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

This week in Oakland

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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

This week in Oakland

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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

Oakland Tid Bits

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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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