August NorthBayNews

Here we go North Bay Burners, the time is now.

With less than a month to go until the gates open things are heating up around these parts. We have a great crew heading out to build out our Midway booth and make the Freakshow happen, and we’ve also got a loving crew of people not heading out to the burn this year willing to carry on the torch and make service day happen while we’re away. Go team!

If you’re doing a satellite burn or having a get together for people burning in place this year let us know and we’ll spread the word. Otherwise I will see you out there people, the dust is calling.

xoxo RLL

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Salon this month is an oddity making party on Sunday the 2nd. Come on out and make some scrap art for the gifting!
This Sunday at noon
Marc and Janelle’s place
1046 Ruby Ct, Santa Rosa

Bring paints and brushes if you got em! We are also painting squares for the Life Cube.

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Our monthly Service Day is still on for August, if you’re not making the burn and want to go out and feed the homeless at the Mission it’s the last Thursday of the month at 6:30pm.

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On playa event? North Bay Burners traditional bacon breakfast will be at the Arcade and 3:15 location. Come down on Wednesday morning around 11am playa time for some bacon and coffee. See you there!

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The North Bay will have a Midway booth at the Base of the Man near the Wooden Nickel Carnival. Come find us and say hi! We are the Sask Playa Odditorium and North Bay is hosting Sunday and Monday nights. We’re open from 8pm to 4am each night and we’d love to see you at our museum of oddities. It’s near 6 o’clock on the circle around the Man, look for the bone and antler chandelier!

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In Dust We Trust, the North Bay Theme Camp that has been dressing you all in Vintage Lingerie for over 10 years, will gladly take any corset/bustier donations. You can drop off any donations on the playa at 4:30 and G or drop off at Aubergine in Sebastopol during business hours.

We would like to invite you all to our Ugly Bridesmaid Dress Cocktail/Dance Party Thurs 8/4 around 4:30 pm. Wear That Dress. We will have a few extra dresses to share. Bring your drinking vessel, come by and have some fun.

Email for more information.

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Burning Man’s volunteer Community Events Team is planning the 16th Annual SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE! It will be October 11, 2015 on Indiana Street in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco and start at Noon. We are scheduling stages and placing art and camps STARTING…(ready, set…) NOW!

Got art? A mutant vehicle? Theme camp? Performance? Kids event? Video art, etc? Can you contribute a mutant vehicle with a stage for live performance we can schedule live acts on?

Do you have art that hangs easily on fencing you’d like to display (we have lots of fencing this year)?


Note: Any camps/vehicles/art wishing to have sound should contact us quickly! Please do not contact us if you wish to sell something; we don’t have vender booths.

· For Art, Theme Camps, Mutant Vehicle submissions:

· For Non-fire Performers/Bands/DJs:

· For Fire Performers, VJs and any general questions:

· To volunteer for a shift or team role:


– SEPT 14th FIRE DEADLINE- Deadline for fire artists and fire performers to submit safety info. Please contact us BEFORE Burning Man with interest.

– SEPT 22nd DEADLINE- Deadline for NON-fire art/theme camps/art cars/performance. We can’t guarantee placement after that, though we try.

AND…To learn about other Decoms and Regional Events around the world,

see: This is a year-round community with events being planned across the globe every day of the week!

So, as you prepare for the Playa, take a moment to plan how your art will make it to SF Decom and one or more regional gatherings. Help keep the creative fires burning all year-long!

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Burning Man project presents

Saturday Aug 1, 12:00pm – 4:00pm

NO SPECTATORS DAY is JULY 31st …as officially recognized in San Francisco by Mayoral Proclamation. We kid you not!

We are celebrating the following day with our annual
on Saturday, August 1st, 12pm-4pm.

Starting location: Patricia Green Park in Hayes Valley near the Temple Sculpture by David Best. (Octavia Blvd & Fell St, San Francisco, CA)

Finish location: Central location along the Embarcadero – location is given with your task list!

We will be at the starting point 12 noon to 1:15pm. Teams will check-in and be formed starting promptly at Noon. Scavenger Task List will be distributed around 12:30pm.

End time will be 4:00pm (we will be at end point at 3:15pm to begin checking in arrivals)

Activities will take place from Central Market through Chinatown to the Embarcadero 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! 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.
Bring your friends, theme-camp-mates, cabaret group or circus troupe!

Create a team name and costume for the occasion if you feel so inspired!

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 challenges on the 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. We will provide an email with scavenger hunt instructions!

We look forward to your participation!!
Hunting season is almost open!

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The Playa Cookbook Project: Eating & Drinking Well at Burning Man

The Playa Cookbook Project is an online cookbook with food and drink contributions from Burning Man participants.

Please join us on Sunday, August 2nd for this gathering of dusty culinary minds in San Francisco’s Castro district.

Bring your favorite food or drink recipe, and enter it into our online form.

When complied we will email you a copy of the cookbook.

Share recipes ideas, packing tips and stories with other participants while enjoying appetizers and drink specials.

Also, sneak a peek at some of the installations that will be featured on the sands of Burning Man 2015.

When: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Free; click here for details

Where: Canela Bistro and Wine Bar

2272 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

(415) 552-3000

How: Bring your favorite food and drink recipes to add to The Playa Cookbook Project.

If you are unable to attend, you may submit recipes online by clicking here.

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From sculpture to assemblage, pottery to photography, furniture to painting, Art Mix in Mendocino is the most eclectic mix of eleven Mendocino artists to assemble in one show each year. This unique show celebrates the imagination of diverse artistic minds collectively spanning centuries of art creation.

The Art Mix will run August 4th through the 29th at the Odd Fellows Hall in the town of Mendocino (Kasten St & Ukiah St). There will be a Grand Opening Reception with music, food and wine Saturday August 8th from 5pm to 8pm with all the artists in attendance to greet patrons and talk about their art.

The eleven artists participating this year include Harry Cohen, Spencer Brewer, Hans Bruner, Krystine Graziano, George Gruel, Jo Killian, Raven Mahon, Odis Schmidt, Susan Spencer, Michael Wilson and Lynne Zickerman.

Come and support the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities. Artists and their work have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country. Art Mix Mendocino guarantees to stimulate the imagination and creativity inherent in us all.

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