Whoooooooweeeeeeee! This weekend is packed, packed, PACKED with a plethora of exciting, interesting and fun things to do.
This week I have included a few interesting tidbits from across the bridge. They are definitely worth checking out.
From discussions to dancing, bingo to bikes, poets to playwrights, this weekend has a lil' somethin', somethin' for everyone. Check it out!
BUT before you do, I wanted to tell you about the newly formed EDEN LGBTQ Youth Foundation (501(c)(3) pending). The mission of the EDEN LGBTQ Youth Foundation is to serve as a community, cultural and funding source for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the Greater Bay Area through grants, scholarships and initiatives. Ramona Webb, also know by her artist name Mona Webb, has been named the executive director of the foundation.
The EDEN LGBTQ Youth Foundation* was born out of a yearly Pride event called EDEN in the Bay, which hosts more than 5,000 women and their allies over a four-day weekend during San Francisco Pride. One hundred percent of the proceeds from EDEN events, in addition to grants and private donors, will go to fund the initiatives of the EDEN LGBTQ Youth Foundation. To find out more about the foundation, like the Facebook Page or visit the website and learn more about the Foundation's 2013 initiatives.
*The author of this column sits on the board of directors of the EDEN LGBTQ Youth Foundation.
ADRIENNE MAREE BROWN & FRIENDS: OCTAVIA BUTLER & EMERGENT STRATEGY
1714 Telegraph, Oakland
6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Join SoleSpace in welcoming Adrienne Maree Brown back to the Bay for this lively conversation inspired by the work of visionary, post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi author Octavia Butler.
Butler's writing - in "The Parable" series and other works - inspires and provokes new thinking about how we can bring into being the kind of society that we want, expanding what we might imagine. Butler showed us adaptive, intuitive, shared leadership in practice through her protagonists. This recurrent theme - dubbed "Emergent Strategy"- will be a key focus of the evening's discussion.
Adrienne will be joined by kick-ass cultural workers Dani McClain, Malkia Cyril and others.
Background: Brown is a writer, facilitator, doula and creator living in Detroit. Among other things, she has worked as executive director of The Ruckus Society and as a national coordinator of the U.S. Social Forum 2010.
Check out her writing at The Luscious Satyagraha: adriennemareebrown.net
1727 Telegraph, Oakland
9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
OΛKLΛND'S CHΛNCΞ 2 DΛNCΞ ✤ ΞVΞRY THURŞDΛY
DJ A-SKI ALBUM RELEASE PARTY & BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
Sounds by DJs:
Fuze [Digital Underground]
Sake One [Local 1200]
Willie Maze [TrillTeam6] [Local1200]
+ very special guest DJ A-SKI (Unique74, Los Angeles)
::: A-SKI, "CHANGE THE MOOD" LP NOW OUT ON ITUNES :::
Over the past three decades, LA-based A-Ski has become one of the most trusted musical tastemakers in the U.S. and beyond. As a deejay, producer and musicologist, he consistently raises the bar in performance and showmanship. His style, often described as “refreshing and energetic,” has earned this music aficionado a loyal following and a reputation as “the life of the party.” His eclectic selections, skillful approach to the turntables and MC’ing, make him a triple threat to his peers. Refusing to rely on gimmicks or trends, A-Ski’s reputation is solely built on a sincere love of music, dance and atmosphere. “Improving the quality of life through sound” is his mantra, which has maintained the longevity of his career in music.
From KCRW to The Do Over, to song placements for clients like Nike, Ralph Lauren and Sports Illustrated, A-Ski has been at both the forefront and behind the scenes in Los Angeles. His fingerprints are all over the music scene there.
Join us early from 9 to 10 p.m. for a special listening session with A-Ski and his new album "Change the Mood." There you can purchase limited edition merchandise, chat with A-Ski and be the first to download his album. And stick around as ULTRAWAVE blazes the night with a guest DJ set from A-Ski himself -- celebrating his birthday with us!!!
BACON, BABES & BINGO
3158 Mission St., San Francisco
Bacon, Babes and Bingo is a LIVE Game Show for piggy lovers, BINGO enthusiasts, music buffs and burlesque zealots! Wet your whistle with delicious *FREE* bacon filled bite-sized nibbles or enjoy complimentary popcorn, pork rinds and salted caramel chocolate cups courtesy of Rock Candy Snack Shop!
Drop in for one game or stay for the entire show. Love to win great prizes? There are endless ways to win: wear gingham, show us your bacon or piggy accessory, try your luck at our giant PRIZE WHEEL or be the first to shout BINGO!
Get your wristband at the door, grab a drink and come out through the patio to the back room. The SQUEAL WHEEL is full of fabulous prizes of all values. Some of our fantastic sponsors include: Glama Rama Salon, Bacon Bacon, SF Bulls Hockey, Good Vibrations, Modern Electric Tattoo, The Front Porch – just to name a few.
A few examples of our PRIZES:
* FREE VIP Experience for 4 for any Red Hots Burlesque Show
* $El Rio$ Bar Tab!
* PBR on the house (every single person playing Bingo, with wristband, will win a can of cold Pabst Blue Ribbon on El Rio’s dime!)
* Dinner for two at The Front Porch
* Tickets to SF Bulls Hockey!
* VIP experience for 2 at Yoshi's SF for Barbary Coast Burlesque
* Good Vibrations Filthy Piggy Package
* Burlesque Act or Musical Guest - Right before your very eyes a performer will appear. Should we land on the same spot on the wheel, enjoy the act again! You determine our show, just by playing!
More prizes from:
- A Town Booking Agency
- Four Barrel Coffee
- K9 Playtime
MORE BACON PLEASE! BaconBacon is our featured Patio Vendor from 7 to 11 p.m. Mouth watering Triple B Taco's (pork butt, pork belly and bacon) for just THREE BUCKS! baconbaconsf.com
MORE BABES PLEASE! AJ Molecular is out resident BACON babe. She will be sure you have a great time. The gherkin with a merkin Pickles Kintaro, musical guest UNI and her UKULELE, proprietress of BeBop Boudoir - Sugar Cane Jane and hilarious sound effects brought to you by the devastating AVA LANCHE, are just some of the the salacious hotties that will be there with Dottie and Sassy!
IMPORTANT TICKET INFORMATION
- There will be a small number of tickets available at the front door so advance tickets are strongly recommended. Tickets at the door are $10 for Wristband/Entry + 3 FREE games
Advance tickets can be purchased at Baconbabesandbingo.com
* PRE-SALE SQUEAL DEAL
$10 for Wristband/Entry
+ 6 *FREE* GAMES
** DIVINE SWINE:
$ 13 for Wristband/Entry
+ Reserved seat
+ Priority snacks and cocktail service
+ Guaranteed Entry (Even if we sell out)
+ 6 *FREE* GAMES
*** VERY IMPORTANT PIG (VIP):
$ 15 for Wristband/Entry
+ Reserved seat close to stage
+ Priority snacks & Cocktail Service
+ Guaranteed entry (Even if we sell out)
+ 6 *FREE* GAMES!
347 14TH St., Oakland
9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Abstract Aphro Electro Dub Jazz ... The Broun Fellinis are a jazz/hip-hop trio hailing from the Bay Area whose members include percussionist Professor Boris Karnaz (born Kevin Carnes), bassist Kirk the Redeemer and woodwind player Black Edgar Kenyatta. Their debut, Aphrokubist Improvisations, Vol. 9, was released in 1995. The group has created their own mythology explaining their origins - they claim to be from the mythical land of Boohaabia, which floats off the coast of Madagascar and is surrounded by the Phat Temple, the Ministry of Imagination and the Oasis of Surprise, which are all at equal distances from Boohaabia. Further, Karnaz claims that Boohaabia may be reached through the group's music or perhaps through Kirk the Redeemer's bass cabinet if the pilgrim has brought him some cashews; Karnaz promises that the listener's chair will then sink six inches into the sand and giraffes will appear, ready to take the listener wherever he may want to go.
BODY HEAT: QUEER FEMME TOUR
CENTER FOR SEX & CULTURE
1349 Mission St., San Francisco
Door opens at 7:30 p.m.
Show begins at 8 p.m. sharp
Body Heat: Femme Porn Tour is a national touring collective of fierce Queer Femme smut/erotic writers, authors, performers, poets and dancers. Garnering such praise as “THE best Femme porn writers in the country,” the tour was founded in 2007 by Kathleen Delaney-Adams with the hope of supporting and promoting Queer Femme visibility and desire through their contributions to erotica, the sex industry and the sex-positive movement. In addition to Kathleen, the Body Heat lineup features author Jen Cross, burlesque dancer The Lady Ms. Vagina Jenkins, drag king Al Schlong and singer/writer/performer Alex Cafarelli.
***SPECIAL GUESTS SHAR REDNOUR and MICHELLE MEOW from Swirl Radio!!!!!!!***
GREASE MAMAS: RIDING WHILE FEMALE
SPOKELAND BIKE CO-OP
112 64TH St., Oakland
Noon to 4 p.m.
Riding While Female is: The different experience women/female or female identified people have when riding a bike on the street, for sport or in general.
A *d.i.t. workshop and skill share for women of all genders.
Come by, learn a skill, share a skill, meet awesome people.
RWF covers: fix a flat, safety checks, street harassment, how to hydrate and eat healthy, lady issues and how to ride in a skirt/appropriate clothes.
If you still have questions after the workshop or wanna know more mechanical aspects: gear adjustment and brake alignment.
Stay for: Women and trans hours from 1 to 4 p.m., hosted by Binx Garage at Spokeland; learn to your own repair with available tools; learn something new - share something you know; and bring your bike or just yourself.
Kid friendly; all ages and experience levels welcome!
Photo Credit: http://bikeladiesunite.tumblr.com/image/39501589048
WHIPPED! QTPOC RECIPES FOR LOVE, SEX & DISASTER
3105 Shattuck, Berkeley
$12-$20 sliding scale
Otherwise known as the sometimes annual show about the miracles, dreams and cream our hearts make.
For a full lineup for performers click the link above to be taken to the FB invite.
Mangos With Chili knows that queer and trans folks of color do love, sex and total disaster like none other! In this special Valentine’s themed production queer and trans folks of color will tell their true life stories of love, desire and disaster through music, spoken word, theater, dance, burlesque, drag, film and video diaries. Bring a trinket for the altar we’ll build to the loves we’ve lost, known and are praying for, and come prepared to hear truths you’ve never heard spoken before but always needed to.
Promising to be sexy, smart, provocative, comical and touching, WHIPPED is sure to explore the many faceted aspects of desire, from the dark to the jubilant.
VALENTINES EXCHANGE TO FOLLOW SHOW! So get those love notes ready.
Access is Love! La Pena is fully wheelchair accessible including bathrooms. In order so that beloved community members with chemical injury can attend, please refrain from using fragranced products. Fragrance free seating available. La Pena is two blocks from Ashby BART and on the 18 AC Transit line.
347 14TH St., Oakland
9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
CLASSIC HIP HOP | SOUL | HOUSE | GLOBAL
Resident Crate Diggers:
DJ LadyRyan (Soulovely || BUTTA)
DJ Ai.Lo ((The Formula || Isa Collective)
DJ Trinity (Living Room Project II T.W.N)
*Celebrating DJ Trinity's birthday and all Aquarians*
$5 all night
**Great food and the kitchen is open all night**
This month O'FaSho! is benefiting BabaeSF!
We are a part of the Philippine women’s movement for self-determination, committed to working towards a future of real sisterhood and international solidarity, true gender equality and opportunity for all women and genuine sovereignty and democracy in our homeland.
1727 Telegraph, Oakland
8 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
We want to thank everyone for supporting VIBRATE Second Sunday's. This party is growing every month and the feedback has been great! Delicious food, fresh people and amazing music and never a cover!
We are hella excited to have DJ Odiaka (Fresh Jamz) as our guest this month crankin & yankin with resident Treat-U-Nice!
Make sure you arrive early! We are giving away 50 copies of Treat-U-Nice's "RATCHET MIXTAPE."
Host SocialLife motivating and facilitating!
This month we have special guest Chef, Christiana Remington (A Lil Somthn Somthn Catering) serving her famous Butta Mac & Cheese accompanied with sautéed greens and a lil slice of cornbread $5 per plate.
Celebrating something special? Hit us up to reserve a table email@example.com!
:::VIBRATE::: Second Sunday's Feb. 10
SomaR Bar 21+ w/ID
Never a cover, Always fun!
☛MUTHAF*CK THE WAGON COME JOIN THE BAND☚
The SF CITY SLAM PRESENTS:
POETS AND PLAYWRIGHTS
THE LUGGAGE STORE ART GALLERY
1007 Market St., San Francisco
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Poets and Playwrights is a celebration of the theatrical stage, blending blazing poets with the innovation of one act plays and monologues.
Resident DJ Yaddos will be on the Wheels of Steal Rocking us all night!
Hosted By San Francisco Slammaster Mona Webb
Co-Host by Audacious
Free Creole Food! All Ages Venue (but no censorship)
Don't you wish you could see Nationals in Boston this summer? Well you should! But in case you can't you can still catch a few hot fire Nationals style bouts right here at home. That's right folks you can still catch the Bay's hottest teams in their finest form as they sharpen their lyrical blades before boarding the plane to Boston. The Bay Area's hottest poets have ... been sharpening their tongues to represent THE BAY AREA at NATIONALS SO bring YOUR SUPPORT to The Luggage Store Art Gallery.
This Months Feature Poet & Playwright:
All The Way From North Carolina
ED MABREY is an Individual World Poetry Slam CHAMPION, National Poetry Slam Finalist, an Emmy-nominated actor, National Best Selling poetry anthology contributor, motivational speaker and poet. Ed has toured internationally and conducted performances and workshops at over 50 colleges and universities around the world.
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