Mark your calendar for:

~ Ashley is taking leave from performance and guest speakerships until mid 2019. For inquiries please contact, and follow her on Facebook and Instagram for alerts of her activities. ~

10/9/18 RALLY and Concert to End Plastic Pollution in San Diego at Revel Revel, San Diego, Tuesday, October 9th 7-9:30 PM

City Council Votes to Ban Styrofoam and Straws / Utensils upon request on Oct 15th. Concert by Eco Musician Ashley Mazanec, plus Beer, Food, Music, Rally, Panel and FUN championing Councilmember Chris Ward to fight plastic pollution! Suggested Donation: $15.

She’s So Lovely is a musical story about reaching for your wildest dreams, showcasing themes of pollution, climate change, regeneration, and economic philosophy. This performance is the last stripped-down peek at the budding story of eco musician Ashley Mazanec before the show's emergence into full-fledged theatrical production in Summer 2019.

Sign the action alert:
Pure Brewing | Solti  | Fight the Foam | Rise Above Plastics

9/12/18 Ashley addresses Encinitas Environment Commission on the state of tiny homes, off grid tech, and the prospect of an Encinitas eco community, Encinitas City Hall, 5:30 - 6 pm

9/8/18 Ashley and St. James Academy Choir at The People's Climate March, original song, "She's So Lovely," at 9:45 am

Join SanDiego350 and partners for the next big climate mobilization on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Thousands of San Diegans will stand with climate advocates worldwide for this global day of action ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. We will call for a #FossilFree world and a just and rapid transition to 100% clean energy. Details of the event (including time and location) are coming soon! RSVP:

7/27/18 Ashley & the Altruists bring their show to Surfrider #StrawsSuck premiere in Oceanside at The Hill Street Country Club: 530 South Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054. 7-10pm. 

Oceanside is taking a stand to city hall and the community against plastic pollution. Join us for this kid friendly event to discover what you can do for your oceans.

-STRAWS, the movie, a 32 minute documentary
-Group panel discussion: 'How to Stop Sucking'
-Live 3 piece band: Ashley & The Altruists
-Pure Project Brewing - beer included in price of your ticket!
-Food from Wrench & Rodent included in price of your ticket!
**BEER and FOOD subject to run out**

About Surfrider Foundation Programs: The Rise Above Plastics program reduces the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics. The Ocean Friendly Restaurant program increases awareness, drives change in behavior and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce plastic waste. One restaurant, one customer at a time.

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6/21/18 Ashley & the Altruists perform at Balboa Park's Starlight Theater. A progressive rock band for ecological regeneration, you do not want to miss this first ever eco-musical performance. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, Make Music Day is now held on the same day in more than 800 cities in 120 countries. Thank you to our hosts -- Save Starlight -- a 501(c) 3 non-profit grassroots organization. 7:30 -8:45 pm. Stay after for more music from Mimi Zulu.

6/14/18 Ashley at Banding Together Chula VistaHas your teen or young adult with special needs ever wanted to be in a rock band? Here is their chance. Unlocking their potential and spotlighting their abilities, this youth group learns the dynamics of building friendships, social skills and self-expression through fresh and creative avenues. 7pm

5/20/18 Ashley with guests David Tcheng and Brent Murphy at San Diego Botanic Gardens for TrejuvenationCome out to support our urban trees and save more timber from the woodchipper, firewood pile, and landfill.

5/17/18 Ashley performs with special guests at UCSD Journal for International Policy Studies (JIPS) release party, 5pm Global Policy & Strategy

5/15 Ashley discusses EcoArts, eco music, and zero waste culture at SanDiego350 monthly meeting

5/5/18 Ashley shares her journey into EcoArts at Desert Rising, Jacumba CA, 6pm

5/3/18 Tickets available here. Check Facebook link for updates.

4/11/18  Ashley jams with the children of Banding Together, whose mission is to bring music opportunities to individuals with special needs in our community. To register your teen or young adult click here. 7pm Point Loma Nazarene University 3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego 92106. Click here for Facebook event.

4/6/18  Ashley & the Altruists at Surfrider's Straws Suck Premier. 7-10pm at Bird's Surf Shed.

3/31/18  Ashley emcees for Grammy-award winning pianist Peter Kater's Dancing on Water. San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, Los Angeles. Red Carpet 6:30pm.

3/1/18  Ashley & the Altruists at UCSD The Role of Art in Ocean Conservation. Details on speaking and music times TBA. This is an event sponsored by EcoArts Foundation, The UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) Net Impact, and Climate Science Alliance.

1/20/18  Ashley & the Altruists at Reinhabiting the Village with Local Earth, 1:30-8pm

1/18/18 Ashley & the Altruists at The Kraken, Encinitas, Singer songwriter Showcase 8-11pm, A&TA at 10pm

12/22 Ashley at Green-ish Wonderland, The Green Door La Jolla, 6-8pm

11/26 Ashley at EcoRotary Club on Eco-Economics (speaking event), Ki's Solana Beach 7-9pm

11/5 EcoArts Foundation at the Belly Up with Miss Violette, Kiyoshi, and Indigo Mystics

10/14 Soft Opening for Coral Tree Zero Waste Farm Stand feat. Rob Greenfield. The Coral Tree Zero Waste Farm Stand is a manifestation of one of Ashley's ideas to minimize our collective garbage footprint! Come fill up on bulk foods, limited produce, tea, classes, music, and help to us determine community needs for our developing store. BYO bags and jars!

10/8 Music for the Revolution will showcase the first-ever EcoArts Hall of Fame with limited edition prints in unique upcycled wood frames. Get ready for interactive video and civic engagement with zero waste influencer Marina Qutab alongside epic talents from Billy Galewood to Sister Speak

10/6 Ashley solo at Univ Encinitas Tour Kickoff with Tolan Shaw, doors at 6:30, 8 PM show

10/5 Harvest Moon Soirée in Encinitas, 6-10 PM Includes homemade vegan cuisine, live music, poetry and truffle making

9/9 Welcome to the EcoArts Renaissance with The Altruists plus opera singer Amy Caris-Difiore. Includes farm-to-table dining, Artists & Climate Change Incubator learnings, eco theater, crafts, and interactive art from EcoArts Foundation. A massive Thank you to Surfing Madonna Oceans Project for the scholarship to NYC!

8/19 Ashley and The Altruists at Surfrider Farm-to-Table Fundraiser

7/29 Ashley at Pacific View Academy of Arts Vintage Market, 10-2pm

7/29 State of the EcoArts Renaissance Talk and musical performance, Trilogy Sanctuary, 5:45pm and 8:15pm, feat. Marina Qutab

6/24 EcoArts at BRO-AM Beach Fest, 7am-5pm

6/21 Performance for San Diego Green Building Council Summer Social, BNIM Architects Innovation Space, 797 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7110, United States, 5:30-8pm

6/3 The Altruists at Goddess Fest Pre Party, Seaside Bazaar, Encinitas 12pm and 5pm

6/2 The Altruists at EcoChella, UCSD, 3pm

6/2-6/5 EcoArts at Goddess Fest, Ashley and conservationist photographer Valerie Kosheleff speak Sunday 11:30-12:30

5/13 Eco Arts Foundation Farm to Table Launch Party 5-8pm, RSVP to tiny house and farm tour; delights by Cafe 21; live music by Angus Wilson, The Moves Collective and Alicia Previn; underwater footage by documentarian and oceanographer Cynthia Matzke; visual art pieces by ag artist Sharon Belknap, R. Piper, and Kathryn Weiss and the unveiling of our new endeavor! Tickets limited.

5/6 21st Annual Art and Garden Festival 2-4pm, 1636 E. Mission Road Fallbrook CA 92028

5/4 Ashley at Taste of Cardiff, Cardiff Lodge at the Wine Hub 5-8:30pm, tickets

4/23 Earth Fair Performance with Climate Science Alliance, Balboa Park Recital Hall, 11am and 2pm

4/20 Racing Extinction film screening by North County Eco Alliance, with opening music by Ashley, Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, Encinitas, 6-9pm

3/13 Democracy is not a Spectator Sport: The Theory and Practice of Citizen Activism, Palomar College MD-157, 2:20-3:45

3/28 California State San Marcos, 12-1pm (Sustainability Talk) Details TBA

3/26 Ashley with The Moves Collective, Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach, 7pm

3/26 The Altruists at Surfing Madonna Half Marathon, 9=11am (register for the Encinitas Half here)

3/25 Ashley at Homeless to Housed San Diego, St. Luke Episcopal Church,  3725 30th St. (North Park) 1pm

3/18 The Altruists at Trilogy Sanctuary La Jolla, Rooftop, 8:30-9pm

3/16 The Altruists at Eve Megaphone, 7-9pm

3/5 The Altruists at Kava Lounge 8pm

2/24 Ashley at I am Thomasse Comedy Show, Eve Encinitas 7pm

2/18 Trilogy Sanctuary La Jolla rooftop, Dance Medicine, 8-9:30

1/25 From the Outside In, The Gallery, San Diego, 7pm (LTATW series)

For most of us, it is clear that our environment matters to future generations and those experiencing climate disaster, floods and severe drought. But not everyone sees the critical link between the air we breath and the health we enjoy; the water we drink and the blood that runs through us; the soil that grows our food and the bones that grow us. From pollution to plastics to the art on our wall, let's get down to the dirty truth about healthy environments nurture our health. Fabulous speakers (Joel Sprechman, Dr. Bruce Bekkar, Ravi Bejaj), yoga, live painting, and healthy treats by Vivacious Dish delight and excite.

1/21 The Altruists at Nate's Garden Grill, San DIego, 12-2pm

1/11/17 Give Bees a Chance, 1970A Columbia Street San Diego, 7-9pm (LTATW series)

Join local bee expert and activist James McDonald and UCSD honeybee researcher Harmen Hendriksma as we debunk myths about the health of our buzzing pollinators, what the media hype is all about, and how bees interact with our environment.

Bring your honeycomb, honey recipes, beyond organic farmer friends, bee keepers and bee tips. Get ready for some bee-utiful live painting on canvas by artist Sharon Belknap (!! Additional original art by Robin Piper.

12/14 Ashley at San Diego Green Building Council Winter Social 5:30-8 pm

12/10 The Altruists at Nate's Garden Grill 6-8pm

12/9 The Altruists at Hill Street Cafe, Oceanside, 7-8 pm

12/7 EcoDemocracy at T. Short Galleries, San Diego, 7-9 pm (LTATW series)

11/23 Leading with Conscious Business with Patrick Combs and Prem Maurel, 7pm (LTATW series)

11/19 SanDiego350 Reflect and Reimagine, 4:30 pm

11/18 Standing Rock Ecologic Solutions Caravan Fundraiser, Elka Yoga, Ocean Beach, 8pm

11/7 The Altruists at Eve Encinitas Megaphone 8pm

11/12 Trilogy Sanctuary Revolution Festival  (Speaking event)

Join Ashley for a discussion of the revolution happening under our noses in the way we conceive of prosperity, community, and our planet. Original musical narrative (songs) included :).

11/4 The Altruists at The Merrow with guest opera singer Amy Norrie

A Bassmint Collective Event
Music | Art | Dance | 9 pm-close 
Hosted By Burns One

Register here

10/12/16 T. Short Gallery and Conscious Lounge, 1970 Columbia Street Suite A, San Diego, 7pm (LTATW Series)

Water manages to define life here on planet Earth, and it knows no borders. What better a way to kick off a mixed-media environment series than with a discussion on innovative drought solutions brought to us from Israel by Kristen Victor, live musical performance on topic such as the Central American Drought, frack water 101, and storytelling by a Border Angels organizer about placing water for desperate migrants in border region deserts?

The only way we could possibly quench your thirst more is to throw in some atmospheric water for your reusable water bottle brought to you by environmental engineer Peter Ghiula, and eco-artistic collaboration over a delicious brew of organic kombucha, kava or cappuccino. 

We look forward to your presence at the first of Ashley Mazanec's Let's Talk About the Weather Series at T. Short Galleries, a conscious lounge in Little Italy.

Admission: $15-$20 Suggested Donation

Please make donations on EventBrite ♥

9/30 Let's Talk About the Weather Debut on LA Talk Radio, noon Pacific

8/27 The Altruists at The Grassroots Oasis, San Diego, 7:30 pm

8/20 The Altruists at Fallbrook Brewing, Fallbrook, 8pm

8/19 The Altruists at The Hill Street Cafe, Oceanside, 7:30pm

8/18 The Altruists at Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Rd, evening time TBA

8/17 The Altruists at San Marcos Library, 6pm

7/17 Vista Library, Acoustic ShowcaseCommunity room 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA 92084 • 1-760-643-5100 1:30p - 2:30p. Website: RSVP at: 

7/3 Friends of the Fallbrook Library, Acoustic Showcase, Community Room 124 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA  92028, 2-3 pm

6/30 The Altruists at Eve Encinitas, 8:30-10pm

6/11 Poway Branch Library, Acoustic Showcase series, Community Room or Courtyard 13137 Poway Rd, Poway CA 92064 2-3 pm

6/4 NextGen Film Fest at Aurora Spine, 1920 Palomar Pt., Carlsbad CA 92008  Afterparty: 8pm

5/6 Fundraiser for Pacific View Arts Academy at The Studio Encinitas, 1057 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

April 17 Ashley (emcee) and The Altruists at San Diego EarthWork’s 27th annual EarthFair, 1:30 in the Garden of Eating. San Diego Earth Fair is the world’s largest annual environmental fair and Earth Day Celebration produced by volunteers! RSVP on Facebook

3/26 CD release for Let's Talk About the Weather at The Studio Encinitas, 7-11 pm

Featuring water bar, Amayi Morales hula hoop extraordinaire, tiny house talks, live painting, Lizzy Waters and DJ Lex, upcycled art, and kombucha on tap

RSVP on Facebook