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SF events 5.15 Sybiosis May 17-21 Lighting in a Bottle May 24-28  PlantTrees on Google +
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)'( 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 May 17-22 Symbiosis Gathering - Pyramid Lake, NV The Golden Gate Bridge on the Silver Screen | Civic CenterWednesday, May 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Public Library 

Wed May 16 Rides offered to and from  SYMBIOSIS leave San Rafael 5pm $35 each way

)'( 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  
Early Arrival Pass (Per person fee allowing entry starting at 10AM on Wed, May 16th $35

Cell Phone Security for Noobs START DATE: Saturday May 19 TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location Details: The Holdout 
2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA Event Type: Other Announcing the latest mini-Hackmeet at The Holdout! The topic for this month's workshop is: "Cell Phone Security for Noobs". 
Whether you have an Android, iPhone or whatever else, the state of security and privacy on our mobile phones is pretty awful. Some questions we'll delve into: What info about you is your mobile phone constantly leaking, and to whom? What if you're being actively targeted by state security, legal authorities, malicious apps, etc.? What if your phone is seized or stolen? Is there anything we can do to use our mobile phones more safely? 
All are welcome - this event is geared for the noob in all of us! Come learn / come share! 
Brought to you by Hackmeet :: a DARPA-free* zone! 
* unlike a certain other event going on this day across the bay...


ArtPad SF BRAF Benefit Night May 18, 6:00 pm - 1:00 am At the Phoenix Hotel 601 Eddy St. SF @ Larkin
Tickets: Duboce Park Play Area Grand Opening Celebration | SFSaturday, May 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Duboce Park May 19-20 Maker Faire - San Mateo, CA

)'( May 20 SF

May 20: Bay to Breakers 
The always crazy 12k race returns for its 101st year. Floats are still out and you might be more likely to get busted for sippin on hooch while you “race,” but B2B lives up to San Francisco’s standard. If you’re serious about the race and want some swag from official sponsor Zazzle, register here and hit the road early. Bay to Breakers 2012 | SFSunday, May 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE**You SHOULD register and pay the fee to run, but most of the course is hardly policed and you can enjoy the course for free.| San Francisco 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 may 26 northern california faerie reserve, near Middleton, Lake County

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

May 26-27: San Francisco Carnaval 
San Francisco Carnaval is a two-day parade and festival which takes place during Memorial Day weekend. Whether its foggy or a classi hot day in the Mission, there’s always plenty of skin and Latin-flavored beats. This year’s theme is “Spanning Boarders, Bridging Cultures” and aims to celebrate all of the cultures in this vibrant city. The parade will feature costumes, dancing and floats, and the festival on Harrison Street will bring together music, dance, art, street vendors and family-friendly activities. 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

June 2-3: Union Street Eco-Urban Festival 
San Francisco’s Union Street Eco-Urban Festival takes is an alcohol-free event—thanks to some unruly bros in years past—that transforms Union Street into a sustainable, green haven. The 35th annual festival focuses on eco-friendly exhibits and features arts and crafts booths, food vendors, and two stages with live entertainment.

June 6 2012 Transits of Venus
Transits of Venus across the disk of the Sun are among the rarest of planetary alignments. Indeed, only six such events have occurred since the invention of the telescope (1631, 1639, 1761, 1769, 1874 and 1882). The next transit of Venus will occur on 2012 June 06.
The principal events occurring during a transit are characterized by contacts. The event begins with contact ...I which is the instant when the planet's disk is externally tangent with the Sun. The entire disk of the Venus is first seen at contact II when the planet is internally tangent with the Sun. During the next several hours, Venus gradually traverses the solar disk at a relative angular rate of approximately 4 arc-min/hr. At contact III, the planet reaches the opposite limb and is once again internally tangent with the Sun. The transit ends at contact IV when the planet's limb is externally tangent to the Sun. Contacts I and II define the phase called ingress while contacts III and IV are known as egress. Greatest transit is the instant of minimum angular separation between Venus and the Sun as seen from Earth's geocenter...
And for more information :!/events/454197637928360 SEX MONEY POWER: solo art exhibit : NICK FLATT wed june 6 7pm Project One Gallery251 Rhode Island St SF

Chakralicious Camp invites you to "VOICE, MIND, SPIRIT", an Upper Chakra FUN-Raiser FRIDAY June 8th! $15/20 LOCATION:  “CLOUD 9”1320 9th st Berkeley CAPlease wear blue, indigo, & violet to this event to honor the upper chakras. Also feel free to dress futuristic, alien, galactic, cosmic, spacey, crystalline, reflective, astral...with special attention to your neck, face, and head!Produced byChakralicious Camp 2012For more info contact: 510-410-8876

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

June 10: Haight Ashbury Street Fair 
The Haight Ashbury Street Fair is a celebration of the old-school Haight Street hippy ethos—peace, love and happiness. The festival features six blocks of vendors, food, arts and crafts, as well as three stages with live entertainment and activities for families with children. 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

June 16-17: North Beach Festival 
Taking place on June 16th and 17th, in its 58th year, North Beach Festival boasts one of the country’s longest running street fairs. Like other San Francisco festivals, there will be plenty of street vendors selling food, arts and crafts, and multiple stages with live entertainment. Features of the North Beach Festival you’re not likely to find anywhere else include the blessing of animals at The National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi, and Italian street painting. 4th Annual Movement Play Microfestival is back!Find all the details here: june 22- 25 Willits, CA 

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

June: 23-24: San Francisco Pride Celebration 
Culminating on the weekend of June 23 and 24 with the Pride Parade and party at the Civic Center, the San Francisco Pride Celebration, or “Pride,” is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation. Get ready for an enormous party, with a large parade, 300 exhibitors and 19 stages and venues. Several events are held throughout the city during the week leading up to the weekend

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 jun 29-jul 2 belden town, CA

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 

Earthdance Northern California Festival will officially be taking a year sabbatical for 2012. 2011 was a major transition year for us, which stretched us on many levels. Not only did we move Earthdance to a new location, but we also helped birth the new Gaia Festival at the Black Oak Ranch.

Jerry Day - 10th Annual - August 5, 2012 11:30 until 18:00 Jerry Garcia Ampitheater, Mclaren Park - SF
Full Lineup Announcement Coming Soon! 2012 Logo Posters and other Merchandise
Click on this link:
2012  Donor Packages!  Click Here: 
General Info:
Feedback, Questions, and General Suggestions:

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

“SAN FRANCISCO EROTIC ART EXHIBITION 2”, will feature 25 artists, sculptors and photographers presenting over 400 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs. Gallery 4N5, downtown SF September 21-23 weekend of the Folsom Street Fair.

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 
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