Featured Events Happening Throughout The Week

Oakland First Fridays Festival

Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland's KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events. Thousands of people come… 

Off the Grid: Temescal

Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 1, 2016

Kasper's Plaza 

8 trucks and live music every Thursday 5-9pm beginning August 18, 2016 at Off the Grid: Temescal! Looking for drinks after dinner? Check out Rosamunde down the street (Off the Grid grub welcome inside). 

$5 First Fridays at Chabot Space & Science Center

Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday until December 2, 2016

Chabot Space & Science Center

An Exciting and Immersive Experience Every First Friday At $5 First Fridays you can embark on a Mini Mission to Mars, join a Night Hike through the redwoods, and enjoy various laser and planetarium shows. Admission also includes hands-on activities and live demonstrations throughout the center, as well as any special events that are going on that evening. Some activities have limited capacity and are first come, first served, so get here to… 

Temescal Street Flicks Every Thursday - "Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution"

Recurring weekly on Thursday until October 13, 2016

7:30 PM

Kasper's Plaza at Telegraph Ave & 46th Street

Temescal Street Flicks, is an engaging outdoor film series currently scheduled for Thursdays in September / October in the heart of of the Temescal Business corridor at Telegraph and Shattuck (Cross is 46th) in Oakland, CA. Sponsored by Temescal Business Improvement District and in partnership with Off The Grid: Temescal, Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films at the new weekly pop-up…

Friday Nights @ OMCA!

Recurring weekly on Friday until December 16, 2016

5:00 PM

Oakland Museum of California

We've expanded! Say hello to a new—and bigger—Friday Nights @ OMCA! Now open till 10 pm, with festivities extending onto Oak Street, and up to 20 food trucks every week, each Friday now has more bars, more music, and more time to explore the Museum's galleries! Enjoy the gardens with family art activities every week and garden games. Enjoy extended hours and food truck service April through October. 

Thursday, November 3

Folk Yeah Presents: Christopher Owens & The Tyde

November 3, 2016

Starline Social Club

Folk Yeah! Presents: CHRISTOPHER OWENS + The Tyde 

Love Jones, The Musical

November 3-4, 2016

Paramount Theatre 

Love Jones, The Musical - Playing Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 

Friday, November 4

Yoshi's presents: Sergio Mendes - the most influential Brazilian Artisit of all time!

November 4, 2016

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant 

Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums. One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy® Award winner. 

Piedmont Piano presents: Mike Moreno & Taylor Eigsti

November 4, 2016

Piedmont Piano Company 

Jazz guitarist Mike Moreno and jazz pianist Taylor Eigsti present a night of original music and jazz standards from both artists' repertoire in this special and rare duo appearance. 

Saturday, November 5

Patchwork Show

November 5, 2016

Jack London Square 

Modern Makers Festival, 150+ Art Craft + Design Vendors + Artisan Food + Diy Crafting + Local Music 

Sunday, November 6

Yoshi's presents: Chuchito Valdes - Heir to the Cuban Jazz Throne! 

November 6, 2016

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

Cuban Pianist, composer and arranger Jesus “Chuchito” Valdés, is the third-generation manifestation of a Cuban jazz piano dynasty that includes his father, Chucho Valdés and grandfather, Bebo Valdés. Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, The oldest of five siblings, Valdés was a child prodigy, attending and graduating from La Escuela de Musica Ignacio Cervantes. He had his first professional gig at the age of 16, working with Cuban singer and… 

Yoshi's presents: Rodney Franklin - internationally acclaimed keyboard Virtuoso! 

November 6, 2016

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

Veteran recording artist and internationally acclaimed keyboard virtuoso, Rodney Franklin, has been one of the stellar cast of contemporary music masters over the past thirty years. Rodney Franklin's many contributions to the evolution of jazz and popular music make him an undeniable part of our cultural experience. His innovative dynamic style of keyboard playing has earned him critical acclaim worldwide. He continues to influence artists… 

Monday, November 7

Yoshi's presents: Hiromi - The Trio Project featuring Anthony Jackson & Simon Phillips

November 7, 2016 - November 9, 2016

8:00 PM

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

“I don't want to put a name on my music. Other people can put a name on what I do. It’s just the union of what I've been listening to and what I've been learning. It has some elements of classical music, it has some rock, it has some jazz, but I don't want to give it a name.” – Hiromi 

Tuesday, November 8

Night Beats, Mystery, Molochs with Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show

November 8, 2016

8:00 PM to 1:00 AM

Starline Social Club 

Night Beats play pure psychedelic R&B music that spikes the punch and drowns your third eye in sonic waves of colour. Theirs is a bastard blues, contorted and distorted into new shapes for 21st century wastoids — once tasted never forgotten. This is music to melt your sorry little minds. With righteous musical support by The Mystery Lights and The Molochs and visual wizardry by the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show! 8PM - 1AM $12 Pre-sale… 

Thursday, November 10

Pop Up Magazine

November 10, 2016

7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Paramount Theatre

An evening of Story Telling 

The 45 Sessions presents: Z-Trip

November 10, 2016

8:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Uptown Nightclub & Bar 

The 45 Sessions presents DJ Z-Trip! Come out to your favorite party featuring all 45s, all day/night -- little records, big sound! 

Town Social: Rooftop Night Market

November 10, 2016

6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Overlook Lounge

Town Social: Rooftop Night Market Returns for it's second to last edition of the season! BIG NEWS: Due to the amazing turnout by the community, we've decided to expand Town Social to include our indoor space. We will be increasing the number of product vendors for your holiday shopping needs. We will also be opening up additional bars to better accommodate attendees. And as always, our local DJs will be providing a soulful soundtrack. Know a… 

Yoshi's presents: Vibrant Roots "EBAYC Gala 40th Anniversary

November 10, 2016

5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

For 40 years, the East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) has supported young people in being safe, smart and socially responsible. Join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary at our annual fundraising gala! The event will feature a kenyote from Dr. Pedro Noguera, UCLA Distinguished Professor of Education, family-friendly live entertainment, gourmet foods and drinks, and a silent auction. For information, contact gala40@ebayc.org 

Friday, November 11

Yoshi's presents: Jody Watley featuring "Shalamar Reloaded"

November 11, 2016

8:00 PM

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

In the show & prove style that fans have admired for over three decades, the Grammy-winning hyphenate (singer / songwriter / producer / businesswoman / OG fashionista) Jody Watley, one of music's prominent visionaries and style icons; after acquiring the trademark rights brings a newly reloaded Shalamar with new members Nate Allen Smith and renowned choreographer/dancer and vocalist Rosero McCoy to the modern stage. The trio has already… 

Saturday, November 12

Bay Area Bead extravaganza 2016

November 12, 2016 - November 13, 2016

10:00 AM

Oakland Marriott City Center

The two-day bazaar features 120+ juried booths of artists’ beads and imaginative supplies for making jewelry and more – delightful choices rarely seen at mass-market shows. 

Dashe Cellars 20th Anniversary Celebration: 8th Annual Paella Fiesta!!

November 12, 2016

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dashe Cellars, 55 - 4th Street, Oakland, CA 94607  

Get your paella on It's the annual festival you don't want to miss! Join Dashe Cellars on November 12th & 13th for our 8th Paella Fiesta. Prepare yourself as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary making wine as Dashe Cellars, with special treats to mark this incredible milestone. Featuring: - Master Chef Gerard Nebesky's giant pans of paella magic - Live flamenco music and dance performances - VIP lounge for Club members (card-carrying… 

Folk Yeah Presents: Jenny Hval

November 12, 2016

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Starline Social Club 

Jenny Hval will be headlining at Starline Social Club, with an all ages show, Novemeber 12th, 2016! 11/12 All Ages Doors: 8:00PM Show: 9:00PM TICKETS HERE (((folkYEAH!))) Presents is a Northern California based boutique music and events curator and presenter. (((folkYEAH!))) shows are highly regarded and carefully planned affairs with an emphasis on presenting each event as a one of a kind experience for both the artist and the attendees.… 

Yoshi's presents: John Mayall - the Godfather of British Blues

November 12, 2016

7:30 PM

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant 

Watch Links For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues." In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance. 

Sunday, November 13

Dashe Cellars 20th Anniversary Celebration: 8th Annual Paella Fiesta

November 13, 2016 

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Dashe Cellars

Get your paella on It's the annual festival you don't want to miss! Join Dashe Cellars on November 12th & 13th for our 8th Paella Fiesta. Prepare yourself as we celebrate our 20th Anniversary making wine as Dashe Cellars, with special treats to mark this incredible milestone. Featuring: - Master Chef Gerard Nebesky's giant pans of paella magic - Live flamenco music and dance performances - VIP lounge for Club members (card-carrying… 

Yoshi's presents: John Mayall - the Godfather of British Blues

November 13, 2016

7:00 PM

Yoshi's Jazz Club & Japanese Restaurant

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues." In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne's label, Forty Below Records, and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance. 

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