November NorthBayNews

Hey North Bay Burners!

Anybody want to make a sofa for Winterblast? It’s coming right up, so we’d have to act fast. Let me know!

Lots going on this month. We’ve got a festival in Petaluma supporting local artists having access to healthcare, a social for North Bay Burners up here in Santa Rosa, one for Marin Burners down in San Rafael, my band is opening for Alicia Bay Laurel at Arlene Francis, then we have Winterblast!, the Artumnal Gathering, and an old fashioned circus event in the town of Sonoma.

Hope to see you out and about,

xoxo RLL

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The O+ Festival
Friday, November 4th-5th

The 3rd annual O+ Petaluma Festival is only one month away! O+ Petaluma Festival is the only art, music and wellness festival in Sonoma County. This November 4th and 5th, a “pay what you feel it’s worth” wristband price, gives access to multiple events and venues across historic downtown Petaluma within our 3 specialty areas: Art, Music and Wellness. While raising funds to give artists, musicians, and volunteers donated wellness care!

tickets available

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North Bay Burners Party
Saturday, November 12th at 7pm
1151 Humboldt Street, Santa Rosa

It’s a potluck, BYO meet and greet at Chris and Jody’s place. Come hang out and meet some local Burners. See you there!

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Alicia Bay Laurel + The Round
Sunday, November 13th at 3pm
Arlene Francis Center
99 6th St, Santa Rosa, California 95401
$15 students, $20 general

Alicia Bay Laurel, singer/songwriter/guitarist, legendary as bestselling author/illustrator, beloved in Japan and elsewhere as an icon of natural living, will be here in Sonoma County for one solo concert of her eclectic, heart-felt and personal songs.

Alicia will be performing “Living on the Earth: The Musical.”  In it, she tells, in edgy stories and original songs, how she came to create the legendary communal/sustainable living guide Living on the Earth in 1969, and what transpired afterwards.

This bohemian artist, author and slack key master will be featuring the local Afro-Celt Folk Pop band The Round as her opening act. This is the first appearance for The Round since reforming the band, and is not to be missed!

There will be a book and CD signing after the show.

This concert is presented in conjunction with the exhibition titled “The Hippies” opening on October 30th at the West County Museum in Sebastopol CA, featuring art and artifacts from the 1960s-70s communes, including Wheeler Ranch, where Alicia Bay Laurel created her book.

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Marin Burner Social

Meet and mingle with past and future citizens of Black Rock City! Bring stories and ideas to share, or just have a beverage and decompress. This is a family friendly venue.

Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Terrapin Crossroads
100 Yacht Club Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901

If people like this, we’ll do this again.


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Saturday, November 19th at 5pm
312 South A Street, Santa Rosa, California 95401

Winterblast, the happiest, wildest winter festival in Sonoma County returns to the SOFA Arts District, at the junction of South A Street and Sebastopol Avenue near downtown Santa Rosa.

Parades of whimsically decorated and illuminated sofas will roll through the arts district streets with the colorful Hubbub Club marching band leading the merriment. Giant puppets and costumed performers weave and dance among them accompanied by light displays and surprise carnival acts. Live music on three stages. FREE and family-friendly.

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The Artumnal Gathering — SF — November 19

Where: The Regency Ballroom, 1300 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA
When: November 19, 5:00 p.m. (Dinner) 9:30 p.m. (Main Event)

Join us for the 10th Annual Artumnal Gathering, a wondrous celebration of our community’s creative minds, makers, and instigators!

The Artumnal Gathering funds Burning Man Project’s Arts and Civic Engagement programs and initiatives. In the last 13 years, our off-playa art grants have funded 162 public art projects in 29 countries. We hope to increase our grants to artists through our Global Art Grants program and our Civic Arts program to bring even more art to communities in 2017. These programs share wondrous, awe-inspiring works of art with communities who may not have access to such.

Support the proliferation of radically inclusive and innovatively interactive art everywhere! Join us at the Artumnal Gathering for an evening of sumptuous fare, fanciful attire, spirited entertainers and performing artists, exuberant music, and an enticing auction and art gallery, all in the spirit of radical expression and abundant creativity.

Read more about tickets and participate in the pre-event online auction. Can’t make the event? We’re so sorry to miss you! You can still support Burning Man’s off-playa programs by making a donation at Thank you!

Tickets on sale now

Facebook event

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Cirque de Boheme
Friday, November 25th – December 4th at 6pm
except Saturday, December 3rd at 11am and 1pm
Boyes Hot Springs, California 95416

New 2016 Cirque de Boheme spectacle !!

An old style circus based on the French tradition of the 1920’s, Le Cirque de Bohème will transport you into a magical world filled with enchantment, adventure and wonder.
Delight in work of world class performers including a Unicycle, Hand to Hand acrobats, Static Trapeze, Tight-Rop funambule, Hand Chairs Balancing, Hooper Aerialist, Mime, Clown, and more !!
Enjoy this French Holiday Tradition in the beautiful gardens at Cornerstone Sonoma

Le Cirque de Bohème is an intimate gathering limited to 140 guests per show under the charming tent in the gardens at Cornerstone.

A portion of all ticket sales to benefit The Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance.

tickets available

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