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4-4-08 Novoscene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on April 4, 2008

Friday, April 4

Whispers of Revolution, Tremors of Change

It’s the last Weekend Wake Up of the season, and the crew from Weapons of Mass Expression are pulling out all the stops. For the last 4 years, WOME has hosted these free monthly art shows/parties at art spaces all around town with the help of some of the areas top musicians, artists and arts organizations. The shows feature works by local high school students alongside big name graffiti artists, live painting and hip hop and funk bands. Tonight’s show, “Whispers of Revolution, Tremors of Change,” features performers from HireoImperium, COV Records and Lunar Heights along with live painting by CRAYONE, KING 157, DZYER and RUSH, a pop locking performances by GROOVMEKANEX and beats spun by DJ Smokestack and Jus Jones.

Whispers of Revolution, Tremors of Change
Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph

How We Do: An Art & Music Mash Up graffiti / street / low brow art

If the Weekend Wakeup show gets you thirsty fro more street art, make the trek over the bridge to club 6 for what looks like a stellar show by some of the scenes heavyweights. How We Do is like Wakeup all grown up, with a choice group of the Bay’s graffiti and street artists (and yes, there’s a big difference) rubbing shoulders with some of the areas more established underground hip hop crews in three rooms of heavy beats. With a partial line up that features live painting from artists including Oakland’s Estria, MILDRED, SPIE, DRAMAONE and musical performances by JEL (Anticon), Secluded Journalists ans Wonway Posibul, the party promises to be great example of just how and what the BAY Area do.

How We Do
Free before 9pm, $5 after
Club 6
60 6th St., San Francisco

Saturday, April 5

Healthy Communities, Healthy Planet

The Transportation and Land Use Coalition’s 2008 Summit promises to bring together transportation advocates, activists, and interested community members for a day of speakers, multimedia presentations and participatory sessions exploring the connections between land use, transportation, and health. Proposed topics include reducing car emissions, high speed rail, making neighborhoods more foot traffic friendly and the importance of integrating fields of transportation and health.

Healthy Communities, Healthy Planet
$35 on site registration
8:30am Check in and registration, 9:30-4:30 Summit
First Unitarian Church
685 14th Street, Oakland

Urban Farming Volunteer Series East Bay

This series will take place on Saturdays throughout the spring. Volunteers will learn about health and food access disparities facing our communities and will take direct action with leading organizations addressing this issue through creative solutions such as urban gardens, youth education and community farms. This week’s orientation begins at Alameda Point Collaborative’s Youth Garden and future programs will include working trips to the Oakland Based Urban Gardens (OBUGS), a screening of the documentary The Real Dirt on Farmer John and a farm tour of a working Eco Village.

Urban Farming Volunteer Series
Alameda Point Collaborative Growing Youth Garden
677 W. Ranger Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501

Latin Giants of Jazz

Latin Jazz lovers already know the names Sonny Bravo and Sam Burtis and the uninitiated are in for a world class session as the two swing through town this weekend for a musician’s master class and clinic. A member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Burtis’ trombone and tuba work can be heard on recordings by legends including Wynton Marsalis, Charles Mingus, Gil Evans and Tito Puente. Pianist Sonny Bravo’s career has been just as impressive, himself spending 15 years touring with “the King” Tito Puente and his Latin Jazz Ensemble. Bravo’s nimble finger work and composition skills have landed him gigs performing and arranging for Bill Cosby, Lionel Hampton, George Benson, Eddie Palmieri, Celia Cruz, Machito, Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, Mongo Santamaria, Johnny Pacheco to name a few.

Latin Giants of Jazz
Oakland Public Conseratory of Music
1616 Franklin Street
Oakland, California 94612

Sunday, April 6

Through My Eyes – Artist Reception

Local photographer Ann Sterling Kraynak refers to this recent collection of photographs as a “photographic abstraction of nature.” A graduate of the Fine Arts/Painting program at Cal State Hayward, she offers a distinctive take on every day gardens, flowers and pieces of the natural world we might not think much about otherwise. Kraynak will be on hand to answer questions and give more info on the work.

Through My Eyes
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland
Allison Rodman 510.228.3207, arodman@lifemarkgroup.com


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