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Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Kearny Street Workshop’s Dumpling Wars II: The Hungry Games

Let’s be honest. What could be better than sampling half a dozen different kinds of dumplings for a good cause? Kearny Street Workshop’s Dumpling Wars II: The Hungry Games, where six courageous teams of amateur chefs entered the arena at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center… but only one survived… was a delicious delight. Competition was

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Oakulture: OMCA highlights “lowbrow” culture with two new exhibits

Vinyl is back. The analog music format, supplanted by the digital technology of compact discs, and then MP3s, has been making an improbable comeback. In 2013, vinyl sales rose 32% as both CD and MP3 sales dropped...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru April 27

Life. Is. Good.  That has been my mantra for 2014 and I have to say I have not been disappointed.  I just attended the Many Faces, One Dream conference for Small LGBTQ business owners and I can...

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

27 things to do in Oakland, only 3 of which definitely involve Easter eggs, April 18 – 24

Sunday is, of course, Easter. That means there are some Easter-y things to do this week. If you like decorating eggs, or even Easter hats, knock yourself out! If not, enjoy films, art and exhibit openings and...

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Oakland by the numbers: Celebrity edition, 4/17/14

13th Avenue and East 25th Street just south of her alma mater, Oakland High, is where Gertrude Stein lived as a child before going on to write epoch-making modern literature and mentor Hemingway and Picasso. 4175 Broadway...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

This Weekend in the YaY! Area thru April 20

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, no matter what neighborhood you happen to be in, because you live in the Bay Area.  This weekend is gonna be dripping with things to do– so check the events...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Talking good with Jeff Kirschner of Litterati (Community Voices)

Jeff Kirschner believes litter should be approachable, noticeable, and a spark for thinking about how we look at packaging and trash. He is an evangelist for the power of consumer engagement and education. He is also a...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Oakulture: Bryant Terry’s Afro-Vegan village party; Mara Hruby’s therapeutic journey into torch

Bryant Terry’s recent book-release party for his newest cookbook, “Afro Vegan,” wasn’t just a personal triumph. It was a community celebration, an affirmation of the hard-working folks in the food justice movement, and a reminder that, sometimes,...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

10 questions with Joshua Safran, author of memoir about surviving familial abuse (Community Voices)

Joshua Safran provides us a road map on how to redefine bravery. He says bravery isn’t a lack of fear, it’s understanding our fears and battling them anyway. This is especially true when helping those impacted by...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Manna Gallery Presents “Critical Juncture,” Paintings and More by Barbara Rogers

 Barbara Rogers is a seasoned Bay area artist who has been developing her work for many years.  “Critical Juncture” opens First Friday, May 2 and continues through Saturday, June 14, 2014.  A reception for Rogers will occur First...

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