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Re: “Spontaneous Storytelling

This was so much fun when we did it last month. People met each other!

A new form of live entertainment has been quietly growing in the Bay Area. At least ten different true, personal storytelling shows call the East Bay their home. Have you heard of "The Moth"? Or "Snap Judgment" (both on NPR). Welcome to the newest and most fun story show yet: Spontaneous Storytelling.

FREE!

Spontaneous Storytelling is an interactive event combining the fun of meeting new people with hearing and telling true, personal stories. At the beginning of the night there's a silly interactive game to get everyone mingling and talking to each other. Get curious about other people and fill up your game card.
You'll soon be thinking about all the stories you could tell. (No obligation, you're welcome to just watch and listen, too.)

Then when everyone's warmed up, we'll narrow down a theme related to everyone's favorite bar topic, dating & relationships. Using this idea as a jumping-off point, we'll tell 5-minute stories from our own life. Win drink tickets for telling a story, and prizes for meeting each other! It's a fun, casual alternative to the dating scene.

None of it's obligatory--you're welcome to just listen and enjoy. Everybody has a story about dating. If you're up for it -- come tell yours.

Posted by Julie Soller on 09/11/2015 at 11:21 AM

Re: “DANCE JAM

This is the best 'no booze - no shoes' dance in the East Bay! Great vibes, great music, and comfortable sound levels, no earplugs needed!

Posted by Mark Metz on 09/04/2015 at 8:49 AM

Re: “Casa Orinda

great atmosphere not hip spectacular fried chicken & biscuits and prime rib sturdy gin martini need it now!

Posted by Bob Waks on 08/27/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Cam Huong Restaurant

best meatball & bbq chicken bahn mi

Posted by Bob Waks on 08/27/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Econo Jam Records

The phone number is now 510-465-2559.

Posted by Tom OShaughnessy on 08/21/2015 at 3:01 PM

Re: “East Bay Law School, Inc.

510 839-2004
Investor to reopen East Bay Law School

Posted by GUERRA GLO on 08/21/2015 at 2:18 AM

Re: “Encuentro

I count this restaurant as one of the best in the bay. I am not vegan but simply love their food. Fresh, delicious, and served by a knowledgeable staff.

Posted by Carol BAde on 08/20/2015 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Roundup Saloon

So Gary Siu is right. There are no club dates posted for this Historical Bar, The Roundup Saloon in Lafayette at 3553 MT. Diablo Blvd. It is kind of a unique, Funky bar where live bands perform periodically. Tim Barnes band has successfully performed there 2 times and is coming up on August 28 for a recipe for a Rock and Roll Banquet. see www.timbarnesrocks.com I submitted an ad for the upcoming performance to that club for the band Tim Barnes & the Five Grand Band in plenty of time, (2 weeks prior) for the East Bay Express to announce it . At the time the ad was acknowledged by the events editor, but so far there has been no posting in the music and entertainment section of the East Bay Express for the Lafayette club. Up and coming struggling bands should be advertised. In this case, Tim Barnes, not a newcomer to the rock scene was a key member of the very popular '70's band Stoneground which made rock n rock history for a short time in the San Fransisco Bay area. With the management of Tom Donahue who was associated with an Alameda radio station at that time, took this band, under contract with Warner Brothers pictures, on 2 whirlwind movie tours which have since become cult movies and were shown successfully for a number of years internationally. "Medicine Ball Caravan" and the more successful, "Dracula, 1972 AD," That band was a hard driving band spearheaded by the growling guitar work and vocals by Tim Barnes. The unique solid rhythmic drive attracted local luminaries as Pete Sears, Jefferson Starship bassist and keyboard player and Sal Valentino.The band had tremendous success a handful of years but could not sustain because of so many in the band's personnel. There was a short hit single by one of the then girl singers at that time. After the demise of SToneground, Tim has had a successful career in Sacramento, first with the group called, the Fabulous Flames, then on to 25 year association with Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers. Tim continues to make rock history which is 100% home cooked. The ingredients of the hot band includes the high energy of Dan Stanton on bass and vocals, moving bass player and vocals, Gregg King, on master drums, Kenny Nichols and pulling it together, Chris Burns on keyboard. Come take a listen and you will soon be dancing your off!

Posted by Sylvia Rogers Barnes on 08/20/2015 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Koala Punch

Great Venue for music and comedy!

Posted by Marcela Cabrera on 08/19/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Piedmont Piano Company

You can see musicians up close and personal at this venue with an outstanding selection of world-class pianos surrounding you. The shows have enhanced with new lighting on some nights and it's absolutely breathtaking.

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Posted by Susan Cohen on 08/05/2015 at 1:13 AM

Re: “Wild Like Wanting

In “Wild Like Wanting”, Emma Webster refashions traditional landscape painting and allows a fresh discourse with the unknown to enter the work. Her free-form idyllic scenes explore communion with nature in an attempt to find answers about the creative and sublime.

The artworks hearken to a romantic age, when we searched for inspiration, meaning, and transcendence in nature. Within Webster’s verdant greens we find mystery, danger, and temptation, both savage and familiar. Like the shock of awe itself, the atmospheric scenes are unknowable and inhospitable.

“Wild Like Wanting”’s abstract tapestries are magnets that pull subjective imagery and colors into the space through the veiled force of painting. Yearning to fill the void – resolve answers – certain horror vaccui fuels the paintings, which are saturated with expressive marks and remnants of the artist.

We uncover visual windows within the paintings, and unable to resolve what lies beyond these portals, we are left to linger at their thresholds—projecting our imaginations onto what lies beyond.

Posted by Emma Webster on 07/31/2015 at 8:40 AM

Re: “Jian Bing Man

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Posted by Editor on 07/30/2015 at 12:24 AM

Re: “Berkeley Spark 3.0 Arts + Innovation Festival

This is fantastic outdoor community arts festival. I love dancing in the grass with friends, checking out the local designers, and gathering with friends to laugh and catch up!

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Posted by Kat Parkin 1 on 07/15/2015 at 2:57 PM

7/6/15:
This class is not currently in session. I have contacted East Bay Express multiple times to have this listing removed, but they have not responded.

CEID offers classes in Signing Exact English (NOT American Sign Language) on Tuesday mornings only during the school year. We do not currently have an evening sign class. The Tuesday class is for parents of deaf and hard of hearing children from birth through preschool and the vocabulary and activities are targeted to that population. Feel free to contact me at kimberly@ceid.org with questions or if you need help finding other resources

Posted by Kimberly 1 on 07/06/2015 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Keter Salon

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Posted by Editor on 06/27/2015 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Lakeview Toastmasters

Great club. I have a great time every time I visit. And I am ready for the day.

Posted by Randie Ellington on 06/22/2015 at 7:26 PM

Re: “Maggi Payne

Maggi Payne
Too seldom on the stage, Maggi Payne's presence is nonetheless felt deeply, far and wide by any lucky enough to encounter her boundless, truly singular sensibility. An interdisciplinary builder of timbre, light, movement, and objects that entice play, Payne's acoustic and electro-acoustic works often include video, dance, transparencies, and film. She has recordings on more than a dozen different labels and serves as Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College. Don’t miss this amazing chance to join Maggi Payne in the small sound chamber at Second Act.
https://sites.google.com/site/maggipayne/

Tania Chen
Toy pianist, experimental musician, and free improviser, Tania Chen, brings her found objects, lo-fi electronics, and pianoworks to Second Act. Acclaimed as a foremost performer of compositions by John Cage, Michael Parsons, and Cornelius Cardew, tale of Chen's full range must also include her improvisational duos with Steve Beresford on an album called "Ointment", with Jon Raskin and Bruce Ackley of the Rova Saxophone Quartet. Basically, the best way to grasp this virtuoso's mastery of musical chance and moment is to step directly inside the time space continuum with her. Your portal opens Wed 6.17.15
http://taniachen.com/

Extra Soft Earthquake
Who's to say if it's love lorn knees about to swoon, or the solar system tugging at tectonics just enough to tousle your hair, only the bubbles in your brain are precise enough to register disaster of these proportions. The question becomes, who else feels it and for that, you need something extra: a resonant frequency for detecting others. With two masters of tectonic touslings, Jon Leidecker (wobbly) and Jake Rodriguez (bran(...)pos) spinning the top, few will be left standing at this, their debut performance.
http://www.detritus.net/wobbly/news.html
http://soundcrack.net/branpos/

Earth Jerks
Christian Dixon knows humans, not only has he played with them as with his famed trio Death Sentence Panda! he defies their spiritual death by running a record shop, and it's even rumored he created a real human inside his house. But if you separate him from other humans, something strange happens, it's as if he can summon the personhood of machines. As documented on the Computer Tapes label, his solo project, Earth Jerks, demonstrates how to use gaffer's tape effectively and how to abide by the adage; "3 chords good, 2 chords better, 1 chord best". The audience will be asked to keep a safe and silent distance during this demonstration.
https://computertapes.bandcamp.com/album/file-06
https://youtu.be/7Z7fysjMAh8

Posted by Jaems Daekenleper on 06/09/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Grinders Submarine Sandwiches

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Posted by Editor on 06/04/2015 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Marsh Cabaret Bar

It is cozy and yet stylish, open to the street and ringing with the amazing beauty of powerful performances.

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Posted by Ginger Murray on 05/28/2015 at 2:04 AM

Re: “Corso

Superb Italian food...pastas are wonderful, try the Steak (1 or 2 people), fish is terrific. Service is very strong...sit in Bayluv's section.

Posted by Gerry Selogram on 05/25/2015 at 12:48 PM

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