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Upcoming Events:

*** Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir - TONIGHT! Apr 24th through 27th ***

*** Jesus Christ Superstar- Featuring Members of the Burning Opera - Apr 26th through 28th ***

*** Larger Than Life: A Tribute to Pepe Ozan and Screening of the Eye of Rudra - Friday, Apr 26th ***

*** Burning Man Presents: PARTICIPANT FAIRE - Saturday, Apr 27th ***

*** 2013 Fire Dancing Expo - Saturday, Apr 27th ***

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

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

*** Dare to Dream of a Better World - Thursday, May 2nd ***

*** Roller Disco Party - First Fridays, May through July ***

*** Cince De Make-O - Saturday, May 4th ***

*** Dust City Diner Fundraiser and Celebration - Sunday, May 5th ***

*** Cave Concert Experience: Into the Sound - Saturday, May 18th ***

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Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir - Savitri D, director
Revolt of the Golden Toad Bay Area Tour, April 24 - 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:

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

This is the last weekend!

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 26 and 27 at 8pm
April 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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Larger Than Life: a tribute to Pepe Ozan and screening of the Eye of Rudra

Pepe Ozan was a creative force that touched thousands of people, and he loved his San Francisco community dearly. Join us for a tribute to a life well lived. On Friday, April 26th, we will celebrate Pepe and his inestimable influence on us all. This will happen at the Joe Goode Annex at Project Artaud, the place Pepe called home for many years.

We will be screening the documentary The Eye of Rudra, which features Pepe and the creative community that gave their all to make his vision a reality at Burning Man in 1998. There will be music by many stellar musicians that knew and loved Pepe, and other expressions of love for the man. Pepe was a fixture in many different circles of Bay Area life, and we hope to bring those circles together in this event.

This will be a donation based event to offset costs. Thank you to Project Artaud and Joe Goode for your generosity.

Facebook Event Page:

Larger Than Life: A tribute to Pepe Ozan
Friday April 26 2013 from 6 to 11PM
The Eye of Rudra will screen at 8pm sharp
Joe Goode Performance Group
499 Alabama St. #150
San Francisco, CA 94110

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Burning Man is a No Spectators,
( ( [ [ PARTICIPANT ] ] ) ) )
produced and driven event!

On Saturday April 27th, BURNING MAN is hosting a


in San Francisco at BMHQ
995 Market Street at Sixth Street
near the Market @ Powell transit hub.

Yay: "Playa Terps" will provide volunteer sign language
interpreters to interpret for the Participant Faire!


Orientation for BURNING MAN Virgins
11am - 1pm Presentation with Q&A - 8th floor

- Hints and Tricks
- Travel & Transportation
- City Layout and Infrastructure
- Shelter and the Elements
- Clothing and Essentials
- Leave No Trace
- Gift Economy
- Volunteering
- Resources


Bring a "dee-lish' dish" - Potluck lunch
1pm - 2pm, 8th floor


2pm-5pm - 2nd Floor Participation Faire
VCs (Volunteer Coordinators) from Burning Man
departments and teams will be onsite to welcome you,
chat, and help you
find your "V-Spot"


NOT SF LOCAL? . . . Journey to our ePlaya
to engage with your fellow
burners, Art Projects and Theme Camps:

Sharing Resources -
Preparation -
Theme Camps Seeking Participants -
Art Projects Seeking Participants -
Mutant Vehicles Seeking Participants -


June 1st at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park.


Why Participate? . . . from Ten Guiding Principles of Burning Man:

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.


We hope to see you at the Participation Faire!

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2013 Fire Dancing Expo

Saturday, April 27th
Union Square, San Francisco

Bring a blanet and chair if you like and join artists from around the world for this fire dancing extravaganza!
Support the kickstarter campaign at:

It's free, but consider making a donation on the front page of the website. It will help cover expenses.

2013 Fire Dancing Expo Lineup:

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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:
Distrikt Website:

Public Works on Facebook:
Public Works Website:

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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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~ Dare to Dream of a Better World ~
  Join us on May 2nd for our 2nd annual extravaganza!
Circus, burlesque, live bands, DJ, raffle, & more!

Dear friends,

It's time once again to dust off your dancin' shoes, find your inner clown, and come on down to our 2nd annual Living Dream Arts fundraiser extravaganza!  We've got a swanky new San Francisco venue, an incredible line-up of live bands, fantabulous circus acts, steamy hot burlesque, a klown that knows how to throw down, and raffle prizes that sound too good to be true.

Add to that some delicious food, a full bar, super pro clown and face painters, and a sprinkle of circus magic and, well, we reckon this is a night not to be missed.  Not too mention that the venue and the entertainment have all been graciously donated and that means every penny you spend on raffle tickets and admission goes straight to our charitable programs.  Let's just call it a win win win win kinda situation.

The Deets:

Who: You and all your friends
What: Our 2nd annual fundraiser extravaganza
When: May 2nd, 2013 from 7pm - 1am
Where: Neck of the Woods, 406 Clement St. in SF (between 5th & 6th Ave)
Why: Cuz it's gonna be crazy fun for a crazy good cause!
How much: $25-$100 sliding scale donation

The Line-up:

Fantabulous Cabaret Acts:
Dreamtime Circuss, Mz. K (Vau de Vire Society), Bobbi Dulaney (Dreamtime Circus & Inner Orbit), Mutual Admiration Society aka MAS

Steamy Burlesque:
Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Francine Dead

Incredible Live Music:
The Guvernment, Khafre Jay, Pharaohs, The Impassible Chasm

Swingin' Beats:
The Klown (Trapeze, Bohemian Carnival)

Clown Faces & Face n Body Paintin' (Free Red Noses!):
Shobi Dobi
Savannah Hunter

Raffle Prizes:
Tickets to the San Francisco Symphony, Gift Certificate to Waterbar in SF, Salsa Lessons, Venetian Masks, Recording Studio Time, And more TBA!!!

The Cause:
All proceeds from this event will benefit the following programs:
    Free VAGABOOM! after-school arts programs at Bay Area women's shelters, schools, and youth organizations like United Playaz
    Free circus shows and workshops at Bay Area women's shelters, schools, youth organizations, and senior centers
    Free circus shows and workshops along the route of our 2013 Dreamtime Circus tour, bringing the magic of the circus to Hopi villages in Arizona, youth organizations in Albuquerque and New Orleans, a small town Texas school, and to foster kids and autistic children in Austin.

The Links:
Buy discounted pre-sales:
Follow updates by joining/liking the Facebook event:

Can't make the show, but want to support Living Dream Arts? No problem!  You can make a tax-deductible donation anytime.  Just click the DONATE button at

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SF IndieFest and Black Rock Roller Disco Present

Every First Friday May-July

Fri May 3, 8p-12a

Also: June 7, July 5

Women's Building Auditorium, 3543 18th St at Valencia

Costumes Encouraged!
Skate Rentals available or bring your own!
Skate rentals and groovy disco tunes courtesy of Black Rock Roller Disco
21up, $10 - all proceeds benefit SF IndieFest, a 501c3 non profit arts organization.
IndieFest not responsible for alcohol influenced roller skating wipe outs!

Advance tix:

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Cinco De Make-O
Presented by Burning Man Project

May 4, 1 to 3pm
995 Market St at 6th St, San Francisco

For a different twist on celebrating Cinco de Mayo weekend, join Burning Man Project for Cinco De Make-O and bring out the Maker in you at a FREE day of ‘maker’ workshops on Saturday, May 4th from 1 – 3 p.m.  Learn how to create your own solar system or make beautiful music (or both!) at the Burning Man headquarters.  The ‘Maker’ workshops are part of a series sponsored by Burning Man Project, which cover areas including the arts, education and civic engagement.

Small Scale Solar 101 will present an overview of small and portable solar technology at 1 p.m. and include solar terminology, how it can be used for art, tricks to limit power usage and more.  After a break, it will be followed by Small Scale Solar 102 at 2 p.m. with a hands-on “let’s put a small system together”.

“Making Music with Found Objects” workshop will also be presented at 2 p.m.  If attending, participants should bring discarded METAL objects such as cans, pipes, car parts, kitchen utensils, etc. Come and be amazed what can be done with common household objects and the right kind of foam and mallet to create shakers and metallophones.  The workshop will conclude by making music as a group.

Please RSVP for the workshop(s) you would like to attend at

For more information on Burning Man Project, please visit the website at

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Dust City Diner Fundraiser & Celebration!
Sunday , May 5th, 2013

Well the rumors are true the old girl is on her way out to the playa for one more spin in 2013!
Since her inaugural adventure to BRC in 2008, the Dust City Diner has gained a very sweet following through feeding the artists and continuing to be a oasis for travelers in the deep playa.  This is not just a fundraiser but rather a celebration of a beloved Burning Man art piece that has touched so many far and wide.
Help us bring the magic back in 2013!!! If it ain't gritty, it ain't from Dust City!
DJs: Tamo (Space Cowboys) Beth Murphy (House of Lotus) 8 Ball (Space Cowboys) Deep Eddy (House of Lotus) Julio (Girl Boom) & Shissla (Space Cowboys)
IT IS ON!!!!! The Dust City Diner Rides Again!
Sunday, May 5th, 1 - 7 PM
Mars Bar
798 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA 94103!/events/343468879092992/

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Cave Concert Experience: Into the Sound

Saturday May 18, 2013 9:30pm
Hawk Hill Tunnel - Marin Headlands, Sausalito
$36 to $118 Advance tickets only. No tickets will be sold at the event.

A journey into South East Asia's sounds, inside a tunnel that is transformed, for one night only, into an enchanted Cave.

Samavesha presents a Cave Concert Experience with South East Asia’s sounds and dance by Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Ni Ketut Arini, Laura Inserra, Alyssa DeCaro, and Gamelan X members Dan Bales, Lydia Martin and Daniel Yasmin. Artistic direction by Laura Inserra.

The performance takes place inside the Hawk Hill Tunnel, a truly unique and immersive location nestled in the beautiful Marin Headlands in Sausalito, California, held with the permission of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).

Space is limited and the public is encouraged to buy tickets early. Advance tickets only.

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