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Good afternoon Bay Area!

Your SF Announce Team hopes you've got some gas left in your 2013 tank, because we've got some serious fun going on in the next couple weeks!

Events all over the Bay, with some seriously awesome art, fantastic dancers, Monterey's Regional Burn, and an awesome Roaring 20's party.... ALL THIS WEEKEND?!?!

Seriously, fill up your camelbak and check the batteries in your headlamp. We'll see you out on the dance floor!

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Upcoming Events:

*** The IlluminArts Walk - Thursday, Dec 5th ***

*** Trapeze X 2013 Finale - Friday, Dec 6th ***

*** Roaring 20's Speakeasy Fundraiser - Saturday, Dec 7th ***

*** True Grit: Monterey Regional Burn - Saturday, Dec 7th ***

*** Crowdfunding: Trends in the Sharing Economy - Thursday, Dec 12th ***

*** East Bay Bike Party: Pirates vs Ninjas - Friday, Dec 13th ***

*** World Without End: An Art Installation - Friday, Dec 13th ***

*** Duckpond Santacon Party - Saturday, Dec 14th ***

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Black Rock Arts Foundation and Illuminate The Arts present

The IlluminArts Walk

Language of the Birds sculpture at corner of Columbus & Broadway, San Francisco

Thursday, Dec 5th, 5:30pm-8:30pm

As early winter dusk descends upon our City on December 5th, Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) and Illuminate the Arts invites residents and visitors of San Francisco to don lighted gear and illuminated wearable art, and engage in an evening of participatory pageantry. The IlluminArts Walk is a strolling light installation at the human scale – where participants become art by illuminating their most fun evening finery and walk from North Beach to the Embarcadero. The route explores three works of illuminated art, traverses two neighborhoods, and brings new energy to our sidewalks and Telegraph Hill, all while enjoying gorgeous vistas of The Bay Lights. This event has been created in support of San Francisco Travel’s inaugural “Illuminate SF”, a new seasonal program which offers the entire city of San Francisco as a gallery of light-filled art, illuminating the dark winter evenings.

The evening begins at 5:30pm at the North Beach intersection of Columbus and Broadway at the Language of the Birds sculpture, commissioned by the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Public Art Program. There, your Walk host, BRAF Executive Director Tomas McCabe, will introduce The IlluminArts Walk participants to site-specific light art creators Brian Goggin and Dorka Keehn who will discuss their art: solar-powered books mimicking birds in flight, created in conjunction with scientist David Shearer and City Lights Books.

The IlluminArts Walk is free and open to the public. Wheeled conveyances will re-join the group at the base of the Filbert Steps on Sansome Street. Participants will use legal pedestrian thoroughfares (sidewalks, crosswalks, stairs) and are encouraged to “illuminate” their clothing, creating a spontaneous collective walking art piece.

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Trapeze X 2013 Finale

Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell @ Van Ness, San Francisco

Friday, Dec 6th, 9pm-2am

Celebrate the winter onslaught with a warm and undulating death ray of old world wonder jacked sky-high on tomorrow’s sonic dope. 

San Francisco’s vaunted electro-vintage volcano erupts with circus song and sultry dance forbidden for the faint of heart and the lazy of loin. 

Equal parts Weimar cabaret and wild speakeasy rave, Trapeze lures a bevy of underworld flappers, vipers, vamps, and villains to a bass-fueled night of jazz age abandon. Strap us on if you want to live.

Music from Delachaux, The Klown, and The Speakeasy Syndicate

Performers include Vienna La Rogue, Kara La Fleur, Ze Sexbombe Danzeurs, Fou Fou Ha, and Ferocious Femcee Emma Nation and her Band of Boyfriends

21+, $10 Presale, $15 Door

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Roaring 20's Speakeasy Fundraiser

Emerald Tablet, 80 Fresno St, San Francisco

Saturday, Dec 7th, 7pm-11pm

Our Roaring 20’s Speakeasy will take you back to the glamour and illicit fun of the prohibition era for one night in the illustrious North Beach district. Performances ranging from belly dancing, gypsy music, a vinyl spinning DJ, and improv acting will set the mood and entertain you throughout the evening. And of course, no speakeasy is complete without the booze! (We will also have non-alcoholic drinks available, and food to entice your taste as well.) 

The fun you have this delightful evening will benefit Free the Need, a grassroots all-volunteer non-profit, who has been feeding and clothing needy families in the Bay Area since 1989. Since then, we have given out produce every Friday, serving thousands of families every year. Now we are looking to expand our program by buying a warehouse, where we could store the food, clothing, and household items donated to us and make it more readily available to those we serve. This party will kick off our fundraising campaign to reach our goal.  

Benezra Tergis will be DJing the event, and his brother Lars Tergis and his band will be playing some Balkan tunes for the lovely Elana Brutman to belly dance to. Deborah Eliezer and actors from her theater troupe Fools Fury will also be improv acting as characters from the period throughout the evening. We will also have a number of surprise performances happening, for which you will have to come to find out!

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True Grit: Monterey Regional Burn

699 Del Monte Ave, Del Monte Beach, Monterey

Saturday, Dec 7th, 10am-10pm

A fabulous full day of engaging art, spectacular music, joyful dance, captivating fire, energetic fun, and best of all, our inspiring Burning Man community! Bring the spirit of Burning Man and Black Rock City to Monterey!

Our annual beach burn is the only ongoing Official Burning Man Regional Event in the world that has no gates, boundaries, or admission price. We love bringing Burning Man to our local community, and the City of Monterey generously supports MPYRE’s gift as a true community event. 

Great DJs on two stages.

Live dance performances from Camp Dark Sparkle.

Spiritual readings and supernatural fun from The Freedom Lounge.

Silk screen printing from The Wahine Project.

Kraken effigy art and burn with esmerizing fire performances.

Suggested Donation $10

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The Burning Man Project Presents

Crowdfunding: Trends in the Sharing Economy

Thursday, Dec 12th, 7pm-9pm

NEW Burning Man HQ, 660 Alabama St, 4th Floor, San Francisco

Please join Burning Man Project for a free panel discussion focused specifically on the future of crowdfunding, one of the fastest-developing areas in the sharing economy. The panel will include participants from Fundrise, Kiva and Indiegogo with Will Chase of Burning Man Project moderating.

To learn more about the event and to RSVP, please go to

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East Bay Bike Party: Pirates vs Ninjas

Friday, Dec 13th, Meet up at 7:30pm, Roll out at 8pm

Rockridge BART Station, Oakland/Berkeley

East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and types to meet, ride, and play together in the streets. Rides are 12-16 miles long with 2 stops at public spaces along the route. Rides move at a slow pace and volunteers assure everyone makes the correct turns. Riders express their creativity through the ride’s theme. Music is a big part of the EBBP experience along the route and at the party stops where dancing is common. Each ride is a unique, once in a lifetime experience right here in your own backyard.

This Bike Party come dressed as a Pirate or a Ninja or a Pirate Ninja or a Ninja Pirate or a dog ninja..a caninja and help enjoy bike party with us! 

A word from a ninja: Pirates are loud, undisciplined, disease infested, dirty, mangy, crude and rude. It is impossible to think they would ever be better at killing than me or any of my ninja breatheren. I dare any amount of Pirates to attack me so that I may silently kill you and whisper away into the night to meditate on your death.

A word from a pirate: Arrrrrgh you kidding me? Silently kill me? discipline? arrrgh... cleanliness? you m'igh think you are better at killing and we'll debate that over mead any ole day, but we both know, Pirates are better at living! Arrrrgh, we do pilliage and rob and drink and drunk and i dont bathe unless i trip and fall into the water, and what a life to live! 

There will be games again this month! Dancing will be off the hook!

All volunteers will recieve a special edition PvN spokecard :)

Find out more online at or join us on FaceBook at

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World without End

Redux Studio & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Ave, Alameda

Friday, Dec 13th, 6pm-11pm

Bunnie Reiss, the 2013 SVdP Artist in Residence, invites you to a 'World Without End,' an immersive fabric and painting installation inspired by her recent travels to India. 

Take my hand as we scale along the shadows. We are going to the place where life and death are standing tall together, embracing, sighing, laughing…in the muck that is the world, we see this tiny crack in the dirty sidewalk. We trust each other, as we sit comfortably like old friends laughing without a care in the world. There, ahead of us, is our world, going on forever and ever, changing shape and moving at a speed that only children understand. I never told you how much you mean to me…but here is my offering. Here are my tears, my love, all for you. I do not need anything in return except the reassurance that I am you and you are me, and forever we will live in a world without end.

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Duckpond Santacon Party

800 Larkin Bar - Larkin St. @ O'Farrell St. San Francisco

Saturday, Dec 14th, 1pm-Close


Hope everyone can join the Duckpond for our annual Santacon party benefiting our Burningman camp.  No Cover at the door but we get a portion of the bar proceeds so drink up for the Ducks! 

Lineup: Super Drunk Santa, The Rockin' Rabbi, Ol' Dirty Elf, Blizzie, Mistle-Tinsel, Jay, Unk'l Funk'l, Michel M (from DJTT), Natheus, Phunkdu, Holi-Raydeus


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