The “Double rainbow” Edition :: Rusty’s Electric Dreams, Issue #120


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Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #120 :: The “Double rainbow” Edition :: 01:25:2017

Double rainbow…

I saw a double rainbow the other day! Made me WAY happier than it should have.

–Rusty Blazenhoff

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As seen on the Internets


Cards Against Humanity CEO

:: Cards Against Humanity is hiring a CEO via Craigslist Thx, Dixie!
:: David Lynch on creativity
:: How Louis CK Tells A Joke

:: Chuck E. Cheese promotional video (1980s)

:: Sorry, pardner

:: Ellen Neel, the first female totem pole carver

:: MIT’s Heavy Metal 101
:: Thanks, Sean!

:: Yolocaust

:: Callin’ Oates
:: 719-26-OATES Thanks, Piph!

:: I’ll melt with you by Josh Keyes

Emotional Equations by Chip Conley

Events + places to visit of note


Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

[2/8-5/21] Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia at at
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (shown above: Cockettes Go Shopping, 1972)

Know about a cool happening, soiree, and/or event?  Been to someplace quirky? I can’t be everywhere and know about everything, so share it with me! I’ll do my best to include it in the next issue.

Bay Area


Various Cities
[Ongoing] Silent Book Club
[Ongoing] Escape rooms and adventures, curated by No Proscenium
[Ongoing] The Joy Experiment, “inspired by the ideas of the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu as chronicled in The Book of Joy, The Joy Experiment is an attempt to “test” those ideas in the real world”
[Ongoing] Puff, Pass & Paint, BYOC painting events
[Ongoing] Joshua Raoul Brody’s Beatles Thingy

[Until 9/23] Dan Savage’s Hump! Festival

Adelaide, Australia
[3/3-3/19] Adelaide Festival Thanks, Jeff!

[3/10-3/13] WOMADelaide 2017, the World’s Festival Thanks, Jeff!

Akron, Ohio
[2/10-5/7] Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose at Akron Art Museum

Alameda, California
[Every 3rd Friday] TILT, stand-up comedy and storytelling at Pacific Pinball Museum, 6 PM

[2/12] Pinball and Pints at Pacific Pinball Museum ANNEX, 1680 Viking St, 3 PM to 8 PM [Tickets]

[2/18] Bubbles after Dark at Rhythmix, 8 PM [Tickets]

Ano Nuevo, California
[Through March] Public Elephant Seal Walk, see a large colony of Northern Elephant Seals as they come to shore to birth and mate [Reservations]

Berkeley, California
[2/5] Experimental Drawing Workshop with Sonja Hinrichsen at Berkeley Art Center, 1 PM to 4 PM

[2/7] Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia, public preview at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 7 PM to 10 PM

[2/11] Hippie Modernism Forum: Counterculture / Cyberculture at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 1 PM

[2/12] Eric McFadden Acoustic Featuring Queen delphine & Gabby La La at Revival, 9 PM to 11 PM , no cover

[2/17] Analog Light Show Workshop at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 6 PM to 8 PM [Tickets]

[2/18] Hippie Modernism Home Movie & Family Album Day at Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, 1 PM to 6 PM

[2/28] Gil Stancourt’s Dipped: The Tasting Party at the Homemade Cafe, 7 PM to 9 PM [Tickets]

Black Rock City, Nevada
[8/27-9/4] Burning Man 2017: Theme is Radical Ritual

Chattanooga, Tennessee
[Until 10/31] Wayne White‘s Wayne-o-Rama at 1800 Rossville Avenue, open Weds-Sun, 11 AM to 6 PM and by special appointment

Denver, Colorado
[4/8-4/9] DINK: Independent Comic Expo, “Urban art with literature, zines, small press publishers, underground comix and cocktails!” Thanks, Mike McDaniel!

[4/2017] Allee Willis’ The “D” premieres at the Fisher Building, party to follow

El Segundo, California
[1/27] Tikiyaki 5-0 plus Aloha Screwdriver at the Purple Orchid, 9 PM on

Hermosa Beach, California
[3/11] Corey Feldman & The Angels at Saint Rocke, 9 PM [Tickets]

Las Vegas
[Ongoing] Akhob, an immersive “Ganzfeld effect” experience by artist James Turrell at Louis Vuitton [by appt only: 702-730-3150] HIGHLY recommended!

Los Angeles
[Ongoing] Iconic diners of L.A.
[Ongoing] Mojo Maps: Venice Land Walking Tour, former Disney Imagineer and team “combine live performance, original music and interactive activities sending you on a journey to another time and place” via
[Every Wednesday] Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap, a “live variety show that features big names in cirque, variety, comedy, magic and music” at Cafe Club Fais Do-Do, 8 PM [TicketsThanks, Kyle!

[Until 4/2] Pop Art Design at OCMA

[1/27-1/29] stARTup Fair LA, “Los Angeles’s contemporary art fair for independent artists” [Tickets]

[1/27-5/17] David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters at Forest Lawn Museum

[1/28] Los Landscapes of Los Angeles, two shows:
1) 1:30 PM at ALAC Theatre [Tickets]
2) 8:30 PM at Bob Baker Marionette Theater [Tickets]

[Starts 10/2017] Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors at The Broad

[11/10-11/11] National Beard and Mustache Championship

Malden, Massachusetts
[Ongoing] Boda Borg

Maxwell, California
[6/15-6/18] Camp Tipsy 2017, “an annual rotten boat building contest and campout”

New Orleans
[Now until Fat Tuesday 2/28] Mardi Gras parades

[7/18-7/23] Tales of the Cocktail

New York City
Quirky NYC by Oriana Leckert:
:: “From Bumper Cars to Torah Taxidermy: A Guide to 25 of Brooklyn’s Most Unusual Museums”
:: “From Elevators to Outsider Art: A Guide to 16 Under-the-Radar Museums in Queens”

[Ongoing] Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel [Tickets]
[Ongoing] The Ferry Play on the Staten Island Ferry, $1.99
[Ongoing] More NYC events

[Through 2/2017] Refuge, an “immersive performance and gameplay experience set in a mirrored 2016 reality where coastal cities are going underwater, temperature increases have caused nearly all vegetation to disappear, and natural disasters are wreaking havoc across every continent,” Needs a team of 4 to play [Tickets]

[Until 2/17] All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50 at OMCA <<–Great exhibit!

[Until 4/2] Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture at OMCA

[1/28] 3 O’Clock Rock Pizza n’ Movie Party “Stop Making Sense,” 3 PM

[1/29] Oakland Museum’s White Elephant PREVIEW Sale, 10 AM to 5 PM, [Tickets] $15-$20

[1/30] Nerd Nite EB #49:Asteroid Law, Dragonflies, Cognitive Dissonance at Club 21, 7 PM to 10:30 PM [Tickets]

[2/1] Haus of Kulture Salon :: v.1 at Starline Social Club, 2 PM to 5 PM

[2/9] Yarn, comedy storytelling esp. for women over 29 at Octopus Literary Salon, 7 PM

[2/16-2/19] Hot Couture 2017 at the Crucible [Tickets]

[2/22-2/23] Mental Illness Happy Hour LIVE at New Parkway, 7 PM

[2/24] Puff, Pass & Paint, BYOC, 7 PM to 9 PM [Tickets]

[3/4-3/5] Oakland Museum’s White Elephant Sale

[3/12] Sugar Rush: A Cupcake Tasting Event at East Bay Community Center, 5447 Telegraph, 2 PM to 5 PM [Tickets]

[3/25] 2017 Oakland Onesie Pub Crawl, 6 PM on

[4/7] Opening for Nasty Women Exhibition Oakland at Omi Gallery, 6:30 PM to 9 PM [Tickets] show runs through 4/30

[4/19-4/24] Psychedelic Science 2017 at Oakland Marriott Center [Tickets]

[6/2] East Bay Open Studios at the Abandoned Train Station, hosted by Salle des Artistes. 9 PM to 12 AM.
Current CALL FOR ARTISTS: Looking for traditional artists, as well as short films, installations, projection mapping, and short dance performances. Cutting edge projects welcome. Also: Volunteers, help opportunities.

[8/17-8/23] Oregon Eclipse 2017, a “total solar eclipse gathering”

Palm Springs, California
[7/7-7/10] Yes and Yes Yes at the Ace Hotel

Pasadena, California
[Until 1/28] Enchanted: Forest of Light, an interactive, nighttime experience at Descanso Gardens [Tickets]

Plains, Georgia
[Sundays] (Former President) Jimmy Carter’s Sunday School Class

Portland, Oregon
[3/25] 2017 Portland Onesie Pub Crawl

Sacramento, California
[2/3-2/25] ArtStreet, “a temporary series of arts events, which included exhibitions, salons, lectures, film premieres, book debuts, musical performances, and artist receptions” {backstory} Thanks, David!

[6/11-9/17] Turn the Page: The First Ten Years of Hi-Fructose at Crocker Art Gallery

San Diego
[3/4-3/11] JoCo Cruise 2017, “a whole cruise ship full of music, comedy, and general nerdery”

San Francisco
:: “Best storytelling events in the Bay Area”
:: Upscale vs. Frugal SF
[Ongoing] Elsewhere Philatelic Societyhighly recommended!
[Ongoing] More SF events
[Ongoing] Prelinger Library events
{Gallery] Keane Eyes Gallery featuring the art of Margaret Keane, 3040 Larkin Street

[Until 1/29] SF Sketchfest
–[1/25] Bawdy Storytelling with Dixie de la Tour at Punchline Comedy Club [Tickets]

[Until 1/29] Curious Contraptions featuring cabaret mechanical theatre at the Exploratorium [Tickets]

[Until 1/29] Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection at Legion of Honor Thanks, Whitney!

[Until 1/29] Noir City, the “world’s most popular film noir festival” at Castro Theatre

[2/14] PillowFight SF at Justin Herman Plaza, 5:50 PM

[Until 3/19] LogJam Cafe, part of Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Europa exhibition, a must see!

[Until 4/16] Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing at California Historical Society

[Until 4/18] Spirituality X: The San Francisco Documentary Film Series

[Now] The Cakeland Fete Noir: Scott Hove Returns to SF at Heron Arts, 7 Heron Street, 12 PM to 4 PM (and by appointment)

[1/25] Bikes to Books 2017 Beer Social, 7 PM to 9 PM

[1/25] What’s Killing the Creative Community and How Do We Fix It? at the Battery, 7 PM to 8 PM

[1/26] The Real Numbers, David Brookings, Maya McNeil at Amnesia, 8 PM to 12 AM

[1/26] The Story of Anchor Steam with tasting samples at Presidio Officers Club, 6 PM, Free

[1/27-1/29] Fear is What We Have Learned Here, a “synesthetic immersive experience that explores the use of fear as a social framework for control” Must sign a waiver to participate (!) [Tickets] $50

[1/27] The Sound Healing Symphony at Grace Cathedral, 8 PM to 9:30 PM

[1/27] Mac Sabbath / ArnoCorps at Slim’s, 8 PM [Tickets]

[1/28-1/29] Worlds Fair Nano [Tickets]

[1/30] Lost Landscapes of San Francisco at Internet Archive, 300 Funston Avenue (at Clement Street), 6:30 PM doors, 7:30 PM start

[2/2-2/16] 19th Annual SF Indie Film Fest

[2/2] Conjuring Wonder: Magician Dennis Kyriakos at the Musto Bar, the Battery, 8:30 PM to 10:30 PM

[2/3] Fleetmac Wood Presents Rumours Rave at Public Works, 9:30 PM to 2:30 AM [Tickets]

[2/4] Opening party for An Art Show Tribute to the Films of Hayao Miyazaki at Spoke Art, 6 PM to 9 PM

[2/4] Cardboard Animal Parade, meet at 7 PM at Precita Park, parade starts at 8 PM, goes from Precita Park to Dolores Park to Castro to ??, FREE, Friendly dogs and kids welcome

[2/5] Cuddle Party, 6 PM to 10 PM [Tickets]

[2/5] Conspiracy of Beards, an all-male choir who cover Leonard Cohen songs, playing at Rickshaw Stop with Society of Rockets, 8 PM [Tickets] Thanks, Joshua!

[2/10] Decentralized Dance Party SF – Valentine’s Day 2017, Bring a boombox, 7 PM [Tickets]

[2/10] The Bay Area Pun-Off at The Go Game, 7 PM to 10:30 PM [Tickets]

[2/12] Lost Landscapes Marathon, 8 years, 8 shows, 10 hours at Shaping San Francisco, Noon to 10 PM

[2/12] Phenomenauts ~ Mustard Plug ~ Aloha Screwdriver at Bottom of the Hill

[2/15] Chinatown Neon Walking Tour, 4 PM to 6:30 PM [Tickets]

[2/16] ARTandVR: A Futurist Festival at Hackt, 7 PM to 11 PM [Tickets]

[2/16] Microdosing: A Psychedelic Approach to Mood Disorders at Nourse Theater, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM [Tickets]

[2/16] Speechless, “Armed only with a laser pointer and a deck of random slides, presenters put their talents to the test,” at Public Works, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM [Tickets]

[2/18] The Power of Mindful Self Compassion at CISS Public Programs, 9:30 M to 4:30 PM [Tickets]

[2/18] 7th Annual Hard French Winter Ball at Gray Area’s Grand Theater, 8 PM to 2 AM [Tickets]

[2/20] Opening reception for Meredith Dittmar: New Works at Mirus Gallery, 7 PM to 10 PM

[2/20] The Edwardian Ball World’s Faire 2017 at the Regency Ballroom, 8 PM [Tickets]

[2/23] BUFFY Musical Sing-Along at The Lone Star Saloon, 7 PM to 11:30 PM

[3/2] Studies Have Shown, a live concert film event, featuring original music, dance, aerials, video projections, and more presented by Rachel Lark and the Damaged Goods at DNA Lounge [Tickets]

[3/4] Market-Mission-Castro Neon Walking Tour, 5 PM to 7 PM [Tickets]

[3/4] 2017 San Francisco Onesie Pub Crawl, 6 PM to 1 AM

[3/12] Breasts. An Art Exhibit of Form and Function at The Public Works SF, 6 PM

[3/18] Beware the Brides of March 2017 at Bar Fluxus, 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM [More Info]

[3/18] Luminary: Art, Tech, Music – Feat: Shigeto at The Midway, 6 PM to 2 AM [Tickets]

[3/19] Market-Mission-Castro Neon Walking Tour, 5 PM to 7 PM [Tickets]

[4/1] Cow Hollow Neon Walking Tour, 7 PM to 8:30 PM [Tickets]

[4/1] The Obfuscia Hotel at the Battery, 8 PM to 11 PM

[4/21] Erika Chong Shuch’s For You at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [Application]

[4/23] Guinness World Record – Longest Chain of Roller Skaters, Kennedy Drive at Golden Gate Park, 2 PM to 5 PM

[5/6] Tender-Nob Neon Walking Tour, 7:30 PM to 9 PM [Tickets]

[5/7] How Weird Street Faire: The Summer of Weird, 12 PM to 8 PM [Tickets]

[6/25] NerdGASM!, Burlesque, gaming, comedy at STUDSF, 8 PM to 11 PM

[7/21-7/23] San Francisco Art Book Fair [accepting submissions in January 2017]

[10/2017] 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

San Jose, California
[1/28] Mac Sabbath at The Ritz, 8 PM to 11 PM [Tickets]

Santa Fe, New Mexico
[Ongoing] Meow Wolf [Read this] [Tickets]

Santa Rosa, California
[3/31] An Evening with Neil Gaiman at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, 8 PM to 9:30 PM [Tickets]

Scottsboro, Alabama
[Ongoing] Unclaimed Baggage Center Thanks, Farrah!

The Obscure, the Charming and the Odd: Mark Pahlow’s Guide to Seattle

Stockbridge, Massachusetts
[Until 5/29/2017] Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning at Norman Rockwell Museum via

Sun Valley, Idaho
[3/19-3/22] Dent 2017, a creative retreat for people who want to “put a dent in the universe,” as Steve Jobs once said. Highly recommended!

Vancouver, B.C.
[2/18] Pinata Workshop with Meaghan Kennedy at Blim, 2 PM to 5 PM

Venice, Italy
[5/13-11/26] We are from the Dust is participating in VIVA ARTE VIVA, The Venice Art Biennale: 57th International Art Exhibition

You don’t have a right to the cards you believe you should have been dealt with. You have an obligation to play the hell out of the ones you’re holding…”
― Cheryl Strayed

Rusty’s Electric Dreams is a weekly inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff.

Rusty has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the quirky-cool corner of pop culture, including Pee-wee Herman, Allee Willis, Laughing Squid, and Archie McPhee. Her offbeat zine is chock full of art, unusual products, worldwide event listings of note, and other fun surprises.

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