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November 2014
$5.00 - $7.00

Amiguitos de La Peña Presents: Día de Los Muertos Celebration

November 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Amiguitos Special!  Celebrating Día de Los Muertos with Amiguitos de La Peña.

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Lounge Rumba (Every 1st & 3rd Sunday)

November 2 @ 3:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage participants to donate to ensure that we keep this community participatory event alive! Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish…

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Free

The People’s Mic at La Peña (In the Lounge)

November 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

This month at The People’s MIC!!!! Share a speech from revolutionary leader or movement in history on the MIC! Feel free to be as creative as you’d like give the speech your own flavor and twist! Email: Diana_Cervera@yahoo.com for details or early sign ups!!! People’s Mic is a monthly event that cultivates expression reflective of its surrounding communities. We support work that promotes critical thought, joy and inspiration. Come speak your story, share your poetry, or music on the mic.…

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$5.00 - $11.00

Silencing Palestinian Voices on Campus: Professor Steven Salaita

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

    $5 Students, $10 General Admission As bombs rained down on the people of Gaza this past summer, Palestinian-American Professor Steven Salita shared his outrage and horror about the Israeli assault, via Twitter. Then as he prepared to move his family and start his new job, as a tenured professor in American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois, Salita was abruptly “unhired” — after wealthy donors who objected to his “Tweets” pressured the university to keep him out.…

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Free

Bay Area Skeptics (In the Lounge)

November 13 @ 7:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center’s LOUNGE,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

WHAT: On Being Wrong: Admitting (And Even Embracing) Fallibility WHO: Dr. Marilin Colon, Psychology Lecturer, CSU East Bay WHEN: 7:30 PM, Thursday, November 13, 2014 WHERE: La Peña Lounge, 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA <http://goo.gl/maps/jGgss>. HOW: Presented as a FREE public service of the Bay Area Skeptics. WHY: Because we’re curious creatures. BLURB: In our society — in education, especially — people are encouraged to provide the “right” answer, and are not encouraged to focus on the process utilized to…

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$5.00 - $7.00

Amiguitos de La Peña Presents: Heather Normandale

November 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

With healing and inspiring creative expressions, Heather’s atomically activating eclectic folk is a tribute to the listener’s enthusiasm for being! With Paul Sounder on upright bass and Craig Miller on Balaphon and drum set, Heather’s rhythm driven picking on banjo, steel mandolin and guitar weave a mesmerizing tapestry. She and her band are now debuting children’s music to further inspire creative expressions. http://www.heathernormandale.com/

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Free

Lounge Rumba (Every 1st & 3rd Sunday)

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage participants to donate to ensure that we keep this community participatory event alive! Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish…

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Free

Cinco Soles De Mexico – Gloria Arjona

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

Dr. Gloria Arjona delivers concert-presentations in English and Spanish, about the different cultures of Latin America, in particular of her native Mexico. Accompanied by her guitar and/or other musicians, Dr. Arjona also includes powerful images and media in her presentations. In all her presentations, Dr. Arjona stresses the gender and race relations in the Americas. Her poems, ballads, images, and narratives presented, are a result of her research in historical documents from pre-Colombian times to the present, as well as…

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Free

Mexican Tardeada (In the Lounge)

November 23 @ 3:00 pm
La Pena Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

A monthly Sunday afternoon Mexican music jam in the café lounge. The Tardeadas are informal family-oriented gathering of musicians and Mexican music aficionados. Bring your Tejano/Norteño acordeon, guitar, bass, bajo, or percussion y aquí nos vemos! Free/Donations encouraged

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$ - $26.00

Thangs Taken: Rethinking Thanksgiving

November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
La Peña Cultural Center,
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

The Free Land Project presents… The 7th Annual Thangs Taken: rethinking thanksgiving a night of art and culture celebrating Indigenous resistance featuring Corrina Gould (Chochenyo/Ohlone), Wicahpiluta Candelaria (Ohlone/Apache), Hartman Deetz (Wampanoag), Chief Caleen Sisk (Winnemem Wintu), Lubna Morrar (Palestine), Michelle Steinberg, Wavy Gravy and Audiopharmacy. Hosted by Ariel Luckey. Sunday, November 23, 2014, 7pm La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA. $10-25 Sliding Scale https://www.facebook.com/events/875269179152446/?ref=22 http://www.arielluckey.com/projects/thangs-taken/ Thangs Taken: rethinking thanksgiving is an annual cultural arts event that brings…

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