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Novoscene: Weekend 10/12

Posted by novoscene on October 12, 2007

Step right up, step right up don’t be shy. This weekend we’ve got grub, we’ve got world beats, we’ve got art and we’ve got erotic films. Just another weekend in out humble city by the bay. The real city by the bay.-Kwan

Friday Oct. 12

People’s Grub Parties

Since 2001 the People’s Grocery has made it its mission to bring healthy, affordable grub to lower income folks in Oakland. Their solar powered mobile market could be seen darting through the streets of West O dropping off organic fruits and veggies while their food programs and cooking workshops have steadily promoted the powers of healthy eating.

In their latest step towards their longtime goal of opening a collectively owned market, the grocery has partnered Oakland based chef Bryant Terry, to host a series of monthly “People’s Grub Parties.”

The party will feature a cooking demonstration and tasting led by Terry, free bags of produce, a workshop led by Peer Nutrition Educators and a performance by spoken word poet by Tureeda Mikell.

Peoples Grub Party


3230 Market Street, Oakland CA
Jeannine@peoplesgrocery.org , (510) 652-7607



Numi’s Tea Garden Grand Opening

Celebrate the opening of Oakland’s favorite new tea house. The Numi Tea Garden, famous for their line of organic teas, will be dishing out all the orange spice and green tea you can handle tonight in honor of their new space near the Fruitvale.

The party starts at noon today with a series of speeches, performances and demonstrations and rocks through the night with African drumming, world music and DJ Jeff Stott from Six Degrees Records spinning tight electro grooves.

Numi Tea Garden Opening Celebration



2230 Livingston St.

Oakland, CA 94606





Saturday Oct. 13


Montclair Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest

The 13th Annual Montclair Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest boasts works from more than 90 renowned artists that will line the streets of the Montclair Business District this Saturday and Sunday.
Artisans from every discipline including jewelers, quilt makers, photographers and fine artists will be on hand peddling their goods and chatting up the public. Get in a little early holiday shopping and come support the local arts community.

13th Annual Montclair Fine Arts and Crafts Fall Fest


10am-5pm Sat. and Sun.

Montclair Business District on Mountain Avenue at LaSalle

(209) 296-1195


Good Vibrations Amateur Erotic Film Competition

Things will be getting a little hot and a lot raunchy over at the Parkway as the 2nd annual Good Vibrations Amateur Erotic Film Competition slinks over to the East Bay tonight. Our favorite adult toy store has given local filmmakers and their lovers the chance to explore their inner vamp/porn star get all exhibitionist on the big screen, for all the world to see.

Each show kicks off with a sexy burlesque and expect just as much philosophical pondering and poetic imagery as on screen pushing ‘n poking. This is the Bay after all, not San Fernando.

A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Center for Sex and Culture.

Good Vibrations Amateur Erotic Film Competition


6:30 and 9:15 pm
The Parkway Speakeasy
1834 Park Boulevard, Oakland

(510) 814-2400



Sunday Oct. 14


Michal Krasny reading Off Mike

Mr. Krasny is one of the Bay Area’s literary luminaries. He hosts ‘Forum’ on NPR, is a regular interviewer for City Arts & Lectures, and is also a professor of English at San Francisco State University. Off Mike is Mr. Krasny’s memoir of the last forty years in the Bay Area cultural scene and profiles many of the writers and political personalities he has interviewed. Today Krasny reads from his new book and dishes the dirt on icons such as Joan Didion, Kazuo Ishiguro and Art Spiegelman.

Michael Krasny



5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618


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