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Event Party Guide

August 4, 2009

Pick up a hard copy version in the middle of Wednesday’s East Bay Express, or flip through the Party Guide online now!


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Watch the Party LIVE online

August 4, 2009

During the party, the Express will be webcasting the Best of the East Bay Party live, in all it’s glory, both our our website, EastBayExpress.com, and on LiveVenu.com.

gsrhoni sound live logo squareimage_gsl_051409The webcast is courtesy of Richmond-based Gershoni Sound and Live Venu. Gershoni Sound & Live Venu have partnered to enable viewers to experience entertainment, nightlife, special and corporate events, clubs, concerts and venues from all over the world… live online!

Live Venu is a virtual window to events worldwide. The best destination for high quality productions, Live Venu is radically different from other services because Live Venu searches out exceptional events, conferences, nightlife, festivals and DJs, and brings the video and audio to you.

livevenu_logo_073009Log onto Live Venu to experience the magic from the comfort of your own home, and join in the experience with other fans from around the globe. As a recent start-up, Live Venu is already being sought out as the #1 network for event streaming.

Gear up, party people!

August 4, 2009

The 2009 Party t-shirts on now on sale. Click here to shop.

Want to stay overnight near the party?

August 3, 2009

Our friends at the Washington Inn are offering Friday night discounts for Best of the East Bay party-goers. Conveniently located at 495 10th Street in historic Old Oakland which is only 9 blocks from the 10th Street (at Fallon Street) entrance of the party. From single rooms to luxury suites, the independent, locally-owned Washington Inn’s accommodations emphasize comfort and style.

Use discount code “EXPRES” (just one “s”) for Friday, August 7:

Single queen room: $89

Two double beds: $99

King Suite:  $119

Call for reservations: 510-452-1776.

Directions from the party

START: 10th St & Fallon St, Oakland

Turn RIGHT onto 8TH ST.  (go 0.6 miles)

Turn RIGHT onto BROADWAY.  (go 0.1 miles)

Turn LEFT onto 10TH ST.  (go 0.1 miles)

END: Washington Inn, 495 10th St, Oakland

Drive time: 3 minutes | Distance: 0.86 miles

Art at every turn

August 2, 2009

The Best of the East Bay Party is an unconventional festival in every way, and the signage is no exception. You’ll find handmade signs courtesy of the Express‘s ace design team, throughout the halls and courtyards of the museum, directing you to the various activities.

And for our East Bay Express and Amoeba Music sign hanging over the main stage, we’ve tapped El Cerrito-based Made for Glory Signs for the job of hand designing and painting our largest and most prominent sign. Sure, we could have dug out one of our company’s preprinted vinyl banners from storage, but where’s the fun in that? What we loved about the guys at Made For Glory Signs is their dedication to continuing the traditional craft of sign making. The two-man independent operation does “100% Hand Painted Custom Work”.

Take a closer look at some of their work at the party; they’ll be showing it off in the Gear Head Garage. And for all you business owners reading this post – why buy signs out of a catalog that are massed produced, probably not locally made, and unoriginal? These guys are on to something…

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Directions, Maps, Bike Parking, Parking Info

July 31, 2009

The kind folks from the East Bay Bicycle Coalition are offering free bike valet parking at the Best of the East Bay Party.

We recommend that you bikeBART and/or take AC Transit to this event. The museum parking garage will be *closed* to the public on Friday, August 7.

The Best of the East Bay Party is conveniently located within 1 short block from the Lake Merritt BART station (next to Laney College).

You can find the bike valet parking on 10th Street near the intersection of Fallon Street, which is also where the main museum entrance is located for this event.

If you will be drinking at the event, please plan ahead for a safe trip home!

Visit the Amoeba Music Annex Booth!

July 31, 2009

Conveniently located next to the Amoeba Music Main Stage, you’ll find live silk-screening demonstrations and shirts for sale by the ultra-cool and eco-friendly guys at Free Gold Watch. We’ll also have cult film and band t-shirts, buttons by James Dillon’s B&B Buttons (3 for $5!), Buddha Machines, and other killer stuff for sale.

Don’t forget to also visit the Amoeba Music/East Bay Express booth at the entrance of the party to enter to win prizes such as $100 Amoeba gift certificates, Guitar Hero game kits, t-shirts, local restaurant certificates, Bay Area event tickets, movie passes, and more!

Expand Your Universe at the Chabot Space and Science Center’s Kids’ Party Zone!

July 31, 2009

Chabot Space & Science Center is throwing an out-of-this-world party for ages 10 and under at the Best of the East Bay Party. Youngster rock bands, games, art projects, and hands-on activities await. And the museum staff will have the kid’s (and adult’s) scary, yet thrilling, Bat Cave open for the night.

Check out some of the other fun activities the Chabot Space & Science Center has planned from 5pm – 9pm in the museum’s Natural Science Center.

Activities

  • Astronaut Diaper Chemistry – Learn how astronauts are able to extend their space walks by wearing specialty diapers. Learn what they’re made of and the magic of the super absorbent polymer inside.
  • Air Compressor Rockets – Make your own rocket and blast off to one of the planets in our solar system. The better the rocket, the farther it does.
  • Spacesuit – discover the complexities and hazards of working in space by examining the numerous components of a spacesuit.

Astronaut Training – Simulate the effects of zero gravity on balance and coordination through a series of challenges:

  • Black Hole Toss
  • Space Toilet
  • Vestibular Boards
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Band Spotlight #20: Dizzy Balloon

July 30, 2009

Dizzy Balloon is five childhood friends bound by a passion for songwriting. The band’s vision-quest to write the perfect pop song – one that makes you drop everything and go “whoa” – brought the group attention and distinction at a young age. As high school juniors, then performing under the name “Panda”, the band regularly sold out Bottom of the Hill, a legendary breeding ground for San Francisco Bay Area talent. They brought a new energy to classic pop, a vibe audiences still can’t get enough of.

Now college-aged and armed with a new album of smart, buzzing pop, the five-piece is ready to pull you into their quest. You will turn. You will listen. These guys always make their live show as memorable and exciting as possible.

Releases:
“Dizzy Ballon S/T” EP (2008)

Band Members: Petros A.P. (Vocals/Guitar), Jonny Flannes (Guitar/Vocals), Joey Orton (Piano/Vocals), Louie Diller (Drums/Vocals), Raphael Peterson (Bass/Vocals)

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Visit the Amoeba Music booth to shop for custom Tshirts silkscreened during the party!

July 30, 2009

Free……it don’t cost nothin’
Gold…..not silver or bronze
Watch….do you have the time?

Custom tee shirt printing and design for all of your corporate thugging needs and we do band shirts. Whether you need 1 or 100….we got you covered. Located right behind Amoeba Music in San Francisco. Call for YOUR tee shirt appraisal….415-876-GIGG.