The Marketplace After Dark
We're still working on this year- See below for last year's lineup
With our expansion to two days, we're plotting and planning some special after-hours activities- We'll have advanced classes, a masquerade ball, cool activities, and much more stuff going on from early morning into the wee hours of the next one!
If that's more than you can handle, you can still enjoy the "business hours" of the Marketplace- Pretty much the same hours and price you've become acustomed to, but now on Sunday as well. We're expanding with new and better stuff, but not cutting back anything you've grown to love over the last six years. Still- We think the full weekend pass will be well worth your time
Special Concert with Frenchy and the Punk
A perannial favorite of several of our overlapping communities, we are thrilled to welcome them to their first Marketplace appearance.
Multi-cultural Genre-bending NY Duo Frenchy and the Punk: Imagine Siouxsie Sioux and Dee Dee Ramone had a duo that was inspired by Django Reinhardt, Edith Piaf, Toulouse Lautrec and Deepak Chopra, this is what it might sound like. One part Dresden Dolls, Sonny and Cher and one part White Stripes. A pixie spirited flexitarian band of tree hugging, gothic, folk punks by way of Paris and New York. Doused in red wine, kale and granola, raised on punk rock and ballet, eclectic and uplifting…fun with a capital F!
The product of a 1998 office romance, the two left their temp jobs, traveled as a solo musician (him) and artist (her) selling their wares until 2005 when, Stephenson, the sultry French born singer jumped onstage and joined, Helland, the fiery punk rock guitarist from the golden days of the hardcore scene, and Frenchy and the Punk was born. Along the way they became the 'jewel of the steampunk scene' and were named one of the ''Top 25 dynamic duos in America' by Yahoo music.
The unlikely pairing has since released 4 full-length CDs, an EP, produced a live concert DVD and have performed all across the U.S. and in Europe. Their show is a carnival of two that will take you from the Moulin Rouge to CBGBs and back again. A rollicking flapper folk punk cabaret with Taiko meets Rio de Janeiro pounding drum instrumentals.
Faerie Garden Labyrinth Walk
Take a walk in the Faerie Garden Labyrinth and celebrate the joy and magick of the coming spring. The labyrinth is an ancient pattern that mirrors the twists and turns of life’s path. A walk in the labyrinth is a time to reflect, center and receive inspiration. This is an open labyrinth walk and you can come anytime between 7pm and 9pm. It takes about 15 minutes to walk the labyrinth, but you may want to stay and play with the faeries. Or you can make a faerie dream pouch to start the magickal weekend off with visionary dreams. Come to the Faerie Garden Labyrinth for an enchanting walk and a sprinkle of faerie dust.
Join some of the Marketplace's best loved musicians, poets, and storytellers for this intimate evening of unplugged performances, readings, and stories. Everyone is welcome- nay, encouraged- to participate with a song, joke, or verse of their own.
Spring Equinox Ritual
Spring is the time of renewal and a refreshed cycle. It is also the time for symbolically planting the seeds of one's desired harvest. Join Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor-Grimassi for an energy alignment with the forces of the Spring Equinox.
The Fairie's Masquerade Ball
Come in your fanciest finest! We'll have live music from the Jenna Greene Band, dancing, and prizes for the best costumes.
Small munchies will be provided, and there will be a cash bar.
We've gotten some of our best experts together to run a few classes that are just a little too intense for the daytime crowd:
Castings & Containers: Choices In Creating Sacred Space
With Ivo Dominguez
There are many methods for creating sacred space and each has qualities, characteristics, that make them more or less suited to different kinds of spiritual and magickal endeavors. There are also a variety of levels of complexity and intensity associated with creating the container, the setting, for the work. In this class we will explore some of the many approaches and offer suggestions on how to select the best option for the specific work that you are doing. The material being shared can be easily adapted to a wide range of traditions and paths.
Crafting a Medicine Garden
With Wendy Fogg
A medicine wheel means different things to different people. Today we’ll explore the medicine wheel as a healing garden. We’ll discuss plants used to honor the four directions, North, East, South and West as we’ve learned from our Native American ancestors. We’ll also look at a medicine wheel garden plan that honors the Wheel of the Year through the seasons, focusing on plants that are helpful as food and medicine during each. Includes a Power Point presentation which will be available by email after the conference. You are encouraged to take notes.
The Sexual Shaman’s Path
With Wrentek MacGowan
The Sexual Shaman utilizes sexual energy to manifest, heal and reclaim the self. Sexual energy is the extremely powerful energy of creation. When the peak point of your sexual energy, not necessarily physical orgasm, is reached you are creating whatever is in your mind. Learn how the sexual shaman employs and directs this energy and how you can use this energy to manifest, heal and reclaim yourself. Shamanic experience is not necessary to attend this workshop.
Wrentek’s focus is the exploration and practice of primal shamanic energies. He utilizes multiple Shamanic traditions, Reiki Master Teacher energies, Ordeal and BDSM in facilitation of Sacred Sexuality Trainings, Sex Magic Workshops, Shamanic Retreats, Runic Initiations, Vision Quests, Ritual and more. Being a 3rd gender shamanic practitioner Wren creates an open & safe environment for clients and students regardless of sexual orientation, lifestyle, gender identity, or gender expression. Wren is available to speak or facilitate workshops on any of the above, including gender perspectives. He is the founder of Embracing SIN (Sex-Intimacy-Nature) – A Journey to True Freedom. Wren provides Sexual Shamanic healing sessions by appointment. He is willing to travel globally.