Welcome to the weekend Bay Area!  Live music, poetry, art, dancing and fundraising are all on the menu this weekend here in the YaY!  Plenty to do and lots of places to do it in.  So pick your poison and get right to it.

On a more sober note, last week in the Philippines super typhoon Haiyan hit and ravaged numerous provinces in the central Philippines.  In the column below find two events on Saturday where you can donate money that will be directly used for disaster relief.  Open up your hearts and your wallets, giving a little goes a long way.  See you out and about this weekend!

 

thurs

 

1417737_698859703459912_511102780_oCulture F*ck
Show and Tell Concept Shop
1300 Clay St, #160
Doors 7 p.m.
Show 7:30 p. m.
Donate what you can

Mahfam Malek is a queer, genderfluid, Iranian-American immigrant, writer, dancer, & performer who believes art, justice, & liberation are probably all actually the same thing.

Culture Fuck is a feminist, anti-racist performance space for radical outcasts, passionate queers, gender liberators, intellectual non-conformists, and everyone else who loves to break rules and subvert social propriety.

Cost: Donate what you can- everything goes to the artist! No one turned away for lack of funds.

Arrive at 7:00pm to meet your host, shop the store, eat/drink, socialize, and sign up for the performance list. Performances will begin at 7:30pm. Heads up: first come, first served!

You are welcome to perform spoken word, poetry, music, dance, comedy, theatre, and prose. Please bring your zines, books, chapbooks, or edible merchandise to offer for donation or to freely distribute!

 

1391798_10151706833621962_1424994317_nOaktown Music Fest
Winner’s Party
Awaken Cafe
1429 Broadway, Oakland
2 Day Event Fri-Sat
Doors open at 6pm
Buy Tickets

Oaktown Music Fest Winners’ Party

DAY 1: Friday, November 15, 2013
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Emily Moldy Music (People’s Choice Winner – Most Nominated)
Hotel Eden (Runner Up – Best Music Video by Oakland Musician)
We Became Owls, Solo Set (Runner Up – Best Song by Oakland Band)
Art Elliot (Winner – Best Song by Oakland Solo Artist)
Jesse Herrera (Honorable Mention – Best Song by Oakland Solo Artist)
The Minnesota Child (Honorable Mention – Best Song by Oakland Solo Artist)
Hosted by Jamie Dewolf
Doors at 6pm | Show at 7pm

DAY 2: Saturday, November 16, 2013
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Lila Rose (Best in Show)
The Seshen (Winner – Best Music Video by Oakland Musician)
Bells Atlas (Winner – Best Song by Oakland Band)
Devi Genuone (Honorable Mention – Best Song by Oakland Solo Artist)
Minor Birds (Honorable Mention – Best Song by Oakland Solo Artist)
Tom Rhodes (Runner Up – Best Song by Oakland Solo Artist)
Doors at 6pm | Show at 7pm

 

 

904357_559760894104421_1724939134_oDreme Night 1
Fun and Games
Uptown Body and Fender
401 26th Street, Oakland
7 p.m.

A special “sneak preview” of the Dreme Lounge experience. Enjoy specialty cocktails, non-alcoholic refreshers, and handmade snacks and sweets. Take part in a variety of board, card, and party games … plus our special event, an audience participation game show!

Proceeds to benefit AIDS Project East Bay

 

 

1000254_10151988253225890_1840543142_nSoul Rebel
Vinyl
420 14th Street, Oakland
9pm

Brand New Party Every 3rd Friday – Good Music, International Vibes.
Hosted By GoldenTouch Music, and Unifysound

Music by
The Legend Dj Toks(CityCatSound)
Veyn CaliBoy,
Plus special guests.

If you remember the vibes and music from the African and Reggae at the Oasis and warehouse joints, this is the party for you.

 

1412704_667808509918244_305196291_oQumbia Qrew Dance Party
La Estrellita Cafe
446 E 12th Street, Oakland
10 p.m.-1:45 a.m.

The San Francisco Dyke March brings the dyke community together to celebrate our unity, raise our consciousness and be visible. We advocate on issues against oppression, racism, sexism, homophobia, and poverty. We organize the annual march that takes place during the Saturday of Pride celebration (last weekend of June) where dykes can proclaim space, rights, visibility and respect.

the website:

http://thedykemarch.org/about

 

 

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fundraiserBayanihan Relief Fundraiser
Kainbigan
2101 14th Ave, Oakland
11 a.m.-8 p.m.

This Saturday Kainbigan will be holding a fundraiser in the restaurant to assist the people in the Philippines affected by super typhoon Haiyan which devastated numerous provinces in the central Philippines on November 8th.

Kainbigan will be donating 100% of the profit for all food purchased Saturday, Nov 16th plus we will be taking cash and credit card donations.

All donations collected will be donated to the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns Bayamihan Relief & Rehabilitation Program.

http://nafconusa.org/programs/

 

551361_10201237535314604_582231622_nWe Love the Philippines
1924 Franklin Street (3rd Floor), Oakland
$5- 10 Sliding Scale @ the door
**PLEASE RSVP – Email or FB private message us if you are attending. You will need a special passcode to get into the building.**

Queer and allies party to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. THIS Saturday, Nov 16th (10pm-2am).

WE LOVE THE PHILIPPINES AND WE KNOW YOU DO TOO. TOGETHER WE CAN LINK ARMS WITH THE SURVIVORS TO RE-BUILD, FIND HOPE AND EMPOWERMENT IN THE MIDST OF SEVERE DEVASTATION & GOVERNMENT NEGLECT. 100% OF OUR DONATIONS WILL REACH THE PEOPLE. #HaiyanRelief #TaskForceHaiyan #GABRIELAUSA

www.gabusa.org
Mention GABRIELA USA when you donate online. Encourage others to do the same @ www.nafconusa.org

 

1412339_10202349938408187_754081198_oThe Living Room Project
1919 Market Street,  W.Oakland
Free b4 11pm
$8 After 11pm (no one turned away)
21+

*Live Performance:
Los Otros

*Resident Sound Jedis:
Trinity (TrinityWolf NetworkII Living Room Project)
LP (Free Lunch Crew II Social Life II No Pants)

*Guest Selector:
Xs aka Essex O. Lordes

*Visual Curater:
Bushmama Africa

*TasteMaker:
Chef Yulanda (Simply Bliss Catering)

About the Living Room Project:
http://www.thelivingroomproject510.com/

 

 

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1399315_10201447332519609_670099089_oGolden Gate Slam & Open Mic
Grand Lake Coffee House
440 Grand Ave, Oakland
$5.00 admission
All Ages welcome
Door opens at 7pm
Open mic & slam list out at 7:05 and showtime 7:35 pm sharp

See what had happen was…..ok, we can’t give our supporters excuses so we’ll just say “Our bad” about last Sunday. That was real ‘Ethnic’ of us for canceling the show so last minute and we’re sorry. NO we weren’t home watching “Black Girls Rock” instead. But we’re back and we’re back with things to make things up to you.

1. For all the Slam Poets that were ready to get points and $100.00 for winning. Well, we’ve now made it $150 to the first place winner of of this slam.

2. Our feature of the evening is 2009 National Poetry Slam Team Finalist, Season 2 Verses and Flow featured artist and GSS Host and play Sister D’dra White. Yep, we’re letting her take another PTO (Poet Time Off) day from hosting so she can showcase her deep pockets of poetry.

We’re also going to have the open mic hosted by Tab Danger

Our poetical soundtrack will be provided by none other than DJ Nina Boss on the ones and twos.

 

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