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Burning Man 2013 begins in just 46 DAYS!!! We better start packing! But until then, enjoy some of these fabulous events here in our beautiful city!

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Upcoming Events:

*** Center Camp Cafe "Convenience" Craft Nite - Thursday, July 11th ***

*** Costumaganza - Friday and Saturday, July 12th & 13th ***

*** Hexayurt Building Workshop - Saturday, July 13th ***

*** Bee-Cause: A Beezus Christ Super Car Fundraiser and Silent Auction - Tuesday, July 16th ***

*** BRC Drone Summit - Wednesday, July 17th ***

*** MegaFlame Presents Speakeasy Cabaret - Thursday, July 18th ***

*** Dustfish Rides Again!: Mission to Mars - Saturday, July 20th ***

*** Burning Man Project Fundraiser - Wednesday, July 24th ***

*** SF IndieFest and Black Rock Roller Disco Present ROLLER DISCO PARTY - Friday, July 26th ***

*** Burning Man Project Presents THE GREAT SCAVENGER HUNT! - Saturday, July 27th ***

Call for Participation:


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'Convenience' Crafting at the 7-11 Cafe Craft Nite !  
~ No Burning Experience Required! ~
Everyone can help make decor for the Center Camp Cafe ... on Thursday, July 11th!

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When: Thursday, July 11th, 6 - 10pm
Where: BMHQ, 995 Market St at 6th St, SF.  Bike friendly, bring it inside!
1 block from BART (when it runs...) Powell St Station

Come have fun & meet new people - join us for some or all of the evening while we cut, sort, sew, plan, glue, and craft!
Tools and supplies provided - running with scissors IS allowed! 

RSVP: & get involved!

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COSTUMAGANZA! - FRIDAY JULY 12th Socializing Preview:  6pm- 9pm  and   SATURDAY JULY13th 12-5pm

at Bus Stop Gallery - 135 Dore Alley - unit C (on 2nd floor) Between 9th and 10th Streets & Folsom and Harrison BUT must enter Dore alley off Folsom Street (not Harrison), San Francisco, CA 94103 

See: for map and directions.

Treats provided while they last!
+ Performances and storytelling when you least expect!
+ Music by Bad Unkl Sista & Goyo
+ fabulous and silly people like…YOU!!!

ONE RULE: You don’t have to buy a thing, but you MUST try things on in wild and wacky combinations and have FUN!

Originals and castoff treasures, men’s, women’s, dragadellica and custom costumes from Lady Bee, $teven Ra$pa, Randal Alan Smith, Marcia Crosby and Bad Unkl Sista...From Marcia's $1 dollar bargain bin items to insanely eccentric and priceless originals! Everything from couture gowns, bustles and tuxedos in many sizes to leather jackets, shoes and boots, hats and headpieces, novelties, ties, gorillas, bunnies, French maids, parade, ethnic, fetish, furry, glorious long coats, vintage jewelry and handbags, Victorian fancies, 50s sundresses, theater props and very VERY odd ends, indeed!

Secret Special Note: Bad Unkl Sista will be offering retired costumes, personal clothing, make-over pieces, fabric and random props from past performances. And we are all making sure we bring really great stuff to make the weekend fun!

Expect fabulous treasures and amazing trash. Each day will be different so stop in BOTH days!   This is going to be a big and major closet and storage clearing with a wide range of everything. It all must go!
Our mantra is: Dress up and wear costumes everyday for no good reason at all!!! HOORAY! 

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Hexayurt Building Workshop @ NIMBY Oakland

Learn how to build a Hexayurt in this hands-on workshop hosted by the East Bay Burners CORE Team and NIMBY Oakland.

Two experienced builders will guide you in the construction of a H12 Hexayurt. Using the Camp Danger Hexayurt Hinge Technique you'll learn all the ins and outs of cutting, taping and assembly. No carpentry experience needed!

Upon completion of the workshop, participants should have enough experience to build with skill and confidence a Hexayurt on their own.

Hexayurt Building Workshop @ NIMBY Oakland
13 July 2013: 12:00noon - 4:00pm

More information and workshop registration at:

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Bee-Cause: A Beezus Christ Super Car Fundraiser and Silent Auction

- Come celebrate with us and help bring Beezus to the playa for Burning Man 2013 on Tuesday, July 16th!

From 8pm to 2am we'll be holding it down at F8 (1192 Folsom) to raise money in honor of our lord and savior Beezus Christ- the mobile bee art car that will bee serving honey and mead. Here's what you can expect from us:

*A silent auction with bee-themed art from some amazingly talented artists!
Joshua Coffy, Jonathan Solter, Michael Loomis, Chrysalism, Artifact Bonanza, KA, Takeo Hiromitsu, Kait DeMent, Matt Esswein, Iswari Espana, And more!

*A bee costume contest with these awesome prizes!
An acupuncture session with Golden Point Acupuncture 
A massage session with Harmonic Massage

*Delicious honey-centric snacks made by our lovely bee-sciples, including baklava and honey-bacon cheescake bites!

*A rockin' dance party with these super-talented local DJs!
VitaminDevo , DJ Alert, Bedrockk, GonZoFuZe 

*Beezus himself will bee parked out front to give everyone a preview of where we're at in the build 

*Screenprinting set up with some rad positive messages- bring something to get screenprinted!

So come shake your stinger and support the Bee-Cause! We're asking for a $7 donation at the door ( or only $5 if you come in bee attire!) Let's get weird!

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Are you a Drone or UAV operator? Or are you thinking about becoming one? Are you planning to bring one (or several) to Black Rock City? Will you be using a camera mounted on a UAV to take images in BRC? Are you looking to connect with Drone operators for a playa project? Are you just interested in learning more about those flying things? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are invited to join us for the first ever Black Rock City Drone Summit. This will be an opportunity to share information about your projects and to help make Black Rock City an innovative and educational and fun Drone Zone.

WHEN: July 17th, 2013 @ 630PM

WHERE: BMHQ and via web-conference


CAN'T MAKE IT? Please provide a summary of your project and ideas to and we'll get you connected to notes and future discussions.

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What: MegaFlame Presents Speakeasy Cabaret  
Where: The Sultry Café Du Nord 2174 Market St, SF, California 94114
When: Thursday, July 18th 8:30 PM

Our Speakeasy Cabaret is a step back in time with a modern twist! Join your favorite MegaFlame Big Band and Cabaret in high style. We’ll be joined by our friends, The John Brothers Piano Company and burlesque divas Mz.K and Eva D'Luscious! We’ll be spinning Boom Swing brought to you by Dumahdj!

So, fine ladies and gentlemen of the Bay Area…

Don your feathery finery and dance the night away in Speakeasy era attire and don't forget to bring your MOXIE! Get your tickets now for a swingin’ fabulous time.

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DUSTFISH RIDES AGAIN!!! Mission to Mars Saturday July 20th, 9pm

WE GOT PLACEMENT at 8 o'clock and Esplanade!! Lord Huckleberry and his Dustfish are in full swing to pull off a MASSIVE Cargo Air Lift to The Playa - bringing the citizens of BRC our most ambitious Live Music & Performance Stage EVER! A HUGE CRASHED CARGO PLANE! 
Come join us for our one and ONLY FUNdraiser of the year at MARS BAR in San Francisco.

Mz.K!  . . . . . . .
MamaDora! . . .
Xzist! . . . . . . . .
Natalie Rhae! . .
Mee Zee! . . . . .

Dance your BOOTY off to the grooves of the Dustfish DJ's:
Random Intent (vinyl only!), Satsi Sonik, and Shrimp!
PLUS Special Guest DJ's soon to be announced!

RAFFLE/AUCTION:  Amazing collection of raffle prizes as well as one-of-a-kind silent auction items. 

Indoor AND outdoor bar, as well as a rear patio area where we can have a SMOKE with our drinks at tables like civilized Pure Trash.

We'll get you part way to Mars . . . it’s up to you how and where you LAND!

Get the latest info on entertainment lineup, raffle and auction items, and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS at:

Visit to purchase our BADASS Schwag or to make a donation to the cause!

MARS BAR 798 Brannan (@7th) San Francisco 94103
9:00 pm to close

$15 sliding scale at the door.

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July 24th: Burning Man Project Fundraiser: Larry Harvey & Danger Ranger in Conversation with Author Brian Doherty, This Is Burning Man

Hello!  You are invited to participate in the following event to benefit the nonprofit Burning Man Project!

This Is Burning Man:
Larry Harvey and Michael Mikel
in Conversation with Brian Doherty

Wednesday, July 24th
Doors 6pm, Talk 7pm-8:30pm
Reception to Follow*

*Z Space Theater, 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110*

Burning Man co-founders Larry Harvey and Danger Ranger join “This Is Burning Man” author Brian Doherty for an evening exploring the past, present and future of Burning Man on July 24th at Z Space Theater in San Francisco.

Burning Man started with a handful of people on Baker Beach, and over 27 years has grown to become a cultural phenomenon that attracts 60,000 participants to Black Rock City in the Nevada Desert. Now it is expanding beyond the desert to ignite a cultural, technological and artistic evolution on a global scale through the non-profit Burning Man Project.

Ticket sales are tax deductible and benefit the nonprofit Burning Man Project, dedicated to extending Burning Man culture into the world. Pricing is "pay what you can" to benefit the Project: $20, $30 or $50. Premium seating at $125 includes “This Is Burning Man” hard cover book signed by the presenters. $100 of this is tax deductible.

Z Space Theater is at 450 Florida Street in San Francisco. Doors open at
6pm and the presentation begins at 7pm. A reception and book signing will
take place immediately following the presentation.

For tickets, click here:

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SF IndieFest and Black Rock Roller Disco Present


Friday, July 26, 8p-12a

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 Disc
21up, $10 - all proceeds benefit SF IndieFest, a 501c3 non profit arts organization.


IndieFest not responsible for alcohol influenced roller skating wipe outs!


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Burning Man Project Presents....THE GREAT SCAVENGER HUNT! –Sat 7/27/13

NO SPECTATORS DAY! as officially recognized in San Francisco by Mayoral Proclamation. We kid you not!

We are celebrating the weekend before with our THIRD annual GREAT SAN FRANCISCO SCAVENGER HUNT on

Starting location: Hayes Green near “Futures Past” sculpture by Kate Raudenbush.

We will be there Noon to 1pm
Teams will check in and be formed starting Noon
Scavenger hunt will be given out at 12:45  or 1pm latest
End time will be 4:00pm (we will be there at 3:15)

Most activities will take place in the Central Market Area of San Francisco and there will be some rules to follow-though you know we aren't too strict. This is all about fun and teamwork! There will be points and prizes- to be announced soon! But the goal is to spend a day engaging your imaginations, meeting new people, exploring San Francisco and playing together!

Don't be shy to come on your own, as we will group you together. Or bring your theme campmates, cabaret or circus troupe! 

The basics:
Teams will be 3-6 persons max and you must stay together on your adventure. You need a electronic photo-taking device per group.
All items on list will be in San Francisco and readily found by foot
or public transit.
You will be on and off your feet for about 3-4 hours. Wear comfy shoes.
You MUST photo document your finds and email photos to be verified after to receive 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize.

Hunting season is almost open!
Stay tuned for further details!

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Your Burning Man year-round volunteer Special Events Team is

planning the 14th Annual SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE! for

10/13/13 on Indiana Street starting Noon. We are scheduling
stages and placing art and camps NOW. Don’t delay!!!

Got big art? A mutant vehicle? Interactive theme camp? Performance,
crafting workshop, kids event, Performance art thingy, dance troupe, parade,
lecture? Contact us.

Or maybe you can contribute a live performance sound system, stage, lighting other infrastructure? Or maybe you have an opinion about what you'd like to see more of at Decom?

Email NOW: to request a space and share

your creative spirit, art and vision.


Sept 15th FIRE DEADLINE- Deadline for fire artists and performers to submit fire safety info. But, contact us BEFORE Burning Man with interest pretty please!!!

Sept 24th DEADLINE- Deadline for non-fire art, theme camps and performance. We can’t guarantee placement after that, though we try
Priority given to new folks that didn’t have a spot last year. But we’ll accommodate everyone we can!

The SF Decompression is powered by an amazing team of volunteers and
tons of communal effort. To join the SF Decom team, email

To find out about other Decoms and Regional Events in a city near you,
see: This is a year-round community
with events being planned here, there and EVERYWHERE, literally every
day of the week!

So, as you prepare for the Playa, take a moment RIGHT NOW to plan how
your art will make it to Decom and one or more regional event.
Take your art on the road and keep the fires burning all year-long.


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