Chestnut Rau’s weekly round-up of upcoming SL events…
On Saturday 9/11 at Noon soror Nishi's new exhibt Tree of Trees opens. Soror Nishi's work captivated my interest from the first time I saw it early in my SL experience. She uses Blender and Photoshop to make her pieces, preferring to paint textures rather than photograph them. Soror creates trees and landscapes but they are nothing like what you might expect to find in the countryside in the atomic world. Her colorful work is art that is only possible in the creative space of a virtual world.
Music for the Opening Party will be provided by DJ Tasty Hax beginning at noon with a show by DJ DoubleDown Tandino at 1pm. At 3pm the fantastic live band The Born Again Pagans will entertain visitors to this otherworldy, colorful exhibit. I know you will enjoy this stunning exhibit as much as I did, especially with fantastic music as the backdrop to your experience. In IBM Exhibit C. [SLurl teleport at this link]
11am - Chestnut Rau on Cybergrrl Oh's Rezzed TV Show
Join me for a fun discussion with the always entertaining Cybergrrl Oh. We will talk about how I put together Chestnut's choices, New World Notes generally and happenings across Second Life. In Rezzed TV Island. [Slurl teleport at this link]
2:30pm - Cher and Carm Live Radio Show Live from The U'Bar
The U'Bar is proud to bring you those mad brit boys for The Cher & Carm show. This is a live radio show, packed music, chat, quizzes and whatever strangeideas the boys come up with during the show. Check out the blog here. In Lusiana. [Slurl teleport at this link]
5pm - Zachh Cale at Mango Yacht Club
Zachh is a composer/pianist/keyboardist whose style is a mix of popular, classical, jazz and new age genres. Learning to play by ear, he was later schooled in classical piano, and then rebelled against tradition to return to playing by ear - now he blends both traditional formal and popular approaches to composition and performance. The result is usually an interesting and fresh mix of melodies and rhythms - sometimes dreamy, sometimes upbeat, always different. In Mango. [SLurl teleport at this link]
7pm - Shamorck and Spear with Shandon Loring
Tales and Legends from Ireland Enchanting legends and tales, some romantic, some heroic, some comedic. All sharing the supernatural forces that are never very far away on the Emerald Isle. Stories in voice. In West of Ireland. [Slurl teleport at this link]
Also after the break:9/11 Memorial Event, Wear Gray for a Day Fashion Event, St. Torley Day Party and much much more...
(All event times in SLT, "Second Life Time"-- i.e., Pacific Standard)
Combining 19th century printmaking techniques with 21st century digital photography and design, Kat2 Kit (Matt Shapoff) captures images of marine life on Peconic Bay, a tidal estuary located between the North and South Forks of Long Island. Favorite subjects include wildflowers, herbs and grasses, and "curiosities" such as crabs, shells, feathers, driftwood or abandoned bird nests with tiny eggshells. In Chilbo. [Slurl teleport at this link]
3pm - Oxbridge Class: Tours of Second Life
Join host Aevalle Galicia for weekly themed tours of Second Life. This week, we'll focus on PEd-Tech Historical Perspectives. Please be there on time, as thectour will leave shortly after 3pm. This class will be depart from the Caledon Oxbridge Lecture Hall, between the "Cathedral" and the "Hall of AvatarMotion". In Caledon Oxbridge. [Slurl teleport at this link]
5pm - Gina Stella Live at Nantucket Theater
Gina Stella has been playing acoustic guitar her whole life, loves writing music, and showcasing her new songs on stages all over Second life! She has an edge like Melissa Etheridge, and ethereal voice like Jewel, and shows her diversity in her originals and cover tunes.In Nantucket. [Slurl teleport at this link]
6pm - Open Mic Poetry with Kalnnex Nothmead
Come celebrate the art of Poetry and Spoken Word. Read your own work or a work from one of your favorite poets. Come support the artists and their poetic feats, make a friend or two, and enjoy the vibe at the Lyrical Cafe Poetry Club. In Razors Edge. [Slurl teleport at this link]
5am start: All day event - 4th Annual 9/11 Memorial Event
Start off your morning with minute of silence for the people who died at the two World Trade Center Towers, Shanksville, PA and THe Pentagon at 5:46am, 6:03am, 6:37am and 7:03 am. There will be guest speakers, songs and prayers at 4th Annual 9/11 Memorial Event, support by the first responders memorial garden in SL, the Blue Angel Memorial Garden. Stop by any time today to meditate and pay your respects. In Camlann Tarl. [Slurl teleport at this link]
Noon - Oxbridge Class: Avatar Safety
Even in a virtual world, there are things that hurt. Introduction to Avatar Safety covers the basics of protecting one's self in Second Life. This class covers personal information protection, strategies for coping with griefers, abuse reporting, and common scams--plus other information sources and a few tools to aid you in your Second Life experience. This class will be held at the Caledon Oxbridge Lecture Hall, between the "Cathedral" and the "Hall of Avatar Motion". In Caledon Oxbridge. [Slurl teleport at this link]
1pm -7pm - Brian Cancer Benefit Concerts at The Patio
Today and tomorrow experience wonderful live music to benefit American Brain Tumor Association. Today there will be performances by NeoMaximus Brandenburg, Porter Paquot, StarrfishOhmai, Deuce Wirefly and Chris Evermore. Tomorrow's show start at 1pm with Josie Anderton followed by Domnick Manastiso, KatRose Serendipity, Gregg Huet and Kellee Blaylock. In Galinas. [Slurl teleport at this link]
This event is a gathering of 130 SL designers from across the grid of all styles and genres, coming together for two weeks of fundraising to raise funds to go towards the American Brain Tumor Association https://www.abta.org/ to aide in the awareness, research and aiding those that suffer from brain tumours/cancer. In Platinum. [Slurl teleport at this link]
11am - St. Torley Day Celebration
Torley Linden, Second Life’s “Resident Enlightenment Manager,” has long been recognized and celebrated as living "saint." “St. Torley’s Day” will take place on today with a special service at 11 AM, followed by a party at noon. The party, hosted in Penning by Four Kittens of the Apocalypse, will feature live music by popular Second Life artist Kaklick Martin. The Service will take place at the Rheta Shan Memorial Chapel of the First Church of Rosedale. [Slurl teleport at this link] Following the Service the party takes place in Penning. [Slurl teleport at this link]
11am - Discussion About Scenario Planning Techniques
Scenario planning is a set of methodologies for generating views of different possible futures. The outcome of scenario planning is a set of different narratives about how events may unfold in a given context. More risk assessment and modeling than prediction, scenario planning started in military and international relations circles and has become more widespread in large businesses and other areas. How has scenario planning been used, and how useful isthis? There is the problem of coming up with useful models initially of course. But even if you could make a reasonable assumption about what the world wouldbe like in, say, 10 years, would that in fact help you at all? In Prism Lila. [Slurl teleport at this link]
Noon - Art Opening with Exhibitions by Eves Rodenberger, Carlotta Ceawlin & Gore Suntzu
"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all." Ventura Art & Jardin Presents its September Exhibition "Seasons" featuring Eves Rodenberger, Carlotta Ceawlin and sculpture by Gore Suntzu. Music for the Opening to be provided by by FrankLee Anatra. In Universe. [Slurl teleport at this link]
5pm - Maximillion Kleene Live at Sydney's Country Club
Max's dynamic musical range and smooth groove make his live performances some of the most high energy and crowded on the grid. Max started his music career with formal study of piano at the Royal Conservatory but quickly realized that it was the guitar guys who got the chicks. By 19, he was seriously immersed to the very center of his musical soul in AC/DC and from there branched out to experiment with sounds that range from Pearl Jam to Foo Fighters. to Jason Mraz. Max brings high energy and a vast repertoire of quirky, classic, and current covers to Second Life. Oozing charisma and charm, he provides his fans with an hour of musical magic. In Musicians Universe. [Slurl teleport at this link]
2pm - EvaMoon Ember Live at Sicily
Eva Moon skewers romance, sex, high tech and pop culture with smart, funny original songs. It's a tasty blend of Jazz, Cabaret & Comedy. If you've ever lost your heart to a chocolate bar, lusted after the UPS guy, or traded a man for a vibrator, she has a song for you. In RL Eva Moon plays with her five-piece band, the Lunatics. In SL she performs with piano and with Mikhail Gourdou on bass, or backed up by quality recordings of her band. All originals. No covers! In Sicily. [Slurl teleport at this link]
6pm - Strum Diesel Live at The Ruins
Sean began songwriting and performing at 13 and soon began to realize that was his destiny. Personal experience is the primary source for subject matter in Sean's work. When he's not lamenting his heartbreak, or the heartbreak he has created, his voice is dedicated to explicating socio-political issues that are constantly perverted or altogether ignored by mainstream media. While Sean is primarily a songwriter - he has an extensive list of covers as well including songs by U2, Ani Difranco, Coldplay, Green Day and Radiohead In The Ruins. [Slurl teleport at this link]
3:30pm - Thinkers Discussion: Lessons Learned from Emerald
It was once the darling of the third party viewers, but now Emerald has been banned from connecting to the SL grid. What lessons can we learn from the rise and fall of Emerald? Come and discuss with Extropia. All welcome. In Pennyroyal [Slurl teleport at this link]
National Agenda in Second LIfe series is a live simulcast featuring both national and local University of Delaware faculty speakers who will take questions from the SL audience. Today's speaker is Patti Solis Doyle who was a longtime confidante to Hillary Clinton, worked on Clinton’s race for Senate in 2000 and became the first Latina to manage a presidential campaign in 2008. She later joined the Obama campaign, where she managed the Vice Presidential campaign of Joe Biden. A prominent political campaign strategist, Solis Doyle has garnered unique insight into the most important campaigns of the past 30 years. Most recently, she was chief of staff for vice presidential operations at Obama for America, where she built a national team of policy, communications, political, and field operatives in advance of the nominee’s selection. IN University of Delaware. [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.
If you'd like an event to be considered, send the description and event information via email to Chestnut Rau at [email protected]