Showing posts from 2017

OLDE ENGLISH CHRISTMAS FEAST and REVELS Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers

Sunday, December 17th, 2017OLDE ENGLISH CHRISTMAS FEAST and REVELS                   Golden Gate Boys Choir and Bellringers 4:00 p.m.Saint Mary's Cathedral, San FranciscoCathedral Event Center 1111 Gough Street at Geary 94109Ample free parking available/handicap accessible
A madrigal dinner, five courses, including fanfares, medieval readings, choral music, handbell selections, costumed performers, audience carols.  In the spirit ofthe Bracebridge Dinners of Yosemite fame.
To receive an invitation, or make reservations or further information, call
510 - 887 - 4311, GGBC voice mail and phone

Mindfulness and Crazy Wisdom October 28, 2017 Alameda Sangha

Mindfulness and Crazy Wisdom  October 28, 2017, 10am-4pm Location: Buena Vista Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda Details: Treat yourself to a relaxing day of mindfulness meditation - sitting and walking – interspersed with the poetry and humor of the ages. The workshop will include guided meditations on the evolutionary origin of our body and emotions; reflections on death and dying; and an exploration of the tricky delusions of mind and the mystery of consciousness itself. Drawing on the book that became an underground classic, “Essential Crazy Wisdom,” we will hear from poets and crazy wisdom masters from Lao Tzu and Hafiz to Mark Twain and Lily Tomlin, giving us some perspective on this strange, impossible life we are leading. You may not get enlightened, but you are likely to have a few laughs and acquire a healthy dose of inspiration.Cost: This event is offered on a donation basis. More information and registration for Alameda Sangha special events can be found at 

Ramana Vieira & Ensemble July 16 at Docs Lab SF

Ramana Vieira & Ensemble Sun, July 16, 2017 Doors 6pm    Show 7pm $20.00   Tickets-
Doc's Lab 124 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, California 94133
Ramana Vieira & Ensemble make their first-time appearance at San Francisco's premier night spot in the heart of north beach, Doc’s Lab. Ramana Vieira and her ensemble will be performing beautiful and haunting romantic folk music of Portugal, her own compositions, and some American Classics.
Ramana Vieira has been described by Mundo Portugues newspaper as the “New Voice of Portuguese World Music.” She has headlined the world's largest Portuguese festival, the New Bedford Portuguese Feast in Massachusetts, and has performed at the 2010 Encontro Festival in Macau.
One of her original songs, “Unido Para Amar,” was played for the 2006 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, and she was chos…

Marsha Balian's Art at Uptown during Open Studios

Marsha Balian's Art will be at:

   June 10 & 11 and 17 & 18
   Saturday and Sunday
   11:00 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
   Uptown Garage
   401 26th Street (off Broadway)
The Uptown Garage will feature work of 19 artists this year.
Please let me know if you have questions
Looking forward to seeing you!



Otherwise - Marsha Balian and Sherry Parker June 29 - July 29 at Oakland's GearBox Gallery

Otherwise - Marsha Balian and  Sherry Parker June 29 -July 29, 2017 First Friday Opening Reception Friday, July 7 6-9 pm Reception Saturday, July 22, 2 - 4 pm
GearBox Gallery 770 W Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 Facebook: For more information contact Marsha Balian at 510-601-1632 Gallery Hours-Thurs. And  Friday 12-6pm and Sat. 11-5pm GearBox Gallery announces an exhibit by collage artists Marsha Balian and Sherry Parker, entitled Otherwise. The exhibit will run from June 29 to July 29, 2017. All are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served at the receptions. Artists Marsha Balian and Sherry Parker both work in the medium of collage, using instinctive juxtapositions of found images and intuitive compositions to create works full of mystery and humor.

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Oddities from Victorian Times

Queer Plungers,
Cheats who throw themselves into the water, in order that they maybe taken up by their ac complices, who carry them to one of the houses appoint ed by the Humane Society for the recovery of drowned persons, where they are rewarded by the society with a guinea each ; and the supposed drowned persons, pretend ing he was driven to that extremity by great necessity, is also frequently sent away with a contribution in his pocket.