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SFA is chock full o' events for the end of your Bay Area Spring! You can get involved in all kinds of craziness! Just see below!

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Upcoming Events:

*** City Lights Cacophony Society Book Event - TONIGHT! Thursday, May 16th ***

*** Art + Industry : American Steel Studios Open Studios and Interactive Exhibition - NOW through May 18th ***

*** Craft & Dust! - Saturday, May 18th and Sunday, May 26th ***

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

*** False Profit LLC presents Spring Training 2013 - Sunday, May 19th ***

*** Oekolos Productions presents: The Decameron - May 29th through June 9th ***

*** Opulent Temple, Distrikt, & Space Cowboys present CROSS FIRE - Friday, May 31st ***

*** SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY opens the 12th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival - Thursday, June 6th ***

*** MPYRE's Annual Spring Fling Campout and Ranger Roundup - June 7th through 9th ***

*** Burning Man presents: CARNIVAL OF CULTS June Flambe Lounge - Saturday, June 15th ***

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Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society LAUNCH PARTY! 
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:00 P.M. @ City Lights Bookstore
The editors Kevin Evans, Carrie Galbraith, & John Law will be there. 
Ceremonial words by Dr Hal & Bishop Joey. 
Readings by Stuart Mangrum, Miss P, mikl-em and many more. 
Also the Cacophony art and artifacts show debuts next door at Vesuvio Cafe. 
The dogheads will be out and soooo much else. 

Now what fun would a book reading be without a protest? SO we are going to 
provide one for ourselves...

SF Stereotypes protest the Cacophony Society! outside City Lights reading
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6:00 P.M. (starting near City Lights)
You can write to for more details. 
on where and when to meet. But I hear it will be around 6pm, a few blocks 
from the bookstore. That's what I hear.

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Art + Industry : American Steel Studios Open Studios and Interactive Exhibition
May 11th through May 18th

American Steel Studios
1960 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA
(Enter on 20th Street)
This is an interactive group exhibition and behind-the-scenes look at our community of artists and innovators.

>Our schedule includes (more detail below)<
- An indoor/outdoor exhibition of artwork and performance from May 11–18 filling more than 10,000 square feet of exhibition space
- Open studios on May 11–12
- A day of interactive programs, demonstrations, facility and studio tours, performances, and artist talks on May 11

>The exhibition<
American Steel Studios the beating heart of West Oakland's small business boom, is an incubator for artists, architects, fabricators, inventors, and business leaders.

American Steel's oversized facility allows us to present member events on a scale that only museums can rival, and our tenant exhibition will fill more than 10,000 square feet of inside and outside gallery space, featuring painting, textiles, photography, printmaking, ceramics, large and small sculpture, furniture and installation, as well as fire performance and art cars from more than 45 studios and businesses.

We're also happy to include Line 51 Brewery and Suite Treatments as tenants at American Steel, and they will be providing craft brewed beer and organic juices.

Based on past exihbitions, we expect to draw roughly 1,500 visitors to American Steel for Art + Industry.

Full list of participating artists and schedule of events here:

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CRAFT & DUST! 2 dates to support Burning Man's Center Camp Cafe:
Sat 5/18 & Sun 5/26...
*RSVP to

May 18th* - Sat.  12pm – 6pm: Cafe Crown Flags Day!

Help create & re-create the huge flags that fly over the Cafe each year.

Cutting, repairing old flags, supply-sorting, sewing, pattern-making:
something for everyone!

Indoors, downtown office in SF

995 Market St. at 6th St.

*May 26th* – Sun.  1pm – 4pm.   Warehouse Cafe Inventory Day!

Indoor and outdoor, unpacking and sorting and preparing items for re-use

BYO dust mask & dress appropriately- you WILL get dusty!
SF WAREHOUSE LOCATION (not at HQ downtown)
1555 Burke Ave, Unit "P" --cross street is Third St, SF 94124
Map link:**
PLENTY of parking in the warehouse lot!

Please RSVP to - see you there!

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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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False Profit LLC presents Spring Training 2013
Sunday, May 19th 

For its eighth straight year, False Profit LLC will be hosting its annual Spring Training day party at Joaquin Miller park in the Oakland hills. Designed to help investors get in shape for the upcoming festival season, the free event will feature False Profit DJs playing from 1pm - 8pm. Full event info at:

--As always, Spring Training will be a Leave No Trace event. Please plan on packing out ALL of your items and helping False Profit leave the park nicer than we found it.
--Kids and pets welcome!
--Spring Training is a free event, but we'll gladly accept donations to help cover our costs.
--Please remember to be respectful of the park's neighbors as you arrive and depart from the event.
--False Profit is honored to have a full lineup of the company’s finest DJs and producers to help you get in shape for the season:

*  Alxndr  *  benchun  *  Brunch (Ganucheau & Daps)  * 
*  DJOOLZ  *  Dr. Toast  *  Dream Shovel  *  Evolutionista  *

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Oekolos Productions presents: The Decameron - 5/29, 5/30, 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9
All Shows 7:30 doors to immersive Oekolos and 8:30 stories. 
More info:

We have been incubating a project of epic proportions!

10 Days. Dozens of artists and performers....ONE HUNDRED unique stories!
The Decameron will transform the Fort Mason Firehouse into The Oekolos, a post-disaster enclave where artists, actors, dancers, and aerialists from the Bay Area and Europe have taken refuge from the chaos beyond the walls. For ten nights, we will open our gates to the outside world and share our stories in a Festival featuring art, dance, theater, music, poetry, circus arts and more. Join us for this banquet of human expression! 

This is an immersive, one of a kind event: a concept-driven contemporary re-imagining of a historical fiction: Giovanni Bocaddio's Il Decamerone. 

We, the Citizens of the Oekolos, welcome you to enter our home, a place of refuge, a creative eden in the face of dark times. 

This project was conceived by Karl Gillick and Marije Nie.  Check out the website for our team of awesome and incredible artists! 

Each night will be different and feature an after-event celebration in the creative safe haven of Oekolos! 

Please purchase your tickets now, plan to come with friends and support this labor or love and inspiration! This is a highly collaborative project and an immersive artistic-performance environment. 

BUY TICKETS NOW to the night of your choice. Certain nights will sell out quickly.:

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Opulent Temple ++ Distrikt ++ Space Cowboys present CROSS FIRE
A 100% benefit for Xylophage at Burning Man 2013.

Friday, May 31st

The Flaming Lotus Girls are pleased to announce the first of its kind
coming together of some of the playa's most beloved crews in support of our
2013 project: Xylophage.

2 rooms of the best in dusty beats at Public Works with

8-Ball (Space Cowboys), Aaron Pope (Space Cowboys), Brian Peek (Opulent Temple), Darren Grayson (DISTRIKT), DJ Grammar (Opulent Temple), Drew Drop (Opulent Temple), Dutch (Opulent Temple), Kaptn' Kirk (Space Cowboys), Layne Loomis (DISTRIKT), Matt Kramer (DISTRIKT), DJ Clarkie (DISTRIKT), Shissla (Space Cowboys), Tamo (Space Cowboys)

Discount pre-sales on sale now at :
RSVP on the  CROSSFIRE Facebook

Art & Schwag by Flaming Lotus Girls and additional visuals by:

See you there!

With love and lipstick kisses,
Flaming Lotus Girls

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SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY opens the 12th San Francisco Documentary Film Festival.

Thursday June 6 at the Roxie Theater (3117 16th St SF)   

Peek behind the curtain of Burning Man and the San Franciscans who produce it, attend it and create art and experiences at one of SF's most famous creations.

After the party, join festival staff, filmmakers and special guests at Soma StrEat Food Park (11th at Bryant) for an open air party with DJ Haute Mess (Brass Tax), live music by The Six Million Dollar Band (the best TV theme song cover band in the world) and more!

Your ticket stub gets you a drink, delicious chocolates from Barlovento, tequila ice cream (!) from Abel and food trucks, beer and wine will be on hand to help make the festival kick off FESTIVE!
This year the film fest presents over 60 great non fiction films from around the world and around the Bay. Featuring quirky topics, of-the-moment issues, and personal stories that make this fest one of the best selections of documentaries anywhere.

The festival will take place at the Roxie (SF, June 6-20), Balboa (SF, June 7-9), Aquarius (Palo Alto, June 9-11), New Parkway (Oakland, June 14-16) and Rio (Santa Cruz, June 21-23).

The UK, Finland, Chile, Brazil, Georgia, Russia, and Sweden are just some of the 15 countries represented this year.  If you like your docs fresh and local, we’ve got that too: more than a dozen titles feature Bay Area filmmaking.  Among them, we’re proud to host Steve Brown and Jessie Deeter, directors of our Opening Night Film SPARK: A BURNING MAN STORY; Simone Jude, director of the world premiere PUBLIC SEX, PRIVATE LIVES; and Cullen Hoback, director of Closing Night’s TERMS AND CONDITIONS MAY APPLY. Many more filmmakers and subjects are expected to attend, so stick around for the always-excellent Q+As after the show.
As always, we'll be livening things up even more with some cool parties. Our infamous New Wave Sing-A-Long is back and better than ever with LADIES OF THE ‘80s.  We also recommend checking out the OPENING NIGHT PARTY at SOMA Stret Food Park, ROLLER DISCO at the Women’s Building, PUB QUIZ, a BINGO! party and a live show with HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED (from the Dwarves) and Rin Tin Tiger co-produced with Radio Valencia.  

Full Festival info is available at

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MPYRE's Annual Spring Fling Campout and Ranger Roundup! on June 7-9 at Fremont Peak

Come One, Come All! June 7-9, 2013!

That’s right, it’s time for MPYRE's annual Spring Fling Campout and Ranger Roundup! We return to Fremont Peak State Park in San Juan Bautista for two days and two nights of fun, relaxation, community, and good times. Ranger Santa Cruz returns to lead a Black Rock Ranger Training on Saturday. Join us again, or join us for the first time to connect with old friends and new!

Find all the details and a link to register here:

Or check us out on Facebook:
Spring Fling Campout and Ranger Roundup
Monterey Burners:
mpyre - monterey bay: 

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Burning Man presents... CARNIVAL OF CULTS! - June Flambe Lounge

Saturday, June 15th
9pm to 3:30am

At The CULTure Factory, 525 Harrison St, San Francisco
21+ over venue

Artists, theme camps, performers and DJs wanting to participate in this event-ing of community and creativity should email

CARNIVAL OF CULTS Theme: Some wonder if Burning Man is a cult. If we are, then we are a DIY cult where members are encouraged to think for themselves and wash their own brains!  For this evening we invite you to create your own imaginative, playful, satiric, retro-absurd or future envisioning cults. We encourage you to dress and act the part, create midway games, processional groups and bizarre rituals to inspire followers to join you.

Bring your cult of personality and beliefs to life in a collaborative and creative manner. You might create a roving theme camp cult of pious platypi seeking to recruit new members for its art colony. Perhaps you are a closet alien cult leader on a galactic campaign to save the Cosmos! Prepare YOUR message and indoctrination ritual! We welcome your creative and collaborative interpretations of this playful and poignant theme—whether you are a cult of one or many. It’s up to you!

To bring your art, theme camp, or perform please email today! Any and all are welcome whether thematic or not. 

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