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12/5 O Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on December 5, 2008

Friday, Dec. 5

Indie Village

EVarize, MuiMui Studios and Destined Nation Media have brought together some of the area’s top designers for this benefit for ALICE (Arts & Literacy In Children’s Education) featuring 25 of the Bay Area’s most decadent and avant-garde Artists and Designers. Find something for everyone on your shopping list with venders selling independent clothing, art, jewelry and health care items. Free wine tasting and buffet along with thevinyl stylings of DJ Lovelee.

Indie Village
$5 donations
Indie Village
481 9th St, Oakland, CA

3rd Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk

There’s art all over this weekend and some of the best will be over in Jingletown as the studios open their doors and the galleries get all fancied up for their annual Holiday Art Walk. 29 artists
who live and work in the area will be showcasing work ranging from photography and painting to mixed media and mosaics. The reception takes place Friday night and check the Jingletown website for the locations of all the art.

3rd Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk
12/5 Reception: 6-8pm,
Gallery 4:20
Peterson Street, Oakland

12/6-7 Art Walk: 11am-5:30pm

Ruby’s Garden 3rd Annual Holiday Party

The gang from Ruby’s Garden is inviting families to stop by their annual holiday party tonight for
snacks, shopping and good times. Nosh on organic cupcakes by The Cake Ladies, sip drinks from The Wine Mine, enjoy live acapella music by The Kitchenettes and browse Ruby’s selection of ocally-grown children’s clothing and flowers. Bring a new/gently-used book or toy for an Emerson Elementary family and you’ll also receive 20% OFF regular-price purchases that night.

Ruby’s Garden 3rd Annual Holiday Party
Ruby’s Garden Kidwear & Flower Shop
5095 Telegraph Ave. #C, Oakland

The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crime

When the Abu Ghraib scandal broke in 2003, the specter of the U.S. government as torturer was put before millions. Many were forced to reconsider their view of America. Land of the free? Home of the brave? In “The War Behind Me”, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Deborah Nelson uncovers proof tham American war crimes are much more involved than the single prison and that Abu Ghraib is far from an isolated case perpetrated by a small group of rogue soldiers. Nelson will be joined by Jamie Henry, a veteran who spoke out against the atrocities he witnessed in Vietnam and testified at the Winter Soldier Investigation in 1971.

The War Behind Me
Free, donations accepted
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way, Berkeley

Saturday, Dec. 6

The 10th Annual Pow-wow & Craft Fair

Join the American Indian Child Resource Center in celebrating the beauty and pageantry of American Indian culture. The two day Pow wow features Native singing, contest dancing, authentic Native crafts, Native foods, raffle, Santa gift giveaway, and craft activities for children.

The 10th Annual Pow-wow & Craft Fair
12/6 11am-10pm 12/7 11am-7pm. Grand Entry 12/6 6pm
Gymnasium at Laney College
900 Fallon St., Oakland

4th Annual Dimond Winter Celebration

If you’re of a spiritual bent, head over to the Dimond district Saturday for an inter-faith celebration, where there will be Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas activities. Even if you’re not spiritually inclined, head over for the food, music and shopping. There will be choirs, pancake breakfasts, photos with Santa, and holiday crafts and gifts from local vendors.

Dimond Winter Celebration
Entrance free, donations requested for breakfast
Dec 6., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fruitvale Presbyterian Church, 2735 MacArthur Blvd. at Coolidge Ave. 510-530-0915

Fungus Fair

Explore the mysteries of the mushroom with hundreds of freshly gathered local specimens. Taste recipes from renowned local chefs and learn to identify and prepare safe and savory species. Exhibits, slide talks, mushroom marketplace, and hands-on fungus fun for the whole family. Speakers over the two days include Dr. Dennis Desjardin; Bill Freedman (“Don’t Eat These Mushrooms”); Ken Litchfield (“The Domestication and Training of Native Mushrooms for Wildland Stewardship, Companionship, and Fun”); Bob Mackler (“Mushrooms 101: Reproduction, Spore Dispersal, Edibility, and Toxicity”); Dan Nicholson (“California Edible Fungi”); Else C. Vellinga of the UC Berkeley Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (“Mushrooms, Toadstools, and Beyond”), and Philip Ross, who grows sculptural artworks from living mushrooms.

Fungus Fair
Free w/museum admission
12/6: 10am-6pm, 12/7 12-5pm
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street@ 10th St.Oakland

Gridlife Fashion Show

Political Gridlock is brings you a holiday show of fashionable revolution. The political T-Shirt, poster and graphic design company combines high fashion with high ideology with some impressive results. Designers include Last One, Ajavu, Snax, Breezygrl and shirts from the Political Gridlock line. Oakland MC Wordup, will be on the musical duties.

Gridlife Fashion Show
The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave. Oakland

Color is King: Colorful Art by 8 Bay Area Artists

Latisha Baker, Rebecca Bauen, Julie Bernstein, Renata Gray, Cristian Guerrero, Alan Leon, Margo Rivera-Weiss & Chaya Spector will be showing photography, pyrography, papier mache sculpture, painted bamboo, acrylic and watercolor paintings & much more with an ultra colorful slant. Live music by Cedar Trio.

Color is King
Uptown Body & Fender
401 26th St., Oakland

Holiday Arts Bazaar

An Interdisciplinary Chicano/Latino Space for Art, Thought and Activism, the Galería’s Holiday Arts Bazaar features a wide range of local Latino artists, showing handmade crafts, t-shirts, jewelry and other DIY-inspired pieces to help you ring in the holidays. This month’s celebration will feature a piñata inspired pop/folk window display by Raul Aguilar and handmade crafts by Antjuan Oden, Txutxo Perez, Cesar Garcia, Inkza Crafts, Itzpapalotl, HOMEY, La Tigresa, El CampoSanto, and Sillydot.

Holiday Arts Bazaar
Free, donations accepted
12/6 2-8pm, 12/7 12-6pm
Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th St San Francisco

Sunday, Dec. 7

Earth First Silent Auction and Concert

Join in feasting and fun for the forests! Find treasures at the Silent Auction and Raffle, and groove to live music as Earth First raises some green for the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters. Some of the Auction items include hot springs retreats at Orr and Harbin Springs, camping gear, concert tickets, dinners, hemp clothes and geologic wonders including stone and fossil bowls, vases, and items from around the world.

Earth First Silent Auction and Concert
Sliding scale $8 up includes buffet
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

One Response to “12/5 O Scene Weekend”

  1. my friend always sell concert tickets at a heavily discounted price, it is nice to have a friend like that.*:

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