)))))Souldish Featured Events(((((

=====Saturday, August 15=====

Eidos at Refuge: Visionary Culture thru Art, Form & Sound hosted by Archaic Revival – Paint & Revel

Come party and paint with some of the most interesting and talented
artists in the city.  The Archaic Revival team are and manage to
attract some of the most spiritually aware and magically beautiful
people in this area.  How do they do it?  Come and see for yourself at
Refuge in Brooklyn.  This space and the people who organize here are
near legendary by now, for their ability to create postive, uplifting
creative energy in a celebratory atmosphere.  Archaic Revival presents:
EIDOS~ Celebrate visionary culture thru Art, form & Sound. 
Paint/Draw from live  “Tripadelic” Models so be sure to bring your own
art supplies.  Plus live music and video mixing.   DJ’s Promethea Pink,
Hecticmindz, Bioluminescence, Hypnotoad, Spineless Thug, Technology
Garden, DJ Lycanthrope.  Featured Artists:  Kaliptus, Gizem Bacaz,
Pablo Cordero, Parker Wolf, Scribles, Teofilo Olivery, Jonny
Berlingeri.  Live Art Models:  Caridad Rivera, Pax Arcanum, Mr.Domino,
Heather Pillis, Nicole Syriani & Other members from “The Living
Painting Group”; Holistic Manipulations by P. , Visuals &
Projections by Archaic Revival.  Kaliptus Demo Reel
; http://kaliptus.blogspot.com/  It’s about the
art.

Directions to Refuge in Brooklyn:
1. L train to Halsey, leave via Covert St. or Norman St. exit.
2. Turn right on Wyckoff and walk straight (east) for 1.5 blocks
3. Turn right on Decatur St.
4. Refuge is a big warehouse on the left side of the street. Enter via second red door.
(8p – 6a, $10)
http://kaliptus.com

=====Wednesday, August 19=====

Evolver NYC Spore: Shamanic Panic

In tribal societies, shamans are healers and visionary leaders who
go through dangerous initiations to gain knowledge from the spirit
world. Modern culture repressed and dismissed shamanism as archaic and
irrational. Today, our society seems increasingly irrational, unable to
change its course in the face of looming environmental and economic
catastrophe. Shamanic practices such as soul retrieval, journeys with
sacred plants, and ecstatic dance are gaining popularity. What meaning
and value do these techniques have for us today? Join us for an evening
of “Shamanic Panic,” as we discuss, experience, and explore.

We will kick-off the evening with traditional shamanic music and a
meet and greet for fellow Evolvers. Then Daniel Pinchbeck will discuss
the state of shamanism in contemporary society. We will be joined by
Manuel Rufino, an ayahuasquero and healer from Native American
traditions, Itzhak Beery, founding member of the New York Shamanic
Circle, and Barnaby Rhue, a local “shamanista,” for a discussion of
their practices. Then the New York Shamanic Circle will guide us
through a journey of the self. Barnaby will also lead an optional
journey to find your personal power animal.  Celebrate your spirit,
connect with others, and collaborate with the powers of the shamanic
community. Drinks will be for sale. Everyone is welcome—bring your
friends!

Wednesday, August 19
Collective Hardware, 2nd Fl
169 Bowery St (Between Broome & Delancey)
(7pm, $5)
http://www.evolver.net

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=====Thursday, August 13=====

Free Your Creative Flow

Be Wild Woman presents..Vissudha Chakracize.  What keeps you from
communicating clearly? From expressing who you are? From hearing
yourself & others? It’s time to free your voice. Its time for you
to listen and speak with your voice and whole body.  Vissudha, which
means purification, is the center of our communication. In the body it
is found in the neck and shoulders. The element of the fifth chakra is
sound. All sound is vibration. The vibration of sound can both purify
and bring resonance. The resonance of sound, vibration brings us into
harmony and balance.  Join Sacred Centers Chakra Instructor &
Healer Kiana Love as we explore the rhythm of communication within
ourselves and others through dialogue chanting, meditaiton, movement
and exercises.  Learn how to:*Listen deeply to your body & others*
Enter into resonance with ourselves and others.* Open this center and
unlock your creative potential.  Preregistration is required since
space limited

(6p-8p, $30 adv, $35 dr)
Ripley Grier Studios 131 w 72nd st
http://www/kakini.com

=====Also on Thursday=====

A Night of Works by What We Know So Far

The folks from WWKSF are back to wow us again with their brilliant
renderings of memes, pop culture and the internet. They will present an
evening of works including The Hannah Complex (Yes. Hannah as is in
Montana), a shorter, updated, but still awesome MemeFactory and the
premiere of two brand spanking new video pieces. This is one event
capable of bringing belly laughs and increased brain capacity.  For a
complete listing visit http://www.3rdward.com/events/

3rd Ward
195 Morgan Ave. Brklyn
RSVP [email protected]
(7 -10p, Free)
http://www.3rdward.com

=====Friday, August 14=====

Globesonic August Pier Party

This Friday August 14th we will be celebrating life together again
at our GlobeSonic Summer On The Hudson Party. I’m especially excited as
some health issues forced me to miss our event in July. This party is
by far my favorite event of the year. It’s not only because we get to
spin some of our favorite songs in such a spectacular location, or that
I get to spend some time with Derek and Bill, but it’s because of the
incredible community that comes together. I’ve always used the word
‘reunion’ in describing our Pier parties, and they are just that. The
many chapters of my life, of Derek’s life, of Bill’s life, of your life
all descend on the shores of Manhattan to dance together and reconnect.
It’s a blessing the city has given us license to do this now for
5-years. Forward and share this gift with your friends.  One love,
Fabian Alsultany & The GlobeSonic Family.   GlobeSonic Sound System
djs Fabian Alsultany & Derek Beres, Drummers: Duke Mushroom &
Amon Drum

Pier I, Riverside Park South
(7p – 11p, Free)
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/gspierAUG
http://www.globesonic.com

=====Also on Friday=====

Intergalactic Planetary

This Friday you are invited to an all night house-party within a three
floor self-made mansion deep in the dark heart of Brooklyn.  Musicians
from around the world mix live energy with jump-up and dance dj’s, aerial
performance and unEarthly acts.  Money from this event goes to fund an
international tribe building a special project for Burning Man.  This
is a simple, cheap and easy house-party.  Bring your own beverages and
share with your new best friends.  Food and drink will be provided for
the early arrivals. The Planetary:  Music from Across the Planet If you
haven’t heard the exploding hip-hop sensation Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew,
this is your moment.  After packing the national stadium for
performances in their home country of Sierra Leone, African superstars
Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew are poised to conquer the global airwaves with
their unique sound, which blends the swagger and funk of hip-hop, the
passion and energy of dancehall, and the socially conscious vibe of
reggae. The group has generated so much buzz in the hip-hop world that
major stars including  the Roots, Talib Kweli, K’Naan, Res, and El-P
have contributed their vocal and/or production talents to their
upcoming release.  Plus music from Zimbabwe to Bali and everywhere in
between from Akim Funk Buddha, The Two Griots, dj’s $mall Change, Sirak
and Prolific spinning into the late night.  The Intergalactic :
Performance from Other Worlds.  The Lady Circus performs overhead with
aerial acts by Amanda Silaski, Nikki Borodi, Katie Clancy and Elena
Delgado along with spontaneous floor performances and other acts of
anti-gravity action. ://grove.nyc provides photon bending art
projections as Swiss Chris plays  his extragalactic light percussion
show.  Kae Burke and Make Fun will be hosting a costume creation
session on the second floor for anyone heading west in need of new
style for adventures in Black Rock City.

Bushwick, Brooklyn
(9pm to very late…$10 for the Intergalactic, dress in your best extra-planetary formal wear, $15 for the Earth-bound)
For the location and details, RSVP at: http://www.africagalactica.com/

=====Saturday, August 15=====

Overboard : A fundraiser for Figment

This Saturday August 15, drop anchor and walk the plank at
Overboard, an all-night dance party to benefit Figment.  Join us as we
transform a haggard ferry-dock into a merry port of call, featuring the
siren songs of the city’s finest DJs.  Our vessel is the Battery
Maritime Building, a 100-year-old structure of classic exterior
elegance, and a raw indoor dock full of old woods and ironwork from the
days of yore.   Maritime, mermaid, sailor, pirate, deep sea creature or
other nautical attire is encouraged. Your navigator disc jockeys for
this adventures are:  Visit uncharted waters and faraway shores
with…Derek Beres  of GlobeSonic, get all the way down to the ocean
floor with…Friar Tuck  of Disorient, rock the boat to the deck-stomping
house anthems of…Lee Mayjahs’  of PEX, deep sea bioluminescent
spacehaus and techno from….Zemi17  of Danger and Gamelatron.  All
proceeds go towards production expenses for Figment.  Figment is an
annual participatory arts weekend on Governors Island, with artwork in
every imaginable medium. It is a free, non-profit endeavor run by
volunteers. Last June marked its third year. Hundreds of artists
participated and over 13,000 people attended.  Figment’s  summer-long
exhibition, the City of Dreams, includes 16 large-scale interactive
sculptures, and an 18-hole artist designed minigolf course. It is open
every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until October 11.  The ferry slip is
an entirely indoor rain-proof space, safe from tempests and hurricanes.

At the Battery Maritime Building ferry slip
10 South St, Slip #7, New York, NY 10004
1 to South Ferry, R/W to Whitehall and 4/5 to Bowling Green.
(10p – 4a, $($15 adv., $20 dr) 21+, with ID.
http://figmentnyc.org/overboard
Tickets on sale NOW at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/73856

========Also on Saturday=====

Disorient presents:  Boom Boat  – Compressor on the  Water (before Overboard, you can go to both)

A fundraiser for Disorient at Burning Man and the Beacon High
School.  We’ve got the 3 story paddlewheel boat, “The Queen of Hearts,”
again!! This is the same boat of Bioluminescence fame. This time we are
taking it out in the middle of the day in the heat of August Summer. 
We will have a top floor all open and a wading pool on the top deck.
Bring your bathing suits!! Luscious beats and delicious drinks….and all
your favorite freaks.  This will be a way to say “bon voyage” and send
blessings to our wayward burners on their way out to the playa. 
Prepare thy self to join Disorient on the High Seas.  Arrow Chrome, The
Bass, Clare Large, Everyday, Clare Large, Friar Tuck, Lee Mayjahs’,
Orion Keyser, Sequoia.  Plus D-shirts available for purchase Prizes for
the most Pornjed out, teched up, freaked out, and Glam-acious bathing
suits and more…Proceeds to support Disorient camp at Burning Man and
the Beacon High School, which is facing major budget cuts.  This event
is 21 and over. Plus  – join us for Overboard II, the Afterparty hosted
by FIGMENT  with DJ’s Derek Beres, Friar Tuck, Lee Mayjahs?, Zemi17. 
Overboard Admission is only $10 for Boom Boat partygoers.  
Pre-purchase highly recommended as this is expected to sell out like
our last boat party.)

On the Queen of Hearts
Pier 40 at West Houston and the West side
[email protected]
(1:30p to 7p , $20 adv, $25 at the door in Glam Tech attire and bathing suits, $30 w/o)
http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?ref=mb#/event.php?eid=86745523324

=====Also on Saturday=====

Tom Milsom Free Concert Strawberry Fields Central Park NYC

You can’t help but know about him if you are in and around The
Gossamer Court.  In attending Tom’s performance you do something good
for yourselves, while supporting the work of a very gifted young
artist. .  This one is going places and taking many hearts with him, as
he weaves humor, wit, imagination and talent into his creative works.
Namaste , The Faery King…From Tom>If you are unsure about whether or
not you want to come, these aren’t going to be massive gatherings where
you’ll get trampled underfoot by hordes of people more famous than you.
They’re nice little laid-back get-togethers in parks where I’ll play
some songs, talk to some people, and we’ll all wander about and lie in
the sunshine. I do so hope to see you there! Please  leave a comment if
you’re planning on coming along to one of these. I want to know how
many people are coming to each. Tell me if you’re bringing friends as
well, which is highly recommended . 😀 If there’s anything URGENT email
me at [email protected] and for less urgent things tweet
@hexachordal or comment on my YouTube channel.    
;

Strawberry Fields
Close to @ 72nd St. Entrance to the Park
(3p – 6p, Free)
http://tommilsom.com
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=140273511006&ref=ts

=====Also on Saturday=====

Burner Beach Drum and Dance

Beach Drum & Dance, Sandy Hook Beach, NJ hosted by Mideast
DrumDanceJam Drum & Dance Circle Assoc of NJ/NY.  For more complete
information please visit:
For driving directions to Sandy Hook: http://www.nps.gov/gate/planyourvisit/sandyhookdrivingdirections.htm

Music/Arts – Jam Session
(5p – 7:30p, $5)
Sandy Hook Beach, NJ
[email protected]
http://www.luismanuelpercussion.com/Sandyhook_info_1.htm

=====Also on Saturday=====

Astrology Demystified with Montgomery Taylor

About    Our best kept secret! Monty Taylor is East West’s official
astrologer and provides monthly guidance to the staff as they run the
growing businesses of East West. Monty is in high demand in the NYC
business and entertainment community. Now you can learn why he is NY’s
Favorite Astrologer.  Monty will provide a free natal chart to all
students attending his workshops.   Please call 212-243-5994 to submit
your birth information at least 3 days before a class.

East West Books Cafe
78 5th Ave
(5:30 – 8p, $25)
http://www.eastwestnyc.com/events.html?trumbaEmbed=eventid%3D78733300%26view%3Devent%26-childview%3D

=====Also Saturday=====

Dances of Vice Third Year Anniversary Party

Complimentary lashings of specialty Hendrick’s Gin punch for the
first 100 guests! Hendrick’s cocktails offered throughout the evening
at most unusually discounted prices.  Come, celebrate with us another
year of jubilance, decadence and depravity amongst the finest of femmes
and fellows at Dances of Vice. Entering our third year, a new saga of
forgotten eras unfolds, as Dances of Vice joins forces with the sensual
sophisticates of Company  XIV to continue our nocturnal phenomena at
the “Dance Eden” that is their theater in Carroll Gardens. Our Third
Year Anniversary Party will feature a musical performance by Miss Shien
Lee with the scintillating syncopations of Grandpa Musselman and His
Syncopators, and the exhilarating dramatics of Company XIV.  Also: dov
Neo-Victorian Sunday Brunch, August 9th @ The Montauk Club, featuring
Voltaire, Kristin Costa, and Erin Williams.  Dress Code: 1920-40s,
Victorian, Rococo, Shanghai Vice, Visions of Weimar, La Vie Parisienne,
Golden Age of Hollywood, Voodoo Rhythms, Scenes of Dynasty, Funeral for
Catbone, Blue Moon Masquerade, Murder Mystery, Les Secrets du Boudoir,
flapper, vamp, dandy…Directions: F train to Carroll St or N to Union
St. 303 Bond is between Union and Sackett.  Note: NHK, Japan’s public
broadcasting organization, will be filming at this event for their
upcoming documentary on Neo-Victorian style and subculture.

303 Bond Street Theater –
303 Bond St, Brooklyn
(9p, show at 10p, $10)
http://www.dancesofvice.com
rsvp facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125816842672

=====Sunday, August 16=====

Alash: Old New Tuvan Music  at the CoSM Art Sanctuary

Alash are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique
for singing multiple pitches at the same time. Masters of traditional
Tuvan instruments as well as the art of throat singing. Alash are
deeply committed to traditional Tuvan music and culture. At the same
time, they are fans of western music. Believing that traditional music
must constantly evolve, the musicians subtly infuse their songs with
western elements, creating their own unique style that is fresh and
new, yet true to their Tuvan musical Heritage.

(4p – 6p, $10)
Cosm Art Sanctaury
46 Deer Hill Rd
Wappingers Falls, NY, (845) 297-2323
[email protected]
http://www.alashensemble.com
http://ww.cosm. org

=====Sunday, August 16=====

Drum and Dance / “Community in Rhythm Circle

Come join us for an afternoon of Drum & Dance, and share the
spirit, energy, and joy of creating rhythm together. This is a relaxed
but energetic circle, open to everyone who loves rhythm. Newcomers are
warmly welcomed – No experience necessary.  The focus is on jamming (
and dancing – dancers and belly dancers welcome ) with a friendly and
spirited rhythm community. Some percussion instruments and drums will
be available, but please bring your own if you have them. We will also
be playing Native American Flutes.  We’ll be playing in the spacious
(and air conditioned!) back room of the lovely Pianos Bar & Grill.
Plenty of parking should be available on Broad St. and adjacent
streets.  Facilitated by:  Joachim J Becker LMT and Dana McCurdy.  No
Cover (but food and drink is available in the front room.)

Pianos Bar and Grill
36 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ; (973) 743-7208
(4p – 7p, free)
http://NJHolisticHealthServices.com
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/NY-NJ-DrumCircles/

=====August 15 and 16=====

Blinkie Workshop Burner Fundraiser

Hey Burners,  Just wanted to let you know that we’re continuing our fundraiser for
Camps Image Node and Disorient (two of the blinkiest camps at Burning
Man) with another Blinky Tupperware Party this weekend.  If you’re
interested in buying a Volver and learning how to solder + put it
together, the Nodelab will be open both days this weekend, so you can
get your Boom Boat and your solder on too.  If you haven’t seen Volver,
it is a 6×6 blinky kit with patterns by Imagenode and Disorient
members. You will be blinking in style. It comes in red, blue, green,
white, yellow, orange, and pink.   Don’t worry if you’ve never soldered
before — we’ll teach you how and make sure your blinky works.  And if
you’re a nerd, we’ll get you started on hacking it.  Kits will cost $40
cash at the studio, $5 cheaper than on the Internets.  Please RSVP as
we have a bunch of soldering irons but don’t want to keep you waiting.
It takes 2-2.5 hours to put together a blinky if you’ve never soldered
before, so we’ll have slots at 2 PM and 5 PM both days.  Please specify
Saturday or Sunday and 2 or 5 PM when you RSVP to [email protected] 
All funds will go towards helping Image Node and Disorient blow your
mind on the playa.

Twin A
Image Node
RSVP to [email protected]
http://www.imagenode.org/blinky09/

=====Tuesday, August 18=====

Open House at  Nurture’s Path, from 6-9pm.

A group of practitioners will also be on hand to provide more
information about their healing modalities and give complimentary
mini-sessions.  The event is free to attend and open to the public and
press.  In addition to shopping and pampering, guests will also be
treated to healthy snacks and beverages, special one-time only
discounts, and be entered into a raffle to win some of the products for
sale.  The first 25 guests will receive an exclusive gift bag.  
Practitioners participating in the event include: Therese Sibon, L.Ac.
(Auricular Acupuncture), Monica Hall (Reiki), Wambui Bahati(Emotional
Freedom Technique), Janet Cristenfeld (Group Meditation),Susanne Chakan
(Tibetan Energy Healing sessions), Melissa Elstein(Reiki), Jennette
Cable (Classical Homeopathy), Kat Katsanis (Angel Therapy) and Jean
Ferraraccio (Manifesting Abundance), Lucey Harley (Young Living
Essential Oils), Claudia Colombo (Fabula Organic Skincare).

Nurture’s Path Healing Arts
1133 Broadway, Suite 1020; 212-741-0903
RSVP to [email protected]
(6p – 9p, Free)
http://www.nurturespath.com

=====Wednesday, August 19=====

Re-fusing Structures – Week 6: Affect, Creativity & Action

Affective Politics and the Imagination of Everyday Resistance with
Jack Z. Bratich & Stevphen Shukaitis.  Recently, “affect” has been
a key concept for research in politics, aesthetics, marketing,
neuroscience, and sociology. This course seeks to draw together some of
the more innovative work within this “affective turn,” focusing on the
political composition of subjectivities, especially via cultural
practices.  After a survey of some conceptual foundations of
affectivity, we explore its relation to group-formation, labor,
technology, value, passions (fear, panic, trauma, joy, love), actions,
and creativity. The course will feature guest speakers engaged in
affective politics and involve group discussions on the affective
nature of practices participants are involved in.  Pre-register in
person at Bluestockings.  Course participants need to submit their
payment prior to the first meeting (cash only). There will be a maximum
enrollment of 20 students for this course.  Please check the website
for the reading list beforehand.

Bluestockings
172 Allen Street btwn Stanton & Rivington
$35 – 55 – 75 sliding scale
(4p – $35 to $75 Suggested)
http://stevphen.mahost.org

====Also on Wednesday=====

Feng Shui and Clutter at the Open Center

Find out what Feng Shui says about the effects and placement of
clutter and how it can be used as a tool to help us clear clutter. At
the end of this session, we will be ready to apply nine simple steps to
achieve an uncluttered space and mind.
Wednesday, August 19, 8–10pm
09SAF02TD

New York Open Center
22 E. 30th St.; Ph: 212.219.2527
(8–10pm, $30)
http://www.opencenter.org/feng-shui-for-new-yorkers-2/

=====Thursday, August 20=====

The Edible Garden – Restoring Heritage Varieties to Our tables

*Preserving America’s Food Traditions.*  Begin the evening with a
fascinating panel discussion about “Restoring Heritage Varieties to Our
Tables.  This panel discussion will include a brief introduction on
Slow Food USA’s biodiversity program and how home gardeners,
orchardists, farmers and chefs can all play a role in conserving rare
and place-based fruit and vegetable varieties.  This is the final night
of “Edible Evenings: A Celebration of Wine, Beer, and Food,” a series
highlighting the Edible Garden, where a Newtown Pippin will be planted
in September.  Presenters: Slow Food NYC’s David Buchanan, Ben Watson,
Ed Yowell, and Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration founder Erik
Baard (watch him turn 41 — a veritable heirloom age — right before your
eyes.)  Apple saplings donated to NYC community gardens, public spaces,
and schools for the Newtown Pippin Restoration and Celebration were
purchased by Green Apple Cleaners (http://www.greenapplecleaners.com)
and cared for by the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation’s Greenbelt
Native Plant Center. 
(http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_about/parks_divisions/gnpc/index.html).
NYC Councilman James Genarro entered a resolution to declare the
Newtown Pippin the official apple of the Big Apple! More information
here:  http://www.newtownpippin.org.  Then join Josh Viertel for a
conversation about Slow Food and the sustainable movement and finish
the evening with a Waterlily Concert featuring bluegrass by M Shanghai
String Band.  Directions:

Enid A. Haupt Conservatory
New York Botanical Garden
Bronx, NY
(6p – 9p, $20 with light supper, wine and bear available for purchase)
[email protected]
http://www.nybg.org/visit_the_garden/directions.php
Tix: http://www.nybg.org/edible_garden/index_tickets.html

=====Also Thursday, August 20=====

Genetic Drift

Psybotik and Phoenix Circle Present this event.  It is an evening of
Techno, Electro House, Breaks, Tech House and Proggy Psy.  Happy Hour
until 8pm.  Tony Unorhodox, Gavin, Third Ear Syndrome, Electrik, Mayur,
Dysform

Libation
137 Ludlow
(6p-4a, Free before 12, $10 after)
21+ w/ID