The Art Murmur First Friday art walk was one of my first bonding experiences with Oakland back when I mostly lived and breathed in Berkeley, and it remains one of those things I keep meaning to do more often. Tonight I dragged some people out and it was a success. We found: A vintage car show to wander around in; An improv metal band playing my favorite kind of noise, even though I know no punk/metal scene will ever take me back; Very spicy homemade tamales; Two prints to buy for $10 each; Sprawling chalk art, which I felt obligated to take pictures of because I’m sure it will be washed off tonight.
I have never had such a blast at Art Murmur before and I hadn’t gone there looking for any of the above. It’s grown a lot.