Events

walking TOURS SUNDAY mornings

11:30am - 1:00pm

Most events at Estate of Mind are hosted by or in collaboration with our resident artists, our non-resident members, members of our extended local community, or visiting artists.

All listed events are open to the public. Private events are not listed here. Some events are free of charge, some have a cover or other costs.

FEBRUARY 2024

SoulShine Sound Journey & Cacao Ceremony
for our Full Wolf Moon

Saturday February 24th, 2024 @ 7-10pm
Optional potluck 5:30-7pm

Revitalize your soul with ancient energy medicine. The healing sounds of 7 chakra crystal singing bowls, Tibetan sound bowls, native drumming, steel drum, chimes & 32inch gong. The sacred power of cacao. Embark on a blissful journey of healing with this heart-opening elixir. Connect to the deepest callings of your heart and soul.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 16 PEOPLE. Pre-Registration/Pre-Pay is Required. Venmo $55 to @soulshinehealing8 (508-440-7200). Please bring your favorite mug, mats, blankets, anything you need for extra comfort, water and any divination tools you may want for your journey.

Ecstatic Dance & Sound Bath
WITH THE Electric Nomads

Sunday February 25th, 2024 @ 6:30-9pm
Doors open at 6pm, dancing begins at 6:30pm

The Electric Nomads have lead several successful ecstatic dance events in Natick, but we're excited to be trying out this new and unique venue. Yes, it's a little off the beaten path, but when you see this place, we hope you'll be intrigued to come experience this special event in such an unusual setting. The Electric Nomads are a musical group that specializes in freeform improvisation focused around groove-based vibes that draw from a wide range of genres, including funk, EDM, rock, R&B, etc. But in addition to being a great dance band, the Electric Nomads also have a talent for crafting mesmerizing soundscapes that are blissfully relaxing. So come and dance to your soul's content and then stretch out on the floor and drift away on the gentle waves of sound.

Cost is $20 per adult. Bring a yoga mat or blanket for the sound bath. Park in the lot and along the drive behind the Estate and enter via the rear door.

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March 2024

March First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday March 1st, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Come play and learn with poi and staff, hoops and fans, join us in juggling, and more. Competent participants are welcome to spin fire with safety and supervision.  Join us the first Friday of every month. Weather permitting, we'll spin fire on the manor side patio, or do flow arts in the manor's ballroom. Donations welcome but not required. 

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Rideshare signup - NEW!

Need a ride? Offering a ride? Coordinate rides here.

MUSIC OPEN MIC
HOSTED BY VICTORIA DOBBS & STUART RYERSE

March First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday March 1st, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Perform your newest works for a supportive audience in a Victorian mansion. Some backline is provided (PA, mics, stands, piano, keys, a cajon, and an audio tech). Join us the first Friday of every month. Beginners welcome. We'll be in the historic billiards-room, now converted to a small music studio. Donations welcome but not required. 

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Rideshare signup - NEW!

Need a ride? Offering a ride? Coordinate rides here.

March First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday March 1st, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Join us for a semi-guided crafting session. Supplies are provided by a mythical family of Ravens who've been bringing shiny gifts to Zelda's windowsill wherever she goes. Bring nothing more than your imagination and walk away with a little piece of your own art. Donations welcome but not required. 

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Rideshare signup - NEW!

Need a ride? Offering a ride? Coordinate rides here.

March First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday March 1st, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Join us for board and card games, from our game library or bring your own. Attendees help choose from a wide variety of game styles and genres, from party and social to strategic and tactical to dexterity or trivia. We play the first Friday of every month. We'll be in the Manor's breakfast nook, and may spread out to the Library if there's a large group. 

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Rideshare signup - NEW!

Need a ride? Offering a ride? Coordinate rides here.

Frightinsville 2024 Theme PLANNING SESSION

Group brainstorm to help decide this year's Theme, hosted by WizardSam

Sunday March 3rd, 2024 @ 1-2:30pm
Join Wizard Sam & Princess Victoria in the Disco for a 90-minute brainstorm session, open to anyone who wants to get involved in making Frightinsville happen this Halloween. What theme will Frightinsville haunt us with this year? Join our THEME brainstorm IRL or remotely.

Remote join link

Bliss Retreat
Presented by S.C. Wellness

March 9th & 10th, 2024
A journey to renewal and balance. Workshops offered in breathwork, Kundalini yoga, sound healing, somatic movement, meditation, and more. Join S.C. Wellness on day two for a plant medicine journey as well.

SOLD OUT

March 15th - April 1st, 2024
Starting at Estate of Mind, we're driving across the US in a bus, visiting intentional communities and other destinations along the way. If your community is along the way, or you want to join us for part or all of the trip, get in touch. Friends of friends are welcome but please let us know in advance so we can include you in planning.

Sparr is relocating to SF for full-time work, using the tour bus he used for my trip from San Francisco to Boston in 2021. It's currently set up with 12 seats, a small kitchenette, toilet, and shower, and a lot of empty space for beds or couches or hammocks or however else we want to set it up. There's plenty of cargo space underneath, so we could move boxes or furniture along the way as well.

We're leaving Friday, March 15. In the morning, unless someone commits to the trip who can't leave until after school/work. Planned arrival date in SF is April 1.

Approximate route is shown in the event image. Anchor cities are New York, Pittsburgh, Chicago, St Louis, Denver, Bozeman, Seattle, Portland. Between now and the start of the trip we'll nail down specific stops and detours.

The headline theme of intentional communities was the top choice in my survey of the first ~16 friends who expressed interest in coming along. Our second priority will be natural environments and activities (forests, rivers, lakes, mountains, swimming, hiking, camping, etc). There will also be some stops in major cities for tourist-y things, including some on my bucket list.

Overnight stops will prioritize intentional communities, homes of friends, campgrounds, and then other options.

We would appreciate help with the cost of fuel and maintenance along the way, but that's not necessary and I welcome friends and friends of friends to join the trip regardless.

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April 2024

DROP-IN IMPROV
WORKSHOP BY MATT FEAR

April First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday April 5th, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Free! Beginners welcome! Have fun and be goofy for a couple of hours. This workshop is geared towards people with little to no improv experience. Participants will be led through exercises and games that will showcase the power of "Yes, And". Come willing to be silly and share a laugh.

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MUSIC OPEN MIC
HOSTED BY VICTORIA DOBBS & STUART RYERSE

April First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday April 5th, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Perform your newest works for a supportive audience in a Victorian mansion. Some backline is provided (PA, mics, stands, piano, keys, a cajon, and an audio tech). Join us the first Friday of every month. Beginners welcome. We'll be in the historic billiards-room, now converted to a small music studio. Donations welcome but not required. 

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April First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday April 5th, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Join us for a semi-guided crafting session. Supplies are provided by a mythical family of Ravens who've been bringing shiny gifts to Zelda's windowsill wherever she goes. Bring nothing more than your imagination and walk away with a little piece of your own art. Donations welcome but not required. 

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MAY 2024

MAKER MARKET
COMMUNITY CRAFT VENDOR FAIR

May First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday May 3rd, 2024 @ 7-10pm
Display & sell your creations to our community of artists. Come browse and support local artists, as part of our larger First Friday festivities. Vending fees are pay-what-you-can, suggested $10 minimum donation per vendor. Register to become one of our craft vendors here: https://forms.gle/rsWhpBBNKduZDkMo6

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May First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday May 3rd, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Come play and learn with poi and staff, hoops and fans, join us in juggling, and more. Competent participants are welcome to spin fire with safety and supervision.  Join us the first Friday of every month. Weather permitting, we'll spin fire on the manor side patio, or do flow arts in the manor's ballroom. Donations welcome but not required. 

Find this event on Facebook

MUSIC OPEN MIC
HOSTED BY VICTORIA DOBBS & STUART RYERSE

May First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday May 3rd, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Perform your newest works for a supportive audience in a Victorian mansion. Some backline is provided (PA, mics, stands, piano, keys, a cajon, and an audio tech). Join us the first Friday of every month. Beginners welcome. We'll be in the historic billiards-room, now converted to a small music studio. Donations welcome but not required. 

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Co-CRAFTING IN ZELDA'S RAVEN LIBRARY
HOSTED BY ZELDA

May First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday May 3rd, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Join us for a semi-guided crafting session. Supplies are provided by a mythical family of Ravens who've been bringing shiny gifts to Zelda's windowsill wherever she goes. Bring nothing more than your imagination and walk away with a little piece of your own art. Donations welcome but not required. 

Find this event on Facebook

May First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday May 3rd, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Join us for board and card games, from our game library or bring your own. Attendees help choose from a wide variety of game styles and genres, from party and social to strategic and tactical to dexterity or trivia. We play the first Friday of every month. We'll be in the Manor's breakfast nook, and may spread out to the Library if there's a large group. 

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TFP Photo Shoot
MODELS, PHOTOGRAPHERS & MORE

Saturday May 4th, 2024 @ noon-6pm

Tickets available here

Come shoot in a Victorian Manor run by a DIY arts collective, Estate of Mind. This is a TF* shoot, with a focus on collaboration.

Pre-registration is required, and you can register as a photographer, model, photographer + model duo, make-up artist, hair stylist, costumer, rigger, other creative.

We will be doing our best to ensure a fair ratio of photographers, models, and other creatives sign up, and may have to close off registration to certain groups closer to the event start date, so please register early to ensure you get a spot!

Registration costs:

We require a $40 booking deposit upfront to hold your spot. After you shoot with us, your deposit will be refunded. 

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June 2024

June First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday June 7th, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Come play and learn with poi and staff, hoops and fans, join us in juggling, and more. Competent participants are welcome to spin fire with safety and supervision.  Join us the first Friday of every month. Weather permitting, we'll spin fire on the manor side patio, or do flow arts in the manor's ballroom. Donations welcome but not required. 

Find this event on Facebook

MUSIC OPEN MIC
HOSTED BY VICTORIA DOBBS & STUART RYERSE

June First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday June 7th, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Perform your newest works for a supportive audience in a Victorian mansion. Some backline is provided (PA, mics, stands, piano, keys, a cajon, and an audio tech). Join us the first Friday of every month. Beginners welcome. We'll be in the historic billiards-room, now converted to a small music studio. Donations welcome but not required. 

Find this event on Facebook

Co-CRAFTING IN ZELDA'S RAVEN LIBRARY
HOSTED BY ZELDA

June First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday June 7th, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Join us for a semi-guided crafting session. Supplies are provided by a mythical family of Ravens who've been bringing shiny gifts to Zelda's windowsill wherever she goes. Bring nothing more than your imagination and walk away with a little piece of your own art. Donations welcome but not required. 

Find this event on Facebook

June First Fridays @ the est8!

Friday June 7th, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Join us for board and card games, from our game library or bring your own. Attendees help choose from a wide variety of game styles and genres, from party and social to strategic and tactical to dexterity or trivia. We play the first Friday of every month. We'll be in the Manor's breakfast nook, and may spread out to the Library if there's a large group. 

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JULY 2024

July events coming soon!

AUGUST 2024

Joshua Crozier
Live In concert

Friday August 9th, 2024 @ 7-9pm
Joshua Crozier is a singer-songerwiter from Uptown Chicago who blends the emotional depth of his lyrics with alternative tunings and acoustic finger-picking, harnessing influences from his favorite artists such as Ben Howard, Noah Kahan, Bon Iver, and Jon Foreman. He loves to create an authentic, fun environment for his audiences using humor in between songs, singing about spirituality, mental health, love, loss, and social justice.

Tickets

We are offering the est8 for more community events

Need a space to host a recurring, free or low-cost event or workshop open to the community? We'd love to chat and see if this could be a good fit. Email ideas@est8ofmind.com Some of the events we're open to hosting include: