May NorthBayNews

The Twisted Upright House is halfway there with its Kickstarter campaign.  Can you help us get to the playa? your North Bay CORE project thanks you!

North Bay Fire Conclave is looking for a few good spinners.  If you will be on playa and you want to show off your fire arts skillz contact Jen from the Aries Fire Arts Collective to audition jrrogers07 (at) gmail (dot) com 

Flickr Account for North Bay Burners – you can add your photos too!  please keep it rated PG for this set, it will become a feed for various sites and we want it to be useful in any venue for all ages. email me at with your images and I’ll include them with credit. think art, costumes, fire, mutant vehicles and local goodness of all flavors.
Salon is back @FrogSong in the Common Room;  May meet and greet will be Tuesday, May 15th from 7-9pm with a potluck before at 6 o’clock for anyone who wants to do dinner together in Cotati
Town Meeting Humboldt style – June 17th at the Mad River Brewery, Blue Lake CA.  details tba, save the date and pass the word!
IGNITE Sebastopol 7 was amazing, watch this space for yours truly doing Trash Talk
Leadership Summit audio from an RC in Ottowa  keynote from Maid Marian and a fun talk with $teven Ra$pa about Fertility 2.0

Kinetic Classic Kid Powered Art Race on Mother’s Day May 13th in Ferndale. a human powered art race for kinetic fans age -9 months to +12½ years. Is your kid an artist? A builder?

LunarBurn – Solar Eclipse Party: May 18-20 at the Permaburn site near Susanville

BRAF at ArtPadSF – Friday May 18, 6pm – 1am at the Phoenix Hotel in San Francisco

The Kinetic Grand Championship Rutabaga Ball is May 19th in Arcata

Spirit of the Man opening May 20th at Paradise Ridge in Santa Rosa

Fire&STEEL Festival Saturday May 26th from 2-11pm in Colfax

Kinetic Grand Championship May 26 – 28 is a 3-day race along California’s northern coast from Arcata to Ferndale. Racers compete for glory in all variety of people-powered kinetic kontraptions, pedaling along roads, the beach… even through the Humboldt Bay

SoulFire Precompression camp out and ROM at a private clothing optional hot springs @Lupin in the Santa Cruz mountains June 8-10
Monterey Burners camp out and ROM June 15-17 Spring Fling Campout and Ranger Roundup

MPYRE Strikes Back: Monterey Burners beach burn Aug 4th

JoshEldo first and third Saturdays @Jasper O”Farrell’s Family Room in Sebastopol
DecaDance first and third Saturdays @FlamingO in Santa Rosa – Starting in June on the second and fourth Saturdays!Dragonfly second Saturdays @Groove Garden in Fairfax

MALarKeY~ Thursday nights Juke Joint @Hopmonk in Sebastopol

Goodtime Karaoke four times a week in Santa Rosa

Calls for pARTicipation

Ride Share:: Zac at Zimride set up a ridesharing community for Burning Man 2012 to help burners connect and share rides to the Playa.  Not only will sharing rides help burners to reduce their footprint along their journey, but also it will help them turn strangers into friends before even arriving at BRC. Zac Matthews

Host an Art Party::  Beautifying a Banknote is probably the most fun you can have for a dollar. And organizing a Banknote Beautifier is just as easy as attending one: Here’s how it works: Invite your fellow Burners, Tell them to bring a few banknotes,  Organize drinks, snacks, markers and pens, Let the fun begin, Collect the Beautified Banknotes in an envelope, Snail mail it to us or bring it to us on the playa, And you will get limited edition Transformoney Banknotes in return. Read more about the Transformoney Tree here: Let me know if you would like to host a Banknote Beautifier, get involved or have any other ideas on how to spread the word and make this happen. Thank you! Dadara  PS previous projects of mine on the Playa include the Fools Ark (2002), Burning Greymen(2003), Checkpoint Dreamyourtopia(2008), and the Exchanghibition Bank(2011). Pics can be found on my website:

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