OG Beat Meets
Jun
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

OG Beat Meets

Every 2nd Sunday musicians and producers of varying levels of expertise meet up for an exchange of music and ideas. OGBM begins with a workshop given by seasoned producer or musician and ends with three performances by local or traveling musicians. Bring up to 10 min. of original material to share between 3 curated sets. Musical Artists TBA

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Sludgepony's Secret Garden
Jun
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

Sludgepony's Secret Garden

Join us for a kid friendly art opening at the Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt! We will be serving vegan snacks and offering face painting for kids with all proceeds going towards renovating the Bonsai Garden. Also featuring beats by cheflee (12:30pm) and many more secrets and surprises!

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GUMMIES Opening Reception with NO/YEAH! and Morning Hands
Jun
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

GUMMIES Opening Reception with NO/YEAH! and Morning Hands

Naming Gallery presents a new body of work from Ari Bird and Allegra Rush on view June 2nd through July 7th

http://aribird.com
http://allegrarush.tumblr.com

Please join us for an opening reception!

MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY NO/YEAH! & MORNING HANDS

https://morninghands.bandcamp.com/

Also featuring the unveiling of "The Gilded Age Project"

The Gilded Age was derived from writer Mark Twain's 1873 novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, which satirized an era of serious social problems masked by a thin gold gilding. We are living in another gilded age. Our world couldn't be more ironic. Income inequality, social justice, poverty, race, housing, the environment, simple fairness, all fester next door to places selling luxury goods to the wealthy. Dickson Schneider and Chris Rummell will create a beautiful micro thin layer of gold on the inside of the gallery window, manifesting these issues, drawing our attention to the great, weird, situation that is contemporary America. 

On view June 2nd - July 7th

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Circo Anto, The Corner Laughers, Karen Finlay, The Bay Area Brit
Mar
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

Circo Anto, The Corner Laughers, Karen Finlay, The Bay Area Brit

Please join us in the heart of Oakland at The Naming Gallery for a musical circus of word lovers and world travelers. Super spring early show out front, unfettered by electric amplification, cover charges and expectations.

Antonette Goroch
Antonette Goroch (Oakland, CA/Bologna, Italy) is a seasoned traveler and musician, with two decades of recordings and writings to her credit. 

Karen Finlay
Karen Finlay is a Bay Area author with aspirations to become the next Judy Blume or Dorothy Parker (or alternately, a skydiver). A graduate of Mills College, she has an MFA in Creative Writing and was a two-time recipient of The Marion Boess Haworth Prize, as well as The Ardella Mills Scholarship. 

The Corner Laughers
Clever wordplay, magical melodies and heartbreaking harmonies. Front and center are heavenly vocals, jangly guitars, delicate ukes, a thunderous rhythm section and crystalline production.

The Bay Area Brit
Matty Stone a.k.a “The Bay Area Brit” is an Oakland-based, but still British writer, award-winning cartoonist and humourist. As The Bay Area Brit, he has performed readings of his short, funny essays at events all over the S.F. Bay Area including the renowned LitQuake literary festival. 

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Let us Whisper
Mar
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Let us Whisper

An intimate evening of feminine contemplation and voice. Three different perspectives on honoring nature, ancestor, and loss.

With Performances by: 
FERTILE VOYAGE (Oakland) 
KEY (Oakland )
TREE SKELETON (Sacramento)

And Transformed Space by Key

FERTILE VOYAGE: Diving deep into herself and resonating outwardly. A powerful voice with the chords to match, Fertile Voyage transforms singer/songwriter into emotional journeying.
https://soundcloud.com/stormy-king

KEY: is an electronic representation of ideas and emotions. It is about opening doors and unlocking deepness within ourselves. A reverence for nature as the path we all walk. Questions of time and dimensionality.
https://soundcloud.com/key

TREE SKELETON: Rising from the source. Expressed by voice & synthesizers. Grounded in nature and reaching out to the stars. Prayers for living in this world but not being of it.
https://soundcloud.com/tree-skeleton

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Real Vaginas Opening featuring Star Amerasu and Cali Rose
Mar
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Real Vaginas Opening featuring Star Amerasu and Cali Rose

The title of our show, Real Vaginas, borrows its name from the reality TV show, Real Housewives. This provocative, intentionally problematic title is an invitation to recognize the ridiculous, to satirize, to make use of the absurd. After all, what does “Real Vagina” even mean?  How will artists express themselves in a time when minimalism is working to smooth out our complexities? How would an Islamic womxn represent their Real Vagina?  How should a transgender person’s Real Vagina be represented?  How are we ignoring and marginalizing our community? The show may not answer these questions, but it may make us feel more aware about the convergence of gender and put some “utopia” back in our vibes. Real Vaginas features artwork from 20 artists who wanted us to show you...their “Real Vaginas.”

We are pleased to welcome the following artists to our space: Shelby Rosabal, Charlotte Hacker-Mullen, Thailan When, Pleasurefaith, Michael Borel, Luna Francesca, Lucien Dante, Olivia Krause, Mary Lonergan, Becka Heikkila, Hannah Rubin, Samantha Thompson, Sarah Bowser, Olivia Nebins-Carbins, Margaret Fransee, Caldwell Linker

:: LIVE MUSIC ::
8 PM **STAR AMERASU**
9 PM **CALI ROSE**

Donation beverage bar with proceeds going to film project which will garner awareness for the current food crisis in Venezuela

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"Distrumptive" President's Day Closing Reception
Feb
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

"Distrumptive" President's Day Closing Reception

Come join us this #NotMyPresidentsDay in Oakland on Monday February 20th for a collective rejection of this brave new low in the history of the American President. We've painted the bottom of the barrel with a collection of Anti-Trump Art With Teeth that bites down bone deep. 

.:LIVE NOT MY PRESIDENT'S DAY PERFORMANCES:.
8pm :: C.O.A.M.B. (Cougar on a Meth Binge)
https://soundcloud.com/cougaronamethbinge
8:45pm :: Beerwine King
https://soundcloud.com/beerwineking
9pm :: Ambreezy BA AKA Fela Kutchi #felakutchi 
https://soundcloud.com/ambreezyba

Featured Artists: Dave MacDowell, Anthony Freda, Hal Hefner, Alex Schaefer, Lusky, Jilly Ballistic, Recycled Propaganda, Rob Collinet, J. Salvador, Nina Wright #Girlmobb, Zachary Seth Greer, Andrea Barros

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O.G. Beat Meet
Feb
12
4:00pm 4:00pm

O.G. Beat Meet

Every 2nd Sunday musicians and producers of varying levels of expertise meet up for an exchange of music and ideas. OGBM begins with a workshop given by seasoned producer or musician and ends with three performances by local or traveling musicians. Bring up to 10 min. of original material to share between 3 curated sets! 

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Sporting and Brian Tester
Feb
3
8:30pm 8:30pm

Sporting and Brian Tester

Please join us for an evening of experimental electronic sounds at Naming Gallery! 

Featuring:
Sporting  A newly formed Portland collaboration between Luke Wyland (from AU) and John Niekrasz (from Why I Must Be Careful)
https://sportingmusic.bandcamp.com/release 

Brian Tester  Local analog synthesizer wizard specializing in uplifting and meditative ambient acid drone
https://soundcloud.com/brian_tester

In addition, Venezuelan chef, Adriana Pérez Bonilla, will prepare a Venezuelan menu with proceeds going to support families struggling to eat in regions of conflict in Venezuela.

Not to be missed!

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Distrumptive: an anti-inauguration day show hosted by "Art with Teeth"
Jan
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Distrumptive: an anti-inauguration day show hosted by "Art with Teeth"

Join us this Inauguration Day 2017 at Naming Gallery for a collection of the hardest-hitting anti-Trump art anywhere. Featuring the art of Hal HefnerAlex Schaefer, Nina Cuss (#GirlMobb), Anthony FredaDave McDowellLuskyJilly BallisticRecycled Propaganda, and Rob Collinet and music by Beerwine King, WVG Feat. Negroso Pelligroso and Vikram Babu. Let's gather in solidarity and let this screaming tyrant know that we're onto him from the get. 


 

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