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Good evening Bay Area Burners!

We hope you’ve gotten caught up on sleep the past couple weeks, because we’ve got some seriously amazing events heading our way!

First, there's a Burner get-together this Thursday at Monarch! With folks from half a dozen camps mingling about, this is a great way to meet fellow Burners, get involved with a project or camp, and get a little feeling of Home.

Next, San Francisco Burnal Equinox is going down at Public Works on Saturday, March 7th. With over a dozen DJs and silent disco, interactive theme camps setup, and a full house of amazing Burners, this showdown of fun helps kick off the season.

Finally, Vau de Vire is back with another round of their legendary performance The Soiled Dove! Starting March 13th and running through April 14th at InnerMission you’ll wine and dine and feel like you’re back in the Barbary Coast days, where danger and decadence go hand-in-hand.

We’ll see you out there, Burners!

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*** Airpusher Flyby: Meet & Greet - Thursday, Feb 26th ***

*** San Francisco Burnal Equinox: FLAMBE FUNHOUSE - Saturday, Mar 7th ***

*** Songwriter Supper for Clean Water - Saturday, Mar 7th ***

*** Rock The Moke: Cello Joe - Wednesday, Mar 11th ***

*** Vau de Vire Society:  The Soiled Dove - Mar 13th - Apr 14 ***

*** Steampunk Masquerade Starring Serpent Mother - Saturday, Apr 18th ***

Save the Date & the Event

*** Santa Cruz Regional: UnSCruz - May 1st - May 3rd ***

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Airpusher Collective presents

Flyby Meet & Greet

Monarch, 101 6th St, San Francisco

Thursday, Feb 26th, 7:00PM-Close

Converge, connect, and bust a move with us as we gear up for another incredible Burning Man season! Did you get your ticket?! Need leads on where to find one? Looking for a camp to join…? We’ve got the entire back area of Monarch to dance, chat, and meet Burners who are building, creating, and doing.

SPECIAL INVITE out to all of those who'd like to get to know a little more about Airpusher, who we are, and what we do. If you're thinking about joining an amazing group of Burners, builders, and electronic dance music lovers this is the perfect time come out and say hi! 

As always: no cover! A portion of sales from the back bar will benefit Airpusher and our quest to affix a 40 foot inflatable on our Steampunk Airship to blow minds and look awesome.

DJs: DJ Zenith, Cptn Jay (Airpusher), & JKind (Airpusher)


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Burning Man presents

San Francisco Burnal Equinox: THE FLAMBE FUNHOUSE

Saturday, March 7th, 7:00PM-4:00AM

Public Works, 161 Erie St, San Francisco

Discard the dormant dregs of your cultural hibernation and *bring out your art!* Join trixters, fools, funambulators, carnies, and rubes in an existential Funhouse of Art and Ideas. We're calling for all kinds of cleverness: interactive art installations, theme camps, performers, bands, djs, and things that defy geometry and categorization. Come prepared to participate in a grand Funhouse of Imagination! 

Burnal Equinox is our first community event of the year! So, ramp up your radical self-expression and join artists, freethinkers, performers, theme camps, and friends at this creative salon to encourage arts collaboration in the Bay Area and mark the mid-point in our Burning year! 

Striped and reflective attire encouraged. Join us 7-9pm for interactive experiments and socializing!

Art * Music * Performance * Theme Camps * Unexpectables * You!

Burning Man is thrilled to put out the call to YOU to pArticipate in creating the Burnal Equinox 2015 salon! Interested in sharing your artistry or finding creative collaborators? Email: 

$20; $15 with donation of a homeless care pack** NOTE: **HOMELESS CARE-PACK will be gifted directly to homeless individuals by Burners.

Please bring in ziplock, bag, or backpack: 
- can opener
- canned protein: meat /fish /beans
- rain poncho
- NEW socks (adult size) 1 pr+
- new toothbrush & toothpaste
**Please bring complete list.

To volunteer Email: 

See you there!

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The National Forest Foundation presents

Songwriter Supper for Clean Water

Saturday, March 7th, 7:00PM-10:00PM

Abura-Ya Restaurant, 380 15th St, Oakland (12th St BART)

The National Forest Foundation Presents a FUNdraiser for Clean Water in the East Bay! Featuring local singer songwriters Amy Obenski, Heather Normandale, and prolific Burner Joshua Coffy performing while you drink and dine at Abura-Ya Japanese Restaurant.

Proceeds from food and drink sales benefit the Mokelumne River Restoration Fund to protect our source of clean drinking water in the East Bay. 



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The National Forest Foundation presents

Rock the Moke: Cello Joe

Jules Pizza, 5804 College Ave, Oakland (Rockridge BART)

Wednesday, March 11th, 6:00PM-8:00PM

Enjoy a casual dinner and drinks while listening to the musical explorations of Cello Joe, the world's best beat boxing, bicycle-powered cellist. A portion of all drink and food purchases at Jules Thin Crust Rockridge will benefit the Moke Fund.

You will also learn where your drinking water comes from and about threats to our water supply. Come support a great green local business and protect clean water for your children and grandchildren. This is an all-ages, family friendly event!

Website: Website:


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Vau de Vire Society presents

The Soiled Dove - An immersive, circus-infused culinary extravaganza set in San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast red light district.

March 13th to April 4th, 2015 – 8:00pm (Fridays and Saturdays)

InnerMission, 633 Florida St, San Francisco

From Vau de Vire Society, the co-creators of The Edwardian Ball®, New Bohemia NYE, Lagunitas Beer Circus, and a decade of San Francisco’s most creative outrageous nightlife events — comes an immersive, dinner theatre experience that will titillate your ever sense.

Set amidst a thematic backdrop inspired by San Francisco’s notorious Barbary Coast era, guests can expect an engaging evening filled with danger, decadence, circus, and a culinary spread worthy of royalty.

All guests are considered VIPs and treated to the finest 4-course cuisine presented by Work of Art Catering and liberal libations served by the most enticing courtesans on the Barbary Coast.  The Soiled Dove promises an evening of world-renowned Vau de Vire Society performance accompanied by a live orchestra of epic delights.  You will indulge in a world of decadence perfectly suited for those in search of an adventurous escapade into San Francisco’s scandalous history.

Live music accompaniment and arrangements by the famed Jazz Mafia / Realistic Orchestra and Squid Inc. 

Tickets: $120 includes 4-course dinner – Ages 21+; $110 for groups of 10 or more can be purchased at

Video by Mark Day:

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Flaming Lotus Girls, Airpusher, & NIMBY present

The 3rd Annual Steampunk Masquerade starring SERPENT MOTHER

NIMBY, 8410 Amelia St, Oakland

Saturday, April 18th, 7pm-3am

Dust off your top hat and hop in your favorite steam engine for the adventure of a lifetime!

Three amazing groups are turning NIMBY into a legendary evening to remember! Flaming Lotus Girl’s Serpent Mother will be ON FIRE for the first time in 2 years! She will be featured amongst 6 stages of music including international talent Slynk & Timothy Wisdom, a mutant vehicle round-up, interactive art, fire performers, aerialists, and MORE! 

Join us early for our Interactive Arts Happy Hour! Meet the artists, bid on great art in the silent auction, create custom wearable art at the screen-printing station, and play with interactive art pieces. 

Don’t miss this special opportunity to meet The Serpent Mother!

Here is what’s in store for us so far:

ASTOUNDING ART: SERPENT MOTHER (Flaming Lotus Girls), Live Sculpting by Marco Cochrane (Bliss Dance/Truth is Beauty/R-Evolution), (Celestial Mechanica (Honorarium 2014), Twin Tesla Coils (Sextant Camp), Blumen Lumen, Trancender (Love Potion Collective), outdoor chill-space (Miso Horny), shipping container Bumpdown Lounge (ICARUS), and more to come!

HEADLINING HEROS: Slynk (Australia - Adapted / Ghetto Funk / Disco Cakes) & Timothy Wisdom (Canada - Ghetto Funk / Bombastic Jam / Resoul Records)

BEASTLY BANDS: The Crossroads Experience and Jordan & The Ritual

DIRIGIBLE DJS: DJ Mes (Guesthouse Music), DJ M3 (Green Gorilla / Disco Knights / Monarch), Motion Potion (Sunset SF / Janky Barge), Zach Moore (Space Cowboys, The Armory Podcast), shOOey (Space Cowboys), Tamo (Space Cowboys), DJ Dane (Dusty Rhino), Vitamindevo (LaserNative), Lt. Daaan (Laser Native / MNML:FUN), Zita Molnar (MNML:FUN), David Gropper (Helix SF), Derek Ryan Helix SF), MOSF3T (Icarus), Snarkle (Janky Barge), DJ Cor (Pancake Playhouse), DJ Kelly (Vulvatron), Matt The Katt (Miso Horny), @lex (Pancake Playhouse), Cptn Jay (Airpusher), Djesika (Airpusher), J-Kind (Airpusher), Jon Barnes (Airpusher), & Edmundo (Airpusher)

MUTANT VEHICLE MOB: Airpusher Steampunk Airship, UNAVERZ, The Janky Barge, Garage Mahal, Apis Inlusio, Chester, & Beezus Christ SuperCar

The 3rd Annual Steampunk Masquerade is a fundraiser benefitting the Flaming Lotus Girls, Airpusher, and NIMBY. All funds raised go toward making more awesome art for everyone to enjoy!



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To Our Beloved Santa Cruz Burners and Burners around the Bay Area:

Many of you have asked — is UnSCruz happening at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds this year? The short answer is no, unless we can get people to take on a few key leadership roles this year. Is it you?

If this sounds interesting, read on! We need to hear from you by February 17th. Email 

Good news is: We have a budget, and we have the dates (May 1st—3rd)!!

Here’s the long answer: UnSCruz — Santa Cruz County’s Regional Precompression — has the potential to become a fantastic fixture in Northern California’s burner culture. The county fairgrounds makes it an amazing place for camping, for music that can go into the wee hours, for fire performances and fire art — all on lush green lawns with beautiful countryside as a backdrop.

Last year UnSCruz took months of planning under the leadership of our Santa Cruz Regional Contact and event producer, Brian Pridham, and a handful of talented and passionate leads. It was a smashing success with 900 people — everyone loved it. Some leads are not able to help this year, and we simply can’t ask others to bear the burden of their posts alone. 

We’re expecting numbers to increase by at least 50% this year. Last year there was a volunteer shortage for the event, and with our hope to extend this to a 2-night campout this year, that shortage will get even more dire.

Santa Cruz County is small — only a population of 280,000 as compared to the millions of people in San Francisco and Oakland. This means a smaller Burner base to pull from, plain and simple.

So while we have the funds and the venue, if we don’t have people with experience in leadership, communication, event production, and coordination, UnSCruz isn’t going to happen.

We need lead support, but most importantly now we need a few people to step up to be part of the executive team.


CO-EVENT PRODUCER — Brian Pridham is returning as event producer, but now lives in Orange County taking care of family. He is looking for a co-producer to help coordinate the troops in the Santa Cruz. Looking for excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as organizational skills, collaborative attitude, and ability to make important decisions and run meetings.

SAFETY/SECURITY LEAD aka “Master of Things That Kill People” — Coordinate with local police, fire, Rangers, and security staff to establish safety, fire, and security protocol and perimeter of the event. Ranger/Gate/DPW experience highly preferred.

BAY AREA VOLUNTEER LIASON — A positive, communicative, well-connected Bay Area burner to recruit talent from Bay Area burner communities to help with UnSCruz day of and for key lead roles such as sound, placement, and front gate.

We also need leads for many departments: Publicity and Placement being two of the most crucial.

We’re asking on the Santa Cruz and Bay Area burner communities to get in touch with us by February 17th and commit to offering your unique talent and expertise to make UnSCruz a permanent fixture and sustainable event.

With so many great events like San Francisco Decompression happening beautifully every year, we know UnSCruz has this potential. Help us make it a reality.

Yours in Dust,

The Santa Cruz Burners

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