December NorthBayNews

Ring silly bells! O how they ring…say, didn’t we plan to go caroling or something at one point? Someone was threatening flash mob…I know it wasn’t me because the last time I flashed there was no mob LOL probably one of those crazy Frog Songers, you know how they roll. If not check out their holiday thingy and find out!

Did you go to the Salon? I didn’t make it. Twisted me ankle. See what happens when I’m not on roller skates?!?! Walking on flat ground, nary a rock to be seen. and boom! Thought about it…was it fun? Did people go? I was sad to miss it. Hope you all had fun and want to do it again so I can come too : D

Here is wishing you fruitcake. the good kind.

xoxo RLL

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Hello, We are having the Frog Song 7th annual Holiday Craft Show and Sale this year on Saturday, December 7th and this year we’ll also have a house concert in the evening. Come support local artists and find unique gifts for family, friends, or coworkers. Please come for the afternoon and/or evening, enjoy some warm cider and cookies while you shop. I’d love to see you! Warmly, Ellen glassln (at) sonic (dot) net and

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Join Cabaret de Caliente to celebrate the season and raise funds for The Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Grants Fund. Thrill to sexy performance! Laugh at holidays gone wrong Pose for Twisted Holiday Photos and keep the season weird!

HopMonk Tavern
230 Petaluma Ave., Sebastopol
Doors 8:30pm; Show 9:30pm; Dance Party Follows
Premium Seating – 1st Four Rows $25
VIP Tables for 2-4 Available Online Only
GA Full Show $15 Advance/$20 Door – Limited Seating
Advance tickets and early arrival recommended
Dance Party Only $5

Tickets at HopMonk box office or
Russian River Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence —
Email in advance to celebrate birthday, anniversary, bachelor/ette party –
info (at) cabaretdecaliente (dot) com

BURLESQUE WITH: Andi Stardust, Will Longfellow & Eva D’Luscious, Darla Tiesing Cox, Red-Velvet, Bella Dukessa, iCandy Dancers
MUSICAL GUESTS: Do-Overs Russian River Sisters Choir, Ananta Fiddle-Hooper, Jet Black Pearl
VARIETY: Shadow Circus Creature Theatre

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Black Rock Arts Foundation presents….
Saturday, November 23, 2013
$60 tickets
The Bently Reserve – 400 Sansome St.
San Francisco, CA 94111
Buy tickets at

The pre-event dinner is sold out and tickets to the main event are moving fast! Get yours, invite friends for an amazing night out, and join us for this unforgettable night of art, performance and community!

Lucent Dossier is coming up from L.A. and various corners of the world. Metamorphosis Ballet has worked out new material for the night. Artist Paul Hayes is creating an installation involving 1000 pieces of folded paper to create a mind-boggling site specific piece. Bunnie Reiss and Hoody and so many others involved and transforming rooms! Materialized is going to rock it and there is a seriously great Autumn harvest of fantastic DJs for your dancing pleasure. Put on your Autumn inspired playa finery and see you there!

All funds go to support the BRAF grants for artists and public art projects in the world. Come dance the night away to these and more DJ’s and musicians!

– Cynthia Aviance ( – Interactive Circus Artistry
– Ding Dong (Brass Tax)
– Eggplant Casino ( – Afro-Latin-Gypsy-Calypso-Cabaret!
– DJ Matt Haze (Sunset SF) (
– Jeff Hobbs – Multi-instrumentalist
– Love Jocelyn (
– Little John (
– The Lucent Dossier Experience ( – Midnight performance featuring aerialists, dancers, acrobats and alchemists.
– Metamorphosis Ballet ( – Avant guard dance and aerialists
– Materialized ( – Keys/drums live electronic music duo from Oakland, CA
– noaccordion ( – Effected accordion, analog
synth, electronic beats and bass, beatbox, latin american percussion,
MC’s, trumpet and trippy female vocals.
– Jocelynn Rudig ( – Dancer and aerialist,
specializing in Modern Dance, Trapeze, Lyra and Aerial Fabric.
– Tamo ( – Deep and progressive house, techno and breaks
– Shissla (Space Cowboys)
– Madeline Tasquin ( – Jazz-tinged folk, odd-meter soul,
twisted pop ballads and delicate folk fairy-tales.
– Jonathan Will (Pink Mammoth) (

– Shawn Feeney / The Invisible Underground
( – Amazing fruit carving, veggie
sculpture, and edible alchemy.
– Nick Grainger (
– Paul Hayes ( – Suspended,
site specific installation
– Hoodie ( – Site specific installation
– Bunnie (Bonnie) Reiss ( – Site specific
– Metamorphosis by Alex Andre Thevenot
( – 2013 BRAF Grantee project
– Videosynth ( – Video installation. Participate in
this interactive video portraiture studio!

Here’s your chance to take home some of the magic! Participate in our
live auction during dinner or our stellar silent auction all evening and win
these amazing items!

Artumnal Tickets
All tickets are 21 and over.
Dinner tickets are completely sold out!!! (THANK YOU everyone!)
We still have some tickets for the main event. Get ‘em fast!

The Artumnal Celebration – Main Event
9:45 pm – Late
$40 1st tier – Sold out!
$50 2nd tier – Sold out!
$60 3rd tier – Buy NOW!
Includes an evening of featured and roaming performances, DJs,
dancing, raffle, silent auction, photography sale, and delightful
Buy tickets at
Event Details…
This is a will-call only event (no paper tix, but we will have cash sales at door if any tickets are still available). Please arrive with your guests and present a valid ID. That’s all you need!

Can’t go? Passing on your tickets to a friend is easy. Find the confirmation email you received after purchasing tickets. Look at the bottom of the email and click the link that says “Click here to view or update your order” and you may change the name of the attendee associated with the purchase. And please be sure you can make it next year!
We’ll miss you!

When: Main Event guests: 9:45 PM hard start! Get there on time and don’t miss anything!

The Bently Reserve is conveniently located near public transportation. Street parking is available after 6:00 pm and there are numerous garages within walking distance.
Note that if you’re staying late for the Main Event please be mindful of the garages that close at midnight, like the Embarcadero Center Garage.

Attire: Playa-formal, funky, and fabulous!
See you there! It’s going to be a harvest of human imagination and great time together!!!

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Aurora Palo Alto – Burning Man Art In The Real World – Deadline 11/26

If you were in the Silicon Valley city of Palo Alto last Saturday, you know what an impact the unveiling of “Aurora Palo Alto” had on the community, its spirit, and its children! This magical tree — full of LEDs and copper leaves that rustle in the wind — was created by artist Charlie Gadaken for Burning Man 2011. Now, it will be part of the landscape in front of Palo Alto City Hall for the next year!

But this isn’t the playa, and it takes real-world money to keep the lights on and make sure the electrical systems are waterproof and safe from the elements. Charlie has funded the entire installation himself so far, but there is a grass-roots Kickstarter campaign to make sure his expenses get covered. We’ve only got six days left to raise the rest of the Kickstarter goal to make sure the project is funded. Please, visit and make a contribution!

You can see photos of Aurora here:

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TRUE GRIT! Returns to Del Monte Beach in Monterey for MPYRE’s Annual Official Burning Man Regional Event

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!

Saturday, December 7, 2013
10a to 10p
Del Monte Beach | Window on the Bay
699 Del Monte Ave, Monterey CA 93940
Suggested Donation $10

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… Mesmerizing fire performances…

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.

Public Beach=All Are Welcome! Join Us!

Donate by Paypal at mpyre.treasury [at] gmail [dot] com
Connect and Volunteer through monterey [at] burningman [dot] com
Join Us on Facebook at mpyre – monterey bay

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and our usual salon on the third Wednesday of the month, making it the 18th of December. what shall we do? would you like to do an activity, or sit and chat? we’ve been invited out to Lauren and Chuck’s place in Monte Rio. Would you go? Is that too far? it’s fine for me, I’d haul my cookies out there. besides they are so cute! well let me know. I am also fine to have it where we did last month, or go skating, ice or roller, as long as my ankle cooperates. so chime on in North Bay, and let’s get our celebration on. or caroling, you know I’ll sing at the drop of a hat. but no we are not going to replace merry with molly, and I don’t care what Barry says. a girl has to have her standards LOL ps I did hear tell of a Santa Rosa SantaCon, or some such so hey. ho ho you ho’s. xoxo RLL

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::: reminder ::: have stuff you want included? please send to northbay (at) burningman (dot) com with post request in the subject line. it will be considered for the next monthly announce newsletter which comes out around the first of the month. the north bay burners facebook group at and our discussion list at are largely unmoderated. want to let folks know about a fire spinning or hooping workshop? got an idea for a sewing party? feel like having some burners over for a night around a firepit or as company at an art walk? reach out and invite us over! have something that’s too long for announce? do a guest blog! email northbay (at) burningman (dot) com and request a login. ::: reminder :::

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