See a special screening of South of the Border, Oliver Stone's investigative documentary exploring current social and political movements in Latin America and attempts to expose the mainstream media's misrepresentation of the region by demonizing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation
390 27th St., Oakl.
Winnemem Wintu benefit
Support the Winnemem Wintu tribe of Northern California in its struggle against the expansion of the Shasta Dam and efforts to restore salmon runs. The evening will feature film clips and a discussion.
7-9:30 p.m., $15–$25 David Brower Center
2150 Allston, Berk.
From exhibit to film
In 2002, a group of former Israeli soldiers who fought in the Gaza War talked openly about their treatment of Palestinians in a photo exhibition called Breaking the Silence. In its first film tour outside of Japan, a documentary of the same name tells that story. See this special screening with director Toshikuni Doi on hand.
7–9 p.m., by donation Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
19024 Cedar, Berk. (510) 841-4824
We know that already, but to make sure they can continue, join Bay Area Girls Rock Camp — a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering girls through music — for an art and rock memorabilia auction to raise money for their organization. Up for the bidding is a Runaways t-shirt signed by Joan Jett, postcards signed by R.E.M., handwritten lyrics by Rosanne Cash, Ani Difranco drawings, and more. Includes a special musical performance by Mirah.
6:30 p.m.–10:30 a.m., $15
390 27th St., Berk.
Oakland School for the Arts fundraiser
Help raise funds for the Oakland School for the Arts — California's only public charter school of its kind serving grades six through 12 — with a silent auction at this adult-only event. Appetizers and drinks will be available, and proceeds go toward supporting OSA students.
6:30 p.m.– 4:30 a.m., $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Uptown Body and Fender
401 26th St., Oakl.
Freegans ' n' vegans
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the East Bay Food Not Bombs — which serves free vegan meals to the people six days a week — with a vegetarian potluck, musical performances, and an open mike. Bring photos, memorabilia, and stories to share.
6–10 p.m., $10 suggested
Art House Gallery and Cultural enter
2905 Shattuck, Berk.
Talkin' Critical Mass
Critical Mass, the monthly bicycle parade and social protest that began in San Francisco and has been duplicated in cities around the globe, means many different things to different people. Join this discussion of competing ideas and visions of what Critical Mass is or should be.
3030B 16th St., SF
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