March 1, 2008

Midori's Newsletter March 1, 2008

Table of contents

1. Spring! Time for sex, art and flowers!
2. Insider Info! Bang 4 the Buck parties returns to Seattle and San Francisco
3. March classes/events (Seattle, SF, Tulsa, LA a bunch, San Rafael)
4. Philadelphia Rope Bondage Dojo registration opens
5. April preview (SF, Philadelphia, New York?)
6. May 2nd. Special Birthday Bash at Beach Blanket Babylon
7. Hang out with me! My on-line haunts


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- - - - - - - - 1. SPRING! TIME FOR SEX, ART AND FLOWERS

It's getting warmer... and it's times for the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees!

If you happen to find yourself in San Francisco, don't miss the wonderful exhibition at the Asian Art Museum called "Drama and Desire: Japanese Paintings from the Floating World 1690-1850". There you'll find a rare display of three stunning Shunga scrolls (erotic Japanese paintings) from the Edo period. Many museums in the US are more than reluctant to show these wonderful images, in effect censoring the actualities of another culture. This exhibition bravely delves into the realities of the pleasure quarters of Japan and it's art. I had the pleasure of presenting as part of a panel on Japanese sexuality along with the esteemed scholars, Dr. Shozo Sato (Nakamura Kanzo IV) and Dr. Timon Screech. Don't miss the gorgeous image a couple, locked in passion with cherry blossoms flying around them.

Speaking of art, The Seattle Erotic Art Festival returns. By the time you read this I will be strolling the exhibition during their Gala party. It's exciting that there are more and more quality venues and festivals showing artists who capture the sensual states.

Later this month I'm heading down to Buenos Aires for some tourist fun. I hear it's an elegant and artistic city, so I wonder if there will be venues for the eroticreading this are from Buenos Aires, drop me a line!

Wishing you peace, pleasure and joy!

Midori

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2. BANG 4 THE BUCK WOMEN'S PARTIES - EARLY WARNING!

It's back! That sexy, naughty and notorious party for women and transfolk... all for the great cause of AIDS LifeCycle

Seattle: Friday, February 29th
San Francisco: Friday, April 25th

Once again we have amazing sponsors so we can give away tons of prizes, raffles and more. (Pleasure Chest, Stockroom, Stormy Leather, Syren, Good Vibrations, Babeland, Twisted Monk, SocialKink, Desire and ID Lube)

Shake your booty or cheer on and wave the bucks during the no-holds-barred amateur strip contest... After learning the finest moves from Miss Indigo Blue. Lydia McLane will tally-mistress till the winners the lap-dance-off... then there's Auntie Midori's Meat market and the debauched actions after that!

More info at Bang4TheBuck.org

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3. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS

SEATTLE, WA
Three classes throughbondagelessons.com.
· Sat 3/1 "Mapping Your D/s Archetype" 1pm - 3pm

· Sat 3/1 "Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture" 4pm - 6pm

· Sun 3/2 "Predicament Bondage" 2:30pm - 5:30pm


Attending the Gala for Seattle Erotic Art Festival
· Sat 3/1 Seattle Erotic Art Festival


Babelandclass
• Sun 3/2 "Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice" 7:30pm

SAN FRANCISCO
• Fri 3/7 Performing "Elements of Suffering"with Kumi at Club Enslaved pre party for SF Fetish Ball

TULSA
• Sat 3/8 - Sun 3/9 Two classes in Tulsa OK. More info listed at the calendar section of www.PlanetMidori.com
"Mapping Your D/s Archetype"
"Beyond Twisted: Kink Outside the Box"•

LOS ANGELES
3 classes at the Pleasure Chest · Mon 3/10 "Hands-on Rope Body Harness"

· Tue 3/11 "Back Door Betty: Everything about Anal Sex"

· Wed 3/12 "Make 'em Blush, Make 'em Squirm: Erotic Humiliation Play"


3 classes at the Coco De Mer · Mon 3/17 "Joy Stick Secrets"

· Tue 3/18 "Become the Fantasy: Erotic Role Play for Couples"

• Wed 3/19 "How to Eat a Peach"

SAN RAFAEL, CA
• Wed 3/26 Class at Pleasures of the Heart "How to Eat a Peach"

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4. REGISTRATION OPENS FOR PHILADELPHIA ROPE BONDAGE DOJO

The next Rope Bondage Dojo will be in Philadelphia on April 19th and 20th. Space is limited to 30 people.
Registration will open on March 13th at 3pm Eastern Time on RopeDojo.com For more information check out the FAQ page at RopeDojo.com. If you're questions aren't answered there, please drop me a line.

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5. APRIL PREVIEW

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
• Mon 4/14 "Hands-on Flogging Workshop" at Good Vibrations on Polk Street.

PHILADELPHIA
• Fri 4/18 "JoyStick Secrets" at Passional Boutique Info also at FantasyWorkshops.com
• Registration for April's Philadelphia Rope Bondage Dojo opens in March 13th at Rope Bondage Dojo.

NEW YORK?
Possibly teaching a class or two in NYC. I'll let you know in the April newsletter or my blogs.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
· Thr 4/24 "Fun with His Bits: CBT" at Stormy Leather.

• Fri 4/25 Bang 4 The Buck women's party!.

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6. BIRTHDAY BASH AT BEACH BLANKET BABYLON

I'm turning 42 this May. I figured I'd throw a very special birthday party and make it a fun gathering and a super cool fundraiser for my AIDS Life Cycle journey this year. If you've not heard of Beach Blanket Babylon you know it's a fun, cheeky theater show that's been going on in San Francisco for ages. It's fun for everyone. I'd even happily take my mom this! (I wonder if I can get her over from Japan?)

I'm encouraging fun outfits... Fancy dinner wear, cycle gear, drag, wacky costumes, fet wear... (You must be street legal, of course.

Tickets: PLanetMidori.com/bbb $58 front cabaret, $50 rear cabaret
When: Friday, May 2nd. 9:30pm
Where: Club Fugazi, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, (Green Street), San Francisco. (In the heart of North Beach)

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7. HANG OUT WITH ME!
Come and hang out with me at my various on-line haunts! I run two really good sexuality discussion groups, have some blogs at LiveJournal and MySpace as well. They're all listed www.PlanetMidori.com
Live Journal
KinkWire.com
Yahoo Diva Midori Group
My Space

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Midori