Legendary boat-turned-art-car, Christina, to dock at Hard Rock

The Christina, a legendary boat from the Playa, will be parking early next month at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe.

The Christina will be joining fire dancers and Justin Martin & Z-trip at the pool side deck on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1-2.

The 65-foot yacht turned art car has been a staple at Burning Man for almost a decade.

It was set to be demolished when South Lake Tahoe construction company owner Flipper Manchester spent more than $35,000 of his own money to convert it into an art car.

Since then, it’s carried thousands of visitors around the Black Rock Desert.

Christina will be broken down and transported from Gerlach to the Hard Rock where she will be reassembled.

The event will start at 6 p.m. with a “Christening for Christina” party featuring a giant hot tub, dancers, DJs, and fire spinners.

The party will move indoors to the Vinyl Nightclub and Center Bar at midnight.

“Christina’s unique story sets the tone and provided the theme to commemorate an authentic local institution in a meaningful way,” said Jordan Laub, event promoter and owner of VELUFUR in a press release. “Reflecting Lake Tahoe’s status as an environmental leader and Hard Rock’s corporate principles to that end, we’ll also be raising funds for organizations including the Tahoe Fund and Artech dedicated to promoting sustainability and cultural enhancement.”

Tickets are $25 for one-day or $45 for both days.

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