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26th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

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Saturday, August 24, 2013 - All Day | Cost: FREE
Oakland Chinatown | Harrison Street and 11th Street, Oakland, CA

26th Annual Chinatown Streetfest | Oakland

26th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | OaklandThe 26th annual Chinatown StreetFest will span nine to ten blocks of Chinatown with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods, unique Asian products, and special services from 10 am to 5:30 pm on August 24-25, 2013.

There will be arts and crafts, entertainment on two stages, and a Cultural Village presented by the the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

26th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | OaklandCultural Stage | Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • 11 am: Lake Merrit Child Care Center (youth performances)
  • 11:30 am: White Crane Lion Dance
  • Noon: Opening Ceremonies
  • 12:30 pm: Tru Element and Generation XV (UC Berkeley Hiphop Dance Group) & Yu Broz
  • 1 pm: China’s Spirit Music Ensemble (Chinese zither – guzheng – performance)
  • 1:30 pm: U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu (martial arts demonstration)
  • 2 pm: Great Wall Youth Orchestra of the Purple Silk Music Foundation
  • 3 pm: Ballet et Cetera (ballet, tap, & jazz dancing)
  • 3:30 pm: Hai Yan Jackson Chinese Dance
  • 4 pm: Ger Youth Center (Mongolian dance)

Popular Stage | Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • 10:30 am: Alice & the Wave Entertainment Group
    Together with their dancing team, Alice and her band will perform a wide variety of music, from pop & rock to jazz & R&B and even some country and hiphop. Rated “Sensational Band of the Orient” by radio 96.5 KOIT, Alice & the Wave band leader Alice Lui is a versatile singer/ keyboardist/ composer who has set a milestone to be the first Asian to perform for the biggest mainstream musical event in Central California at the Yosemite International Jazz Festival, sharing the same stage with world’s top musicians and earned a standing ovation.
  • 12:30 pm: Ideaband
    Ideaband is a Chinese American band in the Bay Area specializing classic rock music from the 70s up to current hits. Formed in 1992, the band’s name originates from a famous Taiwanese pub in the 70s and 80s called “The Idea House” (艾廸亞) where local musicians showed their talents. Ideaband is featured by 2 strong vocals – Jessica Shum and Fred Santos, together with Jesse Ku (lead guitar), Bass Chorng (keyboard), Herbert Chiu (drum) and Glen Young (bass). The band has performed in various events including weddings, dances, fundraisers, corporate/personal parties, and city-sponsored festivals.
  • 2:15 pm: BudaBelly
    BudaBelly is a San Francisco band that gets the crowd rockin’ at popular venues around the Bay Area. The five member group channels their love of rockin’ music into the ultimate rock band playing well known hits from 80s glam rock to 90s alternative rock hits to current hits of today. With their high performance energy and impromptu audience participation, every BudaBelly show is a guaranteed good time.

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE


Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Eating & Drinking, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Live Music
Address: Harrison Street and 11th Street, Oakland, CA

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