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Out & About Calendar

– Compiled by Guy Poole
Friday December 07, 2001

Friday, Dec. 7



PEN Oakland & Literature  

Without Borders Present  

“War & Peace” 

5:30 - 8 p.m. 

Pro Arts 

461 9th St., Oakland 

Issues of War and Peace through poetry, and prose from Bay Area authors. 525-3948, 


Lunchtime Lecture 

12 p.m. 

City Commons Club 

2315 Durant Ave. 

UC Berkeley Professor Hatem Bazian discusses U.S. relations in the Middle East. $1 admission with coffee, $11 - $12.25 admission with lunch. 


Dunsmuir Historic Estate  

Holiday Season 

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

2960 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland 

Volunteers have transformed the 50-acre estate and the 1899 mansion into a holiday event. 925-275-9595, 


Burning out in the melting  

pot: Asian/American youth  

facing the golden dilemma 

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. 

PANA Institute Office 

Pacific School of Religion 

Holbrook 210 

1798 Scenic Ave. 

Prof. Martin Verhoeven, of the Institute for World Religions, will lead the discussion. Informal brown bag lunch. 849-8244, 


Civil Liberties Talk 

7 p.m. 

AK Press 

674-A 23rd St., Oakland 

A radical reading of civil liberties. Author Christian Parenti and filmmaker Jose Palafox speak about dissent, blowback, security, surveilance and policing. 208-1700, 


Silent Auction to Break the 

Silence: Through the Eyes of  

the Judged 

6 - 10 p.m. 

Downtown Oakland YWCA 

1515 Webster St. 

A benefit for the Prison Activist Resource Center featuring speakers, music, food. $10-40, no one turned away for lack of funds. 893-4648 x108 


Saturday, Dec. 8



31st annual KPFA Community  

Crafts Fair 

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

The Concourse 

8th & Brannan streets 

220 juried craftsmakers & artists show their best work in a mellow ambiance offering natural foods from many cultures, world music & dance performances & wise speakers. $7, Benefits KPFA Free Speech Radio. 848.6767 x609 


Permaculture Class 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Ecology Center 

2530 San Pablo Ave. 

An extensive introductory course in the fundamentals for creating sustainable human environments. $15 non-members, $10 members. 548-2220 x233 


Telegraph Area Association  

Special Day 

2-4 p.m. 

Blackberry Ginger Cafe 

2520 Durant Ave. 

Open house. Mayor Shirley Dean and Councilmember Kriss Worthington will proclaim December 8 a day to honor founding members of the Association Board. Refreshments; music by the Rhythm Kitchen band. Free. 649-9500 


Women of Color Resource  

Center Presents A New Film  

from South Africa 

2:30 p.m. reception 

3:30 p.m. showing 

Health Education Center 

400 Hawthorne St., Oakland 

“Shouting Silent” by Xoliswa Sithole explores the South African HIV/AIDS epidemic as seen through the eyes of the filmmaker, an adult who lost her mother to HIV/AIDS in 1996. The film will be followed by a panel discussion. $5 -$10, 848-9272, 


Kids Toys Event 

Noon - 2 p.m. 

This Little Piggy 

1840 Fourth St. 

Family activities in the store: interactive play for boys and girls using new Woodkins paper dolls, snowflake making, and piggy cookies. Free. 981-1411. 


Berkeley Farmers’ Market  

Holiday Crafts Fair 

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Martin Luther King, JR. Civic Center Park 

Fair will include organic produce, handcrafted gifts, live choral music, massages, and hot apple cider. 548-3333, 


– Compiled by Guy Poole