May NorthBayNews

Happy Spring burners! Here’s hopping you are having the sap risingist, bell ringingest, foot stompingest mud happy time of your life. Get on out there! xoxo RLL

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

Closest CORE project – Sacramento! It’s a super cool river boat, check it out. If you are looking to be a part of a local build jump on in, the waters fine. first build meet is Sunday, May 5 to prep the build area, which is off the I-80 corridor, in Orangevale. If anyone wants to be involved with the build they should join the FB group and Google site.

SoulFire Regional Precompression – Friday, June 21st at noon – Sunday, June 23rd at 6pm. 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, 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!

Confirmed theme camps:
More Cowbell Saloon
Neon Chill Dome
Twilight Spaghetti Theater
Object of Whorship

Thank you to the leads who have already stepped up:
Greeter Lead: Blysse
Ranger Lead: SharkBite
Music: Dumah DJ

We still have openings for leads for:
Leave No Trace

Send an email to realgirl (at) southbayburners (dot) org with the subject “SoulFire Team” to help with a leadership role, bring your theme camp, or host a workshop!

Go to for more information and for tickets or check ourFacebook event page. We are also on Meetup.

Burning Man June Flambe Lounge: CARNIVAL OF CULTS
Save the date & Call for Participation!
Saturday, June 15th, 2013
9pm to 3:30am
At The CULTure Factory, 525 Harrison St, San Francisco, a 21+ over venue

Artists, theme camps, performers and DJs wanting to participate in this event-ing of community and creativity should email flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com

CARNIVAL OF CULTS Theme: Some wonder if Burning Man is a cult. If we are, then we are a DIY cult where members are encouraged to think for themselves and wash their own brains!  For this evening we invite you to create your own imaginative, playful, satiric, retro-absurd or future envisioning cults. We encourage you to dress and act the part, create midway games, processional groups and bizarre rituals to inspire followers to join you.

Bring your cult of personality and beliefs to life in a collaborative and creative manner. You might create a roving theme camp cult of pious platypi seeking to recruit new members for its art colony. Perhaps you are a closet alien cult leader on a galactic campaign to save the Cosmos! Prepare YOUR message and indoctrination ritual! We welcome your creative and collaborative interpretations of this playful and poignant theme—whether you are a cult of one or many. It’s up to you!

To bring your art, theme camp or perform, email flambelounge (at) burningman (dot) com today! Any and all are welcome whether thematic or not.

SOAK* 2013: The Oddity Emporium
July 18th to 21st, 2013 – Prindel Creek Farm

Welcome 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 ( )
* DOGS passes by APPLICATION only,
* 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


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.


THEME CAMPS, FIRE, ART will need to register for placement ( ART CARS, ADAPTIVE VEHICLES, LARGE VEHICLES, RVs, and
TOWED TRAILERS will need to register for placement (
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:

)’( Workshops and Classes )’(

Burning Man Project Cinco De Make-O May 4, 1 to 3pm, 995 Market St at 6th St, San Francisco Burning Man Project to Host FREE Day of ‘Maker’ Workshops. For a different twist on celebrating Cinco de Mayo weekend, join Burning Man Project for Cinco De Make-O and bring out the Maker in you at a FREE day of ‘maker’ workshops on Saturday, May 4th from 1 – 3 p.m. Learn how to create your own solar system or make beautiful music (or both!) at the Burning Man headquarters. The ‘Maker’ workshops are part of a series sponsored by Burning Man Project, which cover areas including the arts, education and civic engagement.

Small Scale Solar 101 will present an overview of small and portable solar technology at 1 p.m. and include solar terminology, how it can be used for art, tricks to limit power usage and more. After a break, it will be followed by Small Scale Solar 102 at 2 p.m. with a hands-on “let’s put a small system together”.

“Making Music with Found Objects” workshop will also be presented at 2 p.m. If attending, participants should bring discarded METAL objects such as cans, pipes, car parts, kitchen utensils, etc. Come and be amazed what can be done with common household objects and the right kind of foam and mallet to create shakers and metallophones. The workshop will conclude by making music as a group.

Please RSVP for the workshop(s) you would like to attend at  For more information on Burning Man Project, please visit the website at

Burlesque Workshops with Eva D’Luscious Another great opportunity to get your sexy on and try Burlesque! Workshop includes learning an act you may choose to perform at June 14 Cabaret de Caliente White Trash Summer Bash. Sorry guys, workshop attendance is for ladies only, so come enjoy the show or support your ladies in attending! Saturday, May 18 iCandy, Rohnert Park, 554 Martin Avenue, Rohnert Park 707-799-POLE (7653) Register: Online at, in person at the studio or by phone FB Event Page

Join iCandy Pole Dance Saturday, May 18, for Burlesque Bootcamp with Eva D’Luscious. Whether you’re looking for a fun ladies’ day or getting onstage, you will leave these workshops with some hot new moves and whole new appreciation for your sexy self!

Burlesque Basics for the Bedroom (Burly Part 1) 12-2pm $40 — Wow your partner with scintillating moves and sparkling confidence. This 2-hour workshop introduces demonstration and practice with the basic building blocks of a Burlesque routine including specific dance movements, The 3 Ps of clothing removal, selecting strip-able clothing and music that moves you. Bump, grind, shimmy and strut your way to a whole new level of hotness!

Taking it to The Stage (Burly Part 2) 2:30-4:30pm $40 – Ready to bring your moxie to the stage? Students in the second 2-hour workshop of the Burly Series will learn a simple act to show off their stuff. Students who desire may perform Friday, June 14 at Cabaret de Caliente White Trash Summer Bash, HopMonk Tavern, Sebastopol. Performance is not required to take part in this workshop. Ladies who do wish to perform at Cabaret de Caliente are encouraged to attend the follow-up rehearsal, date TBD.

Burlesque Hair & Make-Up (Burly Part 3) 5-6pm $25 — Learn tips and tricks to making sure you are as lovely and visible above the neck as below. Includes discussion of hairpieces, Pin-Up style, getting pesky false eye-lashes to stay put and a look specific to June 14 act.

Eva D’Luscious is a wife, mother of two wild boys, Burlesque performer, producer, MC and instructor. Upon recovering her sexy self through Burlesque, Sonoma County’s Sparkliest Export launched Hotease Burlesque Classes to help nurturing women spark their sexy side. She especially loves guiding Moms from birthing back to Babe. Eva D’Luscious performs around the Bay Area and co-produces Cabaret de Caliente Burlesque & Variety Arts Revue.

Eva D’Luscious has performed at Tease-O-Rama, Hubba Hubba Revue, Red Hots Burlesque, Cabaret de Caliente, Baxtolo Drom, Burning Man, Black Rock Arts Foundation Artumnal Gathering, Masquerotica, Burning Man Decompression SF and many other stages around the San Francisco Bay Area. She is available to perform at private events and shows solo or with groups, as an MC, and for teaching Hotease Burlesque Classes and Ladies Night In Private Group Lessons. ~ Eva D’Luscious, Sonoma County’s Sparkliest Export 415-699-1282evadluscious (at) gmail (dot) com http://www.evadluscious.com

)’( Art Grants and RFP’s )’(

Yesh, get your grant on! some great grant opportunities for emerging artists and also new audience engagement (I did attend the meeting and have some additional info. Contact me if you’d like to discuss fiscal sponsors and or etc.)

)’( In Regional News)’(

Heya folks! Earlier this month the Indiana Burners held a Potluck, Costume Swap, and Fire event at a local bar that’s been super wonderful to our community. During that time we were being filmed for a short vignette for the local PBS station’s Art of the Matter (you might know it from NPR, now it’s on PBS, YAY pictures!). Here’s what was turned in: We feel super special getting to do this and share a little of our burner community with the larger Indiana community. Cheers! April / Poosie Kat Indiana RC

)’( Events and Happenings )’(

Digital Renaissance Faire is still looking for rangers to help out. No prior experience necessary, we will train you on site. Contact ducttapediva (at) regynalonglank (dot) com for more information.

Chimera has put their opening date off a bit, more time for you to join! become a founding member and be a part of the art.

American Philharmonic Sonoma County is doing Prayer and Redemption at the Santa Rosa High School Performing Arts Auditorium at 1235 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa on Saturday May 4th at 8pm, and Sunday May 5th at 2pm, Visit or call (707) 206-6775

Russian River: Points of View sound and video installations at the Hammerfriar Gallery, 132 Mill St, Healdsburg Opening and artist talk Saturday June 1st from 6-9pm, show runs until August 11th.

Stages of the Russian River, an outdoor opera at Warnecke Ranch & Vineyards, 13427 Chalk Hill Road, Healdsburg on Saturday August 10th at 1pm and 5pm. for more information.

Debut showing of ‘Elemental 2013′ with new re-mixes, collaborations and visual media. Enjoy, the elegant co-creations of our featured artists Cassandra Lynn Hampl, Jeremy Starseed, Chance’s End, Megumi Otsuka, ANANTA and more. Please join us Saturday, May 25th, 8pm, Noh Theatre, San Francisco for the initiation of ‘Elemental 2013′and another year of fantastic creativity, collaborations and music!!! Click the link and we shall see you there!

Chip Music Festival
Saturday, June 1st, 2013 7:30pm, $10
Evil Wezil, Das Sid, Wiz Wars, Computeher, 8 Bit Weapon, Trash 80, Mike Bleeds, eviLntt
California Institute of Abnormal Arts (CIA) 11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA  818-221-8065

Justin, one of our own North Bay RC’s, is doing a DJ gig down in North Hollywood on June 1st. He is going to dj sets based on 8 bit legacy video game music between the live sets, also chip set based. Some of what he’s doing will be dubstep, mostly it is hip hop, glitch hop, some house and trap hop, maybe some drum and bass. All mixed in with recognizable themes from the popular video games from the glory days of 8 bit. The live bands are a variety of styles, some have never played live before! So if you’re down south swing by and say hi. represent : D

MPYRE’s annual Spring Fling Campout and Ranger Roundup! We return to Fremont Peak State Park in San Juan Bautista for two days and two nights of fun, relaxation, community, and good times. Ranger Santa Cruz returns to lead a Black Rock Ranger Training on Saturday. Join us again, or join us for the first time to connect with old friends and new!

Come One, Come All! June 7-9, 2013!  Find all the details and a link to register here:  Or check us out on Facebook: Spring Fling Campout and Ranger Roundup

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