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]

Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekend Events Oct. 31-Nov.1

HALLOWEEN - Sat. October 31st, Doors open @ 8:30 p.m.

For more information call 510.451.6100


With fabulous prizes including drink coupons, restaurant gift certificates, & concert tix for future Another Planet Shows.

Gede is the time that some come dressed in costume honoring the Ancestors featuring DJ EPIC, DJ MPENZI and performances by El Wah Movement Caribbean Dancers and KKDE

Happy Days on Ice

Continues through Oct. 31st, 12:00N-8:00 p.m.

Jack London Square, 70 Washington St., (foot of Broadway) Oakland

Want to take a spin in a poodle skirt? The folks at Oakland's Jack London Square have set up an ice rink near Barnes & Noble. The little oval is open all month, but weekends will feature themed events, such as this Saturday and Sunday's tribute to the 1950s. The following weekend will be costume skating, as the rink wraps things up on Halloween.

For more information call 510-627-1670

Dia De Los Muertos 2009
Sunday, November 1st, 2009 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm
“Celebrating the Spirit of Community”

Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a fabulous one-day celebration of ancestors, deceased loved ones and community. This year’s commemoration of “Celebrating the Spirit of Community” will be a gigantic event loaded with activities and displays for the entire family to enjoy!

The event will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2009 from 10:00 am-5:00 pm. It will span along International Boulevard between Fruitvale and 35th Avenues and be expanded to the area around the Fruitvale Plaza and down 12th Street to 37th Avenue.

This eclectic Day of the Dead celebration is a safe, family oriented, non-alcoholic event that is FREE to the public. Don’t miss this annual Oakland tradition in the Fruitvale district!

For more information call 510-437-9703

Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2009; 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (every first Sunday of the month)

“DRIP” a new play by Christina Anderson

featuring Prescott Oakland Point resident Kele Nitoto; Crowded Fire Production

Previews Sunday, Nov 1st, 5:00 p.m. Opening Monday, November 2nd, 8:00 p.m.

Fragmented memories and calloused dreams dance across the stage in this moving new play by Christina Anderson. Mae, a Black American woman lies dying in her hospital bed. As the hospital heart monitor beeps in a-rhythmic pulses, both she and her grandson struggle to accept their shared legacy bound by love and scars.

The Boxcar Playhouse, 505 Natoma Street, btw 6th and 7th streets, San Francisco, CA

For more information contact Kele Nitoto by email

Come celebrate Groundbreaking of New Community Market Farm

Sunday, November 1st , 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 Fitzgerald and Union Plaza parks (corner of 34th and Peralta), Oakland