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2-14 Novoscene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on March 14, 2008

Friday, March 14

GAME OVER: escaping the dropout factory

The show explores young people’s fears, hopes and strategies for change in a world where not only high school students are dropping out at alarming rates all over the country, but it seems that “a general ‘dropout mentality’ of apathy, disempowerment, self hatred and fear that plagues our society.” The play engages, educates and entertains around personal, social and political issues using hip-hop, modern and aerial dance, martial arts, spoken word, theater, story-telling and song.
GAME OVER
Adults: $12-$20 sliding scale
Youth 18 and under: $6
Friday and Saturday, 7:30pm
Sunday, 3pm
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St, Oakland
(510)597-1619
www.destinyarts.org

Saturday, March 15

Oakland Parks and Rec Job Fair

Stop by Frank Ogawa Plaza today if you’re thinking of getting a job with Oakland Parks and Rec this summer. During the annual Summer Hiring Event, recruiters will be on hand to accept applications and conduct on the spot interviews for various recreation leader positions.
Parks and Rec Job Fair
Free
10am-4pm
150 Frank Ogawa Plaza 2nd Floor
(510) 238-6483

San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Join thousands of Irish dancers, pipers, Wolfhounds, city officials and community organizations as the streets of San Francisco turn green for the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade west of the Mississippi. In 2007, a quarter of a million people turned “Irish for a day” and Market St. was littered with four leaf clovers singles draped in green trying to score free kisses. The parade concludes at the Civic Center Plaza for the Family Festival, featuring live Celtic music, food and children’s games. Break out the shamrocks people, partying like this only happens once a year.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Free
11:30am-5pm
Downtown San Francisco
www.sfstpatricksdayparade.com

Gayle Greene

Gayle Greene is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the patient representative on the board of the American Insomnia Association. Insomniac weaves together the story of a personal journey through a lifetime of sleepless nights; the experiences of other insomniacs; an in-depth study of sleep science and current research; and a detailed examination of what can be done to help those afflicted. You might call her work, as she notes, “a field guide to insomnia”.
Gayle Green
Free
7pm
Cody’s
1730 Fourth St, Berkeley
Toll Free – (800) 995-1180
www.codysbooks.com

Sunday, March 16

Crochet 101

Ever look at a friends scarg longingly and sigh “If only I could crochet like that, all would be right in the world?” We’ll if learning how to “knit one, pearl two” is the key to your personal bliss than head on over to the Knitting Basket for an introductory course. Learn the chain stitch, single crochet, half double, and finishing off.
Crochet 101
$25
11am
The Knitting Basket
2054 Mountain Blvd., Oakland
510-339-6295

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