Printable Playa Schedule 2018
Summary:This is a giant spreadsheet with every single event and art installation at Burning Man. Scroll down, download, and start getting excited ;)
Details:When you arrive at the gates of Black Rock City, the Burning Man staff hands you a thick booklet full of all kinds of events, parties, classes, & games. It's awesome, but the last thing I wanted to do when I got there was sit in my tent reading. Only after returning from my virgin burn did I leaf through that book, and realize just how many incredible things I wished I'd known about. Next year, I wanted to go through the list in advance.
Unfortunately, I found the official Playa Events page to be a bit frustrating - you have to click each event one at a time, few include a location, and many are repeated over & over again. So to make things easier, I decided to whip up a script to export the whole event list to Excel.
With Excel you can see everything all at once, sort however you like (date? type?), trim those you aren't interested in, add notes, or share & collaborate with friends. When finished, you've got a simple at-a-glance spreadsheet that you can print & take to the Playa. I've structured it with each day as a separate column - that way you can glance down a column to see what's happening at a moment's notice. I've also included the full list of art installations, and supplementary location data from BurnerMap.com & The Unofficial BRC Map.
I hope you find it useful (leave me a note below if you do!), & to see you all on the Playa )'(
The download is available in two flavors:
- 2018 Pre-formatted Spreadsheet. If this is your first time here, this is the version I'd suggest. It's pre-formatted to be quicker & easier to read, providing the best first-look at what this is about. The data is current as of 07/17/2018.
- 2018 Tab-Separated Values. This will actually run the script & generate a new file by pulling data directly from BM.org, providing the most up-to-date list possible. If this is your first time here or if you're not very familiar with Excel, I'd suggest starting with the pre-formatted spreadsheet instead. Note that it takes a minute to generate, so please click once & be patient. You'll get a .txt file that you need to explicitly open in Excel (right click -> Open With). It may not work properly in very outdated versions (2007 & earlier).