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More amazing fundraisers coming up!!! Come out to NIMBY this Saturday and support disaster relief in Haiti!

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Upcoming Events:


*** DO IT FOR HAITI: A Monumental Benefit and Clothing Drive - Saturday, Feb 20th ***

*** Living Dream Arts: Circus Fundraiser Extravaganza - Thursday, Feb 25th ***

*** Opening of "Ecstasy" at Patricia's Green - Friday, Feb 26th ***

*** Global Lives Project Opening Celebration - Friday, Feb 26th ***

*** Bohemian Carnival - Friday, Feb 26th ***

*** Operation Restore "Defenestration" - Friday, Mar 5th ***

*** Opening of Mona Caron's Latest Public Mural in the Tenderloin - Friday, Mar 5th ***

*** BURNAL EQUINOX Flambé Lounge! - Saturday, March 6th ***


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"DO IT FOR HAITI" A Monumental Benefit and Clothing Drive
Bay Area artists, musicians and performers donate their talents to support local organizations working in Haiti.

Date: Saturday, February 20, from 2:00 p.m. to midnight

Venue: NIMBY - 8410 Amelia Street, Oakland CA 94621
BART accessible, bicycle and car parking available.

Admission: $10 (children under 12 free) Donations of summer weight clothing for children and adults will be accepted on site.

Website: http://www.nimbyspace.org

Phone: 510-633-0506

RSVP Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=do+it+for+haiti&init=quick#!/event.php?eid=286003954984&ref=ts

"DO IT FOR HAITI” offers a staggering roster of performers and a unique opportunity to support Haiti relief efforts, learn first hand about local organizations working in Haiti and get involved with organizations making a difference on the ground there. Events will feature performances and live music including socially relevant theater, Afro-Haitian music and dance, monumental sculpture and art events for children.

Events begin at 2:00 p.m., with children's activities and performances, indoor and outdoor art installations, music and dance.

LEARN from relief workers returning from Haiti and get involved with organizations making a difference. These organizations include:
Architecture for Humanity, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, FONHEP, Kledèv, SOIL, Sirona Cares, What If Foundation, Zanmi Lakay

EXPERIENCE
Live Music and Performance: From Haiti: Kalbass Kreyol and Rosemond Jolissaint, From the Bay Area: Sila, The Bodice Rippers, Joe Rutt and the Ironic Mustache, Fat Chance Belly Dance with NeferTem, Funky Beulah, Diva Marisa, Naima Shalhoub, The Society, Chicken John & Dr. Hal
Childrens Theater and Events: Sustainable Living Road Show, The Life Sized Mouse Trap, Plastic Bag Wallet Making, Face Painting
Art Installations: Flaming Lotus Girls, Omega Recoil – Tesla Coil, The Museum of Unnatural Selection, Therm / Exxotherm, The Department of Spontaneous Combustion, The Disgusting Spectacle
DO D.I.Y / D.I.F.H. projects for all ages

Partnering Organizations:
Architecture for Humanity - San Francisco, CA / Haiti: http://www.architectureforhumanity.org
CARE - San Francisco, CA / Haiti : http://www.care.org
Catholic Relief Services - San Francisco, CA /Haiti :http://www.crs.org/
Fonhep- Haiti http://www.fonhep.ht
Kledèv - San Francisco, CA / Haiti: http://www.kledev.org/
SOIL - San Francisco, CA / Haiti: http://www.oursoil.org/
Sirona Cares - San Francisco, CA /Haiti : http://www.sironacaresblog.com
What If Foundation - San Francisco, CA / Haiti : http://www.whatiffoundation.org/
Zanmi Lakay – Pacifica, CA / Haiti : http://www.zanmilakay.org

Featured Speakers Include:
Jennifer Benorden- Board Member: SOIL, Haiti.
Joe Dacany - EMT: CA–11 Disaster Medical Assistance Team member currently working in Haiti.
Marc D’Silva – CRS : Senior Development Officer for Catholic Relief Services which has been working in Haiti since 1954.
Dana Fischer- Retired USAID education officer in Haiti
Michelle Lacourciere - Sirona Cares: Director: Heading Northern California Haiti Relief Effort with U.S. Coast Guard.
Hilda Oropeza- CARE: Director of Community Partnerships at CARE USA which has been working in Haiti since 1954.
Jen & Guy Panteleon - Zanmi Lakay: Founders who have been working with orphaned children in Haiti since 1997. Currently in Haiti and will be returning for the event.
Margaret Trost - What If Foundation: Founder providing food and education programs to impoverished children in Haiti since 2000.

"DO IT FOR HAITI" Artists and Performers:
From Haiti:
Rosemond Jolissaint: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC4qqieq6EY
Seventeen year old Rosemond Jolissaint is one of Haiti's youngest rising stars. In 2007 he was voted to victory in Haiti's first annual Digicel Stars competition (the equivalent of American Idol). Since then Rosemond has been attending high school, writing music and performing his music in Haiti and the US to promote social change.
Kalbass Kreyol: http://kalbasskreyol.com/
Led by Haitian-born frontman Sophis, Kalbas Kreyol, is a high-energy Afro-Caribbean band that is best known in the Bay Area for its electrifying and uplifting live performances.

Donations of Clothing and Food
During the "DO IT FOR HAITI" benefit on February 20th from 2 pm - midnight, NIMBY will be accepting donations of food and clothing items to send with second-wave relief efforts to Haiti. NIMBY is partnering with Sirona Cares for this drive. All goods will be delivered by the U.S. Coast Guard. For a list of acceptable items visit: http://www.sironacaresblog.com . Contributions will be distributed throughout Haiti to specific locations (schools, churches and orphanages) in the Sirona Cares network. All proceeds from the event will be donated to organizations working directly with Haiti relief efforts.

This event is organized by NIMBY. http://www.nimbyspace.org

To volunteer email volunteer@nimbyspace.org

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Living Dream Arts

DREAMTIME CIRCUS + VAGABOOM! = LIVING DREAM ARTS

Circus Fundraiser Extravaganza
Thursday, Feb 25th
@ Supperclub SF
657 Harrison Street, San Francisco

Dear Friends,
As you may have heard, the traveling charitable circus troupe, Dreamtime Circus, has joined with the Bay Area based youth arts organization, VAGABOOM!, to create a new nonprofit organization called Living Dream Arts.  The original names won't disappear, however.  You'll still hear about "Dreamtime international tours" and "VAGABOOM! after-school programs", but these are now programs operating under a single organization with a single mission: Living Dream Arts, bringing interactive art programs and performances to communities in the Bay Area and around the world!

~ Circus Fundraiser Extravaganza ~
We're kicking off this living dream, and sending off the Dreamtime Peruvian Tour, at a spectacular circus cabaret and dinner event at the Supperclub in San Francisco on Thursday, February 25th.  Details are below and reservations (which are strongly encouraged due to limited availability) can be made at:

www.LivingDreamArts .org/events/
 
Can't make the event, but want to support Living Dream Arts?

You can make a tax-deductible donation at www.LivingDreamArts .org.

See you at the show....

Chris Dunn
Co-director
Dreamtime Circus & Living Dream Arts
www.DreamtimeCircus .org
www.LivingDreamArts .org

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Opening of "Ecstasy" at Patricia's Green

The Black Rock Arts Foundation is proud to support the installation of Dan Das Mann and Karen Cusolito's sculpture "Ecstasy" in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, CA. This hopeful, figurative work will be on display, free to the public, from February 7, 2010 till June 18, 2010.

BRAF invites you to join us at the free opening reception of "Ecstasy" by Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann:
 
February 26, 2010
Patricia’s Green
at Octavia and Hayes Streets
San Francisco, CA
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 
http://blackrockarts.blogspot.com/search/label/Ecstasy

http://www.blackrockarts.org/projects/ecstasy

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Global Lives Project Opening Celebration

YBCA presents the world premiere of the Global Lives Project, an innovative video installation featuring documentaries that capture 24 hours in the lives of ten people from around the world who represent the diversity of the global population. Working with acclaimed filmmakers, artists and designers, Global Lives assembles the realities of everyday life from Lebanon, Serbia, China, India, Japan, Malawi, Indonesia, Brazil, Kazakhstan and San Francisco into an installation by architectural and design visionaries of Sand Studios and FOURM design+build+educate.
 
Join Global Lives, one of the Black Rock Arts Foundation's 2009 grantees, for their opening reception:
 
Global Lives Project Opening Celebration
Fri, Feb 26, 7:30–11:30 pm
Grand Lobby & Forum
FREE • RSVP Recommended
http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=10850
http://blackrockarts.blogspot.com/2010/01/news-about-global-lives.html

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Bohemian Carnival : Gooferman, The Gun & Doll Show

Feb 26, 2010 @ DNA Lounge
Tickets: http://tickets.sonicliving.com/event/1631778/fb-tickets

Vau de Vire, Circus Metropolus & Bi-Polar Productions present
BOHEMIAN CARNIVAL

rock. funk. electro. breaks. dubstep. klown-fi.
9pm - after hours.
21+ with ID.

$20.
2008 Best of the Bay winner: "Best Circus Troupe"

http://www.dnalounge.com/flyers/2010/02/26.html
http://www.bohemiancarnival.net/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZluEF3USzI

Your hosts:
The Vau de Vire Society (BotB 08 "Best Circus Troupe")
GOOFERMAN -- http://www.gooferman.com/
(BotB 08 "Best Electronic Music Act", "Indie Band", & "Band Name" runners up)
THE GUN & DOLL SHOW -- http://www.gunanddollshow.com/

Plus:
DJ Smoove (BotB 08 "Best DJ")
DJ Mancub
The Squidling Brothers Sideshow
Miss Steak
Fou Fou Ha!
Bronkar Lee
Sisters of Honk

Join the Bohemian Carnival group on Facebook!

Tickets: https://cart.dnalounge.com/order/?item=51299

VIP Service: https://cart.dnalounge.com/order/?item=51300

If you like events like this, please contribute to the DNA Lounge Legal Defense Fund so that we can keep bringing them to you! The ABC spent most of 2009 trying to shut us down, and our legal battle has been insanely expensive!

Legal Defense Fund: http://www.dnalounge.com/donate/

Join the "Save DNA Lounge" Facebook group for updates: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=53149172868

Bohemian Carnival
Listen: http://sonicliving.com/listen/265267
Shows: http://apps.facebook.com/sonicliving/?a=265267

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Operation Restore "Defenestration"

Help us save this San Francisco landmark at the corner of 6th & Howard Streets!

Special Opening and Fundraising Event!

Friday, March 5th, 6-10pm

1:AM Gallery, Corner of 6th & Howard

See here for full info: http://www.metaphorm.org/pages/portfolio/defenestration/defen.shtml

Please join us on Friday, March 5th, from 6-10 pm for a very special opening/fundraising event at the 1:AM Gallery, on the corner of 6th and Howard Streets. The gallery will host a month-long exhibit celebrating Defenestration, including examples of restoration work in progress and artwork for sale. All proceeds from the event and exhibit go directly to the restoration project. Visit www.1AMSF.com for more information and updates. The exhibit will run through April 2, 2010.

Please go here to donate now:
http://blackrockarts.in-merch.com/catalog.php?act=view_prod&i=&l=&sid=&id_categ=5612

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Opening of Mona Caron's Latest Public Mural in the Tenderloin

On FRIDAY, MARCH 5th we'll be celebrating the completion of my latest public mural, "Windows into the Tenderloin".

WHERE:
Corner of Jones St. and Golden Gate Ave., in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. (2 blocks from Civic Center BART, 1 block from Market Street and MUNI.)   Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/yepls5b

" "Windows into the Tenderloin" by Mona Caron is a mural comprised of seven distinct panels or "windows", each inspired by different people and facets of history of the Tenderloin community. The ground-level panels are sprinkled with myriads of details with references to actual events, people, conversations, connections and discoveries that occurred during the making of the mural."

3pm- music, gather
3:30- Neighborhood group photos :-)
4pm- words
5pm- end of street event -> move to after-party reception
5pm - After the street event, we'll move half a block to an indoor RECEPTION, at 134 Golden Gate Avenue, hosted by the North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District, where photos of the mural process will be displayed. The entire event ends around 6:30.

Info, pics, and event updates:  http://www.monacaron.com/tl/
and http://www.facebook.com/mona.caron.artist

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Burning Man presents...

BURNAL EQUINOX Flambé Lounge!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
8:00pm-3:30pm (free schwag for early birds!)
At 550 Barneveld
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415)550-6886

$15 in Playa finery or with donation of 3 or more boxes/cans food; $20 in street clothes.
Four rooms of art and entertainment + an outdoor area.
Metropolis themed attire encouraged!
Metropolis theme info at: http://www.burningman.com/art_of_burningman/bm10_theme.html
21+ over. No Ins and Outs. Come early; stay late!
Happy hour and drink specials all night.

Come celebrate the mid-point between burns with amazing art, provocative performances, original music, and a wide range of DJs to keep you jigglin’ and a wigglin’ all night long! We'll gather to reflect on last year’s theme of Evolution and this year’s plans for a new METROPOLIS. You'll be joined by over 100 Burning Man regional contacts, staff and community organizers from around the world, so come see what we're doing year-round as a global community!

We are holding a food drive at this event. In the spirit of giving, please bring canned/boxed/non-perishable food donations. They will be given to either SF Food Bank or Haiti relief efforts.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS. PERFORMERS, DJs, and ART CARS, Include:

Ben Zero, Planet Booty, The Cheese Puffs, Dex Stakker, Jef Stott, DJ Feral, Tornado Rider, J Kanizzle, Global Ruckus, DJ Adnan, Delachaux, Zanne deJanvier, My Man Ecki, The Bombshells, Sparkle, House of Inanna belly dance, Anodyne, Mo Corleone, Hax + Ixnee, Tornado Rider, i can dress myself, The Orphics, Maricela Alvarez, Photo Boof, chlorophil, missvelvetcream presents Tomorrow’s Urban Nomads, The Orphics, DJ Grumples, and MORE, MORE, MORE!!!

Artists, theme camps, art cars and performers wishing to participate can email: flambelounge@burningman.com. We are full on DJs.

Additional info: www.burningman.com
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NOTE: As this is a nightclub we are taking over, please leave bottles of booze home. The venue must check bags and purses for such items. They will be friendly but have to uphold their permits.

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