Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Fire & Water Fall Open House

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Join us at the end of the summer for a day of fine and industrial arts inspired by aquatic life and the most abundant natural resource! Nineteen of our art departments, including Neon, Ceramics, Glass Blowing, Blacksmithing, Welding, and more, will be celebrating water with the fire arts, raising awareness for The Ocean Cleanup Project. The Ocean Cleanup is a nonprofit organization that is designing and developing the first feasible method to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Their assembly yard for the first cleanup system is in Alameda and will be focused on cleaning up half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in five years. 

Enjoy a carefully curated Crucible Art Gallery and a Youth Art Gallery, delicious beer from Old Kan Beer and Co., and cuisine from a local food truck and our neighbors Ground Level Snack Shop. And make sure to come ready for hands-on activities in Ceramics, Stone Working, Jewelry, then sign up for your next Crucible class, taking advantage of $25 off each one!

Location: The Crucible
See more event details at TheCrucible.org/FireAndWater.

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Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

Paint the Town Rainbow Pre-Pride Happy Hour

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The East Bay Express and Temescal Telegraph Business District - Oakland present: Oakland Pride's Happy Hour Fundraiser and Festival Pre Celebration

Kick off Pride at the White Horse Bar and help us install temporary rainbow crosswalks at 66th & Telegraph!

Volunteer for crosswalk installation: 9am - 2pm (all ages)
RSVP: info@temescaldistrict.org

Happy Hour: Sunday, August 26 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (21+ up)
Advanced ticket sales for the Oakland Pride Festival and donation box available!

Proudly hosted by the White Horse Bar 

Don't miss the Oakland Pride Festival on September 9th - oaklandpride.org

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Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

In the Heights

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Before there was Hamilton, there was In the Heights.  The brilliance of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new vision of American Musical Theater is spectacularly realized in both shows, in all its blow-the-top-off-expectations exuberance.  Like Hamilton, In the Heights’ style is ostensibly hip hop, but characters sing and dance to a wide variety of musical styles and moods.  Energetic and infectious, this is something completely different for the Woodminster stage. [More]

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Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

Dine & Dashe - Harvest Kickoff

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Dashe Cellars
Winery open 12-6:00PM
Chefs menu available 2-5PM
Live music 3-5PM

Admission is Complimentary, food and wine available for purchase

MUSICIAN: The Hiwatters
The Hiwatters are a San Francisco Bay Area Classic Surf Music Ensemble. Formed during the stormy winter of 2006 under harsh conditions, The Hiwatters exude the power and majesty of the ocean’s roar. Vintage surf guitar classics peppered with modern driving rhythms. Drenched in reverb and high on style, the Hiwatters are keeping the swing of classic surf music alive in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Free admission - Kid Friendly - Dog Friendly
No Outside Food or Drink please

Local Chefs provided by Aaronette King of Eat Play Events and Catering

Anyone can build you a menu and bill you an invoice. We have over 25 years in this crazy business and we know how to maximize your budget without sacrificing the integrity of the event. We are event and catering specialist, your event will always be #EPEC with Eat Play Events & Catering.

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Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

Oakland Pride 2018

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It's Never too early to start planning! Join us for Northern California's Second Largest Pride Parade + Festival on Sunday, September 9th, 2018.

Oakland Pride Parade + Festival is the East Bay's premier LGBTQI Community Celebration and Festival that includes more than six city blocks of music + art + food + fun! Boasting four separate entertainment stages, Oakland Pride welcomes talent from the Bay Area and beyond!

We are a family-friendly event with something for everyone! Our Family & Children's play area is the perfect place to enjoy the day with the little ones and to network with other LGBTQI families. Meet your neighbors and enjoy some sunshine in Uptown Oakland!

For information on sponsorship and volunteering, visit us at www.OaklandPride.org

or for Exhibitor and Vendor Info:
exhibitor@oaklandpride.org
510-842-5513

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Sep
9
1:00 PM13:00

Gatsby Summer Afternoon 2018

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Join us for the 34th annual Gatsby Summer Afternoon!

Every year, the Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate in Oakland comes to life as what looks like a movie set for The Great Gatsby: everyone dressed in 1920s and 30s daywear, picnicking amid vintage autos sprawled out on the lawn and dancing to authentic jazz era tunes.

Please note: in order to preserve the spirit of the Gatsby Summer Afternoon, we ask that **everyone** dress up in period attire or reasonable facsimile. Make sure to attend How to Gatsby: Getting ready for the Gatsby Summer Afternoon if you are a first timer!

Find more information on our website at www.gatsbysummerafternoon.com

More details and photos will be posted on this page as they become available so check back often to learn more about the Gatsby Summer Afternoon

Some of the features of this special event:

Don Neely's Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand

The Great Gatsby Bathing Beauty Revue featuring the Decobelles

The Crowning of Miss Art Deco

Vintage Cars and a Contest for Best Vintage Auto

Picnic Competitions - Prizes for Best Grand Picnic and Best Small Picnic

A Fashion Parade to show off your vintage style and win prizes for best vintage outfit. Prizes for ladies, gents, and children!

A Charleston contest! No fee or signup to enter.

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Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Guitar Legend DICK DALE at The Uptown in Oakland

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Guitar legend DICK DALE returns to The Uptown Nightclub!

Saturday, October 13

DICK DALE

+ Back Alley Nebula

$35

Doors 8PM | Show 9PM | 21+

Legendary instrumental guitarist and musical innovator Dick Dale pushed the limits in terms of both technical stylings of guitar playing and of electric amplification technology, helping to develop new equipment that was capable of producing the thick, clearly defined tones he sought, at the previously undreamed-of volumes his playing demanded. He experimented with reverberation and utilized custom-made Fender amplifiers, including the first-ever 100-watt amp. He is credited with introducing the use of reverb and his staccato picking technique became his trademark.

Influenced in part by the jungle drum rhythms of jazz great Gene Krupa, Dick Dale created his own genre of music in 1955, and is widely considered one of rock and pop music’s most technically gifted musicians. His innovative style has influenced countless artists spanning from the 1950s until today; including Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, The Beach Boys, The Ventures, Jeff Beck, The Cramps, and La Luz.

Dick Dale was the first rock guitarist to appear on the Ed Sullivan show in 1963, the same year he became the first rock guitarist to be featured in a double page layout in Life Magazine. His music has appeared in numerous films, including Pulp Fiction, Escape From LA, Space Jam, Barbed Wire, American Vampire, and Jesus’s Son, to name a few.

Dale’s style and how he wanted his guitar to sound pushed the industry to make new and better equipment which we now take for granted. Dale kept blowing up amps until Leo Fender went to one of his shows and realized what Dale had been asking for. As a result, a special 85-watt output transformer was made that peaked at 100 watts. This in turn necessitated a speaker that could handle that power without blowing up from the thick sound coming out of Dale’s guitar. Leo went with Dale to the James B. Lansing loudspeaker company. What came out of that meeting was the 15″ JBL D130F loudspeaker. Dale thus broke through the electronic barriers of his time and could play the music as he wanted it to sound.

Fender still makes a signature guitar for Dale called the Dick Dale Custom Shop Stratocaster, which is fitted with “Custom Shop ’54” pickups. And Dale continues to play with his original unit dating from the early 1960’s. He also continues to string his left-handed guitar upside down.

Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists

Uptown Nightclub
More Info

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Oct
15
to Oct 18

Verge 18

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More than 2,000 of the most disruptive thought leaders, corporate executives, utility professionals and government trailblazers from around the country attend VERGE 18 to discover the latest trends and technologies accelerating sustainability across industries and sectors. [More]

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Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Joan Baez

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Acclaimed artist and activist Joan Baez will begin a run of North American dates beginning on September 11 in Ithaca, NY. The extensive run of shows, following 50 UK and European dates, marks Baez’s last year of formal touring and includes stops at the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

More Information, Tickets, Location

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Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Beach House at Fox Theater

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BEACH HOUSE will perform at the Fox Theater in Oakland on August 7th & August 8th!

Tickets for the August 7th show are SOLD OUT - Thank You!

Tickets for the August 8th show are on sale NOW through the Fox Theater's official website, TheFoxOakland.com

$1 from every ticket of the show in Oakland will go to Serenity House and their work providing housing and counseling to survivors of sexual assault, childhood abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, human trafficking and who struggle with substance abuse. http://www.serenityhouse680.org/ 

Listen to BEACH HOUSE:
https://soundcloud.com/beachhouse

Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Avenue
Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1606635502725196/

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