Souldish NYC Events: September 7 - 13
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========Friday, September 7=====
The Secret Garden at CoSM
Lovers of otherwordly creatures, ritual and myth you are invited to an intoxicating Bellydance experience where nothing is taboo. Where fantasy is the new reality. An interactive performance art installation of photography film, poetry, music, and movement Trancendental Bellydance & so much more! Music by cutting edge fusionista Jehan and friends Previews from Jehan's newest theatrical creation opening soon: Caravan of Dreams The Secret Garden " imagination overflows & fantasy is the new reality"... jehan interactive performance art with movement * music* photography* film* poetry Trancendental Bellydance & Music by Obsessed Fusionista Jehan...and Friends! *Alice Ridley: goddess of soul * Acrobats *Magicians*Arabesque WorldFusionBand: Tribe!* DJ Mikio* Temple Dancers: Shoshana Samara Shireen Serpentessa Layla Isis Deepali Christina Yasmina Jaklina Marcella Ayana Carolena Miss Sugah's Burlesque * Maine * The Nightingale & More! Body Painting by Rainbow Heart * Henna * Massage * Tarot Come hungry and feast upon delicious Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine. Beer Wine & non alcoholic beverages. Middle Eastern Feast including Beer and Wine only $10. Dine Drink & Fill Up On Inspiration.
Where: Chapel Of Sacred Mirrors
542 West 27th St., 4th Fl
(8p– Midnight p.m., Showtime 9-11, $20 plus $10 full meal including drinks)
Check out CoSM's website for Infected Mushroom with the Grey's up in Boston, this same night. The choice is yours. xoxoxoxox
=====Also on Friday=====
Fantasy Bellydance Concert
Come experience as our dancers present new works with themes exploring the realms of fantasy, mystery, imagination and the unconscious. The fantasy will take place at the Merce Cunningham Theatre, a spectacular performance space with a full lighting installation and raised seating for excellent viewing. This event is also special for us because we are privileged to work with the Merce Cunningham company's lighting designer Alberto Bohl - his artistry transports you to another realm. Among the numbers featured in the concert is the amazing group composition "Mata Hari" by Sarah Skinner and BellyEssence. Don't miss this rare opportunity to see theatrical bellydance taken to its fullest potential! We'll also have a couple duets, including "Amazon and Sorceress" - a choreography by Ayshe featuring her new "wild wings" style of work with Isis Wings and theatrical-fight sword work. Also featured is Tempest's "Mayuri", A myth of magical transformation from beyond the Orient... And we'll have Gothic bellydance numbers including the duet by Maiia and Jeniviva "The Angel of Death." Wine & cheese reception immediately following the show - let's celebrate! This event is hosted by "Venus Uprising"
Rabbi Andrew Hahn ("Reb Drew"), the Kirtan Rabbi, is a classically trained musician who leads his special brand of Hebrew Kirtans around the country, drawing on Jewish music from both Eastern and Western sources. Reb Drew holds a Ph.D. in Jewish thought and has taught martial arts for over 30 years.
Integral Yoga Institute
227 W. 13th St. , 212-929-0586
=====Also on Friday=====
September Documentaries without Distribution Meetup - MUSICIAN Director Daniel Kraus (SHERIFF)
Common sense says you can't make a living in America playing atonal improvisational jazz. But Ken Vandermark does it anyway. Among musicians, Vandermark's work ethic is almost mythic: the Chicago reed player has made over 100 records with over 40 ensembles, releases about one album per month, spends over eight months per year on the road, and lives every other waking moment composing, arranging, performing - and taking his dog Bill to canine counseling. Though Vandermark was the recipient of a 1999 MacArthur Genius grant, he still spends most of his life in smoky clubs and low-budget recording studios, hoping people will plunk down hard-earned cash to hear his wholly non-commercial music. Following the artful cinema verité style of the internationally acclaimed SHERIFF, MUSICIAN forgoes all interviews and voice-overs. It is a fly-on-the-wall time capsule that expertly captures every subtle sound and texture of this most American of art forms. MUSICIAN is #2 in the WORK SERIES, a series of independent documentaries that seek to create an ongoing document of the American worker. (#1 was SHERIFF, which showed at the Pioneer in 2005.) Taking inspiration from Studs Terkel and Frederick Wiseman, the WORK films are entertaining and enlightening, empowering and amusing, spectacular and mundane. Using a cinéma vérité aesthetic, independent filmmaker Daniel Kraus captures the sights, sounds, and textures of different American jobs, without the accompaniment of interviews, musical score, or even a story. Each chapter reveals the surprising, engaging, even redemptive routines of hard-working men and women across all 50 States.
The Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd St,
Btwn Ave A and B; F or V trains to Lower East Side/2nd Ave, walk uptown to 3rd Street - east past Ave A; 212.591.0434
=====Also on Friday=====
NY: Body Temple & Globesonic Outdoor Party
Join Globesonic and the Body Temple Drummers for a free summer celebration on the Hudson. Dance party with DJs, live musicians, and dancers.
Pier 1: 70th St. & Hudson River in Manhattan.
======Also on Friday=====
UFO's Over Bamako: Vieux Farka Toure Remixed Release Party w/Nickodemus, Chris Annibell, Derek Beres & Capt Planet; 21 & over with ID
There's a time to meditate and then there's a time to dance. It's your choice, but balance in life is always nice.
8 Little West 12th St (bet Washington & Greenwich)
(10p, $10 before midnight/$20 after)
=====Sat/Sun September 8/9)=====
Evolve 2012 Music Festival Fundraiser for Kids Camp
I want to see all my friends here. Over 500 people will gather in the rolling hills of Warren County, NJ for the event of a lifetime. It will be the perfect late summer weekend- clear blue skies, mild temperatures and low humidity. Some of the best people on this green earth will converge on a 125 acre private campground for the purpose of being together in bliss and celebration as we approach the end of a grand cosmic cycle. Together we will discover deeper ways of relating as we expess our creativities thru the new positive energy that is bathing this planet in love and unity. Evolve 2012 is a two day celebration of the creative human spirit and will also be a fundraiser for Kid's Camp* (see below.) Area artists will host this collective groove fest with the intention of promoting a vibrant atmosphere of unity and creative vision. It is also a celebration of the return of sacred time as we move toward the great global transition thru 2012, a.k.a."The Big Step Up." Participants of the festival are invited to be contributors who will share their creative gifts to empower one another toward greater wholeness and consciousness. Featured will be visionary artists, poets, craftspeople, musicians, performance artists and guest speakers who embody the new paradigm of peacefulness and sustainability as part of the emergent Culture of Liberation. Programs and workshops will focus on building Earth Community, ecologically sustainable lifestyles and interpersonal growth. This will be a community-sponsored event and we are hoping to enlist the help of everyone who would like to participate.
Directions to Kids Camp/Mountain Classroom 139 Lincoln Laurel Rd., Newton, NJ 07860 Phone: (908) 362-7410 * Take Route 80 west (from Newark) to Exit 12 for Hope/Blairstown. * Stay to the right off the exit ramp and merge onto Route 521 North. * Follow Rt. 521 North until the road ends ( 4.6 miles). * At the end of Route 521, turn right onto Route 94 North. * Stay on Route 94 North for 2.9 miles. * After passing through small town of Marksboro (church and deli), make a very soft left onto Lincoln-Laurel Road. * Proceed 1.5 miles up Lincoln-Laurel Road; Kids Camp is on the left at 139 Lincoln Laurel Road. Look for yellow sign.
Tickets: If purchased in Aug.- $55.00, At Gate- $60.00, 1 Day Price- $35.00 (only at gate)
139 Lincoln Laurel Road
=====Also on Saturday=====
Exciting Divination Workshops Series Introduction to the Tarot with Pattie Canova
Professional tarot reader and teacher Pattie Canova is offering an in-depth workshop series in tarot interpretation. This free class will introduce the key concepts of tarot interpretation including the major and minor arcana cards. It is a pre-requisite for beginners who wish to continue their study. Those already familiar with tarot will deepen their relationship with the cards and gain new insights. Pattie works with "The Mythic Tarot" deck which is available for purchase at East West.
East West Cafe
=====Also on Saturday=====
Sylvie Courvoisier World Premieres of Brecht Forum Commissions and other interludes and improvisations for violin and piano with Mark Feldman
"That her music is as aesthetically beautiful as it is strange and mysterious is only further testament to her prowess as a composer" ~ All Music Guide
The Brecht Forum
451 West St.; (212) 242-4201
=====Also on Saturday=====
LiveWired + The Eclectric Company Present – The Forefront of NYC Electronic
LiveWired + The Eclectric Company Present – The Forefront of NYC Electronic PSYCHE I, SYNTHESIST MAXX KLAXON BRAND NEW IDOL DJ SUBVERT Advance tickets for indicated events may be purchased at the Knitting Factory box office at (212) 219-3132 or online at www.knittingfactory.com Visit www.livewirednyc.com and www.myspace.com/livewirednyc for further information.
(8:30p, $6 adv, more at door)
Knitting Factory, Tap Room ; ages 18+
74 Leonard Street ; (212) 219-3132
=====Sunday, September 9=====
Happy for No Reason: A Daylong Retreat
We are all searching for happiness and the relief from suffering. We have tried many methods and searched in many places. True happiness is not dependent on what happens. Happiness is our natural condition, which does not need to be developed or created. It is available through a simple shift of awareness or an unlearning of a habit of attention. The buddhist word for suffering, dhukka, literally means "stuck." This daylong will focus on experiential ways for our awareness to become unstuck from its identification with thinking, emotions and identity so that we can find our true nature, which is already happy for no reason. Loch will draw upon practices from Zen, Advaita, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, and offer fresh, living inquiry and simple direct doorways into the freedom of natural wakefulness. Join in the deep silence as it learns to speak and live this life. This workshop is coordinated by Loch Kelly.
New York Insight Meditation Center
28 West 27th St, 10th Fl. 212-213-4802
=====Tuesday, September 11=====
'Introduction To Meditation W/ Loch Kelly at Tibet House
Join us in meditation. This is a walk-in Session. This gathering is intended for All Levels – No Meditation Experience Necessary. Please call day of to confirm session is being held. Silent Individual Meditation @ 6:00p. Tibet House's introductory meditation classes were featured in New York Magazine's top picks (4 stars).
Yoga & Chanting for Peace, Yoga with Sharon Gannon, Chanting with Deva Premal and Miten, Yoga with Live Music: 7pm-7:45pm; Satsang Chanting: 8:pm-9:30pm. Music and chanting are pathways into the deep silence, pathways into the heart. We sit together in a circle. We chant and sing together. We listen together. We go into silence together. Deva and Miten's music is an expression of spiritual devotion, through song and chant. The couple have been living and playing together since 1991, releasing a string of acclaimed CDs along the way. The openness and honesty in which they share their lives and their music has touched the hearts of thousands of seekers throughout the world. Come and join them in a rare opportunity with our beloved founder Sharon Gannon who will be leading a Jivamukti Yoga class accompanied by their Live Music .http://www.mitendevapremal.com. "Satsang meditation transcends other forms of live music because it is a simple, silent celebration. It is a grateful recognition that tunes into the positive vibrations that exist eternally all around us. For us to play music in such an environment is the ultimate gift." -Deva Premal & Miten
Tickets available by phone at 212-353-0214 ext. 0 or online at
Jivamukti Yoga School
=====Thursday, September 13=====
Arabicamix Party at Katra
Passport to Cairo, Cuba and the Caribbean!! A Dalia Carella, Arianna Halima al Tiye & DJ Derajja Production; DJ Derajja spins belly salsa samba Arabic rai; A dance party that has you grooving all night long. ;
Dalia Carella and Arianna Halima al Tiye Hosts. Katra Lounge Bowery @ Rivington; Directions: 6 Train to Spring St or N - R Train to Prince, F Train to Houston or JMZ Train to Delancey; 212-473-3113 for Dining Reservations
=====Also Thursday, September 13=====
Poetry and Chant: The Ocean of Bhakti Bliss
Experience the limitless space of the open heart with this biweekly evening of Kirtan and sacred poetry. Together, we will ride sound into silence as we chant the Divine names of love. We will also share reading and discussion of devotional poetry by Rumi, Hafiz, Tagore, and others. Original devotional poetry is welcome. Chanting is open to all. The evening concludes with meditation and the sharing of a potluck prasad.
(7p , $5)
Integral Yoga Institute
227 W. 13th St; 212-929-0586