Chicago Community Grant Program now accepting submissions!

Submissions are open for the May 20th *Chicago Community Grant Program*. We want to fund your community project!

Apply for a $1,000 opportunity to help fund your vision for creating positive change here in Chicago. Deadline is 4/24!

Learn more about the grant program, and submit your proposal, here: http://boldurban.org/community-grant-program/about-the-ccgp/

Feel free to give this information to anyone you feel might benefit from this program, and please direct any questions to civicgrants@boldurban.org.
We look forward to being inspired by your ideas!
-The Chicago Community Grant Program

The Lantern :: Chicago's Burning Man Newsletter :: 3/24/15

~~**)'(**~~  B.U.R.N Updates  ~~**)'(**~~

  • BURN Art Grant Deadline - April 1st

  • BURN Happy Hour - Meet & Greet at Twisted Spoke - April 15th

  • BWB/BURN Chicago Community Grant Program Salon - May 20th

 

~~**)’(**~~  Non- B.U.R.N. UPDATES ~~**)’(**~~

  • Edible Alchemy presents: Through the Looking Glass Dinner - March 27th

  • The Lusty Llama Lounge - March 28th

  • Chicago Urban Ranger Bunch (CURB) Meet & Greet - April 1st

  • Brunch Beats - April 12th

  • Whimsy & Wickedness: A Fabulous Gothee Fundraiser - April 18th

  • BEDxChicago II - April 25th

 

Any community member with an idea to present to BURN-Ops is welcome- and enthusiastically encouraged - to contact us at info@boldurban.org.

 

If you would like your announcement featured in the Lantern, send your copy to Puma @ ginamarie.koontz@gmail.com by the 14th of each month!

 

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B.U.R.N. Art Grant Submission Deadline Approaching

 

The deadline for the Bold Urban Renaissance Network (BURN) 2015 Spring Cycle for Art Grants is in just ONE WEEK -  Wednesday, April 1st at 11:59pm.

 

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/

 

The Spring cycle seeks to help fund art for Resonate, Lakes of Fire, and other Spring/ early Summer events but our applications are always rolling so if you want a grant for Burning Man or for the Fall it's ok to go ahead and apply now. This will be the only cycle before Lakes of Fire.

 

We can't wait to see what you freaks come up with!

 

-BURN Art Grant Committee

 

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Chi-Burners Happy Hour

April 15th, 2015

7:30pm

 

Twisted Spoke

501 N Ogden Ave,

Chicago, IL 60642

 

Join us at Twisted Spoke for the April Burner Meet & Greet - hosted by Krueger!

 

B.U.R.N. 501(c)3's Events Committee and B.U.R.N. Ops are excited to be hosting our 4th monthly happy hour. The idea's pretty simple - food and libations on (usually) the third Wednesday of the month.

The locations will vary, but generally the Happy Hours will be at places that are easily accessible via CTA, never-any-cover,and mostly with food served. We are also trying to cover many areas of the city geographically, to the maximum extent possible - so the locale's will travel.

 

Stay tuned for information about the May Happy Hour at Delilah’s.

 

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Submissions Open Chicago Community Grant Program May 2015

 

Announcing application opening for the May 2015 *Chicago Community Grant Program*.

We want to fund your community project!

 

Apply for a $1,000 opportunity to help fund your vision for creating positive change here in Chicago. Deadline is Mid-April (Deadline announced in a few days)!

Learn more about the grant program, and submit your proposal, here: http://boldurban.org/community-grant-program/about-the-ccgp/

 

Four applicants will be selected to present their proposal at a public Salon on *May 20th*, where attendees will vote for the community project they believe deserves the grant.

 

Feel free to give this information to anyone you feel might benefit from this program, and please direct any questions to civicgrants@boldurban.org.

We look forward to being inspired by your ideas!

-The Chicago Community Grant Program

 

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Edible Alchemy presents: Through the Looking Glass Dinner

 

Friday March 27, 2015

doors at 7pm, supper at 7:30pm

@Eco Collective 2042 W 21st Street

$50 for 4 courses with drink pairings (all included)

$20 little person, or $35 without drinks

RSVP at http://bit.ly/ealookingglass

 

Through the Looking Glass Supper : a twisted tread for the senses, big and small!

EA's Alice in Wonderland twist on reality features tasty tea cakes, savory biscuits, english buttery mushroom kale vegetarian pasty, tiny forks, crafted cocktail, chess galore, and interactive elements.  Exclusively vegetarian dinner featuring local food goodness and beautiful presentations.  Jaberwocky beware!

 

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The Lusty Llama Lounge

at Transamoeba Studios

Saturday, March 28th

8pm-2am

 

Lounge in luxury with your friends at Transamoeba Studios as we share an eclectic evening.

 

Join us for creative cocktails, fabulous friends, awesome art, specialty snacks, heavenly hookahs and multifaceted music.

 

There are a very limited number of tickets available for this event.

Get your discounted Early Llama tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lusty-llama-tickets-15826563678

 

More information available: https://www.facebook.com/events/1023497984331475/

 

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CURB Meet & Greet

at Weegee’s Lounge

April 1st

7:30pm

 

Are you interested in becoming a Ranger?

  • Are you looking to get involved as a regional ranger - at events around Chicago or the Great Lakes?

  • Have you rangered at Chicago Decompression, Resonate, or Lakes of Fire and are looking to become a Black Rock City Ranger?

 

Come out to Weegee’s Lounge on April 1st for a drink & meet Regional and BRC Rangers from the Chicago area. Our local Ranger group (Chicago Urban Ranger Bunch - or CURB) will be there to answer any questions about what rangers do, what trainings are available, or anything else you’d need to make a decision about if/how you’d like to get involved.

 

Any questions can be sent to Ranger Fishfood at  redundant_one@yahoo.com.

 

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Brunch Beats

at C-Haus

Sunday, April 12th

Noon-6pm

$10 Donations at the door

 

Spring is here!!

 

LETTUCE TURNIP THE BEET!!

 

Brunch, beats and a little art market. Family friendly event. Come join us on this lovely Sunday and lets mingle, eat good food, laugh, drink the good stuff and dance till the sun goes down.

 

It's going to be a delightful eggspierence!!!

 

Want to volunteer? Please email ayda.keshtkar@gmail.com

 

Want to have a booth to vend? Please fill out this form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1qtnOO_7d42XM2Xydh26JYJD4kKGoIOAuNxsaMDQgX0c/viewform

 

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Whimsy & Wickedness: A Fabulous Gothee Adventure Featuring Burlesque, Dancing, and Costume Contest

 

Saturday, April 18

8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Eco Collective

 

Frolicking pixies tease brooding wizards, elves arm wrestle dwarves, rogue adventurers swap tales with lovable outlaws. Come meet up with fellow adventurers for drinking debauchery, dancing delights, fiery fun, free coffee and games of prowess. Tickets for this fundraiser event are a suggested donation of $15, or $10 in advance or in costume.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1556248661301321/?ref=4

 

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The Chicago Bureau of Erotic Discourse presents

 

BEDxChicago II

April 25th, 2015

12pm-5pm

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.

 

. . . more B.U.R.N. info  . . . .  

 

 

BURNING MAN CHICAGO BOARD of OPERATIONS a.k.a. BURN-Ops - is a diverse, volunteer-based group of Chicago Burners who take an active role in supporting and growing Burner culture in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  We have various sub-committees that specialize in:  

 

 

* B.U.R.N., NFP Art Grants * Events :: Decompression, WeBurn Art Shows, and more!! * Monthly Meet 'n' Greets * Communications (Websites, the Lantern) * Biz Team (B.U.R.N. NFP board members) * Burners Without Border & the Civic Grants Program 

 

 

B.U.R.N. MISSION STATEMENT

Bold Urban Renaissance Network is a Not For Profit (NFP) organization that fosters community growth through art, grassroots projects, and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspire action and connect people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community. 

 

 

GETTING INVOLVED

Want to get more involved with B.U.R.N? We've always got something to do! If you're interested in the do-ocracy and want to be a positive catalyst in the vibrant and growing Chicago Burner Community, participate!

 

 

"We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community." 

 

 

 

To volunteer - go here! http://boldurban.org/volunteer/  

Or simply email info@boldurban.org

 

B.U.R.N., NFP - http://boldurban.org

Burning Man Chicago Social Network - http://burningmanchicago.org

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/BurningManChicago/

BwB-Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/bwbchicago

 

 

Puma, on behalf of the

B.U.R.N. Communications Team

http://www.boldurban.org

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

 

Any community member with an idea to present to BURN-Ops is welcome- and enthusiastically encouraged - to contact us at info@boldurban.org.

If you would like your announcement featured in the Lantern, send your copy to Puma @ ginamarie.koontz@gmail.com by the 14th of each month!

 

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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 chicago@burningman.com.

 

http://www.burningmanchicago.org

 

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February Chi-Burners Happy Hour

Weegee’s Lounge

3659 W. Armitage

February 18th, 2015

7:30pm

 

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.

 

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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:

www.facebook.com/bwbchicago

Learn more & Get involved with the Chicago Community Grant Program here:

www.boldurban.org/community-grant-program

 

Sincerely the BWB Winter Ball 2015 Core-ganizers,

Andrea, Breedlove, Alyssa

 

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The Chicago Bureau of Erotic Discourse presents

 

BEDxChicago

February 14th, 2015

12pm-4pm

Catalyst Collective

 

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.


 

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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!

 

Submission form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gd5lb-tWS3DuWWp_Dm46-gLE4zSPghYH0vHyfp64zRM/viewform

 

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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.

 

MENU!

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!***

 

.1.

Coffee, Tea, Champagne

Pastries by Lia : Cinnamon Rolls, Croissants, Scones, Cookies

 

.2.

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

 

.3.

Snarky Love Cookies


 

Edible Alchemy Co-ordinator

440 897 6034

ediblealchemy@gmail.com

ediblealchemyfoods.com


 

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CHIditarod X

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

The Lantern :: Chicago's Burning Man Newsletter :: 1/15/15

~~**)'(**~~  B.U.R.N Updates  ~~**)'(**~~

  • Brand New Burning Man Chicago Website!

  • B.U.R.N. 2014 Financial Report

  • Feedback Loop - January 17th

  • BURN Happy Hour - Meet & Greet at Skylark - January 21st

  • BURNOps New Member - Application Deadline -  January 24th

  • BURN Art Grant Deadline - April 1st

 

~~**)’(**~~  Non- B.U.R.N. UPDATES ~~**)’(**~~

  • Mad Hatter’s Tea & Brunch - January 18th

  • BWB WinterBall - January 31st

  • Lakes of Fire 2015: Fabulous Contraption - Art Grant Deadline - February 7th

  • AfrikaBurn Exchange Program - Submission Deadline - February 15th

  • CHIditarod X - March 7th

 

Any community member with an idea to present to BURN-Ops is welcome- and enthusiastically encouraged - to contact us at info@boldurban.org.

If you would like your announcement featured in the Lantern, send your copy to Puma @ ginamarie.koontz@gmail.com by the 14th of each month!

 

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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 chicago@burningman.com.

 

http://www.burningmanchicago.org

 

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BURN 2014 FINANCIAL REPORT

 

In 2014, BURN NFP took in $3338 from Decompression (our first event in a new format), $729 from our first annual Rummage Sale, and $334 in general donations. We spent $1647 on Decompression (including $820 venue and $407 for insurance), $778 on rent and participant ticket giveaways at Town Hall and $907 on administrative expenses (mostly online services).

 

Those items are $4401 in and $3332 out, which normally would leave only $1069 to divvy up between Art Grants, BURN/BWB Civic Grants and reserves. That's a lot less than recent years due to the challenges with hosting Decompression in our new format. We expect to have a larger event in 2015.

 

The BURN Operations committee (BURN-Ops) decided to take $4431 out of our reserves to let the two programs start in 2015 about where they did in 2014: $4000 for Art and $1500 for Civic.

 

In addition, as custodian of restricted funds we took in $1610 from BWB-Chicago's fundraiser and $500 from an anonymous donor to kick off the new restricted fund to support the international artist exchange between Lakes of Fire and AfrikaBurn.

 

BURN enters 2015 with $29,603 in the bank, but only $18,113 in the general fund. The other $11,490 are reserved for 2015 Art Grants ($3998), 2015 Civic Grants ($1500), past grants that are still open ($2692), and custodial funds for BWB Chicago ($2,472), BWB Detroit ($59), and the artist exchange program ($500).

 

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BURN NFP and BURNING MAN CHICAGO'S ANNUAL

FEEDBACK LOOP

aka. The Event Formerly Known as PowWow

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

|2-4pm Discussion | 4-6pm Meet N Greet|

 

Location:

Catalyst Collective

Near North and Pulaski on Chicago's Westside

 

Please email chicago@burningman.com to RSVP and receive location details.

 

Join us for an Open Discussion about WHO we are as a community and WHAT we want to do.  

This is the one time of year local organizers in the community purposefully come together to listen to the community. Show up and be heard!

 

All are welcome for this "down-to-business" event. At 4pm, we’ll put the business aside and enjoy some free beer and pizza.

 

Also, there will be a drawing for TWO tickets to BWB Winter Gala and Ball!

 

And in the spirit of any of our community events,

Please remember to Leave No Trace! BYO-Cup!

 

If you are unable to attend, but want to contribute an idea/question/grievance, tell us via this handy dandy form.

 

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Chi-Burners Happy Hour

January 21st, 2015

7:30pm

 

Skylark

2149 S. Halsted Street

 

B.U.R.N. 501(c)3's Events Committee and B.U.R.N. Ops are starting off 2015 with what we hope will become a new tradition - a monthly Happy Hour for Chicago burners!

You can easily get to Skylark by taking the Halsted or the Cermak bus and the Orange Line's Halsted stop will get you within about five blocks.

 

The idea's pretty simple - food and libations on (usually) the third Wednesday of the month! The intention here is purely social. Let's get together and talk about all things burny!

 

The locations will vary, but generally the Happy House will be at places that are easily accessible via CTA, never-any-cover,and mostly with food served. We are also trying to cover many areas of the city geographically, to the maximum extent possible - so the locale's will

travel.

 

Stay tuned for February Happy Hour at WeeGees in Humboldt Park!

 

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APPLY TO JOIN BURN-OPS!

 

Are you interested in enacting Burner culture in Chicago? Could you donate an extra two to three hours a month to Chicago's Burner community?

BURN-Ops, aka BURN’s Operations Committee acts as an advisory panel to B.U.R.N. NFP – our local non-for profit that raises funds of art and civic grants in Chicago through events such as Chicago Decompression. The functions of BURN-Ops work to provide a resource for the many various tribes in our community. Prospective members will likely have interest in creating new programs and events that seek to be a resource for our diverse and dynamic community and fosters the 10 Principles of Burning Man, right here in Chicago. We are looking people with all sorts of skills - art curation, fundraising, event planning, grant writing, copywriting & editing, public relations, and more.

 

Interested? Fill out this New Member Questionnaire.

 

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Mad Hatters Tea & Brunch

Sunday Jan 18, 9:30 and 11:30

 

The Eco Collective

2042 W 21st Street

Chicago IL 60608

 

Join Edible Alchemy for a properly Mad British Brunch!  With live drunken doormouses, Mad Hatters, and silliness galore.

Featuring:  

  • Tea, tea, more tea (or coffee.  or spiked if you are adult-ish)

  • Handmade squash scones with local butter, Andrea's famous jams, marmalade, clotted cream, and lemon curd

  • Toad in a rabbit hole (toast & fried egg), Marinated Mushrooms, Roasted tomatoes

  • Baked Beans, Dressed Greens, Fluffy Crumpets

Costumes encouraged.   Adult portions include spiked Earl Grey tea and champagne.

 

$35 big person,  $20 little person (under 12 years)

RSVP at www.ediblealchemyfoods.com/order

 

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Submissions Open Chicago Community Grant Program May 2015! (April Deadline!)

Announcing application opening for the May 2015 *Chicago Community Grant Program*.

We want to fund your community project!

 

Apply for a $1,000 opportunity to help fund your vision for creating positive change here in Chicago. Deadline is Mid-April (Deadline announced in a few days)!

Learn more about the grant program, and submit your proposal, here: http://boldurban.org/community-grant-program/about-the-ccgp/

 

Four applicants will be selected to present their proposal at a public Salon on *May 20th*, where attendees will vote for the community project they believe deserves the grant.

 

Feel free to give this information to anyone you feel might benefit from this program, and please direct any questions to civicgrants@boldurban.org.

We look forward to being inspired by your ideas!

-The Chicago Community Grant Program


 

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Lakes of Fire 2015: Fabulous Contraption Art Grant Deadline - February 7th

With immense pride, G.L.E.A. Inc. / Lakes of Fire announces this year's art grant cycle. This will be the third year of the program and it continues to grow thanks to our community support!

Applications must be received by 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time) on February 7th, 2015, for consideration.

To fill out the application, just open this file: http://tinyurl.com/lof14artgrantapp.

Include your information. Embed any and all drawings, budgets, etc. And then send them as a Word Document, or PDF, to artgrants@lakesoffire.org.

We also have a new Letter of Intent process this year, to help us help you! This important document is found here: http://goo.gl/forms/wKqPYGKhKZ

 

More information is available at http://www.lakesoffire.org/artgrants/

 

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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!

 

Submission form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Gd5lb-tWS3DuWWp_Dm46-gLE4zSPghYH0vHyfp64zRM/viewform

 

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CHIditarod X

March 7th, 2015

 

The CHIditarod is gearing up for an awesome TENTH year wreaking havoc and doing good here in Chicago.

 

For those who aren't aware, the CHIditarod is a loose parody of the Alaskan-based dogsled race involving shopping carts, crazy costumes, charity, and a relay race between your favorite Chicago drinking establishments. CHIditarod sportingly calls itself probably the world's largest mobile food drive, and through your continued support has raised more than 100,000 pounds of food and $100,000!

 

POTENTIAL RACERS! Gather your team and get ready to be EPIC.  To race, you must have a team of 5 people, a kickass, decorated shopping cart, 65 lbs. of non-perishable food items, and YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER.  No exceptions.

 

Absolutely, positively NO walk-up, race-day registrations are allowed.

 

Registration for both racers and volunteers opens TODAY!!! Thursday, January 15.

 

www.chiditarod.org

 

The CHIditarod is produced by a dedicated, slightly crazy group of burners and non-burners alike, dedicated to "doing a good thing but doing it all wrong" -- as quoted by a Chicago Police Sergeant in 2008.  CHIditarod Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

. . . more B.U.R.N. info  . . . .  

 

BURNING MAN CHICAGO BOARD of OPERATIONS a.k.a. BURN-Ops - is a diverse, volunteer-based group of Chicago Burners who take an active role in supporting and growing Burner culture in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  We have various sub-committees that specialize in:   

 

* B.U.R.N., NFP Art Grants * Events :: Decompression, WeBurn Art Shows, and more!! * Monthly Meet 'n' Greets * Communications (Websites, the Lantern) * Biz Team (B.U.R.N. NFP board members) * Burners Without Border & the Civic Grants Program  

 

B.U.R.N. MISSION STATEMENT

Bold Urban Renaissance Network is a Not For Profit (NFP) organization that fosters community growth through art, grassroots projects, and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspire action and connect people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community.  

 

GETTING INVOLVED

Want to get more involved with B.U.R.N? We've always got something to do! If you're interested in the do-ocracy and want to be a positive catalyst in the vibrant and growing Chicago Burner Community, participate!

 

"We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community."  

 

 

To volunteer - go here! http://boldurban.org/volunteer/  

Or simply email info@boldurban.org

 

B.U.R.N., NFP - http://boldurban.org

Burning Man Chicago Social Network - http://burningmanchicago.org

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/chiagoBM/

BwB-Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/bwbchicago

 

Puma, on behalf of the

B.U.R.N. Communications Team

http://www.boldurban.org

Welcome to the new website!

Thanks for stopping by! This 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 hope to build 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 chicago@burningman.com. Cheers!

The Lantern, December 2014

~~**)'(**~~  B.U.R.N Updates  ~~**)'(**~~

  • Feedback Loop - January 17th

  • BURNOps New Member - Application Deadline -  January 21st

~~**)’(**~~  Non- B.U.R.N. UPDATES ~~**)’(**~~

  • Adventure Time! Catalyst Fundraiser - December 13th

  • Chi! Ka! Go! - December 14th

  • New Queer Cinema Night - December 15th

  • Secret GentleXmas - December 16th

  • SantaKong 2014 - December 20th

  • BWB WinterBall - January 31st

Any community member with an idea to present to BURN-Ops is welcome- and enthusiastically encouraged - to contact us at info@boldurban.org.

If you would like your announcement featured in the Lantern, send your copy to Puma @ ginamarie.koontz@gmail.com by the 14th of each month!

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BURN NFP and BURNING MAN CHICAGO'S ANNUAL FEEDBACK LOOP

aka. The Event Formerly Known as PowWow

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

|2-4pm Discussion | 4-6pm Meet N Greet|

Location: Catalyst Collective
Near North and Pulaski on Chicago's Westside

Please email chicago@burningman.com to RSVP and receive location details.

Join us for an Open Discussion about WHO we are as a community and WHAT we want to do.  

This is the one time of year local organizers in the community purposefully come together to listen to the community. Show up and be heard!

All are welcome for this "down-to-business" event. At 4pm, we’ll put the business aside and enjoy some free beer and pizza.

And in the spirit of any of our community events,p lease remember to Leave No Trace! BYO-Cup!

If you are unable to attend, but want to contribute an idea/question/grievance, tell us via this handy dandy form.

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APPLY TO JOIN BURN-OPS!

Are you interested in enacting Burner culture in Chicago? Could you donate an extra two to three hours a month to Chicago's Burner community?

BURN-Ops, aka BURN’s Operations Committee acts as an advisory panel to B.U.R.N. NFP – our local non-for profit that raises funds of art and civic grants in Chicago through events such as Chicago Decompression. The functions of BURN-Ops work to provide a resource for the many various tribes in our community. Prospective members will likely have interest in creating new programs and events that seek to be a resource for our diverse and dynamic community and fosters the 10 Principles of Burning Man, right here in Chicago. We are looking people with all sorts of skills - art curation, fundraising, event planning, grant writing, copywriting & editing, public relations, and more.

Interested? Fill out this New Member Questionnaire.

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ADVENTURE TIME: Race to Candy Kingdom

Saturday, December 13th

10pm-4am

Catalyst Collective

Your favorite west side loft is once again opening its doors for a magical night of music, dancing, and lounging in hammocks. Lineup featuring: MIA WALLACE, MY BOY ELROY, DUKE SHIN, PUFFS BAGGSWELLE , H E X E S, EDAMAME. This is a Fundraiser for Catalyst and proceeds will go to bettering our space.

Online Sale until 8pm: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adventure-time-race-to-candy-kingdom-tickets-14584617985]

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Chi! Ka! Go!

December 14th, 2014

Located at Yoga Now Goldcoast

742 N. LaSalle, Suite 201, ChiTown

7:30 pm till Midnight

$10 Admission; All Ages

We can't wait for you to join us in closing off 2014, celebrating our conscious community and the birthday of John Sacelli.

(( This will be our final Sunday CKG since we will be moving to Second SATURDAYS starting in 2015 ))

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Monday Night Movies presents:

New Queer Cinema

December 15th, 2014

7:00pm - 12:00am

Catalyst Collective - Email ginamarie.koontz@gmail.com for address

7:30 p.m. "My Own Private Idaho" = 1991 American independent drama film starring River Phoenix//Keanu Reeves directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting, Elephant), also featuring the Pacific Northwest and "Flea" from the Chili Peppers acting stranger than normal. Based on Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2, and Henry V. (102 min)

9:30 p.m. "Poison" = 1991 American science fiction drama horror film by Todd Haynes (Velvet Goldmine, I'm Not There, Far From Heaven). It's an allegory about something that's still around. Shhh, no spoilers. (85 min)

BYOB. Popcorn will be supplied.

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Secret GentleXmas

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

6:30pm

We will gather at 6:30 at the usual rendezvous point: the Wicker Park fountain—and, for those of you concerned about waiting in the cold (although forecasts call for a high of 40º, so not too much cold to be concerned about), last month we discovered that the doors on the Wicker Park fieldhouse are not merely ornamental, but open and allow people inside! Crazy. At 7:00 we ride!

This will be a slightly longer ride than our usual meanderings through Logan/Bucktown/Wicker Park, as we will be riding to Daley Plaza and the holiday wonderland contained therein: Christkindlmarket! There we will drink hot spiced mulled wine, eat hot pretzels stuffed full of unexpected ingredients, and, time permitting, maybe even get our pictures taken with Santa.

This being a longer-than-usual ride, those of you with a penchant for unusual and (unusually slow) bikes may wish to trade in in for something with a little more pep. And those of you who have always wanted to ride on Secret Gentlemass but don't have a bike of your own, nights like this are pretty much precisely what Divvy's $7, 24-hour pass is made for. Hurray for bike sharing!

For those of you who like "hanging" with the Secret Gentlemen, as the kids these days say, but lack the fortitude to bike in the cold, the Christkindlmarket is accessible via the Blue Line. Perhaps you'll meet us there.

Oh, and, regardless of your mode of transport, bring a gift for a gift exchange. Nothing too fancy (although we are Secret Gentlemen, so we can hardly help being a bit fancy), nothing too expensive—let's say somewhere in the $10 range?—maybe something bike or booze or gentleman themed? It'll be lovely.

Gentlemen: we ride.

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14th Annual Synchronicity Santa Kong

December 20th, 2014

3pm at Logan Arcade

Chicago's original and longest running Santacon / Santa Anarchy. Spreading Santa filled debauchery and good cheer since 2000.

You know the drill - You must wear a Santa suit or suitably festive holiday garb.

Please RSVP using PayPal (info below) to guarantee your spot on the bus. We may have limited spots available for cash day of.

Paypal $25 to pocketbook@synchroni-city.org.

Like previous years, your $$ covers

- Cost of bus rentals and gas to deliver Santa from bar to bar

- Lots of beer and booze for on-the-bus drinking

- Karaoke hosting

- Unlimited fun with your favorite Santa

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):

3pm - Logan Arcade

? Grace St Tap

? Chriskindlemar

? Bill Goat Tavern

? Parson's Ice Skating

? Quenchers Saloon

You will need cash for drinks and food while at the bars, but there will be beer and booze provided for all Santas when Santa is on the Bus.

 

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BWB Winter Ball

January 31, 2015

@ the Chaus

evening time.

Burners-Without-Borders Fundraiser featuring Edible Alchemy Underground Dinner, Solaire Performances, Fire, Friends, Conversation, Dancing, and more!

Get your fanciest white ball outfits ready....

Keep your eyes and ears open for more information coming...


. . . more B.U.R.N. info  . . . .  

BURNING MAN CHICAGO BOARD of OPERATIONS a.k.a. BURN-Ops - is a diverse, volunteer-based group of Chicago Burners who take an active role in supporting and growing Burner culture in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  We have various sub-committees that specialize in:  B.U.R.N., NFP Art Grants * Events :: Decompression, WeBurn Art Shows, and more!! * Monthly Meet 'n' Greets * Communications (Websites, the Lantern) * Biz Team (B.U.R.N. NFP board members) * Burners Without Border & the Civic Grants Program  

 

B.U.R.N. MISSION STATEMENT

Bold Urban Renaissance Network is a Not For Profit (NFP) organization that fosters community growth through art, grassroots projects, and civic collaborations. We seek to create, display, and support interactive arts and civic participation that inspire action and connect people by moving them from passive spectators to creative participants. We believe this inspires positive creative change in the participants and in the wider community.  

 

GETTING INVOLVED

Want to get more involved with B.U.R.N? We've always got something to do! If you're interested in the do-ocracy and want to be a positive catalyst in the vibrant and growing Chicago Burner Community, participate!

"We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community."  

 

To volunteer - go here! http://boldurban.org/volunteer/  

Or simply email info@boldurban.org

 

B.U.R.N., NFP - http://boldurban.org

Burning Man Chicago Social Network - http://burningmanchicago.org

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/chiagoBM/

BwB-Chicago - https://www.facebook.com/bwbchicago

 

Puma, on behalf of the
B.U.R.N. Communications Team

http://www.boldurban.org

©2016 B.U.R.N.