Past Events: Summer 2017

PRE-LAUNCH EVENTS for the Happy Holiday Project

  • Mmmwhah! Creativity Gathering & Workshop II
    Sat, Jul 01
    Silver Sage Cohousing common room
    Jul 01, 2017, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Silver Sage Cohousing common room, 1650 Yellow Pine Ave, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    Calling all artists, musicians, dancers, creative spirits, community leaders and those who aspire to further open to and stay in the creative flow. Let's gather and play! Feel free to bring instruments or tools from your primary art form, and feel free to set them aside to explore new avenues.
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  • Mmmwhah! Creativity Gathering & Workshop I
    Jun 27, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Holiday Park, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    Calling all artists, musicians, dancers, creative spirits, community leaders and those who aspire to further open to and stay in the creative flow. Let's gather and play! Feel free to bring instruments or tools from your primary art form, and feel free to set them aside to explore new avenues.
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LAUNCH WEEKEND:  JULY 7-8

  • Concert: Songs from Around the World with dance and art-making
    Jul 09, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Holiday Drive, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    Brazilian classics, Italian and Latin American songs, Jazz standards, & fresh original compositions, blended together by captivating improvisational interplay, Songs Around the World features Elena Camerin Young (voice), Kahbu Doug Young (guitar) , Bill McCrossen (bass) and Russ Meissner (drums).
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  • Mmmwhah! Improv Games
    Sun, Jul 09
    Holiday Park
    Jul 09, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Holiday Park, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    Join us for fun, improv theater games with Deb Keyek-Franssen. Bring a friend. Bring your family. Come play with us!
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  • Creativity Gathering & Workshop:  inside-out theme
    Jul 09, 2017, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Location TBD
    What art or movement will flow through you while listening to improvisational music being created with instruments such as the kora and guembri, ocean harp and bird whistles? What music will be created in response to your art? Let's gather in an inspiring environment and see what happens!
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  • Movie in the Park:  The Jungle Book
    Sat, Jul 08
    Holiday Park
    Jul 08, 2017, 9:00 PM
    Holiday Park, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
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  • Mmmwhah! Games with Turning the Wheel
    Jul 08, 2017, 8:00 PM – Jul 09, 2017, 9:00 PM
    Holiday Park, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    Experience the joy of spontaneous play through a guided series of improvisational games with Turning the Wheel. Explore your expressive, creative self and connect with people from your community through play, song, and movement. Live Music by Jesse Manno. Facilitated by Khiri Lee. Bring friends!
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  • Concert: Dechen Hawk, with dance and art-making:
    Jul 08, 2017, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Holiday Park, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
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  • Boulder Drum Circle
    Sat, Jul 08
    Holiday Park
    Jul 08, 2017, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
    Holiday Park, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
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  • Circle Dances
    Sat, Jul 08
    Holiday Park
    Jul 08, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Holiday Park, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
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  • Mmmm: Mid-morning movement meditation
    Jul 08, 2017, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Holiday Park, Holiday Dr, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    Join us for an earth-based, life-enhancing movement meditation with live music by Bill McCrossen on an array of instruments from the kora, guembri, Tibetan gong, meditation bowls, hapi drum, bird whistles, and whatever the spirit calls for. Facilitated by Merlyn Holmes.
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SATURDAY, JULY 15

Mmmwhah! games: Soccer

​4-5 pm Join us for a fun, pick-up soccer game in the Holiday Park.  Facilitated by Kathleen LeRoy.  For kids and adults, and the kids in all of us.

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A Mmmwhahsome! WEEKEND OF JULY 21-23

Friday, July 21 - A Soulful Evening with Mmmwhah!

Embodied Emotion Yoga

​4 pm Join us for a new style of yoga class where we explore a particular emotion through guided journaling and yoga. Half the class is journaling & discussion; half the class is an all-levels yoga flow designed to put the motion back into our e*motion! Today’s class will focus on the emotion pair: Shame and Pride. Bring a yoga mat or borrow one! Led by Kristina Cizmar and Sarah Silvas-Bernstein.

Boulder Drum Circle

5 pm Drum circles offers us a place to connect with each other, the earth & ourselves. It is both meditative & stimulating. Almost every culture has a history of using the drum. The Boulder Drum Circle has been offering free community drum circles since 2014. Cofounder, Prasad Katz, is passionate about music a form of therapeutic healing. Drumming transcends barriers of age, race, religion, nationality, economic & political standings.

Circle Dances

7 pm Join Scott Medina and Makaan Burt for a enlivening, participatory session of Circle Peace Dances, open to all ages. We will sing and dance from different faith traditions and create community together in a fun, heart-felt approach. All dances are clearly taught and easy to learn, no experience needed. Scott has been leading Peace Dances and Ecstatic Chanting for over 15 years in the Colorado area and abroad.

Kirtan with chanting, dance, and art-making

8-9:30 Join us for devotional singing, dancing, and art-making inspired by ancient Sanskrit chants. Kirtan can bring one to ecstatic dance and/or a contemplative place, and it can quiet the mind and open the heart if entered into with that intention. Led by Mira Devi and Ken Bernstein (vocals and guitars), Bill McCrossen (bass) and Zach Hedstrom (tabla). Art-making to be facilitated by NoBo Art District artists.

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Saturday, July 22

Restorative Yoga

9 am Join Didem Ergin in a pranayama (breath) and alignment focused asana practice with intelligent sequences to help us get in touch with our true peaceful nature.

Mmmm: Mid-morning Movement Meditation

10-11am Join us for an earth-based, life-enhancing movement meditation with live music by Bill McCrossen on an array of instruments from the kora, guembri, Tibetan gong, meditation bowls, hapi drum, bird whistles, and whatever the spirit calls for. Facilitated by Merlyn Holmes.

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  • Creativity Gathering & Workshop - with Merlyn and Bill
    Sat, Jul 22
    Silver Sage Village Cohousing
    Jul 22, 2017, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
    Silver Sage Village Cohousing, 1650 Yellow Pine Ave, Boulder, CO 80304, USA
    What art or movement or sounds will flow through you when you hear improvisational music being created with instruments such as the kora and guembri, ocean harp and bird whistles? What music will be created in response to your art? Let's gather in an inspiring environment and see what happens!
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Concerts with dance/movement, and art-making facilitated by NoBo Art District artists: Bohemia!

6 pm until it gets dark enough to play the movie, approx 9 pm. Bring picnics, blankets/chairs, etc.