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RED RED WINE: A Barrio Planta Project Benefit

Sunday, March 27, 2011
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Alyssa Noui
(408) 781-1612
Location Details:
The Roll Up- Bike Shop
4401 San Leandro St. (cross is High St.)
Oakland, CA Fruitvale BART

The Roll Up Lays Out the Cement Carpet for the Global Barrio

Come day drink and dance your ass off at The Barrio Planta Project's first Northern California fundraising effort!

Locally-owned and operated bicycle shop and event space The Roll Up provides the house for DJ Aware and Eddie Falcon to spin and spit Latin Fire!
Based in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, the Barrio Planta Project's dynamic founder Dyani Makous and Art Director Yaosca Jimenez left their busy schedules of providing free English classes, job training, art and extra curricular activities for residents and are now on a whirlwind fundraising tour to fix their badly damaged roof that threatens their project's survival.

"We've grown from 15 children to 200 students both young and old within a year and counting. There is nowhere else for our small town to hold such a center," says Makous. The Barrio Planta Project will also be participating in community art workshops in San Francisco to create partnerships with Latino community organizations. "We're thankful to have met such a responsive art and community empowerment scene in the Bay Area," muses Jimenez.

The Barrio Planta Project's inspiring community development initiative will also be exhibited in photographs taken by Jakub Okon, available for purchase. Proceeds go to The Barrio Planta Project.

Where: The Roll Up is located at 4401 San Leandro St. Oakland CA, 94601 (cross is High St.) Fruitvale BART

When: Sunday March 27th, 2011 12-4PM

Cost: $3-$5 suggested donation at the door. $2 sangria.

The Barrio Planta Project is a 501(c)3 community development, education and arts initiative that provides the children and adults from the low-income neighborhood, 'La Planta' in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua with free English classes. Through these classes, along with extra-curricular activities, creative arts endeavors and community development projects, they are able to discover their skills, passions, confidence and pride for a more fulfilling, successful and rewarding life. Visit

Jakub inscribes his works into the space of a city. The tissue of urban structure constitutes the perfect background for his art. It enables him to interact with the audience on the street, discuss current issues, simply to communicate. The street facilitates access to the masses, offers place for discussion with audience.

The Roll Up specializes in New, Used, and Custom bicycles - for sale and repair, features art and clothing from some of the finest talent in the Bay Area and hosts a variety of events, including art shows and private functions. For more information visit
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