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3-13-09 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on March 13, 2009

Friday March 13

9/11 Press for Truth

As a part of the Conscientious Projector Film series, the Berkeley Unitarian Church hosts a screening of this 2006 documentary following a groups of women widowed by the 9/11 attacks. Not content with the White House answer to the attacks, the 3 “Jersey Girls” go on a fact finding mission of their own. The film uses archived news footage, interviews, press conferences and newspaper clippings to document the attacks and the establishment and workings of the 9/11 Commission. Required viewing for patriots, activists and conspiracy theorists alike, wrapped in a heartwarming story of a wife’s love for her husband.

9/11 Press for Truth
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St., Berkeley


From the crew who brought you The People and Bembe comes a new night of funky beats. Oakland native Carlos Mena and DJ Cecil (featured in issue 3 of Oakbook) are back with their new monthly at a new spot but with the same deep house, broken beat and Afro Latin flavors. Bring your dancin’ shoes.

Cover: TBD, Free b4 11 pm
Triple Crown
1760 Market St., San Francisco

Saturday, March 14


Join us on Saturday, March 14th for the opening of Sublunary, an installation by Zoe Friedman. Through the use of multicolored fabric, wooden frames, video and lighting, Zoe has transformed MG Gallery’s white walls into an environment of myths.  And those myths will be heightened at the opening tonight with a rounds of Shadow Puppet Charades and bottomless cups of beer from the kids at Trumer Pils.  We’re hoping that after a few cups of suds, those mythical environment will become a whole lot more real.

mg gallery
5530 shattuck avenue, Oakland


The Financial Freedom Conference II

We’re in a recession people.  Time to tighten up those checkbooks. if you’re one of the oodles of people going through a home foreclosure, having a hard time figuring out out to repair your credit or jut need some help balancing your checkbook, then you should be in Richmond today for this Free financial seminar featuring workshops on everything from saving your house to repairing your credit to tips on how to reduce your debt and strategies on how to manage it.  And remember it’s FREE.  Something we can all afford.

The Financial Freedom Conference II
Registration: 9:30am-10am
Event: 10:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Richmond Memorial Auditorium
403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
Contact: Andre Jackson 510.734.6291

The Slippery Slope

Heads up lounge lizards and lizettes-this one’s for you.  Mix a shot of Nina Simone, a pint of Stereolab, a splash of Serge Gainsgourg and Violent Femmes chaser and you’ve got-no not a huge stomach ache-the Slippery Slope, an “alternative lounge” act that blends several disparate musical styles into a surprisingly chilled out musical concoction.  With a little kick of course.  The Slope have recently moved into a funkier mindset to compliment the smoothness of their former grooves so expect some get on the dancefloor moments (does Van Kleef even really have a dance floor?) in between those trips to the bar.

The Slippery Slope
Cafe Van Kleef
1621 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA.

The 14th Annual Anarchist Bookfair

As we all know, and as countless banned books throughout the years has taught us, nothing sparks free thinking, deep questioning and outcries of moral indecency quite like a few hundred pages of titillating literature. And that’s just what the creators of the Anarchist Book Fair hope to accomplish. Actually they might want to take things a few steps further but, y’know, this is Golden Gate Park we’re talking about. For the last 14 years a dedicated group of troublemakers have been taking over the Park and bringing in some of the most profound, if largely unknown, authors, thinkers and activists from around the country. Come stock up on your Anarchist Cookbooks (great for moms), check out the latest work from Oakland’s AK Press (support your local anarchists), and pick up activist and anti government schwag for all the loved ones in your life. They make great stocking stuffers.
Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair
Saturday 10am to 6pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm
Community Fair Building
Golden Gate Park 9th & Lincoln, San Francisco

Sunday, March 15

Simian Mobile Disco

“Give me a mic and a beat, and I’ll be straight, it’s the beat” Truer words were never spoken. And they just happen to have been spoken by Go Team!’s Ninja on a cut from Simian Mobile Disco’s ’07’s “Attack Decay Sustain Release.” And when the these British Disco monkeys take over Mezzanine Sunday night it’s all about the beat. A lot of them. Very fast and very loud. Over the last few years the electro darlings have remixed hits for everyone from Bjork to CSS (“Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above” is friggin brilliant) and amassed a loyal following or beat fanatics all around the globe. Come shake it like an ape with the boys from across the pond.

Simian Mobile Disco
444 Jessie St., San Francisco

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