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Dance music, kids entertainment and mural unveiling this weekend at Temescal Street Fair

on July 9, 2011

An estimated 10-15,000 people are expected Sunday for the annual Temescal Street Fair on Telegraph Avenue.

The event runs from noon-6 p.m, and about 120 booths selling local crafts will be set up along Telegraph, between 45th and 51st Streets.

Two stages will be set up, the main at 51st Street, featuring mostly dance bands, and kids’ entertainers will perform at a second stage at 47th Street. Oakland apparel company Oaklandish will have its own stage, a wrestling ring, at 48th Street.

The “Temescal Flows” mural, painted on the Highway 24 underpass at 52nd Street, between Shattuck and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, will be unveiled as well. Artist Alan Leon is scheduled to talk about the mural on the main stage during the afternoon.

“We’re celebrating all things Temescal,” organizer Karen Hester said.

The street fair was scheduled for June but was called off due to heavy rain. This is the first year it will take place in July.

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