Screening of Brothers on the Rise short films at the Brothers on the Rise Winter Benefit. Additional screenings of pieces by Bay Area youth organizations: RYSE, Bay Area Video Coalition, La Clinica de la Raza, United Roots, Conscious Youth Media Crew, American Indian Child Resources Center and the Kapor Center's College Bound Brotherhood.
Shops and galleries in Temescal stay open late and galleries offer visitors fun events while musicians and a Santa wander around Telegraph Ave. Live music in Temescal Alley and on Telegraph. If attendees get their maps stamped by eight participating businesses, they can enter to win a raffle.
nerds at the fourth annual Alternative Book and Zine Fest, which happens this Saturday at Berkeley City College (2050 Center St.). With more than sixty local writers and artists selling their work, chances are you’ll find something to your liking, whether you’re a comic-book fiend, graffiti-art enthusiast, or a seeker of radical polemics. Don’t miss the performance by the local all-girl literary spoken-word group Sister Spit, hosted by Michelle Tea, and the reading by New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond. Get crafty at workshops on book- and ’zine-making, cartooning, and screen-printing, or do some holiday shopping and find local treasures for your bookworm friends.
Parade brings together children’s stars, new floats, giant balloons, and marching bands. More than 100,000 spectators line the streets of downtown Oakland to view the parade from 11th to 20th Streets on Broadway.