Friday, May 15
San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo 1PM, All Ages $75
Come early to celebrate Maker Media’s 19th Maker Faire and 10th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts. And, participate in FRIDAY @ Maker Faire: Industry Day – May 15th, 2015 from 1pm – 5pm Friday@MakerFaire School – May 15th, 2015 from 1pm – 5pm FRIDAY@Maker Faire is a special program with INDUSTRY DAY ACCESS and a preview day for: – Maker Industry Partners – Special Supporters of The Maker Movement – Makers and Maker Groups – Media and Press – Special Groups – a way to bring your team to Maker Faire to experience it before the crowds. We have arranged for an early opening of Maker Faire Bay Area 2015. Please check back for more programming and information. TICKETS are required to participate. FAQs: How do I get my tickets once I have purchased them online? Tickets purchased on-line will receive an email confirmation with a link to print your eTickets from your computer. You may bring the print out of your tickets OR you may also add them electronically to your iPhone passbook if you prefer. I did not receive an email confirmation when I ordered my tickets. What should I do? Check your spam or gray mail folder, in case it was misdirected. If you are unable to find it, email email@example.com to have it re-sent. Please include the name and email address used to order the tickets. I am not able to print my tickets. What should I do? Adobe has a site which reviews the common issues with printing .pdf files http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/873/cpsid_87346.html In the article you will see the quickest resolution is to print as an image – Step 1 If this article doesn’t help to resolve the issue, please let us know. We can send you the PDF as an email attachment rather than having you access the ticket from the link in the email. And of course, if that doesn’t work, we can print the tickets and get them to you by another means. Please feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Red Victorian, San Francisco 8PM, All ages $20 Adults
The Mystic Midway: A Social Theater of The Marvelous! Magic Awaits You…
Prepare for an artistic salon like no other as we journey together into THE MYSTIC MIDWAY– a SOCIAL THEATER of THE MARVELOUS!
Midway Salons bring you inspiring curated content: Speakers, Performance, Art, Spoken Word, New Science & Thought, Eclectic Mysticism and of course Carnival Chaos.
Midway Tea Tents provide you with a cozy space for the sharing of YOUR stories, creative projects and visions! At the Midway Salon a gorgeously realized Mystic Carnival World awaits you- one designed to prompt conversation, social exploration and perhaps even a new collaboration!
Tribal Baroque – Ritual Music Performance
Using counter-tenor and soprano vocals, Thoth and Lila’Angelique create miniature operas based on love and devotion accompanied by foot percussion, dance, ritual theater, and violins.
DJ FACT 50- Mystic Midway Aural Hallucinations
Joshua Aaron Pfeiffer is an audiophile, self-proclaimed music nerd and has run several long term monthly events in the past 10+ years. Josh’s custom- tailored themed sets create sonic worlds like no other! http://www.djfact50.com/
Erik Davis- ‘Invoking The Marvelous Weird’
Steven T. Jones- ’Preserving SF’s Creative Culture’
Steven was the editor-in-chief of the San Francisco Bay Guardian when that venerable progressive voice was shut down in October, derailing his 24-year newspaper career. But he’s still fighting for the soul of San Francisco through Byline.com and other avenues.
Joseph Horseradish, Admiral of the Seas of the Subconscious
Come share your dreams! Cast adrift on the Seas of the Subconscious, the brave captain charts his way back to the waking world using dreams, sentiments, secrets, and memories – should you encounter him on your journeys, leave him with a dream of your own – one you hold dear, to help him on his way (and your own).
Megan Rose- Storycard Oracles and Midway Seer
Priestess, Healer, and Seer at Temple Magdalen, and PhD Candidate at California Institute of Integral Studies.
Tex Allen-WHY THE NOSE? – Mystic Midway Portraits
#Lovebomb SuperStar, Agent of Heroic Uninhibited Innocence,”The Steve Jobs of Inspiration”, Head of Redonkulous Mass Appeal, Chief of “I’ll Dance You Under the Table”, Love is the Answer http://www.portrayou.com
Jeanne LaDeaux- The Mistress of Whimsy
Come see the Midway Alley paper pop-up architecture debut! Ensemble member of the Mystic Midway, Face Painter, Artist, Sacred Clown, Salonniere, Purveyor of Vintage Clothing,and Creatrix of Curiosities.
Christopher Schardt- LED magic
Wonderful videos at:
Lady Kai and Master Mitchell- A Very Fairy Tea Tent
The Very Fairy Tea Table offers an immersive Tea Ceremony experience, complete with sound healing therapy, aromatherapy and crystal ambiance
Beca Irizarry- Mystic Midway ‘Lamp of Coins’ art debut
Beca is an artist for hire, professional sign painter and do it all artist. Extremely versatile, best with illustrations. See some of her work at Instagram as Becasmisssteak. For more info write to email@example.com
Mystic Midway Augment Reality
Sponsored by METAIO.com
Hosted by Martin Caplan
And More, Including:
Sara Phinn- Ritual Dance Invocation and Salon Co-Curation Sara Phinn is an intermedia and performance artist. Combining projection and flow arts, she weaves light and dance into an alchemy of enchantment. Sarahuntley.weebly.com
Jewelz Moya- Lady Fortuna Storycard Readings and Lilith- Midway Ensemble Dance and Choreography ******************************************************************** This first Salon is being held at The Red Victorian in San Francisco’s HAIGHT DISTRICT to honor the visionaries, weirdos and counter-culture makers of the 60’s and 70’s that helped opened STRANGE PORTALS to NEWNESS. Originally the Jefferson Hotel built in 1904, Dr. Sami Sunchild, environmental artist and social activist, repainted and dubbed it THE RED VICTORIAN in 1977 and went on to host many socially conscious initiatives and community-based movements there. (We are grateful to help keep her vision alive in some small way!)
Saturday, May 16
Marina Green, San Francisco 9:30AM, 21+ $45
What is Wanderlust 108?
Wanderlust 108 is a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. This “mindful triathlon” brings three events together in your favorite local park: a 5k run, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation — but with a twist. Unlike most triathlons, we place community above competition, inner peace above power, and self-awareness above strength. We prefer slow food to fast run times. For us, winning is measured in laughs shared and new friends made. And unlike many events offering yoga and meditation, we combine our practice with a whole lot of fun. While we’re pretty sure you’ll be challenged during the day, we are equally sure you’ll have a great time doing so. From live bands and DJs on our main stage, to lawn activities like hooping, slacklining and acroyoga, to our local food and craft vendors, there’s a lot to do when you’re not on your mat.
THE WANDERLUST 108 EXPERIENCE
Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement with your fellow Wanderlusters. Our course, which is more or less 5k in length, is carefully selected to finish where it starts — something which we encourage you to contemplate during meditation. We’ll provide a timer at the start and finish line, but you’re the only one who will be keeping track. No bragging, please. Only smiles.
Whether you’re an experienced yogi or are brand new to practice, we’ve got you covered. The 90-minute class at Wanderlust 108 is led by a duo of experienced teachers, and features live music and other surprises. Remember to bring your mat (unless you want to taste grass during chatarungas).
For many of you, meditation may be the aspect of Wanderlust 108 that you’re least familiar with. That’s OK — it’s (deceptively) simple. Meditation is an ancient technique to bring your mind under greater voluntary control. More recently, studies have shown that meditation can treat stress, worry, addiction and lead to happier relationships, which is a great reason to try it out. This segment lasts about an hour, but after some instruction and an inspiring lecture, you’ll only spend about 15 minutes in silent meditation. Everyone can sit still for 15 minutes, right?
Wanderlust 108 San Francisco Schedule
9:30 AMCheck in + Bag Check Open10 AMKula Market Opens10:30 AM – 11 AMPre-Run Stretch led by Trigger Point11 AM – 12:30 PM5K Run w/ Brass Band Mission12:30 PM – 1:15 PMYoga + Dance Party with MC Yogi & DJ Sol Rising1:15 PM- 2 PMYoga with Stephanie Snyder2 PM – 2:30 PMMeditation with JoAnna Harper2:30 PM – 5 PMAcroYoga + Hooping + More3 PM – 4 PMSelf Massage Class led by Trigger Point
LIVE PERFORMANCES, CRAFT VENDORS & MORE
Throughout the day, you’ll be treated to an eclectic group of amazing musical performers, from DJs to yoga-inspired MCs, from brass bands to ambient acoustic bass. Music is the beating heart of our festivals, and we wouldn’t have it any other way for Wanderlust 108.
Local Foods & Craft Vendors
All that running, down-dogging and mind-clearing is bound to make you hungry, so we’ve hooked up with the best local food trucks and vendors in each city, with a focus on the freshest and healthiest fare. We’ve also curated some of the best urban makers and crafters, purveyors of fine apparel, jewelry, accessories, yoga and athletic equipment and much more. You can treat your taste buds and grab some new duds, all while supporting small businesses in your home town.
Hooping, Slacklining & Lawn Games
If you find yourself with downtime or simply need a spot to chill out, head to the Uncommons, a common ground where you can hang any time of the day. The Uncommons is the place to OM in the grass, slackline in the sun, acro-jam with old friends, or meet new ones.
You’re likely wondering: why 108? In many Eastern traditions, the number 108 signifies the interconnection between body, mind, and the universe. For us, one represents unity (we are one, after all), zero represents stillness or calmness, and eight, with its resemblance to the infinity symbol, represents infinite possibility. It may sound like heady stuff, but by pushing your body, calming your mind, and connecting with others, you will eventually find yourself open to your full possibility. It won’t happen in a day, of course, but in the meantime, we can promise you’ll have wonderful day that’s more than a walk in the park.
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Pier 45, San Francisco 10AM, All Ages $125
The Salute to Veterans Cruise on May 16, 2015 is an annual tradition of the O’Brien for over 30 years, honoring the Merchant Marine and the US Navy Armed Guard. We will begin boarding passengers from Pier 45 at 9:00am and depart at 10:00am. Our voyage takes us out beyond the Golden Gate, then back along the San Francisco waterfront, around Alcatraz and under the new span of the Bay Bridge. Your ticket includes complimentary continental breakfast and coffee in the morning, soft drinks and hot dog lunch and throughout the cruise, and a tour of the engine room where you can see the triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine in action. Help memorialize the brave men and women of WWII and beyond who built, sailed and maintained Liberty Ships. World War II and Korean War veterans sail free of charge. Complete and send in the order form here to register and share your stories of service.
San Mateo County Event Center, San Mateo 10AM, All Ages $35
Come celebrate Maker Media’s 19th Maker Faire and 10th anniversary in the Bay Area, showcasing creative and resourceful people in the areas of science and technology, engineering, food, and arts and crafts. FRIDAY@MakerFaire – SPECIAL PROGRAM Click here for ticket info on FRIDAY@MakerFaire – INDUSTRY DAY May 15th, 2015 from 1pm – 5pm and Click here for ticket info on FRIDAY@MakerFaire – SCHOOL May 15th, 2015 from 1pm – 5pm Maker Faire Bay Area – Saturday and Sunday Hours: Saturday – May 16th, 2015 from 10am – 8pm Sunday – May 17th, 2015 from 10am – 6pm Maker Faire FAQ is below or click here to access. FAQ’s (Scroll to continue reading): What day(s) and hour(s) will Maker Faire be open to the public? Saturday, May 16th – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 17th – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
I am buying a Single Day Ticket, can I use my ticket for either day?
Yes, you can use your Single Day Ticket for Saturday OR Sunday.
Can the Weekend Pass be shared between attendees.
No, the Weekend Pass cannot be shared.
The Family Pass says 10am – 1pm for entry on Sunday. Will we be able to stay all day?
Yes, please arrive together as a group, at the same entrance to Maker Faire, between 10am – 1pm in order to use this pass. You must enter as one group (all 5 people together). Family Pass attendees can stay until the Faire closes at 6pm on Sunday. This pass is not available on Saturday. The Family Pass must be bought before you arrive onsite and cannot be purchased/combined with any other offers.
Can I leave Maker Faire and come back in during show hours?
Yes, attendees can come in and out of the Faire. You will need to get a stamp at the exit gate before leaving in order to come back in the same day.
The tickets have my name but I want to give them as a gift, donate, etc., can they be used by someone else?
Yes, the tickets are transferrable. The name on the ticket DOES NOT need to match the ticket holder at the gate. If you would like to have the name on the ticket changed or removed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, we can update the tickets on your behalf.
How do I get my tickets once I have purchased them online?
Tickets purchased on-line, will receive an email confirmation with a link to print your eTickets from your computer. You may bring the print out of your tickets OR you may also add them to your mobile device via the Eventbrite App, PassBook or any PDF Reader.
I did not receive an email confirmation when I ordered my tickets, what should I do? Check your spam or gray mail folder, in case it was misdirected. If you are unable to find it, email email@example.com to have it resent. Please include the name and email address used to order the tickets. I am not able to print my tickets, what should I do? Adobe has a site which reviews the common issues with printing .pdf files http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/873/cpsid_87346.html In the article you will see the quickest resolution is to print as an image – Step 1 If this article doesn’t help to resolve the issue, please let us know. We can send you the .pdf as an email attachment rather than having you access the ticket from the link in the email. And of course, if that doesn’t work, we can print the tickets and get them to you by another means. Please feel free to reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Where can I park my RV? We suggest you contact the San Mateo Event Center directly to get specific answers to your RV parking questions. Expo Center phone number is (650) 574-3247, their RV parking form is here: http://www.sanmateoexpo.org/rv-parking/rv-parking-information Will you have bike parking? Yes, secure free Valet Bicycle Parking is provided by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
PLANNING ATMs are available on-site Will there be food onsite? Yes. You will find a wide variety of food options at Maker Faire. Outside food or beverages are not permitted through the gates unless you have special medical, dietary or religious requirements. Activity Wristbands are required for ALL activities and are available on-site.
Lockpicking (taking place outside the MakerShed) runs throughout the day – schedule will be posted onsite — and is a first come, first serve activity.
Pets are not allowed, for their safety. Service animals are welcome. Strollers, backpacks and a bottle of water are allowed. Wheelchairs (push wheelchairs) will be available at the event site for a nominal fee. They will be at the gates on a first come, first serve basis. ADA Compliance, accessbile water fountains, eating areas and restrooms are available. Will Maker Faire have recycling again this year? Yes. Recycling is priority to our entire community. We will have recycling bins for paper, plastic, glass and composting. Rain or Shine. No Refunds/Exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced.
How much are the tickets? Retail tickets range in price from $15-$45 for a full day pass. Purchase in advance and save up to $25 for a weekend adult pass and even more for groups over 15. Special Early Bird discounted prices for online ticket sales are valid through Feb 28, 2015. Advance ticket prices available online between March 1, 2015 and May 15, 2015. Ticket prices will increase at the gate. Buy early online for the best pricing and to avoid lines at the gates. Will Maker Faire tickets be avaible at any retail locations? Whole Foods Market will NOT be selling Maker Faire tickets this year. Who do I contact if I still have questions about tickets, prices, discounts or Maker Faire? Please email email@example.com.
Sunday, May 17
Sonoma Mountain Event Center, Rohnert Park 3PM, All Ages $50
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS * STEVE KIMOCK & FRIENDS THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS * HOT BUTTERED RUM & HOST WAVY GRAVY Join Seva Foundation in celebrating Wavy Gravy’s 79th Birthday! Sunday May 17th, 3:00-10:00 PM at the Sonoma Mountain Event Center, located at 1100 Valley House Dr. near Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park. The 100% solar powered event will take place in the outdoor courtyard. All ages are welcome! Doors open at 2:00, Show starts at 3:00 TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR – $60 GA, $20 YOUTH Food vendors on site will be: Lydia’s Lovin Foods, Fork Catering, Sally Tomatoes, Nectars Juice Bar and Commet Corn. Beer by Lagunitas, Wineries include Kokomo Winery, Frey Vineyards, Coturri Winery and Silver Oak Cellars. US Pure Water will provide filered water stations. Please bring your own water bottle!! Due to space limitations, NO LAWN FURNITURE or COOLERS will be allowed into the venue. LOW BACK CHAIRS, BACK SUPPORTS AND BLANKETS are ok, but will only be allowed in designated areas located on the sides of the courtyard in the grass. There will be an art gallery featuring the art of Stanley Mouse, Jerry Garcia, Wavy Gravy, Mark Hensen, Dave Hunter & Patrick Ryan. We will also have a silent auction with sacred art from Nepal. All proceeds from the auction will go to Seva’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund! This event is wheelchair accessible, there will be a designated ADA section NO DOGS PLEASE FOR YOUR SAFETY, GLASS BOTTLES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE VENUE.
Main Post, San Francisco, CA 11AM, All Ages Free
Every Sunday until November 1, picnickers are invited to enjoy the Presidio’s lush Main Post lawn, spectacular views of the bay, and the historic scene of the old post. Specialty items from San Francisco’s favorite eateries and food trucks, Mimosa and Bloody Mary drink kits, and live music from an onsite DJ make this a stand-alone picnic experience. Food vendors joining Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio include: Fins on the Hoof The Creme Brulee Cart Little Green Cyclo The Whole Beast Chotto Cholita Linda El Porteno Wing Wings Del Popolo Nopalito Rosamunde SAJJ Fine and Rare Cochon Volant Sugarfoot Grits Three Twins Grilled Cheez Guy Kama Food Lab Benedict Arnolds Clearly Kombucha DUM Truck Girl Friday La Marcha Pluck Skylite Snowballs Slightly Skewed In addition to complimentary classic picnic amenities including bocce ball, Off the Grid: Picnic @ the Presidio offers yoga classes from “The Pad” and kids yoga from “It’s Yoga Kids”, as well as game rentals and activities from Sports Basement. Blankets and Adirondack chairs are available to rent for a complete Picnic experience. Off the Grid is proud to partner with the Presidio Trust. In addition to Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio, patrons are invited to enjoy the many activities within the Presidio, including 24 miles of hiking trails, eight scenic overlooks, sculptures by Andy Goldsworthy, the Walt Disney Family Museum, the Officer’s Club and Heritage Center, and neighboring restaurants The Commissary and Arguello. The Presidio Trust’s Design Lab in 103 Montgomery will also be open on Sundays. Drop in to share your thoughts about the New Presidio Parklands Project, a magnificent 13-acre landscape that will integrate the waterfront with the Presidio’s historic Main Post. Off the Grid: Picnic at the Presidio Dates: Every Sunday from March 1, 2015 through November 1, 2015 Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm Download Off the Grid App for amenities around this market! http://offthegridsf.com/app
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