10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bayfair Center – Center Court San Leandro CA
Bayfair Center is proud to announce the Easter Bunny will be visiting the center
Friday, March 23rd, through Saturday, March 31st. The shopping center invites children
and their families to come meet Peter Cottontail in person, then pose for a photo with the
Easter Bunny (photo packages start at just $24.99 and each child receives a free gift).
For more information, click HERE.
Friday, March 23rd – Saturday, March 31st
Easter Bunny Photo Hours*
Friday, March 23: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 24: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 25: Noon – 6 p.m.
Monday, March 26: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27: Noon – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 29: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, March 30: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 31: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California Oakland
OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES MAJOR SPRING 2018 EXHIBITION FEATURING THE EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom Explores Hip-Hop’s Wide-Reaching Influences on Cultural and Social Movements, Including the West Coast’s and San Francisco Bay Area’s Impacts on this Global Phenomenon
Exhibition to run March 24–August 12, 2018 in OMCA’s Great Hall
(OAKLAND, CA)–Starting from its roots on the streets, before rap, DJing, graffiti, breakdancing, and street fashion launched into mainstream culture, RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, the Oakland Museum of California’s major Spring 2018 exhibition, explores one of the most influential cultural and social movements of the last 50 years.
Opening in OMCA’s Great Hall on March 24, 2018, RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom uncovers the under-recognized story of how hip-hop changed the world. Delving into the West Coast’s and San Francisco Bay Area’s influences, the exhibition features insights from artists and hip-hop luminaries about how hip-hop continues to provide a platform for creative self-expression, activism, youth development, and education.
Visitors will discover the beginnings of hip-hop and learn about the significant roles that California, and Oakland, have played and continue to play in hip-hop’s evolution, including its positive influences in youth development and education. Rooted in African American culture, the essence of hip-hop is self-expression and creativity. The exhibition highlights hip-hop’s innovative nature and reveals how the art form continues to be vital today.
Hip-hop’s many aspects–including DJing, MCing, dance, graffiti, fashion and style, knowledge and wisdom, and entrepreneurialism–will all be explored. Details of hip-hop’s origins and its influence on street art and fashion will be showcased in photographs by Martha Cooper, a photojournalist and former New York Post photographer best known for her documentation of New York City’s graffiti scene of the 1970s and 1980s, and Jamel Shabazz, who is internationally recognized for his images of New York City youth culture in the 1980s. Shabazz’s images have been featured across the world at Art Basel in Miami, the Brooklyn Museum, and The Studio Museum in Harlem.
Significant artifacts and objects will be displayed, including original party flyers, rare photographs, and contemporary artworks, including a tapestry by renowned New York-based portraitist Kehinde Wiley, who has recently had a nationally touring museum solo exhibition as well as having recently been commissioned to paint Barack Obama’s official presidential portrait. The exhibition will also feature a dedicated space for reflection and meaning-making, which includes a central reading room, offering select reading material and artifacts that connect hip-hop with its deeper cultural principles.
“RESPECT recognizes the sensational essence of a movement that has become a unifying culture throughout the world,” said René de Guzman, director of exhibition strategy and senior curator of art at the Oakland Museum of California. “With this exhibition, OMCA sets the stage for a deeper exploration of hip-hop: the wisdom and style it has brought to many aspects of all our lives, from the language that we use to the clothes that we wear.”
A major part of the exhibition is the Hip-Hop Dojo: a practice, performance, and event space that will come alive with movement and sound. In the space, Museum visitors will be able to explore, learn, and practice hip-hop skills. The gallery features an immersive, multi-projector media environment featuring looping video footage of hip-hop performers and martial artists getting into the flow by Los Angeles-based DJ Mike Relm. Visitors are invited to experiment with the basics of scratching on real beat-making equipment, sit among the bleachers to socialize and play chess, or watch other museum goers perform in this energetic, dynamic space. Visitors can also participate in graffiti-making, and learn breakdance basics by dancing along with expert teachers projected in a shadow dance environment. Talent shows, demonstrations, workshops, and cyphers will be activated within the Dojo throughout the run of the exhibition.
“OMCA is committed to presenting programming that addresses topics of real relevance to our community and that link historic trends to compelling and urgent themes today. In just the past couple of years alone, we’ve presented Altered State: Marijuana in California; All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50; and Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, all of which attracted record attendance and captured the attention of both local communities and the national museum field,” said Director and CEO Lori Fogarty. “RESPECT will continue this vision for the Museum and for our audiences, in this case with a particular exploration of the influence of Oakland and California on this important form of self-expression and creativity.”
RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom will be on view in OMCA’s Great Hall March 24 through August 12, 2018. There is a $4 charge for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission.
ABOUT THE OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history, and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA’s groundbreaking exhibits tell the many stories that comprise California with many voices, often drawing on first-person accounts by people who have shaped California’s cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to actively participate in the Museum as they learn about the natural, artistic, and social forces that affect the state and investigate their own role in both its history and its future. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.
The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions. OMCA offers onsite underground parking and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the 1000 Oak Street main entrance to the Museum. museumca.org
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Washington High School Auditorium San Francisco CA
Supervisor Fewer, in Partnership with Community Youth Center, NERT, and San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, to host
Richmond District Earthquake & Tsunami Preparedness Workshop
San Francisco, CA – To kick-off National Tsunami Week, Richmond District Supervisor, Sandra Lee Fewer, in partnership with the Community Youth Center of San Francisco, the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, and the San Francisco Fire Department Neighborhood Emergency Response Team Program, are presenting a two hour event so residents can learn how to be prepared for an earthquake, tsunami, or other natural disasters in San Francisco. The event will begin with a one hour workshop on disaster scenarios and how to prepare for them, followed by interactive demonstrations to teach residents basic first aid skills, how to use a fire extinguisher, how to sign up for NERT, how to receive emergency alerts from Alert SF, and how to create their own emergency preparedness plan. Cantonese, Russian, and Spanish interpreters will be present.
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Embarcadero at Beach Street San Francisco CA
At PIER 39, we are welcoming the start of Spring in a big way. Join us the evening of Saturday, March 24th as we illuminate the skies with a dazzling fireworks display in celebration of the Spring Equinox. The fun begins at 6pm at the Carousel Stage with DJ Pauly Paul spinning your favorite hits and festive springtime crafting with the Museum of Craft + Design. Stop by the PIER 39 table to sign-up for exclusive discounts and pick-up a special fireworks treat. Before the show, grab dinner at one of PIER 39’s numerous restaurants or eateries. The fireworks show begins at 8:30pm over San Francisco Bay.
For more information about this event:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jefferson High School Daly City CA
Please join us for our 2nd annual cultural & resource fair on March 31st at Jefferson High School in Daly City. This year’s event is called District 5 Together: A World United. And, like last year, we will feature multicultural food and entertainment representing our diverse cultures in northern San Mateo County. Please join us!:
You can RSVP here:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/260410184495466/
On Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-5-together-a-world-united-tickets-43181747770
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Chinatown/Him Mark Lai Branch Library San Francisco
Acclaimed metaphysicist, geographer, and author Dr. Lily Chung will explain how feng shui can be used to change one’s fortune, including how to find the right direction to draw positive energy and how to determine a house that possesses good feng shui, and so forth. The presentation is conducted in Cantonese.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fremont Main Library Fremont
Prescott Cole, Senior Staff Attorney for the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR), will lead a presentation on financial elder abuse at the Fremont Main Library. Cole will discuss ways to protect retirement savings and home equity. He will alert attendees to various estate-destroying scams and techniques professional predators use to target seniors.
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California Oakland
J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life
April 21-September 26, 2018
Discover northern California’s best kept secret in design and craft: J.B. Blunk (1926-2002), a mid-century artist whose connection to nature governed his daily life. Inspired by Japanese philosophies of nature and art’s inseparability, and influenced by rural utopian communities, Blunk’s muse and often his source of materials was the beautiful natural environment of Inverness, California. Blunk’s home property was his ultimate work of art, filled with his handcrafted furniture, ceramics, sculptures, and other functional objects used by his family. His remarkable craftsmanship also took the form of large-scale public works of art, including The Planet, a redwood sculpture commissioned by the Oakland Museum of California in 1969. J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life brings together a comprehensive survey of the artist’s works. See northern California’s landscape anew through Blunk’s eyes, and get inspired to find the beauty of nature and art in your own daily life.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fremont Main Library Fremont
Learn how to read a credit report, what you do that impacts your score, how to dispute items on your report, and build positive credit–all in a workshop led by the Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley at the Fremont Main Library. The workshop is free and no registration is required.
The Fremont Main Library, a branch of the Alameda County Library system, is located at 2400 Stevenson Boulevard and is wheelchair accessible. The Library will provide an ASL interpreter, for any event, with at least seven working days’ notice. Please call 510-745-1401 or TTY 888-663-0660.
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Fremont Main Library Fremont
The Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley will lead a free workshop on fighting fraud, ID theft and scams. Learn what you need to do if you are a victim of identity theft, how to place fraud alerts and credit freezes, and what you can do to protect yourself. No registration is required.