especially for this afternoon performance; or just sit quietly in the grandeur of St. Mary’s Cathedral and listen to the music especially composed and arranged for walking the labyrinth by Bay Area Healing harp pioneers, Diana Stork and Portia Diwa.

Tickets available at the door 30 minutes before the concert.

Suggested donation $10 - $20. No one turned away for lack of funds.

The cathedral is wheelchair accessible. 
Information: multiculturalmusicfellowship@gmail.com; 510-548-3326

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1st Annual 99designs Fundraiser: ACLU
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

1st Annual 99designs Fundraiser: ACLU

Let us come together to support local artists and ACLU.

Location - Maker's Loft // 308 13th Street, Oakland, CA 

 *** Please RSVP and stay updated on our Meetup page ***

"99designs believes in a global community without borders or discrimination. We support taking a stand in defending these values and in supporting those in need wherever people are based in the world. 
We've partnered with artists, makers and community movers & shakers from Oakland to help make a difference. Join us in a fun night of communal bonding – all while supporting a great cause. All donations made to ACLU this evening will be proudly matched by 99designs.

*** Tickets Available Here ***

• Browse our artist and maker gallery
A portion of proceeds from art and merchandise sales go straight towards ACLU donations. 
• Purchase raffle tickets (full donation) to win prizes
• Meet local nonprofits who will be speaking about their organizations
• Be part of our video project
Share your stories or thoughts related to the topic of immigration, whether it's your own journey, your family's or that of close ones – any words you have on how recent events are shutting out the American dream. Share your passion behind keeping our country the land of the free and what it means to you. (Recording booth on-site) 
Full Event Details

Special shout out to the following partners who have already committed time, effort, art or support: 
Maker's Loft Oakland
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Super Stars Literacy"

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 The Sound Healing Symphony at St. Mary's
Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

The Sound Healing Symphony at St. Mary's

A convergence of meditative musicians on gongs, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, vibraphone, Celtic harp, Native American flute, didgeridoo and more.

"Imagine all of us, resonating with peace, breathing into a harmonious new year. 

Our soothing ensemble is a convergence of some of the country’s best meditative musicians. We’re coming together in harmony to elucidate your deepest state of clarity, and catalyze your intentions for the new year. 
Led Guy Douglas, our convergence is an array of amazing & talented musicians on gongs, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, Native American flutes, Didgeridoo, Harp and so much more. Featuring Wendy Tahara, Dan Neville, Athene Eisenhardt, Marco Ferrero, Simona Asinovski and more!"

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"Sound Meditation is the practice of deepening meditation with the use of sound and music.

For thousands of years, sound has been used in ancient cultures to ease anxiety and promote a sense of well being.

Many cultures, religions and mystic traditions have celebrated the power of music to induce trance and meditative states, and expand one's consciousness.  Sufi mysticism, Kirtan, gospel singing— even the use of bells and harps at a cathedral. 

Sound Meditation SF particularly praises and follows the tradition of Nada Yoga, an ancient Indian system of philosophy, medicine and yoga that focuses on sound vibrations. 

We focus on the use of ancient Tibetan instruments, particularly gongs and crystal singing bowls. We also incorporate shamanic drums, hang drums, ocean drums, koshi chimes, tingshe chimes, harps, Native American Flutes and more. 

We ask participants lie down in savasana (a relaxation pose), close their eyes and focus on their breath as wave after wave of sound washes over them. With an hour of sound meditation, participants can come closer to a state of peacefulness than if they were to sit for a weekend of silence. 

Sound meditation is a powerful hook into the transformative power of meditation. It is an excellent way for beginners to experience a state of deep peace and calm in only 20 minutes. 

This practice has also been known as "Sound Healing" or "Sound Baths". The beautiful sounds brings balance and harmony to the body, promote positive energy and is a powerful way to cultivate a sense of well being. 

Sound Meditation is a very effective form of meditation, and as such, can help ease depression, anxiety and addiction. "

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