Fall Fest October 19th – October 28th, 2017
Welcome to our offerings for this year’s Fall Fest and Harvest Homecoming!
There is no registration fee for Fall Fest as a whole. Please register for the various events so we can communicate updates and details. Some events will instruct you to contact the organizer directly. Please read carefully about each event as they occur at different locations, dates, and times and may have different registration and prices. You can attend some or all of these events.
Thursday October 19th, 2017
Jeff McBride’s WONDERGROUND!
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM @ The Olive Mediterranean Grill & Hookah Bar, 3850 E. Sunset, Las Vegas (near Sandhill)
Come and enjoy the fantastic mix of world-class entertainment, beautiful belly-dancers, close-up and stage magic, body-painters, tarot readers and much, much more! Shows running continuously all night long… Get there before 7 pm to ensure that you get a seat. (No Pre-registration. $20 donation at the door, $10 with a local ID)
Friday October 20th, 2017
The WITCH’S & WIZARD’S BALL
A Vegas Vortex sponsored event.
8:00 PM – 11 PM at a Brand New Location- register to find out where we’re going to be!
Don your masks and finery as we ride the sonic waves, shake out the cobwebs, and see who takes the prize at the costume contest! Special community co-creative art installation. With DJ Mystery, the New World Rhythmatism Full Cast, Spiral Dance and Community Ritual, Interactive art, Costume Contest for awesome prizes, the Mystery School Magicians, The Psychic Sideshow, big surprises and much more! Creative and festive costumes and masks are wholeheartedly encouraged but not required.
This fundraiser is what makes Mysterium and MayFire possible, so thank you in advance for your generous support!! We have a limit of 100 attendees so pre-register to insure you get to come!
Pre-register for $20 by October 19th
or Pay $25 at the door if we have any spaces left!
Saturday October 21st, 2017
Project Angel Faces Special Event: All Abilities Festival and Concert 9 am – 2 pm at New Vista Ranch
7876 N. Rainbow Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89131. This location is the 20 acre property on the southwest corner of Rainbow Blvd and Grand Teton Rd. in the Centennial Hills area of the Valley.
Volunteers will host the public in the Garden at New Vista Ranch and be provided with an overview of all the relevant necessary program information they may need to answer general question from the public over the course of the committed time. Volunteers may also partner with members of New Vista Community, who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities, to do light garden tasks such as gathering and rinsing the harvest, planting seeds, separating seeds from chaff, and assisting with sales of cottage products and produce from the garden to the public. All training and materials will be provided for whichever station in the garden volunteer is placed. Snacks and water will be provided. Dress to be outside in the garden, with closed toe shoes, sun hat, sunscreen, garden gloves, a water bottle and a handkerchief. This will not be a labor intensive event. Volunteers are assisting with garden program information and tours, product sales, and hosting the public in the garden. I hope that many of you my community can come see what we’re up to and have some fun with us!
Volunteers can sign up for shifts of two hours. Volunteers are welcome to stay longer if you’re having a great time and don’t want to leave. There will be loads of fun activities for children and also live music and a beer tent throughout the course of the larger event. Contact Rhonda for all the details.
Sunday October 22nd, 2017
Ho’oponopono & The Ancestors with Joseph Falcone – 3 pm
Ho’o pono pono is an Indigenous journey of ancestral connections followed by a guided meditation of forgiveness. Joseph will be offering 2 journeys. Our First Journey will be to connect with our ancestors, both of bloodline as well as of soul/spirit. The 2nd journey will be a guided meditation of forgiveness called Ho’o pono pono which is the part of the indigenous Huna practices from the original Hawaiian peoples. This journey helps all learn how to release negative emotions, limiting decisions and internal conflicts as it relates to past and current relationships of all kinds and restore harmony throughout your relationships. Applying Ho’oponopono to the chaos of the mind can bring about stillness and calm. Contact Joseph for details and to let him know you plan to attend.
The Incense Journey with Katlyn – High Priestess of Desert Moon Circle, and Goddess of Good Smells – 7pm @ The Mermanor
Katlyn, is opening her sanctuary to a very few lucky souls…. Ever wanted to step behind the veil and have a guided tour of Katlyn’s secret scented workshop? Ever been on an alchemical incense journey, from the darkness of nigredo to the ecstasy of rubedo and everywhere in between? Or, perhaps you just want to know more of the mysteries about what goes into sacred incense and where those strange ingredients come from? Well, here is a very rare opportunity, and this is your chance. Join us at the Mermanor for this very special evening. Learn the latest techniques for using fine incense and sample many rare and exotic botanicals.
Fee is $20-$30, sliding scale, and attendance is limited to 15 people.
Contact Katlyn to reserve your spot and get directions.
Monday October 23rd, 2017
Tarot Games with Joan Robinson – 7 pm
Tarot: not just for divination anymore! In fact, Tarot started off as a social card game. We will be combining these twin natures of Tarot: play and prognostication in several tarot games. See your old faithful deck in a new light or learn to read for the first time. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Contact Joan for all the details.
Tuesday October 24th, 2017
BONEDANCE Set-Up – 3 pm at The Goddess Temple
If you are interested in learning the art of creating a sacred fire circle and helping with set-up, please contact Jeff McBride for more information. Many hands make light work for all! (Same location as BONEDANCE, see below. Free)
Rhythm & Dance Infusion with Joshua, Deborah and the NWR Ensemble 8 – 10 pm @ The Olive
Rhythm. Dance. Art. Music. Food. Drink. Connection. Mischief. Passion. Play. Love.
Fuel for the soul…
It’s what we do…
SEE—> Real live human beings creating highly skilled unscripted music and movement adventures on the fly. It’s coming to you FREE and unedited- COMPLETE WITH EXCITING MISTAKES and ASTOUNDING RECOVERIES!!! Stirred up at a volume so very reasonable that you can bring friends, have a conversation, and STILL HEAR YOURSELF THINK. Plus, the rhythms are so groovy and melodic that you might even forget what you were talking about anyway. It’s good food, good vibes, and good art to refresh your soul, feel human, and float your boat on through the week.
Sometimes we all need an infusion of humans making magic without a plan. On fourth Tuesdays, we’ve got you covered.
There is no cover charge for Rhythm and Dance In-Fusion at the Olive. Our currency is connection. Guests are encouraged to purchase food or beverages, to help compensate the Olive and balance the energy exchange involved in running the event.
The Olive 3850 E Sunset. Las Vegas, NV 89120 Phone: 702.451.8805
New World Rhythmatism
Wednesday October 25th, 2017
Personal Handpan Meditative Journey
6 pm – LIMIT 5 People***
Please RSVP via Email or call/text 717-421-0316
$20-$60 suggested Donation (No one is turned away) Paypal/Credit cards accepted to hold your spot.
This is a very personal and intimate experience. We invite you to bring pillows, blankets and mats to relax for a journey on on the waves of the handpan. The sound waves of Bright Hawk’s handpan and the optional gentle verbal guidance from Hollis Taylor will help bring healing to your personal vibrations. A meditative intimate experience tailored to your needs. A small group experience to keep it affordable for all as well as for the added power of group healing.
Preparation: Reserve your spot/ Input about your journey and what you hope to experience.
FaceBook event for more information
Bardic Campfire & Potluck at Sheila Z’s!
Songs, Stories, An Artful Evening, Music, Community and Yummy Food.
Please RSVP directly to Sheila Z. 702-499-4408
Thursday October 26th, 2017
Moving Into Joy
Handpan Ecstatic Partner Dancing (60 mins of Dancing & Stretching)
Thursday, October 26 at 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Las Vegas Enlightenment Center
5795 South Sandhill Rd. Ste B, Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Handicap Accessible. All Levels Welcomed
Bright Hawk plays the Hang PanArt and Hollis Taylor leads the group in a guided meditation, personal connection, group connection, movement and then joy! All People welcomed, all levels celebrated, and love inspired.
Bright Hawk and Hollis Taylor – As Twin Flames, this inspiring couple offers a program that will help move willing participants into a joyful place. Starting with grounding and centering with rhythms and meditations – Hollis and Bright Hawk use the handpan vibrations and imagery to energize our inner energetic fields in order to become confidently and solidly in ourselves. Once we find comfort and confidence in our own movement we can move into connecting with others including strangers. This program will encourage the connection with strangers but all needs are respected and those needing a familiar partner are encouraged to bring them along. Please bring your yoga mat, meditation beads, dancing shoes and inspired heart. The combination of inspirational ecstatic dance with partners and the handpan vibrations from Bright Hawk create a joyful experience for all levels of dancing and connection.
$10-$20 Sliding Scale Donation
FaceBook event for more information and to sign up
Circle the Sun with Jonathan Avalon
An experiential planetary playshop from 7 to 10 pm
405 Norwood Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89107-2435
Come dressed to act out your favorite planetary archetype while circling the Sun. Let’s explore through group ritual the Cosmos, or at least our own Solar System, and delve deeper into the Planetary Model of the Fire Circle Ritual while practicing the sacred art of circumambulation. Step into the Planetary-I-Am , dearly beloved, where we revolve to evolve and all orbits are welcome!
This is an outdoor participatory Fire Circle Ritual facilitated by Jonathan Avalon, Fire Circle Priest and Ritual Fire Tender. The container for this ritual is set in the Cosmos. The Fire Circle Shrine is the platform that represents our solar system. The Fire, for us, represents the Sun. We, take on the planetary archetypes from Mercury on out, circling the Sun as we journey through space and time weaving the web of our sacred play and walking in the rhythms of our collective hearts.
Participants are asked to show up on time for the full participatory experience. There will be an introduction to our ritual process that you won’t want to miss. There are several lead roles available for greater community involvement, if interested please email Jonathan.
This is an “Open Gate Event” – although we are asking for the standard $20 house donation, no one will be refused entry into the circle due to lack of funds. RSVP on the Facebook event.
Friday October 27th, 2017
Moon Magick & Manifestation Journaling with Jimmy Clark @ 7 pm
This program is designed to help you understand how to utilize lunar cycles, Lore, and astrology to create “Magick” in your lives, through the specific Art and practice of “Manifestation Journaling”. A wealth of information on Magick and Journaling is provided, including prompts applying to exercises for the purpose of Life Planning, Scheduling, and Goal Identification, Implementation, and Achievement.
For this workshop, the Magick of the First ¼ Moon will be explored. The 27th of October 2017, which is the actual day of the Last ¼ Moon also happens to be the same Friday as the class, which will allow us the opportunity to really revel in the actual Magick of that phase. This Moon Cycle will be The Hunter’s Moon (also known as the Harvest Moon), which in this program is known as the “Moon Of Resources”, where we explore the materials we have, while also identifying those which we need to achieve our goals for the cycle. Contact Jimmy Clark for more details.
Bright Hawk Live with DJ Drag King, Izzy Ahee
Friday, October 27 at 9 PM – 11 PM MDT
Haven Craft. 1406 South 3rd Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
Bright Hawk play live music (djembe, handpan, percussion) with Dance beats provided by DJ Drag King Izzy Ahee. Dancing, Stories, Drag, and more. 9pm to midnight. Suggested Donation:$10-20. BYOB
Saturday October 28th, 2017
CREATING SACRED SPACE with Areeya & Friends @ The Goddess Temple in Cactus Springs 4pm – 6pm
Join us in co-creating the sacred shrine space for the evening’s fire. Together, we will be transforming the pavilion into a sacred space of memory and messages. Bring whatever altar decor you would like to share (make sure your name is on your stuff and remember to get it before you leave!). Bring on those skulls and bones, those photos of your beloved dead; use your imagination and join us! (Same location as BONEDANCE below. No pre-registration. Free)
BONEDANCE – 9 pm until sunrise at The Goddess Temple in Cactus Springs, NV
A Vegas Vortex sponsored event.
Short & Sweet Orientation begins at 10:00 pm, then rekindle the spark and honor the ancestors with drumming, chanting, dancing, magic and fire in the desert!
BONEDANCE is a Samhain celebration, an Alchemical Fire Circle Ritual, of drumming, dance, voice and sound. We honor the ancestors, the turning of the wheel, the balance of shadow and light, journeying through the darkness, into the beauty of the morning, fueled by magic and led by Mystery…. Desert Moon Circle will present the Opening for our Circle, and this magic is not to be missed!
Bring your offerings of chants, spoken word or song, your drums, rattles and percussion instruments, photos of your beloved dead for the Altar, plenty of water to drink and some big bottles for the water altar to share, finger foods that don’t need to be refrigerated to share on the food altar, chairs, blankets, a flashlight and warm clothing…Please DO NOT BRING pets, firearms, alcohol or drugs onto this sacred land. The Goddess Temple is about an hour North of Las Vegas. Directions will be provided in the registration confirmation email.
Sunday October 29th, 2017
Chillin’ at the Spa! Followed by Dinner Together – (dinner location TBD) – 5 pm to ?
The Vegas Vortex descends on the Imperial Spa for an evening of relaxation and restoration! And, look here’s a Groupon to make it half price! https://www.groupon.com/deals/imperial-health-spa-3-8
Here’s what you’re in for at the spa: http://www.yelp.com/biz/imperial-health-spa-las-vegas
Feel the pull of the Vegas Vortex! This event is a give-away. As always, no one makes a profit from our events. Any funds we generate are allocated towards covering our expenses (site rental, firewood, etc) and any left-over goes to charity.
It is our policy that no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We are accepting a limited amount of work exchanges for Vortex sponsored portions of Fall Fest. If interested in work exchange, please read our Work Exchange page.
Yours in the spirit of growing magical community!
Abigail, Jeff, and all your friends in the Vegas Vortex…