Tomorrow’s a busy day for me, and I thought some of you might be interested in the two events I’m attending. To start off the day, I’m going to walk down the street to Peralta Elementary School to attend Jane Brunner’s community meeting on bus rapid transit. Though there’s been a lot of talk about bus rapid transit in Berkeley, the Oakland community’s been relatively quiet on the topic so I’m excited to see what my neighbors think about this essential transit improvement. If you don’t know much about BRT or aren’t quite convinced yet, this would be a great meeting to attend, as you’ll hear from proponents, opponents, and AC Transit.
Then at night I’ll hop on the bus to downtown to go to the 3rd Annual Oakland Arts Clash. Hosted by the Electric Vandals (with support from several other groups), the Oakland Arts Clash is, well, exactly what its name implies, a night of arts clashing. Dance groups of various styles will dance to music from somewhat disparate genres. Apparently, the promoters are secretive about exactly which dance groups will dance to which music, but from what I’ve heard about past events, this will not be a boring evening. I’m especially excited to see Damon and the Heathens, an Oakland group who’s music dto510 recently introduced me to. But no matter what kind of music or dance you’re into, it will probably be represented at the Arts Clash – from Hawaiian to jazz, African to hip hop.
The info for both events can be found below or on my events listing. A day of transit and music in Oakland – what more could a girl ask for?
Saturday, October 11th: Jane Brunner’s Community Meeting on Bus Rapid Transit
Speakers: Jim Cunradi, AC Transit
Rick Raffanti, Temescal Telegraph Business District
Bruce Kaplan, Berkeleyans for Better Transit Options
When: Sunday , October 11, 2008 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Where: Peralta Elementary School, 460 63rd Street
More Info: http://www.oaklandnet.com/government/council/coun_mem/brunner/BrunnerNewsletterOctober2008FINAL.pdf
Use AC Transit lines 1/1R or 51.
Saturday, October 11th: 3rd Annual Oakland Arts Clash
The Electric Vandals, in cooperation with Attic Light Productions and the City of Oakland’s Parks and Recreation department, and with promotional support from Oaklandish, Big Family Movers and the East Bay Rats, are presenting their yearly mixed arts festival at the Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts on October 11th 2008. Tickets will be $15, with the lobby reception beginning at 7 p.m. Peformers include: Axis Dance Company, Dimensions Extensions Performance Ensemble, Hyim, Halau O Keikiali’i, Dub Esquire, and more.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2008 at 7:00pm
Where: Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St
How Much: $15
More Info: http://electricvandals.com/