The “Stix” Edition :: Issue #058


Rusty’s Electric Dreams :: Issue #058 :: The “Stix” Edition :: 11:11:2015

Rusty’s Electric Dreams, an inbox zine by pop culture activist Rusty Blazenhoff
Issue #058 :: The “Stix” Edition :: 11:11:2015

Stix Date…

It’s 11/11 today, or what I call “Stix Date.” It’s an offshoot of “Stix Time” (11:11 A/PM) and its shorter, less-celebrated cousin “Mini-Stix Time” (1:11 A/PM).

It’s also another special day.*

Our Artist-in-Residence Adam T. Davis has hid some more art…the new clue can be found below. Hint: this time it’s NOT in the East Bay.

Congratulations to the winners of the Star Wars contest! You’ll find their names below…!

Wait! Before you read the rest of the zine, did you know one of Lea Redmond’s products made it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things list? Yep, an artist in our community made the big time! Congrats, Lea. [Direct link to Oprah’s Favorite Things on Amazon:]

Rusty Blazenhoff

p.s. *Happy birthday, Veek!

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

A request from my friend Elliotte: “A group of badass ladies I’m part of are putting together bags to hand out to homeless folks during Santa Con. We want to make it more than just a huge raging pub crawl, and help people in need. We want to provide toiletries, clean socks, a non perishable snack, pads, tampons etc. Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated. If you have anything you would like to contribute, please let me know. We’re putting them together on Dec 10. Thanks!!!!!”
Want to help? Contact Elliotte at:

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As seen on the Internets



:: Brave Enough, a new book by Cheryl Strayed


:: A vintage can of Los Angeles smog

:: What it looks like to ask other businesses to work on spec Thanks, Chris!

:: The Case For Andy Warhol

:: “Did the CIA’s Experiments With Psychedelic Drugs Unwittingly
Create the Grateful Dead?”


:: Man interviews himself 38 years later

:: There’s a Now I Know desk calendar!

:: Mom for rent: “When you need a Mom…just not YOUR Mom”

:: The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

:: People doing art on the water in NYC, via Mark Krawczuk

:: “Hawaiian crack”

:: Recommended: Master of None with Aziz Ansari
:: Recommended: One Mississippi with Tig Notaro
Recommended:  John Denver: Country Boy


:: USED blow-up sex dolls have been made into clothing…ick!

:: Alanis Morissette Updates ‘Ironic’ Lyrics for 2015

Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Kent B. Barnes and Pyrokitten have both won a pair of tickets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on opening day. Congratulations to you both! (I will be in touch with details soon.)

November Artist-in-Residence: Adam Davis



Adam Davis lives and works as an Illustrator in Alameda, California. He makes artwork for album covers, t-shirts, coloring books, concert posters, and the walls of children’s rooms. 
His site:

His scavenger hunt site:

Last week’s art looked like THIS:

Be sure to check out his Instagram. Last month, he inked something every single day for #Inktober.

Real things you can actually buy: no way!

Stuffed Goose Christmas Tree

Stuffed Goose Company Pilgrim

Stuffed Goose costumes for concrete geese

Events of note


Grumpy Cat's Little Golden Book

Patti Smith is on her book tour for M Train[12/18]  Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens opens
See it at the new Mission Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco! [Details]Alameda, California

[11/13] Holiday Faire handmade gifts by local artisans at Redux Studios & Gallery, 5 PM to 9 PM

[12/12] Mid-Century Supper Club Holiday Potluck at Alameda Eagles, 6 PM to 11 PM [Tickets]

Austin, Texas
[11/27-12/24] Blue Genie Art Bazaar

[3/11-3/15/2016] SXSW Interactive

Berkeley, California
[11/27-11/29] Mummenschanz, the famous Swiss mime troupe, at Zellerbach Hall

[12/12] East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest at Berkeley City College, 10 AM – 5 PM [Facebook]

[11/12] Bawdy Storytelling: 1st Bawdy ever in Chicago! [Tickets]

Copenhagen, Denmark
[Until 1/24/2016] Yayoi Kusama
: In Infinity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Denver, Colorado
[11/13, 11/14, 11/15] Art of the Prank screenings at the Denver Film Festival

Galiano Island – Manzanita Ville, BC
[11/21] Pinata Workshop for KIDS! with Meaghan Kennedy, 10 AM to 1 PM
Pinata Workshop for Grown-ups! with Meaghan Kennedy, 11 AM to 3 PM
[Until 12/16] The World of Tim Burton at Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR

Grass Valley, California
[11/17] David Sedaris

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

[Ongoing] Makers Mess

[Open now] The Shag Store, 8433 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood

[Until 11/29] The Tiki Farm 15th Anniversary Show at La Luz de Jesus

[11/28] THE KRAMPUS: Lecture with Costumes at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
6 PM [Tickets] 8 PM [Tickets]

[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

[12/12] Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show at Modernica Props, 8 PM

[12/12-12/13] The Los Angeles Punk Museum Presents the 2nd annual Xmas Art Show at KGB Gallery

[12/18] Lightsaber Battle, 8 PM to 11 PM, Downtown LA [RSVP]

Miami Beach, Florida
[12/3-12/6] Art Basel

[12/14] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts [Tickets]

Nevada City, California
[11/14] The Mark Growden Quintet at The Nevada Theater with The Calling All Choir [Tickets]

New York City
[Until 11/11] Some Place Like Home, an exhibit featuring Olek, Swoon, Olivia Steele, Boxhead, Moral Turgeman, Michelle P. Dodson

[Until 1/10/2016] Jim Shaw: The End is Here at New Museum

[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

[12/10-1/23/2016] Dodecahedron, an exhibit by Mark Ryden at Paul Kasmin Gallery


[Until 11/29] SOME WAGS – Screenprints by MICHAEL WERTZ exhibit at Glama-Rama Salon

[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+

[11/14] SGRAFF-E-MART, one day handmade marketplace featuring 15+ East Bay artist vendors

[12/5] 5th ave marina’s End of the Road block party Holiday sale, 11 AM [Info]

[12/5] Mark Growden Quintet with Alex Kelly at Awaken Cafe, 7 PM

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

Olympia, Washington
[11/6 and 11/8] Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show, Parts 1 & 2

Palm Springs, California
[12/18] Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show, 6:30 PM

[7/8-7/11/2016] Yes and Yes Yes (YxYY) at the Ace Hotel, a “summer retreat for anyone who considers themselves a thinker, maker, creator, nerd, or weirdo.”

Pasadena, California
[11/21-11/22] Designercon

[1/1/2016] 12th Annual Rose Parade

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
[12/11] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at The Carnegie Music Hall [Tickets]

Portland, Oregon
[12/12] Crafty Wonderland at Oregon Convention Center, [Tickets]

[8/11-8/15/2016] World Domination Summit [Tickets]

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

Riverside, California
[11/29] Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, 7 PM

[5/20-5/22/2016] Beyond Brookledge at the Galleria at the Mission Inn

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

San Diego
[12/18] Lightsaber Battle, 9 PM to 11 PM, Downtown San Diego [RSVP]

San Francisco
[Until 1/10/2016] Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition at de Young Museum

[11/11] Fireside Storytelling: Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time at Chez Poulet, 7:30 PM doors

[11/12] ‘Punks Git Cut’ book release party with Jay Howell

[11/13] Suzanne Ramsey aka Kitten on the Keys at PianoFight, 6 PM to 8 PM, Free

[11/14] To Skin A Catcaller: Performance + Rally Against Catcalling, an event by a former A-i-R Mirabelle Jones, 11 AM to 9 PM at ATA Window Gallery

[11/15] The Return of The Bay Lights: Arts & Innovation Brunch, Village Impacts

[11/15] Bawdy Storytelling at Dark Odyssey Surrender [Tickets]

[11/16] “Cocktail Mechanics” class at The Interval, $100, 7 PM to 9 PM [Tickets]

[11/18] Bawdy Storytelling: Living the Dream at Verdi Club, 7 PM doors [Tickets]

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

[11/20] The Mark Growden Quartet @ The Lost Church, private parlor show, 8 PM [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

[11/29] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at GAMH, 7 PM [Tickets]

[12/2]  Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things at Verdi Club [Tickets]

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

[12/4] The Real Numbers EP Release Party at Hotel Utah, 8 PM

[12/5] Krampus Night with Alternative Tentacles Records featuring Jello Biafra [Tickets]

[12/9] THIS will sell out: LOST LANDSCAPES OF SAN FRANCISCO 10 at Castro Theatre, 7:30 PM [Tickets]

[12/10] The Lost Landscapes of San Francisco 10: A Benefit for the Internet Archive, 6:30 PM [Tickets]

[12/12] SantaCon, Noon at Union Square

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

[12/18] Lightsaber Battle, 8 PM to 11 PM, Embarcadero [RSVP]

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

[1/29, 1/30] Pancakes & Booze Art Show – FREE Pancakes at 111 Minna Gallery [Details]

[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

San Rafael, California
[11/27] The San Rafael Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland

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

[11/19-11/20] Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show, Parts 1 & 2 at Northwest Film Forum

[12/2] A John Waters Christmas: Holier and Dirtier at The Neptune Theatre [Tickets]

[12/5] Santa’s Surf Spectacular! with Aloha Screwdriver at Darrell’s Tavern

Sherman Oaks, California
[11/21] Collecting Disneyland, an exhibition and auction at Van Eaton Galleries

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

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

Vallejo, California
[12/5] Krampus at the Mad Hatter Christmas Parade in Vallejo

Vancouver, BC
[11/12] Onesie Skating Night with guest star Lady Bee!

Whittier, California
[12/3] Charles Phoenix’s Retro Holiday Slide Show, 7 PM

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