The “Fourthcoming” Edition :: Issue #323, Rusty’s Electric Dreams

“A word after a word after a word is power.”

— Margaret Atwood

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Issue #323 :: The “Fourthcoming” Edition :: 05:04:2022


It’s Star Wars Day, aka May the Fourth (be with you). I got nothing for that, so you get this, which is only interesting if you’ve seen Everything Everywhere All at Once:

— Rusty Blazenhoff
P.S. Of course, that reminds me of the time I rode in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (which also has nothing to do with Star Wars but was super cool).  

As seen on the Internets

Magical Mystery Mixtape, Vol. 1

:: What happens to leftover hotel soap? (Something incredible!)

:: Oldie but a goodie: “Rock Lobster” in reverse

:: If recycling were honest

:: There’s going to be a documentary about Cyndi Lauper, woot

Real things you can actually buy: way!

Camping Crocs: If you’ve been here long enough, you know I love me a good take on Crocs. Not sure how I missed this one from last year because I’m also a fan of Designer Nicole McLaughlin. She makes ordinary objects extraordinarily playful. Her Crocs for camping clogs are also useful, as a survival kit. Sadly, these beauties are long gone at original retail price of $79, now only available in the secondary market starting at $150.

Speaking of music, go-go get this: If You Gotta Go​-​Go, Go​-​Go Now is an album of Go-Go’s covers featuring Josie Cotton, E.G. Daily, and 22 other artists. Available on a pink CD ($18)!

Featured Events

Game of Shrooms comes to Fairyland

[Worldwide/Oakland, CA :: 6/11] It’s been hard keeping this under wraps but I’ve been working behind the scenes with Attaboy, Annie, and Team Fairyland on the first-ever Game of Shrooms Post-Hunt Meet-up and Picnic!  Forage during the day, and then play at Children’s Fairyland (my day job) in Oakland, California, at night! It’s an all-ages, booze-free event which means you can come in without a kid, or bring one that played the game with you. I’ll be there with SJ, my 17-year-old hyper-competitive shroom-hunter.
Early bird tickets are $15/pp and limited in quantity. When they sell out, the price jumps to $20/pp. Attaboy writes, “Surprises may happen!” and I have no doubt they will. Full details and tickets here.

[5/8 through 5/14] Mother’s Day Strike to protest the overthrow of Roe v. Wade: “cease all economic activity, such as, working, attending school, shopping, going to the movies, transactional recreation, etc.” and/or volunteer.

[Berkeley :: Full moons] Moonstruck: a wild concert series (get on their list)

[Berkeley :: through 5/29] Octet, a musical about internet addiction at Berkeley Rep

[Oakland :: 7/2 + 7/3] Mosswood Meltdown

[Port Costa :: 5/28] Port Costa Town Wide Yard Sale

[San Leandro :: now] Go see Here is a Sign, my pal Brody’s “photographic exploration of San Leandro historical signage in the modern environment” at San Leandro Public Library. 

[San Francisco :: 5/21] Fleetwood Macrame, a righteous Fleetwood Mac cover band, have some upcoming dates, including one at the Rickshaw Stop.

[San Francisco :: through 6/12AirOtic Soiree: A Circus-Style Cabaret at Great Star Theater. Thanks, Eveline!

[San Diego :: 8/3 to 8/7] Tiki Oasis

[Denver :: deadline 5/31] Call for artist proposals: Silent Screen Supernova. “Musical weirdo and visionary” Beatie Wolfe is curating an outdoor exhibition of six digital screens in Denver. Artists (you?) have the chance to get your creation featured on a giant LED screen during the festival in September. The theme is “Activating Environmental Awareness.” Applications are free but must be received before May 31.

[Disclosed day of :: 5/14] Call for Artists: Shadow Traffic is looking for Lost Horizon Night Market box truck “proprietors.” Email them now, the Market happens Saturday, May 14, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

[Washington, D.C. :: Opens 4/1]  One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection

[Veneta :: 7/8, 9, 10] Oregon Country Fair 

[Lancaster :: until 7/3] Mark Wagner Inc.’s solo exhibition, ART MADE FROM MONEY (MADE FROM ART), is showing at Lancaster Museum of Art. 

Thanks, David!

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