July NorthBayNews

wow the year is just flying by North Bay, it’s already July!

Happy summer and welcome to the home stretch. It’s only 60 more days until the Man burns. That’s right. Build all the things! Make the costumes! Design the schwag! You can do it 😀

Here is what I know, or at least what I’ve been told. Your mileage may vary, and please feel free to clue us in on what you’re up to, cuz we all wanna play too.

xoxo RLL

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Our monthly salon is a costume creation workshop at Frog Song this month. Join us for a fabric slinging good time!

Sewing and costume workshop! Come learn how to deconstruct, create patterns, upcycle, hot glue, grommet, lace and bling your new fashion statement for the playa. Got fur? Bring it! Let’s make something fun.

We will have a potuck BBQ and make all the things. Bring your fabric, notions and sewing machines and a dish or beverage to share.

Saturday, July 25 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm at Frog Song
8290 Old Redwood Hwy, Cotati, California 94931

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Service Day – We are on to help out at the mission on the last Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Come help set up and serve food at the soup kitchen!

6:30 set up and prep
7:00 serve food
7:30 clean up

This is a fun service day for us as a group, come be a part of the North Bay Burners response to the Burners Without Borders 128 Day Challenge!

Thursday, July 30 at 6:30pm

Redwood Gospel Mission
101 6th St, Santa Rosa, California 95401

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Halp! 😀 Our Kickstarter has 13 days to go – new perks! fabulous updates! schwag galore. Please help support your region!

Make an oddity for the museum! Pull a shift hawking our wares in the Midway!

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Wizzard is back at it again!!

Bringing large scale burnable art to Black Rock City and we need your support! This years art piece is called Sun Tower, this will be the largest structure to date, is climbable and will be a daytime burn! That’s right, a DAYTIME BURN involving all of you!!

Please take a few moments to check out our campaign and if your able, we would love for you to contribute.


About the Sun Tower: :2228 years after Archimedes is said to have destroyed an attacking Roman naval fleet using mirrors, we will bring the Sun Tower to the playa and try to set it on fire the same way.

This 30+ foot tall climbable tower will have a sun shaped mandala at the top. On Friday around 1PM hundreds of participants around the perimeter will be given mirrors to reflect sunlight at the center of the mandala where a target wad of cannon fuse will catch fire and set the rest of the tower alight.

Thank you very much,

Wizzzard and Sun Tower Team


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Creative Sonoma: Sudden Opportunity Grants: Deadline July 10, 2015

A new grant program has been established through Creative Sonoma for individuals and organizations who are producing summer arts youth programs this summer for Sonoma residents.  The grants are being fast-tracked and have a streamlined grant application.  The Deadline for Application is July 10, 2015.  Guidelines and application forms are currently available for download at two sites: the EDB website, and Dropbox as follows – Grant Guidelines, Application Form and Fiscal Sponsor Form.

Please make sure to DOWNLOAD the forms in order to make them “fillable”. These documents will also be available on the Sonoma County website by Monday, June 29th.

The Grant Program was funded by the County Supervisors last week in order to recognize and encourage summer arts opportunity for young people.  The total fund is $100,000 and grants awards may range from $2500 to $20,000.  Projects must take place no later than September 30, 2015 and produce a minimum of 20 hours of arts programming, for students from 7 to 18.  Applicants will need to demonstrate a track record of at least one year.  Individuals will need to work through a Fiscal Sponsor to be eligible to receive funds.

For further information, please contact kristen.madsen@sonoma-county.org. Please bear with any technical glitches that inadvertantly have been built into the process given the rapid turn-around.

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Help build the Temple!

If you want to join us, please come on down — everyone is welcome. Weekday help especially appreciated. 651 W. Tower Avenue, Alameda. Noon-10p weekdays, 10a-10p weekends.

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Midway Seeks Performers

We are looking for performers and performances of all kinds to perform at the Man Pavilion Stages!

Two stages, located approximately 100 feet from the Man, at 4:30 and 7:30, both running day and night. Equipped with lights and sound, we are looking for seasoned and brand new performers to join us on the Midway.

Both stages will be curated and scheduled, performers are encouraged to sign up prior to Burning Man, as time slots will fill up fast. You will not be provided a ticket to Burning Man for performing, you will need to have ticket in hand.

For more information, or to sign up now, email stagemanager@burningman.org

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Off Playa Productions and the Downtown Berkeley Association present


Saturday, July 18, 10:00am – 9:00pm

Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA

Join us as we transform Berkeley’s Civic Center Park into a day of creative collaboration, community engagement and pre-Playa festivities.  This is the place for you if you’d like to meet the build crew for the Temple of Promise and other Burning Man affiliated groups, are looking for inspiration, playtime, camaraderie…and more.

We invite you to co-create an incredible interactive experience with the East Bay community for one extraordinary day. Organize a yoga workshop, a flash mob, a poetry slam, interactive spontenous art, share stories, body paint, play acoustic music, offer up relational art, action art, works-of-art-as-yet-undefined and those works never-to-be-defined.

Festival Highlights include

+ Temple of Promise preview – meet the team behind the build and get to see some of the Temple’s sculptures – “ribs” and “rocks” up close and personal, learn more about it’s construction, how to get involved with the build,

+ Step into a large-scale camera obscura, write a “Letter to the Universe,” collaborate on a large-scale community mural from ArtIsMobilUs, decorate mutant flamingos, learn more about the Black Rocks Scouts and how they create an incredible experience for children and their families on and off the playa, and meet Segue, a gal who builds electric-assist cargotrikes,

+ Participate and share your best Burner Hack practices on shade, water, energy, food, and anything hackable,

+ Jump into spontaneous games, activities and chill spaces from local Burning Man theme camps,

+ Enjoy music streaming from the mutant vehicle Unaverz (which some say looks like a giant jelly fish), normally in residence at American Steel,

+ Check out the Artisans/Innovation Market featuring more than 50 local designers, artists, tech companies, community businesses and local non-profits

+ Meet local beer and mead crafters and so much more.

Help us get the word: LIKE us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleySpark, JOIN our event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422259858092685/, and share the event listing with your friends and DEFINITELY drop in for the day!

Interested in volunteering?  Join our team by emailing us at berkeleyspark@gmail.com,

Free and open to the public, Berkeley Spark is two blocks west of the North Berkeley BART station. Bring your friends, your family, your pets and spend the day with us.  This is a Leave No Trace festival and is ADA accessible.

For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422259858092685/1457012147950789/

See you there!

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This Friday!

Ever wondered what it REALLY takes to build and operate a Mutant Vehicle
at Burning Man? Then come join your East Bay Burner tribe in our monthly
social gathering on Friday, 10 July at 7pm.

We will hear from four experienced Mutant Vehicle builders who will regale
us with their torrid tales. These presentations are guaranteed to
enlighten and entertain. A brief Q&A will follow the talks, with
opportunity for more questions during our regular meet and greet part of
the evening.

Additionally, Wheels on Meals will hold a food drive, the So-So Cupid
booth will attempt to make your connection, Royal Egyptian Cuisine will be
serving their delightful food and there will be lots of new and veteran
Burners to schmooze with. It’s the monthly East Bay Burners Social!

East Bay Burners Social: The Riddle of the Mutant Vehicle
Friday, 10 July 7:00pm
American Steel Studios – Love Potion Collective
1960 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA 94607
Parking & Entry on 20th Street

BART to event map

Facebook event page:

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Your North Bay contingency has been accepted for Conclave 2015! The North Bay Freakshow has been placed at 3:!5 and Arcade!

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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 athttp://www.facebook.com/groups/northbayburners and our discussion list at http://lists.burningman.com/mailman/listinfo/northbay-list 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) org and request a login. ::: Reminder :::

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