Breaking free from the typical Art Murmur evening has never been easier with the advent of Rec Center Studios' infamous First Friday after-parties. For a measly five dollars, you'll rub elbows with multitudes of Kreayshawn doppelgangers and a variety of other individuals — many donning ironic mustaches — at this quintessential twentysomething Oakland hangout. Eye candy aside, what the Rec Center really delivers is the music: Never disappointing, the diverse array of acts represent a wide range of genres, from Nineties-inspired Bay Area rap to chillwave. It's no surprise, then, that with admission into Rec Center Studios also comes an immediate desire to dance that even the most modest of individuals will find downright inextinguishable. Simply show up with an extended nightcap and the capacity to party till the sun comes up, and enjoy what might arguably be the best party of the month.
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