The Lantern :: Chicago's Burning Man Newsletter :: 2/13/15
~~**)'(**~~ B.U.R.N Updates ~~**)'(**~~
Brand New Burning Man Chicago Website!
BURN Happy Hour - Meet & Greet at Weegee’s Lounge - February 18th
BURN Art Grant Deadline - April 1st
~~**)’(**~~ Non- B.U.R.N. UPDATES ~~**)’(**~~
BWB WinterBall AfterParty Report
BEDxChicago - February 14th
AfrikaBurn Exchange Program - Submission Deadline - February 15th
Edible Alchemy Post Vday Brunch - February 15th
CHIditarod X - March 7th
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Just a reminder: We Have a Brand New Burning Man Chicago Website!
We're pleased to launch the all new BurningManChicago.org website!
The site is intended to be an evolving resource for the entire Chicago Burner community. Whether you're a dusty vet looking for an art grant (or bar meet, or both), or an apprehensive newcomer wondering how you're going to get all your water to the playa, we're building a toolbox to help you get sorted– as well as introduce you to a whole host of offerings the community works on year round.
This project is a collaboration between B.U.R.N. and the Chicago Regional Contacts of the Burning Man Project. Currently, you can find the latest news and updates, a list of meet-n-greets and other community events, and some overview on our current programming and organizational structure.
We'll be adding more stuff in the future, such as a volunteer form, so that you can get involved in planning and executing events like Decompression. Again- it's evolving.
If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
February Chi-Burners Happy Hour
3659 W. Armitage
February 18th, 2015
Last month's inaugural Chi-burners Happy Hour was such a sweet success! We had around 50 burners come out to the Skylark Lounge in Pilsen to enjoy libations, good food, and of course, each other’s company.
This time we'll be gracing Weegee's Lounge in West Logan Square at 3659 W. Armitage.
Don’t forget to bring a cd or flash drive for the Musical White Elephant: Make a playlist of your best guilty pleasure songs. Don't write your name on it. Take home someone else's mix at the end of the night.
BWB Winter Ball 2015 - AfterParty Report:
Hello Wonderful Community!
First of all- Thank You! Thank you to everyone who attended, organized, volunteered, installed, played, danced, and brought their gifts to the 2015 BWB Winter Ball. It was a night to remember for so many of us and the glow stayed with us for days afterward. Thanks for bringing in that winter storm with us!
We feel that it's important for us to be as transparent and forthcoming a possible with our financials from our events when we are raising money for Not-For-Profit causes, and with this in mind we’ve prepared a financial summary from this year’s 2015 Winter Ball event:
Post-Party Financial Breakdown
1,450.00 Arts & Entertainment Cost Total
815.52 Food & Drink Cost Total
2,209.23 Venue & Infrastructure Total
Total Costs: 4,474.85
9,920.00 Ticket Sales Total
2,250.00 Bar Sales Total
276.00 Donation Total
12,434.26 Total Income
7,958.41 Total Raised for Burners-without-Borders Chicago
The money that is raised goes towards
dinner expenses for the Chicago Community Grant Salon twice each year
grant stipends for the 2015 Chicago Community Grant Salons
modest operating costs
in 2014 we sent money to the Philippines to build their tool library
in 2015, we're considering implementing a "micro loan" system for
business-based social good ventures that need capital up front.
Keep in touch with our 2015 Honored Projects:
Jakmel Ekpresyon - (www.facebook.com/JakmelEkspresyon)
Slow + Roll Chicago - (www.facebook.com/SlowRollChicago)
Free write Jail Arts - (www.facebook.com/freewritejailarts)
Share Your Soles - (www.facebook.com/ShareYourSoles)
Consensus Chicago - (www.facebook.com/consensuschicago)
Why Not Here? - (www.facebook.com/quinncommunitycenter)
Follow the Alphabet Road - (http://marylyonschool.com/)
Kedzie Carroll Garden - (www.facebook.com/TheKedzieStop)
Keep in Touch with Burners-without-Borders Chicago:
Learn more & Get involved with the Chicago Community Grant Program here:
Sincerely the BWB Winter Ball 2015 Core-ganizers,
Andrea, Breedlove, Alyssa
The Chicago Bureau of Erotic Discourse presents
February 14th, 2015
X = An independently organized BED event.
Join us for a day of talks and playshops highlighting clarity & consent in any form of sexual expression.
BEDx was created in the spirit of TEDx's mission, "ideas worth spreading."
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.
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.
AfrikaBurn Exchange Program 2015
This program was started to help build international collaboration between Great Lakes and South African burners.
Apply and you and your art could be sent to AfrikaBurn! (Yes, YOU! Yes, really!)
The program provides airfare, event ticket, and a material budget (up to $1,000)!
To apply, You MUST be available mid-April till early May and have a valid passport.
Deadline for submissions is Feb 15th. A selection will be made by mid-March!
Edible Alchemy Post Vday Brunch 2/15
Sunday February 15, 2015
11am and 1pm seatings
at The Eco Collective in Pilsen
2042 W 21st Street, Chicago 60608
tickets & info here: bit.ly/eavday
Well, Thankfully THAT'S over!
Join us for a snarky and sweet post vday chilled out brunch, featuring delicious sweets, chocolate pancakes, fluffy whip, and more - all served with a generous helping of snark. The best food around, in a really great space. BYOValentine or Ben X will be yours complimentarily.
sweet & savory for whatever mood you're in.
$35 price includes pastries, unlimited coffee & tea, an adult beverage, brunch entree, snarky cookies, and fun. and snark. and love.
***Message us with food allergies!***
Coffee, Tea, Champagne
Pastries by Lia : Cinnamon Rolls, Croissants, Scones, Cookies
SWEET OR SAVORY
Bleeding Heart Black Waffles : Chocolate, grenadine, whip, fruit
Little Death Sandwich : Beurrage Bread, Fried Farm Egg, Schmear, Greens, Kraut. + Pickled Brussels Sprouts & Potatoes
Snarky Love Cookies
Edible Alchemy Co-ordinator
March 7th, 2015
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Make sure to use #RodX on your various social medias so we can retweet, rehash, and rebook your awesome posts!
Register here: http://www.chiditarod.org/register/
Volunteer here: http://www.chiditarod.org/volunteer/
Join us for an awesome party here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1547903362118484/
For more information, visit www.CHIditarod.org