Events @ Uptown

Uptown Body & Fender supports Oakland and East Bay communities by offering its shop free of charge to local and non-profit organizations for their fundraising events. To inquire about your organization hosting its event at Uptown, please send your request to uptown@uptownbody.com


Thank you for your continued support of the many special and amazing organizations that we have had the pleasure to host at Uptown Body & Fender last year.

We are looking forward to hosting many more this year, and will again be sending monthly events announcements via our online newsletter.

With warmest regards,
Lisandro Allende and Giovanna Tanzillo


    Oct
    6
    Sat
    2012
    Swanky and Swell – A Night at the Speakeasy @ Uptown Body Shop
    Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

    Back for a second year, Swanky & Swell… A Night at the Speakeasy is slated to be the cat’s meow once again with live music, dancing, gaming tables, cocktails, silent/live auctions and new surprises! This event supports Alameda County’s Adult Day Programs and benefits 3,000 frail seniors, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers in Alameda County.

    Remarks by
    Lydia Missaelides
    California Association for Adult Day Services

    Master of Ceremonies
    Greg Sherwood
    KQED

    Featuring
    Sara & Swingtime and Dance Arts Studios

    Let Swanky & Swell take you back to the prohibition era when the parties were roarin’! Hurry! Get your wiggle on and buy your tickets today!

    FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:
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    Oct
    18
    Thu
    2012
    Great Stuff: Dawn McGuire & Paul Watsky @ Uptown Body Shop
    Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    POETRY AT THE UPTOWN AUTOBODY SHOP AND ART GALLERY
    401 26TH ST (AT WEBSTER) THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 7 PM

    Join Dawn McGuire and Paul Watsky in this awesome Oakland venue. McGuire will read from her new collection, The Aphasia Café. McGuire, a neurologist and Professor at the Neuroscience Institute of Morehouse School of Medicine, has published three collections. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She most recently won the Sarah Lawrence/ Campbell Corner Language Exchange Prize for “poems that treat larger themes with lyric intensity.” In her best-selling third book, The Aphasia Café, McGuire enters into the world of her aphasic patients to explore the way we use language to construct our identity and world. These accessible, powerful poems invite listeners to enter into a conversation about language, identity, silence, and human resilience

    Paul Watsky is the author of Telling The Difference (Fisher King Press, 2010) and co-translator with Emiko Miyashita of Santoka (PIE Books, 2006). His work has appeared or is forthcoming are Interim, Smartish Pace, The Carolina Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, Alabama Literary Review, The Pinch, and Natural Bridge. “To quote Norman O. Brown quoting Euripides, ‘God made an opening for the unexpected,’ and at long last we have what many of us have greatly desired: a collection of poems by Paul Watsky. His is a singular voice in contemporary poetry, with a range that encompasses the wry, the mordant, the laugh-out-loud funny and the deeply moving, often within the same poem. One of Ovid’s earliest critics complained that he did not know when to leave well enough alone. In this he resembles the eponymous hero of Watsky’s ‘The Magnificent Goldstein,’ and, come to think of it, Watsky himself, for which we have cause to rejoice.” -Charles Martin

    About The Aphasia Cafe
    Aphasia is a communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to use words. One out of every 250 Americans suffers from aphasia. In what she calls “experiments in lyric,” she dwells for a time in the Aphasia Cafe, the place of broken language. These poems depict the profound frustrations and the extraordinary resilience of many afflicted individuals as they fight to maintain a sense of self and world after catastrophes such as stroke and brain injury.
    Praised by the California Poet Laureate, McGuire’s poems explore language as the way we construct our sense of self and the world. “Our brains are hard wired to create meaning,” McGuire says. “We make meaning with language; in language, we tell the story of our lives. After stroke or head injury, the breakdown in the ability to use and understand words can mean unbearable confusion and social exclusion. “McGuire’s poems also explore the common, funny, sometimes haunting moments when language fails each of us, the “continuum of aphasia”. “These poems stitch the pieces of a broken world together word by word, with the intelligence of a surgeon put on earth to heal and the heart of a
    Poet showing a lover how to love”. Thomas Fuller, author of Ambivalence.

    Paul Watsky is the author of Telling The Difference (Fisher King Press, 2010) and co-translator with Emiko Miyashita of Santoka (PIE Books, 2006). Among the journals where his work recently has appeared or will be forthcoming are Interim, Smartish Pace, The Carolina Quarterly, Many Mountains Moving, Alabama Literary Review, The Pinch, and Natural Bridge.
    “To quote Norman O. Brown quoting Euripides, ‘God made an opening for the unexpected,’ and at long last we have what many of us have greatly desired: a collection of poems by Paul Watsky. His is a singular voice in contemporary poetry, with a range that encompasses the wry, the mordant, the laugh-out-loud funny and the deeply moving, often within the same poem. One of Ovid’s earliest critics complained that he did not know when to leave well enough alone. In this he resembles the eponymous hero of Watsky’s ‘The Magnificent Goldstein,’ and, come to think of it, Watsky himself, for which we have cause to rejoice.” -Charles Martin, author of Where the River Ends.

    Oct
    20
    Sat
    2012
    The Sound Room Launch Party @ Uptown Body Shop
    Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Mark your calendars everybody! The Sound Room – launch party and benefit is happening on Saturday, 10/20 at 8 PM. The Sound Room, a jazz gallery, is the new home for Bay Area Jazz & Arts (BAJA), a non-profit charitable organization focused on nurturing music, art, and creative ventures through live performance and educational programs.

    Artists include vocalist Kenny Washington, saxophonist Michael O’Neill, vocalists Nicholas Bearde, Suzanna Smith Jennifer Lee and Sandra Aran, pianist Ben Stolorow…the list keeps growing!

    In addition to great music, there will be auction items and we will feature a variety of Bay Area painters and visual artists.

    Buy tickets now on Brown Paper Tickets

    Oct
    25
    Thu
    2012
    Oakland Chamber Mixer @ Uptown Body Shop
    Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

    Uptown Body and Fender will be hosting the November Oakland Chamber Mixer at 5:30 on Thursday October 25th. There will be wine, beverages, food and a fabulous French singer and guitarist for the evening.
    Bring your business cards and network with new people. There is no charge for our chapter members. Hope to see you all there.

    Nov
    2
    Fri
    2012
    First Friday Art Murmur @ Uptown Body Shop
    Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Celebrate the arts in Oakland – Uptown Body Shop and our neighbors welcome you to a lively and interactive experience every month.

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