When: Sat., Aug. 9, 4-5:30 p.m. 2014
Playwright Anne Galjour will share her experience of Cajun culture by performing a portion of her award-winning play, Hurricane, alongside a supper of bayou favorites at FuseBOX (2311A Magnolia St., Oakland) this Saturday. Hurricane takes place on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast circa 1993 — where the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina would later wreak havoc. “The culture is in jeopardy,” said Galjour. “I don’t know if it’s going to be there in fifty years. The place is pretty much a sacrificial zone for oil.” She’ll be dishing up peas and eggs in a roux — a comfort food commonly served in the summer in Louisiana — and a “poor woman’s gumbo” made with chicken. Food will be served from a low-rider bicycle tricked out with a butcher-block counter and a portable gas range — a work of art in itself. Commissioned by the San Jose Museum of Art, the bicycle is a work by Karimi Robertka, titled “The LowRider Bicycle Kitchen Cart: CounterRevolutionaria.” The event is part of FuseBOX’s ongoing Saturday summer series, and admission gets you the Happy Hour Skewer of the day and tastings from the cart.