11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fremont Main Library Fremont

Surviving the Storm – Cheryl Krauter

Fremont Main Library
Saturday, December 23, 11:00 a.m.

Meet Cheryl Krater, Bay Area psychotherapist and author of Surviving the Storm: A Workbook for Telling Your Cancer Story. Surviving the Storm presents a humanistic psychological perspective on how to support cancer survivors by giving them a structure to tell their stories.

Cheryl Krauter, MFT, has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of depth psychology and human consciousness. She integrates her years of experience as a depth psychotherapist with her personal journey as a cancer survivor

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 for more information.

8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco

Celebrate in timeless style with Academy and Grammy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and director Seth MacFarlane, who brings a winning combination of rich crooning and cool pizazz that would do Frank and Dino proud. Watch him light up the stage with the San Francisco Symphony in a dazzling concert of finger-snapping jazz standards and holiday favorites conducted by Edwin Outwater.

Celebrate the new year with a VIP package! Each premium seat in the Side Boxes will receive sparkling wine and chocolates upon arrival before the concert begins.

San Francisco Symphony

For more information:

8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

sfSound presents:

“Tape Capsule” — The New York Times
“Cinema for your ears.” — SF Weekly
“…literally surrounded by sound.” — San Francisco Chronicle
“…an enthralling survey of experimental proclivities from the last fifty years.” — East Bay Express

The San Francisco Tape Music Festival 2018

Friday January 5, 2018 (9pm)
Saturday January 6, 2018 (8pm)
Saturday January 6, 2018 (11pm)
Sunday January 7, 2018 (8pm)

16th Street Victoria Theater

2961 16th Street
San Francisco

$20 general
$10 balcony/underemployed
$60 fest pass (general admission all 4 concerts)

advance ticket purchase:
or at the door (cash only) the day of show after 7pm

America’s only festival devoted to the performance of audio works projected in three-dimensional space, The San Francisco Tape Music Festival features four distinct concerts of classic audio art and new fixed media compositions by 26 local and international composers. Hear members of the SF Tape Music Collective, along with guest composers, shape the sound live over a pristine surround system (24 high-end loudspeakers) with the audience seated in complete darkness. It’s a unique opportunity to experience music forming – literally – around you.

The 2018 Festival’s first two concerts showcase the entire range of the “fixed media” artform; the Saturday late-night show presents longer, psychedelic, and ambient tape pieces; and the Sunday concert features an entire concert of “audio postcards” and “sound walk” compositions. Throughout the festival, composers from the empreintes DIGITALes label will be highlighted.

Remembering the pioneering work of one of the fathers of musique concrète, Pierre Henry (1927-2017), the festival presents a performance of his seminal work, Variations For a Door And a Sigh (1963). Other tape music classics include Karlheinz Stockhausen’s quadraphonic Gesang der Jünglinge (1956) and James Tenney’s proto-plunderphonic composition, Collage No.1 (Blue Suede) (1961).

Recent works by international artists Hildegard Westerkamp, Jonty Harrison, Francis Dhomont, Natasha Barrett, and others will be performed alongside bay area composers Thom Blum, Cliff Caruthers, Nathan Corder, Matt Ingalls, Fernando Lopez-Lezscano, Maggi Payne, Adam Sohn, Sophia Shen / Gabby Wen, Tim Walters, and Chamberlain Zhang.

Works by:
Pierre Henry
Karlheinz Stockhausen
James Tenney
Hildegard Westerkamp
Francis Dhomont
Jonty Harrison
Natasha Barrett
Tim Walters
Maggi Payne
Fernando Lopez-Lezscano
Matt Ingalls
Cliff Caruthers
Thom Blum
Joseph Anderson
Chamberlain Zhang
Sophia Shen / Gabby Wen
Adam Sohn
Nathan Corder
Rocío Cano Valiño
Hans Tutschku
Nikos Stavropoulos
Demian Rudel Rey
James O’Callaghan
Monique Jean
Panayiotis Kokoras
Orestis Karamanlis
Elsa Justel
Bernadette Johnson
Francesco Giomi

visit for program order for each individual concert

Read a review of our 2015 and 2016 festivals in the East Bay Express:

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fremont Main Library Fremont CA

Burn calories with fitness and dance instructor Mike Quebec in an afternoon of jitterbugging and swing dancing to non-stop jump blues, rockabilly and doo-wop! Part of the Fitness at Fremont Main initiative for individuals aged 15 and older, the program begins with a half-hour beginner’s jitterbug lesson at 1 p.m. followed by a record hop dance party.

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 for more information.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sobrato Center Redwood City CA


Opening Doors 家長教師會將於2018年1月30日於紅木城(Redwood City)舉辨免費廣東話個別化教育計劃座談會。介時將邀請Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA) 律師 Karis Daggs 女士主講,並設有廣東話即時傳譯,歡迎有興趣人士參與。



Office of Clients’ Rights Advocacy (OCRA)屬於加州殘疾權益協會(Disability Rights California)

Opening Doors 家長教師會位於貝爾蒙特市(Belmont), 專門服務有特殊需要的學童

For more information about this event:

10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California Oakland


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 CaliforniaAll 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.


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.

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.

1 2 3