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Continental Club: Once called the "Coliseum of Oakland Blues,” and then falling nearly silent for decades, the Continental Club gets a new life and a grand re-opening just when the community needs music and laughter most. The Continental Club features comedy, live music, and dancing. Make sure to stop by for a craft cocktail or special dish from our kitchen menu while enjoying a comfortable and upscale atmosphere.
Eli's Mile High Club: Once upon a time Eli's was one of Oakland's hottest blues nightspots featuring legends like Fillmore Slim and Bobbie Webb. Today's iteration of this West Oakland staple is more of a rock n' roll bar, but they still pay tribute to their roots with blues shows on Mondays. Check out their website for upcoming shows.
Fox Theater: In 2009, after being closed for 40 years, the Fox Theater reopened as a live music venue, art school, and restaurant. The $75 million restoration and bustling Uptown Oakland location made it an instant favorite among touring artists and fans. Visit their website to purchase tickets to upcoming concerts!
Oakland Ballet Company: The Oakland Ballet Company is a non-profit, performing arts organization that reflects the diversity of Oakland and the greater East Bay. OBC’s professional dance performances engage a diverse range of community members through the presentation of vibrant new works, innovative collaborations with other artists & organizations in the community, and themes that are relevant to the diverse population of the East Bay. Visit their website to learn more about their upcoming events.
Oakland Metro Operahouse: The Oakland Metro Operahouse is a black box theater and performing arts center located in Jack London Square. The venue is a project of the Underworld Opera, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization's projects include: Oakland Opera Theater, The Oakland Metro Operahouse, Hoodslam, and Tourettes Without Regrets. View their upcoming event schedule here.
Oakland Symphony: The Oakland Symphony, Youth Orchestra and Chorus bring together orchestral music, choral music and youth education to strengthen the Oakland/East Bay community by providing quality live performances, education for lifetime enrichment and the perpetuation of the performing arts.
Paramount Theater: When the Oakland Symphony Orchestra Association purchased the Paramount in 1972 it was a run-down building with an amazing history. Two blocks from The Fox, The Paramount opened in 1931, with many doubting that Downtown Oakland could support two theaters so close to each other. It soon became an ode to Art Deco and after an authentic remodel in 1973 the building was declared a National Historic Landmark. As one of the San Francisco Bay Area's premiere performing arts facilities, the Paramount hosts a year-round schedule of popular music concerts, variety shows, theatre, and - of course – movies.
The New Parish: The New Parish is a flexible venue with bars, performance stages and an airy courtyard atrium, perfect for those warm spring days in Oakland. Musical performers range from heavy metal to underground hip-hop and a reggae show every Wednesday. The New Parish is a perfect representation of Oakland’s diversity shown by the performers they host throughout the week. Check their calendar and come by to experience the all the good vibes.
The Sound Room: The Sound Room is the home of Bay Area Jazz and Arts, Inc (BAJA). BAJA is a nonprofit organization that nurtures music, art, and creative ventures through live performance and educational programs.
Oakland Theater Project: The Oakland Theater Project provides incredible theater that inspires compassion. The project is a collection of artists that are committed to creating compelling works that unearth the human condition and unite diverse audiences through revelatory, heart-pounding theater. Visit their website to check out their show schedule.
Woodminster Amphitheater: High in the Oakland Hills, with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding cities, is the beautiful 500-acre Joaquin Miller Park. The park is home to one of the only urban second-growth redwood groves in existence, as well as miles of trails, picnic grounds, and a WPA-era art deco construction that includes pools, cascades, and the Woodminster Amphitheater. Over the last 50 years, the organization has presented 157 productions, entertaining about a million Woodminster Summer Musicals ticket holders. Check out their season calendar and plan a visit today.
Yoshi's: Yoshi’s began in 1972 as a small, North Berkeley sushi bar owned by founder and namesake, Yoshie Akiba. Over the next 40 years, Yoshi’s built itself into one of the world’s most respected jazz venues, earning a reputation as the Bay Area’s premier location for great Japanese cuisine and jazz music. Today, Yoshi’s is an award-winning 310-seat live performance venue with a state-of-the-art sound system and design, occupying 17,000 square feet in the heart of Oakland’s Jack London Square. Visit their website to see their full calendar.