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Some absolutely AMAZING events, projects, and happenings coming at you in these last days of Spring! Don't miss a single moment!!!

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Upcoming Events:

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

*** Cafe Craft Night! - Thursday, May 30th ***

*** Agents of Chaos - Friday, May 31st ***

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

*** Burning Man PARTICIPATION Pique-Nique! - Saturday, June 1st ***

*** 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 ***

*** Cafe Negro Fundraiser - Saturday, June 8th ***

*** Burning Man 2013 Desert Arts Preview - Friday, June 14th ***

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

*** Playa Bound Crucible Open House - Saturday, June 22nd ***

*** Duckpond 2013 FUNraiser - Saturday, June 22nd ***

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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:
Fort Mason (In the old fire house and surrounding areas), San Francisco

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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Cafe Craft Night!

May 30th - Thu. 6pm - 10pm
RSVP to  

Help create decor for the Center Camp Cafe - sewing and cutting and crafting!

+ Do you know how to fix jammed sewing machines? +

Let us know so we can convince you to show us how!

Indoors, downtown office in SF

995 Market St. at 6th St.

Please RSVP to - see you there!

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Agents of Chaos
Join us in celebrating the idea of Cacophony
May 31st
at Castro Theater

Tickets start at $20 and go to $25 & $30. 

tickets: (

This show is supporting the release of the book Tales from the San Francisco Cacophony Society, released by Last Gasp. Everything about this show has direct ties to Cacophony. The idea of the show is to celebrate the Cacophony Society in all it's Chaos and confusion. 
7:30 to 9:00

seating while watching episode of Weird America, hosted by Chuck Cirino the guy from Weird America (it was a TV show). 
9:00 to 10:30


The Yes Men:    activist/pranksters extrodinaire
Polly Superstar and her heard of Sparkle Ponies:     direct from Burning Man
Lera Boroditsky:       cognitive scientist TED talk
Brian Doherty:       editor Reason magazine, Fox New pundit will give a stump speech 
Jamie DeWolf:      from Tourettes without Regrets and Snap Judgment, grandson of L. Ron Hubbert will do a gameshow
The Art of Bleeding:   otherwise known as the Los Angels Cacophony Society, will do a medical presentation
hosted by Ivan Stang of the Church of the Sub Genius
And more!!!   Rose Harding and her bellydancers, the Fosettes… the list goes on!!!!
10:30 - Circus Redickulus film 

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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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Burning Man PARTICIPATION Pique-Nique!

Where: Hellman (Formerly Speedway) Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
When: Saturday, June 1, 2012, 11 am to 6 pm
How: Take the 5 Fulton to within a block of our event. Parking may be limited; however JFK Drive is open to automobile traffic at our site.
Carpool, take transit or ride your bike!
Plan your trip here:

Bring your virgins, your Noobies, your dust-free friends... And introduce them to the Burners in their backyard. This as an event FOR and BY Burning Man volunteers and their NOOBIE friends... (yes, bring your kids too!)...

***Burning Man Departments will have representatives on-site to answer your questions about the Burn and to fill you in on how you can help!***
Whether you are a Burning Man veteran, or are a virgin burner "BURGIN" who wants to meet burners and learn more about the event, this picnic is for YOU!

This here is a Potluck BBQ...
Bring something for the grill or a dish to share or drinks to share. It's self-reliant, Burner do-ocracy, gift economy-style! After all, we're out to ed-ju-ma-cate them virgins on how we do it in Black Rock City.

"You must bring everything with you to survive the pic-i-nic"
*At least 12 oz beverage per adult, per hour.
*Enough grillable food for you and your group.
*Layered clothing that preferably sparkles.
*A good folding camp chair or picnic blanket.
*'Leave No Trace' garbage bags.
*Reusable cup.
*Common sense, an open mind, and a positive, playful attitude.
*Coleslaw/Frito Pie/Potato Salad/Baked Beans/Ambrosia.
*Goggles and face masks in case of dust storms or bear attack.
*Burgins! Noobies! More Burgins!
Somewhat like BRC, a certain level of stuff will be provided:
Such as charcoal, plates, utensils, and condiments. You know, the basics... yes, condiments!

Map Here:

See you there!!

Jocko and the Volunteer Resource Team

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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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Café Nëgrø and present:

An evening with Café Nëgrø at The Foundry
835 Carleton St, Berkeley, CA 94710
Saturday, June 8th 8:30pm - late

Music! Food! Art! Performance! Burlesque! Beer! Black metal Documentary! All the comforts of Burningman's most brutal black metal camp, brought to you without the dust or the epic journey to the desert!

Come early (8:30 pm) for short documentary "True Norwegian Black Metal".

Music by Rumblemunk, DJ Sheepdawg, The Bob Ross Band with special guest singer Der Sorkin, and more TBA
Burlesque from Laika Fox and the Cosmonaughties
Art from Rae Breax, Ross Warren, and more!
Chicken and Waffle Tacos by the Nibbling Nomad, plus Café Nëgrø's homemade Dognuts (supersecret recipe, described as 'the best thing on the playa' by many a fan)
Beer from Oakland's newest brewery, Ghost Town Brewing

$10-$20 donation at the door, cash food & bar

About us: We are Café Nëgrø. We degauss your spirit with heavy metal and serve cold-brew coffee to the starveling, demyelinated, aporic wretches of Burning Man. Shouldering our way onto the playa amidst drunken dubmongers and spendthrift sparkleponies, we hold our head up and do justice.

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Burning Man 2013 Desert Arts Preview - Annual Artist Lecture Series

Friday, June 14, 2013
6:00pm-8:25pm (Speakers begin at 6:05pm SHARP!)

FREE admission!

At the Koret Auditorium in de Young Museum

Venue graciously provided by: de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco
(415) 750-3600 for museum info

Come early to enjoy the museum and take your seat in the Koret Auditorium at 6pm.

This is our very popular annual artist lecture series, where you get a sneak preview of some of the many notable art projects in progress right now for Burning Man 2013. You'll hear from artists who are creating revolutionary works of art, often in radically collaborative ways. Some have been creating work for the inhospitable tabula rasa of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for many years and will be sharing war stories. This is also the perfect opportunity to learn how YOU can get involved and support these and other artists at the Burning Man event and year-round—as we increasingly seek to place interactive, collaborative and community-generating works of art in cities around the world!

Each speaker will have approximately 10 minutes, so please arrive on time. This event is free and part of the free Friday Nights at the de Young series.

Also arrive early at the de Young and enjoy Urbanauts, a wonderful artist collaboration between Sean Orlando and Rebar, hosted by the de Young and supported by the Black Rock Arts Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.

If you can't make it, look up Burning Man art projects at the link below and directly contact these and other artists/projects as you feel inspired. Get involved and help make the art you wish to see in the world!

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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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Playa Bound Crucible Open House

Saturday, June 22, 2013
11am to 6pm
Free Admission
The Crucible, 1260 7th St, Oakland

Our annual Playa Bound Open House is a wonderful way for the whole family to wander through a maze of vendors with handmade crafts, desert costumes, camping supplies, playa bikes, shade ideas, and leave-no-trace education.

Be a vendor at Playa Bound!
Application Deadline: June 7, 2013

Sell your handmade crafts, jewelry, desert costumes, camping supplies, gadgets, furniture, ceramics, glass and metal creations, neon art and more to eager, Playa-bound shoppers in our massive indoor warehouse in West Oakland.
Catch fiery performances as you support local artists, community arts education for youth and adults, and work your way through that Black Rock City shopping list.

The Crucible's 2013 Playa Bound Sale & Open House will feature:

• kids' activities
• student and faculty art sale
• a bicycle sale
• industrial art demonstrations
• fire performances
• food and refreshments from local food trucks

All Proceeds benefit participating artists and The Crucible's arts education programs.

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Duckpond 2013 FUNraiser
Date: June 22
Time: 2-7pm
Location: Vertico Bar on Polk Street - 1160 Polk @ Sutter

Party details:
Please join the Ducks for a day of Music, Fun, Food and Raffle items to help pay for our KICK ASS bar on the Playa. Quack!


DJ Lineup:
Duckpond DJ's, U9lift - Janky Barge, Manu, Cor Despota - Pancake Playhouse, Dex Stakker

RAFFLES: We'll be raffling off some fun Burningman items INCLUDING A BURNINGMAN TICKET.
Raffle price for the BM ticket - $20. NO need to be on site to win. Buy raffle tix via Paypal and you'll be entered into the raffle:

AND...if you can't come and just want to donate anyway feel free to Paypal. We'll name a drink after you on the Playa!

And we're proud to have the VooDoo Van onsite for awesome food:

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