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Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 11, Issue 9b
April 10, 2007



Aaaand we're back. I know, it's been...hours!

And I have to rub my eyes and make sure I'm reading that counter on 
Burningman.com correctly ....ulp. Yep. 144 days until Burning Man. 
That's what's known as a gross, which is a lot when you're counting 
bottle rockets, but not very many when you're counting days until we 
burn. Whoa.

And there is SO much going on in this, the year of the Green Man. You've 
just seen the art grants (wow, right?) - but that's just the tip of the 
iceberg! Folks, say hello to this weekend's OPEN HOUSE/GREEN HOUSE/BEACH 
HOUSE event in San Francisco - your chance to plug in and get involved 
with building Black Rock City this year, AND to participate in some wild 
and wooly mindshare with hundreds of other folks seeking and sharing new 
ways to Green the Burn...PLUS the launch of the amazing Ocean Beach Fire 
Pits later that night to warm up the American coastline with Burning Man 
art! That's the very first item below - can you believe all that good 
stuff in just one day? Don't miss out.

But that's not all that's going on; April, it seems, is an incredibly 
busy  month on the proverbial Big Burning Calendar, with the start of 
walk-in ticket outlet sales (new - even more outlets!), projects gearing 
up (check out Participate! for just a few), and super-smoking-hot 
Regional and Events/Happenings sections for you to peruse.  We're 
especially eager to share the news of TOAST! the Arizona burn - just 
FIVE DAYS left to get those tix.... and DARK SKIES - SINGULARITY, the 
Southwest Regional Burn near Las Vegas...just to name a few... 
Washington DC gets in on the action with a Burning Man film fest this 
month too...there's too much going on out there to do it justice with 
just one paragraph, so check out all the happenings below!

Also, the Playa Restoration folks took a minute to share with you their 
tricks and tools of the trade, AND we've got a friendly reminder about 
Plants at Burning Man. PLUS MORE. Seriously. In short, a supremely 
news-packed second half of this week's JRS.

BUT before you move to that....

Remember in JRS V11:#8 when we told you to save the date for May 5? On 
that day, Burners Without Borders (and that means you, even if you don't 
know it yet!) will share the second annual Cinco De Playa Worldwide 
Beach/Park Cleanup Day. Burners will be joining together in their home 
towns to conduct organized beach and park cleanups - synchronized with 
others all over the world! BWB's first Cinco De Playa last year cleaned 
up beaches in five states and three continents; this year, by partnering 
with the regional network, we want to reach even farther.

Here's how you can take part in this worldwide event: contact your local 
regional, if you have one, to check if there's a beach or park cleanup 
already underway in your area. (Not sure if you have a regional? Visit 
http://regionals.burningman.com .) So far we've heard tell of several 
planned cleanups (and of course a lot of fun to go along with the work), 
from Coney Island in NY, to Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, to a Cincinatti 
riverfront -- lots of Regional groups have taken up the charge and are 
planning to participate in this fun civic event.

If your region HASN'T planned anything yet, maybe YOU know a perfect 
local spot that can use some attention, and you can share it with your 
regional and head up a local effort. All you need is some trash bags and 
an announcement on your local list to get the fire started. Don't have a 
regional? Don't let that stop you! Organize your friends and campmates 
and let us know what you're up to.

Check out the page at 
http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org/issues/archive/current-projects-1/copy_of_ocean-beach-clean-ups 

for more information on this worldwide collaborative event...we'll look 
forward to hearing about yours!

Lastly, please remember, if you've got an item for the Jack Rabbit, read 
the footer of this newsletter for how to submit, or how to unsubscribe. 
Just replying to this email is a good way to get lost in the shuffle! 
SEE BELOW for instructions.


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**BRC NEWS**

BURNING MAN OPEN HOUSE, GREEN HOUSE & BEACH HOUSE 4.14.07 SF, CA
TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS - 2007 WALK IN OUTLETS!
ARE YOU A GEEK or ARTIST WHO BRINGS WIRELESS/'NET TECHNOLOGY TO THE PLAYA?
MEDIA REGISTRATION 2007: NOW OPEN!
REMINDER:  REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE FOR BURNERS LOST
PLAYA RESTORATION TEACHES YOU THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE
A REMINDER ABOUT PLANTS AT BURNING MAN
RAT'S RENTAL BIKES - LIMITED SUPPLY, ACT NOW!
BOOK PROJECT/MUSEUM EXHIBITION SEEKS AUTHORS OF PAST "TALES FROM THE PLAYA"

**PARTICIPATE!**
ATTENTION MUSICIANS AND POTENTIAL GROUPIES - JOIN THE BURNING BAND!
CARNE ARMADA NEEDS YOUR PLAYA SHIPS!!!
HOPE FLOWER AND FEAR TRAP: SEEKING GOOD FOOTAGE

**REGIONALS CORNER**
BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL - DC/VA - ARLINGTON VA 4.28.07
TOAST! THE 6TH ANNUAL ARIZONA REGIONAL BURN MAY 3-6, ARIZONA
INTERFUSE: THE MIDWEST REGIONAL BURN MAY 3-6, MISSOURI
AFRIKA BURNS FUNDRAISER IN OAKLAND, CA MAY 5
DARK SKIES -  SOUTHERN NV/SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BURN MAY 17-20 - NEVADA

**EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS**
RENO - SUPER FUN FUNDRAISER EVENT "IN SPACE"!! 4/14 Reno, NV

ADMIN/ON AND OFF THIS THING

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BURNING MAN OPEN HOUSE, GREEN HOUSE & BEACH HOUSE 4.14.07 SF, CA

Three Burner-ific Events in One Radically Fun Day!

OPEN HOUSE: Learn How To Help Create Black Rock City
GREEN HOUSE: Find Out How to Green the Burn and the World
BEACH HOUSE: Inaugurate the New Ocean Beach Burn Platforms

Saturday April 14, 11AM to 3PM - Revised Time
Burning Man Headquarters - 1900 3rd St. @ 16th, SF
Then off to Ocean Beach for the 7PM Fire  (Artists' fire pits to be 
dedicated at stairwells 15-21. Meet at Stairwell 18 to start)
Free, of course! Leave no trace.

In celebration of this year's theme "the Green Man", our annual Burning 
Man Open House and Volunteer Recruitment Day will feature a major Green 
House theme to help you green your burn!

As in prior years, this is your chance to meet the coordinators of our 
City, and learn how you can become one of the 3,000+ volunteers that 
create it. This year, we're adding a complete green fair, with an 
eco-fashion show, alternative energy demonstrations and presentations, a 
'trashion' workshop, solar cooking, green art, and a whole lot more! 
Even our annual pot luck and BBQ social will be earth-friendly.

THEN....it all began at the beach, so after the event, we'll all head to 
Ocean Beach to fire up the new burn platforms!!  What burn platforms, 
you ask? Maybe you missed: 
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/22/MNGDROPM781.DTL_

(Don't forget, the Burn Platform project STILL NEEDS HELP:
http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org/global-action/bay-area-bwb/fire-pits-on-ocean-beach 
)

Come enjoy the OPEN HOUSE/GREEN HOUSE/BEACH HOUSE! Plan to spend the 
entire day at BMHQ, because like the playa, there will be a LOT going 
on! Here's just a sampling:

- Solar Stage - Biofuels presentations, Green Man Puppet Performance, 
Inconvenient Truth Talk, the Tri-clops Monstrosity Band, and more!

- Green pot luck - eat lunch earth-friendly: BYO reusable or composting 
cups, plates, and utensils, along with organic food to share. (Yep, we 
compost here at BMHQ, and use biodegradable plates and cups! Please use 
the green bins!)

11AM-12PM:  How to be a green burner - eco-workshops, presentations, and 
demonstrations on the solar powered stage plus green vehicles, 
eco-carnival, solar ovens, biodiesel distillation, grey water works, 
green art and the Solar Death Ray 2000!

12-3PM: Volunteer resource tables open - meet the volunteer coordinators 
from over 20 departments that organize our creative chaos into our city. 
Ask them anything...like how their department is going green! From 
Greeters to Artery to DPW to Rangers to Playa Info to DMV to the Geek 
Squad, we fuel our city on participation. WE need YOU to be part of WE 
to make the dream real! You'll never be the same...

- Ongoing green demonstrations indoors and out: Check out the Trashion 
Bee, the Friends of Black Rock, green lighting and videos, displays on 
how to be green, the National LNT traveling trainers - even a 
hydrogen-fueled rocket! Bring old sheets, socks, pants, sweaters, shirts 
and swatches to create a MOOP bag or playa outfit at the Bee.

- TICKETS: get the last of the $250 TICKETS! Burning Man 2007's $250 
tickets are nearly sold out  -- but you can buy them during the Open 
House in person from MeanBean. Just look for the Boy Scout! Cash only.

2PM:  Eco-fashion show - get your trashion on the stage, or be trashy 
playarazzi!!!

THEN....

3PM:  Leave no trace at BMHQ. Head toward Ocean Beach...consider meeting 
at the Beach Chalet back patio for cocktails and a bite to eat.

7 PM - OCEAN BEACH: Cruise over to the Burn Platform inauguration at 
Ocean Beach and celebrate the installation of these incredible pieces of 
Burning Man art right here in San Francisco!

We've been trusted with this beach -- PLEASE treat it as well as you 
would the OTHER playa. Since the Park Service is not requiring permits 
for this large gathering, there will be Park Rangers present. ** Please 
leave alcohol/glass behind.** Bring some wood and enjoy the fire!

HELP WITH THE BIG DAY...roles are open if you'd like to lend a hand! 
Write kachinakatrina@burningman.com:
1. Table & share resources for being a green burner and sign people up 
for info or volunteering
2. Stage hands
3. Clean up
4. Set-up (show up Friday, and 9am day of event)
5. Signage- all around & eco-retrofitted RV/ Busses

April 14th is a day of climate change action/awareness events across the 
country, so don't be a spectator - become a participant! It's a great 
way to meet everyone, become more connected to the Burning Man 
community, and preserve the planet. Why not start by leaving your car at 
home? BMHQ is served by the NEW SF Muni T-THIRD streetcar service, 
Mariposa Street stop. (Scheduled to open April 7th - see 
http://www.sfmta.com)

To help with green RVs, trashion, eco-performances, demonstrations, 
other Green House resources or staging/logistics, please contact 
Karina@burningman.com.
To volunteer for the Man, sign up now at 
http://www.burningman.com/participate/volunteer.html.

See you at BMHQ!!!

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TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS - 2007 WALK IN OUTLETS!

All tickets available at walk in outlets are $280 each, with no 
additional service charges. Outlets accept Cash or Money Order/Cashier's 
Check (made out to Burning Man) ONLY! All payment must be made in US 
Dollars. No Credit or Debit Cards, and absolutely No Personal Checks!

(ALSO! Burning Man 2007's $250 tickets are nearly sold out  -- but you 
can buy them during the 4.14.07 Open House - see listing above -  in 
person from MeanBean. Just look for the Boy Scout!    Cash only.)

We are pleased to announce the following locations as the walk-in Ticket 
Outlets for 2007! We've added some exciting new locations this year!

Please remember that our Outlets are all independent businesses run by 
members of our community, and they aren't making a fee for their sale of 
tickets - so treat them with kindness and respect. Their businesses were 
chosen because they are active members of our community and their stores 
have wonderful supplies for Burning Man. All of their information is 
listed below, and they all have tickets. Please do not burden our 
outlets with phone calls; they cannot hold tickets for you and they 
cannot answer any questions about Burning Man.

***RENO, NV***

THE MELTING POT
1049 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat. 11:00am-6:00pm, Sun. 12:00pm-5:00pm

***SACRAMENTO, CA***

CHEAP THRILLS/ZOOTS
1209 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
HOURS: Sun.-Fri. 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat. 10:00am-7:00pm

***BERKELEY, CA***

BERKELEY HAT COMPANY
2510 Telegraph Avenue (near the corner of Dwight)
Berkeley, CA 94704
Mon.-Thurs. 10:30am-6:00pm, Fri. & Sat. 10:30am-6:30pm, Sun. 12:00pm-5:30pm

***SAN FRANCISCO, CA***

DISTRACTIONS
1552 Haight Street (between Ashbury and Clayton)
San Francisco, CA 94117
Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-7:00pm, Fri. & Sat. 11:30am-8:00pm

SPORTS BASEMENT - Two Locations in SF!
1415 16th Street @ De Haro
San Francisco, CA 94103
&
610 Mason Street, The Presidio (across from Crissy Field)
San Francisco, CA 94129
HOURS (same for both locations) M-F 9:00am-8:00pm, Sat & Sun 8:00am-7:00pm

***SUNNYVALE, CA***

SPORTS BASEMENT
1177 Kern Avenue (off the Lawrence Expressway)
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
HOURS M-F 10:00am-9:00pm, Sat & Sun 10:00am-7:00pm


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ARE YOU A GEEK or ARTIST WHO BRINGS WIRELESS/'NET TECHNOLOGY TO THE PLAYA?

If you are planning a largescale technological project, have an art 
project that absolutely requires Internet connectivity, or will be 
beaming any sort of bits
and bytes into the airwaves above the playa, you are cordially invited 
and strongly requested to participate at the Burning Man Technology 
Department will be hosting our second Playa Wireless Summit on April 12, 
2007. PLEASE RSVP by responding to this post at 
playatech@burningman.com. If you're not in the area, write to us for 
info on how to dial in.

Burning Man HQ: http://www.burningman.com/officedirections

When we say "technology", we don't mean just a laptop to check your 
email once during the week when you randomly hop on the Wifi cloud 
provided by the good folks at Internet at Burning Man. We're talking 
about the kind of geek who brings a whole car full of technology and 
towers and beams bits and bytes all over the playa and into the universe.

Well, from one geek to another... we all know that these bits and
bytes that we are beaming all over the playa will play a lot nicer
with each other -- and get to where they are supposed to be going -- if we
all talk about what we are planning to do and work together ahead of
time. Heck, we may even be able to help each other out a bit on our
projects!

Please let us know the nature of your project, and feel free to get as
geeky as you wannabe - we'll get it. You'll be invited to attend the 
Summit where we'll talk geek talk and compare the size of our towers and 
other fun
things like that.

Once again, if  you are bringing "heavy geekery" like repeaters and
towers, or you have a project that MUST have an Internet connection,
we need to hear from you.

Send us a ping at playatech@burningman.com .

Thanks!
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MEDIA REGISTRATION 2007: NOW OPEN!

If you're planning to attend Burning Man 2007 as a member of the 
press/media, or planning to shoot ANY film, video, audio or photography 
that you will use publicly in any way, you need to register with Media 
Mecca.

All filming in BRC requires a camera tag that you'll get with 
registration. No one may make commercial use of any imagery taken at 
Burning Man without explicit written permission  - and commercial use is 
defined as "anything you will show to anyone beyond friends and family." 
(Personal use video users need only sign a Personal Use form upon 
entering the city to obtain your Personal Use tag; personal still 
cameras need not register, but professional still shooters must register 
ahead of time.)

All projects intended for public display must register. It's easy and 
painless -- we'll get you squared away and answer any questions.

Registration opened TODAY, so cowboy up! Questions? Ready to register? 
Visit http://www.burningman.com/press  for more information and 
http://forms.burningman.com/mediaq2k7 to fill out the form. IF YOU HAVE 
REGISTERED BEFORE, your personal info will already be there with your 
login - just be sure to update it with any new information?

Video project deadline: July 25. All other media projects: August 5. 
Register early!

Questions? press@burningman.com

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REMINDER:  REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE FOR BURNERS LOST

Since 1996, Burning Man has created a plaque to commemorate members of 
our community who have passed away each year. We would like to carry on 
this tradition and honor those who have affected our Burning experiences 
and participated in making Burning Man happen. This is a call out to 
you, our community, to please let us know of any burners lost who you 
feel should be added to the Remembrance Plaque. Please send their name, 
exactly as you would like to see it appear, to this address (use 
REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE in the subject line):
remembrance(at)burningman(dot)com
(please DO NOT HIT REPLY to this JRS)

Look for the completed plaque at the base of the Man from Monday (August 
27th) through Friday (August 31st).

May their spirits move on to the eternal playa!

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PLAYA RESTORATION TEACHES YOU THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE

There is an Art to Leaving No Trace. Here are some helpful hints at how 
to keep the Black Rock Desert beautiful: a quick internet search for 
these inexpensive tools will have you well on your way to leaving no 
environmental impact. Remember, restoring the Playa is a Black Rock 
Citywide Effort -  so pass on the knowledge!

1.) MAGNET SWEEPERS!!! (aka Magnet Rakes)
Do you have any idea how much metal is found on the playa?  Whether 
you're staking your tent down, building a theme camp or art 
installation, or just straight up welding and cutting metal, make your 
life easier by using a Magnet Sweeper! All you have to do is roll them 
over your work area, listen as the magnet pulls the loose metal off of 
the playa, and then discard the metal in the trash using the release 
lever. Simple and inexpensive. Every burner should have one.

2.) RAKES (or better yet LANDSCAPE RAKES)
Dust storms happen, dunes build up very quickly and you could find 
yourself on your hands and knees using your bare hands sifting for 
things that might well turn into MOOP. Instead, use a rake, and pull the 
MOOP out. Landscape rakes are wider, can catch more MOOP, and can comb 
through more area. You can use the back end of the rake to cut down the 
size of the dune and pull it flat.

3.) PUSHBROOMS
That dune that you're standing on that built up on the site of your art 
installation or camp... yeah, that's "leaving a trace". The dune will 
just get bigger and bigger as it attracts more dust and catches MOOP. 
When the winter rains come, that dune will just solidify into a big dune 
as hard as the playa surface itself -- which will suck for anyone using 
the playa, including us. Do your best and knock it down with a 
pushbroom. Have a few on hand and watch how easy it is to restore the 
flatest real estate in the Black Rock Desert.

4.) SHOVELS
Got a disaster? Use a shovel. Dump it into a container. Haul it away. 
Leave No Trace. Got a dune? Use a shovel. Spread it out. Flatten it. 
Leave No Trace.
Got a hole? Use a shovel. Fill it. Leave No Trace. Useful, no?

5.) VICE GRIPS
Okay, so you were a little excessive with the rebar and now you can't 
get it out of the ground. Do it the DPW Way and get some Vice Grips 
around that sucker. Give it a couple of rotations to loosen up the dirt 
around the rebar and then... TWIST back and forth vigorously while 
pulling upward (lift with the legs, Hercules, not your back). The dirt 
will act as bearings, working that rebar free of the playa.

6.) METAL TRASH CANS
For containing and hauling ash and debris.

Questions? restoration@burningman.com

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A REMINDER ABOUT PLANTS AT BURNING MAN

Given the 2007 GREEN MAN theme, you might be tempted to bring plants to 
our event in the Black Rock Desert.

Don't.

Remember: Burning Man is probably the largest "Leave No Trace" event in 
the world.

Live plants die on the playa. Ask anyone that has brought them. They 
always make a mess. In our history. participants who have brought in 
plants, sod, trees, or cut palm fronds have created a MOOP (Matter Out 
of Place) disaster. Every site that has used them in any quantity has 
cost themselves (or WORSE, the Playa Restoration crew) days and days of 
work post-event.

The Gate, Earth Guardians and DPW Playa Restoration Crew are highly 
sensitized to the issue, and keep a close eye on everything that enters 
our city. If you bring plants, they will stop you at the gate or come 
and find you. They have been known to incinerate projects before they 
were even begun.

For this reason we have long banned live plants on the playa. No change 
to our policy here -- we just want to restate things clearly given our 
2007 Green Man theme.

Please support us in this effort. Help us keep the clean up crew sane! 
Artificial plants work just as well and look better with a quick
watering. Better yet, construct your own plants and trees from recycled 
materials that won't cause MOOP in desert high winds.

Leave your live plants behind. Leave behind ANYTHING that will break up 
and/or blow away in the wind, living or dead (trees, twigs, loose paper, 
palm fronds, etc.)!

Any comments about Burning Man's live plant ban can be addressed to 
questions@burningman.com

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RAT'S RENTAL BIKES - LIMITED SUPPLY, ACT NOW!

Rat's rental bikes for long-distance burners is open now for 
reservations from burners from other countries, or from people who have 
gotten bikes from Da Rat at least twice before.

On April 30, reservations will open for ALL burners coming at least 
1,000 miles.  For more info: nv_desert_rat@nvbell.net.

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BOOK PROJECT/MUSEUM EXHIBITION SEEKS AUTHORS OF PAST "TALES FROM THE PLAYA"

 From Geoffrey: "My name is Geoffrey Nelson and I am working on a self 
published book called 'A Tribe of Artists: Costumes and Culture at 
Burning Man'.  This book is a fundraiser for a photo show at the Nevada 
Museum of Art in July of the same name.  I would like to get permission 
from the following authors who submitted work to Tales from the Playa on 
the Burning Man website to use their pieces in the book.

Dr. Lizzard 'Why People Dress Funny at Burning Man'
Cybele Knowles  'The Goddess of Love in the Liminal City'
Megan Dixon  'Welcome Home'
Daley Dunham 'Ring of Light'
Bevan Corry 'Untitled'

(JRS note: check out the Tales from the Playa and submit your own at 
http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/tales/index_tales.html)

You can reach me at tilt@earthlink.net. Thanks!"

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ATTENTION MUSICIANS AND POTENTIAL GROUPIES - JOIN THE BURNING BAND!

The Burning Band is forming a NEW camp for 2007. We will be joining with 
the newly formed Black Rock Philharmonic to live and perform at 
Static/Dynamic Camp. And we're looking for more musicians!

Yes, we want to expand our musical repertoire to play all kinds of 
(mostly acoustic) music. Ever wanted to camp with a whole mess of 
musicians so that you can experiment and play everything from salsa to 
swing, ska and scat, classical and classless? Now is your chance! We 
plan on having concerts at our camp, and forming roving bands to play 
wherever we're wanted on the playa. Oh, and sometimes where we're not 
wanted...

We will have room for about 70 people at Static/Dynamic, plus you can 
always hang with us and play. Please contact Carbon Buildup at 
pmeasele@oda.state.or.us for more info, or sign up on our Google site at 
http://groups.google.com/group/br-phil?hl=en.

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CARNE ARMADA NEEDS YOUR PLAYA SHIPS!!!

Admiral Painjoy writes: "The 'Carne Armada' is a group within the 
'PlayaQ' camp.
We need art cars that resemble boats or ships to aid us in
our 'attacks' on the playa this year.  We did this last year and
it was a resounding success.  Everyone loved it.  Many said it
was the highlight of their Burning Man 2006 experience.

We can't describe what these 'attacks' are on this list... it's
Top Secret.  But let me assure you... it's a ton of fun!!! (JRS note: oh 
my carne-lovin' goodness is it EVER...) There are attacks that occur on 
three different days (days and times are secret, but will be told to you 
if you
volunteer).  The total time for the attacks is around two
hours per day.  You can participate in one, two or all three.

If you have an art car that resembles a boat or ship and you
want to find out more info, contact "Admiral Painjoy" (aka Jim Hillas) at:
mtnsunrisejh@yahoo.com ."

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HOPE FLOWER AND FEAR TRAP: SEEKING GOOD FOOTAGE

Who didn't fall in love with the Flower and the Fly Trap on the playa in 
'06? The artists who created this piece are seeking great footage of the 
works in action on the playa - and we know it's out there. Specifically, 
they're looking for footage of these two magical pieces dancing and 
interacting with each other or other art pieces. Got quality video you'd 
be willing to share? Please contact patrick@abundantsugar.com.

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BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL - DC/VA - ARLINGTON VA 4.28.07

 From your Virginia/DC regionals:

Can you get to Northern Virginia on April 28? Please come!
We are beyond excited to announce:

The DC/VA Burning Man Film Festival!
Saturday, April 28th, 2007 at 2pm - 8:30 pm
at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse
Arlington , VA
http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/?page=event&eid=395

Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (Nonrefundable)
Proceeds will go to the Playa del Fuego Art Grant fund
THEATER ADMISSION IS 21 AND OVER - PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE- 
THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT.

The films and shorts included in this festival pan seven years of the 
event, starting in 1997 through 2003. The culmination of the festival 
will be a talk and Q&A session with Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man 
and Executive Director of the Burning Man Project.

Free shuttle bus to and from the Courthouse Metro Station!

Bring a can of food to be donated to Capital Area Food Bank and receive 
a raffle ticket for fabulous prizes!

Dress in your most Playa Fabulous outfit and enter the costume contest!

Enjoy performances and art exhibits by local Burning Man artists during 
intermission. Have your picture taken in the Phlaming Photo Booth!
Music provided by DJ Dustin and others.

Films will include: "Juicy Danger Meets Burning Man", "Gifting It", and 
"Beyond Black Rock"
(Film descriptions here: 
http://marketplace.burningman.com/catalog.php?act=view_prod&i=&l=&sid=34125LS5GCTD&id_categ=26)

AFTER PARTY AT DR. DREMO'S! 8:30 PM - ?
2001 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA
After the films, join us at Dr. Dremo's for music, dancing, and fire 
spinning!
$3 Yuengling pints with your film festival wristband.
http://www.drdremo.com

Questions? write washingtondc@burningman.com or virginia@burningman.com

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TOAST! THE 6TH ANNUAL ARIZONA REGIONAL BURN MAY 3-6, ARIZONA

May 3-6th, 2006

Come on out to Witch Well, Arizona and join us for 4 days of large scale 
art,
music, performance, and interactive participation. All Black Rock City
Customs and Courtesies apply. Toast's 6th year is sure to be a great one!

Tickets are on sale now at $25.00 each.
Tickets sales are limited and you have only FIVE DAYS until all online 
and mail order sales are OVER. Hit the website NOW and don't miss out!
You snooze you loose! Be there or be square! NO ticket sales at gate!

For more information see
http://www.toast-town.org

or contact
Arizona@burningman.com or phoenix@burningman.com


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INTERFUSE: THE MIDWEST REGIONAL BURN MAY 3-6, MISSOURI

Midwest Burners, a whimsical heartland Burning Man group, is proud to 
announce our fourth annual Regional Burn, InterFuse 2007: The Afterlife?

Where: The magickal land of Ozark Avalon, Boonville, Missouri
When: May 3-6, 2007

Midwest Burners is a Burning Man inspired social and recreational 
association. Our community radiates out from the Kansas City area. Many 
InterFuse participants come from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, 
since InterFuse is primarily a collaboration between these two 
communities. However, we encourage any other Burners, especially those 
in the Midwest, to come co-create the InterFuse experience. Of course, 
you don't need to be a previous Burner to attend this event. The goal of 
InterFuse is to unite the scattered Burners and pre-Burners of the 
Midwest in the flames of this celebration of Art, Fire, and Life - 
further spreading the unique Burning Experience through the region.

Theme: The Afterlife? theme is a meditation on the interplay of Life and 
Death. The theme involves a question mark as a symbol of the questions 
this theme poses, such as: Is there an afterlife? If so, what will it be 
like? How does our conception (or lack of conception) of the Afterlife 
affect our lives now? InterFuse 2007 is your opportunity to express your 
ideas of the Afterlife OR Life without an Afterlife. Welcome all you 
mortals!

Tickets:. All tickets are $25 and are PRE-SALES only. Tickets are on 
sale now until Midnight, April 20, 2007.

Only Midwest Burners Association members and their guests may 
participate in InterFuse. Membership is free and simple. Please visit 
http://www.midwestburners.com for more information on membership and 
InterFuse.

Questions about this or other Midwest events: missouri@burningman.com

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AFRIKA BURNS IS COMING...FUNDRAISER IN OAKLAND, CA MAY 5

Artfag Mafia & NIMBY present an incredible night of the Arts in Support 
of the Afrika Burns project. May 5 - Cinco de Playa!
The proceeds from this event will go to the artists traveling to South 
Africa to produce workshops and Art for the 3 day event which take place 
240 kilometers from Cape Town. (http://www.afrikaburns.com)

The artists are Charlie Smith, Jaime Ladet, Corbett Griffith, Joe Martin 
and  Syd Klinge. These projects are also being made possible with help 
from the Black Rock Arts Foundation.

  * Live Music by: Gamelan Sekar Jaya's Jegog EnsembleThe Gomorrans + 
Loyd Family Players + Dakard + Felonious - Beat Boxers and MC's + 
Gamelan X + Glitch Mob -Boreta and Kitty D
* With Special Appearances by: Sonja Drakulich (Stellamara) + Tim Barsky
* Aerialists: Kerri Kresinski + Daniela Steiner
* Sculpture and Art Installations by: Dan Das Mann & Karen Cusolito + 
Michael Christian + Marcus Guillard + Joe Martin + Charlie Smith & Grady 
Cousins + Sun Brothers + Tom Kennedy + Syd Klinge
* Tesla Coil by Jeremy Krentz
* Photography by Ralph Granich
* Paintings by: Aaron Lane + Norville + Spy Girl

At NIMBY, On 28th between Peralta and Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA
$10 before 9pm
$15 after

Doors open at 7pm

INFO:
http://www.artfagmafia.com
http://www.afrikaburns.com

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DARK SKIES -  SOUTHERN NV/SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BURN MAY 17-20 - NEVADA

(EDITORS NOTE: We're so thrilled about Dark Skies this year and the 
outpouring of support from all over the place that we're planning a 
significant contingent of BM staffers to pay a visit and participate. 
See you there!)

Their battles with the BLM are almost over and the Vegas and LA Burners 
are proud to remind you about the following event.

Dark Skies - The Singularity Event is the regional Burning Man event for 
Southern Nevada and the southwest. Join them May 17-20 on Roach Dry Lake 
south of Las Vegas on the California border.

Dark Skies - Singularity is a three day camping trip featuring art, 
performance, music, fire, and YOU. This will be the fifth event held on 
the fabulous Roach Lake Playa and the second joint regional event 
produced on this site.

Currently they are projecting around 700 people on site in May. This is 
an all ages event, under 18 with parents, kids under 12 are in for free! 
All of Burningman's 10 principles apply. There is a no in-out policy and 
of course, this is leave no trace.

Tickets to Dark Skies - Singularity can be purchased here
http://darkskies.vegasartists.com

Tickets are currently $75, they go up to $100 on May 1st, and they will 
be $125 at the gate. No spectators. Many thanks and much love to Burning 
Man for all of their help. Also, many thank to our fellow regionals - 
you should all know that this would not be happening without their help 
either.
Support your regions!
BOOM!

Questions: lasvegas@burningman.com

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RENO - SUPER FUN FUNDRAISER EVENT "IN SPACE"!! 4/14 Reno, NV

As we Reno-Compress for our time on the playa this year,
Cosmo-Naughties of many ages and camps will descend upon the humble burg
of Reno, Nevada. There, the launch codes will be entered for an evening
of space dance and electronica chill music, interactive art, light
shows, mini-theme camps, and friendly people. But when the celebration
marks something as extraordinary as the dawn of human spaceflight,
expect a HUGE party...IN SPACE!!!  This is a fund raiser for Reno-based
Burning Man theme camps Club Verboten, Robotronia, and the new Labwerks
satellite camp of Apokiliptika.

We're also looking for more burners that want to set up their own
mini-theme camps inside the huge venue.  You don't have to have a
"space" theme, but it will be like launching your theme camp...    IN
SPACE!  If you want to downsize your camp for this event or have always
wanted to do a theme camp but want to start small, here's a great
opportunity.  To encourage interaction and visitors to your little spot
in the cosmos, we ask you to offer some kind of finger food.  It's not a
pot luck, just want to make sure nobody's blood sugar is entirely from
alcohol.

Where: Stoneys @ 71 S. Wells Ave. Reno, Nevada.
When: Saturday, April 14, 9:00 PM
Age: 21+
Contribution: $10 at the launch gantry.

Info about local Reno events: reno@burningman.com

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