Oakland Tribune Outtakes

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Owl on the Prowl this week

By awoodall
Thursday, September 13th, 2007 at 4:40 pm in Uncategorized.

If the Night Owl were going to be hanging out from tonight to Sept. 21 (how time flies!), here is a list of places where she might be.

 This fever you’ll want to catch: Dengue Fever, an indie band that sounds like a Cambodian pop rock psychedelic dance party. Huh? Better to hear it straight from the source: MySpace.com/denguefevermusic. The free show starts 6 p.m. tonight at Rasputin Records, 2401 Telegraph Ave., in Berkeley. For more information: (510) 848-9004 or http://RasputinMusic.com.

“I used to be Snow White… but I drifted,” is a quote from burlesque’s local Honey Lawless, who be joined tonight by other ladies of the tassle for their debut as the Stragglerettes.  They will be Go-Go dancing beginning 9 p.m. at the Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave., in honor of the Straggler CD Release Party.  They promise food, fun and rock and roll.  The cover charge is $5.  Anyone younger than 21 need not apply.

Latin Explosion Mexican Independence Weekend Celebration kicks off tonight at Bench and Bar beginning 9 p.m. until 2 a.m. The address is 2111 Franklin St., the Web site is www.bench-and-bar.com and the phone number (510) 444-2266.   
Slip on those flip-flops and puka shells for a night of retro tropical paradise at The Conga Lounge, home of the Gilligan’s Island signature cocktail and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. hour. The Conga Lounge is at 5422 College Ave.

The wrecking was not long in coming when the International Hotel, a rundown residential hotel on the border of San Francisco’s Chinatown that anchored the city’s “Manilatown,” got in the way of redevelopment. Despite the human barricade of several thousand people, 300 baton-wielding, mounted police evicted 50 elderly tenants in the pre-dawn hours of August 4, 1977. The film “Fall of the I-Hotel,” showing 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Oakland museum, tells the story of the fight to save the I-Hotel. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Emil deGuzman, Curtis Choy, Al Robles, and Dr. Estella Habal, who were involved in the fight to save the I-Hotel. The event is free. Visit the Web site www.museumca.org for more information.

That’s all for now, ladies and gentlemen. But if you have a cool shindig e-mail me at awoodall@angnewspapers.com.

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