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Mar 13 2014

Prince and the 3Deyegirl at Fox

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We are exited to announce that Prince will be playing at Fox Theater in Oakland on Saturday March 15, 2014.

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Jan 22 2014

This week in Oakland

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Wednesday January 22   (6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.)
The Shape of A Pocket Opening Reception
Venue: Mills College – Art Museum
Website: http://www.mcam.mills.edu/events/
Wednesday January 22   (8:00 P.M.)
Tony Saunders CD Release with very special guests appearances by Howard Hewett, Lawrence Matthews, Derick Hughes, Sakai and Fred Ross
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3960
Wednesday January 22   (9:00 P.M.)
Scott Amendola & Fred Frith
Venue: DUENDE
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/scott-amendola-fred-frith-tickets-9971923291?aff=eorg
Thursday January 23   (8:00 P.M.)
Jake Bugg, Albert Hammond Jr. The Skins
Venue: Fox Theater
Website: http://www.thefoxoakland.com/calendar.php
Thursday January 23 – January 24   (8:00 P.M.)
Rahsaan Patterson
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3901
Thursday January 23 – January 24   (9:30 P.M.)
Myra Melford | Ben Goldberg | Han Bennink | Mary Oliver – Night 2
Venue: DUENDE
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/myra-melford-ben-goldberg-han-bennink-mary-oliver-night-2-tickets-9919270806?aff=eorg
Thursday January 23 – January 27
RECLAIMING: A NEW ASYLUM
Venue: Creative Growth Art Center
Website: http://creativegrowth.org/category/news/
Friday January 24   (9:00 P.M.)
LASERIUM: Love & Lasers
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Website: http://www.chabotspace.org/date-night.htm
Friday January 24   (8:00 P.M.)
Oakland East Bay Symphony ENIGMA VARIATIONS
Venue: PARAMOUNT THEATRE
Website: http://www.paramounttheatre.com/schedule.html
Friday January 24   (5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.)
Friday Nights at OMCA
Venue: Oakland Museum of California
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/EventSearch?narrowByDate=Next%2030%20Days&sortType=title&eventSection=1315987&page=4
Saturday January 25   (8:00 P.M.)
STS9 Live Performance
Venue: The Fox Theatre
Website: http://www.ticketmaster.com/sts9-sound-tribe-sector-9-oakland-california-01-25-2014/event/1C004B64E733845A?brand=anotherplanet&camefrom=CFC_ANOTHERPLANET
Saturday January 25   (10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.)
Phat Flea’s Market and Bazaar. Last Saturday of every month
Venue: North Oakland Farmers’ Market.
Website: http://www.phatbeetsproduce.org/about/mission-statement/
Saturday January 25   (7:00 P.M.)
Monster Energy AMA Supercross returns to O.co Coliseum
Venue: O.co Coliseum
Website: http://www.coliseum.com/events/show.php?id=1368126242
Saturday January 25   (7:30 P.M.)
Pauly ShoreComedian, Actor and The Weasel
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3923
Saturday January 25   (10:00 A.M. – 8:30 P.M.)
6th annual Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Website: http://www.chabotspace.org/baicff.htm
Saturday January 25   (9:30 P.M.)
Patrick Wolff Sextet
Venue: DUENDE
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/duende-2575458892?s=20550579
Saturday January 25   (3:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.)
Piedmont East Bay Children’s Choir Winter Concert
Venue: First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
Website: http://2014winterconcert.brownpapertickets.com/
Saturday January 25   (11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.)
Lunar New Year with Goofball the Magician
Venue: Oakland Public Library, Lakeview Branch
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/lunar-new-year-with-goofball-the-magician/Event?oid=3814847
Saturday January 25   (2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M.)
Oakland’s City Hall Turns 100
Venue: Oakland Public Library, Main Branch
Website:
Saturday January 25   (10:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.)
Compost Con 2014
Venue: Oakland Convention Center
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/compost-con-2014/Event?oid=3810140
Saturday January 25 – January 26   (10:00 A.M.-8:30 P.M.)
Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/chabot_space_science_center/Location?oid=1109051
Sunday January 26   (6:00 P.M. & 8:00 P.M.)
The Spinners Soul-infused R&B hitmakers
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3940
Sunday January 26   (10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.)
6th annual Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Website: http://www.chabotspace.org/baicff.htm
Sunday January 26   (9:00 P.M.)
Sérgio Galvão
Venue: DUENDE
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/duende-2575458892?s=20777017

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Jan 15 2014

This week in Oakland

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Wednesday January 15   (11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.)
The Find at Jack London Square
Venue: Jack London Square
Website: http://sanfrancisco.eventful.com/events/find-jack-london-square-/E0-001-036242152-0@2013121411
Thursday January 16   (8:00 P.M.)
Kev Choice Ensemble Oakland Riviera Release Party!
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3996
Thursday January 16   (8:00 P.M.)
Joe DeRose and AmiciPeace Streets CD Release Concert
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3919
Friday January 17   (9:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.)
Late-Night Menu and Live Music
Venue: Lungomare Restaurant
Website: http://www.lungomareoakland.com
Friday January 17   (7:00 P.M.)
The Harlem Globetrotters
Venue: Oracle Arena in Oakland
Website: http://www.510area.com/california/oakland/events/189057/the-harlem-globetrotters.htm
Friday January 17   (8:00 P.M.)
Booker T. Jones Leader of the legendary Booker T. & the MGs
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3920
Friday January 17   (8:00 P.M.)
Paramount Movie Classics TO CATCH A THIEF
Venue: PARAMOUNT THEATRE
Website: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/1C004B98B04D4B5D/?brand=paramounttheatre
Friday January 17   (6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.)
Zoovie Night Presents: Horton Hears A Who
Venue: Oakland Zoo
Website: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Zoovie_Nights.php
Friday January 17 – January 26
4th annual Oakland Restaurant Week
Venue: Throughout Oakland
Website: http://www.oaklandrestaurantweek.com
Sunday January 19   (7:30 P.M. & 9:30 P.M.)
Sons of Champlin Led by Bill Champlin, former member of Chicago
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3883
Sunday January 19   (7:00 P.M.)
Albert Lee with Kate Taylor
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3852
Sunday January 19   (7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.)
12th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Venue: Oakland Scottish Rite Center
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-the-name-of-love-the-12th-annual-musical-tribute-honoring-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-tickets-8723079967?aff=es2&rank=1&sid=d0dfb3c5524011e388f822000a9f3045

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Jan 07 2014

This week in Oakland

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Tuesday January 07   (10:00 A.M. & 1:00 P.M. & 3:00 P.M.)
Tyke Explorers: Simple Machines
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Website: http://www.chabotspace.org/tyke-explorers.htm#upcoming
Tuesday January 07   (8:00 P.M. & 10:00 P.M.)
Tower of Power
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3932
Thursday January 09   (8:00 P.M. & 10:00 P.M.)
Charlie Murphy’s Acid Trip
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3907
Thursday January 09   (9:00 P.M.)
Sasha Go Hard Live Performance
Venue: The New Parish
Website: http://www.thenewparish.com/event/442577-sasha-go-hard-oakland/
Friday January 10   (10:00 A.M.)
Joaquin Miller Park Hike
Venue: Joaquin Miller Park
Website: http://www.EastBayMoms.com
Friday January 10   (5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.)
Moonlight Hike
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center
Website: http://www.chabotspace.org/hikes.htm
Friday January 10   (5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.)
Friday Nights at OMCA
Venue: Oakland Museum of California
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/EventSearch?narrowByDate=Next%2030%20Days&sortType=title&eventSection=1315987&page=4
Friday January 10   (10:00 A.M.)
Hike at Joaquin Miller Park
Venue: Joaquin Miller Park
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/EventSearch?narrowByDate=Next%2030%20Days&sortType=title&eventSection=1315987&page=5
Friday January 10   (9:30 P.M.)
Live Music Friday Nights: Rhonda Benin
Venue: Lungomare Restaurant
Website: http://www.lungomareoakland.com/shows/
Friday January 10 – January 11   (7:30-8:30.& 9:30 P.M.)
Hot Couture 2014: The Fusion of Fashion & Fire
Venue: The Crucible
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hot-couture-2014-the-fusion-of-fashion-fire-tickets-8480570615?aff=es2&rank=33&sid=633b95475c7411e3b31322000aa821d4
Saturday January 11   (11:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.)
Jack of All Trades
Venue: Jack London Square
Website: http://sanfrancisco.eventful.com/events/jack-all-trades-new-show-g-/E0-001-062144191-1@2014011111
Saturday January 11   (8:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.)
Patrice Haan “We Must Be Arrows” CD Release
Venue: Piedmont Piano Company
Website: http://sanfrancisco.eventful.com/events/patrice-haan-wemustbearrows-cd-release-/E0-001-064170890-2
Saturday January 11   (10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.)
Lampwork Lofts: Light Bulb Factory Adaptive Use Project Tour
Venue: Lampwork Lofts
Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lampwork-lofts-revised-mazda-light-bulb-factory-adaptive-use-project-tour-tickets-9909720240?ref=ebtnebtckt

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Dec 19 2013

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Dec 09 2013

This week in Oakland…

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Monday December 09   (8:00 P.M.)
Larry Vuckovich – Vince Guaraldi Tribute
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3798

Tuesday December 10   (8:00 P.M.)
Warm tenor vocalist Howie Day w/ special guest Tyler Hilton & Anna Rose
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3816

Wednesday December 11   (7:30 P. M.)
Golden State Warriors vs. Dallas Mavericks
Venue: Oracle Arena
Website: http://oakland.eventguide.com/events/e500079.htm

Wednesday December 11   (8:00 P.M.)
Tim Weed CD Release
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3986

Wednesday December 11   (5:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M.)
Build It Green’s 5th annual holiday party, the BIG BASH.
Venue: Preservation Park
Website: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-big-bash-tickets-8306295353?aff=es2&rank=22&sid=ae77e46e5c7211e3973822000aa821d4

Thursday December 12   (9:00 P.M.)
Crooked I of Slaughter House goes Live
Venue: The New Parish
Website: http://www.thenewparish.com/event/413673-crooked-i-slaughter-house-oakland/

Thursday December 12   (8:00 P.M.)
The Best Intentions Motown Holiday Tribute Show
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3985

Thursday December 12   (6:30 P.M.-9:30P.M.)
Indie Authors Book Fair
Venue: HUB Oakland
Website: http://sanfrancisco.eventful.com/events/indie-authors-book-fair-/E0-001-063167357-3

Friday December 13   (8:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.)
A Chanticleer Christmas Concert
Venue: The Cathedral of Christ The Light
Website: http://ctlcathedral.org/visit/concerts-and-events/a-chanticleer-christmas-concert-1

Friday December 13   (8:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.)
Organ Concert – William Vaughan
Venue: The Cathedral of Christ The Light
Website: http://ctlcathedral.org/visit/concerts-and-events/a-chanticleer-christmas-concert-1?month:int=12&year:int=2013&orig_query=

Friday December 13   (7:30 P. M.)
Golden State Warriors vs. Houston Rockets
Venue: Oracle Arena
Website: http://www.ticketmaster.com/golden-state-warriors-vs-houston-rockets-oakland-california-12-13-2013/event/1C004B13AEC6518E?artistid=805946&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=7&tm_link=venue_msg-0_1C004B13AEC6518E

Friday December 13   (9:00 P.M.)
Fungo Mungo
Venue: The New Parish
Website: http://www.thenewparish.com/event/381323-fungo-mungo-oakland/

Friday December 13   (5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.)
Friday Nights at OMCA
Venue: Oakland Museum of California
Website: http://museumca.org/event/friday-nights-omca-42

Friday December 13 – December 15   (7:30 P.M.)
4rd Annual Crèche Festival
Venue: The Cathedral of Christ The Light
Website: http://ctlcathedral.org/visit/creche13

Saturday December 14   (11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.)
Jack of All Trades Market
Venue: Palm Plaza & Jack London Square Market Building
Website: http://www.jacklondonsquare.com

Saturday December 14   (9:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.)
Teddy Bear Tea
Venue: The Oakland Zoo
Website: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Calendar_Item.php?i=573&utm_source=Oakland+Zoo+Paw+Prints%2C+Issue+13%2C+Giving+Thanks&utm_campaign=PawPrints12&utm_medium=email

Saturday December 14   (8:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.)
Christmas with Laudamus Choir & Orchestra
Venue: The Cathedral of Christ The Light
Website: http://ctlcathedral.org/visit/concerts-and-events/christmas-with-laudamus-choir-orchestra

Saturday December 14   (10:00 P.M.)
Reggae Gold Night
Venue: The New Parish
Website: http://www.thenewparish.com/event/423663-reggae-gold-oakland/

Saturday December 14   (12:30 P.M.)
Children’s Theater Holiday Program
Venue: Children’s Fairyland
Website: http://www.510families.com/events/index.php?eID=8312

Saturday December 14   (6:00 P.M.)
One World, One Voice, Our Song! Oakland Youth Chorus Holiday Concert
Venue: First Presbyterian Church
Website: http://oaklandyouthchorus.org/

Sunday December 15   (1:05 P.M.)
Oakland Raiders Battle the Kansas City Chiefs
Venue: O.co Coliseum
Website: http://www.coliseum.com

Sunday December 15   (4:00 P.M.)
Let Us Break Bread Together
Venue: Paramount Theatre
Website: http://www.paramounttheatre.com

Sunday December 15   (1:05 P.M.)
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Sport Outdoors

Sunday December 15   (8:00 P.M.)
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet: A Cajun Christmas
Venue: Yoshi’s Oakland
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3905

Sunday December 15   (6:30 P.M.-9:30P.M.)
Winter Open House & Holiday Gift Bazaar
Venue: The Crucible
Website: http://www.americantowns.com/ca/oakland/events/winter-open-house-2013-12-14

 

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Nov 11 2013

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Monday November 11   (11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.)
Veteran’s Day Cruise
Venue: On Board the USS Potomac
Website: http://www.usspotomac.org/

Tuesday November 12   (8:00 P.M.)
Radiolab Live: Apocalyptical
Venue: Paramount Theatre
Website: http://www.paramounttheatre.com

Tuesday November 12   (7:30 P.M.)
Golden State Warriors vs. Detroit Pistons
Venue: Oracle Arena
Website: http://www.coliseum.com

Wednesday November 13   (10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.)
Toddler Storytime
Venue: Oakland Public Library – Temescal Branch
Website: http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/locations/temescal-branch

Wednesday November 13   (6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.)
The Invisible War
Venue: Ellen Driscoll Theater
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/the-invisible-war/Event?oid=3752407

Wednesday November 13   (7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.)
Standup Comedy Showcase
Venue: The Terrace Room at Lake Merritt Hotel
Website: http://www.theterraceroom.com/go/events/the-terrace-room-presents-comedy-night/

Wednesday November 13   (8:00 P. M.)
An Evening with GRAHAM NASH
Venue: Yoshi’s Jazzclub
Website: http://www.yoshis.com/oakland/jazzclub/artist/show/3750

Thursday November 14   (8:30 P.M. – 09:30 P.M.)
Conjuring Wonder
Venue: Temescal Art Center
Website: http://www.temescalartcenter.org

Thursday November 14   (9:00 P.M.)
Gench Music Series: Red Camel & Dimuzio/Nunn/Winstanley
Venue: Duende
Website: http://duendeoakland.com

Thursday November 14 – November 15   (7:00 P.M.)
In the Red and Brown Water
Venue: Oakland Technical High School
Website: http://oaklandtech.com

Thursday November 14 – November 15   (8:00 P.M. & 10:00 P.M.)
Goapele Performs Live
Venue: Yoshi’s Jazzclub
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/goapele/Event?oid=3758067

Friday November 15   (8:00 P.M.)
Paramount Movie Classics The African Queen
Venue: Paramount Theatre
Website: http://www.paramounttheatre.com

Friday November 15   (7:30 P.M.)
Chucklehead Comedy Night
Venue: MLK Cafe
Website: http://www.zvents.com/oakland_ca/events/show/328924783-chucklehead-comedy-outlet

Friday November 15   (6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.)
Enjoy Zoovie Night at the Oakland Zoo
Venue: Oakland Zoo
Website: http://www.oaklandzoo.org

Friday November 15   (9:00 P.M.)
Peter Broetzmann & Paal Nilssen-Love Duo Live
Venue: Duende
Website: http://duendeoakland.com

Friday November 15   (5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.)
Friday Nights @ OMCA
Venue: Oakland Museum of California
Website: http://museumca.org/event/friday-nights-omca-35?utm_source=Oakland+Museum+of+California+eNews&utm_campaign=7d33e43e63-This_Month_10_2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1355874517-7d33e43e63-47897925

Friday November 15   (9:00 P.M. – 1:30 A.M.)
Soul Beat: Hip-hop, Funk, R&B, Soul
Venue: Era Art Bar and Lounge
Website: http://www.oaklandartmurmur.org

Friday November 15   (5:00 P.M.- 7:00 P.M.)
Night Hike
Venue: Chabot Space & Science Center

Friday November 15   (6:30 P. M.-9:30 P.M.)
Oakland Zoo Zoovie Nights! Madagascar 2
Venue: The Oakland Zoo
Website: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Zoovie_Nights.php

Saturday November 16   (9:30 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.)
Teddy Bear Tee
Venue: Oakland Zoo
Website: http://www.oaklandzoo.org

Saturday November 16   (12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.)
Bird Natural History and Identification
Venue: Lake Merritt Rotery Nature Center
Website: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/opr/s/RotaryNatureCenter/index.htm

Saturday November 16   (7:30 P. M.)
KBLX Hot Winter Night featuring Keith Sweat with K-Ci & JoJo
Venue: Paramount Theatre
Website: http://www.paramounttheatre.com/schedule.html#11_16

Saturday November 16   (9:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M.)
Teddy Bear Tea
Venue: The Oakland Zoo
Website: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Calendar_Item.php?i=573

Sunday November 17   (2:00 P.M.)
Jazz at the Chimes – featuring The VNote Ensemble
Venue: Chapel of the Chimes
Website: http://www.jazzatthechimes.com

Sunday November 17   (10:30 A.M.-3 P.M.)
Winter Holiday Craft Fair
Venue: First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Website: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/winter-holiday-craft-fair/Event?oid=3755409

Sunday November 17   (8:00 p.m.)
RADIOLAB LIVE: APOCALYPTICAL – Cataclysmic destruction.
Venue: Paramount Theatre
Website: http://www.paramounttheatre.com/schedule.html

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Oct 15 2013

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Wednesday October 16   (6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.)
Jack’s Glow and Fire Show
Venue:
Foot of Broadway
Website:
http://www.jacklondonsquare.com

Wednesday October 16
Dine & Unwind for City Slicker Farms
Venue: A16 Rockridge
Website: http://www.a16rockridge.com

Wednesday October 16 – October 18   (7:30 P.M.)
Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure
Venue: Oracle Arena
Website: http://www.coliseum.com

Thursday October 17   (10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.)
Historic Bridges on San Francisco Bay Cruise
Venue: On board the USS Potomac
Website: http://www.jacklondonsquare.com

Friday October 18   (7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.)
5th Annual Pickin’ on the Potomac Bluegrass Series
Venue: On board the USS Potomac
Website: http://www.usspotomac.org/

Friday October 18   (8:00 P.M.)
All About Eve
Venue: Paramount Theatre
Website: http://www.paramounttheatre.com

Friday October 18   (8:00 P.M.)
The Erik Jekabson String-tet with special guest
Venue: Piedmont Piano Company
Website: http://www.piedmontpiano.com

Friday October 18 – October 19   (8:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.)
The 2013 Manatu Ki Tonga Festival
Venue: Ira Jenkins Parks & Recreation Center
Website: http://www.mktfestival.com/

Saturday October 19   (10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.)
Classic Car Show
Venue: Jack London Square
Website: http://www.jacklondonsquare.com

Saturday October 19   (5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.)
A taste of Oakland Block Party
Venue: Uptown District
Website: http://atasteofoakland.com

 

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May 01 2013

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Accolades

The New York Times ranked Oakland as the #5 top destination to visit in the world in 2012. ArtPlace America named Oakland as one of the top art destinations in the country for 2013. Forbes Magazine listed Oakland as the #16 coolest city in the country. SmarterTravel.com recognized Oakland as one of “America’s Best Cities on the Rise.” Bloomberg Businessweek listed Oakland as one of “America’s 50 Best Cities.” Meetings Focus West included Oakland as one of five emerging destinations.

Location

Oakland is centrally located and easily accessible by surrounding cities and locations. Located 15 minutes east of San Francisco, Oakland is accessible by the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, ferry service, buses, BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit), and Amtrak.

Climate

Oakland has been deemed as the “sunny side of the Bay,” home to some of the best weather in the country. Visitors to the city will enjoy an average of 260 sunny days per year.

Size

Oakland is the eighth largest city in California, with a population of approximately 400,000. The area covers about 56 square miles. Oakland boasts 19 miles of coastline and more than 100,00 acres of parks and trails.

Diversity

Oakland is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the United States, with more than 125 different languages and dialects spoken. This diversity is reflected in the city’s dining, cultural, and art scene.

Attractions

Oakland’s attractions range from historic museums to scientific exhibits. Attractions within the city limits include Chabot Space & Science Center, Children’s Fairyland, Jack London Square, Oakland Aviation Museum, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Zoo, and the USS Potomac. Lake Merritt, the “Jewel of Oakland,” is also a popular destination within the city.

Sports

Oakland is the only California city with three professional sports franchises: The Oakland Raiders (football), Oakland Athletics (baseball), and the Golden State Warriors (basketball). In 2014, America’s Cup comes to the Bay.

Entertainment

The city is home to three renovated Art Deco theaters.  The Fox Theater and Paramount Theater, both in Uptown Oakland, host indie and rock concerts, world-renowned entertainers, comedians, and classic movies.  The Grand Lake Theater near Lake Merritt still screens hit movies, even featuring a Mighty Wurlitzer organ before the show.  The O.co Coliseum and adjoining Oracle Arena house Oakland’s sports teams, as well as concerts and events.  In Jack London Square Yoshi’s Jazz Club features the hottest jazz acts in the country.

Random Facts

Lake Merritt is the only natural fresh and salt-water lake located in the heart of a city.  Inspired by Children’s Fairyland, Walt Disney went on to construct Disneyland.  “The Wave” originated at the O.co during an Oakland A’s game on October 15, 1981.  Rocky Road ice cream was created at Oakland’s Dreyers Ice Cream.  Oakland’s Fenton’s Creamery was so beloved by Pixar animators it was animated and included in the final scene of Pixar’s UP.

 

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Mar 13 2013

100 Things to do in Oakland

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1. Reach for the stars at the Chabot Space and Science Center
2. Hug a really big tree at Redwood Regional Park
3. Catch the America’s Cup spirit by honing your sailing skills at J World Performance Sailing at Jack London Square
4. Sample some great wines and get some exercise by joining a cycling trip with East Bay Winery Bicycle Tours
5. Rediscover the glamour of Hollywood with a classic movie at the Paramount Theatre
6. Bite into a ripe peach at one of Oakland’s Farmers Markets
7. Sip tasty teas at the Tea Garden at Numi Tea
8. Pay a visit to the Remember Them bronze statue in Uptown, honoring our champions of humanity
9. Stretch your neck with the giraffes at the Oakland Zoo
10. Captain a kayak on the Oakland Estuary
11. Toast to Jack London with a beer at Heinold’s First & Last Chance Saloon
12. Enjoy the sounds of music at Woodminster Amphitheatre
13. Cheer for the home team at an Oakland A’s game
14. Relive a moment from the movie UP! with a cone at Fenton’s Creamery
15. Gaze at the amazing architecture at The Cathedral of Christ the Light by Lake Merritt.
16. Groove with the jazz at Yoshi’s Oakland
17. Shop ’til you drop along Piedmont Avenue
18. Board a yacht at Strictly Sail boat show in Jack London Square
19. Become a kid again at Children’s Fairyland
20. Rock your socks off during a concert at the ORACLE Arena
21. Travel presidential style with a cruise on the USS Potomac
22. Retrace Amelia Earhart’s flight route at the Oakland Aviation Museum
23. See the sun set over San Francisco with a cocktail on the top deck of the Alameda/Oakland ferry
24. Catch the latest sounds at the Fox Oakland
25. Dance with the sugarplum fairies at the Nutcracker
26. Serenade your sweetheart in an authentic Italian gondola at Lake Merritt
27. Join the Raider Nation at the O.Co Coliseum
28. Let the kids’ creativity loose at the Museum of Children’s Art
29. Track down your ancestors at the Mormon Temple
30. Lace up your running shoes for the annual Oakland Running Festival in March
31. Ogle the ceiling at the Rotunda Building
32. Stroll through the streets of Old Oakland, enjoying the shops and architecture
33. Trace your family history at the California Genealogical Society
34. Tickle your taste buds at the Eat Real Festival
35. Whoop it up with the Black Cowboys in the annual Black Cowboys Parade
36. Bask in the sun or take a swim at Lake Temescal
37. Relax with a massage at the Claremont Hotel and Spa
38. Mingle at the mansion in Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate
39. Celebrate all things Californian at the Oakland Museum of California
40. Write your own future with custom fortunes at a cookie factory tour in Chinatown
41. Find your form at one of Oakland’s many art galleries and open studios
42. Let your soul soar to the sounds of the Art and Soul Festival
43. Savor some souvlaki at the annual Festival of Greece
44. Honor black history at the African American Museum and Library of Oakland
45. Say hi to Santa at the Oakland Holiday Parade
46. Pull strings or just buy a ticket to see the puppet show at Children’s Fairyland
47. Lace your skates at the Oakland Ice Center
48. Fly through the sky at the Trapeze Arts circus school
49. Stop and smell the roses at the Morcom Amphitheatre of Roses
50. Root for the Golden State Warriors
51. Remember the Victorian age at the Camron-Stanford House on Lake Merritt
52. Master the making of mosaics at the Institute of Mosaic Art
53. Ace some shots at the Davie Tennis Stadium
54. Soothe your soul with a concert by the Oakland East Bay Symphony
55. Hook a fish dish at a waterfront restaurant at Jack London Square
56. Bask in the blues with your barbecue at Everett & Jones
57. Trot along the top of the Bay Area Ridge Trail on horseback
58. Swim laps at Roberts Pool
59. Wonder at the Wurlitzer before a movie at the Grand Lake Theater
60. Identify birds at Lake Merritt’s Rotary Nature Center, the country’s oldest wildlife refuge
61. Catch an art or history exhibit before your flight at Oakland International Airport
62. See what ‘There’ is at City Center. It’s a sculpture!
63. Listen to a Mariachi band at a Fruitvale district restaurant
64. Sing along at a seasonal concert at City Center
65. Visit the past and future on an Oakland walking tour
66. Marvel at the architectural beauty of Oakland’s buildings
67. Celebrate the exotic at Oakland’s Chinatown Streetfest
68. Board the floating lighthouse Lightship Relief at Jack London Square
69. Voice your opinion at a City Council meeting
70. Smell a rose on the Kaiser Center’s roof garden
71. Soar like a bird at the Rotary Nature Center
72. Submit your own Picasso into a public arts program
73. Ring in the New Year at the Lunar New Year Bazaar
74. Sing a sea chanty and chug a beer at Quinn’s Lighthouse and Pub
75. Visit Oakland’s architectural past at Preservation Park
76. Take a tofu tour at Hodo Soy
77. Find the latest looks at the unique boutiques in Rockridge
78. Feel crafty at Rock Paper Scissors arts collective
79. Enjoy the drama at a Theatre First theatrical performance
80. Watch some ruffled feathers at a burlesque night at Cafe Van Kleef
81. Take a cake decorating class at Miette at Jack London Square
82. Taste a Michelin-starred meal at Commis on Piedmont Avenue
83. Channel your inner pyromaniac with a class at The Crucible
84. Review restaurants A-Z at visitoakland.org
85. Keep up with the latest restaurant specials by following Visit Oakland’s Twitter feed
86. Savor the flavors of the Rockridge Market Hall
87. Stroll city galleries at First Friday Art Nights
88. Get lost in the beauty of the Cascades, a waterfall amidst the redwoods in Joaquin Miller Park
89. Learn about the race to space at Chabot Space and Science Center
90. Paddle a canoe or use your feet in a pedal boat at Lake Merritt Boating Center
91. Search the Web with free wifi at an Oakland Public Library
92. Park your bike inside as you sip your latte at The Actual Cafe
93. Honor the history of our local ancestors at Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
94. Participate in a pig roast on the third Sunday of each month at Chop Bar
95. Paint a digital self portrait to add to the collection at the Oakland Museum of California
96. Nibble on a pan dulce and other Mexican specialties at Pena’s Bakery
97. Sip a cocktail in the sun on the deck overlooking Lake Merritt at the Lake Chalet
98. Skip a drive to Napa and go wine tasting in Oakland, including sips at Urban Legend, Dasche Cellars and Irish Monkey Cellars
99. Learn to make cheese at the Institute for Urban Homesteading
100. Feel like a celebrity at Dancing Under the Stars at Jack London Square
101. Take a class or enjoy a concert at Piedmont Piano

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