Yearly Archives: 2015

Here’s a Cheat Sheet of Free Museum Days in L.A. For December (2015)

~Thank you http://www.welikela.com/ for this!~ Looking for a handy list free museum days in December? Got you covered. The intent of this “cheat-sheet” is to denote specific free days in December for museums that normally charge an admission. As a reminder, there are over two dozen museums in and around Los Angeles that offer free…
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William close and the earth harp collective will create the city’s largest musical instrument!

City National Plaza, ConnectLA to Present William Close and the Earth Harp Collective LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA City National Plaza and musician and installation artist William Close are pleased to announce an upcoming performance that will entertain audiences with a unique sound and a custom-made, record-breaking instrument – The Earth Harp. ConnectLA, a premiere corporate hospitality program housed…
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LA Decom Cancellation Announce

Dear LA Burning Man Community, Last night, the Los Angeles League of Arts and your Los Angeles Burning Man Regional Contacts had to make the heartbreaking and difficult decision to cancel the Los Angeles Decompression event.   As a team, we spent months searching for a location in the Los Angeles area.  Since the park…
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Call for artists: Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk

Deadline: November 20 at midnight The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a 501©3 nonprofit promoting the visual arts and culture in Downtown Los Angeles. In addition to the popular Art Walk event on the second Thursday of each month, our organization routinely works with partners to curate pop-ups and alternative art spaces all over…
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LOS HORIZON NIGHT MARKET CALL FOR TRUCKS

“A Night Market is a transient bazaar where one can encounter a variety of mysterious lounges, theaters, galleries, cafes, installations and other activities, all situated within seemingly ordinary box trucks.” We like to think of the Los Horizon Night Market as a temporary pop-up creative and participatory space for people to interact with one another.…
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BURNING MAN GLOBAL ART GRANTS 2016 LETTERS OF INTENT

Dear Artists and Friends, I'm very excited to announce that the online form for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) for The 2016 Global Art Grants grant cycle is now open. This program, formerly the Black Rock Arts Foundation Grants to Artists program, funds interactive and community-based artworks and art programs worldwide and year-round. The…
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BLACK ROCK CITY HONORARIA GRANT PROGRAM

[get money for your Burning Man art!] Greetings! On behalf of Burning Man Arts, I want to share the good news that we've opened the online form to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) for the 2016 Black Rock City Honoraria program. Submitting an LOI is the first step in the process toward receiving funding…
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First Time In The Dust

(This is the first of 5 posts I wrote in 2012 on my travel blog www.craigotravels.com about my first Burn. I thought it would be great to share here, so here the come...) I’M AT FRICKIN’ BURNING MAN!!!! Thursday, September 6, 2012 Okay, so I'm actually back from Burning Man, but they don't have internet…
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LA DECOMPRESSION UPDATE

>>>>~~~~2015 LA BURNING MAN DECOMPRESSION DATE AND LOCATION CONFIRMED!~~~~<<<< IT’S TIME TO GET OUR BURN ON! We are delighted to have found and secured the best site possible for our signature event as a community: The 13th Annual Burning Man Decompression Arts and Music Celebration.  LET’S GLOW & SHINE! The Imperial Art Studios will boast: 3 Warehouses…
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Support a Burning Man Project

How Do I Support a Burning Man Art Project? So you'd like to help out with an art project, but you're not sure how. Well, you can gift your services, skills, time, resources, or funding.  There are plenty of projects in need of assistance. Here's how to find them: —--Find out how to contribute your…
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IS BURNING MAN ON THE CUSP OF BECOMING A PERMANENT UTOPIAN COMMUNITY?

"...Among Burners who know the organization well, the more urgent subject of discussion this year is about possible major changes afoot in the festival. Burning Man's leadership, nicknamed “the Borg," has been quietly pushing the entity toward a new phase.   As the six founders who built the festival, and still guide it, start to…
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VOLUNTEER FOR THE NEW LABURNINGMAN.COM

Avi & Plaid & Gloria & Art (and more!) have been working for many many many months on this brand-spanking sparkly new LABurningMan.com website. We’re building a place for Los Angeles burners to thrive! We’ve had a few great content meetings and have some amazing people with good ideas on the team, but are still looking for a few…
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Mobile bike mechanic

Hello my name is Mikey Adamski. I am an avid cyclist and bike mechanic.  I can come to your house or business and tune up or clean your bike. Don't let your bike sit and rust from the playa. Contact me and I will come as soon as I can to fix whatever you need.…
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Swing City

Born in the Original Muscle Beach we bring the beach to the playa.  Monkeys galore! 2010 & beyond! If you'd like to learn more send an email to us at swingcityops -at gmail.com.
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CA 395: THE HIGH ROAD HOME FROM BURNING MAN

You just spent a week at Burning Man on a playa in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. You even loved the dust, but now you’re done with the dust. You loved the desert, but you’re done with the heat. You loved not showering as much as you would at home, but you’re tired of…
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Welcome to the new LABurningMan.com!

We are thrilled to introduce you to the new place for the LA Burning Man community to thrive: www.LABurningMan.com!   Months (really, years) of thought and effort have gone into this website overhaul and we think you will be thrilled with the results. We now have a place to:   ~~~~LEARN~~~~ About how to BURN AROUND LA…
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LA River Corp Seeks Large Art Pieces for Urban Garden Party

The LA River Corp is throwing their 5th Annual Urban Garden Party, a celebration that brings together civic leaders and change-makers who support transforming the LA River into a grand public destination. This year we will be honoring Senator Kevin De Leon and renowned architect Frank Gehry for their innovative leadership along the LA River.…
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Burner Bazaar Tomorrow!

        Tomorrow August 22nd WeAreBazaar is putting on a last minute shopping event for all of you looking for some funky Playa goodies to complete your outfits!  This is a FREE event with a juice bar, amazing music and of course wild shopping! 11AM-8PM @ Clover Los Feliz 1816 N. Vermont Blvd…
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My Burning Man Pix 2010 Through 2014

Hello! Here are the links to my “Public” facebook albums: 2010: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150238457766005.360891.590246004&type=1&l=7122d46d9f 2011: Part 1 - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150348147116005.391005.590246004&type=1&l=650c9aed95 Part 2 - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150356959746005.393354.590246004&type=1&l=e5668e27a1 2012: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151176242501005.490387.590246004&type=1&l=e90d680eba 2013: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151811710846005.1073741881.590246004&type=1&l=2730c80b9e 2014: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152595920221005.1073741982.590246004&type=1&l=c1703ae562 Cheers! Jay “Chance”
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The Shenanigan Wagon

A quaint covered wagon on the outside, and always a party on the inside, the Shenanigan Wagon returns to the Playa for its second year for more dusty, Colonial fun. No need for a dozen oxen, the Shenanigan Wagon comes with its own horsepower – originally a Ford Ranger pick-up truck, the designers and builders,…
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Directions to Burning Man from LA

These are the directions someone wrote up for the Burning Man website yeeeeears ago - I believe by Capt'n Shady, with help from Crunchy and BadAss Brad (all of Gigsville fame, and since updated). When Burning Man redesigned their website, they moved the directions (I can't find them anywhere) so thought it best to repost them…
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Burning Man: An Experience of Body, Mind, and Soul

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and reading my words. Please allow me to introduce myself. My default world name (the world we’re all living in… well, in all likelihood) is Cody. My playa name is OBG Why Not. I did not chose this name, rather it was gifted to me by Grand Master Funk…
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If you bring your camera or phone to the playa….

Virgin Burners, pro tip: If you're taking your mobile phone to use as your camera, set the lock screen image to have your name/playa name, camp location, and email address. If you lose it, it can be returned to you that way. Also, if it is instead returned to Playa Info, it's easier to claim…
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Inspireality Palace

Gloria Lamb & Perry Freeze, along with SuperFriends Synaesthesia & LA Fire Brigade want to bring Inspireality Palace to Black Rock City 2014! Inspireality Palace is a structure, a journey, a communal space and a transformational experience- it is the great convergence, where every pathway is an entrance and all doors lead to the present…
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Circumvolute

Circumvolute was an art installation by Gloria Lamb for Black Rock City 2012. Circumvolute.  (It's really not a made up word)  It is a verb that means : to wind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral.  The walls are made of a steel frame and to it is tied super sparkly sheer…
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Gloria

Gloria began her Burning Man journey in 2007.  Working by day as an Art Director for variety television and live events, her skills carry over as a Black Rock City installation artist (Circumvolute - 2012; Inspireality Palace - 2014) and theme camp creator (Super Friends Synaesthesia - part of village BRC HOA).  That is, when…
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Packing List, Tips and Tricks, and adventure!

By Mack Reed Hey, Burning Man virgins! Welcome to the big adventure. I put this together for our theme camp (Swing City) last year. Hope it's useful to you. Our family just enjoyed our 11th year on-playa since '96 (the 8th for the kids) and I wanted to share all those years of tips we've…
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Infinity in the Dust

Infinity Boxes Bring Infinite Possibilities to Midway In the middle of the City stands a maze of mirrors surmounted by the figure of a Man, fifty-four feet tall. Around the maze, like the face of a clock, lies the Midway, a place of comedy and trickery and games and magic. And within a stall of the Midway…
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The possession of knowledge
does not kill the sense of wonder
and mystery. There is always
more mystery.

— Anais Nin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guide to Mindful Playa Prep (for Control Freaks)

Sometimes we forget that with almost 70,000 burners in Black Rock City, not all of us are the free-spirited, take-things-as-they-come, let-the-universe-show-me-the-way type of people we burners are projected to be. If you are like me - ultra-organized, a bit high-strung, and somewhat of a control freak - you may struggle with playa-prep. There is just…
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Monarch migration with Que Viva

Support the Que Viva! camp, including LA burners, bringing "Migration is Beautiful" back to the playa. Hand-painted monarch butterfly wings! http://www.gofundme.com/artivismburningman
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magn0lia

This is my page. Previous projects include Ludum et Refugium and the Cascadia Trading Post. Camping with Acaplaya at 6&J in 2015.
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Mystical Misfits

Come to the Atomik Cluster for the playa's best post-apocalyptic beverages, circus freaks who fuck like evolution is going out of style, animals in heat and the people who catch them, the Rainbow and Tetanus Society and a wee bit of combobulation.
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Infinite Community

"Matt Elson's "The Infinity Boxes" are an invitation to tantalize your perception of what's real. To look inside these beautifully designed works of color, light and mirrors is to give yourself up, if only for a few moments, to a dreamlike world that changes as you move, as you smile or even gasp in complete…
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Super Friends Synesthesia

Billowing white fabric surrounds our waterless pillow pools where the tired burner can take an afternoon nap. Learn new skills at one of our daytime workshops or groove to some tunes. My hand is holding your hand, but we’re such Super Friends, you feel my hand on your heart…or in your brain.  
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Steampunk Saloon

The Steampunk Saloon, a nomadic 1880s style watering hole showcasing DJs, live music, and performers of all kinds.
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Sunset trip

Take a journey down The Sunset Trip where 4 veteran camps join forces to represent the City of Angels on the playa. Hang out with us for the best live music and incredible DJs before taking a tour on one of the 7 art cars: The Boogaloo Bus, Jabba Barge, and Charlie the Unicorn and…
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Red Nose District

It's the return of the Red Nose District! Join us under the Big Top Tent for pedal-power bumper cars, high-wire hilarity, the Klownge, daily sunset themed costume cocktail parties at the stilt bar and low-rider minibar, fire sculptures, the notorious reclining esplanade peanut gallery, a performance stage for live music and all manner of carnival…
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Crossroads live music

Help bring live funk music to Burning Man with the Crossroads Live Experience! Professional musicians playing every night. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crossroads-live-at-burning-man-2015#/story
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Crossroads

The Crossroads is "a joyous musical oasis in an otherwise brutal aural landscape of merciless bleeps and treacherous glitches." We feature the funkiest, jazziest, most soulful and rocking live musical performances EVER with some of sexiest folks on the planet! Support the project here:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crossroads-live-at-burning-man-2015#/story    
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Black Rock Yearbook

Black Rock Yearbook Every year at Burning Man, we set up a Yearbook camp and over 1000 people come by to get their photo taken.  This book is a collection of that effort. In 2015, we will be located in Center Camp Circle at 3:00. Come in your playa best to get your official yearbook photo…
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From a Newbie to a Newer-bie

I went to my first Burn last year and still, to this day, lament the fact that I haven't been going my whole adult life. You will read about how “magical,” “life-changing,” “ethereal” and “conscious-shifting” the whole experience can be. It is. At least, it was for me. Here's hoping you feel the same. Like…
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Axayacoatl Art Project Fundraising & Bike Parts

~~LALA Board Member Marc Rosenthal is one of the artists!~~ The Axayacoatl project seeks your participation! Axayacoatl is a 21' tall copper mask of the Mexican feathered serpent god, with interactive flame effects and lighting. The project is created by the Firebulb collective including LA artists Marc Rosenthal, Johny America, Nicole Gagne, Brett Doar and…
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Calling All Pedalbumpers!!

Join the PedalBump Pit Crew BUILD Team! Help build and design PedalBump for our 3rd year and become a part of something bigger! Make connections and bond with like-minded creative burners while wrenching, riveting, painting and decorating. Roll up your sleeves and get greasy with us! There’s nothing quite like the feeling of pride when…
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Burning Man Survival Guide 2015

Mandatory reading for everybody attending Burning Man, here's your Survival Guide for Burning Man 2015. Whether you're a well-heeled veteran or a shiny first-timer, you'll want to read this through ... learn it ... live it ... and survive to tell the tale of your mind-blowing Burning Man experience. Burning Man 2015 Survival Guide: http://survival.burningman.org/
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Packing Lists from Burn.Life

Thank you to Burn.Life for their wonderful Preparing and Attending guides.

Here's the link to their packing lists, nicely done!

There's no such thing as a 'definitive' packing list for Burning Man. What you're bringing depends on what kind of thing you're staying in (tent? yurt? box truck? RV?) and what your requirements are both for your individual survival and enjoyment, and for how you're going to contribute to your camp (if you're part of one) and Burning Man at large.

Having said that, here are a couple packing lists to help guide you.

http://www.burn.life/packing-list.html

Fire In Balance

Born: 2014 http://www.fireinbalance.com/ Fire has been an intrinsic part of the human experience since the dawn of man. Control of fire is what separated us from the animals. Fire in Balance takes that control and literally turns it upside down. Our desire is to create an immersive experience for large numbers of participants to witness…
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Burning Man Packing List (& Tips)

Mad props to Ray Burman (checklist@spiraloasis.org) and Crunchy Mama of Big Art Labs (http://www.crunchymama.com) for such a great checklist to start from… THANK YOU!   Be as organized as you can There’s nothing worse than spending your entire time at Burning Man searching for stuff. In general, I try to keep everything in clear bins,…
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