Thank you Creative Labs for an Incredible Party with Purpose Series <3
Mettā Creative Labs Part 3: The End or The Beginning?
In our final rendition of Mettā Creative Labs (MCL), an all-day Saturday event in Baltimore City, people from all walks of life gathered at Creative Labs one last time to celebrate community, respect, music, diversity, love, and of course, the start of summer!
What I love the most about Mettā events is the community. This held exceptionally true during MCL part 3. Both old faces and new, I was able to get to know people on a deeper level than I do at any ol’ normal event. Want to know why? Because we, the Mettā Family, showed up not just to be together, but to learn and explore. Through novel experiences and workshops, we become little kids again, with our minds wide open, taking in new information and stretching our version of normality.
Even the co-creator of Mettā, Dylan Nunn, agreed: “I don’t know what else to say! It gave me the butterflies I used to have in gym class, or the butterflies you so easily forget when you get into routines. That’s what the African Dance Workshop gave me! I was pushed out of my comfort zone, and everyone was watching you dance, but everyone was laughing and smiling too! Learning these moves was so incredible!” It’s moments like these, when we remember our gut-aching laugh from when we were little, the one where you are gasping for even the smallest inhale of breath, that impact us even more as adults.
Workshops on the hour, art all around, and who could forget the music? No matter what, there was always amazing sounds going on underground. The stage was set somewhere in between Alice’s Wonderland and a very scary haunted house. Looking to your right as you enter, you could launch a babydoll’s head into a bucket for 10 points, and then just a flash in your peripheral makes you gaze at the projection mapping visuals. It felt like every sense in my body was captivated throughout the night – whether it be sight, sound, or smell (don’t forget about that Cacao!). These musical artists really brought their A game, as they swayed the crowd with every note, every lyric, and every thoughtfully curated melody. Each made sure, in their own unique way, that the crowd was having a good fricken time. At the peak of the night, when all our brains were full of novel information, new friends surrounded us, we got to hear some pretty incredible music. Who could forget the Skrillex throwback the dj Knoimnot gifted us? Or the body-wobbling bass sounds that So lGood treated us to? To me, music is therapy. And the artists closed out our event with some good vibrations.
Mettā events are something special, but Mettā Creative AND Creative Labs together, well that’s just a match made in heaven. All in all, I’d say this was the perfect way to start Summer 2019. This gathering put me in a mindset where I am ready for fun, challenges, new experiences, and more than anything ready to explore and learn with my Mettā Family. If you managed to miss MCL pt. 3, don’t fret. There will always be more gatherings.
I hope you all have a lovely summer, and I cannot wait to experience our beautiful community again, in the Backyard, where we’ll give a proper farewell to this wonderful season. See you all October 3-6 2019.
Nathalie Werebe :)
Thank you to the media team Mariah Chenowith, Kevin Jiang and Frankiee
Mettā Creative & Creative Labs present:
Mettā Creative Labs - micro-festival edition. 12 hours!
🖤 Mettā Creative & 🎨 Creative Labs are collaborating again, creating an event series designed to create deeper connections through art and strengthen the creative community in Baltimore, all while inspiring collaboration and sustainability in a fun way #partywithpurpose
♻️ 15% of Mettā Creative's proceeds will go towards helping Creative Labs make energy repairs to increase energy efficiency of their building and start constructing plans for a green roof & community garden! 🙏🏽
🔊 Live Bands & Producer/ DJs
🌀 Sound Bath & Meditation
🌿 Plant-Based Food!
🔭 Visual Projections
👁 Useful Workshops
🌌 Flow Friendly (🔥 Outside )
🎨 Collaborative Arts & Community Mural
☕️ Tea & CBD (Hemp Kettle Tea Company)
🖌 Live Artists & Creative Labs' Resident Artists Displays
🔊 Bass Space ( 🎶 Music )
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Open Jams!
Facilitated by Jake Greenwood, Fragments of Greatness a Beauty in the Backyard favourite, everyone is encouraged to bring your acoustic instruments! There will be limited inputs for singers and electric instruments.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Shrub Squad Live (downtempo)
Live, downtempo jam set with the Shrub Squad. Real instruments, synthesizers, singing, and drums. Let's get jammy!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lunar Sundance Live Looping
All live. All real instruments. All improved. Sam Kim on Drums. Davis Pfund on saxophone, piano, guitar, synth and microphone.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM thora grey
Thora Grey is a collaboration between Baltimore's Charlie Thompson and Anna Gailloud. Created in 2018, Thora Grey uses elements of electronic, R&B, hip hop and pop influences to create a unique sound.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Fake. x Erk x Thxxry
Three hip hop artists from the north of the city bringing all kinds of different vibes together into one, cohesive, non-stop performance.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tromac Pineapple
Tromac is a young, funny, pineapple obsessed rapper, songwriter, producer, and DJ. Coming from PG county, Maryland, Tromac has taken grasp of the Baltimore and DC music scenes and continues to help curate and advance the culture along side other artists and influencers.
🔥 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM MUSIC STOPS FOR FIRE JAMS 🔥
Grab a bite outside from the plant-based food truck Dcac Eatz and enjoy the flow in and around the fire circle facilitated by Sha Golanski. 🔥
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM DJ Shango
Bringing indigenous and world sounds that uplift, enlighten and open the chakras, Shango brings his vision to life through the motion and raw power on the dance floor. Art and music collide, healing the audience of their traumas using movement, chanting, mantras, crystal vibrations, live drummers, and tribal body art. Shango’s ancient futuristic artform creates a constant flow of physical and ethereal release within the audience, purposefully increasing the power and influence of the healing energy directed toward the crowd each event, creating a massive healing movement in Philadelphia and beyond.
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM Knoimnot
Koleco Touring Hip Hop Producer/ DJ and cofounder of Last Niight music collective from DC, Knoimnot brings a fresh vibe to any space.
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM Sol Good
Baltimore based human and musician, just tryna make the air wiggle in a way that's interesting. That good good.
1:00 AM - 2:00 AM Shrub Squad
DJs, Musicians, Artists, Musical Producers from Baltimore, Maryland. Genres of Music include House, Trap, Bass, Dubstep, Future Bass, and EDM.
🔭 Mettāfestation Station ( 👁Interactive Experiences )
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM African Dance
Embrace your roots with Kimberly Clark-Shaw from A Masters Peace AMP! - A network of artists involved in collaborative work for creative and performing arts. With an emphasis on community involvement and empowerment. Promoting unity, expression, and cultural education and engagement.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Let's Talk Cannabis
Join Dawn Lee-Carty for a fun and informative conversation about the extent of cannabis and it's uses. Come ask questions and share in the discussion!
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Mindful Monkey Movement
Weaving together elements of yoga, a variety of sometimes physically engaging and other times outright silly group games, functional fitness & ceremony....Mindful Monkey Movement is a unique & playful practice that will nourish your body and invigorate your spirit. Led by Sha Golanski
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dynamics of Lucidity
Learn how to improve your lucid dreaming, the capacity of dreams and how to explore the depths of your subconscious through intentional practice with Zach Wagner.
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sonic Yoga
Experience music infused Yoga led by Mary Gellen with uplifting sounds from the Gong and Singing Bowls. Please bring your own yoga mat.
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Reiki Sound Bath
Relax and enter a deep meditation state through the vibrational comfort of the sound that engulfs your body and mind. Led by Mary Gellen assisted with healing touch by Kayla. If you chose not to be touched, please simply cross your arms or put your hand over your heart. Please bring your own yoga mat.
🔥 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM MUSIC STOPS FOR FIRE JAMS 🔥
Grab a bite outside from the plant-based food truck Dcac Eatz
and enjoy the flow in and around the fire circle facilitated by Sha Golanski. 🔥
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Tarot with Fern Lovejoy Psychic
This will take place outside! Modern mystic helping to bring insight into your life using divination and esoteric creations.
10:00 PM . - 11:00 PM Y-Buy-New
Get creative with Michael Metcalf & Eddie Cervantes ! Collaborate on an art piece with someone new, make a gift for a friend, or get inspired by all the cool ideas people have!
11:00 PM . - 12:00 AM Zen Zone
A place to chill out, talk and relax when you you feel like sitting down for a bit. Hang with some vibe adjusters and talk about anything from the cosmos to compost. Or just take a nap!
🕰WHEN: June 22, 2019 - June 23, 2019
(2:00PM - 2:00AM)
📍WHERE: Creative Labs , Baltimore
🙏🏽WHY: This is an all day event, and we are asking for an exchange of $25 presale, $30 at the door. This money is to raise funds for Mettā Creative and Creative Labs, to continue facilitating, connecting, facilitating and inspiring a mindful community. These funds go directly to necessary event costs such as the experience creators that give their valuable time and knowledge to help co-create these experiences. The artists, the speakers, the lights, the venue, supplies gas money for us to make these possible! Without your support, we would not be able to do what we are doing, so thank you. 🥑
🚇TRANSPORTATION: Woodberry lightrail stop is SO CLOSE! Only a 5 min walk. Bus line 21 also takes you within 5 mins walking (Clipper Rd & Union Av. )
🛴 🚲 We also encourage the new solar powered scooters & bikes (JUMP, LYFT, LIME, BIRD... there's so many!) Just download the app and enjoy a $2 solar power-assisted ride here! If you are driving, please consider sharing an Über, Lyft or park in the back parking lot if you can👍🏽
✨Feel free to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns✨
Get your tickets here! bit.ly/mettalabs3
Facebook RSVP & Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/642779339482125/