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sips & Samples with Chef Mecca

Dec 20, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017

This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

Join us every Wednesday in December for free small bites from our featured Chef Mecca. Chef Mecca Freeman is a native of the Bay Area, and from the age of five she has considered the kitchen her magical playground.  Starting her professional career in 2007, Chef Mecca has mastered cooking methods spanning from Japanese to West African cuisines. She is currently the Interim Executive Chef at UC...

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Ancient cultures have long marked the Winter Solstice as a sacred turning point in the year, a special day, in which the darkest days come to a close and the sunlight returns. Attune with the slow, inward energy of the Winter Solstice during this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods. Close your eyes and experience the natural...

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COMEDY OAKLAND, voted "Best Place for Comedy" - 2016 East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros. Our comedians have featured on TV, radio, comedy festivals, late night talk shows, won competitions, and have performed on every habitable continent! We are located inside Howden Home Of The Spice Monkey restaurant, upstairs. Free street parking is...

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What holiday season would be complete without go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes, and a spirited, slightly out-of-control family Christmas party? Mark Morris' The Hard Nut, "as gleefully irreverent as it is visually poetic and musically sensitive" (Dance Magazine), returns to Zellerbach Hall for the first time in five years with all that and more. Set to Tchaikovsky's...

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This hymn to the ordinary typewriter is also a portrait of the countless artists, writers, and collectors (including Tom Hanks and Sam Shepard) who remain steadfast in their love and loyalty. “Pure typewriter heaven” (Don DeLillo).

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Debbie Poryes’s music is powerful with a warm sophistication. Her highly original compositions are influenced by jazz from bebop to post-bop to modern times, as well as by 20th-century classical music and free jazz. Her voicing, melodies and touch are exquisite. Her sense of time and swing are deeply felt, and yet she can also be light hearted. Information: 510.601.2200 -...

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Unforgiven

Dec 22, 2017 - Dec 23, 2017

Clint Eastwood’s Western opus chronicles a retired, reformed gunman roped back into action by a much younger (and dumber) man. “A tense, hard-edged, superbly dramatic yarn” (Todd McCarthy, Variety).

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Friday Funnies

Dec 22, 2017

COMEDY OAKLAND, voted "Best Place for Comedy" - 2016 East Bay Express Readers Poll, features up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros. Our comedians have featured on TV, radio, comedy festivals, late night talk shows, won competitions, and have performed on every habitable continent! We are located inside Howden Home Of The Spice Monkey restaurant, upstairs. Free street parking is...

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What holiday season would be complete without go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes, and a spirited, slightly out-of-control family Christmas party? Mark Morris' The Hard Nut, "as gleefully irreverent as it is visually poetic and musically sensitive" (Dance Magazine), returns to Zellerbach Hall for the first time in five years with all that and more. Set to Tchaikovsky's...

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