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      May 11, 2013

      Saturday   2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      1919 Market St
      Oakland, California 94607

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      Beloved Brunch

      Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene of Kitchen Poems & Christian Eddings of Cultured Members of Society (C.M.O.S.) are teaming up to bring you...*drum roll please*...A Beloved Brunch!  Beloved Brunch will consist of divine, mouth-watering food prepared by Yvonne and an outlet for people to create their own personal grooming experience with Christian.  Come grub on good Nigerian, Caribbean & African Diasporic food, get fly with a new hair cut or image consultation, all while being blessed with afrobeat, funk and soul music kissing your eardrums.


      To schedule a haircut appt and/or an image consultation, please visit:

      Walk Ins may be a possibility but if you know you want a cut, go ahead and schedule one! ;)


      You know it is with food, when it's good, it's gone quick.  If you know you want a plate, go ahead and purchase a ticket to ensure your appetite will be filled.  One $15 ticket gets you a serving of everything, including dessert!




      Nigerian Jollof Rice

      Jerk Chicken

      Stir-Fried Kale

      Mango Coconut Cake



      Mango Coconut Cake: 

      $3 for One Slice/ $5 for Two



      1 Item: $5

      2 Items: $9

      3 Items: $12

      4 Items: $15


      Please Note:

      Jollof Rice: Gluten Free, Dairy Free

      Mango Coconut Cake: Vegan, Dairy Free

      Stir Fried Kale: Gluten Free, Vegan, Dairy Free

      Everything: DELICIOUS!


      Music + Food + Beautification = PURE BLISS.


      ***WHO WE BE & WHAT WE DO***


      KITCHEN POEMS is a project of Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene where she shares her passionate love of food.  Etaghene cooks Nigerian food, African diasporic foods and creates culinary remixes that incorporates Nigerian flavors and cooking aesthetics.  Etaghene cooks flavorful, well-balanced meals from scratch using fresh, thoughtfully selected ingredients.  With love and tenderness, she makes delicious vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and/or meaty meals.  Kitchen Poems is where Etaghene’s love of food and poetry dance.



      Oakland Based.  New York Gully.  Nigerian Soul.  

      Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene is an Ijaw and Urhobo Nigerian dyke performance activist, poet, dancer, essayist, playwright, actress, video blogger and mixed media visual artist who was born with a mouth full of dynamite and sugarcane. She uses her poetry to chisel a verbal sculpture of her soul for listeners while addressing issues of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, war, imperialism, love, self-esteem and family. Etaghene has toured nationally and performed in over 30 u.s. cities. She was interviewed by and was a Contributing Writer to None on Record: Stories of Queer Africa, a sound documentary project that collects the stories of QLGBT Africans from the African Continent and the Diaspora. She has toured nationally with her multi-media one-woman show, Volcano’s Birthright{s}.  Etaghene is a mixed-media visual artist who has produced 4 solo art exhibitions.  In June 2012, Etaghene founded Sugarcane, an LGBTQ Of Color writing workshop based in the principles of June Jordan’s Poetry for the People.  GUAVA, her second one woman show, a multi-media performance piece about queer African identity debuted in San Francisco, CA in June 2013.


      Etaghene has written and directed 2 poem videos (“The First Time” [2010] and “i deserve somebody” [2011]) that marry film, poetry and music.  Etaghene has self-published 3 chapbooks of poetry: afrocrown: fierccohoe poetry (2000), write or die (2004) and tongue twisted transcontinental sista (2006.)  She independently released an album of poetry and music entitled liberty avenue, nigeria, usa (2004.)   She has shared stages with Amina Baraka, Bonfire Madigan, Sharon Bridgforth, Staceyann Chin, climbing poeTree, Invincible, Las Krudas, DJ Kuttin Kandi, Lenelle Moïse, DJ Moni, Queen GodIs, Ongina Ryan, Hanifah Walidah & innumerable other brilliant magic-makers.



      “Elevating Style and Grooming for the cultured individual”


      The world is becoming more interconnected and cultures and genders are beginning to overlap tremendously. Cultured Members Of Society's' central objective is to generate a medium between masculinity and femininity. C.M.O.S goes beyond the art of personal expression, it provides an outlet for people to create their own personal grooming experience without leaving the comfort of their own home.




      Christian Alexis Eddings, the owner, is a lady of charm, and charisma born in San Francisco California in 1983 into a family of four. After years of showcasing a tom-boyish persona, she began to cultivate a style of freedom, going against the grain and rising to the absolute liberty of culture and art. Seizing on fashion, Christian established a style of individuality that marked a territory in her native city. Today, she epitomizes strength, dignity and self-respect through a daring "pompadour", high cheekbones and army boots in which she strides the streets of Oakland.


      Since, 2000 Christian has proven her infatuation with the fashion industry by embracing men’s wear and an enduring devotion to grooming. With this combination, Christian has found her passion and plans to spread the boldness of style, and grooming with urban civilization at its highest. 


      In addition Christian will share her expertise in Image consulting and her first hand knowledge of men’s clothing, to offer personalized consultations to assist clients in building self-esteem as well as a sense of uniqueness in their personal appearance.



      Please note that the Living Room Project is wheelchair accessible.

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