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Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Black & Brown Unity Short Film Showcase kicks off at Youth Impact HUB Oakland (Community Voices)

By Gino Pastori-Ng This month, the Beloved Community Event Series continues at Youth Impact HUB Oakland with the Black & Brown Unity Short Film Showcase, which highlights multicultural, inter-generational collaboration for social change. The event includes an opening ritual with youth from 67 Sueños performing poetry about Black and Brown unity and presenting a short film about a

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

A bit of Burning Man in Oakland

Have you ever wondered where Oakland’s Burning Man artists go to unwind? The answer: to the Gardens at Lake Merritt, where every autumn, they display their wildly creative inventions in an oasis-like setting that’s a world apart...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

20 eclecto-licious things to do in Oakland, October 3 – 9

We’ve all noticed what an eclectic place Oakland is. It’s not just the contrasts here, it’s the possibility of contrast and compliment that keeps us all so interested and engaged. A peek behind the scenes here at...

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Interview: Jesse Boykins III talks about Oakland, advice for independent artists, and more

By Monica Cadena Large crowds of music enthusiasts gathered downtown to celebrate the second annual Oakland Music Festival (OMF) Saturday. The turnout was a stark contrast in comparison to last year’s humble beginnings, in which two stages hosted...

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Hip hop therapy for Oakland youth begins in October

Beginning in late October and running through January, the Oakland Public Library and Oakland Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a hip hop workshop series for marginalized young men of East and West Oakland’s neighborhoods. In...

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Oakland street food: The documentary (Part 3)

“Comida Mobile” looks at the Latino experience as mirrored in the lives of pushcart vendors in Fruitvale, Oakland. Miguel Montiel grew up supporting his family’s fruit cup stand. Now helping manage the business, he remains grateful for his parents...

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

19 things to do in Oakland with traditions old and new, September 26 – October 2

This week, we have lots of traditional events. They’ve either been around for decades or are just starting out: 25th anniversary, a couple of 2nd annuals, decades-old annual, 3rd annual, first-ever, 1st annual, and of course, the...

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Trackademicks talks Bay Area hip hop mentality, Oakland taco trucks, and song inspirations

Last Thursday, I sat down with local hip hop artist Trackademicks at Farley’s East to talk before his upcoming set at the Oakland Music Festival on September 27. Alameda-born and Oakland-based, Tracks is deeply entrenched in the Bay Area...

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Send off summer with the Oakland Music Festival 2014

September is music festival month in Oakland. Though not the only month with music festivals, there’s been a non-stop slew of music all over the city this month, concluding with the 2nd annual Oakland Music Festival, which...

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Illustrating community at Children’s Fairyland

On Friday, September 26, Children’s Fairyland will host its second annual “Drawn Together” event. More than 35 accomplished local artists will share their time and talent in a fundraiser for our outreach programs for at-risk and low-income...

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