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Re: “Fresh Jamz Happy Hour

One more thing the event goes from 5-10pm

Posted by Dj Odiaka on 06/28/2016 at 5:30 PM

Re: “A No-cost Website for Your Small Business

This is awesome! Lets get Oakland Small Biz online for Summer 2016!!!

Posted by Mercedes Gibson on 06/14/2016 at 5:03 PM

Re: “DJ Jesse Luscious

For a historical tidbit, I met Jesse in 96' while he was touring with Filth. I was selling an assortment of Lookout 45's in my music case and I was selling his old Blatz records. He introduced himself as Jesse Blatz to me

Posted by Sean Callahan on 05/30/2016 at 2:42 AM

Re: ““Reflections of a Beast”

Show runs from May 6th, through July 30, 2016
What's in a scribble, where does it come from, and why are we drawn to draw? Come explore the work of two brilliant Bay Area artists who challenge you to look at what we find under the bed. Don't fear the cheeky beastie.

This exhibit is a benefit for FAAS, FLOAT Gallery will be donating the galleries sales percentage of art sales to the shelter:
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter (FAAS) shelters and finds new homes for more than 1,200 homeless Alameda animals a year. It relies greatly on donations from the public to help ensure that each adoptable animal gets a second chance in a new loving home. Find a new best friend at
www.alamedaanimalshelter.org

Posted by craig riedel on 05/17/2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Spontaneous Storytelling

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.

Posted by Julie Soller on 05/14/2016 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Maija Peeples-Bright: Beyond the Candy Store

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.

Posted by Andrea Daniel on 04/15/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “'My Darling' and 'Tributary'

This listing is incorrect, the show runs the entire month of April and there is a reception Saturday, April 9, from 5-7pm

Posted by Robert Abrams 1 on 04/09/2016 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Wine Education

This has been moved to the 4th Saturday of the month!!

Posted by Shannon Holbrook on 04/05/2016 at 6:51 PM

Re: “The Marketplace at the Rooftop

Awesome event with amazing bites from local artisans! Beautiful views of lake merritt from the rooftop terrace of the Kaiser Center!!

Posted by Kristin Zellhart on 03/16/2016 at 8:30 AM

Re: “The UC Theatre: A New Music Venue Opening Soon!

Epic venue, love the space, state of the art Meyer Sound systems, education program, and unique community focus!

Posted by Yoni Mayeri on 01/11/2016 at 1:37 PM

Re: “Butte & Valley Fires Benefit Dance Show

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Posted by Editor on 12/09/2015 at 1:15 PM

Re: “45th Annual Alameda Holiday Home Tour

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...

Posted by Jessica Warren on 12/08/2015 at 9:53 PM

Re: “SALVAGE - A Circus

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Posted by Editor on 11/19/2015 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Step to the Beat! Puerto Rican Bomba

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Posted by Editor on 11/13/2015 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Hip Stix: Hip Hop for Tots

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Posted by Editor on 11/13/2015 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Bay Area Bridges

RDL+ is intricate and fresh! Not to be missed! Great music; great venue.

Posted by nancy salcedo on 11/11/2015 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Date Night at Pet Emergency

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.

Posted by Annette Roman on 10/20/2015 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Date Night at Pet Emergency

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.

Posted by Jerry Franklin on 10/19/2015 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Michael Helquist

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.

Posted by Dale Danley on 09/28/2015 at 10:54 AM

Re: “In Plain Sight: Stories You Never Knew You Never Knew

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.

Posted by Lisa Schneider on 09/19/2015 at 2:27 PM

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