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Chabot Space & Science Center Reopens Nov. 12Chabot Space & Science Center Reopens Nov. 12
By - posted 10/14/2021
Brand New, Oakland, Reopening

Chabot Space & Science Center reopens November 12 with new renovations, experiences, and guidelines to ensure a fun and safe visit. From new artwork to new artifacts, there’s something new for everyone at the Center. Reopening Weekend Celebration November 12-14 We’re kicking off Chabot’s reopening with a three-day Center-wide celebration. This exciting weekend features more...

OMCA's New Free Outdoor Lunch Performance Series Kicks Off Oct. 16OMCA’s New Free Outdoor Lunch Performance Series Kicks Off Oct. 16
By - posted 10/14/2021
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Oakland

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) today announces a new, free program series open to the public this October through December. After reopening its campus in June following 15 months of closure, this series will be the Museum’s first in-person program, and its first public program held in the newly more...

Oakland Waterfront Hotel to Become Affordable HousingOakland Waterfront Hotel to Become Affordable Housing
By - posted 9/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, East Bay, Housing, Oakland, Support the Bay

Z Hotel, located in Oakland’s Jack London Square, is slated to be converted into affordable housing. Thanks to Mercury News and The Registry SF for sharing the news that Riaz Capital will be transforming the hotel into micro studios designed for workplace professionals who earn between $50,000 and $120,000 a year more...

Steph Curry Converts Bus to Serve Oakland FamiliesSteph Curry Converts Bus to Serve Oakland Families
By - posted 9/9/2021
Brand New, Getting Help, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News A bus for books, food and play launched in Oakland courtesy of Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry, their foundation announced Wednesday. The Eat. Learn. Play. Bus aims to provide nutritious meals, groceries, books and more to Oakland children and families more...

Oakland Hosts CA's First Ever Legal "Sesh"Oakland Hosts CA’s First Ever Legal “Sesh”
By - posted 9/6/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Get Out: Events, Oakland

Harborside & Smoakland present Market Daze 2021 feat. Hiero and Friends. California’s 1st Legal Sesh Market Daze, is a cannabis marketplace for legally licensed brands like Korova, Smoakland, Sublime, and many more! Come out to chop it up with some of your favorite cannabis brands and retailers like Harborside, Blunts + more...

John Waters' "Halloween Meltdown" Music Fest in Oakland (Oct. 16-17)John Waters’ “Halloween Meltdown” Music Fest in Oakland (Oct. 16-17)
By - posted 9/4/2021
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Oakland, Reopening

Get your costumes ready for Halloween Meltdown, an outdoor music festival hosted by John Waters, live in the flesh, at Mosswood Park in Oakland, October 16-17, 2021. You’ll have a ghoulishly good time with live sets by Osees, The Gories, Seth Bogart, The Mummies and many more. Plus, there will be more...

Oakland Zoo's Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic & Free Zoo AdmissionOakland Zoo’s Pop-Up Vaccine Clinic & Free Zoo Admission
By - posted 9/1/2021
Oakland, Vaccines

Receive your free COVID-19 vaccine at Oakland Zoo’s pop-up clinic and get a free Oakland Zoo Family Pass*, good for a one-day admission for 2 adults and 2 children, plus free parking for one vehicle (a $98 value). You may use your pass the day of your shot, or at a more...

Oakland Mandates Covid-19 Vaccine for City EmployeesOakland Mandates Covid-19 Vaccine for City Employees
By - posted 8/31/2021
Bay Area Updates, Oakland, Vaccines

To provide a safe and healthy workplace for City employees and their families, protect the public we serve, and reduce the risk of community transmission—and in alignment with public health guidance—today City Administrator Ed Reiskin released a draft Mandatory Vaccination Policy to the City’s union labor partners for their review and comment. Under more...

Oakland Postpones 2021 Chinatown Street FestOakland Postpones 2021 Chinatown Street Fest
By - posted 8/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Festival Updates, Oakland

Sadly, the Oakland Chinatown StreetFest has been postponed. We look forward to when we can announce the festival’s return. Out of an abundance of caution due to rising COVID cases, the Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Oakland Chinatown 33rd StreetFest originally scheduled more...

Oakland Launches "Paint The Town" Street Mural ProgramOakland Launches “Paint The Town” Street Mural Program
By - posted 8/20/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Murals, Oakland

By Keith Burbank, Bay City News Oakland has formally launched its street mural program Paint the Town, which allows residents to paint murals on city streets, city officials said Tuesday. The aim of the program is to bring people together, promote racial justice and beautify the city. Oakland’s Department of Transportation is more...

Oakland A's Star Wars Drone Light Show, August 27Oakland A’s Star Wars Drone Light Show, August 27
By - posted 8/19/2021
Oakland, Wow

After the Oakland A’s take on the New York Yankees, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass to enjoy the dazzling sky high Star Wars Light Show on August 27, 2021. See an MLB first. Sit on the field and take in a dazzling light show as 200 more...

Waterfront Flicks is Back at Oakland's Jack London Square, Aug. 19Waterfront Flicks is Back at Oakland’s Jack London Square, Aug. 19
By - posted 8/17/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Free Movie Screenings, Oakland

Cozy up on the waterfront for a free outdoor movie night, part of Jack London Square’s Waterfront Flicks. On August 19, they’ll be featuring Pixar’s Up at dusk on the Ferry Lawn. Waterfront Flicks August 19, 2021 | Dusk Ferry Lawn, Jack London Square, Oakland FREE

Oakland Honors Rapper Shock G w/ Huge Celebration on August 21Oakland Honors Rapper Shock G w/ Huge Celebration on August 21
By - posted 8/13/2021
Bay Area Updates, Celebrations, Oakland

The Oakland City Council has declared August 25 Digital Underground Day in the City of Oakland in honor of the late Gregory ‘Shock G’ Jacobs who passed away suddenly on April 22, 2021. August 25th is also Shock G’s birthday. Digital Underground Celebration is August 21 A few days before “Digital Underground Day,” the digital underground family and friends, more...

Oakland's New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming SoonOakland’s New Tiny Home Village for Unhoused Lake Merritt Residents Coming Soon
By - posted 8/4/2021
Brand New, East Bay, Getting Help, Housing, Oakland

Construction began this week on a tiny home village city officials intend for homeless people on city-owned land at Lake Merritt. The property, located at East 12th Street, will eventually house 65 people in tiny homes and provide a comprehensive set of services to help residents transition to stable housing more...

Fox Theater's Welcome Back Block Party (August 7)Fox Theater’s Welcome Back Block Party (August 7)
By - posted 8/4/2021
Get Out: Events, Oakland, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Oaklandside for sharing the news that the Fox Theater has paired up with Red Bull to host a Welcome Back Block Party called Red Bull Skate Our Stages Oakland on August 7 from noon to 6 pm. In an opportunity to support the local Oakland community including music venues, more...