Lightning strikes in less than thirty days, and the folks over at the DoLab have been busy setting everything up. Recently, they’ve added Purity Ring to the already stellar lineup, announced the Temple of Consciousness speakers,  (Alex Grey is a must-see), and now they’ve announced official pre-parties for the festival. The San Francisco party, with the theme of Re:Creation, takes place on Friday the 21st, and will see some great music coming from acts like VIBESQUAD, Elliot Lipp, Desert Dwellers, and more. Then, on the 22nd, LA will get a dose of LiB as part of the Venice Music Crawl. Acts include jOBOT, Patricio, and Gina Calderoni, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the charity Water, which seeks to provide clean water to over 1 billion people. Tickets for SF can be found here, and LA here. You can also check out Lightning in a Bottle’s website for more info, tickets are still going for $240.