General Events & Fundraisers

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

Current & Upcoming:

Aaron Embry, Peasant boy Gregg, Casey Golden

Casey Golden, Peasant Boy Gregg, Aaron Embry

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7-10pm
art pop singer & songwriter from tucson, arizona
joined by a pair of local pop art song & singwriters!

Needle Felted Owl Ornament / Medicine Necklace

Thursday, November 9, 5:30-7:30 pm

Borbala will be sharing the basics of needle felting, how to use the different kind of wools, how to attach feathers and create your own, unique Owl ornament/necklace with hemp cord and wooden beads.

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Blue Moon Singers & Special Guest

Friday, November 10, 2017, 7:00-9:30pm

Sofia Burke and Izadora Fleetwood are two twelve year old ukulele players who live in the hills of Ojai, California. The girls started playing together last summer and never looked back.

Drawing Cartoon Class for Kids

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:30am-12:30pm

Beginner, hands on instruction with demonstration and show n’ tell.

Presented by Ojai’s second-most famous cartoonist Zavier Leslie Carbarga (drawer of Betty Boop, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Popeye).

Healthy Deliberations Series

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:00pmJoin us for our second Healthy Deliberation – Yoga or CrossFit?
We’ll be sharing the perceived and true positive and negative potential aspects to our health when choosing what exercise is best for our body, mind and spirit.

Fairy Doll Workshop

Needle Felted Fall Fairy with Pumpkin

Tuesday, November 14, 5.30-7.30 PM

Borbala will be sharing the basics of needle felting, how to use the different kind of wools (wrap around wire, build a body, decorate) to create your own beautiful Fall fairy with a small pumpkin.

Little Footprints

Little Footprints Series

Last Sunday of Each Month, 1-8pm
Monthly gathering on the last sunday of each month focused on ways to more gently impact our environment: talks, docs, & group projects in collaboration with local environmental leaders around ideas such as permaculture, grey water, alternative energy, upcycling, bicycle advocacy, food awareness, and much more.

Vocal Opening Workshop

Vocal Opening Class

Sunday, September 17, time TBA
most of us are taught to keep our authentic voice buttoned up.
if you’re longing to free it, here’s a great opportunity to do so with a masterful teacher! thank you Gwendolyn McClure for the work you do & for bringing it to greater goods!

Past Events:

Prelude to Caravan to Wondergrass

November 18, 2017, 1-8pm

we are honored to be partnering with Ojai Valley Land Conservancy, 805 Living, Caravan Outpost & Elephant Revival for this amazing concert!

Yellow Flowers Record by Jan Smith

Yellow Flower Record Release

Saturday, may 4, 2017, Doors Open 7:00
The record is done and we’re having a party! Join us for an evening of beautiful songs that began seven years ago when Jan’s son, Fran, read these poems to her in the order they now appear on ‘Yellow Flowers’.

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Fish People by Keith Malloy

thursday, October 26, 2017, 6-10pm
this free, all ages event will start with some of ojai’s finest local music by way of Sleeping Chief (Todd Hannigan & friends). we will then get into a couple shorts by Ben Moon, & close with the screening of keith malloy’s new documentary, Fish People. keith, ben, & todd will all be on hand for a Q&A afterwards. patagonia has been kind enough to donate some raffle items, so bring a few extra bucks to try your luck!

Aaron Embry

Aaron Embry, Mia Riddle, & Justin Andrew Johnson

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7-10pm
ring in the return of ojai’s musical sunbeam, aaron embry, as well as song gliders mia riddle & justin andrew johnson! folk art your heart out! all ages.

Gustafer Yellowgold

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 11am-1pm
fresh from his appearance at wilco’s revered solid sound festival, grammy nominated songwriter & illustrator morgan taylor brings his original animation & live music together in the form of Gustafer Yellowgold this saturday morning at greater goods! taylor’s humerous & touching multimedia presentation about a little guy from the sun who landed in the minnesota woods is truly an all-ages experience.

Brother Earl & TD Lind

Brother Earl & TD Lind

Saturday, October 28, 2017, 7-10pm
blues, americana, ballads, & more! all ages welcome

Film & Discussion: For Ahkeem

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 7pm
a community screening of the powerful new documentary, “For Ahkeem,” an intimate coming-of-age story that illuminates some of the challenges that many black teenagers face in america today, and bears witness to the strength, resilience, & determination it takes to survive.

Anchor Point

Anchor Point by Chris Malloy

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7pm

Part of Thursday’s double screening of two of chris malloy’s recent documentary shorts: the fisherman’s son & anchor point. both films offer a personal glimpse into the lives of two humble heroes, ramon navarro & j.t. van zandt. Q & A with chris malloy &/or brother dan after the film.

Fisherman's Son fil screening

The Fisherman’s Son by Chris Malloy

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7pm
Part of Thursday’s double screening of two of chris malloy’s recent documentary shorts: the fisherman’s son & anchor point. both films offer a personal glimpse into the lives of two humble heroes, ramon navarro & j.t. van zandt. Q & A with chris malloy &/or brother dan after the film.

Film & Discussion: I Am Not Your Negro

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7pm
We continue our exploration of racial equality with the powerful 2016 narrative documentary “i am not your negro,” based on the life & writing of james baldwin & directed by raoul peck. discussion to follow.

Healthy Delibertions

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 6-9pm

Healthy Deliberations is a monthly gathering with an intention to develop a place and a protocol where disagreements are discussed in a friendly manner, with the goal of understanding and appreciating the perspective of others when we are in opposition.

Unbroken Ground by Chris Malloy

thursday, October 12, 2017, 7-10pm

the second portion of the malloy brothers film series for the month of october will feature chris malloy’s 2016 documentary, “unbroken ground.”

Community Collage Workshop with Clinton Burger

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 4:30pm
last week’s dip into the calm & uplifting waters of local art spring clinton burger was a delight, & we look forward to some more 2D diving this week. old magazines & friends, un-strangers, snacks, groovy tunes & all materials included. all ages & kinds welcome! come early, like 3:45pm, if you’d like to participate in a short talk beforehand concerning sensitivity & creation.

Francisco Leon & Jim of Suburbanoid

Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7pm
Join us in welcoming francisco leon & jim sqi of suburbanoid for a night of original music accompanied by multimedia projections. the concert will begin with a guided musical meditation.

Documentary Film: 13th

Tuesday, October 4, 2017, 7pm
We continue our exploration of racial inequality with this 2016 documentary by Ava Duvernay. It shines a powerful spotlight on one of the many rotten roots we need to reckon with if we ever hope to find true balance & justice for all here in America. check the trailer below.

Rockers

Rockers

Thursday, September 28, 7:30
Following Clinton Burger’s Community Collage, rally round the red, gold, black & green! Making it in the music business in Kingston, Jamaica, is hard, and nobody knows it better than regularly unemployed drummer Horsemouth (Leroy Wallace).

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Community Collage with Clinton Burger

Thursdays, September 28 & Thursday October 2017, 4:30-6:00pm
via the heartist himself, Clinton Burger: “hosting a lil collage jamboree on Thursday eve @ Greater Goods in Meiners Oaks, 4:30-6pm. Good ole fun, awesome folks, irie tunes… All magazines, books, scissors & paper provided.”

TD Lind and Danny McGaw

TD Lind & Danny McGaw

Saturday, Sept 30 & last Saturday of each month! 6:30-10pm
we’re excited to start a new tradition with these top notch musicians, singers, & songwriters: the last saturday of each month TD Lind & Danny McGaw will be sharing songs & stories & taking turns on piano & guitar, accompanying each other with brilliant harmonies & instrumental support.

Slow is Fast by Dan Malloy

Thursday, October 5, 7:00-9:00pm
Join Dan Malloy as he talks about his SLOW IS FAST trip, documenting the farmers, craft folk, and surfers they met on their 50 day, 700 mile bicycle adventure down the California Coast. He will also be joined by Brenton Kelley and Jan Smith of Quail Springs and local commercial fisherman Eric Hodge. Come for the film, stay for the pie! $10 suggested donation. Organic pies by Poco Farm.

Screening and Discussion of Adam Curtis Documentaries

Sunday, September 24, 2017, 6-9pm
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.

Radio Skies

Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:30-10pm
Greater Goods welcome our friends of Radio Skies: “Oliwa” Newell, “Syd” Sidney, Eric Sullivan, Daniel Wright, and Ethan Glazer.

bow drill friction fire making workshop

September 23, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
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.

An Evening of Poetry with Teddy Macker

Friday, September 15, 2017, 7:30pm
Excited to host our dear friend & fine poet, Teddy Macker, this Friday night at Greater goods! Musicians Johnny Gill & Vaughn Montgomery will also be singing a handful of Teddy’s poems that they turned into songs.

Conversations on Racism

Two Tuesdays, Sept 19 & 26, 2017, 5-8pm
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.

Cuyama Mama and 1/2 the Flash

saturday, Sept 16, 2017, 7:30pm
our friend & hero, jan smith (a.k.a. cuyama mama), of the soulful permaculture hub, quail springs, along with mr. 1/2 flash himself, john gary, travel over pine mountain with a wealth of heart lifting songs from the high desert. all ages welcome!

September 11 discussion

9/11 Discussion

monday, September 11, 2017, 7pm
Please consider joining us for a simple video presentation & respectful discussion as we mark the 16th anniversary of this fateful day, with the hope that we might see the world we live in a bit more honestly & demand the same from our media & government.

Functional Medicine Talk with Kristopher Young

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm
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.

TD Lind and Danny McGaw Playing Music

TD Lind & Danny McGaw

saturday, september 9, 2017, 7:30pm, all ages
A couple of Ojai’s finest troubadours night with a wealth of soulful tunes in the folk, blues & rock ‘n roll vein.

Rise Up Singing

Friday, September 8, 7:30pm, all ages
A long overdue return to what we’d like to offer monthly: an evening of group singing around the piano. Bring an instrument if you play one; your rise up singing book if you own one; or just your self.

The Girls Empowerment Workshop

Tuesdays in September
The MISSION of The Girls Empowerment Workshop is to EDUCATE, EMPOWER & INSPIRE teens by raising awareness, developing communication skills and cultivating self respect.