Arts & Events


By Ken Bullock
Friday February 17, 2012 - 12:46:00 PM

Marvin X has been one of the great spokesmen of Black culture in the Bay Area—and the United States—for decades. Every time Amiri Baraka, one of the country's best-known poets and playwrights, comes here for a reading or talk, Marvin's always on the bill. His plays have been presented by different troupes around, lately—and notably—by Ayodele Nzinga's Lower Bottom Playaz in Oakland and at the San Francisco Arts Fair. 

This month, Exhibit Marvin X has been running at 1222 Dwight Way (at Browning), with two more events scheduled: 

On the 18th, 7-10 pm, Dr. Oba T'shaka, Professor Emeritus of Black studies at SF State University, and Norman Brown will discuss the life and work of the late Honorable John Douimbe, founder of the Black Men's Conference, a mentor to both speakers and to Marvin X, with contributions by Charlie walker, "the Mayor of Hunter's Point," and Will Usury. 

On the 25th, Marvin X will read from his work, and Mechelle LaChaux will perform his play, 'Woman on the Cell Phone.'< 

(There are other possible performances of Marvin's work by Aries Jordan and others during these evenings.) 

$10-$20 donation requested—but no-one will be turned away. Space is limited. call 575-2225 for reservations and information. Check for program reports and information.