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Monday, May 24, 2010

Underground Market Spawning East Bay Offspring; Next S.F. Bash is June 4

Posted By on Mon, May 24, 2010 at 4:53 PM

Last month's Underground Market? A mob scene. - KEWZOO/FLICKR
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  • Last month's Underground Market? A mob scene.
Maybe you live in the East Bay, and on the ride home after the last SF Underground Market, your jar of sauerkraut experienced seepage all over your Tercel's upholstery, or worse, on BART carpeting, admittedly hard to detect, but still, not good. Come July, soft furnishings should be safe from kraut juice, when organizer Iso Rabins plans to roll out the first East Bay Underground Market in a former glass factory off Telegraph in Oakland.

Rabins says a lot of UM attendees have asked for an East Bay spin-off. Since he doesn't know much about the realm across the bridge, he asked West Oakland's Novella Carpenter to hook him up ― about 90 vendors have expressed interest in the event, which Rabins hopes can coincide with Oakland's first-Friday-of-the-month Art Murmur.

Meanwhile, the next SF Underground Market is set for June 4 at SomArts, and it'll be an all-day affair.

Rabins says expect an emphasis on packaged food from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After 6, things should get more partylike, with hot food, drinks, and bluegrass from The Brothers Comatose. Once change: This time, there's a $2 charge for admission.

Event details:

June SF Underground Market

Date: Fri., June 4, 11 a.m.-midnight

Where: SomArts Cultural Center, 934 Brannan (at Eighth St.), 863-1414

Cost: $2 admission (enters you in a raffle for two tickets to the Wild Kitchen, a $160 value); bring cash for food and drink

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