Come out to the Bay Area Mural Festival closing celebration this Sunday at 1pm at Youth Spirit Artworks for love painting, live music, food and good times! Door cover: $5-$10 sliding scale donation to benefit the festival, which has painted over 10 new murals near the Berkeley-Oakland boarder! La Peña is a proud sponsor/partner- please show your support and come out to this closing party! ... See MoreSee Less
Bay Area Mural Festival Closing Celebration
October 23, 2016, 1:00pm - October 23, 2016, 7:00pm
Attention Bay Area mural arts enthusiasts! Have you ever wondered what it takes to complete a mural? Come out to the Bay Area Mural Festival between October 17th and October 23rd to see over 25 artists and youth working on creating 12 fabulous new murals in the Lorin district along the Berkeley/ Oakland border. The week long festival will culminate in a celebration on October 23rd from 1-5pm at Youth Spirit Artwork 1740 Alcatraz Ave.
This celebration will honor all the participating artists and new murals from the festival. We’ll have live music, dancing, community painting, and a mural bike tour that will depart from the celebration and tour all the newly completed murals. This is a family friendly event with kids activities and food for sale! For more information visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BayAreaMuralFestival/ and check out our website: bamfest.org/home for updates about the festival and artists.
We are excited to announce our lineup for the celebration, all local performers who also use the streets as a platform for their art. Come groove with us and celebrate true Bay Area talent!
Music line up:
DJ set by Dj Riddm & the Vital Vibecycle that will get you dancing and painting all at once.
United Rhythms w Brenda Perdue
Pop-Off Sesh Band
Local rapper: Yogi B Swagga soundcloud.com/ade-swaggasaurus1
Mini Mix'd www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bugm3HKFlqQ
Sebastian Monreal Latin jazz www.youtube.com/watch?v=98xEuA4xZec
Surprise cumbia band! We are lucky to have these guys at BAMFest, but you have to come out to see for yourself!
$5-$10 Sliding Scale Donation
Big Band Jazz Night: Morchestra, featuring singer Jackie Ryan
October 22, 2016, 8:00pm - October 23, 2016, 12:30am
La Peña presents: Big Band Jazz Night!
Morchestra Jazz Ensemble, with special guest, Jackie Ryan
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 8pm
The Morchestra is a Berkeley-based jazz orchestra that plays big band jazz filtered through the half-vast midden of the mind of arranger and composer Tony Corman, a mid-century East Coaster long resident in the Bay Area. The players in the band are Bay Area stalwarts, fine professionals all, and the material is a rich mix of standards, Brazilian music and Tony's atmospheric originals. The band is long on colors, lots of muted brass, clarinets and flutes in the mix, and the spirit is one of sophisticated fun, enjoyable for both the deeply initiated jazz listener and civilians who simply love music in all its positive manifestations.
Our special guest, the amazing vocalist Jackie Ryan, is a Bay Area treasure who has performed all over the world with an amazing cast of other jazz greats. Jazz Times says she is "One of the outstanding jazz vocalists of her generation and, quite possibly, of all time...rivaling the dexterous sass of Sarah Vaughan, the instinctive smarts of Carmen McRae and the scintillating verve of Diana Krall."
We are honored and delighted to be able to present her in a big band setting singing four arrangements written for this occasion. She is an intelligent and deeply soulful singer who swings like mad, and writing for her has been a pure pleasure!