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WEDNESDAY 2

Film Screening

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

Humanist Hall

390 27th St., Oakl.

(510) 681-8699

www.HumanistHall.org

 

THURSDAY 3

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.

(530)275-2737 www.winnememwinto.com

 

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

www.bfuu.org

 

FRIDAY 4

Girls rock!

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

Humanist Hall

390 27th St., Berk.

www.bayareagirlsrockcamp.org

 

SATURDAY 5

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.

www.aptosa.org

 

SUNDAY 6

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.

(510) 472-3170

 

MONDAY 7

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.

Station 40

3030B 16th St., SF

www.facebook.com

 

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