Over 150 Unique Events in LA Since 2006

Mindshare LA holds monthly workshops, salons and movie screenings that gather hundreds of Angelenos for evenings of inspiration and interaction. Our most popular salon-style events include short eclectic presentations, live music and interactive installations. Since 2006, Mindshare has hosted over 150 events and become a mecca for intellectuals, artists, scientists and other forward thinking characters looking for inspiration and connection across this vast city.

Mindshare and its event partners host some of the most unique events in Los Angeles. From scientific pursuit to twisted storytelling stay up to date with the best of these events by subscribing to this calendar.

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Mindshare Presents: The Sticky, Dusty Afterburn at Syrup

Featuring Artists, Performers and DJs from Burning Man…

Friday, September 26th, the solution for playa FOMO & nostalgia beckons. Mindshare L.A. & Syrup are proud to present an evening celebrating the art, heart & spirit of Burning Man 2014… Experience a concentrated shot of liberating freedom of expression & playa magic—all with the wonderful friends that Black Rock City brings together…

So, take that dust-lovin’ soul of yours out for a night of enlightened debauchery. And Welcome Home. Again.

WHEN / WHERE 7pm-2am, Friday, Sept 26thSyrup Loft, Private location. RSVP for address.

DRESS Dress in your favorite B.R.C. garb & revel in Burner community, transformational culture, & unbridled creativity. Throughout the entirety of our night, take delight in curated artwork; video; & photographs produced Burning Man artists & visionaries.


Full Event Ticket (includes Mindshare Talks): Online ~$25 // Door ~ $30

After 9 p.m. Ticket: Online ~ $15 // Door ~ $20

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♥ 7pm / Dinner
…Sumptuous dining options conjured by our beloved Chef Brian Vaccarella, owner of the renowned Dub Gypsy Kitchen, experienced burner & head chef for Opulent Temple this year. Optional with any ticket / $15 Chicken, Salmon or Vegan. See below for full menu…


♥ 8pm / Mindshare Talks: "The Art of Burning Man"
Enthralling & enlightening talks, featuring Burning Man artists who will share their insights from their 2014 playa projects. MC’d by Mindshare’s founder, Dougie Campbell (See "Mindshare Talks" below…)

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Short talks from local artists:

Teddy Saunders whose Dreambox 3.0 project extends its reach far beyond the playa…

Adam James and Ceci Castelblanco, core members of the Wheel of Fortune

and The Black Rock Observatory Crew

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And a conversation with veteran Burners:

Mike Russek / Prolific maker and fabricator at 1028 Designs

Athena Demos / Executive Director, Los Angeles League of Arts and Burning Man ambassador to Los Angeles

Dan "Safety" Das Mann / Prolific Big Art Creator (Ecstacy, Passage, Crude Awakening)

Ted Werth / Co-Founder of Disorient


♥ 9pm / Performers & Artists
Stage performances MC’d by the one & only, three-time Lightning in a Bottle Mayor & a proud creator of Amori’s Casino & Burlesque, Paul E. Amori. Throughout the entirety of our night, take delight in curated artwork; video; & photographs produced Burning Man artists & visionaries.

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Three time Lightning in a Bottle Mayor Paul E. Amori will MC a special talent show featuring hand picked performers and entertainers:

Featuring: Lindsay Benner, Tina Phoenix, Kyle Del Bonis, Ariel Ogilvie, Ashley Booth, Julia Liliana Garro, Aradia Julia Sunseri, Mark Highlove and more!

PLUS!! A special PREVIEW performance by Furlesque… At the intersection where burlesque meets technology!

Featuring: Jill Evyns, Paola Baldion, Stephanie Federoff, Jesselyn Desmond



Jennifer Esteban is curating all of our art & vendors. Here’s some of who you’ll see showing work at our event!

Naira Hart, Kevin Ells, Evan Halleck, John Goodman, Nicolette Spear, Marc Evans

Shoghi Castel del Oro

K’ulu Misk’i
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FahMina Leather



♥ 10pm-2:30am / DJ Lineup


Boompapa (AKA David Gueringer)
Affinity, L.A.

"Boompapa” is the alias for Los Angeles native David Gueringer—a name chosen in homage to his dearly departed grandfather. Best known for photography, social media rants, and communicating through memes, Boompapa is earning his name by playing multi-faceted sets ranging from hip hop, funk and soul, to dirty dirty trap, to deep, soulful house.

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11:30pm – JACKMORE

Affinity, L.A.

Jackmore’s playful, intoxicating beat takes listeners on a ride they had long forgotten. Through pulsating bassline & tasteful hints of melodic laughter, you’ll find bliss.

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Uru Majik (formerly Daniellow)
Affinity, L.A.

Uru’s desert-dusted, effervescent, & tribal rainbow-hue transports listeners to eastern lands & opulent harems. Prepare to close your eyes, breathe deeply, feel the love, & let your body move.

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♥ And More! / Food & Other Goodies!


Brian Vaccarella has prepared a delicious menu with meat and vegan options (Please RSVP in advance so he knows how much to make!):

1 Grilled Moroccan Chicken with Tzatziki Sauce, Fresh Lemon, & Quinoa Succotash Pan

2 Seared Salmon with Lemon, Tarragon, & Quinoa Succotash

3 Vegan Quinoa Succotash & Asparagus Plate with organic corn, red bell pepper, edamame, zucchini, sweet Maui onion, green peas, and fresh thyme

PLUS: Kale Salad with baby heirloom tomato, cucumber, roasted golden beets, shaved fennel, toasted pepitas, dried cranberries, balsamic reduction, feta cheese, and honey poppyseed dressing

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PEACE YOGA is more than just yoga! Cherie Rae and her crew make some of the most delicious raw, vegan delights in town! Save some room for chocolate pie, magic balls and SO MUCH LOVE you won’t even know what to do with yourself :)

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Using air and pigment to manifest your inner archetype, Aeon (grand playa name Shannon Drake) and Ashley Booth will be creating air brushed works of art on party goers faces from 7pm-8pm and again from 10pm-11pm… So join the golden age and get gilded in true playa style. Selfies are shamelessly encouraged!


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