Jun 23 2014

Local Events Worth Checking Out When Visiting Oakland, CA

There are many reasons to stay at hotels in Oakland.  From exciting events happening throughout the city, to its close proximity to other destinations, Oakland is a fantastic starting point for any adventure.  One of the biggest reasons people look for Oakland hotels are the concerts.  Including such venues as Oakland Arena, Oakland has a lot to offer.  Included is a list of groups coming to the Bay Area in the coming months.  With any luck, you will be looking for places to stay in Oakland to see your favorite group.


For The Kids

If you have younger children, then it may be hard to pass up “Sesame Street Live” Make a New Friend.”  Sesame Street has been a pillar of children TV for the past few decades, teaching important values while also being entertaining.   “Sesame Street Live” Make a New Friend” brings the characters to life, and are sure to delight your children.  If you are interested in attending, then clear your calendar for May 30th and 31st.  Remember, if you are planning to spend the night, you should start looking for Oakland hotels now to get the best rate.


An Excellent Concert Opportunity

Few individuals have so expertly brought together Pop, reggae, soul, R&B, and rock as Bruno Mars.  Bruno Mars became famous as a young solo performer, making waves ever since.  A singer, songwriter, record producer, musician, voice artist, and choreographer, Bruno Mars has made a career of performing concerts that are eventful as they are exciting.  If you are looking for an interesting night of music, then don’t miss this opportunity on May 28th.  Also, if you look at places to stay in Oakland, you can save yourself money and get a better rate on hotel prices.


A Cool Sport

Why go to a baseball, basketball, or football game when you can see professional bull riding?  Hosted by Ford and taking place on the 26h and 27th of September, professional bull riding will be coming to Oakland!  Professional bull riding brings the best of the best together in a challenge of man verse beast.  The last one riding the bull wins, while the rest hold on for dear life.  If you are interested in this awesome sport, then get your tickets now.

If none of the events above interest you, then keep your eyes open.  There is a constant stream of interesting concerts and events always happening in Oakland.


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Jun 17 2014

Coming to Oakland, A Look At Local Events Worth Checking Out When on Vacation

Planning a vacation usually means scheduling in big events, like going to a national park or seeing a famous building.  It includes seeing things you may otherwise not see, and having experiences you will remember for years to come.

An opportunity that many tourists, and locals alike miss are small events hosted by local communities.  What these events lack in size they make up for in local flavor, creating unique and dynamic experiences for any vacation.  Oakland for example has a number of public spaces like Jack London Square, where interesting things are constantly happening.

If you are thinking of booking hotels in Oakland and you want to know more about what is happening around you, then look no further.  Below is a list of cool attractions you can take advantage of.


First Fridays

Every first Friday of the Month, Jackson Square Park puts on a market.  Starting during the day and stretching well into the night the market is a place of merriment and entertainment, including a diverse array of musicians, artists, and unique street performers.  In addition, local crafts and stalls are set up, selling artwork created by locals.  Finally, there is a wide range of food to choose from, as many popular local restaurants open up stalls during the event.  In short, First Friday events represent the spirit of Oakland in miniature, and should not be missed.


Wednesday Workouts

For many, a vacation is more then just relaxing.  It is hiking, biking, and staying fit.  For those staying at Oakland hotels or thinking about booking places to stay in Oakland, Jackson Square Park hosts a weekly complimentary cross fit workout.  Consisting of a number of challenging trials and hosted every Wednesday from 6 to 7pm, these events will help keep your body fit as you explore this fascinating city.


Wednesday Movies

Finally, if you just want to sit back and enjoy a beautiful sunset, consider attending the weekly outdoor movie screening, held every Wednesday evening.  A reasonable walk from most hotels in Oakland, Wednesday night movies is an excellent opportunity to relax outside with others while enjoying an excellent film.

The above list only scratches the surface of everything going on in Oakland.  If you are traveling through, or even a local, then don’t miss these events as they are sure to impress.



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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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