AzuStay In-The-Know On What Goes On Around The Bay

with Azucena Rasilla @ChroniclesofAzu


Chicas! The first weekend in August in upon us and with that comes OUTSIDE LANDS festival which has been sold out for months. It also means that San Francisco is going to be CRAZY! Tons of more people, extra insane traffic and craziness all around. But, don’t fret! If you did not get tickets to the coveted 3-day festival, we got you covered. There are plenty of other fun events going on around the Bay.

Civil Rights Dance PartyWhat: Shut Up and Dance: Civil Rights Dance Party

Where: ERA art bar and Lounge – 19 Grand Ave, Oakland, California 94612

When: Friday 8/5 from 6pm-9pm

Equal Justice Society invites you to mingle, dance and meet fellow activists. A $5-$10 donation is suggested but not mandatory.

SPONSORS (partial list): Eva Paterson and the Equal Justice Society – Niloufar Khonsari and Pangea Legal Services – Jeff Adachi – Joanna Haigood and the Zaccho Dance Company – Dorothy Ehrlich – Abdi Soltani and the ACLU- NC – Dan Roth – Ginger Johnson – Christopher Bridges – Anna Basallaje – Noreen Farrell and Equal Rights Advocates – Margaret Russell – Ronit Rubinoff and Legal Aid of Sonoma County – Salena Copeland and Legal Aid Association of California – Cynthia Rice – Tiela Chalmers and the Alameda County Bar Association and Volunteer Legal Services Corporation – National Center for Youth Law – Mona Tawatao – Brendon D. Woods – Abigail Trillin and Legal Services for Children – Guillermo Mayer and Public Advocates – Bay Area Legal Aid – Susan Henderson and the Disability Rights and Education Defense Fund – Jack Londen

What: Opening – ALL OF ME (Llévate mis amores)

Where: Roxie Theater – 3117 16th St, San Francisco, California 94103

When: Friday 8/5 at 7pm

Presented by RoxCine. Co-presented by Galería de la Raza, Cine+Mas SF Latino Film Festival, and Latino Community Foundation.

Mexico and the United States share the greatest border between the first and the third world. That makes it a bridge for thousands of migrants who expose themselves to every danger as they travel through the country on a train called “The Beast.” That’s where they meet the Patronas, a group of Mexican women who, every day since 1995, make food and toss it to the helpless as the train rushes by. This documentary is an intimate approach, a personal diary that draws a border between the life they were given and the life they chose. In the midst of a country at war, in a world where all hope seems lost, the Patronas breathe life into a human value that seems to be fading with each day: love for one another.

There will be a panel discussion with Patrona Guadalupe González Herrera, director Arturo González Villaseñor and director of photography Antonio Mecalco following the film. The film will be at the Roxie from 8/5 – 8/11, for showtimes and tickets click here.

Club 90s - SelenaWhat: Club 90’s · Selena Night II

Where: Starline Social Club – 2236 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, California 94612

When: Saturday 8/6 at 10PM

If you missed the last Club 90’s Selena party, then you are in for quite the treat! Get ready to unleash your inner Selena because you’ll be singing ALL OF HER songs, while watching her videos on a giant screen and reminisce the greatness of her legacy. And, if you have a younger hermanita, prima or sobrina who is over 18, then bring her along! You’ll both be singing to other timeless 90s classics. The first 200 people will receive a Selena button, and there will be a gigantic photo booth so get your high-waisted jeans, and red lippies ready. $12 at the door, cash only. Don’t worry, the bar does take cards.

Oakland MuseumWhat: Tour | Architecture of the Museum

Where: Oakland Museum of California – 1000 Oak St, Oakland, California 94607

When: Sunday 8/7 at 1pm

Experience OMCA’s remarkable mid-century modernist landmark building with the guidance of the Museum’s expert members of the Council on Architecture. Built in 1969 with a design by Kevin Roche, and landscaping by Dan Kiley, the Museum recently completed a major renovation and expansion project overseen by San Francisco-based firm Mark Cavagnero Associates, which honors Roche and Kiley’s original vision of a vibrant urban park and public space. This tour shares with you just a few of the highlights of the incredible building, from views of Lake Merritt and downtown Oakland from atop a three-tiered roof garden to the serene Koi Pond, and a truly Californian indoor/outdoor design that still delights and attracts visitors today.
Free as a part of First Sundays @ OMCA. Meet in front of the Ticketing Desk on Level 2.

What: Picnic at the Presidio

Where: Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio – San Francisco, California 94129

When: Sunday 8/7 at 11am

Food trucks, San Francisco views, Karl The Fog, need I say more? Come meet new people, hang out with friends and enjoy a beautiful Sunday.