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2-27-09 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on February 27, 2009

Friday, Feb. 27

Village Bottoms Farms

Head over to the Village Bottoms tonight for a presentation on the future of urban farming with a series of presentations by members of the Village Bottoms Community Development Corporation and Richard Register, founder of EcoCity Builders. Learn about ways you to integrate Aquaponics, Vermicomposting, and Microgreen propagation into your recycling regiment and get there by 5 for a tour of the Village Bottoms Cultural District.

Village Bottoms Farms
ART @ The Cannery Gallery
1199 Pine Street, Oakland

Hip Hop Unity Jam

With the theme of “Liberation through Music,” and a mission to “capture and define a movement in music that is essential to the elevation of our consciousness,” it’s a safe bet that the hip hop artists on the bill for this year’s Unity Jam are a far cry from the bling and rims mainstream set. Artists Include Nudekades Tenure, Weather Undersound, Cobe Obeah, Tafara Manning, Sellassie, Kev Choice and the Ensemble, Sunni Ali Ber, Raaka from Dilated Peoples and a guest appearance by Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.

Hip Hop Unity Jam
Jack Adams Hall
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco

Cut-N-Paste: Mash-up madness

It’s all about unlikely combinations over at Lobot tonight as the crew invites a slew of mashup musicians and cut n paste visual artists to take over the warehouse. Britany vs. Led Zepplin, Fat Boys vs. the Muppets, the Black Eyed Peas vs. Green Eyed Lady-you can never be sure what’ll come up when you spin the Wheel Of Mashup, but you can guarantee the results will be fresh and more than a little fascinating. Mashup masters The Evolution Control Committee, Moldover Bon Du Rant and a cast of video and new media artists including Adam Hatch, Jsun McCarty, Renetta Sitoy, Jonny Shroeder, Kristen Van Patten will all be on hand celebrating and explore the art of the mix.

Cut-N-Paste: Mash-up madness
Lobot Gallery
1800 Campbell St., Oakland

Saturday, Feb. 28

Video Games Live

It’s a Ms. Pacman symphony! A Tertris opera! A Donkey Kong sonata! Video Games Live is an immersive concert featuring music from everyone’s favorite video games performed by top orchestras & choirs alongside video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, electronic percussionists, live action and unique interactive segments It’ll be just like you were a kid again, only bigger. Much bigger.

Video Games Live
Fox Theater
Oakland, California
Image courtesy of videogameslive.com

“Afghanistan: The Next Quagmire”

Presented by Grandmothers Against War (go grannies!) this lecture and info session aims to give us a more nuanced understanding of US involvement in Afghanistan. will include a presentation by Conn Hallinan, an analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus and columnist for The Berkeley Daily Planet will lead the session, followed by a discussion on our mission and strategy in relationship to the conflict in Afghanistan.

“Afghanistan: The Next Quagmire”
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St, Berkeley 510.845.3815

Truth and Consequences

By creating compositions that visually change perceptions and inspire dialogue visual artist and lawyer Kamal Al Mansour’s paintings brings a fresh perspective to the examination of identity, culture and history. “Truth and Consequences” features collage based work that examines the socio-political, religious and cultural themes that have originated in historical events and personages and continue to resonate in contemporary culture. Mansour’s work will be on display through March 28.

Truth and Consequences
NoneSuch Space
2865 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 625-1600

for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf

Poet Ntozake Shange’s Obie Award-winning “choreopoem” has inspired audiences since it first premiered in Berkeley in 1975. Shange’s meditation on the lives of women is a sort of precursor to the Vagina Monologues in it’s explorations of love, self and society told through the stories of 9 different women, each represented by a different color. A frequent visitor and part time resident of Oakland, Ms. Shange will be on hand for today’s matinee to discuss the play and answer questions.

for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf
The Black Repertory Theatre
3201 Adeline St., Berkeley

Sunday, Feb. 29

The Black Rock

San Francisco’s Kevin Epps, director of the critically acclaimed “Rap Dreams” and “Straight Outta Hunter’s Point” returns with his latest documentary, an exploration of the Black inmates housed in Alcatraz Prison and their role in history of the first super-maximum security prison. The film identifies and examines the lives of a few African-American prisoners who were important figures in the history of “The Rock” from the 1930s to the 1960s. Interviews with historians, archival footage, as well as photographs and re-enactments are used to present an entirely new perspective on the most feared prison of its time.

The Black Rock: The Untold Story of the Black Experience on Alcatraz
7:15, 9:15pm through March 5
Red Vic Movie House
1727 Haight St., San Francisco

One Response to “2-27-09 O-Scene Weekend”

  1. Mike said

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