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6/5 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on June 5, 2009

Friday June 5

“Cabeza”- Artwork & Visuals of the Hood Games

For the last 4 years Hood Games has been hosting events and promoting the sport and culture of skating from Oakland to Los Vegas. In preparation for their 17th installation, Hood Games founder and resident skateboarding evangelist K-Dub is bringing together a gangload of the artists and performers they have worked with over the years for one massive gallery show. K-Dub, Kara Fortune, Issabelle Aspera,Tida Lam, Lucia Romero, Marcos Gonzales, Christopher Kern, Ben Winslow, Mike Reyes, Demondre Ward, Steelee Fatis and a more will be throwing down on canvas, walls and found objects while DJ’s Ken Dread” & “ReSpin” handle the decks.

“Cabeza”- Artwork & Visuals of the Hood Games
Free
4-9pm
Uptown/RAW Exhibit Gallery
20th & Telegraph, Oakland
http://www.Hoodgamesskate.com

Altars, Icons and Drawings by Stanley C. Wilson

Stanley C. Wilson’s drawings, sculptures and installation investigate the human countenance and spirit. His latest exhibit uses the traditional religious alter to both pay tribute to ancient Yoruba culture and
discuss ways they are showing up in modern culture as memorials and tribute. Wilson is a professor of Art at the California State Polytechnic University and the former director of the University Art Gallery. Wilson will also be giving a slide presentation and lecture Sunday June 7 at 3pm.

Altars, Icons and Drawings by Stanley C. Wilson
Free
5:30-9:30 pm
Joyce Gordon Gallery
Main Floor
406 14th St. 
Oakland, CA 94612
http://joycegordongallery.com

just because there are questions, does not mean there are answers

This exhibit of drawings and mixed media artifacts was inspired by a game of “copy cat” and explores the artists’ use of games to stay inspired and connected to their queer histories and futures. Artists include Joy Fritz, Sam Lopes, Matthew Momchilov and Matthew Pawlowski.

just because there are questions, does not mean there are answers
Free
7-10pm
blankspace
6608 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
510.547.6608
http://www.blankspacegallery.com

First Friday After Five

A great chance to meet old friends and make new ones. The’re’ll be a full cash bar, dining in the café with the Latin rhythms of LAVA, belly dance classes, and a screening of the documentary Croatian Stories – Tales of Croatian Heritage in California.

First Friday After Five
$8
5–9 p.m.
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak @10th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
510/238-2200
http://www.museumca.org

Saturday, June 6

East Bay Open Studios 2009

Two weekends, 400-500 artists, 2 counties across more than 13 cities. Yeah, the East Bay Open Studios kinda like a big deal. The East Bay’s longest-running and largest open studio event kicks off this weekend and continues through the 14th with workshops, networking sessions and events with all the artspots you know and love, and more than a few you probably didn’t know existed.

East Bay Open Studios
Sat – Sun, June 6 – 7 and 13 – 14
11-6pm
Various locations
http://www.proartsgallery.org

Mandela Foods Grand Opening

To paraphrase Sam Cooke: It’s been a long, long time coming. But we knew the food would come. After years of planning, protesting, deals and heartbreaks, it looks like West Oakland is finally getting a real live grocery store! This Saturday come celebrate the long awaited opening of Mandela Market in it’s slightly small, but stocked new space across from the West O Bart station. The store is actually a coop run by 8 local residents and will offer shelves of local goods created right here in the bay. There’ll be speakers, music, kids games and of course-free food.

Mandela Foods Grand Opening
10am-2pm, Ribbon cutting at 10 am
Mandela Market
1430 7th St. Oakland
www.mandelafoods.com

Oakland Green Scene Festival

Get to know the green side of West Oakland with a day of live music, games, birding activities, an art exhibition, and booths from local eco-minded organizations. There’s a full day planned with tons of local community organizations with everyone from People’s Grocery, OBUGS and MoBetter Foods to ArtEsteem, the Bay Area Blues Society and the Prescott Circus pitching in.

Oakland Green Scene Festival
Free
11am-4pmMiddle Harbor Shoreline Park
Middle Harbor Road, Oakland
http://ebparks.org

San Francisco Youth Unity Eco-Fest

Created by youth for youth, Eco-Fest is an environmental summit and green block party showcasing student projects from the new Environmental Service Learning Initiative (ESLI) as well as celebrate youth involvement in the environmental movement. A bicycle-powered stage with music and an interactive Earth Pledge/art installation are just some of the many youth- and eco- friendly activities that will be held that day.

San Francisco Youth Unity Eco-Fest
Free
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Civic Center Plaza
McAllister St, San Francisco
415.255.7296 x209
http://www.myspace.com/sfecofest

Sunday, June 7

Temescal Street Fair

Every year, this popular street fair welcomes local business owners, residents and families to enjoy all the cool shops, global eats and hip happenings Temescal has to offer. This year’s event will once again feature children and family activities and promote local artists and entertainers, representative of the rich mosaic of cultures in the area. Some of the featured performers include Fito Reynoso y su Ritmo y Armonia, Cataracs, Zanza, Destiny Arts Youth Performance and Chalk4Peace

Temescal Street Fair
Free
Noon-6pm
Telegraph Avenue between 45th and 51st, Oakland
510- 860-7327
http://www.temescaldistrict.org

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