The “I Choo-choo-choose you” Edition :: Issue #207, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“…and there’s a picture of a train.”

  Ralph Wiggums

Rusty's Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by Rusty Blazenhoff
An inbox zine for positive deviants and the people who love them
Issue #207 :: The “I choo-choo-choose you” Edition :: 02:13:2019

I choo-choo-choose you…

Rusty Blazenhoff
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As seen on the Internets

:: An online museum of shopping bags
:: Waxed, buffed, and simonized: A timeline of “cool” slang

:: Books David Bowie dug

:: Spy on the peregrine falcons at UC Berkeley as they lay their eggs in the spring (early March-ish)

:: No more “plug and play” camps at Burning Man?
:: Mashable weighs in

:: Disney’s Trader Sam’s now has its own (shrunken head) dress and purse

:: San Diego Comic-Con was started by some sci-fi lovin’ misfits (shocking, I know)
:: Thanks, Bonnie!

:: How Talking Heads and Brian Eno wrote “Once in a Lifetime”

Real things you can actually make: yay!

Meanwhile in Sweden: Since 2007, self-proclaimed tech nerd Johan Ronström (aka @restitch) has been repurposing thrift store cross-stitch finds by adding old school gaming characters to them. This one is a little different and I think Kelis would be happy. I howled when I saw it… sheer perfection!

[Hey! I learned about @restitch from RED reader extraordinaire Julie Jackson. Do you know about something cool? Send it my way already.]

Featured Events

[4/27] Dark Garden Corsetry’s Fête Du Cupid, a “springtime celebration of art and beauty in all shapes and forms,” held in a Victorian mansion aka House of Aeon, produced by Barron Scott Levkoff & Mystic Midway, 8 PM to Midnight, Tickets

USA and Canada
[various dates] Immersive listings

Alameda, CA
[4/20] The Menagerie: Oddities and Curiosities Market at Alameda Elks Lodge, 11 AM to 7 PM, Tickets

Austin, TX
[3/11, 3/12, 3/14] Harrod Blank has a new film. It’s called Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You and it’s premiering at SXSW this year

Coachella Valley, CA
[Until 4/21] Desert X is back!

Detroit, MI
[4/28] Fyre Fest LARP on Belle Isle in Detroit

Las Vegas, NV
[Until 4/28] You can experience Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room at the Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art — squee! Thanks, Susan!

Lodoga, CA
[6/20-6/23] Camp Tipsy

Los Angeles, CA
[2/26-3/9] Hannah Gadsby is presenting a new work-in-progess at Dynasty Typewriter at The Hayworth

New York City
RED pal Oriana Leckert always knows what’s going on in the Big Apple

Oakland, CA
[3/2-3/3] Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale, 10 AM to 4 PM
[Use code OAKWES to get 20% off Lyft rides to and from the sale]

[Until 3/2] Best of HUMP! film festival, years 2008-2017 at the New Parkway

[6/6-6/7] Burger Boogaloo, Jesus & Mary Chain, Scientists, Dead Boys, Shannon & The Clams, Billy Childish, and more! Tickets

[6/21] Garden of Memory at Chapel of the Chimes, 5 PM

[8/31] Bryan Ferry is on tour and will be playing at the Fox Theatre, 7 PM, Tickets

[10/12-2/16] The Smithsonian’s No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man exhibit is coming to Oakland Museum of California

San Francisco, CA
[Until 2/14] SF Indiefest (independent film festival), loads of great films and events, some are free

[2/14] Decentralized Dance Party at Sue Beirman Plaza, 7 PM, dress in neon workout gear and bring a boombox

[2/20] Secret San Francisco at The Secret Alley, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, FREE

[2/23] Bawdy’s 12 year anniversary shows (2 shows/1 night) at the Verdi Club, 7 PM and 10 PM

[2/23] Night Owl Ceremony (info)

[3/8] Bay Area Pun-Off, 7 PM to 10 PM

[3/17] Beware the Brides of March, wear a wedding dress and meet at Bar Fluxus, 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM

[4/10-4/23] San Francisco International Film Festival (opening night film is Netflix’s “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City” at the Castro!)

[4/13] ResurrEGGtion 3 (an EGGS bar fundraiser) at Monarch SF

[4/25-4/27] Best of HUMP! film festival, years 2008-2017 at the Victoria Theatre

Scottsdale, AZ
[4/12-14] Arizona Tiki Oasis, a cool new weekender by Baby Doe and Otto, at the Valley Ho

Seattle, WA
[2/16] The Dandy Flea market at Vermillion Art Gallery and Bar, 12 PM to 6 PM

Know about a cool happening? Send me the info and I’ll share it with the class!

Gemma Correll gets it. This is from her Feminist Activity Book.

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