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07/17: The O-Scene Weekend’s Here.

Posted by novoscene on July 16, 2009

Movies, book readings, swaps, bloggers’ BarCamp, kid-friendly wine parties, and of course, art.. there’s all this and more going down in Oakland this weekend…

Friday July 17

Annual T-10 Video Festival

See the weird work of Bulk Foodveyor (Philip Bonner) at 21 Grand Friday evening. Bulk makes “media based theater using physical assemblage with a bizarre satirical humor.” It will be the second night of the 9th Annual T-10 Video Festival. “… Conceived by Sarah Lockhart, (T-10 Video Festival) began shortly after 21 Grand first opened its doors. As the cultural landscape has shifted, so has T-10, redefining its purpose each year, while remaining focused on short form works. Including experimental documentary, narrative shorts, animations and expanded media works.”

Admission is $6
8:30 p.m.
21 Grand, 416 25th St.

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Oakland Bites and Sucks

In Adrian Harper’s Oakland, the city is as diverse and multi-culti as it is in real life. However, in Harper’s book, “Night Biters,” vampires are also part of the city’s cultural fabric. Come hear Harper read from his young adult novel at Laurel Books Friday at 7 pm.

Free
7 p.m.
Laurel Bookstore, 4100 MacArthur Boulevard, 510-531-2073

Saturday, July 18

RPS Clothing Swap

Forget the consignment stores. The RPS Collective is having a huge clothing swap Saturday afternoon. Take clean clothes, meet new people, buy some food and drinks and make it a swap party. They even have a sewing machine for alterations.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Rock Paper Scissors, 2278 Telegraph Avenue @ 23rd Street, 510-238-9171

Beast (East Bay) Bloggers Camp

East Bay bloggers, this one’s for you. One of Oakland’s best-known bloggers, V Smoothe (A Better Oakland), Spot.us and Anca Mosoiu, a tech entrepreneur and founder of TechLiminal, a physical space for tech, are hosting Beast Bloggers Bar Camp.

They say East Bay is pig latin for beast. And if you’re wondering what a bar camp is – BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn from each other in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from participants.

It promises to be an interesting event.  Look at the schedule here.

$20, sliding scale
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Techliminal, 268 14th Street, 510-832-3401

Red&White_groupshowRed, White and Booze

Obi Kaufmann will be the first to admit that he hates wine bar art. (We’re not sure exactly what that is, but like pornography, we’d probably know it when we see it.) About a year ago, Kaufmann set out to show that wine bar art didn’t have to be blander than a bottle of Two-Buck Chuck Chardonnay. He’s curated 11 shows at Zza’s Wine Bar, and on Saturday is the reception for “Red and White,” the first group show for the wine bar’s alumni artists.

Free
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Zza Wine Bar, 550 Grand Avenue

Faders
First and third Friday of the month, the party’s at Luka’s where the Oakland Faders present Flashback Fridays. DJs Platurn and Mere One will spin “old school hip hop, party anthems and all things funky.”

$10
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Luka’s Tap Room, 2221 Broadway @ Grand

Sunday, July 19

Beach Blanket

The Oakland winery JC Cellars is hosting its annual beach party Sunday. The $25 admission gets you snacks from an “urban chic” taco truck, cheeses and pates, ice cream, and, of course, 12 types of wine to sample. The beach party is family friendly with a DJ, petanque, and a craft table for kids. If you buy your tickets early, the price is $20. It’s on Sunday, so you won’t have to worry about the City’s new parking enforcers slapping you with a $55 fine.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
JC Cellars Winery. 55 Fourth Street. 510-465-5900

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6/2 The New News-Journalism, Documentary and New Media

Posted by novoscene on June 2, 2009

The new grassroots journalism

Not so breaking news! The news industry is getting turned on it’s ear. Not so secret tip: No one really knows what to do about it! Over the last couple of years, as longtime newspaper folk have been shown the door en masse, and everyone’s Tweeted and Friended themselves into a public frenzy, a lot of new questions, new challenges and new opportunities have risen from the ashes of all those burned newspapers.

But what does this multimedia real time approach to life mean for the way we report and consume the news? What are the new tools and how are they being used? Find out the insider info from the new news biz at this panel discussion with members of the new and old guard media. Panelest include: Katharine Mieszkowski, Salon.com,Joe Rubin, FRONTLINE/World, Robert Rosenthal, CIR, Kevin Weston, New America Media and Marcus Chan, SF Chronicle and will be moderated by Magnet Media’s Megan Cunningham.

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And now for something completely random…

Posted by novoscene on April 27, 2009

 

I got into a pretty random and unusually involved conversation at an art show the other night on the merits and spectacle of Ms. Brittney Spears. Dude I was talking to, hands down one of the most take no shit political artists I know, went in deep on the complexities of Miss Brit, her media stardom, his strange affinity, and the incredibly short lines for the men’s bathroom at the pop diva’s Oakland show (apparently the show at the Coliseum was anything but a sausage fest).

So in honor of the nothing in particular, here are a few vids from the April 22nd show. I don’t particularly want a piece of you, Brit, I am digging the pyrotechnics.

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6/3 Nicolas Bearde CD Release at Yoshi’s

Posted by novoscene on June 3, 2008

Anyone who’s ever “missed the loving” of soul great Lou Rawls, or just needs to hear a fine rendition of “God Bless the Child” should head over to Yoshi’s Oakland tonight for the release of “Live at Yoshi’s – A Salute to Lou,” the latest CD by Oakland jazz vocalist Nicolas Bearde. Recorded Live at Yoshi’s, October 2007, the album tips a hat to the great bluesman with covers of standards including “God Bless the Child”, “You’re Gonna Miss my Loving” and “I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water” alongside Bearde’s renditions of work by Bill Withers, Max Roach and Abby Lincoln.

Bearde, a professional singer, actor and voice-over artist, has been performing in the Bay Area jazz and blues scene for almost 30 years, cutting his teeth first at San Francisco’s infamous Pasand nightclub and later with Bobby McFerrin’s world renowned “Voicestra” vocal ensemble in the 80’s. He’s released two albums-1998’s “Crossing the Line”, and the 2004 follow-up “All About Love” while touring the world from Tokyo to the Bay. Check out his performance of “Never Let Me Go” in the clip above and head to Yoshi’s tonight for more.-Kwan Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: Scrape the Town

Posted by novoscene on April 29, 2008

A couple hundred bikers taking over the streets of West Oakland? Naw, it’s not the hood version of Critical Mass, it’s Scrape the Town, an event created by San Francisco’s Transparent BMX that went down on April 6. The event brought nearly 200 BMX riders out for a day of riding, tricks, BBQ and mayhem. While BMX riding has been lost some of it’s mainstream popularity over the last few years, these vids prove that there’s still a lot of air left in those tires. Props to Invisible Stripes for the original post.

Some great footage of the event here and here and here.

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Video: Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa

Posted by novoscene on March 3, 2008

From our friends over at Know Productions.

Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa rocking out in West Oakland. Despite not fulfilling the jingle bells holiday promise of their name, KLS still manage to kick major ass while being neither creamy nor dressed in glowing St. Nick gear. Go figure.

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Video: The Town Gets Down!!!

Posted by novoscene on November 25, 2007

The Lovemakers-Shake That Ass

So, check it out-

It’s the holiday season and we’re getting ready for some big announcements so we’re feeling kinda fun and festive. So despite it being cold as yak balls tonight-or maybe because of it-here’s a collection of Oakland vids featuring folks having a good time. From Rollerby to Raider Nations, Fight Nights to House Music and Feather Boas, this is a sampling of how we get down. Enjoy.

-kwan

Oakland Art Murmur

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