SF Burnal Equinox 2017 – San Francisco

  • Date and Time: March 04, 2017
  • Format: Event
  • Location:
    Public Works
    161 Erie St, SF, CA 94103 (between Division & 14th St in the Mission)

Burning Man presents…

SF BURNAL EQUINOX art salon & mixer!

Saturday, March 4
Doors open early for special programming!
6pm – 4am @ Public Works
161 Erie St, SF, CA 94103 (between Division & 14th St in the Mission)

21+ over
$15 from 6pm – 7pm at the door
$20 advance sale (Ticket link will be added here shortly)
$25 7pm-2am
$30 after 2am
No ins and outs.

Art • Music • Performance • Theme Camps • Laughter • You!

Burning Man is thrilled to put out the call to YOU to participate in creating the Burnal Equinox 2017 Salon to encourage arts collaboration in the Bay Area and celebrate the mid-point in our Burning Year!

“When the world becomes too serious, humor is the best way to pull the rug from beneath our senses and restore our footing in the world.”
— The Ancient Puppet Oracle of Lost Socks

This year’s Burnal Equinox theme will focus on HUMOR and rituals related to it. Humor comes in many forms and is an essential part of human survival, social dialogue, play, and innovation. Humor can reveal truths, change perspectives, open minds, and pave the way for understanding and deeper human experience. At a time when there has been grief, trauma and fear, we will respond by creating a safe and sacred creative playground for humor, laughter, and perseverance to unfold.

Calling artists and humorists of every conceivable kind, whether theme camp based, artistic, musical, workshop, or mash-up thereof–especially puppets! Help create absurd, comical, ironic, sarcastic, slapstickian, surprising, incongruous, and pun-ny experiences, and encourage other participants to do the same! There will, of course, also be all the things you normally love about Burnal Equinox, including a full range of human expression, art, socializing and dancing.

New this year! We are adding an early evening component you will not want to miss: The Intra-Psychic Puppet Dinner Theatre*, featuring wise (cracking) puppet oracles and dinner companions, a Sock Puppet Creation Station, The Altar of Missing Socks (bring your offerings), and much more! If you are a puppeteer, we would love for you to join us for this special part of the evening.

*Brought to you by The People’s Papal DIY Hand Puppet Emporium of Prophecy and Absurditum

Interested in sharing your sound camp or Theme Camp, your art, or finding creative collaborators?

Email flambelounge@burningman.org

Performers, DJs, Puppeteers, etc. should complete this form to be considered. No fire at this venue, but all else: fill it out in Google Forms.

To volunteer: Fill out the Volunteer Form or email SEvolunteers@burningman.org.

Homeless Care Pack Info:

Won’t you make your participation extra meaningful!

One of the principles of Burning Man is: Gifting. Please consider helping those less fortunate by contributing several items from the list below. The best result will be achieved if people bring at least one item from Group A, or a bag of items from Group B. Backpacks and other supplies will be provided by Burning Man and distributed to the homeless with love and care by members of our volunteer Community Events Team.

There will be no special discount for participating in the backpack program for the homeless. However, if you’d like a discounted entry price you can purchase your tickets early or arrive between 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm for the special early program — which you really don’t want to miss, anyway!   : )

THANK YOU SO MUCH for being part of the success of this effort to help the homeless. You rock!

Burnal Backpack Items Request List


New Socks (packages of at least 3 pair) – men’s size 10-13 is most common, women’s size 9-11; put each pair in a Ziploc bag.  Socks are usually thrown away once they get too dirty to wear as most homeless do not have access to laundry services.

New Underwear (packages of at least 3) – men’s boxers size M/L or Large; women’s basic brief size L(8-9), or XL(10); any color, cotton or cotton blend.  Just like the socks, once they get too dirty to wear they are usually thrown away.

Tarp (1) – 6 ft x 8 ft tarps any color works but green and brown colors are best. 



Toiletries:  Your choice of 5 items from the list below

Note: liquid items should be no larger than 8 oz each. When it gets too heavy it’s a burden to move and can get tossed.

  • Wet wipes – like the kind most of us use on playa
  • Disposable twin-blade razors and shave cream
  • Feminine personal hygiene items: tampons, panty-liners, pads, etc.
  • Antibiotic ointment or cream – any size tube
  • Toothbrush – soft bristles as many homeless have severe dental concerns
  • Toothpaste – tarter control is always good
  • Soap – Liquid soap is best (a pure castille soap is preferred for multiple uses)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner – combo items are great
  • Hand Sanitizer – no floral scents
  • Lotion – skin calming or extra moisturizing is helpful