Archive for the ‘Balsa Events’ Category

Balsa 3 Card Monte Ticketing Event, Tues 21st

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

If you missed last weekend’s Balsa Bingo event, then you missed out on a lot of fun and a chance to win your ticket to Balsa Man! The good news is that we are having another ticketing event!

Balsa 3 Card Monte

Tuesday 21st, 6pm–9pm

The Sycamore, 2140 Mission (between 17th & 18th)

10¢ to play. Every contestant gets a chance to win!

Balsa Man Stickers, Patches, and dice are also available for purchase. All proceeds go to supporting Tiny Art!

Balsa Bingo, Aug 11th

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

It’s the first ever Balsa Man Bingo! Don’t have a ticket to this year’s Balsa Man? What to get on the special location announcement list. This is your chance!

Due to the new ticketing rules, only ticket holders get on the location announcement list; if you do not yet have a ticket, you must either be an artist and submit an art grant or come to one of the Ticket Casino Events. The Balsa Bingo Event is the first such event (others are TBD). For more read our Updated Ticket & Location Announcement Policy.

Balsa Bingo

Music! Snarky Bingo Announcers! Photo and art gallery from past Balsa Man! The band Ghost Town Gospel! Did I mention bingo?!?

August 11th, noon to 5pm

Chez Poulet,  3359 Cesar Chavez

Schedule

  • Doors at noon; first game at 12:30
  • 3pm musical intermission with the fabulous band Ghost Town Gospel
  • Ends at 5pm

Door charge $2 or more sliding scale*

*$2 gets you in the door, 1 bingo card and one sticker or die of your choice. More $ gets you more bingo cards, Balsa Man patches, stickers, and dice.

PLEASE RSVP on Facebook if you are coming as we would like to get an idea of how many bingo cards we will need.

FAQ:

  • Is this Balsa Man Bingo a real event? … YES!
  • I mean really you’ve never done one before and it sounds ridiculous? … I know right, but YES IT IS A REAL EVENT!
  • Why should I come? Will it be fun? … YES! What better way to support tiny art than to play bingo on a Saturday afternoon!
  • Can I join even I show up late? Yes you can join or leave any time as there will be several games throughout the day.
  • What do I win? you win two Balsa Man tickets and your name on the special location announcement list.

Balsa Bingo Rules

  • Each game is played until someone gets 5 in a row.
  • First person to yell BALSA! wins (as long as it is a valid win)
  • Winner gets two tickets to Basla Man and their name on the location announcement list.
  • The winning card can no longer be used in future games, though the winner can continue to play with other cards.
  • New game begins as soon as winner claims their prize and sits down or decides they are done playing.
  • People can join or leave games whenever they want.

Ticket Design for 2012!

Balsa Man Ticket 2012

Balsa Man Socials: Thursday SF and Friday Oakland!

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Save the Tiny Man, photo by sninky-chan

Save the Tiny Man, photo by sninky-chan

Balsa Man is hosting two pre-burn Balsa Socials after work this Thursday and Friday. We encourage all you tiny art enthusiasts to come enjoy a beer and meet your fellow balsars! A Balsa Man representative will be on hand for sales of tickets, stickers, and patches.

San Francisco Balsa Social

Thursday 6pm at The Sycamore
2140 Mission, between 17th & 18th
Great beers, and delicious tiny sliders!

Oakland Balsa Social

Friday 6pm at The Trappist
460 8th Street
Amazing Belgian specialty beers! The distinguished tiny artist Morleyroarly, lead artist for The Temple of Baby Steps will be there!

Tiny Art Build Party, Oakland, Aug 8th

Monday, July 26th, 2010

It’s the first Tiny Art Build Party of 2010! Bring your pencils, brushes, x-actos, glue, wood, plastic monkeys, whatever your art requires and most importantly your creative energy!

This party is open to tiny artist going to either Balsa Man or the Balsa Man Regional in Black Rock Desert, NV.

Oakland Tiny Art Build Party

Sunday, August 8th from noon till 8pm
Two blocks from Rockridge BART.
Contact gro.namaslabnull@ofni for exact location (same location as last year’s Oakland Build Party).
facebook event page

@likethegoddess paints tiny houses for her project House on Fire

@likethegoddess paints tiny houses for her project House on Fire

Build Party FAQ

  • Will there be free food and booze?
    • Maybe but don’t count on it. Bring your own and while it’s not required, anyone who brings potluck food will be greeted with joyful squeals of glee!*
  • Will there be art materials & tools for me to use?
    • The BPAF has donated some art materials (wood and glue) and tools (pencils, knifes, and rulers); however is is highly recommended that you bring your own art supplies/tools.
    • In-kind donations of extra art materials are always welcome!*
  • Can I buy patches and stickers to help support tiny art at the event?
    • but of course!
  • Can I hand deliver my art grant proposal at the event?
  • I have  fear of crossing the Bay. Will there be another Tiny Art Build Party in San Francisco?
    • Ideally yes. We are still searching for a location for a San Francisco Tiny Art Build Party. If you are interested in hosting and live in San Francisco (ideally close to public transit) please contact us at gro.namaslabnull@ofni.
    • Also, if you are interested in organize another East Bay or South Bay or North Bay Tiny Art Build Party please contact us at gro.namaslabnull@ofni.

* Particularly bountiful (or delicious) in-kind donations of art materials or shared food will be receive a special gift from the Black Pebble Arts Foundation.

We hope to see you and your creativity at the Oakland Tiny Art Build Party!

Balsa Man on Pirate Cat Radio, tonight 6:45pm

Friday, September 4th, 2009

The Chief Tiny Officer of Balsa Man will be appearing tonight from 6:45-7:15 on Pirate Cat Radio on Jeremy Pollock’s show, The League of Pissed of Voters. Listen in to 87.9fm!

Note you can also listen to it broadcast online.

UPDATE:

The segment with me is available for download:
Balsa Man on Pirate Cat Radio (mp3).

Tiny Art Build Party: Oakland & San Francisco

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

The first tiny art build party was such a success with so much tiny creative spirit that we have decided to do two more this weekend: One in Oakland on Saturday Aug 29th from noon to 7pm and another in San Francisco on Sunday Aug 30th from noon to 7pm.

This party is open to tiny artist going to either Balsa Man or the Balsa Man Regional in Black Rock Desert, NV.

The Oakland Tiny Art Party has been canceled! (Sorry for the late notice)

Oakland Tiny Art Build Party, Part II

Saturday, Aug 29th, noon–7pm

Near the Grand Lake Theater (email gro.namaslabnull@ofni for directions)
Hosted by the excellent @morleyroarly!

San Francisco Tiny Art Build Party

Sunday, Aug 30th, noon-7pm

Near 16th and Guerrerao (email gro.namaslabnull@ofni for directions)
Hosted by the wonderful @squidllama and @mella
San Francisco Party facebook event page

Tiny Art Build Party FAQ

  • Will there be free food and booze?
    • Maybe but don’t count on it. Bring your own and while it’s not required, anyone who brings potluck food will be greeted with joyful squeals of glee!*
  • Will there be art materials & tools for me to use?
    • The BPAF has donated some art materials (wood and glue) and tools (pencils, knifes, and rulers); however it is recommended that you bring your own art supplies/tools.
    • In-kind donations of extra art materials are always welcome!*
  • Can I buy stickers to help support tiny art at the event?
    • but of course!
  • Can I hand deliver my art grant proposal at the event?

* Particularly bountiful (or delicious) in-kind donations of art materials or shared food will be receive a special gift from the Black Pebble Arts Foundation.