Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Support Oakland Shops/Designers at "The Shops Sale"

Shops Sale

The Shops Sale is back! Join us at our new location, Anchor Public Taps in San Francisco as we pop up with a group of locally-owned boutiques and designers for a super sales shopping experience. Each shop will be bringing a rack of past styles marked at a steep discount. Help us all make room for our new Fall merchandise in our shops and snag beautiful tops, dresses, jackets and more for a steal. Men's and women's items will be marked 50-80% off! This bi-annual event is not to be missed.

RSVP and tell all your friends. What could be better than an afternoon of sales shopping and beer? 

Anchor Public Taps
495 De Haro St, San Francisco

Shops/designers participating:

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Neeko

Dandelion Post

Jenny Lemons

Seedstore

Covet

Morningtide

Hygge Designs

Taylor Stitch

Woll Jewelry

Culk

And flowers and plants from Rust & Flourish

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Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Howloween Parade & Costume Contest Fundraiser

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Join us our 15th Annual “Howl-o-ween” Pet Parade & Costume Contest, hosted by Paws & Claws in the Dimond District. Meet in front of Paws & Claws at 2pm,parade thru the Dimond business district collecting treats. Pets, kids & adults are welcome to participant in the parade. After the parade we return to Paws & Claws, for a chance to win some fun prizes as folks compete for the Best Human & Pet Costume. This annual celebration includes some of the best dressed costumes you’ll ever see. 

This Free Event is a benefit for Pals East Bay, a nonprofit organization that provides monthly free wellness clinics and support for spay & neutering, as well as ends of life and rescue. Lot's of raffle prizes, 100% of proceed to benefit Pals East Bay.

For more info call 510-336-0105.

Paws & Claws
3436 Dimond Avenue

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Oct
20
3:00 PM15:00

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

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"Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland | 1 hour | 3 stops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour! This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them.

Our Rockridge Ice Cream Tour is just one hour, providing the perfect break for a warm summer afternoon. Great for kids, families, food tour-newbies, or anyone looking to explore the Rockridge area one spoonful at a time. It’s a truly “sweet” experience!

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Oct
20
4:00 PM16:00

Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour

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Just in time for Halloween! Come join us for a spook-tacular tour filled with tricks, and most importantly, some unforgettably delicious treats. Our Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour is not your typical Oakland ghost tour. This 90-minute walking tour highlights some of the Piedmont-area’s hidden gems including the final resting places of some of the Bay Area’s most famous and infamous residents.

Locals, new-in-town-ers, and visitors alike will love learning the area’s dead history—with a decidedly spooky seasonal twist. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy tastes of the area’s culinary best while immersing yourself in the true “spirit” of Oakland.
In true pumpkin spice latte spirit, this tour is seasonal and only offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Don’t miss it! – Must be 21 or older!

Local Food Adventures
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Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

Betty Jo Costanzo - Portals

October 20 – November 17, 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, October 20, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

2nd Friday Jingletown reception: Friday, November 9, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Closing reception: Saturday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:30 pm

Gallery Hours:  Saturdays 1:00 – 5:00 pm and by appointment

Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, third floor, Oakland

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Gray Loft Gallery is extremely pleased to announce this solo exhibit of artist Betty Jo Costanzo.   Costanzo is a former professor at CCA, with roots in the Bay Area for three decades, she now lives and works in Seattle.   On display in the gallery will be a video installation based on her series TimeSCAPES and abstract paintings created in response to the movement and images of the videos.

“TimeSCAPES began in 2008 and continues today. For each new location, I find myself in I am recording a painting about to happen through sound and image - seeing through the camera lens the movement of painting with light and time passages. The more I am arrested by the site and the deeper the impression, the more I am able to translate this into the video editing and then into the painting process. The goal is to create seamless video loops that will be played non-stop either by themselves or in tandem with several others in the studio.   

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Inside the studio I am surrounded by these sounds, videos and paintings in all stages. It is not one painting, nor one video nor one sound bite, but a time-based installation that prompts me physically to translate through my body the fluidity of these onto the painted surfaces. I work best on a larger scale and when I can move from one work to another. Really, this is performance with my body, surfaces and paint.”  ~ Betty Jo Costanzo

 

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

7th Annual Autumn Lights Festival

Autumn Lights Festival is happening 
for 3 magical nights: 
October 18-20, 2018!

Thursday, October 18
Friday, October 19
Saturday, October 20

6 – 11 pm nightly

$20 advance/$25 event day for adults
$7 advance/$10 event day for youth (ages 6-17)
Children ages 5 and younger enter for free

No refunds. Autumn Lights is a rain-or-shine fundraising event supporting the Gardens at Lake Merritt

More Info

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Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

The Soiled Dove

Vau de Vire and Oakland Central present The Soiled Dove!
A circus-infused dinner theatre set in a reincarnation of Barbary Coast’s red light district.

Every Friday & Saturday
September 28th through November 17th
7:30pm (Dinner & Show) & 9:00pm (Show)

Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland
1911 Telegraph Avenue

Tickets: $49 Show to $137 Dinner & Show (includes 4-course dinner) – Ages 21+
http://bit.ly/TheSoiledDoveTickets

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Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2018

* This event is sponsored by Oakland Grown & Oakland Makers! *

Please join us for the 9th Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire at the beautiful Park Day School campus and the adjacent campus of Studio One Arts Center in the Temescal district of Oakland. This event has become a major annual event in the San Francisco Bay Area, drawing nearly 7,000 attendees last year. It mirrors the giant “flagship” Maker Faire in San Mateo, but more focused on local projects and hands-on making. This event is perfect for artists, makers, educators, and innovators and given its scale, ideal for the whole family.

More info

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Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

24th Annual Días de los Muertos Celebration

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Join us as OMCA comes alive for the 24th annual community celebration honoring the traditions of Día de Los Muertos. Craft activities, tasty food, dance and music groups, colorful ofrendas, and ceremonia bring the community together for this healing tradition. 

Watch demonstrations of traditional Mesoamerican arts and cooking, and browse Día de Los Muertos crafts by local artisans for your home altar at our garden mercado.

Enjoy performances ranging from contemporary popular music to folkloric dance to mariachi. Join in the opening procession led by Aztec dancers and Día de Los Muertos committee members. View community-created altars throughout the OMCA Gardens paying homage to loved ones lost. Advance tickets will be available soon. 

Location and information

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Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

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"Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland | 1 hour | 3 stops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour! This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them.

Our Rockridge Ice Cream Tour is just one hour, providing the perfect break for a warm summer afternoon. Great for kids, families, food tour-newbies, or anyone looking to explore the Rockridge area one spoonful at a time. It’s a truly “sweet” experience!

Tickets and information

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Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

The Soiled Dove

Vau de Vire and Oakland Central present The Soiled Dove!
A circus-infused dinner theatre set in a reincarnation of Barbary Coast’s red light district.

Every Friday & Saturday
September 28th through November 17th
7:30pm (Dinner & Show) & 9:00pm (Show)

Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland
1911 Telegraph Avenue

Tickets: $49 Show to $137 Dinner & Show (includes 4-course dinner) – Ages 21+
http://bit.ly/TheSoiledDoveTickets

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Nov
4
11:00 AM11:00

Indigenous Red Market

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The Native American Health Center, Urban Native Era, and SF Public Bank are bringing together Indigenous Bay Area artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, for the first Indigenous Red Market in Oakland. 

Join us every first Sunday of the month for native vendors, music, food, and more!  

FREE + ALL AGES + VENDORS

MORE INFO 

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Nov
4
11:30 AM11:30

Uptown Beer Walk

Visit Breweries in the Uptown District of Oakland

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Uptown has been touted as the arts and entertainment district and is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Oakland. It also happens to have great beer! On this unique walking tour experience, you will journey to different breweries, beer bars and a beer garden. Stops will made along the way to visit historic landmarks and listen to tales about ales and a shining town history. It's time to discover all the greatness Uptown has to offer and celebrate with other beer-minded folks.

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Nov
10
8:30 PM20:30

2nd Annual 90s Rock Fest with Flannel & Friends

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Last year's rock fest was a huge success, so we're gearing up to do it again! Bring your pent up angst and come dressed in your grungiest 90s gear for Oakland’s 2nd Annual 90s Rock Show at The Uptown, brought to you by #flannel90sband! 3-Band Lineup!

Cost: $12 Advance / $15 Door
Age: 21+
Lineup:
In Uterus: All-Gurrl Nirvana Tribute @ 8pm
Flannel: 90s Alternative Rock & Grunge Tribute Band @ 9:30pm
Pity the Foo: Foo Fighters Tribute @ 11pm

Uptown Nightclub, More Info

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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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Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

Indigenous Red Market

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The Native American Health Center, Urban Native Era, and SF Public Bank are bringing together Indigenous Bay Area artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, for the first Indigenous Red Market in Oakland. 

Join us every first Sunday of the month for native vendors, music, food, and more!  

FREE + ALL AGES + VENDORS

MORE INFO 

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Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

7th Annual Autumn Lights Festival

Autumn Lights Festival is happening 
for 3 magical nights: 
October 18-20, 2018!

Thursday, October 18
Friday, October 19
Saturday, October 20

6 – 11 pm nightly

$20 advance/$25 event day for adults
$7 advance/$10 event day for youth (ages 6-17)
Children ages 5 and younger enter for free

No refunds. Autumn Lights is a rain-or-shine fundraising event supporting the Gardens at Lake Merritt

More Info

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

7th Annual Autumn Lights Festival

Autumn Lights Festival is happening 
for 3 magical nights: 
October 18-20, 2018!

Thursday, October 18
Friday, October 19
Saturday, October 20

6 – 11 pm nightly

$20 advance/$25 event day for adults
$7 advance/$10 event day for youth (ages 6-17)
Children ages 5 and younger enter for free

No refunds. Autumn Lights is a rain-or-shine fundraising event supporting the Gardens at Lake Merritt

More Info

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz

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You already know the Drumhedz. You just don't know that you know the Drumhedz. They've been playing on your favorite albums for years, setting the tone or keeping time at the best shows you've ever seen, making the young stars sound like legends and the legends sound like gods, quietly stacking Grammys without ever delivering an acceptance speech, and moving onto the next gig with the simple satisfaction of a job well done. They're the session players and the road warriors, or, "Cats that were looked over, but they're bad," in the words of the Drumhedz bandleader Chris Dave, who's drummed for everyone from Adele to Bieber and Dolly to D'Angelo. "They all have stories like mine." Sure enough, the group's self-titled debut LP showcases a family of musicians whose credits coil like ivy around nearly every pillar of modern sound, getting together to do things to music they couldn't on anyone else's project.
More Info

Uptown Nightclub
$15 in advance | $20 at the door
doors at 7p
21+

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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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Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Soulovely 2018

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WE ARE SOULOVELY
OAKLAND IS SOULOVELY
YOU ARE SOULOVELY 
♥ ♥ ♥
A sassy, soulful, daytime, outdoor QTPOC centered Oakland party. 
Come get your groove on with the the Soulovely family, we've got everything you need to make your Sunday a Funday 
♥ ♥ ♥
Every 2nd Sunday, spring to fall 2018

Food by Tacos y Chelas Oakland

***starring***
DJ Lady Ryan 
DJ Emancipacion 
Aima the Dreamer 

Soulovely was born out of a heartfelt desire to bring together the diverse QPOC communities and allies of Oakland through feel good dance music, while also uplifting QWOC DJs in the music scene. Soulovely is DJ Emancipacion, Lady Ryan, and Aima the Dreamer: 2 DJs and an MC, 3 powerful queer women of African descent who have been throwing Oakland’s favorite daytime dance party since 2011. We showcase women DJs and queer DJs from the Bay Area and beyond. The communities we bring together are excited to connect with one another under the soundscape of SOULFUL dance music from all over the world.

Lost & Found - Garden, Beer, Community, Tasty Eats
2040 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California 94612

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Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Oakland Print Fair 2018

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The Oakland Print Fair is an outdoor multi-day event that is free and open to the public. We will showcase local and national print-makers and feature a large variety of prints, zines and more. 

The event will include artist run booths, music, food and drinks. 
Come have an amazing weekend & bring a friend or two. 
We can't wait to see you there!

Flax Art
1501 Martin Luther King Jr, Way
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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
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Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

The Soiled Dove

Vau de Vire and Oakland Central present The Soiled Dove!
A circus-infused dinner theatre set in a reincarnation of Barbary Coast’s red light district.

Every Friday & Saturday
September 28th through November 17th
7:30pm (Dinner & Show) & 9:00pm (Show)

Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland
1911 Telegraph Avenue

Tickets: $49 Show to $137 Dinner & Show (includes 4-course dinner) – Ages 21+
http://bit.ly/TheSoiledDoveTickets

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Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

lack Fighting Formations (BFF)

Curated by Ryanaustin Dennis with performances by Black Fighting Formations: Jeremy DiCristo, Marshall Trammell, and Mogauwane Mahloele

Soundwave Bienniel in partnership with EastSide Arts Alliance: Live Arts in Resistance presents Black Fighting Formations (BFF): onic Narratives of Performing-Political Education. Inspired by narratives of fugitivity from the Underground Railroad, Black Fighting Formations (BFF) brings to the stage music performances of political education drawn from Black, grassroots organizing and African percussive sensibilities in time and resistance. In one performance, Oakland’s Black Organizing Projects’ campaign strategy is translated into a new language for Creative Music performance; In another BFF, reimagines anti-oppression codes of solidarity and resilience into sonic narratives of fugitivity. These sonic facilitations interlock for one special performance at Oakland’s East Side Arts Alliance.

Black Fighting Formations (BFF) is a presentation of two instrumental, music performance debuts: One of a conduction system for real-time sonic translation of organizing strategy; other . Oakland’s Black Organizing Projects’ Art & Culture contingent will perform “Bettering Our School System” campaign for the Soundwave Festival at East Side Arts Alliance. Black Organizing Project is a black, member-led, community organization working for racial, social and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community building in the Bay Area.

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Oct
13
4:00 PM16:00

Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour

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Just in time for Halloween! Come join us for a spook-tacular tour filled with tricks, and most importantly, some unforgettably delicious treats. Our Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour is not your typical Oakland ghost tour. This 90-minute walking tour highlights some of the Piedmont-area’s hidden gems including the final resting places of some of the Bay Area’s most famous and infamous residents.

Locals, new-in-town-ers, and visitors alike will love learning the area’s dead history—with a decidedly spooky seasonal twist. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy tastes of the area’s culinary best while immersing yourself in the true “spirit” of Oakland.
In true pumpkin spice latte spirit, this tour is seasonal and only offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Don’t miss it! – Must be 21 or older!

Local Food Adventures
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Oct
13
3:00 PM15:00

Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour

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"Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour | Oakland | 2 hours | 4 stops

Enjoy a culinary tour de force without leaving Oakland! Sample the vast cultural diversity of the Grand Lake area, an urban mecca for global cuisine. Centered around the historic Grand Lake Theater, the area is known for its rich and eclectic influences and population. Our two-hour guided tour will include a walk around beautiful Lake Merritt as well as a trip around the world with samplings of some of the area’s best global dining.

Our Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Tour is perfect for anyone who thinks they know “Oakland,” and contains hidden gems that may surprise even the most loyal local. Enjoy an opportunity to get off the beaten path while we explore the relaxed global vibe and culinary treats of the Grand Lake area.

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Oakland Print Fair 2018

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The Oakland Print Fair is an outdoor multi-day event that is free and open to the public. We will showcase local and national print-makers and feature a large variety of prints, zines and more. 

The event will include artist run booths, music, food and drinks. 
Come have an amazing weekend & bring a friend or two. 
We can't wait to see you there!

Flax Art
1501 Martin Luther King Jr, Way
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Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

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"Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland | 1 hour | 3 stops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour! This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them.

Our Rockridge Ice Cream Tour is just one hour, providing the perfect break for a warm summer afternoon. Great for kids, families, food tour-newbies, or anyone looking to explore the Rockridge area one spoonful at a time. It’s a truly “sweet” experience!

Tickets and information

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Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Indigenous Red Market

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The Native American Health Center, Urban Native Era, and SF Public Bank are bringing together Indigenous Bay Area artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, for the first Indigenous Red Market in Oakland. 

Join us every first Sunday of the month for native vendors, music, food, and more!  

FREE + ALL AGES + VENDORS

MORE INFO 

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Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Soiled Dove

Vau de Vire and Oakland Central present The Soiled Dove!
A circus-infused dinner theatre set in a reincarnation of Barbary Coast’s red light district.

Every Friday & Saturday
September 28th through November 17th
7:30pm (Dinner & Show) & 9:00pm (Show)

Tortona Big Top in Downtown Oakland
1911 Telegraph Avenue

Tickets: $49 Show to $137 Dinner & Show (includes 4-course dinner) – Ages 21+
http://bit.ly/TheSoiledDoveTickets

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Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour

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Just in time for Halloween! Come join us for a spook-tacular tour filled with tricks, and most importantly, some unforgettably delicious treats. Our Oakland Sweets Spirits and The Beyond Food Tour is not your typical Oakland ghost tour. This 90-minute walking tour highlights some of the Piedmont-area’s hidden gems including the final resting places of some of the Bay Area’s most famous and infamous residents.

Locals, new-in-town-ers, and visitors alike will love learning the area’s dead history—with a decidedly spooky seasonal twist. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to enjoy tastes of the area’s culinary best while immersing yourself in the true “spirit” of Oakland.
In true pumpkin spice latte spirit, this tour is seasonal and only offered on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Don’t miss it! – Must be 21 or older!

Local Food Adventures
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Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Good Omen Market VI

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Good vibes, beautiful work, tasty grub. This marketplace features over 60 local artists and makers! Artwork, prints, jewelry, zines, handmade clothing, ceramics, home goods, tinctures, botanicals, and so much more. 
EVENT INFO HERE


LOCAL BEERS on TAP
Food by HELLA VEGAN EATS
hellaveganeats.com

Hosted by CLASSIC CARS WEST
classiccarswest.com
411 26th Street, Oakland


- - - late feelings dj set! - - - 
latefeelings.com

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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Reception "Colorful Jazz" Raymond L Haywood

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Join us this Fall at Creative Framing & Gallery for "Colorful Jazz" a Solo Exhibition by Raymond L Haywood. "My distinctive use of color, texture and symbols in my paintings invites the audience into my specific vision of the world" says Artist Haywood. These paintings full of color are best enjoyed in person! Save that date and come to one of both the Artists Receptions to talk with the Raymond in person. "Colorful Jazz" Raymond L Haywood Solo Exhibition on display: September 27th - November 3rd, 2018. Free and Open to the public, all ages welcome.

Opening Artist Reception, First Friday:
October 5th, 2018 from 6-9pm
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First Friday, Closing Artist Reception:
November 2nd, 2018 from 6-9pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/2061293530567932/

Creative Framing & Gallery
2700 Park Boulevard

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Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

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"Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland | 1 hour | 3 stops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour! This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them.

Our Rockridge Ice Cream Tour is just one hour, providing the perfect break for a warm summer afternoon. Great for kids, families, food tour-newbies, or anyone looking to explore the Rockridge area one spoonful at a time. It’s a truly “sweet” experience!

Tickets and information

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Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Oaktoberfest in the Dimond 2018

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Oaktoberfest ~ The Bay Area's Family-Friendly Craft Beer Festival:

Saturday, September 29th - 11am - 9pm

Sunday, September 30th - 10am - 5pm

Oaktoberfest turns 11! celebrating the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area. The Festival is a FREE public event, please support the effort by purchasing food and beverages from Oaktoberfest vendors and Dimond District businesses.

Oakland’s Dimond District hosts this one-of-a-kind Fall Festival, welcoming thousands with craft beer & food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. The Dimond continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined the boulevard. Oaktoberfest will bring world-class beer to the tented beer hall, serving steins of traditional German flavors and regional brew pub favorites.

The event is FREE to attend, but the drinks are not! Family-friendly, dog friendly, open to all. Highlighting this years festival will be a traditional Biergarten, Eco Fair, Kid’s Area with Root Biergarten, German style homebrew competition featured in the homebrewers’ alley, and vendors from around the Bay. Celebrate Oktoberfest, Oakland style, in the Dimond at Fruitvale and MacArthur. 

Hosted by the Dimond Improvement Association and the Dimond Business & Professional Association, the Oaktoberfest event brings together elements of the district vision for a one day, everyone welcome, family-friendly craft beer festival.

Oaktoberfest is an event designed not only to celebrate the proud history of a shining district in Oakland, but also to raise funds for improvement projects, community development programs, and future events. The success of this festival relies on committed volunteers and the generosity of area residents and engaged businesses. Your support for this non-profit event will create positive change in the community.

  • Music
  • Food
  • Beer
  • Eco Fair and Kid’s Area
  • Homebrew Competition and Homebrew Alley

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Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

Free Outdoor Movie: Space Jam

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For the last five summers, the New Parkway has hosted FREE outdoor movie nights and this year is no different. We're once again partnering with Drake's Dealership to present...

SPACE JAM!
Come see Michael Jordan and friends close out the summer and usher in another season of NBA basketball. This will be the earliest starting film of the year so bring all the kiddies out for some good clean fun!

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS...
Bring a lawn chair and blanket, food and drink (but no alcohol please) and even your dog, and join us in the parking lot between the New Parkway and Drake's Dealership (look for the big white screen). You are welcome to come set up as early as 6:30pm with the main event starting 30-40 minutes after sunset. All seating is first-come, first-served.

Some refreshments will be available for purchase through Drake's but you are more than welcome to bring your own everything (except alcohol). Your friends and pets are welcome too! This is one of Uptown's favorite neighborhood events so don't miss out.

OTHER FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN
Our outdoor movie nights join Cereal Cinema, Baby Brigade, and Bingo on the long list of family-friendly programming. Thursday afternoons feature Baby Brigade films, where parents with young children are welcome to bring their babies and enjoy themselves at a feature film without fear of being shushed in the event their babies start fussing.

And please know that the New Parkway is an all ages theater at all times (well, unless you're 13 and trying to get into an R rated movie), so please consider us your second (or your first) living room! 

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Sep
22
11:30 AM11:30

Uptown Beer Walk

Visit Breweries in the Uptown District of Oakland

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Uptown has been touted as the arts and entertainment district and is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Oakland. It also happens to have great beer! On this unique walking tour experience, you will journey to different breweries, beer bars and a beer garden. Stops will made along the way to visit historic landmarks and listen to tales about ales and a shining town history. It's time to discover all the greatness Uptown has to offer and celebrate with other beer-minded folks.

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Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour

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Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Oakland | 1 hour | 3 stops

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour! This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream desserts—along with a little history as to how we came to enjoy them.

Our Rockridge Ice Cream Tour is just one hour, providing the perfect break for a warm summer afternoon. Great for kids, families, food tour-newbies, or anyone looking to explore the Rockridge area one spoonful at a time. It’s a truly “sweet” experience!

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit three tasting locations with sweet tastings, samples, and demonstrations.
- Discover the stories behind the variety of sweet and creamy desserts found right here in Rockridge.
- Enjoy an Exclusive Tasting Guide with map and discounted offerings from our tasting locations.

TASTING SELECTIONS*

- Be one of the first to take a bite into the delicious ice cream sandwiches of Rockridge’s newest sweet spot.

- Discover the European flavors of gelato at this very scrumdiddlyumptious regional candy shoppe.

- Visit the birthplace of America’s first blockbuster ice cream flavor at the only ice cream parlor for the world’s largest ice cream company.

*Tasting selections subject to change without notice

Advanced reservations are required. Private tours are also available.

For more information visit www.localfoodadventures.com or call 510-604-6546.

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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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Sep
9
11:00 AM11:00

Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour

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Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour | Oakland | 3 hours | 6 stops

Unleash your inner foodie during the Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage & Walking Food Tour! During this three-hour long guided walking tour we’ll share the area’s rich history and explore its fast-growing dining culture—all while enjoying some seriously delicious samplings along the way!

Our Rockridge Food Tour is just as appealing to visitors as it is to locals alike—it’s a rare opportunity to learn some little-known facts about the area that may even surprise those who call Rockridge home. Enjoy an opportunity to skip the typical Bay Area tourist traps and dive deep into the food culture, history, architecture, and current happenings of this European-inspired oasis.

HIGHLIGHTS

- Visit six tasting locations with food samples and demonstrations to highlight the area’s local deliciousness.
- Discover the rich history of Rockridge, the Bay Area’s “urban village” and first commuter neighborhood.
- Enjoy an Exclusive Tasting Guide with map and discounted offerings from our tasting locations.

TASTING SELECTIONS* 

- Seasonal Southern-Italian-meets-California delicacies and optional* James Beard award winning wine from the Zagat-rated restaurant leading the charge on bringing fine dining to the East Bay.

- Crispy chicken tacos and optional* house-made margaritas made from scratch with no artificial ingredients from a neighborhood staple for 30 years.

- Pairings of local and global seasonally-inspired cheeses at the Bay Area’s first European-style marketplace, inspired by Les Halles in Paris.

- A selection of house-made sausages, courtesy of a Rockridge local butcher whose high-quality products have remained a staple of the area throughout its many changes.

- A sweet and fluffy morning bun from one of the finest authentic French patisseries in the Bay Area that will have you saying “oui!”

- Visit the birthplace of America’s first blockbuster ice cream flavor at a parlor that takes you back in time.

*Tasting selections subject to change without notice

Advanced reservations are required. Private tours are also available.

For more information visit www.localfoodadventures.com or call 510-604-6546.

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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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