Return of “I Am Vegetable” – One-of-a-Kind Interactive Theatrical Dance Party

DCT Presents:

“I Am Vegetable”

“An Interactive Theatrical Dance Party”

Sat. Oct. 8th 2011

Interactive theatrical dance party

BUY TICKETS NOW LIMITED $20 ON SALE!!!

Dream Circus Theatre Presents…

I AM VEGETABLE

A costume party which merges theatre, story telling, music, performance art and dancing with interactive stage sets that integrate the audience as if they are part of the actual performance.

“Enter the Party and Live in the World of the Story”

Audience members become one with the story and turn into living theatrical characters of the event.

Back from a Deep Hi-Bear-Nation, Fud-gee Bear & Electric GrassHopper have awoken and climbed out from the underground city of Zion . Rising up like a phoenix, bringing magic, mystery & fantasy back into our world again..

SAT. OCT. 8th 2011

9:00 PM – 3:30 AM

I Am Vegetable Party

MARKET MEMBRANE:
(Dubstep / Electro Breaks)

Theatrical Performance:

  • “BROCCOLI, I AM” (Dream Circus Theatre)
  • Costumes designed by MKO (MKOCostumes.com)

MUSIC:

  • John Kelly (Ball of Wax / Moontribe)
  • Shayn (Intetech / Deep LA)
  • Bartek (Quade / Ball of Wax)
  • SuneviL LovechiLd (Sunevil com)
  • Petey (Technique)

PYSCHO-PONICS WARD:
(House /Tech House)

Theatrical Performance:

  • Starring FADE DRA

MUSIC:

  • Mikey + Eddie (HAWT Music)
  • Frank Fader (Dogtown DJ’s)
  • Ben Annand (Moontribe / Tropical)
  • DJ Xian Fayette (I Am)
  • DJ M*Linss (Dogtown DJ’s)

THE MUSHROOM GARDEN:
(Ambient/Chill/Downtempo)

  • Imagika (ImagikaOm com)
  • Trevor + Travis Wise (Green Sector)
  • Maggie (Moontribe)
  • Kevin Chills (See Thru Sound)

FLYING MUSHROOM HEAVEN:

  • Special Live Performances

THE REFRIDGERATOR: (UPSTAIRS)

  • Chill Zone

VEGGIE VOYEURISM MUSEUM:

Peep into the “green light’ district world of veggies….Watch and tantalize your taste buds.

“VEG JAH TAB BUL” Costume Contest:

  • Hosted by FADE DRA

Visual Dreams & Imagination Scape:

  • Video Projections by Michael Allen

Multi Media Artist Visual Dreams:

  • Mobile Projections by Justin Hammond MCThis

Please bring your Favorite Organic Vegetable to participate in the Soup Ritual served all Night

Come in Costume as your favorite Vegetable

Date: Sat. 10.8.11
Time: 9:00 PM – 3:30 AM

FULL BAR 21+

Advanced online Tickets: www.groovetickets.com

  • $20 1st Tier (Limited)
  • $25 2nd Tier (Limited)

At the Door-Day of Event:
$30 With Vegetable Costume & bring Organic Vegetable for door discount.
$40 Just Plain Jane

LOT 613:
613 Imperial St.
Downtown LA 90021
www.lot613.com
www.premierela.com

Free Street Parking
$10 Secured Valet Parking

www.dreamcircus.com
www.iamevents.org
www.facebook.com/iamevents
www.twitter.com/iam_events
www.iamvegetable.com

Text & Info Line: 310.853.3075

Show starts at 9:00pm

Sep 23, 2011

The 20 Year Regathering of Legendary L.A. After Hours Underground Party Flammable Liquid

Flammable Liquid Underground L.A. After Hours Party

The Return of Flammable Liquid

L.A.’s Original After Hours Party

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

This Saturday night, September 24th, is the 20 year regathering of the legendary Flammable Liquid, which was the first of its kind L.A. underground after hours party during the early 1990s. Read more about my personal experiences from those early years below.

A little history about Flammable Liquid:

The Past:
Flam was born in early 1991 during the nascent L.A. underground party scene. Being an insider from the starting gate, I was fortunate to have been able to contribute to the formation of the local underground scene in some small way (which ultimately ended up leading me to become the L.A. Burning Man regional director years later). The experience was extraordinary and changed my life forever.

 

The Underground as Secret Society:
In those early years, being part of the underground was kind of like being a member of a secret society. Not many people knew about it, but enough to ensure that there were enough bodies to make it fantastic. The underground was the only place where you could find the kind of electronic dance and house music which is now ubiquitous and seemingly inescapable. There was no electronic dance music available at the record stores. You couldn’t find it on any radio station. It’s as though it didn’t exist. Except it did. Big time. But only within this hidden, secret world. If felt incredibly special and unique to be involved in this vibrant, exciting, hedonistic underworld, raging right under the noses of an unsuspecting mainstream, commercialized world. In discovering this world, I had found my people…

Dance Floor Catharsis:
Of all the events in those early years that I was either directly or indirectly involved with, or simply a party-goer, Flammable Liquid was one of the most memorable. Flam was the first of its kind after hours party in Los Angeles. It started at 3:00am on Sunday morning and went until people left, sometimes well into Sunday afternoon. It was epic. People were tribal dancing with streams of tears running down their faces. Total catharsis on the dance floor and good, good vibes. Always held in a new location almost every Sunday. Usually totally illegal (almost all underground parties in the early years were illegal). No permits. No authorization. Complete renegade party production. Living on the edge and living large. It was an exciting way to live. Without Flammable Liquid’s early influence on things to come, the Los Angeles After Hours Party Scene might not have been as cool as it was.

Flammable Liquid went on from early in 1991, and ended in September 1992. Years that I will never forget.

The Future:
Now… flash-forward 20 years…. Baba Lou (who is the founder of Flammable, who was only 20 years old when he started it) and co-founder DJ Doc Martin, have gotten back together with their old colleagues to have one more raging one-off. The 20 year regathering of Flammable Liquid.

Kick Ass DJ Line Up!
The same ones who rocked it back in the early 90’s

The same DJs who tore up the dance floor back then will be doing it again this Saturday, Sept. 24:

  • Doc Martin
  • Mark Lewis
  • Sean Perry
  • Barry Weaver
  • Steve Loria
  • Eli Star
  • Electric Skychurch (live performance)
  • Fido ReyRey
  • and more.

Trust me. You will be shaking your ass, fo sho!

Get in for Half Price by leaving a comment on this blog posting!!

If you’d like to get on the 1/2 price list, write a comment in the space below this posting. I will then get in touch with you to add your name to the list. I have a limited amount of half price tickets to give out and this blog is not the only method I’m using for this special offer. So act quickly! You’ll get in for $30, which isn’t bad considering that pre-sales tickets are $50, which goes up to $60 on the day of the event. Please leave me a comment below and let’s get this party started!

The price of admission includes an open no-cost bar, which will continue serving drinks until 1:30am.

There will be NO tickets sold at the door. Presale tickets only. Get yours now before it’s too late!

I hope to see you there!

More info:
Flam Facebook Group:
http://www.facebook.com/groups/FlammableLiquid/

Flammable Liquid website:
http://flammableliquid.com/

Jan 30, 2011

Help Fund the Burning Man Coffee Table Book

I just found this on the excellent KickStarter website, which helps people get the funding for their creative projects.

Visit the Kickstarter website and help fund this worthy project. And while you’re at it, why not come up with a project of your own and use the Kickstarter website to help raise funds to make it real!

The “People of Burning Man Coffee Table Book” project in particular resonated with me. Here’s an excerpt from the Kickstarter website that describes a little bit about the project:

Whether or not you’ve ever been to that thing in the desert, this book is designed to be your counter culture spirit guide.

We spent about a decade documenting the people and culture of Burning Man. We got a grant from the Internet Archive to print the photos, and we hand bound them into books. Those 100 copies are long gone. Chances are that you will never acquire one. There were never enough to go around. So, here is your chance. Actually, here is our chance, as a community, because if we don’t publish it now, we probably never will.

Julian Cash
People of Burning Man Coffee Table Book

This project will only be funded if at least $25,000 is pledged by Friday Mar 18, 7:30pm PDT. They’re almost there! Your contribution will help. Not only will you feel great that you helped something so cool to become real in our world, but you’ll also receive a reward of some sort, such as a free book, a signed copy of the book, and more, depending on the amount of your contribution. Check the Kickstarter.com page for this project for all the details.

David Starfire and El Papachango at the King King in Hollywood

THURSDAY OCTOBER 14th, 2010:
DAVID STARFIRE AND EL PAPACHANGO IN DA HOUSE!!

The Do LaB Presents:

David Starfire, El Papachango and SaQi

Join us on Thursday October 14th for a night of body-and-soul-moving-music featuring David Starfire, El Papachango and SaQi! Prepare for a sonic journey around the world, as we’ll leave no genre unexplored, fusing eclectic world rhythms and sounds with electro, ragga, hiphop, dubstep, breaks, and all sorts delicious bass frequencies!

Thursday, Oct 14 9:00pm-2:00am

King King
6555 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA

$15 in advance / $20 at the door  21+

To purchase advanced tickets visit: http://beticketing.com/starfire

* DAVID STARFIRE *

David Starfire DJ ProducerDavid Starfire is a producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and DJ based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. His production style is eclectic, fusing world music with dance and hip hop and everything in between. He’s signed to Six Degrees records (The Orb, Michael Franti) and has performed at major festivals across North America. He’s developed quite a following and his unique sound is catching the ears of music fans across the globe.

This will be a special show with visuals by VJ Culture, live performers and a rockin DJ set as well! Performers featured are iCatching, Sherri Wheately, Dvine1 and more special guests to be added!

www.davidstarfire.com
www.icatchingmusic.com
www.sherribellydance.com
www.vjculture.com

* EL PAPACHANGO *

Half papa, half monkey, really means Universe! Diego Novoa aka El Papachango grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he began his career as sound engineer and dj, tinkering around with speakers and amps at the ripe age of fifteen.

They call him El Papachango because he mixes from a diverse palette of electro, ragga, breaks, and hip-hop, creating a musical journey that has Universal appeal: sassy, playful, suave, and sometimes downright naughty, but always with a spicy Latin flavor.

www.myspace.com/akapapachango

* SAQI *

The Portland-based artist saQi is a classically trained composer, producer and trumpet player. Drawing his name from the Sufi title for a mystic muse, saQi creates eclectic electronica that maintains a balance between organic and synthesized sound. His live sets rock the dance floor while maintaining a grace and musical depth to engage the listener. The music is never limited by genre, tempo or any other stylistic elements. Allegiance to the creative flow and its truest expression thereof is saQi’s manifesto.

www.saqimusic.com/

Burning Man 2012 Supplies & Resources

Vendors & Supplies Suitable for Black Rock City

Great deal on Burning Man goggles!

US Outdoors:
Goggles, Camping, and Burning Man Gear

US Outdoors is an excellent source for gear suitable for the Playa at Black Rock City.

Fast shipping (in some cases free shipping and no sales taxes!)

Put your order in now and get the gear in plenty of time for your journey to Black Rock City.

Burning Man Tickets

You can sometimes find Burning Man tickets at the last minute on one of these ticketing reseller sites, oftentimes at a fair price. RazorGator - Get Burning Man Tickets

Click on either the StubHub or Razorgator images and do a quick search. You might get lucky and find a ticket at a price you’re willing to pay. You’re best bet, however, is to just go to the event and pay full price at the gate.

Battery Supplies

Interstate Batteries.com for Black Rock City

I have used Interstate Batteries many times over the years in my Playa preparations. If you have a need of batteries of any kind, they have it. I know from experience how lame it can be when you realize that you’ve run out of juice on the Playa. Prepare yourself. Less than one month left to get your act together. Plenty of time to stock up on your batteries. Fast, free shipping, reliable service.

Playa Dating:

Why travel alone? Bring a date to Burning Man. Over the years, I have had many friends who have found great partners to bring to Black Rock City by using various online dating sites. I’ve never tried this myself, but I’m certainly not opposed. If you have a membership to one one of these sites (or any dating site, really), just do a profile search with the words “Burning Man”, or an appropriate synonym, and see what pops up. Or add Black Rock City related words into your own profile, if you’ve got one. You just may end up with the perfect Playa playmate. And how perfect is that..?

A few sites that my friends have used are listed below. In most cases, the sign up is free. It’s worth a try.

All Sexual Orientations:

Gay:

Lesbian:

Helpful Resources for Burning Man participants

Here’s a link to the resources page on the Burning Man website:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/resources/resources2010.html

The Burning Man 2010 Survival Guide is now live. Mandatory reading for all participants!:
http://www.burningman.com/preparation/event_survival/index.html

Lightning in a Bottle 2010 Videos

Lightning in a Bottle 2010

A fun little reminder of things of the recent past, and things yet to come… The Lightning in a Bottle Music and Arts Festival sets the bar high for what a festival should be. Every year it gets better. Amazing music, live art with silent bidding. Great, wholesome foods, and health and wellness in the form of yoga, meditation and exploration of the depths of spirituality if that’s your thing.

Don’t miss Lightning in a Bottle! Takes place over Memorial Day weekend every year. Check the LiB website for more info, lovely photos and video. Connect with this amazing community. Your life will be changed for the better.

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