05/21: The Oakland Weekend
Posted by novoscene on May 20, 2010
People’s Grocery Open House
People’s Grocery is having an Open House to celebrate its new office and to spread the word about its programs, partners, friends, and neighbors.
They’ll have delicious food, drinks from Honest Tea, music from the Western Whistleblowers, and a great opportunity for the community to meet the staff and each other.
Friday, May 21st, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
909 7th Street (94607)
For more info, call 510- 652-7607/ firstname.lastname@example.org
The Uncomfortable Zones of Fun
Frank Moore, shaman performance artist, “will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.”
For more information Call: 510-526-7858 email: email@example.com
Friday, 21 May, 8 PM onwards
Temescal Arts Center
511 48th St. (at Telegraph)
Free, but donations accepted
The Empty Tomb + Tongues of Fire: Easter to Pentecost in East and West
“Celebrating the Feast of Feasts and the foundation of the Church, Artistic Director John Michael Boyer leads the Josquin Singers on a journey from Easter to Pentecost and from East to West. The holidays of Pascha (Easter) and Pentecost have yielded some of the most joyful and profound music in both the East and the West. This Pentecost weekend, the Josquin Singers will perform repertoire from this joyful season taken from the chant and polyphonic traditions of Rome, England, Moscow and Constantinople, sung in their original languages of Latin, Greek and Slavonic.”
Friday, 21 May, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Avenue
$25 suggested donation
Saturday, May 22
Oakland is known to be fashion forward. Here’s your chance to take in some fashions from Oakland and beyond at the Urban Couture Fashion and Art Expo in Jack London Square this weekend. The expo will present art showcases, exhibits, workshops, and a fashion show. And of course, there’ll be all kinds of world music in the house.
The expo is free during the day (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) In the evening, the event morphs into a 21+ event. The fashion show will feature the work of designers like Alexandria von Bromssen, Skylier Wear, Rag Doll Designs, Swati Couture, and Heather Guevarra Arcega.
Urban Couture Fashion and Art Expo
Saturday, May 22, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 22, 7 PM Onwards
$10 Admission, 21+
Jack London Square
Head over to Montclair library on Saturday for its final anniversary program of the month, 80 YEARS OF MYSTERY with Mark Coggins, the author of “The Big Wake,” which is set in Oakland. Coggins will discuss Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon,” which was published in 1930, also the year the Montclair library opened. Expect Coggins to also discuss his own novel.
Saturday, May 22, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
1687 Mountain Boulevard
Do you sometimes feel like a sucker for going into any line of work other than medical marijuana grower? If you’re interested in the nascent pot business (it’s more than just growing), then stop by iGrow, the world’s largest “hydroponic superstore” for an outdoor expo celebrating the debut of UniCann – the Yale to Oaksterdam University’s Harvard. In addition to lots of pot-oriented business ideas, you’ll be able to enjoy food, music, and drink.
Saturday, May 22 9 AM – 5 PM
70 Hegenberger Loop
Join Project Peace East Bay for its 2nd annual Battle of the Salsa Bands! Dance the night away to celebrate the volunteers and partnerships that cultivates more sustainable East Bay communities. Featuring the music of Orquesta Borinquen, Julio Bravo y su Orquesta Salsabor. Powered by Digit Sound and Mauricio Acevedo.
Saturday, May 22, 2010 6:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Veterans Memorial Building, 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland
Walk to End Poverty
The City of Oakland and United Way of the Bay Area are hosting the 5th Annual WALK TO END POVERTY Saturday morning. “Multi-Cultural Entertainment with D’Wayne Wiggins and his Pop Lyfe band (and others) and awards hosted by Miranda Wilson plus a Community Fair offering services and help to those in need. Join the “Power of Ten” this year and walk the lake to show your support in ending poverty in Oakland.”
Saturday, May 22 Registration 9 a.m.
At the Lake Merritt Bandstand, across from 666 Bellevue
Sunday, May 23
Mirror Image: An Art Show about Body (Mis) Perceptions is curated by Becky Jaffe, Carrie-Andrea Kaye and Lanell Dike. It is a one-weekend event with live music, spoken word, and art activities for kids and adults. It’s being held at Frisbie St., a volunteer-run alternative art space.
Exhibiting artists include Myles Boisen, Bruce Temuchin Brown, Mercy Calman, Carrel Crawford, G.M.M. Coghlan, Lauren Davis, Deanne Emmons, JJ Fryzel, Evert Grobbelaar, CJ Grossman, Maia Huang, Becky Jaffe, Molly Kate Taylor, Frank King, Abby Kojola, Matthew Kowalski, Linda Shanti McCabe, Courtney McCutcheon, Diane Rosenblum Althoff, Elisa Salasin, Michael Slack, Mollee Weaver, Gary Wilson, Scott D.S. Young.
Address: 204 Fribie Street
Friday, May 21
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Show Opening, Spoken Word & Live Music by Vanessa and Her Many Moons
Saturday, May 22
2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Art Activities for kids/adults, Spoken Word & Live Music by Waste Band and Ryan James
Sunday, May 23
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
Show Closing, Art Activities for kids/adults
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