Lightning in a Bottle Returns – Exceptional Art and Music Festival
Only a Southern California dance, art, and music festival can feature Daedelus and downward facing dog, but that’s exactly what the fifth annual Do LaB Lightning in a Bottle art and music festival will offer when it takes over 100+ acres of Irvine, California’s Oak Canyon Ranch over Memorial Day weekend.
The four-day, three-night festival bills itself as “equal parts music, art and green workshops.” Accordingly, those drawn to bone-crunching bass and funky rhythms can choose from over 90 artists including Booka Shade, The Album Leaf, The Glitch Mob, The Very Best, Daedelus, Daddy Kev, and Nosaj Thing.
Lightning in a Bottle will also feature a set from Krystee, the winner of the festival’s mix-tape contest that found DJ’s from across America looking for a chance to perform by submitting tapes using only Lightning in a Bottle acts.
Attendees can also explore other options, via green-living workshops that offer “practical, do-it-yourself lessons on creating a healthy, low-cost, sustainable lifestyle.” The workshops included “Small Space Container Gardening,” “How to Make Raw Chocolate” and “Growing & Using Medicinal Herbs.” Those looking to loosen up after three nights in a sleeping bag can increase their elasticity via an array of yoga courses taking place throughout the day.
An Art Festival as Much as a Music Festival
The artistically inclined may find solace in the festival’s art gallery, installation pieces, or its Lightning in a Paintcan Project, during which local artists will transform over-sized mural panels into paintings using recycled paint. The finished pieces will be sold in a silent auction, with proceeds going to Sonic Muze, a nonprofit group that provides underfunded schools with music instruments and art supplies. With three-day passes available for $190 (including camping), the festival figures to bring enough stimulation so that everyone will need to say Savasana by Monday night.
Ticket info on the Lightning in a Bottle website
Filmmaker Kevin Booth’s New Documentary:
How Weed Won the West
I always support Kevin Booth’s efforts to raise awareness and exposing the ridiculous and dangerous draconian drug laws in the USA. I first learned about Kevin Booth many years ago, by being a huge fan of the late great comedian/satirist Bill Hicks. Kevin and Bill had been childhood friends. I feel that part of Bill’s long-silenced voice is still heard through he works of his friends such as Kevin Booth.
Free Preview Screening
Venice Beach, Feb. 13
On Saturday February 13th at 8:00PM, the new feature length documentary from Sacred Cow Productions, ???How Weed Won the West??? will be screened at the Organica dispensary in Venice Beach (13456 Washington Blvd.), the site of the LAPD raid from last year as shown in the film.
“How Weed Won the West??? is the story of the people who probably would not die if you took their weed away. People who feel it is their right to smoke a dried flower instead of ingesting dangerous pharmaceuticals for medicine, or alcohol and cigarettes to simply catch a buzz.
Suggested donation: $95
This Workshop of Sacred Sexuality has the potential to impact your life for the better, offering invaluable insights and lasting knowledge.
Hosted by William Golden and Greta Hassel, MFT at the lovely, enchanting Shangri-La in Topanga Canyon.
Register for this exceptional one day workshop and empower the love in your life:
- William: (310) 455-0980
- Greta: (310) 818-1473
Karen O’Keefe, Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) assistant director of state policies:
There is good reason to believe that marijuana can boost the efficacy of opioid pain drugs, allowing pain patients to get better relief with smaller doses of narcotic medications. University of California, San Francisco researcher Dr. Donald Abrams is looking for participants to take part in an important pilot study that could lay the groundwork for critical research in this area.
Dr. Abrams is conducting a trial of vaporized medical marijuana in conjunction with opioid medications in chronic pain patients. This is an opportunity for patients to try controlled doses of medical marijuana completely legally — under both state and federal law — for five days and for researchers to collect important data about the safety of medical marijuana.
The study will assess the clinical safety of using marijuana with opioids by monitoring the short-term side effects associated with combined therapy.
Participants in the study must:
- Have ongoing chronic pain
- Be 18 or older
- Be on a stable twice-daily dose of sustained-release oxycodone or morphine medication for at least two weeks before enrollment
- Not use marijuana for a month prior to entering the study
- Not be a cigarette and/or cigar smoker, or be willing not to smoke for two weeks before starting the study
- Meet some additional criteria
Participating patients will:
- Spend five days and nights in a clinical research center at San Francisco General Hospital
- Attend a screening appointment before the study begins
- Have blood tests and other measurements done
- Inhale vaporized medicinal marijuana three times a day
You can receive $520 for participating. For more information, call (415) 476-9554, ext. 315, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . The Community Consortium Positive Health Program of the UCSF Medical Service at San Francisco General Hospital is conducting the study.
Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project. Please pass this on to any chronic pain patients who might be interested in participating in the study.
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SAT, FEB. 24 -TANTRIC CARNAVAL for singles/partners in WLA
Awaken Ecstasy with Breath, Movement & Massage
guided by Marci Javril, Vital Energist
(Part.1): 6-7:30 pm – FUNdamentals of Tantra Yoga – no partner needed
- * $ MENTION Twan’s List and
- pay only $10 cash at the door
(Part.2*): 8-10:30 pm – Ecstatic Awakening thru Tantric Touch – 10 Pairs Only
- *$ MENTION Twan’s List and
- pay only $110 cash…
- but, you MUST phone me first
CALL NOW to RSVP- (310)-306-9838 – HURRY! space limited
This class tends to fill early – send check to address below:
- M. Javril
- 13428 Maxella Ave. #136
- Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
- incl. names + phones + email/fax
(Part.1): 6-7:30pm – Awaken chakra energy thru tantric awareness, breath, touch, and ecstatic movement. $15/person, $20 at door – for Singles and/or Partners – all sexual orientations welcome
No partner activities. Gives information and inspiration, so you can bring more awareness into your current or future relationships. Perfect opportunity for people whose partners are absent, unwilling or reluctant. Explicit anatomy for G-spot/prostate healing massage demo’d with props and pictures. No nudity.
*(Part.2)* 8-10:30pm -Tantric Touch and sexual healing for intimate partners. $100/pair – limit 10 Pairs – same sex pairs welcome – *you must also attend (Part.1): 6-7:30 pm*, full evening = $130/pair
Ecstatic erotic journey into a timeless sensual adventure. Less talk and lots of touch! Be guided sweetly and precisely, open to more Love, as the two of you explore massage and energy exchange that electrifies, soothes and harmonizes. Sacred, respectful space with mood lighting and separate “Nest” area for each pair. Optional internal pelvic massage. Clothing optional, wear layers.
PRIVATE, COSY LOCATION: Earth & Sky Lodge at PRISM CENTER- 5521 Grosvenor Blvd. WLA 90066 near Jefferson/Centinela – parking provided. See map: www.EarthandSky.info