The WeR1 Team is a community of activists, artists, and entrepreneurs led by Vanessa Rodríguez, Luis Carbajal, and Adan Ruiz. The trio’s mission is to encourage a love for the arts among kids, and to promote the importance of the arts as part of a child’s education. This mission extends far and wide, as one of their goals is to build art community centers throughout Latin America, with the first being targeted for Oaxaca, Mexico. As part of the funding efforts, the WeR1 Team puts on music and arts gigs, and the next one will be headlined by Oakland’s own Bang Data. The band, which is currently working on a new album, will be joined by Aztekface, Crowd Nine, and The Mars Express. This show is a great opportunity not only to check out some amazing local talent, but also to contribute to WeR1’s fundraising effort — and, in a small way, rally to preserve the arts in schools.
Saturday, June 3, 7pm, $10 advanced, $12 at the door, 18+, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, Facebook.com/TheTeamWeR1.