I hope you had a great Pride Weekend and Labor Day holiday! It was fast and furious and hella fun! This weekend there is a plethora of events going on: dancing, live music, book readings, comedy and so much more. The YaY! Area never disappoints and this weekend is no different. My favorite pick of the weekend is Rhiannon Argo’s book release Girls I’ve Run Away With at Pegasus Bookstore in Berkeley. Pick your poison and have a great weekend!




1174712_656564391021535_1759404941_nQueer Tango
Lake Merritt Dance Center
200 Grand Ave, Oakland
Hall 2 (upstairs)

We are going tango happy this month with our returning local lovelies: Jonas & David, plus, hold on to your cookies and carrots, visiting tango rock stars Astrid Weiske and Brigitta Winkler. Check below for the schedule and bios, but please do come dance into happy with us

7:15-8:15 pm Beginner/Fundamentals
8:15-9:15 Intermediate Concepts

Beginner’s Class: $10 per class or $35 for 4 classes.
Intermediate Class: $12 per class or $43 for 4 classes.

No Experience or Partner required!

9/4: Beginner’s class: Jonas Aquino. Intermediate class: David Orly-Thompson

Sorry no refunds for missed classes—this is a break-even enterprise!

For our guest with chemical sensitivities, please don’t wear products with perfume and the like.


481 9th Street, Oaklannd
5 p.m.
No Cover

Come join your AFRO-RICAN family of Liege Spirits as we host our first Hump Day Happy Hour! (What’s “hump day”?? It’s Wednesday, the middle of the week, 3 days from the weekend, 3 days until the weekend!) the festivities KICK-OFF right after work 5pm sharp…

Bring your friends as we mix and mingle over some of the best MUSIC, GREAT FOOD & TASTY cocktails!



Enjoy soulful sounds this Wed with
# Resident DJ Ouma and H Holla
in the mix from 5pm-Until

LIEGE also features… 3 Plazma Screens, Plenty of Seating , VIP Sections for Large Groups , Dance Floor

Wings ,Ground Turkey & Shrimp Tacos , Platanos
Fried Crab, Nachos with your choice of shrimp and turkey, Sol salad
For Dessert — >> Lemon Crunch Cake

Happy Hour


1240340_10151810801249519_1565981614_nEriq Riebeek and Kadir Barry
Art Reception
1727 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
7 p.m.

Eriq Riebeek and Kadir Barry are two talented artists being featured at SomaR. Eriq’s paintings and Kadir’s photographs are full of color and feeling. Come by to see and feel for yourself, and meet the artists in person.

ERIQ RIEBEEK is one of the few artists with Maroon roots from the country of Suriname. He started painting at the tender age of nine. In the early 70′s he and brother Dennis contributed to the urban art scene in the former Dutch colony.

They were known in Suriname as the Riebeek Brothers and are both alumni of the Nola Hatterman “School van Beeldende Kunsten” in the Capital Paramaribo.

Eriq and his brother started the tradition of painting on buses that were used as public transportation. That art form became a huge phenomenon and it continues in Suriname. He currently resides in the Bay Area, Northern California. His works depicts human social economic conditions.





996886_10201755667276987_1665910777_nGirls I’ve Run Away With
Book Release
Pegasus Books
2349 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
7:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the book launch of award-winning writer Rhiannon Argo’s newest novel “Girls I’ve Run Away With”.

Nice words about the book:

“Girls I’ve Run Away With reads like the director’s cut of an Aerosmith video, but with girls who would just drink a pint of whiskey and pierce their belly buttons themselves.”

—Cassie J. Sneider, author of Fine Fine Music

“Rhiannon Argo captures the tough reality of queer teens with such playful sweetness you almost forget to worry about them as they take off on a string of outlandish, take-no-prisoners attempts to save themselves from a world of cruddy grown-ups hell-bent on killing beauty and love. I couldn’t put this book down!”

—Michelle Tea, author of Mermaid in Chelsea Creek

“Argo shows us a sharp, youthful milieu. This is a hostile setting for skateboarding, school skipping, Lo Flynn to fall in love with rebellious Savannah Blanco. Girls I’ve Run Away With affirms the need for queer youth to be able to come out with dignity. Why wasn’t this invaluable book around when I was a teenager?”

—Amber Dawn, author of Sub Rosa




969625_10151880765309974_579954194_nEve LIVE!
Grand Live
420 14th Ave, Oakland
8 p.m.

Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10, 1978), better known by her stage name, Eve, is an American Grammy Award winning rapper-songwriter, record producer and actress. Her first three albums have sold over 8 million copies worldwide. She has also achieved success in fashion with her clothing line, Fetish. She is the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002 for the song “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”, with Gwen Stefani. Eve was number 48 on VH1’s “50 Greatest Women Of The Video Era” list. Eve released her fourth studio album entitled “Lip Lock” on May 14, 2013.

As an actress, Eve is best known for her roles as Terri Jones in the films Barbershop and Barbershop 2: Back in Business, and as Shelley Williams on the UPN television sitcom Eve.

She performs in Oakland this Friday!


993945_10202005320359568_1649601286_nGet Famous or Die Laughing
Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
410 14th St, Oakland
8 p.m.

Standups Against Homelessness: A Comedy Showcase Benefiting the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program Starring Scruncho!!!

FLOW Presents in partnership with Geoffrey’s Inner Circle presents Get Famous or Die Laughing: Standups Against Homelessness—a comedy show benefiting the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) Emergency Shelter, Friday September 6, 2013 at Geoffrey’s Inner Circle from 8:00 pm- 12:00 am.

The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program is the largest provider of emergency shelter for homeless families in Richmond and the broader West Contra Costa County. The program operates shelter/transitional housing beds, which serves more than 300 homeless men, women and children annually. To learn more about GRIP visit www.gripcommunity.org.


1234972_717480138269326_38272814_nRed Hots Burlesque
El Rio
3158 Mission St, Oakland
7:30 p.m.

Come with your sense of humor, get ready to hoot and holler because Red Hots Burlesque brings you the “city’s best” bump and grind at the “happiest hour”!

The bay area’s best including
Dottie Lux
Loulou Champagne, Paris France
Harvest Moon, NYC
Holli Would
Magdalena Fox, NYC
Little Karma Bomb

and your sexy stage kitten Trixie Fou Laurant!




The Cafe
2369 Market St, SF
4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Every 1st Sat. of the month, Venus for the ladeez at The Café in the Castro! Join 100’s of party girlzz getting their Venus on with sexi go go’s, hot lady Dj’s, free shots shots shots and outside patio and deck to get your flirt on! Hot dance music with some Salsita, Cumbias and Reggeaton on the side.


541769_10200981476113485_1258057698_nHopes Identity
Midnight Screening
California Theater
2113 Kittredge, Berkeley

HOPES IDENTITY has garnered a lot of attention over the past 5 months because of its amazing cast and the importance of the message it holds. It has already been requested by 2 film festivals from Carmel & Austrailia. The production process and the stylized look of the film has created an internet buzz none of us saw coming. The recent success of the trailer and opening premiere is hard proof that this is a movie that will change many hearts and minds forever……THIS WILL BE THE LAST BAY AREA SCREENING OF “HOPES IDENTITY” FOR A WHILE, AFTER BERKELEY WE GO TO SACRAMENTO, MONTEREY, L.A. AND LAS VEGAS. SO PLEASE GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!!!




The Rock Steady
1741 San Pablo, Oakland
3 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Come get your groove on with the the Soulovely Crew…
every Second Sunday
DJ Emancipacion
DJ Lady Ryan
MC and host Aima the Dreamer


we’re celebrating our special virgo Rana!

sassy, soulful daytime outdoor party
come get your drink on with us
chill and dance all day long

vegan food by Wanda Cuesta Kruda AND Nico Dacumos

RSVP soulovelyoakland@gmail.com for free admission b4 5pm

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