B.U.R.N. burn
Apr
20
Apr 23

B.U.R.N. burn

  • Camp Tuckabatchee


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.

Figment Chicago
Jul
15
10:30 am10:30

Figment Chicago

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 allisugerlach@gmail.com with any questions and mark your calendars!

Facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/FigmentChicago/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf.

Burning Man (TTITD)
Aug
27
Sep 4

Burning Man (TTITD)

  • Black Rock City Nevada

That Thing In The Desert. August 27 through September 4th, 2017.

For more details, check out http://burningman.org/.

For regular updates and social media interaction, the Official Burning Man Chicago page is the place to go.


Meet & Greet - March 2017
Mar
15
7:30 pm19:30

Meet & Greet - March 2017

  • Holiday Club

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!

Nov
16
7:30 pm19:30

November Meet & Greet

  • Township
B.U.R.N.'s monthly meet-and-greet. Come out, have a drink and a bite to eat, chat with your fellow burners. *If you're interested in hosting a meet & greet in your 'hood, let us know in the comments or on FB! The location would ideally be accessible from CTA, serve food, and not require a cover for entry.  

B.U.R.N.'s monthly meet-and-greet. Come out, have a drink and a bite to eat, chat with your fellow burners.

*If you're interested in hosting a meet & greet in your 'hood, let us know in the comments or on FB! The location would ideally be accessible from CTA, serve food, and not require a cover for entry.

 

Nov
4
Nov 5

MAD SCIENCE: Chicago's Official Decompression 2016!

  • Bottom Lounge

MAD SCIENCE!
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?

BEATS:
Jeekoos
Radiohiro
Tommy Ruffingers (RUFFMusic)
Tim Nice
Moniker Prime
DJ Zeek
Beanbake

FLOW:
Ammunition
Coelti
Ellen Dancer
Colin Breen
Chris DaCosse

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.
https://goo.gl/forms/6CatJbMjeLoEe5qY2

Performers should fill out this form or e-mail sam@boldurban.org: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSem7BUlN_XAohz65_RRAd1nbLpAA-vzTJbgQM0HXdfywC-YoA/viewform

Artist and Theme Camps, this is your form or email ben@gopho.com: https://goo.gl/forms/3e2Ds0NWm6X4hfHA3

Oct
26
7:30 pm19:30

Pre-Decompression Meet & Greet

  • Bottom Lounge


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!

Oct
22
2:00 pm14:00

Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade

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!

Sep
22
Sep 25

Dust Off (A Camping Event by B.U.R.N.)

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

Aug
14
3:00 pm15:00

Partici-palooza!

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

 

Jul
27
7:30 pm19:30

Burning Man "NEWBIE NIGHT" Orientation

Where: Catalyst Collective (an artists space near North/Pulaski, RSVP to chicago@burningman.org 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 ...

Welcome Home!

Jul
16
Jul 17

Figment Chicago

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.

>> ABOUT <<
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.

Chi-burners Happy Hour - February Edition
Feb
17
Feb 18

Chi-burners Happy Hour - February Edition

  • The Map Room

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
7:30 P.M.
The Map Room
1949 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

xoxoxo,
DtD

BWB Winter Ball
Jan
30
Jan 31

BWB Winter Ball

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!

The Ball

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

 

 

BWB Winter Gala
Jan
29
7:00 pm19:00

BWB Winter Gala

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.  

 

TICKETS HERE!
https://bwbchicago.yapsody.com/event/index/27807/bwb-gala-dinner
 

**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:
https://www.facebook.com/bwbchicago

 

 

 

****Edible Alchemy Foods dinner ****

Opening:
gaea's jams : alchemy pickles : transformed kimchis
Nordic Creamery dairy and raw cashew cheeses
cranberry maple walnut garam masala

Main:
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

Sweet Things:
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 PlaygroundLeila Ryndak & Aimee Caitlin Rusch.
Stalagmites by Jeff Zelnio
Live Painting by Ian Bennett

BRING DONATIONS!
**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.

 

 

Secret GentleMass Transit
Jan
26
6:30 pm18:30

Secret GentleMass Transit

  • Wicker Park Fieldhouse

Join the Secret Gentlemen on their monthly excursion…usually a bike ride, but since it's just too damn cold out there,  we're riding the rails. Bring cash, drinks and snacks, and get ready to travels in style and warmth. Proper attire required.

October Full Moon Jam
Oct
27
7:30 pm19:30

October Full Moon Jam

  • Lakefront, near Foster Ave Turf Fields

The Full Moon Jams are FREE, family-friendly events that happen every full moon during the summer months in Chicago, from March or April to October or November, weather permitting. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners, families, and random passer-by's that come to enjoy the night.

Picnics & photographers are welcome, but we ask everyone to respect a few simple rules:

LEAVE NO TRACE - Take everything you brought with you back out of the park, including trash.

NO ALCOHOL - or other recreational substances in the park, it is ILLEGAL and puts the jams at risk.

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY - it's dangerous for the performers.

ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED - for the safety of the performers, the crowd and your furry friends.

LEAVE BY 11PM - the park closes at 11pm and you will get ticketed if you're there.

Please join the email list that will give you updates on the jams, the schedule and any other important information you will need to know. Send an email to fullmoonjam-subscribe@pryrotechniq.org or visit: www.fullmoonjam.org
or follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/FullMoonJam

September Full Moon Jam
Sep
28
7:30 pm19:30

September Full Moon Jam

  • Lakefront, near Foster Ave Turf Fields

The Full Moon Jams are FREE, family-friendly events that happen every full moon during the summer months in Chicago, from March or April to October or November, weather permitting. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners, families, and random passer-by's that come to enjoy the night.

Picnics & photographers are welcome, but we ask everyone to respect a few simple rules:

LEAVE NO TRACE - Take everything you brought with you back out of the park, including trash.

NO ALCOHOL - or other recreational substances in the park, it is ILLEGAL and puts the jams at risk.

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY - it's dangerous for the performers.

ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED - for the safety of the performers, the crowd and your furry friends.

LEAVE BY 11PM - the park closes at 11pm and you will get ticketed if you're there.

Please join the email list that will give you updates on the jams, the schedule and any other important information you will need to know. Send an email to fullmoonjam-subscribe@pryrotechniq.org or visit: www.fullmoonjam.org
or follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/FullMoonJam

Decompression 2015
Sep
19
Sep 20

Decompression 2015

  • El Ray Ballroom

B.U.R.N. 501(c)3 presents:
Chicago's Decrompression 2015


Saturday, 9.19.15 - 8:00 P.M - 2:30 A.M.
El Rey Ballroom
3504 S. Western Ave. - Chicago, IL
Ticketing & Volunteering Info Coming Soon

Your friends at Chicago's Burning Man-themed non-profit, the Bold Urban Renaissance Network 501(c)3, proudly welcome any and all Burning Man lovers, newbies, or the curious to Chicago's annual Decompression event. After last year's Crossroads camping event, Decompression returns to the city's near south side for an evening of music, friendship, art, wonder, and even some fire.

Participants make Decompression what it is. What are you bringing?

THEME POLL
Got ideas on what 2015's theme should be? Submit them to this form and yours COULD end up as the theme for this year's event!
http://goo.gl/forms/aUtnNy6CG4

We'll have more on tickets and volunteerism real soon! In the meantime, save the date!

August Full Moon Jam
Aug
31
7:00 pm19:00

August Full Moon Jam

  • Lakefront, near Foster Ave Turf Fields

The Full Moon Jams are FREE, family-friendly events that happen every full moon during the summer months in Chicago, from March or April to October or November, weather permitting. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners, families, and random passer-by's that come to enjoy the night.

Picnics & photographers are welcome, but we ask everyone to respect a few simple rules:

LEAVE NO TRACE - Take everything you brought with you back out of the park, including trash.

NO ALCOHOL - or other recreational substances in the park, it is ILLEGAL and puts the jams at risk.

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY - it's dangerous for the performers.

ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED - for the safety of the performers, the crowd and your furry friends.

LEAVE BY 11PM - the park closes at 11pm and you will get ticketed if you're there.

Please join the email list that will give you updates on the jams, the schedule and any other important information you will need to know. Send an email to fullmoonjam-subscribe@pryrotechniq.org or visit: www.fullmoonjam.org
or follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/FullMoonJam

Jul
30
7:30 pm19:30

July Full Moon Jam #2!

  • Lakefront, near Foster Ave Turf Fields

The Full Moon Jams are FREE, family-friendly events that happen every full moon during the summer months in Chicago, from March or April to October or November, weather permitting. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners, families, and random passer-by's that come to enjoy the night.

Picnics & photographers are welcome, but we ask everyone to respect a few simple rules:

LEAVE NO TRACE - Take everything you brought with you back out of the park, including trash.

NO ALCOHOL - or other recreational substances in the park, it is ILLEGAL and puts the jams at risk.

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY - it's dangerous for the performers.

ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED - for the safety of the performers, the crowd and your furry friends.

LEAVE BY 11PM - the park closes at 11pm and you will get ticketed if you're there.

Please join the email list that will give you updates on the jams, the schedule and any other important information you will need to know. Send an email to fullmoonjam-subscribe@pryrotechniq.org or visit: www.fullmoonjam.org
or follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/FullMoonJam

Jul
29
7:30 pm19:30

"Playa Prep" Newbie Night

Burning Man 2015
"Playa Prep" Newbie Night 

Wednesday July 29th
8:00pm-10:00pm
Doors at 7:30pm

at Catalyst Collective

(This is a private residence, so please email Puma gina.koontz@burningman.org if you don't know the address.)


If you are making your virgin voyage to the big burn in Black Rock City, this orientation is for you!

After a bit of time for introductions, Flipit, Puma, and and guests will explain how the city works, offer playa tips for you to survive and thrive and most importantly, answer any burning questions you still have about getting ready for - and making the most of - Burning Man. 

Around 9:15 or 9:30, we'll make time for introductions from veterans who want to invite virgins to participate in their playa-bound art, theme camp, volunteer opportunities or freight shipments. Then we'll wrap up with some social time and cleanup of the space.

The event is free. Please bring snacks or beverages to share.

See you 7/29 @ 7:30 and… Welcome Home!

Flipit & Puma on behalf of the Chicago Regional Contacts.


PS: To get a head start check out:
http://www.burningman.com/first_timers/
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/

If your question can't wait or is too personal to bring up on the 29th,
email chicago@burningman.org. 

 

Please email gina.koontz@burningman.org to get more information about location of the host venue. 

Jul
1
8:00 pm20:00

July Full Moon Jam

  • Lakefront, near Foster Ave Turf Fields

The Full Moon Jams are FREE, family-friendly events that happen every full moon during the summer months in Chicago, from March or April to October or November, weather permitting. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners, families, and random passer-by's that come to enjoy the night.

Picnics & photographers are welcome, but we ask everyone to respect a few simple rules:

LEAVE NO TRACE - Take everything you brought with you back out of the park, including trash.

NO ALCOHOL - or other recreational substances in the park, it is ILLEGAL and puts the jams at risk.

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY - it's dangerous for the performers.

ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED - for the safety of the performers, the crowd and your furry friends.

LEAVE BY 11PM - the park closes at 11pm and you will get ticketed if you're there.

Please join the email list that will give you updates on the jams, the schedule and any other important information you will need to know. Send an email to fullmoonjam-subscribe@pryrotechniq.org or visit: www.fullmoonjam.org
or follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/FullMoonJam

Jun
10
7:30 pm19:30

June Happy Hour: Pre LoF Edition

  • Delilahs

Your friends at B.U.R.N.'s Operations and Events committee invite you to happy hour!

The intention with these monthly meetings is purely social - let's get together and enjoy each other's company - talk the Big Burn, Lakes of Fire, and Burning Man-related events and doings around this great city. Come on out and join your community for a fun evening of libations, food, and fun!

Given the proximity to Lakes of Fire, this one will most likely be jam packed with folks gearing up for adventures on/in Lucky Lake.

Jun
2
8:00 pm20:00

June Full Moon Jam

  • Lakefront, near Foster Ave Turf Fields

The Full Moon Jams are FREE, family-friendly events that happen every full moon during the summer months in Chicago, from March or April to October or November, weather permitting. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners, families, and random passer-by's that come to enjoy the night.

Picnics & photographers are welcome, but we ask everyone to respect a few simple rules:

LEAVE NO TRACE - Take everything you brought with you back out of the park, including trash.

NO ALCOHOL - or other recreational substances in the park, it is ILLEGAL and puts the jams at risk.

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY - it's dangerous for the performers.

ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED - for the safety of the performers, the crowd and your furry friends.

LEAVE BY 11PM - the park closes at 11pm and you will get ticketed if you're there.

Please join the email list that will give you updates on the jams, the schedule and any other important information you will need to know. Send an email to fullmoonjam-subscribe@pryrotechniq.org or visit: www.fullmoonjam.org
or follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/FullMoonJam

May
13
7:30 pm19:30

May Happy Hour

  • Delilah's

Your friends at B.U.R.N.'s Operations and Events committee invite you to happy hour!

The intention with these monthly meetings is purely social - let's get together and enjoy each other's company - talk the Big Burn, Lakes of Fire, and Burning Man-related events and doings around this great city. Come on out and join your community for a fun evening of libations, food, and fun!

May
13
6:30 pm18:30

Spring TownHall

  • Township

Twice a year, the B.U.R.N. Board of Operations (aka BurnOps or the committee formerly known as the Steering Committee) hosts an all-tribes meeting. Our spring version is called Town Hall, and it's designed to help interested parties keep abreast of the plethora of new developments and new ways to participate in the Chicago Burning Man community. 

· Got a plan you want to pitch to the community? 
· Have an art project?
· Want to learn more about Art and Civic Grant Programs, get involved with Decompression, or other BURN Projects?
· Have a theme camp going to Lakes of Fire or the Playa and need some moties to help you out?

Meet-and-Greet: 6:30–7:30pm
Presentations: 7:30–9:30pm

BURNOps books the space, but Town Hall is really for you.
Contact DownTownDave adowntowndave23@gmail.com to book your presentation.
http://www.burningmanchicago.org/townhall/

May
3
7:30 pm19:30

May Full Moon Jam

  • Lakefront, near Foster Ave Turf Fields

The Full Moon Jams are FREE, family-friendly events that happen every full moon during the summer months in Chicago, from March or April to October or November, weather permitting. Started in 2004 by a group of friends celebrating a birthday, the jams have grown in size to accommodate the increasing amount of drummers, fire spinners, families, and random passer-by's that come to enjoy the night.

Picnics & photographers are welcome, but we ask everyone to respect a few simple rules:

LEAVE NO TRACE - Take everything you brought with you back out of the park, including trash.

NO ALCOHOL - or other recreational substances in the park, it is ILLEGAL and puts the jams at risk.

NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY - it's dangerous for the performers.

ALL PETS MUST BE LEASHED - for the safety of the performers, the crowd and your furry friends.

LEAVE BY 11PM - the park closes at 11pm and you will get ticketed if you're there.

Please join the email list that will give you updates on the jams, the schedule and any other important information you will need to know. Send an email to fullmoonjam-subscribe@pryrotechniq.org or visit: www.fullmoonjam.org
or follow us on Twitter: Twitter.com/FullMoonJam

May
2
May 3

Resonate 10.0

  • Metro/Smartbar

Chicago's Burner Community comes together for the ultimate FREAKSHOW!

Inspired by the Burning Man arts festival out in the Nevada desert, Resonate is Chicago's largest DIY Art, Performance and Music event. This year we are going all out to celebrate our 10 year anniversary!

Featuring over 300 participants and volunteers, Resonate X is an all-inclusive event that pimps our community's vibrant Art, Music and Performance scene.  Special Guests include Nickodemus (NYC), DJ Dragonfly - (Symbiosis San Francisco), Idea Fabrication Labs - (Chico, CA), Cleverpillar, Anode Deigns and Environmental Encroachment amongst 100's of amazing performers and artists and installs.  All on five stages and venue environments including Chicago's only outdoor Fire Arts and Performance Stage.

Resonate X will completely transform Metro Smart bar with more amazing Art, Music, and Performance than ever before! Started back in 2006 as a way to foster the Burning Man community here in Chicago, Resonate has become the showcase of an entire community movement that has grown exponentially over the past 10 years.

Come See WHY the Burner Community is what it's all about! Resonate has SOLD OUT in advance 9 years running. Tickets are available now in three discounted tiers, get them while you can.

Resonate X Badass Music:
Nickodemus - (Wonderwheel Recordings / TOTH) - NYC
DJ Dragonfly - (Symbiosis) - San Francisco
Adrienne Sanchez
Bassphreak
Beanbake
Carla Starla
Dan Rabbit
Duke Shin
Easy Jack
Environmental Encroachment
Jeekoos
Justin Reed
Keith Mackenzie
MC Zulu's Electro Reggae Sound System
Nate Manic
Organic Groove Continuum
Puffs Baggswelle
Radiohiro
Searchl1te
Striz
Tim Nice
Warp

Resonate X Badass Live Art, Art Installs and Participants:
Amy Joiner - UV Body Art
Animals Getting Carried Away - Art Install
Anode Designs - Live Art and Install
Anthony Di Taranto - Venue Stretch Fabric Design
Artivore - Live Art
Bad Advice Bears - Info Booth
Baramesi - Event Photography
Brilliantlymad - Event Photography
C.U.R.B. - Event Rangers
Cleverpillar - Smart Bar Room Installation
Curtis Jensen - Live Art
DanceSafe Chicago - Info Booth
David Hilborn - Live Art
Gerard Sabb - Live Art
Girl and El Gato - Sculpture by Marika Rika
Great Eye Films - Event Photography
IBZAN - Live Art Install
Idea Fabrication Labs - Main Stage Design and Install - Chico ,Ca
Iris Iris Pasic - Live Art
Jana Blue - Artography
Jenny Koehler - Live Art
Junicorn Sparkles - UV Body Art
Justina Radzeviciute - Live Art
Keith Brownlee - Live Art
Laser Graffiti - Laser Vector Art
Merrick Brown - Live Art
Misha Esterkin - Live Art
Moski - Live Art
Mr .Vibe - Palm Reading
Nicole Campbell - Live Art and Promotions
Nicolle La Mer - Live Art
Party Post by the Postmasters - Interactive Install
Paul Crisanti - Event Photography
Paul Mezinskas - Entheo Art Installation
Philamonjaro - Event Photography
Poetry Brothel - Felissae Mae Capelletti
reMixed Ink - Live Silkscreening
Roadkill - Live Art
S K Garcia - Live Art
Sabine Miller - Interactive Art Installation
Simon Rubinstein - Event Photgraphy
Sohyoung Park - Main Room Tree Sculptures
The Honeycomb Wall - Ayda Keshtkar
The Huggery - Interactive Installation

 

Resonate X Badass Live Music:
Abraham Mellish
Adam Ness
Burton L & Darcy
D'Lerrio & DOJO
Joshua Gunty
Kiara Lanier
Mr. J
Steven Gilpin

 

Resonate X Badass Burlesque, Dance and Flow Artists:
AliHoopMama
Ammunition
Avi
Chicaribena
Distortion
DreamSQNZ
Ellen and Rana
Eva La Vida
Gaea Lady
Good Times
Jared Lyons
Jessica Mic Colangelo
Jillian Sophia Josephine
Mandi Indiana
Koko
Mike Trahey
Minty Fresh
Rozbot
Saundra
Siren
Sylvi
Talia Sassounes
Tatiana Sanchez
The Spark - Turbo, Colin Breen & Heather
ThomAss Edison
Vanessa Fae
Whirlwind

Resonate X Badass Fire Performance Arts Stage:
Chicago Fire Tribe
Chicago Fire Technicians
CMF Hoop Troupe
Empyrean Fire
Mike Trahey
Night Magic Designs
and many more still to come

Resonate X Badass Lighting, Video Installs, Sound and Org:
Antoine Kattar - Event Sound and FOH
Brett Owsley - Stage Management
Cappy - Stage Management
ET Visions - Live Video
Fractaled Visions - Live Video - Main Stage Video Mapping and Install
Hannah Williams - Art Curation and Placement
Heather Albekier - Resonate X Graphics and Layout
Jack Whelan - Crypt Sound
Jenna Nordgren - Stage Management
Joshua Gunty - Stage Management
Jyl Bonaguro - Art Curation and Placement
Liz Campanella - Fire Arts Curation
Mazurbeam - Live Video
Mcnab Audio - Sound and Lighting
Merkaba - Live Video
Rob Capatelli - Live Video
Rob Rob - Stage Management
Squirt - Stage Management
Steve Casica - Main Room Lighting
The Freakeasy - Event Coordination, Admin and Production

Line-up additions and changes available at http://resonatechicago.net
General inquiries? Freakeasy.music@gmail.com

 

NOTE: Not an official B.U.R.N. Event, but nevertheless an amazing time!

Apr
25
12:00 pm12:00

BEDxChicago II

The Chicago Bureau of Erotic Discourse presents

BEDxChicago II

April 25th, 2015 : 12pm-5pm

at Catalyst Collective

X = An independently organized BED event.

Join us for our second event in series of symposia highlighting clarity & consent in any form of sexual expression.

 

We are still looking for speakers for our April event. If you have a topic related to sexual negotiation, consent issues, or something else you think you think relates, please email arielledyan@gmail.com or ginamarie.koontz@gmail.com.

 

BEDx was created in the spirit of TEDx's mission, "ideas worth spreading."

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This event is a safe space for anyone of any sexual orientation and gender identity to express their sexual experiences, desires, questions, and concerns confidentially and without fear of judgement or harassment. Personal stories will not be shared outside this event. If you cannot commit to respecting the sensitive nature of this event, please do not attend.

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The Bureau of Erotic Discourse (BED) is a team of volunteers who help to provide information and education regarding issues of consent in the Burning Man Community. We present this information in a sex positive format, as we believe that fun, safe play is best approached by learning to acknowledge and express your own personal desires and boundaries, while respecting those of others.

Apr
15
7:30 pm19:30

April Happy Hour: Tax Day Edition

  • Twisted Spoke

Your friends at B.U.R.N.'s Operations and Events committee invite you to happy hour!

The intention with these monthly meetings is purely social - let's get together and enjoy each other's company - talk the Big Burn, Lakes of Fire, and Burning Man-related events and doings around this great city. Come on out and join your community for a fun evening of libations, food, and fun!

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