General Events & Fundraisers

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

Current & Upcoming:

Ojai Earth Day at Libbey Park

saturday, april 21, 11am – 5pm
come out & celebrate our mother earth ! we will have a booth with some interactive family crafts, including handmade prayer flags.

Earth Day Weekend

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 4pm
we are excited to partner with our neighbors for a family friendly afternoon of celebrating our shared home, earth.

earth night with ella & sage

sunday, april 22, 7:30pm
cap off a grounding weekend with the ever delightful, earthful, songful, muse infused duo supremo : ella anders & sage stoneman.

compassionate listening

Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
join brian & lisa berman for this free, weekly series focused on finding & building peace in the midst of so much natural disaster.

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:

Healthy Deliberations

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7-9pm
Technology: Helpful or Hindrance? Join Heath Perry and Dan Malloy as we discuss pertinent questions around Technology.

Prayer Flag Workshop

thursday & friday, april 19 & 20, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm
in honor of earth day, we will be co-hosting a couple of prayer flag workshops with our neighbors from arrow heart yoga. bring some scrap fabric or use what’s on hand.

Roughhousing, Emily Hay & Sahba Sizdahkhani

thursday, april 19, 7pm
free jazz with legendary saxophone player jack wright’s current project, roughhousing (saxes, guitar, objects, double bass). opening the evening will be two of ojai’s freest jazz birds: emily hay (flute/voice) & sahba sizdahkhani (drums). music to grow with!

Milk + Seed

Wednesday, April 18, 2017, 10:30am-12:00pm
postpartum tea & support circle with milk + seed’s sophie ward koren
for expecting and newly postpartum mamas & babies under six months

Phoenix Cycle Mandala

friday, april 20, 2018, 6:30pm
an evening to celebrate the seven-week phoenix cycle series that river sauvageau & susan kelejian facilitated, which culminated in the creation of a beautiful mandala.

Tammy Scheffer & Katie Seiler

Thursday, April 13 7pm
greater goods is glad to be included in the west coast tour of these two amazing vocalists! as always, this is an all ages, donation based show. hope to see you there!

Bay Station & Cindy Kalmenson

Friday, April 6, 7:00pm
Join us for a night of melodic & original americana with bay area artists Bay Station Band & ojai treasure Cindy Kalmenson.

We Will Rise! Community Sing.

Ojai Rancho Inn, 615 W Ojai Ave
Sunday, April 7, 2018, 6-7:30pm
Please join us for a community singing circle in collaboration with greater goods’ Folk Steady Communal Concert & Family Picnic at Ojai Rancho Inn.

Hannah Jobus, Jessica Malone, & Nick Foster

wednesday, April 11, 2018, 7-10pm
Join us in welcoming folk singers Jessica Malone and Nick Foster as they swing through Ojai during their current double solo tour. Based out of a little town just east of Sacramento, their performance is dynamic and full of powerful vocal harmonies!

Benefit Concert with Nina Jo Smith, Alan Thornhill, & Martin Young

Friday, March 16, 2018, 7-10pm
Ojai native Nina Jo Smith performs March 16 at Greater Goods with Alan Thornhill and Martin Young. Nina Jo will play her songs about Ojai and beyond on ukulele and guitar. Concert benefits Ojai Raptor Center and Help of Ojai as a thank you for their work helping during and after the Thomas Fire.

Herbal Medicine Workshop

Saturday, may 10, 2018, 2-5pm

join dan de lion of return to nature ( www.returntonature.us ) for a class on how to easily make your own herbal remedies with common plants growing in just about any yard or landscape.

Folk Steady at Ojai Rancho Inn

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:00pm
5 years now & this first sunday tradition is still going strong. big thanks to our friends at the ojai rancho inn for supporting local culture & community all these years!

Benefit Concert with Chris & Michael VonTanner

Friday, March 9, 2018, 7-10pm

Chris and Michael VonTanner will perform original songs of laughter, compassion and political consciousness for a family audience at Greater Goods. Chris (Tanner) VonTanner has been a performing singer-songwriter for decades. He wrote and performed the acclaimed song “The Sensitive Little Boy” which is documented on Folkways Record’s ‘Walls to Roses’ album and now housed in the Smithsonian.

Glen Phillips Concert & Community Sing

Sunday, March 11, 2018
4:00pm early show with the amazing glen phillips (toad the wet sprocket) followed by community singing at 7pm.

sunfoot (chris johanson!) & mike donovan

Thursday, march 1 at 9pm,
Chris Johanson was born in suburban San Jose, California in 1968. He grew up skateboarding, attending punk rock shows, drawing, and with a dry yet sharp sense of humor.

Tom Brosseau, Shelley Short, Aaron Embry

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 7-10pm
This February and March, Tom Brosseau will be hitting the road with singer-songwriter Shelley Short. Seattle to San Diego with some great stops in between. Joined by the wonderful Aaron Embry for their Ojai stop-in, expect a great evening of song and story.

mikael jorgensen + isaac koren’s “expandards”

saturday, february 24, 2018, 7:00-10:00pm
experimental tweaking & stretching of standards from the american songbook. special guest: drum & lace

The Prana Brothers

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 6:00-10:00pm
join us for a night of groovy acoustic jams with The Prana Brothers! bring the kids, your hips, knees, & dancing feet! we’ll also be celebrating prana sister, Liesel Rigsby’s, birthday!

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.

Jamie Drake & Sophie Holt

friday, february 9, 2018, 7pm
an intimate evening of two solo sets from singer songwriters & folk-pop crooners sophie holt & jamie drake.

Weaving as Meditation with Kate Kilmurray

Sunday, february 11, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm
Join Kate on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 to learn hand weaving on a metal loom and meditation.

Ojai Environmental Student Leadership Collective

tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Led by environmental leader and educator Tod Cossairt, environmental student leaders/activists from our local high schools will explore ways they can collaborate on a community action plan for the spring.

folk steady 2018

Folksteady vs Superbowl at Rancho Inn

sunday, february 4, 2018, 1:00pm, $5 , kids free
Ojai Ranch Inn, 615 W. Ojai Ave
A monthly Sunday matinee acoustic series, with a handful of local talent — family friendly — Come make a day of it.

sahba sizdahkhani & emily hay

saturday, february 17, 2018, 7-10pm
Iranian musician Sahba Sizdahkhani serves as a unique crossroad of East meets West. Inspired heavily by 1960’s free-jazz and Persian Traditional Music, he constantly channels the fire-energy and longing for connectivity that these two stormy histories represent. Emily Hay is a flutist, vocalist and pianist who extends the traditional roles and capabilities of her instruments by incorporating the complexity of contemporary classical technique with the spontaneity and experimentation of free improvisation.

ella and Sage with Pat Keen

Ella & Sage with Pat Keen

Wednesday, February 21, 2017, 7pm
a while ago a guy named Pat Keen from minneapolis wrote me about playing at greater goods when he comes out west to share his new LP, “albatross.” he had heard about greater goods from our mutual friend kyle field, of Little Wings.