Whoa! This week you have chances to eat well, dance 'til you sweat, see and hear history, watch amazing performances and listen to dope music from around the globe - and you get to do this right in the the Bay Area!
Now I am a foodie with a bootie and this week has a lot of delicious treats for the foodie in you. I recommend you hit up the Vegetarian Pop-Up Market inside Kitchener or Kainbigan inside Somar or Miss Ollie's for some good grubbin'.
I want to give a special shout out for Mix'd Ingrdnts first full length show "Breaking the Silence," which I have listed on Friday night, but is also happening Saturday. If you haven't had a chance to see these women work it on the stage you don't want to miss this show! And if you have had the pleasure of seeing them then you will definitely want to see again in the highly-anticipated event.
I certainly hope you are having a fantastic week and I will see you out and about at any or all these events!
VEGETARIAN POP-UP MARKET + KITCHENER
327 24TH ST. OAKLAND
6 to 9 P.M.
Start off the New Year with local and tasty vegetarian/vegan fare made in Kitchener and FREE BEER! Come taste what Oakland's startup food scene has to offer!
* Barbarian Gourmet - Bread pudding with white chocolate whiskey sauce & flat bread pizza
* The Cook & Her Farmer - Seasonal jam and book signings by Romney Nani Steele, author of "Plum Gorgeous" and "My Nepenthe"
* Green & Go - Spring roll salad with fresh herbs and baked tofu strips
* Green Girl Bakeshop - Vegan/gluten-free ice cream sandwiches
* Javi's Cooking - Argentine empanadas
* Picnic Bakery - Peppermint Pandas and vegan winter vegetable pot-pies
* Stroopie Gourmet - Stroopwafels
* SunnySide Catering - Smokey potato and broccoli soup & cheddar biscuits
And a WINE TASTING by Selection Massale http://selectionmassale.com/
2271 SHATTUCK, BERKELEY
9 P.M. TO 2 A.M.
****NEW WEEKLY PARTY****
Every Tuesday at Bec's in Berkeley!
Hip Hop/ Soul/Rnb/Dancehall/Moombahton/House/Breaks
DJs LadyRyan and O Aces dropping HEAVY hitters for the dance floor!
Drink Specials all night!
Join Omi Arts* @Hub Oakland and curator/producer Ashara Ekundayo for the second edition of our a delicious breakfast series, "Grits & Greens," exploring the intersection of food, art and technology by featuring innovators, educators, artists, makers, hackers and entrepreneurs living and working in the cross sections of these fields. "Grits & Greens" highlights individuals, companies and organizations committed to sustainable living, creative excellence, social justice, and locally grown solutions. In January we also will highlight creative placemaking strategies inspired by the cosmology of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Grits & Greens" participants also will get a sneak peak at the latest offerings from the Hub Oakland team, including first dibs at Members-Only perks and have an opportunity to become investors in our economic movement-building model.
*Omi Arts is the curated interactive gallery space opening inside Hub Oakland in Autumn 2013 that will feature exhibitions, lectures, performance and installations from local, national and international creatives.
January Community Partners:
ITVS | KQED | Bi-Rite Market | OaklandLocal.com
7:30 a.m. – Breakfast
7:50 a.m. – Welcome and Introductions + Dedication
8 a.m. – Hub Oakland - Intro and Membership Sneak Peak
8:15 a.m. – Grits & Greens Panel Discussion
9:05 a.m. – Q & A
9:15 a.m. – Special Thanks and Networking
Grits & Greens, Volume 2 - Panelists:
Ashara Ekundayo, Curator/Moderator - http://flavors.me/asharaekundayo
Evan Bissell, visual artist, educator - http://evanbissell.com/Evan_Bissell/Evan_Bissell.html
Drew Dellinger, poet, activist, Martin Luther King scholar - http://drewdellinger.org/
Byron Hurt, educator, director of "Soul Food Junkies" - http://www.bhurt.com/
+ Dedication to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by vocalist, Jennifer Johns
** Livestream presented by Fertl - https://www.facebook.com/wearefertl?ref=ts&fref=ts&__req=d
and Hosted by Abby Bobe - (BlackGirlsCode.org) http://blackgirlscode.org/
Menu from Miss Ollie's Owner/Chef Sarah Kirnon -
Creamy Anson Mills grits
Sautéed Mixed Field Greens
Grilled tofu drizzled with local honey and thyme
Poqui poqui (baked eggplant & farmers eggs)
Enjoy a unique and historic opportunity to enter the world of the stepsister and childhood friend of Anne Frank, Mrs. Eva Schloss of London, UK. Mrs. Eva Schloss is a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust, has published two books and is the subject of James Still’s play "And Then They Came For Me": Remembering The World of Anne Frank.” Like her stepsister, Eva went into hiding in Holland, and was betrayed, captured and sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Listen to a first hand account of the discovery and printing of Anne Frank’s famed diary and glean insight into the life and times of Eva Schloss and Anne Frank.
Together with her husband Zvi, Mrs. Schloss currently resides in London, England. She has three children and five grandchildren.
KOKINO" of Anonimo Consejo from Cuba performing live at The New Parish in Oakland
after more than a decade not being in the United States.
Miki Flow ( Cuba) | Attik ( Oakland ) | Dj set: Treatunice and DjLeydis in the representation of Afro Cuban music, Yussef Breffe and more
+ very Special Guests ...
ROJAI aka JAIRO from Bayonics Sf
Jesus Diaz Cuba Bay Area
Hosted By: Thobs the Zulu Queen ( of South Africa)
Kokino of Anónimo Consejo was a Cuban rap duo whose name translates into English as Anonymous Advice. The group consisted of Maigel "MC Kokino" Entenza Jaramillo and Yosmel "MC Sekou" Sarrias, and was known for the social and political themes in their music. It was one of the most popular hip hop groups in Cuba during its prime. In 2011, the duo split to pursue individual interests.
Their material included some of the most politically edgy lyrics in all of Cuban music, but due to the Cuban government's unwillingness to support hip-hop the group was careful to restrain some of their lyrics. In fact, some of their songs were extremely pro-Cuban, a stance which got them a contract with a state run promotional company. Despite this, Jaramillo was once detained by Cuban police overnight shortly after a performance of their song "Las Apariencios Engañan." Regardless of the groups’ criticisms of the Cuban government, Anónimo Consejo wished to gain success in Cuba without defecting and tried to remain true to their Cuban roots. Sarrias and Jaramillo were supporters of controversial men like Jose Marti and Che Guevara, both important figures in the Cuban Revolution.
Despite the recent influx of the reggaeton style in Cuba, the group remained strongly hip-hop in style, though collaborating with Puerto Rican reggaeton artist Tego Calderón on the song “Son Dos Alas”, appearing on the album The Underdog/El Subestimado, which emphasizes the connection between the two countries and the racial issues present in both nations.
The group was featured in Joshua Bee Alafia's 2004 documentary The Cuban Hip Hop All-Stars filmed in Havana, Cuba.
BREAKING THE SILENCE
ODELL JOHNSON THEATER
900 FALLON ST., OAKLAND
Mix'd Ingrdnts is premiering their first full length show called "Breaking the Silence" January 18-19 at 8 p.m. at the Odell Johnson Performance Art Center (at the Laney College Campus).
Mix'd Ingrdnts exists to empower women to empower themselves through movement and dance education. The company aims to instill a strong foundation of confidence in its members based on a stable pillar of group performance and cultivation of individual artistry.
Specializing in a variety of street dance and technical styles, Mix’d Ingrdnts brings an original dynamic work to the stage, "Breaking the Silence.” This show takes personal life experiences to explore themes of emotion, voice, process and growth from a female perspective. Mix’d Ingrdnts aims to break the silence and speak out using storytelling, dance, and creative prose.
Live painting by: Black Diamonds Shining
Featuring Guest Choreographers: Traci Bartlow & Dennis Infante
Intro 2 Waacking/Punking Performance Workshop Class
Tsunami & CoFlo of the SoulShifters
Intro 2 Waacking/Punking Performance Workshop Class
Groove Against the Machine
Music Entertainment pre-show & Intermission provided by DJLadyRyan.
Tickets are available online at Brown Paper tickets:
Online ticket prices: $25 | Students w/ID only $15
Tickets will be available at the door.
IN THE NAME OF LOVE
11TH ANNUAL MLK TRIBUTE
2025 BROADWAY, OAKLAND
7 TO 9:30 P.M.
Featuring Grammy Award Winner Jennifer Holliday, Tuck & Patti, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, 230-voice Oakland Children's Community Choir with Nikki Thomas, KBLX- emcee and Dana King- presenter of the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award
DEEPER SIDE OF SOUL
LA ESTRELLITA CAFE
446 E 11TH ST., OAKLAND
9:30 P.M. TO 2 A.M.
FREE B4 11PM/$5 AFTER
This is a fresh intimate spot, awesome sound system, hardwood dance floor, outdoor chill area, good eats AND a full bar! (come out before 11 p.m. if you want to eat at La Estrellita Mexican food next door for some good eats!)
~ DAVID MONTOYA (Modern Soul Radio, Nulu Music, LA)
~ DEDAN (Brothers and Sisters)
~ KINCAID (Grooves-In-The-Park, ATM)
~ ERIC GROOVE (ATM, Grooves-In-The-Park)
*Hosted by ATM Crew ~ Kincaid, Eric Groove & Carlos (dj CPJ)*
NU IMAGE APPAREL will be selling HOUSE MUSIC related T-shirts and women's tank tops all night!!
To checkout their merchandise ahead of time, visit their website: www.NuImageApparel.com
FIX YR HAIR VS. STAY GOLD
1760 MARKET, SAN FRANCISCO
9 P.M. TO LATE
Fix Yr Hair teaming up with Stay Gold once again to throw you a wicked good time of a party. So put on the spiked heelz, fix yr hair, and sweat it out to solid gold dance jamz okay!?
Here's whats up:
FIX YR HAIR DJ's:
STAY GOLD DJS:
SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY:
La Chica Boom
- CURVE Magazine
GOLDEN GATE SLAM AND OPEN MIC
440 GRAND AVE., OAKLAND
7 TO 10 P.M.
What a way to start off the year with a perfect show and feature by Matthew Cuban. So let's keep the party going with another hot open mic and our feature this week will be Ill List champion and bacon connoisseur The Saint. We are looking forward to hearing a lot of his new work. Holding down the open mic will be none other than Mr. Smooth himself Joshua Merchant. Doors open at 7 p.m. show starts at 7:30 sharp.
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