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Weekend Picks: Things to do and see Jan. 28-30

Weekend Picks: Things to do and see Jan. 28-30

Can you feel that sun? It’s like the universe knew that we needed the reminder.

Spring is just around the corner! And in that spirit, I’d like to suggest you add laughing yourself silly or planting a sustainable future to your weekend.

On Friday, head over to La Pena to watch “La Angry Xicana” by Adelina Anthony, where “teatro meets stand-up meets performance art meets improvisation.”

La Pena is located at 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. Tickets are $15 in advance, or a package deal of $35 for three different shows.


On Saturday, get down and dirty with the worms and learn how to compost! Chabot Space and Science Center is hosting a workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and another from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Admission is $8 plus general center admission. Chabot Space and Science Center is at 10000 Skyline Blvd. in Oakland.


Beginning at 11 a.m. Sunday, it’s time to help maintain our food justice community by attending a brunch benefit for SOL (sustaining ourselves locally).

The goal is to raise $3,000 in order to hire East Oakland youth to work as summer gardening and social justice interns. Cost: $25-$40 will get you a plate of locally grown food, a garden tour, a whole lot of good karma and the knowledge that we are properly taking care of our youth. The benefit will be held at 1236 International Blvd.


Tehea Robie is a contributing writer to Oakland Local, a novelist and a spoken word artist. She loves genre bending, gender benders and interactive media tools. She was a finalist for the 2005 Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers; she's been published in Rad Dad, Five Fingers Review, Controlled Burn and various sites online. She composes her poems by heart, without writing them down and has been featured at venues all around the Bay, such as the 2009 Nectarena stage at San Francisco Pride, I Am A Man Fundraiser and ShePeoples. Tehea was raised by an exquisite, fierce, working-poor mother. She received her MFA in Writing and Consciousness.