In November 09, a series of doodles showed up on M Linden's Flickr stream. Hamlet talked with M about his art background and you can read more here. It is only natural that his art make its way into Second Life and beginning Saturday, 3/27 at 3pm The University of Western Australia (UWA) will host M Linden's first solo art exhibition. This special event will showcase virtual editions of 16 drawings selected from M's collection of doodles as well as two sculptures created specifically for this show. White Lebed is the Curator of this exhibit which is produced by UWA Owner & Co-Host JayJay Zifanwe.
In addition to the SL event, there will be a real life showing of M Linden's work at the UWA campus on Friday, March 26th. The RL event will be hosted by award winning West Australian artist Len Zuks. Len has collaborated with Miso Susanowa to breathe a fresh second life into his sculptures, 'Megabyte' and 'Lil Eizenstein', in a RL/SL collaboration between American and West Australian artists. His RL sculptures will stand alongside M Linden's work.
Also after the break: Mixed Reality Modern Dance Performance, Burlesque at New Champagne Rooms, MoShang Zhao Performs 'Chinese Chill' Electronica and much, much more
(All event times in SLT, "Second Life Time"-- i.e., Pacific Standard)
3pm - Meet Musician Escape Unplugged at Art Opening
When his hands aren't on his varied musical instruments, Escape Unplugged is occupied with creative projects of the pen, brush and lens, social justice, simplicity, knowledge, introspection and sloth. Today you can enjoy Escape's soothing music while viewing his art at Pyramid Gallery. In Taj Hjem. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6pm - Classical Duo Appassionato at Amadora Recital Hall
Sanya Shoilevska Hnderson and Ljiljana Lukic are a classical duo, known as Duo Appassionato, who have been playing together in RL for more than a decade. You can hear their amazing classical performance this evening at the beautiful Amadora Recital Hall. In A piacere. [SLurl teleport at this link]
2pm - Arman Finesmith Live at Mango Yacht Club Happy Hour
Arman Finesmith plays a mix of ragtime blues and jazz grounded in the 1920s and 30s. He is as likely to follow a hard driving, Robert Johnson delta blues with an
intricate interpretation of a Fats Waller rag, or a Bessie Smith wail. Come end your work week with the fine folks and fun atmosphere of the Mango Yacht Club. In Mango. [SLurl teleport at this link]
3pm - Idella Quandry Live at Luxor Stage
Idella Quandry is the Second Life avatar of Alicia Morgan, keyboard player/singer/songwriter. Her music leans towards blues, funk and soul, with a little jazz thrown in for kicks. She performs a mixture of original music and favorite covers. In Laurel Arts Isle. [SLurl teleport at this link]
This event featured in NWN is for all those who love particle effects. You will experience 24 minutes of custom designed particle effects synchronized to a variety of contemporary and classic music. Custom Camera controls bring you right to the stage and give everyone the best view. Due to increasing popularity we've expanded the capacity, so bring all your friends along. In Freestar Bay Isle. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6pm - Mixed Reality Modern Dance: Event Horizon 2010
Celebrating their 25th year of creative expression, the Another Language Performing Arts company presents a modern dance performance entitled Event Horizon 2010. This live performance is in conjunction with the University of Utah's Center for High Performance Computing where music, graphics and the performers are streamed in from various schools around the globe, mixed, then streamed out again. The performance will be streamed into the Marriott Library's virtual amphitheater in Second Life. For more information, visit the Another Language web site In Marriott Library. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6pm - Friday Night Bible Study
Join this ongoing group as they continue weekly study of the Bible. Right now they are studying the book of James. The group steps through each verse in succession and tries to understand the meaning before moving on to the next verse. All they ask is that you come to share, stay on topic, and not disrupt. In Nedben. [SLurl teleport at this link]
8am - Kourosh Eusebio on Nitida Ridge
Start you morning off with music that will allow you to relax and reflect. Kourosh Eusebio creates sounds variously described as relaxing and soothing, while gripping and hypnotic. Performed in an intense state of concentration, the music invites the listener into a meditation reflecting upon the mind's natural ebbs and flows. In Nitida. [SLurl teleport at this link]
The Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a global collaboration of artists that approaches SL as an instrument itself. The Orchestra conceives, designs and builds its own virtual instruments, making it possible for each individual performer to trigger sounds independent from one another and to play together in real time. These instruments feature sound, visuals, and animations. A performance of a jumping, hovering, floating, dancing, and twirling Avatar Orchestra Metaverse is a truly spectacular event. In Sea Turtle Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
1pm - Meet Author Sally Caves
Meet Sally Caves who wrote an episode titled "Hollow Pursuits" for Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the episode Caves wrote, Lt. Barklay has trouble dealing with his fellow Officers so he retreats into his own virtual world on the Holodeck. This affects his fellow Officers and the ship when a crisis occurrs.Sally will talk about what it was like to write as a female outsider in the television world and years later to master the technology of Second Life.In Info Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
3pm - Pilgrim Swashbuckler Live at Orchard Music Park
Pete Mroz (aka Pilgrim75 Swashbuckler) has been around the block and is "deep in the streets". You can learn more about Pilgrim here. Today he will be playing at Orchard Music Park and if you are looking for an enjoyable hour of music I suggest you head on over to join the party. In Aplasta. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6pm - MoShang Zhao at Fleure's Enchanged Corner
MoShang collects rough audio diamonds from the streets of Taiwan (be they overheard conversations, street-ads blared from the ubiquitous blue-trucks, street processions or funeral chants) and fuses them with traditional Chinese instruments and laid-back beats to create a unique blend of downtempo electronica he likes to call Chinese Chill. In Falathrim. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Join Dj Calli for gospel music brunch! Put on your big hat and your Sunday 'go to meetin' ' clothes and hear Mahalia, The 5 Blind boys, LadySmith Black Mambazo..and a little fire and brimstone to sooth your soul. In AV Puli Animations. [SLurl teleport at this link]
1pm - Scottius Polke Art Opening, Music by Skye Galaxy
What happens when you mix Dr. Seuss, Van Gogh, and Antoni Gaudi? You might get a taste of Scottius Polke! If you are familiar with Scottius Polke’s art, then you might recognize similarities from his previous installation, mushROOM. In both works his colors are rich and saturated, and the textures are all hand-stylized with a kind of comic aesthetic. Where Lunamaruna differs is in the overall scale and artistic vision – this is not a room, but a whole village - and the details tell an intriguing, perhaps even ominous story. Listen to the amazing Skye Galaxy beginning at 2pm as you explore this amazing art installation. In Lennox Hill. [SLurl teleport at this link]
3pm - Edward Kyomoon Songwriting Workshop at Angeles Aerie
Edward Kyomoon comes back to Angels Aerie to discuss his songwriting as part of The 2nd SL Songwriters Workshops Series. Come and get a deeper look into this artist at the foundation of his process and how he came to be a songwriter. In Lake Danaan. [SLurl teleport at this link]
5pm to 7pm - Cylindrian Rutabega & Noma Falta Live at the US Military Vet Center
Frets Nirvana, US Military Veterans Group in Second Life and Symbiotic Productions have come together to stage month benefit concerts on Patriot Island to benefit the non-profit organization Wounded Warriors. To learn more about Wounded Warriors go here. Featured artists will include Cylindrian Rutabaga, Noma Falta, Frets Nirvana, and PonDman Haalan. In Patriot Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
7pm - Choo Choo Chicks at The Whiskey
The Choo Choo Chicks are sassy, sizzling jazz and blues live from Red Lotus Records in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Tight harmonies and a kickin' rhythm section are the hallmarks of this group, who perform original music written by lead singer Angua Ashbourne and cover the classics from Robert Johnson to Lady Day. IN Harkness Beach. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Miss Dierdre will welcome you as the New Champagne Rooms dancers grace the stage. The New Champagne Rooms has the most stunning dancing for your pleasure in a traditional Burlesque style. The NCR doesn't feature private rooms, massages or lapdances. Just come, sit, and have fun with our witty, exciting and friendly ladies! Come to the show and enjoy some witty conversation. In Jersey Island. [SLurl teleport at this link] (photo credit Tillie Ariantho)
3:30pm - Thinkers Discuss Methods for Study of Video Games
There are two schools of thought regarding the best way to study video games. Narratology studies them from the perspective of storytelling. ludology, from the perspective of play. What are the benefits and limitations of either approach? Are these really the only two ways in which video games can be understood? Come and discuss with Extropia. All welcome. In Pennyroyal. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6pm - Ganjo Mokeeve Live at Sunset Jazz Club
I caught Ganjo Mokeeve's set last week for the first time and I was blown away. If you like high energy, funky blues then you will love, love, love this musician. He plays his own original music and covers of songs you know and love. Do not miss this show! In Laurel Arts Isle. [SLurl teleport at this link]
3pm - Renaissance Readings: Orlando Furioso, Canto 8
Join the group as they continue reading "Forgotten Classics" of the
Medieval and Renaissance period. Currently, they reading "Orlando
Furioso" by Ludovico Ariosto, one of the great epics of Renaissance
Literature. A brief "what has gone before" is
given,to catch everyone up, so, if this is your first time, you need
not fear being lost in the story.Come with the ability to hear voice. In DEE. [SLurl teleport at this link]
6pm - The Copper Robot Interviews T Linden About SL 2.0
Mitch Wagner, aka The Copper Robot, will talk with Tom Hale, aka T Linden, chief product officer of Linden Lab. We're going to talk about Viewer 2.0 and Second Life's plans for the spring and beyond. You should expect the sim to be packed so come early and do your best to contribute to lag reduction. Watch live at the Seaside Theater or on the web. In World2Worlds Island. [SLurl teleport at this link]
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