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Precompression 2011 is upon us! Come join us tomorrow night for an evening of music, art, theme camps, art bus, and a wholelottafun!!! Plus much, much more coming your way this weekend!

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Upcoming Events:

*** DUSTFISH RIDES AGAIN !! - TONIGHT, Friday, June 17th ***

*** Burning Man Precompression 2011 - Saturday, June 18th ***

*** Otic Oasis San Francisco Launch Party - Sunday, June 19th ***

*** Opulent Temple presents: 'Rites of Massive' - Saturday, June 25th ***

*** 9th annual Cave Concert - Saturday, June 25th ***

*** NYC Expat Happy Hour is Back! - Wednesday, June 29th ***

*** Flame Effects for the Artist - July 9th & 10th ***

Call for Participation:


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Be sure to visit the event page and click on SELECT GUESTS TO INVITE to invite your friends! DO IT NOW!!

Friday, June 17 at 9:00pm - June 18 at 2:00am

628 20th St. (at 3rd St.), San Francisco 94107


...Special Celebrity Guest... Our very good friend Joegh Bullock of Anon Salon, Sea of Dreams, Superhero Street Fair, and more returns again this month for a second round of "Joegh Bullock Kisses Your Bare Ass" Karaoke!! We had a blast with this last time even though it got cut short due to technical difficulties But Joegh says "We are coming with 3 machines!"...
...Naughty Fingers band returns after a GREAT show last month!!...
...Dustfish regulars DJ NoMe & Anodyne Industries...
...$2 PBR Special!...
...$3 Dustfish Playa Punch...
...The infamous Bootie Check Point #11 !!...

All this and the usual antics of Lord Huckleberry and the Dustfish crew
$10 @ door for EVERYBODY . . . OR . . . git yur camp fee in early ($100) and git in FREE ! That's a 10% discount for a coveted and very limited chance to camp with DUSTFISH!
Dustfish is one of Burning Man's longest running "old School" Theme Camps. Famous for excessive drug and alcohol abuse, 'er... I mean... uh... bringing one of the few Live Music venues to BRC as well as the infamous Booty Checkpoint #11. In 2009 Dustfish brought the citizens of BRC the spectacular Bordello at 7:15 & Esplanade.

All proceeds from this event go to support our over-the-top 2011 BRC Theme Camp. In keeping with this year’s theme, "Rites of Passage" Dustfish is proud to present "The Dustfish Finishing School" and "Die Beute Kontrollpunkt Nummer Elf" (The Booty Checkpoint Number Eleven).

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Burning Man PRECOMPRESSION 2011!

Saturday evening, June 18th, 2011

7:00pm - 4:00am

@ Public Works

161 Erie Street SF, CA 94103 
(between Division and 14th St. in the Mission)

$15 in playa finery or wearing a "Rite of Passage Photo"; $20 street clothes

21 & Over

Participate in this “Night of Passage” as we gather the community once again for our annual Precompression celebration! We invite you to live out this year’s theme in ways that manifest your personal journey and celebrate those milestones in your life.

Come early for "Tutu Tango Tini Time!" From 7–9pm a Tango demo/class with martini drink special will greet those adventurous enough to learn this dance of passion and seduction--with a twist.

Join a wonderfully wide variety of performers, artists, theme camps and friends at this extravaganza of imagination!

ART by Charlie Gadeken, Flaming Lotus Girls, Temple of Transition, The Trojan Horse, Robert (Bobitoz) Dillon, Mad Dog, June Li, Otic Oasis, Billion Jelly Bloom, the East Bay's CORE Effigy,  James Cole and MORE!

PERFORMERS and DJs:  Aaron Glass, Airpusher, AmesEla, Anodyne Industries, Dex Stakker, DJ Dutch, ELiKi, The Fossettes, Funky Beulah, Heart Touch, Jason Wilson, DJ Jive, Kerri Kresinski, KidHack, Kimba, Naughty Fingers, Neon Bunny, PLAYBACK, Radiohiro, SanedracHunter, SEX PIXELS, Shovelman, Silvermouse, Small Flowers, Solar Flare, Tears of Erzulie, +++

THEME CAMPS: Hookahdome, Nautilus X Mutant Art Bus, Camp Stella and more!

VISUALS by Solar Flare, Celestine Star (, VJ Kai (, Hal RainbowPuddle (, Mark McGothigan(, Howard Wong, Ted Vucurevich, Ron Halbert ( +

Visit our Facebook event to follow the most up-to-date additions and full schedule!


7 – 9pm  TUTU TANGO TINI TIME!: Tango demo/class and milonga music with martini drink special


7:00-9:00       Tutu Tango Tini Time
7:00-7:45     Tango Lessons
7:45-9:00     Tango Dancing
9:00-10:00      Aaron Glass  
10:00-10:40    Shovelman
10:45-10:55    Tears of Erzulie
11:00-11:10    Solar Flare
11:15-11:20    The Fossettes
11:25-11:40    Solar Flare
11:45-12:35    Funky Beulah  
12:40-1:25      Dex Stakker 
1:30-2:15       Dutch  
2:20-3:05       DJ Jive  
3:10-4:00       SEX PIXELS


10:00-10:45    AmesEla
10:50-11:35    Airpusher  
11:40-12:25    Anodyne Industries  
12:30-1:15      Kimba 
1:20-2:05        Radiohiro  
2:10-2:55        Silvermouse  
3:00-3:50        SanedracHunter


9:00-9:50    Jason Wilson  
9:55-10:40    Neon Bunny 
10:45-11:35    Naughty Fingers  
11:40-12:25    KidHack  
12:30-1:20    Heart Touch  
1:25-2:10    ELiKi  
2:15-4:00    Small Flowers

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Otic Oasis San Francisco Launch Party:
Sunday June 19th from 4:00 - 8:00 pm
At BlueSky Studios
2325 3rd Street, Suite 434
San Francisco, CA 94107
(3rd St. near 20th)

Come to the Bay Area launch party for the Otic Oasis, the first installation in Burning Man’s walk-in camping area. The Otic Oasis will be an outpost that provides shade, comfort, and shelter. This is for those seeking a space free from the ubiquitous wall of sound of our growing Black Rock City and where we can commune with our external, as well as internal, environments.  We are building a truly incredible, 35’ tall, crystalline and honeycombed structure as a gift to our community:

Truthfully, we are also BFFed (Burning Man Funding Fatigued) but, this is not just an art installation or theme camp, it is our community defining a need and all of us contributing to make it happen!

Cover: $10 (or sliding scale)

- Experience the 1/6th scale model of the Otic Oasis; our new civic addition, transported from Los Angeles for this special gathering.
- Meet the innovative, Buckminster Fuller-like artist, Gregg Fleishman in the flesh.
- Be awed by the incredible furniture, art, and museum-quality pieces created by Gregg and offered in our silent auction.
- Take professional photos of yourself!
- Imbibe a delicious alternative to the usual unhealthy cocktail at the Raw Bar, by Scott Mahoney, where fresh fruits and vegetables are juiced on the spot and mixed with premium alcohol to form a taste sensation that has to be experienced.
- Mix, mingle, dance and celebrate Father’s Day with the Connection Crew!

Gregg Fleishman, the artist; Syn, the conceptor; Lightning Clearwater III, Alex and Trudi Forristal, the facilitators.

A fundraiser for the Otic Oasis including:
- Silent auction of hand selected art and furniture, from Gregg's ingenious "Sculpt Chairs" collection:

- Professional-style digital portraits using BlueSky’s LightGrid available for purchase. Directed by BlueSky’s founder, Bill Delzell, normally this opportunity would cost thousands of dollars but will only cost $50 (or sliding scale). Come play in the best natural light studio in San Francisco with the most cutting-edge equipment. The LightGrid, featured at TED 2010, is a robotically controlled, computerized studio environment that produces high quality, professional photographs and videos at the touch of a button. So take advantage of your moment in the spotlight! Wear your playa finery!

- Raw cocktails, DJs, feathers and “more”…..

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Saturday, June 25th

Opulent Temple presents 'Rites of Massive' - a 100% benefit to get back to the desert in 2011.
A next level event reaching to the fringes of the underground in a concert level production. Here we go ...
Get Tickets now here:
Get in for FREE by volunteering !  Write
-* 6 *- Areas of Music
:: Main 1 : The Opulent Stage ::
+Syd Gris, Dutch, Drew Drop, Billy Seal, Billy Casazza, DJ Brian Williams
:: Main 2: The Temple Stage ::
ELITE FORCE (U & A Recordings, UK)
+Tek Freaks , Dex Stakker , Dulce Vita , ICON , Alain Octavo , Brian Peek
:: Distrikt :: Kramer, Ben Seagren, Matt Kramer, J-Rod, Zach Moore
:: Symbiosis :: Shawna, Kitty D, Bogl, BOt 23, Ribotto, Chron4
:: Synergy Zone :: Smoove , JoeJoe Vs. Ding Dong , Sneaky Bastard, Rooz, Disco Vader , DJ Hil
:: Paradise Motel ::Robbie Martin , StudlyCaps, Jeremy Blake
ART :  by Peter Hudson, Karen Cusolito, Rich Martin, Debi Danger, Vinkalmann, Ghost Wolf, Allasara, Paul Phoenix, and MUCH more coming.
ART CARS:  including The Dancestronauts, Dusty Rhino, The Janky Barge, the Dodo Bus, Tiltahurl and Tubahurl, Bloody Cow, Lemon Lust, Nautileo, The Pink Flamingo, and MANY more.
Aerial, cirque, dance, poi, hoop, and spontaneous out breaks of creative awesomeness provide by invited guests and you!
Lazers by UV99, Sound by Tim Duffin & JK, Visuals by Kai and Viberation, Special deco by Allasara, LED Wall from EPR, Inflatables, black light art, live painting, and more tba
Hangar 3
600 California Ave
Treasure Island
San Francisco
21+ w ID :: Dress Funky!
Much more coming, stay tuned !

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A Cave Concert Experience
Presented by Samavesha

Kitka - Women's Vocal Ensemble
Exquisite Harmonies from Eastern Europe and Beyond
Laura Inserra - Renowned HANG Virtuoso

Featuring Temple of Poi

Saturday June 25th, 2011 9:30 pm
Hawk Hill Tunnel - Marin Headlands, Sausalito

Hawk Hill Tunnel is located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)

Join us for this special evening where hauntingly beautiful songs merge with otherworldly resonances. All this inside a tunnel that is transformed, for one night only, into an enchanted Cave.

Go here to buy tickets:

Advance tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the event.

Past Cave Concerts have always sold out, so please buy tickets in advance and don't miss this exciting opportunity.

This event marks the 9th annual Cave Concert, offering the public yet another magical sonic experience inside the Hawk Hill Tunnel. It is located on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge, providing breathtaking views of San Francisco and the Pacific Ocean. The tunnel itself was designed during World War II as an arms locker, but it has never been used for war purposes. It was later converted into a wildlife observation site where annual bird counts are held.

For the concert, one end of the tunnel is sealed off, transforming it into an incredibly resonant cave.

With lighting designed by John Coveney and expert artistic direction by Laura Inserra, this cave concert promises to be a truly enchanting experience. Passionate site-specific performances showcasing the haunting voices of KITKA and the ethereal sound of the Hang played by Inserra will create a powerful listening experience for audience members.

KITKA is a women’s vocal ensemble unlike any other. These sophisticated singers blend a contemporary sensibility with specialized vocal techniques from Eastern Europe that have been distilled over centuries. Using only the pure unaccompanied voice, they create a constantly shifting landscape of sound, pulsing with angular rhythms, where dramatic dynamics leap from delicate stillness to shattering resonance, and seamless unisons explode into lush incomprehensible chords.

KITKA's material ranges from ancient village duets to complex choral works, from early music to contemporary theater. The sound of their voices is exotic, elegant and eerie. The melodies are hauntingly beautiful. They sing in a multitude of unfamiliar languages, including Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Georgian, Hungarian, Ladino, Latvian, Macedonian, Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian, Yiddish, and occasionally Latin, medieval Gallician, and ancient Greek. It is exactly this unfamiliarity that is so riveting, as KITKA’s sensitive precision lifts their work out of the merely musical into a universe beyond words, an experience that is primal, elemental.
LAURA INSERRA is a vibrant and talented composer, multi-instrumentalist, performer and artistic director. She is a classically trained musician with a strong improvisational background. A native of Sicily, her work is well known throughout Italy, and she has participated in the composition of numerous movie scores as well as the artistic direction of many innovative live productions.


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NYC Expat Happy Hour is Back! 6/29/11

Several friends originally met at the New York Burner Happy Hour,
which is a weekly meet and greet for NYC burners.  We keep this
tradition alive with irregular happy hours now that we are on the left
coast.  Join us!   Everyone is welcome, and we love the random factor.
You don't have to be from NYC to join us.  You just have to put up
with our sh*t.

This month:
Stacy and Liberty are married!  Let's make a toast!

Date: Wednesday, 6/29/11
Our Start Time: 6pm

HH Prices: 5pm - 7:30pm
15 Romolo
15 Romolo Place, San Francisco, CA
Off Broadway between Columbus and Montgomery


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Flame Effects for the Artist-July 9th and 10th. San Francisco CA

Closing a cross country mission to spread the fire we return to the Bay Area for the fourth and final Flame Effects for the Artist class of 2011.
Attention all artists who wish to incorporate fire aspects into their art!  This class is for you…

Flaming Lotus Girls and The Box Shop team up to present this great 2-day workshop in flame effects in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The workshop will be teaching basic practices and principles for incorporating fuel based flame effects into your work. This class is great for the beginning fire artist and always has something new for the “expert”. Each one of these classes has drawn participants who have had all levels of experience. This has made for some great questions and projects that have been both fun and challenging.

The first day will consist of a classroom session where we will discuss subjects including:
NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines including NFPA 54 and 58 the LP gas codes.
NFPA 160 Flame Effects Before a Live Audience and other codes.
We will also examine the physical properties of LP gasses and get some hands on time with fittings and parts.  Of course, we closely examine the wonders of LP gas with the amazing clear propane cylinder.  We will then finish off by taking a look at some typical designs for Flame Effects including accumulators, free burning effects, fuel mortars, pilot lights, hot surface igniters and much more. We will have plenty of demonstrations and hands on materials.
The second day will be a shop day where we will put what we have learned into action and create a one of a kind flame effect from the materials on hand. The best part of the class is the assembly of the effect so please let us know if you have materials or elements you may like to see incorporated. This class will be fun for the artist who is thinking of incorporating a small flame element into their work, as well as the more experienced fire artist wanting to take their work to the next level.
Leading this weekend will be Dave X, Fire Safety Manager for Burning Man for more than 10 years, and Eric Smith, Chief Inspector for the State of Nevada Board for the Regulation of LP Gas. We will also have displays of fire art from several local fire artists!

Check out some pics of past classes

New York




San Francisco

The cost of this 2-Day class will be $120.
Both days’ classes will be from 10am – 5pm.
Printed materials and a crappy, but filling lunch of whatever cheap food we can get will be provided each day.

Come and join us for this weekend to hang out with other fire artists and have a blast, no pun intended. We have room for 40 and will be taking walk up registration the day of the event, space permitting. Email your name to to register.

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I'm sending this post out to you with hope that someone in the area can give us a hand.

This is Madi, I direct the Playa Choir. For the last six years, the Playa Choir has been ROCKING Sunday mornings in Black Rock City, now with a choir over 50 voices strong. I can't really put into words the experience we have, but basically, as a choir director, this is the highlight of my year.

We had the pleasure last year of having a set of choir risers to uplift our choir. (Thanks DAN!) now that we've had a taste of what that miracle is like, we hope to find another set for this year. If you have any somewhat local access to some choir risers (like, 3-4 pieces) that could make it out to the playa to help get our singers visible and audible, please email me. Maybe you are a teacher at a school that has some risers, or part of a church organization, or you are in a choir and have access to some...

If you can help out at all, the choir will personally come and serenade your camp! (how cool would THAT be?)


on Wed, Thurs, Fri and Saturday, we rehearse from 10:30 am-12:30ish. We prepare about 4 tunes, usually in the gospel style or close to that, and we sing in harmony. Then on Sunday at 11 am,  we give this gift of music to a gathering of folks who come to listen, and to hear a playa-style sunday morning service. We sing, dance, cry, laugh, shout, clap, rock, and make music together...we uplift (if that is possible to lift most of us ANY higher than we already are on sunday morning at the burn) the congregation and leave feeling as if we were part of something really wonderful, something that only singing together at BRC can make you feel. not sure what thats like? come join us and find out!

we welcome singers of all levels.
If you read, we want you! If you don't, we want you!
If you have some choir experience, perfect. If not, that's ok too.
If you sing in a country band or in a church choir, please share!
If you sing in the shower, you can come AND not wear any clothes! (leave the bar soap at home, but bring a scrubby buddy, people get a little funky come saturday..)
If you are a background singer or you sing to your child/dog/cat/husband/wife/muse/gerbils, we want you!
If you've always wanted to sing but never had the guts to go for it, NOW IS YOUR TIME TO SHOW UP AND MAKE IT HAPPEN....!
Hell, if you are a pro singer, opera singer, rock star, jazzer, pop queen, crooner, karaoke junkie, torch singer, folkie, hippie, choirster, a cappella fanatic, barbershopper, broadway belter,  WHATEVER,...we WANT YOU!

Our placement details are forthcoming, but you can plan on the following:

Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat rehearsal at 10:30 am
sunday morning service at 11 am.

please email me for more information and to let me know you are interested. I'll send you music ahead of time (to learn either by ear or by notes on the page) and keep you up to date on details on our placement.

I can be reached at:

here is some footage of our choir in years past!

Hope to see you at rehearsal!

love and dust,


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