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First Friday: “Painting Now, 2009” produced by Petra Bibeau of Maniac Gallery


limited edition silk screened posters by Paul Morgan

It’s that time again! Oakland Art Murmur is a group of galleries in Oakland that have openings the first Friday of every month. This month Mua is participating with “Painting Now, 2009” produced by Petra Bibeau of  Maniac Gallery featuring artists Justin Olerud, Jessica Schmidt, Kara Joslyn, Georgia Carter and Erin Allen. For more information see the press release. Support the lively Oakland art scene then meet up at Mua for food, drinks and late night music with dj cross.


Chronicle review, 12/04/08, Bar Bites (datebook)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Spray-painted letters that spell out “Mua” on an unassuming building near Oakland’s auto row are the only sign that you’re about to stumble into Uptown’s latest happening nightspot. Smaller letters above that announce “lunch, dinner” and, most important, “bar,” further hint at the fun that awaits.

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Pick your poison with some of these Mua Signature cocktails:

MUA Manhattan | Buffalo Trace bourbon,  elderflower liqueur, brandied cherry 9

Épicé Gimlet | Ocho Plato tequila, jalepeño,  agave nectar 10

Pepper Basil Caipirinha | Sagatiba cachaça, black peppercorns, thai basil, lime 10

Strawberry Ginger Lemonade | Hangar One Buddha’s Hand vodka, fresh  strawberry,
ginger purée, lemon 10

Rosemary Martini | Junipero gin, Canton ginger liqueur, fresh rosemary, lime 9

The Picard | Hendrick’s gin, prosecco, elderflower liqueur, lemon 8

Virgin Coctails

Herbed Raspberry Soda | fresh raspberry, cucumber, basil 5

White Peach Mojito | peach puree, mint, lime 5

Pomegranate Martini | muddled  pomegranate, rosemary, lemon 5 ask amy denver . secure web browser . back link check

Mua’s Opening Party!

Check out these random photos from Mua’s opening night party! Entertainment included:

Jade Layde; Miles Boisen, Katherine Copenhaver (as ‘Acoustic Virgin’); Armelle LeRoux; Michael Deverne Quartet (aka “Dr. Severe”); dj SOFTHUG; Sir Richard Bishop; Oaxacan; DJ golden gram; DJ don’t tell mom

First Friday 02.05.10 William Saroyan and Ross Simonini


Yep, you read that right.  William Saroyan (1908-1981) the would-be Pulitzer Prize winning author for the play “The Time of Your Life,” (he turned it down, wow)  was also a prolific painter (top image). Come see some of his work at Mua.

Ross Simonini (lower image) an editor for the Believer magazine and a member of the San Francisco band, New Villager,  will have his work up as well. Check out his latest show at Lower Deck curated with Katie Bachner, Johansson Projects, Oakland.

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