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11/9 Novoscene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on November 9, 2007

 

Just another great weekend in the Bay Ares. Start Friday off with a little graffiti and youth art then mix it up with a little high impact monster puppet rock and cap it off with a birthday party for one of the most swellest chicks in the Bay. -kwan

Friday, Nov. 9

 

The Zoopy Show

The Zoopy Show really has to be seen to be believed. They’re like a cross between Gwar, the Muppets and the Rocky Horror Picture show with giant monsters playing instruments and hella cute punk rock cheerleaders leading the pack. The music’s a little all over the place, with a mix of rock, trance and various dance jams making their way into the mix.

But honestly, with all that’s going on onstage (did I mention the druggy puppet show?) does the music really matter that much?

The Zoopy Show w/the People’s Party and Damm Handsome & the Birthday Suits
$10
9-2am
Blakes on Telegraph
2367 Telegraph Ave
Berkeley, CA
http://www.blakesontelegraph.com

 

The Weekend Wakeup: Real Unity

It’s that time of year again: school’s in full swing, the holidays are upon us and tonight the Weekend Wake-Up is kicking off its season of graffiti arts and hip hop parties. For the last three years, Weapons of Mass Expression has sponsored this monthly event that features large-scale paintings, music and performances by area youth. For tonight’s show the theme is “Real Unity” and the lineup includes some the bay’s most popular acts along with up and coming MC’s and performers including Fiyawata, The Attik, Company of Prophets, One Struggle Band, Tha Faculty and Trinidad plus DJ Smokestack, Aebl Dee and Treat-U-Nice on the decks.

Weekend Wake Up

Free
7-midnight
Cafe Axe Cultural Center
1525 Webster, Oakland
www.weekendwakeup.com

 

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

 

 

Joan McGowan Michael book signing and class

 

Heads up to all you stitch and bitchers-after 20 of years working as a professional designer with a client list that includes Fred Segal, Frederick’s of Hollywood and JC Penney, Joan McGowan Michael definitely knows her knit. Her work has appeared publications around the country and she’s the author of the book Knitting Lingerie Style the only book out there that gives step by steps ways to knit your way into your lover’s pants.
Today she’ll be signing copies of her book and leading a class on vintage knitting that’ll show you how to flip all those old knitting patterns into something worthy of you new fabulous self. Pre-registration required. Bring Size 5 needles and 1 ball of DK weight soft wool.

Joan McGowan Michael book signing and class

$30/class, Signing is free
1pm-class, 4:30pm –signing.
Knitting Basket
2054 Mountain Blvd., Oakland, CA 94611
510-339-6295.
www.kelleydesignscrochet.com

 

 

Sunday, Nov. 11

 

Grown Ass Woman: Aya De Leon’s 40th Birthday Party

Everybody loves Aya De Leon because she’s just adorably nice. Everybody knows Aya, because she’s done everything. The spoken word poet slash MC slash actor slash feminist slash academic slash community ambassador slash self love advocate slash UC Berkeley proff slash whatever the hell else she feels like has been putting her thing down around town for years. Her one woman show “Thieves in the Temple” made the claim for taking hip hop back to the good old days of block parties and self respect while her yearly Valentine’s Day “Love Fests” have encouraged people to get all mushy and love themselves, with or without a mate. From the stage to the classroom, her love for people and her community is evident and today, as she hit’s the big 4-0 and prepares to take the plunge into grad school, the community gets a chance to love her back.
Come out for an evening of performances, toasts, dancing and yes, dominoes. Because a grown ass woman’s gotta know how to throw those bones.

 

Grown Ass Woman: Aya De Leon’s 40th Birthday Party

$5-1500 Sliding Scale (proceeds donated to Aya’s college fund)
3:30pm-midnight
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley
510.849.2568
http://www.ayadeleon.com

 

 

Dashe Cellars Fall Open House

Come get a taste of real Oakland Zin as critically acclaimed Dashe Cellars hosts it’s Fall 2007 Open House at their tasting room down by Jack London.. Guests will receive a free glass of Riedel and have the chance to taste wines from Dashe Cellars rubbing shoulders with the winemakers.

The open house will feature live music and wine-friendly hors d’oeuvres.

Dashe Cellars Fall Open House

$20
12-4pm

Dashe Cellers

55 4th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
510.452.1800 Ext. 10

www.dashecellars.com

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