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Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence

Through April 17
510-251-8009
Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence
At the opening of Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Lara Kiswani, the executive director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), made it clear that the work in the show was not made by people who are primarily artists. They are activists and organizers involved with organizations that AROC works with, and the pieces themselves are not just paintings, drawings, and photos, but political acts of resistance in themselves. The show was primarily brought together by AROC and Art Forces, the group behind the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural across from Uptown Body and Fender (401 26th St.), where this exhibit is currently on display. It features an array of locally created works that focus on action, resilience, and empowerment, specifically challenging state violence, policing, and prisons. With each group of works accompanied by a long statement from the artist, the show draws connections between similar injustices taking place all over the world. To further that discussion, a roundtable event will be held on April 17 at 6 p.m., featuring a panel moderated by Maisha Quint from Eastside Arts Alliance. Also a commemoration of Palestinian Prisoners Day, this show has a more powerful and important impact than most. Free
Uptown Body & Fender 401 26th St., Oakland (map)

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An Evening of Japanese Fusion

, Fri., April 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
831-423-5214

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An Evening of Japanese Fusion
w/ Shamisen master Reigen Fujii, Karl Young, Bruce Mui Ghent, Pierre Archain, Brian Wong, and Kyle Abbott $20
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St., Oakland (map)

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Fred Randolph Quintet

Fri., April 17, 7 p.m.
510-994-3501
$15
The Sound Room 2147 Broadway, Oakland (map)

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Karina Denike

Fri., April 17, 7 p.m.
510-863-1440
w/ Tom Lattenand and Lily Taylor $7, $10
Awaken Cafe 1429 Broadway, Oakland (map)

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The Temple: Dreams to Ashes

Fri., April 17, 7-10 p.m.
510-637-0455
Hear from the two groups collaborating on this year's Burning Man temple. $5
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th St., Oakland (map)

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Fantastic Negrito

Fri., April 17, 9 p.m.
510-444-7474
$10, $15
The New Parish 579 18th St., Oakland (map)

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Hebersleden

Fri., April 17, 9 p.m.
510-452-2855
/ St. James and the Apostles $TBA
The Golden Bull 412 14th St., Oakland (map)

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Little Sister

Fri., April 17, 9 p.m.
510-891-8660
w/ The Truants and Parae $5
The Legionnaire Saloon 2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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Terry Berlier: Giving up a fantasy is harder than giving up a reality.

Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through April 17
510-763-4361
Terry Berlier: Giving up a fantasy is harder than giving up a reality.
Terry Berlier: Giving up a fantasy is harder than giving up a reality brings together newly commissioned works, including kinetic sculpture and sound installation, to explore the terrain where ecology and queerness meet. FREE
Pro Arts Gallery 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland (map)

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100° City

April 17-May 9
Dystopian works by Joel Dean, Jason Benson, Erin and Jane Nelson. Free
City Limits Gallery 300 Jefferson St., Oakland (map)

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Record Store Day

, Sat., April 18, 12 p.m.
Record Store Day
VAMP, the downtown Oakland record store (331 19th St.), is a charming place with an eight-month-old miniature pinscher mascot named Maxine Brown after the soul singer of yore. It’s cluttered with antiques, art, clothes, and vinyl, with a strong emphasis on jazz and soul. It’s the sort of spot that Record Store Day — an annual brouhaha for record labels to sic unnecessary pieces of overpriced wax on hapless consumers, derailing the entire vinyl manufacturing ecosystem in the process — is supposed to celebrate. Because VAMP sells mostly used records, it isn’t participating in Record Store Day officially. Instead, it elected to schedule ten hours of live music and DJs, including the store’s own Fernando & his 45s, for shoppers and passersby to enjoy — no matter how much cash they drop. A community record swap kicks off VAMP Day at noon, while music continues through the night. So, after you’re done elbowing through a Record Store Day crowd to snag one of those oh-so-crucial A-Ha ten-inch picture discs (only 6,500 copies!) for an unconscionable price, drop by. Or just go to VAMP instead. free
Vamp 331 19th St., Oakland (map)

Allendale’s Second Annual Earth Day Festival

, Sat., April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
415-226-8943
Allendale’s Second Annual Earth Day Festival
Meet for cleanup, 10 a.m. to noon at the Allendale Recreation Center. Noon to 2 p.m. at the Recreation Center, potluck and music. free
Allendale Recreation Center 3711 Suter St., Oakland (map)

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Seed Swap and Gardening Celebration

, Sat., April 18, 2-4 p.m.
510-637-0200
There will be seed swapping, healthy recipe giveaways, and much more. Free

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Defeater

Sat., April 18, 6:30 p.m.
510-763-1146
w/ Counterparts, Capsize, Hotel Books, and Better Off $15
Oakland Metro Operahouse 630 3rd St., Oakland (map)

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Soul Down: Naima Shalhoub & Jackie Gage

Sat., April 18, 7 p.m.
510-994-3501
$15, $25
The Sound Room 2147 Broadway, Oakland (map)

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