Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District
asdg, aerg, California

Taste of Temescal-- not just about the food!
10/3/2012 8:00:00 AM UTC - 10/3/2012 10:30:00 AM UTC
94609, Oakland, California
On Tuesday, October 2nd, crowds will once again flock to the Temescal District for the 4th Annual Taste of Temescal—and this year, it’s not only about the food! Throughout the evening, five different musical acts will serenade event-goers as they sample menus from 25 local eateries.

Join us from 6:00pm- 8:30pm all along Telegraph Avenue from 43rd to 51st and listen to the sounds of this diverse and talented group of musicians:
 
Roving musicians include: Diana Strong, solo accordionist; Jug Bandits, a bluegrass trio; and up-and-comers The California Honeydrops, performing blues, gospel, and R&B.  Jazz trio Khalil Doak-Anthony will greet ticketholders at will-call/check-in next to Arbor Café, and Sleeping Giants will be set up next to Kasper's. These bands are sure to bring musical vibrancy and extra energy to the event!
 
It's not too late to attend! Tickets are $30 and can be purchased online here. Tickets may also be purchased in person at 17 Jewels, Ruby's Garden, and participating non-profits. All proceeds will benefit the following organizations:
 
Emerson Elementary School
Claremont Middle School
Oakland International High School
Women's Cancer Resource Center
Oakland Tech High School
The Lions Center for the Blind

We'll see you on October 2nd!
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.