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PIC 217 Photo Contest

PIC Oakland 2017 Photo Contest

PIC Oakland 2017

Photo Contest

April 1-30, 2017

www.picoakland.com

PIC Oakland Photo Contest 2017 is a month-long event accepting photo submissions of anything Oakland from local amateur and professional artists.

EatPlayEvents and Catering Old Skool BBQ

Old Skool BBQ Eat Play Events & Chef Yaku

APRIL 2017 | EVENTS www.oldskoolbbqbrunch.eventbrite.com Eat Play Events & Chef Yaku will be rolling out the an Old Skool BBQ Brunch menu to pair with the Old Skool Hip Hop…

The BOX Layover Oakland DJ Kimani

The Layover: The BOX featuring DJ Kimani

The BOX w/DJ Kimani

Wednesdays

6pm – 10pm

The Layover

1517 Franklin Street

www.oaklandlayover.com/calendar

All your favorite MUSIC VIDEOS from the 80’s, 90’s and choice 2000’s presented to you on the big screen by DJ Kimani! Dancing and singing along strongly encouraged.

Foodies vs Chefs Steel Rail Jan 27, 2017

Foodies vs Chefs a Steel Rail Pop-Up

Steel Rail, Jack London Square

439 Water St

www.foodiesvschefoakland.eventbrite.com
Number of years in Oakland: 4 months

Make your reservation for this one of a kind event! Steel Rail has teamed up with Eat Play Events & Catering to bring you “Foodies vs. Chefs” and Steel Rail’s “Off the Rails” event featuring local chefs right in Jack London Square!

The Sound Room Oakland

The Sound Room Oakland Jazz

2147 Broadway

www.soundroom.org
Number of years in Oakland: 4.5 years

A community supported live music venue dedicated to jazz, R&B and world music.

Town Biz Oakland Retail

Town Biz Oakland

Town Biz

349 15th Street

www.townbizoakland.com
Number of years in Oakland? 1 year

Town Biz showcases amazing artists, artisans, craft workers and designers from and/or based in Oakland.

Oakland Ballet Nutcracker

Oakland Ballet – The Nutcracker

Oakland Ballet Presents
The Nutcracker

The Paramount

December 17 & 18, 2016

www.OaklandBallet.org
Number of years in Oakland? More the 45 years

Oakland Ballet Company’s spritely and colorful version of The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that is fun for the entire family. Brimming with holiday magic, this is the Nutcracker to see!

Off the Rails Jack London Square Oakland

Off the Rails at Steel Rail – Eat Play Events & Catering

Steel Rail, Jack London Square

439 Water Street

www.foodiesvschefsepec.eventbrite.com
Number of months in Oakland: 3 months

Make your reservation for this one of a kind event! Steel Rail has teamed up with Eat Play Events & Catering to bring you “Foodies vs. Chefs” and Steel Rail’s “Off the Rails” event featuring local chefs right in Jack London Square!

Minimo Wine Tasting Oakland

Minimo Wine in Oakland

420 3rd Street

www.minimowine.com
Number of years in Oakland? 1 year

Retail wine shop specializing in small production, sustainable wines and ciders.

Max's Diner & Bar Oakland City Center

Max’s Diner & Bar Oakland City Center

500 12th St #135

Oakland

www.maxsoakland.com
Number of years in Oakland: 5 years

Max’s Diner & Bar is a cornerstone in the Oakland City Center, recognized for its outstanding Classic American cuisine.

Uptown Farmers Market

Uptown Farmer’s Market Ordway

Ordway Plaza, One Kaiser Plaza

Wednesdays

November 9 & 16, 2016 10am – 2pm

www.facebook.com/OrdwayFarmersMarket
Number of years in Oakland: Since 2012, this is our 5th year

Farmer’s market featuring locally grown organic produce, fresh baked goods, and a variety of lunch options.

Real Future Oakland Museum

Real Future Fair November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

11am-2pm

www.realfuturefair.com/#schedule.com
Oakland Museum
Number of years in Oakland? First year in Oakland

The Real Future Fair is a day full of creative conversations about how technology is changing our lives.

Biketopia Impact HUB November 10, 2016

Bike East Bay’s Biketopia November 10, 2016

Biketopia
Impact HUB
2323 Broadway

www.bikeeastbay.org
Number of years in Oakland? 5 years

Biketopia is Bike East Bay’s winter party and silent auction.

Bike ride and wine tasting East Bay Winery Tours

East Bay Winery Bike Tours

East Bay Winery Bike Tours
724 Santa Ray Avenue
510-285-7884

www.eastbaywinerybiketours.com
Number of years in Oakland? 6 years

Guided bicycle tours on safe routes visiting the great urban wineries of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and Richmond.

Oakland Ballet Presents Luna Mexicana

The Paramount Theater (Oakland)
2025 Broadway

www.OaklandBallet.org
Number of years in Oakland? First time the Oakland Ballet presents Luna Mexicana

Oakland Ballet is excited to premier a new performance – Luna Mexicana a dance and music celebration of the iconic Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!

Harvest Festival Jack London Square Oakland

Farmers Market Harvest Festival

Farmers Market Harvest Festival
Jack London Square
Sunday, October 30, 2016

www.cuesa.org/event/2016/jack-london-square-farmers-market-harvest-festival
Number of years in Oakland? First year

Savor the season with a day of tasting, learning, and Halloween family fun. Dress up in costume and bring the whole family for apple cider pressing, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a fall pie contest, and much more – FREE!

Oct 29 Oakland Treasure Hunt

Oakland Treasure Hunt October 29, 2016

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Registration 12pm

www.gametheoryacademy.org/oaklandtreasurehunt

The Oakland Treasure Hunt is a unique urban sleuthing adventure played on the streets of downtown and uptown Oakland where players explore obscure landmarks, forgotten architectural delights, and vestiges of Oakland’s rich history.

Latham Square October 2016

3rd Thursdays Latham Square October 20, 2016

Latham Squarey, Telegraph at Broadway

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5pm-8pm

www.facebook.com/events/1052728548158424

Oakland Co-Working Space The Lab

The Lab (Oakland) – Co-Working Space

The Lab (Oakland)
1330 Broadway, 3rd Floor

www.engagementlab.org
Number of years in Oakland? New
The Lab [Oakland] is more than just a co-working facility. It’s designed as a space for community building and experimentation –– and we are always looking for new partners and creative new ideas.

Forage Kitchen Oakland

Forage Kitchen Grand Opening in Oakland

Forage Kitchen
478 25th Street

First Friday, October 7, 2016

www.eventbrite.com/e/oakland-first-friday-with-forage-kitchen-tickets-28020252329
Number of years in Oakland? New
Come out to our Grand Opening at this month’s First Friday for some delicious sandwiches from Pals Take Away and drinks from Temescal Brewery.

Children's Fairyland Drawn Together September 30

Children’s Fairyland Drawn Together Event

Children’s Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue

Friday, September 30, 2016
6pm – 9pm

www.fairyland.org
Number of years in Oakland? Since 2013

An adults-only evening (21 and over) of live art-making, fixed-price art sale, music, food, drinks, and magical fun at Children’s Fairyland. Space is limited so get your tickets early and support a great cause!

Mads Tolling Rosenblum Cellars

Music Last Friday at Rosenblum Cellars

Music on Last Friday
Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay Street Jack London Square

September 30

www.rosenblumcellars.com
Number of years in Oakland? 2 years

Internationally renowned violinist and composer, Mads Tolling is a two-time Grammy Award-Winner will be playing at Music on Last Friday at Rosenblum Cellars.

Octopus Literary Salon Oakland

The Octopus Literary Salon Oakland

2101 Webster Street

www.oaklandoctopus.org
Number of years in Oakland: 1 years

The Octopus Literary Salon is a café/bookstore/performance space supporting local musicians, writers, and performers.

Pam Torno Artist Rosenblum Cellars

Artist of the Month at Rosenblum Cellars

Artist of the Month
Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay Street Jack London Square

Month of September

www.rosenblumcellars.com
Number of years in Oakland? 2 years

Pam Torno is a freelance writer, video producer, and photographer who’s been snapping photos for over a decade. Enjoy her art all month of September!

Rosenblum Cellars Oakland Winery

Trivia Tuesdays at Rosenblum Cellars

Rosenblum Cellars,
10 Clay Street Jack London Square

September 13, 20, and 27, 2016,
6pm

www.rosenblumcellars.com
Number of years in Oakland? 10 months

Trivia Every Tuesday! Drink, Play, Win! Free! Now with Free Popcorn! Check out the Rosenblum Facebook page for weekly topics and clues!

Harmonic Reduction Oakland Sept 17 2016

Harm(onic) Reduction

Harm(onic) Reduction
19th Street

Saturday, 12pm-7pm

www.stelliummusic.com/harmonic-reduction/a>
Number of years in Oakland? New

A full day celebration and music extravaganza that features community solidarity to fight against human trafficking and exploitation. Amazing artists have come on board, like Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ set by Tuneyards, Jel of Anticon, and many more.

Eat Play Events Foodies and Chefs Brunch Pop Up at alaMar

Foodies and Chefs Sunday Brunch Pop-Up

Foodies and Chefs Sunday Brunch Pop-Up
alaMar Kitchen & Bar
100 Grand Avenue

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Seating Times 10am and 12:30pm

www.eventbrite.com/e/foodies-and-chefs-sunday-brunch-pop-up-alamar-tickets-27588850996
Number of years in Oakland? This is the first year

Join Eat Play Events & Catering along with Chef Nelson of alaMar as they showcase different local chefs and host one of the best Sunday Brunches around.

Ume Yoga Grand Opening in Oakland

Ume Yoga Grand Opening

Ume Yoga
1501 Broadway

September 15, Thursday 4pm-7pm

www.umeyoga.com
Number of years in Oakland? New

Ume Yoga represents the calm place in a world gone mad. We do this by creating a tranquil space enabling our community to unwind, regain daily balance, and restore health and fitness by offering a wide variety of yoga styles.

Raiders Watch Party Era Art Bar & Lounge Oakland

Raiders Nation Watch Parties

Era Art Bar & Lounge
19 Grand Avenue

Sundays, 10am-2pm

www.oaklandera.com
Number of years in Oakland? New

For the 2016 NFL Season, ERA Art Bar is producing the Bay Area’s most exciting Raiders watch parties. With 8 huge hi-def flatscreens

Yoshis Soul Mechanix

Soul Mechanix at Yoshi’s

Friday, September 9, 2016
10pm

www.facebook.com/soulmechanix
Number of years in Oakland? 4

Soul Mechanix is a Soul and Funk cover band doing songs from Marvin, Michael, Bill Withers, Aretha, Chaka, Erykah Badu, Cameo, Rick James, Parliament, Maze, Isley Bros, The Time, etc.

Chef Char at Rosenblum Cellars

Rosenblum Cellars Sips & Samples

Rosenblum Cellars
10 Clay Street Jack London Square

September 7, 12, 21, and 28, 2016

5pm-7pm

www.rosenblumcellars.com
Number of years in Oakland? 1

Every Wednesday Rosenblum Cellars hosts Sips & Samples where the Chef of the Month offers free small bites that pair with their wine of the month! In September, Chef Char weaves her Southeastern Louisiana and West-Indian heritage into her cuisine.

Dax Lee’s Barber and Apothecary

1707 Webster Street

www.daxlees.com
Number of years in Oakland: 1 year

Dax Lee’s is a community based barbershop with a highly curated men’s apothecary featuring all natural and handmade products.

Oakland Outdoor Events

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square in Oakland

SEPTEMBER 2016 | EVENTS www.facebook.com/events/973241669465015 Come out and enjoy the community vibe Thursday, September 15, 2016 Oakland Presents 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square Featured artists PE 2.0 featuring Jahi(The Next…

Insider Guide to Making the Most of Art & Soul Festival

Downtown Oakland

August 20 & 21, 2016

12pm-6pm

www.artandsouloakland.com
Number of years in Oakland: 16 years

Art & Soul turns sweet 16 this weekend showcasing Oakland’s Tony Toni Tone, Chante Moore and rising R & B sensation Samaria and along with other local arts.

Umami Mart

815 Broadway

www.umamimart.com

Umami Mart is a curation of bar tools and glassware from Japan, as well as a bottle shop dedicated to sake and Japanese beer.

NomNom

372 24th St

www.nomnom.menu

NomNom is an online community designed to help you discover handcrafted meals from local startup food-makers. All of our meals are made with love by aspiring chefs at certified commercial kitchens.

Calavera & Drake’s 1 Year Anniversary

The Hive

2335 Broadway, Oakland

Sunday, August 7, 1pm – 6pm

www.facebook.com/events/257099014671139

Join in celebration of the anniversary of two of Uptown’s now-indispensable establishments: Drake’s Dealership and Calavera. It will be a day of Oaktown love and entertainment, and of course the focus, 10 incredible dishes created by the chefs pitted against one another, vying for the title of champion.

Braunch Party Shift Local

Spice Monkey 1628 Webster Street, Oakland

Sunday, July 31 11am – 3pm

www.shiftlocal.wordpress.com

Shift Local invites you to party in #Oakland with awesome, open-minded and forward-thinking neighbors in the Bay Area to benefit DreamCatcher – a safe place for at-risk youth – a program by Alameda Family Services.

Flax art & design Kids Fest

Flax Art & Design

1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Saturday, July 30 11am – 2pm

www.flaxart.com/kidsfest

Please join us for our eagerly anticipated always celebrated annual Kidsfest, a fascinating day of discovery, imagination and learning for children and their parents.

The Golden Bull

412 14th Street

www.thegoldenbullbar.com

The Golden Bull offers a fun healthy environment, a huge variety of beverages served by a knowledgeable friendly staff, live music and DJ’s full of locals and people from all over the world.

Root and Rebound Annual Benefit

1721 Broadway #201

www.rootandrebound.org
Number of years in Oakland: 2nd Annual

On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Root & Rebound (Root and Rebound) is throwing their second annual Summer Benefit to celebrate and raise funds to sustain our work innovating, creating, and collaborating for everyone’s right to a second chance. The night is at a local art gallery and event space, Oakstop in downtown Oakland will be filled with delicious food by The Town Kitchen, local beer and wine, live music from young performers from RYSE in Richmond, spoken word poetry, and an auction.

Pete Escovedo The Art World of Mr. E

White Box Studio, Oakland School of the Arts, 1726 San Pablo Ave

www. peteescovedo.com/art

Pete Escovedo, The Art World of Mr. E represents his life on canvas, where “family first” has been and continues to be their foundation for music, love, and life. Opening reception July 7, 2016 5pm-8pm at The White Box Studio at the School for the Arts.

Red Bay Coffee Grand Opening

2327 Broadway

www.redbaycoffee.com
Number of years in Oakland: 2 years

Red Bay Coffee is a wholesale specialty coffee roasting company based in Oakland, California. We serve Beautiful Coffee to the People

Archer Bicycle

431 13th Street

www.facebook.com/archerbicycle
Number of years in Oakland: 2 year

Archer Bicycle is a bike shop whose main focus is NOT selling you a bike (although we are happy to do so). We want you, and whatever bike you own, to be well cared for. As a bonus, we have an art gallery upstairs!

James and the Giant Cupcake

341 17th Street

www.jamesandthegiantcupcake.com
Number of years in Oakland: 5 years at our first store, 3 weeks here!

We offer gourmet cupcakes (minis, full size, and giant), baby cakes, and cakes for walk-in or custom order. We change our flavors every day and offer at least 2 gluten free/vegan options daily. We are Oakland’s Favorite Cupcakes!

Sip and Swirl Events Urban Wine Tours

Oakland Urban Wine Tours

www.sipandswirlevents.com
Number of years in Oakland: 5 years

Our unique wine tours are fun, informative, and the perfect afternoon getaway!

Kosa Arts First Fridays

Kosa Arts 386 19th Street

www.kosaarts.com/events
Number of years in Oakland: 6 months

Come to Oakland for First Fridays and stop by Kosa who is hosting 3 Artisans with larger collections of their work.

Jamaican Jerk Cook Off 2016

Drake’s Dealership 2325 Broadway

www.jamaicanjerkcookoff.com
Number of years in Oakland: 7 years

On Memorial Day Monday May 30, the annual Jamaican Jerk Cook Off invites eight teams to square off with their unique version of jerk to impress attendees. Enjoy a day of good food, music and family fun.

ITANI RAMEN

1736 Telegraph Ave

www.itaniramen.com

Number of years in Oakland: Just Opening

Itani Ramen is the expression of Japanese ramen culture now open in Oakland.

Sara Bush Dance Presents “This Land Oakland-Bringing the Outside In”

Laney College Theater

900 Fallon Street, Oakland

Sunday, May 22 8pm

www.sarahbushdance.org/this-land-oakland

A collection of five multi-media dance pieces inspired by Oakland landscapes.
Featuring live music by gina Breedlove and Melanie DeMore.

Bike to Work Day 2016

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Thursday, May 12 starting 7am

www.bikeeastbay.org

Number of years in Oakland: 22 years

Join the fun on the biggest bike day of the year! Start your day with a pancake breakfast at Frank Ogawa Plaza from 7am-9am.

Downtown Wine Merchants

December 2015 | DINING

downtownwinemerchants.com
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Number of years in Oakland: 1

We are a Wine Bar & Retail Shop specializing in European & Domestic small producers, practicing as natural and hands off wine making as possible. Our menu is inspired by what the farmers around us are growing and what we can make from that. Our food is served all day featuring house made, organic & humanely raised food.

Viscera shopping in Downtown Oakland

Viscera

October 2015 | SHOPPING

viscerastudio.com
1542 Broadway
Number of years in Oakland <1

Viscera curates a collection of American-made men’s and women’s clothing. We also design and produce a line of 3D printed jewelry in a range of materials.

Betti Ono Art Gallery in Downtown Oakland
camera_iconPhoto Credit: Cicely Day

Betti Ono

APRIL 2015 | ARTS & CULTURE

1427 Broadway, bettiono.com
Betti Ono is an award winning, experimentally minded art space, gallery and retail store that features work by local, national, and international artists, both emerging and established, with monthly displays of multidisciplinary arts, performance and media exhibitions, and special events.

Farley's East

Farley’s East

33 Grand Ave

www.farleyscoffee.com
Number of years in Oakland?: 6 years

Farley’s is a family owned and operated, community oriented café, offering an inviting casual social environment. Local organic sustainable ingredients are used in creative comfort cafe fare when ever possible. Coffee and espresso roasted right here in the Bay Area!

Show & Tell Concept Shop

December 2015 | SHOPPING

showandtelloakland.com
1427 Broadway
Number of years in Oakland: 4

Show & Tell is a concept shop, gallery, and gathering space located in vibrant downtown Oakland that serves as a platform for sustainable and socially responsible apparel, accessories, and gift items. We offer an eclectic selection of items from a rotating roster of up and coming brands with an emphasis on goods made in California.

Spice Monkey

Spice Monkey

1628 Webster Street

www.spicemonkeyrestaurant.com

Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar is one of the most unique restaurants in downtown Oakland. They created handcrafted spice-blends and global dishes.

Whale’s Wake at Flight Deck

1540 Broadway

Friday, April 16-May 7, 2016

www.raggedwing.org/shows/201516-season-kin/whales-wake-april-16-may-7-2016/

Whale’s Wake is a funny, sexy, incantatory that follows one family’s struggle to honor the difficult dead.

Turtle & Hare

100 Grand Avenue Suite 109

www.turtleandhare.net
Number of years in Oakland: 3 years

Turtle & Hare a furniture showroom in Oakland with locally beautiful and distinctive artisan design products.

2nd Annual East Bay DANCES Festival

April 17, 2016
Malonga Casquelourd Center
1428 Alice Street

www.oaklandballet.org

Oakland Ballet Company is excited to present the second annual East Bay DANCES Festival – an afternoon celebrating the very best of dance in the East Bay.

PIC 217 Photo Contest

PIC Oakland 2017 Photo Contest

PIC Oakland 2017

Photo Contest

April 1-30, 2017

www.picoakland.com

PIC Oakland Photo Contest 2017 is a month-long event accepting photo submissions of anything Oakland from local amateur and professional artists.

EatPlayEvents and Catering Old Skool BBQ

Old Skool BBQ Eat Play Events & Chef Yaku

APRIL 2017 | EVENTS www.oldskoolbbqbrunch.eventbrite.com Eat Play Events & Chef Yaku will be rolling out the an Old Skool BBQ Brunch menu to pair with the Old Skool Hip Hop…

The BOX Layover Oakland DJ Kimani

The Layover: The BOX featuring DJ Kimani

The BOX w/DJ Kimani

Wednesdays

6pm – 10pm

The Layover

1517 Franklin Street

www.oaklandlayover.com/calendar

All your favorite MUSIC VIDEOS from the 80’s, 90’s and choice 2000’s presented to you on the big screen by DJ Kimani! Dancing and singing along strongly encouraged.

Foodies vs Chefs Steel Rail Jan 27, 2017

Foodies vs Chefs a Steel Rail Pop-Up

Steel Rail, Jack London Square

439 Water St

www.foodiesvschefoakland.eventbrite.com
Number of years in Oakland: 4 months

Make your reservation for this one of a kind event! Steel Rail has teamed up with Eat Play Events & Catering to bring you “Foodies vs. Chefs” and Steel Rail’s “Off the Rails” event featuring local chefs right in Jack London Square!

The Sound Room Oakland

The Sound Room Oakland Jazz

2147 Broadway

www.soundroom.org
Number of years in Oakland: 4.5 years

A community supported live music venue dedicated to jazz, R&B and world music.

Town Biz Oakland Retail

Town Biz Oakland

Town Biz

349 15th Street

www.townbizoakland.com
Number of years in Oakland? 1 year

Town Biz showcases amazing artists, artisans, craft workers and designers from and/or based in Oakland.

Oakland Ballet Nutcracker

Oakland Ballet – The Nutcracker

Oakland Ballet Presents
The Nutcracker

The Paramount

December 17 & 18, 2016

www.OaklandBallet.org
Number of years in Oakland? More the 45 years

Oakland Ballet Company’s spritely and colorful version of The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that is fun for the entire family. Brimming with holiday magic, this is the Nutcracker to see!

Off the Rails Jack London Square Oakland

Off the Rails at Steel Rail – Eat Play Events & Catering

Steel Rail, Jack London Square

439 Water Street

www.foodiesvschefsepec.eventbrite.com
Number of months in Oakland: 3 months

Make your reservation for this one of a kind event! Steel Rail has teamed up with Eat Play Events & Catering to bring you “Foodies vs. Chefs” and Steel Rail’s “Off the Rails” event featuring local chefs right in Jack London Square!

Minimo Wine Tasting Oakland

Minimo Wine in Oakland

420 3rd Street

www.minimowine.com
Number of years in Oakland? 1 year

Retail wine shop specializing in small production, sustainable wines and ciders.

Max's Diner & Bar Oakland City Center

Max’s Diner & Bar Oakland City Center

500 12th St #135

Oakland

www.maxsoakland.com
Number of years in Oakland: 5 years

Max’s Diner & Bar is a cornerstone in the Oakland City Center, recognized for its outstanding Classic American cuisine.

Uptown Farmers Market

Uptown Farmer’s Market Ordway

Ordway Plaza, One Kaiser Plaza

Wednesdays

November 9 & 16, 2016 10am – 2pm

www.facebook.com/OrdwayFarmersMarket
Number of years in Oakland: Since 2012, this is our 5th year

Farmer’s market featuring locally grown organic produce, fresh baked goods, and a variety of lunch options.

Real Future Oakland Museum

Real Future Fair November 15, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

11am-2pm

www.realfuturefair.com/#schedule.com
Oakland Museum
Number of years in Oakland? First year in Oakland

The Real Future Fair is a day full of creative conversations about how technology is changing our lives.

Biketopia Impact HUB November 10, 2016

Bike East Bay’s Biketopia November 10, 2016

Biketopia
Impact HUB
2323 Broadway

www.bikeeastbay.org
Number of years in Oakland? 5 years

Biketopia is Bike East Bay’s winter party and silent auction.

Bike ride and wine tasting East Bay Winery Tours

East Bay Winery Bike Tours

East Bay Winery Bike Tours
724 Santa Ray Avenue
510-285-7884

www.eastbaywinerybiketours.com
Number of years in Oakland? 6 years

Guided bicycle tours on safe routes visiting the great urban wineries of Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley and Richmond.

Oakland Ballet Presents Luna Mexicana

The Paramount Theater (Oakland)
2025 Broadway

www.OaklandBallet.org
Number of years in Oakland? First time the Oakland Ballet presents Luna Mexicana

Oakland Ballet is excited to premier a new performance – Luna Mexicana a dance and music celebration of the iconic Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!

Harvest Festival Jack London Square Oakland

Farmers Market Harvest Festival

Farmers Market Harvest Festival
Jack London Square
Sunday, October 30, 2016

www.cuesa.org/event/2016/jack-london-square-farmers-market-harvest-festival
Number of years in Oakland? First year

Savor the season with a day of tasting, learning, and Halloween family fun. Dress up in costume and bring the whole family for apple cider pressing, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a fall pie contest, and much more – FREE!

Oct 29 Oakland Treasure Hunt

Oakland Treasure Hunt October 29, 2016

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Registration 12pm

www.gametheoryacademy.org/oaklandtreasurehunt

The Oakland Treasure Hunt is a unique urban sleuthing adventure played on the streets of downtown and uptown Oakland where players explore obscure landmarks, forgotten architectural delights, and vestiges of Oakland’s rich history.

Latham Square October 2016

3rd Thursdays Latham Square October 20, 2016

Latham Squarey, Telegraph at Broadway

Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 5pm-8pm

www.facebook.com/events/1052728548158424

Oakland Co-Working Space The Lab

The Lab (Oakland) – Co-Working Space

The Lab (Oakland)
1330 Broadway, 3rd Floor

www.engagementlab.org
Number of years in Oakland? New
The Lab [Oakland] is more than just a co-working facility. It’s designed as a space for community building and experimentation –– and we are always looking for new partners and creative new ideas.

Forage Kitchen Oakland

Forage Kitchen Grand Opening in Oakland

Forage Kitchen
478 25th Street

First Friday, October 7, 2016

www.eventbrite.com/e/oakland-first-friday-with-forage-kitchen-tickets-28020252329
Number of years in Oakland? New
Come out to our Grand Opening at this month’s First Friday for some delicious sandwiches from Pals Take Away and drinks from Temescal Brewery.

Children's Fairyland Drawn Together September 30

Children’s Fairyland Drawn Together Event

Children’s Fairyland
699 Bellevue Avenue

Friday, September 30, 2016
6pm – 9pm

www.fairyland.org
Number of years in Oakland? Since 2013

An adults-only evening (21 and over) of live art-making, fixed-price art sale, music, food, drinks, and magical fun at Children’s Fairyland. Space is limited so get your tickets early and support a great cause!

Mads Tolling Rosenblum Cellars

Music Last Friday at Rosenblum Cellars

Music on Last Friday
Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay Street Jack London Square

September 30

www.rosenblumcellars.com
Number of years in Oakland? 2 years

Internationally renowned violinist and composer, Mads Tolling is a two-time Grammy Award-Winner will be playing at Music on Last Friday at Rosenblum Cellars.

Octopus Literary Salon Oakland

The Octopus Literary Salon Oakland

2101 Webster Street

www.oaklandoctopus.org
Number of years in Oakland: 1 years

The Octopus Literary Salon is a café/bookstore/performance space supporting local musicians, writers, and performers.

Pam Torno Artist Rosenblum Cellars

Artist of the Month at Rosenblum Cellars

Artist of the Month
Rosenblum Cellars, 10 Clay Street Jack London Square

Month of September

www.rosenblumcellars.com
Number of years in Oakland? 2 years

Pam Torno is a freelance writer, video producer, and photographer who’s been snapping photos for over a decade. Enjoy her art all month of September!

Rosenblum Cellars Oakland Winery

Trivia Tuesdays at Rosenblum Cellars

Rosenblum Cellars,
10 Clay Street Jack London Square

September 13, 20, and 27, 2016,
6pm

www.rosenblumcellars.com
Number of years in Oakland? 10 months

Trivia Every Tuesday! Drink, Play, Win! Free! Now with Free Popcorn! Check out the Rosenblum Facebook page for weekly topics and clues!

Harmonic Reduction Oakland Sept 17 2016

Harm(onic) Reduction

Harm(onic) Reduction
19th Street

Saturday, 12pm-7pm

www.stelliummusic.com/harmonic-reduction/a>
Number of years in Oakland? New

A full day celebration and music extravaganza that features community solidarity to fight against human trafficking and exploitation. Amazing artists have come on board, like Blackalicious, Del the Funky Homosapien, DJ set by Tuneyards, Jel of Anticon, and many more.

Eat Play Events Foodies and Chefs Brunch Pop Up at alaMar

Foodies and Chefs Sunday Brunch Pop-Up

Foodies and Chefs Sunday Brunch Pop-Up
alaMar Kitchen & Bar
100 Grand Avenue

Sunday, September 18, 2016
Seating Times 10am and 12:30pm

www.eventbrite.com/e/foodies-and-chefs-sunday-brunch-pop-up-alamar-tickets-27588850996
Number of years in Oakland? This is the first year

Join Eat Play Events & Catering along with Chef Nelson of alaMar as they showcase different local chefs and host one of the best Sunday Brunches around.

Ume Yoga Grand Opening in Oakland

Ume Yoga Grand Opening

Ume Yoga
1501 Broadway

September 15, Thursday 4pm-7pm

www.umeyoga.com
Number of years in Oakland? New

Ume Yoga represents the calm place in a world gone mad. We do this by creating a tranquil space enabling our community to unwind, regain daily balance, and restore health and fitness by offering a wide variety of yoga styles.

Raiders Watch Party Era Art Bar & Lounge Oakland

Raiders Nation Watch Parties

Era Art Bar & Lounge
19 Grand Avenue

Sundays, 10am-2pm

www.oaklandera.com
Number of years in Oakland? New

For the 2016 NFL Season, ERA Art Bar is producing the Bay Area’s most exciting Raiders watch parties. With 8 huge hi-def flatscreens

Yoshis Soul Mechanix

Soul Mechanix at Yoshi’s

Friday, September 9, 2016
10pm

www.facebook.com/soulmechanix
Number of years in Oakland? 4

Soul Mechanix is a Soul and Funk cover band doing songs from Marvin, Michael, Bill Withers, Aretha, Chaka, Erykah Badu, Cameo, Rick James, Parliament, Maze, Isley Bros, The Time, etc.

Chef Char at Rosenblum Cellars

Rosenblum Cellars Sips & Samples

Rosenblum Cellars
10 Clay Street Jack London Square

September 7, 12, 21, and 28, 2016

5pm-7pm

www.rosenblumcellars.com
Number of years in Oakland? 1

Every Wednesday Rosenblum Cellars hosts Sips & Samples where the Chef of the Month offers free small bites that pair with their wine of the month! In September, Chef Char weaves her Southeastern Louisiana and West-Indian heritage into her cuisine.

Dax Lee’s Barber and Apothecary

1707 Webster Street

www.daxlees.com
Number of years in Oakland: 1 year

Dax Lee’s is a community based barbershop with a highly curated men’s apothecary featuring all natural and handmade products.

Oakland Outdoor Events

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square in Oakland

SEPTEMBER 2016 | EVENTS www.facebook.com/events/973241669465015 Come out and enjoy the community vibe Thursday, September 15, 2016 Oakland Presents 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square Featured artists PE 2.0 featuring Jahi(The Next…

Insider Guide to Making the Most of Art & Soul Festival

Downtown Oakland

August 20 & 21, 2016

12pm-6pm

www.artandsouloakland.com
Number of years in Oakland: 16 years

Art & Soul turns sweet 16 this weekend showcasing Oakland’s Tony Toni Tone, Chante Moore and rising R & B sensation Samaria and along with other local arts.

Umami Mart

815 Broadway

www.umamimart.com

Umami Mart is a curation of bar tools and glassware from Japan, as well as a bottle shop dedicated to sake and Japanese beer.

NomNom

372 24th St

www.nomnom.menu

NomNom is an online community designed to help you discover handcrafted meals from local startup food-makers. All of our meals are made with love by aspiring chefs at certified commercial kitchens.

Calavera & Drake’s 1 Year Anniversary

The Hive

2335 Broadway, Oakland

Sunday, August 7, 1pm – 6pm

www.facebook.com/events/257099014671139

Join in celebration of the anniversary of two of Uptown’s now-indispensable establishments: Drake’s Dealership and Calavera. It will be a day of Oaktown love and entertainment, and of course the focus, 10 incredible dishes created by the chefs pitted against one another, vying for the title of champion.

Braunch Party Shift Local

Spice Monkey 1628 Webster Street, Oakland

Sunday, July 31 11am – 3pm

www.shiftlocal.wordpress.com

Shift Local invites you to party in #Oakland with awesome, open-minded and forward-thinking neighbors in the Bay Area to benefit DreamCatcher – a safe place for at-risk youth – a program by Alameda Family Services.

Flax art & design Kids Fest

Flax Art & Design

1501 Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Saturday, July 30 11am – 2pm

www.flaxart.com/kidsfest

Please join us for our eagerly anticipated always celebrated annual Kidsfest, a fascinating day of discovery, imagination and learning for children and their parents.

The Golden Bull

412 14th Street

www.thegoldenbullbar.com

The Golden Bull offers a fun healthy environment, a huge variety of beverages served by a knowledgeable friendly staff, live music and DJ’s full of locals and people from all over the world.

Root and Rebound Annual Benefit

1721 Broadway #201

www.rootandrebound.org
Number of years in Oakland: 2nd Annual

On Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 Root & Rebound (Root and Rebound) is throwing their second annual Summer Benefit to celebrate and raise funds to sustain our work innovating, creating, and collaborating for everyone’s right to a second chance. The night is at a local art gallery and event space, Oakstop in downtown Oakland will be filled with delicious food by The Town Kitchen, local beer and wine, live music from young performers from RYSE in Richmond, spoken word poetry, and an auction.

Pete Escovedo The Art World of Mr. E

White Box Studio, Oakland School of the Arts, 1726 San Pablo Ave

www. peteescovedo.com/art

Pete Escovedo, The Art World of Mr. E represents his life on canvas, where “family first” has been and continues to be their foundation for music, love, and life. Opening reception July 7, 2016 5pm-8pm at The White Box Studio at the School for the Arts.

Red Bay Coffee Grand Opening

2327 Broadway

www.redbaycoffee.com
Number of years in Oakland: 2 years

Red Bay Coffee is a wholesale specialty coffee roasting company based in Oakland, California. We serve Beautiful Coffee to the People

Archer Bicycle

431 13th Street

www.facebook.com/archerbicycle
Number of years in Oakland: 2 year

Archer Bicycle is a bike shop whose main focus is NOT selling you a bike (although we are happy to do so). We want you, and whatever bike you own, to be well cared for. As a bonus, we have an art gallery upstairs!

James and the Giant Cupcake

341 17th Street

www.jamesandthegiantcupcake.com
Number of years in Oakland: 5 years at our first store, 3 weeks here!

We offer gourmet cupcakes (minis, full size, and giant), baby cakes, and cakes for walk-in or custom order. We change our flavors every day and offer at least 2 gluten free/vegan options daily. We are Oakland’s Favorite Cupcakes!

Sip and Swirl Events Urban Wine Tours

Oakland Urban Wine Tours

www.sipandswirlevents.com
Number of years in Oakland: 5 years

Our unique wine tours are fun, informative, and the perfect afternoon getaway!

Kosa Arts First Fridays

Kosa Arts 386 19th Street

www.kosaarts.com/events
Number of years in Oakland: 6 months

Come to Oakland for First Fridays and stop by Kosa who is hosting 3 Artisans with larger collections of their work.

Jamaican Jerk Cook Off 2016

Drake’s Dealership 2325 Broadway

www.jamaicanjerkcookoff.com
Number of years in Oakland: 7 years

On Memorial Day Monday May 30, the annual Jamaican Jerk Cook Off invites eight teams to square off with their unique version of jerk to impress attendees. Enjoy a day of good food, music and family fun.

ITANI RAMEN

1736 Telegraph Ave

www.itaniramen.com

Number of years in Oakland: Just Opening

Itani Ramen is the expression of Japanese ramen culture now open in Oakland.

Sara Bush Dance Presents “This Land Oakland-Bringing the Outside In”

Laney College Theater

900 Fallon Street, Oakland

Sunday, May 22 8pm

www.sarahbushdance.org/this-land-oakland

A collection of five multi-media dance pieces inspired by Oakland landscapes.
Featuring live music by gina Breedlove and Melanie DeMore.

Bike to Work Day 2016

Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Thursday, May 12 starting 7am

www.bikeeastbay.org

Number of years in Oakland: 22 years

Join the fun on the biggest bike day of the year! Start your day with a pancake breakfast at Frank Ogawa Plaza from 7am-9am.

Downtown Wine Merchants

December 2015 | DINING

downtownwinemerchants.com
150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Number of years in Oakland: 1

We are a Wine Bar & Retail Shop specializing in European & Domestic small producers, practicing as natural and hands off wine making as possible. Our menu is inspired by what the farmers around us are growing and what we can make from that. Our food is served all day featuring house made, organic & humanely raised food.

Viscera shopping in Downtown Oakland

Viscera

October 2015 | SHOPPING

viscerastudio.com
1542 Broadway
Number of years in Oakland <1

Viscera curates a collection of American-made men’s and women’s clothing. We also design and produce a line of 3D printed jewelry in a range of materials.

Betti Ono Art Gallery in Downtown Oakland
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Betti Ono

APRIL 2015 | ARTS & CULTURE

1427 Broadway, bettiono.com
Betti Ono is an award winning, experimentally minded art space, gallery and retail store that features work by local, national, and international artists, both emerging and established, with monthly displays of multidisciplinary arts, performance and media exhibitions, and special events.

Farley's East

Farley’s East

33 Grand Ave

www.farleyscoffee.com
Number of years in Oakland?: 6 years

Farley’s is a family owned and operated, community oriented café, offering an inviting casual social environment. Local organic sustainable ingredients are used in creative comfort cafe fare when ever possible. Coffee and espresso roasted right here in the Bay Area!

Show & Tell Concept Shop

December 2015 | SHOPPING

showandtelloakland.com
1427 Broadway
Number of years in Oakland: 4

Show & Tell is a concept shop, gallery, and gathering space located in vibrant downtown Oakland that serves as a platform for sustainable and socially responsible apparel, accessories, and gift items. We offer an eclectic selection of items from a rotating roster of up and coming brands with an emphasis on goods made in California.

Spice Monkey

Spice Monkey

1628 Webster Street

www.spicemonkeyrestaurant.com

Spice Monkey Restaurant & Bar is one of the most unique restaurants in downtown Oakland. They created handcrafted spice-blends and global dishes.

Whale’s Wake at Flight Deck

1540 Broadway

Friday, April 16-May 7, 2016

www.raggedwing.org/shows/201516-season-kin/whales-wake-april-16-may-7-2016/

Whale’s Wake is a funny, sexy, incantatory that follows one family’s struggle to honor the difficult dead.

Turtle & Hare

100 Grand Avenue Suite 109

www.turtleandhare.net
Number of years in Oakland: 3 years

Turtle & Hare a furniture showroom in Oakland with locally beautiful and distinctive artisan design products.

2nd Annual East Bay DANCES Festival

April 17, 2016
Malonga Casquelourd Center
1428 Alice Street

www.oaklandballet.org

Oakland Ballet Company is excited to present the second annual East Bay DANCES Festival – an afternoon celebrating the very best of dance in the East Bay.