The “Sky’s the Limit” Edition :: Issue #034


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #034 :: The “Sky’s the Limit” Edition :: 05:20:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #034 :: The “Sky’s the Limit” Edition¬†:: 05:20:2015

Sky’s the Limit…

Thanks to Candace Locklear at Mighty, Rusty’s Electric Dreams is on Product Hunt (a big deal!). Will you UPVOTE it? Pretty please! ūüėÄ

This is the description she crafted:

“One of the most inspiring, weird and off-kilter collections of curated kitschy ephemera for the big-brained.”

LOVE it!! Thank you, Candace!


Reminder: Innovation Hangar (in the former Exploratorium space, next to the Palace of Fine Arts) is looking for art  AND MUSICAL ACTS to exhibit in June.

Rusty Blazenhoff

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“She went to Burning Man in ’94. She’s ahead of the curve. She’s a brand strategist. My pal:”

–Tweet by¬†Lenore Skenazy, founder of the¬†Free Range Kids¬†movement

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As seen on the Internets

Art globes by ImagineNations // Wendy Gold
:: Cool art globes by San Rafael-based artist Wendy Gold
:: A map of San Francisco Extinct Art Spaces



:: “Allee Willis is the most interesting woman you’ve never heard of”


::¬†“Take Your First Stroll Through the 2015 BRC Art Installations”


:: Hourly rate calculator for freelancers


:: DanceSafe¬†Mandelin, Mecke, Marquis and Simon’s Reagents screening kits


::¬†Goteblud: ‘Zines Will Probably Outlast All of the Media Meant to Replace Them’
::  Thx, Ken Duffy! 

:: Send Dixie to Yale!

The Devil-Ettes
Want to be a Devil-Ette?

Have you ever dreamt of dancing with the Devil-Ettes? Now’s your chance! They are looking for “4 fabulous go-go girls” to add to their famous kitschy, campy, and absolutely fabulous dance troupe.¬†

Auditions are happening NOW.

“We’re not professional dancers, any cash we make goes back into the group, but we DO love to have fun and shake and shimmy in the spotlight. The Devil-Ettes√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘ success has been always been a team effort and we’re looking for girls who like to play nice in the sandbox and have a positive and supportive attitude. No divas please! We have weekly rehearsals on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, various Devil-Ette activities (like crafting props and costumes) and, of course, performances! Are you ready to work hard AND have loads of fun?? Then what are you waiting for!?”


Artist-in-residence: May 2015

by Josh Ellingson
Drunk Tweets”¬†
Gestalt¬†bar in San Francisco’s Mission District is playing host to a gaggle of my ‘Drunk Tweet’ paintings this month and next. The series started out as¬†tiny sketches with paint¬†on novelty-sized mini canvases. ¬†For this show, however, the sketches are super-sized on 20×20″ canvases. There will be an artist reception next week on Wednesday May 27th 8pm-11pm, so if you’re in the neighborhood please stop in.”
Hey, I’m still here, doing this thing! If you value what I do, who I am, and how I am helping our community, please support me with a monthly¬†recurring donation.¬†

If you are unable to offer financial support, would you ask your friends to subscribe? Tell the Others.


Thanks to Mel W. for recently supporting my work!

Everyhere Logistics
Birthday party truck (April 2015) photo by Rusty Blazenhoff


Everyhere Logistics: Exploring America’s Creative Diaspora

Heads up on a very cool cross-country mobile art tour project!

“During the month of August 2015, twelve teams of artists —¬†six starting from New York and six starting from San Francisco —¬†will travel to a new city each weekend to attend the local Lost Horizon Night Markets —¬†an open source creative platform wherein artists create interactive experiences inside box trucks and showcase them in late night guerilla pop-up exhibitions.”


ActionList: A Network Project

Andie Grace (aka ActionGrl) is up to all good. She’s building a list to help people in our community find work. I am 110% behind it (and, really, anything that woman does.)

She writes:
“…I’m creating a list (for my own purposes only, never shared) of friends who freelance, and friends who are seeking work.
Everyone, no matter what your background, is invited to submit. I’m going to turn this into my own little black book of awesome hires I can personally vouch for, so please don’t share this link with people I don’t know yet. (If you’re recommending a friend I’ve never met, please email me first with more information.)
Yes, I mean you, whatever it is that you do. ”

Sign up HERE.

(p.s. I got permission to add the link here for you, awesome readers. Thx, Andie!)

Coyote Goes to Burning Man
Coyote Goes to Burning Man


“Danger Ranger presents an exploration of the historical roots of tricksters, pranksters and surrealistic art at Burning Man. Danger, also known as the ‘Mystic Shaman Cowboy,’ was a leading light of the San Francisco Cacophony Society, who brought Burning Man to the Black Rock Desert in 1990 and established many of its principles.


The spirit of Coyote the Trickster and Teacher is deeply embedded in Burning Culture. Come explore this historical relationship in an afternoon of laughter and inspiration!”


[5/24] Coyote Goes to Burning Man in Tucson, Arizona, $5 admission [Info]


Future stops include Austin, Omaha, Salt Lake City, and Denver.

Events of note

Daniel Clowes Eightball Friday, June 5
[5/30] International Obscura Day, “a day of expeditions, back-room tours, unusual access and discovery in your hometown.” [Find an event in your area.]
San Francisco Bay Area
[5/30] Bikes to Books Annual Springtime Ride, 1 PM to 4 PM Thx, Nicole G.!
Arlington, Virginia
[6/4]¬†CAFE¬†GAGA:¬†Chronos¬†Vs.¬†Kairos, a salon by Gareth Branwyn at Artisphere 

Astoria, Oregon
[6/4-6/7] 30th Anniversary celebration of the cult film The Goonies

[7/23] Willie Nelson & Family plays the Greek Theatre with Alison Krauss [Tickets]

Huntington Beach, California
[6/27] Charles Phoenix: ALOHALAND at Don the Beachcomber [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!

Long Island City, New York

Los Angeles

[Dates in June]¬†Uncle Impossible√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Funtime Variety & Ice Cream Social, 18+[5/29]¬†Bawdy¬†Storytelling: Didn’t see it comin’¬†with¬†Host¬†Sex¬†Nerd¬†Sandra![6/5]¬†Meltdown Comics Presents: Boing Boing hosts a conversation with Daniel Clowes (FREE w/purch)¬†at¬†NerdMelt Showroom, 7-8:30 PM

[6/16]¬†826LA‘s 10th Anniversary Celebration

[6/27] Caveman Picnic Returns! 1 PM at La Brea Tar Pits

[6/28]¬†Charles¬†Phoenix¬†“Disneyland”¬†Tour¬†of¬†Downtown¬†L.A., a 6-hour field trip! [Tickets]

[7/12] UnCabaret with Allee Willis at Au Lac, 8 PM [Tickets]

New York City
[5/15-6/15] RED reader Albert K. has been working on an Escape Room game in Brooklyn![Tickets]

[5/30] ‘Brooklyn Spaces’ Launch Party, 7 PM at Gowanus Ballroom [Tickets]

[7/7-8/16] Penn & Teller on Broadway [Tickets]

Nevada City, Nevada
[5/27] Everything Is Terrible! Legends!


[5/30]¬†Aeolian Day: “a¬†free¬†community festival where artists, musicians, children and sound makers come together to celebrate the sound of the wind” at Jack London Square, 11 AM to 4 PM

[6/4]¬†Fairyland’s 20th¬†Annual Gala¬†√Ę‚ā¨ŇďA Cinderella Story√Ę‚ā¨ [Tickets][6/13-6/15] HellaCon 2015 [Tickets]


[7/4-7/5] The 6th annual Burger Boogaloo, hosted by John Waters [Tickets]

[10/24] FIGMENT Oakland, a free, inclusive, participatory art event


[10/10]¬†Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton

Pleasanton, California

[6/18-7/6]  Alameda County Fair

Port Costa, California

[5/30] Port Costa town wide yard sale, 9 to 4 PM

Riverside, California
[9/18-9/20] Boing Boing’s Weekend of Wonder at Mission Inn

San Francisco
SF’s¬†POPOS¬†(privately-owned public open spaces) :: guide

[5/20]¬†John Waters¬†will read from “Carsick,” his account of hitchhiking across America
(at Green Apple books), 7:30 PM

[5/20] Nerd Nite SF #60: Swallowing, Puzzles, & Biohacking at Rickshaw Stop [Tickets]

[5/21-5/24] The 7 Deadly Pleasures: a rock cabaret opera at Fort Mason

[5/22] Pier 70 Happy Hour: Summer Camp, 4 PM [Tickets]

[5/22] The Holy Sh*t Show at Chez Poulet, hosted by great grandson of L. Ron Hubbard, 8 PM

[5/24]¬†Broke-Ass¬†Stuart’s¬†Bar¬†Mitzvah¬†Party:¬†Celebrating¬†13¬†Years¬†in¬†SF at Rickshaw Stop [Tickets]

[5/26] Odd Salon: Dystopia at DNA Lounge, 21+ [Tickets]

[5/27] ‘Drunk Tweets’ by Josh Ellingson reception party at¬†Gestalt¬†Haus bar, 8 – 11 PM

[5/28] Risk! & Bawdy Storytelling at the Verdi Club, 8 PM [Tickets]

[5/29] The Outta Sites, The Unclaimed, The Ogres with the Devil-ettes at The Elbo Room

[5/30] Obscura Day 2015: Philatelicism in SF, A free EPS event. 1 Р3 PM [RSVP]

[5/30] Odeon Bar 10-year-anniversary reunion catastrophe at Knockout, 3223 Mission street

[6/4] MDMA and the Science of Psychedelic Psychotherapy: The Great Adventure with Phil Wolfson

[6/9] Neil Gaiman, “How Stories Last” at Castro Theatre [Tickets]

[6/9] Odd Salon: Intrepid at DNA Lounge, 21+

[6/11] Peter Murphy Live at DNA Lounge [Tickets] Thx, Dawn!

[6/12] Pier 70 Happy Hour: Carzzzz, 4 PM

[6/12]¬†Hubba¬†Hubba¬†Revue’s¬†BURLESQUE¬†NATION! at¬†DNA¬†Lounge, 9:30 PM [Tickets]

[6/12] Bawdy Storytelling: Slippery When Wet at Verdi Club, 7 PM

[6/20] City of Women, Sunrunners, and The Greening at Bottom of the Hill [Tickets]

[6/23] Odd Salon: Covert at DNA Lounge, 21+

[6/26-6/28] The Beatnik Shindig at Fort Mason Center [Volunteer]

[7/7] Odd Salon: Infamy at DNA Lounge, 21+

[7/9] Chuck Palahniuk and Lidia Yuknavitch: A Night of Mayhem at INFORUM,
6:30 PM [Tickets]

[8/4] Odd Salon: Myth(os) at DNA Lounge, 21+

[9/27] Folsom Street Fair

[5/30] Everything Is Terrible! Legends! in Seattle! [Tickets]
ALSO: “The Obscure, the Charming and the Odd: Mark Pahlow’s Guide to Seattle

[7/9] Bawdy Storytelling: Dirty Little Secret at Re-Bar Seattle, 8 PM

Tucson, AZ
[5/24] Coyote Goes to Burning Man in Tucson, Arizona, $5 admission [Info]

Heads up!
~~¬†Tickets¬†($140) are now available for¬†Camp Tipsy¬†2015 AND now there’s a Kickstarter campaign¬†(with some cool and¬†nutty perks)!
~~ Burning Man tickets might still be available.
~~ Yes and Yes Yes happens June 12-15, 2015 in Palm Springs
~~ Tiki Oasis (SPACE-THEMED!) happens August 13-16, 2015 in San Diego
~~ Secret Cinema: Star Wars, London [Tickets]
The Mirror, Black Mirror Book Tour:
+ [5/22]  Morbid Anatomy Museum, 8 Р10pm 424 Third Ave, Brooklyn


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