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2-08-08 Novoscene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on February 8, 2008

-Zachary Royer Scholz, Situation 91207
Looks like it is going to be a bee yuu-tiful weekend, and it’s time to get out of the house, shake off the last few weeks of work, rain and political primaries. Take some time out this weekend to enjoy the outside, take a walk, go for a bike rise, plan a picnic, and when you’re ready to come back in, just check out a couple of this weeekend’s fine events.-kwan

Friday Feb. 8-Feb 10

The Longest Walk 2
The takeover of Native American takeover of Alcatraz was one of the most successful protest actions of the 20th century, fueling the rise of modern activism. From the takeover of Alcatraz Island in 1969 to the Longest Walk in 1978, the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement (ARPM) used social protest to demand that the government honor treaty obligations by providing resources, education, housing and healthcare to alleviate poverty.

Beginning Feb. 11th, participants in the Longest Walk 2 will embark on a 5 month journey from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. picking up litter along the highway as they go and educating viewers. For the net 3 days the Bay will be full of celebrations, potlucks and fundraisers for the big event.

Friday February 8,
Welcoming Dinner at Intertribal Friendship House

Community Presentations and slide shows of the 1978 Longest Walk. Please bring a dish to share.
Free

6:00 -9:00 PM

Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd
Oakland, CA 94606
510.836.1955
www.myspace.com/urbanreservation

Saturday, Feb, 9

Longest Walk Kickoff Concert

Star Nayea with special guests Andy Billy (KK Billy) and Chuck Billy of Testament, 7th Generation Rise, Blackhorse Blues Band, Jeremy Goodfeather and others.
$25-40
Eastside Arts Alliance
2277 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606
http://www.eastsideartsalliance.com

Sunday Feb 10
Longest Walk Benefit Show

With One Struggle, Culture of Rage, Antithesis and others
$15-25

6:30pm
La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley CA
3105 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
http://www.lapena.org/

 

Friday Feb. 9

Ricky Allman and Zachary Royer Scholz Art Exhibit

“Raised Mormon, Ricky Allman was taught to prepare for the Apocalypse – a complete and final destruction of the world. Sure he wouldn’t live to see adulthood, he aligned with dystopian visions of his future. In his 20s, he moved from Utah’s protective mountain landscape to the city of Boston, where he saw the skyscrapers vulnerable to destruction, ready to crash down with the slightest provocation. The city became an apocalyptic metaphor for his life. He began to study the way architecture interacts and overlaps with nature, and how it dominates or is dominated by its surroundings. Ricky explores architectural spaces in his work to play out his fascinations and fears, utopia and dystopia, and issues of faith and doubt.

Zachary Royer Scholz is a sculptor and conceptual artist who works collaboratively with his materials, manipulating objects to shift their boundaries of significance. Like paired artist Ricky Allman, Zachary also uses architectural spaces to alter and create new meaning. As objects tend to renew themselves in different contexts, Zachary leverages unexpected possibilities for unforeseeable ends.”

Opening Reception for Ricky Allman and Zachary Royer Scholz

Swarm Gallery

6pm

560 Second Street, Oakland
510.839.2787

www.swarmstudios.net

 

Saturday Feb. 9

Children’s Book Marathon
A special afternoon reading just for kids featuring some of the area’s favorite children’s authors, including CA poet Laureate Al Young. Also featuring readings by Curtis Huns, Kim McMillion, and thDr. Tolossa along with games, movies and kid’s prizes

Children’s Book Marathon Reading

Free (RSVP Recommended)

1-4pm

659 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612

510.637.0200

www.oaklandlibrary.org

People’s Grub Party

Maybe you really like food, and maybe you often wish that more people cared about health and nutrition in this fast-food nation. If so, the People’s Grub Party is your wish come true.
You’ll get to taste the food that artist Keba Konte, part owner of the Guerilla Café in Berkeley, prepares in a cooking demonstration. Your kids can join in an interactive workshop, where everyone learns about healthy food through games. And you’ll get to take home lots of free healthy produce — apples, carrots, turnips, and greens.
If you’re wondering what this is all about, it’s an exercise in educating people about nutrition and health backed by the West Oakland-based nutrition advocacy group, The People’s Grocery.
People’s Grub Party

Free

11 am to 1 pm
2580 San Pablo, Ave, Oakland
REVP: (510) 652-7607, Jeannine@peoplesgrocery.org

http://peoplesgrocery.org

 

Chinese New Year and Earth Day Celebrations

The Chabot Center is cramming two parties into one for a day of education fun. Kids of all ages can spend the day learning about the environment, freshwater and conservation technology during “Kids Go Green!”, then swing over to the Chinese New Year party and bring in the Year of the Rat in style with crafts and traditional Chinese games.

Kids Go Green! 11am-4pm

Gung Hay Fat Choy! – Chinese New Year Celebration 10am-6pm.
FREE with General Admission.

Chabot Space & Science Center

10000 Skyline Blvd Oakland

www.chabotspace.org

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

The History of Life on Earth
Evolutionary Biologist David will cover life on earth from chemicals to bacteria to mammals and including extinctions along the way. He will also include cultural evolution. Toward the end, he will introduce a discussion of the effects of humans on the environment and speculate on how these might impact evolution. He will bring fossils and live animals that his audience can touch to illustrate his talk.
The History of Life on Earth
Donations are accepted.
1-3pm

Humanist Hall

390 27th Street, Oakland
http://humanisthall.net

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