art, craft, learning & togetherness

greater goods is an interactive community space & 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to local art, craft, learning & togetherness. we invite you to join us by stopping by, staying a while, & should you feel akin, becoming a member or making a donation.

Upcoming Shows, Workshops & More

Greater Goods offers live music, educational talks, classes, workshops, film screenings, and more.
Be sure to visit our calendar for additional events. Signing up for our weekly-ish newsletter and following us on facebook etc are also good ways to stay in-the-know. If you are interested in booking an event or collaborating please contact us by emailing info@greatergoodsojai.org. See you here!

Live Music

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:30-10pm

Radio Skies

with the artwork of Aaron Singer

An epic night this friday as the night evens with the day! besides the amazing music by Radio Skies & far out art by aaron singer, we’ve secured a single day alcohol permit from the abc, so 1-2-3 baby you & me can look forward to stoking your fire with some local distillations from our friends at Ventura Spirits! beer & wine too.

The rhythm section features organic-electronic beats and dreamscapes created by keyboardist/DJ Oliver “Oliwa” Newell (He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister) paired with the the raw rock drumming of Erin “Syd” Sidney (Mia Dyson).  Eric Sullivan (Lissie), never disappoints on lead guitar often reaching spiritual heights. Up front, Daniel Wright’s deeply personal songwriting and haunting voice are matched by harmonies from life long friend and bassist Ethan Glazer, a welcome reunion for fans of beloved Bay Area trio Song Preservation Society.  (from http://2017.lucidityfestival.com/)

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Film Screenings

Sunday, September 24,  6:00-9:00pm

Screening and Discussion of Adam Curtis Documentaries

Big thanks to Johnny Misheff for curating this night: a peak into the wide & wild documentary work of Adam Curtis, which will surely stir up some nutritious dialogue.

Workshops & Classes

Thursday,  September 21, 7:30-9:30pm

Functional Medicine Talk with Kristopher Young

Maybe you have experienced dysfunctional medicine; come hear Dr. Young explain Functional Medicine based on his practice and training with the founders of FM over the last 25 years. Most importantly, this is not a sales event.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017, 11:00 am1:00 pm

bow drill friction fire making workshop

with soren of the natural free human beings

In this workshop you will learn the basics of the bow drill style of fire making and have the opportunity to make your own kit to take home. You will be shown the steps and positions necessary to master making your own coal and then how to turn your coal into flame. The bow drill has been a tool for humanity since the 5th century BC where the earliest examples were found in western Pakistan and the Indus Valley.

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Ongoing Series

Two Tuesdays,  September 19 & 26, 5:00-8:00pm

Conversations on Racism

The Girls Empowerment Workshop on Racism and Implicit Bias

Join us for an informal conversation on Racism facilitated by Chiany Dri, as we aim to create a safe space where we can discuss a controversial topic and grow to have more understanding about how we can help others do better and do better ourselves.

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First & Third Saturday Afternoons

Monthly Art Instruction in Drawing & Watercolor with Sue Blackshear

May – November, 2017

Drawing Course
Third Saturdays, 1:00-2:30pm, May – October
Begins Saturday, May 20
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Watercolor Course
First Saturdays, 1:30-4:00pm, June-November
Begins Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
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website workshop

Wednesdays in September. 6-9pm

Website Workshop Series

If you have been meaning to update your site, but haven’t made the time or are feeling stuck, this workshop is for you!

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family creative workshop

Fridays in September, 3:30-5pm, All Ages

The Family Creative Workshop

with Karen Nedivi

Family creative workshop is a book series made in the 70’s. *First workshop friday, Sept 8, introduction to weaving based on 1rst book in the series. Learn how to make pencil holder!

*Changed from friday, Sept 1

$10-$20 suggested donation

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Two Saturdays, September 2 & 9, 11am-1:00pm, All Ages

basic rhythm workshop

a two part workshop exploring basic rhythm as a group, including listening, dancing, & playing various percussion instruments, in a relaxed & playful environment.  all ages welcome!

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Two Thursdays, September 7 & 14, 11am-1:00pm, All Ages

mobile workshops

last week’s short notice & nice turnout have inspired two more thursday afternoons of mobiling.  bring your own found things or search through the shore worn pieces provided by your host, vaughn montgomery.  various tools & materials included.  come hang & make hang!

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Past Events

September 11 discussion
adam schatz
leonard
ella and sage
the Cosmic Children surf film
Morning of the Earth Film
Ojai Bake & Gather
turner & friends
OHMME & Alina Bea
califone
Dean Thomas
rise up singing songbook
Finders Keepers, Pop Up Shop