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Where To Spend Your Halloween in Oakland, CA

Creep it real this Halloween in Oakland, for yourself and your family! While COVID is in our ghostly midst, there are still plenty of fun, safe,and physically distant activities to keep you spirited. 👻 Check out all the different ways you can spend Halloween in The Town…

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Oakland's Fall Festivals & Events

COVID-era fall doesn’t have to mean staying inside!There are still activities and events you can enjoy at a safe, physical distance.  Check out all of the family-friendly and sometimes even free activities that will help keep you and your family out of the house in Oakland. …

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All About Mom in The Town

Special Update: Quarantine Mother's Day Yes, we're still practicing social distancing in May, but that doesn't mean the strong women in your life can't feel special on Mother's Day! Here's a special update on how to show mom she's special the Town way. Give the Gift of Relaxation The Claremont Hotel & Spa is currently closed but why not treat your mom (and yourself) to a spa package? Check out the options below! PC: Claremont Club & Spa   Shop Local Online Oakland Supply Co Give the gift of Oakland-made goods by shopping online at Oakland Supply Co. From jewelry, candles, cards, soaps, and other well-crafted pieces, Mom will definitely feel special.  Shops on Lakeshore Check out the following shops on Lakeshore Avenue that are offering goods and gift cards online, curbside pickup, and delivery: Urban Indigo, Bay-Made, Maribel, and Lakeshore Beauty! Of course, treating her to yummy food, drinks, and sweets is not a bad idea either: Bardo Lounge & Supper Club, Shakewell, Proposition Chicken, Rico Rico Taco, Holy Land, Arizmendi, Lin Jia Kitchen, and Colonial Donuts!  McBride Sisters Wine Package Gift the McBride Sisters Black Girl Magic Riesling and Red Blend. Text 510-205-8540 to grab this little package for $50. PC: Oakland Supply Co.  Want more gift ideas, shop these other local Oakland small businesses!   Dine At Home Honor the tradition of spoiling Mom with to-go dinner! Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill is offering 3-course dinner options that are sure to delight your taste buds. Additional a la carte menu items and featured celebration beverages are also available.  What you need to know: Delivery cannot be pre-ordered; it will only be available on Mother’s Day: Phone order hours are taken daily, from 12pm - 7pm. You can order via UberEats, Postmates, Grubhub, and DoorDash.  No deadline to place Mother’s Day orders but preordering is highly recommended Looking for other food options? Check out these open restaurants. …

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Holiday Events in Oakland, California

It's holiday season here in Oakland, California! Along with lights and festive decorations, events are popping up all around The Town! Here’s a list of performances, holiday shopping, walking tours, and more to get you started! So, get your calendar out, pick the events that look the most fun for…

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Women Owned Businesses in Oakland

Women in Oakland are making moves!Women's History Month is meant to highlight those attributions and give thanks to those who've opened the doors of equality. The following entrepreneurs, listed in alphabetical order, have inspired women from Oakland and beyond, by being an example of excellence in the business industry. …

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5 Tips to Master Oaktoberfest in Oakland, CA

There is nothing more American than dressing up like a German and drinking beer... LOL!While you could spend your time debating the legitimacy of that opening statement, we think you’ll be much better served seeing how you can best explore the Oakland Ale Trail during this year’s Oaktoberfest! …

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How To Celebrate First Fridays in Oakland, CA

Every first friday of the month in the heart of Koreantown-Northgate, you’ll find Oakland’s prominent street festival - a live representation of Oakland’s vibrant art scene, culture and community. Ripe with street performers, artist collectives, interactive art pop-ups, vendors, and food trucks there is plenty to see and do for everyone. Every month’s fair features a different artistic and cultural theme, so you are constantly seeing a new side of Oakland’s creatives. Come explore Oakland’s eclectic arts scene, get inspired and get full on delicious local food while you’re at it…

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5 Oakland Stores to Hit For Plaid Friday

Holiday shopping; its a war out there. Not literally of course but those Black Friday lines, the over aggressive shopper fighting you for the Tickle Me Elmo (or whatever the kids are playing with these days), the retail staff filled with anything but cheer, who needs it? Not Oakland, as evidenced by the 6 th annual Plaid Friday. Plaid Friday encourages holiday bargain hunters to shop locally and support independent Oakland businesses. The Oakland Grown event is always a hit in The Town and this year will be no different with over 40 local businesses participating. Get more info on Plaid Friday here but for now take a look at a few stores were jazzed about for the holiday…

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How to Make the Most of Oakland Restaurant Week

Foodies, rejoice! It's time for Oakland Restaurant Week in The Town! For ten glorious days in January, 80+ restaurants will offer special prix fixe lunch & dinner menus at $10, $20, $30, $40 and $50 price points. To ensure you make the most of The Town's feast, here are some top tips for picking and choosing the restaurant that's perfect for you…

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