Our Kava-CBD Lounge & Art Gallery has grown out of our deep yearning to provide an alternative to traditional happy hours, evening and weekend play. Located in the Mohari building (Oakland’s first wellness-Gastro-Pub). We offer a variety of Fijian & Vanuatu Kava, CBD Turmeric Ginger Kombucha, CBD shots, Pu’er & blended herbal teas. We have rotating food pop up’s, such as Dr. A’s Caribbean Glow & Black Berry Soul Kitchen.
Sip your beverage with friends and community while immersed in our sound lounge and wellness art Gallery. Each First Friday we feature live performances and or local Dj’s on the 1’s & 2’s.
We are also pleased to feature Ekabhumi’s reverential works in our wellness art gallery. He is now our resident artist with rotating art works and co-art-curator..
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
Join us for an evening of art, live music, dance and relaxation. Browse a gallery of hand-painted Ganesh-inspired art and sip a healing elixir- We’ll be offering Kava (special blends by Dr. A) & CBD Kombucha (turmeric, citrus & ginger) & CBD shots. At 7:30, enjoy live music by indie-electronic Oakland singer/songwriter Tess Posner, followed by a dance DJ set by DJ IGGY spanning electronic, disco, house, bass and ambient tunes. Organic California cuisine with veggie options will be available.
Tess Posner’s refreshingly unique and beautiful approach to musical creativity began with singing in coffee-houses as a teenager, and continued to grow throughout her ten years as an activist supporting women and underrepresented communities. Less than two years ago her passion for music reignited, and not without influence from those experiences – her songwriting deals with topics such as trauma, pain, struggle and self-empowerment; among many other accessible and consistently honest themes. In 2018, Tess released her debut EP – One Thousand Petals – a well received project that introduced her sound and her values as an artist in a bold and wonderful way. The songs deal with issues relating to power and those of women in the fight to be heard or to simply be themselves.
Musically, Tess Posner brings together elements of inspiration from the likes of Tori Amos, Massive Attack, Portishead and Fiona Apple, to name just a few. Gentle indie-pop and acoustic qualities meet with trip-hop and EDM on occasion. There’s a delicate intensity to much of it; calming soundscapes are accompanied by profound and thoughtful ideas.
Following the release of her EP, Tess was interviewed by RJ Frometa of Vents Magazine – a conversation in which she shared that One Thousand Petals represents the Lotus flower. The Lotus flower’s roots sit in the mud, and it becomes fully submerged each night in murky waters; only to bloom once again the following day. These conceptual threads can be witnessed in a rather breathtaking, artistic manner throughout the EP. Tess also shares her own experiences regarding the #MeToo movement in the song Feels Like Freedom.
In 2019, Tess has a series of live shows planned across Oakland, as well as a new album release.
NOVA is a DJ and event producer based in Oakland, CA and spins electronic music with the intent of raising the divine feminine energy. Her healing and uplifting sounds takes you on a journey beyond space and time. She loves to spin deep house, progressive house, tech house, afrohouse, latin house and indie dance in the club scene. NOVA performs at sound healing and ecstatic dance events where she mixes in downtempo and a wider range of music styles. NOVA also collaborates with live musicians in her sets for a dynamic sound.
She belongs to two DJ collectives, Booty Patrol and Frequency SF. They host monthly parties at F8 and Monarch nightclub in San Francisco. She is also a co-producer and curator of the healing area at Serenity Gathering Festival. She helps to curate the music line up in addition to the yoga, workshops, and sound healing events.
Sacred art of the tantrik tradition has the power to transform your inner landscape and experience of reality. Whether used as a focal point for meditation, or centerpiece of ritual, art is an indispensable part of mystic practices of India.
More than 20 original artworks are on display, including pieces made collaboratively by Ekabhumi, Anna Weisman, Tamara Voodoos, and Anita Sinclair. Copies of the Shakti Coloring Book will also be available for purchase.
The official opening for this show occurred during First Friday Art Murmur on April 7, 2017.