Monthly Meetups

Come one, come all to our LA Burning Man meet ups EVERY month! It's our chance to get to know fellow LA burners, no dust required!

Please invite others! Spread the word! Let's make these meetups our family reunion off the playa!

Have a suggestion for a theme for the one of the LA Burning Man Meetups? (Like DPW! Or Greeters! Or Art Car owners/workers, whatever group you’re in we can do a meetup for it!) Email us at la at with your idea and which meetup location you’d like it to be at.

Keep an eye out in the calendar here, or in the events section of the newsletter, and/or join the LA Burners Facebook group to make sure you don’t miss out on any future gatherings:

Here's the basic details on the meetups, but again, be sure to check the calendar, newsletter, and LA Burners group for updates:

NORTH SIDE ::~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
First SUNDAY of the month

Location: The Other Door (burner-owned bar!)
10437 Burbank Blvd; North Hollywood, CA

Want to DJ?
Do you have Burning Man video to run on our screens?
Shall we reserve parking for your mutant vehicle?
Looking to join the crazy clown project?
Contact for details!

NO COVER if you say "That Thing In The Desert"
If you wanna give $5 to the bands anyway, that would rock!

21+ (ID Required)

Look for the BAR sign and GIANT DOOR
FREE PARKING lot and plenty of street parking



DOWNTOWN ::~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
First Friday of the month
8pm till done

Location: Various... Usually in someone's home or other location contributed by a fellow LA burner like yourself.

Find out details by joining the DTLA Burning Man Meetup Facebook Group or email

This meetup has come to be called "Camp Back to Camp." It's a pretty good description. We want to connect these one-night happenings with why we go to these kinds of meetups  in the first place: to share and talk about our Burning Man experiences and make new friends, which doesn't just happen on the playa. These meetups aren't for burners "away from home." At these meetups, we ARE home. We bring the Ten Principles with us and everything that means.


If you'd like to share your home/camp for an upcoming first Friday, please email and we can get things set up. You won't be doing it by yourself - you'll have lots of support and guests who believe in "leave no trace."

You can also think of it as a face-to-face version of the new Spark area of the Burning Man Website ( So if you have a camp in need of members or a project in need of workers, this is a great meetup for you.


WEST SIDE::~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Last Thursdays of the month
8pm till done

Location: The Pink Elephant
2810 Main St,
Santa Monica, CA 90405

8pm till we can’t dance no more!

There’s always music and Burning Man visuals and lots of burners to dance or chat with!

Thank you to LA LA Board Member Esquire Jauchem and most excellent DJs Todd Spero and Jacob Casmir for resurrecting and continuing to organize and expand this meetup!

Esquire brings fabulous visuals of the playa - he sometimes even brings a VCR and plays videos from the 90s!

Todd and Jacob, when not rockin' the decks themselves, have been bringing in other burner talent to tickle your ears! (If you are burner DJ talent and would like to play at one of the meetups, contact Todd or Jacob on Facebook!)

It grew fast at the previous locations, and I'm sure it will grow fast and be fun for all, hope to see you there!

[Also, if you would like to contribute any art, videos or photographs to be projected, please feel free to let us know! Email and she'll hook y'all up!]

BYOD! (Bring your own dust!)