The Z List

The A-List of Bay Area Counterculture

The Z List: 5 Best Things To Do – Aug. 15-29 (Hard Knock Radio Edition)

The Z List aired on Hard Knock Radio on Thursday, August 15, 2013.

Curator/Entertainment Correspondent:  Zsa-Zsa Rensch
Host/Producer: Anita Johnson (KPFA)

The Z List is an entertainment segment which airs on KPFA’s syndicated Hard Knock Radio program. The segment  features the best of the Bay’s art and cultural events with a global and countercultural twist.

HKR 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.

Hard Knock Radio

1) Goodie Mob – “Free”
2) Dynamic – “Middle of the Madness”
3) Goodie Mob (feat. Janelle Monae) – “Special Education



Thursday, August 15 – Saturday, August 17

Top Ten Social & Broaklyn Film & Theater Co. Present
Matatu Film Festival


The New Parkway Theater
474 24TH Street
Oakland, CA 94612

MATATU FILM FESTIVAL brings stories of the people of Africa and the African Disapora to Oakland audiences. Over three nights at the New Parkway, the film festival screens six films: four documentaries and two fictional tales.

Included as part of the Festival are a live performance by Afro-Europop singer Zap Mama (on OPENING night, Thu. Aug. 15th), and a DJ set by Rich Medina (on CLOSING night, Sat. Aug. 17th) — both happening at the New Parish.



*opening night film
The New Parkway Theater / 7PM
Stones In The Sun (Haiti)


The New Parkway Theater / 7PM
God Loves Uganda (Uganda)

The New Parkway Theater / 9PM
Dear Mandela (South Africa)


The New Parkway Theater / 5PM
Stolen Seas (Somalia)

The New Parkway Theater / 7PM
Touba (Senegal)

The New Parkway Theater / 9PM
Tey (Senegal)
(previously titled Aujourd’hui, or Today in English)

Matatu Film Festival
Matatu Tickets on Eventbrite
Broaklyn Film & Theater Company
The New Parkway Theater



Thursday, August 15, 2013

Supervisor Malia Cohen & The San Francisco Arts Commission Present
A Community Arts Celebration

Every 3rd Thursday
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The Bayview’s Third Street Corridor
3rd Street Between McKinnon and Quesada
San Francisco, CA 94124

The Stern Grove Festival Association brings “Grove on the Road,” back to the Bayview for the monthly 3rd on Third arts celebration featuring live/electronic band, Afrolicious. and vocal ensemble Moon Candy.

3rd on Third, a reference to the third Thursday of the month and the event location, Third Street, will feature a myriad of activities for the whole family. The event will include FREE trolley rides, murals by local artists, pop up galleries, outdoor performances, a special children’s zone with free art-making activities and food vendors. The fun kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

Through creative partnerships with neighborhood-based organizations, 3rd on Third shines a spotlight on the Bayview’s cultural offerings and helps identify the Third Street Corridor as a lively destination for great food and art.

3rd on Third Official Website
3rd on Third Facebook Fan Page
3rd on Third Twitter



Friday Nights @ OMCA
Live performance by DYNAMIC
Off the Grid Street Food Market
and More!

Friday, August 23, 2013
5-9 p.m. (live music performance from 7-9 p.m.)
All Ages

Cost: Half-price gallery admission for adults, ages 18 and under are free. Admission for Members is always free. Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.

Transportation: OMCA is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. Event parking is available at the Museum garage for a $5 flat fee after 5 pm.

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St.
Oakland, CA

The Bay Area’s most talked-about food truck party is in Oakland! Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer and wine around the Koi Pond while enjoying live music, art activities, and more! The galleries are open late featuring activities in the new Gallery of California Natural Sciences. Don’t miss weekly OMCA Pub Trivia with Senior Curator of Natural Sciences, Douglas Long. Bring the whole family to OMCA for a sampling of the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine—and all that OMCA has to offer!

Featured live performance by Oakland’s DYNAMIC from 7 to 9 pm. They will perform music from their newly released album MICROSMIC.

DYNAMIC Official Website
DYNAMIC Facebook Fan Page
DYNAMIC on Twitter

OMCA Official Website
OMCA Facebook Fan Page
OMCA on Twitter

Off the Grid Official Website
Off the Grid on Twitter



Saturday, August 24, 2013

Umoja: African Festival & SuRu Soccer Tournament

11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
All Ages
Free Admission

Lowell Park
1180 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

We invite you to come and celebrate the African cultures through Music, Food, Family, Joy, Laughter and LOVE. If you were there to enjoy the Sunset party by the lake in July, then you are in store for even more excitement.

UMOJA is the Swahili word for “Unity”. The purpose of this event is in an effort to continue to connect, revive, educate, and unify.

“The strange thing about Africa is how our past, present and future come together…” ” “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. “~ Ben Okri

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” ~ Harriet Tubman

Music provided by:
Be Brown aka Oferu Negro
Juan G (digging4gold/¡PA’LANTE!)
DJ Slim (Utake Djs – Kenya)
Fuze (Digital Underground)
DJ Leydis (Los Rakas-Cuba)
DJ Tsedi (InTheBlack – Ethiopia)
Marco (Baobab – Senegal)
Mikel Mundi
DJ Mpenzi (Stimuli)
Aebldee (

Live Performances:
Jennifer Johns (plus special surprise guests)
Fresh Is Life (Afrolicious)
and More!

Also featuring:

8-team Soccer Tournament hosted by SuRu CLOTHING
SuRu Clothing will be hosting Oakland’s first ever Inter-African soccer tournament. SuRu’s mission is to promote multiculturalism and diversity through fashion.

Youth Soccer Clinic hosted by MY YUTE
Bring your children ages 8 – 12 dressed and ready to play some soccer.

Outdoor Fashion Show hosted by Runway Style House

Beautiful Variety of Artisans hosted by Oakland In The Black

Facebook Event Page
SuRu Clothing Official Website
My Yute Soccer Official Website

/// MUSIC || SF ///


GOODIE MOB: CeeLo Green, Big Gipp, Khujo & T-Mo
with Drop City Yacht Club

Thursday, August 29, 2013
Doors 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $35.00 for general admission plus applicable charges.
This event is ages


The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94115

Goodie Mob is set to release their fifth studio album, Age Against The Machine, August 27th!

Goodie Mob Official Webiste
Goodie Mob on Amazon
Facebook Event Page
The Fillmore


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