Souldish NYC Events: February 7-12

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February New Moon at CoSM

The New Moon, a time for setting intentions, will be celebrated at CoSM with meditation and creative manifesting. The ceremony will be led by Alex and Allyson Grey. Look for our banner on the South side of 27th Street, about three-quarters down the block, and above eye-level. There is also a bronze sign to the right of the front door. Or you could just follow the crowd. Seating at 7p. Doors closed from 7:30-8:15 for meditation. Doors re-open at 8:15 for vision practice, drawing, and writing poetry.

7p, $10 non-members, Free for members, you can join at the door)
Chapel of Sacred Mirrors
542 W27th St., 4th fl.

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

Celebrate with Kiana Love

This Month we celebrate the promise of spring and love .. We celebrate the goddess Brigid and the festival of the waxing light. As days begin to grow longer, and the sun begins to grow stronger spring draws near. We celebrate the mystery of the germination of the seed after the cold contractive forces of winter are withdrawn, and the youthful energies of the Maiden aspect of the Goddess inspire and illuminate all life, physical and spiritual. Thus the light begins to grow within us. Seeds we have planted within, now begin to germinate. As we take in this light, we take time to open to love, feeling love shining in, and seeing love shining out. Opening to receiving love, Opening to being love. Opening to the beloved to the goddess within. This Month Women’s Rites will be followed by a Be Wild Love Celebration A Date With Your Goddess Selfa playful journey to the beloved within, dance, create, dress-up, embody, have fun with your goddess self. Bring a fun, sexy costume or find one in the be wild wardrobe. Bring a snack to share.

**********For Women’s Rites Attendees Only***********
Calling all women to gather to reclaim the innate wisdom and power of the emerging feminine. Explore, heal, and restore as sacred, women’s bodies, lives and cycles, using ritual, sharing, journaling and more. Come together in a supportive circle to honour and weave women’s rites of passage from maiden, to mother, to crone. Each month we will have resources and “home rites” for you to deepen and personalize your experience.Facilitated by founder of Be Wild Woman, Kiana Love
1st thursday of every month

9p-10:30p, $7 donation
Grand Space
778 Bergen St, Flr 2; Brklyn; (718) 857-6300

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

The Decompression town hall meeting

Participation, Community & Creativity . NYC Decompression 2007 was Saturday, November 3rd, 2007. the Queens Museum of Art. Thanks to everyone who came to Decompression 2007!

7:30p-12a, free
The Public Atrium
590 Madison Ave; Btwn 56th & 57th St.

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

Drum Circle at the Gristmill Cafe with the Evolve 2012 community

The Grist Mill hosts a weekly gathering for the purpose of building a conscious artistic community. This will be a participatory event and we are asking people to bring their own drums and noise-makers. Interested parties are also encouraged to bring art supplies to create visual art and poetry to read. Acoustic instruments are welcome as long as they can be integrated into the sound of a drum circle. No snare drums or drum kits, please. Donations welcome.

(7p, $3 suggested donation)
Gristmill Cafe
4 Lenape Rd
Andover, NJ

=====Friday February 8th=====

Psytrance Valentine Weekend Party with Alladin Group

Hi party people, Happy New Year full of peace, love and light. We are planning a big year full of surprises, killer parties with wicked line-ups. Get ready for an amazing psytrance gathering and few more to come before ORB 2008 that will take place in Echo Lake, July 10-13. We are very excited to begin this year on valentines weekend, Friday, February 8th so prepare yourselves for a mind blowing event with full deco and psy vibes that we all know. See you all there. Main Stage: The legendary, Bamboo Forest LIve & DJ Set; Transient Rec / MP Rec / Spirit Zone Rec, France; ZION Orb Rec/ Alladin Group, Israel ; Enertopia Alladin Group/ Orb Rec, Israel; LUIS Alladin Group, Brazil ; Ctrl+Alt+Del Nexus Media/ Alladin Group, India ; Electro Room: Steve-o Gaia Mind, NYC ; Toni Unorthodox 28 Days, NYC ; DJ Charles Alladin Group/ New Concept, Brazil ; Ray Briones PG Records, Brazil ; Visual by: SERGE Alladin Group, NYC ; Decorations by: Alladin Crew NYC ; ***18 to enter/21+ to drink with picture ID***

(10p , $35)
147 Greenpoint Ave., Brklyn

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

Hip – Gnosis

Figure it out…This should be a good one.

8p, $?
Where: GrandSpace
778 Bergen St., Brklyn

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

Open Mic

Come find your voice, wield your axe, test some prose, climb the “rubber tree plant”. All are welcome to perform. After all, the mic is open. Hosted by Dave Bryson.

(7p – 11p, $3)
Gristmill Cafe
4 Lenape Rd
Andover, NJ

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

GlobeSonic’s Feb monthly @ Drom w/Chicha Libre

GlobeSonic parties have become legendary in the breadth of music and ease of transition they make between country, culture and continent. They recently held residencies at East Village hotspot Nublu and SOB’s, and have been showcasing artists at the prestigious WOMEX world music conference. They have staged events around the world with like-minded DJs and musicians, and are represented by IMN World, North America’s top world music booking agency. The agency also represents the likes of Caetano Veloso, Youssou N’Dour, Baaba Maal, Ali Farka Toure, Gilberto Gil, Herbie Hancock, Marisa Monte, Norah Jones and Ladysmith Black Mazambo. They are the first DJs ever represented by this prestigious organization. CHICHA is the name of a corn-based liquor favored by the Incas in pre-colombian days. Chicha is also the name of a South American music craze which started out in the late 70’s in the Peruvian Amazon. Cumbias amazonicas, as they were first called, were loosely inspired by Colombian accordion-driven cumbias but soon incorporated the distinctive sounds of Andean melodies, some Cuban son, and the psychedelic sounds of surf guitars, farfisa organs and moog synthesizers. The group draws its personnel from barbes regulars Bebe Eiffel, One Ring Zero and Las Rubias del norte.

85 Ave A (5th-6th St)

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

Dances Of Vice Festival Pt. I: Phénomènes nocturnes

9:30p – 10p – Nicki Jaine Cabaret songs from 1930s Paris and Berlin. 10:15 – 10:30p – Desert Sin – “Desert Sin’s objective is to weave narratives through movement while embracing the beautiful & the grotesque within ourselves, drawing every witness deep into the spectacle of the worlds we reveal…” 10:45 – 11:30 PM – The Black Forest Fancies (TBC) – “The Black Forest Fancies is a New Orleans based puppet troupe, cabaret collective and musical laboratory. We are currently performing our second large scale puppet operetta, ‘The Black Wallows Foundlings Hospital’ a half hour piece on orphans enduring the great depression in a foundling hospital where the doctors use the nightmares of the children like psychedelic drugs. Our marionettes, shadow puppets and sets are manufactured using methods from the archaic to the innovative. Aesthetic reverberations from the florescent computer era are infused with classical stagecraft.”…much more to be announced. Music: 1910-1930s, Dark Cabaret, Neo-classical, Tango, Jazz, Blues, etc… ie, Tom Waits, Bix Beiderbecke, Camerata Mediolanense, Cab Calloway, In Gowan Ring, Helen Kane, Bessie Smith, Max Raabe, Zbigniew Preisner, The Legendary Pink Dots, Kurt Weill, Josephine Baker, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nichts, Death in June, Django Reindhardt, Ruth Etting, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Annette Hanshaw, Argine, Ethel Waters, Sex Gang Children, Klaus Nomi, Raymond Scott, Oingo Boingo, Lotte Lenya, Irving Berlin, Comedian Harmonists, Alessandro Moreschi, Vladmir Vysotsky, and so on…

The Pussycat Lounge
96 Greenwich St.
South of World Trade Center/GroundZero; (212) 349-4800

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

Dance of Liberation with Parashakti & Gatekeepers, Sandhi Ferreira

lead participants into the realms of Dance of Liberation (a Jivamukti Yoga class leading into a Yogic TranceDance.) Community dance rituals have historically been a vehicle for healing. Today, in the jungles of NYC, at Jivamukti Yoga school, the act of gathering each month for Dance of Liberation honors our ancestors and the collective visions for the future. It is always a mystery to explain what truly happens on the dance floor, Profound release, insights, visions, healings and feelings of connection to source are what people regularly experience during their journey through their liberated dance. The combination of carefully crafted & selected world music, by Globesonic, Dj Fabian Alsultany, setting of intentions, an invocation through Jivamukti yoga, breath, movement and stillness an energy field is created, the ritual space becomes more activated and can easily transport participants into ecstatic states, where you become your yogic dance. Bradford Keeney, Ph.D., a cultural anthropologist at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, CA, author of Bushman Shaman: Awakening the Spirit through Ecstatic Dance, states that “a healing context is one where you create a swirling of the life force, an amplification, a movement, a transmission, an energy field so that when another person steps into it, an awakening of their own inner healing sources is encouraged”. Dance of Liberation, invites you yo share your precious movement of expression through this communal ritual. As one of the dancers shared last month: “I felt like I was performing Earth acupuncture, My feet could not stop dancing to the beat of my heart and everyone elses presence, prayers and sharings”. Dance of Liberation is a container for the reclamation of our freedom, peace and unity, and to assist in the positive unfolding of our human evolution.

(8:30p, $15 in Adv, $18 at the dr)
jivamukti yoga school
841 Broadway 2nd flr, btwn 13th & 14th
=====Saturday, February 9th=====

Supreme Trading, Williamsburg BK

A project expressing a trip outside our everyday world. Each event themes around an excursion to a different time or place.This experience sets itself apart with its own full and over the top-sound, energy and visuals. Musical Performamces by: JefrTale – (Root Society, Area 33 SiriusRadio, Boston), 3L3TRONIC – (Excursion, Disorient, NYC), Gusto – (Excursion, NYC), Medley – (Geishaz, Ortofon, Miami). Visuals by: Full Stealth + Crew. Tribal belly dance performance by: Sera+crew. Surround Sound by: NYC SOUND and LIGHT. Inflatable structures by: AK Airways. Art Installations by: Alyona Mindlin, David Ort, Elizabeth Sciorejones, Briscoe Savoy, Lowroad, Sterling Ely. This is a theme event so definitly bring yourself in costume! although costume is not required Ideas will be on the website. Costume Ideas: we’ve Landed Style – go wild with your shiniest, grimiest, desert wardrobe. Black-light sensitive, glitter, and faux fur trim The Journey – post-apocolyptic desert attire, winter bio-wear Also record release party for 3L3TRONIC’s Debut Single “SHANGRILA” on labile records due out in March.

($7 advance tickets, $10 tickets, $15 at the door)
Supreme Trading NY
213 N 8th St., Brklyn
Advance tickets for sale –

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

Trance Dancing

2:45-4:45, $?
Exhale on 150 Central Park South

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

February 16: Free Media Workshop—an Eyebeam/MediaShed exchange

Eyebeam and the UK’s MediaShed, a free-media community center in Southend by the Sea, have been working closely on the development of Gearbox, an open-source, online media-making toolkit. On February 2, Eyebeam’s Student Residents, Senior Fellows and staff traveled to Southend by the Sea for six days to meet, share practices, and develop collaborative projects using Gearbox. MediaShed youth will travel to NYC on February 12 to complete the projects and install them in Eyebeam’s galleries. This exchange will culminate in an all-day Free Media Workshop on February 16, which will focus on the use of “free-cycled” materials to create new and innovative forms of public infrastructure. Eyebeam and MediaShed participants, together with workshop participants, will present their projects and discuss the idea and application of “free media”. The event will close with a public reception celebrating the exchange. To take part in the workshop: Teams of two or more will need to sign up in advance with project ideas for public space installations, based on one of the five different free media construction techniques being taught. To register, email: liz AT eyebeam DOT org, subject: Free Media Workshop sign-up. Include in the body of the email a brief description of the project you would like to build/conceptualize, the technique you’ve selected, and the number of people in your team. Workshop schedule:

(1p -6:30p, Free)
Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St. (between 10th Ave. and 11th Ave.), NYC

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

Financial Awareness for Women Manifesting the Feminine Spirit of Abundance with Claire Kinsella

From the goddess of prosperity, Lakshmi, to the origins of the word money—dating to the Roman goddess Moneta—the relationship between women and money transcends symbol. Whether you’re single, married, or divorced, learn how to identify your authentic needs, make clear choices, and start a financial plan. With the help of asanas, sounds, and symbols, you will begin to free the feminine spirit within, which connects you to the source of your true abundance. Claire Kinsella was for 15 years a Wall Street professional and is a former vice president at a leading New York City investment banking firm. She has been studying and practicing Yoga for 15 years. She is a certified Integral Hatha I, II, and III, Prenatal, and Postpartum Yoga teacher.

(2:30–5p, $30)
Integral Yoga
227 W 13th St
(Btwn 7th & 8th Ave) 212-929-0586 •
info (at) iyiny (dot) org

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

Dances of Vice Festival Pt. II: The Urquhart Serpentine costumed Ball

Sponsored in part by The Lake Monster Enthusiasts Club
8:30 – 9p – An Introduction to Victorian Fencing – presented by The Martinez Academy of Arms (feat. live fencing demonstrations)
9:00 – 9:30p – Oryx Incruentus (SF) – live cello accompaniment to screening of select clips from L’inferno (1911)
9:30 – 10p – Nicki Jaine (PA) – rare performance on the musical saw, with cello accompaniment
10:15 – 11p – The Deadly ensemble (LA/NY) – theatrical dusty-attic operettas
11p – 1:30 AM – Rasputina (NY) – feat. Melora Creager, Sarah Bowman, and Jonathon TeBeest
1:30 – 4:00 AM – Dance music, costume prizes, and giveaways…Stay on to drink, dance, and socialize. Remember to venture over to our vendors, visit the gallery, and have your vintage polaroid taken at our elegant photo booth!

Dress Code: Victorian, Avant Garde, Steampunk, Gothic Lolita, Vintage, Glamour, or formal evening attire, at least. It is a costume ball, after all! Casual attire is strongly discouraged. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes. Details forthcoming.

Music: 1910-1930s, Neo-classical, Tango, Jazz, Gothic, Dark Cabaret, Russian Folk, etc… Music selection by DJ His Master’s Voice & Shien Lee.
New features are still being added to the event schedule. Please sign up to our mailing list to keep updated on all event updates by clicking on the link on our website menu.
Schedule times are tentative and subject to change.
Date: Saturday, February 9, 2008

(8p, $8:30- 4a)
225 E Houston St; (212) 254-2200
=====Also on Saturday=====

Screening: Balata Film Cooperative “Nour’s Dream” (1996, 45 minutes)

The film “Nour’s Dream” takes viewers on a cultural, political and historical journey of Palestine. Narrated by the character Nour, the film provides a sense of the importance of land to Palestinian life and the central role of land in the Palestinian struggle. Please join Mohammed Hajhamad, a member of Balata. Film Cooperative, in a screening and discussion.

(7p, $5 to $10 Suggested)
Blue Stockings Books
172 Allen Street @ Stanton (1 block south of Houston); 212-777-6028

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

ONE: The Movie

Due to overwhelming demand, we are offering a second screening of this sweet and inspiring film. Armed with 20 questions, the filmmakers set out to find answers to the meaning of life. Through interviews with contemporary spiritual leaders and ordinary people, the oneness of Love shines through! Post-screening. discussion. Featuring: Robert Thurman, Thich Nhat Hahn, Ram Dass, Deepak Chopra, Father Thomas Keating, Llewellyn Vaughan Lee, and Sadhguru Jaggi. Vasudev. DVD on sale now. Space is Limited. Pre-registration is Strongly Encouraged.

(7:30p, $5)
East West Yoga
78 5th Ave # 2; (212) 243-5994

=====Sunday, February 10th=====

Spiritual Salon

Trish Balbert is the Awaken Wellness, facilitator Make new friends in this supportive group for all things spiritual. Discuss finding meaning, right livelihood, acceptance, relationships and more. Second Sundays, 1-3 pm

(1p-3p, $5 café purchase required.)
East West Cafe
78 5th Ave # 2; (212) 243-5994

=====Monday, February 11th=====

Get Chakracized with Kiana Love!

Relax, ground, energize, and balance yourself through the chakras. Take a journey through the energy centers of the body using breath, meditation, yoga, stretching, toning and more. Come away with simple tools you can use throughout your week to help you focus, relieve stress, and be present in your body.
to register contact Kiana Love 917 453-3663/[email protected]/
Kakini Health is a nyc wellness center on the upper westside, that supports and encourages healing, using a variety of modalities that address the body, mind and spirit. Kiana Love founder and director of Kakini Health is a holistic practitioner that uses somatic therapies, energy work and reflexology to help balance the body, mind, and spirit. Kiana provides a compassionate presence that allows the body to express, and integrate its truth which brings healing and peace of mind.
Kiana is available for lectures, classes, ceremonies, and sessions. I look forward to supporting you and your wellness goals.

(7p – 8p, $10 donation)
778 Bergen
Brklyn; 917 453-3663
kakini (at) gmail (dot) com

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