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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
$25
The Malonga Casquelord Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St., Oakland
510.238.7219
www.araisininthesunplay.com
www.harpistfromthehood.com

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
7:30
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
http://www.fccb.org

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
$25
9pm
Shattuck Down Low
2284 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
www.shattuckdownlow.com
510.548.1159

Relay

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
Free
6-9pm
The LAB
2948 16th St. San Francisco
www.thelab.org
415.864.8855

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
Mighty
119 Utah (at 15th St.)
San Francisco, CA
415-762-0151
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