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12-21 Novoscene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on December 21, 2007

It’s the holiday season and we know everyone’s running around for last minute gifts and last minute flights to see loved ones. For those looking to add a little fun to their holiday agenda, we offer these gems. Happy Holidays!


Friday, Dec. 21


Damon and the Heathens

Born in a west Oakland warehouse and fed a steady diet of beer and cigarettes, Damon and the Heathens have crafted a sound that lives somewhere between blues and punk with a lot of wailing, a lot of soulful fight songs and a lot of drinking. A whole lot of drinking.

The six piece garage rock horn outfit blend brass and upright bass with lead singer Damon Gallagher’s hard luck everyman tales. The Heathens play tonight with the Gommoran Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Pony Come Lately and the Macabre Theatre.

Damon and the Heathens


Doors at 9pm.

1928 Telegraph Ave.

Oakland, CA 94612



Saturday, Dec. 22


Lower Bottoms Fundraising Gala w/Don Cheadle

For the last 11 years the Black Dot Artists Collective has been creating arts and cultural events in Oakland ranging from open mics to community town halls. Their latest project is revitalizing West Oakland’s Lower Bottoms and turning it into a new cultural and arts district. Tonight’s event is to raise funds for the massive project and features a conversation between the Black Dot’s founder Marcel Diallo and acclaimed actor and activist Don Cheadle.

A cocktail party and gala dinner precede the conversation and the event features music by DJ Afrikan Sciences and a live art auction with paintings by Eesuu Orundide, Keba Konte, and Githinji Wa Mbir.

Lower Bottoms Fundraising Gala featuring Don Cheadle

$200 Individual Tickets, $2500 Sponsor Tables


The Rotunda Building
300 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA




The People

After the success of the first party last month, the folks behind “Culture” the new monthly house music party at Club Oasis, decided they needed a facelift. The response from the house music community was so overwhelming that they decided to rename the party “the People” in honor of the Bay Area’s rockin party crowd.

Tonight is the first installment of the newly christened deep house session and they’re closing out 2007 in style. Well loved local selectors DJ Lovelee and DJ fflood will be cranking until the early morning with healthy grub provided Chef Gramchakah and yes, a whole host of beautiful…people.

The People



Club Oasis

135 12th St.

Oakland, CA



Sunday, Dec. 23


Rip Mix Burn

If you haven’t checked out the RIP.MIX.BURN exhibit over at BAM/PFA today’s the day. The exhibit asks guest artists to explore the concept of remixing by taking two works from the museum’s collection- Ken Goldberg’s Ouija 2000 and Valéry Grancher’s 24h00 and adding their own artistic remixes. The exhibit also includes an online component where viewers can create their own screwed and chopped interpretations.


$8 General Admission

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2625 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA



Monday, Dec. 24


Oakland Public Conservatory Benefit Jam Session

OPCM director Angella Wellman hosts this regular Monday night gig with some of the bays most creative musicians around town. You never know who might sit in. Celebrate Christmas Eve with a smokin’ jazz jam.

Benefit Jazz Jam



New Earth Artists’ Café

2008 Park Blvd






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