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: Singles Edition
Though I’m just as hesitant to commit to single as my ex was to commit to being together, the
Oakland SINGLE LIFE
is the focus this weekend! All you confident, got-my-shit-together singles, go see who’s out there!
Cross the Boarder
early to get your Festival Fashion Tips at Display’s event. Display combines popup shops, workshops,and designers who are all about collaboration and sharing.
Public Market in Emeryville
5959 Shellmound St.
Hat Rac Fine Art Gallery and Espresso Bar1714 Franklin
Hit Up some networking events
to meet your new honey. It’s not sneaky. This way you know they have a job and at least one nice outfit!
Port Workspaces’ Grand Opening
There will be an indoor slide! Need I say more? Well, I will anyway. There will be food venders as well. Go meet some employed singles in their one fancy outfit. Support local business at the same time. Connections are good. They are what make Oakland Oakland.
350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 100
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Perhaps you are single and broke? And you want to be with someone else who is single and broke? (WHY?) Or poly and broke? Or bitterly committed and broke? Or perhaps you just want some free food. You will have to go over to Berkeley where they do that sort of thing. Friday night at the Launching pad is for you! No really though, I know a lovely woman who teaches yoga over here who is a great conversationist as well. If you need some mental stimulation, a bit of deeper discussion, some musing on life and things bigger than our day-to-day grind, cross on over and indulge in creating some space for yourself.
Men who enjoy the company of other men, you can head on over to the Aquarian Heart Center for an
erotic massage gathering.
You can be a total newbie, so don’t worry if this is your first time.
Aquarian Heart Center
4920 Telegraph Ave
Only smart people go to Literary Events. Smart sexy people, that is. And Smart Sexy People with rad titled books are even better. Go see
internationally known poet, performer and founder of Moore Black Press is reading from her new book unlight Through Bullet Holes: Poems (That will live) and You Want Poems.
Betti Ono Gallery and Shop
1427 Broadway, Oakland
poet, essayist, playwright, performer and teacher, reads from her poetry collection Desire Zoo.
A GreatGood Place for Books
6120 LaSalle Avenue
Automatic Brewing at The Trappist
There are guaranteed to be males at a beer event. Knowing beer is simply a must if you are a man. (I don’t believe this, but it seems many people do. I also like to know about beer and am a woman. But nonetheless, nice looking singles may be filling up this space to get their fix of this San Diego based Brewing Company’s speciality beers.
460 8th St., Oakland
The Trappist will be featuring these 3 beers and a yet to be unveiled 4th:
1) Beer Hunter- Belgian Blond brewed for Michael “The Beer Hunter” Jackson’s Birthday 5%abv (Collab w/ Devon at Port Solana and Nacho at Port OB)
2) Roselle Kestrel – Belgian Ale Brewed w/ Hibiscus for Brewbies Beer Fest. 5%abv
3) Sting Ray- BLAH 5th Anniversary Black Ale Brewed w/ Vanilla & Sea Salt 5.4%abv
Thought of running away to join the circus? Perhaps you want to
date the circus instead.
at The Uptown.
Pole & snake dancers, contortionists, signing, dancing and the like.
This is a showcase of female hip hop artists featuring some dope ass women, including one of my fellow Mills Alum’s MadLInes!
ROCKY RIVERA & DJ ROZA (Beatrock Music)
ARE TOO (Oakland)
DJ LADY FINGAZ (La Femme Deadly Venoms / Peaches)