The Man with the Hat (San Francisco)

  • Date and Time: July 14 - July 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Format: Event
  • Location:
    Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA
  • Tickets: Buy tickets or RSVP

The Man with the Hat

A Celebration of Larry Harvey’s Life and Legacy

Please join us for what will be a wonderful event, and participate in its creation! Will Chase and Rosalie Barnes, in partnership with Burning Man Project, bring you The Man with the Hat: A Celebration of Larry Harvey’s Life and Legacy (1948–2018), at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

On this special evening, we will celebrate Larry Harvey’s life, legacy and influence, through storytelling, live music and performance, videos, and audience participation. A memorial “art offering” altar will be displayed at the event for people to contribute to, which will ultimately be burned in Black Rock City.

Please join us for what will be a wonderful event, and participate in its creation!


Come dressed in whatever beautiful outfit your heart desires!


Tickets: Donation-Based General Admission Tickets

Proceeds go to the Burning Man Project’s Larry Harvey Art and Philosophy Fund, supporting art projects, philosophical endeavors, and other work that reflects Larry’s love of new ideas.


6:30 pm – Doors open to public

7:30 pm – Show Starts

10:00 pm – Show Ends

11:00 pm – Doors close



Jerry James (Built the original Man with Larry)
Stewart & Bryan Harvey (Larry’s brother and nephew)
Brian Doherty (author of “Burning Man: New American Underground”)
Miss P Segal (Cacophony Society, Writer)
Kate Raudenbush (Sculptor, Burning Man Artist)
Flash Hopkins (Slum Lord, Satan, and Star of Building DaVinci)
Andrew Johnstone (Designer and Builder of the Man)
Jennifer Raiser (Author of “Burning Man Art on Fire”)
Coyote Nose (Burning Man Storytelling Fellow)
and Special Guests




Black Rock City Lamplighters – Opening Procession, Bad Unkl Sista – Golden Comedy/Tragedy Statues, Conspiracy of Beards – Chorus, Andrew Johnstone – Bagpipes, Caveat Magister and Kyle Swarthout – “Hallelujah”, Dr. Abacus – House Band, Extra Action Marching Band – Themselves; Dancers – Kitty Conlon, Tina Liu and #TheLanternGirls





Lake of Dreams – Roy 2000; Home – Stefan Spins; Radical Ritual – Long Now Foundation; Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock – Damon Brown/Mike Wilson; Remembering Larry Harvey – Burning Man; Oh the Places You’ll Go – Ted Shots; and Special Surprises





Classic and lesser-known photographs capturing Larry’s life and legacy.





Altar on Mezzanine by Dana Albany, Altar on Street by Dana Albany, Andrew Johnstone, Rosalie Barnes, Flash Hopkins.