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Posts Tagged ‘Dia De Los Muertos’

Tomorrow night: Closing Reception for Ofrendas Para los Muertos

Posted by novoscene on December 16, 2009

Ofrendas Para los Muertos – from Oakland, with love

Curated by Rachel-Anne Palacios, this exhibit showcases mixed media pieces that aim to pay homage to “our dearly departed.”

Dia de los muertos is a momentous holiday in the Mexican culture. It has taken on new adaptations and transformations of its traditions over the years. We invite you to behold our offerings created in reverence of our ancestors.

The organizers invite you to bring a non-original photo of a departed loved one that you’d like to place on the community altar. You can also create flowers, puppets and masks made of paper to take home or place on the community altar.

November 16 – December 31, 2009
Closing Reception/Artists’ talk: Thursday December 17, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Craft & Cultural Arts Gallery
State of California Office Building – Atrium
1515 Clay St., Oakland CA 94607

For more information contact: 510.508.2263 or vivafrida@yahoo.com

Participating artists:

Alejandra Palos
Ana Bravo
Anita de Lucio
Carlos Villez
Carmela Chase
David Tafolla
Dania Elisai Gonzales Gutierrez
Denise Cortes
Evelyn Orantes
Holly Calica
Jaime Crespo
Jesus Barraza
Joaquin Alejandro Newman
Juan Rivera
Lizbeth Ortiz
Lupe Flores
Lupe Posada
Marcus Cordero
Maria Sanchez
Marie Sendejo
Mary Andrade
Mary Jo Mishork and St. Jerome’s 5th grade class
Martha Chavoya Villanueva
Martha Rodriguez
Melanie Cervantes
Nicole Harris
Pamela Enriquez
Rachel Anne Palacios
Rio Yanez
Saide Garcia
Sally Ann Rodriguez
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School
Tara Ray
Viva Paredes

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10/24 O-Scene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on October 24, 2008

Friday, Oct. 24

A Raisin in the Sun

The Bay Area Performing Arts Collective presents their latest play, an interpretation of the Lorraine Hansberry classic (and P-Diddy notorious) “A Raisin In The Sun,” with a new music score by Destiny “The Harpist from the Hood.” The play, which originally debuted in 1959, tells the growing pains story of the Youngers, a working class Chicago African American family, as they struggle with moving into an all white neighborhood and fight to keep the family together as financial and cultural challenges arise. While the premier was met with as much protest as acclaim, the initial production went on to be nominated for 4 Tony Awards in 1960.

A Raisin in the Sun
8pm 10/24-10/25, Additional 2om matinee Saturday 10/25
The Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St., Oakland

Christian Landers: Stuff White People Like

Described by Landers as “a scientific approach to highlight and explain stuff white people like” this website started as an in joke among a couple of friends and exploded into a cultural phenomenon. Millions tune in monthly to laugh with and at Landers’ stockpile of white people friendly trinkets, ideas and art projects, including Barack Obama, NPR, Pea Coats and appearing to enjoy Classical music. Landers reads tonight from his new book based on the website.

Christian Landers: Stuff White People Like
$10 no one turned away for lack of funds
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

Saul Williams

From his role as the idealist poet in the 1999 movie “Slam” through an acclaimed and experimental spoken word phase up to his current electro/rock persona- “Niggy Tardust,” Saul Williams has made a career of pushing the boundaries of whatever particular art he’s jumping into at the time. Williams has developed an impressive collection of work and collaborators over the years(Trent Reznor, DJ Spooky, DJ Krust etc.)-check 1999’s “Coded Language” and 2003’s “,Said the Shotgun to The Head” for some of his best work. He plays tonight with a full band.

Saul Williams
Shattuck Down Low
2284 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley


Tonight is the official kickoff for Relay, a 6 week program performances by local and international sound artists. The sonic art showcase coincides with a gallery exhibition featuring Dan Nelson’s “140 Ways to Make a Cassette Tape Unlistenable,” Owen Martell and Simon Proffitt’s “Parallel Wales” project, and Jim Haynes’ “Every Island Fled Away and the Mountains Could Not Be Found.” Performances begin on Saturday, 10/25 with a show by Washington sound artists Desolation Wilderness and Lake.

Relay Reception
2948 16th St. San Francisco

Planet of the Drums

There’s the chill Friday night out, and then there’s a Friday night PARTY. There’s electronic music, and then there’s Drum ‘n Bass. There’s drumming, and then there’s Planet of the Drums, the most bass heavy, balls to the wall, cabinet speaker blasting Drum and Bass night there is. For the last 8 years, DnB heavyweights AK1200, Dara, Dieselboy and MC Messinian have been bringing their breakneck breakbeat tour to large clubs around the country and tonight it’s San Francisco’s turn to bang ’em. Loud. Fast. And Deep.

Planet of the Drums
119 Utah (at 15th St.)
San Francisco, CA
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Photos: 2007 Dia de los Muertos in the Fruitvale

Posted by novoscene on October 29, 2007


The annual Dia De los Muertos Festival in the Fruitvale is the biggest in the country. Last Sunday International Ave was teeming with skulls, skeletons, smiling kids and altars to honor loved ones who’ve passed away. Check out the pics-Kwan Read the rest of this entry »

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10/26 Novoscene Weekend

Posted by novoscene on October 26, 2007

This weekend we’ve got Panthers and poets and westerns, Oh My!


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