Chestnut Rau’s weekly round-up of upcoming SL events…
If you are interested in politics there is plenty to grab your attention in SL this week. The other day I was lucky enough to catch up with the avatar of Markos Moulitsas Zúniga the founder and publisher of Daily Kos, an influential U.S. progressive community blog. He told me about the Netroots Nation
Conference taking place in
Pittsburgh, PA this weekend. The Conference will be streamed into SL and a full calendar
of events can be found here. The opening keynote address will be given by President Bill Clinton today Thursday 8/13 at 5pm.
Attend the conference in Netroots Nation. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Immediately after the President concludes his remarks Jimbo Hoyer of Virtually Speaking will interview Markos Moulitsas Zúniga today 8/13 at 6:30pm. Markos was named "the single most successful entrepreneur of the progressive movement" by NY Times magazine writer Matt Bai. He is co-author of the critically acclaimed book Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics, and author of Taking on the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era. The event will take place in the fabulous Virtually Speaking ampitheater and if you arrive early you will be treated to blues by Idella Quandry. In Virtually Speaking. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Also after the break: Hear Fierce Tibetan Gods, Watch Scantily Clad Showgirls, The Copper Robot Discusses Design of Virtual Public Spaces and much much more
(All event times in SLT, "Second Life Time"-- i.e., Pacific Standard)
HatHead Rickenbacker is an award winning musician, performing a live video concert of jazz, blues, soul, funk, and electronica on keyboards and vocals - often all at the same time. In Laurel Arts Isle. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Tonight you are invited to atten a Grand Opening event for Second Life's newest nightclub and entertainment venue - Imperfect Angel. The celebration will kick off at with the SL AMA winner for “Best Rock Musician” Allister Westland. Allister’s performance will be followed at 7:00 PM by Edward Kyomoon. Finally, Maximillion Kleene will be headlining the event at 8:00 PM. In Angelius. [SLurl teleport at this link]
All weekend - Second Life Community Convention in San Francisco
Members of the SL Community are gathering in San Francisco this week to meet face to face and talk about issues of the day, problem solve and play! Go here for a calendar of events, some of which will be streamed in-world.
Woodstock 40 in SL is a four day celebration of the music made famous by the festival in a muddy field in upstate New York. The founder of SL Woodstock Aristippus Larsson has
spent years assembling a comprehensive set of
original Woodstock music which will be shared with an appreciative crowd this weekend. Join the celebration Friday 7 to 10pm, Saturday 1 to 10pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm, and Monday 7 to 10 pm. Collections will be taken at the event to benefit www.breadandjams.org, a real life Homeless Shelter in the Boston, Massachusetts area. In REVA Blue Nile. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Noon - 6pm NY Healthscape Sponsored Art and Music
Come watch scantily clad showgirls dance to pulsing music while pyrotechnics and special effects light up the stage. For a sneak video peek go here then head on over to the show. You know you want to be there. In Mango. [SLurl teleport at this link]
This Open Mic poetry event is hosted by the ever charming and talented Saberman carter. Come sit by the poolside and listen to talented poets from around the world. Everyone is welcome to attend. Share your work or just kick back and relax at Casa Eden. In Los Cabos Islands. [SLurl teleport at this link]
8PM - Pilgrim75 Swashbuckler
I first heard Pilgrim75 Swashbuckler (Pete Mroz in RL) at the Originals show last Sunday and I have to say I really enjoyed his music. You can learn more about Pilgrim at his website and listen to his music at his myspace. Today he will be playing at Lizzy's Beach Party Venue and if you are looking for an enjoyable hour of music I suggest you head on over to join the party. In Wood Blewit. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Ever wonder how tiny avatars are made? Well now you can find out the secret! You should already know how to use you cameras well, edit your appearance in the appearance dialog, how to attach prims to yourself, how to use inventory search and what an animation overrider is to get the most out of this class. In Mount Elena. [SLurl teleport at this link]
If you have been in SL for any length of time you have probably heard about the Giant Snail Races that have been held since the earliest days of our world. If not, its time you got in on the crazy antics. If you want to race contact Waelya Tenk who will help you through the Snail Orientation process. The course is simple enough that if you run through it once before the race you should be fine. Make sure you get there in time to register (10:30). If you can't be there in person Treet.tv broadcasts the races live. In The Eternal. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Global Online Hockey Association is the sports league you've heard about in Second Life! GOHA is featured on SL's Showcase, SL6B birthday celebration, TreetTV, CNN's website, and around the virtual world. The League is currently preparing to start Season 9. Stop by, pick up your FREE equipment, and join in a casual scrimmage every night at 5pm! The game offers the most realistic hockey game you could imagine in SL. In TreeSong. [SLurl teleport at this link]
If you can't be in San Francisco to attend the SLCC Musician's Ball you can attend in Second Life. This event is Directed by Cylindrian Rutabaga and Lyndon Heart and your host for the evening will be Lauren Weyland. The show starts at 7pm with a performance by Paisley Beebee and ends with a midnight show by SheBangs. The start studded list of performers can be found here . Don't miss this once in a lifetime show. In Wichi. [SLurl teleport at this link]
1PM - SL New England goes Woodstock
Start your Sunday off with a sail in the lovely waters off SL New England. This sail will consist of flower power styled vehicles cruising from New England to Nantucket to Marblehead with the final destination on Mystic. Then join in for The Flower Power Hang Loose Party beginning at 2pm. DJ Soble Magic will spin tunes from the original Woodstock play list. To attend the sail go here. The Party takes place in Mystic. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Last weekend I had the pleasure of listening to Fierce Tibetan Gods. The band is a RL group that is making the leap to the virtual worlds. The musicians are Perry Geyer, Andrew Wolf, Rie Imai and Greg Hawkes who you may remember from the band the Cars. The show is a mix of live music and prerecorded tracks that will knock your socks off. If you are looking to find live music in SL that is a departure from the standard fare, I strongly suggest you catch FTG. In Wild Spirit. [SLurl teleport at this link]
3PM - DeepSky Traveller at SLevolution
DeepSkyTraveler is an online band that consists of three individual artists who have never met each other in person; their music is created entirely via the Internet. The band is influenced by an eclectic blend of legends such as Pink Floyd, Dream Theater, Rush, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Tool, and Alice in Chains. DeepSkyTraveler incorporates music, spoken word, art, and fiction into its performances and tries to create an experience that is both unforgettable and indescribable. In SLevolution. [SLurl teleport at this link]
WOI Storytellers Caledonia Skytower and Derry McMahon from West of Ireland Storytellers lure us to the stunning Grotto at Fig sim and seduce us with Folk Tales from Around the World. Come a bit early to navigate the hidden entrance to the spectacular Grotto. In Mango. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6PM - The Copper Robot Discusses Designing Great Public Space in SL with John Zhaoying and RightAsRain Rimbaud
The Copper Robot interviews John Jainschigg, Exec Director of the Internet and Community Labs at ZiffDavisEnterprise, and head of the advisory board at World2Worlds. He’s John Zhaoying in Second Life. World2Worlds is a full-service virtual worlds solution provider who has done work for Intel, Microsoft, Cisco, Sun, IBM and ZiffDavisEnterprise. The other guest will be Jon Himoff, who is RightAsRain Rimbaud in SL. He’s CEO and Founder of Rezzable, which built some of the best entertainment areas in SL, including the Greenies sim and the Heritage Key King Tut Exhibit on OpenSim. Watch live at the Seaside Theater, watch live on the web or listen to the podcast on The Copper Robot website. In World2Worlds Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
The artists and apprentices of the Shinmachi District have prepared a special performance based on traditional Japanese poems and tales. For this event, music, dance and traditional costume will be shared. The Shinmachi District is a Hanamachi and Performance house for Geiko (Geisha), Oiran (Tayuu) and kabuki actors. Set in Edo Period Japan, rather than a traditional SL school, Shinmachi is an RP environment for those wishing to learn more about the arts. In Cyber City. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Solo piano recording artist, Louis Volare (Louis Landon in RL) has dedicated his life to music. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry. He's been on stage alongside James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon and Bruce Springsteen. Now on a mission as a solo pianist, Landon's intrinsic gifts fulfill a new purpose in a diferent genre, while integrating many ideals from the past. Come on down to see this wonderful artist at his finest. In Blue Fusion Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Noon - "Vernissage Feathers Boa" at Da Vinci Isle
Feathers Boa (aka Mary L. in RL) has been active in the Second Life Art Community for a little over a year. When she first joined SL, she was an art student at a university in Massachusetts and is now working as a freelance video game designer in both the US and Japan. In SL, Feathers has established an impressive body of work that includes fully immersive pieces, interactive digital "paintings," giant robots, aesthetically innovative avatars, and full architectural builds. Head on over to Da Vinci Isle today to see her Feathers Boa's latest exhibit. In Da Vinci Isle.[SLurl teleport at this link]
7PM - The Night Cap
Kalli Birman and Dilana Llewellyn host a weekly discussion group and Kalli says we can think of it as "Sex In The City" meets "The View." The Night Cap is a time to sit around and discuss anything and everything. The group talks about relationships, religion, politics, love, last nights escapades, or just a good corn bread recipe. So sit back, grab a drink and enjoy good company and great conversation at The Night Cap. In Pinnacle. Place. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Singing everything from Jewel to Norah Jones, from Sheryl Crow to Eva Cassidy, Stella Silvansky thrives off making a true connection both to her songs and to her audience. In Atlantis Rising. [SLurl teleport at this link]
These events and more can also be found on Chestnut's Choices Public Google Calendar.
Event Submission Guidelines:
1. Events for the coming week must be received by Tuesday Noon SLT.
2. Include all the relevant info; day, time, and especially the SLURL to the event location.
3. Please send related graphics such as screen shots or photo of the event site, if available.
4. Events with artistic, cultural, scientific, political, creative, and/or educational value preferred.
5. Events sponsored or promoted by real world corporations are welcome, as long they serve and entertain the Second Life community, and/or foster
Resident-made content (live music, builds, scripting, fashion, games, etc.) Events that merely promote the company or organization's Second Life presence
are not generally appropriate; you may instead consider advertising your event or service on New World Notes.
6. Mature-rated events are permissible, but listing descriptions should be PG-13. Political and religious events are encouraged, though those of an
extreme or non-inclusive variety are rarely included.
7. Bonus consideration given to game-related or machinima events, and for events with "I've never seen that in SL before!" value.
If you'd like an event to be considered, send the description and event information via email to Chestnut Rau at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact her in-world via IM.