with Greg Speed
5:30pm Open Mic
Mic Drop is an “All the Way Open” Open Mic! featuring a featured artist & spotlight artist.
5-minute sets are available, all modalities of expression are welcome and encouraged. Humans exploring ways to creatively express themselves; whether it be polished or deconstructed, kept and tattered alike, can be such a beautiful mosaic when brought together in community. We are honored to be able to provide a stage for those courageous enough to share themselves. We aim to bring together seasoned & new artists in a supportive, safe space to cultivate growth in a vibrant, fun, playful, and uplifting environment.
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with Dandha Da Hora
Beginners and all levels welcome!
Dandha’s Afro-Brazilian Dance is an invitation to explore the rich world of Afro-Brazilian Dance traditions with a gifted and dedicated teacher. Her classes focus on folkloric and Orixa-inspired dance, Samba-Afro, samba reggae, and other Brazilian dance styles and feature live drumming. Everyone will find challenge and inspiration in her dancing and teaching. All levels and all backgrounds are welcome.
We are centering around equity and discovering what this looks and feels like. We are humbly striving to create an antiracist space to move freely and to embody diversity, equity, and inclusion as an intentional community of movers and shakers. We don't know exactly what this will look like however we are open to ideas and would love feedback. If you have suggestions, please submit them in writing to one of the facilitators or the suggestion box.
Sunday Morning Dance
with The 418 Project
Suggested donation $10-$25
All ages welcome!
Sunday Morning Dance is a place to deepen into dance, to lighten up your heart, and make new friends. There is no particular set way or form, no right or wrong ways to move. This event is family-friendly. Children are welcome.
We value your embodied expressions in a mindful community.
We are centering around equity and discovering what this looks and feels like. We are humbly striving to create an antiracist space to move freely and to embody diversity, equity, and inclusion as an intentional community of movers and shakers. We don't know exactly what this will look like however we are open to ideas and would love feedback. If you have suggestions, please submit them in writing to one of the facilitators or the suggestion box
Cielito Lindo Tango Practica
with Israel Bibriesca
Beginners and all levels welcome!
Come join us for a fun night of Argentine Tango Practica at The 418 Project! The dance floor we enjoy in the main lobby is large enough to be divided into two areas, one designated for learning the basics & the other for sequence practice for beginners. This offering requires proof of vaccination, the use of a mask during class is optional.
Downtown Streets Team
Downtown Streets Team is a volunteer work experience program with case management for people experiencing homelessness or are housing-vulnerable. Our program invites people to volunteer on Teams dedicated to cleaning streets, parks, and other public spaces while they chart a path out of homelessness. Teams provide meaningful structured daily activity that fosters community, kindles confidence, reaffirms dignity, and develops employment soft skills like punctuality, cooperation, and personal responsibility. Learn more at the Weekly Success Meeting, Thurs 12pm, at The 418 Project, 155 S. River St, (831)889-8847
a Shamanic Sound Ceremony
SAMIRA which translates to WIND in Sanskrit. The wind is what sound is carried on. Our sounds are never planned and are without words. These sounds channel through us for healing. This allows for the mystery and magic to unfold. Our intention is to bring ceremony back into our mixed culture that has lost touch with the sacred. We believe no matter your religious background or culture that we can all connect to the sacred spirit within.
Let us take you on a journey that incorporates the sounds and practices of many cultures together to help create states of healing. This will be a sound ceremony to honor each and everyone’s ability to feel deeper into their own connection to the sacred.
We choose to do these events every full moon as to bring strength to our prayers and stay on a cycle of continuous gathering like many have done for thousands of years. Every month has an astounding new hand picked musician that I feel can channel the frequencies for a shamanic journey. There will always be an Indigenous person to open the ceremony and call in the directions.
Please bring a yoga mat, blankets, and a pillow. There are only so many provided.
Come with an intention and your prayers.
Queer Munch/Rope Jam
with Dual Demons
Most Tuesdays 6-10pm
Our purpose is to create a safe, welcoming, and trauma-informed queer-driven space where people can explore and express themselves. As educators and community organizers, we have been focused on facilitating spaces where people, particularly those new and inexperienced, can build out and discover things that bring them joy in the company of like-minded people who have differing levels of experience and perspective. We believe that a diverse coalition of people allows for a community that is truly supportive and representative of all. No one turned away for lack of funds. Check our Big Theater Calendar for class times & dates.