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.
from Peter Imburg at elfster: His friend figures the algorithm for determining gifts given of a type (for example total number of Turtle Doves given) in the song Twelves Days of Christmas (in two minutes). Here is the initial thinking as represented by scratch on the Dessert Menu at Mua. Can you crack it? Answer here
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.
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
Herbed Raspberry Soda | fresh raspberry, cucumber, basil 5
White Peach Mojito | peach puree, mint, lime 5
S.C.U.B.A. is a collaborative painting duo based in San Francisco. They’re currently experimenting with creative interventions of public spaces through renegade installations of their miniature paintings on city sidewalks. You can take a look at their work at www.drawingwhiledriving.com. Friend of S.C.U.B.A., artist/muralist Yukako Ezoe will also be displaying her work. See more of her work here yukakoezoe.com
Thank you for the mention and the great photos Oaktownart. .
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.
Come by tonight 01.01.2010. We will be open starting at 7:00 serving a limited (AKA hangover) menu featuring grilled cheese sandwiches!