Aug 26, 2013 · 12:00 AM
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What is Burning Man?
Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada's Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Burning Man is also an ever-expanding year-round culture based on the ten principles.
2013 Theme: Cargo Cult
Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, "Bob." His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going?
Find out more in Las Vegas
It's not too late to go to Burning Man. Tickets are popping up at face value and one of the best places to find them is with your local community. Each Monday 6-9pm at The Arts Factory (101 East Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV) Burners gather for a few drinks and talk all things Burning Man. Its a great place for newbies to meet and find out more about Burning Man.
Monday, August 5th (6:30pm-8:30pm) Burning Mondays at the Gold Spike
Monday August 12 (6pm-12pm) Spaghetti Dinner: http://www.meetup.com/vegasburners/events/130205762/