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The Green Party's Summer Event! (Berkeley)
Date Sunday August 15
Time 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Grassroots House, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley
Located a half block to the west of Shattuck (between Shattuck and Milvia), one block south of Dwight, and about halfway between the Ashby and downtown Berkeley BART stations
Event Type Party/Street Party
Organizer/Author
The Green Party's Summer Event!

When: Sunday, August 15, 3:30 until 8:30 pm!
Where: The 'Grassroots House', 2022 Blake St., Berkeley
Featured Music: 'Pockit' and Vic Sadot
Featured Candidates: Laura Wells (Governor), Peter Allen (Attorney General), Bill Balderston (Insurance Commissioner), Dave Heller (U.S. Congress), and Don Macleay (Oakland Mayor)

The Green Party's Summer Event will be our major special event before we begin working on the Fall elections! Food and drink will be available from 3:30 until 6:30 pm, featuring Dave Heller's famous Portabello mushroom sandwiches! Info. about our featured musicians is below, as well as links to our candidates' websites. This Summer Event will also be a benefit for our November Voter Guide! (Sliding scale donations of $5 to $25 are requested, plus an additional $3 to $10 for the food).

Schedule
3:30 Food and socializing
4:30 Vic Sadot, and our five Candidates
6:15 'Pockit'

Location
Grassroots House, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley
Located a half block to the west of Shattuck (between Shattuck and Milvia), one block south of Dwight, and about halfway between the Ashby and downtown Berkeley BART stations

Info on the Musicians
Pockit features vocalist Lisa Dokken, lead guitarist Sean Williams, rhythm gujitarist Izzy King, bassist Brandon Crain and drummer Tom Perry. Though labeled as a Rock group for convenience’ sake, Pockit covers every genre of music from Rock, Jazz, Folk, Ska, Reggae, Flamenco, Brazilian and others. “Our set mostly consists of danceable, upbeat tunes that range from Rock/Pop to Hard Rock,” explains Williams. The group’s 2008 debut album, Better Late Than Never, is an 11-track collection that spans all these genres and styles and more. It’s the type of album that appeals to all types of music fans. The sounds of Bob Marley meet Johnny Cash while lounging to Tom Petty who just came back from watching The Police in concert.
http://www.myspace.com/pockitrocks

Vic Sadot is a folk singer who writes in the tradition of Broadside, the National Topical Song Magazine, and songwriters like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, and Bob Dylan. 2008 Green Party Presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney had this to say about Vic’s songwriting: “Vic Sadot's music produces in me a wide range of reactions from awe to action to tears. Cheney's in the Bunker produces awe because every line of that song is power-packed with information that most people don't know because it was omitted from the 9/11 Commission's report. The Kidnapping Coup, about the U.S.-inspired kidnapping of Haiti 's President, Jean Bertrand Aristide, brings me to tears. On song after song, Sadot tells us too much of the sad, sad truth.
http://www.youtube.com/vicsadot

Links to Candidate Info
Laura Wells, CA Governor -- http://www.LauraWells.org
Peter Allen, Attorney General -- http://www.peterallenforag.com
Bill Balderston, Insurance Commissioner -- http://www.healthforall2010.net
Dave Heller, U.S. Congress -- http://www.newmenu.org/daveheller
Don Macleay, Oakland Mayor -- http://www.macleay4mayor.org
Added to the calendar on Sunday Aug 8th, 2010 8:36 PM

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