June NorthBayNews

Hello North Bay!

Hot enough for ya? We hope so. If you are looking for deep waters, look no further! This summer promises to be a scorcher. So paddle on out and see what you can see. When you get home, send pictures. We all love a good vacation slide show : D

)’( Project Builds and Calls for Participation )’(

South Bay Regional Burn – June 21-23! It’s the seventh annual regional summer precom in the Los Gatos hills! Get ready for three days and two nights of community, dance, art, performances, drummers, musicians, theme camps, random acts of radical self-expression, and more!

Gear up for the playa, do some practice CAMPING (shake the dust out of your tent, test your air mattress, see how warm your playa coat really is!), PARTICIPATE in the creation of a playa-rific experience for everyone who attends. BRING you favorite theme camp, camp mates, art car, costume or music, ANTICIPATE how the “Cargo Cult” theme will manifest in costume, and CONTRIBUTE by bringing or leading an activity to show your fellow burners how it’s done! And … get a sneak peek at this year’s CORE project!

Interactivity and community involvement are the driving forces behind SoulFire … get in touch with what makes YOU real and find a way to share your SoulFire with everyone!

We are inviting volunteers for greeters, rangers, DJs, and a fire lead (yes! there will be fire this year!) Or, schedule a workshop on any topic under the sun and it will be included in the What/Where/When! Prior years have seen participants on such varying topics as the annual Virgin Workshop, Chill Dome Construction, Yoga and Burlesque Workshops, Aerial Rope performances, and the More Cowbell Saloon. If you are interested in participating in SoulFire with your theme camp, have an art piece you would like to display, or want to schedule a workshop, please send an email to southbay (at) burningman (dot) com with the subject “Placement”.

Tickets are available online through Wednesday, June 19th atwww.southbayburners.org/events

To chat with your fellow burners about the event, see our Facebook event athttp://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=169877293067094 See you there!


Calling ROCK STARS who work with ART and ARTISTS at Regional Events!  The scale of art at Burning Man is staggering both in size and numbers.  Have you ever wondered how we deal with all of the logistics such as pre-event artist registration, art placement, art support services and the hundreds of other details related to the awesome display of art?Ever wondered how this all relates to your Regional Event and if there are any lessons that could be brought back to your event?  Ever wanted to meet all of the great artists who populate the Playa with all of that great art?  Well, we have something for you.  We are looking for volunteers and interns for the ARTery who are involved in the art process at the Regional level.What is the ARTery?  Check it out here.  http://www.burningman.com/installations/artery.html  This would be a great opportunity to learn from each other and for us to find new folks who might be a good fit for our team. Let us know if you are interested by emailing here and please make note that you are a Regional Art person and please indicate the Regional area you work in. artery (at) burningman (dot) com  Thanks all!

Wunderkammer seeking large scale installations for one day event 8-25-13 in Santa Rosa. Bonus points for kinetics, electricity, and a stately stationary presence that says I’m a crazy circus, come touch me! contact kelly.walton (at) gmail (dot) com for more information. the handcar races live on! Volunteer here http://www.wunderkammerfestival.com/vendors/volunteer-registration/

Celebrating its 11th year on playa, the Golden Cafe returns as your home for live music, exotic cocktails, homemade infused liquors, and occasional culinary wonders. Do you have a talent with drinks or tinctures? Are you good at building, cooking, baking, decorating, or costuming? Are you a musician, dancer, or other form of artist? We have unexpected new experiences to create and share, and we need your help! If you are interested, please email lucifer (at) goldencafe (dot) org with details of how you would like to participate.
Love, light, and heat,    Lucifer

The Black Rock Press Corps needs more photographers, writers, and
videographers to capture the brilliant splendor and seedy underbelly of
Black Rock City! Help us document the sweeping spectacle, and poignant
human side of Burning Man, from the heart of the Black Rock French
Quarter. Email SHUGG (sounds like sugar without the AR) @ fqpresscorp (at ) live (dot) com for more details…


To find LOTS OF VERY affordable, recycled bikes for Burning Man visit Re-Cyclery, a bike thrift store operated by Trips for Kids. Re-Cyclery is located at 610 4th Street in San Rafael and is open Tuesday – Friday noon – 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Each year Trips for Kids takes hundreds of inner-city kids from the Bay Area on guided mountain bike adventures, many of whom have never been outside of their urban neighborhoods. In 1999 Trips for Kids became a national program. There are now 80 chapters from coast to coast, with more in the works. www.tripsforkids.org/marin


from your JackRabbit Speaks:

To help our community help itself and support the cottage industry that’s grown up around our little shindig in the desert, we will publish our Burning Man Resource Listing again this year. So, if you’re a Burner-owned or Burner-oriented business, and would like to offer your wares to the Burners everywhere, fill out this form by Wednesday June 26, 2013:



We will create a webpage of all submissions (that don’t violate copyright, trademark or other laws) and publicize it to our community starting on July 1, 2013. Late submissions will not be considered for publication … no exceptions. We reserve the right NOT to publish anything we deem inappropriate. For more info about our policies regarding trademarks and other intellectual property, please see:http://www.burningman.com/press/trademarks.html

And remember … Burning Man is NOT anti-commerce. We’re against commodification, which is quite a different thing. We recognize that commerce makes the world go around, and we believe in the creativity and drive of small business owners. Those are the folks we seek to support here, in the face of mass market consumerism. Keepin’ it in the family. So, participating businesses … thank you for serving and supporting our community!


)’(  In Regional News  )’(

Temple for Christchurch: we need you! As is the case for temples at Burning Man, the TFC project has been conceived as a way for the people of Christchurch to let go and move on from their experiences of the Christchurch earthquakes.What makes the TFC special? The temple is designed to replicate the seismogram (earthquake squiggly lines) of the February 22 earthquake in 3D. Its dimensions are 40m long by 25m wide by 6.3 m tall (6.3 was the initial Richter magnitude assigned to the Feb 22 earthquake), and it is beautiful. You can check out the design images in the website http://templeforchristchurch.org/donate . TFC will be constructed in the CBD of the city on a site formerly occupied by an old Convention Centre (now demolished). It is being built by local volunteers from wood recycled from demolished houses. After Christchurch people have had a chance to visit the temple and leave their thoughts, offerings etc over a set time period, it will be relocated to the country to be burned (city bylaws prevent the burning happening in the CBD). Judging by the community responses so far, the TFC will bring huge healing to the city.


Keeping tabs on CORE 2013? do it here!  http://www.burningman.com/installations/art_core.html


)’( Events and Happenings )’(

North Bay Salon our monthly meet and greet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm. See you there June 19th! www.facebook.com/events/146030472256669/


Spark: A Burning Man Story  Spark is an engaging behind-the-scenes documentary about the dreams and challenges of Burning Man and its unique culture of participatory art.

SPARK screening in Santa Rosa on July 9th at the Summerfield Cinemashttp://www.tugg.com/events/4319 for tickets.  SPARK screening in Sacramento for CORE on June 11 at 7pm at the Crest Theatre http://www.tugg.com/events/4236 for tickets.



Brother Sun Sister Moon Friday June 21st and Saturday the 22nd featuring the songs of Donovan at the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa, and Friday June 28th at The Subterranean Art House, 2179 Bancroft Way (between Shattuck and Oxford) Berkeley http://www.morningstarplay.com/


BioChar Event Dear Friends of Biochar- Please join us for our upcoming community meeting, June 12th, 6:30pm at the Sonoma Valley Grange  http://events.r20.constantcontact.com


Chimera presents Introduction to 3D Printing with Instructor: Robert Swarner on Thursday, June 6th from 6-9pm http://www.chimeraarts.org/ $35 Adults (18+), $10 Youth (12-18, accompanied by a paying adult) If you’re a Chimera or SCA member, you’ll get $5 off the class! To register, please call Sebastopol Center for the Arts at (707) 829-4797


Burning Man 2013 Desert Arts Preview – Annual Artist Lecture Series
Friday, June 14, 2013
6:00pm-8:25pm (Speakers begin at 6:05pm SHARP!)
FREE admission! At the Koret Auditorium in de Young Museum. Venue graciously provided by: de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park,  San Francisco (415) 750-3600 for museum info


Snail Trail and Baby Seal Club at the Hopmonk in Sebastopol Saturday June 8th with Fou Fou Ha bring the playa to West County www.facebook.com/events/402455773201574/


Critical Northwest – CriticaLand, the Jankiest Place on Earth July 15-21 near Seattle This year Critical Northwest will be held at the Mason County Fairgrounds in Shelton, WA http://www.criticalnw.org/


White Trash Summer Bash presented by jUkE jOiNt & Cabaret de Caliente
HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol
Friday, June 14
Games 8pm; Doors 8:30pm; Show 9:30pm; Dance Party 11:30pm
Full Show: $10 Advance/$15 Door; $5 After 11:30
Limited Seating – 21+ – Advance tickets and early arrival recommended
Tickets at HopMonk box office or http://www.hopmonk.com/


Burning Man June Flambe Lounge: CARNIVAL OF CULTS

Saturday, June 15th, 2013 9pm to 3:30am
At The CULTure Factory, 525 Harrison St, San Francisco, a 21+ over venue


SOAK* 2013: The Oddity Emporium
July 18th to 21st, 2013 – Prindel Creek FarmWelcome to a world of delights and marvels at The Odditorium! Come discover a gallery of magic in the forest, explore the theatre of peculiar fascinations, and wander amongst enchanted fires. The Oddity Emporium is a universe of the strange, a collection of unknown and lost artifacts, a place where dreams and curiosities meet, a place for friends and travelers alike! So come all ye strange beasts, revelers, and misfits of the world and gather together at Prindel Creek Farm July 18th-21st, 2013 to celebrate all the oddities of our known universe in this wonderfully wayward celebration we call SOAK*.
SOAK* is a multi-day interactive arts festival and camping event in Oregon with lush meadows, creek for swimming, and wooded trails. This is a place to meet your fellow Portland Burners and get a taste of Burning Man Northwest style. SOAK* features participation, fire performances, art, DJs, live music, a pageant, theme camps, workshops, Friday night burn, and Saturday night main effigy burn.


Prindel Creek Farm in Tidewater Oregon, offers two large open fields with adjacent paths and smaller campsites nestled in the forest near Tidewater, Oregon. Prindel Creek features a stage for music and performances, covered pavilion with benches for folks to gather, two public designated fire pits (open ground campfires are not permitted), and a freshwater creek with a small waterfall that runs along the site which will give people a place to cool off. Prindel Creek Farm is approximately 2.5 hours from Portland with pavement up to the main gate (this is the same event location as 2012).


Tickets available while supplies last only.

* March & April: on sale at $45
* May: on sale at $55
* June: on sale at $65
* July: limited availability at $75
* Ticket sales end July 10th


* ALL MINORS under 18 with Parent or Guardian only.
* Children UNDER 12 are free with Parent or Guardian.
* No will-call tickets. NO GATE SALES.
* Everyone must bring *ID*.
* No vehicles over 25′ without prior registration ( tiny.cc/artcar )
* DOGS passes by APPLICATION only, http://tiny.cc/soakdog
* GATES OPEN AT NOON on July 18th

We RECOMMEND tracking when placing your ticket order (Priority shipping or better), thank you. If your tickets do not arrive right away, you will have to WAIT until they do. There are NO GATE SALES, no will-call and no “list” at the gate, your ticket is your entry, bringing your order receipt or print out is not sufficient, you will need your actual PHYSICAL TICKETS in hand.



This event is entirely volunteer run. Your participation, volunteering or performance is the best way to get involved. Departments include Gate, DPW, Ambassadors, Medical, D-Corps, Effigy build, Sound, LNT, and more. You can also register your camp or art project for placement, or register to have your camp events published in the schedule and posted guides.

* PARTICIPATE: http://BurningmanPortland.com/volunteer
* REGISTER YOUR CAMP: http://tiny.cc/themecamp
* REGISTER SOUND SYSTEM: http://tiny.cc/themecamp
* REGISTER CAMP EVENTS: http://tiny.cc/soakevent
* SOAK ART GRANTS: http://tiny.cc/artgrant
* REGISTER YOUR ART: http://tiny.cc/soakart
* REGISTER ART CARS: http://tiny.cc/artcar
* REQUEST MAIN-STAGE: http://tiny.cc/soakevent

THEME CAMPS, FIRE, ART will need to register for placement (tiny.cc/themecamp). ART CARS, ADAPTIVE VEHICLES, LARGE VEHICLES, RVs, and TOWED TRAILERS will need to register for placement (http://tiny.cc/artcar). Campers under 25′ may use designated areas only (as with prior years at SOAK, main areas are reserved for theme camps). Vehicles not designed for camping will be restricted to parking areas.


Awards begin May 15th, apply early for consideration. Grants will be determined by committee of your peers, so best to be honest with your request. Projects that demonstrate resourcefulness are appreciated.

Awards for art projects at SOAK* generally cover material goods only, and do not include labor, travel, housing or performance. Performance artist and troupes might consider applying for itemized material goods used in their craft (but not for performance, travel or housing). There is a strong preference for interactive arts and projects that might return to future events. Apply online: http://tiny.cc/artgrant


The Spirit of the Man Reopening Celebration

VSF12postcardBACK4 4The Spirit of the Man sculpture exhibit has graced Paradise Ridge Winery for the past year. By popular demand, they’re extending the show for one more year!

Celebrate on Sunday, June 23, 2013, Solstice weekend! Revisit favorites and view new works by celebrated sculptors.

The Spirit of the Man honors artist and art patron Al Voigt, cofounder of Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, who passed away in 2011. Al’s vision has helped expand the quality and quantity of public art in Northern California.

Enjoy significant works by world-renowned sculptors themed as modern abstract, contemporary post-modern, and work created for Black Rock City in the Nevada desert.

Reopening Celebration | June 23 | 1 – 4 PM

Paradise Ridge Winery
4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive | Santa Rosa
Winery hours 11-5 p.m. daily

The show is curated by Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, and would like to thank our generous sponsors, including Paradise Ridge Winery, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Anorcase Foundation, Oliver Ranch Foundation, Peter and Beverly Lipman, Jean Schulz, and h2hotel.


xoxo RLL

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