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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSem7BUlN_XAohz65_RRAd1nbLpAA-vzTJbgQM0HXdfywC-YoA/viewform
Artist and Theme Camps, this is your form or email email@example.com: 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!