Chestnut's Choices 8/12 - 8/18: Attend SL Community Convention Inworld or in Boston, Immersive Pink Floyd-Inspired Art Performance and Much More
Chestnut Rau’s weekly round-up of upcoming SL events…
Starting Friday 8/13 and running through to Sunday 8/14 the Second Life Community Convention takes place in Boston, MA. The meet up in the physical world is a rare opportunity for members of the broad SL community to get together in the to discuss the work we do and to socialize. There will be live music, a DJed Avatar Ball and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics from business, education and non-profits to fashion and research. Keynote talks by Philip Linden, Dusan Writer and the ex Pathfinder Linden are sure to be popular.A complete program, information about registration and calendar of events can be found here. I will be at SLCC and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Stop me and say hello!
If you can't be in Boston you have the opportunity to attend inworld. There are several SLCC sims which you can find via searching the world map or use this link [SLurl teleport at this link] Many of the events will be available in world in Dublin which you can get to via this link. [SLurl teleport at this link] ;The 4pm SLT Saturday evening live music performances will be streamed inworld and you can join us at Molaskey's Pub. In Wichi. [SLurl teleport at this link]
5pm - Matthew Perreault & Crap Mariner Music and Storytelling
Come out to The Haus and enjoy some fantastic music and brilliant storytelling at a joint event with Matthew Perreault, guitarist and lead singer of The Matthew Show, and Crap Mariner, resident storyteller and Idiot in Chief of my home estate. In Madhupak. [Slurl teleport at this link]
6pm to 8pm - Grace McDunnough and Lyndon Heart at The Freudian Slip
Grace McDunnough starts off the night with a siren spell of classic and contemporary acoustic favorites (with a few original flavors stilled into the brew for good measure). Hot on her heels, Lyndon Heart will take the stage at 7pm serenading the audience his special blend of classic rock, rhythm, blues, Americana, pop, and hip-wigglin' originals. In Seven Veils. [SLurl teleport at this link]
Also after the break: Discussions About Bridging SL and RL, Musical performances by Skye Gallaxy, TwinGhost Ronas and other quality musicians, Sailing Lessons and much, much more
(All event times in SLT, "Second Life Time"-- i.e., Pacific Standard)***
3pm - Oxbridge Class: Tour of SL Educator SupportJoin host Aevalle Galicia for weekly themed tours of Second Life. This week, we'll focus on P-12 Educator Support in SL, visiting the Greenbush Educational Island and the ISTE Foundations for the Future project. Please be there on time, as the tour will leave shortly after 3pm. This class will be depart from the Caledon Oxbridge Lecture Hall, between the "Cathedral" and the "Hall of Avatar Motion." In Caledeon Oxbridge. [Slurl teleport at this link]
4pm - Andreas "Anj" Gustafson Live at Nithwishe
At a typical Anj performance you might hear songs by The Beatles, Coldplay, Radiohead, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Willie Porter, Jethro Tull, Matchbox 20, Sting and a few originals thrown in for good measure. There is sure to be a little something for everyone. In NightWish Island. [Slurl teleport at this link]
TwinGhost's performances are diverse - from hard funky strumming to soft relaxed grooves on the acoustic guitar, you'll hear sensitive crooning then straight from the gut soul. TwinGhost has released recordings under A&M and MCA records as well as many small independent labels writing, producing, recording and distributing several records and CD's world wide. Catch him tonight at The Cove. In Althena Cove. [Slurl teleport at this link]
9am - NCI Class: Intro to SL
Have you wondered...."What is there to do in here anyway?"? This class will attempt to give you a 'taste' of the many ways that SecondLife can inspire and entertain you. We create our own world, interact with it, style our personal appearance, and even run businesses in here! Art and live music also add much to our enjoyment. Come and begin the journey with our Introduction to Second Life. In Boomer Island. [Slurl teleport at this link]
Join the friendly folk of Costa Rica for a wonderful Ball filled with live music by Miss CeCi Dover at the lovely estate of WK Ganesvoort featured in this months issue of PrimPerfect. Formal attire is only proper for such a wonderful time. In Alajeula. [Slurl teleport at this link]
4pm - The Criss MCA presents: Poetry & Music Event with Karima Hoisan
The Criss Museum of Contemporary Art proudly presents its monthly Poetry Series, this month's special guest: KARIMA HOISAN, for an evening of music and spoken word. There will be an open mic poetry read and reception immediately following. In Alajuela. [Slurl teleport at this link]***
9am - NCI Class: Building Using Flex and Light
Get your flags waving and light up the night with flexible prims and local lighting. Pre-requisite: Building - Basics. NCI Classes - Welcoming All - FREE to Everybody! In Fishermans Cove. [Slurl teleport at this link]
1pm - Builders Brewery - Particles
We've seen them everywhere: from blingy jewelry to fires, bees following us,roses emitters and other patterns. So we'll learn what particles are and their most important properties, how to create those effects and how to stop them. For a better understanding of the particle system properties, the class will use a free HUD as a tool, available here (please be sure to have it before coming to class) This is a heavily scripted HUD and we'll be adding and removing particles which means lag. Please don't wear the HUD until we need it. In Builders Brewery. [Slurl teleport at this link]
The Wall V-4' is collaboration of international artists working with the Cybernetic Art Research Project (CARP) to bring a unique vision and interpretation of Pink Floyd's "The Wall" into SL. Now entering its 4th season, The Wall has been upgraded and re-interpreted for Summer 2010 and is being performed at a 4-sim venue centred on the 'Gwampa Kamp' region. Please arrive early! In Gwampa Kamp. [Slurl teleport at this link]
4pm - Skye Galaxy Live in Eden
If you listen to live music in SL by now you have probably heard the buzz about Skye Galaxy. This young man has a voice that is impressive and a following that is growing by the day. He plays keyboard and guitar which you can sample here. If you can't make this show, then do yourself a favor and make sure you catch him soon. Go early, Skye is filling sims.In Eden Nautropolis. [Slurl teleport at this link]
8pm - Dark Bliss: Soapbox Discussion about Mixing SL and RL
Tonights theme: RL is RL and SL is SL and never the 'twain shall meet. Or do they? Do you have a firewall between your virtual and physical life? How does that work for ya? Let's hear it. In Craige. [Slurl teleport at this link]
Noon- Winters Kanto Live at NAG
Come and enjoy the lovely, lively and always entertaining *live* piano music of the Argentinian Winters Kanto. With an impressive range of styles, Winters makes for a great evening of listening, dancing, and being together. In Bonaire. [Slurl teleport at this link]
5pm - Cate Llewellyn at Tranquil Cafe
Cate Llewellyn is a singer-songwriter living and playing music in the Chicago area. Her rich and powerful voice, accompanied by acoustic guitar immerses her listeners in an atmosphere which allows them to momentarily fall into the world of the song. She will play some favorite covers and her originals. In Shona. [Slurl teleport at this link]***
3:30pm - Thinkers Discussion: Love in SL and RL
Is love the same in SL as it is in FL? or is SL love a new human phenomenon whose definition hasn't yet been completed? Come and discuss with Extropia. All welcome. In Pennyroyal. [Slurl teleport at this link]
8pm - Savannah Coronet Live at The Whiskey
Savannah is best known for her country music which has taken her from musicals, theatrical roles, chorus, talent shows and garage bands. Now she is living out her musical dream here in Second Life. In Harkness Beach. [Slurl teleport at this link]***
Noon - Sailing Lessons at the Mango Yacht Club Training Center
Come to friendly Mango Yacht Club Training Center and learn to sail with Elbag "Crash and Crash Again" Gable. No sailboat is required, one will be provided for you free of charge. Elbag Gable is committed to spreading the Gospel of Sailing and you will enjoy his tutoring since you will learn to sail and have fun doing so. In Strawberry. [Slurl teleport at this link]
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.