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We hope you're outside today! Freakin gor-gee-usssss! Another beautiful day in The Bay and a beautiful weekend coming to enjoy some great events!

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Upcoming Events:

*** Emissions: West Coast Bass Culture Festival & Camp? Fundraiser - MAY 11th -13th ***

*** Diamonds in the Rough, Spring 2012 - May 12th and 13th ***

*** RESONANCE - Saturday, May 12th ***

*** Cycledelic Benefit for AIDS/LifeCycle - Saturday, May 12th ***

*** The 13th Annual How Weird Street Faire - Sunday, May 13th ***

*** Android Jones Opening at Blowfish Sushi - Tuesday, May 15th ***

*** Bubbles and Bivalves - Thursday, May 17th ***

*** ArtPad SF BRAF Benefit Night - Friday, May 18th ***

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Emissions: West Coast Bass Culture Festival & Camp? Fundraiser (MAY 11-13th)

It's time once again to gather in the forests of California and dance in the trees at the 'Really Really Good' festival. This year Camp Questionmark and Irie Cartel are bringing to the stage well over 100 of the most progressive names in future bass, dubstep, hip-hop, glitch-hop, mid-tempo, and every other sub-genre of bass heavy bliss.

Providing you with 3 days of non-stop sonic serenades from 2+ stages unleashing the most satisfying styles of 2012. Lighting artists, stage artists, visual artists, alter creators, crafters, fire dancers, and so much more, are collaborating to mesmerize your eyes and enhance this event for your inevitable transcendence.

Beyond the boom, the entire event will feature alternative forms of interaction and creative exploration. Huge art displays, alters & installations, 'The Future of Bass' experimentation area. The 'Community Centered' area, complete with low-fi sound, chill melodic beats, tea house, & hookah sitting area. Community workshops scattered throughout the weekend on everything from art lessons to online music marketing skills. Unique artists & vendors will be set up in the central area the entire weekend displaying their contributions to the family. All taking place in a beautiful clearing within an oak tree forest, creating a perfect fusion of nature and technology.

Emissions is a community event dedicated to bringing the electronic bass tribe together to celebrate our ever growing and evolving culture. We want the festival to be enjoyed for what it provides as a complete event, rather than label it a fundraiser. But would like our commnity to know that it is a hopeful fundraiser for the sound camp. We are not here to force our beliefs on you, but to facilitate you enjoying yours. Come prepared to get down with the crew while making west coast bass culture history.


..Calling all low frequency vibrational lust lovers...the time has come to BOOM !!!


Two Pre-Sale Tiers Available:

-$95. Pre Sale (Limited)
-$120. General (While Pre Sales Last)
-$160. @ The Gate

No pets allowed, period

For updated information, check back here often, or check out our web page:

Questions???... contact

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Diamonds in the Rough, Spring 2012

Saturday, May 12 from 7-11pm, and
Sunday, May 13 from noon-5pm

American Steel Studios
1960 Mandela Parkway (Enter on 20th), Oakland, CA 94607

American Steel Studios is hosting Diamonds in the Rough: An Interactive Exhibit of Art, Innovation and Industry!

There will be exhibits and demonstrations highlighting local artists from West Oakland, live music and tours of the American Steel Studios facility.

View featured artists on Flickr:

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Music - Art - Spirituality


Saturday May 12, Noon – 1:30 am

A day and night where the creative meets the sacred.

8410 Amelia Street Oakland, CA 94621

Free off street parking and Bicycle parking
.5 miles from the Coliseum BART

RESONANCE is a not-for-profit event showcasing multi-sensory art, workshops, healing, and dancing into the night, to support the continued existence of the DIY art space NIMBY.
Orbit Mobi-Lounge Sound Healing and Chill Zone presented by Orbit SF Entertainment providing free transportation from the Oakland BART station, and to SF Embarcadero after-hours!

Only $15 for all day and night!
Tickets available here:


Audiowaska Music Stage headlined by An-Ten-Nae

Music on 2 stages 9:30 pm - 1:30 am with:

Dulce Vita / Vitamin Devo / Kid Beyond /
Randell / Eliki / Mike Butler / Seriph / Jive
Benito / Seeda / Radical Edward / Diana Luna


8:00 pm:
"The Yoga of Bass, Music, Ecstasy and the Search for Freedom"
workshop led by Darin McFayden (DJ Freq Nasty) and Claire Thompson -

6:30 pm:
"Voice/Body/Dharma" a workshop on improvisation and mindfulness from Kid Beyond: Singer. Songwriter. Beatboxer. Buddhist. Teacher.

5-6 Sarah Mackota - Dancing Freedom Ecstatic Dance - with live DJ
3:30-4:30 David Gibson - “The Sound of Love: Us Physically, Mentally, Emotionally, and Spiritually”
2-3 Genevieve Griesau, CYT - “Barefoot Movement, People’s Movement”
12:30-1:30 Yoga with Alice Kennedy

50 Foot Dome and outdoor area featuring local food, drinks, art, performance, vendors and:

- Collective Wave Workshop - “Salsa dancing and Latin Music”
- Leah & Brian Pesner - “Sacred Circles Workshop: Poi, Fire staff, and Double Fire Staff”
- Joe Carr - “Bohemian Blacksmithing”
- Aaron Gold - “Urban Gardener / Beekeeper”
- Master Wang "Ancient Taoist/Buddhist Wisdom for Total Vitality Through Hydration and Alkalinity" and tea ceremony
- Mix’d Ingrdnt’s dance company

Resonate with Art:
With some of your favorite local monumental sculptures, mutant vehicles and large scale art!

The Firehouse Art Collaborative Presents:
Chad Glashoff (sculpture)
Luke Damiani (sculpture)Rachael Victoria Adams (jewelry, Sculpture)
Alex Nolan (sculpture)
Justin Grant (sculpture)
Adrian Crane (ceramics)
Clody Cates Phoenix(Painting, Photography, Mixed Media)
Richard Lee (textiles and yurts)
Tom Franco (mixed media sculpture & painting)
Bruce Shearwood (kinetic sculpture)
Feng Jin (sculptor)

Interested in participating as a volunteer for a comp ticket? Let us know!

Celebrate a whole weekend of phenomenal art and music, starting with FreQ Nasty at Freq-o De Mayo at Public Works on Friday May 11th. FreQ Nasty will not be DJ-ing at Resonance, so join us at Public Works on Friday, and get $5 off your ticket to RESONANCE!

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Cycledelic Benefit for AIDS/LifeCycle

********Want to help END AIDS??********
Well make sure our AIDS/LifeCycle party is on your radar for next Saturday night at Project One! P1 is a chic lounge gallery with a great soundsystem and the art up in the gallery is going to be wild! We are also so THANKFUL that we have some AMAZING DJs donating their time to the cause!
When: Saturday, May 12th from 9:00pm until 2:00am
Where: Project One Gallery - 251 Rhode Island St, San Francisco
The theme of the evening as well as the art exhibit is "Psychedelic Bizarre". Feel free to dress the part if you feel inspired but costumes are not required. We have a great lineup and the suggested donation at the door is $20, however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Please help us promote by inviting your Bay Area friends!!

The lineup:

Friday Love 9-10 pm, Timoteo Gigante 10-11, Billy Casazza 11-11:45, Syd Gris... 11:45-12:30 am, Nikita Neverstopsdroppingtechnobombs 12:30-2:00 am

All door donations go to help registered riders meet their fundraising goals for the AIDS/LifeCycle which is a fully supported, 7-day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. AIDS/LifeCycle is produced by the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation to end the pandemic and human suffering caused by AIDS.

Facebook invite link:!/events/209557272492981/
More info on the 545 mile ride:

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The 13th annual How Weird Street Faire

Sunday May 13, 2012
Noon to 8pm

Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco
$10 donation requested (for a Magic Sticker)

The 13th annual How Weird Street Faire will have 13 stages of music
and performances spread throughout 13 city blocks. How Weird is
centered at Howard and 2nd Streets, in the heart of San Francisco's
SoMa district. The faire is from Noon to 8pm, and all ages are
welcome. There will be thousands of people in colorful costumes,
celebrating peace and creativity. The faire is a project of the
nonprofit World Peace Through Technology Organization.

When the Dalai Lama was asked what the average person could do to help
create world peace, he replied, “They can make festivals, bring people

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ANdroid JOnes opening at Blowfish Sushi 5.15

2170 Bryant Street, San Francisco

Blowfish Sushi is proud to present an exhibition of the digital art of Android Jones, opening on Tuesday, May 15 from 6-9 PM.

This is the second in a series of exhibits of 2D work by Burning Man regulars, curated by LadyBee. 20% of the profits will be donated to the Black Rock Arts Foundation.

Android Jones is at the forefront of the visionary art movement, a wave of artists who emphasize creativity as the foundation of consciousness and an agent of social change. As a digital alchemist, Android builds on the technical developments of past centuries in art history while pushing the boundaries of the imagination with new technology and media forms. Moving beyond pencils, ink, and brushes, Android develops latent possibilities within software programs such as Painter, Photoshop, ZBrush, and Alchemy, discovering new combinations and uses for tools that exceed the original intentions of their programmers. In Android's live art performances, including the acclaimed Phadroid dance performances with wife Phaedra Ana, he incorporates elements of chance and improvisation, inviting synchronicities that additionally exceed the individual artist's intentions and allow for unscripted moments of beauty to shine through.

As an experience designer, Android has contributed to films, games, and to building communities through and, and his interactive installations have enchanted tens of thousands of participants at events like Boom and Burning Man. Viewing the digital domain as a medium of energy and light capable of expanding the nature of reality, Android's art encourages others to explore the potential interfaces of mind and machine in this time of accelerating change and increasing novelty. To this end, Android's art serves two related functions: it bears witness to realities accessible through heightened states of consciousness, and it also engenders heightened awareness through the processes of creation and audience interaction. Digital art becomes a tool for navigating reality and human awareness, and Android's art invites others to join the advancing evolution of consciousness by speaking to the artist in everyone.

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Bubbles and Bivalves

Thursday, May 17, 2012
7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Aquarium of the Bay, The Embarcadero & Beach Street, San Francisco

Join The Watershed Project, host Wendy Tokuda, and James Beard
Award-winning author Paul Greenberg for oysters, champagne, libations,
and hors d'oeuvres from the Bay Area's finest sustainable restaurants,
wineries, and breweries. Learn about our native oysters while helping
restore the critical underwater ecosystems of our magnificent San
Francisco Bay!

Oysters were once ubiquitous in the San Francisco Bay. Unfortunately,
due to ecosystem degradation, the native oyster population has
plummeted over the last 150 years. The Watershed Project's Living
Shoreline Program educates youth and adults about the importance and
benefits of oyster reefs as an essential part of our ecosystem.

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ArtPad SF BRAF Benefit Night

Join us for a special evening...

May 18, 2012
6:00 pm - 1:00 am

At the Phoenix Hotel
601 Eddy St.
San Francisco, CA 94109


If you were able to attend our event at ArtPadSF last year, you know how unique and fun it was! It was unlike any other art opening we've participated in, and we were thrilled to be involved in the creation of ArtPad. Our featured night was a festive gathering of BRAF's community of supporters, Burning Man art lovers, and cutting edge Bay Area art galleries and artists. The results were pure magic!

This year's ArtPad Experience will be even more creative, inspiring and exquisite - Please Join Us!

About ArtPadSF

ArtPadSF invites San Francisco’s world-renowned museums, galleries, arts institutions, and artists to transform the Phoenix Hotel into an alternative venue for art. The hotel is reinvented as a vibrant and visionary community of prominent international and local artists.
Join us for the highlight event of this extraordinary art fair - a lively evening of performance art, fashion, dance, music and art experiences on Friday night. This unique event celebrates the wealth of local talent in the Bay Area, and raises funds to benefit the BRAF's public art and grant programs. Thanks, ArtPadSF!

Ticket Packages:

BRAF ArtPad "Super Star" Experience
6:00 pm - 1:00 am
$125 limited advance tickets only
Generous Hors D'hoeuvres selection provided by Chambers 6pm - 8pm
Hosted Bar until 8pm
Early Access to All ArtPad Gallery Rooms until 8pm
(Galleries open at their discretion after 8pm)
Gallery, art, music, performers and visual arts feast until late
BRAF ArtPad "Happening" Experience
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
$30 Tier 1 limited advance tickets
$40 Tier 2 and at the Door as available
One complimentary welcome drink
Access to All ArtPad Gallery Rooms until 8pm
(Galleries open at their discretion after 8pm)
Gallery, art, music, performers and visual arts feast and celebration


Black Rock Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit. A portion of your ticket price is tax-deductible.


Bay Area artists set the stage for this exciting event with site specific and multimedia performances, interactive art, live music and DJs with original scores and mixes created especially for the occasion.

Celebrating the creative contributions of and with performances by:

- Adnan Sharif - Adnan is the resident dj and promoter of Forward, A monthly that takes place in underground locations and clubs in SF, always bringing music and events to new places! (

- Dex Stakker - (Opulent Temple/Opel/Pronoia) - Dex Stakker - Spinning underground breaks, slammin' electro, electro house and aggressive progressive at numerous community events and countless fundraisers. (

- Gamelan X  - Drawing musical inspiration from Indonesian, Balkan, African, Indian and American traditions, Gamelan X combines complex interlocking rhythms and sinewy melodies into an entirely new and visceral groove experience that excites and entrances the world. (

- KUNST-STOFF - A site specific dance performance specially conceived for ArtPad by internationally acclaimed and local artistic treasure, KUNST-STOFF Arts. (

...and much more! Stay tuned!  

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