Feb
19
to Feb 25

Noise Pop Festival 2018

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Gain access to 90+ events over 6 days. [More]

Tune-Yards • Real Estate • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club • Parquet Courts • San Fermin with The Magik*Magik Orchestra • WHY? • Ben UFO • Superchunk • Mount Eerie • ROSTAM • Cuco • Geographer • Bully Girlpool • Enter Shikari • Japanese Breakfast • JAY SOM • Bahamas • NO AGE • Bruno Major • Night Beats • Shallou • Sean Rowe • Carla Dal Forno • Single Mothers • Milk Teeth • Melkbelly • Dick Stusso • Hand Habits & More to come!

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Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

No Age

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No Age are a 2 piece punk/experimental band from Los Angeles, California. Dean Spunt (Vocal, Drums) & Randy Randall (Guitar) have released 3 LP’s on Sub Pop Records (US) and 1 collection of singles on Fat Cat (UK). They write and perform loud, fast, dreamy, noisy, cathartic songs that make you want to jump out of your skin and melt into the floor. After recording/writing/touring for over 10 years, Spunt and Randall have matured into elder statesmen of the Los Angeles art/pop/weirdo scene centered around the all ages venue The Smell that has spawned bands like: Ty Segal, HEALTH, Bleached, Best Coast, and Cherry Glazer. [More]

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Grails

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Rather than pick up where they left off, Grails take the sky-high riff-based heaviness of their earlier albums and distill it into a nuanced, widescreen opus. The perennial influences of mid-20th century Western film scores, obscure library music, and psychedelic krautrock are indelibly imprinted, but Chalice Hymnalexudes an eerie patience in unfurling the many layers of its subtle details. [More]

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Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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For 15 years, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club has carried the torch for true rock and roll. The latest edition of the firebrand rock troupe, sees them at their most dynamic. Their sixth studio album, “Specter at the Feast,” ventures into diverse sonic territory, delivering their most ambitious offering yet. [More]

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Carla Dal Forno

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Chasms, BLXCK,Touchless, DJs Layne and Justin Anastasi. Presented by Noise Pop Festival 2018. $15, 21+.

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Noise Pop

Organizer of Carla Dal Forno @ Starline Social Club. Championing independent music and culture since 1993.

 

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Feb
24
2:00 PM14:00

Red Bay Coffee Anniversary Party

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It’s 2018 and we’re celebrating our 4th year of being a values-driven company that delivers on our promise of great coffee, inclusionary business practices and community enrichment. “It’s not just about what we do, but how we do it, who we do it with, and the positive impact we make on the community and the environment.” Keba Konte, founder of Red Bay Coffee.  

We want to celebrate with our beautiful community, so come party with us – we have an amazing day planned! [More]

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Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Black Joy Parade and Celebration

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A hyper-positive, family-friendly turn up that celebrates our community's contribution to cultures past, present and future. We invite our friends, family and allies to come be creative, be open, be present and be free. [More]

BLACK JOY PARADE
11am: Celebartion Gates Open (Entrance on 19th and Franklin) 
12pm: Parade Begins (14th and Broadway)

 

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Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Urban Vines Wine Festival

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The Urban Vines Wine Festival returns to Oakland to kick off the 2018 season! Join us for a relaxed, intimate afternoon of wine, cheese and olive oil tasting at this boutique wine festival. Sample wines from award winning African American owned wineries and winemakers, meet up and coming African-American winemakers and shop from our favorite local specialty vendors and enjoy artisan small bites! 

This year, we are excited to donate a portion the proceeds from this event to help in the production of the documentary 'JBV: The Black Winemakers' Story"! The film's creator will be at this event to answer questions about the history of Black winemakers in the United States! [More]

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Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

First Friday, Opening Artists Reception for Light Reflections

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Stop into Creative Framing & Gallery this Spring for our "Light Reflections" Group Art Show. We will be featuring plein air paintings by Christopher Peterson, ceramics and mixed-media by Bobbie Altman along with precious gemstone, glass and Tai silver jewelry by Susan Tuttle. Wait until you see how each of these wonderful Artists captures and reflects the light! Free and Open to the public, all ages welcome. "Light Reflections" Group Art Show on display: March 1st - April 14th, 2018. [More]

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Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Opening Artists Reception for Light Reflections

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Stop into Creative Framing & Gallery this Spring for our "Light Reflections" Group Art Show. We will be featuring plein air paintings by Christopher Peterson, ceramics and mixed-media by Bobbie Altman along with precious gemstone, glass and Tai silver jewelry by Susan Tuttle. Wait until you see how each of these wonderful Artists captures and reflects the light! Free and Open to the public, all ages welcome. "Light Reflections" Group Art Show on display: March 1st - April 14th, 2018. [More]

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Mar
4
11:00 AM11:00

The Buck

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The Buck is held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 11:00am – 4:00pm, running concurrently with Jack London Square’s Farmers Market, giving everyone easy access to an assortment of vendors selling unique clothing, jewelry, food and much more. [More]

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Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday

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Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held from 10:00AM – 5:00PM every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, features live entertainment, a plethora of foods, and children’s activities. [More]

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Mar
10
2:30 PM14:30

Bacon and Beer Festival presented by Oakland Grown

Tickets now on sale for Oakland Grown's annual fundraiser at Jack London Square's Market Building!

Bacon-inspired tastings created by:

  • Saucy BBQ 
  • Homemade Cafe
  • Farm Burger
  • Ben & Nicks
  • Cynthia Bloebaum
  • Fist of Flour Pizza Co
  • Flip N Soul
  • Gastropig
  • Grilled Cheese Guy
  • Crave
  • Bar Cesar
  • Sunnyside Catering & Biscuits
  • Hal's Hot Dogs
  • Keena's Kitchen 
  • Oakland Smoke Shack
  • ...and more!

Featuring these Local Brewers and more:

  • Drakes
  • Bison Organic Beer
  • Firestone Walker
  • Half Moon Bay Brewing
  • East Brother Beer
  • Independent Brewing Co
  • Marin Brewing Co
  • Moylan's
  • Cultivar
  • Faction
  • Ale Industries
  • Almanac Beer Co.
  • Laughing Monk
  • Far West Cider
  • Lagunitas
  • ...and more!
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Mar
10
7:00 PM19:00

Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series Present Anita Hill

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“#AnitaHill changed the conversation on workplace bias and harassment…she unleashed a wave of women running for office.” The SF Chronicle, April 2017.

An attorney and academic, Anita Hill is a leading proponent for women’s rights, workforce equity, and feminism. The youngest of 13 children of Albert and Erma Hill, Anita Hill hails from Arkansas family farmers, her great-grandparents and her maternal grandfather, born into slavery. Hill attended Oklahoma State University, then Yale Law School where she graduated with honors and is now a University Professor of Social Policy, Law, and Women’s Studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of Brandeis’ Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

Hill is the author of three books, Speaking Truth to Power, Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home and a tribute to Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice who preceded Clarence Thomas, titled A Tribute to Thurgood Marshall: A Man Who Broke with Tradition on Issues of Race and Gender[53]. 

She became an attorney-adviser to Clarence Thomas who served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, then worked for Thomas when he became Chairman at the US EEOC. Hill later openly testified in Senate Confirmation hearings to Thomas’ workforce sexual harassment history, making her a national figure for women speaking truth to power on matters relating to workforce bias and fairness. [More]

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Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

LORDE concert

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It is happening! Lorde is performing in the Oracle Arena in Oakland!

Don't miss a chance to see her live during her Wold Tour with the new album Melodrama which received a nomination for Album of the Year.

Current singer awards:

Following her breakthrough, Lorde won four New Zealand Music Awards at the 2013 ceremony. "Royals" additionally earned the New Zealand APRA Silver Scroll Awards in that year. At the 2014 Grammy Awards, Lorde received two Grammy Awards for her single "Royals" in the categories Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year, and at the 2018 Grammy Awards, her sophomore album Melodrama received a nomination for Album of the Year. She has also won two Billboard Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award and three World Music Awards. [More]

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Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

SF JAZZ presents An Evening with Buddy Guy

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BUDDY GUY - An ace session player for Chess Records throughout the 1960s who backed Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson and Koko Taylor, this blues guitar legend came to define second-generation Chicago blues with his wildly exuberant performances and incendiary guitar playing. His influence was profound across the Atlantic, where British blues lovers like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page absorbed his style. A testament to his lasting influence, Guy received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 GRAMMY awards and was a 2005 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Buddy Guy remains an iconic force on guitar whose incandescent solos reveal the searing, uninhibited soul of the blues. [More]

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Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

Bonnie Raitt

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A Concert to Benefit Tipping Point's Fire Relief Fund. Bonnie Raitt is more than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, she has become an institution in American music. Born to a musical family, the ten-time Grammy winner, who Rolling Stone named as both one of the “100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. [More]

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Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Umphrey’s McGee

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After 18-plus years of performing more than 100 concerts annually, releasing nine studio albums and selling more than 4.2 million tracks online, Umphrey’s McGee might be forgiven if they chose to rest on their laurels. But then that wouldn’t be consistent with the work ethic demonstrated by the band, which consistently attempts to raise the bar, setting and achieving new goals since forming on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana, in 1997. After releasing their eighth studio album, Similar Skin, the first for their own indie label, Nothing Too Fancy (N2F) Music (distributed by RED), the group continued to push the envelope and test the limits. The London Session, was a dream come true for the members having been recorded at the legendary Studio Two at historic Abbey Road. The stealth recording session yielded 10 tracks in a single day, proving once again, the prolific UM waits for no one. [More]

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Mar
25
6:00 AM06:00

Oakland Marathon

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The Oakland Running Festival is on the map to stay.  It has been nationally recognized as the Bay Area race to run. Corrigan Sports makes the process easy from registration to race day, and the people of Oakland make you feel welcome from start to finish. Experience Oakland’s diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of Oaktown, and finishes with one hella awesome party. [More]

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Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Day 26

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Day26 is an American male R&B music group formed in August 2007 by Sean "Diddy" Combs in a handpicked selection at the end of MTV's Making the Band 4. The group consists of Robert Curry, Brian Angel, Willie Taylor, Qwanell Mosley and Michael McCluney. The moniker is a tribute to the day when Angel, McCluney, Mosely, Curry, and Taylor went from unknowns to stars. The group released their first album, Day26, on March 25, 2008, one week after their then labelmates and Making the Band 3 winners Danity Kane released Welcome to the Dollhouse. The album's first single, "Got Me Going", was released on the finale of Making the Band 4. The album went on to debut at number one on the billboard charts. Subsequent seasons of Making the Band 4 featured the group on tour and making their second album Forever in a Daywhich also topped the Billboard charts. [More]

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday

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Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held from 10:00AM – 5:00PM every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, features live entertainment, a plethora of foods, and children’s activities. [More]

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Second Saturday

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Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held from 10:00AM – 5:00PM every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, features live entertainment, a plethora of foods, and children’s activities. [More]

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May
13
7:00 PM19:00

Pedro the Lion

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Last spring, after 11 years of performing and recording under his own name, Dave Bazan's growing fatigue with working alone hit a tipping point. "I missed the energy of making music with other people on stage and constantly traveling alone was starting to really sting", Bazan recalls. "I needed to be in a band again".

At that point, assuming this new band would be billed as "David Bazan Band" or similar, he began to set the wheels in motion to make it happen. He rented a rehearsal space again, hired a couple buddies for upcoming tours, and started fleshing out demos for the band to cue off of.  

He didn't realize it at first, but by mid-summer something big started to dawn on him: he had stumbled back into the very same process that yielded the first three Pedro the Lion records. "To my surprise, it felt a bit like coming home." [More]

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Jul
6
8:00 PM20:00

Oklahoma!

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Oklahoma opened on Broadway on March 31, 1943, 75 years ago. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s first collaboration, this show is a recognized landmark in the evolution of the American Musical Theater, and established new expectations for musicals that were followed for decades and are still familiar today. It was not only revolutionary in the way it fused story, songs, and dance, but it also introduced the choreography of Agnes DeMille’s Dream Ballet to reveal the hidden desires and fears of the principal characters. Oklahoma is an absolute must-see for musical theater lovers. [More]

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Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

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In Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in a delightful musical parable.  This all-ages family show was the first collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, and had a life as a concert piece before it evolved into a full blown show in London’s West End 50 years ago, and moved to Broadway in 1982. [More]

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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
22
12:00 PM12:00

Dom Flemons Comes to OPC

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We're excited to present another co-founder of the Grammy-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, Dom Flemons: The American Songster!

Dom is the featured artist at the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, September 26-30, 2018. He'll be with us at OPC for workshops and a special house concert. So SAVE THE DATE, Saturday Sept. 22, 2018.  

This event is a collaboration between OPC and the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention. [More]

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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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Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Kali Uchis

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Colombian-born and Virginia-raised singer Kali Uchis released her first studio-recorded EP, Por Vida, this February and has already collaborated with artists/producers including Tyler The Creator, Snoop Dogg, Diplo, and Rick Rubin. Her first studio release has garnered praise from the likes of Billboard, Pitchfork, Noisey and The Fader (see links below). With a sound that mirrors Amy Winehouse and 60s soul, Kali makes the old sound new again–with a funky twist–and is well on her way to becoming a household name. [More]

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Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

Valerie Troutt Presents "Black Girl Magic"

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The Valerie Troutt JazzSoul Project Presents "Black Girl Magic" featuring Vocalist Paulynn Brown and Rapper Ryan Nicole with special guest.


Come Celebrate Black History Month with Valerie and friends. Expect a wonderful evening of original JazzSoul music, inspiring lyricism good food, spirits, special guest and more.

Tickets are $19.00 and can be purchased at the Yoshi’s box office or online. [More]

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Feb
18
8:00 PM20:00

Beloved Oakland

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Join us as we unite the new and old faces of Oakland to celebrate Oakland's original brand of social justice, honor iconic social justice heroes, and support the East Oakland Black Culture Zone & other social justice initiatives. Music & special guests: Grammy Winner Fantastic Negrito, Hip Hop Soul Kev Choice & Oakland School of the Arts, Black Lives Movement Co-Founder Alicia Garza, Afro-Eclectic Combo Elephantine, Hip Hop Poet Ise Lyfe, Urban Peace Nicole Lee, Blues Siren Naima Shalhoub, DJ DC, Hip Hop Duo NuDekade, Movement Artist Favianna Rodriguez, Urban Equity Leader Fred Blackwell & More! [More]

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Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

The Buck

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The Buck is held every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 11:00am – 4:00pm, running concurrently with Jack London Square’s Farmers Market, giving everyone easy access to an assortment of vendors selling unique clothing, jewelry, food and much more. [More]

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Feb
18
10:00 AM10:00

Foodies vs. Chefs-Afro Cuban Brunch Pop Up

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Are you ready for some Afro-Cuban Love? Parlour Oakland and Eat Play Events & Catering bring you another #EPEC Brunch Pop Up. 

Amazing Oakland Chef Kenneth Wynn will be delighting you with an Afro-Cuban inspired menu, stay tuned, menu to come! Full bar, drink specials and bottomless mimosas await you! And Sangria too!

Live Music by Mio Flores & the Latin Jazz All Star Timbalero Band

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