Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District
asdg, aerg, California

5th Annual Temescal Holiday SKATE & STROLL!
12/2/2012 4:00:00 AM UTC - 12/3/2012 8:00:00 AM UTC
94609, Oakland, California

Ring in the holiday season in Temescal! Join us the weekend of December 1 and 2 for the 2012 Temescal Holiday Skate & Stroll, from 12-4pm both days. 49th Street between Telegraph and Shattuck will be closed for the event.

This year's event is skating sensation for the whole family! We're bringing back the highly successful Temescal faux-ice skating rink, and partnering for the first time ever with local business Funktion Skateboards. In addition to skating on our rink, you'll be able to watch live skateboarding demos and check out cool skateboarding apparel and equipment. The neighborhood will be decked out with lights, decorations, live music, and crafts. We'll also have plenty of holiday cheer-- popcorn, candy canes, hot chocolate, egg nog and lively merchant booths await you on Telegraph Avenue throughout the weekend. And who knows...maybe Santa will show up!

Writing & films of Shabnam Piryaei
Join Oakland's Shabnam Piryaei in a presention of her much-anticipated new collection of poems, Nothing is Wasted, published by The Operating System in Brooklyn, N.Y. She will read from her work and show selections of her cinema, including the short films "dollhouse," "Miriam's Song" and "A Time to Speak," made from scripts from her poetry, which have been screened at festivals & galleries around the world. Her novel, FORWARD, was published in 2014 and an earlier selection of poems, ode to fragile, appeared in 2010. She has received the Amy Award, given by Poets & Writers to promising women poets under the age of 30 living on Long Island and Metropolitan New York City where she was at the time attending graduate school, & the Transit of the Aim Prize, given by Unsaid Magazine to the poet published there "whose work both embraces and conveys the maxim of poem 1109 by Emily Dickinson." Piryaei was born in Iran, spent her youth and college years in Berkeley and is currently enrolled in a doctoral program of the University of California, Riverside. This is event is part of a regular series of Saturday afternoon salons featuring writers and other workers in creative fields who are contributing to the cultural fabric of the local community.