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Lunar New Year x Black History Month: Celebration of Black & Asian Solidarity

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center | 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA

Event Details

Join us on February 4th for our Lunar New Year x Black History Month community celebration to strengthen, heal, and empower AAPI and Black & African-American communities!

OACC is collaborating with the Malonga Arts Residence Association (MARA) to create an intentional space for Black History and Future in Oakland Chinatown while continuing to honor Asian American cultural traditions. This event will spotlight performers that celebrate arts and culture in Oakland, and highlight how our communities are intertwined through both our similarities and differences.

Performances

We are delighted to feature harpist and composer Destiny Muhammad, the Harpist from the Hood, whose genre is cool and eclectic with a feel of Jazz & storytelling to round out the sonic experience.

Performance Line-up:
Lily Flowers Chinese Folk Dance Group
Dance-A-Vision
Tae Kwon Do demo
Capoeira Bay Area
Cal VSA Lion Dance
Destiny Muhammad, Harpist from the Hood
Poetry and Storytelling by Journey, featuring Tureeda Mikell, Tarika Lewis, Val Serrant, Tacuma King, and Genny Lim
Emeryville Taiko
African Drumming
Sambafunk!

Stay tuned to hear more about each performance!

Marketplace
Our Auditorium will include a marketplace for vendors and organizations that serve the Oakland community. You’ll find goods and services from Black and Asian artists and small businesses, as well as resources for the community. Stay tuned for an update on participating vendors and organizations!

Exhibition and Gallery
Our featured exhibition is Bandung to the Bay, which showcases the history of Black and Asian solidarity across various movements. This exhibition consists of historical, archival documents connected to the international Bandung Conference and Bay Area Asian & Black activist solidarity movements including the Black Panther Party of Self-Defense.

Literature Fair
Our Literature Fair will host all things reading related, including a book giveaway and featured book vendors Bandung Books and Eastwind Books of Berkeley. It will also host a special poetry and storytelling session by Journey, featuring Tureeda Mikell, Tarika Lewis, Val Serrant, Tacuma King, and Genny Lim.

Volunteering
Interested in volunteering for the event? Sign up here!

Registration and Livestream

This is a free event open to the community. We will be holding an in-person event, with performances live streamed. Register for the event to receive the livestream link by email: https://oacc.cc/event/lnyxbhm/.

To support OACC, register for the event through the donation tier, or visit https://oacc.cc/donations.

Sponsorship
Program Funders: City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, California Arts Council, and California Department of Social Services Commission on Asian & Pacific Islander American Affairs Stop-the-Hate Grant.

Platinum Sponsor: Oakland Athletics

This event is part of OACC’s ongoing Open E.A.R.S. for Change initiative started in 2020 to build stronger relationships among local API and Black communities.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


Cost: FREE*
*n/a
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Art & Museums, Fairs & Festivals, Fun & Games, In Person, Kids & Families, Literature, Live Music, Lunar New Year, Online
Address: 388 9th Street, Oakland, CA

Saturday, February 4, 2023

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*This class is for kids ages K to 8th grade
9:30 am   Free de Young Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)  FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Advanced timed tickets required.
9:30 am   Free “Legion of Honor” Museum Day for Bay Area Residents (Every Saturday)  FREE*
*Free general admission to Bay Area residents. Valid ID or proof of residency required. This offer applies only to the permanent collection galleries. Timed advanced tickets required
10:00 am   $10 Off Tix “Space Explorers: The Infinite” Immersive Experience (East Bay)  $32.95*
* Enter promo code INFINITEFUN30 to get a 30% discount. $32.95 from 6-9pm on Saturdays. $39.95 from 9a-5:45p on Saturdays. Valid for a limited time only and does not apply to group bundles. Offer not valid on prior purchased tickets and may not be combined with any other offer. Offer may be revoked without notice. Additional service fees apply.
10:00 am   Oakland Vintage Market w/ 40+ Vendors (First Saturdays)  FREE
10:00 am   Oakland’s 20th Annual Black College Expo (2023)  $10
All Day   Bank of America’s “Museums On Us” Free Museum Weekend (February 2023)  FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
10:00 am   San Francisco Giants FanFest 2023 at Oracle Park  FREE*
*Free admission, but there may be a parking charge. First 10,000 to RSVP get a free "Giants Mystery Item"
10:00 am   2023 Chinese New Year Street Fair in San Francisco (Feb. 4-5)  FREE
10:00 am   San Francisco City Job Fair 2023 (Golden Gate Park)  FREE
10:00 am   Embarcadero Walking Tour (SF)  FREE*
*RSVP required
11:00 am   Direct Action Everywhere’s Animal Rights Saturday Morning Meetup  
11:00 am   Redwood City 12th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration (2023)  FREE
11:30 am   Free Adobo + Rice Bowls for First 200 People: Celebrate 7 Mile’s 165 Year Anniversary (Brisbane)  FREE*
*Free adobo and rice bowls for the first 200 guests who come in person and sign up for our loyalty program, which gives 10% rewards to our guests. (While supplies last. Take out only.)
1:00 pm   2nd Annual “Mission Love Story Pop-Up” Festival in the Park (SF)  FREE
1:00 pm   “Sausalito Souper Bowl” Soup Tasting Competition (2023)  $25*
*Ticket holders get soup tastings from a variety of restaurants and giveawayshttps://www.sausalito.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/events/sausalito-s-souper-bowl / gifts from participating non-restaurant
2:00 pm   Hopocalypse Day 2023 at Drake’s Brewing Company  $60*
*VIP entry starts at 2pm. GA entry is at 3pm. Tickets are required to attend this event.
3:15 pm   The Art of Book Folding  FREE*
*Attendance is limited to the first 30 attendees.
5:15 pm   2023 Chinese New Year Parade: Route + Full Details (San Francisco)  FREE*
*Free to watch (standing room or bring your chair); official parade bleacher seats start at $38
6:00 pm   FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (6p + 8p Shows)  FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets
7:00 pm   SF’s HellaDesi Comedy Night (Every Saturday)  FREE*
*Free with RSVP for first 100 people. $10 advanced tickets or $15 at door without RSVP
7:00 pm   “Crazy Funny Asians” Comedy Showcase (SF)  FREE*
*Free tickets, but RSVP Required. Donations ($5-$10) greatly appreciated. $10 adv / $15 door tickets also required
7:00 pm   “Comedians with Criminal Records” Live in SF (2022)  FREE*
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7:00 pm   SF’s Tiki Bar “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (7p + 9p Shows)  $15*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $15 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $20). General Admission tickets $20 adv with code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $25) - There is a two drink minimum
7:30 pm   406 Bullet & The Badge at The Magic Theater (Fort Mason)  $10*
*$10 Suggested
8:00 pm   SOMARU House Party at The Foundry (Live House, Electronic, Dance DJ Sets)  FREE*
*Free all night, please RSVP
8:00 pm   50% Off Tix: Brand New World Premiere Play “Getting There” (SF)  $18.60*
*Get 50% off tickets w/ secret code FUNCHEAP at nctcsf.org - Promo code is valid on all tickets except already-discounted tickets for students/educators/seniors/veterans.
8:00 pm   40% Off Tix: “Cashed Out” World Premiere at San Francisco Playhouse (Jan. 26 – Feb. 25)  $18*
*40% off tickets with code FUNCHEAP. Not valid for past purchases. Subject to availability.
9:00 pm   SF’s Prince vs. Michael Jackson DJ Party (NoPa)  $10
9:00 pm   Non Stop Bhangra Returns To Public Works to Celebrate 19 Years (SF)  $25*
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10:30 pm   No Scrubs: ’90s Hip Hop and R&B Night (SF)  $10*
*Get $5 off Tickets - Early Bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP (otherwise $15-20). Two drink minimum
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