Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District
asdg, aerg, California

Temescal First Friday
1/5/2013 10:00:00 AM UTC - 1/5/2013 1:00:00 PM UTC
Temescal Alley and Telegraph Avenu, Oakland, California, 94609
In Temescal Alley, great live music and food by Dona Thomas and the Happy Crab and a Pop Up shop at Doughnut Dolly with Tart Bakery and Bump City Bakery.
Tart offers amazing pocket pies (Jaspers), cake slices and mousse. Bump City offers boozy cupcakes, cookies, and mini pies.Interface Gallery-opening reception for - "Instant Vintage" - an installation by Ellen Lake that combines vintage home movies with digital media today to explore relationships between past/present and the perception of time/memory.The music is a band called Wagon (www.wagonmusic.net)

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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.