California - Los Angeles

Regional Community

Welcome to the Los Angeles region information page! 

The LA region is HUGE! It stretches all the way up and includes Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Ojai all the way down through the Beach Cities to the Orange County border — and all the way out to include the Inland Empire, HIgh Desert, and everything in between.

We’re not just large — we’re also a very diverse region with passionate burners from all walks of life — originating from all over the world and culminating here in LALA land.

 

~~~~~CONNECT WITH US ON THE FACEBOOKS!~~~~~~

The best way to know what our community is to jump in and say “hi!” in our community discussion group on Facebook called LA Burners. It’s a great place to introduce yourself, and get a feel for some of what’s going on in this big ol’ region of ours.

We also have a Facebook page that’s more for announcements than discussions — it’s called (shockingly) LA Burning Man. It’s also the page we use to create official FB event pages, so if you’re looking for something to do, check there first!

 

~~~~~GET AWESOME NON-SPAM-LIKE INFO DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX!~~~~~~

Our Desert/Inland Empire-area regional (still considered “LA” region, we *did* say it was a huge region!) is the delightfully charming Do or Di  — who has taken over every-so-often informational newsletter-type thingy that had fallen into disrepair, dusted it off, and polished into a useful, informative announcement email/newsletter that will help keep you on top of All Things LA Burning Man.

The deets to get on that there list so you can stay in the loop newsletter-style are in the links at the bottom of this page.

 

~~~~~ LABURNINGMAN.COM!~~~~~~

Ever in doubt on where to find info on LA Burning Man? Check out our website – as it has links to all of the places where you can ACTUALLY find current info!

http://www.laburningman.com

 

~~~~~WE LOVE EMAIL TOO!~~~~~~

Questions? Comments? You can get in touch with your ten LA regional contacts (all at one time!) by sending an email to la@burningman.org. We’ll get back to you as soon as humanly possible!

 

~~~~~MONTHLY MEETUPS ALL OVER THE PLACE(-ISH)~~~~~

Pre-COVID, we had meetups in several places around LA, and are excited to be restarting them!

We’ll be posting about any upcoming meetups on our LA Burning Man Facebook Page, in the LA Burners FB discussion group, and if possible, in the LA Burning Man Newsletter (playa dust in your inbox)!

CULVER CITY — Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6pm
The Garage on Motor Avenue, 3387 Motor Avenue

NORTHSIDE — Our longest running and mostly on-auto-pilot meetup is on the Third Thursday of the month* at the Burner-owned Risky Business (formerly known as The Other Door) in Burbank (you’ll get a hint of the French Quarter every time you go in)!  Here's some details on an (old but still accurate) event page on the Risky Business website, but if it's the Third Thursday, it's on! 
*This meetup used to be on Sundays – but has moved to the Third Thursday – though at a burner-owned bar as rad as Risky Business, EVERY DAY could be a Burner Meetup, just go be a burner – if you show up burner-ful and meet burner-ful people, it's a burner meetup!) 

WE WANT EVEN MORE!!! MEETUPS:

We’re on the hunt for awesome, friendly locations that enjoy the creative, sometimes dusty burners that can help us bond, learn, and grow! Restaurant/bars do nicely, as they take the pressure off of private individuals hosting, but we’re also open to spaces that would be good for crafting, classes (think TEDx LABM-style), and any other creative types of meeting that you can shake a stick at!

If you are connected to or know of such a place, please let us know! BONUS PRIZE (and a STAR – gold AND otherwise!) if you’d like to help host one! We lean towards having them at regular intervals, but any chance to meet up is better than none!

Event pages for new meetups** – when they happen – will be linked from the LA Burning Man FB page: https://www.facebook.com/laburningman/ 
**Other than the Risky Business Third Thursday, which just HAPPENS!

 

~~~~~WE HAVE MORE FACEBOOK GROUPS THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A DUSTY STICK AT!~~~~~~

In addition to the main LA Burners Facebook group, we’ve created a billion* smaller sub-LA-region Facebook groups, so you can connect with your local peeps more easily.

 

NEARBY LA REGION BURNER GROUPS:

~ LA BURNERS  ~  <<— THIS IS THE MAIN GROUP!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/laburners/
This is our main discussion group…  More than 16,000 fellow LA burner-type peeps (as of 2022)! Holy cow!

~ LA BURNERS MUSIC ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/878462162193692/

~ LA WESTSIDE BURNERS ~  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/257235737806589/

~ MARINA DEL REY BURNERS ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/mdrburners/

~ MID-LA BURNERS  ~
https://www.facebook.com/groups/821130194646902/

~ LA EASTSIDE BURNERS  ~  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/585233488252295/

~ SHERMAN OAKS BURNERS  ~  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/424135387705289/

~ VENTURA BURNERS ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/213251618712595/

~ CENTRAL COAST BURNERS ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/centralcoastburners/

~ SFV BURNERS  ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1427582770841884/

~ SGV BURNERS  ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/737952119603850/

~ SHADOW HILLS BURNERS ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/737734156266217/

~ INLAND EMPIRE BURNERS  ~
https://www.facebook.com/groups/504880352976923/

~ LONG BEACH BURNERS  ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1375456069381889/

~ LA BURNERS OVER 60 ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/694995190616079/

~ OC BURNERS  ~  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ocburners/

~ SAN DIEGO BURNERS  ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SanDiegoBurners/

~ G.I. BURNERS ~ 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/GI-Burner/1587336631556000

 

BUSINESS-RELATED GROUPS FOR LA BURNERS:

~ LA BURNERS IN BUSINESS ON FACEBOOK ~
https://www.facebook.com/groups/346991222005850/

~ LA BURNERS IN BUSINESS ON LINKEDIN ~
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/JfB-Networking-7450317/

 

CLASSIFIEDS ON FACEBOOK:

~ LA BURNER CLASSIFIEDS ~
https://www.facebook.com/groups/laburnersclassifieds/

~ OC BURNER CLASSIFIEDS ~
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ocburners/786829794782367/

 

Whew! I’m tired after writing/compiling all of that! Thanks for making it this far down the page, and I look forward to meeting you soon! ~ Plaid

*Ok maybe not a *billion* but I lost count eons ago!

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Connect:

Get involved and find out about local happenings by signing up on our Announcement list, chat with other Burners on our Discussion lists, or follow us via your social media of choice - but definitely come out and get involved!

Announcement List:

The California - Los Angeles Announce list is a moderated announcements-only list for events of interest to local Burners. Recipients get regular updates, event listings, and Burning Man news from this list.

To subscribe, send a blank email to:
la-announce+subscribe@burningman.org

Discussion List:

For facebook users, check out this group for burner-ific conversations:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/laburners/

And our official Facebook page, which is more of an announce page:  https://www.facebook.com/laburningman

Regional Contact Email:

la@burningman.org

Social Media:

Check out our LA Burning Man Facebook page (more for announcements than discussions) and LA Burners Facebook group (that's where the discussions are!). 

Regional Contacts:

Plaid (Currently on sabbatical)
burning since:
2002
personal quote:
Check out my packing list and tips and tricks! http://www.plaidtherapy.com/burningman/
Damara
burning since:
2011
personal quote:
Do the thing!
Widget
burning since:
1997
personal quote:
We create our own realities. Art is our chosen reality
John Marson
burning since:
2010
personal quote:
I like unicorns!
Do or Di
burning since:
2013
personal quote:
Adventures first. Safety third.
Esquire
burning since:
1997
personal quote:
…the softer you blow, the bigger the bubble…Bubble Lounge 1999-2018