Last chances to get tickets early!

There are only two more opportunities to get tickets ahead of time: Tuesday at Metro Music and Books on Benson from 5 to 7pm and Thursday at Guido’s Pizza on International just off Arctic from 6-8pm. If you cannot make either time for tickets you can email Melanie at freezerburner@gmail.com and let her know by Thurday at midnight to hold a ticket for you at will call.

Also a note on Camping: Limited camping available for motorhomes and trailers. We will do our best to accomodate car campers but it is advised if you want to be close to the action to bring a tent and walk in. Contact Melanie if you have any questions on car camping and would like to be sure you reserve a space for you and your camper.

Directions to Holos:
Trip takes about 2.5 hours from Anchorage Airport. Go North out of Anchorage, through Wasilla, and to mile 114.5 on the Parks Highway. Turn Right onto Suisitna River Road (to the left is Petersville Road-there are clear signs for that) at 1.7 miles in you will turn right onto Bradley Road and follow the road to the end – it will dead end at Boots Bison Ranch and the Holos event. Some landmarks are: at 4.2 miles in from Parks Highway there is a curve to the right and a big clearing, At mile 5 in from Parks Hwy the is a one lane bridge – after that you go up the hill and curve a little to the right and then to the left we will be straight ahead to the left after the barn and the big field, you can’t miss it.

Tickets

Remember, buying tickets early gets them to you at only $20! So be sure to plan ahead and meet up with Melanie and get yours today.

Melanie can be found at these locations this week:
Wednesday, June 17th, Serrano’s Mexican Grill, 6-9pm
Saturday, June 20th, Middleway Cafe, 12-5pm

First Friday

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It’s First Friday in downtown Anchorage we’re sitting here planning for our big event which happens in only a few more weeks! We’ve got info posters, fliers, and tickets all printed up. Keep an eye out at chill locations near you to catch a glimpse of these beauties. Use the contact page and get a hold of us to find out how you can get your tickets early.

You can also meet with our regional representative Melanie here in Anchorage to purchase tickets. She will be at the following locations and times with a Holos sign.

Tuesday, June 9th, Organic Oasis, 6-9pm
Friday, June 12th, Mid Faire Feast, Three Barons Renaissance Fair
Sunday, June 14th, Dock Dogs, Lake Lucille Lodge Wasilla, 12-5pm
Monday, June 15th, Kaladi Brothers Coffee Downtown, 6-8pm
Wednesday, June 17th, Serrano’s Mexican Grill, 6-9pm
Saturday, June 20th, Middleway Cafe, 12-5pm
Tuesday, June 23rd, Metro Music and Books, 6-9pm
Thursday, June 25th, Guido’s Pizza, 6-8pm

Accomplishments of the Week

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We’ve had many an accomplishment this last week. To start it off, on monday we met with $teven Raspa who was in Anchorage for the World Championship Beard and Mustache Competition. His beard was quite impressive as well as his knowlege and ideas he had to share about doing a Burning Man related event.

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Last night we met once more. Melanie has set us up with insurance for the event which was a must. This week our flyers and tickets are in the creation process and we hope to have those ready by next weekend.

Until next time, keep the music playing always.

Holos Festival

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Welcome to the page for what will be the first official Alaska Burning Man regional community event, which we have called Holos. Keep a keen eye on our news page to stay informed of the latest updates about the event as they roll in.

Holos will adhere to the principles of Burning Man. It is these principles which make an event like this unique. These principles are:

Radical Inclusion
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.

Gifting
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Decommodification
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.

Radical Self-expression
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Participation
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediacy
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.