BAY AREA SPECIAL EVENTS
Long after the playa fires have died, the flame burns on inside us all. Special events year-round bring burners together to fan that flame in the same spirit of creativity, eccentricity, and community. The San Francisco Bay Area is a hotbed of burner activity, and the events produced by Burning Man are just the spark igniting the fire.
2012 Bay Area Burning Man Special Events
|1/12 Th||Burning Man Presents: Art Grant Q&A + Art Lounge Mixer 5:30-9PM|
|1/14 Sat||Esprit Park Gardening Day w/SF Dept Recreation & Parks – 10AM-1PM|
Burning Man Project & Burners Without Borders Present:
"How To Survive the Apocalypse on $20 and What You Have
in Your Junk Drawer - Disaster preparedness workshop"
on 15th floor of 995 Market
Burning Man Presents BURNAL EQUINOX:
The Strange & Marvelous Experiment
7pm-3:45am at Public Works, 161 Erie Street, SF, CA 94103
Burning Man Presents: Newbie Orientation at the BMHQ Participation Day
995 Market Street
|4/21 Sat||Burning Man Project supports Central Market clean up w/Supervisor Kim|
Burning Man Project Presents: A hands-on LNT Aluminun Can Art Demo
by Danny Mac and the Dragon Smelter art crew - Earth Day SF
|5/9 Wed||Burning Man Project Presents: Blogging & Creating Facebook Pages for Artists + Mini-workshops in support of Maker Month!|
|6/2 Sat||Possible Burning Man Project workshop - TBA|
|6/21||Burning Man Presents…Desert Art Preview Artist Lecture Series|
Burning Man Project Presents: NO SPECTATOR’S DAY
– Interactive scavenger hunt in Central Market + globally
|8/27-9/3||BURNING MAN 2012 - in the Black Rock Desert, NV|
|9/21-10/14||Burning Man Project to participate in “24 Days of Art on Market”|
|10/7||Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE!|
|10/12||Burning Man Project participation in “2 Blocks of Art on 6th St” - 4PM-8PM|
|10/21||Mid-Market Sunday Streets participation. Possible Burning Man Project workshop + neighborhood clean-up - TBA|
|11/14||Burning Man Project Presents: Recycle Your Life re-gifting workshop. We hope to combine with a crafting workshop and one or more social service agency needs in SF.|
|12/8 or 12/15||Burning Man Project Workshop – TBA|
On 5/19/12 there will be a BRAF fundraiser Spring event
@ The Phoenix Hotel ART PAD event.
|November:||Stay tuned for the BRAF Artumnal Gathering|
To find out about other Decoms and Regional Events in a city near you, see: http://regionals.burningman.com and click on a city near you!
While preparing for the playa, take a moment to plan how your art will make it to a local Decom or other regional event. That's right! Take your art on the road and keep the fires burning year-round - pARTicipate!
For the latest news about major burner happenings in the SF area, we invite you to join our SF Announce List by filling out a volunteer questionnaire. You might also consider the Squid List for a broad range of burner-inspired and non-burner events. To communicate burner events worldwide, our calendars offer a community resource. Also, connect with your regional contact (many have active discussion or announce lists) or visit the appropriate regional bulletin board on the Eplaya.
Pre-Compression and Decompression are just two ways the Burning Man organization is bringing the Black Rock to the Bay year-round. Everyone's invited, so come participate in the fun! To volunteer or support an event with art, performance, or other creative/logistical resources, please email flambe(at)burningman.com.
There will also be a number of workshops and smaller events throughout the year. Subscribe to sanfrancisco-announce-subscribe(at)burningman.com to find out about those events as they are scheduled