Day: April 10, 2012

Afrolicious: Thursday April 12, 2012 Elbo Room

About Afrolicious

For the last three years the Afrolicious party has established itself as a worldwide destination for dancers, djs, bands and music lovers. Afrolicious is a weekly party, a series of mixtapes, and a remix team made up of brothers Pleasuremaker and Señor Oz (who are founders and hosts of the weekly party), Afrolicious offers a broad appreciation of groove oriented music from around the globe, and the people and cultures this music is derived from. Afrolicious began as a weekly party every Thursday night 3 years ago at the Elbo Room in the heart of the Mission district of San Francisco. The infectious mix of tropical and electronic beats, live drummers, live musicians, live remixes and seductive dance floor along with the brothers party rocking dj skills and crowd pleasing antics brings out hundreds of the most diverse party seekers every week.

10th Oakland International Film Festival presented by the Oakland Film Society

OMCA hosts the 10th Oakland International Film Festival, presented by the Oakland Film Society. Sit back in the James Moore Theater or the Lecture Hall and expand your horizons with independent documentary, narrative, and animated films from Oakland and from around the world. This year’s festival features films exploring positive Oakland-centered themes such as Made in Oakland, Black in Oakland, and Healthy Economics.

OMCA HOSTS the 10th Oakland International Film Festival
April 6-8  
Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) 
 1000 Oak Street   Oakland, CA 94607

Tickets are $10 

Tickets purchased online have a service fee of $1.54

FRI APR 06 | 12:00 – 10:00 PM 
View Day 1, April 6 Schedule on OMCA website
SAT APR 07 | 11:30 – 10:30 PM

SUN APR 08 | 12:00 – 9:30 PM 

View Day 3, April 8 Schedule on OMCA website

Quick Links

View the full festival schedule on the OIFF website
Download & Print the full OIFF10 schedule

OIFF10 OFFICIAL CLOSING NIGHT AFTER PARTY | SUNDAY APRIL 8TH | 9 PM – 1 AM 

The Break ‘SuperSoul Edition’ & 10th Oakland International Film Festival Closing Party

This Sunday at “The Break” we are honored to host The Official Closing Party for The 10th Oakland International Film Festival. We also will have guest DJ “Soul.Profess” in the building. The theme for the evening will be “SuperSoul” as Kev Choice and the band, “The Vamps” take you on a soulful musical journey from the past to the future. Being an after-party for the Film Fest, the band will also throw in some favs from movie soundtracks. Don’t miss the hottest Sunday night on Oakland for live music and good vibes! FREE ENTRY granted to OIFF10 film makers, VIPs and volunteers badge holders. Official OIFF10 badges are required for free admission. THE BREAK D-Sharp & Kev Choice’s weekly party dedicated to live music and good music in all it’s forms, spanning the past, present & future.

ERA 19 Grand Ave (at Broadway) 9PM-1AM | 21+  Free before 10pm, $5 

Free with RSVP (until midnight) to:


FREE ENTRY granted to OIFF10 film makers, VIPs and volunteers badge holders. Official OIFF10 badges are required for free admission

Facebook to buy Instagram for $1 billion

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a website with a boatload of pictures is now worth $1 billion. That is the price Facebook agreed to pay for Instagram, a less-than two-year-old company that makes a wildly popular mobile photography application. “I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook,” Facebook’s head honcho Mark Zuckerberg said in a posting on Facebook (where else?) Monday. Facebook, which is busy planning an initial public offering that could value the social networking site at more than $100 billion, will pay a combination of cash and stock for Instagram, Reuters reported. Based in San Francisco, Instagram has about a dozen employees. The deal is expected to close by June 30. “For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests, Zuckerberg said in his Facebook post. Facebook is expected to raise up to $10 billion in its IPO, which could come in May or June. Last year, Facebook reportedly was planning to add filters and other tools to its mobile photography app to match Instagram’s popular filters, which allow users to manipulate images to make them look old-timey and add other kinds of effects. The aim was to attract Instagram users and meet a competitive threat. “We’re psyched to be joining Facebook and are excited to build a better Instagram for everyone,” Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom said  in a statement. He also promised the acquisition would not alter the Instagram experience for its approximately 30 million users.  “The Instagram app will still be the same one you know and love. You’ll still have all the same people you follow and that follow you. You’ll still be able to share to other social networks. And you’ll still have all the other features that make the app so fun and unique,” Systrom said.

MONICA KICKS OFF NEW LIFE ALBUM RELEASE WITH APPEARANCES/PERFORMANCES ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA, LIVE WITH KELLY!, 106 & PARK AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE IN-STORES EVENTS AT J&R MUSIC WORLD (NYC) AND DTLR (ATL)

New York, NY – April 9th, 2012] – Multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning songstress MONICA kicks off promotions this week with TV performances and appearances in support on her brand new album New Life, in stores tomorrow, April 10th. 

Tonight, Monday, April 9th:

Watch What Happens Live

Bravo @ 11pm

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10th:

Good Morning America

Performing “It All Belongs To Me” with Brandy

ABC @ 8:30am 

106 & Park

BET @ 7pm

 Wednesday, April 11th:

Live with Kelly 

Performing “It All Belongs To Me” with Brandy

ABC @ 9:00am

 J&R Music World In-Store CD Signing

23 Park Row

New York, NY

5:00pm-8:00pm

 Thursday, April 12th:

DTLR @ Stonecrest Mall In-Store CD Signing

2929 Turner Hill Space 1790 (Center Court Mall)

Lithonia, GA 30038

5:00pm-9:00pm