Please join us on Sunday to welcome in the Year of the Snake! We are starting the festivities at 3 PM.
It’s our anniversary, and we want to celebrate together with you our community of makers and activists. We’ll remember great events from our first year and tell you about our news for 2013. Join our teachers, volunteers, board members and community members for an evening of fun and food. There is a rumor that Comrade Lover will make an appearance or two. We may even teach you to lion dance before the event is over.
1234 23rd Ave. (between International Blvd. and E 12th. St.) Oakland, CA 94606 Bring food to share or $5 suggested donation for LOL . No one turned away.
We will have vegan and gluten-free options at the event. If you bring something for hot pot, please make sure to label the ingredients; we just want to make sure that everyone’s dietary restrictions are met.
Sew Badass: Make your costume Class
Make your halloween costume awesome with LOL! Resident Sewing Genius Phong is back and she will guide you through your pattern and pins to Halloween Excellence. Make Super costumes for the whole fam!!
Sun Oct 21 9:30-12:30
Voting is more fun when you can talk over issues w/ friends over brunch. 🙂
We will provide pancakes and probably a few side dishes. If you want to bring something to share, that would be awesome! Just let us know what you’re bringing in the comments. Listing ingredients would be really appreciated by people w/ dietary restrictions. Speaking of which, if you have food sensitivities, please write them in the comments, too. We can’t promise we can accommodate requests, but we’ll try.
Please bring your ballot if you have it. If you’re going to be researching anything before we meet, maybe add that in the comments, too, so people have an idea of who’s looking into what. We will also bring the results from the Thursday night voting party (https://www.facebook.com/events/490781347612381), too.
Building the Haunted House
Oct 21 from 1-5pm
Bring Decorations, Building Materials, Ideas for games and tricks!
Scary Movie Night
Friday 10/26 @ SOL
We need your votes!
Haunted Happenings @ LOL
10/27 Sat 12:00pm
Make spooky crafts, listen to scary stories or paint a pumpkin for your front stoop.
Get Involved! Volunteer!
We love volunteers and we could use a few on 10/27. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our new member MAX!
Ella Baker center:
Happy Hour for a Happy Movement
Thursday, October 11 at 5:00pm at ERA art bar and Lounge
An acoustic jam session with James of Steel Pony! 6:30pm
LOL Oakland Maker Space will be hosting a meetup/jam session for Acoustic Musicians and singer/songwriters to get together hangout and make some sweet music.
Bring your guitar, ukelele, banjo, cello, tambourine, melodica, accordion or just your voice and come jam with us.
We are asking for a sliding scale donation of $1-$5 to keep the space running and growing but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
All skill levels encouraged and your also welcome to just come and hang out
Hey Burners of Color! You know who you are! Have you been on the playa, looked around, and felt a bit lonely being the only darkie at camp? Looking to meet other awesome burners for future collaborations?
It’s almost time to go to the playa! This meetup is a get together for people to hang out, talk about how radical inclusion on the playa can be even more inclusive, and get last minute co-collaboration help on art projects! We are still radically inclusive and non POC allies are welcome!
We are meeting at the new POC-led makerspace in Oakland – Liberating Ourselves Locally (LOL).
Hope to see you there! There will be cake!
The final Film Friday of the Summer. Submit or short and watch this feature with us. Can you guess what it is?
How do we maintain and demonstrate solidarity with others as we organize across difference? How do we assess different risk levels in our organizing? How do we participate without being co-opted or whitewashed? On Monday we’ll meet @ LOL (1234 23rd ave) to discuss our experiences within occupy. Women, queers, poc and others welcome. Amber Kelsie will be recording people who choose to share their experiences.
Do you like cords and wires? Did you run the A/V club in high school? Come to Tech Night on Thursday, August 2 from 7 to 9pm. We are putting together donated computer parts and getting the office space ready for computer/hack/coding classes. Bring your old keyboards and usb mice and we’ll put them to work.
Are you conferencing this summer? Had an amazing maker experience on your roadtrip? Did you discover your DIY roots at the family reunion? Tell us about it!
Puck & Jen-Mei attended APOC in New Orleans this weekend. Praveen went to Hackers on Planet Earth in NYC. Flynn is attending Oakland Digital’s Social Media conference. Send in your travel blogs! We miss you.
The membership drive is still on! Join LOL and click here to learn how. Help us reach our goal of 20 members in July!
Want to know more about what’s going on? Join us at our Next meeting: Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m.
Join LOL Today and support community economics, education and self reliance.
For $5 per month you support LOL’s operating costs and help keep us open and accessible for the queer, POC, striving and driving, building, painting, nerdy, radical, eclectic, feminist, crafting, DIY, hacker, bookworm, yogi, bike punk gardeners that make our community. (& If i didn’t mention your adjective you should come visit more often!)
We’re all moved in! With help from Keaton the Wonderpup, we’ve set up the space and moved in all the furniture lovingly donated by Amy and Brian. We are ready to host all the amazing happenings this weekend!
Film Friday (tomorrow @7pm), Screenprinting II (Sat @ 3:30pm) and How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (Sun @ 2pm!) Did you know you can add our calendar to your googlecal? Just add: email@example.com to your “friend’s calendars” toolbar.
How about a different spin on first friday…
We’re screening local short films at LOL this friday night. Bring your short film and we’ll screen it to benefit LOL- Oaklandmakerspace. A $5 suggested contribution is requested. There will be snacks and a feature length movie to follow.