Changes to our Event Schedule

There are lots of changes to our event schedule and formats starting in May:

 More live events at the Friends’ Meeting House.
 More opportunities to hear and perform 15-minute sets at the live events.
Monthly online song circles combined with live-streamed performances from the Meeting House.

Read on for the nitty-gritty details, and consult our Calendar page for info on specific upcoming events.

(1) We are finally resuming our tradition of holding two in-person gatherings at the Meeting House each month, on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. The format will be as follows:

     7:00 pm Pacific: doors open
     7:30 – 8:30:   open stage / song circle
     8:30 – 8:45:   break (bring your own snacks/beverages)
     8:45 – 9:45:   featured sets (usually 15 min. each)
     10:00 pm: doors close

If you are interested in doing a 15-minute set, please contact our Features Coordinator or sign-up at the desk at any of our in-person events.

(2) On 3rd Wednesdays, for those who can’t join us in person, we will host an online song circle on Zoom for part of the evening, followed by a live-stream of the featured performances from the Meeting House:

     7:00 pm Pacific: Zoom session opens
     7:00 – 7:30:   greetings & chatting; sound checks
     7:30 – 8:45:   song circle in the main Zoom room (no breakout rooms)
     8:45 – 9:45:   live-stream of featured sets from the Meeting House

The Zoom link will be sent to our mailing list the day before, as usual.

(3) On the 5th Wednesday of May, that is May 31, we will host an online-only song circle of our “traditional” format:

     7:00 pm Pacific: Zoom session opens
     7:00 – 7:30:   greetings; social & music lounges
     7:30 – 8:00:   five Main Stage performers
     8:00 – 8:30:   first breakout rooms
     8:35 – 9:05:   second breakout rooms
     9:05 – 9:30:   featured guest(s) OR four more Main Stage performers
     9:35 – 10:??:   informal after-session

The Zoom link will be sent to our mailing list the day before, as usual. During the event, we will be asking folks about their interest in having us continue this format in future months that have five Wednesdays (that is, about four times per year).

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