Events calendar

December 8, 2016 10:08 AM

Oakland Public Library hosts “DeFacto Feminism: Essays Straight Outta Oakland” Discussion with local author, novelist, playwright and Laney College Professor of English Judy Juanita of her latest work, featuring essays about her evolution as a feminist, including joining the Black Panther Party and editing its newspaper; Dec. 10 at 2:30 PM at Oakland Public Library Main Branch

Holiday Photo Shoot Fundraiser at Laney College Cosmetology Department
Professional photo shoot at the Cosmetology Department, for holiday pictures; lights, hair, and makeup styling provided by current and former students; go to Laney’s B-100 on Dec. 10 at 11 AM; tickets are $30, proceeds go to funding the departments study abroad program; appointments can be made by texting (510) 407-1090

Laney’s June Steingart Gallery presents “Murmurations: Environmental and Social Justice Art” EcoArt Matters Fall 2016 student exhibit in the first floor of Laney’s Tower building; show closes on Dec. 17; open from 11 AM to 5 PM

Laney College hosts Winter Kids Coat Drive Office of Student Activities and Campus Life invites people to participate in Laney College’s Children Center event to collect new and unworn winter coats for boys and girls; coats can be dropped off at the 4th floor of the Student Center, room 412A, no later than Dec. 13 by 5 PM; call (510) 464-3188 with questions

BCC hosts Arabic Film Series as part of Arab Film Festival Join Berkeley City College for the last edition of the year of the Arab Film Festival, with screenings of the winners of Best Documentary, The Bride of the Nile (Egypt) and Best Narrative Short, Dry Hot Summers (Egypt); event is free with online registration at Eventbrite; Dec. 9 at 9 PM, in the Atrium

Laney College screens “Out of Darkness” Three-part documentary by director and Oakland native Amadeuz Christ examines the untold histories of the African people; Dec. 17 at 5 PM at Laney College Theater; tickets are $20 at Uetickets.com

Dimensions Dance Theater presents free studio showing of “Project Panther” Last show of the year offers refreshments and a short Q&A following the performance; Dec. 14 at 8 PM at Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts on 1428 Alice St. in Oakland

Tribe Oakland presents Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters Echo Brown’s critically acclaimed one woman show continues for encore performances in December, due to popular demand; Dec. 15 at 8 PM at 3303 San Pablo Ave; tickets are $25

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