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The Burning Man Project and related groups host a variety of community events that are as much a form of social ART-chitecture as they are events. Expect a wide range of gatherings organized to further a sense of community, artistic expression, education, and civic engagement.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 7 PM – 9 PM Burning Man HQ, San Francisco
Burner Preparedness – create your own emergency Go Bag and take it home!
The Burning Man Project and Burners Without Borders team up to bring you our second San Francisco Disaster Preparedness/Info Sharing workshop from 7 PM – 9 PM on February 8, 2012, held at Burning Man HQ at 995 Market Street, 15th Floor.
We’ll collaborate as a group to prepare supplies for each participant to start his/her own “Go Bag” — your own critical survival capsule to grab and go in the event of an emergency evacuation.
Here’s the scoop:
- RSVP now to feb8workshop-RSVP@burningmanproject.org (feb8workshop-RSVP@burningmanproject.org)
- We’ll send you a link to a Google document Master List to review for items you might already have in excess that you may wish to contribute to the workshop (everyday items you’ll find in your playa boxes, or maybe your junk drawer…)
- You will bring $20 for basic supplies, an empty backpack, and any stuff you signed up for on the list
- We will provide a basic array of contents to get your bag started and a full list of personal items to add when you get home (this is what your $20 helps offset)
- Experts will present information about earthquake/emergency preparedness in San Francisco, and share lessons about community resilience in the wake of a disaster
- Attendees will assemble our bags, mingle, and make further plans at a post-workshop social event until 9 PM (we’ll have beer, wine, sodas and snacks)
- You will leave with your Go Bag, finalize with your personal items, and stash it in your hall closet knowing you’re ready to provide for yourself and your family/community in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency!
Hosted by Tom Price, former Executive Director of Black Rock Solar and co-creator of Burners Without Borders after Hurricane Katrina
Special Guest speakers:
Daniel Homsey, San Francisco City Administrator’s Office
Director of Strategic Initiatives & Neighborhood Empowerment Network
Daniel will be discussing San Francisco disaster planning, community building and lessons learned from New Orleans, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. http://empowersf.org/
Dave X, Burning Man
Burners love fire, but post-disaster, a fire may stand between you and safety. We hope you’ll never need it but we are sure you won’t soon forget Dave’s humorous presentation of the basics of fire suppression and safety in an emergency.
Please RSVP now to hold your space and receive full details. (Note: want to help volunteer/set up/tear down that night? Drop us a note!)
THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE… we expect it will fill up! The presentation portions will be recorded and shared via the Burning Man Project website for those who are unable to attend.
Office directions: http://burningman.com/officedirections/
RSVP by January 31: feb8workshop-RSVP@burningmanproject.org (feb8workshop-RSVP@burningmanproject.org)
On 11.19.2011, the Black Rock Arts Foundation will present its fifth annual fundraising event at the Bently Reserve in downtown San Francisco.
Held at the magnificent Bently Reserve, BRAF’s fifth annual ARTumnal Gathering will present an exquisite evening of tempting libations, bountiful fare, engaging art, and lavish attire. Our guests will enjoy three elegant rooms, each overflowing with art and offering a stunning array of live performances including soaring aerial artistry, and music and DJ’s to dance the night away.
We’re kicking off volunteerism for the Burning Man Project!
The Project will host a volunteer recruitment session on Tuesday, Nov. 15th from 6:30-8:30PM at BMHQ, 995 Market Street (@ 6th Street), 15th Floor.
This is your chance to get involved! The Burning Man Project is still in an early development phase, so we are interested in engaging volunteers to assist with development, programs and process design. We’re eager to engage passionate people like you around the skills that you’d like to bring to the table – in San Francisco through our Civic Involvement Program, and throughout all Project program areas in our aim to support the Ten Principles around the globe.
We will reveal upcoming projects and immediate volunteer needs at this meeting. Join us for snacks and beverages and get plugged into participation in this cultural future!
Please RVSP to email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can make it. We look forward to seeing some of you again, and meeting some of you for the first time.
We are conveniently located at 995 Market Street in San Francisco. Driving and mass transit directions will be sent when you RSVP.
Come at noon SHARP for a full twelve hours of art, performance, fire, dance, theme camps, circus arts, live music, DJs, Burning Man 2011 imagery, and MORE!!! All six blocks, the park, and stages will be overflowing with a stunning variety of creative expression! Bring your imagination to share and BE the art you wish to see in the world! Full info, schedule and list of pARTicipants to follow.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Noon SHARP till Midnight
Outdoor stages/sound end 10pm, except Mariposa Stage which ends 11pm
Public Entrance: 19th St. & Minnesota St., SF
All ages outdoors; 21+ inside Cocomo (club closes 1:30am)
Spider Ball is an annual fundraising Halloween extravaganza hosted in tandem by the Bently Reserve and Playa Love, a Burning Man camp dedicated to promoting local organizations and communities both on the playa and at home. Thrown at the historic Bently Reserve, it is a halloween celebration with an underground approach of decadence and elegance that is all freak and funk. There is the main banking hall hosting the main stage performances, beds to chill around the perimeter, a separate chill room and 6 bars.
Presenting some of our favorite Playa DJ’s:
Performances by: Bad Unkl Sista
10pm till late
The Bently Reserve
400 Sansome St., SF