Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

National Poetry Month Poetry Reading

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Come celebrate National Poetry Month with us! Seven local poets (Sheryl J. Bize Boutte, Grace Marie Grafton, Cristina Deptula, Amos White, Leticia Garcia Bradford, Chiyuma Elliott and Ryan Van Lenning) will be reading their poetry, followed by a short open-mic period. Sheryl Bize Boutte will MC.  

Location and details: http://oaklandlibrary.org/events/montclair-branch/national-poetry-month

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Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

Girl Gang Craft Spring Show

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Girl Gang Craft is a show powered by ladies for ladies. Shop the best of the best of female makers. Find politically charged art, gorgeous jewelry, hand-picked vintage and amazing ceramics. Experience tarot and other healings. Grab a drink and food with friends at our bar and pop-up, and sit down and cozy up, perhaps discuss the dismantling of the patriarchy.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

This is an event you don't want to miss! 

This event is FREE to attend. And kid-friendly. 

*Applications are still open*
Artist, healers, small businesses apply here: www.girlgangcraft.com/apply

Sponsorships are available. 
Please contact: girlgangcraft@gmail.com
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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Yappy Hour!

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Enjoy an opportunity to socialize with other pet lovers at Paws & Claws "Yappy Hour" Friday, April 27th, 6-8pm. Artist Reception for pet photographer Pipi Ray Diamond. 

Meet Pamela Wyman from dogEvolve who will be sharing training tips. This event is Networking pet lovers dream. Bring business cards and your well socialized four legged friend.

Paws & Claws
3436 Dimond Ave, Oakland, CA 94602
PawsnClawsOakland.com

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

George Ezra

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That George Ezra. Here, there and everywhere, and all the time, it seemed. An out-of-the-box, rafter-rattling success story, where the vehicle for that success was the only one that mattered: the songs. Songs that took him on a world tour that lasted a full two years. And even when it looked like the border-busting breakout star of 2014 (and ’15) wasn’t, finally, all over the place (nor all over the radio), it turns out he was still at it: travelling, searching, writing, playing, whistling.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday

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Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held from 10:00AM – 5:00PM every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, features live entertainment, a plethora of foods, and children’s activities. [More]

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May
12
1:00 PM13:00

Oakland Mural Festival

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This year, Bay Area Mural Festival is teaming up with Visit Oakland to put on the Oakland Mural Festival as part of the first ever Oakland Art Month. 

The Oakland Mural Festival will bring together master muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of 9 new murals in Jack London District of Oakland.

The week long festival will end with a closing celebration in Jack London Square on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 1pm-6pm with community painting, performances by local musicians and dancers, and kids activities. We will have bike tours of the new murals, which will have free admission and be open to the public. [More Information]

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Unsighted Frame: works by East Bay filmmakers

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Our quarterly free film screening event in the Grand Lake area of Oakland showcasing local filmmakers, with unscreened work and works in progress featuring documentaries, music videos, and strange experimental shorts starring lizards and a strange man who lives in a barn. As the event continues to grow, we will feature live music at the start of the event and a re-imagined screening space amidst the art of the gallery space at Panorama Framing.

Program (which will feature more shorts as it evolves)
The Girl That Got Away
Directors: Lauren Veen and Ephi Stempler
*This film has been evolving throughout the past year and this screening series. This is the latest installment.*

Coming out as a transgender elder is rarely easy, but what if you’re also Mexican-American, Catholic, HIV+ and barely getting by? From the outside, José seems like many other 60-something goateed men in San Francisco, but he secretly identifies as a woman and has since childhood. After learning that two of his sisters have cancer, José is forced to face his own mortality and the decision he’s avoided all his life: Stay in the closet and remain loyal to his family, religious beliefs, and acting career - playing stereotypical macho roles - or come out as Angel and live her life authentically?

Lizard Catching Episode 3: The Man in the Barn
Directors: Tremblays
An experimental horror plunge into the psyche of a man locked inside his barn with his pet lizard, and their strange relationship. [More Information, Location]

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May
12
7:00 PM19:00

Notes + Words

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You won’t want to miss this year’s Notes & Words: an epic, one-night-only event when music megastars and luminary authors come together to support the world-class medical care at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland.

This year, our lineup is nothing short of legendary.
You know Dave Grohl as the 16-time Grammy-winning musician, two-time Emmy-winning director, and the front man of Foo Fighters. He’s also widely regarded as “the nicest guy in rock” and generously supports charities that benefit children. We’re thrilled and honored to have him partner with us to deliver hope and healing to our kids.

Esteemed writer George Saunders, who recently won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo, will share his distinct brand of darkly humorous prose. And Kelly Corrigan will reveal wisdom from her most recent bestseller, Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning To Say.

More special guests and surprises to come!
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May
13
1:00 PM13:00

Oakland Mural Festival

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This year, Bay Area Mural Festival is teaming up with Visit Oakland to put on the Oakland Mural Festival as part of the first ever Oakland Art Month. 

The Oakland Mural Festival will bring together master muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of 9 new murals in Jack London District of Oakland.

The week long festival will end with a closing celebration in Jack London Square on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 1pm-6pm with community painting, performances by local musicians and dancers, and kids activities. We will have bike tours of the new murals, which will have free admission and be open to the public. [More Information]

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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pedro the Lion

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Last spring, after 11 years of performing and recording under his own name, Dave Bazan's growing fatigue with working alone hit a tipping point. "I missed the energy of making music with other people on stage and constantly traveling alone was starting to really sting", Bazan recalls. "I needed to be in a band again".

At that point, assuming this new band would be billed as "David Bazan Band" or similar, he began to set the wheels in motion to make it happen. He rented a rehearsal space again, hired a couple buddies for upcoming tours, and started fleshing out demos for the band to cue off of.  

He didn't realize it at first, but by mid-summer something big started to dawn on him: he had stumbled back into the very same process that yielded the first three Pedro the Lion records. "To my surprise, it felt a bit like coming home." [More]

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May
14
1:00 PM13:00

Oakland Mural Festival

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This year, Bay Area Mural Festival is teaming up with Visit Oakland to put on the Oakland Mural Festival as part of the first ever Oakland Art Month. 

The Oakland Mural Festival will bring together master muralists and Oakland youth through a series of artist residencies and workshops culminating in the painting of 9 new murals in Jack London District of Oakland.

The week long festival will end with a closing celebration in Jack London Square on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 1pm-6pm with community painting, performances by local musicians and dancers, and kids activities. We will have bike tours of the new murals, which will have free admission and be open to the public. [More Information]

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May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Franz Ferdinand

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38.00 – General Admission Floor
$38.00 – Reserved Seating

*plus applicable service fees

Tickets are also available service charge free at The Fox Theater’s Box Office (located on the 19th street side of the theater) on show dates and on Fridays from noon – 7:00pm.

Join us at The Den one hour before doors for Happy Hour!

Each ticket purchased online for Franz Ferdinand includes a digital copy of their upcoming album, Always Ascending. You will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album on release day: February 9th 2018.

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May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sofi Tukker

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SOFI TUKKER’s success was anything but planned. The band’s very existence happened haphazardly after Sophie Hawley-Weld met Tucker Halpern during an art show at Brown University, where they both happened to be performing. It only took a couple of months before the NYC-based duo penned their viral track “Drinkee,” which has since been featured in an Apple Watch Ad, racked up over 40 million Spotify streams, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording. The song was the first they ever wrote, and became the backbone of their wildly successful EP, Soft Animals. In late 2017 the band scored their biggest Apple ad to date, when the company chose their unreleased track “Best Friend” to soundtrack the launch of their flagship iPhone X. The heat generated from the ad launched the song at radio worldwide; It is now steadily propelling up the US Pop and Alternative Radio charts and is perched in the upper echelons of the iTunes Singles and Shazam charts across the globe. Having already gotten as close to cultural world domination as a young act can get, SOFI TUKKER’s future is looking brighter than ever.

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Oaklash

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Oaklash is the first ever festival of Bay Area drag and queer performance. 

This one day festival will feature six hours of nonstop DRAG including live performance, local vendors, DJs, and more! Queens, kings, and queers from all over the East Bay, San Francisco and San Jose will come together in Oakland for this long-overdue celebration of local queer culture. Sponsored by the 

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May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Oaklash

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Oaklash is the first ever festival of Bay Area drag and queer performance. 

This one day festival will feature six hours of nonstop DRAG including live performance, local vendors, DJs, and more! Queens, kings, and queers from all over the East Bay, San Francisco and San Jose will come together in Oakland for this long-overdue celebration of local queer culture.

Come kii and find out what the Bay’s all about!

www.oaklash.com

Sponsored by the Calamus Fellowship

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May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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$30.50 – General Admission Floor
$30.50 – Reserved Balcony

*plus applicable service fees

Tickets are also available service charge free at The Fox Theater’s Box Office (located on the 19th street side of the theater) on show dates and on Fridays from noon – 7:00pm.

For an additional $50.00, you can opt in to upgrade your experience to include VIP access to the exclusive Telegraph Room before, during and after the show!

Join us at The Den one hour before doors for Happy Hour!
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Jun
1
7:00 PM19:00

Tower of Power

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Tower’s musical odyssey actually began in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen “Doc” Kupka in July of that year. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio’s house, Emilio’s father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: “Hire that guy, he’s got something.” Doc and his signature baritone sax sound were now in the band, and on August 13, 1968, Tower of Power, as we know them today, began playing gigs, and soon became very well known in the area.

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Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Tower of Power

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Tower’s musical odyssey actually began in 1968 when Emilio Castillo met Stephen “Doc” Kupka in July of that year. When Doc auditioned during a band rehearsal at Emilio’s house, Emilio’s father called him into the kitchen and offered the following advice: “Hire that guy, he’s got something.” Doc and his signature baritone sax sound were now in the band, and on August 13, 1968, Tower of Power, as we know them today, began playing gigs, and soon became very well known in the area.

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Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

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Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland | 1 hour | 3 stops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour! This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them.

Our Rockridge Ice Cream Tour is just one hour, providing the perfect break for a warm summer afternoon. Great for kids, families, food tour-newbies, or anyone looking to explore the Rockridge area one spoonful at a time. It’s a truly “sweet” experience!

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Oklahoma!

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Oklahoma opened on Broadway on March 31, 1943, 75 years ago. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, this show is a recognized landmark in the evolution of the American Musical Theater, and established new expectations for musicals that were followed for decades and are still familiar today. It was not only revolutionary in the way it fused story, songs, and dance, but it also introduced the choreography of Agnes DeMille’s Dream Ballet to reveal the hidden desires and fears of the principal characters. Oklahoma is an absolute must-see for musical theater lovers. [More]

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Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

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In Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in a delightful musical parable.  This all-ages family show was the first collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and had a life as a concert piece before it evolved into a full blown show in London’s West End 50 years ago, and moved to Broadway in 1982. [More]

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Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

In the Heights

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Before there was Hamilton, there was In the Heights.  The brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new vision of American Musical Theater is spectacularly realized in both shows, in all its blow-the-top-off-expectations exuberance.  Like Hamilton, In the Heights’ style is ostensibly hip hop, but characters sing and dance to a wide variety of musical styles and moods.  Energetic and infectious, this is something completely different for the Woodminster stage. [More]

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Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

Dom Flemons Comes to OPC

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We're excited to present another co-founder of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons: The American Songster!

Dom is the featured artist at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, September 26-30, 2018. He'll be with us at OPC for workshops and a special house concert. So SAVE THE DATE, Saturday Sept. 22, 2018.  

This event is a collaboration between OPC and the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention. [More]

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Oct
15
to Oct 18

Verge 18

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More than 2,000 of the most disruptive thought leaders, corporate executives, utility professionals and government trailblazers from around the country attend VERGE 18 to discover the latest trends and technologies accelerating sustainability across industries and sectors. [More]

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Joan Baez

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Acclaimed artist and activist Joan Baez will begin a run of North American dates beginning on September 11 in Ithaca, NY. The extensive run of shows, following 50 UK and European dates, marks Baez’s last year of formal touring and includes stops at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

Full Color: A Staged Reading

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Full Color: A Staged Reading

Afro Urban Society and Studio Grand present 'Full Color', a short story written by Itoro Udofia that has been adapted for the stage in a dynamic literary reading. The story follows Inem, a first generation Nigerian woman returning home after five years of estrangement from her family. We follow her as she grapples with the fractured memories and loss she experiences when attempting to piece her life together amidst family tragedy. Ultimately, the story is about finding reconciliation with one's cultural and personal history as a survivor. This reading is to honor Sexual Assault Awareness month and all survivors attempting to find a road to recovery.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Oakland Wine Festival

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The Oakland Wine Festival and the Oakland Wine and Food Society presents the Fourth Annual Oakland Wine Festival which is a day and night of educational wine tasting, seated events, and a robust silent auction that benefits the Oakland Wine and Food Society and numerous other charities.

Our Fourth Annual Oakland Wine Festival Program: 
Biscuits, Bottles and Bacon Brunch NEW :10:00am-12:00pm
The Judgment of Oakland™ 100 Fine Wines. You Judge! New Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Elegant Grand Tasting (Seated or Sweaping Bay View): 4:00pm-6:00pm
Dinner with the Winemaker or Winery: 7:30pm
Silent Auction: 9:30am-9:30pm
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Apr
20
5:00 PM17:00

Friday Nights at OMCA Block Party

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The Summer Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA means the gardens are open for picnics, live music outside is back, gallery hours are open until 10 pm, and the Off the Grid food truck market expands onto Oak Street. Come celebrate the summer with our Friday Nights @ OMCA Block Party, taking place every first and third Fridays of the month now through July and on August 10. Get down to new themes each month featuring performances and activities in celebration of our special exhibition RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom, on view through August 12. Tonight's theme is education and civic engagement.

Late Night Gallery Hours
5–10 pm: Galleries Open Late
Admission is half-off for adults with an additional $4 charge for special exhibitions. Ages 18 and under are always free on Friday Nights @ OMCA. 

What's on view?
New! RESPECT: Hip-Hop Style & Wisdom on Level 2.  
Take Root: Oakland Grows Food on Level 1.
Gallery of California Natural Sciences on Level 1. 
Gallery of California History on Level 2.
Gallery of California Art on Level 3.

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

StorySlam Oakland: Losing It

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StorySlam Oakland is a live, true storytelling show on a theme. Featuring selected storytellers plus open-mic stories from the audience. This month's theme is: Losing It.

Hear real people share their true stories. Put your name in the hat for a chance to tell a true, personal story of your own on this month's theme. If you get chosen, you will have up to 5 minutes to tell it. No notes or reading allowed!

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Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Nile Rodgers

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Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like “Le Freak,” sparked the advent of hip-hop with “Good Times,” and won CHIC 11 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations. Nile Rodgers transcends all styles of music across every generation with a body of work that’s garnered him inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (2017) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2016). His work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross and Madonna have sold over 300 million albums and 50 million singles worldwide while his innovative, trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Sigala, Disclosure and Sam Smith reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. In addition to Nile’s claim to fame as a true “hitmaker”, he is also the Founder & Chairman of the We Are Family Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the vision of a global family by creating and supporting programs that promote cultural diversity while nurturing and mentoring the vision, talents, and ideas of young people who are positively changing the world. Fueling four decades of pop anthems with more than 200 production credits to his name, the scope of Nile Rodgers’ peerless influence is undeniable.

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Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Petit Biscuit

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Petit Biscuit is a 17-year-old electronic music producer from France, keen to take on the world. After picking up the cello at age 5 and entering French classical music school the Conservatoire soon after, things heated up when Petit Biscuit got his first PC at 11. Editing and mixing all the sounds of his tracks himself, he excels in creating unmistakable chopped and twisted vocal leads. His first tracks got him an impressive following on SoundCloud and YouTube early on. Now with the release of his debut EP in May 2016, the delicate music of the young prodigy has started to spread like wildfire. The song “Sunset Lover,” heady and recognizable among thousands, acts as its spearhead.

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