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--ONGOING EVENTS--  

NEW: Thursday Meetings (most weeks) from 7-10pm at the BurningSNOW Center for the Experimental Arts, 2578 N. Weil Street, Milwaukee. 

Brain Box Television is seen every Thursday at 10pm and Sunday at 11pm on Milwaukee Cable Channel 96. Want to make TV shows and be on TV?  Give us a call  414-562-3740 or write eric@clevian.com.

 

 

--SCHEDULED EVENTS--

---NOTE! As of April 2009, please use our new Google calendar!

 

 

 

March 2009

SATURDAY MAR 21ST,  6:00 pm to ?????. 
PRE-COMPRESSION EVENT/ REGIONALS SUMMIT DEBRIEFING

Two events in one! Our annual spring art- event, open house, firestorm, and fundraiser! Starts 8pm at the BurningSNOW Center, 2578 N. Weil Street Milwaukee. Music, theme camps, interactive art pieces back from the Playa, big-screen videos from Burning Man 2008. 
WE RE-CONSTRUCT THE DESERT IN OUR OWN LITTLE BURNER PLAYGROUND. Come join us. A mere $5.00 in your Burner regalia, $10 otherwise. This is our main fundraiser, where we pay our permits and insurance. PLEASE RSVP TO EVENTS@CLEVIAN.COM IF YOU ARE COMING, SO WE CAN PUT YOU ON THE LIST! 

Just before the event, at 7pm, we will have the DEBRIEFING from the 2009 Regional Contacts conference in San Francisco. We have a lot of new stuff to share about how the Burner world is changing! 

THURSDAY, MAR 26TH
BURNING MAN MEET N GREET - ALTERRA AT THE LAKE
Meet-n-greet at 1701 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI. 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Meet in the side room, where we will meet the local community, show slideshows and videos on laptops, get a big sugar and caffeine rush, and try to explain Burning Man to interested people. Bring your pictures and stories from Burning Man and help us out!

 

 

February 2009

THURSDAY, FEB 12th-- 6:00 pm to 8-ish pm. 
Start Thinking! It's time to start thinking up ideas for the 2009 Burn. Come on by and let's unleash our collective brains! Let's try to get your wildest dream to come true! We'll make plans, demolish them, start over, make new plans, tweak, tweak, tweak, and voila! Your art project, your theme camp, your performance...whatever...will be within reach.
THURSDAY, FEB 19TH
BURNING MAN MEET N GREET - BRADY STREET
Meet-n-greet at Brewed Cafe, 1208 E. Brady Street, Milwaukee, WI, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Meet in the side room, where we will meet the local community, show slideshows and videos on laptops, get a big sugar and caffeine rush, and try to explain Burning Man to interested people. Bring your pictures and stories from Burning Man and help us out!
TUESDAY FEB 24TH
MARDI-GRAS ARTS PARADE IN RIVERWEST, MILWAUKEE! 7:00 pm to ????
We once again have the honor of co-sponsoring the Mardi-Gras Parade. Meet at the Uptowner (corner of Humboldt Blvd and Center St., Milwaukee at 7pm for music by Gris-Gris Voodoo band. Proceed to Timbuktu for music by Eat the Mystery, then to House of Frank-n-Stein, and finally to Linnemans for music by Sigmund Snopek III.  Free bands, treats, beads, and swag.  Join us, express yourselves with a crazy costume,  drive away the winter blues!

 

 

January 2009

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15th-- 7:00 pm to 9-ish pm. Volunteer Night and Drum Circle at the BurningSNOW Center, 2578 N. Weil Street. 
Come on out, escape the midwinter blues. Bring a hand drum (or use one of ours) and talk about cool stuff we can do.  Firespinning, gizmos, parties. Bring a beer...
THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Meet-n-greet
at Le Reve Patisserie and cafe, 7610 Harwood Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI .  Meet in the UPSTAIRS AREA, where we will meet the local community, show slideshows and videos on laptops, get a big sugar rush, and try to explain Burning Man to people. Bring your pictures and stories from Burning Man and help us out! share them. 

 

December 2008

SUNDAY DECEMBER 7th--  7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 
Yes, Pearl Harbor day will be our last Sunday meeting, as we are switching to the more popular Thursdays. Join us for the Conversion, and have a few kamikazes to celebrate.   
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11th-- 7:00 pm to 9-ish pm. Volunteer Night
and planning meeting. Calling all volunteers! What can we do this year: events, happenings, Decompressions, parties, firespinning, building crazy stuff. Come and discuss it and give your input.  Let's make it happen. Bring a beer...
SATURDAY DECEMBER 13th -- 10:30 am SANTA CYCLE RAMPAGE. 
Meet at Fat Abbey BierCafe, 134 E Juneau (between the strip club and the church off Water St.)
Free treats for all Santa's
Slow ride around town to spread holiday cheer
Finish at Kochanski's Concertina Beer Hall, 1920 S. 37th St. 2pm
Note: not directly sponsored by us, but sounds like fun.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH--6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Meet-n-greet
at SVEN'S CAFE, 2699 S. Kinnikinnic Avenue. Meet in the side room.  Sven's has hot sandwiches and snacks. Meet the Burner community. About 6:30 we will start up the laptops with slideshows and videos from BM and you can help us try to explain it all to the newbies! :) Bring your pictures and stories from Burning Man and share them. 
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19th-- 9:00 pm until ??? Solstice Holiday Party
and art show at the BurningSNOW Center, 2578 N. Weil Street.  This is NOT an official Decompression, just people having fun. Eggnog, live music stage, and lots of treats.  Bring something to share.

 

November 2008

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 2nd -- 7:00 pm- Burning Man Meet-N-Greet and potluck! Bring some food or drink to share, watch Burner movies, ask questions, look at possible activities for the Region to do. Tell a friend, who always wanted to know about Burning Man but was afraid to ask!  
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 9th -- 7:00 pm --Volunteer Night. Calling all volunteers! Find out how you can get involved, and what you can do. Volunteer for a committee. P.R., event coordination, grantwriting, decoration, outreach, and many other topics will be discussed. Refreshments provided. 
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16th -- 7:00 pm  General Membership meeting - political stuff-- Come in and discuss all issues about the Wisconsin Regional Contact office and what we do.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 23rd  -- 7:00 pm  Build party-- work on art projects, or help someone else build theirs.  
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30th  -- 7:00 pm  "Switch and Bitch" clothing exchange night. Bring some duds, drink some suds, leave with different clothes than the ones you came with. Get a new outfit in time for the holidays.   

 

 

October 2008

FRIDAY OCTOBER 3rd--  8:00 pm- The Wisconsin Regional Decompression! Re-live the desert, of find out what it is about for the first time. Event details and tickets at www.clevian.com/decomp.htm.  
SUNDAY OCTOBER 5th -- 7:00 pm -- Clean up and rearrange after the Decompression, and two days of Riverwest Art-walk have taken their toll. 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 12th -- 7:00 pm  General Membership meeting - TOWN HALL! Come in and discuss all issues about the Wisconsin Regional Contact office. 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 19th  -- 7:00 pm  Plan for upcoming events, and do housekeeping tasks--- straighten out volunteer lists, organize the information kiosk, etc.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 26th  -- 7:00 pm  Build party! Build and test new art-pieces. Bring a beer. 

 

September 2008

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 7th -- 7:00 pm- Unpack from Burning Man, put stuff away, clean up/ rearrange the BurningSNOW Center. 
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14th -- 7:00 pm Continue to clean and rearrange the BurningSNOW Center.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21st -- 7:00 pm  Clean, fix, decorate! A whole new look. 
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 28th  -- 7:00 pm  Prepare for the upcoming Wisconsin Decompression. Contact volunteers, put up flyers, make list of things that need to be done.

 

 

August 2008

SUNDAY AUGUST 3rd -- 7:00 pm Build art pieces.  
SUNDAY AUGUST 10th -- 7:00 pm Build art pieces.
SUNDAY AUGUST 17th -- 7:00 pm  Build art pieces, pack for Burning Man. Remember all the stuff we forgot.  
SUNDAY AUGUST 27th  -- 7:00 pm  Construction of art pieces for Burning Man 2008. 

 

July 2008

SUNDAY JULY 6th -- 7:00 pm- Burning Man Meet N Greet with BBQ-A-Newbie picnic. Meet local Burners and join us in a cookout. Bring some food and drink to share. 
SUNDAY JULY `13th -- 7:00 pm Construction of art pieces for Burning Man 2008.
SUNDAY JULY 20th -- 7:00 pm  General Membership meeting - TOWN HALL! Come in and discuss all issues about the Wisconsin Regional Contact office. 
SUNDAY JULY 27th  -- 7:00 pm  Construction of art pieces for Burning Man 2008. 

 

June 2008

SUNDAY JUNE 1st -- 7:00 pm Event setup meeting--- Upcoming Summer Event
SUNDAY JUNE 8th -- 7:00 pm Event setup meeting--- Upcoming Summer Event
SUNDAY JUNE 15th -- 7:00 pm  Event setup meeting--- Upcoming Summer Event
SATURDAY JUNE 21st -- 9:00 p.m. 

"INSPhIRE"
A Wisconsin Burning Man Event

An Indoor/Outdoor Event  Saturday June 21, 2008
Starting 9 pm at the BurningSNOW Center, 

2578 N. Weil Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212 (414) 562-3740
Driving directions at www.clevian.com/directions.htm

This year's Event Theme is "Visible and Invisible." 
What part of your artistic process is seen by the public?
What part occurs behind the scenes?
Like a potluck dinner, you share your artistic gift,
then partake in the gifts of all the others. 

Details at www.clevian.com/decomp.htm

SUNDAY JUNE 22nd  -- 7:00 pm  Event cleanup.
SUNDAY JUNE 29th -- 7:00 p.m. Begin construction of art pieces for Burning Man 2008. Among other things, we'll be constructing a giant glowing snowflake and a talking interactive voting booth. What project do you have? Bring it on in!

 

May 2008

SUNDAY MAY 4th -- 9am--11:30am Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY MAY 4th -- 12pm- 5pm  Giant rummage sale to clean the BurningSNOW Center.  7:00 pm Further cleaning and rearranging of the BurningSNOW Center space. 
SUNDAY MAY 11th -- 7:00 pm Event planning meeting--- Upcoming Summer Event
TUESDAY MAY 13th -- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom East
SUNDAY MAY 18th -- 7:00 pm  Event planning meeting--- Upcoming Summer Event
TUESDAY MAY 20th -- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY MAY 25th  -- 7:00 pm  Event planning meeting--- Upcoming Summer Event

 

April 2008

Continuing this month:  We will be traveling around to other cities in Wisconsin to do meet-n-greets! We can bring pictures and/or video projections, answer questions and tell people what it's all about. If you want to schedule a meet-n-greet for your city, write to us at wisconsin@burningman.com.  If you know of an interesting cafe or bookstore or somewhere else fairly quiet who might be willing to host us for two to three hours, go ahead and contact them and see what evening is good for them. Mention that customers will get to see good videos and it could bring them business on an otherwise slow night. 
TUESDAY, APRIL 1st --  6pm--8pm Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom East
SUNDAY APRIL 6th  -- 9am--11:30am Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY APRIL 6th-- 7:00 p.m. Event planning meeting--- future events
SUNDAY APRIL 13th--- 9 a.m.--11:30am  Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Wisconsin Room East
SUNDAY APRIL 13th -- 7:00 pm  Mad Hatter Tea Party! Wear a strange hat, drink a variety of teas from lovely cups, think about your biggest mad hatter ideas. Can one mix tea with a liqueur? Kahlua? We'll find out! 
TUESDAY APRIL 15th -- 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY APRIL 20th -- 9 a.m.--11:30 a.m.  Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY APRIL 20th  --  Movie night! We will screen the new version of the Burner movie "Burn on the Bayou. Popcorn provided. 
SUNDAY APRIL 27th -- 9am--11:30am Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY APRIL 27th -- 7:00 p.m. Blockwide Moop-patrol! We will do a tiny de-mooping of the block surrounding the BurningSNOW Center for 1/2 hour. Gloves and bags provided. Then, we will build a tiny moop-man out of the best burnable moop, then burn him!   
MONDAY, APRIL 28 (tentative)  -- 7:00 p.m. Oshkosh Area Meet-n-Greet!  At New Moon Cafe.  You've heard about it, you've seen pictures, but what's it really all about? Find out from the official Wisconsin Regional Contacts for The Burning Man Project. 

 

March 2008

Starting this month:  We will be traveling around to other cities in Wisconsin to do meet-n-greets! We can bring pictures and/or video projections, answer questions and tell people what it's all about. If you want to schedule a meet-n-greet for your city, write to us at wisconsin@burningman.com.  If you know of an interesting cafe or bookstore or somewhere else fairly quiet who might be willing to host us for two to three hours, go ahead and contact them and see what evening is good for them. Mention that customers will get to see good videos and it could bring them business on an otherwise slow night. Our first stop is in Oshkosh in April.
SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd --  7:00 p.m.  Discuss upcoming Pre-Compression Event and what kind of effigy to make. 
SUNDAY MARCH 9th  -- 7:00 p.m. Construct effigy for upcoming Pre-Compression Event: The Voting Man! With patriotic hat and ballot in hand. 
TUESDAY MARCH 11th-- 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping!  UWM Union Ballroom East
SUNDAY MARCH 16th--- 9 a.m.--11:30am Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Wisconsin Room West
SUNDAY MARCH 16th -- 7:00 p.m.  Pre-St. Patrick's Day Mini-Potluck! Help set up for the Pre-Compression Event, paint signs, eat and drink and have fun. Wear something green, anything! We'll also be handing out posters for the upcoming Pre-Compression Event that you can help us put up around town.

SATURDAY MARCH 22nd -- 8:00 p.m.  PRE-COMPRESSION EVENT!

Celebrate art, fire and the return of Spring! Burn the Voting Man!  We want YOU to participate - performances, food or drink treats, micro-theme camps, crazy games or whatever else you want to bring or do. This is a Ten Principles event, pre-registration only.

Please go to www.clevian.com/decomp.htm

to register.

Tell your friends. 

SUNDAY MARCH 23rd -- 9 a.m.--11:30am Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY MARCH 23rd -- 7:00 p.m.  Help clean up and set the BurningSNOW Center to rights. As a free bonus, we get to swill and eat all the surplus food and drink from the night before. Don't let it go to waste!
SUNDAY MARCH 30th  9 a.m.--11:30 a.m. Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping! UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY MARCH 30th -- 7:00 p.m. Milwaukee Area Meet-n-Greet!  At Bremen Cafe, 901 E Clarke Street in Milwaukee's Riverwest District. You've heard about it, you've seen pictures, but what's it really all about? Find out from the official Wisconsin Regional Contacts for The Burning Man Project. 

 

February 2008

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3 --  7:00 pm  Cleanup the BurningSNOW Center!  We will be straightening up and rearranging--- organizing our latest press clippings--- sorting out all the things that we've had donated lately, and putting little tags on them. Help make our Burner home more livable and usable for all!

Riverwest mardi-Gras parade

              A parade of artists and neighbors on Fat Tuesday, February 5th, 2008.

  • Meet 7pm at the Uptowner (corner of Humboldt and Center, Milwaukee) for music by the Electric Gris-Gris Voodoo band. Then we parade, with costumes and fire spinners!

  • 8pm House of Frank-n-Stein for food and drink specials.

  • 9pm the RiverHorse for Mardi-Gras party.

  • 10pm Linneman's for music by Sigmund Snopek III and Michael Woods.

  • Cajun food available across the street at the Tracks until 11pm

Sponsored by the Institute for Thought, the Milwaukee Area Magic Alliance, and the participating bands and clubs. Costumes encouraged! See you there! We walk on sidewalks only, and please, no open containers!

 

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10th   9am--11:30am. Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free! Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping!
UWM Union Ballroom West
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 10th  --  7:00 pm  Cleanup the BurningSNOW Center!  We will be straightening up and rearranging--- organizing our latest press clippings--- sorting out all the things that we've had donated lately, and putting little tags on them. Help make our Burner home more livable and usable for all!
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12th-- 6:30 pm. Raw Vegan foods potluck dinner at the BurningSNOW Center. Bring something to pass that is made of raw, uncooked foods. Amazing and delicious stuff, and very healthy! Test your culinary creativity by making dishes entirely of raw, whole foods. You'll be amazed at the innovative and delicious foods and presentations that people come up with. Learn about the growing raw foods movement. 
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17th--- No meeting tonight. Your Regional Contacts (us) will be in San Francisco for the Regional's Conference. Will bring back swag.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 19th  6pm--8pm.  Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free!  Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping!
UWM Union Ballroom East
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21st-- 6:30 pm. Raw Vegan foods potluck dinner at the BurningSNOW Center. Bring something to pass that is made of raw, uncooked foods. Amazing and delicious stuff, and very healthy! Test your culinary creativity by making dishes entirely of raw, whole foods. You'll be amazed at the innovative and delicious foods and presentations that people come up with. Learn about the growing raw foods movement. 
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24th -- 7:00 pm ORIENTATION and GENERAL MEETING. Talk about Burning Man topics. We will have just come back from the Regionals Conference, so we can brief you on the cool stuff we learned!
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26th  6pm--8pm.Meeting and practice of the Juggling and Poi Club at UWM. Free!   Learn the arts of juggling, poi spinning or even hooping!
UWM Union Ballroom East

 

 

January 2008

SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 --  7:00 pm  AMERICAN DREAM.   Next year's Burning Man theme is American Dream. But what the heck does it mean? To quote from the Burning Man site: "What has America achieved that you admire or feel proud of? What has it done or failed to do that makes you feel dismayed? Put blame aside, in this election year, and dare to ask an even greater question: What can postmodern America, this stumbling, roused, half-conscious giant, yet give to the world?" 

We will put enormous sheets of paper up on the wall and pass out markers. Write down your ideas and pictures: what is American Dream? We are also looking for ideas that we can steal to make an art project for next year's event. So please give us your input!

SUNDAY JANUARY 13  --  7:00 pm  ORIENTATION and Movie Night. We'll show all sorts of cool Burning Videos on the projection wall and try to answer the question: What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? Why should I drag my butt to a barren desert in the middle of nowhere?  Once you see the videos.... you will see why.
WEDNESDAY JANUARY 16--- Tickets go on sale this year for Burning Man 2008!
www.burningman.com

Get your tickets early this year. There will be NO gate sales this year. Go ahead, buy a ticket..... either you will go, or you can sell the ticket to someone who will. Consider it an investment.
SUNDAY JANUARY 20 -- 7:00 pm ON THE AGENDA:

--What freakin' art piece can we make for Burning Man this year? We'll discuss the suggestions so far, and hopefully pick something.
--The Snowflake Sign. Work on the new, amazing sign for Snowflake Village this year.

THURSDAY (TENTATIVE) 7:00 pm RAW VEGAN FOOD POTLUCK. Find out about the Raw Foods movement and share some tasty dishes. 
SUNDAY JANUARY 27--  7:00 pm MARDI-GRAS PREPARATIONS. Help us prepare for the Riverwest Mardi-Gras parade February 5. Make posters, costumes, plan the parade route. 

 

 

December, 2007

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 --  7:00 pm  AMERICAN DREAM.   Next year's Burning Man theme is American Dream. But what the heck does it mean? To quote from the Burning Man site: "What has America achieved that you admire or feel proud of? What has it done or failed to do that makes you feel dismayed? Put blame aside, in this election year, and dare to ask an even greater question: What can postmodern America, this stumbling, roused, half-conscious giant, yet give to the world?" 

We will put enormous sheets of paper up on the wall and pass out markers. Write down your ideas and pictures: what is American Dream? We are also looking for ideas that we can steal to make an art project for next year's event. So please give us your input!

SUNDAY DECEMBER 9 --  7:00 pm  ORIENTATION. What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? See videos, photos, artifacts, and discussion that answers that question.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 -- 7:00 pm PREP FOR THE PARTY. Set-up, move things, hang lights, make signs, deck the halls, rehearse your performance piece. 
SATURDAY DECEMBER 22--  8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m. the next day. WINTER DECOMPRESSION / PAJAMA PARTY! Come and enjoy all the usual stuff, arts, drinks, treats, performances and an effigy burn. Bring your mini-theme camp or other contribution. When it gets late, people who are specially pre-registered can set up their tents or roll out their sleeping pads and we will continue as a pajama party! Stay overnight, stay up all night if you want! Pancakes in the morning. This is a Leave No Trace, Pack It In Pack It Out Event. Details upcoming at www.clevian.com/decompression.htm. We now make it easy to pre-register through PayPal.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 23--  7:00 pm CLEAN UP POST PARTY. Help us swill the leftovers, tidy up and reconfigure the space back into its gallery format. 
SUNDAY DECEMBER 30--  7:00 pm  PRE-NEW YEAR'S EVE GET-TOGETHER. Discuss your New Year's plans, screen some Burning Man videos to get in the mood for New Year's. Burning Man is like New Year's Eve every day!

 

 

November, 2007

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 --  7:00 pm  ORIENTATION. What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? See videos, photos, artifacts, and discussion that answers that question.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 --  7:00 pm  BUILD PARTY. Help construct the new interactive art piece, "Vanity Mirror."
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18 -- 7:00 pm BUILD PARTY   Help finalize and test the new interactive art piece, "Vanity Mirror." Also, discussion about Burning Man, videos, info, etc. 
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25--  7:00 pm POTLUCK/ ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. Bring a treat to eat or drink. Talk smart about ideas for new art pieces, new events to hold, etc. 

 

October, 2007

SATURDAY OCTOBER 6 --  FIRE PERFORMANCE by SnowFire at Core El Centro, 1pm-3pm. 

Also: RIVERWEST ART WALK 12 pm to 5pm. Wisconsin's oldest and biggest walking art-tour, including the Burner art pieces at the BurningSNOW Center. 

Also: FIRE PERFORMANCE by SnowFire at Brady Street's BuskerFest, 5pm-7pm.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7 --  RIVERWEST ART WALK 12 pm to 5pm. Wisconsin's oldest and biggest walking art-tour, including the Burner art pieces at the BurningSNOW Center. 

Also: BUILD PARTY -- 7:00 pm  Help construct the new interactive art piece, "Vanity Mirror".

THURSDAY OCTOBER 11 -- NEW MOON SPIN JAM  at the North end of Bradford Beach, Milwaukee (weather permitting). 7pm to 9pm. Firespinners who are insured and members of the Snowfire Agreement with the parks Department can spin fire. Others, bring drums, juggling, streamers, etc.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 14--  BUILD PARTY -- 7:00 pm  Help finalize and test the new interactive art piece, "Vanity Mirror". Also, discussion about Burning Man, videos, info, etc. 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 -- 7:00 pm POTLUCK/ ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. Bring a treat to eat or drink. Talk smart about ideas for new art pieces, new events to hold, etc. 
SUNDAY OCTOBER 28-- GENERAL MEETING.  

 

September, 2007

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9 -- CLEANING UP--- 7:00 pm  Help us clean, de-dust, and put away about 1,000 items that went to the desert this year! Also, set up the space for the Decompression Event Sept 22. 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 -- CLEANING UP--- 7:00 pm  Help us clean, de-dust, and put away about 1,000 items that went to the desert this year! Also, set up the space for the Decompression Event Sept 22.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22--  WISCONSIN DECOMPRESSION! Join us and re-live the desert for a night. Details at www.clevian.com/decomp.htm
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 -- CLEANING UP--- 7:00 pm  Help us clean up after the doubtless earth-shattering Decompression. 
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30-- DISCUSSION: What could we improve for next year? What will we bring to the desert next year? 

 

August, 2007

SUNDAY AUGUST 5 -- FINAL BUILD PARTY #1 -- 7:00 pm  The final preparations for Burning Man have begun! Help us finish pieces, build and pack for the 2000 mile journey. 
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 8 -- FINAL BUILD PARTY #1a  7:00 p.m.  For those who cannot come to the Build Party on August 5th.
SUNDAY AUGUST 12--  FINAL BUILD PARTY #2 -- 7:00 pm. The final preparations for Burning Man have begun! Help us finish pieces, build and pack for the 2000 mile journey. 
THURSDAY  AUGUST 16 -- Poi Club at UWM, in the Union, Wisconsin Room East, 7:00 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. 
SUNDAY AUGUST 19-- FINAL BUILD PARTY #3 -- 7:00 pm. Help us pack for our departure two days from now.  

 

July, 2007

SUNDAY JULY 1 -- ORIENTATION! Find out all about Burning Man. 7pm.
THURSDAY  JULY 5 -- Poi Club at UWM, in the Union, Wisconsin Room East, 7:00 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. *** This is our LAST Thursday get-together. ***
SUNDAY JULY 8 -- POI CLUB 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location TBA. We will start our switch to Sundays so we can merge with the Juggling Club at UWM.
SUNDAY JULY 8 -- BUILD PARTY !  Prepare and get things ready for Burning Man. 7:00 PM
SUNDAY JULY 15-- Poi Club 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: BurningSNOW Center for the Experimental Arts 
SUNDAY JULY 15--  BUILD PARTY !  Prepare and get things ready for Burning Man. 7:00 PM
SUNDAY JULY 22-- Poi Club 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM Location UWM Wisconsin Room East. 
SUNDAY JULY 22-- BUILD PARTY !  Prepare and get things ready for Burning Man. 7:00 PM
WEDNESDAY JULY 25 -- FIRST WEDNESDAY BUILD PARTY! Bring treats and beer.  7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY JULY 29-- BUILD PARTY !  Prepare and get things ready for Burning Man. 7:00 PM

 

June, 2007

SUNDAY JUNE 3 -- Playa art discussion. Learn about making art that can survive Burning Man, bring your ideas for art pieces to be taken to the Black Rock Desert this year. Discuss this year's "Green Man" Theme. 7pm.
THURSDAY JUNE 14 -- Poi Club at UWM meets 7:00 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. UWM Union Wisconsin Room East.
SUNDAY JUNE 10 -- BUILD PARTY / POTLUCK DINNER. The cycle continues, building artifacts and equipment for Burning Man. Bring something to pass around, share in the goodies others bring.  7PM.
SUNDAY JUNE 17-- CORN WOMAN WORK! We start to integrate the electronics, the base and the envelope for our funded Corn Woman project at Burning Man this year.
THURSDAY JUNE 21 --Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Union Wisconsin Room East, 7:00 pm.
SATURDAY JUNE 23-- DREAMTIME VILLAGE CAMPOUT!  In beautiful Dreamtime Village in West Lima, Wisconsin. Website at www.clevian.com/decomp.htm

 

May, 2007

THURSDAY  MAY 3 -- Poi Club at UWM TBA 7:00 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. 
THURSDAY MAY 10 -- Poi Club at UWM meets TBA 7:00 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. 
SUNDAY MAY 13 -- Playa art discussion. Learn about making art that can survive Burning Man, bring your ideas for art pieces to be taken to the Black Rock Desert this year. Discuss this year's "Green Man" Theme. 7pm.
THURSDAY MAY 17 --Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Union Wisconsin Room, 7:00 pm.
SUNDAY MAY 20 -- BUILD PARTY / POTLUCK DINNER. The cycle continues, building artifacts and equipment for Burning Man. Bring something to pass around, share in the goodies others bring.  7PM.
THURSDAY MAY 24 -- Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Ballroom at 7:00 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop.
SUNDAY MAY 27-- CORN WOMAN KICKOFF!!!  Corn Woman is a funded art piece being built for Burning Man this year. Imagine a giant glowing, talking ear of genetically modified corn that resembles a woman. Come over and see it/her! Come over and talk to it/her! 
THURSDAY MAY 31 -- Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Wisconsin Room at 7:00 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop.

 

April, 2007

SUNDAY APRIL 1-- ORIENTATION. What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? See videos, photos, artifacts, and discussion that answers that question. 7PM.
THURSDAY  APRIL 5 -- Poi Club at UWM meets at the BurningSNOW Center, 2578 N. Weil Street, 7:00 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. 
SUNDAY APRIL 8 -- Playa art discussion. Learn about making art that can survive Burning Man, bring your ideas for art pieces to be taken to the Black Rock Desert this year. Discuss this year's "Green Man" Theme. 7pm.
THURSDAY APRIL 12 --Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Union Wisconsin Room, 7:00 pm.
SUNDAY APRIL 15 -- ORIENTATION #2. What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? See videos, photos, artifacts, and discussion that answers that question. 7PM.
THURSDAY APRIL 19 --Poi Club at UWM meets at the BurningSnow Center. 7:00 pm.
SUNDAY APRIL 22-- EARTH DAY !! SUPPORT THE EARTH AND THE BURNINGSNOW CENTER--help us clean and organize. 7:00 p.m.
THURSDAY APRIL 26 --Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Union Ballroom, 7:00 pm.
SUNDAY APRIL 29 -- BUILD PARTY! The cycle continues, building artifacts and equipment for Burning Man. 

 

March, 2007

SUNDAY MARCH 4-- ORIENTATION. What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? See videos, photos, artifacts, and discussion that answers that question. 7PM.
THURSDAY  MARCH 8 -- Poi Club at UWM meets at the BurningSNOW Center, 2578 N. Weil Street, 6:30 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. 
SUNDAY MARCH 11 -- Playa art discussion. Learn about making art that can survive Burning Man, bring your ideas for art pieces to be taken to the Black Rock Desert this year. Discuss this year's "Green Man" Theme. 7pm.
SATURDAY MARCH 17 -- Poi Club at UWM meets at the UWM Union Fireside Lounge, 6:30 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. 
SUNDAY MARCH 18 -- ORIENTATION #2. What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? See videos, photos, artifacts, and discussion that answers that question. 7PM.
THURSDAY MARCH 22 --Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Union Concourse, 6:30 pm. This is the main entry hall of the UWM Union. Show your poi moves to the passersby. 
SATURDAY MARCH 24 -- DECOMPRESSION PARTY! Experience Burning Man in miniature. Check out our redesigned space with its new Glow Area! The Nervis Virgins will be performing! You, yourself, will be performing! Find out what Gifting and Decommodification are all about! Bring something original to share and share in the gifts of all the others. You will go home richer for it. 

You must RSVP to party@clevian.com with your full name and the names of any guests that might be attending. Your ticket will be reserved at our Will-Call section. Bring your ID to claim your ticket on arrival. Party begins at 9:00 p.m. at the BurningSNOW Center. 

SUNDAY MARCH 25-- SUPPORT THE BURNINGSNOW CENTER--help us clean and organize after the event. 7:00 p.m.  Eat and drink all the leftovers!
TUESDAY MARCH 27 -- Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Ballroom West at 6:30 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop.

 

February, 2007

THURSDAY  FEB 1 -- Poi Club at UWM meets at the BurningSNOW Center, 2578 N. Weil Street, 6:30 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. 
SUNDAY FEB 4-- ORIENTATION. What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? See videos, photos, artifacts, and discussion that answers that question. 7PM.
THURSDAY  FEB 8 -- Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Ballroom at 6:30 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop.
SUNDAY FEB 11 -- Playa art discussion. Learn about making art that can survive Burning Man, bring your ideas for art pieces to be taken to the Black Rock Desert this year. Discuss this year's "Green Man" Theme. 7pm.
THURSDAY FEB 16 -- Poi Club at UWM meets at the BurningSNOW Center, 2578 N. Weil Street, 6:30 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop. 
FEB 20 -- MARDI GRAS PARADE of Artists, Friends, Neighbors, and Beautiful Mutants. Assemble at 7 o'clock at Club Timbuktu (on East Center Street between Booth and Holton, Milwaukee 53212) . Parade starts at 8 o'clock p.m. accompanied by the King & Queen, SnowFire firespinners, Harlequin puppets, etc.... Marching music by the Kazoo Corps. We proceed to House of Frank-n-Stein, the Stonefly, the Uptowner, and finally to Linneman's (corner of Locust St and Weil St) at 10:30 for the rest of the party with music by the legendary Sigmund Snopek III and Michael Woods. All the stops are gifting us with free admission, food and drink specials, and music. So break out yer crazy costumes and get ready to have fun! Food and Drink, Trinkets and Merriment! 

This is a legal event with a City parade permit, so Express yourself but Leave No Trace. 21-and-up, because... these are bars.  And please no open containers on the street, it's a $500 fine.  Brought to you by the Institute for Thought, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, in cooperation with the Milwaukee Area Magic Alliance and the participating clubs and bands.

WEDNESDAY FEB 21 --Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Ballroom at 6:30 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop.
SUNDAY FEB 25-- SUPPORT THE BURNINGSNOW CENTER--help us sort & organize, decorate, fix stuff, make a new sign, and generally maintain the place.  The Bribe of The Week will be.... hmmm...pizza? muffins? beer? not sure yet.
WEDNESDAY FEB 28 -- Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Ballroom at 6:30 pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop.

 

January, 2007

SUNDAY JAN 7-- ORIENTATION. What the hell is Burning Man all about anyway? See videos, photos, artifacts, and discussion that answers that question. 7PM.
WEDNESDAY JAN 10-- DANCE EXPLOSION. Learn about experimental electronic music production. Oscillators, filters, amplifiers, home-made devices, music & acoustic theory, vocal processing, psychoacoustics.... 7pm. Facilitated by Eric G and Mike H. At 8pm, put it to the test in spontaneous soundscape creation and sonic collage.
THURSDAY JAN 11-- Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Wisconsin Room at 7pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop.
SUNDAY JAN 14-- Playa art discussion. Learn about the arts-grant process at Burning Man, bring your ideas for art pieces to be taken to the Black Rock Desert this year. Discuss this year's "Green Man" Theme. 7pm.
"The time has finally come. Tickets for this year's Burning Man will be made available on January 17, 10AM PST [that's noon our time]. On your mark, get ready and ... " The link is: tickets.burningman.com. "If our first allotment of $195 tickets sells out, a second gate will silently slide open, offering another 10,000 tickets for $225 apiece. Finally, when the last gate is automatically triggered, yet another 10,000 tickets will be available at $250."

OK cats here how it works. When you log on to get tickets you will be placed in an electronic line, and you will be able to see where you are in line, and how many people are in front of you. The line moves up as fast as their server can process the orders. However when 10,000 people log on at once, it may take a while to move up to the front of the line. At least (so they say) you should be able to watch your progress, unlike last year when the screen just sat there sort of frozen-looking, so you couldn't really tell if it WAS frozen, or if you were still moving up in the line. This year's ticketing should be a lot less frustrating.

So buy yer ticket already! C'mon.... $225 for an ENTIRE WEEK!? in the wildest place on the planet? Stop yer complainin'. Try going to Cancun for that!

Also, we WILL be trying out for a commissioned art piece again, and invite the whole WI community to join us in making it. Basically, a cornstalk... with one gigantic human-sized ear with a human face at one end. It will talk and explain how it is a genetically modified corn, crossed with human proteins to be more nutritious... but please don't eat me yet, I'm not ready...What's it like to live more than one season? I don't know, I'm just an ear of corn... etc. It will alternate between boasting, and being a bit sad... And it fits well with the Green Man theme for this year. So if you want to help create this, let us know!

SUNDAY JAN 21-- IMMERSION. Return to the desert. A desert simulation experience with all our experimental/interactive art pieces fired up and running. Beware the dust storms! Playa attire encouraged. Get a foretaste of BM 2007. BYOB and/or food treats and art to share. 7pm-11pm.
THURSDAY JAN 25-- Poi Club at UWM meets in the UWM Ballroom at 7pm. Learn the sublime art of whirling and dancing with Poi, Staff, and Hoop.