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Do you base our choices on what you want, or what you think you're supposed to want? Let yourself feel what you feel and want what you want, THEN engage your mind in the process. The best wishes are born from your heart.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for October 2013 and beyond - Mark Your Calendars!

Molly Blue Dawn's List of Events for October 2013 and beyond - Mark Your Calendars!

Mark your calendars for:

Lambtown Festival
Saturday-Sunday, October 5-6, 10:00AM-6:00PM
Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South 1st Street, Dixon (West of Sacramento)
Adults $3, Children 6-13 $1, 5 and under Free

“The 27th Annual Lambtown Festival will be held at The Dixon Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 5, 2013 AND Sunday October 6, 2013, from 10:00AM to 6:00PM. Admission is just $3 for adults. Children 6-13 $1 and kids 5 and under are FREE!  For your enjoyment, you will find craft and fiber booths, competitions, and as always, a variety of great food celebrating the lamb industry and the rich agricultural heritage of the region. This year's live entertainment will feature great bands and dance routines.

There is limited free public parking within a short distance. Or you can park across the street in the Fairgrounds parking lot for $5 all day.”

The Kepler Story
Sundays, October 6, 13, 20 and 27, 6:30PM
Morrison Planetarium, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive,
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

“We are excited to announce our first ever prime-time Sunday evening performance series taking place in the Morrison Planetarium - the world’s largest all digital dome. As a one-man performance with dramatic supporting music and full dome visuals, the Morrison Planetarium in collaboration with Motion Institute presents The Kepler Story - an innovative, immersive performance piece about the life and story of 17th-century astronomer and mystic Johannes Kepler. The story of his life, including his discovery of the three laws of planetary motion which removed Earth once and for all from its position at the center of the Universe, took an even more dramatic turn when his mother was arrested for witchcraft and Kepler was forced to defend her. On the way to her trial, reading Galileo’s father’s book on harmony, Kepler experienced one of his greatest epiphanies about the harmony of the universe.

History, religion, passion and science intersect in this remarkable individual’s life with a performance in the Academy’s planetarium that has the capacity to elicit moments of transcendence as it enlivens your senses and stimulates your mind. We will explore Kepler’s unique capacity to integrate a worldview steeped in mysticism with a rigorous scientific perspective based on observation and experimentation.

The Kepler Story is produced by Motion Institute, a Bay Area nonprofit theater production company that offers audiences a singular view of current issues, presented in ways that are contemporary, unpredictable, and embedded in the narratives of their own lives. Written and directed by Nina Wise and performed by Norbert Weisser, a veteran film and stage actor, The Kepler Story integrates spectacular visuals developed by the Morrison Planetarium visualization studio and Toshi Anders Hoo, deeply moving music by composer and cellist Zoe Keating and sound design by Emmy Award winner Christopher Hedge.”

Convocation of Isis 2013  
Friday-Monday, October 11-14
Isis Oasis Sanctuary, 20889 Geyserville Avenue, Geyserville, 707-857-4747
$115 per day includes shared room, all meals and special events
see website for registration and detailed schedule of events
for more information or to register, please call 707-857-4747 or e-mail isis@isisoasis.org

“The Temple of Isis is a legally recognized church in California established in June of 1996. We honor the Goddess Isis, who in modern terms equates with Mother Earth, and has been worshipped longer than any other deity known on the planet.

In honoring Isis we honor the earth, recognizing the peril of this time, given the amount of pollution, destruction of endangered species and violence between countries and each other. We seek to establish harmony, caring, and love among all people by gently pointing the way to a more feminine perspective. We have no dogma, but prefer what may humorously be called catma, a kind of freedom and independence in thought stemming from the ancient wisdom of Egypt

We generally follow the principles of the Fellowship of Isis, out of which our temple was born. The FOI was established by Lady Olivia Robertson and her brother at Clonegal Castle, Enniscorthy, Ireland, which has thousands of members in over 80 countries. Those who are members of the FOI are connected only by their love for the Goddess as each practices in whatever way they wish. The idea is to create balance by incorporating the feminine in deity. We all need the nurturing, forgiveness, and compassion that the Great Mother provides, as we seek to integrate and strengthen both our lunar and solar qualities. Those who become Priestesses and Priests of Isis, within this Temple, pledge to honor all life and commit to help the earth and her people's not only for her preservation but to bring to our lives and the lives of future generations more light and wisdom.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Temple of Isis, we would welcome your email. We are hoping If you are interested in being part of the Temple of Isis, we welcome your email, or Friending us on Facebook. We are creating a spiritual community of like-minded people who wish to build a new world, in peace, balance, and harmony

The Temple of Isis is located at Isis Oasis Sanctuary, on 10 beautiful acres in Geyserville, California. The actual Temple is always open for private meditation time. The sanctuary has a pool, spa, sauna, aviaries of birds and endangered cats which are bred here, plus a sacred 500 year old fir tree. Isis Oasis serves also as a site for weddings and other sacred ceremonies.

Dinner at 7:00PM
Choreographed dance by Le'ema and company
Impression of Lady Olivia by Lillith Babelon
Events all day with Priests and Priestesses offering their wisdom.
Opera of Isis and Osiris by Loreon Vigne
Blue Lotus Ceremony by Arishta
Gnostic Mass with Elizabeth Kelly
Ordinations followed by feast and dancing
Adoration of Isis by Zarita
$50 Deposit to hold your space. $115 a day, includes 3 meals, events and lodging.”

Building Resilient Communities
2013 Northern California Permaculture and Transition Network Convergence
Friday-Monday, October 11-14
Solar Living Center, 13771 S Highway 101, Hopland
see website for registration information

“The first ever Building Resilient Communities Convergence, at the beautiful Solar Living Institute, brings together the best of the Northern California Permaculture Convergence and the Northern California Regional Transition Network Conference for an action-packed weekend designed to build a powerful movement for community resilience.

Whether you are a seasoned Permaculturalist, Hardcore Community Organizer, or just excited to learn about a new ways of living in thriving resilience with people and the planet, there is something at this conference for you!”

First Annual Calling All Nations: A Celebration of Water and Belonging
Grandmother Agnes Baker-Pilgrim and Grandmother Mona Polacca
of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Saturday, October 12, 11:00AM-3:00PM
Commencement Lawn by the Lakes, Sonoma State University,
1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park
Free admission, parking fee charged for on-campus parking
For more information, please contact Valerie at 707 604-7362

“Join Grandmother Agnes Baker-Pilgrim and Grandmother Mona Polacca
of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers
Turtle Women Rising Drummers
Jyoti, Spiritual Director of the Center For Sacred Studies
Chief Golden Light Eagle
Cynthia Daniels, Pomo Opening Prayer
Northern River Bears Drummers
Sonoma County Pomo Dancers
8th Thepo Tulku, Tibet
Members of Watersongline Prayer
along with many other Special Guests

This day is a Call to all Nations of the four directions to come in celebration of our first relation, Water, and our belonging.

Calling all Water: Bring a little cup of water from your home creeks or rivers.
Calling all Drums: Bring a hand Drum (we will be drumming together)

What to Bring: Chairs, Blanket to sit on, water, your own picnic lunch


For more information call Suzan Coleman 707-820-1397
or Valerie Booker-Hausmann 707-604-7362”

Ardenwood Harvest Festival
Saturday-Sunday, October 12-13, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Ardenwood Historic Farm, 34600 Ardenwood Boulevard, Fremont
check price $8 adults, $5 children 4-17, children under 3 free

“It’s harvest time on the farm! Bring your family and join your friends for some down home country fun. Harvest the Indian corn and popcorn and help fill our corncribs. Take home a share of our colorful corn for your holiday table. Enjoy magic shows, cider pressing, old-time music and crafts. Visit the blacksmith, ride the train and tour the beautifully restored Patterson House. Please bring your own bags to take home your harvest.”

Shamanism and the Journey
with Moria and Claudia
Sunday, October 13, 11:00AM-4:00PM
Half Moon Bay, exact location given upon registration
$75-$100 sliding scale
For more information or to RSVP, please e-mail compostmentis@volcano.net

“Curious about shamanism and want to know more? Spend a day learning what shamanism is about, and learn to journey for yourself!

We’ll spend some time talking about what shamanism is, and how it fits into today’s world. Then, you’ll get to experience it for yourself. I could talk for days, but that’s not half as much fun as letting the experience speak.

Journeying is an altered state, accessed by listening to drumming or other rhythmic percussion. It gives us the ability to receive direct guidance and healing, find answers, and release limiting beliefs.

During the day we will do two journeys: you will journey to find a Power Animal and the other will be to answer a personal question. Some of the questions you have now, you’ll see they answer themselves - you will know you’re not making it up, and you will be able to practice on your own afterwards, should you choose to.

Bring your questions, a bag lunch, notebook, eye pillow or bandanna, and a rattle if you have one.

This workshop is co-taught by Moria, a shamanic practitioner and teacher who does healing work on the etheric/spiritual levels, and Claudia, an energy healer/body worker and flower essence practitioner. Their complementary perspectives show two of the many ways shamanic practice can inform and express in a modern world.”

Bioneers Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 18-20
Marin Center, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
See website for registration details

“Bioneers Conference 2013  

As a community of leadership, Bioneers has influenced and connected numerous leaders and catalyzed emerging leaders, while providing a vital connection point for engaged citizens. The effects ripple out widely. In this time, we’re all called upon to be leaders.

Now in its 24th year, the Bioneers Conference (c. 3,000 people annually) has served as a perennial wellspring of cutting-edge content and dynamic, diverse voices that supply the primary source for our public education and media outreach. The main conference and Beaming Bioneers local community conferences further serve as a focal point to build community, connection and collaboration.”

Santa Rosa Mystic Fair
Saturday, October 19, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Santa Rosa Veterans Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa

Workshop presenters and exhibitors include Cat Yronwode, Elvyra Curcuruto, Vicki Dobbs of Falling Feather Creations, Jane Keene, Golden Lotus Spiritual Healing, and Reverend Charlotte Tinker.

Thanks to Carin for letting me know about this event!

Lighten Up About Death: A Playful and Mindful Opportunity to Dance with Death
with Annie Goglia and Amos Lans
presented by LifeFire Workshops and Coaching
Saturday, October 19, 1:30-5:00 PM
InterPlayce, 2273 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Early Bird Registration - Pay by October 14, 2013: $45-$75
Starting October 15, 2013: $55-$85
For more information or to register, please contact Annie Goglia at 510-282-1279

“Join us for this workshop where we will explore our own and other's deaths with a sense of compassion, adventure and humor!

We will learn useful tools to help gain perspective about death through:
Laughter Yoga
Deep breathing/meditation  
InterPlay/self-healing movement
And more!

Come have fun, connect with other good people, and leave with useful tools to face the issues around death and dying with humor, courage and perspective.

Accessible space, all levels of mobility welcome.”

Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour
presented by SF Sketchfest
Saturday, October 19,
The Doll Squad 7:00PM
The Astral Factor 9:30PM
The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco
$35 for each movie, $60 for both
reserve tickets early at the website below - this event will sell out!

“Cinematic Titanic: The Farewell Tour
with Joel Hodgson, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff, Mary Jo Pehl and J. Elvis Weinstein from Mystery Science Theater 3000
and special guest Dave ‘Gruber’ Allen
live riffing The Doll Squad and The Astral Factor

Cinematic Titanic, the feature-length movie riffing show from the creator and original cast of Mystery Science Theater 3000, returns to the Castro Theatre one last time before retiring from touring to roast two absolutely terrible cinematic duds!

First up is 1973's The Doll Squad, a super low budget Z-movie forced upon the public by director/editor/writer/producer Ted V. Mikels. Anthony ‘Hawaiian Eye’ Eisley ‘stars’ as CIA operative Connolly, who assigns uber-sexy operative Sabrina Kincaid (Francine York, far away from the Jerry Lewis films she often appeared in) to corral a bevy of shapely female assassins to try and stop a madman from destroying the world with a rat-transmitted plague virus. Before there was Charlie's Angels… there was The Doll Squad! And before that, Citizen Kane. But enjoy the cleavage-filled jumpsuits!

Top off the evening with 1976's The Astral Factor, aka The Invisible Strangler, which follows a convicted strangler who learns to turn himself invisible in jail (why not?) and, after escaping, stalks and tries to kill the five women who testified against him at his trial. Hot on his invisible trail is a police lieutenant (Robert Foxworth, gleefully cashing a paycheck) who hopes to stop the paranormal sicko before he can complete his mission. Also starring Hart to Hart's Stephanie Powers, who should have had a heart to heart with her agent before signing on to this mess.”

Folsom Renaissance Faire
Saturday-Sunday, October 19-20, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Folsom City Lions Park, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom
$16 adults, $11 students, seniors (55+) and children 13-17, $8 ages 6-12, under six free
parking $4

“Experience the Magic and The Merriment of The Renaissance in Folsom!

The rising young star of London's theater scene, Will Shakespeare, faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer’s block while the great Elizabethan age of entertainment unfolds around him. Will is without inspiration on material. What Will needs is a muse and in an extraordinary town whilst on progress with Her Most Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, he finds himself surrounded by numerous quirky characters who draw him into an amazing, dramatic adventure of action and love. Their stories make their way into his plays and into our hearts. The theme of the Faire is Shakespeare's Muse.

Over October 19-20, the Folsom City Lions Park will be transformed to a delightful Elizabethan town filled with myriad characters and vignettes resembling those of Shakespeare's plays we so dearly love. In addition, over 900 costumed entertainers and over 100 shopkeepers and artisans will add to the ambiance of the Faire.The Festival will be the ultimate Renaissance bash, a lively Dionysian party, where the guests enjoy turkey legs, exotic food, and drink as they banter with the myriad performers filling the streets. The event sports one-of-a-kind shows, music, and comedy.

The Joust!
The Weekend’s highlight will be a full contact joust. Men and horse collide and do battle right before your eyes.Say hello to Imperial Knights!”

Science and Nonduality Conference
Wednesday-Sunday, October 23-27
Embassy Suites, 101 MacInnis Parkway, San Rafael
See website for schedule and registration details

“The Science And Mystery Of Perception

Perception underpins all human behavior and helps interpret sensory information to make sense from the senseless. The brain, to create meaning where there is possibly none, processes perception from the unperceived and thought from the unthinkable. The process of perception is in fact one of creation. What we perceive is not what is out there or within. There is no inherent value in the incredibly complex patterns of light that fall onto our eyes, and yet we see coherent forms and motions that enable us to survive. Exploring the nature of perception can help us glimpse life beyond experiencer and experience, perceiver and perception.”

Bay Area Science Festival
Thursday, October 24-Saturday, November 2
various locations, see website for detailed schedule

“Unleash Your Inner Scientist

Created by the Bay Area’s scientific, cultural, and educational institutions, the 3rd annual Bay Area Science Festival returns with a 10 day festival, scheduled October 24-November 2. The Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is pleased to produce the festival alongside a core group of science institutions. The festival will provide a wide range of science and technology activities - lectures, debates, exhibitions, concerts, plays, workshops, etc.  - at a variety of locations throughout the Bay Area.
Young people will understand that science is fun, exciting and important, encouraging them to pursue careers in science; parents will feel more confident about supporting their kids’ interests in science; teachers will have new resources to get students thinking about science outside of the classroom; and, policy-makers and corporate leaders will understand that the public demand for science-related resources is real… and requires investment and support.
This ambitious collaborative public education initiative brings together our leading academic, scientific, corporate, and non-profit institutions to showcase the region as an international leader in innovation. Based on similar festivals throughout the world, the 50+ festival events are expected to attract over 50,000 active participants, many of whom traditionally do not have access to quality scientific resources.”

Fort Ross Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 26, 10:00AM-6:30PM
Fort Ross State Historic Park, 19005 Coast Highway, Jenner
$15 per car special event fee

“Autumn is our favorite time of year along the coast, and we invite you to join us at Fort Ross Harvest Festival, generously underwritten by Renova Fort Ross Foundation.

In addition to the inspirational song and dance of Kedry, this year we are proud to also host the full Kitka ensemble to Ross to help us celebrate the changing season.

The day offers a wide variety of activities suitable for all ages and interests:
Song and dance, and gentle apple harvesting in the historic orchard
Interpretive talks by dedicated experts on the historic orchard, replica windmill, and the Alaskan marine history at Ross
Working demonstration of replica Russian-style windmill
Food trucks with delicious seasonal fare for sale
Local samples of heirloom apples, apple cider, apple baked goods, Sonoma cheese, and more
Horse and wagon ride, children's activities, historic crafts, cannon firing, communal dances
Su-Nu-Nu-Shinal Kashaya Pomo dancers”

Earth Medicine Alliance's Annual Conference
Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27
Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
$75 - early registration is encouraged
see website for registration and detailed schedule

“2013 Conference: Sacred Mountains of the Bay Area

Living in earth-honoring ways calls for an integrated approach to ecology, culture, and relationship with the Sacred. If you live in the Bay Area, chances are you live between the Estuary and a ring of prominent mountains. How can relating consciously with these mountains support a sense of home and nourish your relationships and inner life?

On Saturday, October 26, over 15 presenters will guide our approach to the mountains from five disciplines:
Natural science (including geology, flora, and fauna)
Bay Area cultures past and present
Storytelling, song, and creative expression
Public policy and advocacy
Spiritual practice focused on relating with mountains

On Day Two, join smaller circles led by conference presenters on or near four local mountains.”

African/Hawaiian Sacred Retreat
with Iya Mahea and Masankho Banda
Sunday, October 27, 2:00-6:00PM
Rudramandir Center for Spirituality and Healing, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
$35-$50 sliding scale, includes light snacks
Space is limited, please RSVP to iyamahea@thesacredforest.org

“Join International Healing Leader Masankho Banda and Iya Mahea in an exploration of the unique and amazing intersection of African and Hawaiian indigenous spiritual practices.

We will experience:
Hawaiian and Malawian Sacred Chants, Dance and Rituals
Mbira, Drum and Sacred Sound Meditations
Interplay Style Storytelling”

throughout the month of November
between your nose and your mouth

“During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November. Through their actions and words they raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Part├ęs held around the world by Movember, for Movember.”  

You don’t have to grow one - you can make one!

How to part with your fuzzy friend come December:

Convolution 2013
Gates of Horn and Ivory: The Realms of Dream
guests of honor Brian, Wendy and Toby Froud,
Friday-Sunday, November 1-3
see website for schedule details
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, 1333 Bayshore Highway, Burlingame

“The Convolution 2013 theme is Gates of Horn and Ivory: The Realms of Dream. Dreams inspire us, they give us goals, they act as warnings, and open doorways to realms of imagination.

Authors of Science Fiction and Fantasy use our dreams of magical creatures, faraway lands, space travel and so much more to create whole new universes, which then turn around and feed the imaginations of their readers, pulling them into those worlds.

Artists give us windows into ourselves by putting pieces of their soul on display for all the world to see. Musicians, Actors - any creative field taps into dreams in some fashion or another to fuel their visionary process. The drive to take your own dreams and make them something physical and real, and share them with others is at the core of creativity and artistic inspiration. Be it writing, art, film, theatre, music-science, even- one could say all forward advancement comes from the initial spark of a dream.

But not all dreams are positive - dark dreams also have a portal to our world. Dreams are how our subconscious minds deliver messages to our conscious thoughts, and how our fears get to act out lives of their own. Darker inspirations and deep-seated fears can be just as heady and visceral as lofty aspirations for the future. Dark fantasy, horror, and the supernatural creatures that haunt the shadows of our world also come from dreams- just perhaps ones that traveled through a different portal to our consciousness.

Come spend a weekend with us as we examine dreams from every aspect- doorways to alternate realms of existence, the scientific studies of dream research, interpretations of dreams in verse, prose, and artistic renderings, and the power of the dream to motivate and change our world for the better... or the worse?”

Song for All Beings
A Musical Celebration of Lovingkindness
Saturday, November 2, 7:30PM
Marin Civic Center Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael
$48-$62 in advance, $54-$68 at the door

“Jennifer Berezan and Edge of Wonder present the premiere performance of Song for All Beings, A Celebration of Lovingkindness. This musical meditation features an extraordinary gathering of musicians, dancers, activists, visual artists and spiritual teachers from around the world to create a communal ritual based in the Buddhist practices of metta (lovingkindness) and compassion. Based on the acclaimed recording In These Arms, A Song for All Beings, this unique event builds on Jennifer’s past visionary and ritual musical offerings, especially the beloved performances of Praises for the World.

Song for all Beings is a participatory musical journey to evoke peace, healing and unity for the earth and all beings.

As our culture has moved away from a connection to Nature and a felt sense of being part of the universal family of life, there is an abiding human need for contact with All That Is. Song for All Beings, which will continue as one integrated piece for over two hours, will provide a container in which this oneness can be catalyzed and experienced by everyone present.

Part of the 2013 concert’s proceeds will help to support grassroots organizations working for environmental and social justice.”

Creating the Sacred Oil: Connecting with the Magic and Wisdom of our Ancestors
with Patrick McCollum
Saturday, November 9, 7:00AM-Sunday, November 10, 3:00PM
private home in Moraga, exact address given upon registration
$175, meal plans available for an additional $70

“This will be a hands-on two day overnight intensive in the wilderness where we will learn the history of and replicate both the formula and the process for creating one of the most powerful secrets of the ancient past.

The Sacred Oil as it was often called, was first documented in the Indus Valley in 7,500 BCE and is the first known chemical formula used by humankind.  It has been used to anoint magical tools, initiates, sacred sites, heroes, Biblical prophets, and for healing.

Each participant will learn to harvest and process the various plants and materials involved and will take home a small quantity of the oil for their own use when finished.

This is a transformational workshop that will deeply affect all in attendance as you join Patrick McCollum in becoming immersed in the natural world and learn the lore of the sacred oil.

Space is extremely limited. Register ASAP as workshop will fill up!
$175 includes on-site camping, $70 additional for meals.

The meetings will be held at Patrick’s home and there will be access to camping, house stay, or hotels nearby. Meals will be provided. Reservations are limited so make your reservation today.

Reverend McCollum is an internationally recognized spiritual leader in the Pagan/Earth-Based religions whose work toward human rights, social justice, and equality for all religions and spiritual traditions transcends cultural, religious, and political barriers. Reverend McCollum is the 2010 recipient of the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Pluralism. Reverend McCollum's spiritual work focuses on seeing the sacred within each and every human being and bringing together people of all spiritual paths, to work together toward global sustainability and world peace.”

Upside-Downton Abbey
Annual Champagne Gala for the Lamplighters Music Theatre

Sunday, November 10,
Silent Auction at 3:00PM, Performance at 4:00PM
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco
Tickets available through Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 415-978-2787

Sunday, November 24, Performance at 4:00PM
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View
Tickets available through Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 650-903-6000

“The funniest fun(d)raiser in town! A full-length original parody, with topical satire set mostly to the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan - every Lamplighters Gala is a unique event, and a guaranteed afternoon of hilarity. Upside-Downton Abbey, or, The Lass that Loved a Chauffeur, features familiar characters and plot themes from the TV series but with a whole host of comic twists. Several past Galas have won best Original Show awards from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. Silent Auction (San Francisco only), raffle, and post-performance champagne reception for audience and performers make this an experience not to be missed!

Lamplighters Music Theatre is a San Francisco based non-profit theatre company founded in 1952 to produce the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan and other works of comparable wit, literacy and musical merit.

Now recognized as one of the world’s preeminent Gilbert and Sullivan companies, the Lamplighters perform high quality classic musical theatre throughout the Bay Area. The hallmarks of a Lamplighters production are lavish costumes and sets, live orchestra, excellent comic acting, and gorgeous unamplified singing that showcases the beauty and purity of the human voice.

In addition to an active performance schedule, the Lamplighters provide performance opportunities to local theatre artists and promote appreciation for the arts through youth programs, school performances and community outreach.”

CAYA Fun For Everyone: Burning Man 2014
Monday-Monday, August 26 - September 2
Black Rock Desert, 120 miles north of Reno, Nevada
To be part of the CFE rideshare, please contact Cross Sidhe at cayafunforeveryone@gmail.com

Cross Sidhe says:
“That is right!!!!  I am going back to the Playa and I am taking you with me!!!  I will have 3 to 4 seats open.  Other drivers are most welcome.  Planning will start after Burning Man 2013.  Camp CAYA?  Dome?  Art?  Group Origami?  The possibilities are limitless.”

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