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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.

Thursday
Mar222018

2018.03.22 - Oakland Poetry Slam & Wide Open Mic - $10 Audience/$5 Peformers - Doors at 7pm

2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month, March 22nd
Doors at 7:00pm
Sign Up at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 for audience members
$5 for anyone performing

Awaken Cafe presents…

Wednesday
Mar142018

2018.03.14 - Coffee & Lunch On WeWork - 7:30am to 2pm

Wednesday, March 14th
7:30am to 2pm
Free

Awaken Cafe and WeWork presents…

Celebrating their new Oakland location, join WeWork for coffee and lunch on them! They’re throwing a little party with $5 and $10 vouchers to hand out, some infortmation about their nearby co-working space, and a couple of DJs on the ones and twos!  7:30 – 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wedensday, March 14. RSVP here:

Thursday
Mar082018

2018.03.08 - The Oakland Poetry Slam & Wide Open Mic - $10 Audience/$5 Performers - Doors at 7pm

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

Awaken Cafe presents…

Thursday
Feb222018

2018.02.22 - The Oakland Poetry Slam & Wide Open Mic - $10 Audience/$5 Performers - Doors at 7pm

2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month, February 22nd
Doors at 7:00pm
Sign Up at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$10 for audience members
$5 for anyone performing

Awaken Cafe presents…

Monday
Feb192018

2018.02.19 - Holiday Hours for President's Day - 9am to 5pm

We will be open President’s Day from 9am to 5pm.

Thursday
Feb082018

2018.02.08 - The Oakland Poetry Slam & Wide Open Mic - $10 Audience/$5 Performers - Doors at 7pm

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

Awaken Cafe presents…

Friday
Feb022018

2018.02.02 - Opening Art Reception for Alise and Jack Eastgate - 5pm

Friday, February 2nd
5pm to 7pm
Free

Awaken Cafe presents…