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Hooo lordy!!! Fundraiser season is crashing in around us! Look at all these incredible shows coming your way. Have a great time while supporting some fantastic projects!

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Upcoming Events:

*** The Decameron - LAST 4 SHOWS! June 6th through June 9th ***

*** Camposanto Fundraiser - Saturday, June 8th ***

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

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

*** Reno Art Mob: A Showcase of Reno Artists & Performers - Saturday, June 15th ***

*** 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 ***

Call for Participation:

*** Volunteer for Flambe Lounge: Carnival of Cults!!! ***

Save the Date:

*** Santopalato: Theme Camp Fundraisers in SF! ***

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Oekolos Productions presents: THE DECAMERON - LAST 4 SHOWS: 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!

4 MORE 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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Camposanto Fundraiser

I hope everyone is happy and enjoying the last days of spring because "Summer is coming". I am inviting you to our memorable Pre-Burning Man fundraiser parties. The opening party is this Saturday at "Esperanza garden". Come early and stay late. This is an opportunity to "meet and greet" (saludarnos y conocernos) and have fun under the sun.

100% Solar powered Music and performance, art, food and an outlet market in a spectacular secret garden. Bring your friend, mother, kids, dog or your grandmother I am sure they will have fun. Everyone will find their spot at this magical garden located at:

Saturday June 8th
11:59AM to sunset

at Esperanza Garden
685 Florida St. (at 19th)
San Francisco CA94110

Come and visualize Camposanto 2013 and get excited about participating in projects. We are open to ideas, so bring your talents and share your passion with the community of friends of Camposanto. We will be talking about Burning Man and our various projects we will be working on for the next few months and how one might be able to participate in the pre/during/after burn with Camposanto.
We will be giving plants to those interested.

Upcoming parties:
Saturday June 8th @ Esperanza Garden
Saturday June 29th @ TBA
Saturday July 6th @ a beach

See you there

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Café Nėgrų and present:

An evening with Café Nėgrų 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 Nėgrų'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 Nėgrų. 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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Reno Art Mob - a showcase of Reno artists & performers


A one-night art exhibit and entertainment extravaganza from just across the state line, to benefit the Control Tower, a new Burning Man project by International Arts Megacrew.

Hyde Spot, 125 Hyde St., San Francisco, 6pm to 2am., Sat., June 15th, , 2013, $10

Hey Bay Area art fans! It's a road trip without the road! A core contingent of Reno's creative community is coming to San Francisco! Join Reno Art Mob, an ever-growing band of brash, buoyant artists (20 strong, morphing like amoebas and propagating like bunnies) for a one-night extravaganza, of art, entertainment, and general mayhem, Reno-style.

Reno is a veritable powder factory of creative output, and we're fixing to show you what we've got, from neon to knitting, hard-boiled portraits to velvety-royal costume finery, and just about everything in between. Come see!

While your eyeballs and eardrums feast on all this fabulousness, you'll also be helping International Arts Megacrew raise funds for the Control Tower, a very cool Burning Man project that unites numerous crews from around the country under one shining banner 

Hope to see you there!

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Burning Man Flambe Lounge: Carnival of Cults!

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

9pm to 3:30am

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

$20 Admission

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!

Performers, Camps, and MORE!!

AIRsmith, Bounce Camp, Burning Man Project, KSA Candyland, Disco Knights, DJ Zero One, Fou Fou Ha, Gamelan X, Michelangelo, Nick Black, Noaccordion, Tazii, and MANY MORE!!

Connect with your friends on our Facebook event

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

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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, 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 and community arts education for youth and adultS!

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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Volunteer for Flambe Lounge: Carnival of Cults!!!

Hello there all of you lovely beautiful people out in Volunteer Land!!

Flambe Lounge is just around the corner on June 15, 2013!

We still have some amazing and fun volunteer shifts for Flambe Lounge!

Here are open shifts:
End of Night Breakdown (3:00 am) -- come on, somebody's gotta do it.
Decor Setup (Noon) and Breakdown (3:00 am) -- need people to commit to both shifts
Parking Attendant (2 pm - 6 pm) - help with directing artists and musicians with dropping off gear/art
Lost and Found Person (1:30 am - 3:30 am)- to assist in reuniting participants with their lost things
Will Call (1:30 am - 3:30 am)
Ticket Takers (11:30p-2:00am, 2:00 am-3:30am)
Hospitality (1:00 am-3:00am, 2:30am-4:30am loadout)
AV Setup/Breakdown -- Load in with equipment (mid afternoon); Breakdown (3:30 am) (some AV experience is helpful)
Wristband Checkers (watching the door to secure areas) - 11:00pm-1:30am, 1:30am - 3:30 am) -- times approximate burner time : )
Costume Makers (help make some paper cutout robes and hats) - (2 pm - 6 pm)

All times are burner time : )

Flambe Lounge will be At The CULTure Factory (aka the Sound Factory)
525 Harrison St, San Francisco
21+ over venue
Saturday, June 15th
9pm to 3:30am

Thank you all for all for participating!! We hope to see you THERE!!

Griffin and Lumina
Team Lumiffin! 

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Save the Dates! Santopalatos Theme Camp Fundraisers in SF!

1.Santopalatos BBQ Fundraiser Picnic

Saturday, July 13 from 11am to 5pm
Hellsman Hollow (formerly Speedway Meadow) Table 5 &6 San Francisco, CA
This will be the easiest picnic ever, just show up and Santopalato will take care of the rest. We will have tons of food, beer, wine and champagne, plus games! So come by yourself or bring a group.
Buy tickets:

2. Bayou Voodoo Ball is an extravagant fundraiser for Black Rock City's Santopalato. Santopalto is the Playa's most mysterious fine dining experience: nestled deep within the French Quarter. 

Join us for an evening of electroswing, curious concoctions, delicious food, performance and much more. Featuring a silent art auction, tarot readings, fortune telling and other amusing ways of donating to the camp.

Sunday, August 4th from 8pm-1am
at Cafe Cocomo at 650 Indiana St, SF
$10-15 Presale $20 at the door

Purchase tickets at:
Santopalato FB:

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