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The city is exploding with FUNK-tastical events in these final weeks before the Playa!

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Upcoming Events:

*** Playa Trunk Show Benefiting DISTRIKT Camp - Friday, July 16th ***

*** Heat: A Fire Cabaret - July 16th through 17th ***

*** METROPOLIS Showing at SF Silent Film Festival - Friday, July 16th ***

*** Fundraising Event for the Kinetic Cab Co. - Saturday, July 17th ***

*** Extra Special Craft Party - Saturday, July 17th ***

*** Action Jackson Funk n' MEGAfrolic - Saturday, July 17th ***

*** Sweet Can Circus: 3 Free Shows - Sunday, July 18th ***

*** Craft Party Serger Special - July 22 and August 1st ***

*** Save the Ship! - Friday, July 23rd ***

*** Black Rock Roller Disco Fundraiser Party - Friday, July 23rd ***

*** Prepare for the Playa - July 25th & August 15th ***

*** NYC Expatriate Happy Hour - Wednesday, July 28th ***

Call for Participation:

*** Kostume Kult Needs Your Costumes! ***

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Playa Trunk Show Benefiting DISTRIKT Camp

Friday, July 16th
5:00pm - 2:00am
Project One
251 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco, CA

Please join DISTRIKT camp (yes...the former Deep End) for our final Bay Area fundraiser at Project One!

We have tacos!
We 2 for 1 beers!
We have ravishing fashion which contributes to DISTRIKT camp AND your closet!
We have awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwesome dj's:

7pm-8pm J-ROD (DISTRIKT/Deep End)
9pm-10pm TAMO (Angels of Base/Space Cowboys)
10pm-11pm SMOOVE (DISTRIKT/Newsbreakz)
12pm-1am VINKALMANN (Opulent Temple)
1am-2am DJ KRAMER (DISTRIKT/Deep End)

We have an evening to follow of raucous beats from our resident and beloved special guest DJ's to get you in the mood for a certain departure to the desert just 5 short weeks away!

This is a final cry for you to come have fun (and help us jump these few, but large last inches of fundraiser needed to throw down the biggest playa day party adventure yet.)

And if you don't like what we have in store...well...we'll send you into the resplendent gallery of art at Project 1 to do some contemplating.

Looking forward to seeing all fans of 9 & F next week at happy hour and on the dance floor!!

Can't make it? but want to contribute or camp with us?
Please consider a donation via Paypal to

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The hottest show around, Heat: A Fire Cabaret, ignites in just one week! Our studio will be transported to a forgotten time referred to as the Frigid Era, when fire prohibition was in full swing and all fire-related extravagances were outlawed. Come explore our hot speakeasy with drinking, dancing, and illicit fire.

Heat: A Fire Cabaret
Friday & Saturday, July 16-17, 7pm
at The Crucible
1260 7th Street

Tickets on sale now!

It's time to party like it's 1920!  This is going to be one sizzling evening of music, dance, burlesque, and burning passion. This fantastically fiery evening will be filled with walk-through performance installations, fire sculptures, industrial art demonstrations, photo opportunities, and a theatrical stage show divided into four 15-minute chapters presented over the course of the night. We expect this event to sell out, so hurry and buy your tickets!

Friday Night: $40 Regular / $35 Member
Saturday Night: $45 Regular / $40 Member
Note: There will be a $3 service fee for tickets purchased online.

More information and tickets:

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METROPOLIS Showing at SF Silent Film Festival
See the newly restored version of Fritz Lang's Masterpiece, accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra!

Friday, July 16th

Castro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114-2019

"Maybe you’ve heard the buzz about METROPOLIS: the incredible discovery of long-lost footage from director Fritz Lang’s masterpiece. Found in a vault in Buenos Aires, the complete film has been reconstructed and restored by the F.W. Murnau Foundation and had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

The surprise is that we will present the San Francisco screening of this gorgeous and complete restored version at our 15th Anniversary festival in July, accompanied by the world-renowned Alloy Orchestra!

We are thrilled to be able to bring this to you and cannot wait to celebrate METROPOLIS as both a silent masterpiece and a testament to the value of film preservation."

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Fundraising Event for the Kinetic Cab Co.

Saturday, July 17th - Far West Fest in Pt Reyes - Fun Raiser
Love Field, Point Reyes Station from 10AM until 7:30 PM
Tickets and Info:

The Kinetic Cab Co. will have the Basket Case kinetic cab on display for the Far West Fest
this weekend. To raise additional funds for their 2010 Burning Man Honorarium Art Installation
they will have gourmet goodies for sale. Buy a cheese plate with assorted cheeses including
the delectable Point Reyes Bleu Cheese, bacon-wrapped dates and Bordenaves Sour Dough
bread for just $5.
You're all invited!
Cheeses donated by Palace Market and Point Reyes Bleu Cheese
Bread donated by Bordenaves Sour Dough Bread Co.

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Extra Special Craft Party THIS Saturday July 17th at BMHQ, NOON til 6PM

Howdy Crafty Peeps! 

Git yur lassos and saddle up!  In order to make sure that EVERY awesome, project gets all the love and attention it deserves, we're including an extra special Craft Party THIS Saturday, July 17th from NOON to 6PM.

Where?  BMHQ of course! 
3450 Third Street, Suite #2A
SF, CA 94124

What do we got planned for the soiree this Saturday?

-Painting and Cutting Faux Burn Barrels and Electrical Conduit
-Painting, Cutting, and Assembling Wooden Bases and Street Signs
-Sewing Crown Flags
-Sewing Pennant Flags

If you've got tools and woodworking toys, we'd so very much appreciate it if you brought them for this special craft party:

-Sheetrock saws
-Cutting knives
-Sewing Machines
-Screw Guns

In honor of this last minute addition, we're going to have a white trash luncheon.  PB&J!  Beer!  Cake!  Snacks!  We invite you to potluck it up, but we'll have enough salty sugar to keep that fire churning.   

It's going to be everything you wanted for breakfast when you were four years old, plus beer.

Though not necessary, RSVPs are always appreciated:

Come on down and get CRAFTY with us!


-The 2010 Center Camp Cafe Crew

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Action Jackson Funk n' MEGAfrolic
A Fundraiser for the Megatropolis Art Installation at BM2010

Saturday, July 17th
Doors open at 9pm
$15 at the door & $10 with your Discount Disco Cork

At Cellspace
2050 Bryant St.
San Francisco

Action Jackson is back to delight and astound you! Come in from the fog for some Booty Shaking Summer Fun with your favorite funkadelic band.

**Singing for your funky soul by Fab Franny, Provocative Priscilla (AKA "Skilla"), Sensational Sarah and Scrumptious Shelley.

**Oh-so dreamy playas ready to funk you up!

**Roller Derby Mania with the Vau de Vire Society Girls! Orgiastic synchronized skating for your eye-popping pleasure. An Action Jackson funkalishious exclusive.

**Cheap drinks

**Loose Women

**Candy Girls with special loot

Ask us about the Discount Disco Cork!

A Fundraiser for Megatropolis
Learn more:

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Sweet Can Circus- 3 free shows!

July 18th at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Hey all you Sweet Can Fans,

Sweet Can, your friendly neighborhood Circus, will be performing 3 free shows July 18th at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Please come and bring friends!!!

One day. (July 18)
Three shows. (11:30, 1:00, 2:30)
Zero dollars. (shows and museum admission are free)

Don't miss out!!!

This will be the only time to see us before December.

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Craft Party Serger Special - SF - July 22 and August 1st

Come One!  Come All!

What: Café Craft Party SEWING Special!

Where: BMHQ (
       3450 Third Street, Suite #2A, SF, CA 94124

When: There are two fabulous dates to choose from!  Come to either—or both—party that strikes your fancy!
      -Thursday, July 22nd: 6PM-10PM
      -Sunday, August 1st: 1PM-6PM

Get a sneak peak at the new, exciting, secret patched for 2010.

This is a SPECIAL call out for all your Crafterinos who love to sew, serger, and silk screen til you’re practically in a tizzy!  The 2010 Café Team is hard at work making this year’s schwag patches.  We’ll need to produce over 1,000 of these awesome little playa keepsakes and in order to do that we’re reaching out for your help!

Volunteers should come in clothes they are comfortable with getting silkscreen ink on.

Got a serger and want to help but can’t make these dates?  We’ll be able to sew faster, harder, stronger with your gear!  We’ll take amazingly good care of it and it will be stored in a safe place, patiently waiting your immanent return.

Please email any questions to

RSVPs, though not necessary, are always appreciated.

Thank YOU Fabulous Café Peeps!

Dusty kisses,
The 2010 Center Camp Café Crew! 

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Save the Ship Fundraiser: An Underwater Affair

Presented by MegaFlame
Friday, July 23rd 9pm-2am
Jellyfish Gallery 1286 Folsom @ 9th San Francisco

From the crew that brought you Babes in Toyland, Night in Birdland, and
the Speakeasy Cabaret comes an other event to dazzle your senses!

We invite you to don your fabulous UNDERWATER finery and join us for an
evening of jazz, burlesque, belly dance, aquatic aerialists, cirque,
fine art and MORE!

All proceeds will go directly towards restoring Pepe Ozan's "Ark of the
Nereids" art piece for the Burning Man 2010 event! Created for the
Floating Worlds Burning Man as part of the Burning Man Opera set, this
creation is destined for a new life on the playa!

Performances by MegaFlame Big Band, F’risqué, Richie and the Curious
Proclivities, Serpentine, Nicolle Lane, April Taylor and MORE!

We will also announce our grand raffle winners from our Save the Ship!

Doors at 9pm. Come Early! Mix and mingle with creatures from the great
blue sea!

$10 Catches of the Day (Aquatic Attire)
$15 Fish out of Water
**suggested donations**

To join our Facebook group, visit:

To view our event flyer and learn more about our raffle prizes, visit:

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Black Rock Roller Disco Fundraiser Party

Come on out and get your last roller disco fix before Burning Man 2010.

Come join D. Miles, San Francisco's "GodFather of Sk8" and the Black Rock Rollers as we present the final event that will help raise funds to bring the Golden Gate Park skate scene to the playa at Burning Man 2010. Come on out and get your skate groove on with the Black Rock Roller Disco and have a funky good time with us!!!

The party will take place on Friday, July 23, 2010 at SOMArts, 934 Brannan S.F. CA 94123 We'll be pumpin' the old school funk and roller disco from 8PM to and we roll until 2AM.

All participants must be at least 21 years old. The bar will be open and everyone must be able to prove they're legal. As always, we're not responsible for alcohol related crashes!!!


$7 in Disco Costume or playa garb - $10 if no costume - $5 for skate rental - Rollers and Blades

For more information, call D. Miles Jr., the GodFather of Skating at 415-752-1967 or send e-mail to:

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Prepare for the Playa
Everything you need for a great Burn from BurnerPreneurs!
BY Burners... FOR Burners!!

Sunday July 25th  &  Sunday August 15th 
Time: 12pm-7pm

@ Cafe Cocomo
650 Indiana Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

More information @

Burner Marketplace * Fashion Shows * Playa University *ARTist Benefit!

50 + BURNER Businesses & Designers hosting THE BIGGEST AND BEST COMBINATION of PLAYA SPECIFIC Products and Services available!
Lights * Faux Fur * Goggles * Dust Masks* Costumes * Playa Wear *  and much more!

Funky Playa Inspired Fashion shows at 2pm & 5pm Showing all the latest and greatest Burner Couture for Burning Man 2010!

Playa University How to Clinics and Demonstrations on not just surviving on the playa... but THRIVING ON THE PLAYA going on all day in the courtyard!!

Virgin Burner Makeovers, Photobooth by Max Koo Photography and Playa Artist Benefit and much much more!!!

Come spend the day at the LARGEST PRE-PLAYA Party around!!!

Prepare for the Playa happens just 2 times a year!!
Sunday July 25th  &  Sunday August 15th  12pm-7pm

Cafe Cocomo
650 Indiana Street, San Francisco

BE THE ART!!  Playa wear strongly encouraged!

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NYC Expatriate Happy Hour

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: B Restaurant & Bar San Francisco
Street: 720 Howard St
City/Town:San Francisco, CA

Please join us on 7/28 from 6pm to 8:30pm at B Bar for the next
installment of the NYC Expatriate Happy Hour!

Things to celebrate:
Katie turned 30!
SizPo moves back to NYC!
Kevin Baltick lands at 11pm!

We are gonna class it up a bit this time around, with a bar
reservation at B Bar in Yerba Buena Gardens.  Weather permitting, we
will have the terrace. Very nice! They have finger foods and HH prices
until 7:30pm.

All NYC Expats and the people who love them are encouraged to attend.


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Kostume Kult needs help with our annual mission of 'costuming the naked' and all those who come unprepared for this magnificent experience.  To do so, our Esplanade costume dome needs assistance with costume and accessory donations - underused clutter or costumes with a past glory that can now be passed to others to mix and match as only burners can.

Over the last few years we have gotten many-many boxes of costumes donated by costume shops, theater groups and burners like you and, for 5 days-- Tuesday afternoon through Saturday, we help outfit people for the playa empowering them to have more fun and make better connections reinforcing the BM spirit that lives on with them afterward... In the Kostume Dome, where everyone needs to wear what they want to take with them, each guest leaves via our runway out onto the esplanade with the encouragement of our MCs and DJs.  The perfect place to recycle that stuff you no longer need! 

For more on our costume recycling program, check the glossy we send out to costume shops and theater groups at:

In addition --- about the Lawn Animals ---

This year we are seeking help with our "Grand Absurdity Plaza" runway arch...  Located on Esplanade frontage at 8:08 this will be an arch reminiscent of Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza ( over our fashion runway where its war memorial statuary (three clusters of horses and soldiers) will be replaced by an absurdest hodge-podge of lawn animals, nativity scene figures and other such lightweight pieces...

THE PROBLEM we discovered in doing this is that mostly such figures are now inflatables and we are scrambling to find things that will work for the vision (3 clusters of figures on the top and sides of the arch mixing genres, from nativity scene to Christmas reindeer, Halloween props and pink flamingos--- The ideas being lightweight plastic lawn creatures, mannequins and other whimsical things... And we would love to top this with a burnified Jesus on the very top holding the Kostume Kult flag and a blinking light --- so we can find our way home! ;)

Costumes or silliness, if you have stuff to donate or know where to buy lawn animals cheap---- please email me at (and we can help with shipping $ for larger bundles or the lawn art if needed)

Much love!

David K

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