JRS VOLUME #8; ISSUE #29b
Today you’ll find out more about events including: Burning Man/Crubible Fire Arts Foundation, Spaghetti Western/Kosshkingdom, Awe to Action Conference, Dream Circus, LA regional precompression, other things in Philly, LA and on the East Coast.
FIRE ARTS FESTIVAL FIRE ARTS FESTIVAL WHAT THE HECK?
The Maid Marian-Jack Rabbit has come out of seclusion to let everyone know about some fun, fabulous and important upcoming events. This is your ALL EVENTS JRS. I’m MOST excited about the FIRE ARTS FESTIVAL which is being presented by Burning Man and the Crucible crucible.org from Wednesday, July 7 to Sunday, July 11. It’s a “holy-shit” kind of event/s, with Thursday 7/6 night being a gala fundraiser (see below) for the Black Rock Arts Foundation blackrockarts.org and the Crucible. If you thought you might make a trip to SF this summer, this is the weekend to do it. BUT… before I tell you more about that event…
First all: a friendly reminder. If you have a theme camp fundraiser, please use the Burning Man year-round calendar. The JRS has a world-wide audience, and we just isn’t able to post all the event requests we receive.
Bay Area folks, subscribe to the sanfrancisco-announce list via: sanfrancisco-announce-subscribe where we DO post Bay Area events including Theme Camp fundraisers and other miscellaneous events as suits our whim. Thanks to the ever-lovin’ Bex for sitting at the helm of this announce list.
THIS WEEKEND: JUNE 25-27.
For instance, if I was looking for something to do this weekend (June 25-27) A quick visit to the Burning Man web site’s Year Round Calendar (see above URL) would yield info on events in Los Angeles with a Dream Circus, or in Philly, or in my favorite city San Francisco with this Saturday’s Theme Camp fundraiser with Spaghetti Western and Kooshkingdom kooshkingdom.com which will have DJs from Space Lounge and Space Cowboys… and speaking of Space Cowboys… if you were out at the Temple of Gravity on Thursday night last year… when their mobile sound system came by… ah… Anyway, I’ve included some basic info on this last one below.
NO problem finding something to do over July 4th weekend either! Those of you on the volunteer-announce@ list and the dpw-announce@ already know about the big work weekend for the Project. (one can get the inside scoop on volunteer and paid opportunities by filling out a volunteer questionnaire and being placed on the volunteer-announce@) LA, San Diego, So. Cal. folks have a Regional Pre-Compression event as a July 4th option la-burningman.com/burn-4th-info.htm with some info below. Or NYC folks can attend a fundraiser for a Burning Man bound artist wolflambmusic.com/psi.
Not ONLY is there the Fire Arts Festival (July Wed. 7- Sun. 11) AND Black Rock Arts Foundation/Crucible gala fundraiser (Thursday July 8th) in Oakland, CA. See MORE info below and blackrockarts.org or crucible.org OR burningman.com !!! But there’s also the Awe to Action Conference awetoaction.org in San Francisco which will include a conversation between John Perry Barlow and Larry Harvey moderated by writer Eric Davis. Other burners involved are mentioned below including Brian Behlendorf, Marian, Harley and ActionGrl. North Bay (Calif.) burners have a one-day Burning Man Film Festival as an option on Sunday, July 11 join their announce list at: northbay-announce-subscribe.
2004 FIRE ARTS FESTIVAL BENEFIT GALA
We are proud to announce The 2004 Fire Arts Festival Benefit Gala, in support of the artistic aims of the Black Rock Arts Foundation and the educational programs of The Crucible. The event is July 8, from 6:30 PM till 10:30 PM and is being held at The Crucible, 1260 7th St, Oakland California 94607.
The Benefit Gala is the premiere event of Fire Arts Festival 2004 – a collaboration between Burning Man and The Crucible spanning four days & three nights in celebration of outstanding artistry in the mediums of fire and light. Please join us for this special evening of lively conversation, delectable hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, studio demonstrations, groundbreaking performances by the best the Bay Area has to offer and a special sneak preview of the Fire Arts Arena.
The evening will begin in the Crucible’s arts facility where you can meet the board members of BRAF and the Crucible and talk with fellow art community members. Harley Dubois will hold a special ceremony announcing BRAF’s 2004 grant recipients following comments by Larry Harvey and Michael Sturtz of The Crucible. The Crucible’s faculty will execute a thrilling live bronze pour that will initiate an awe-inspiring procession to the Fire Arts Arena, marking the official opening of the Fire Arts Festival.
Artists and performers featured throughout the night include Burning Ideas, Capacitor, Michael Christian, Paul Da Plumber, Mark Deutsche, Fire Arts Collective, Fire Conclave, Flaming Lotus Girls, Wally Glenn, Bob Hoffman, HypKnowTron by Gaspo, Infinite Kaos, Kabari, Scott Kildall, Kook Troupe, Le Fiebre featuring Fyrstorm, Marisa Lenhardt, Light Fantastic, Mutaytor, Phoenix Rising, RELartivity, Christopher Schardt, Jack Schroll, David Sloves, Nate Smith, Charlie Smith, Kal Spelletich of Seemen, Michael Sturtz, Sun Brothers, Therm, Vau de Vire Society, Buzz Volker, DJ Vordo, Kasia Wojnarski, members of Xeno, and more!
EVENING SCHEDULE THURSDAY JULY 8, 2004
6:30PM Fine hors d’oeuvres and wines
7:30PM Welcome: Michael Sturtz of The Crucible
8:00PM Burning Man’s Larry Harvey comments
8:25PM Award Ceremony of 2004 BRAF Grant Recipients
9:15PM Live Bronze Pour
9:30PM Procession to the Fire Arts Arena
9:45PM Sneak Preview of the 2004 Fire Arts Arena
And Premiere performances throughout the evening!
Tickets for this special Gala are $125 ($75 is tax deductible). Proceeds benefit the artistic aims of BRAF and The Crucible in support of interactive public art & The Crucible’s education programs. This is a 21 & up event.
To RSVP, email rsvp or call 510.444.0919 x20.
For more information about this event, contact Jess at jess or call 415.626.1248.
For more information about the 2004 Fire Arts Festival and details about The Crucible, please visit thecrucible.org/calendar/faf_04.html.
Awe to Action Conference – Saturday, July 10th, San Francisco
On Saturday, July 10th you can spend the day enjoying talks by a number of prominent Burners. There’s a conversation between Larry Harvey and John Perry Barlow, a talk by Brian Behlendorf and break-out sessions such as “The Other 51 Weeks of the Year” moderated by a local Burning Man journalist and featuring Larry Harvey, Marian Goodell, Harley Dubois and Andie Grace at the “Awe to Action Conference: A day of exploration and dialog.”
Thanks to burners Ian Rhett and Robert Jesse (also a presenter) for asking Burning Man to be involved in this interesting conference.
From the Awe to Action awetoaction.org web site:
“You are invited to join an inspiring gathering of scholars, scientists, spiritual practitioners, artists, community leaders and awestruck visionaries of every kind in a day of exploration and dialogue. Plenary and panel presentations by Huston Smith, internationally recognized author of The World’s Religions; Larry Harvey, founder of the Burning Man Festival; and many others are combined with dozens of breakout/discussion sessions and experiential explorations for you to share and create.
This unique event is presented by the Council on Spiritual Practices and the UCLA Working Group on Awe-Inspiring Experiences. It is supported by the Templeton Foundation and the Metanexus Institute, and cosponsored by the California Institute of Integral Studies and the Association for Transpersonal Psychology.”
COME 2 the KOOSH KARNIVAL!!!
Saturday June 26th @ Studio Z (314 11th street San Francisco CA)
Open 9: PM – 3: AM
Spaghetti Western Camp has been feeding Burners since 2001. Now with the help of Koosh Kingdom, we are building a mobile spaghetti kitchen devoted to making sure hundreds of people get at least one warm dinner on the Playa this year. Help us raise funds for Spaghetti, Sauce and Such by partying down at our very first KOOSH KARNIVAL!!!
Dance Music, Magic Acts, Trapeze Performances & Raffle Prizes ALL NIGHT LONG!!!
Shissla (Space Lounge, Lotus)
Mancub (Space Cowboys)
J-rgen (Thumpfunk Heavy Beats)
Andreas (Humbolt) Burnon
Aerial Trapeze Acts: ZEINA ASFOUR
plus performances by the FIRST ARTS COLLECTIVE & magic by B-RAD the MIND BENDING MAGICIAN!!!
Great great great Raffle Prizes (listed at raffle.kooshkingdom.com)
And of course more KOOSH PEOPLE in one place than ever before witnessed outside of BLACK ROCK CITY!!!
**All of this AND MORE for only $10**
get advanced tickets at:
get directions at: studioz.tv
and get excited by visiting: kooshkingdom.com
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LA/SOCAL’S BURN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY! – JULY 3-4
BURN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY! THE BURNING MAN L.A. PRE-COMPRESSION PARTY
Will take place about 45 minutes outside of SAN DIEGO on July 3rd and 4th. Proceeds will be donated to the Black Rock Arts Foundation (BRAF) blackrockarts.org, and the LA – Burning Man Regional community.
Saturday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 4th: $30 presale, ($50 at the gate) Pre-sale tickets are now available on the LABM website, and will end Thursday, July 1st. After that date, tickets will only be available at the gate. To purchase your tickets now, please go to:
MUCH MORE INFO and CALL FOR PARTICIPATION at
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