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11/16 Novoscene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on November 16, 2007

Break out your Doc Martins and your dancing shoes this weekend. Tonight a little bit of the dirty dirty is making a joyful noise over at the Lower Bottoms followed by a spliff skankin good time as we say goodbye to an Oakland favorite on Saturday. Then for Sunday, get ready to see some art in its natural habitat during a touring show of the city’s out of the way art sites. -kwan

Friday, Nov. 16



The Hot 8 Brass Band


After rocking the roof off the Black New World at a surprise concert a few months back, the Hot 8 Brass Band is back in town for a one night only repeat performance. The New Orleans legends have been turning out crowds for over a decade with their sweet southern sounds and big band funk. Like the name implies, the Hot 8 don’t play lounge jazz, it’s more wiggle your ass jazz-some down and dirty, dance floor, juke joint jazz.

DJ Afrikan Sciences also be on hand spinning broken beat and soul jams until 4am. Expect a packed house and a lot of sweaty happy people as the Dirty South meets the Lower Bottoms.


Hot 8 Brass Band w/DJ Afrikan Sciences



The Black New World Social Aid & Pleasure Club


Friday, NOV 16, 2007 @ 9pm





Benefit for Nyumbani Children’s Home

Founded in 1992, Nyumbani Children’s Home is a 15 year old children’s organization based in Kenya with a mission of caring for the country’s rising number of HIV infected children. The organization houses over 100 children regularly and offers health care, therapy and adoption services throughout Nairobi and greater Kenya. Tonight DJ’s from some of the area’s hottest art rock bands are joining together for a fundraiser for the worthy institutions.

DJ’s Satomi (Deerhoof) Yoni (WHY?), Jamie (Xiu Xiu) and special guests tear up the turntables for a good cause.

Benefit for Nyumbani Children’s Home

$10 -$20
9pm until

Lobot Gallery

1800 Campbell, Oakland

Saturday, Nov. 17



Last Ska Dance Party

Tonight’s the last show at the Oakland Metro’s current location at 201 Broadway and we are sad. Many beers were spilled, poems slammed and bands applauded at this spot, but the send off show is a killer. Berkeley ska punk legends the Uptones lead a winning bill that’ll have you skankin till the early morning.

Joining the Tones are ska and rocksteady veterans Monkey and new school kids Street Vendors. Ska shows don’t rule the Bay club scene like they used to and this should be a reunion of sorts as we get together to remember the good times and celebrate the tunes. Rude Boys come through.


Last Ska Dance Party with The Uptones, Monkey and Street Vendors


9pm All Ages

Oakland Metro

201 Broadway, Oakland CA





Building Oakland for Everyone: East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy Summit

Development in Oakland can and should create the benefits working families need – living wage jobs, affordable housing, and community hiring. That’s the idea, but does it really happen? Depends on who you ask. Come discuss current development, hear about issues crucial to the Town’s future and help find ways to make sure future buildings and  expansions have all of our best interests at heart.

Participating organizations include ACORN, the Central Labor Council of Alameda County, AFLCIO, Communities for a Better Environment, the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, East Bay Community Law Center, East Bay Housing Organizations, the Ella Baker Center, Just Cause Oakland, Public Advocates and Urban Habitat.

Building Oakland for Everyone


St. Anthony’s Elementary School Gym

1500 E 15th Street
Oakland, CA

Info: Leah Bock
510.893.7106 ext 27



Sunday, Nov. 18



Urban Real(i)ty

Come explore Oakland’s out of the way art locals, murals and site specific instillations at this touring art exhibit and poetry reading. For Urban Real(i)ty, the Gallery of Urban Art is packing loads of visitors into vans and shepherding them around the city for a look at some of the out of the way art that makes the town that creative mecca we all love. There will be pieces created just for the show by street artists Crude and Safety 1st alongside fine art instillations by Lara Durback and Erika Staiti, a tour of east Oakland murals and tons of surprises.

After the reading will be a poetry reading from lyrical legends including Aimee Suzara, Shawn Taylor and d scot miller as well as a gallery show by Oakland Artist Danny King.

Urban Real(i)ty



Gallery of Urban Art

1746 13th (at Wood)





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