Music, “Urban Retreat” among this weekend’s events

Music and a peaceful retreat are coming to North Beacon this weekend through two events.

On Friday (tonight!) at 8 p.m., the Tangletown String Band will bring bluegrass, alt-country, and “old-time” music to Quetzalcoatl Gallery, 3209 Beacon Ave. S. Hear some examples of their music here.

The second event is Urban Retreat: Advent through the Senses, a “day of retreat” at Poustinia House, 3007 16th Ave. S. from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. All are welcome. The hosts say:

“Located in a house in North Beacon Hill this retreat will offer spaces to read, walk a labyrinth, do some writing, meditate or have a cup of tea. Advent is a latin word for ‘coming’ and is a season preceding Christmas. In this space we get to be and come into a new way of being during this holiday season.”

Jonathan Myers of Poustinia House adds “We’re not at all interested in preaching to people or having them join anything. All we want to do is provide space for people to escape from the craziness of life, center and ground themselves before the mad rush of the holidays gets too overwhelming.”