At Stand Up Sit Down, the audience is invited to take a load off while also remaining cognizant of current events. In the part stand-up comedy, part sit-down interview show, local comedians riff on social issues with wit and raw honesty. In the upcoming edition, which takes place at La Peña Cultural Center (3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley), comedian hosts Karinda Dobbins and Dhaya Lakshminarayanan will invite featured guest Matt Lieb on stage with his satirical takes on income inequality and gentrification. Then, they will sit down for an interview with Chinaka Hodge, an author, educator, and hip-hop artist whose work focuses on gentrification and police violence. Dobbins and Lakshminarayanan will poke fun at the absurdity of social injustices in America by asking Hodge naïve questions. Hey, sometimes you just have to step back, look around, and have a good, long laugh at the reality of things before you get back to being an activist.
Layering improv, music, and comedy, the Unplug! experience will transport the audience to different time periods over the course of three acts which explores the spectrum of technology throughout human history, and is accompanied by a live music ensemble.
Complimentary hors d’ oeuvres, pumpkin pie and ginger peach tea. Receive a free gemstone heart chosen just for you. Chinese Fortune Telling, Tarot, Palm Reading, and African Shell Readings are all available for $20.
An annual cultural arts event that brings artists, activists and communities together to explore the complex history of Thanksgiving and to acknowledge the legacy of U.S. colonialism and genocide against Native Americans.
Enjoy a day full of holiday spirit, music and festive activities for the whole family. At the same time, help by bringing a donation of new pajamas for St. Vincent's Day Home. Featuring a Santa's Corner, Artisan Faire, Claremont lighting ceremony, Kids' Zone, and more.