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8/22 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on August 22, 2008

Friday, Aug. 22

Live Body Painting

DeAndre Drake has been airbrushing since before airbrushing was cool, he was airbrushing a few years later when it was really, really cool and everyone had a spray painted article of clothing in their wardrobe and now he’s still at it, perfecting his aerosol art, racking up coverage in publications like Vibe and Mass Appeal and working with hip hop stars like 50 Cent and Andre 3000. Drake is also known for his live paining, where he paints directly onto model’s bodies using a combination of techniques. He’ll be creating some of this live art tonight and showing along with six other talented local visual artists.

DeAndre Drake Live Body Painting
1021 3rd St.,Oakland

Dee Spencer’s Juke Joint Jazz

Dee “Dr. Dee” Spencer is a local jazz superstar, and her 7 piece Juke Joint Jazz is her most special, special project, playing Mardi Gras sounds with blues, R&B, funk and turntable grooves. As a first-call keyboardist, Dee has recorded with former Tower of Power vocalist Lenny Williams and Aretha Franklin’s favorite drummer Bernard “Pretty” Perdie. In various settings, Dee has performed with jazz greats Louis Bellson, Clark Terry, Branford Marsalis, John Handy, Greg Osby, Regina Carter and R&B/Jazz sensation, Ledesi. Her debut CD, “Vintage School,” was released in 2002 and she has served on the piano faculty at Berklee College of Music. Currently, Dee is a Professor of Music at San Francisco State University where she founded the jazz studies undergraduate degree program in 1990. It’s like a jazz masterclass on Friday night.

Dee Spencer’s Juke Joint Jazz
Call for prices
Anna’s Jazz Island
2120 Allston Way, Berkeley

Art @The Cannery: Emory Douglas and Marcel Diallo

Art@The Cannery is a new series of programs founded by artist and cultural curator Marcel Diallo at the newly renovated Pacific Cannery Lofts. The series features art and discussions meant to contextualize the current issues facing the neighborhood, city, and region using a historical and creative framework. Tonight’s conversation between Diallo and former Black Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas will followed by music and poetry by Diallo & Company.

Art@The Cannery: Emory Douglas and Marcel Diallo
1200 Pine Street, Oakland

Outside Lands Music Festival

By now you know the basics of this much hyped event: Production company woos the city of San Francisco with a big money concert and a boatload of famous bands. The city, strapped for cash, and googly eyed at the thought of having Radiohead perform in their own backyard, agrees. And the people are happy. The fest runs through Sunday and takes up a sizable chunk of Golden Gate Park in the process. There might actually have been a little huff about this if the lineup weren’t so stacked: Radiohead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jack Johnson, Beck, Wilco, Manu Chao, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Widespread Panic, Primus Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Winwood, Café Tacvba, Broken Social Scene, Regina Spektor, Devendra Banhart, Cold War Kids, Galactic’s Crescent City Soul Krewe, Lyrics Born, Andrew Bird, Steel Pulse, Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, M. Ward, Drive-By Truckers, ALO, Matt Nathanson, The Cool Kids, Two Gallants, Dredg, Little Brother, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Donavon Frankenreiter, The Mother Hips, Black Mountain, Sidestepper, Nellie McKay, The Coup, Goapele, Bon Iver, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Sean Hayes, The Felice Brothers, Rupa & The April Fishes, Back Door Slam, K’NAAN etc. I mean would YOU complain?

Outside Lands Music Festival
$85 day pass, $225.50 full festival
12-11 Fri-Sunday
Golden Gate Park
(Polo Field, Speedway Meadow & Lindley Meadow)
Kezar Drive at Stanyan St, San Francisco

Saturday, Aug. 23

8th Annual “Support Strokes” Paddle and Race Fundraiser

Need a cool way to beat the heat this weekend? Why not grab the family, hop in a kayak and get to paddlin’? The annual “Support Strokes” Paddle and Race is a family friendly event kicking off in Jack London Square that offers courses in kayaking and canoeing for all ages and skill levels. The fundraiser was created in memory of Lore Hogan, a paddler who lost her battle with breast cancer in May of 2001 and aims to raise $20,000 for breast cancer advocacy, support and treatment. All proceeds from this popular event go to benefit four local Bay Area non-profit organizations working to help women with cancer: Breast Cancer Action, The Breast Cancer Fund, Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic and Women’s Cancer Resource Center.

“Support Strokes” Paddle and Race Fundraiser
$20, more encouraged
California Canoe & Kayak
409 Water Street in Jack London Square, Oakland

Sistahs Steppin in Pride

Oakland goes its own way. While the rest of the world celebrated pride last month, the Town is getting ready for Oakland Pride this weekend. Organized by Sistahs Steppin in Pride, the 7th Annual weekend has something for everyone, beginning with the colorful East Bay Dyke March & Festival. Marchers gather at 11am at Astro Park and walk around the lake to Snow Park, where the Festival takes place from 1-5pm. Expect a community village with music, food, arts and crafts vendors, and non-profit organizations. The Vibe Lounge hosts the After Party, where marchers can continue the party till the early morning hours, and then head on over to Sunday Brunch at Cock-a-Doodle Café (719 Washington at 8th Street), from noon-3pm. – Alison Peters

Sistahs Steppin in Pride
11am March, 1-5pm Festival
Lake Merritt-Astro Park (March) Snow Park (Festival)

Strange Light

Strange Light is a night of collaborative performance combining film, multimedia visuals and sound art featuring the work of Jim Haynes, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma and Paul Clipson. Composer Haynes and musician Cantu-Ledesma perform live to two new Super 8mm films by Clipson, which take a figurative and abstract approach to a summer trip through Moscow, St. Petersburg and Paris. Haynes’ sound sculptures have been have been called the “equivalents to rust, decay and dereliction” while Cantu-Ledesma’s performances with string and wind instruments have been known to “glisten darkly.”

Strange Light
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Bake Sale: exhibition and art sale for Mills College

Featuring visual art from over 20 Mills College MFA students all proceeds from the art sale go to fund the MFA students through their year of school. Proceeds from the boxed sets go to help fund the student-run Guest Artist lecture series. The lecture series provides students with the chance to interact with nationally known contemporary artists through lectures, workshops, studio visits, dinners and social engagements.

Bake Sale
6608 San Pablo Ave. Oakland

Lecture: Michael Parenti

The closing of reception for “Toasting the End of Capitalism,” Maria Gilardin’s exhibition of collages and photos, will feature a lecture by political activist and author Michael Parent. A historian, former professor and frequent public speaker, Parenti regularly lectures on issues involving US history, politics and media. Today’s talk bears the subtle title “Capitalism’s Apocalypse: Why the Plutocrats Cannot Save Anyone, Not Even Themselves.”

Lecture: Michael Parenti
$10 donation
NoneSuch Space
2865 Broadway, Second Floor, Oakland

Night Sweat

A celebration of life and creation, Night Sweat features some of the area’s top hip hop, African and Urban dance crews all performing onstage together. Participating companies include headliners Neapolitan, Mind Over Matter, The Human Toy, Bontle and Friends, UFO Movement, Triple Threat, VIP and Unique Diversity.

Night Sweat
Aug. 23, 8pm, Aug. 24 2pm & 8pm
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th Street, San Francisco

Japanese Only/No Foreigners Allowed lecture by Debito Arudo

In 1999, Prof. Debito Arudo was denied entry into a public bathing facility which had a posted sign that said “Japanese Only” in English and “No foreigners allowed” in Japanese. He was there with his family and while his ethnically Japanese wife and their eldest daughter with stronger East Asian features were admitted, the entry of their younger daughter with green eyes and Prof. Arudo were denied. In 2000, Prof. Arudo revisited the facility after he attained Japanese citizenship only to be denied entry once again, due to the fact that he was “still Caucasian, and therefore his appearance raised questions about whether or not he is Japanese.” In 2001, Sr. Arudo filed a suit against the facility and the widely publicized legal battle propelled Prof. Arudo into the public as an activist and commentator. Today he gives a lecture and answers questions about the case, which he wrote about in the book “Japanese Only.

Japanese Only/No Foreigners Allowed with Debito Arudo
$7pm donation
University Village Community Center Gym
1123 Jackson Street, Albany

Sunday, Aug. 24

Karmic Sundays

SF House Music and Standup Guy present “a new era in parties” at this new afternoon shindig over in the SF Marina. Osho Tai’s outdoor patio will be buzzing with beats from DJ’s Seven, DRC, Yeen, Andrew Phelan and Thomas Joseph while the crowd gets down and shakes it with a “we’re all connected, come on get together” type vibe. The producers say they named the event Karmic Sundays with the aim of uniting “three different aspects of life important for a better way of living for all human existence: music, dance, and an appreciation for all cultures.” Kumbaya partiers!

Karmic Sundays
Osha Tai Restaurant
Outdoor back patio
2033 Union St, San Francisco

14th Annual Arab Cultural Festival

San Francisco’s Arab Cultural and Community Center presents the 14th Annual Arab Cultural Festival, the largest celebration of Arab heritage in Northern California. This day-long event will showcase the arts, food, traditions, and most importantly the spirit of the Arab and Arab-American people, along with their contributions to the Bay Area’s cultural landscape. This year’s theme, Ya Hala (Welcome) expresses the tradition of hospitality and generosity that is a hallmark of Arab culture throughout the world. The family friendly event will feature jewelry, textiles and crafts from the Arab world, a children’s activity booth, North African hip hop by Tunisian MC Rai of Los Angeles, Egyptian folk dance by Yasser Darwish of New York, Lebanese, Egyptian and khaleejy (Arabian Gulf) music by the Georges Lammam Ensemble and poetry and dance exhibitions from throughout the Arabian world.

14th Annual Arab Cultural Festival
Adults: $6, Children 6-12:$3, Under 5: Free
County Fair Building/Golden Gate Park
9th & Lincoln, San Francisco, CA


One Response to “8/22 O-Scene Weekend”

  1. NewssyLee said

    Thanks to you

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