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11-21 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on November 21, 2008

Friday, Nov. 21

Kuhl Frames Grand Opening

Everyone’s favorite Oakland framing shop/art gallery celebrates it’s new digs tonight with music by umend and acoustic duo fawnmower. Check out the art, nosh on the snacks and meet some new friends.
Kuhl Frames Grand Opening

412 22nd St Oakland

San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest

Established in 1998, the Hip Hop DanceFest is recognized as the first fest dedicated specifically to hip hop and is one of the biggest of it’s kind in the country. The 3 day festival combines performances with dance masterclasses and public programs with dancers from all around the world. This year’s program includes legendary Popin’ Pete, BreakSk8 (from this season’s America’s Best Dance Crew), Flawless and Plague from the UK and Oakland’s UFO Movement, Neopolitan and Diamond. The fest runs Friday through Sunday.
San Francisco Hip Hop DanceFest
$35 for one program. $60 for both
Check website for times and program details
Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon St, San Francisco

Broken Rainbow Black Mesa Caravan Fundraiser

Broken Rainbow is a 1985 documentary film about the government-enforced relocation of thousands of Navajo Native Americans from their ancestral homes in Arizona. The Navajo were relocated to aid mining speculation in a process that began in the 1970s and continues to this day. Proceeds from the night night will be donated to the Black Mesa Caravan, a community organization sending food and assistance to the remaining residents of the Big Mountain regions of Black Mesa.
Black Mesa Caravan Fundraiser
Donations accepted
Intertribal Friendship House
523 International Blvd., Oakland, CA


We’re sending some love tonight to DJs Zita & Dmadness, whose house was burglarized recently. All their DJ equipment, laptop, some jewelry and other personal belongings were stolen. If you’ve ever danced to their beats and want to do your bit to help them, head over to Levende Lounge in San Francisco tonight.

All proceeds from the old school hip hop and R & B night will go to helping them get back on their feet.

The line-up includes, along with DMadness & DJ Zita

VINROC (triplethreat djs/5th platoon), DJ PLATURN (oakland faders), MR. E (papalote hifi), SHRED ONE (brooklyn circus), DJ MPENZI

For more info:
flyer: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/3041632618_55eec2187d_o.jpg
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=52672186696
going: http://going.com/reverse8

Saturday, Nov. 22

Straight Outta East Oakland

You read about Straight Outta East Oakland here. Tonight, hear author Harry Williams read from the book at Barnes and Noble in Jack London Square. There’ll also be some music — hip hop and gospel — light snacks and poetry to go along with the book reading. If you buy a copy, it’ll benefit Glide Memorial Church’s Youthbuild program.

What: Straight Outta East Oakland book reading
When: November 22, 7 p.m.
Where: Barnes and Noble, 98 Broadway, Oakland

THE PEOPLE: 1- yr. anniversary w/ DAZ-I-KUE

It’s the big People party at Club Oasis on Saturday night. This one’s really big since it’s their anniversary party – and they’re bringing in DAZ-I-KUE is. If you don’t know who that is, he’s one of the biggest and best broken beat DJs in the world. Originally from the U.K., he now lives in Atlanta. Don’t miss it.

When: Sat 11/22, 9 p.m.
Where: Club Oasis, 135 12th Street
How much: $5 before 10 p.m./$10 after.

Salsa Congress

If you feel like dancing all night long, head over to the Oakland Marriott City Convention Center
this weekend for the San Francisco Salsa Congress. There’ll be workshops, shows, and of course, a dance contest. For more, visit http://www.sfsalsacongress.com/2008/

McCoy Tyner Trio

Yoshis east bay jazz club and restaurant

“McCoy Tyner’s blues-based piano style, replete with sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand has transcended conventional styles to become one of the most identifiable sounds in improvised music. His harmonic contributions and dramatic rhythmic devices form the vocabulary of a majority of jazz pianists. Joining Tyner’s trio on these dates is “downtown” guitar master Marc Ribot.” http://mccoytyner.com/

Saturday 8 pm $35 / 10 pm $35
Sunday 2 pm Matinee: $5 Kids / $18 Adult with Kid / $30 General
Sunday 7 pm : $35

The Cabinet II

Left: Samantha Lautman, Etching & Gouache, Center: Anna M. Simson, Monoprint (detail), Right: Patrick Rowe, Lithograph (detail)

Rowan Morrison Gallery and Artist’s Bookstore present “The Cabinet II” – a follow up of The Cabinet Show at 21 Grand in Oakland back in 2003. The show features Samantha Lautman, Anna M. Simson, and Patrick Rowe, three “emerging artists who work with traditional methods of printmaking.”

Where: Rowan Morrison art gallery, 330 40th Street (at Broadway)
When: Saturday November 22nd, 7pm – 10pm
Show Runs: November 22nd – December 24th
For more information, visit rowanmorrison.com


Sunday, Nov. 23

The Salsa Congress and the McCoy Tyner trio (featured above) will be running through Sunday.

Industrielle Farewell Party

A popular downtown boutique/art gallery, Industrielle, has closed its doors – at least for the time being. If you were a fan of all things Industrielle, this is your last chance to shop there. The owner’s having a party to say bye to the town — and you’re invited.

What: Open House/Farewell Party
Where: 3950 Webster Street #1
When: Sunday, November 23, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Paco Banton

This reggae legend from the U.K. doesn’t just do music performances. He mixes in spirituality, humor, audience feedback and a lot of conversation. In the past, he has collaborated with the likes of Sting, UB40, the English Beat, and Steel Pulse. If you want to hear more about his new album, Destination Paradise, this is the evening to do so.

What: An Intimate Evening with Reggae Legend Pato Banton
When: Sunday, November 23, 2008, Doors open 6 p.m.
Where: Continental Club, 1658, 12th Street, Oakland
How much: $20 (Friends of the Black New World), $25 (General Admission), $50 (VIP Seating & Reception)


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