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EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland CA, 94606 ph: 510-533-6629

February 2015 Events at EastSide Cultural Center

To Mindanao With Love: A Benefit Show for #Salugpongan

Friday, February 13, Doors Open at 7pm, Show at 8pm

EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

All Ages, $10 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds

A benefit fundraiser show for the Salugpongan Ta' Tanu Igkanugon Community Learning Centers in Southern Mindanao, Philippines. 

Also celebrating Anthony Pele Navarro's despedida send off on his big move to the Philippines next month to work/teach at these indigenous schools and communities in Mindanao.

Performances by:
Native Guns (Kiwi, Bambu & Dj Phatrick)
Dirty Boots
+surprise guests

On the turntables:
Wonway, Phatrick, LN

Art Auction:
Brett Cook
Trustyourstruggle Collective
Gavin Grant
Niki Escobar
Elaine Villasper Dizon
Ugat Clothing


A Valentines Day LIVE JAZZ Event -

From Chicago, The Legendary Kahil El Zabar

and the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

with Special Guest John Santos!

Saturday, Feb 14, 8pm

EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

$20/person, $30 for Two

Buy Online Tickets Here;


Live from Chicago: Kahil El’Zabar & The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

BLACK IS BACK! The tour, the album & the 50th anniversary of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM)

To all of our long time supporters and presenters, we would like to announce as well as invite you to participate in our upcoming Feb.2014 annual Black History Month Tour.  It has become a highly anticipated event across North America. The EHE has actually been traveling cross country for 40 years. Their unique brand of music has helped them build a substantial community of true believers in alternative culture.  It is always a festive occasion when the Ethnics come to town.
We would like you to get a solid jump start on a Feb. date by booking it now. The EHE IS available for concert bookings as well as doing residency workshops. As you well know, the EHE has a unique and successful performance style that completely engages its audience. Let’s make the 40th Anniversary CD Party Tour something to remember for a long time to come!  Kahil El zabar, Ernest Khabeer Dawkins, and Corey Wilkes, as the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, have definitely made a significant contribution to the legacy of modern music. Their 2014 date at your venue will surely bring out a capacity audience especially with the proper lead time you have by confirming your date now. The new CD release entitled “Black is Back,” will afford great opportunities to acquire press. We look forward to hearing from all of you, and we sincerely thank you for your continued support over the years. Below, please check out these wonderful performances!       Kennedy Center, DC         Cagliari, Italy



Oakland is Hellzapoppin #4 with the Legendary Norma Miller - 6 day intensive from Feb 15-25th

Lindy Hop Intensive with Norma Miller and other special guests. Ms. Miller is again inspired to share with the black community the rich legacy of dances from the Harlem Renaissance. All levels welcome! Dance workshops, films, history talks with Ms. Miller and lots of fun dancing!  

To pre-register or for more information:

or call Traci Bartlow:  510-686-3351



EastSide Lunar New Year Mural Unveiling

Thursday, February 26, 5-7pm

EastSide Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Free Event, Wheelchair Accessible

Refreshments Served

From the oceans we cross to the waters that cleanse, New Years is coming to our Asian refugee, immigrant and American communities of Eastlake, San Antonio and East Oakland. We are celebrating between lunar new year and songkran by highlighting our legacy, our resiliency, our presence and our vision for what this year will bring.

Participants: APEN, APSC, AYPAL Banteay Srei, EastSide Arts Alliance, and EastSide neighbors.



EastSide Cultural Center

Annex Art Gallery Exhibit

CANTOS OF SORROW - New Paintings by Maceo Montoya

2289 International Blvd

Premiere exhibit of large charcoal & ink paintings, meditating on Chicano community experience thru the reflective lens of the artist's own family. Our reception will feature the artist & author MACEO MONTOYA reading excerpts from his latest book "Letters to the Poet from His Brother."



EastSide Arts Alliance In the News

Our recent block party was a great day in the neighborhood! Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Black and Chicano Arts Movements, the party brought out all our neighbors and allies. Music, dance, theater, food, murals and altars accompanied vendors and open houses throughout the block.

Our recent coverage by KTOP:

Local Press Events - Oakland Eastside Arts Alliance Community Block Party 2014 from KTOP TV10 on Vimeo.


A recent article and picture galleries about the block party from Oakculture:


For Children Ages 2.5 to 5 years old

Rice and Beans Childcare Cooperative is made up of families of color in Oakland with a vision of providing early childhood education that is rooted in principles of justice, equity and the history of peoples in our community.

Monday-Friday, 8:15am-5:15pm, Part-Time flexibility

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Tuition ranges from $450-$950/month; scholarships based on availability

FOR MORE INFO: 510-221-8999


Open Enrollment for our FREE Youth Arts Programs!
Stop by during class times (listed on the flyer), or email us at

Every Thursday night, 7:30pm donations accepted at the door.
Come check out one of the only open mic spots in East Oakland!

Here's a video of one of our recent open mics! HOLLA BACK!


ESAA is now in our 14th year! To find out more about EastSide Arts Alliance and the EastSide Cultural Center, please click here.

To help us sustain our work, become an EastSide Roots Supporter today!

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