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Fire Breathing Serpent on Treasure Island

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I think that slowly, year by year, San Francisco is morphing into Burning Man.  Every season there’s some new party that links back to the desert in some way and draws its inspiration from Black Rock City.  Tonight embodies this perfectly.  The Flaming Lotus Girls, who joined together in 2000 to create giant art pieces made from metal and fire, are displaying their masterpiece on Treasure Island.  The Serpent Mother will on display tonight from 7-midnight and the best part about it is that it’s interactive.  The audience, meaning you, gets to direct this big bad girl’s movements.  

 

My advice is bring a flask and a camera.  The flask will keep you warm and the camera will allow you to capture the best view of San Francisco as well as this 168 foot metal monster.  The best part is that this is completely free

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website BrokeAssStuart.com is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, Geek.com and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

He's been called "an Underground legend": SF Chronicle , "an SF cult hero": SF Bay Guardian, and "the chief of cheap": Time Out New York.