February 25th, 2015 by Amelia
Carly is part of the Bizarre Bazaar girl gang unit. Her crew in Oakland are organizing this to help kick off Manic Relapse fest in Oakland so we can all sell our junk to punks and keep it within the community. This is the first event but not the last so stay tuned! If you’re looking to blow your money before the Manic Relapse chaos really begins, check this out March 6 in Oakland, California.
Who is this bazaar for?
For the punks, freekz, aliens, longhairs, short hairs, fast food junkies, the weird, the unusual and the people that want to buy cool handmade shit and/or sell it.
Who can participate? How do we enlist?
We have all the vendors booked for this first one, but we’re keeping a list of people that want to vend in future bazaars. So if you’re interested, email us at and/or talk to us. Don’t bother if you’re a square.
Fuck squares. Where is it?
Turpentine Gallery in Oakland CA, baby.
How’d you hook up with Turpentine gallery?
Local artists and friends, Kate Klingbeil and Brooke Burrows, live there and have been consistently hosting local art exhibitions for the past two years. Grace has been helping curate and put on art shows at this space, so, it seemed to be the perfect place to host our first bazaar. It’s a space started and run by a community of friends, plus its also in a convenient location for out of towners (it’s a block from Rockridge BART).
How often will this occur?
We are working toward making this a regz thing. We’re thinking every two months or so. Turpentine is a great gallery but we definitely are on the lookout for a bigger spot due to the amount of response we’ve gotten. Some place outdoors would be ideal in the coming months. Any suggestions for venues are much encouraged!
Who does it look like will be hustling junk at Bizarre Bazaar #1?
We have over ten vendors so far! A bunch of talented MOFOS; BRAiNSAND, Shithammer Distro, Alyssa Townsend, Shrewfang printing from Pittsburgh, Time to Die printing, Addicted to Chaos, Nightrider Records and more. Hank, of course, will be flipping mad burgs and maybe a couple of dogs. There’s gonna be jewelry, t-shirts, records, leatherwork, pins, art and you know… shit.
This first ever BB is a daytime event before the first night of Manic Relapse fest…
Hell yeah!!! Gear up to get down!! Come spend all your vacay bucks before anything even happens!
Does Oakland suck?
I’m wearing a short sleeve shirt and can go to a show or event any night a week… it’s fucking groovy baby.
Hell yeah — sunny days and leather weather all night. Will Jon Con have his whip?
Remind us who that is again?
Who the fuck are you?
Wellll helllo!! We are four fucking cool ass ladies creating a way to get all the freaks together to buy each others freaky shit. We are trying to have a good time, hustle our gear, and get people together to display their talents and hobbies.
Did you leave your heart in Boston?
Of course. We’re just making due out here. Kara doesn’t even have a heart…
Who is involved in organizing this?
First shout-out to us!!!… Charlie M, Kara Z, Grace Lannon and Hann Solo Burger. And of course shout-out to all the vendors — they are a huge part in putting this shindig together.
Why was this organized?
Well, we have seen similar things popping up like the Black Market in Boston, or the alley in Brooklyn that hosts StreetFfever and Dripper World, etc. And Oakland is due for a new creative outlet. We’re hoping this event will integrate subcultures. Something for the punks by the punks was kind of the idea… to create stuff for our friends and make new friendships in the process.
Sounds like some hippie shit. How can we help? Stay up to date? Send fan mail?
You can help by coming to the Bizarre Bazaar, help support a punk’s junk. We have a Facebook under Bizarre Bazaar, and an email … All of which we’re using to keep the people updated, and interested.
Any last words, punk?
It’s my life and it’s now or never! You only live YOLO!!
We actually have a Yolo County in California, no joke. See you punks at the BB, March 6th — Oakland!!!!