Past Event (outside SBB): March 4, Burnal Equinox in San Francisco

SF BURNAL EQUINOX Art Salon & Mixer!

When: Saturday, March 4th (Doors open early! 6pm – 4am)
Where: @ Public Works. 161 Erie St, SF, CA 94103 (between Division & 14th St in the Mission)
Who: 21+ over
What: Art • Music • Performance • Theme Camps • Laughter • You!

Burning Man is thrilled to put out the call to YOU to participate in creating the Burnal Equinox 2017 Salon to encourage arts collaboration in the Bay Area and celebrate the mid-point in our Burning Year!

“When the world becomes too serious, humor is the best way to pull the rug from beneath our senses and restore our footing in the world.” – The Ancient Puppet Oracle of Lost Socks

This year’s Burnal Theme will focus on HUMOR and rituals related to it! Humor comes in many forms and is an essential part of human survival, social dialogue, play, and innovation. Humor can reveal truth, change perspectives, open minds, and pave the way for understanding and deeper human experience. At a time when there has been grief, trauma and fear, we will seek to respond by creating a safe and sacred creative playground for humor, laughter, and perseverance to unfold.

Calling artists and humorists of every conceivable kind, whether theme camp based, artistic, musical, workshop, or mash-up thereof–especially weird and wise puppets! Help create absurd, comical, ironic, sarcastic, slapstickian, surprising, incongruous, and pun-ny experiences, and encourage other participants to do the same! There will, of course, also be all the things you normally love about Burnal Equinox, including a full range of human expression, art, socializing and dancing.

We will also have a gallery to hang art you wish to share. And there is plenty of room for humor-related art that is not puppets. There is space outside for tall ground-based sculpture, and several spots inside too. Also room for artists to set up maquettes for 2017 BRC projects and recruit volunteers.

New this year! We are adding an early evening component you will not want to miss: The Intra-Psychic Puppet Dinner Theatre*, featuring wise (cracking) puppet oracles, a Sock Puppet Creation Station, The Altar of Missing Socks (bring your offerings), and much more! If you are a puppeteer (or know one), we would love for you to join us.

*Brought to you by The People’s Papal DIY Hand Puppet Emporium of Prophecy and Absurditum

Interested in sharing your your art or finding creative collaborators?


Performers, DJs, Puppeteers, etc. should complete this form to be considered. No fire at this venue, but all else: fill it out in Google Forms.

To volunteer: Fill out the Volunteer Form or email

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