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: Get Fancy!
Worthwhile things! Friday night in Oakland!
And you will even have time afterwards to degenerate into drunkenness, stay out late making out, wandering or dancing, and riding your bikes home to the early light of morning- if you so wish.
- James Gayle’s Reflections Book Release Party
The book is a compilation of interpretations of James’ work. Some of these pieces are painting of Nina Simone, Nelson Mandela and Miles Davis. The night’s readers include: Avotcja, Emily Butterfly, Poetess Kalamu Chaché
Duane Deterville, Aqueila M Lewis, Gina Madrid, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, Tureeda Mikell, Lakiba Pittman, Elaina Proffitt, Angela Simms, Aimee Suzara, harold terezon, Raymond Nat Turner, Marvin X, Monica Zarazua, Lisa Zuré
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer: A Musical Rendition!
Nerdology Musical Theatre is made up of students from local high schools. Produced by Chloe Xtina, Directed by Jenna Stein-Corman and Choreographed by Bessie Zolno.
The Flight Deck
- “Nailed it: Vietnamese & the Nail Industry”
A documentary about the nail industry’s origins and Vietnamese influence, directed by Adele Phan and produced by Adele Ray.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St #290
- Oak Luck Media
Media Maker potluck! Bring a media clip or image to share, either your own work or something that inspires you.
555 12th St #110
On-site childcare is available for $10 but must be paid for in advance.
The two play with the idea of improv. vs. song form.
3234 Grand Ave
A play about the Jim Crow South, a preacher named Purlie and what he does with the money he inherits from a distant relative.
Starring J’Sun Jasper, Erica “Sunshine Lee”, Ria Dixson,Don Hardwick, Bronché Tayson, Mykah Montgomery and Marcie Byrde. Directed by Li J. Smith.
The Malonga Center for the Arts
1428 Alice St.
- Perhaps Not CLASSY but CLASSIC: The Goonies
Box office opens at 6 PM
Show at 8
HAPPY FRIDAY OAKLAND!