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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Off the Grid launches location in Uptown Oakland

San Francisco-based food truck organizer Off the Grid launched a new dinner market Monday in Uptown this week, expanding their existing presence in Oakland. Off the Grid has gained significant popularity in the Bay Area with its concept of public lunch and dinner markets, and diversity of food vendors. The opening night for Off the

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Oakland record store roundup

It’s the era of the cloud. Historically, many new technologies—cassette tapes, CDs, mp3s, and online shopping—have put the squeeze on vinyl shops. Almost all of Oakland’s record stores, including stores in East, West, North, and Downtown, have...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Manna Gallery presents Primal Visions: Artworks by Lou Bermingham (Community Voices)

Primal Visions, recent paintings and mixed media works by Lou Bermingham, opens on First Friday, August 1 and continues until September 6. A reception for Bermingham will take place Saturday, August 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.,...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Building Oakland community during Friday summer nights

Where can you go on Friday evenings to chat with your neighbors, connect with community organizations, challenge your friends and family to a potato sack race, all while inherently fostering a safe environment? The Third Annual Friday...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Join in Oakland’s 1989 World Series Memorial Tailgate Party

Remember 1989? Forget the Berlin Wall coming down! It was the year of the Bay Area World Series, with the Oakland A’s versus the San Francisco Giants. There was a whole lot o’ shaking going on, and...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Zombies, and antlers, and lettuce, oh my! Oakland’s Pro Arts Gallery opens its Bay Area Currents 2014 show

Zombies are a “stigmatized group” and Oakland artist George Pfau is here to tell you about them. Pfau is one of eight artists showcasing his work at Bay Area Currents 2014, the annual exhibition hosted by Oakland’s...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

25 things to do in Oakland that dare you to hold still, July 18 – 24

Whether biking, taking a walking tour, vibrating with sugar and delight at a celebration of ice cream, waving at the Jumbo-tron, or just sitting through a meeting, we bet you can’t hold still this week. And why...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Daddy boot camp at Children’s Fairyland

Last week, Fairyland partnered for the first time with a new organization devoted to the principle that increasing fathers’ involvement in children’s lives strengthens families and communities in Alameda County. A year-old collaboration between First 5 Alameda County and the...

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Oakland artist and entrepreneur Monique Harris: At the vanguard of art, technology, and disability

There is no denying that Monique Harris is an artist, first and foremost. I came across her artwork featured at Actual Café a few weeks ago, and I’m lucky I did. Waiting for my lunch, I found...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Matatu Film Festival returns to Oakland for a second year

The second annual Matatu Film Festival will run this week from July 16 to 19, screening films about communities of color from around the world, from places such as the tough streets of Baltimore to the forests...

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