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Thursday
Jun142018

2018.06.14 - Oakland Poetry Slam & Wide Open Mic - $10 Audience/$5 Performers - Doors at 7pm

2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month, June 14th
Doors at 7:00pm
Sign Up at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 for audience members
$5 for anyone performing

Awaken Cafe presents…

Tuesday
Jun122018

2018.06.12 - Warriors Victory Parade Party with KNBR and Fieldwork Brewing Co - Free - All Day

Tuesday, June 12th
7:30am to 7pm
Free

KNBR, Fieldwork Brewing Co, & Awaken Cafe present… 


Friday
Jun082018

2018.06.08 - NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavs - Free - 6pm

Friday, June 8th
5:00pm
Free

Awaken Cafe presents… 

We’ll be playing the warriors playoff games on the big screen! Go dubs!

Game 1: Thursday (5/31) at 6:00pm
Game 2: Sunday (6/3) at 5:00pm
Game 3: Wednesday (6/6) at 6:00pm
Game 4: Friday (6/8) at 6:00pm
Game 5: Monday (6/11) at 6:00pm
Game 6: Thursday (6/14) at 6:00pm
Game 7: Sunday (6/17) at 5:00pm

Wednesday
Jun062018

2018.06.06 - NBA Finals: Warriors vs Cavs - Free - 6pm

Wednesday, June 6th
6:00pm
Free

Awaken Cafe presents… 

We’ll be playing the warriors playoff games on the big screen! Go dubs!

Game 1: Thursday (5/31) at 6:00pm
Game 2: Sunday (6/3) at 5:00pm
Game 3: Wednesday (6/6) at 6:00pm
Game 4: Friday (6/8) at 6:00pm
Game 5: Monday (6/11) at 6:00pm
Game 6: Thursday (6/14) at 6:00pm
Game 7: Sunday (6/17) at 5:00pm

Monday
May282018

2018.05.28 - Memorial Day Hours - 9am to 8:30pm

We will be open for the following hours for the memorial day weekend:

Saturday 9-5
Sunday 9-5
Monday 9-8:30pm

Friday
May112018

2018.05.11 - Kelly McFarling with Red Steppes (LP Release) + Danny Vitali - $10 Advance/$15 Door - Doors at 7pm

Friday, May 11th
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
$10 Advance
$15 Door

Awaken Cafe presents… 

Red Steppes

Kelly McFarling is an Atlanta, GA born, San Francisco-based songwriter. Her work is reflective of transitions, the wilderness, and its navigation. Sometimes she plays banjo, other times acoustic guitar. Often, she plays a Telecaster fronting her band, The Home Team, featuring pedal steel (Tim Marcus), drums (Nick Cobbett), bass (Oscar Westesson), and various other Bay Area musicians.

The songs of Red Steppes’ debut LP “A Mouth May Grow” saunter through mapped points on the Western coast of the US, explore growth and decay, and interrogate narrative tropes surrounding love, gender, and industry. Nika Aila States - the voice and hands behind red steppes - maintains a wider artistic practice as a visual artist which can’t help but find its way into her musical work: a yearning for a sense of place, the positioning of botany and landscape as teacher and translator, and the pregnant silence of uninhabited places.

Danny Vitali is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Point Reyes Station, California. Born in Santa Cruz and raised in the northern Minnesota town of Hibbing, Vitali has been performing music in a myriad of ensembles over the past decade, establishing himself as a versatile and dynamic accompanist, bassist, guitarist, and singer. In 2016, Vitali independently released his debut album. Invernesia, which was tracked entirely to tape at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, is an intricate soundscape inspired by the stretch of coastline and forest between Inverness and Bolinas, and he’s in the process of tracking a follow-up album at the brand new analog recording studio, Tiny Telephone Oakland. 

Thursday
May102018

2018.05.10 - Oakland Poetry Slam & Wide Open Mic - $10 Audience/$5 Performers - Doors at 7pm

2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month, May 10th
Doors at 7:00pm
Sign Up at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 for audience members
$5 for anyone performing

Awaken Cafe presents…

Thursday
Apr262018

2018.04.26 - Oakland Poetry Slam & Wide Open Mic - $10 Audience/$5 Performer - Doors at 7pm

2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month, April 26th
Doors at 7:00pm
Sign Up at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 for audience members
$5 for anyone performing

Awaken Cafe presents…

Thursday
Apr122018

2018.04.12 -Oakland Poetry Slam & Open Mic - Audience $10/Performers $5 - Doors at 7pm

2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month, April 12th
Doors at 7:00pm
Sign Up at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 for audience members
$5 for anyone performing

Awaken Cafe presents…

Friday
Apr062018

2018.04.06 - Opening Reception for "There and Anywhere" by Lisa Sy - Free - 5pm to 7pm

Friday, April 6th
5pm to 7pm
Free

Awaken Cafe presents… 

OPENING RECEPTION:
Friday, April 6, 5-7pm
Exhibition on view from April 6 - May 2, 2018.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

“there and anywhere” compose a series of drawings and paintings inspired by the California West. These pieces respond to both natural and constructed sights, including mountains, beaches, valleys, and cities. Some of these scenes were initially drawn on a moving train, while others were fabricated in the studio. This series investigates the negotiation between dual forces, such as the natural versus the constructed, stasis versus motion, and focus versus expansion.

ABOUT ARTIST:
b.1991, Los Angeles CA
Based in Oakland, CA

Lisa Sy is an artist, illustrator, and designer based in Oakland, CA. Her multidisciplinary art practice investigates the subject of space: how it is occupied, by whom, and for what purpose. When do passive observers became active participants in a space or a moment? In a space of chaos or movement, can stillness occur? And how so? Inspired by nature and the topic of translation, she answers them through her drawings, paintings, and collages. Admittedly, she strives to weave playfulness and humor within the gravitas of her subject matter. Lisa also runs her web-comic “Plurals and Noun” and hosts quarterly art shows from her apartment.