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SF events 4.26 Friday April 20 - Sunday April 29, 2012 bay area dance week

Angels & Devils Costume Ball 2012 Fri Apr 27 9pm-4am $15/20/30VIP pre 1015 Folsom SF @ 6th St.

11th annual NEW LIVING EXPO is April 27-29th @ the Concourse Exhibition Center. Brannan @ 8th St SF

Opening Day Session in Dolores Park Sun Apr 29 11am-5pm Dolores @ 19th St SF

Bubble Blowing Flash Mob Day | Dolores ParkSunday, April 29 – 11:11 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park, Children's Playground area 

Find Your CENTER - Feat. CHRISB., NICOLUMINO...US, SCUZZY, MiHKAL, sAuce + Center Collective Residents Sun Apr 29 2pm-10pm The Center SF 548 Fillmore St., SF @ Oak Suggested donation: $10

)'(  Sun May 13 Street Fair Howard St SF @ 2nd/1st/3rd

)'( May 17-21 Yay! Symbiosis is back for 2012. complete with a solar eclipse. 
Pyramid Lake, NV lake of the weeping mother on Shoshone Indian Land. respect. leave no trace

)'( May 20 SF

)'( Lightning in a Bottle will once again happen over Memorial Day weekend: Thursday May 24 - Monday May 28, 2012

)'( August 27 - Sept 3 2012 tickets 2011 West Coast Gatherings Festivals & Gatherings in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America

‎ Friday April 20 - Sunday April 29, 2012 bay area dance week FREE EVENTS

Fri Apr 27 California Academy of Sciences “Neighborhood Free Days” | 2012Friday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE**Proof of neighborhood residency required| California Academy of Sciences!/events/360054250705374 EventsInvite friendsGoing* Going* Maybe* Not Going* Share Event* Export eventCritical Integrity Bike Ride Fri  Apr 27 @ critical mass 5:30pm justin herman plaza Market @ Embarcadero SF!/events/339748696082300 This Friday Oakland!!! The Crystal Download:... Merkaba Activation w Auditory Canvas & Adam Apollo @ The WOOM COOP Oakland Sfri apr 27 $21 at the door Angels & Devils Costume Ball 2012 Fri Apr 27 9pm-4am $15/20/30VIP pre 1015 Folsom SF @ 6th St.
Main & Front room
Tim Healey (UK, Surfer Rosa)
DJ/producer Tim Healey, the godfather of electro-house, and founder member of genre-busting dance act, Coburn, continues to blaze a trail as an industry mover and shaker in 2012. With killer releases across a slew of labels (from Ultra to Ministry of Sound), awesome bookings and the launch of his second label SURFER ROSA.
TekFreaks-Cosmic Selector & Jeff Taisch (Opulent Temple/ Teknical Funk) 
Boomrock Saints-Josh Camacho & Brian Williams  (OT, Mizumo, Nexus Artists)
DJ Dutch (Techno Syndicate, Opulent Temple)
Dulce Vita (Opulent Temple) 
DJ Influence (Strategik)
Billy Seal & Drew Drop (Opulent Temple, Teknical Funk)
Dex Stakker (Opulent Temple, Opel) 
Sychosis (Vibrance Recordings, Teknical Funk) 
Jonboy (Freedub, Opulent Temple)
DJ Eliki (Opulent Temple)
Upstairs VIP hosted by          Club Exoctica
For those special VIP, you will hold the ticket to walk thru the pearly gates and enter an atmosphere of ecstatic bliss....Club Exotica brings to you Nirvana...a sensual paradise of visual eye candy and eargasmic delights. Sensuous decor with beds and coves await you. Angels will tempt you with their delectable fruit and seductions....Partake from the nectar of our fountain or feed on our fruits...but beware you may be tempted to run away with Club Exotica forever.... A stunningly transformative experience for anyone lucky enough to witness! Created for you by the social visionaries and artists Fuzzy Philippe Lewis and Jocelyn
Midtempo booty rockin sounds will fill the air by: 
Dj Jocelyn
Cyril Noir of the Black Kat Kabaret
Kenito Le Harem
Club Exotica
BASSment hosted by     Soundpieces
The core meaning of SoundPieces is the art of contemporary music. These are songs, parties, paintings, promotional merch design... (pieces of sound)
w/ SF & LA Bass Music allstar Dj's
Geno Cochino (Westsidedubz, Smokey and the Bandit, LA)
BOGL (Soundpieces, Symbiosis) 
SWNDL (Digital Wax, LA)
Dials (Soundpieces) 
D-Program (Tech Support Recordings)
also featuring Go-Go Angels by the Infamous  Dancetrohotties/ Dancetronauts  (
4 areas of sound
1015 Folsom st SF  @ 6th St. 21+ 9pm-4am Limited 15$ & 20$ presales
Limited VIP 30$ tickets for entry to upstairs/ Club Exoctica and door priority
Park in Safe spot. Do not leave valuables in SIGHT. Look at the sidewalk up and down the block you park to check for broken auto glass from Break-ins. Just sayin'
CRACKHEADS like to look for Jackets, Bags, Purses, laptops, anything that looks like it could hold something valuable. FB r 380 RSVPs on FB

BeatChurch Spring Fling Ft. Unlimited Gravity, BRC All Stars Fri Apr 27 10pm-2:30am Icon Ultra Lounge1192 Folsom St, SF @ 9th St Featuring: UNLIMITED GRAVITY (Denver)
$10 b4 11pm FB r 80 RSVPs on FB
Black Rock City Allstars is a collective of MC's, DJs, Fire Performers, producers, dancers, and artists.
INTELEPATHS (ill-esha & Unlimited Gravity) Debut live set of ill-esha & Unlimited Gravity's side project!!!

The $5 Bang | Eric Sharp | Party Ben | Little John | Free B4 11! @ Mighty 119 Utah St., SF
Strictly hype beats all night | FREE before 11 | $5 after
***Eric Sharp (Rock It Science Laboratories)
***Party Ben (Live 105)
***Little John the DJ (Raindance Presents)
***Matt Haze (Slayers Club)
***OH! Beats (Beasts & Beats) FB  r  25 

11th annual NEW LIVING EXPO is April 27-29th @ the Concourse Exhibition Center. Brannan @ 8th St SF we are still graciously seeking volunteers. 
-bring 4 items of canned food for donation and get a day pass!
Hours: Friday 5-10pm | Saturday 11-8pm | Sunday 11-7pm 

Sat Apr 28 Saturday Apr 28 10AM- 2pm San Francisco's 7th Annual Walk Against Rape
The Women’s Building- 3543 18th Street, SF Saturday Apr 28 10:30AM -1pm 2nd Annual Walkathon for Health & Environmental... & Forest Defense
Meeting Point: McLaren Lodge  In Golden Gate Park  (Entrance of GG Park on Stanyan,  Betw.. Fell and Kezar Dr.
Sign up at    Visit GreenAction’s website: Occupy SF Spring Picnic and Potluck | Embarcadero Saturday, April 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE**Free but bring something to share| Sue Bierman Park Soap Bubble Flash Mob | Dolores ParkSaturday, April 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park Free Marina Green Fitness Court Bootcamp | MarinaSaturday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green Fitness Court Treasure Island Flea: 1 Year Anniversary Party | Free Admission Deal
Saturday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE**Normally $3, or get on the guestlist and attend for free through Funcheap | Great Lawn Magic Meadow Pagan Spring Ritual | Golden Gate ParkSaturday, April 28 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Park - Magic Meadow Meditation Flash Mob at City Hall | SFSaturday, April 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco City Hall 

Saturday, April 28 CODEPINK, Reprieve and the Center for Constitutional Rights will be hosting the first ever international Drone Summit in DC. Register today and please share with your friends!

4th annual SAVE THE FROGS Day is coming up, April 28th 2012 ( Our goal is to have 200 events in 30 countries and we are currently only at 21 different countries.  if you and your friends could organize an event to educate your school and/or local community about amphibian conservation. 
A great way to come up with event ideas is to look at what others have done in past years:
Here are some possible ideas:
-give a presentation that centers on frogs and the environment (you can download one of our slideshows here:
-building a frog pond will provide habitat for local amphibians!
-hold a fundraiser or bake sale
-start a Save The Frogs Chapter at your school (
If you do plan to hold an event, please make sure to register it at this link:
Once you register, you are eligible for free educational materials for your event, see:
Finally, if you would like us to send you a 2012 Save The Frogs Day poster ( for your classroom or office, please email a request including your mailing address to
Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions and do not forget to check out our student webpage at ( 

April Happenings in Claremont Canyon  Saturday, April 28: Sudden Oak Death Bio-Blitz. Help with the East Bay 2012 Sudden Oak Death survey--a chance to lessen damage and save some trees! Last Spring's late warm rains may have helped spread the pathogen that now threatens our beautiful coast live oaks. Attend a one-hour training and get materials at 10 AM at the Orinda Community Center or at 1 PM at 159 Mulford Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Volunteers will then go into the field either to designated spots or in their own backyards to identify threatened trees and then turn in samples by 7 PM Sunday April 29th.
To sign up, go to or for information contact Susan Schwartz at or Shelagh Brodersen at The event is sponsored by Friends of Five Creeks, Friends of Sausal Creek and Garber Park Stewards.

Become involved and help to map the distribution of Sudden Oak Death (SOD) in California by joining the group of hundreds of citizen scientists who have been helping for the past four years by participating in local SOD BLITZES.  Attend a one-hour long local training offered by U.C. Berkeley scientist Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, obtain your SOD collection package, and then collect symptomatic plant material in the 48 hours following the training.  Plant material will be processed at Berkeley and results will be posted on an interactive web-available map on October 1. Do not bring material before you attend the training session, as plants need to be sampled following a precise although simple protocol!
Whether you have already participated in a SOD BLITZ, or it is your first time, California oaks need you:  residents with confirmed local SOD infections in their neighborhood can in fact protect their trees from becoming infected rather inexpensively.  Training sessions on how to manage SOD are offered monthly at U.C. Berkeley, and weekly during the Fall in various California locations.
Main reasons to participate in a 2012 SOD-BLITZ:
SOD changes distribution every year
2011 was a major year (a "wave" year) for SOD spread, most of the spread occurred AFTER the 2011 Blitzes were conducted
Years following a  "wave" year are also conducive to the spread of SOD. Hence, we predict the pathogen will spread further in 2012
2012 Blitzes will follow a NEW protocol that will allow us to estimate the actual local SOD infection rate, rather that just informing on local SOD distribution!
East Bay - Orinda - Saturday April 28, 10:00am
Garden Room, Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way
Contact: Bill Hudson - 
East Bay - Berkeley - Saturday April 28, 1:00pm
Rm. 159 Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley, 
Register Online for UC Berkeley Meeting at
Contact: Susan Schwartz - or Kimra McAfee -
A full list with times and locations of 2012 SOD BLITZES can be accessed by going to!/events/144009569062141 Focus Presents... Ill Esha, Gladkill, Digital Rust, Mihkal, Kitty-D and more sat vapr 28 7pm-3am $15 limited pre sales$20 at the doorLocated at the beautiful Cloud 9 Studio 1320 9th St.Berkeley CA, 94710 @ gilman MAD Reprise: The Return of MAD Techno with Mr. C 
Sat Apr 28 9pm-2am Monarch SF - 101 6th St., SF @ Mission 21+Only $10!
Park in Safe spot. Do not leave valuables in SIGHT. Look at the sidewalk up and down the block you park to check for broken auto glass from Break ins. Just sayin'
CRACKHEADS like to look for Black Leather Jackets, Bags, Purses, laptops, anything that looks like it could hold something valuable.

Sun Apr 29 ZEROdB Opening Day Session in Dolores Park Sun Apr 29 11am-5pm Dolores @ 19th St SF Bubble Blowing Flash Mob Day | Dolores ParkSunday, April 29 – 11:11 am | Cost: FREE | Dolores Park, Children's Playground area Free Marina Green Fitness Court Bootcamp | MarinaSaturday, April 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marina Green Fitness Court!/events/149611128498651 Find Your CENTER - Feat. CHRISB., NICOLUMINO...US, SCUZZY, MiHKAL, sAuce + Center Collective Residents Sun Apr 29 2pm-10pm The Center SF 548 Fillmore St., SF @ Oak Suggested donation: $10
The Center Collective invites you to a Sunday afternoon filled with beautiful souls, connection, inspiration and expression. Ours is a collective of healers, artists, entrepreneurs, yogis, martial artists, mystics and musicians. Come meet us, we welcome you to our home. W...e are grateful for your participation and interest in our world! Entry gains you a chance to win one of many offerings from our diversely talented residents.
By supporting the Center Collective you will not only have an amazing time but have a chance to win:
-1 hour massage/energy healing (multiple available!)
- Crystal-Infused Clothing by Original Language
-Choice of: (a) a private cooking lesson/dinner with a style/region of food of your choosing (b) a nutritional Ayurvedic consultation
-Guided meditation package
-Beautiful photo prints
-Kabbalistic-Archetypal Astrology Natal Chart Reading with Lux Moderna ... 
- 1 hour head shot session or 3 hour event photography by 
-therapeutic face massage + framed portrait sketch
-Hand made hula hoop by Shakti Sunfire
-Healing session with Mama Tree
-Art print by Seth McMahon 
...and more!!!
~We'll start the afternoon with music by our residents:
rtsan (Arthur Goldfeder)
Dubvirus (Sacha Csicery-Ronay)
Lux Moderna (Madeline Fauss)
Djedi (Brett Hapoienu)
~Evening Lineup:
ChrisB. (Headtron)
MiHKAL (Beat Church/Street Ritual)
NicoLuminous (Muti Music/Street Ritual)
-Tea service by RonJon
-Non-alcoholic Elixers by Dr. Concrescence and Golden Means of Healing
-Live painting 
-Projection Art by Pineal Gland Creations ( 
-Other tasty drinks, food, treats and surprises!
~To have a Lovely Day~

April Potluck and Lecture with Free Skin Evaluations by Dr T.  Sunday, April 29, 2012 5:00 PMThe Warehouse111 Townsend, SF 

Aging Skin Moles Growths Tags Spots & Blemishes How & Why Do They Develop? Lecture with FREE Skin Evaluations by Dr T
Skin Health Lecture with Free Individual Skin Evaluations International Speaker Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren 
Sunday April 29th from 6:30-9PM at 111 Townsend st in SF
Aging Skin, Moles, Growths, Tags, Spots, & Blemishes: How & Why Do They Develop?
This lecture will be followed by FREE individual skin evaluations.
I am thrilled to announce a fabulous speaker this month - a long time friend and incredibly knowledgable international speaker Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren (Dr. T), MD, DC, LN, CCN, DABFM, DACBN, FABDA Nutritional, Environmental & Functional Medicine; Public & Professional Lectures Worldwide.
The skin is the largest organ of the human body and tells the story of what is actually going on inside the body. This February, Dr. Adiel Tel-Oren, also known as Dr. T, will be in San Diego to deliver the lecture,
“Aging Skin, Moles, Growths, Tags, Spots and Blemishes: How Do They Develop?”
Tel-Oren will explain how diet, exposure and general health create various skin growths, blemishes and more serious lesions and what they indicate about overall health. He will discuss natural approaches to regaining healthy-looking and blemish-free skin, including improvement of diet and organ function. Tel-Oren will talk about enhancing the structure of blood vessels that support the skin, providing it with essential nutrients and removing waste materials that age skin prematurely. Attendees will learn how to prevent and treat skin blemishes safely and painlessly using adjustments in nutrition and lifestyle.
Dr. Tel-Oren is the founder and co-founder of several non-profit health and sustainability programs worldwide. Join us for an inspiring, informative and important talk on Skin Health that you absolutely don't want to miss.
Suggested donation of $5-$10 for this evening and includes a Free individual skin evaluation.
RSVP to confirm your space:
Also come early to participate in a Free Raw Vegan Potluck Dinner on Sunday April 29th from 5:00-6:30PM at The Warehouse: 111 Townsend in SF.
Please bring Raw Vegan food or beverages to share, enough to serve 10 people so we can all get a taste of your delicious creation. Organic and non GMO preferred please.... If you need inspiration or support in preparing a dish feel free to reach out to me or join the Revolutionary Raw group and network with the community.
Join Here:     Jillian Love

Invite from Chlorophil Djinn: BREATHE @ Milk - 4/30 ft. Nawte Kong, Chlorophil, Nawabi, Scott Brio  2012-04-30 9:00 PM @ Milk SF
BREATHE at MILK Bar- Dubstep Weekly in the Haight Ashbury, SF
Breathe is a Weekly Dubstep party focused on bringing in the best new, and upcoming Producers, DJ's and MC's and giving them an opportunity to bless us all with their skill and passion for producing hot new tunes and spinning music.
MILK Bar 1840 Haight St SF FREE NO COVER! 21+ Your Featured DJ's this week: Nawte Kong 
D.R.E.A.M. Brigade

May 2012

Tue May 1 9pm- Doomsday Preppers on channel 757

Fri May 4
NO PANTS DAY! Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:00am at The World
National No Pants Day! (Spread the Word) Kick back, relax, and take off those pants. Whether you be at home, wo...

Sat May 5

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
Suggested $10 donation. No one accidentally defenestrated for lack of funds. May 5th, 7 pm. Illeven Eleven & Opel Productions present: Cinco De ILL sat may 5 10pm-4am $20 door Public Works 161 Erie St., SF!/events/393353217362513 FREE GUESTLIST - INTERNATIONAL SPRING BREAK - AT RUBY SKYE VIP sat may 5 9pm-4am Ruby Skye Vip room with free access to main room - 420 Mason SF 
DJ Wizard and Red Square pres. -again! every 1st Sat. of the month
☆-7 DJs: TJR, White Noise, Liam Shy, Dj Wizard, Henry Pollux and more ☆

Wed May 9

WOMP LEGENDS / WOMP HARD 7 - The Bay Area's BIGGEST Weekly! wed may 9 9pm-2am Just $5 before 10pm and $10 after! Oakland Metro Operahouse630 3rd Street @ MLK, West Oakland, CA 94607 18+ w/ ID to enter! FULL BAR for the 21+!!/events/400247376665937/?notif_t=event_invite **May 11-13 - Whole Earth Festival - Davis, CA May 11-13 Stanford Powwow - Stanford, CA May 11-13 Shakti Fest - Joshua Tree, CA May 17-22 Symbiosis Gathering - Pyramid Lake, NV

Fri May 11 Dixie’s Big Number, Dirty Story-Tellin’ Birthday Extravaganza! Friday May 11 7:30pm Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa St, SF @ Potrero

Sat May 12 May 12: Club Exotica Presents "Operation Undercover: The Case of the Missing Panties" Sat May 12 9pm super secret underground SF location

Sun May 13

Club Exotica presents “Operation Undercover”. Stop. Special all bases operation. Stop. Reserve May 12 for briefing at secret San Francisco Location. Stop. Theme is Spy, Special Agents, and Detectives. Stop. Stand by for mission details. Stop. This message will self-destruct in 5 seconds. Stop. The Gathering - LOVE DANCE CELEBRATION. sat may 12 10pm-6am SF UG Safety Dance: Code Red 2 Edition (Massive lineup!) Sat May 12 8pm-4am DanzHaus / The Gingerbread House1275 Connecticut St SF @ Cesar Chavez btwn 101 / 280 beware cigarettes ick!

Sun May 13

Sun May 13 Street Fair Howard St SF @ 2nd St / 1st St to Mission, to Folsom Noon-8pm 

)'(  HOW WEIRD 2012 Has Arrived !!  The 13 moons we've all been waiting for! 
SUNDAY MAY 13, 2012 Noon to 8pm Howard & 2nd Streets, Downtown San Francisco
The 13th Annual How Weird Street Faire 13 music and performance stages spread throughout 13 city blocks  for event info HOW WEIRD 2012 Sun May 13 
The 13th annual How Weird Street Faire celebrating the 13 moons we've all been waiting for! 
Sunday May 13, 2012 from Noon to 8pmHoward and 2nd Str  SF

)'( Sun May 17-21 Yay! Symbiosis is back for 2012. complete with a solar eclipse. 
Pyramid Lake, NV lake of the weeping mother on Paiute Indian Land. respect. leave no trace Sunday May 20th, 20124:20pm - Start of eclipse5:30pm - Maximum Eclipse (lasting 4min 20sec)6:30pm - End of eclipse
James Blake - Little DragonBeats Antique - Tipper - PaNTy RAiD  - 
Claude VonStroke - Damian Lazarus - Dub Kirtan All StarsEmancipator - Entheogenic - FreQ Nasty - Gang Gang DanceLyrics Born - Minilogue - Moombahton Massive (Nadastrom & Sabo)Nasty Ways (EPROM & Boreta) - OPIUO - Paper DiamondPerfect Stranger - Photek - Random RabRustie - Shlohmo - Son KiteStacks Image 1197
Vau de Vire SocietyRupa & the April Fishes - Diego's UmbrellaVagabond OPERA - Shotgun Wedding - Brass MenazeriAn-Ten-Nae - Antix - Bluetech - Cheb i SabbahChristian Martin - Heavyweight Dub ChampionGAUDI - David Starfire - Govinda - ill.Gates - Justin Martin 
[a]pendics.shuffle - Adham Shaikh - Akara Project - AndrocellBarisone - Bird of Prey - Campfire Songs w/ Micha & LeightonCaptain Hook - Danny Corn - Desert Dwellers - DialsDickster - DJ Three - Dragonfly - Droog - Dov - El Papa ChangoFanna-Fi-Allah - Galen & Solar - Gladkill - Green Nuns of the RevolutionHeadroom - Hedflux - Heyoka - J Phlip - Jamie Janover - JenoKalya Scintilla - Kaminanda -Kasey Taylor - Knowa KnowoneKontrol SF - Little John - LoCura - Lushbunny - Max UlisMortar and Pestle - Mr. C - Of Porcelian - Rena Jones - Russ LiquidShawna - Stellamara - Sun Control Species - SymphonixTetrameth - Thriftworks - Thugfucker - Treavor MoontribeTron - Uone - Who Cares 
Aima the Dreamer w/ Jazz Mafia - Austero - Barrakuda - Barton - Bass ScienceBig Daddy Joe - BiOniC LoVe SoUnDSyStEm - Birds of Paradise - BirdseyeBogl - Brian Sentient - Chlorophil - Craig Kuna - Cumulus - DelachauxDigital Honey - Dirt Wire - DJ Dima - Dogon Lights - DrezDrumspyder - Eenor's Mus Mezmer - El Radio FantastiqueElephant and Castle - Fiord - Foobz & Question - Gatto Matto - HiatusHobotech - Hopscotch - J BOOGIE'S DUBTRONIC SCIENCEJeff Stott - Liam Shy- Lila Rose - Liberation MovementLoCura - Mad Maxx - Majitope - Malarkey - Manny - Matt XavierMekkanikka - Merkaba - Metal Mother - Mikael PalnerMikhal - Mozaic - Mt Wolf - Natasha Kmeto - NikitaNikola Baytala - Omer - Oonaslim - Outersect - Radio DeviRigzin - Sasha Rose - Satya Yuga Band! - SebastianShef - Shovelman - Shura - SimonB - Smash & GrabSORNE - Sufi Soul Electronica - Sweet Anomaly - TerrakromaThankyou City - The Dolomites - The Human ExperienceThe Tailor and the Sea - Thumbprint - TinkerTony Inorbit - Tornado Rider - Trifonic - Vitamin DevoWilly Electronarcosis - Worthy - Yuli  
 El Circo - Fou Fou Ha! - FungineersKlown Korps - Pyronauts - Vajrasa  

Symbiosis this year.  It's 6 days long - May 17th -22nd, held up at Pyramid Lake.  I know it's not Burning Man, but we heard from friends who've been previously that it totally rawks.  Lots of art, music and community.  Would love to have our friends join us. Hugs, Melanie May 19-20 Maker Faire - San Mateo, CA

)'( May 20 SF May 24-28 Strawberry Music Festival - Camp Mather, CA

)'( Lightning in a Bottle will once again happen over Memorial Day weekend: Thursday May 24 - Monday May 28, 2012

Lightning In A Bottle Official Documentary and present the official 2011Lightning In A Bottle Official Documentary. Download a exclusive tribute to LIB mix ... The Do LaB's Lightning in a Bottle 2011 - Official Video
Returning Memorial Day weekend. May 24th - 28th, 2012. Tickets on-sale January 16th - Video by Manifest Media Music: "Future Blind" by Pretty Lights "Ares (Big Gigantic... The Faces of Lightning in a Bottle 2011 THE DO LAB PRESENTS LIB 2011 VOL.2!/TheDoLaB    THE DO LAB PRESENTS LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE 2010   Lightning in a Bottle 2007   Lightning in a Bottle 2008  Woogie Stage, Lightning in a Bottle, May 2008  Treehouse Stage, Lightning in a Bottle, May 2008   Lighting In A Bottle by halcyonstyn May 24-28 California Contact Improv Jam - Harbin Hot Springs, CA

Homestead Skillshare Festival Sat, May 26 10am-6pm Hayes Valley Farm, 450 Laguna Street, SF
A festival to help educate, inspire and spread sustainable living and self-sufficiency skills. 
Scheduled Workshops: Cohousing, coops, and intentional communities, passive solar, worm bins, cob ovens, urban composting, worm composting, urban gardening in the Bay and container gardening, fruit trees, seed-saving, food preservation (incl. wine-making, pickling, miso, etc), water catchment and grey water recycling, disaster preparedness, herb growing, teas and tincture making, qi gong, bee-keeping and pollination, livestock (incl. ducks, chickens, horses and/or goats), sprouting, insects as food, mushroom cultivation, soap-making, natural dyes, candle-making, diy green cleaning, nonviolent communication, and more! (Habra traduccion en Espanol).
Admission: Ticketing  on Eventbrite and at the door Payment of 2 hours donation to Hayes Valley Farm and/or $20 donation to the BACE Timebank. Kids are free, families welcome. Free & donation-based food onsite and benefit dinner at end of Festival. Rain or shine. No refunds.
Co-sponsored by: the BACE Timebank, Hayes Valley Farm, SF Permaculture Guild, Cohousing California, SF Urban Agriculture Alliance, PODER (SF), Occupy SF Sustainability Working Group, the Urban Homesteading Institute, Transition SF, KitchenGarden SF, SF Bee-Cause, the Connection Action Project, SF Free School, Just One Tree and more! Please contact mira at for more info. May 26 7pm- Midnight Space Gallery 1141 Polk SF @ Sutter $10/15/20 May 26-27 Carnaval - San Francisco, CA Strategik 5th Annual Memorial Day BBQ mon may 28 10am-7pm Bay Area Waterfront Location 

June 2012 Raindance Campout 2012 Friday June 1 Saratoga Springs Retreat Center10243 Saratoga Spring rd, Upper Lake, CA 95485 $150 Tier1 / $175 tier 2

SoulFire Regional Precompression – June 8th – 10th in Los Gatos
  3-day, 2-night campout on a 110-acre private property in the redwoods.
We especially invite YOU to bring the spirit of art and participation to your regional event.  We’ve got people signing up to be greeters, rangers, musicians and host workshops as well as great theme camps.  Don’t be a spectator --- be a part of it!  Email with the subject, “Participate!”  And, bring your light poi, your hoops, your drums, or anything else to create a spontaneous moment.  We’ll have a special Saturday night unveiling and lighting ceremony this year to share the 2012 CORE with our community, too.
Artists, musicians and activities so far include:
Feral’s Neon House * Gypsy Cinema * Frankinanimals * Chill Dome-making workshop * Smokin’ Roots Crew * DigitalFolk * DJ Crazy Legs * Liam Be’em * K-Love Happy Hour * 2012 CORE Participation Workshop * Costume Exchange * Open Mike (just like Center Camp!) * 2012 Virgin Workshop * PLUS MORE!
SoulFire dates are June 8th, 9th and 10th.  Tickets are selling sooner than ever before … get yours now!  Link to tickets is on the South Bay Burners web site: or chat with fellow burners at!/events/191133510987669 PANCAKES & BOOZE Art Show ALL-U-CAN-EAT PANCAKES JUNE 15th & 16th Juune 15 8pm-12:20 $5 863 Mission SF Btwn 3rd & 4th st

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival June 22, 23 & 24 Mendocino County Fairgrounds Boonville, Ca
Luciano ● Third World ● The Twinkle Brothers ● Lutan Fyah ● Johnny Osbourne ● Romain Virgo ● David Rodigan ● Perfect ● Locos Por Juana ● Zion Train ● Dub Nation

)'( San Francisco Dyke March Saturday, June 23, 2012 gather in Dolores Park 3:30-7:30pm. Step off Dolores Park @ 7:30pm with Dykes on Bikes! Bring your motorcycle and topless rider! Process East on 18th from Dolores Through Mission / Valencia / 16th / 17th back up to 18th and CASTRO for PINK SATURDAY in the CASTRO!
This is the LAST and ONLY nighttime Super fun sexy street party left in the CASTRO now that we have lost Castro Halloween and Castro NYE to gang violence. got a MotorCycle? Bring it to Dolores Park and park on 18th St btwn Dolores and Church, be a topless Dyke for a Day with your lover June

Sat Jun 23 Noon to 6:00 p.m and Sun Jun 24 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m FESTIVAL and  BOOTHS with DJs and big HELLA GAY DANCE PARTY! SF Civic Center Polk / Larkin / Grove / McAllister

Sun Jun 24 Sunday, June 24th, 20122012 Theme: Global EqualityThe Parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Market Street & Beale and ends at Market & 8th Street in downtown San Francisco

July 2012

4th of JULY 10,000 or 20,000 people will be at PIER 39 / Fishermans' Wharf / Embarcadero making this the 3rd? largest free party in SF?
I estimate Bay to Breakers in May is 50,000 people. PRIDE is 10,000 people? 
Michael Franti / Spearhead / Power to the Peacefull 2nd Saturday in September is ? 10,000
Get to wharf early to avoid traffic.
One way to count people: look at a map the USA = 50 people. Look at a crowd. How many 50s do you see?
Another way to count people: Look at a 10 x 10 display of items. That is 100. How many 100s do you see in crowd?

Wanderlust, the yoga and music festival at the end of July (26th-29

July 29 UP Your alley Dore Alley Festival @ Folsom St SF btwn 9th / 10th st 11am-6pm

Wanderlust 2011 Timelapse
How do you capture the essence of Wanderlust in a short video clip? You probably can't, but this beautiful time lapse video, lovingly (and painstakingly) pho...

Aug 2012 Aug 3-5 Black Oak Ranch, LaytonVille, CA with Michael Franti and Spearhead   
Sierra Leonnes All Stars   David Lindley   Hot BUttered Rum   AfroMassive   Clan Dyken   Fanna- Fi    Baka Beyond    Sambada 

Jerry Day - 10th Annual - August 5, 2012 11:30 until 18:00 Jerry Garcia Ampitheater, Mclaren Park - SF 

Beloved 2012 Fri Aug 10-Mon Aug 13 just 10 miles off the Oregon coast in TIdewater. 
Tidewater is between Yachats and Newport on the Oregon coast!/events/345641695467348 
Burning Man’s Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) Policy Change

Change is always difficult, and If you've got any questions about how the ticket process works, make sure to cruise over to our (admittedly EXTENSIVE, hopefully EXHAUSTIVE) ticket FAQ:

August 27 - Sept 3 2012 tickets!/event.php?eid=221044507950706
Timelapse-icus Maximus HD Burning Man 2011 by James Cole, Music by Elite Force/DISTRIKT "Playa Time: Dust to Dust" - Burning Man 2011 Time Lapse 

The Themes of Burning Man: 2012 Fertility 2.0 (announced by Larry Harvey at Artumnal event on 19 Nov) 2011 Rites of Passage 2010 Metropolis; The Life of Cities 2009 Evolution; A Tangled Bank 2008 American Dream 2007 The Green Man 2006 Hope & Fear; the Future 2005 Psyche; The Conscious, Subconscious & Unconscious 2004... The Vault of Heaven 2003 Beyond Belief 2002 The Floating World 2001 Seven Ages 2000 The Body 1999 Wheel of Time 1998 Nebulous Entity 1997 Fertility; The Living Land (Mysteria was theme of an event at SOMArts in San Francisco) 1996 The Inferno/HELCO 1995 Good & Evil TerraSAR-X image of the month - Tents in the desert

If you still have questions or concerns about the ticket process this year, chances are they're answered in our Ticket FAQ: ... or somebody's discussing them on this ePlaya thread: Weird TV - Burning Man - Early Years An Idiot's virgin Burning Man experience (2011) Burning Man~Magic People 

)'( Last year BM Tix on Craiglist started out HIGH and ended up going at face value before the event
RELAX. You are safe enough to ASSUME you are going. Plenty folk asked for more tix than they needed to cover their friends / family / camps.
You might post a Tix ad in the WANTED section of CL with fun creative text of who you are, once a week if you are bored, or try different text each time.
also List trades or OFFERS of what you will exchange in the SIGNATURE of your EMAIL
speaking of TRADES take a look at
perhaps you can ask for what you want; perhaps stop saying oh I'm fine each time a friend or stranger asks how you are doing. Instead answer that you seek a BM ticket then repeat your offers or trades. Let your friends be your angels and matchmakers. :)

Note if you offered BM $390 your ran in all 3 races. If $320 then 2 races. if $240 then only 1 race hence the % spread...

- STAY INFORMED. The latest ticket information and resources can be
found at and will be disseminated
regularly on the JRS and/or the Burning Blog.

Possible interpretation of BM ticketing process (spreadsheet)
Realizing that the BM ticketing process results are a bit of a conundrum, I had a rough and ready shot at building a spreadsheet (with a glass of wine, you understand) to try to gauge the probabilities of winning tickets. With a few basic assumptions (and assuming the process worked in the same way as advertized), a few rather interesting results emerge whch seem to be about we are seeing. Of course, it would have been more predictive to do this before we had some results so I couldn't fix the assumptions (accidentally or inadvertently), but oh well!
Rough probabilities of winning a ticket at all seem to be:
If you bid $240, 14%
If you bid $320, 41%
If you bid $390, 95%
I could be quite wrong, of course. There do seem to be some results on our yahoogroups and on our facebook page "SiliconVillageBurners" that seem to correlate with this a little bit. You be the judge. More results, the spreadsheet and an explanation can be found at our new webpage Hope useful.

TIX discussions

Burning Man 2012 Tickets - Part 2 halcyonstyn Hitler finds out about Burning Man Ticket Lottery  Hitler Reacts to Burning Man Being Sold Out. 

Burning Man Tickets 3 aka "Crap or Cone?"
Tickets, A Tale of Xara & Surrender. Feb 8 *The Xara leader in the story is Mark Hinkley. » Barn Raising BRC 2012
This is the time to jump around all excited at the mutations occurring in this petri dish of an experiment in community. It’s a moment in time – perhaps a paradigm shift of magnanimous porportions. I for one don’t want to miss seeing it in action, whether it rises like the Phoenix or crashes and bur... 
looking to offer a ride or get a ride to BM? check out the above link

Falling Man 2011 Screensavers available only at
The Burning Man Screen Saver Project at Aug. 30 - Sept. 3 Strawberry Fall Music Festival - Camp Mather, CA

Sep 2012 Sept. 6-9 Bhakti Fest - Joshua Tree, CA

Saturday September 22, 2012 SUPERHERO STREET FAIR 2010 It will be in the same place but moving to the warmest month: September. Inianna and Cesar Chavez St. SF @ Islais Creek.

3rd Annual SUPERHERO STREET FAIR Saturday September 22, 2012 San Francisco, CA
2pm to Midnight  @ Islais Creek, newly renovated for 2012. Entrance: Indiana @ Cesar Chavez  MUSIC..  from the likes of.. 
Symbiosis, Opel, Distrikt, Pink Mammoth, Forward, Compression,  Beat Church, Dancetronaughts, with nore TBA!
ZONES..    Sporting Green: Climbing Wall, Boardwalk Oasis, 
Intergalactic Valley of the Vendors, Go Go Floating Barge   Circus Side Show, Eco Amusements Kid Zone Interactive Space
PLUS..    Art Car Regalia, Super Hero Award Ceremomy, Spider Climbing Wall
Extreme Sports Demos, Floating Go Go Barge, Super Cirque Acrobats
Food, Craft and Beverage Bazzar, Supper Club Sky Lounge
Video Mapping Zones, Gallery Exhibits, Super Hero Fashion Show Contest
Family Fun Interactive Games, Eco Amusements and so much more!

FOLSOM STREET FAIR 2012: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 Folsom St SF btwn 7th / 12th st 11am-6pm

Nov 2012 Nov. 10-11 Green Festival - San Francisco, CA

(staged) CIA/US/Israeli bombing of Iran Sept / October 2012 Similar to 9/11 False Flag Covert OP leading to Afghan 2001 invasion. 
Mind you the USA was running running 4 drills the morning of 911 that "went live"
Or do you believe that 19 arabs with box cutters (who could not land a Cesna) led by a dude in a cave on a dialysis machine, stood down the US Air Force for 2 hours on 911?

Miami model at the G20 - Agent Provocateurs coming to a protest near you 

Every 1st Tues SF Moma + DeYoung + Palace of Legion of Honor free ART/ museum days. + Conservatory of Flowers in GG Park

Every 1st Wednesday: SF ZOO + http://exploratorium  FREE! 3601 Lyon SF between Lombard and Crissy Field. 

Every 1st Thursday: Art receptions @ 49 Geary SF 5:30-7:30pm art PARTY! 
30 galleries in a 5 story building. Also 14 geary and 77 Geary till 8pm. 

Every 1st Friday: BIKE PARTY 7pm meet different location each month

Critical Mass Last Working Friday each Month 5:30pm Justin Herman Plaza Market @ Embarcadero SF bring: Bike. Lights. Helmet.
For updates and info, contact scott at planttrees dot org.