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Upcoming Events:


*** MegaFlame Presents...A Night at Birdland - Friday, April 30th ***

*** DODO RISING - Friday, April 30th ***

*** VULCAN WIDE: A Vulcan Theater Benefit - Saturday, May 1st ***

*** Alchemy - Saturday, May 1st ***

*** Uno de Mayo: A Benefit for the 2010 Burning Man Temple - Saturday, May 1st ***

*** Tupperwire Party - Sunday, May 2nd ***

*** California Music & Culture Association Public Launch Party - Thursday, May 6th ***

*** Camposanto Fundraising Party @ Blue Makaw - Saturday, May 8th ***

*** Frolic - Saturday, May 8th ***

*** How Weird Street Faire: BOLLYWEIRD! - Sunday, May 9th ***

*** BORDERTOWN!: A Burners Without Borders Benefit and Fundraiser - Saturday, May 15th ***


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MegaFlame Presents...A Night at Birdland!
WHERE: The Deco Lounge- 510 Larkin @ Turk
WHEN: Friday, April 30th Doors 9pm, Show at 10pm
$10-Dressed in 1940s/1950s Swank
$15-Squares

From the producers of the Speakeasy Cabaret (http://vimeo.com/8081977) and Babes in Toyland comes another evening of jazz, burlesque, fashion, glitz, glamour, gambling, interactive entertainment and debauchery!

Take a journey with us to Birdland, a smokey jazz club in New York City, named after the famous Charlie "Yardbird" Parker. Frequented by the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, and Ava Gardner, Birdland was THE jazz hotspot of its day.
Jazz greats from Dizzy Gillespie to Stan Getz filled Birdland with their unique sounds.

Jazz and Blues by the MegaFlame Big Band featuring Angela LaFlamme, Meghan Rutigliano, Richie Leeds, Andie Grace, Timothy Orr, Danny Cao, Hassan El-Tayyab, Ernest E. Newlun, Casey Jones Bastiaans, Greg Olwell, Jimmy Sancious and Kevin Ray

Fashion show by Flame Angel Designs
http://flameangeldesign.com/index.html

Burlesque Dancing by Delilah
http://www.delilahburlesque.com/

Burlesque Dancers from F’risqué
http://www.frisquedance.com/

Tarot Card Readings by April Taylor

Artwork by Teresa Moore

and MORE MORE MORE!
Frock up in your berets, pinstripes, furs and gems and journey back in time with us.

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DODO RISING:

Come support the "D.M.A. Raphus Ineptus" (aka. "The Dodo").   Help us bring the Dodo back to the playa in 2010!  100% of the money collected at the door will go toward maintenance and upgrade costs.

The cover is $8 all night long.  Of course additional donations are always appreciated!

We're bringing in Dr. Rek from Japan to headline this event along with some local favorites from Brass Tax, Opulent Temple, GuerillaBASS and more!

Friday, April 30th, 2010
9PM - 4AM
@ The Triple Crown
$8 all night

DJs:
Dr. Rek [Dodo] - http://absurdity.biz
Dex Stakker [Opulent Temple] - http://www.dexstakker.com
Ding Dong [Brass Tax] - http://thebrasstax.com
P-DUB [GuerillaBASS] - http://www.facebook.com/pages/GuerillaBASS/77689101185
Whiskey Devil - http://djwhiskeydevil.blogspot.com
Dr. Whiskers [Dodo]
Manopause [Dodo]

Please note that the venue is 21+

More info about the car at: http://www.dodobus.com

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VULCAN WIDE/ A VULCAN THEATER BENEFIT - 5.01.10

Saturday May 1st
Doors: 8pm-4am

$15 donation
@ The Vulcan
4401 San Leandro St.
Oakland, California 94601

4 rooms and several units open throughout the Vulcan

This is a benefit for the build-out at The Vulcan Theater...still in progress, and soon to be a magical environment of mystery and beauty!

THEATER SPACE/ UNIT #52 Line-up
Totter (Totter Todd of Heavyweight Dub Champion), David Satori (Beats Antique and Sweet Snacks), Gooferman (special hobo set), Members of Vau de Vire Society, Tornado Rider, Thee Hobogobbelins, Sour Mash Hug Band, Stephania, Swallow Key, Boenobo, Sunny Soriano (aerial performer), Sisters of Honk

DJ ROOM/ Unit #56 Line-up
Bogl, Knowa Knowone, Audiovoid, Karim So, Fkir, Random Intent, Napsty, Phleck, Darkat, Tang Li Wheebs

Unit #54- Open Mic
This will be an open forum with the talented Belinda Blair,
Emcee and thespian Aeion Solar,
and performers to be announced...possibly you...

Renegade parties and music in several units...
We will be serving food and smoothies

We are inviting people to bring their own art and beauty to the microphone, and to every nook and cranny of the Vulcan! Please come star in our event!! If you have an act or a harmonica, if you do strange little shadow puppet performances, or if you are really good at telling jokes please come prepared to entertain us!!

This is not a normal venue so we do ask all of you to respect our space as
it is a live/workspace for many artists who are welcoming you into their
worlds...a labyrinth of indescribable beauty. We are expecting a lot of
people to be here so please respect us as we open our doors to you.

contact: anarchitectural@gmail.com
415-410-9753

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ALCHEMY

Alchemy is an art event that puts the thrill of creation into your hands.  And onto your fingers.  And into your mouth.  Alchemy invites you to participate, create, and engage with a multitude of interactive art pieces, and with the other participants and attendees.   The fourth annual San Francisco event is being held at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), on Saturday, May 1 from 8pm-2am.

Alchemy presents a hands-on evening of playful installations, unusual speakers and intriguing performances that instigate connection and create opportunities for attendants to express their own creative side.  The result is an active, energetic space where art, music, strangers and friends all play well together, and you are invited to be a part of it!

WHO: False Profit, LLC
WHAT: Alchemy, an interactive art event
WHEN: Saturday May 1, 8pm-2am
WHERE: GAFFTA, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco
HOW: $15 at the door
WHY: Because you're tired of those same-old jello-mold art gallery evenings and want to have FUN with art instead.
WEB: http://false-profit.com/alchemy
RSVP: on the facebook page

ARTISTS & GROUPS:
EquilibriumSF Speaker Series - Talks on the hour, every hour!
Tyson Ayers' Sound Cave Roadshow
Strobe Flower Garden by Shawn Lani and PJ Reptilehouse
Ice Cream Lab by Langton Labs
Group A - Telephone Booth and TXT ME MOVE ME
LoveTechSF's Electronic Jam Lounge
Bone Conductor by Jean Rintoul
Head Room by Brent Bishop
Hyphae Dancefloor by Mary Franck and Michael Broxton
Cheeky, and Practice - interactive video installations by Scott Murray
Galaxy Conduit by Rich DDT
"The Tomorrow of the Future presents the Beginning of the End" by Karl Vorndran
Zoetrope-Making with Tim Anderson
Mini-Masher by Moldover
Alchemyville Post Office

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Uno de Mayo @ Kelly's Mission Rock
A benefit for the 2010 Burning Man Temple

Presented by the Space Cowboys

817 Terry A Francois Boulevard @ Illinois
9:00pm - 4:00am
$10 presales at http://uno-de-mayo.eventbrite.com/, $15 con costume, $20 sin costume
Facebook invite: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111162212247918

Oye Compadres! The Space Cowboys are pleased as tequila-laced punch to invite you and yours to our ‘Uno de Mayo’ costume party... a Burning Man-style bacchanalia to benefit the 2010 Temple.

Join us, Saturday, May 1st at Kelly’s Mission rock for a Mexicali-style throw-down unlike any other...
We got tequila...
We got cerveza...
We got bass...
We got mustaches for every last one of ya!
Oh, and we got a mechanical bull!

Cowboy costume attire strongly encouraged... so strap on yer six-shooters, dust off them cowboy boots and come git down with your favorite Burning Man DJs:

con los Caballeros de Espacio
Shissla
8ball
Brad Robinson
Aaron Jae
shOOey
Tamo
Zach Moore

y los amigos:
Beth Murphy (House of Lotus)
Dj Gravity (Pink Mammoth)
Clarkie (The Deep End)
Mace (Brass Tax)
y mucho mas TBA!

!Vamos a hacer una fiesta super-grande!

More info at http://www.spacecowboys.org and http://www.temple2010.org

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TUPPERWIRE PARTY
 
Light 'N Wire Productions presents a FREE Tupperwire Party as an introduction to the tips & techniques about working with electroluminescent wire; aka: El-wire or Lightwire. This workshop will introduce what Lightwire is, how it works and how it can be used for costumes, theme art, pavilion decor and special art projects where illumination is a major part of the project.
For use in any holiday or themed application such as Burning Man, Mardi Gras, or Halloween lighting.
 
www.lightnwire.com
 
FREE

May 2nd (SUNDAY)
1:00 PM start

At: SPORTS BASEMENT @ Bryant Street
1590 Bryant Street (at 16th Street)
in the Grotto Room (basement)
light refreshments will also be served
 
DIRECTIONS
on MUNI: 22 Filmore to 16th & Bryant
 
by car: use Google map for best approach to store
 
MORE INFORMATION:
Louie Lights (415) 664  - 0694
www.lightnwire.com

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CALIFORNIA MUSIC & CULTURE ASSOCIATION PUBLIC LAUNCH PARTY

JOIN US ON MAY 6 FOR CALIFORNIA MUSIC & CULTURE ASSOCIATION (CMAC’S) PUBLIC LAUNCH PARTY: THE MUSIC NEVER STOPS!

*WHERE: *MEZZANINE (444 JESSIE STREET, SF)**
*WHEN: *THURSDAY, MAY 6TH 2010 @ 7:00PM - 11:00PM

DOORS OPEN @ 7:00PM; PROGRAM BEGINS @ 8:00PM
DIVERSE LINE-UP OF BAY AREA TALENT TO BEGIN @ 8:15PM

$10 RECOMMENDED DONATION TO SUPPORT MUSIC AND POPULAR CULTURE.
FREE ADMISSION for CMAC Members
AGES 21 AND OVER

CMAC HOST BAR FROM 7:00PM TO 8:30PM

*PERFORMANCES BY: *

OM RECORDS FEATURING LANCE DESARDI AND J-BOOGIE
SUNSET PROMOTIONS WITH DJ MOTION POTION
ELI GLAD
and more special guests to be announced

Join CMAC and the Bay Area entertainment community to celebrate a new era of nightlife and music and arts culture in California. CMAC is bringing together industry professionals, venue owners and operators, artists, fans, promoters, vendors, and community and decision makers to support the preservation and enrichment of safe and positive entertainment.

CMAC is a membership-based, non-profit trade association dedicated to the preservation and enrichment of music and culture in California. CMAC supports a vibrant and dynamic music, culture, and entertainment community and aims to foster active and safe entertainment through educational efforts, collective identity, and unified political advocacy.

RSVP ON FACEBOOK <http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110811805623257&ref=mf>

Contact us at info@cmacsf.org for more info or join online today at http://www.cmacsf.org/membership.

SUPPORTED BY:

OM RECORDS | RED BULL
SCION | SF WEEKLY | TICKETWEB
SMALL POTATOES CATERING | SUNSET PROMOTIONS

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CAMPOSANTO FUNDRAISING PARTY @ Blue Makaw
Saturday, May 8
Doors open at 8:00PM
$10

Blue Makaw
2565 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Camposanto Presents: QUINTOSANTO

The line-up is ridiculously fantastic (!) with a full range of creative
expression, music, performance, dance, art, circus, lights and more. Come early and stay late, you don't want miss a bit of the diverse action!!!

-DANCE FLOOR-

Performance by:
"La Chunga Productions" and her fANTASTIC Show, "Marmota Fu" hip-hop Latin Music, "Karlangas Gran Ganga" Circus Teacher, "MAFink" Live painting

Beats by:
Thomas, Mostromas (Live performance show-Music), Dj Fer ( Latin-house-Music), Dj Boludo ( Latin- Music), Dj Notta (Electro-House Music), Dj Mystik ( acid-house)

-"Dust MAGIC Art Area"-

A space to show Playa artwork both finished and in progress.

Art-Exhibitions by:
Stella Lopez (Paintings)
Escalante (Sculptures)
Thomas May aka Mostromas (Light and camp projects)

We are dragging out our art car for this event. (It is one loud green machine)
Also on this magical night we will have: Live painting, a YumYum testing Area, Interactive-art and beautiful people....:)

Playa Attire encouraged.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110144882352676&index=1
Web: http://camposanto2010.com

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Frolic
Saturday, May 8th, 9pm-2am
@ Stud Bar, 399 Ninth Street @ Harrison, San Francisco
$7, only $3 in costume (21+)

A Celebration of Costume and Dance
Calling all Bunnies, Steampunks, Tweeds, Santas, Clowns, Bears, Beavers, Goths, Furries, Puppies, Aliens, Costumers and more!  On Saturday, May 8th, and every Second Saturday after that, come out and show off your costume finery, and enjoy dancing to some of BRC's best DJ's.  Now you can get your cosplay fix (or just enjoy looking at all the great costumes) and dance fix all in one night, without all the sun and dust (but we do have Pabst and Tecate at the bar!).

With DJ's Dex Stakker (Opulent Temple), NeonBunny (BunnyJam, NeonBunny.com), My Pet Rhino; and visuals by MaliePono (Burnal Equinox, BunnyJam); and blacklight face painting by Lara!

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The 11th annual
How Weird Street Faire
Sunday May 9th – Noon to 8pm

Centered at Howard and 2nd Streets
37° 47' 12.4? N  x  122° 23'53.7? W
San Francisco, Earth

http://howweird.org/

Bollyweird: The Cosmic Dance. Ten blocks of art and celebration, and ten stages of music. Performances and colorful costumes, vendors from around the world, food and drinks, and a new world record!

The How Weird Street Faire is an experiment in creating peace, bringing together a wide range of styles and communities. Come join the fun. All ages welcome. Costumes highly encouraged.

The music stages are produced by local collectives and music organizations working together for peace. This year includes stages by Symbiosis, Muti Music, Rebel Bass Collective, Tantra, Groove Garden, Non Stop Bhangra, Temple Nightclub, Opel, Opulent Temple, Strategik, Space Cowboys, Brass Tax, Ultraviolet Carnival, Team Infinity, Red Marines Festival, Aum Festival, Le Harem, Style/Clash, Tiki Tom, and more!

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED. Have some fun and get a lot in return! Please write to volunteers@howweird.org.

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of and fundraiser for World Peace Through Technology (peacetour.org).

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BORDERTOWN: An Old West Bonanza and Benefit for Burners Without Borders!

May 15, 2010
8PM-2AM

@ CELLSpace
2050 Bryant Street, SF, CA
$12 before 10:30PM, $20 after 10:30PM
21 & over

Welcome to the rough and tumble frontier—an area where anything can happen, dreams are realized, and no one can be trusted! Hit the dusty trail with us and head to BORDERTOWN! Come as your favorite old west character. Be the gunslinger, the showgirl, the gold seeker, the outlaw, the cathouse Madame, the barkeep, or any of the denizens of Bordertown! Revel in three environments of performance, music, art, dancing, decor, and merriment. Join us for our art auction and walk home with fantastic deals on amazing one-of-a-kind art pieces.

Main Stage:
shOOey (Space Cowboys)
Shissla (Space Cowboys)
Gamelan X
Hypnotist Collectors
Kerri Kresinski Aerialists
Whiskey Devil
O.N.Y.D.
and much more!

Hookahdome Lounge:
DJ Feral (Hookahdome)
Ra So (Hookahdome)
Janaka Selekta
Jef Stott (Six Degrees)
Tribal Mystics (Belly Dancers)

Silent Auction and Raffle WITH GREAT PRIZES including TWO TICKETS to Burning Man 2010!!!
Artists include: James Cole, John Curley, Dicky Davies, Arin Fishkin, Nightshade

100% of the net proceeds from Bordertown will go to benefit Burners Without Borders projects worldwide.  Help Burners Without Borders continue to support worldwide efforts of civic and social activism.  From continuing relief work in areas devastated by Katrina, to relief efforts in Haiti, to empowering African street kids through teaching the art of fire poi, Burners Without Borders mission to bring the principle of gifting—common at Burning Man—to the greater world has been astoundingly successful.  Help Burners Without Borders projects continue to grow and achieve great things!  For more information about Burners Without Borders projects worldwide, check out: http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org/

To see BWB’s very real impact in Peru, check out this video: http://www.vimeo.com/10809028

VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED. Have some fun helping this great cause! Please write LeeAnna@burnerswithoutborders.org for more info.

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