CLARE Foundation 2nd Annual Art Auction

You are cordially invited to
CLARE Foundation???s 2nd Annual

Clare Foundation Recovery House 2nd Annual Art Auction

Sunday, June 1, 2008, 2pm to 5pm
VIP Reception, 1pm

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday, June 1st, from 2-5 pm at Bergamot Station for fabulous food and stunning art. Please see the invitation below for links to our website where you can preview the contributed artwork at this year???s auction.

CLARE Foundation

Clare Foundation Recovery House 2nd Annual Art Auction

Art Event and Auction at Bergamot Station

Clare Foundation Recovery House 2nd Annual Art AuctionNote that instead of a live auction, we are presenting the Not-So-Silent Silent Auction: Bids on each auction item will be closed individually by our auctioneer Paul Kopeikin beginning at 4:30pm. This will allow guests a final opportunity to bid.

  • Bergamot Station
  • 2525 Michigan Avenue
  • Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • (near SMMoA)


Purchase tickets here for VIP, General Admission, or Sponsorships

Door Tickets Available

Tickets are also available at the door. For more information please call 310-314-6212.

Artist updates and sneak peeks of art auction items

We hope you will join us for this fabulous event!

May 23, 2008

Lightning in a Bottle 2008

Lightning in a Bottle is On!
Fabulously Fun Festival in the Forest

Lightning in a Bottle 2008

Friday thru Monday
May 23, 24, 25, 26, 2008

As of today, as in NOW, Lightning in a Bottle has opened her sexy gates. If you know what’s good for you, this is where you’ll be. Visit the Lightning in a Bottle website for all the details.

Lightning in a Bottle Gate Schedule:

  • Friday May 23 – Gate opens at 7am and closes at 2am
  • Saturday May 24 – Gate opens at 7am and closes at 2am
  • Sunday May 25 – Gate opens at 7am and closes at 8pm
  • Monday May 26 – No Entry.


There will be shuttles running to help take you and your camping equipment from the parking lot to the campgrounds. See LiB website for shuttle schedule

Music and Live Entertainment

The stages will be live and in effect starting on Friday from 3pm till midnight, and from around 10am to midnight on Saturday and Sunday. Three whole days! After midnight expect special surprises, acoustic jam sessions and other fun stuff to carry the festival through the night. And there’s no need to dash out on Monday. The gates close Tuesday at noon, so you’re free to stick around ’til then and enjoy the forest!

LiB Camping Info

Camping for the entire event is included in the weekend pass ticket price. There will be plenty of space in the grass and under the trees for setting up your campsite. There is no camping for day passes.


Keep your stuff safe! For your convenience and for the safety of your valuables, there will be lockers available to rent at LIB.

Vehicle Camping at LiB

There is a very limited amount of vehicle camping space available on the festival grounds. If you want to camp with your vehicle, you will need to have purchased a car camping pass, which are now sold out. For those not camping with their vehicle, there will be bio-diesel shuttles to drive you and your camping gear into the site.

RV Camping

A limited amount of RV camping is available for $75 per RV. All RV’s must purchase passes in advance through our online ticketing page starting April 2nd. RV passes are now sold out! If you haven’t already purchased an RV camping pass, please leave your RV at home. We will have limited space in the parking lots and RV camping will not be available in these or any other areas without an RV camping pass.

Parking at Lightning in a Bottle

We will have secure parking near the festival entrance for your vehicles and you will be able to access them throughout the duration of the event. Parking in the general lot is free.

Lightning in a Bottle 2008 Workshop Info

Workshops are FREE throughout the weekend!


Our vending village is located at the center of the festival grounds and offers a wide variety of community made goods including clothing, jewelry, hula hoops and more. It’s much better than your daily trip to the mall, so take advantage of the opportunity and get some of the best goods of the year. Some old food vending favorites and a handful of new ones will be preparing meals for us at LIB this year. You can expect a wide variety of organic vegetarian food choices to enjoy throughout the festival. 3 meals a day, consider it covered!

??? This is an all ages event, anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

??? Underage drinking and illegal drug use is NOT permitted! Non-compliance with this could jeopardize the future of LIB.

??? Amplified sound is not permitted in camping areas! Please leave your sound systems at home.

??? Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed. If you show up with a dog, you will not be admitted into the event. Elephants and giraffes are ok.

??? LIB is STRONGLY encouraging pre-cycled trash and pack-it-in/pack-it-out practices for the weekend. Less trash really does equal more fun!

??? Since there are no lifeguards on duty and there is also a no-drowning rule at LIB, absolutely NO ONE is allowed in the river! Individuals caught in the river may be fined by the rangers on site and could jeopardize LIB???s ability to use the location in the future.

??? LIB guests with allergies (and those without) should be aware that there are bees, wasps, poison oak, and the occasional rattlesnake at the location.

Have fun! See you at Lightning in a Bottle!

Hitler Goes to Burning Man

Hitler Unfurls Plans for Black Rock City


So there’s hope for the 3rd Reich after all. Burning Man may never be the same. Is that a good thing?

Soprano Diva Marisa Lenhardt

Soprano Diva Marisa Lenhardt

One of my favorite people in the world just happens to be one of the most talented opera singers known to humanity. Diva Marisa Lenhardt not only delivers the sonic goods, but she’s incredibly easy on the eyes as she effortlessly performs feats of aural magic and beauty.

The piece had a rarefied, otherwordly quality that Lenhardt drew out with soaring ease.

Mark Mardon
Bay Area Reporter

Listen, Look, and Learn

Listen to Diva Marisa Sing

  • Treat your ears to the sounds of an angel.

Watch Diva Marisa Perform

  • Feast your eyes the a divine visage.

Learn from Diva Marisa

  • Learn to find your own voice, guided by the heaven sent…


Our sincere appreciation goes to Marisa, who thrilled the record 62,428 fans in attendance with her lovely soprano voice. We hope to see more of Marisa in the future.

Mary Barnes
Raiderettes Director Nov. 8, 2000

Wilderness Skills Training Camp Out

Wilderness Skills Review Overnight Camp
Saturday, May 17, 2008
10 am Shangri-La

wilderness skills You are invited to participate. After a short condensed class here (at Shangri-La in Topanga Canyon), we’ll car-pool to Zuniga and hike in to the private land in the center of Red Rock Canyon State Park for our overnight campout. Overnight camping is not allowed in the surrounding park, and almost no one knows that this 40 acres is private (owned by a close friend), so we have the whole area to ourselves. In addition to the Big Shade???s propane fire (see photo ??? classified as a barbeque for fire regulations), wilderness survival skills our multi-person shelter ‘club-house’ built by previous classes, also has a legal propane central fire. These are both great to sit around and talk, take pictures, and imagine tribal times and activities.

Beautiful Red Rock Canyon

survival skills trainingThere are a number of small dry clean sandy caves in the area that are just the right size for one or two people to sleep in. I suggest you bring everything you normally would for camping out, and then if you want to improvise so you don???t need pieces of it, great. Otherwise, just getting out there in a comfortable sleeping bag is stretch enough for most people.

Please bring your own lunch for Saturday, and pot luck contributions for an evening meal Saturday and for breakfast Sunday, as well as any snacks you might want. We???ll light a charcoal barbeque Saturday night, and I???ll bring steaks (we can visualize that our trapping was a success). The moon will be almost full.

What Will Be Reviewed?

  • Class 1 – Shelters, Debris Bed, Make a Lean-to
    • Fire Methods 1
  • Class 2 – Drinking Water, Edible and Useful Plants
  • Class 3 – Refurbishing Our Multi-Person Shelter
    • Drinking Water 2
    • Fire Methods 2
  • Class 4 – Hunting, Trapping, Cleaning, and Cooking Wildlife
    • (with Practicum)
    • Fire Methods 3
  • Class 5 – Make Cordage, Tools, Weapons, and Implements
    • Fire Methods 4
  • Class 6 – Keeping Your Bearings, Navigation
    • Communications
    • Signals
    • Knots
  • Class 7 – Creating Your Survival Kits, Caches
    • Home Survival Retreat
    • Course Review
  • Class 8 – Overnight Campout, Practicum

Checklist of items you might want to bring:

knife, water, sun-hat, jacket, food, bowl, cup, spoon, small flashlight, compass, camera, sleeping bag and mat, ground cloth, small tarp, 2-Qt. pee bottle/jar/can, flip-flops, and a pack to carry it all in. If you don???t have any of these items, I have a few extras of everything, so call to reserve anything you???d like to borrow.

I???ll also bring a big cooking pot, spatula, big spoon, paper towels, wet-wipes, eight family-band walky-talkies, extra nylon cord, shovel, ax, and first aid kit.

Cost is on a sliding scale about $30 per person with no one turned away for lack of funds.

To register, and for answers to any questions, contact William or phone at 310-455-0980

Electric Apricot

Delicious Sights & Sounds at Electric Apricot

Electric Apricot

Click the image above to visit the Electric Apricot website. Very nicely done. Citizens of Burning Man at Black Rock City will find a special place in their hearts for Electric Apricot.

When the site loads, let is sit for a while. Make sure your speakers on. Some very cool tunes start playing. Enjoy!

Buy Electric Apricot: The Quest for Festeroo

Rent Electric Apricot through Electric Apricot, A Les Claypool Film

Many thanx to the always fascinating, magickal, fun-loving Courtney Clark, (aka: Gypsy) for turning me on to this. Thank you for keeping life colorful and interesting.





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