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This show is actually on the 14th! If you could please amend that?
I believe that it should be a requirement that all city officials and police chiefs throughout California should see this display so that they can have the unbiased truth about this plant and how politics have steered public opinion on this issue,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
One more thing the event goes from 5-10pm
This is awesome! Lets get Oakland Small Biz online for Summer 2016!!!
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
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
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.
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