SMASH DISHES & MAKE SWEET ART WITH ME!

Table Of Contents
1. Smash Dishes & Make Sweet Art with Me!
2. November Classes/Events (London, St. Louis, Ottawa, Toronto)
3. December Preview (Toronto)
4. Toronto ForteFemme (Dec) registration now open
5. My Columns, Twitter, Yahoo, FaceBook, Google+, etc.
6. AIDS LifeCycle Fundraising - Need Your Support


1. SMASH DISHES & MAKE SWEET ART WITH ME!

Are you free this Thursday night? If you're in the Bay Area, come and break dishes with me! Once again, I've been possessed by yet another bizarre creative urge. This urge will be unleashed in the group show Building Our Own White Picket Fences, organized by Femina Potens gallery. I need to create a huge pile of broken tableware.

What: Shatter Party with Midori
When: Thursday Oct 27, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where: Michelle O'Connor Gallery, 2111 Mission St., San Francisco.
What: Smash, shatter, break, crack and destroy dishes for art and catharsis! Midori's installation, "Every Happy Family" for White Picket Fences exhibition needs the biggest pile of broken crockery and porcelain we can create.
Krispy Kreme donuts and refreshments provided to fuel your smashing arm.

Entry Fee: A dish! Bring a dish, cup, saucer or something made of stoneware, crockery or porcelain to break. (No glass please!) No dishes? No worries! Dishes await you at the door for $5 minimum donation. The donation goes to buying all those dishes, donuts and making this piece possible.

If you have eye protection or glasses, please bring them. If not, we'll have a few.
All ages welcome.

The show officially opens the following day so you're getting a sneak peak
Show info: www.feminapotens.org

Here's what the show is about:

"Building Our Own White Picket Fences is a multi-media visual and performative art exhibit that offers Queer perspectives on traditional notions of family, marriage, and relationships. This innovative exhibit will offer interactive performance and art works for the audience to explore through performance, video, audio, & playful installations. Artists Midori, Monica Canilao, Harrison Bartlett, Mev Luna, Amelia Reiff Hill and Madison Young have come together to create this engaging body of work that is not to be missed. This body of work serves as a reflection of the experiences of the LGBT community relationships with their partners and families as well as creating dialogue around family dynamics that exist outside of the box."

I'm also looking to collect some attendee video footage and commentary, so if can come and capture that with phone or cam, I'd be grateful!

For those of you who can't join me, I promise to post pix and vids of the mayhem.

Wishing you wonderful adventures!

Midori


2. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS: NOVEMBER (London, St. Louis, Ottawa, Toronto)

LONDON, UK

A series of classes at Coco De Mer. All class info at: www.coco-de-mer.com/categories/Salons/cid-CK00000509.aspx

• 11/1 Tue "Tricks to Thrill a Man Part I"
• 11/2 Wed "Tricks to Thrill a Woman"
• 11/3 Thr "Tricks to Thrill a Man Part 2"
• 11/4 Fri Office hours for private instructions
• 11/5 Sat Office hours for private instructions
• 11/7 Mon "Japanese Rope Bondage"
• 11/8 Tue "Tricks to Thrill a Man Part I"
• 11/9 Wed "Japanese Rope Bondage Part 2"
• On-going Private salon instruction. Inquire through the manager at 020 7584 7615 or email privatesalons@coco-de-mer.co.uk

ST. LOUIS, MO

• 11/17 Thr "Pink Japan: Contemporary Sex Culture" at Shameless Ground Cafe
• 11/18 - 11/20 Spanksgiving! Presenting several classes.

OTTAWA, CANADA

Classes at Venus Envy Boutique! All class info at www.venusenvy.ca/schedule/workshops/ottawa
• 11/22 Tue "Rosy Cheeks: Beginner's Guide to Love Swats, Spankings, Paddle and more"
• 11/23 Wed "Bedroom Body Moves: From Stripping to Seduction to Sex (and everything in between!) for women"
• 11/24 Thr "Hands-on Rope Bondage"

TORONTO, CANADA

Rope Bondage Dojo® Electives classes. Special series.
* Rope Dojo® Electives are open to everyone as part of the Dojo outreach program. If you've not taken Rope Dojo, these will be great foundation classes for you. If you've graduated from Rope Bondage Dojo stage I or II, these are part of your continuing studies to deepen your skills and integrate with your ongoing development. Graduates will be given specific instructions during class.
Sponsor: Come As You Are, Rope Bondage Dojo

• 11/26 Sat 2pm - 5pm "Kinesthetic Rope: Dynamic Passionate Movements:" Rope Dojo® Electives class 1 www.comeasyouare.com/default/index.cfm?LinkServID=6E9CE55C-95A0-D8A9-9D2998FD3F35D28B&showMeta=0
When: Saturday, November 26, 2011 2-5PM (doors open at 1:30pm)
Where: The Collective Space, 221 Sterling Rd. Unit #1 (enter through door on east side of building)
Cost: $70/pair advance ($80/pair at the door cash only)
Bring: One rope per person. 15' to 25'
Wear: Exercise or yoga-type clothing and floor gripping shoes or go barefoot. Bring a yoga mat or a beach towel if you like

• 11/27 Sun 1pm - 4pm "Rope Speed & Flow" Rope Dojo® Electives class 2 www.comeasyouare.com/default/index.cfm?LinkServID=79BFA9EF-917F-9EFB-6688C1795031F8CF&showMeta=0
When: Sunday, November 27, 2011 1-4PM (doors open at 12:30pm)
Where: The Collective Space, 221 Sterling Rd. Unit #1 (enter through door on east side of building)
Cost: $70/pair advance ($80/pair at the door cash only)
What to bring / What to wear: Check link above

Classes at Come As You Are. All class info at: www.comeasyouare.com/default/index.cfm/toronto-store-information/sex-workshops/
• 11/27 Sun "Hands-on Rope Bondage"
• 11/28 Mon "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her"
• 11/29 Tue "Beginning to Top"
• 11/30 Wed "Aural Seduction by Voice"

3. PREVIEW: DECEMBER CLASSES / EVENTS (Toronto)

TORONTO, CANADA

Classes at Come As You Are. All class info at: www.comeasyouare.com/default/index.cfm/toronto-store-information/sex-workshops/
• 12/1 Thr "Improve Your Flogging Skills"
• 12/2 - 12/ "ForteFemme Women's Dominance Intensive" www.ForteFemme.com

The winter ForteFemme Women's Dominance Weekend registration is now open. Limited to 10 women.

When: Friday, December 2nd, 2011 (7pm start time) through Sunday, December 4th (6pm end time)

Where: Hotel in Toronto down town core, near Carlton & Jarvis. Location given to registered students

Cost: Special one-time only lower rate thanks to Come As You Are sponsorship.
$600/per person - early registration ($650 after November 1)

* Come As You Are & NorthBound Leather providing special treats and discounts for registered students!

FAQ and info www.ForteFemme.com

5. WEEKLY COLUMNS & THE DIGITAL BACK ALLEYS

Here are the various places I waste time at when I'm on-line... Drop on by!

Regular Articles
SexIs column "Postcards from a Sex Nerd" where I write from my travel adventures.

CarnalNation Mondo Midori column. While the site is no longer updating, you can still see my recent columns here

Social Networking Sites
Twitter @PlanetMidori
Personal Blog
Sexuality Q&A
Facebook
FetLife Midori_SF ("Midori's Lounge" is my group there)
Kink Q&A


6. AIDS LIFECYCLE FUNDRAISING - NEED YOUR SUPPORT

I'm at it again. I'll be volunteering as a Roadie at the next AIDS LifeCycle, helping 2,000 cyclists ride down from San Francisco to LA in 7 days, raising awareness & funds while having a challenge of their life...

I suck at asking people directly for this, especially in tough economic times. Would you consider supporting me? Perhaps for the amount of a cup of coffee? Or a week's worth of coffee?
Thanks! (Yes, it's tax deductible!)

www.ToFightHIV.org/goto/Midori

Midori