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JRS VOLUME #11; ISSUE #9b

Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 11, Issue 9b
April 10, 2007

Aaaand we're back. I know, it's been...hours!

And I have to rub my eyes and make sure I'm reading that counter on Burningman.com correctly ....ulp. Yep. 144 days until Burning Man. That's what's known as a gross, which is a lot when you're counting bottle rockets, but not very many when you're counting days until we burn. Whoa.

And there is SO much going on in this, the year of the Green Man. You've just seen the art grants (wow, right?) - but that's just the tip of the iceberg! Folks, say hello to this weekend's OPEN HOUSE/GREEN HOUSE/BEACH HOUSE event in San Francisco - your chance to plug in and get involved with building Black Rock City this year, AND to participate in some wild and wooly mindshare with hundreds of other folks seeking and sharing new ways to Green the Burn...PLUS the launch of the amazing Ocean Beach Fire Pits later that night to warm up the American coastline with Burning Man art! That's the very first item below - can you believe all that good stuff in just one day? Don't miss out.

But that's not all that's going on; April, it seems, is an incredibly busy month on the proverbial Big Burning Calendar, with the start of walk-in ticket outlet sales (new - even more outlets!), projects gearing up (check out Participate! for just a few), and super-smoking-hot Regional and Events/Happenings sections for you to peruse. We're especially eager to share the news of TOAST! the Arizona burn - just FIVE DAYS left to get those tix.... and DARK SKIES - SINGULARITY, the Southwest Regional Burn near Las Vegas...just to name a few... Washington DC gets in on the action with a Burning Man film fest this month too...there's too much going on out there to do it justice with just one paragraph, so check out all the happenings below!

Also, the Playa Restoration folks took a minute to share with you their tricks and tools of the trade, AND we've got a friendly reminder about Plants at Burning Man. PLUS MORE. Seriously. In short, a supremely news-packed second half of this week's JRS.

BUT before you move to that....

Remember in JRS V11:#8 when we told you to save the date for May 5? On that day, Burners Without Borders (and that means you, even if you don't know it yet!) will share the second annual Cinco De Playa Worldwide Beach/Park Cleanup Day. Burners will be joining together in their home towns to conduct organized beach and park cleanups - synchronized with others all over the world! BWB's first Cinco De Playa last year cleaned up beaches in five states and three continents; this year, by partnering with the regional network, we want to reach even farther.

Here's how you can take part in this worldwide event: contact your local regional, if you have one, to check if there's a beach or park cleanup already underway in your area. Not sure if you have a regional? Visit http://regionals.burningman.com So far we've heard tell of several planned cleanups (and of course a lot of fun to go along with the work), from Coney Island in NY, to Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, to a Cincinatti riverfront -- lots of Regional groups have taken up the charge and are planning to participate in this fun civic event.

If your region HASN'T planned anything yet, maybe YOU know a perfect local spot that can use some attention, and you can share it with your regional and head up a local effort. All you need is some trash bags and an announcement on your local list to get the fire started. Don't have a regional? Don't let that stop you! Organize your friends and campmates and let us know what you're up to.

Check out the page at http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org/issues/archive/current-projects-1/copy_of_ocean-beach-clean-ups

for more information on this worldwide collaborative event...we'll look forward to hearing about yours!

Lastly, please remember, if you've got an item for the Jack Rabbit, read the footer of this newsletter for how to submit, or how to unsubscribe. Just replying to this email is a good way to get lost in the shuffle! SEE BELOW for instructions.

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**BRC NEWS**
BURNING MAN OPEN HOUSE, GREEN HOUSE & BEACH HOUSE 4.14.07 SF, CA
TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS - 2007 WALK IN OUTLETS!
ARE YOU A GEEK or ARTIST WHO BRINGS WIRELESS/'NET TECHNOLOGY TO THE PLAYA?
MEDIA REGISTRATION 2007: NOW OPEN!
REMINDER: REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE FOR BURNERS LOST
PLAYA RESTORATION TEACHES YOU THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE
A REMINDER ABOUT PLANTS AT BURNING MAN
RAT'S RENTAL BIKES - LIMITED SUPPLY, ACT NOW!
BOOK PROJECT/MUSEUM EXHIBITION SEEKS AUTHORS OF PAST "TALES FROM THE PLAYA"

**PARTICIPATE!**
ATTENTION MUSICIANS AND POTENTIAL GROUPIES - JOIN THE BURNING BAND!
CARNE ARMADA NEEDS YOUR PLAYA SHIPS!!!
HOPE FLOWER AND FEAR TRAP: SEEKING GOOD FOOTAGE

**REGIONALS CORNER**
BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL - DC/VA - ARLINGTON VA 4.28.07
TOAST! THE 6TH ANNUAL ARIZONA REGIONAL BURN MAY 3-6, ARIZONA
INTERFUSE: THE MIDWEST REGIONAL BURN MAY 3-6, MISSOURI
AFRIKA BURNS FUNDRAISER IN OAKLAND, CA MAY 5
DARK SKIES - SOUTHERN NV/SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BURN MAY 17-20 - NEVADA

**EVENTS AND HAPPENINGS**
RENO - SUPER FUN FUNDRAISER EVENT "IN SPACE"!! 4/14 Reno, NV

ADMIN/ON AND OFF THIS THING
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BURNING MAN OPEN HOUSE, GREEN HOUSE & BEACH HOUSE 4.14.07 SF, CA

Three Burner-ific Events in One Radically Fun Day!

OPEN HOUSE: Learn How To Help Create Black Rock City
GREEN HOUSE: Find Out How to Green the Burn and the World
BEACH HOUSE: Inaugurate the New Ocean Beach Burn Platforms

Saturday April 14, 11AM to 3PM - Revised Time
Burning Man Headquarters - 1900 3rd St. @ 16th, SF
Then off to Ocean Beach for the 7PM Fire (Artists' fire pits to be dedicated at stairwells 15-21. Meet at Stairwell 18 to start)
Free, of course! Leave no trace.

In celebration of this year's theme "the Green Man", our annual Burning Man Open House and Volunteer Recruitment Day will feature a major Green House theme to help you green your burn!

As in prior years, this is your chance to meet the coordinators of our City, and learn how you can become one of the 3,000+ volunteers that create it. This year, we're adding a complete green fair, with an eco-fashion show, alternative energy demonstrations and presentations, a 'trashion' workshop, solar cooking, green art, and a whole lot more! Even our annual pot luck and BBQ social will be earth-friendly.

THEN....it all began at the beach, so after the event, we'll all head to Ocean Beach to fire up the new burn platforms!! What burn platforms, you ask? Maybe you missed: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/22/MNGDROPM781.DTL_

Don't forget, the Burn Platform project STILL NEEDS HELP: http://www.burnerswithoutborders.org/global-action/bay-area-bwb/fire-pits-on-ocean-beach

Come enjoy the OPEN HOUSE/GREEN HOUSE/BEACH HOUSE! Plan to spend the entire day at BMHQ, because like the playa, there will be a LOT going on! Here's just a sampling:

- Solar Stage - Biofuels presentations, Green Man Puppet Performance, Inconvenient Truth Talk, the Tri-clops Monstrosity Band, and more!

- Green pot luck - eat lunch earth-friendly: BYO reusable or composting cups, plates, and utensils, along with organic food to share. (Yep, we compost here at BMHQ, and use biodegradable plates and cups! Please use the green bins!)

11AM-12PM: How to be a green burner - eco-workshops, presentations, and demonstrations on the solar powered stage plus green vehicles, eco-carnival, solar ovens, biodiesel distillation, grey water works, green art and the Solar Death Ray 2000!

12-3PM: Volunteer resource tables open - meet the volunteer coordinators from over 20 departments that organize our creative chaos into our city. Ask them anything...like how their department is going green! From Greeters to Artery to DPW to Rangers to Playa Info to DMV to the Geek Squad, we fuel our city on participation. WE need YOU to be part of WE to make the dream real! You'll never be the same...

- Ongoing green demonstrations indoors and out: Check out the Trashion Bee, the Friends of Black Rock, green lighting and videos, displays on how to be green, the National LNT traveling trainers - even a hydrogen-fueled rocket! Bring old sheets, socks, pants, sweaters, shirts and swatches to create a MOOP bag or playa outfit at the Bee.

- TICKETS: get the last of the $250 TICKETS! Burning Man 2007's $250 tickets are nearly sold out -- but you can buy them during the Open House in person from MeanBean. Just look for the Boy Scout! Cash only.

2PM: Eco-fashion show - get your trashion on the stage, or be trashy playarazzi!!!

THEN....

3PM: Leave no trace at BMHQ. Head toward Ocean Beach...consider meeting at the Beach Chalet back patio for cocktails and a bite to eat.

7 PM - OCEAN BEACH: Cruise over to the Burn Platform inauguration at Ocean Beach and celebrate the installation of these incredible pieces of Burning Man art right here in San Francisco!

We've been trusted with this beach -- PLEASE treat it as well as you would the OTHER playa. Since the Park Service is not requiring permits for this large gathering, there will be Park Rangers present. ** Please leave alcohol/glass behind.** Bring some wood and enjoy the fire!

HELP WITH THE BIG DAY...roles are open if you'd like to lend a hand! Write kachinakatrina (at) burningman (dot) com
1. Table & share resources for being a green burner and sign people up for info or volunteering
2. Stage hands
3. Clean up
4. Set-up (show up Friday, and 9am day of event)
5. Signage- all around & eco-retrofitted RV/ Busses

April 14th is a day of climate change action/awareness events across the country, so don't be a spectator - become a participant! It's a great way to meet everyone, become more connected to the Burning Man community, and preserve the planet. Why not start by leaving your car at home? BMHQ is served by the NEW SF Muni T-THIRD streetcar service, Mariposa Street stop. Scheduled to open April 7th - see http://www.sfmta.com

To help with green RVs, trashion, eco-performances, demonstrations, other Green House resources or staging/logistics, please contact Karina (at) burningman (dot) com To volunteer for the Man, sign up now at http://www.burningman.com/participate/volunteer.html

See you at BMHQ!!!

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TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS - 2007 WALK IN OUTLETS!

All tickets available at walk in outlets are $280 each, with no additional service charges. Outlets accept Cash or Money Order/Cashier's Check (made out to Burning Man) ONLY! All payment must be made in US Dollars. No Credit or Debit Cards, and absolutely No Personal Checks!

(ALSO! Burning Man 2007's $250 tickets are nearly sold out -- but you can buy them during the 4.14.07 Open House - see listing above - in person from MeanBean. Just look for the Boy Scout! Cash only.)

We are pleased to announce the following locations as the walk-in Ticket Outlets for 2007! We've added some exciting new locations this year!

Please remember that our Outlets are all independent businesses run by members of our community, and they aren't making a fee for their sale of tickets - so treat them with kindness and respect. Their businesses were chosen because they are active members of our community and their stores have wonderful supplies for Burning Man. All of their information is listed below, and they all have tickets. Please do not burden our outlets with phone calls; they cannot hold tickets for you and they cannot answer any questions about Burning Man.

***RENO, NV***

THE MELTING POT
1049 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat. 11:00am-6:00pm, Sun.
12:00pm-5:00pm

***SACRAMENTO, CA***

CHEAP THRILLS/ZOOTS
1209 21st Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
HOURS: Sun.-Fri. 10:00am-6:00pm, Sat. 10:00am-7:00pm

***BERKELEY, CA***

BERKELEY HAT COMPANY
2510 Telegraph Avenue (near the corner of Dwight)
Berkeley, CA 94704
Mon.-Thurs. 10:30am-6:00pm, Fri. & Sat. 10:30am-6:30pm, Sun.
12:00pm-5:30pm

***SAN FRANCISCO, CA***

DISTRACTIONS
1552 Haight Street (between Ashbury and Clayton)
San Francisco, CA 94117
Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-7:00pm, Fri. & Sat. 11:30am-8:00pm

SPORTS BASEMENT - Two Locations in SF!
1415 16th Street @ De Haro
San Francisco, CA 94103
&
610 Mason Street, The Presidio (across from Crissy Field)
San Francisco, CA 94129
HOURS (same for both locations) M-F 9:00am-8:00pm, Sat & Sun
8:00am-7:00pm

***SUNNYVALE, CA***

SPORTS BASEMENT
1177 Kern Avenue (off the Lawrence Expressway)
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
HOURS M-F 10:00am-9:00pm, Sat & Sun 10:00am-7:00pm

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ARE YOU A GEEK or ARTIST WHO BRINGS WIRELESS/'NET TECHNOLOGY TO THE PLAYA?

If you are planning a largescale technological project, have an art project that absolutely requires Internet connectivity, or will be beaming any sort of bits and bytes into the airwaves above the playa, you are cordially invited and strongly requested to participate at the Burning Man Technology Department will be hosting our second Playa Wireless Summit on April 12, 2007. PLEASE RSVP by responding to this post at playatech (at) burningman (dot) com If you're not in the area, write to us for info on how to dial in.

Burning Man HQ: http://www.burningman.com/officedirections

When we say "technology", we don't mean just a laptop to check your email once during the week when you randomly hop on the Wifi cloud provided by the good folks at Internet at Burning Man. We're talking about the kind of geek who brings a whole car full of technology and towers and beams bits and bytes all over the playa and into the universe.

Well, from one geek to another... we all know that these bits and bytes that we are beaming all over the playa will play a lot nicer with each other -- and get to where they are supposed to be going -- if we all talk about what we are planning to do and work together ahead of time. Heck, we may even be able to help each other out a bit on our projects!

Please let us know the nature of your project, and feel free to get as geeky as you wannabe - we'll get it. You'll be invited to attend the Summit where we'll talk geek talk and compare the size of our towers and other fun things like that.

Once again, if you are bringing "heavy geekery" like repeaters and towers, or you have a project that MUST have an Internet connection, we need to hear from you.

Send us a ping at playatech (at) burningman (dot) com

Thanks!
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MEDIA REGISTRATION 2007: NOW OPEN!

If you're planning to attend Burning Man 2007 as a member of the press/media, or planning to shoot ANY film, video, audio or photography that you will use publicly in any way, you need to register with Media Mecca.

All filming in BRC requires a camera tag that you'll get with registration. No one may make commercial use of any imagery taken at Burning Man without explicit written permission - and commercial use is defined as "anything you will show to anyone beyond friends and family." (Personal use video users need only sign a Personal Use form upon entering the city to obtain your Personal Use tag; personal still cameras need not register, but professional still shooters must register ahead of time.)

All projects intended for public display must register. It's easy and painless -- we'll get you squared away and answer any questions.

Registration opened TODAY, so cowboy up! Questions? Ready to register? Visit http://www.burningman.com/press for more information and http://forms.burningman.com/mediaq2k7 to fill out the form. IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED BEFORE, your personal info will already be there with your login - just be sure to update it with any new information?

Video project deadline: July 25. All other media projects: August 5. Register early!

Questions? press (at) burningman (dot) com

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REMINDER: REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE FOR BURNERS LOST

Since 1996, Burning Man has created a plaque to commemorate members of our community who have passed away each year. We would like to carry on this tradition and honor those who have affected our Burning experiences and participated in making Burning Man happen. This is a call out to you, our community, to please let us know of any burners lost who you feel should be added to the Remembrance Plaque. Please send their name, exactly as you would like to see it appear, to this address (use REMEMBRANCE PLAQUE in the subject line): remembrance (at) burningman (dot) com (please DO NOT HIT REPLY to this JRS)

Look for the completed plaque at the base of the Man from Monday (August 27th) through Friday (August 31st).

May their spirits move on to the eternal playa!

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PLAYA RESTORATION TEACHES YOU THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE

There is an Art to Leaving No Trace. Here are some helpful hints at how to keep the Black Rock Desert beautiful: a quick internet search for these inexpensive tools will have you well on your way to leaving no environmental impact. Remember, restoring the Playa is a Black Rock Citywide Effort - so pass on the knowledge!

1.) MAGNET SWEEPERS!!! (aka Magnet Rakes)
Do you have any idea how much metal is found on the playa? Whether you're staking your tent down, building a theme camp or art installation, or just straight up welding and cutting metal, make your life easier by using a Magnet Sweeper! All you have to do is roll them over your work area, listen as the magnet pulls the loose metal off of the playa, and then discard the metal in the trash using the release lever. Simple and inexpensive. Every burner should have one.

2.) RAKES (or better yet LANDSCAPE RAKES)
Dust storms happen, dunes build up very quickly and you could find yourself on your hands and knees using your bare hands sifting for things that might well turn into MOOP. Instead, use a rake, and pull the MOOP out. Landscape rakes are wider, can catch more MOOP, and can comb through more area. You can use the back end of the rake to cut down the size of the dune and pull it flat.

3.) PUSHBROOMS
That dune that you're standing on that built up on the site of your art installation or camp... yeah, that's "leaving a trace". The dune will just get bigger and bigger as it attracts more dust and catches MOOP. When the winter rains come, that dune will just solidify into a big dune as hard as the playa surface itself -- which will suck for anyone using the playa, including us. Do your best and knock it down with a pushbroom. Have a few on hand and watch how easy it is to restore the flatest real estate in the Black Rock Desert.

4.) SHOVELS
Got a disaster? Use a shovel. Dump it into a container. Haul it away. Leave No Trace. Got a dune? Use a shovel. Spread it out. Flatten it. Leave No Trace. Got a hole? Use a shovel. Fill it. Leave No Trace. Useful, no?

5.) VICE GRIPS
Okay, so you were a little excessive with the rebar and now you can't get it out of the ground. Do it the DPW Way and get some Vice Grips around that sucker. Give it a couple of rotations to loosen up the dirt around the rebar and then... TWIST back and forth vigorously while pulling upward (lift with the legs, Hercules, not your back). The dirt will act as bearings, working that rebar free of the playa.

6.) METAL TRASH CANS
For containing and hauling ash and debris.

Questions? restoration (at) burningman (dot) com

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A REMINDER ABOUT PLANTS AT BURNING MAN

Given the 2007 GREEN MAN theme, you might be tempted to bring plants to our event in the Black Rock Desert.

Don't.

Remember: Burning Man is probably the largest "Leave No Trace" event in the world.

Live plants die on the playa. Ask anyone that has brought them. They always make a mess. In our history. participants who have brought in plants, sod, trees, or cut palm fronds have created a MOOP (Matter Out of Place) disaster. Every site that has used them in any quantity has cost themselves (or WORSE, the Playa Restoration crew) days and days of work post-event.

The Gate, Earth Guardians and DPW Playa Restoration Crew are highly sensitized to the issue, and keep a close eye on everything that enters our city. If you bring plants, they will stop you at the gate or come and find you. They have been known to incinerate projects before they were even begun.

For this reason we have long banned live plants on the playa. No change to our policy here -- we just want to restate things clearly given our 2007 Green Man theme.

Please support us in this effort. Help us keep the clean up crew sane! Artificial plants work just as well and look better with a quick watering. Better yet, construct your own plants and trees from recycled materials that won't cause MOOP in desert high winds.

Leave your live plants behind. Leave behind ANYTHING that will break up and/or blow away in the wind, living or dead (trees, twigs, loose paper, palm fronds, etc.)!

Any comments about Burning Man's live plant ban can be addressed to questions (at) burningman (dot) com

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RAT'S RENTAL BIKES - LIMITED SUPPLY, ACT NOW!

Rat's rental bikes for long-distance burners is open now for reservations from burners from other countries, or from people who have gotten bikes from Da Rat at least twice before.

On April 30, reservations will open for ALL burners coming at least 1,000 miles. For more info: nv_desert_rat (at) nvbell (dot) net

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BOOK PROJECT/MUSEUM EXHIBITION SEEKS AUTHORS OF PAST "TALES FROM THE PLAYA"

From Geoffrey: "My name is Geoffrey Nelson and I am working on a self published book called 'A Tribe of Artists: Costumes and Culture at Burning Man'. This book is a fundraiser for a photo show at the Nevada Museum of Art in July of the same name. I would like to get permission from the following authors who submitted work to Tales from the Playa on the Burning Man website to use their pieces in the book.

Dr. Lizzard 'Why People Dress Funny at Burning Man'
Cybele Knowles 'The Goddess of Love in the Liminal City'
Megan Dixon 'Welcome Home'
Daley Dunham 'Ring of Light'
Bevan Corry 'Untitled'

JRS note: check out the Tales from the Playa and submit your own at http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity_yearround/tales/index_tales.html

You can reach me at tilt (at) earthlink (dot) net Thanks!

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ATTENTION MUSICIANS AND POTENTIAL GROUPIES - JOIN THE BURNING BAND!

The Burning Band is forming a NEW camp for 2007. We will be joining with the newly formed Black Rock Philharmonic to live and perform at Static/Dynamic Camp. And we're looking for more musicians!

Yes, we want to expand our musical repertoire to play all kinds of (mostly acoustic) music. Ever wanted to camp with a whole mess of musicians so that you can experiment and play everything from salsa to swing, ska and scat, classical and classless? Now is your chance! We plan on having concerts at our camp, and forming roving bands to play wherever we're wanted on the playa. Oh, and sometimes where we're not wanted...

We will have room for about 70 people at Static/Dynamic, plus you can always hang with us and play. Please contact Carbon Buildup at pmeasele@oda.state.or.us for more info, or sign up on our Google site at http://groups.google.com/group/br-phil?hl=en

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CARNE ARMADA NEEDS YOUR PLAYA SHIPS!!!

Admiral Painjoy writes: "The 'Carne Armada' is a group within the 'PlayaQ' camp. We need art cars that resemble boats or ships to aid us in our 'attacks' on the playa this year. We did this last year and it was a resounding success. Everyone loved it. Many said it was the highlight of their Burning Man 2006 experience.

We can't describe what these 'attacks' are on this list... it's Top Secret. But let me assure you... it's a ton of fun!!! (JRS note: oh my carne-lovin' goodness is it EVER...) There are attacks that occur on three different days (days and times are secret, but will be told to you if you volunteer). The total time for the attacks is around two hours per day. You can participate in one, two or all three.

If you have an art car that resembles a boat or ship and you want to find out more info, contact "Admiral Painjoy" (aka Jim Hillas) at: mtnsunrisejh (at) yahoo (dot) com

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HOPE FLOWER AND FEAR TRAP: SEEKING GOOD FOOTAGE

Who didn't fall in love with the Flower and the Fly Trap on the playa in '06? The artists who created this piece are seeking great footage of the works in action on the playa - and we know it's out there. Specifically, they're looking for footage of these two magical pieces dancing and interacting with each other or other art pieces. Got quality video you'd be willing to share? Please contact patrick (at) abundantsugar (dot) com

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BURNING MAN FILM FESTIVAL - DC/VA - ARLINGTON VA 4.28.07

From your Virginia/DC regionals:

Can you get to Northern Virginia on April 28? Please come! We are beyond excited to announce:

The DC/VA Burning Man Film Festival!
Saturday, April 28th, 2007 at 2pm - 8:30 pm
at Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse
Arlington , VA
http://www.arlingtondrafthouse.com/?page=event&eid=395

Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (Nonrefundable)
Proceeds will go to the Playa del Fuego Art Grant fund
THEATER ADMISSION IS 21 AND OVER - PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE- THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT.

The films and shorts included in this festival pan seven years of the event, starting in 1997 through 2003. The culmination of the festival will be a talk and Q&A session with Larry Harvey, founder of Burning Man and Executive Director of the Burning Man Project.

Free shuttle bus to and from the Courthouse Metro Station!

Bring a can of food to be donated to Capital Area Food Bank and receive a raffle ticket for fabulous prizes!

Dress in your most Playa Fabulous outfit and enter the costume contest!

Enjoy performances and art exhibits by local Burning Man artists during intermission. Have your picture taken in the Phlaming Photo Booth! Music provided by DJ Dustin and others.

Films will include: "Juicy Danger Meets Burning Man", "Gifting It", and "Beyond Black Rock"
Film descriptions here: http://marketplace.burningman.com/catalog.php?act=view_prod&i=&l=&sid=34125LS5GCTD&id_categ=26

AFTER PARTY AT DR. DREMO'S! 8:30 PM - ?
2001 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA
After the films, join us at Dr. Dremo's for music, dancing, and fire spinning!
$3 Yuengling pints with your film festival wristband.
http://www.drdremo.com

Questions? Write washingtondc (at) burningman (dot) com or virginia (at) burningman (dot) com

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TOAST! THE 6TH ANNUAL ARIZONA REGIONAL BURN MAY 3-6, ARIZONA

May 3-6th, 2006

Come on out to Witch Well, Arizona and join us for 4 days of large scale art, music, performance, and interactive participation. All Black Rock City Customs and Courtesies apply. Toast's 6th year is sure to be a great one!

Tickets are on sale now at $25.00 each. Tickets sales are limited and you have only FIVE DAYS until all online and mail order sales are OVER. Hit the website NOW and don't miss out! You snooze you loose! Be there or be square! NO ticket sales at gate!

For more information see http://www.toast-town.org or contact Arizona (at) burningman (dot) com or phoenix (at) burningman (dot) com

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INTERFUSE: THE MIDWEST REGIONAL BURN MAY 3-6, MISSOURI

Midwest Burners, a whimsical heartland Burning Man group, is proud to announce our fourth annual Regional Burn, InterFuse 2007: The Afterlife?

Where: The magickal land of Ozark Avalon, Boonville, Missouri
When: May 3-6, 2007

Midwest Burners is a Burning Man inspired social and recreational association. Our community radiates out from the Kansas City area. Many InterFuse participants come from the Kansas City and St. Louis areas, since InterFuse is primarily a collaboration between these two communities. However, we encourage any other Burners, especially those in the Midwest, to come co-create the InterFuse experience. Of course, you don't need to be a previous Burner to attend this event. The goal of InterFuse is to unite the scattered Burners and pre-Burners of the Midwest in the flames of this celebration of Art, Fire, and Life - further spreading the unique Burning Experience through the region.

Theme: The Afterlife? theme is a meditation on the interplay of Life and Death. The theme involves a question mark as a symbol of the questions this theme poses, such as: Is there an afterlife? If so, what will it be like? How does our conception (or lack of conception) of the Afterlife affect our lives now? InterFuse 2007 is your opportunity to express your ideas of the Afterlife OR Life without an Afterlife. Welcome all you mortals!

Tickets:. All tickets are $25 and are PRE-SALES only. Tickets are on sale now until Midnight, April 20, 2007.

Only Midwest Burners Association members and their guests may participate in InterFuse. Membership is free and simple. Please visit http://www.midwestburners.com for more information on membership and InterFuse.

Questions about this or other Midwest events: missouri (at) burningman (dot) com

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AFRIKA BURNS IS COMING...FUNDRAISER IN OAKLAND, CA MAY 5

Artfag Mafia & NIMBY present an incredible night of the Arts in Support of the Afrika Burns project. May 5 - Cinco de Playa! The proceeds from this event will go to the artists traveling to South Africa to produce workshops and Art for the 3 day event which take place 240 kilometers from Cape Town. http://www.afrikaburns.com

The artists are Charlie Smith, Jaime Ladet, Corbett Griffith, Joe Martin and Syd Klinge. These projects are also being made possible with help from the Black Rock Arts Foundation.

* Live Music by: Gamelan Sekar Jaya's Jegog EnsembleThe Gomorrans + Loyd Family Players + Dakard + Felonious - Beat Boxers and MC's + Gamelan X + Glitch Mob -Boreta and Kitty D
* With Special Appearances by: Sonja Drakulich (Stellamara) + Tim Barsky
* Aerialists: Kerri Kresinski + Daniela Steiner
* Sculpture and Art Installations by: Dan Das Mann & Karen Cusolito + Michael Christian + Marcus Guillard + Joe Martin + Charlie Smith & Grady Cousins + Sun Brothers + Tom Kennedy + Syd Klinge
* Tesla Coil by Jeremy Krentz
* Photography by Ralph Granich
* Paintings by: Aaron Lane + Norville + Spy Girl

At NIMBY, On 28th between Peralta and Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA
$10 before 9pm
$15 after

Doors open at 7pm

INFO:
http://www.artfagmafia.com
http://www.afrikaburns.com

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DARK SKIES - SOUTHERN NV/SOUTHWEST REGIONAL BURN MAY 17-20 - NEVADA

(EDITORS NOTE: We're so thrilled about Dark Skies this year and the outpouring of support from all over the place that we're planning a significant contingent of BM staffers to pay a visit and participate. See you there!)

Their battles with the BLM are almost over and the Vegas and LA Burners are proud to remind you about the following event.

Dark Skies - The Singularity Event is the regional Burning Man event for Southern Nevada and the southwest. Join them May 17-20 on Roach Dry Lake south of Las Vegas on the California border.

Dark Skies - Singularity is a three day camping trip featuring art, performance, music, fire, and YOU. This will be the fifth event held on the fabulous Roach Lake Playa and the second joint regional event produced on this site.

Currently they are projecting around 700 people on site in May. This is an all ages event, under 18 with parents, kids under 12 are in for free! All of Burningman's Ten Principles apply. There is a no in-out policy and of course, this is leave no trace.

Tickets to Dark Skies - Singularity can be purchased here http://darkskies.vegasartists.com

Tickets are currently $75, they go up to $100 on May 1st, and they will be $125 at the gate. No spectators. Many thanks and much love to Burning Man for all of their help. Also, many thank to our fellow regionals - you should all know that this would not be happening without their help either.
Support your regions!
BOOM!

Questions: lasvegas (at) burningman (dot) com

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RENO - SUPER FUN FUNDRAISER EVENT "IN SPACE"!! 4/14 Reno, NV

As we Reno-Compress for our time on the playa this year, Cosmo-Naughties of many ages and camps will descend upon the humble burg of Reno, Nevada. There, the launch codes will be entered for an evening of space dance and electronica chill music, interactive art, light shows, mini-theme camps, and friendly people. But when the celebration marks something as extraordinary as the dawn of human spaceflight, expect a HUGE party...IN SPACE!!! This is a fund raiser for Reno-based Burning Man theme camps Club Verboten, Robotronia, and the new Labwerks satellite camp of Apokiliptika.

We're also looking for more burners that want to set up their own mini-theme camps inside the huge venue. You don't have to have a "space" theme, but it will be like launching your theme camp... IN SPACE! If you want to downsize your camp for this event or have always wanted to do a theme camp but want to start small, here's a great opportunity. To encourage interaction and visitors to your little spot in the cosmos, we ask you to offer some kind of finger food. It's not a pot luck, just want to make sure nobody's blood sugar is entirely from alcohol.

Where: Stoneys @ 71 S. Wells Ave. Reno, Nevada.
When: Saturday, April 14, 9:00 PM
Age: 21+
Contribution: $10 at the launch gantry.

Info about local Reno events: reno (at) burningman (dot) com

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