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Woo howdy! This week's edition is overflowing with fantastic fundraisers and epic shows! Get out and support these projects!

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Upcoming Events:

*** The Portal: Cosmic Rock Opera - April 5th and 6th ***

*** ART & POLITICS: A Fundraiser for "Truth and Beauty" and Alix Rosenthal - Friday, Apr 6th ***

*** Dog and Pony Show: Fundraiser for ANUBIS - Saturday, Apr 7th ***

*** The Funky Ones present... it's nice actually! - Saturday, Apr 7th ***

*** Dare to Dream of a Better World - Tuesday, Apr 10th ***

*** Get Lucky: A Fundraiser for Garage Mahal - Friday, Apr 13th ***

*** Karneia: The Movement for Collective Expression - Saturday, Apr 14th ***

*** Bicycle Day/ Re:Creation - Thursday, Apr 19th ***

*** OakTown Congregation: A Fundraiser for OakTown Hall - Friday, Apr 20th ***

*** Earth Day SF - Sunday, Apr 22nd ***

*** Leave No Trace Camping Trip + Training - April 28th & 29th ***

*** Love the 'Stache: Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser for Illumination Village - Saturday, May 5th ***

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The Portal: Cosmic Rock Opera

Hello San Francisco!

A number of longtime burners have created The Portal - Cosmic Rock Opera
Our creative director has been at the last 12 consecutive burns! We're from Boulder, Colorado.

The Portal will show this Friday and Saturday nights - April 5 and 6. Show runs from 8 pm to about 1 am at SOMArts in San Francisco.

We'd love to get the Burning Man community to the show, which has been very much inspired by Burning Man itself, as well as Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet' and The Hero's Journey as described by Joseph Campbell.

"The Portal weaves together live-music, cinematography, lighting and performance to create an epic, mythological journey into the heart of humanity.  Epic rock, infused with tribal and body-shaking beats, takes the audience on a visual journey through the desert and mountains--and through fractal fire, water and love."

You can hear the music here:
and the trailer is on our homepage:

Much Love,
Julia + The Portal

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ART & POLITICS: A fundraiser for Truth and Beauty and Alix Rosenthal
Friday, April 6th
7:00pm until 12:00am
Buy tickets here:

Do you know the truth about what makes a woman beautiful?

There are many words that could be used to describe it, like strength, confidence, intelligence...but those don't begin to describe true beauty. Its an energy women exude, its the spirit they embody.

Truth is Beauty is the next monumental sculpture by Marco Cochrane that captures all that is beautiful in a woman. Alix Rosenthal is running for re-election to the San Francisco Democratic County Central Committee in June 2012.

Please join us for a fabulous night of fundraising for the completion of Truth is Beauty, and the re-election of Alix Rosenthal.
Click here to purchase advance tickets:
A limited number tickets will be available at the door.

The night will feature:
Live sculpting by Marco Cochrane of model Alix Rosenthal. All funds raised will be divided, with half going toward the completion of Truth is Beauty and half towards Alix's re-election campaign.

An event like this would only be complete with some booty shaking courtesy of:
Zach Moore (Space Cowboys)
Tamo (Space Cowboys)
JoeJoe (Brass Tax & Bliss Dance Crew)
Ding Dong (Brass Tax)

Doors at 7 pm
Live Sculpting Begins at 7:30 pm
JoeJoe and Ding Dong 8-10 pm
Zach and Tamo 10 pm-Midnight

Buy tickets here:

For More information on Alix:

For more info on Marco and his sculptures:

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ANUBIS Kickoff at NIMBY.... A NIMBY Night of Burning Man Presentations
Saturday, April 7th, 8pm
Film Screening 9:30
8410 Amelia Street
Oakland, CA 94621

This is a fundraiser and we are suggesting a $10 donation at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

ANUBIS, the stunning 50-foot high Egyptian Jackal project for this year's Burn. Anubis will most certainly be "the" hot art piece on the playa this year. This is your chance to join the Anubis Team, get insider info, purchase some cool one of a kind swag, and meet the artists, architects and builders.

Remember the Trojan Horse from Burning Man 2012? We are showing a great documentary, The Black Rock Horse, for the first (and probably) only time to the general public in the Bay Area. Come hear the film's Director Todd Darling talk about the inspiration behind the project, how the Trojan Horse almost didn't get built, the construction challenges, and how the darn thing almost ran away one day!

The primary build team from the Trojan Horse project, Dan Fox, Dan Swain, and others will be on hand to share their stories and answer questions.

And if you are new to the area, new to Burning Man or just simply new, NIMBY is a great place to meet up with other folks. Lots of art projects are created and built at NIMBY along with many special events and fundraisers. There is plenty of street parking and easy access to freeway. Near to the Coliseum BART Station.

But wait, we've got lots of other things happening that night!
Entertainment Provided:

    DJ Miss Iggy and Crew - Video Provided by Phoenix
    Todd Darling's movie "The Black Rock Horse"
    Aerialists Tracy Miller and Elizabeth Silverman
    Fire Hooping - Fire Performers and more!

Unique not available anywhere else SWAG - No host libations available

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The Funky Ones present...
it's nice actually! i can dress myself premier CD release party
Spring Fling Formal

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

The Blue Macaw
2565 Mission st.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Absurd-dance-band i can dress myself, known for their blend of electroacoustic-funk, nerdcore rapping, flailing dance parties and abrupt costume changes is unleashing their debut album, it’s nice actually, at the Blue Macaw in the Mission on Saturday, April 7th.

Come out of your winter hibernation and dress for visual stimulation and spring awakening: ruffled shirts, skirts, & bright-and-light colors just in time for Easter.

Frolic through a BOTTLECAP GARDEN OF WONDER and get wiggly to the best adult-sized children’s music SF has to offer.

Doors open at 9pm; face-melting performance by i can dress myself at 11:30 with DJ sets before and after by a giant NeonBunny and the deeply digable Dex Stakker.

Entry: $10
CD: $5 (this night only)

About the Band:

i can dress myself is a fresh-funk, electroacoustic, silly dance band selling psychedelic experiences for adult children. Born in 2009 in San Francisco, these big kids graduated from the legendary bed stage of Castle McLeodister to performing atop their own Grahama’s House as part of Elephant Bird Camp and the Funky Ones.

Graham McLeod, founder of the Funky Ones and Head Graham of all time makes meaty beats while freestyling and giving his bongos a good whupping. Sweet, pink-haired Thundermouse (Emily Haltom), a classically trained violinist, wrings a juicy roar out of her tiny Korg and croons and pops or shreds and rocks. The self-proclaimed Minister of Purpleganda (Eamon Armstrong) completes the trio with a powerful baritone harden in the tough corridors of Western Australia’s youth musical theater scene. They are joined by their newest creation: the I Can Dance Commanders: three luscious, Technicolor creatures fashioned out of a scaly petri dish at Burnal Equinox 2012. i can dress myself guarantees “We will have you laughing while dancing or we’ll return your face free of charge!” And special thanks to Paul.

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An evening of circus performance, music and interactive hijinks to benefit the work of Living Dream Arts.

Tuesday, April 10th
7pm - 11pm

Brick and Morter Music Hall
1710 Mission Street, SF

Cabaret performances by:

Mumito (Dreamtime Circus) - Hat Manipulation
Slim Chance and Kristin - (Clowns not Bombs) on unicycle
Danielle Butler - aerial rope
Chris Dunn (Dreamtime Circus) - Treacherous Knives
Jessica Roginsky - contortion/ aerial hoop/ ground hoop
Bobbi Dulaney (Dreamtime Circus / Inner Orbit) - Hoop
Alex Corby (Dreamtime Circus) - Acrobat, Juggler, & Performer Extraordinaire
Memory - flow dance piece with two fans and one hoop
Cynthia Rauscher + Friend: clown w/recorder
Vlad - clown/ character walk about

...and more to come!

Musical performances by:
The Sweet Trade - A self proclaimed Glam Folk band with Pirate flair. The Sweet Trade is "A rousing and roguish pair of performers Playing songs of their own and their own take's on others Plucking and strumming and bowing quite gaily Instruments ending in 'lin and 'ulele."
Be Smiley - Be Smiley is the Resident DJ at Supper Club and a DJ for Nightlife at the Academy of Science.
The Impassible Chasm - Anthony and Dan play drums and bass guitar together in The Impassible Chasm.
Deeva - singer/songwriter, performing an acoustic set of songs from her new album, Elements. for more information and free music downloads

Advanced tickets at!

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Get Lucky - A Fundraiser for Garage Mahal

Friday, April 13th
9:30pm - 4:00am

Public Works
161 Erie St.
San Francisco

On Friday the 13th, Garage Mahal invites you to Get Lucky with us at Public Works. This party is a fundraiser to get our 40+ year old re-purposed bread truck, aka the Ganesh Mobile, back to Black Rock City this year.

So, walk under ladders, break mirrors, and let black cats cross your path because your luck will change beginning at 9:30pm. Our DJ lineup will be bumpin' until 4am so bring some four leaf clovers, rub your rabbits feet, and blow on the dice 'cuz we know you love to push your luck!!

BassBen - (Space Cowboys)
Deckard - (Space Cowboys)
Ding Dong - (Brass Tax)
Ernie Trevino - (Brass Tax)
Gravity - (Pink Mammoth)
Haute Mess - (Romper Room)
ICON - (Opulent Temple / Illeleven Eleven Recordings)
JDubya - (Pink Mammoth)
Jive - (Fix / Heart Deco)
JOHNJOHN - (Romper Room)
Kapt'n Kirk - (Space Cowboys)
Layne Loomis - (DISTRIKT)
Matt Kramer - (DISTRIKT)
Melyss - (Homebreakin Records/Opel)
Syd Gris - (Opel / Opulent Temple)
ViaJay - (Angels of bAss)

$10 before 10:30PM, $15 after 10:30PM

All "Get Lucky" cocktails and Corona's $3 before 10:30, awww yeah!

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Karneia: The Movement for Collective Expression

Saturday, April 14
CELLspace, 2050 Bryant St.
Doors to Gallery open @ 8pm
Show 9pm to 3am
21+ $10 @ door

Welcome to our first of a series of collective art and music gatherings! Karneia is an ancient festival of Sparta celebrating Apollo, who among many other things, is the god of art and music. Renewing this theme, we invite you to be part of our convergence of local artists, musicians, and creative people showcasing their talents. Our vision is to garner support for our communities, and expand networks to create new and innovative forms of expression. Experimentation is the key - we draw our participants from various scenes and social groups to encourage a cross-pollination of different styles, talents, and ideas for richer and more inclusive experiences.

The talent we have selected provide for a rich mixture of live musical performance, mixed media, live art, DJs, an art gallery, aerial performance, and interactive art installations to stimulate your senses.

Musical performances by

Mad Zach

Art and Live Painting by

Krisztina Lazar
Chriss Granillo

more to be announced soon!

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April 19 at 4:00pm until April 20 at 4:00am
Symbiosis, Euphonic Conceptions, An-Ten-Nae, New Earth Muziq, & Challenger Presents:
@ 1015 Folsom - San Francisco, CA

Hosted By
ALEX GREY (Live Painting, Early Discussion)
ALLYSON GREY (Live Painting, Early Discussion)

With live visuals by JOHNATHAN SINGER

Historic First Ever Live Collaborations Featuring


Gallery by Tribe13

Invocations by Rigzin Tromge
Flower Arrangements by Anthony Ward
Aerial Activation by Exotique Tissu Ballet

Crystal Display by Sean Smokavich of Light Records

4 Rooms of Music
until till 4AM


ALSO WITH Future Simple Project (Family Moons, Boulder CO), Little John (Raindance), Martin Dragonfly, DJ Shawna, Majitope (Symbiosis), Tony Inorbit (Symbiosis)

: and upstairs :

BEAT CHURCH, Kitty D, MiHKAL, Neptune, El PapaChango, Mr. Rogers, Wolfbitch, Smasheltooth

Lighting & Lasers provided by The Likquid Projekt

::Basement Lounge::

with Derek VanScoten (D.V.S*) (Re:Evolution Media), Mesca, Sean Smokavich, OtotOxic, Subatomix

Invocations by Rigzin Tromge
Tea service provided by Yesterday's Tea House
Raw Fusion Catering, by chef Sean Hula
Healing and Activation
A Night of Visionary Art, Music, Live Painting & Consciousness

4 rooms, 5:00 PM - 4:00 AM

@ 1015 Folsom, San Francisco California
$25 limited advance / $30
tickets available now !!!

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OakTown Congregation
A Fundraiser for OakTown Hall (formerly Old Number Ten and the Dustfish Bordello) !

Presented by Ty Bourne (Dustfish) and Doug Kittredge (Anarchitectural)

DJ and live music, interactive art, silent auction, full bar, and a good cause!

April 20, 2012 from 8pm to 2:30am at CellSpace 2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco
For more info and updates:

Featuring performances from:
DJ Global Ruckus (Portland) Performing Balkan and Global beats
Lo Fly Kickaz (Oakland) Featuring Wiseproof and Blane Lyon
members of Vau de Vire Society (San Francisco)
Good Morning (Oakland)
Dioskouri (Oakland)
Klown Korps (San Francisco)
Dj Laird (San Francisco)
plus more to come!

OakTown Hall is about filling a need in West provide a place and an organization which will provide opportunities to localize the emerging power of our visionary community from the ground up. There is a world of possibilities here at American Steel Studios and this warehouse district that is capable of building and creating new businesses, projects roles and opportunities. OakTown Hall will be the place where you can come to seek the support and the infrastructure necessary to coordinate these opportunities, through cooperation and localized participation.

To achieve this, we need your support. The goal is to raise the funding to finalize our basic infrastructure and build the organization that will help to facilitate the goals and needs of our community. We will host events and build programs that seek to bring opportunities for experience in the arts and self-reliant innovation, education, mentorship and participation in coordination with Burners Without Borders and other local leaders and organizations. We see a great deal of need around us and an even stronger desire to share and to give. OakTown Hall will be the crossroads for all of these talents and energies to intersect and shape new opportunities in West Oakland, the Bay Area and beyond.

Please come out and support!!

Our Community Organization Page:

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Sunday, April 22nd


Hello Lovers of Mother Earth! Earth Day S.F. would like to invite you to participate in our Second Annual Earth Day S.F. Celebration. Thousands of people form the bay area and beyond will converge on Civic Center Plaza for a day of activism through art, music, education and celebratory praise of our planet and all her people. The event will feature ,two stages of international Music and Performance ,inspirational  speakers and activist,  hands on Workshops and  classes, organic and raw food chef  demos , a huge permaculture and green building section, earth friendly exhibitors and crafts people, a clean energy zone [ featuring an electric car showcase] holistic health section  and much more. Performers and activity highlights include. DJ Dragonfly, Non Stop Bhangra , Forrest Day , Samba funk, Big Brother and the Holding Company and many others.  You can take a spin on our Whiskey Drone Bike Ride, listen to expert speakers, see permaculture  in action, join in on the yoga gym, learn how to make a solar ovens, or dance all day long to some of the best  live music in the bay area.

We are seeking eco green workshop leaders and inventors, Art made from recycled materials, D.I.Y projects, social justice and green education nonprofits and VOLUNTEERS. Participate AT NO Cost to you and with NO SALES to the public. (Note that all paying exhibitor booths, food booths and performing artist slots are Full at this time.)

Thanks so much!
Earth Day Staff

JOIN US on April 22nd in the Greenest City in North America For EARTH DAY S.F.2012!!!!!


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Burning Man/Earth Guardians LNT Train the Trainer Camping Event
April 28-29, 2012, Davenport, CA

On April 28-29 Earth Guardians will host our annual Leave No Trace (LNT) camping trip. If you are interested in learning more about why Burning Man is the largest LNT event in the world and how you can help contribute by teaching LNT, this is the trip for you.  We will also discuss ways to green Burning Man with past participants who come each year to reconnect and reinvigorate.

If you come, you will become a certified LNT trainer, meet other active Burners, visit the beautiful California coastline and have FUN at the same time.  There is no charge for this training - it is sponsored by Burning Man.

The trip involves traveling just north of Santa Cruz and “camping” at a private home in the country.  We will conduct the class outdoors. Each of you will be teaching a principle of LNT with an emphasis on how it pertains to Burning Man and the desert environment.

Please sign up for the course only when you are sure you will attend. This will help us coordinate the assignments given to the participants for the seven principles of LNT.

On completion of this class you will receive a certificate as a LNT trainer from the National LNT organization. Your mission, upon completion, will be to teach your fellow residents of Black Rock City how to Leave No Trace and Green Their Burn as well as spreading LNT ethics throughout your community and beyond.
Registration will close on March 31th. If you are interested, send an email to:

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Love the 'Stache - Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser for Illumination Village
Saturday, May 5th, 7pm

Where: The Boxshop-951 Hudson Ave (between Hawes St & Hunters Point Blvd) San Francisco, CA 94124 Neighborhood: Bayview/Hunters Point
UPDATE!!!! We have two Burning Man tickets to raffle off! Come, bring a friend or two. If you don't need one, you have a friend who does. Raffle tickets are $20. What a deal for a chance to get down and dusty in fire and art for one lovely week in the Nevada desert.

---> Please join us for a night of hot, hot Burning love at the Boxshop. (951 Hudson Ave (between Hawes St & Hunters Point Blvd) San Francisco, CA 94124 Neighborhood: Bayview/Hunters Point, San Francisco, CA)

We are a drinking village with a serious propane problem! Support art and fire on the playa with one of the oldest (you whipper-snapper!) BM camps around. Fun for the whole family! Really. From your drunk whorish aunt, to your bisexual fur-loving nephew!

Suggested $10 donation. No one accidentally defenestrated for lack of funds. May 5th, 7 pm.

Dex Stakker (Opulent Temple)
and more....

Interactive Art;
Osc's Borealis
Musical Tire Swing
Fluid Light Wall
and much more....

Lasers by Micro of UV99
Fire Installations!!!
Margarita Machine!
and Dust!

Boxshop: 951 Hudson Ave
(between Hawes St & Hunters Point Blvd)
San Francisco, CA 94124
Neighborhood: Bayview/Hunters Point

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