Monday, March 7, 2011

stuff happening

This Week At SubRosa, March 7th-13th

-Monday March 7th: a couple Free Skool classes

**Heliostat Hackers- 10am (a Free Skool class)
Heliostat Hackers: Solar Hacking- a Free Skool class
Using the sun to light and heat your indoor location. We will discuss the use of and making of a low cost heliostat to turn the ever moving rays of the sun into a stationary more usable beam. With Chris.

Dungeons and Dragons Meetup- 5-7pm (a Free Skool class)
Dungeons & Dragons is a game in which people play within an imaginary world together, becoming heroes and going on mythic adventures. D&D doesn't have to be the classic Tolkien world-- it can be funny, desperate, sad, futuristic, deal with large adventures of any type. Moreover, D&D can build friendships, train your imagination, develop your creative problem solving, and build political and spiritual consciousness. D&D can be set in a world of rebellion, Empire, good versus evil - a world much like our own. If you are interested in being part of an ongoing D&D game come by the class, where we will talk about what we want. If you miss the "class," contact us to get involved in the game. With Chrisso.

-Wednesday March 9th: many goings-on!

**Furniture Making- 10am (a Free Skool class)
Creative use of found materials and design techniques will be discussed and demonstrated. Only material availability and motivation will limit us in this class. With Chris.
**Herbal Strategies for Diabetes Prevention (a Free Skool class)

We'll talk about herbal support for prediabetic conditions, otherwise known as Syndrome X or Metabolic Syndrome. About 1/3 of the US population is thought to be prediabetic. We'll cover herbal, dietary and lifestyle suggestions to prevent the development of Type II Diabetes, and discuss societal factors for the prevalence of this condition. Requirements: No requirements. Class will be taught at a beginning/intermediate level. With Red Root Herbal Collective
**Radical Film Night- 7:30pm- This month's theme is Crime Pays!
Come watch films with others, eat popcorn (we will bring some, and we encourage you to bring snacks to share as well) and after the screening we can share in a discussion of the films. $2 donation (notaflof)

-Thursday March 10th:
2 evening events

**Hacktivism 103- 5-7pm (a Free Skool class)

Though much of technology is well-deserving of critique and scrutiny, we work to shape the new world within the context of the old. Through this series of hacktivism workshops, we want to both encourage your interest in technology and provide a way for all of us to exercise our radical politics. If you’ve ever soldered something and enjoyed it, or if you’ve ever learned a programming language and felt brilliant, or if you’ve ever designed something that worked perfectly, we'd like to share more of that with you in an environment where men, women, and trans folks can connect. Requirements: An interest to learn. Some technical savviness and sneakiness. Wtih UBEW.

**Open Mic- sign ups 7:30pm and begins 8pm
Come express yourself, challenge yourself, challenge the audience. $5-$7 NOTAFLOF

-Friday March 11th: 2 evening happenings

**Boat Design- 3-4pm (a Free Skool class)
We will discuss the various design problems of boat building. Requirements: A desire to put out on the Sea. With Robert Blind Bear.
**Santa Cruz Guerilla Drive-In presents: Waltz with Bashir (part of the winter series)- 8pm

Waltz with Bashir is a 2008 Israeli animated documentary film written and directed by Ari Folman. It depicts Folman in search of his lost memories from the 1982 Lebanon War. In 1982, Ari Folman was a 19-year-old infantry soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). In 2006, he meets with a friend from his army service period, who tells him of the nightmares connected to his experiences from the Lebanon War. Folman is surprised to find that he does not remember a thing from that period. Later that night he has a vision from the night of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, the reality of which he is unable to tell. More info at

-Sunday March 13th:
A weekly women and trans friendly reading group at SubRosa! 2-5pm**

We will be reading a zine every Sunday. Please join us for reading and discussion of the text. Feel free to bring snacks and such. E-mail for more info and an upcoming reading list!
**This reading group is limited to those folks who identify as women, trans and/or fem.

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