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Freaky Deeky Future Vibes
There’s still time to toast to a bright and promising 2014 on Saturday evening at the Oakland Metro Operahouse. Freaky Deeky Future Vibes is an event where a traditional party meets the wackiest, innovative performances. Local artists get together once every month to keep the spirit of art, music, community, and dance alive in the Bay Area. Join them this time for an intergalactic atmosphere with futuristic decor, fire dancing, juggling, break dancing, top notch DJs, and a themed photo booth. Click here for additional info. Saturday, 1/4, 8 p.m. - 2 a.m., tickets are $10-$15, 630 Third St., Oakland, (510) 763-1146.
A Victorian 12th Night Ball
Ever wondered what it would’ve been like to live during the 19th century Victorian Era? You can get an idea by checking out Alameda’s Victorian 12th Night Ball which will feature Victorian ballroom dance lessons, English Country dance demos, no-host bar, light snacks and a wide range of live performances. Victorian attire (circa 1837-1870) is encouraged, but not mandatory. Click here for additional details. Saturday, 1/4, 6:30 p.m. -12 a.m., $15 for online tickets, $20 at the door, 2255 Santa Clara Ave., Alameda, (510) 522-1731.
Poetry Unbound #8 Reading Series
If you have a soft spot for good poetry, Berkeley’s Art House Gallery & Cultural Center is hosting Poetry Unbound #8 Reading Series which promotes the creative exchange between writers from various networks and genres. Hosted by Oakland wordsmiths, Clive Matson and Richard Loranger, the show will feature Berkeley’s unofficial poet laureate Julia Vinograd and San Francisco poet and editor, Cesar Love, as well as Oakland musician Rybree Tree. Click here for more details. Sunday, 1/5, 5 - 8 p.m., $5-$10 suggested donation, 2905 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, (510) 472-3170