General Events & Fundraisers

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

Current & Upcoming:

Hand Me Down Band

Benefit Show with Hand Me Down Band, Grace Fellows, & Bonnie Boy

Friday, January 19, 2018, 6:30-10pm
benefit show featuring a wide and crafty range! some local brass, gold & silver throated tunesmiths in the form of The Hand-Me Down Band /Oxnard, Grace Fellows, & Bonnie Boy. proceeds go to the greater goods disaster relief fund.

Silent Raffle Fundraiser at Handmade Makers Market

Sunday, January 21, 2017, 11am-3pm
A community Handmade Makers’ Market at Poco Farm in Meiner’s Oaks. Originally scheduled for December 5, we are so honored to be part of this event and so grateful to Poco Farm and all of the makers for participating in a silent raffle to raise funds for the greater goods disaster relief fund.

Vocal Opening Workshop

Vocal Opening Class

Wednesday, January 17, 6:30-8:30pm
drop the shame & fear & embrace a most personal & primary instrument, your own voice… a nurturing & freeing process led by the amazing vocal sound healer, dr. gwendolyn mcclure.

compassionate listening

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 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.

Phoenix Cycle Workshop

Seven Sessions! Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm January 2 through February 13

Fellow community members, River and Susan invite you to sign up for this free event that they are offering to our community as we re-group after the fire.

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.

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.

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.

Past Events:

Natalie Gelman & Andy Dalto

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 7-10pm
Raised in the old West Village, NYC stomping ground of songwriting greats, Natalie Gelman grew up amidst artists and true bohemians.

Craft Raft

Saturday, December 23, 11am-5pm
Local artists, kid crafts, live music, & fire relief fundraiser! come craft your ash off & support local artists & the renewal of joy inside our tears! we will also be accepting relief applications & donations throughout the day. free & all ages.

Free Masks & Resource Gathering

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10am

Free N95 masks available tomorrow until they run out starting at 10am. Thanks to Direct Relief for taking care of our community!

The Only Ocean / Holy Golden / Soul Hex

The Only Ocean, Holy Golden, Soul Hex

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 7-10pm, All Ages
$5 suggested donation

Holy Golden:
Hailing from Rhode Island, Holy Golden’s music blends euphoric dream-pop with lo-fi garage rock to create songs that feel both vulnerable and mysterious.

Alas Latinas

Alas Latinas, Sally & George

Friday, December 1, 2017, 7-10pm

we’re honored to have our neighbors & friends Alas Latinas come & share their music, & thankful to Don Cardinali for roping in the wonderful duo out of nashville, Sally & George !

Puerto Rico Benefit Concert

Saturday, november 25, 2017, 7pm
dr. surf, kyle swan, vaughn montgomery, aaron van alstine & more. raffles & a rally round a great cause.

Batik Class

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 11am

All tools & materials are included but feel free to bring fabric of your own you’d like to batik on, as long as it’s cotton.

live experimental classical

Experimental Classical Music

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 7pm
Experimental Classical Music
with David Mason, David Aguilla, Aaron Embry

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!

blue moon

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.

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.

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’.

fishpeople

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).

community collage

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.