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12/31 New Year’s Eve Events

Posted by novoscene on December 30, 2007

 

 

-Brass Menazeri

Take heed all ye faithful revelers, your night has arrived! The streets will be filled with merriment, the music will play, the drink will flow and the world will move just a little closer to universal peace, love and understanding-or at the very least we’ll see some fireworks, blow some noisemakers and bond with tons of people you won’t remember in the morning.

From the traditional to the eccentric, the formal to the WTF! there’s a little something in the Novoscene New Year’s Eve guide for however you like get your respective groove on. See you in the New Year!

-kwan

2008 New Year’s Bash w/ DJ Jay-R

$10

8 p.m

White Horse Inn

6551 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

510-652-3820

WhiteHorseBar.com

 

 

Brian Jack & Zydeco Gamblers

$45

9 p.m.

Eagles Hall, 2305 Alameda Ave., Alameda

415-285-6285

SFZydeco.com

 

 

Black Comedy Explosion W/ Earthquake, Lavelle Crawford, Sheryl Underwood, & Rueben Paul.

$39.75-$67.75

10 p.m.

Paramount Theatre,

2025 Broadway, Oakland,

510-465-6400

ParamountTheatre.com

 

Bootie Pirate New Year’s Eve Party w/ Adrian & the Mysterious D, Party Ben, Dada, Smash-Up Derby, DJs Earworm Freddy & King of Pants, & the Indra

$20-$30

9 p.m

DNA Lounge

375 11th St., San Francisco

415-626-1409

DNALounge.com

 

 

Cake W/ the Lovemakers

$69.50-$79.50

9 p.m.

The Warfield

982 Market St., San Francisco

415-775-7722

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10/31-11/4 Spoken Word Soul Fest

Posted by novoscene on October 31, 2007

Dropping Serious Verses

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Slam poetry had its official start at the Get Me High Lounge in Chicago in 1984 with bar room poet Marc Smith. Looking for a way to bring poetry to the masses, Smith came up with the idea of combining poetry with an Olympic style tournament complete with rounds and judges and all the heckling and loud talking you’d find in any respectable drinking establishment.

Over the years the slam has grown into an international literary sport with competitions all over the world. As a whole though, spoken word poetry dates back years before Smith to the Jazz and Beat poets of the 50’s through writers like Gil Scot Heron and Lydia Lunch up to today’s crop of to wordsmiths, hitting the mic from every angle: the political, the personal, the academic and the dirty and the just damned funny. Today you never know what’ll come gushing out in furious free verse.

One thing’s for sure -the words spreading through Oakland over the next few days from the 1st Annual Spoken Word Soul Fest will be pretty damned impressive. Bay Area spoken word production company Hot Water Cornbread has brought together some of today’s best performers for a 4 day spokenganza. Some of the featured artists include Bahamadia, Ursula Rucker, Queen Sheba, Medusa, Martin Luther, Shihan the Poet, and Jaguar Wright along with local heroes Scorpio Blues, Prentice Powell, Amir Sulaiman, Ise Lyfe.

Hot Water Cornbread’s Khalil Anthony answered a few questions about the event. Read the rest of this entry »

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10/18 Oakland International Film Festival

Posted by novoscene on October 17, 2007

 

 

Now in its 6th year, the Oakland International Film Festival rolls into town this Thursday through Oct. 24th. Festival Director David Roach has been bustin’ ass over the last year to pull in quality programming and the 2007 fest includes work by Bay Area stars Danny Glover, Barry Shabaka Henley, Carl Lumbly and Terri J. Vaughn plus over 50 films from international and local filmmakers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Meet me at “The Junction”

Posted by novoscene on October 5, 2007

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Eulipia Performance Salon 1st Anniversary Finale Gala

Posted by novoscene on October 1, 2007

Eulipia Performance Salon 1st Anniversary Finale Gala

October 2nd, 8PM (sharp)

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Walter Kitundu

Please join us for this night of celebration and reflection.

Since October 2006, Eulipa/Knot Frum Hear has featured some of the Bay’s innovators in the worlds of word and music and continues to explore alternative spaces through performance, sound, and vision. Read the rest of this entry »

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Folsom Street Fair-the pictures

Posted by novoscene on October 1, 2007

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Aaah Folsom Street. The annual celebration of all things freaky and sexy. The air was full of bass and the wacks of countless paddles on countless asses as leathermen, twinks, doms, subs and all manner of kinky kinksters came out to celebrate and strut their naked stuff. -kwan

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San Francisco Love Fest-the pictures

Posted by novoscene on September 30, 2007

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There were good feelings oozing all over the streets of downtown SF Saturday. The 3rd annual San Francisco LoveFest was a feast of techy beats from local sound systems and the Bay’s most colorful, musical and naked party people. Check the pics and soak up some of that lovin’. -kwan

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Naomi Klein and the Grrrl MC’s

Posted by novoscene on September 28, 2007

Tonight the ladies speak fire at the House of Stormz in East Oakland:

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Novoscene: Weekend

Posted by novoscene on September 27, 2007

This weekend the bay is groove central as everyone’s tossing up barbecues, hosting festivals and trying to squeeze the last bit of summer out of the year. Here are some choice musical offerings for the weekend. There’s block parties and beatboxing. There’s thingamajigs and jazz. There’s salsa and Moroccan rhythms, all under the same big Bay Area sky. Damn we love this place… -Kwan Booth

Friday Sept. 28

 

The 2007 West Coast Open Human BeatBox Battle

 

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Party with Cari

Posted by novoscene on September 25, 2007

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Cari Borja, the Oakland designer and maker of all things beautiful and (often) frilly, has finally opened her own store, and she’s inviting everyone to her grand opening party. It’s this Saturday, September 29. If you can’t make it, you can stop by her pre-party sample sales on Thursday and Friday. Special note to all shopaholics: She’s got a sale on jackets, dresses, and other outfits for women, and on kids’ wear.

The party starts at 7 pm Saturday, and you can try on clothes and eat, drink, and mingle, mingle, mingle until 10 pm. The pre-party affairs will run from 11 am to 5 pm Thursday , September 27th and Friday, September 28th.

The address of her new store, which is the venue of her party: 2117 4th Street, studio B (between Addison and Allston Way) in Berkeley

If you miss these events, and really, really want to see her stuff, give her a call at (510) 981-0067, or swing by her studio between 11 am and 5 pm on any Thursday or Friday. The other three days of the week, she’s still going to be sewing away at home in West Oakland. — Priyanka

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