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Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660

Celebrate with OMCA! The newly transformed Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) opens Saturday, May 1, with 31 hours of continuous, FREE programs and events, including the opening exhibition of Miné Okubo: Citizen 13660. Below is the full list of scheduled events but for more info, visit OMCA’s website.

Saturday, May 1:
Watch the premiere of Project Bandaloop’s aerial dance performance, created for the Opening. Dance with Alice 97.3 DJ’s. Try Hula-Hooping. March to the drum beats of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band. And more.

Saturday Night and Late Night, May 1
Saturday night goes adult-themed with live performances by Tommy Guerrero, LIVE 105, Freddi Price, Zoli Lundy, and Isabel Douglass. Nonstop Bhangra Bollywood Dance Party, California square dancing, and dance jam with the Schoolhouse Stringband. Plus a Sex, Drugs, & Rock ‘n’ Roll Gallery Tour, DJ’s, and palm-reading by Madam Z. Did we mention the YELP late-late night pajama party?

Special 8-10 p.m.
California Futures: Technology Tweet #CALIFORNIA with the social media staff from Bay Area museums, and a LIVE performance with the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPho).

Special 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
California Futures: Radical Start-Ups Join Dr. Carol Queen, Good Vibrations; Richard Lee, Oaksterdam University; Ron Turner, Last Gasp for an extraordinary conversation, plus radical interpretations of the conversation with visual artists Rob Reger (Emily the Strange), J Otto, and others.

Sunday, May 2
Start Sunday with a wake up yoga and chanting class with Ann Dyer. Enjoy a pancake breakfast with Oakland Firefighters, in a ($5) benefit IAFF Local 55. The dancing continues with Movin’ 99.7, Capacitor Dance Company, and a community drumming celebration with DRUMMM Rhythmic Events. Plus two special Sunday performances with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

Special 10 a.m. – Noon
California Futures: Oakland and the Fight for Food Justice: Chef Robert Dorsey III, operator of the new OMCA café, Blue Oak, will lead a conversation with Brahm Ahmadi, People’s Grocery; Barbara Finin, City Slicker Farms; Eric Holt-Gimnez, Food First; and Keba Konte, Kijiji Grows.

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