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[The Z List] Hard Knock Radio Edition Featuring Nneka, Oakland First Fridays, Half the Sky Movement, What the Funk, SF Green Festival & Robert Glasper Experiment

The Z List aired on KPFA 94.1 FM Hard Knock Radio  on Thursday, November 1, 2012.

Host:  Anita Johnson
Music, Art & Culture Correspondent: Zsa-Zsa Rensch
Producer (HKR): Anita Johnson 

We’d like to thank the event producers for this segment’s ticket giveaways!

Hard Knock Radio is 94.1 FM KPFA’s daily drive-time Hip Hop Talk Show. It features hosts Davey D and Anita Johnson who hit the air everyday at 4pm offering news, views, breaks, and beats. Listen to past editions of HKR archives and join the HKR Facebook fan page here.

Zsa-Zsa Rensch is Curator of The Z List and for (Bay Area).  Follow Zsa-Zsa on twitter at @zsazsainc and join The Z List Facebook fan page here.

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Thursday November 1, 2012

Parish Entertainment Group Presents

Raw-G, Aima The Dreamer, DJ Black

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$12.00 – $15.00


This event is 18 and over

Friday, November 2, 2012

Parish Entertainment Group Presents

Raw-G with live band, Earth Amplified, DJ LEYDIS

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$12.00 – $15.00


This event is 18 and over


Hailed by the New York Times as “an abundance of there here,” Oakland First Fridays is an internationally-acclaimed immersive art and community experience, which draws as many as 15,000-20,000 people of all ages each month. Oakland First Fridays is primarily located on or adjacent to Telegraph Avenue from 19th Street to 27th Street and through Oakland’s Jack London SquareHistoric Old OaklandDowntown Lake Merritt, Uptown, Downtown, Koreatown- Northgate District (KONO)the Temescal District and more.

Check out the full Z List guide to Oakland First Fridays in our previous blog post, [The Z List] More Than Just A Murmur, Oakland First Fridays Is A Phenomenon: OFF Announces New Winter Hours, Events For November 2nd.



Sunday, November 4, 2012

Black Cinema At Large Presents

Half The Sky: Stand Up Against Sex Trafficking
A Film Screening and Community Engagement Forum

Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
410 14th Street, 2nd Floor
Oakland, California 94612

This event is all ages 

Contact/RSVP info for this event is
Soul food lunch is available for purchase at Geoffrey’s

Prostitution and human sex trafficking have become a huge problem in the Bay Area, especially in Oakland. Please join us for a Black Cinema At Large/Community Cinema FREE screening of the Independent Lens/PBS feature “Half The Sky”, with a community engagement forum of experts in the subject matter for discussion and solutions.




Friday, November 9, 2012

MIGHTY is proud to present the West Coast DEBUT of


A Tribute To The God Father Of Soul JAMES BROWN & To The Afro Beat Pioneer FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI!

119 Utah St
San Francisco, CA 94103

10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
This event is 21 and over

$10 Early Bird
>> Purchase Tickets


Hosted by Fran Boogie

Side gallery hosted by Afrolicious DJs
Pleasuremaker & Señor Oz (ESL Music)

Spinning Funky JAMES BROWN Exclusives, Covers, JB Samples & Funky-Soulful Hits Of JBs` God Children & The Afro Funk Pioneer FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI`s Entire Music Catalog, Afro House, Afro Soul and more!



Saturday November 10, 2012 – Sunday November 11, 2012 

Green America & Global Exchange Present

Green Festival San Francisco 2012

Concourse Exhibition Ctr.
8th St. and Brannan St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Sat: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

This event is all ages

Day Pass $10 online ($15 at door)
Weekend Pass $15 online ($25 at door)
Also includes:
$5 GF Bucks to spend at the event
Festival Fan Pass* $49 online ($65 at Door)
Also includes:
• 2 All Access Passes for 2 days
• $10 GF Bucks to spend at the event
• 2 Recycled Fiber T-shirts
• 2 Drinks from Beer and Wine Garden or Café

Seniors and students enjoy online, advanced pricing with valid ID at the door.

• Youth 18 and under
• Bicyclist using bike valet
• Green America and Global Exchange members
• Union members with card
• Sierra Club members with card

>> Buy Tickets

Join us at the nation’s premier sustainability event, where you will see the best in green. Enjoy more than 125 renowned authors, leaders and educators; great how-to workshops; cutting-edge films; fun activities for kids; organic beer and wine; delicious vegetarian cuisine and diverse live music. Shop in our unique marketplace of more than 300 eco-friendly businesses-everything from all-natural body care products and organic cotton clothing to Fair Trade gifts and beautiful kitchen tiles made from renewable resources.

See the most recent developments in renewable energy and green technology; sample Fair Trade chocolate, tea, coffee and oils (yes, they really do taste better); and learn how to invest in your community, green your home and avoid products made without consideration of the earth or its people.

Recharge your batteries with all the hope, inspiration and practical ideas you’ll find at the one and only Green Festival.



Thursday, November 1, 2012

SFJAZZ Presents

Robert Glasper Experiment

Palace of Fine Arts
3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

8 p.m.
$25, $40, $60

>> Buy Tickets

Robert Glasper piano, keyboard
Casey Benjamin saxophone, vocals
Derrick Hodge bass
Mark Colenburg drums

Pianist and composer Robert Glasper is on a mission to reconcile modern jazz with hip hop and R&B. And his latest Blue Note recording, Black Radio, is a bold manifesto. The album is an incisive commentary on urban music, weaving together the disparate strands of a career that took off shortly after he migrated from Houston to New York City in the mid-90s. Glasper became a go-to keyboardist for some of the era’s defining hip hop and R&B stars, touring as music director for Mos Def and appearing with Kanye West, Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello, Jay-Z and Maxwell. At the same time, Glasper made a name for himself as an insightful post-bop pianist through stints with jazz masters such as Russell Malone, Christian McBride, Roy Hargrove and Terence Blanchard. He’s released a series of accomplished sessions, including 2009’s Double Booked, which contrasted his acoustic straight-ahead trio tracks with the slinky, plugged-in funk of the Experiment — a telepathic ensemble featuring saxophonist and vocalist Casey Benjamin, bassist Derrick Hodge and influential drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave. Standing in for Dave on this date is the phenomenal Mark Colenburg. Poised to become the next instrumental superstar, Robert Glasper is truly the sound of now.





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