JRS Volume #5; Issue #14

JRS/5:14/05.10.01 EVENTS EDITION

Yes, again. This addendum to the Jack Rabbit Speaks brings you some upcoming events relating to Burning Man and our community. So many great things going on, they just wouldn’t all fit in one JRS!




*** The Crystal Palace Costume Ball ***
*** (presented by Firetown) ***

Bring out your silver, glitter, sequins, iridescents, or any form of regal attire – crystalline accoutrements encouraged!

8pm – 2am, Friday, May 11th, Broadway Studios.
345 Broadway near Montgomery, SF
Tickets online $15, at the door $18 or $15 with costume.

Masterful musicians hailing from many tribes converge on two stages. Psychophysical stimulation includes: futuristic gypsy surf rockabilly, groove oriented avant-jazz, experimental space rock, downtempo, trance, jungle, and more…

  • Transmission
  • The Phenomenauts
  • X-tra Action marching band
  • Kill the Robots
  • Sync, Synthetic
  • DJ Freya/MC Linzee
  • DJ Shakatura
  • DJ Vordo

Kaleidoscopic art and video projections to dazzle the mind and eye…

  • VJ UBIK – Video Hacker
  • Thrall, VJ Kyle
  • Rainbow Puddle Liquid Light
  • The CrystalWater Chandelier
  • Luminous Textures by Alice
  • Images of the Burn by StephStuph & Marcus

Also: 3 Bars, Food, Massage Station, and Lovers Lounge cuddle space. Arrive early for dinner and 3D Surrealist Twister!

This is a fundraiser for the Crystal Palace, our artspace at Burning Man 2001. For more info and to buy advance tickets visit www.CrystalPalaceParty.com . Event may sell out – get your tickets early!



Don’t forget this Saturday May 12 is the party / gathering / benefit for Rocket Bob (Reno area art car genius, who suffered a stroke this spring) at Interpretive Gardens. Time is 4 pm to midnight. Place is 7777 White Fir St. (West Forth -> south on Woodland -> east on White Fir) Six bands plan to show up (Bag Pier Cyrus Luciano, The Atomics, Mad Scientist Club, Monkey Sauce, Surf Lords and Well Hung Barbarians). Sounds like it’s going to be a real dustup!

Kaki (359 3369) and Susan (747 2889) are still taking donations for the raffle and auction. They have some pretty cool stuff thus far so bring your purse and plan to take home that once-in-a-lifetime purchase that will, besides amazing your friends, help Bob with his bills.


From Debbie petting zoo, LA:

Bliss 2

BLISS is back…
… and this time, we’re taking Burning Man back to the beach….
Endless Bliss

Saturday, May 19, 2001
Directions and Details @ 310.358.7338

Catch the perfect wave as we manifest BLISS through dance, performance art and sensual expression.
DJs, Drinks, Performance, Fashion

Dress In Fluorescent Beach Attire

$15 With Tropical Costume
$20 Without
Doors open 9:00 PM
21 and Over with ID

Multiple Rooms
Full Bar and Beach Snacks


  • Sacred (Sammy Khorchid)
  • Gabriel D Vine
  • DJ Myke
  • Charles in Charge
  • Live Performance
  • Psychosurfoxtic sounds of the Sir Smooge Orchestra
  • Flaming Hoola Hoops (Orbital Bliss)
  • Spoken Word by Sariah
  • “Alan Ginsberg in Trance”
  • Champa 51


  • Couch Surfing
  • Fire Spinning
  • Black Light Body Painting
  • 3D Fluorescent Twister
  • UV Volleyball
  • Beach Blanket Go Go Dancers
  • and so much more…

“E lauhoe mai na wa’a; pae aku i ka ‘aina”

Just over the horizon….
July 21st …same location, “A Mid Summer Nite…”

“If it doesn’t make you come….Make someone else come”


A BICYCLE TREASURE HUNT IV–open to all Burners!

On Saturday, May 19th, the entire Island of Alameda (next to Oakland) will be turned into one giant playground for cycle sleuthing. You, or better yet, your top notch playa team will be velo hunting through the enchanting, mysterious and bike-friendly (hill-free!) Island of Alameda for some very cool prizes.

You will be enjoying an afternoon of riding a bicycle (recumbent, tandem, unicycle?) while having having fun solving some very creative clues. Please visit http://www.bayhunt.org (best way) or call 510 FEM-BOTS “*1” for the low down. Inquire about the JackRabbitSpeaks discount for your team.

Joe “PlayaFish” Carroll

PS If you are an artist/actor and wish to be involved behind the scenes in helping create one of the many unique clue sites, e- mail artists(at)bayhunt(dot)org



What are you doing Memorial Day?

Coming to Texas?


How many days til Flipside? Wow! Only 15 days until the gates of our fair city open!

The Stranger stands tall…

If you haven’t bought your ticket yet, now is the time. Please visit http://www.burnaustin.org/flipside/tickets/tickets.html You only have 3 days to get your letter postmarked, if you plan to mail in a check (May 12 is that deadline!)

If you plan to buy via PayPal, you have 10 days (that deadline is May 19).

Advance tickets are $45, but tickets at the gate will be $60! Unfortunately, we will probably sell out at the gate, so if you aren’t planning to arrive early, an advance ticket is your best bet, even if you don’t mind shelling out an extra $15.

A note about Will Call:

Mail-in orders after 5/7, and PayPal orders after 5/12, will be held at Will Call. You’ll need to show a picture ID to pick up your tickets.

Alrighty! Look forward to seeing you in Pyropolis!

Austin Artistic Reconstruction LLC



Blast Furnace II ~ now with THEME!

“Playa Style”

Playa style is pretty wide open!
You have a lot of room to be creative.

What do some people think Playa Style is?
Here are some ideas you can jump off from:

When you’re planning your costume, tap into the dreams you have had:
Playa Style might be costumes made of saran wrap, found materials, old marching band uniforms, maybe tin foil. It might be animal, vegtable or mineral. Could be meat, could be fish. Could be “meatfish.”
When you think about how it might look:
Playa style might mean building a palace out of things that you found on the road, on the street, stuff that thrift stores were giving away.

Playa style is dreams of those Beaches and Deserts where your friends are, and we can all play.

Playa style is easy going in the heat, it is warm in the cold.

You are Playa Style!

Bring it on this June 2, 2001
211 Pearl Street
NEW YORK, NY, 10038-4916
between John Street and Maiden Lane

click here for an online map

There will be two prices:
A price for the Costumed,
and one for the Not Costumed*

*notes: “French” is not a costume in and of itself. Wearing a suit and saying that you are “boring” will not pass for a costume. Please create something fun.

Blast Furnace II will probably run 8pm till 4am
We will send you a reminder with the exact times and prices. Start planning you costume NOW!

Blast Furnace Two is a production to support S.E.A.L. S.E.A.L. stands for “Society for Experimental Arts and Learning” S.E.A.L. is a group of people who are sometimes like-minded, sometimes not, who have ONE burning desire. We’re forming a not-for-profit to provide space and resources for artists and we do other things.

S.E.A.L. is open to you if you want to help. Same with BLAST FURNACE. Your warm body is welcome in our puppy-pile anytime. Please contact one of the co-producers of the event if you want more info on how YOU can get involved.

Cory ~ Ladymerv(at)mail.flyingpan(dot)com
and Q ~ imq(at)mail.houseofindulgence(dot)com



You are cordially invited to burn and be reborn this summer at the second annual Phoenix Festival..

The Phoenix Festival is three days of art, fire, music, and mayhem created by the meeting of mad and brilliant minds such as yours. Your creativity, energy, magic, and madness make the Festival what it is. Come play! Come create!

Do you have a crazy idea for something to add? Art? Music? Performance? Experimental structure? Interactive reality? Bring it on! The Phoenix Festival is your stage, your canvas, your testing grounds! We’ll provide the basic amenities, but it’s up to you to make the madness happen.

Tickets are now on sale. Prices will rise between now and the event, so purchase early! More information is available at http://www.phoenixfest.com or email mez(at)phoenixfest(dot)com



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