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Wednesday May 23  7:00-9:00pm
Triangle Area Green Party Presents the Film: Advertising at the Edge of the Apocalypse
Joinus for our first -in-a-seriesof films & follow up discussion!

Ourgoal is to offer films to educate and inspire people to take actionon important issues affecting us (that you might not hear about in the news).

And- the Green Party is now officially on the ballot in NC!! We want to grow the party as we work towards a sustainable future, with “People, Planet, & Peace Over Profits”.

About the film, just released in 2017: “In this highly anticipated sequel to his groundbreaking Advertising& the End of the World , media scholar Sut Jhally explores the devastating personal and environmental fallout from advertising, commercial culture, and rampant American consumerism.

Ranging from the emergence of the modern advertising industry in the early 20th century to the full-scale commercialization of the culture today, Jhally identifies one consistent message running throughout all of advertising: the idea that corporate brands and consumer goods are the keys to human happiness. He then shows how this powerful narrative, backed by billions of dollars a year and propagated by the best creative minds, has blinded us to the catastrophic costs of ever-accelerating rates of consumption…”

* Pleasecome at 6:30 if you want to order food/drink from the cafe.

Donationsare appreciated to cover our costs & spread the word.Thanks!

Find out more about the NC Green Party here:
https://ncgreenparty.nationbuilder.com/ten_key_values

 

 

Thursday May 24  7:00-8:00pm
Crop Formations: Assistance for Our Transformation with author and Oasis founder Robert Roskind

In the last few decades thousands of crop formations have been appearing all over the world, with many appearing in southern England. Who are creating these and why? There are fake, human-made formations but the real ones are recognizable because:

* There are no mistakes – none;
* There are no footprints or tire tracks though the ground is usually soft and wet;
* They are completed over a short summer night, on irregular ground where the pattern can only be detected from above;
* The millions of flattened grain stalks are interwoven like baskets and are not crushed but rather molecularly bent and suspended a quarter inch above the ground. they are ot dead but continue to grow;
* Many include complex mathematical, astrological and astronomical information.

Robert Roskind is the author of twelve books including Rasta Heart: A Journey into One Love, The Beauty Path: A Native American Journey into One Love, The Gathering of the Healers, In the Spirit of Marriage and In the Spirit of Business. He is also the producer of a record-breaking PBS series and the organizer of over 200 One Love Events in the U.S. and Jamaica. He lives in Carrboro and operates the Oasis.

Friday May 25  7:30-8:30pm
Magic with Steve Dixon

My name is Steven Dixon. I was born and raised in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. Magic has always been a passion of mine ever since I was a small child. I would often perform with my “magic kit” to my family, and as I grew older so did my love of magic. After watching David Blaine perform one night while I was in middle school, I suddenly fell in love with card magic. From that point on much of my focus has been on up close and card magic. Throughout high school I performed for several clubs/restaurants in the area and you could sometimes find me on Franklin St. performing for a random audience.

I attended college at Appalachian State University and did a few gigs while in college. Since I graduated from college magic became more of a hobby for me. Over the past year or so I have been ramping up my magic and have started to perform again. I invite all of you to come and watch some of my magic. Part of the evening will consist of me “table hopping” and the other part will consist of me doing “parlor style” magic (seated at a table with an audience). “Magic exists only in the moment”-Steven Dixon

 

Saturday May 26  7:30-9:00pm
Nathan Vallejo LIVE! FREE!

Local musician Nate Vallejo is the lead singer and songwriter for the local band, Mr. Darcy (Love Is EP available for listen/download at mrdarcyband.bandcamp.com), a four-piece rock n’ roll band with original content drawing from a wide array of genres (from Wilco to Steppenwolf, My Morning Jacket to Santana, The Black Keys to Pearl Jam). Nate Vallejo has built his vocal and lyrical style from influences such as Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy, Dan Auerbach, and Eric Clapton.

Not quite folk, not quite soul, but somewhere in between, Nate Vallejo plays sweeping rhythms and haunting melodies, jumping from finger-picking poetry to soggy-bottom blues in the blink of an eye. Never having been classically trained, Nate Vallejo has learned to “play by ear,” which has influenced his music to come primarily from feeling and intuition. When playing solo, Nate commits to creating vulnerable emotional space as he bears his heart and soul. Having traveled cross country to the west coast several times over the years, Nate’s lyrics reflect a thoughtful outlook on what it is to leave home, to find love, and to heal the wounds of the past through loving one’s Self.

Currently, he is working on Mr. Darcy’s first full album, Carolina Skies, which will be available by the Summer of 2018. Nate is also working on his second solo release, titled Renewal, after his 2015 release of his self-titled EP (available for listen at https://soundcloud.com/nate-vallejo). Find Nate on Facebook to follow his travels and to stay tuned to upcoming shows and releases.

Sunday May 27 and Monday May 28
Open 10am-6pm

 

Thursday May 31
Time: 6 PM – 7 PM (social session)
7 PM-830 PM (event/poetry reading and open mic)
Recalibrating the Scales 

Wine sample included!!! Calling all fellow poets, wordsmiths, enthusiasts and spectators!!!!!!!! Poetry reading and open mic night!!! Links enclosed below!! You are cordially invited to join Normia and friends at Oasis in Carr Mill for an official introduction of her recently launched Recalibrating the Scales Radio Show. Learn more about this recent endeavor, coupled with a sneak preview of her recently published literary work, “Pardon My Vernacular: Wordsmith at Large (Verbal Tango) Volume One,” alongside her forthcoming published written works (extracted content from radio broadcasts) for reading enthusiasts. Listen to original poetry by Normia and friends while sipping on exotic beverages and light Indian fare. Please note that the event/poetry reading begins promptly at 7 PM. The open mic will follow the event. Poetry and prose welcome. Limited parking is available on site.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/recalibratingthescales/2017/10/29/21st-century-education-the-sequel-i-before-e-except-after-we

https://www.amazon.com/Pardon-My-Vernacular-Wordsmith-Verbal/dp/1979230668/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512488685&sr=8-1&keywords=Pardon+My+Vernacular

If you enjoy my show, I humbly implore to make donations via Patreon via: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=7241511

The Recalibrating the Scales Radio Show Home Page:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/recalibratingthescales

Normia Vázquez Scales (Mia) is a savvy entrepreneur, educator, writer and motivational speaker. Mia passionately advocates and promotes balance to both adults and youth alike via educational mediums such as the nationally renowned AVID Program. However, her comprehensive experience entails Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Miami-Dade Public Schools coupled with efforts in primary school districts encompassing Illinois and North Carolina, respectively.

Furthermore, Mia’s Communications credentialing yielded/birthed from DePaul University has afforded her the opportunity to serve both DePaul and Florida State Universities. Dyson Inc. also labors as a prior landmark which enabled her to engage in International Sales, Marketing and Communications. However, her specialty/niche embodies aiding disadvantaged women and youth yearning to re-hydrate, reinvent and become reacquainted with their former and reinvented selves. Mia’s spare time is torn between travelling, humanitarian endeavors such as the Women’s Book Compilation Project, coupled with her “Recalibrating the Scales Radio Show” and youth advocacy in primary academia.