February Meet & Greet

Thursday Feb 19th in Palo Alto

    It’s time to meet at an under-21 location, so that some of our younger burner family can join us!

This month, we’ll be up in Palo Alto at Taqueria Azteca, the place next to/inside of Antonio’s Nut House (where you CAN buy alcohol). Conveniently, it’s right next to the California Avenue train station for those of you who don’t want to face commuter traffic. (Don't forget to bring a can of food to donate to Second Harvest!)

MEET & GREET LOCATION: Taqueria Azteca

321 S. California Ave, Palo Alto

WHEN: 6:00pm – 9:00 pm
Link to Facebook Event


Costuming Workshop

Sunday, Feb 22nd in Los Gatos

    This month’s 10 Principles theme is: Radical Self-Expression. Are you inspired to up your game in the costume department this year? Maybe you’ve always wanted to make your own tutu or figure out how to add some fabulous fur to your wardrobe?

For the sixth year, we’re going to be taking over Lupin’s restaurant for a South Bay crafting and costuming workshop. It’s a great opportunity to meet other tailors and seamstresses, get new ideas, fire up several sewing machines at the same time, and cut out that pattern for your new 2015 playa look.

Even if you’ve never sewn from a pattern, learn how easy it is to construct/deconstruct thrift store finds, make leg warmers out of old sweaters, embellish clothes with a “steam punk” flair – give yourself space to get your creative freak on!

Starting time is now 2:00 pm in the restaurant at Lupin Lodge in Los Gatos, and we can work until 6:00 pm. If you finish early, the hot tubs will be fired up and the sauna will be cozy, too, so there will be a token admission to Lupin grounds of $10. Lupin will be gifting us with a complimentary High Tea for the first 10 people who RSVP. Optional fashion show after the workshop. RSVP to for coordination on what to bring, pointers on where to shop, or check out a few web sites in advance! If you’ve got a sewing machine, hot glue gun, fabric to share, or playa fashions you’ve already made, bring it!

Be a mentor to sewing-challenged peeps and chat ahead of time on the Facebook Event

WHEN: Sunday, Feb 22nd from 2pm-6pm
WHERE: Lupin Lodge Restaurant, 20600 Aldercroft Heights Road, Los Gatos CA

Civic Responsibility Event

Saturday, Feb 28th in San Jose

    As we’ve been participating in Civic Responsibility events at Second Harvest, we keep talking about the two issues facing the displaced community in San Jose: access to food, and homelessness. Right before Christmas, South Bay Burners donated food, hygiene items, and rain ponchos to the homeless in San Jose. We want to continue with building a Burners Without Borders response … including burner “special sauce” … because we know how to thrive when camping, living off the grid, having limited access to water, and living in a non-traditional community. This is how we can help.

If you’d like to participate in our support of those off the grid in San Jose, take a $20 bill to the Dollar Store or the like, and buy some needed items: toothbrushes, baby wipes, deodorant, plastic utensils, single-use laundry detergent, tarps, rope, etc. You get the idea: the basic stuff that you bring to Burning Man to survive a week in the desert. We’ll put together some “care packs” to distribute in San Jose.

Gathering place to be announced, but please save the date!

WHEN: Saturday, February 28th
WHERE: tbd
Link to Facebook Event