General Events & Fundraisers

Pop up shops, film screenings, discussions, community gatherings, and fundraising events.

Current & Upcoming:

Ojai Strumming Circle

Ojai Strumming Circle!

Mondays in November, 7:00-8:00pm
“Hello Friends! I am STOKED to sing songs with you into November! We will be meeting on the 5th, 12th, and 19th. If you have yet to join us, we want to let you know that: – all ages and experience levels are welcome – song requests are welcome – you are free to bring ukuleles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, or any other instrument of your choosing!

Jan Smith’s Yellow Flowers & Guests

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7-10pm
Jan Smith will be performing the closing concert of 2018 for her new record, ‘Yellow Flowers’, at Greater Goods in Ojai.

watershed awareness

Welcoming Water with Connor Jones

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 3:00pm
join Connor Jones of East End Eden for a curated viewing of community-based water harvesting success stories from around the world.

Death Cafe, Monthly Series

Last Mondays, 7-9pm
Let’s have tea and talk about death. Circle up for an open discussion about death and dying with other people who are also going to die someday!

Documentary Filmmaker meeting

Doc & Talk

First Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Doc & Talk is a monthly gathering for documentary filmmakers.

disaster relief fund

Knowing this will be a marathon as well as a race, we have set up a fund and a strategy for the best use of the resources we collect from our members and beyond.

Past Events:

Malloy Film

Malloy Film Screening: Earth to Meekus

thursday, October 18, 2018, 6:30pm
rare screening of “earth to meekus” by chris malloy.

Super Stoked Surf Mamas

Saturday, October 13, 2018, door 7pm, films 7:30pm
A fun and inspiring family-friendly surf film night on Saturday, October 13 celebrates the local release Ojai filmmaker Elizabeth Pepin Silva’s latest surf documentary, “Introducing the Super Stoked Surf Mamas of Pleasure Point.”

Jon Swift, Brother Earl & the Cousins

Friday, October 5, 2018, 7:00pm
live music with jon swift & brother earl & the cousins. we are glad to finally have succeeded in pulling jon away from the thatcher observatory for a night, & thankful to brother earl & the cousins for helping us to achieve this!

Joyful Vocal Healing

wednesday, oct. 3, 7pm
free your voice & the rest will likely follow. soul encourager & breath bringer dr. gwendolyn mcclure joins us for another round of vocal play, release, & healing.

Thursday Night Films by the Malloy Brothers

10/4: Thicker Than Water
We kick off a month of thursday night films by the malloy brothers (the ojai/ventura ones) with a screening of the Y2K thriller, thicker than water, a film that played a major roll in rejuvenating surf culture after a long spell of fast paced trick flicks.

Documentary: There’s a Meeting Here Tonight

Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7-10pm
documentary of the 2017 lennon family concert at the historic santa monica bay women’s club featuring the lennon sisters, venice, the lennon bros., tom lennon, the chillz & many more!

Cedars (of Texas) & Special Guest

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 7-10pm
The Greater Goods family is thrilled to welcome this soulful group from Texas. Cedars is more than a band – it is a collective of people who believe that beauty will change the world.

Donal Beaman Band

Donald Beaman, Mouth Painter, Melanie Moser

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:30-10pm
For your saturnal satisfaction we welcome this bowl full of soulful folk as part of their west coast Summer Tour.

Cameron Schubert, Elisa Rose and Malek

Friday, August 3, 2018, 7:30-10pm
A release party for Cameron’s newest single, joined by friends Elisa Rose and Malek, who each will play a set.

grace fellows

TOWSE, Bonnie Boy, & Easy

Friday, July 20, 2018, 7:30-10:00pm
live music with our beloved clan of grace fellow’s towse , bonnie boy, & easy for another night of musical delight. heartfelt, poetic, artful folk, pop, & roll…

Ted Lennon & Jamie Drake

friday, july 13, 8pm
live music with local wonder ted lennon & los angeles lark jamie drake. both artists bring a variety of original folk & pop as well as some well cut cover tunes. this could be, but is not, a singing contest. as always, all ages & donations welcome!

English Classes

Adult Beginner ESL Classes

thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm, eight-week course, July 9-Sept 6
English as a second language classes for beginner adults. Full immersion classes.

little wings & tera jane o'neil

little wings & tara jane o’neil

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
live music with little wings & tara jane o’neil a couple of california folksters & low pro legends!

Kids Music Class with Jamie Drake

Kids Music Makers Class with Jamie Drake

Sunday, July 14, 2018, 11am
calling all music loving kids! join the amazing Jamie Drake for a late morning interactive music making class. all ages welcome. $20 suggested donation. jamie will be performing saturday night (5/19) at greater goods at about 8pm if you’d like to come out & hear her in action.

Children’s Art Classes / Clases De Arte Para Ninos

Weekly Series Wednesdays, 10-11am, June 27 – August 15
join artist & instructor Mariana Peirano Royuela for a weekly series of children’s art classes taught in english & spanish. painting drawing, mixed media, clay & more!
Únete a la artista e instructora Mariana Peirano para una serie semanal de clases de arte para niños impartidas en inglés y español. dibujo de pintura, técnica mixta, arcilla y más!

Family Dance Party

Friday, June 29, 2018, 7:30pm
all ages out the cages ! we’re opening up the room so you can loosen up your tightrope & shake your inner quaker to the beats & grooves of the ages! feel free to bring some songs on your device or a good old fashion record or two to add into the mix.

Jan Smith & Alice Bradley

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7pm
high desert goddess folk with Jan Smith & Alice Bradley. if permaculture could sing it might sound like this

Tiny House Film, Tour & Music

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 3pm Movie, 5pm Tour & Music
Spend the afternoon celebrating community and tiny homes with a movie and tour with Vina Lustado.

MAESA, Scott Hirsch

Friday, June 22, 2018, 7:30-10pm
MAESA (Maesa Pullman) is a mountain-siren soul-folk Americana-rocknroll singer-songwriter music-maker based in Los Angeles, California. With Ojai based singer songrider Scott Hirsch!

Bernie Larsen, Ted Lennon, & Zoe Winter

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 8-10pm
Welcoming friend, neighbor, one of Ojai’s most prolific musicians, songwriters, and producers -Bernie Larsen. Opening up the night are two amazing sets from Ojai original Ted Lennon and San Francisco songster Zoe Winter.

Film Screening, Art Show, & Fun

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7pm
Film screening of “me with friends,” a coming of age comedic horror movie made right here in ojai by local wizard Aaron Singer, & starring sage & rafe stoneman, misha morris, cade stephens, & aaron singer.

Lonnie Holley Art Workshop & Talk

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:00-6:00pm
Art workshop & talk with southern folk artist & natural mystic, lonnie holley! lonnie will be joined in conversation by his close friend, matt arnett, as he dives into assembling some found objects & talking some about his process.

Lonnie Holley & Sun Foot

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:30pm
Lonnie Holley is a masterful folk artist & transcendent traveler in the world of vision creation, whether in a found object sculpture or a free verse song. Sun Foot is the musical project of suburban antihero & bay area street folk artist extraordinaire chris johanson.

Tea and Jamz

Tea & Jamz

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:00pm
come snuggle up for some evening gong fu cha! 6 chinese teas will be served over the course of the night.

bonnie boy

Jules, Bonnie Boy, & The Hand Me Down Band

Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:30pm
youth uprising of authentic blues, folk, ragtime, & rock ‘n roll by way of jules (of Road Brothers), Bonnie Boy, & The Hand Me Down Band.

Velvet Noose

The Velvet Noose: Immersive Theater

Saturday, JUNE 16, 2018, 8:00pm
the velvet noose gives fully costumed, immersive theatrical art experiences, under the aegis of primeval self-exploration.

Heart Sharing Circle & Community Potluck

Sunday, June 16, 2018, 5-7pm
an opportunity to listen & share in support of thomas fire recovery & the various things that are on our hearts and minds.