The Whitney Museum chooses silence in an effort to displace, downplay, and negate valid public outrage regarding their policies, ethics and leadership. By Jamara Wakefield May 17th marked the start of the 79th Whitney Biennial. The Biennial is a contemporary art exhibition, featuring typically young and lesser-known artists, at the Whitney Museum of American Art […]
How to Friday Oakland Style: How the Fuck is it August Already?
Are you wondering how this happened? How summer is coming to a seemingly abrupt close right before your very eyes? Don’t worry, there is always something to do on a Friday night in Oakland that will help you forget about your approaching responsibilities.
1. Oakland Half
If you are around during the day Friday, check out the Oakland Half Marathon. Now those are some people trying to forget! That’s right, run it out literally, or figuratively today. August is at the halfway point.
1 PM to 7 PM
2. Creative Growth vs. Anne Collier/ Trisha Donnelly / Chris Johanson / Nate Lowman / Laura Owens, curator Matthew Higgs
Forget what is coming and focus on being a responsible human in the ways that matter!
The greeting from Jezebel Delilah X on the event page on Facebook reads as so:
“Hey Love Bugs, August Culture Fuck is a celebration of Femme Glory, Femme Funk, Femme Deliciousness, Femme Power, Femme Regality. If you identify with/as femme, come show off your fancy, read your tenderest, sing your fiercest, laugh your sultry boldest. If you LOVE tha femmes, as lovers, as homies, as friends, as homieloverfriends, come string our praises. How ever you get down, lets have a blast together. Oh yea, and have I told you who our absolutely amazing, talented, loving, hilarious, dynamic, powerful, beautiful feature is….
“Carrie Leilam Love is a writer & performer from Oakland CA (yes, originally). In her spare time, she indulges her serious genealogy habit, hangs out with her dog Leelu, and catalogues her soon-to-be-renown 80s boot collection. She is all kinds of femme but her more specific gender is “Mischievous Olympian.”
4. Grease Diner’s 1 Year Anniversary Party
6604 San Pablo Ave.
5. Jack London Square’s Dancing Under the Stars
Nightclub style dance lessons with professional dancers and a chance to try out your moves right after!