QTViet Cafe Collective Pop-Up: Bóng Lên Queer Up
May
20
5:30 PM17:30

QTViet Cafe Collective Pop-Up: Bóng Lên Queer Up

Bóng Lên is a monthly evening food and cultural gathering on the third Monday nights of the month and a 2019 fundraising series project of the QTViet Cafe Collective featuring homeland-diasporic foods and cultural activities meant to nourish, uplyft, and heal.

The QTViet Cafe Collective is a cultural healing hub dedicated to diasporic Queers and/or Trans Việt (QTViệt) liberation.

The main pillars for the QTViet Cafe Collective are:
creating a space where, as QTViets, we are able to remember, honor, and practice the relationships our ancestors have with food, land and culture,
providing an unapologetic platform for and by QTViet artists and witnessing each other brilliancy and non-binary existence,
participating in worker owner model to support socially just, ecologically sustainable economic solutions.

Thank you to all who came out to our first dinner last month in April - Spring and Sing!

We’re shifting the focus some and centering this dinner series on these central questions:
-What meaningful dishes rooted in our cultural identities do we want to share with the next generations and why?
-To our elders, what significant dishes do you want to pass on to your children and the young people of the next generations?
-To our young people, what are meaningful dishes do you want to learn about their symbolism and how to make it?

The hope is that the program of these dinners will be more casual and uplyfting, centering around the storytelling of these dishes. Join us the rest of the night for food, fun, and community.

We’re also shifting from a fixed-menu towards a menu that’s made-to-order of your choosing from 5:30-9:30P.

Please save the date for the next one on Monday, 5/20 -9P!

5:30PM Dinner service begins
9:00PM Last call for dinner service
9:30PM Service & event ends
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Accessibility Info:

Family-friendly: Children, elders, and all are welcome! Please consider sending us a message at least 3 days before so that we can anticipate any needs.

Wheelchair accessibility: the space and set up will be wheelchair accessible.

Transit: Reem's is near the Fruitvale BART Station and is at transit hub for many bus stops. For more: http://www.actransit.org/. The BART parking lots and building structure has free parking spots after 3P.

Fragrance-free: We strive for our spaces to be as inclusive as possible, and as such, fragrance-free. We ask guests to use only fragrance-free products.
Resources: https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/ / http://brownstargirl.org/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-genius/

Sound: We plan to use speakers and amplification in the main room of the event.


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Iftar in Community Hosted by AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center and Queer Crescent Healing
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Iftar in Community Hosted by AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center and Queer Crescent Healing

Queer Crescent Healing and the Arab Resource Organizing Center are honored to invite you to our first annual Iftar in Community! Join us for an evening of music, poetry, food, and community at Reem's California!

Featuring:
-DJ Emancipacion
-J Mase III
-and an Open Mic!

Bring your beautiful queer Muslim selves and celebrate each other in this holy month of Ramadan. Appetizers and dessert provided. Feel free to order any other food items at the counter!

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Azoumeh Pop-Up: Ramadan Iftar (May 13 & 27)
May
27
8:00 PM20:00

Azoumeh Pop-Up: Ramadan Iftar (May 13 & 27)

Azoumeh literally translates to "dinner party" in Arabic, but more than that, it is an occasion where people are invited over to share a special meal, whether it is for a wedding, an engagment, or even graduation. It is a way to share joy with the community around you, and on most occasions, if it's big enough, the doors will be open to anyone passing by to come in and partake in the celebration. Most of the time, meals cooked for an azoumeh are special foods only enjoyed on such unique occasions.

With this series of pop-up dinners, we want to recreate that space of joy and togetherness that comes with gathering around a communal meal. For those far from home, we want to bring a sense of home and belonging here to the Bay Area.

Ramadan is the month of Azoumehs! In this month Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and when it comes time to break our fast it becomes a time of unity in which everyone comes around the table at the exact same time and enjoys a beautiful table of many different dishes.

Menu:

Red Lentil Soup

Assorted House Pickles and Olives

Fattet Magdus: Fried pita, eggplant, tomatoe sauce, yogurt

Fattoush Salad: mixed greens, mint, sumac, crutons

Assorted Samboosak: Arabic Samosas filled with lamb or potatoe

Hindbeh: dandalion greens

Warak Dawali (Warak Einab): Grape leaves stuffed with rice and minced lamb

Qatayef 3 ways: chees stuffed, walnut stuffed, ishta stuffed

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 StarChefs San Francisco Rising Stars Gala
Jun
11
7:30 PM19:30

StarChefs San Francisco Rising Stars Gala

Reem’s is honored to be part of the newest class of Rising Stars and will be showcased at the StarChefs San Francisco Rising Stars Gala on Tuesday, June 11th at Terra Gallery with an Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm, followed by the walk-around Tasting Gala from 7:00pm - 9:30pm.

The walk-around event gives attendees the opportunity to experience San Francisco's top chefs and restaurants with beverage pairings and cocktails by our winning sommeliers and bartenders, in one location, for one night only.

General admission tickets are $100 per person.

VIP tickets are $175 and include a private, pre-awards reception featuring Champagne from Nicolas Feuillatte beginning at 5:45pm.

Dress code is Cocktail attire for all events.

*You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Refunds will not be issued.

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Reem's for Bay Area Girls Rock Camp: Brunch Fundraisers
May
19
12:00 PM12:00

Reem's for Bay Area Girls Rock Camp: Brunch Fundraisers

Join us for Sunday brunch at Reem's to support Bay Area Girls Rock Camp!

Live performances from youth bands and brunch served from 10am-3pm!

Reem's will donate 10% of our brunch sales to support Bay Area Girls Rock Camp.
About Bay Area Girls Rock Camp:
The Bay Area Girls Rock Camp (BAGRC) is a nonprofit organization which empowers girls and non binary youth through music, promoting an environment that fosters self-confidence, creativity and teamwork. BAGRC challenges gender stereotypes, encourage collaboration and tolerance among peers, and provide a comfortable space for people of all backgrounds to express themselves. Through music lessons, workshops, group activities and performance, girls acquire skills that will help guide them throughout their lives.

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May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Defend Highlander, Defend Our Movements: Benefit at Reem's!

Join Center for Political Education, Freedom Archives, and Reem's for a happy hour fundraiser at Reem's California honoring the Highlander Research and Education Center. On March 29, an arson attack destroyed the main office building at the Highlander Center and with it, some of the archives stored there. On May 3, we will raise funds to support rebuilding and continued programming at this beloved and revered movement resource and honor the crucial role in left movement building that the organization has played for nearly a century.

Happy hour pricing on wine and beer all night and Reem's food will be available for purchase!

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Checkpoint 56 Film & the Eyewitness Palestine 2.0 Report Back
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Checkpoint 56 Film & the Eyewitness Palestine 2.0 Report Back

Join us for a film, report back and community fundraiser for Eyewitness Palestine.

The Palestine 2.0 Delegation, Eyewitness Palestine's 67th Delegation, returned earlier this Spring from 10 days on the ground in Palestine. This is their Bay Area report back, with specific focus on their stays with communities in Al-Khalil/Hebron, the Naqab, and Bethlehem Area. The recent short film, Checkpoint 56, will be shown to introduce the report back and cover some of the most up-to-date news in Al-Khalil.

Please spread the word and join us for updates from Open Shuhada Street, the live case of villages in the Naqab against Phosphate Mining and Demolition, and more.

Enjoy an evening dinner or snack at Reem's and please give what you can to support EP’s programming and scholarships for upcoming delegations. You can also donate here at https://www.eyewitnesspalestine.org/donate

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Inshallah Bernie! Bay Area Muslims for Bernie Organizing Kickoff
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Inshallah Bernie! Bay Area Muslims for Bernie Organizing Kickoff

Calling all Bay Area Muslims! We're excited to launch Bay Area Muslims for Bernie 2020, and we want you with us!

Join our historic campaign to defeat Trump and transform America! With a president in office who actively stokes hatred against Muslims, the stakes have never been higher for us as a community in a presidential election -- never has they're been a more critical time for us as American Muslims to be politically engaged.

Join us on April 27th to hear a live broadcast from Senator Sanders about our vision and what it’s going to take to root out Trump and complete the political revolution. We're excited to work with community leaders across the country to build out the Muslim wing of Bernie's grassroots army of volunteers and supporters. With the most delegates up for grabs of the early primary states, California is going to be a fierce battleground for votes - especially in the Bay Area where many candidates have strong home ties - and Bernie needs our help.

Not only can we help Bernie win California, but we can also build up our power and visibility locally and nationally as a Muslim voter bloc in the process, much like Muslims and Arabs in Michigan did when they helped pull off the biggest political upset in American history for Senator Sanders on 2016.

So join us on April 27! Show up for the candidate who's repeatedly shown up for American Muslims and help us fight back against Trump. It’s going to take all of us, so let’s get to work!

***Please RSVP here: https://act.berniesanders.com/event/Organizing_Kickoff_Main_Attend/4983
!

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Azoumeh: An Arab Dinner Party
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Azoumeh: An Arab Dinner Party

Azoumeh literally translates to "dinner party" in Arabic, but more than that, it is an occasion where people are invited over to share a special meal, whether it is for a wedding, an engagment, or even graduation. It is a way to share joy with the community around you, and on most occasions, if it's big enough, the doors will be open to anyone passing by to come in and partake in the celebration. Most of the time, meals cooked for an azoumeh are special foods only enjoyed on such unique occasions.

With this series of pop-up dinners, we want to recreate that space of joy and togetherness that comes with gathering around a communal meal. For those far from home, we want to bring a sense of home and belonging here to the Bay Area.

For this Azoumeh we will be serving Maqloubeh! Maqloubeh literally translates to "flipped upside down." The name comes from the way the dish is presented in which we flip the pot full of rice, veggies, meat and yummy goodness upside down on a big platter. Maqloubeh comes in many diffrent versions; we will be serving the version made with rice with cauliflower, potatoes, carrots and chicken, as well as a a vegetarian option, served with our classic Arabic salad and yogurt. Maqlubeh is mainly a Palestinian dish but can be found throught the Levant. For dessert we will offer Mamoul Madd. Mamoul is a stuffed cookie traditionally served on holidays.

Get your tickets here!

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Drink Perfect Launch Party
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

Drink Perfect Launch Party

Come celebrate the launch of Drink Perfect and watch the Golden State Warriors and Milwaukee Bucks at Reem’s!

Drink Perfect is a mobile app that gives you a $5 discount on your first drink of each day in any venue on the app for only $8.95/month. You will receive unlimited complimentary drinks with purchase of the drink perfect membership that night.

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Kindred 4th Fridays @ Reem's
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Kindred 4th Fridays @ Reem's

A series of parties right here on our courtyard in the beautiful Fruitvale!

Reem's is partnering with local organizations and causes and will donate 5% of the proceeds from each party to them. Enjoy these summer evenings with DJ Baagi and Kiwi Illafonte.

Check out the schedule below:
June 22, 6-9pm: Reem's Bakery One Year Anniversary Celebration
July 27. 6-9pm Benefit for Critical Resistance
August 24, 6-9pm: Fundraiser for Cat Brooks For Oakland
September 28, 6-9pm: Benefit for the Palestine Action Network

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Tasting Menu: Chef's Hawker Centre Festival
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Tasting Menu: Chef's Hawker Centre Festival

Experience an Asian night market at the museum produced by “Top Chef” contestant Tu David Phu. Phu has been creating these Chef’s Hawker Centre pop-ups, which he calls “platforms to celebrate Asian American culture through food,” around the country as a way to bring people together and find commonalities. For this pop-up, we’re coming together for a night filled with bold creative, cuisine by Bay Area chefs, innovative beverages and music by guest DJs Anne-Mary Pham and Jonathan Reyes.

Participating chefs include Francis Ang (Pinoy Heritage), Jason Angeles (Frozen Kuhsterd), Reem Assil (Reem's), Richgail Enriquez (AstigVegan), Mariko Grady (Aedan Fermented), Deuki Hong (Sunday at the Museum), Shawn Naputi (Prubechu), Jake Rosenbush (Hardwood Bar & Smokery), Hanif Sadr (Komaaj) and Nite Yun (Nyum Bai).
 

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