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Man With The Hat: A Celebration of Larry Harvey’s Life & Legacy


Man With The Hat: A Celebration of Larry Harvey’s Life & Legacy

When celebrating the person who dreamt up something as mind-blowing as Burning Man — and then grew it from a small gathering on a beach into a global phenomenon — you gotta pull out all the stops. Join us as we joyfully celebrate Larry Harvey’s life and legacy through storytelling, dance, art, video, photography, drama, performance, live music, marching bands, bagpipes, Lamplighters, clowns, freaks and serendipitous surprises. Help us mark the end of an era, as we turn the page to Burning Man’s next chapter.

A memorial “art offering” altar will be displayed at the event for people to contribute to, which will ultimately be burned in Black Rock City.

Will Chase and Rosalie Barnes, in partnership with Burning Man Project, bring you The Man with the Hat: A Celebration of Larry Harvey's Life and Legacy, at San Francisco’s Castro Theatre on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Please join us for what will be a wonderful event, and participate in its creation!


Come dressed in whatever beautiful outfit your heart desires!


Ticket link below.

Proceeds will go to Burning Man Project’s Larry Harvey Art and Philosophy Fund. The Fund supports art projects, philosophical endeavors, and other work that reflect Larry’s curiosity and love of new ideas.


6:30 pm -- Doors open to public

7:30 pm -- Show Starts

10:00 pm -- Show Ends

11:00 pm -- Doors close



Stewart & Bryan Harvey (Larry’s brother and nephew), Brian Doherty (author of “Burning Man: New American Underground”), Miss P Segal (Cacophony Society, Writer), Kate Raudenbush (Sculptor, Burning Man Artist), Flash Hopkins (Slum Lord, Satan, and Star of Building DaVinci), Andrew Johnstone (Designer and Builder of the Man), Jennifer Raiser (Author of “Burning Man Art on Fire”), Coyote Nose (Burning Man Storytelling Fellow), Harley K. Dubois (Burning Man co-Founder), and Special Guests



Black Rock City Lamplighters - Opening Procession, Bad Unkl Sista - Golden Comedy/Tragedy Statues, Conspiracy of Beards - Chorus, Andrew Johnstone - Bagpipes, Caveat Magister and Kyle Swarthout - “Hallelujah”, Dr. Abacus - House Band, Extra Action Marching Band - Themselves; Dancers - Kitty Conlon, Tina Liu and #TheLanternGirls



Lake of Dreams - Roy 2000; Home - Stefan Spins; Radical Ritual - Long Now Foundation; Burning Man: Beyond Black Rock - Damon Brown/Mike Wilson; Remembering Larry Harvey - Burning Man; Oh the Places You’ll Go - Ted Shots; and Special Surprises



Classic and lesser-known photographs capturing Larry’s life and legacy.



Altar on Mezzanine by Dana Albany, Altar on Street by Dana Albany, Andrew Johnstone, Rosalie Barnes, Flash Hopkins.

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