3rd Thursdays at Latham Square July 19, 2018

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square July 2018 Oakland

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Downtown Oakland

July 19, 2018

5pm-8pm

Get ready for a soulful and jammin’ start to the weekend at 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square.

Entertainment
Event host – Sterling James – the Bay Area’s favorite radio personality.

Ensemble Mik Nawooj – Led by composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates New Concert Music based on the musical materials of Hip-Hop and by sampling compatible classical compositional techniques.

Dave Rocha “Hardbop” Quintet – “The Dave Rocha Hardbop Quintet has been a main fixture in the greater Bay Area jazz scene for over fifteen years with their “residency” at Cafe Van Kleef in downtown Oakland.

GAHR – A San Francisco based producer and DJ. GAHR spins his own varied creation mix from his background of hip-hop, jazz, psychedelia and abstract electronic music

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Kenny’s Heart and Soul – preparing that down-home cornbread mac n cheese and fried chicken.
Old Kan Beer and Co. – local Oakland brewery
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their contributions to the success of the 2018 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series:
John Muir Health, Visit Oakland, Oakland Athletics, HP Investors, Main Street Launch, Carmel Partners, Junction Properties, 11 West Partners, and Kapor Center.

Marketing Partners: Life Is Living and OAKHELLA

#Late Night Pull-Up in Oakland

Oakland Late Night Food PopUp July 13 2018
Oakland Late Night Food PopUp July 13 2018

You just left the club, work or you just want some good food stop by the

#LateNightPullUp

Forage Kitchen
478 25th Street
Friday, July 13, 2018
10pm-1am

Chef Aaronette of Eat Play Events & Catering and
Chef Leilani of Roux & Vine have cooked up some delicious treats

Pull up to Forage Kitchen and grab yourself a plate from Chef Leilani and Chef Aaronette.

Visit the Eventbrite page for an updated menu and to reserve your plate.

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square June 21, 2018

june 2018 3rd Thursdays Latham Square Oakland

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Downtown Oakland

June 21, 2018

5pm-8pm

It’s the first day of summer and what better way to get it started right is at 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square! The line is HOT! HOT! HOT!

Entertainment
Event host – Sterling James – One of the hottest voices in the Bay keeping the vibe and energy flowing all evening.

Bang Data – Oakland based group built on Latin traditions with lead singer/emcee @Duece Eclipse known by hip-hop fans as the accompanying voice to legendary Zion I.

Gina Madrid – formerly Raw-G, brings her cross-cultural multi-lingual, politically charged hip-hop to the stage. She has performed and collaborated with KRS-One, Gift of Gab of Blackalicious, DJ Premier, and other Bay Area Artists.

El Kool Kyle – spinning hip-hop, dancehall and Afro-latin music to keeping it hot, hot, hot!

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Food truck – Kenny’s Heart and Soul
Beer – Old Kan Beer and Co.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their contributions to the success of the 2018 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series:
John Muir Health, Visit Oakland, Oakland Athletics, HP Investors, Main Street Launch, Carmel Partners, Junction Properties.

Marketing Partners: Life Is Living, OAKHELLA.

NBA Finals Warriors Watch Parties

Warriors Watch Party

Tonight in Old Oakland at 6pm

9th Street 2018 NBA Finals Watch Party

With three wins under their belts, the Golden State Warriors lead the NBA Finals 3-0 against the Cavs. Let’s get together and cheer them on as they face the Cavs in Cleveland for Game 4 on Friday, June 8th.

OAKHELLA and Oakland Central are teaming up to host FREE NBA Finals watch parties for Game 3 and Game 4 on 9th Street (between Broadway and Washington) in the heart of Old Oakland. The festivities will include kids activities and games, live DJs, a halftime performance and much more!

Limited seating will be provided, so be sure to bring your own chairs and a blanket if the weather is a bit chilly!

Oakland Teen Seen Festival

Oakland Teen Seen Festival 2018
Oakland Teen Seen Festival 2018

The Oakland Teen Seen Festival

Jack London Square
Saturday, June 9, 2018

Teen Seen Festival

The Oakland Teen Seen Festival (OTSF) is a showcase of local youth who exemplify an uncommonly advanced level of achievement in their respective disciplines. We will feature several music ensembles, spoken word, and dance artists.

The group JAX, who are also to be featured on this event, expressed an interest in creating a showcase to share the talents of their music ensemble as well as those of their very talented peers. The result of a dream spoken out loud has resulted in the realization of the OTSF.

Audience members will be inspired and filled with joy by this collective of positive young artists who will most certainly overwhelm us with their talents. The OTSF lineup includes JAX, Ajai Wilborn, Jamming Nachos, Lyla Neely, The Void, and more to be announced!

Dine and Dashe with Eat Play Events & Catering

Dashe Wine, Eat Play Events & Catering
Dine and Dashe with Eat Play Events & Catering June 2018 event.
Dashe Wine, Eat Play Events & Catering

Dine and Dashe with Eat Play Events & Catering

Saturday, June 2, 2018

12pm – 5pm

Dashe Cellars 55 4th Street

Join us for an outdoor party featuring Chef Leilani of Roux & Vine for June’s Party,
Live Bluegrass and Wines by the Glass.

Tasting room 12pm-6pm
Chef’s menu 2pm-5pm
Live music 3pm-5pm
Learn more about Knife Fight Gauntlet coming July 28th featuring a local Chef Battle & Throwdown!
Kids and Pets are Welcome!

Eat Play Events & Catering uniquely supports and showcases local businesses and chefs with experimental events at various venues.

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square May 17, 2018

brass-boppers in downtown oakland at Latham Square

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Downtown Oakland

May 17, 2018, 5pm-8pm

It’s the kick-off of 2018 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series and it is a BLAST of a line-up this year.

Entertainment
Event host – Sterling James – One of the hottest voices in the Bay keeping the vibe and energy flowing all evening.

MJ’s Brass Boppers – The swinging and singing brass-line is the Bay Area’s only New Orleans-style brass band whose founding members were born and raised in New Orleans itself.

Naima Shalhoub with Tarik Kazaleh – draw upon their Arab music traditions and American soul repertoire while experimenting with sound and lyrics.

DJ Platurn – Rocking parties worldwide including engagements in Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, South America, Scandinavia, and countless venues throughout the US and in his home base of San Francisco’s Bay Area.

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Food truck – Kenny’s Heart and Soul
Beer & Wine available for purchase

Soul Mechanix at Yoshi’s Oakland!

Soul Mechanix at Yoshis
Soul Mechanix at Yoshis

Soul Mechanix

Yoshi’s, Oakland
April 27, 2018, 10:00pm

Come down to Yoshi’s Oakland on April 27th for a special evening of classic Soul music with Soul Mechanix!

Soul Mechanix blends groove-based Soul improv and progressive Funk drawing from a diverse universe of influences. Born from a fire to create something funky and unpredictable, Soul Mechanix is all love and features many of the top musicians in the Bay Area.

Drums: Billy Johnson (Santana, Maze, Patti LaBelle)
Percussion: Juan Escovedo (Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Patti LaBelle, Tito Puente)
Keys: Frank Martin (Sting, Stevie Wonder, Richard Bona, Larry Coryell, Al Jarreau)
Bass: Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake, Too $hort, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Lyrics Born)
Guitar: Vernon Ice Black (Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Maze, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey)
Sax: Daniel Casares
Trumpet/Trombone: Shane Cox
Vocals: Kimiko Joy, Luq Frank
Guitar Graal
With special guests: RyanNicole – Raps/Vocals
Vocals:Tony Lindsay (Santana)

To purchase tickets Yoshi’s

Adorable Energy – Healing & Coaching

Adorable Energy Oakland

Looking to relieve stress?

Adorable Energy offers quality alternative healing/coaching services for stressed out urban dwelling professionals, leaders in service-oriented industries, and nonprofits. People new to astrology, tarot, energy healing sessions and those seasoned both benefit from gaining new perspectives, clearing and grounding their energy, and assistance with moving their lives into a new direction.

What inspired you to start your business? Why did you choose Oakland?
For over a decade, I taught health and wellness to youth and adults all across the Bay Area, and realized that true health comes from the inside out. When you gain awareness of who you are and make life decisions in alignment with love, then you can live a happier life in alignment with your path. It is my desire to bring empowering healing support to Oakland and the greater Bay Area.

What are a few of your favorite businesses in downtown Oakland? Why?
I love the family owned Afghani restaurant across the street from my business,Kamdesh Afghan Kabab House. I met them the first week I moved in and they were so friendly and loving. The food is amazing as well!

What inspires you to go to work everyday?
The thought that my service provides genuine healing support that can radiate out into my community is spectacular. We are all connected, and when people are beaming with joy, it infects everyone around.

Do you have any advice for people looking to start a business in Oakland?
I myself have received a lot of resources for starting my business from Oakland Impact Hub and Centro Business training. If you are starting from scratch, having experienced coaching can make a huge difference in helping you better manage your time and energy.

What do you love most about community in Oakland?
I consistently witness transformation of the U.S emerging first from Oakland. We are the spiritual, artistic, social justice hub of our nation. People walk around wearing these identities of change proudly is awe inspiring and shapes my work for the better.

What’s your favorite hidden gem in Downtown Oakland? Why?
Compared to SF the entire Downtown Oakland is a hidden gem.

Do you partner with local suppliers / craft people / artists? Why?
I partner all the time with local businesses and events to lead rituals and workshops on energy healing. Collaboration creates so much more awareness as I get to connect with new audiences and bring my following into new spaces.

What must-see spots are within walking distance to you?
Clearly everyone who visits or lives here MUST frequent Lake Merritt. It’s like the heart of Oakland.

What’s your favorite Nightlife/Cultural destination in Downtown Oakland? Why?
First Friday is a monthly event that I enjoy frequently. The event brings out all of the diversity within the crowds, musical artists, vendors, food, etc.

What are your favorite things to do in Oakland? Why?
Hands down my favorite place to visit is the Redwood Regional Park. I feel there’s no place that’s more important than nature. I go there often to clear my head and breath in fresh energy.

Where’s the best spot to catch live music Oakland? Why?
Over the years I’ve enjoyed the quality music from the The New Parish.

Who’s your favorite Oakland-based visual artist or performer?
My favorite Oakland-based group is actually the Thrive Choir. They sing amazing spiritual, social justice songs at the Thrive monthly gathering and have a street choir that sings at protests and demonstrations. I love Thrive East Bay.

The Oakland Symphony

Oakland Symphony

The Oakland Symphony, Youth Orchestra and Chorus bring together orchestral music, choral music and youth education to strengthen the Oakland/East Bay community.

What does your business offer and why should people check it out?
We offer classical and symphonic music not only “for” Oakland, but “of” Oakland’s diverse communities.

What inspired you to start your business? Why did you choose Oakland?
The desire to celebrate inclusion and diversity through classical music.

What are a few of your favorite businesses in downtown Oakland? Why?
The Paramount Theatre – beautiful, historic, great shows.
The Port Bar– friendly, local, community.
The Uptown Nightclub – intimate live shows.

What inspires you to go to work everyday?
Our mission – to make classical and symphonic music available to all, especially those who might not normally be exposed to it.

Do you have any advice for people looking to start a business in Oakland?
Develop a mission around how your business will contribute and enhance the Oakland diaspora and use that as your guide.

What do you love most about community in Oakland?
A sense of togetherness and focus to preserve and enhance Oakland’s rich culture.

What must-see spots are within walking distance to you?
Lake Merritt, statutes in Kaiser Park.

What’s your favorite Nightlife/Cultural destination in Downtown Oakland? Why?
I like the Port Bar for it’s sense of community.

Where’s the best spot to catch live music Oakland? Why?
The Paramount Theatre, it’s beautiful and historic.

Who’s your favorite Oakland-based visual artist or performer?
Michael Morgan, Music Director and Conductor of Oakland Symphony.