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*** World Hoop Day - November 11th through 13th ***

*** Red Curtain Variety Show - November 11th through 13th ***

*** North Bay DECOMPRESSION: Fire in Glass - Saturday, Nov 12th ***

*** The Artumnal Gathering - Saturday, Nov 19th ***

*** In the Red - Flaming Lotus Girls Gallery Show - Saturday, Dec 3rd ***

*** Galvanize GAFFTA!: Benefit for Gray Area Foundation for the Arts - Thursday, Dec 15th ***

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World Hoop Day 11/11/11 through 11/13/11
Friday 11/11 - Civic Center at Polk St and Grove St, San Francisco
Free Hoop Event! Wear RED, WHITE, and BLUE or anything patriotic for Veteran's Day! Stars, stripes, eagles, Olive branches... Greenbacks...

Come out to play on World Hoop Day... Come earlier if you can!
4:30pm film the WHD dance before it gets dark with the amazing SF buildings and art in the background!

5pm Sunset Prayer for World Peace

5:30pm LED and possibly fire hooping of the WHD Dance to be filmed for our video and for a world wide documentary called "One Day On Earth!" People are filming their entire day on every planet and partnering with the United Nations and World Hoop Day to make it spectacular!

Looking forward to seeing you! Practice that dance! Donations will be accepted for upcoming Ambassador trips and getting hoops to all those in need!
Saturday 11/12 - Lake Martin, Oakland
12 Noon - 4pm
Near the LIBRARY on the flat grass....

We will be hooping with local children and teens in at at-risk community. This is the beginning of an after school program that will take place on the SATURDAY of WHD weekend.
Donations are accepted to continue our mission of giving hoops for peace and health!
We will be teaching how to make and tape a hoop. Plenty to play with. Come learn the World Hoop Day Dance at 1pm and be filmed at 2pm for our video and the film "One Day On Earth."

Sunday 11/13 - Pacific Manor Beach, Pacifica
Meet Annie, the original creator of World Hoop Day at her home and the WHD HQ. Come early for apps and energy drinks and a quick rehearsal of the WHD Dance.
Sunset is at 5pm sharp, so we will be on the beach with our hoops - either down below depending on the tide or on the cliffs. Filming the WHD Dance with the amazing sunset and Pacific Ocean in the background. Pray for Simpson's skies - beautiful clouds, warm weather an...d spectacular warm, pink, orange, heat vibrating skies.
Bring a snack, beverage, something to share for quick intros and hoop hugs. We leave promptly at 4:30 for our beach spot. Then we climb back up and light our FIRE toys and LED hoops for even more spectacular footage.
Enjoy the rest of of World Hoop Day Weekend with the Founder, her cute puppies and a serene beach spot with welcoming warm hands of love, peace and happiness.
I would love to see you for a casual get together for the official closing ceremony of World Hoop Day 2011. My place on Sunday 11/13/11. Kid friendly, dog friendly, hoop friendly!! In love and light. We will be accepting donations for our World Hoop Day 2012 Peace Project.

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Red Curtain Variety Show
One Weekend Only!

For one short weekend  this November comes an astounding array of talent, housed in one of San Francisco’s most beloved community theatre spaces.  A collaboration between some of SF’s finest aerialists, dancers, clowns, and other artists.  An evening of the wittiest of wit, the silliest of silly, and a guy who can stack up 7 chairs and do a handstand on them.  Don’t miss the Red Curtain Variety Show!

Featuring:  Westley Fredenburg as MC, Aerial performances by Eve Diamond, Soprano Diva Dian Meechai, poplocking manipulation from Devinio, the crazy clown antics of Judy & Punchy, Paradizo dance, puppetry by One Flea Circus, and more! 

November 11th-13th. 
Doors 7:30pm, Show 8pm.
CELLspace at 2050 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
$15-$20 sliding scale, at the door. 
This event will be 21 and up, please bring ID.

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North Bay Regional Contact Team Presents
a Burners Without Borders Benefit Event

Fire in Glass
Saturday, November 12, 2011
2 pm to 2 am

Hopmonk Tavern
230 Petaluma Avenue, Sebastopol, California

Tickets available at
$8 donation in costumed-finery / $12 in street clothes

Fire in Glass is a family friendly event. All ages, three stages, 2pm-9 pm
Over 21 inside The Abbey after 9 pm
Everyone gone by 2 am

Come at 2pm SHARP for a full twelve hours of art, installations, performance, fire, dance, theme camps, circus arts, live music, DJs, Burning Man imagery, AND MORE!
The entire tavern, from the Abbey to the Outdoor Stage and Beyond, will be overflowing with a stunning variety of creative expression! YOU are on stage at the Soapbox Loudspeaker and on the Open DJ BYO Decks. Also, DO send us your Burning Man slideshow to share with the world (you know you have one—30 mins max, please)!!

A BENEFIT FOR BURNERS WITHOUT BORDERS. 100% of the net proceeds from Fire in Glass will 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 and Peru, to empowering African street kids through 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!

Partial list of pARTicipants!!! (btw, AND MORE means YOU!!!!)
THEME CAMPS INCLUDE: Accidentally Awesome, Burner’s Without Borders, Campoline, Cirque de Cliché, Contraptionist’s Camp, Easel Park, Fractal Nation, AND MORE!
PERFORMERS INCLUDE: Aries Fire Arts Collective, Ian Arun, Baby Seal Club, Neal Barbosa Performance Painting, Burning of Rome, Cousin Larry, Curly Doodle, Dr. Zeuss, Eldo, iNi, Malarkey, MC Marco, Jenny Rivero Tribal Fusion Dance, Samvega, Saything,  Snail Trail Burlesque, Snareophobe, AND MORE!
ART BY: the Artvan, the Baker Sisters (sculpture, painting, decoration), Freak Flag Project, Sammy Nasr (Stock Options), the Lunapillar art car, Paolo Pedrinazzi (sculptures), Miss Tickle the Creature Quad, Joshua Walton (Steam Portal) AND MORE!
ALSO: Black Rock Solar, Green Team Zero Waste Collective, Henna body art, Makeup art, Moop Map, Rangers AND MORE!
In fact, MANY MORE PartICIPANTS are being confirmed RIGHT NOW! We are going to have a FULL and amazing DECOM!

PLEASE TAKE MASS TRANSIT or CARPOOL to Decom. Ride your bike and avoid
driving completely—Burner bike racks on site! Inexpensive parking available in city lot next door.
PLEASE RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS. Enter and exit quietly and without leaving a trace! Pick up any litter you see on side streets as you go.We need to leave things spotless! THIS IS A LEAVE NO TRACE EVENT! Please pack it in and pack it out!!!

We still have space for interactive theme camps, art, and short performances. Or maybe you can donate a live sound system, stage lighting/other infrastructure? Or maybe you are so Burner that you are willing to VOLUNTEER at the event? Email northbay(at)burningman(dot)com to request a space and share your creative spirit, art and vision.
The NB Decompression is powered by an amazing team of volunteers and tons of communal effort. We rely on our community to build a community!! THANK YOU!!!

FOOD AND DRINK ARE AVAILABLE FROM HOPMONK TAVERN: There will be no vending or gifting of food/drink at Fire in Glass but Hopmonk will be offering their full menu, beer and wine until 9:00. The after party in the Abbey has a full bar. (((21+ after 9pm in The Abbey PLEASE.)))

EVERYONE should read the Survival Guide DECOMandments before you come (these were written for the SF decom, but most of it applies here, as well. Especially LEAVE NO TRACE!!)

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The Artumnal Gathering

Saturday, November 19th
6:00pm til 2:30am
Immerse yourself in a realm rich in imagination, expression and inspiration! Be the art!

BRAF presents our fifth annual: Artumnal Gathering

Feast of Imagination Dinner 6:30 pm
Artumnal Celebration 9:30 pm

Join us at the magnificent Bently Reserve and enjoy fine fare, tempting libations, special treats, surprises, the best of company in their finest attire, original artwork by our favorite artists, auctions featuring one of a kind experiences and items, and abundant creativity!

Celebrate the creative spirit of our community! Enjoy captivating live performances and dance the night away in three elegant rooms of music and DJ's.

Join our community's artists, supporters, entertainers and other visionaries in celebration of a banner year for the Black Rock Arts Foundation. We'd love to see you!

Live performances by:

▪  Brass Mafia -
▪  Christopher Lancaster -
▪  Aerial artistry by Circus Mecca –
▪  Crossroads Violin Duo - making contemporary music the classics
▪  Deckard (Space Cowboys) -
▪  Dixon's Violin -
▪  El Radio Fantastique –
▪  Finn Kelly – paino/accordian
▪  DJ mALaRkey - (Juke Joint, Skinny Kitty Tea House) -
▪  Fou Fou HA! -
▪  Jef Stott (Six Degrees Records; Hookahdome) -
▪  JoeJoe (Brass Tax)
▪  Shotgun Wedding Quintet & Friends -
▪  Shovelman -
▪  Shredder –
▪  SIDECAR TOMMY (beats antique) - and
▪  The Neurovoltaic Orchestra (NVO)

Art by:

▪  Live Painting by Anthony Kraus -
▪  Installation by Flux Foundation -
▪  Sculpture by Michael Christian -
▪  Sculpture by Rob Bell -
▪  Live body painting by SuperGigi -
▪  Wearable art by Tuan Tran -

Photography by:

▪  PhotoBoof -
▪  John Curley -
▪  Neil Girling –

Artumnal Ticket Packages:

Sponsor an Artist
$55 Main Event Sponsorship
$250 Dinner Sponsorship

Can't attend this year's event? Make this a truly inclusive event, and honor an artist by sponsoring their attendance. Purchase a 'Sponsor an Artist' ticket and we will donate it to an artist in need of a ticket.

Click 'Sponsor an Artist' at

The Artumnal Celebration
9:30 pm - Late

$35 online presale 1st tier, SOLD OUT.
$45 limited number 2nd tier. SOLD OUT.
$55 3rd tier and at the door
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs, dancing, raffle, silent auction, photography sale and surprises.

Feast of Imagination Dinner
6:00 pm - Late
$250 advance purchase only
Includes an individual seat (unreserved seating) for a sumptuous dinner, auction, performances, signature drinks, wine, dessert and entry to the Artumnal Celebration.

Table of Plenty: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination
6:00 - Late
$3000 advance purchase only
Includes a reserved table for eight guests for the Feast of Imagination dinner.

Table of Abundance: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination, with premium placement
6:00 pm - Late
$5000 advance purchase only
Includes a reserved table for eight guests for the Feast of Imagination, with premium seating placement in the banquet hall, premium wine selection and treats.

Table of Jubilation: A Table for 8 at Feast of Imagination, with premium placement
6:00 pm - Late
$10,000 advance purchase only
Includes a reserved table for eight guests for the Feast of Imagination, with premium seating placement in the banquet hall, premium wine selection and treats.

Tickets on sale now at

Thank you for supporting BRAF's mission to inspire art, community and civic participation worldwide!

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In the Red - Flaming Lotus Girls Photography Auction and Party

Saturday, December 3rd

at SomArts, 934 Brannan Street, SF
6:00PM – 2:00AM

Free to attend. Donations encouraged.
Music by Space Cowboys DJs (Deckard, 8ball & Erik Hz).

You need more art.  You want the Flaming Lotus Girls spread across your
wall, 24/7. Yes you do. And so do your friends. Come to our gallery show,
buy our signed archival prints and have a damn fine evening of dancing with
the Space Cowboys DJs.

In the Red features a gallery show with 70 large limited edition signed
archival prints on metal and standard framed prints, Flaming Lotus Girls
art, Space Cowboys DJs, and FLG 2012 calendar autographs and lipstick
kisses plus schwag-galore.

Burning Man is long past; we’re all dust free and are IN THE RED. (This
means we’re up to our lipsticked lips in debt!) .

Help us get out of the red. Come support the Flaming Lotus Girls on
Saturday Dec 3, and help us get out of the red.

With love and lipstick kisses,

Flaming Lotus Girls

About us:
The Flaming Lotus Girls are a female-driven, San Francisco-based group of
artists who have been making kinetic, mechanical fire art since 2000. Our
work is composed of steel, stainless steel, copper, glass, wood, light, and
fire – and stands at the intersection of sculpture, kinetics, robotics,
pyrotechnics, and electronic technology. Our flames blaze in sizes ranging
from 2 inches to over 150 feet. We create interactive large-scale
installations that engage viewers and invite them to become part of the art.

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Galvanize GAFFTA! Benefit Concert with ELEW, Garibaldi, and Eclectic Method

Thursday, Dec 15th

The Warfield Theater
982 Market St at Taylor
San Francisco, CA 94102

Celebrate GAFFTA's newly minted residency in San Francisco's historic Warfield Building at the 2nd Annual Galvanize Benefit Gala.  The evening will bring together GAFFTA's entrepreneurial and creative communities for an upscale rock concert, dinner and art auction at the Warfield Theatre. Join hundreds of creative and sexy Silicon Valley and Bay Area digerati, young professionals, financiers, entrepreneurs and artists to support the talent, and artistry, of today's cutting edge technologists.

GAFFTA is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to furthering the use and advancement of creative technology for social good. In this capacity, we maintain relationships with the world’s top academic researchers, innovative corporations, visionary artists, and civic leaders. By continually engaging and connecting this diverse community with challenges and opportunities, we extract forward-thinking technological solutions with proven capacity to create positive change.

To contribute and attend please visit:

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