That is the question.

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If going to Oakland’s Art Murmur


First Friday

I recommend stopping by Oakland’s Sidequest Gallery. You can find out more about what is happening by reading Cortney ‘s write-up here.


If having an “I want my own murmur… one that lays golden eggs for easter” type of day:

Check out Temescal Alley’s own First Friday


The Parkway Theater’s First Friday Shorts.

For those who can’t dance but like to watch:

 Go see IMPACT put on by Destiny Arts Center, a youth arts and violence prevention organization, with collaborative creative direction provided by Sara Croweli and Rashidi Omari of Destiny Arts, Evelyn Thomas of Nuba Dance Theatre, Marc Bamuthi Jones (WHO IS AMAZING!) of Youth Speaks and Yerba Buena Arts Center and Amelia Rudoph of Badaloop (WHICH IS FUCKING COOL TOO! THEY DANCE SUSPENDED IN THE AIR!)

Laney College

7:30 PM

If you agree that the bass is sexy,

go see Stanly Clarke at Yoshi’s.

To those who say, fuck murmuring, I Iike to talk loud,

try putting your big mouth to use at some Networking Events.

There’s Omni Gallery Art Opening at Impact Hub, entitled Home in the world: An Apocalyptic Travelogue, is a photography exhibit by Joan Osato. If you haven’t been to The Impact Hub, get over there. It is worth checking out.

7 PM

Another option is Careers and Cocktails at Oakland Marriot City Center, hosted by On the Move Professionals Inc. and providing networking opportunities for Bay Area Black Professionals.

1001 Broadway 2nd floor lounge


sign up online

If because you mumble, you like to be read to

Head over to the Studio One Reading Series featuring: Elizabeth Robinson, Steven Seidenberg, and Donna Stonecipher.

365 45th ST in Oakland

700pm to 9:30pm


The Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts’ Literary Reading and Music hosted by Bicycle Review. Featured writers include: A.Razor, Casandra Dallet (A personal local fav) & William Taylor Jr.

6:30 PM

If you find yourself in Berkeley,

(and you will know because only in Berkeley are there events about Robots & Monkeys on the same day) go learn about Robots and Monkeys! 

Robots and New Media Symposium




JANE GOODAL’S Seeds of Hope

A Presentation & book-signing

w/ co-author Gail Hudson

7:30 pm

King Middle School Auditorium

1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA


Whether already slurring, post-murmuring, or yelling, I’ll see you all as I make my rounds at the usual haunts:

The Uptown




The New Parish


Night Light

The Legionnaire Saloon

Cafe Van Cleef