At Kitchen on Fire® you will laugh, learn and eat fantastic food amongst new friends. Our vision is to enrich your life with home-cooked meals enjoyed with family and friends, through fun and educational hands-on cooking classes, private cooking parties and health talks taught by top chefs and nutrition professionals. We demystify home cooking, entertaining and delicious healthy eating!
We focus on high quality seasonal ingredients, minimal preparation and maximum flavor. Armed with tips and techniques from our chefs, you'll be on fire in your own kitchen making fabulous meals! Prefer we come to you? We cater as well!
Though the storied New York punk band Leftöver Crack never signed to a major label, the group developed a cult following after it debuted in the late Nineties with its self-released demo, Shoot the Kids at School. Like the project’s title suggests, the group’s peppy-yet-gritty ska-punk discography is snarky and contrarian. Lead singer Scott Sturgeon, aka Stza, has used his lyrics to call out capitalism, police brutality, racism, and homophobia, and his social criticisms are as relevant today as they were more than ten years ago when Leftöver Crack released most of its material. On the track “Gay Rude Boys Unite” from its 2001 album, Mediocre Generica, for instance, he criticizes people who purport to be anti-racist but have homophobic beliefs. The track was definitely ahead of its time, as the concept of intersectionality — or seeing the overlap between different kinds of marginalized people’s struggles — has only entered into mainstream feminist discourse recently. So come on, leave the closet, and on your way out grab a bat/’Cause there’s a battle to be fought, and the prize is fucking fat, he growls. Leftöver Crack performs at 924 Gilman on November 28 with Theories, Rats in the Wall, and Heartless Folk. — Nastia Voynovskaya
This is an opportunity to see the works of many accomplished Berkeley artists, meet them in person, and visit the clubhouse. Featured artists include David Lance Goines, Marlene Waters, Dianne Ayres ,Charlene Woodcock, Deng Lu Yang and Ruth Grimes, Molly Hazen, Paul Litsky, and Tom Simonen.
After Oakland failed for a decade to protect the public and firefighters from hazardous materials, the state stripped the city of these duties. And now investigators are looking into illegal shipments of toxic waste and the misuse of public funds.