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Can I tell a little more about the way I run this crazy thing? If you get up to tell a true story, you win a free drink! Spontaneous Storytelling is a monthly event combining the fun of meeting new people with hearing and telling true stories. How it works: When you come in, you'll be handed an icebreaker game card. The object of the game is to meet each other! You'll seed your mind with stories. After the game, it's time for open-mic stories using themes suggested by the audience. Put your name in the hat, and if you get called up to tell a story, you win a free drink! FREE.
A short hop from Oakland's popular Uptown, Transmission Gallery is home to some of the most interesting and creative California women artists working today. Right now they are featuring Maija Peeples-Bright, the last person standing of the California Funk Movement. Reminiscent of potter Beatrice Wood, Peeples-Bright, is as colorful as one of her art works, which are populated by wildly colorful "primitive" animals she calls "beasties". Check the Gallery for hours. Only drawback is that they are upstairs and there is no elevator in the building.
This listing is incorrect, the show runs the entire month of April and there is a reception Saturday, April 9, from 5-7pm
This has been moved to the 4th Saturday of the month!!
Awesome event with amazing bites from local artisans! Beautiful views of lake merritt from the rooftop terrace of the Kaiser Center!!
Epic venue, love the space, state of the art Meyer Sound systems, education program, and unique community focus!
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Alameda Home Tours are a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends over the holidays. Plus everything goes to Alameda Family Services! The homes are always amazing...
RDL+ is intricate and fresh! Not to be missed! Great music; great venue.
I've seen this show in various incarnations as it was being developed and have brought various friends to it and, amazingly, I am never bored for one second. It's so funny, so intelligent, and so moving. And you really don't need to have kids or dogs or a husband or wife of your own to get it. Anyone who has led a busy life with unexpected crises and relationship complexities will see themselves in this. Sometimes that will make you laugh, and sometimes it will make you squirm. Lots to discuss and think about afterwards, so it's a great show for friends, a book club outing, a date night with an established partner, an activity with your parents. Date Night at Pet Emergency is a great example of what I love about solo performance; it stimulates conversation and self-examination like no other art form. And you'll be laughing all the way.
At once funny, touching, and very human, Ms. Rothman paints on a large canvas, using recognizable, everyday situations we can all sympathize with to explore bigger themes: the nature of love, the challenges of present-day marriage, and whether we are destined, despite our best efforts, to repeat the patterns set by our parents. Love, of course, wins out, as it must, but the real star of the show -- Ms. Rothman's smart, slick performance aside -- is perseverance.
This is a big story, a validating tale for couples wondering why "having it all" costs so much, a cautionary tale for couples who think they'll be able to skate, and in general a most entertaining journey for everyone. Will continue to prompt smiles and/or good conversation, long after the final bow -- or, in this case, the final bow-wow.
Imagine someone who fights on the front lines for voting rights, reproductive rights, a livable wage, affordable housing, and an overhaul of the criminal justice system. Marie Equi did all that nearly 100 years ago. And she was a lesbian -- one of the first publicly known lesbians on the West Coast. As well as an early woman physician. She served time in San Quentin for speaking out against WWI. ......
Reads like an historical novel but is solid history with political context and extensive citations.
Some of these plays soar with good humor: a birds' eye view of Cinderella, or the wife of Bath's witty verbal flights. Others dig under the skin, particularly those about women who turn on the powerless, or show generosity in dire straights. Thoughtful, with fine performances.
old school east bay punk @ old school price $6 for this show!
Impatient Youth headlining/ Dr Frank of Mr T Experience solo/ Yo/ Edge City Ruins has members of Kwik Way, Boneless Ones, 13 & Fang/ International Cafe Revue is members of Jars, Psycotic Pineapple, Young Adults. The rest of the SF Punk Renaissance: 40th Anniversary of Punk week's schedule & info & tix @ punkrocksewingcircle.com featuring Cheetah Chrome, Avengers, Deadbeats w/ Geza X, Toiling Midgets, Alice Bag, Mutants, The Lewd, Frightwig, VKTMS, No Alternative & others! some free events, too!
Remarkable production. Thought provoking.
Six utterly different fabulous portrayals of women and relationships told by riffing on familiar classics. Heartbreak alternates with tender connection, satire, redemption, rebellion, and outright situation comedy. A delightful way to spend an evening gasping, laughing and crying. Beautifully rendered, often surprising, intellectually absorbing,
A wonderful assort of short plays that go from an incredible portrayal of evil to really funny.
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