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The Long Weekend’s Here

Posted by novoscene on September 4, 2009

Mos Def & Erykah Badu


Musician and actor Mos Def, once known as an underground hip-hop star, has won his fair share of critical and mainstream acclaim over the past decade. He performs at the Paramount tonight with Grammy winner Erykah Badu, often described as the Queen of Neo-Soul. If you’re in town,

7.30 p.m., box office opens at 6.30 p.m.
Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway,
$39.50 to $99.50

First Friday

It’s First Friday all over again. In case you don’t know what that means – several Oakland art galleries host receptions and stay open late on the first Friday of every month. Here’s a link to our art writer’s picks. In addition, we recommend a trip to Cakeland tonight: Cakeland is a sculptural installation resembling a collection of perfect delicious cakes– wall mounted, hanging and standing– a walk-through cake environment complete with its own lighting.

The work of the artist, Scott Hove, has been featured in many Bay Area galleries, museums and publications including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Jose Museum of Art, and the current edition of High-Fructose magazine.

Reception: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
5600 Shattuck Avenue (Oakland, CA 94609)

Collect Gallery Opens

In case you’ve been feeling bad that Old Oakland lost two popular boutiques, Drift and Mignonne, here’s something to cheer you up. Lauren Geremia, the interior designer who’s responsible for a lot of San Francisco bars and restaurants looking really, really good, is setting up a new art gallery in Old Oakland.

She’s hosting a reception tonight. Head over to view Matthew Shallenberger’s photography show. If that’s not your thing, she’s got some furniture and lights on display, too.

6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
465 9th street (at Broadway).



Woodminster Summer Musicals ends its 43rd season with Brigadoon, a beloved tale about a highland village that appears for only a day every 100 years. It’s considered a classic from the golden age of Broadway musicals.

Friday 8pm
Saturday 8pm
Sunday 7pm

Tickets are $25-$40. Youths 16 and under with an adult are free.
Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Park


The EastSide Arts Allliance and Eclipse Rising is showing a documentary on Sunday about Zainichi, Korean living in Japan. 100 years of Crossings Between Busan and Shimonoseki: Three Generations of Zainichi Korea explores the rich and complicated history of Korean immigration to Japan, and reverse journeys back to Korea. The film is Japanese and Korean with English subtitles. There’s a suggested donation of $7 to $15.

Sunday, 1 pm
Eastside Cultural Center, 2277 International Boulevard


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