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Wooohooo!!! Spring is bringing us WARM days and an absolute EXPLOSION of events! Check out all the great stuff in store for you!

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Upcoming Events:

*** Ophelia @ Fort Mason Center - April 11th, 13th, and 14th ***

*** The Spirit of the Man Sculpture Show: New Temple Fundraiser - Saturday, Apr 13th ***

*** Youth Education Spaceship (Y.E.S.) Burner Family Days - April 13, 14, 20, and 21 ***

*** Jesus Christ Superstar- Featuring Members of the Burning Opera - April 19th through 28th ***

*** Sunday Streets Returns to the Mission - Sunday, Apr 14th ***

*** Earth Day San Francisco - Saturday, Apr 20th ***

*** 9th Annual Free Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration - Saturday, Apr 20th ***

*** Kinky Salon 10 Year Anniversary - Saturday, Apr 20th ***

*** Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir - April 22nd through 27th ***

*** DISTRIKT Presents REVEL: A Day to Night Block Party Circus - Saturday, Apr 27th ***

*** The 14th Annual How Weird Street Faire - Sunday, Apr 28th ***

Call for Participation:

*** Eco Artists and DIY Projects Needed for Earth Day SF! ***

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Ophelia- a fantastic show @ Fort Mason Center, SF
April 11th, 13th & 14th

Situated on the northern rim of San Francisco on the Bay, the Fort Mason Center brings Ophelia back to the water’s edge. The audience will join Ophelia as she wanders through the grounds and buildings on her quest for identity, discovering new forms of expression around every turn. The immediate surroundings become symbolic reference points to better understand this Shakespearian myth, and her search takes on complex dimensions of vulnerability and courage in the open air. Ophelia is no longer a character in a play; she is one of us.

The history of the space, the shape of the buildings, and the fogginess of the city all combine to create a new kind of immersive theatrical experience. With live musical accompaniment, an augmented cast, and a cutting edge use of interactive video, the audience will become a part of the show like never before.

Thursday, April 11th, 8:30pm
Saturday, April 13th, 8:30pm
Sunday, April 14th, 8:30pm

Fort Mason Center, the show will begin at the Firehouse

Ticket Price:
$22- General Admission

Link to buy tickets:

Walk-through experience with dance, theater, and interactive video


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The Spirit of the Man Sculpture Show: New Temple Fundraiser
A very special night of whimsical tunes and imbibing delights through every pore!

Saturday, April 13th
7pm til 3am

101 6th St San Francisco

Lollyland 4.0 isn't just a birthday party, but is also a fun(d)raiser to rebuild a more enduring temple at The Spirit of the Man sculpture show located at Paradise Ridge Winery. The sculpture show at PRW is going to remain up through 2014!

*Sliding scale “donation” at the door 7-9 PM, $20 after 9 PM

The shenanigans begin PROMPTLY at 7 PM with a live performance by The Crux ( -- an encyclopedic band of multi-instrumentalists, performing pirate shanties, klezmer jams, barn dance tunes, and bluesy dirges in a theatrical performance style. Their sound is an energetic blend of folk music enlivened with a dash of punk.

(There's a special birthday song, so don't miss this!)

SPACE COWBOY DJ's play from 9:00-3 AM!
Brad Robinson
Kapt'n Kirk
more tba

No presents, but your presence is requested and donation is welcome!

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Youth Education Spaceship (Y.E.S.) Burner Family Days

The Youth Education Spacecraft (Y.E.S.) is being prepared for takeoff under the watchful eye of San Francisco artist Dana Albany.  Dana is guiding the creation of a complex spaceship that will be 12’ in diameter and stand 8’ tall, made entirely by kids with repurposed and found objects from Recology put together in artistic ways, primarily for children age 7 – 15 at the Tenderloin and Hunters Point Boys and Girls Clubs.  Along with many art techniques, an accompanying creative curriculum will teach about robotics, solar energy, environmentalism, space travel, astronomy and much more.

Supported by The Crucible, Exploratorium, Maker Faire, Burning Man Project, Black Rock Arts Foundation and Black Rock City, LLC, as well as private donors, Burner families also have the opportunity to work on the spaceship themselves at Dana's studio April 13, 14, 20 or 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The studio is located at 310 Griffith Street in Bayview.  Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch.  When the spaceship is ready, it will fly to Maker Faire for its maiden voyage and then will be exhibited by other sponsors in San Francisco, such as the Crucible and the Exploratorium.  The spaceship will ultimately land at Burning Man, where we hope to engage the children in testing the spaceship for themselves and creating curriculum to study the humanoids which are found in Black Rock City.  This is especially relevant given the event’s Cargo Cult theme.  RSVPs are requested, please respond here: .

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Jesus Christ Superstar!! in Steampunk costuming!  Featuring members of the Burning Opera!

Last two weekends of April.

Jenneviere as Mary Magdalene
Queen Elizabeth as Maid by the FIre
Holls Bawls as Whorey Angel
Darko as Judas
Auntie James as Herod
....and a sexy cast of students from City College.  Come help save City College!

Reserve ticket sales begin very soon!

Event page with details

"How to Survive the Apocalypse" (A Burning Opera)

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical is loosely based on the gospel accounts of the last week of Jesus' life. Jesus Christ Superstar has a unique rock flavor very different from Lloyd Webber's later work and features such standards as Superstar and I Don't Know How To Love Him. Don't miss it!

April 19, 20, 26, 27 at 8pm
April 21, 28 at 2pm

Directed and choreographed by Deborah Shaw
Musical Direction by Michael Shahani
Diego Rivera Theater 50 Phelan Avenue at Judson
General Admission $15
Students, Seniors and TBA Members $10
No reservations necessary
Cast: Joseph Alvarado, Camila Ascencio, Natalie Ayala, Kristian Balgos, Sham Bendeks, Chris Bruno, Zachary Bukarev-Padlo, Elizabath Castaneda, Jandean Deocampo, Nicole Gray, Deejay Haynes, Cassandra Hendry, David Herrera, Kevin Hurlbut, Kasia Krasnopolska, Holly Labus, Jack Landseadel, Larry Lariosa, Jessica Lim, Harrison Bradley-Lovett, Ron McCan, Alexandra Muller, Juliette Naud, Michael Oryall, Lariesha Pelosi, David Peterson, Spencer Peterson, David Richardson, Emily Romero, Owen Seymour, Pablo Soriano, Michael Vetter, Jenneviere Villegas & Peter Smith

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Sunday Streets returns to the Mission on Sunday, April 14!

Dust off those roller skates, pull out your walking shoes, or grab your bike! Bring yourself, your family, and friends to the Mission to enjoy car-free streets. On Sunday, April 14, Valencia and 24th Streets will be transformed into a space for you to play. There are a plethora of activities, including FREE yoga classes, swing dance lessons, hula hooping classes, and more! Go here to check out our interactive event guide or download our activity map to bring with you on Sunday:

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Earth Day San Francisco
Saturday, Apr 20th
10am til 6pm
San Francisco Civic Center Plaza

A FREE event for the whole family in the heart of San Francisco featuring three stages of multi-cultural music and performance, renowned keynote speakers, interactive D.I.Y. workshops and more! /@earthdaysf2013/ #earthdaysf

This unique celebration packs a powerful day of green sustainability discussions and solutions into one full day of fun and excitement for the whole family. Designed to support the Bay Area Community and beyond, Earth Day San Francisco focuses on acknowledging the local and planetary environmental challenges we all face, and inviting the public to integrate sustainable practices into their everyday lives.

The event brings together speakers, workshop leaders, nonprofit organizations, businesses, indigenous community leaders, civic agencies, amazing musicians,performers, artist, visionaries and youth empowerment groups as One Green Voice.

E.D.S.F will feature the following attractions:

• Three stages of amazing international music
• World renowned speakers
• Hands on green D.I.Y workshops
• Huge permaculture and green building village
• Green Jobs Fair
• Clean energy Zone [solar ,wind, water, green power demos]
• Green Transportation showcase [ Electric Cars, motor scooters, bikes]
• Green Tech Pavilion [ invention and innovation ]
• Youth Empowerment [ The New Green Generation]
• Organic Chef Cooking Demos
• Organic Beer and Wine Gardens
• Holistic Wellness Village
• Eco Carnival and Kid Zone
• Over 80 Earth Friendly Exhibitor
• Eco Art Village
• Eco Fashion shows

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9th Annual Free Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 20, 2013
11am - 3pm
South end of Stinson Beach, Marin County, California
Presented by Zach Pine Nature Sculpture and Samavesha

RSVP here:
Celebrate Earth Day by creating art on the beach! Join in as community members, professional artists, and passers-by construct sculpture using sand, rocks, shells, seaweed and other beach treasures. In past years, we've stacked rock towers, made spirals from seaweed, planted a forest of "trees" made of driftwood, and created dragons, fairies, and abstract designs. During this playful event, participants work alone and in groups, transforming the beach into an evolving outdoor sculpture gallery. The intention behind the event is to create an experience that will inspire and energize people to care for and protect the earth not only on Earth Day, but throughout the year. The event starts with beach cleanup. We supply bags and gloves.

Musicians, dancers, and other artists also participate in the event, inviting collaborative expression in service to the earth. You are invited to bring along small percussion instruments such as shakers, bells, or palm-sized drums to join in the musical creation.

Instruction in sand globe making will take place periodically throughout the event, and we'll use the globes in our creative endeavors.

Bring a picnic lunch. The gathering will take place rain, shine, or fog. Come anytime 11am -3pm. All ages. Sorry, no dogs allowed at this end of the beach. Consider carpooling and public transportation. The event is at the south end of the beach (to the left as you face the ocean).

RSVPs not needed but much appreciated on the Facebook event page for the celebration.

Thanks to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (National Park Service) for helping make this event possible.

This event is part of the national Let's G.O. (get outside) campaign of the Children & Nature Network.

Create-With-Nature Earth Day Celebration at Stinson Beach is a 100% volunteer effort, produced by Zach Pine Nature Sculpture and Samavesha.

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Kinky Salon 10 Year Anniversary
Saturday, April 20th

To celebrate a whole decade of parties, the infamous Kinky Salon will be hosting a "Best of" theme. What was your favorite party? Now's your chance to relive it!
Kinky Salon is open to all: be you vanilla or kinky, people of gender, queer, gay, straight, heteroflexible, bi or try-sexual, all of the above or none of the above. It's an arty sexy party, and a safe space to experiment at your own speed. Communicate your desires and capture your imagination in a refreshingly ridiculous way.

Find the details at

Location: Mission Control, in the Mission District of San Francisco.
Exact location details are given with membership.

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir - Savitri D, director
Revolt of the Golden Toad Bay Area Tour, April 22 - 27, 2013
is the tabloid headline the singer-activists of the Church of Stop Shopping are pursuing these days.  The Golden Toad, from the cloud forests of mountainous Central America, was killed off 25 years ago by climate-change related factors such as fungal infection, pesticides and drought.

The (secular) church dons the toad masks before entering JPMorgan Chase buildings, exorcising ATMs and conversing with bankers.  (The study from holds that Chase is the top financier of industrial and mining projects that emit CO2 gas into the atmosphere.)

The tour mixes book-readings, direct action, and concert performance.  21 performances are coming from NY.  The Revolt of the Golden Toad Tour:

Monday April 22 Rev reads from "The End of the World" from ORBooks
7:30 PM, The Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco CA 94117 415-863-8688   Wednesday April 24  Full Show with Stop Shopping Choir, 7 PM, Studio Theater, Lone Mt campus of USF, family friendly, free  415 422 6680
Thursday April 25 Dance Palace, Pt Reyes, 7 PM, $12 ($22 with purchase of book)  415 635 1397   Friday April 26 4 PM, Oakland City Plaza, Rev, choir and the "Chalkupy" muralists  415 635 1397  Saturday April 27 10 AM West Coast Live, The Chapel 777 Valencia, Brown Paper Tickets, 1 800 838 3006 or at the door
Saturday April 27 8 PM Victoria Theater, 2961 16th Street, near Mission, SF, 94103.  Brown Paper Tix  Info day of show:  415-635-1397.  Box Office after 6 PM:  415-863-7576 $12, $35 no-one turned away.

"It's art.  It's an act.  It's almost a religion."  -- New York Times

"You are not just the run-of-the-mill, pomaded faux evangelist that I thought you were.  The End of the World is so astonishingly brilliant that it almost       hurts to read it, wise and loving and full of yearning..." -- Barbara Ehrenreich

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DISTRIKT Presents...REVEL.  A day to night block party circus.

Saturday, April 27th
Public Works
161 Erie St San Francisco

A carousel of beats.
3-ring circus of sound.
A day of whoopla.
An evening of debauchery...and all that's in between.

Day time beats, bar, & DISTRIKT twisted carnival fun on Erie Street from 1-9pm!
2 more areas of sound & insanity inside Public Works from 1pm-4am!
Funktion One sound outdoor (by Spektrum) and indoor systems!

3-Ring Beat Masters:

Thugfucker, The Scumfrog, Justin Martin, Elite Force, Christian Martin, Clint Stewart, DJ Kramer, Ben Seagren, Matt Kramer, Layne Loomis, J-Rod, Darren Grayson, Paul Geddes, Solar, Galen, J-Bird, Tara Brooks, Influence, Anthony James, DJ Dane, DJ Alvaro Bravo, Clark Hamon-Joel Kellog-Homer Hsu (live), Ernie Travino, Ding Dong, Mace, Shooey, Shissla, The Quadrobe, Syd Gris, Derek Hena, J-Dubya, adamROSS, Tim Dietz, Matt Haze

Featuring DJs from: DISTRIKT, Dirtybird, Sunset Soundsystem, Space Cowboys, Opulent Temple, Brass Tax, Strategik, Pink Mammoth, Dusty Rhino, Janky Barge

Awesome visuals by VJ ALL.OF.IT.NOW
Stilting masters Rico Trais and Audacity!
Photo booth and hand made cotton candy by team Candy Land!

And! Carni-games, side shows, costumery befitting a fashionista freak show, and amusements galore.

This is our single largest fundraising effort towards our 2013 playa operation. Your gift of ticket, smile, & dance floor jig helps provide the playa with the daytime to sunset mayhem we've all grown to know & love. DISTRIKT is a 501c3 non-profit. All proceeds go toward 2013 operational costs and art grants. Nab a ticket. Tell your friends! Much love to all!

***Discounted Pre-Sale Tickets can be bought here!***

Early Bird Tickets -$35.00/Inside & Outside/All Day & Night
General Admission Tickets - $40.00/Inside & Outside/All Day & Night

A limited quantity of $45 general admission tickets will be sold at the event throughout the day as capacity allows. CASH ONLY. Ins & Outs are permitted until 9pm, after which time no Ins & Outs will be allowed.

21+ ages only.
Wear your best Carni-chic! Clowns welcome. Freak Shows most definitely encouraged.

Per new SF ISCOTT regulations, REVEL is a non-smoking event. There will be no smoking allowed once you've passed the gates. Bring your nic-gum!

Distrikt on Facebook:
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The 14th Annual How Weird Street Faire

SUNDAY APRIL 28th, 2013
Noon to 8pm
Howard & 2nd Streets
Downtown San Francisco, Earth

Join us on Sunday April 28th as we usher in the San Francisco festival season with dancing, costumes, parades, marching bands, and more at the greatest street faire in the galaxy. It will be the most colorful spectacle of music, art, and motion you’ve ever seen downtown.

The How Weird Street Faire is participating in National Dance Week
this year. As a part of the festivities, there will be a special flash mob
at the brand new Marching Band Stage next to the center intersection.
It starts at 4pm. More details coming soon!

To celebrate Weirdi Gras, there will be 5 great marching bands at the faire, including Blue Bone Express, Loyd Family Players, North Beach Brass Band, TrashKan Marchink Band, and Fanfare Zambaleta. They will be parading throughout the day and performing at the Marching Band Stage. Join them as they travel the realms of How Weird, and engage in next level weirdness.

Join in the fun with your own parade!

The How Weird Street Faire is a world-class music festival that takes place in the streets of downtown San Francisco, featuring a wide range of electronic dance music. There will be 10 stages of amazing music, art, and sound systems from Symbiosis, Muti Music, Groove Garden, Enchanted Forest, Opel, Opulent Temple, Pink Mammoth, SF House Music, Temple Nightclub, SWAG, Pulse SF, Space Shaping, PK Sound, The Boombox Affair, Party Babas, Red Marines, Psycircle, Happy Camp, and more.

This year, instead of stickers there will be Magic Beads,
a collectible Weirdi Gras beaded necklace for only $10.

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Eco Artists and DIY projects needed for Earth Day SF!

Create Eco art?  Can you demonstrate a DIY earth-friendly project? You can join Burning Man Project and Earth Guardians and dozens of other organizations, individuals and artists at Earth Day San Francisco on April 20th from 10am to 6pm at Civic Center Plaza.

This unique celebration packs a powerful day of green sustainability discussions, activism, workshops and solutions into one full day of fun and excitement for the whole family.  For more information, visit  To participate, contact

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