Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Need last minute weekend plans? Try Lightning in a Bottle!

photo by Aaron Gautschi

This weekend, thousands will convene in Irvine at The Do LaB's 5th annual Lightning in a Bottle Festival. If you've been to Coachella, you're familiar with the DoLab and the type of art installations and music that have become iconic year after year.

The "music, arts and green living worlds" will converge at Oak Canyon Ranch in Irvine, California on May 28-31, 2010. The four-day, three-night festival will be headlined by San Diego's own Album Leaf among many other musical guests. Additionally, you can catch live vaudeville performances by Lucent Dossier, art installations, sustainability workshops, yoga classes and more...

Tickets are $190 for the whole weekend. Purchasing and additional information can be found at the official Lightning in a Bottle site, or click 'keep on reading' for the full press release with info and details. And, since I asked, The Album Leaf performs on Sunday at 9pm. Not sure if it will be Jimmy Lavalle performing solo, as a 3 piece, or some other formation, but he knows how to handle such situations.

With a lineup that is equal parts music, art and green workshops, Lightning
in a Bottle will envelop its guests in a myriad of activities throughout the
festival. Three-day passes are available at this time to encourage a sense
of community among all of the artists, musicians, performers, friends and
families. Tickets are available in advance starting at $190 online at This year¹s festival includes:

* Three stages of music featuring Booka Shade, The Album Leaf, Adam
Freeland, Apparat, EOTO, Daedelus, Beats Antique, The Glitch Mob, Sandra
Collins, The Very Best, Krazy Baldhead, Nosaj Thing, Lee Burridge,
Vibesquad, KRADDY, Bluetech Live, John Tejada, March Fourth Marching Band,
MiMoSA, BLVD, Eliot Lipp, Ott, Dj Garth, Rey Fresco, Big Gigantic, Random
Rab, MartyParty, An-ten-nae, Daddy Kev, Emancipator, David Starfire Live
Ensemble, Treavor Moontribe, Obscure, Patricio, R/D, Fishtank Ensemble,
Jupit3r, El Papachango, The Bodyrock Dj¹s, Lynx & Janover, Vagabond Opera,
Saynt, Dj Laura, Shawna, Solillaquists of Sound, Govinda, Rena Jones, Jesse
Wright, Heyoka, Sidecar Tommy, Kitty D, The Luminaries, Geno Cochino, The
Makers, Ron Levy, Michael Hart, Manny Greensector, Terrakroma, Motion
Potion, Dj Wolfie, Jokton Strealy, The Ianator, Sammy Bliss, Blue Insomnia,
Vokab Kompany, Red Sonya, Cohen, Timonkey, Bass Cadet, Wyse, Peter Goetz,
micah j, Auditory Canvas, Pumpkin, SaQi, Faith

* Art installations curated by Marsi Frey and an art gallery curated by Mike
Russek and Deborah Vogt

* Green living workshops dedicated to providing practical, do-it-yourself
lessons on creating a healthy, low-cost, sustainable lifestyle, including
"Small space container gardening", " How to make raw chocolate", "Growing &
using medicinal herbs" and more

* Yoga and dance classes taught by industry leaders

* Children¹s activities featuring an interactive kid zone filled with arts
and games

* Lightning in a Paintcan Project, curated by Carmen Zella, will feature
local artists who will transform over-sized mural panels, set up throughout
the site, into paintings with 100% used and recycled paint. The art pieces
will be sold in a silent auction where proceeds will benefit Sonic Muze, a
non-profit that provides underfunded schools with music instruments and art

* Live performances by various dance troupes such as Lucent Dossier, Vau de
Vire Society, Ricochet- Poetic Acrobats, Fire Groove, Shakti Sunfire, Stilt
Circus and the Wandering Marionettes

* Organic Food Vendors and alcohol for sale plus free filtered drinking
water on site for attendees who bring their own containers

Lightning in a Bottle will take place at Oak Canyon Ranch located at 5305
Santiago Canyon Rd.., Irvine , California. The festival is all ages (kids
are welcome and encouraged). For more information, including festival
hours, gate times and to purchase tickets, go to Lightning in a Bottle.

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