3 choice performing and visual arts events in Oakland this weekend

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Looking to up your appreciation of the arts?

We've rounded up three artsy events around Oakland this weekend that will scratch your cultural itch, from an art exhibit opening to a stand-up comedy show.

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'Fruition: Water Holds All Memory' Opening Night Reception

From the event description:

New artworks and deep contemplation on cultural considerations centering a collective introspection on social values, on built spaces and on harvesting from an ecosystem wrought with trauma, "Fruition: Water Holds All Memory" represents an opportunity to remember our covenants with self, all beings and the earth. "Fruition: Water Holds All Memory" features four Black womxn artists working across visual, new media and performance art to amplify new archival models and creation using elements from the natural world.

When: Friday, Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Ashara Ekundayo Gallery, 480 23rd St.
Admission: Free

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Film Screening: 'La Société du Spectacle'

From the event description:

In conjunction with "Against Cinema: Situationist Film and Its Legacy," an exhibition that seeks to retrace the history and legacy of Situationist film, we'll be showing the movie "La Société du Spectacle" (1973) by Guy Debord, with an introduction by Ken Knabb ...

When: Friday, Sept. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Pro Arts Gallery & COMMONS, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Admission: Free

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Comedy Oakland Presents

From the event description:

Featuring the best comedians from the Bay Area and beyond, with appearances on Comedy Central, HBO, Late Night talk shows, and performances on every habitable continent, Comedy Oakland brings you a hilarious lineup of comedians every week!

When: Friday, Sept. 6, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar, 1628 Webster St.
Admission: $18 (General Admission). More ticket options available.

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