Clearing Space for New Dreams w/ music from Cave Clove
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Clearing Space for New Dreams w/ music from Cave Clove

The theme for this month's SHOWGA is "Clearing Space for New Dreams." We'll work with the energy of the fall season to shed what's no longer serving us in order to free up space to dream new dreams, clarify existing dreams, and dream bigger.

This month's musical guest is Cave Clove. Katie Colver of Cave Clove is total party animal, and she is also a serious student of shamanism. Her music finds a perfect expression of this anomaly, pulled in one direction towards her passion for life yet constantly faced with the darkness that is all too familiar to someone who feels so deeply. The band's musical inspirations are no less complicated, embracing elements of Laurel Canyon rock alongside nineties grunge and r&b. Cave Clove invites you to navigate the space between on their latest self-titled LP recorded at Tiny Telephone studios with co-producers Courtney Fairchild and Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie / Bob Mould / Thao & the Get Down Stay Down).

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Reset and Reconnect w/ musical guest El Elle
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Reset and Reconnect w/ musical guest El Elle

The theme for this month's SHOWGA is "Reset and Reconnect". We can decide to reset and reconnect to ourselves and what's truly important to us in any moment. We'll work with breath, movement and the 5 senses as tools for this reconnection, and as reminders of the wonder of being alive.

Our musical guest for this month's SHOWGA is El Elle. Lisa Light is an Oakland, CA based musician, songwriter, dancer, and recording artist. Soon after earning her degree in biology at Stanford University, Light found her true calling as a musician. She dropped out of SF State while pursuing a 2nd degree in classical violin performance in order to go on tour and record with her first band. THE LOVEMAKERS enjoyed an international following and released four studio albums, including critically acclaimed "Times of Romance" on Interscope Records. She has lent talent to many other musician's records as well such as Blondie and Denmark's Dreampop darlings, Sleep Party People.

Ms. Light released EL ELLE, her first solo LP in 2011, and has continued to collaboratively perform under El Elle moniker with rotating musicians and dancers. Light also performs as Material Girl, a Madonna Tribute Band, and founded Dreampop band Garlands, who released their LP in 2013. When she is not making music, she is dancing to it, or writing about it at Pandora Media as part of the music analysis team. Light is also a yoga teacher and a dancefloor addict.

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Showga Presents: Root to Rise with Musical Guest Cave Clove
Sep
8
9:30 AM09:30

Showga Presents: Root to Rise with Musical Guest Cave Clove

We're thrilled to announce Showga will be participating in The Outpost Trade Flagship event in Camp Navarro, CA. Outpost is a progressive trade show that unites brands and culture through immersive, outdoor experiences. It is a gathering of like-minded people in the CA Redwoods.

We're stoked to have Cave Clove as our musical guest for this Showga. Cave Clove invites you to navigate the space between on their latest self-titled LP recorded at Tiny Telephone studios with co-producers Courtney Fairchild and Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie / Bob Mould / Thao & the Get Down Stay Down).

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Showga Presents: Fire Flow w/ Musical Guest SAKI & the Factor (Japan)
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

Showga Presents: Fire Flow w/ Musical Guest SAKI & the Factor (Japan)

We are pleased to announce Japanese duo SAKI & the factor as our musical guests for this SHOWGA. 

Since its foundation in September of 2013, SAKi & the factor has been prolific: releasing three albums, providing sound tracks for promotional videos and DVDs, playing live throughout Japan in venues of all sizes, and performing at music festivals such as the world-famous FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL. The music of SAKi & the factor reminds us of the sun and the moon. It can be passionate and powerful, or soothing and tender. Their music is infused with a wide range of styles such as rock, reggae, R&B, pop, electronic, and experimental. SAKi’s angelic yet soulful voice is accompanied by a wide variety of sounds from Jody Tenku who masterfully utilizes acoustic and electric guitars with multiple effectors and looper. Together, they invoke the listener’s imagination with sonic universe that depicts the world’s beauty while occasionally shedding light on humanity’s cruelty and sadness.

This SHOWGA will be a "fire flow." We'll work with heat. We'll gently build heat, we'll physically and energetically cleanse, we'll practice moving and breathing though the fire, and trusting in it's impermanence. 

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Noise Pop Block Party Showga Featuring Live Music by Golden Gram
Aug
18
11:15 AM11:15

Noise Pop Block Party Showga Featuring Live Music by Golden Gram

We're thrilled to announce that Showga will be participating in Noise Pop's 6th annual 20th Street Block Party! 

Come hang out with us as we celebrate longer days, warmer nights in the beloved Mission District in San Francisco. Bring your friends, families, and neighbors while we promise to deliver the perfect pairing of food, drinks, love, and music! Did we mention it's free? 

As in previous years, the beloved Bay Area block party-style event is free to attend and will again benefit its 19th Street neighbors — the Mission Language and Vocational School (MLVS), a nonprofit organization that has been a Mission staple for nearly 50 years.

In true 20th Street Block Party fashion, the music will bring some of the best acts from the Bay Area and beyond to the heart of San Francisco’s historic Mission District. Last year’s Block Party experienced its most successful event to-date with more than 22,000 guests in attendance and featured Neon Indian, Kilo Kish, Hoops, Sugar Candy Mountain, and The Tambo Rays, among others. Other notable past performers have included Mac Demarco, Chicano Batman, Miami Horror, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Two Gallants, Nick Waterhouse, Andrew St. James, and more. Stay tuned as the 2018 full music lineup will be announced later this summer.

We're stoked to have Golden Gram (aka Graham LeBron) as our musical guest for this Showga. Graham is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.

Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among his clients are Square, Levi's, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset.

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Showga presents: Staying cool, calm, and content! w/ Musical guest Joshua McClain
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Showga presents: Staying cool, calm, and content! w/ Musical guest Joshua McClain

The theme for this event is "Staying Cool, Calm, and Content." It's summer! It's hot, it's busy, it's festive. It's easy to spin out, it's easy to become depleted. In this class we'll slow down, collect ourselves, fill our bodies with breath, and reconnect to the wonder of being alive! 

We are pleased to announce Joshua McClain as our musical guest for this Showga! Joshua McClain is a cellist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He is best known for his unbridled and mesmerizing solo cello performances which, using a looping pedal and effects processor, create intense, otherworldly soundscapes. His live show is astonishing, passionate, and simply transformative. 

Regarded as one of the top artists in the Bay Area, Joshua was voted Musician of the Year in San Francisco at the Raw Artist RAWAwards showcase in 2013. He has shared the stage with Thievery Corporation, Aj Croce, Over the Rhine, Blame Sally, Gordi, Dagmar, and others. Joshua's soundscapes are in the same vein as great filmic soundtracks - his playing is in the style of Sigur Ros, Zoe Keating, Andrew Bird, Mogwai, Kronos Quartet, and Dirty Three to name a few. Joshua has toured and performed extensively in North America as well as Germany, France, Japan, West Africa, and Argentina.

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Grounding & Visualizing Success: Yoga with Musical Guest Ash Reiter
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Grounding & Visualizing Success: Yoga with Musical Guest Ash Reiter

Join us in the beautiful historic ballroom at Starline Social Club for July SHOWGA! 

SHOWGA is an event series focused on empowerment through the senses, incorporating yoga, live music, lights, aromatherapy, and visualization. SHOWGA draws from the systems of yoga, western psychology, and performance arts. Participants learn to work with each sense as a tool for wellness, stress reduction, increased performance, and creative flow.

The theme for this event is Grounding and Visualizing Success. We must establish a strong, secure foundation in our bodies, in our true natures, and in our environments, in order to have the strength and confidence to dream bigger, take risks, and continue to move up to the next levels of what we consider success in our lives.

We are pleased to announce Ash Reiter as our musical guest for this Showga! Ash Reiter fronts psych band Sugar Candy Mountain. If Brian Wilson had dropped acid on the beach in Brazil and decided to record an album with Os Mutantes and The Flaming Lips, it would sound like this.

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Building Personal Power: Yoga Featuring Live Music by Water Feature
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Building Personal Power: Yoga Featuring Live Music by Water Feature

Each Showga experience is focused around a theme, which is explored via the 5 senses. Showga always features a live music performance from a range of genres, musicians and bands. Performers weave the given theme into their sets.

The theme for this month's Oakland Showga event is Building Personal Power. The event is designed to help participants reconnect with and reclaim the unique traits, or “personal medicine” that they bring into the world. This class will help participants identify their unique qualities and explore ways to work with these qualities to build confidence and personal power.

We are thrilled to announce Water Feature as our musical guest for this event! Water Feature is the new solo project of Nathan Blaz, cellist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He studied cello and music synthesis at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2006, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became a founding member of the indie rock band Geographer. He recorded and toured with the band for eight years. In 2013, he formed systemritual, an experimental dance/minimal synth duo with video artist Elia Vargas. The project constructs improvisational performances using analog modular synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines, with live visualizations and processing. Nathan's improvised solo performances explore the relationship between psychoacoustics, rhythm and tonality.

 

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HICKEY FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL: YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC FEATURING Nathan Blaz
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

HICKEY FEST MUSIC FESTIVAL: YOGA WITH LIVE MUSIC FEATURING Nathan Blaz

Hickey Fest is a 3-day independent music festival featuring 25 bands, community campgrounds, psychedelic projections and other relaxing adventures held in Leggett, California in Mendocino County, just 3 hours north of the Bay Area. So pack your swimsuit, strap on your guitar and get ready for HICKEY FEST!!

We are pleased to announce Nathan Blaz as our musical guest for day two Hickey Fest Showga! Nathan Blaz is a cellist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He studied cello and music synthesis at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2006, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became a founding member of the indie rock band Geographer. He recorded and toured with the band for eight years. In 2013, he formed systemritual, an experimental dance/minimal synth duo with video artist Elia Vargas. The project constructs improvisational performances using analog modular synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines, with live visualizations and processing. Nathan's improvised solo performances explore the relationship between psychoacoustics, rhythm and tonality.

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Hickey Fest Music Festival: Yoga with live music featuring Cave Clove
Jun
16
11:00 AM11:00

Hickey Fest Music Festival: Yoga with live music featuring Cave Clove

Hickey Fest is a 3-day independent music festival featuring 25 bands, community campgrounds, psychedelic projections and other relaxing adventures held in Leggett, California in Mendocino County, just 3 hours north of the Bay Area. Named after Standish Hickey State Park, where the South Fork of the Eel River shimmers against a backdrop of majestic redwoods, Hickey Fest takes place over summer solstice weekend: Friday-Sunday, June 15, 16 and 17– the 3 longest days of the year and somehow the 3 longest nights. With group camping at Standish Hickey State Park and bands playing across the way at The Peg House, Hickey Fest is a special summer treat. Grab tickets and start each day with the ultimate yoga and live music fusion event. 

We're thrilled to announce Cave Clove as our musical collaboration for this Showga event. Cave Clove is a indie rock quartet. A wash of soul and tight orchestration create the Cave Clove mood - a rock sound with smoky vocals, lurid harmonies and atmospheric rhythms. With overtones of pop and R&B, Cave Clove takes niche genres and integrates them into the band's signature sultry tension. So pack your swimsuit, strap on your guitar and get ready for festival fun!

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Acceptance & Activation w musical guest Papa Bear
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Acceptance & Activation w musical guest Papa Bear

We'll explore total self acceptance in this class. We'll practice neutrally observing ourselves as we are in this moment. Then, from this place of neutrality, with no judgment, we'll practice activating what we feel needs activation. 

We are thrilled to announce Papa Bear and the Easy Love as our musical guest for this Showga. Constantly striving to explore the boundaries and edges of human emotion, Papa Bear captures a deep perspective into the human experience. Lyrical content covers the gamut of mystery, beauty, and the comedy and tragedy of life. The musical lineage stems from the folk heritage, but ranges broadly.. from Americana and bluegrass, to blues, jazz, and good old rock’n’roll. PB and the Easy Love’s shows typically end in a massive singalong, blurring the boundaries between performer and audience, and inviting all to express themselves.

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Spring Cleaning! Yoga with Live Music Featuring Dania Luck
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Spring Cleaning! Yoga with Live Music Featuring Dania Luck

This will be a "spring cleaning" themed Showga event. We will move through a cleansing flow practice and do some energetic cleansing work, as well! We'll clear built-up stress and fear, leaving us more open, present, connected, and ready to embrace new opportunities.

We are pleased to announce Dania Luck as the music guest for the Showga! Dania Luck is an Oakland, California-based sound designer, recording artist, performer, and visual artist utilizing various media including analog synthesizers, cheap electronics, and computer code to create sonic and visual environments rooted in minimalism and punk philosophy. She is a recent graduate from Mills College MFA of Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, for which her thesis explored music therapy and its role in the treatment of mental trauma. Luck's various projects include STACIAN, CLONER, Person L, & Māren. 

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Balancing Doing and Being w Musical Guest LakeCube
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Balancing Doing and Being w Musical Guest LakeCube

The theme for this month's Oakland Showga is "Balancing Doing and Being". We will explore the importance of rest, assimilation, and integration in the midst of our busy, action-packed lives. We will also focus on action and movement as tools for growth in times of stagnance.

We are pleased to announce LakeCube as the musical guest for this Showga event! LakeCube is the musical alias of bassist/producer Luke Bace. Born, raised, and schooled on the east coast, Luke now resides in Berkeley, California where he swims in the infinite potential of music making on a daily basis. Luke has played in many bands you haven’t heard of over the years, most notably Big Tree, with which he spent seven years playing bass. In the aftermath of that group’s disbandment Luke decided to acquire the “means of production”… in other words, he spent all his money and time learning how to record and produce music, something he hadn’t done since he took a high school electronic music course. Three years later LakeCube has hit his stride and is set for a steady stream of releases throughout 2018, culminating in a full length. Besides working on his own music, Luke produces and plays with Firemaid and plays bass and effects in recording sessions and with a number of Bay Area groups.

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Showga + Anchor Brewing w music from Papa Bear & the Easy Love!
Feb
24
10:00 AM10:00

Showga + Anchor Brewing w music from Papa Bear & the Easy Love!

SHOWGA is thrilled to be collaborating with Anchor Brewing Co.for two events during BEER WEEK in February. Admission for these events includes the SHOWGA event, plus a FREE Anchor beer to follow!

SHOWGA is an event series focused on empowerment through the senses, incorporating yoga, live music, lights, aromatherapy, and visualization. Participants learn to work with each sense as a tool for wellness, stress reduction, increased performance, and creative flow. Each SHOWGA experience is focused around a theme, which is explored via the 5 senses. SHOWGA always features a live music performance from a range of genres, musicians and bands. Performers weave the given theme into their sets.

We are thrilled to announce Papa Bear and the Easy Love as our musical guest for this Showga. Constantly striving to explore the boundaries and edges of human emotion, Papa Bear captures a deep perspective into the human experience. Lyrical content covers the gamut of mystery, beauty, and the comedy and tragedy of life. The musical lineage stems from the folk heritage, but ranges broadly.. from Americana and bluegrass, to blues, jazz, and good old rock’n’roll. PB and the Easy Love’s shows typically end in a massive singalong, blurring the boundaries between performer and audience, and inviting all to express themselves.

After the SHOWGA experience, enjoy fresh Anchor brews on tap and delicious grub from the food truck! Anchor Public Taps is Anchor Brewing's new pilot brewery and bar located across the street from Anchor's iconic Potrero Hill brewery and taproom.

Ancho Public Taps is a friendly gathering place for trying both new, experimental brews, and the classic Anchor beers you know and love. It has some of the best local food trucks scheduled daily, as well as calendar of special events to celebrate those good times and good beer!

Buy advanced tix here to reserve your space and save money!

Advanced tickets: $20

Tickets at the door: $25

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SF Beer Week: Showga with musical guest Miles Lassi
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

SF Beer Week: Showga with musical guest Miles Lassi

SHOWGA is thrilled to be collaborating with Anchor Brewing Co.for two events during BEER WEEK in February. Admission for these events includes the SHOWGA event, plus a FREE Anchor beer to follow!

SHOWGA is an event series focused on empowerment through the senses, incorporating yoga, live music, lights, aromatherapy, and visualization. Participants learn to work with each sense as a tool for wellness, stress reduction, increased performance, and creative flow. Each SHOWGA experience is focused around a theme, which is explored via the 5 senses. SHOWGA always features a live music performance from a range of genres, musicians and bands. Performers weave the given theme into their sets.

Miles Lassi is a percussionist/ producer hailing from the San Francisco Bay area. He has performed in over 150 cities throughout North America, Europe and Asia with many different ensembles ranging from the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall to the National tour of Dirty Dancing, the hit broadway show. As a session musician, Miles has recorded for producers Sean C and LV (P Diddy's Hitmen) for artists including Talib Kweli, Miguel, Fabulous, Bun B and Jadakiss. He has also worked with Grammy award winning producers Om'Mas Keith, Corte Ellis, Jack Vad and Tony award winner Peter Schneider. In addition to freelancing throughout the Bay Area, Miles works as a dance accompanist for Anna Halprin, Sonoma State University, Mills College, and is a recording engineer at Skyline Studios in Oakland.

After the SHOWGA experience, enjoy fresh Anchor brews on tap and delicious grub from the food truck! Anchor Public Taps is Anchor Brewing's new pilot brewery and bar located across the street from Anchor's iconic Potrero Hill brewery and taproom.

Ancho Public Taps is a friendly gathering place for trying both new, experimental brews, and the classic Anchor beers you know and love. It has some of the best local food trucks scheduled daily, as well as calendar of special events to celebrate those good times and good beer!

Buy advanced tix here to reserve your space and save money!

Advanced tickets: $20

Tickets at the door: $25

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Exploring Boundaries & Edges: Showga with Musical Guest Opaque Couch
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Exploring Boundaries & Edges: Showga with Musical Guest Opaque Couch

SHOWGA is an event series focused on empowerment through the senses, incorporating yoga, live music, lights, aromatherapy, and visualization. Participants learn to work with each sense as a tool for wellness, stress reduction, increased performance, and creative flow. Each SHOWGA experience is focused around a theme, which is explored via the 5 senses. SHOWGA always features a live music performance from a range of genres, musicians and bands. Performers weave the given theme into their sets.

The theme for February's Oakland Showga is "Exploring Boundaries and Edges". We will learn some techniques for energetic protection and tidiness, and we will exolore the power of working right on the edge of discomfort. We must challenge ourselves in order for growth to take place, but it's also important to know our limits and not push ourselves to the point of forcing.

We are thrilled to announce musial guest Opaque Couché for this event. Opaque Couché is the current electronic solo project of Lumerians co-founder, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Jason Miller. Inspired by the rhythms of wind, rain, the commonalities between disparate ceremonial rituals, pulses of existential consternation, and gas station food.

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Everything is Medicine: Showga with Musical Guest Brent Curriden
Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

Everything is Medicine: Showga with Musical Guest Brent Curriden

SHOWGA is thrilled to be collaborating with Anchor Brewing Co. for two events in January. Admission for these events includes the SHOWGA event, plus a FREE Anchor beer to follow!

SHOWGA is an event series focused on empowerment through the senses, incorporating yoga, live music, lights, aromatherapy, and visualization. Participants learn to work with each sense as a tool for wellness, stress reduction, increased performance, and creative flow. Each SHOWGA experience is focused around a theme, which is explored via the 5 senses. SHOWGA always features a live music performance from a range of genres, musicians and bands. Performers weave the given theme into their sets.

The theme for these January Anchor SHOWGA events is "Everything is Medicine". We will learn to draw upon the support that is always around and within us. Medicine is anything that will help us, make us better, heal us, or bring balance back into our lives. There is medicine and great beauty in all aspects of our environment. We can use anything or any situation as an ally, or as support on the path toward growth and well being. 

We are thrilled to announce guitarist Brent Curriden as the musical guest for this event! Brent plays lead guitar in Bay Area bands Travis HayesCave Clove, and Lords of Sealand

After the SHOWGA experience, enjoy fresh Anchor brews on tap and delicious grub from the food truck! Anchor Public Taps is Anchor Brewing's new pilot brewery and bar located across the street from Anchor's iconic Potrero Hill brewery and taproom.

Ancho Public Taps is a friendly gathering place for trying both new, experimental brews, and the classic Anchor beers you know and love. It has some of the best local food trucks scheduled daily, as well as calendar of special events to celebrate those good times and good beer!

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Everything Is Medicine: Showga with Musical Guest Kendra McKinley
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

Everything Is Medicine: Showga with Musical Guest Kendra McKinley

SHOWGA is thrilled to be collaborating with Anchor Brewing Co. for two events in January. Admission for these events includes the SHOWGA event, plus a FREE Anchor beer to follow!

SHOWGA is an event series focused on empowerment through the senses, incorporating yoga, live music, lights, aromatherapy, and visualization. Participants learn to work with each sense as a tool for wellness, stress reduction, increased performance, and creative flow. Each SHOWGA experience is focused around a theme, which is explored via the 5 senses. SHOWGA always features a live music performance from a range of genres, musicians and bands. Performers weave the given theme into their sets.

The theme for these January Anchor SHOWGA events is "Everything is Medicine". We will learn to draw upon the support that is always around and within us. Medicine is anything that will help us, make us better, heal us, or bring balance back into our lives. There is medicine and great beauty in all aspects of our environment. We can use anything or any situation as an ally, or as support on the path toward growth and well being. 

We are thrilled to announce Kendra McKinley as our musical guest for this event!

Kendra McKinley perceives a song like a painter views a blank canvas: an opportunity to expand an audience’s mind, to wash their thoughts in brilliant hues of blue and violet, scarlet reds and effusive orange. Inspired by the past but not chained to it, McKinley’s music spans the diverse spectrum of pop music. She echoes the intricate vocal arrangements crafted by Brian Wilson, fractures the narrow definitions of a genre like St. Vincent, and recognizes storytelling as the key aspect of a great tune the way the best singer-songwriters have for generations.

After the SHOWGA experience, enjoy fresh Anchor brews on tap and delicious grub from the food truck! Anchor Public Taps is Anchor Brewing's new pilot brewery and bar located across the street from Anchor's iconic Potrero Hill brewery and taproom.

Ancho Public Taps is a friendly gathering place for trying both new, experimental brews, and the classic Anchor beers you know and love. It has some of the best local food trucks scheduled daily, as well as calendar of special events to celebrate those good times and good beer!

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Working with the Power of the Void: Showga with Hannah Moriah and Owen Adair Kelley
Jan
3
6:30 PM18:30

Working with the Power of the Void: Showga with Hannah Moriah and Owen Adair Kelley

Join us for a live concert on your yoga mat on Wednesday, January 3rd. We will be exploring the theme of "Working with the Power of the Void." Everything in our world is created out of the void and every moment is an opportunity to start fresh and recreate our reality. This Showga Theme is about embracing mystery and discovering great peace and excitement in the unknown.

We are pleased to announce Hannah Moriah and Owen Adair Kelley as our musical guests for this Oakland event!

Hannah Moriah is a Napa-born vocalist, songwriter, and collaborator currently residing in Oakland. She has been described as "the voice in your dreams" by the SF Examiner and has lent vocals to acts such as The Lumerians and Sleepy Sun. Trained as a cellist in her youth, she began composing early in life. Her two self-released albums can be heard at hannahmoriah.com and she can be found performing as one half of folk duet, Whitethorn Singers.

Owen Adair Kelley hails from Columbus, Ohio, where he studied classical and jazz guitar. After moving to the bay area in 2010, he quickly established himself as an adept guitarist and performer. He is a member of Cash Pony, Fine Points and Sleepy Sun. His first album, Even Still, was released in August of 2016.

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The Oakland Museum Presents: Nature's Gift x SHOWGA
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

The Oakland Museum Presents: Nature's Gift x SHOWGA

Illuminate your practice. Joy is best when shared.

Celebrate the wonder of the human experience through art, music, and yoga. Join us for Showga, a festive and empowering exploration of the senses. This is a yoga experience unlike any other inside the Oakland Museum of California's popular exhibition Nature’s Gift: Humans, Friends & the Unknown.

Featuring

- Music by Sugar Candy Mountain

- Bites by Aburaya

- Sweets by Humphry Slocombe

- Brews 

Attendees must be 21 or older.

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Grounding & Visualizing Success: SHOWGA with Musical Guest Chuck Johnson
Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Grounding & Visualizing Success: SHOWGA with Musical Guest Chuck Johnson

Join us on Wednesday, November 29th at the beautiful historic ballroom of Starline Social Club! This SHOWGA will be focused on Grounding and Visualizing Success. We must establish a strong, secure foundation in our bodies, in our true natures, and in our environments in order to have the strength to dream bigger, take risks, and continue to move up to the next levels of what we consider success to be in our lives.

We are pleased to announce Chuck Johnson as our musical guest for this event! Chuck Johnson is a composer and musician residing in Oakland, CA. He approaches his work with an ear towards finding faults and instabilities that might reveal latent beauty, with a focus on guitar, experimental electronics, minimalism and soundtrack composition. Balsams - Chuck's latest album and pedal steel guitar debut - delivers a group of pieces for ambient meditation. Pitchfork has described the first single "Riga Black" as "building a mournful hymn out of layers of sliding strings, cascading with a zenlike stateliness..."

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Building Personal Power: Showga w musical guest Mark Clifford
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Building Personal Power: Showga w musical guest Mark Clifford

Join us at the beautiful historic ballroom of Starline Social Club on Wednesday, October 25th for Showga featuring special musical guest Mark Clifford!

The theme for this event is Building Personal Power. The event is designed to help participants reconnect with and reclaim their truth and the power that lies within. Each one of us has unique traits, or “personal medicine” that we bring into the world. This class will help participants identify their unique qualities and explore ways to work with these qualities to build confidence and personal power.

Mark Clifford is a vibraphonist, composer,and percussionist based in Oakland, CA. A much sought after performer and improviser, Clifford is equally involved in free improvisation, new music, jazz, and rock; he is involved in multiple projects in the Bay Area and around the Country. His performance experience spans worldwide; he has had the honor of playing alongside an array of esteemed contemporaries, including: Jeff Parker, Kjell Nordeson, Ches Smith, Joan La Barbara, Aram Shelton, Colin Stranahan, Lisa Mezzacappa, Scott Amendola, Tatsuya Nakatani, Ron Miles, So Percussion, SF Sound, Oakland Active Orchestra, and has served as a percussionist with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

As a composer, Clifford keeps busy writing music for a wide range of projects, ensembles, and commissions. He is the leader of The Dirty Snacks Ensemble, an eclectic post jazz ensemble in which he serves as the composer, vibraphonist and vocalist.

Clifford graduated with a B.M. in Classical Percussion Performance from the Lamont School of Music where he received many accolades, including the 2012 undergraduate recital of distinction, the 2012 Frank Toth Memorial Award, and the 2011 Outstanding Student in Jazz and Commercial Studies Award. Clifford studied Percussion under Colorado Symphony Orchestra master percussionist John Kinzie, Jazz Theory and Composition under pianist Eric Gunnison, and Composition under William Hill. Clifford has also had the honor of studying percussion and marimba at Nagoya University in Japan with Tomomi Sugo and has studied vibraphone with two of his greatest heroes, Steve Nelson and Matt Moran.

For this show, Mark will be performing original material and improvising using a vibraphone, tape loops, and Juno 106.

For more info on Mark Clifford, click HERE

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Noise Pop Showga w/ Madeline Kenney
Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Noise Pop Showga w/ Madeline Kenney

We are honored to be partnering with Noise Pop for a monthly Sunday Showga series at the beautiful Swedish American Hall. This month's musical guest is Madeline Kenney. Madeline Kenney is an Oakland based Seattle transplant who makes twang-hazy dream rock with nods to indie roots. It's like if Loretta Lynn had a secret shoegaze project.

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Golden Gram
Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

Golden Gram

Golden Graham (aka Graham LeBron) is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.

Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among his clients are Square, Levi's, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset.

A multi-instrumentalist formerly of Rogue Wave, Port O'Brien and The Album Leaf, he is also an accomplished DJ and recording engineer. In 2013, he scored the independent feature length film, I'm obsessed with you (but you've got to leave me alone). The film debuted at the Sonoma Independent Film Festival in April 2014.

He is currently at work on several recording projects for his record label, Outer Sound, including the third Golden Gram album. He plays drums with Outer Embassy (members of Daring Ear, Extra Classic) and is a touring member of Easysound Recording Artist and Fruit Bats.

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Saalt
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Saalt

Saalt is the musical creation of Alisa Saario and bandmates Tyler English (Everyone Is Dirty, False Priest) Brent Curriden and Nick Moore, who are both in Cave Clove with Saario. Now based out of Oakland, Saario's Pacific Northwest upbringing seeps into her gloom drenched vocals with catchy swells and heavy hitting. With bass-driving melodies, the music is low-end heavy while simultaneously swept away by the full and ambient vibrations of pedal steel. With intricately detailed drum beats and twinkling guitar licks, Saalt is a transportive experience into a slow burn of cathartic musical dreaminess. 

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Brian Tester
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Brian Tester

Brian Tester has been involved in music and art-focused work and collaboration since the late 1990s, first in Minneapolis, MN, and since 2003 in Oakland, CA. He brings a focus on sonic detail, left field allusion, technologic fluidity, and an intuitive grasp of improvisation to each musical project in which he has participated. Besides solo appearances, he has performed in a wide assortment of groups and projects, including Spaceburn, Soft Shells, Hits, Ruby Pins, Triangle, Axolotl, Jealousy, WOE, and others. He has engineered, mixed, or mastered a surprising variety of Bay Area and Midwest music.

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Cellista
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Cellista

Cellista is an acclaimed American cellist and artistic director. She is known for collaborating with artists across various media, as well as producing and playing live performances in unconventional spaces that incorporate elements of classical music, theater, improvisation and visual art across a range of genres including pop, hip-hop, classical and more. These performances often feature a carbon fiber cello and loop station.

www.cellista.net

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Golden Graham
Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

Golden Graham

Golden Graham (aka Graham LeBron) is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and film composer from Oakland, CA.

Putting his music degree from Rice University to work, since 2010, he has composed music for film, commercials and online spots, among  his clients are Square, Levi's, Asana, NearFuture and Ikea. He is represented by Portland music agency, Marmoset.

A multi-instrumentalist formerly of Rogue Wave, Port O'Brien and The Album Leaf, he is also an accomplished DJ and recording engineer. In 2013, he scored the independent feature length film, I'm obsessed with you (but you've got to leave me alone). The film debuted at the Sonoma Independent Film Festival in April 2014.

He is currently at work on several recording projects for his record label, Outer Sound, including the third Golden Gram album. He plays drums with Outer Embassy (members of Daring Ear, Extra Classic) and is a touring member of Easysound Recording Artist and Fruit Bats.

http://goldengram.net/

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