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5/8 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on May 8, 2009

Friday, May 8

All Oakland Youth Talent Showcase

Now in its 9th consecutive year, the All Oakland Youth Talent Showcase is a space where youth from all over Oakland audition to be able to share the same stage for the Bay Area to see that we are more than the negative images that are constantly used to portray us. This simultaneous act of resistance and celebration showcases the beauty and talent that often gets marginalized when one thinks, talks about, or presents Oakland.

All Oakland Youth Talent Showcase
Laney College Theater
900 Fallon St. Oakland

Aztlán Roots

After taking a short Spring Break hiatus, the selectas of Aztlan Roots are back for a new Friday night party. Head over to Mua and chill in the cavernous warehouse space and dig the grooves from DJ DJs Delgado & Noble spinning dancehall, raggae and raggaeton.

2442 Webster Ave Oakland.

Whompsteady w/DJ Spooky

After taking in his initial Drum ‘n Bass and illbient DJ mixes and the myriad books, teaching and art projects to his latest project Terra Nova, a film and audio exploration of Antarctica, a lot of things can be said about DJ Spooky. Unproductive is definitely not one of those things. With a mind as restless and quick as his DJ sets, Spooky has created a multimedia body of work that expands the idea of DJ and remix culture into the greater cultural landscape. You can never be sure what you’ll get a Spooky show, but it’s always pretty damned interesting. The performance is part of the week long Communitree Festival.

DJ Spooky with Felonious, Haj, Inqueel and Ambessa the Articulate
Shattuck Downlow
2284 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley

Saturday, May 8

1st Annual Oakland Cupcake Bakeoff

Come find out who’s cupcake reigns surpreme! Four bucks and an empty stomach gets you a fork, a napkin, a plate, and a chance to sample the best cupcakes in Oakland. Once you’ve tried ’em all, vote for your favorite! A cookbook of all the the recipes you try will be for sale, and maybe we’ll even raffle off a few. Bring your friends! Bring your family! Bring the kids that live next door to you that you know love anything sweet!

RPS Collective
2278 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Community Conversation: Bill T. Jones

For the last 30 years Jones, a MacArthur “Genius” Award winning dancer and choreographer has been pushing the limits of experimental dance and taking on social issues as body image, race sexual orientation. Don’t miss a rare opportunity to explore the creative process of renowned director as he discusses his work on a new production marking the Lincoln bicentennial: “Fondly Do We Hope … Fervently Do We Pray.”

Community Conversation: Bill T. Jones
Free w/RSVP
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
700 Howard St San Francisco

People’s Grocery Fun!Raiser

Show your support for People’s Grocery and this Community fundraiser featuring a plant auction, local plants and herbs for sale plus lots of yummy snacks created from the People’s Grocery Gardens. There’llalso be presentation by our Peer-to-Peer youth, guest DJ’s, poets and artwork.

People’s Grocery Fun!Raiser

Archway School
250 41st. St., Oakland

Sunday, May 9

How Weird Street Faire

How Weird? Just about ten blocks worth. For the 10th year the SF How Weird Festival sets up it’s carnival shop with art and celebration, and ten stages of electronic music. There’ll be performances and costumes, unique vendors and exotic foods, plus 10 stages of music from the likes of Consortium of Collective Consciousness, Symbiosis, Kontrol, Sunset, Purgatory Cruiser, Muti Music, Brass Tax, Temple Nightclub, Opel, Opulent Temple, Tantra, Groove Garden, Mystic Beat Lounge, Nonstop Bhangra, Le Harem, and Earthdance.

How Weird Street Faire
Requested donation $10 or $5 in costume
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Howard and 2nd Streets, San Francisco

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