Lakes of Fire is an annual collaborative celebration of art and community, steeped in friendship, fire, and wonder. This event will be created for you, and by you – your creativity, art, and relentless enthusiasm are what makes it happen. Without you, there is no home to return to!
Our home hosts theme camps and open camping, but everywhere you look there will be music, art, and fiery fun. Lakes of Fire revels in the creative carnival atmosphere and non-stop smile that you have always brought to it.
Where: C-Haus (an artists' space in Humboldt Park - check out FB for the address)
Cost: FREE, but please bring a snack or beverage to share if you can, and help Leave No Trace, (a lawn chair might also be a good idea if you are late.)
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Just like a van on Nevada Route 447, with LED hula hoops bungeed to the top, our calendar is getting closer to Burning Man.
If you are making your virgin voyage to the big burn in Black Rock City in 2017, its orientation time. (If you are a veteran of the playa new to Chicago, or planning a future trip, feel free to stop by as well)
Flipit and Hambone (with Ranger Phantom and more guests) will explain how the city works, offer tips for you to survive and thrive on the playa, and - most importantly - answer any burning questions YOU still have about getting ready for that thing in the desert, and meet folks on the same journey. There will also be ephemera and videos from and about the event and to set the mood.
Around 9:30, we'll make time for representatives from the ChiCargo program and Cobra Bus, who can help you ship gear and bikes to Nevada. We'll also let any veterans who want to invite virgins to participate in their playa-bound art, theme camp, or volunteer opportunities introduce themselves. Then we'll wrap up with some social time and Leave No Trace cleanup of the space.
Presented by your Chicago Burning Man Regional Contacts and by Bold Urban
Renaissance Network NFP
See you 7/26, read http://survival.burningman.org/ and ...
SAVE THE DATE!! - July 15, 2017 - for Figment Chicago 2017. We are planning a one day Figment Project in a TBD Logan Square park this year. Art and Volunteer applications will be posted beginning of March. Would love to see new art and projects being built for Burn Burn and Lakes of Fire displayed there. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions and mark your calendars!
Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/FigmentChicago/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.
Bold Urban Renaissance Network (B.U.R.N.) is excited to bring a spring camping event to the Chicagoland area: B.U.R.N. burn. B.U.R.N. burn will take place Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23 at beautiful Camp Tuckabatchee, 1973 N 35th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350.
Tickets are on sale now at http://burn-burn.brownpapertickets.com!
Learn more about the event at our webpage, burningmanchicago.org/burn-burn.
Come out and join us for the April Edition of Burner Happy Hour, April 12th, 7-9pm.
Burners Without Borders Chicago will host. And although there is no agenda, we hope that you'll come out especially if you're interested in Burners Without Borders, civic engagement, volunteer opportunities, the Chicago Community Grant Program, or just want to meet the fine folks in our communities.
Come buy some drinks & food and hang out at the awesome Cobra Lounge.
Thank you to Cobra for hosting us!
Please join us for a Mini Town Hall meeting to discuss the flurry of activities happening this Spring!
- Lydia Gokey will be giving an update on BWB
- Steve Casper on Black Rock City Rangers and upcoming training
- Allison Gerlach, Figment Project and Clothing Swap
- BURN Burn team will discuss the April camping trip
- People returning from Burning Man GLC will share highlights
For discussion and comments, join the Facebook event.
As we head into spring, Bold Urban Renaissance Network will be hosting our monthly meet & greets! The March Meet & Greet is being hosted at the Holiday Club in Uptown by the lovely Kelly Duke.
Holiday Club serves food and drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). We hope to see you there!
If there's anything 2016 has taught us is that it's a mad, mad, mad,
mad, mad, mad world. Consider this year's Decompression a science
experiment! What are we hauling into the lab, and exposing to heat or
pressure? What crazy hypothesis need testing? What's to be learned?
What's to be discovered?
Tommy Ruffingers (RUFFMusic)
PLUS: Fire performances on the deck!
Additions to the performance lineup and artist listing coming soon! Get yo' tickets here: TICKETING LINK: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?eventId=6975975&pl=bl&dispatch=loadSelectionData.
Want to participate? Here's your volunteer form.
Performers should fill out this form or e-mail email@example.com: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSem7BUlN_XAohz65_RRAd1nbLpAA-vzTJbgQM0HXdfywC-YoA/viewform
Artist and Theme Camps, this is your form or email firstname.lastname@example.org: https://goo.gl/forms/3e2Ds0NWm6X4hfHA3
With TTITD, Dust-Off, and the Halloween Gathering in the books, your monthly Burning Man Meet & Greets are back!
For October, we'd thought we'd put together an informal, "no agenda" pre-decompression look-see at our home for this year's Decomp. Come on out, have a drink and/or something to eat, and see what we're working with! Get up-to-speed on how to volunteer, bring art, or even get a flash art grant to bring your project!
Hosted by the Chicago Cultural Mile, this daytime festival and nighttime parade has had strong Burner representation in the past.
From the Facebook page: "Join us as we celebrate Halloween as the "artist's holiday" with an afternoon festival and a magical nighttime parade! During the day, the Chicago Cultural Mile will be alive with family-friendly craft and dance workshops, live performances and a kids' costume procession in Millennium and Grant Park. As dusk arrives, Chicago's vast cultural community will dazzle you with a spectacle procession on Columbus from Balbo to Monroe. Drawing together world-renowned institutions including the Field Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago, as well as guilds of local artists and unique organizations like Louder Than a Bomb and Silent Theatre Company, this dramatic display will captivate an audience of all ages!"
Visit www.chicagoculturalmile.org if you'd like to participate in the festival or the parade!
Bold Urban Renaissance Network (B.U.R.N.) is delighted to present a Chicagoland area camping event: Dust Off.
Event Dates: Thursday 9/22/16 - Sunday 9/25/16.
Tickets are available here: http://dustoff.brownpapertickets.com/
In the meantime, do you want to get involved with making this awesome endeavor go? Here's a link to the volunteer sign-up information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d-QKtzqFvS_dBzFV2x09tgxjq2JTblPfVTjCiKbgP-o/edit
Chicago B.U.R.N. is gearing up for some big events this fall and we need your help. To learn more about Dust-Off, Decompression, and Halloween Gathering and how you can help make them happen, come to the Partici-palooza!
Where: Township (2200 N. California)
When: Sunday, August 14th from 3pm-5pm
Where: Catalyst Collective (an artists space near North/Pulaski, RSVP to email@example.com for address if you have not been there before)
Cost: Free, but please bring snacks or beverages to share (in the spirit of gifting) if you can, and help Leave No Trace.
Just like a van on Nevada Route 447, with faux-fur covered bikes and LED hula hoops bungeed to the top, our calendar is getting closer and closer to Burning Man. If you are making your virgin voyage to the big burn in Black Rock City in 2016, it's orientation time. (If you are a veteran of the playa, but new to Chicago, or planning a future trip, feel free to stop by as well).
Flipit, Hambone and guests will explain how the city works, offer tips for you to survive and
thrive on the playa, and - most importantly - answer any burning questions YOU still have about getting ready for that thing in the desert: Burning Man. There will also be ephemera and videos from and about the event and to set the mood.
Around 9:30, we'll make time for introductions from the organizers who ship gear and bikes to the playa, and any veterans who want to invite virgins to participate in their playa-bound art, theme camp, or volunteer opportunities. Then we'll wrap up with some social time and Leave No Trace cleanup of the space.
Presented by your Chicago Burning Man Regional Contacts and by Bold Urban
Renaissance Network NFP
See you 7/27, read http://survival.burningman.org/ and ...
July 25th is the deadline for Summer Art Grant applications!
This second grant cycle is NOW OPEN and will fund art that is intended to be shown in the 2nd half of 2016, including (but not limited to) Burning Man.
Please read the FAQ found here before you apply: http://boldurban.org/2010/06/art-grant-faq/
Apply online here: http://boldurban.org/art-grant-form/
FIGMENT returns for the third time in Chicago for a free, family-friendly art experience at Frank Wilson Park, 4630 N Milwaukee Ave. Interact with us either Saturday or Sunday (or both days!), July 16-17, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Come celebrate. Come play. Come participate in building community through creativity.
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FIGMENT is an inclusive, participatory arts event held in multiple cities and drawing tens of thousands of participants each year. FIGMENT's mission is offer free, family-friendly and participatory art to entire communities. The event removes the barriers of museum and gallery walls and entrance fees, blurring the lines between those who create and those who enjoy art. FIGMENT catalyzes and celebrates an abundance of creativity and passion, challenging artists and our communities to find new ways to create, share, think, and dream. FIGMENT’s event began in New York City in 2007. In 2016, FIGMENT will take place in 11 locations, from Portland, Oregon to Derby, United Kingdom.
The 2013 FIGMENT Chicago event drew 4,000 people to Garfield Park Conservatory, and included 52 art projects, more than 150 artists and performers, and a volunteer staff of 125. 2014 in Jefferson Park had more than 30 art projects, and solidified a strong alliance with the Jefferson Park neighborhood, Alderman John Arena and the Chicago Parks District.
Every third Wednesday of the month, Chicago burners get together to socialize at a different Chicago-metro venue.
There's no agenda, and no cover, no asks . . . just an evening for Chicago burners to get together and talk all things burny. This February's event takes place on 2/17, at The Map Room in Bucktown. Come out, share in some libations, and keep warm with fiery friends and conversation!
This month's edition is hosted by Allisu Gerlach.
If you want to host a Happy Hour at your favorite watering hole, contact downtowndave23 AT gmail DOT com.
WEDNESDAY - February 17th
The Map Room
1949 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
The Burners without Borders Winter Ball
This event is a fundraiser for the BWB Chicago event the Community Grant Salon to benefit start up non-profits in the city making big changes in our communities. We gather to create community, celebrate and make art, and dance the night away in solidarity of building the dream-life we want to see.
Wear white and silver!
Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 10pm-4am
Live Performances, DJ sets by Chicago's best, drinks, and interactive art installations.
$25 presale/$30 at the door
The BWB Winter Gala & Dinner
Friday, Jan 29, 2016 7-11pm
Live Performances by Chicago's best, Edible Alchemy Foods dinner, drinks, and dancing.
$50 ticket or $75 Benefactors ticket
Chaus: loft in W Humboldt Park. Address emailed to ticket holders the day before.
We cordially invite you to the BWB Gala Dinner ! The Gala Dinner will be your opportunity to see what Chicago Community Grant Program Award Winners are up to since winning their grants, eat a delicious Edible Alchemy vegetarian dinner, watch a smattering of Chicago's best live performers, drink libations, boogie on the dance floor to electroswing and house, and enjoy a fancy night with friends and community while supporting a cause to believe in.
The Winter Ball & Gala Dinner are the annual fundraiser for Burners Without Borders Chicago and their flagship civic micro-granting program produced in partnership with Bold Urban Renaissance Network (BURN) 501(c)3. Grants awarded through this program fund grassroots and citizen-led projects that engage residents, produce direct action, and create collaborations that support a community's inherent capacity to thrive.
**both the Gala Dinner & the Winter Ball events are at the Chaus Art Collective. We'll email the address to ticket holders, and post it on the FB page a day before the gala**
Join @BWB Chicago to create change:
****Edible Alchemy Foods dinner ****
gaea's jams : alchemy pickles : transformed kimchis
Nordic Creamery dairy and raw cashew cheeses
cranberry maple walnut garam masala
handmade ginger cumin butternut squash ravioli with a brown butter sage sauce served atop a bed of
Windy City arugula : suncrisp apple and coconut roasted pepita
a blueberry plum compote fused with a coconut custard nested within raw Costa Rican cacao
***Live Performances, Music & DJs***
Andreas Kapsalis (flamenco guitar)
Joseph Cr Vourteque (electroswing)
Justin Reed (DJ tunes)
Gaea Lady (veil projection dance)
Perkulator (fire dance)
Violet Vendetta (aerial lyra acrobatics)
***Edible Alchemy Hors D'ourves, Dinner, Dessert**
menu announced early next week!
***ART & INSTALLATIONS ****
Super Magical LED cones by Lobo Homen
The Prayer Tree by Adrian Bibzak & Chris Bibz and Fiona
Winter Ball Internal Messaging Service by @Elove
DJ Booth by Christopher Breedlove
Projection Visuals by Dave Fantis + Eric Merkaba
Hazy Hookah & DivniTea Lounge by Mitch Davidovitz and Hannah Marie Von Bear
Touch of Silver and Snow by The Fabulous Iris Iris Pasic
Outdoor Dome by SynerGeo Domes
Dome Chandelier & Interior by The Optical Playground, Leila Ryndak & Aimee Caitlin Rusch.
Stalagmites by Jeff Zelnio
Live Painting by Ian Bennett
**Donate Your Extra Toiletries to Chiditarod Chicago**
BWB will be collecting your extra toiletries for Chiditarod this season. Any extra toiletries you have from hotels, samples, slighted used bottles, soap you got from a traveling relative, or other items that could go to help those in need. Chiditarod will be sharing these collected items with homeless shelters, domestic abuse survivors and creating care packages to hand out to those in need on the streets of Chicago.
**Donate Your Used Shoes to Share Your Soles Foundation**
We'll be running a collection for your gently worn or new shoes for our friends at Share Your Soles. These shoes may go to people who may have never even owned a pair. It’s important that any used shoes are in good condition to respect the dignity of those receiving our shoes. So please: be respectful with your donations, understand that our goal is to provide good, clean shoes to those in need. For example, tennis shoes should include laces and not have holes.