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TONS of stuff going on this weekend! Make sure you make it out to BURNAL EQUINOX Flambé Lounge this Saturday!!!

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Upcoming Events:

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

*** Five Ton Crane Group Art Show - Friday, Mar 5th ***

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

*** Bad Unkl Sista & The Carpetbag Brigade at CounterPulse - March 5th & 6th ***

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

*** Three Ring LUCKY Bingo at Rhythmix! - Thursday, Mar 11th ***

*** Opening of 'Ecstasy' - Friday, Mar 19th ***

Call for Participation:

*** BRAF ScrapEden Call for Proposals! ***

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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:

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 for more information and updates. The exhibit will run through April 2, 2010.

Please go here to donate now:

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Five Ton Crane Group Art Show

Join us Friday, March 5th, from 6-10pm for our first ever group show at Warehouse416.

We will be displaying works from the Five Ton Crane crew, with signature pieces from The Raygun Gothic Rockethship and The Steampunk Tree House.

This is our first ever public event. Please join us in celebrating the work of an amazing group of friends and artists.

We've also got a special guest, Nicole Cartett, from The Exploratorium, showing her Tilt-Shift-Scope and Strobe-O-Scopes!

And if you're hungry there will be some really delicious falafel from Liba Falafel Truck (Yummmmmmmmm).

In the market for that special little octopus for that special little someone?
Come and check out the unique stuffed artistry of Dorklandia.

Featuring DJ Patti Cakes

The show is at 416 26th Street, Oakland, (Betw.Telegraph and Broadway)!/event.php?eid=327930339088&ref=ts

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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".

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:

" "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:

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Bad Unkl Sista presents "The Study of Soft"
The Carpetbag Brigade presents "You Don't Know Jack"

Friday March 5th and Saturday March 6th, 8pm
CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St @ 9th

Bad Unkl Sista is proud to present it's first ever theater performance
in a double bill with The Carpetbag Brigade,
 presenting their hilarious and gripping You Don't Know Jack.
Music for both shows will be live,
performed by the Carpetbag Brigade ensemble,
and for Bad Unkl Sista by Totter Todd, Pym, and F'kir Elderfae.

Seating is limited.
Tickets at

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Burning Man presents...


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Four rooms of art and performance + an outdoor art lounge area

8:00pm-3:30am (free schwag for early birds!)

At Space 550

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

21+ over. No Ins and Outs. Come early; stay late!

Happy hour and drink specials all night

Stage schedules are posted at:

Metropolis themed attire encouraged! Theme info at:

Help us kick off the 25^th burn anniversary season and celebrate the actual mid-point between burns! We’ll have amazing art, provocative performances, original music, and a wide and wacky range of dance DJs all night long!

Gather to reflect on last year’s EVOLUTION and this year’s plans for a grand new METROPOLIS! You'll be joined by Burning Man staff and over 100 Burning Man regional contacts and community organizers from around the world, so come on by and see what we're doing year-round as a global community!

We are also 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 the SF Food Bank.

The line-up is ridiculously fantastic (!) with a full range of creative expression. You should come early and not miss any of it!!!


Adnan, Anodyne, ANTIOQUIA, Capacitor, Cheese Puffs, chlorophil, Delachaux, Dex Stakker, eVIL_NTT, DJ Feral, GlobalRuckus, DJ Grumples, Hax + Ixnee, i can dress myself, J Kanizzle, Jef Stott and the Embarka Soundsystem, House of Inanna belly dance, Magic Bean Circus, missvelvetcream presents Tomorrow’s Urban Nomads fashion show, Mo Corleone, My Man Ecki, Planet Booty, The Bombshells, The Orphics, Ra So, Random Intent, DJ Sparkle, Tornado Rider, Varona, and MORE!


Alejandra Rass, Amanda Thomas & Aria Rose – live painting, Ben Zero, Blacklight Bunny, Danny Macchiarini, Flintstone Mobile, Kitty Gordon Bottlecap Art, Hookadome, James Cole, Maricela Alvarez, Nexus, Photo Boof (where YOU are the art!), Playatech, reelMobile, The Sustainable Roadshow, Tundra Bunny, and MORE!

WITH VISUAL PROJECTION & 3-D URBAN ARTISTRY BY: Celestine Star, David Collin, Hal Rainbow Puddles, Jason Stephens, Ron Halbert, Jon Ferrand, and others.

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NOTE: As this is a nightclub we are taking over, please leave bottles of fluid and flasks home. The venue must by law check bags for such items. They will be friendly but have to uphold their permits; and they’ll have drink and beer specials to keep things affordable. Note also that this venue does not accept credit cards, but has a cash machine on-site. However, to avoid stupid and unnecessary ATM service fees, bring what you need and don’t add to the financial ruin of the nation. ;)

See you Saturday for what promises to be a truly STELLAR BURNAL EQUINOX!

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Three Ring Lucky Bingo at Rhythmix
Thursday, March 11th at 7:30 pm

Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Ave.
Alameda, CA

Find your "pot o' gold" at Three Ring Lucky Bingo. On Thursday, March 11th at 7:30 pm, this fundraising dauberfest blends performance art spectacle with highly whimsical entertainment. Join the Yay girls, Lucky Lucy and Emcee Mr. Entertainment for 10 knockout rounds of low-stakes laughter. Come see why The East Bay Express says that "bingo just garnered new hipster cachet"! Only $20 for 10 Games including a free drink and great prizes donated by local businesses.

MORE info:
PH: 510-865-5060


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Reception for 'Ecstasy' Friday, March 19th

Friday, March 19, 2010, 4:00pm-7:00pm.

The Black Rock Arts Foundation proudly collaborates with the Hayes
Valley Arts Coalition in the installation of Dan Das Mann and Karen
Cusolito's massive 30-foot metal sculpture, Ecstasy, at Patricia’s
Green, at Octavia and Hayes St, San Francisco, Ca. Ecstasy will be on
display from February 7, 2010 till June 18, 2010.

Join the community in celebration with live music by IGBA MMOH African
Drummers and Gaucho Gypsy Jazz, light refreshments and more!

To read more about the project, visit

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BRAF ScrapEden Call for Proposals!

ScrapEden SF: Request for Proposals
Composting Contraption $10,000-$15,000


Proposal Due to BRAF  3/15/10,
Grant Award Announced 4/1/10
Project Completed by 6/1/10

The Black Rock Arts Foundation(BRAF), in partnership with the San
Francisco Department of the Environment is seeking artists to develop
another public art project for ScrapEdenSF, an ongoing program pairing
artists with community groups to create artworks that are designed to
inspire and motivate residents to recycle and compost more
effectively. BRAF is currently requesting proposals from San Francisco
Bay Area artists for the Composting Contraption.

com⋅post [kompost] is a combination of various
decaying organic substances that are being decomposed largely through
aerobic decomposition into a rich black soil.

con⋅trap⋅tion [kuhn-trap-shuhn] - a mechanical
contrivance; gadget; device.

Imagine inventor Rube Goldberg meeting up with biodynamic farming
pioneer Rudolf Steiner.
The Composting Contraption will be a human-powered, interactive,
kinetic artwork designed to inspire, motivate and educate San
Francisco residents to increase the practice of composting at home and
to take better advantage of the City’s green bin organics collection
programs serving the residential, commercial, and institutional

This new work of art will travel to local festivals, street fairs,
farmers markets and schools to increase awareness of composting (and
recycling to some extent) and change the composting behavior of San
Francisco artists and residents to divert recoverable resources from
being disposed of as solid waste, in keeping with the City’s zero
waste goals.  The artist is not expected to bring the contraption all
around town, but will work with a local community group to train them
on its use so they can tour it around in an educational campaign.

Materials used for this new mobile sculpture MUST primarily be made of
reclaimed, recycled or reused materials diverted from local landfills.

This artwork must educate the public about the process of composting
in a dynamic and whimsical way, while referencing the variety of ways
that the public can (and now by SF law MUST) participate in
composting, from backyard to curbside pickup.

After selection, artists will be contracted to provide:

A public art piece delivered on time.
A signed commitment to work towards the ScrapEdenSF goals.
A plan for involving the community group in the creation and
implementation of the project.

ScrapEden SF: How to Apply

Proposals must be received by BRAF no later than 5:00pm Monday, March 15, 2010.

Please submit a proposal outlining your project and be sure to address
the requested information and questions below.  Be sure to include any
sketches, photos or any other supplemental materials that will best
highlight your design concept.

1)    Applicant Information

Mailing Address
Daytime Phone
Email Address

2)    Project Information

Project Description. Summarize the proposed project in the space
provided. Address the following: What will you create? Does your
project have an interactive element as part of the finished product?
What materials will you use? (Please remember materials must be
predominantly recycled, reused, or salvaged)

3)    Project Realization

Summarize integral elements of the project’s realization. Address the
following: i) How will you obtain your materials? Have you worked with
these materials? ii) In what ways will your process be collaborative?
Are you part of an artists’ collective or do you have an existing
team/crew? How do you plan to integrate and involve community members
in the creation of your project? iii) Do you have a physical space
available to work on this project? What resources do you have
available? What resources do you require?

4)    Project Experience

Summarize your previous experience and role working on large projects.
Address the following: i) Have you previously worked collaboratively
on a large project? Describe the project, it’s scale, and your
experience. ii) Have you previously acted as a lead on a large project
or been part of the key project management team? Elaborate.

5)    Accomplishments

What are your accomplishments? List relevant accomplishments/projects
and corresponding websites or other resources. Please detail the
qualifications and/or accomplishments of key artists participating

6)     Project Expenses
A.    Salaries & Fees
B.    Space Rental
C.    Project Expenses

Submission Instructions:

Submit the proposal as an attachment to an email by 5:00pm Monday
March 15th, 2010 to:

Submit any supplemental materials (also due 5:00pm Monday March 15th, 2010 to:

Black Rock Arts Foundation
Attn: ScrapEden SF Applications
3450 3rd Street, Suite #2A
San Francisco, CA, 94158

If you have questions, please send an email to:

Or call the BRAF office at 415.626.1248.

Black Rock Arts Foundation

The mission of the Black Rock Arts Foundation is to support and
promote community interactive art and civic

ScrapEden Program

The Black Rock Arts Foundation's ScrapEden Program is the fruit of
collaborative efforts between the San Francisco Department of the
Environment and BRAF.  We pair artists with neighborhood groups in a
creative partnership that illustrates the messages and practices of
recycling and reuse through community art installations. The community
and the artist work together to produce temporary art installations
displayed in community parks. Past projects include the installation
of public art in Civic Center Plaza, the Panhandle, Hayes Green, the
Embarcadero, and Hunters Point.

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