The “Bat Wings and Bad Guys” Edition :: Issue #053


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #053 :: The “Bat Wings and Bad Guys” Edition :: 10:07:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #053 :: The “Bat Wings and Bad Guys” Edition :: 10:07:2015

Bat Wings and Bad Guys…

Happy October, everyone!

Answer me this…What could I wear for Halloween that works in an awesome pair of HOT PINK go-go boots?

Rusty Blazenhoff

p.s. Tomorrow is National Fluffernutter Day!

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As seen on the Internets


Sexy Pizza Rat Halloween Costume by Yandy

:: Sexy Pizza Rat Halloween Costume


:: “What is the name of your least favorite child?”

:: Bay Area: Old Bay Bridge Span To Be Detonated November 7th

:: Rise of the Synthesizer: How an Electronics Whiz Kid Gave the 1980s Its Signature Sound

:: “The Cure announce North American tour for 2016”

:: Upvoted, a no-comment news site by reddit

:: That time I served Fluffernutters to Archie McPhee’s customers

:: Tommy Edison, a blind man, talks about his favorite things to touch

Real things you can actually buy: yes way!

Writing by Night Mug

Bat Clothespins

Bat Mask Funglasses by Foster Grant

Bat wings purse

Obvious Plant

Events of note


Chaos, Cacophony, “Bob†and Sublime Stupidity

[10/17] Litquake’s Chaos, Cacophony, “Bob†and Sublime Stupidity, 7:15 PM at The Chapel, 777 Valencia, San Francisco p.s. Look for Spy Emerson’s Hook-Up Truck.

[10/8] National Fluffernutter Day (I KNOW!)

The Phenomenauts are on tour!

[12/18]  Star Wars: Episode VII opens

Alameda, California

[10/9] Black Light Art Show at Studio 23
[10/31] Halloween Black Light Art Show at Studio 23

[11/7] Phyllis Diller Day art show and vintage clothing sale at Alameda Museum, hosted by Dames aux Gateaux [Facebook event page]

[10/27] Nerd Nite on Alcatraz: Escape to the Island

Anaheim, California
[10/12-10/13] MahaloWeen at Trad’r Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, Disneyland, $150/pp

Austin, Texas
[3/11-3/15/2016] SXSW Interactive

[10/15] BedPost Confessions at The North Door

Berkeley, California
[10/11] 1st Annual 924 Gilman Reunion and Block Party, 12-4 PM

[Until 10/11] Avenue Q, a puppet show about adulthood

Boulder, Colorado
[10/16] Turning Ideas Into Reality:  The Public Library of the 21st Century with Mark Fraunfelder

[Until 12/16] The World of Tim Burton at Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR

Lake Iseo, Italy
[6/18 to 7/3/2016] Christo’s Floating Piers

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

Lisbon, Portugal
[11/7/2016-11/10/2016] Web Summit 2016

[July 2016] EVA London 2016

Los Angeles

[10/10] Festival Supreme

[10/10] Hanksy Presents Surplus Candy L.A.

[10/17-11/1] ALONE | Absorption [Tickets]

[10/7 and 10/14] How to Hate Yourself with Laura House at Acme Comedy [Tickets] DIscount code: FRIEND

[10/21-10/25] We’re Going Back 2015 – The 30th Anniversary Fan Celebration of Back to the Future [Tickets]

[10/24] Donnie Darko at the Palace Theatre [Tickets]

[10/31] Rocky Horror Picture Show at Hollywood Forever Cemetery [Tickets]

[11/28] THE KRAMPUS: Lecture with Costumes at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
[12/5] THE KRAMPUS BALL at Highland Park
[12/10] LA KRAMPUSLAUF: the Krampus LA troupe will be joined by over a dozen members of the Moorpass Maishofen from Austria!
[12/13] KRAMPUS Mummers Play and Movie

Lowell, Massachusetts
[Until 10/16] E is for Elephants – The Etchings of Edward Gorey Thanks, junkculture!

Lucca, Italy
[10/29-11/1] Lucca Comics & Games 2015

Marble Falls, Texas
[10/9-10/12] Camp Grounded

Miami Beach, Florida
[12/3-12/6] Art Basel
Middletown, California
[10/9-10/11] Kinky Salon. DEEP HEDONISM

New York City

[10/8] Some Place Like Home, grand opening
[10/9-11/11] Some Place Like Home, an exhibit featuring Olek, Swoon, Olivia Steele, Boxhead, Moral Turgeman, Michelle P. Dodson

[10/12-10/18] HONK NYC!, 9th Annual Convergence of Street Bands & Spectacle Makers

[11/4] Screening of Art of the Prank, a film based on ‘media trickster’ Joey Skaggs’ work, 7 PM, SVA Theatre, 333 w.23rd Street [trailer], FREE


[10/14] Drag Me to Bingo, a bingo night with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [Tickets]

[10/15] Beetlejuice at the New Parkway, 9:30 PM [Tickets]

[10/16-10/17] Oakland Autumn Lights Festival 2015 [Tickets]

[10/17] SOME WAGS – Screenprints by MICHAEL WERTZ – Artist Reception at Glama-Rama Salon
[10/14-11/29] SOME WAGS – Screenprints by MICHAEL WERTZ exhibit at Glama-Rama Salon

[10/17] Vermeulen Open House at American Steel Studios

[10/18] East Bay Mini Maker Faire 10 AM to 5 PM

[10/19] Nerd Nite East Bay #35: Dams, Tiki, and Weed Botany at Club 21 [Facebook RSVP]

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

[10/24] Bikes to Books Annual Autumn bicycle tour

[10/25] Letterpress 101 by Material Print Machine at Omni Commons, 6-9:30 PM

[10/29] George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic at New Parish [Tickets]

[10/30 -10/31] Kinky Salon: THE NEW HAUNT at Mission Control Oakland [Tickets]

[10/30] Extra Action Marching Band at the Oakland Metro [Tickets]

[11/12] Drag Me to Bingo, a bingo night with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [Tickets]

[11/14] ODDVILLE! A Festival of the Awesomely Strange at American Steel Studios, 7 PM, $20 cash only at the door, 21+

[12/10] Drag Me to Bingo, a bingo night with Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence [Tickets]


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

Pasadena, California
[10/10-10/11] NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Annual Open House

[11/21-11/22] Designercon

Provincetown, Massachusetts
[8/13-8/19/2016] Carnival 2016: Back to the 80’s

Riverside, California
[5/20-5/22/2016] Beyond Brookledge at Mission Inn

Sacramento, California
[11/13-11/14] Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show, Parts 1 & 2 at Colonial Theatre

San Francisco
[10/7] Fireside Storytelling: Saved the Day, 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[10/7] Bawdy Storytelling: Heroes and Villains, Verdi Club, 8 PM [Tickets]

[10/9] RARE West Coast appearance! Bread and Puppet Theater: Fire, at Internet Archive [Tickets]

[10/9] The Devil’s Acre: Litquake’s Opening Night Celebration at Z Space [Tickets]

[10/11-10/12] 16th Annual Burning Man San Francisco DECOMPRESSION, 12 PM to 12 AM

[10/15] Robert Henke’s Lumiare II, Two shows at Gray Area Art & Technology Theater [Tickets at the door, $15-$35]

[10/17] Litquake’s Chaos, Cacophony, “Bob†and Sublime Stupidity, 7:15 PM at The Chapel, 777 Valencia p.s. Look for Spy Emerson’s Hook-Up Truck.

[10/17] The Lab’s 24 Hour Telethon [Tickets]

[10/24] Bikes to Books Annual Autumn bicycle tour

[10/24] 2015 Northern California Synth Meet at Robotspeak

[10/24]  Sassy Camp: An Epic Camp for Awesome Girls & Boys [Tickets]

[10/26] Whitechapel, a gin bar by Martin Cate opens [They’re hiring]

[10/29] TEDxSanFrancisco at Pier 70

[until 10/31] Camille Seaman: The Big Cloud at SFO Museum, Terminal 3

[10/31] Journey to the End of the Night, An “epic, moonlit chase through the dreamy streets of San Francisco” [Pre-register]

[11/4] Fireside Storytelling: Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time, 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[11/4] Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things [Tickets]

[11/19] Flying Robot international Film Festival at the Roxie Theater [Tickets]

[11/21] Burning Man Arts Presents The Ninth Annual Artumnal Gathering at Bently Reserve [Tickets]

[11/25] Gogol Bordello, the Gypsy Punk Tour at the Warfield [Tickets] [Other dates/cities]

[11/28-11/29] SF Etsy Indie Holiday Emporium at Pier 35, Free admission

[12/3] Fireside Storytelling: Mind. Blown., 8 PM, Chez Poulet, $15

[12/15 -12/16] X at The Independent

[12/31] PATTI SMITH & HER BAND perform Horses in its entirety this New Year’s Eve at The Fillmore! [Tickets]

[1/29] Dan Deacon at The Fillmore

[2/11/16] Monica Lewinsky at JCCSF

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

San Jose, California
[Oct/Nov] Winchester Mystery House Flashlight Tours

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

[10/8] The Big Fake Wedding Seattle

South Bay (California)
[10/16] Day 1: South SF Bay Area Home Tiki Bar Crawl 2015
[10/17] Day 2: South SF Bay Area Home Tiki Bar Crawl 2015
[10/18] Day 3: South SF Bay Area Home Tiki Bar Crawl 2015

Sun Valley, Idaho
[3/20-3/23/2016] DENT

[7/4-7/10/16] Nowhere

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