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Celebrate Earth Day evening at PLACE with a bicycle musical extravaganza!!!
Date Monday April 23
Time 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, CA 94608
Event Type Concert/Show
Organizer/AuthorLauren Minis
PLACE and Soul Graffiti Presents: an Oakland Barnyard Dance celebrating the Bay Rising Bicycle Tour!

Featuring: Rupa & The April Fishes and SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

When: EARTH DAY - Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 6:00pm until 10:00pm

Where: PLACE for Sustainable Living
1121 64th Street
Oakland, CA 94608

Locally harvested Dinner provided by HomeGrown Farms at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm. ALL AGES SHOW.
$10 - $20 suggested door. ($20 for show with dinner, $10 for show alone)

Bring the family! Pedal Powered Extravaganza 2012 style!

About the Tour:

In celebration of Earth Week 2012, San Francisco's global mashup band Rupa & the April Fishes and local bicycle music touring veterans SHAKE YOUR PEACE! will present the Bay Rising Tour - pedaling their bicycles 200 miles around the entire perimeter of the San Francisco Bay, presenting concerts with a bicycle-powered sound system that converts the leg-power of volunteer pedalers from the audience into electricity to run the sound system.
The purpose of the tour is to give both of the bands, and those who join them on their rides between show stops, an opportunity to learn about the dynamics of the San Francisco Bay Bioregion in an adventurous, sociable, and direct way. The tour is inviting cyclists of all skill levels to join the bike rides between the tour stops; and because each of the band members will be hauling up to 100 lbs of musical equipment behind them on bike trailers, no one is likely to be left behind.

The 10-stop tour will include performances in traditional music venues and guerrilla art spaces. The bands will head south from San Francisco to kick it off on April 19th at Stanford University and will proceed counterclockwise around the Bay. Key stops include the SJ Bike Party, the PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland, a teach-in with local elementary schools examining water quality in Richmond, a ceremony at Glen Cove paying homage to the original Ohlone inhabitants, a dance party up in Sausalito and a show for prison inmates at the San Quentin Penitentiary. The tour will conclude with a Saturday night concert at the Independent on April 28th in San Francisco, where folks can bring their bike helmets to the merchandise table to receive a free poster by SF artist Hugh D’Andrade. For more info on the tour route, see their event page!/events/308028582594381/.


About the musicians:

Rupa and the April Fishes is a musical group based in San Francisco, California and is fronted by Rupa Marya. Their songs are a mixture of international musical styles and embody the pluralistic and paradoxical sounds of the San Francisco Bay Area.
ShakeYourPeace! is a San Francisco-based band playing a celebratory and political style of music called Whup - combining stylistic elements of bluegrass, Afro-Latin, gospel, and folk-rock.

About the producer:

Soul Graffiti hosts green events such as festivals, parties, and raves and provides positive atmospheres by using bicycle powered lighting and sound, and visual art. Soul Graffiti desires to create a community and culture strong with knowledge, wisdom, health, and prosperity.

About your event host:

PLACE fosters sustainable living through art, community and ecology. We are a demonstration and education center based in North Oakland.

For more info, please visit our website, or our Facebook page

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Hope to see you Sunday for some Earth Day evening Amazingness!!!
Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 19th, 2012 4:07 PM
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