Something to remember, as we enter a new year: Yesterday's history, Tomorrow is a mystery and Today is a gift, that's why it is called "the present". [Via]

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Music Happenings!


"The After World" deep soulful selections by Afrikan Sciences plus live performances ... More free. Fridays, 9 p.m. Black New World, 836 Pine St., Oakland, 510-238-9680, BlackNewWorld.blogspot.com.

"Culture Thursdays" rotating DJs spinning reggae & world beat free. Thursdays, 10 p.m. Air Bar & Lounge, 492 9th St., Lower Patio, Oakland, 510-444-2377, AirOakland.com.

Dotha's Juke Joint Presents Birdlegg & the Tight Fit Blues Band free. Saturdays, 9 p.m. Everett & Jones Barbeque, 126 Broadway, Oakland, 510-663-2350, www.eandjbbq.com/music_at/qs_page.htm.

Gallery of Urban Art Benefit w/ Skimpy Portions, the Gomorran Social Aid and Pleasure Club, & Steve Taylor ... More $5. Sat., Dec. 1, 7 p.m. Gallery of Urban Art, 1746 13th St., Oakland, 510-596-0020, TheGalleryofUrbanArt.com.

Grown Folk Entertainment free. Saturdays, 8 p.m. Kimball's Carnival, 522 2nd St., Oakland, 510-444-6979, KimballsCarnival.com.

Lion Rock roots, dub, and dancehall with residents Riddm, Rocker-T, Kurious, Dubrocker, Yao Chris, and Jah Yzer, plus rotating guest selectas ... More $5 before 11 p.m. Wednesdays Club Oasis, 135 12th St., Oakland, 510-763-0404.

Live Lingerie Show w/ prizes free. Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. Warehouse Bar, 402 Webster St., Oakland, 510-451-3161, thewarehousebar.net/index.asp.

"Mouth Off" open-mic poetry, followed by DJ music free. Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m. Air Bar & Lounge, 492 9th St., Lower Patio, Oakland, 510-444-2377, AirOakland.com.

Roy Haynes & Birds of a Feather w/ Nicholas Payton, Kenny Garrett, John Patitucci, & David Kikoski ... More $16-$28. Thu., Nov. 29, 8 & 10 p.m., Fri., Nov. 30, 8 & 10 p.m., Sat., Dec. 1, 8 & 10 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 2, 7 & 9 p.m. Yoshi's, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, 510-238-9200, Yoshis.com.

Salsa Saturdays w/ DJs Mambo & Virus $5 before 10 p.m., $8. Saturdays, 9 p.m. Club Anton, 428 3rd St., Oakland, 510-463-0165, ClubAnton.com.

Skip Henderson and Starboard Watch free. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Quinn's Lighthouse, 1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, 510-536-2050, QuinnsLighthouse.com.

"Sultry Fridays" DJ Lash & Fat Rob spin R&B & soul $5. Fri., May 11, 9 p.m. and Fridays, 9 p.m. Kimball's Carnival, 522 2nd St., Oakland, 510-444-6979, KimballsCarnival.com.

The Underworld Opera Co. Circus Variety Show w/ Paula Frazer, Second Star, Laura Weinbach, Sophie the Skeleton Keys, Tribal Fusion Bellydance, Lisa Bolin, & Skye Atman ... More $8. First Saturday of every month, 9 p.m. Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 3rd St., Oakland, 510-763-1146, OaklandMetro.org.

"Unity" w/ DJs, free bar snacks, & art free before 7 p.m., $5. Thursdays, 5-10 p.m. Air Bar & Lounge, 492 9th St., Lower Patio, Oakland, 510-444-2377, AirOakland.com.