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Posts Tagged ‘Zza’s’

08/28: The Food Weekend

Posted by novoscene on August 27, 2009

Access: 16th anniversary party

FRIDAY, AUGUST 28

ACCESS: Sixteenth Birthday Party

This party has all the ingredients for a good time: DJs, dancing, cake, giveaways, and a good venue. Tomorrow night, join the ACCESS people as they celebrate their sixteenth birthday. The California women’s health rights group is promising everyone a good time.

9 p.m. to 1:15 a.m.
The Den
19th and Telegraph (near 19th Street BART)
donate $16 and get in free, donate $35+ for VIP access
http://www.whrc-access.org/donate or http://www.causes.com/access

Questions: Samara at sweet16@access-whrc.org

Picture of a taco truckOAKLAND COOKS: A photo exhibit

Swing by the OakBook’s gallery to meet, mingle, drink wine and get a glimpse into some Oakland kitchens.  Winners of the OakBook’s first photo contest present images from Oakland kitchens – from taco trucks to an immigrant’s home-cooking to a themed kitchen and more.

4.30 p.m. onwards
art@theOAKBOOK
423 Water Street (Jack London Square, across from Barnes and Noble, next to the bike store)

Eat Real

EAT REAL FESTIVAL: A street fair with healthy food

If you haven’t heard about this festival by now, you haven’t been living in Oakland. It may or may not be on TV, but it’s on the radio, it’s on the web, it’s been in the papers, people are tweeting about it. It’s everywhere. But for those of you who’ve been out of it, it’s the mother of all food festivals: street food, fresh fruits and vegetables, local beers, ice cream, live music, butchery contests, cooking demonstrations and more. For the full schedule, click head over to eatrealfest.com/

Aug 28, 29, 30
Jack London Square
Friday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

WALKATHON around Lake Merritt: benefit to fight cervical cancer in Africa

Want to do something good this Saturday morning? You have a lot of choices, but consider a walkathon around the lake. And consider asking friends and family to sponsor you. A non-profit group called Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer or PINCC is behind this walk that hopes to raise money to screen women in Africa for the virus that causes cervical cancer and to provide treatment when needed. Apparently, a $15 donation can cover the cost of 1 woman’s screening in Africa. That’s less than what a lot of people spend on coffee in a week. To learn more about this Oakland non-profit, visit pincc.org

Starting at the Pergola at 10 a.m., Ends at 1 p.m.

Lake Merritt, starting at the pergola (with the Greek columns)

Some of Theo's pictures

WE ARE NOT RESPONSE FOR ANY BELONGING: Theo Konrad Auer’s photo show

If you’re a regular OakBook reader, you know that name. He is the OakBook art writer and is also an artist and curator. As many of you know, he’s one of the people involved in the founding of the Art Murmur. He’s having his first solo photography show at Zza’s Wine Bar & Gallery. Like all of Zza’s shows, this one is also curated by Obi Kaufmann. If the Oakland landscape interests you at all, make sure you stop by his show.

The exhibit will be up through October 2nd, but the opening reception is on Saturday night.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Zza’s wine bar and gallery
550 Grand Avenue
Questions: Call 925-951-7501

KID-FRIENDLY: Fairyland

Kids have something to be excited about this weekend: Renovated story book boxes and a grand puppet fair. Read the entire article about the celebration here.

Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
$7
699 Bellevue Ave.
(510) 452-2259, fairyland.org

SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC

Death Angel is playing at the Uptown, 1928 Telegraph, 9 p.m. $15 For more info, go to Uptown’s website

Annie Sampson
is at Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph. Questions? Call (510) 763-7711 or go to Cafe Van Kleef’s website here.

Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard is performing at Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero W. in Jack London Square.
Saturday: $22, 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m., Kids Matinee $5 kids, $18 adult (with kid), $22 adult(general); 7 p.m., $22

SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

SOUND HEALING WORKSHOP: Calling All Bohemians

Think you’re a Bohemian? If yes, the folks at the Sauce are inviting you over for an Acutonics workshop on Sunday. Never heard of Acutonics? Here’s a crash course in it:acutonics.com

If you do know about acutonics – Sunanda Harrell-Stokes, MSW, LAc Certified Acutonics Practitioner and Senior Instructor will be conducting the workshop.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$60 – $85 sliding Scale (includes a meal).
thaSAUCE 950 30th Street



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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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