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.

Agave Uptown – Free Mole Tasting Event

Agave Uptown Oakland Mole Tasting
Agave Uptown Oakland Mole Tasting

Free Mole Tasting

March 24, 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Agave Uptown

Agave Uptown in Oakland is hosting a free tasting event on
Saturday, March 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (an early Saturday opening time instead of the usual 4:00 p.m.)

Agave is celebrating the debut of the restaurant’s in-a-jar retail availability of their acclaimed mole sauce. There is no charge to attend the event and guests are asked to RSVP.

Small bites of appetizers from the current Agave menu will be used to showcase mole sauce that is made with 20-plus fresh ingredients from a secret family recipe (vegan and gluten-free) and the sauce in 16 oz. jars will be available for sale for $9.49 each.

There will also be a tasting of select artisan mezcals from Oaxaca, Mexico. At 4:00 p.m. there will be a mole presentation by Agave Executive Chef and restaurant entrepreneur Octavio Diaz’s mother and father, plus live musical entertainment from local band Alegres Callejeros on the restaurant’s patio.

Diaz grew up near the city of Oaxaca, Mexico and at age 13 moved to Rohnert Park, California and subsequently obtained a degree in hotel and restaurant management. After working at places such as the Sonoma Wine Country Hilton and Petaluma Sheraton, he opened Agave Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar in Healdsburg serving authentic Oaxacan style food that inspired a second location, Agave Uptown, at the Kapor Center in Oakland. His mother frequently helps make the signature mole negro by hand with imported Oaxacan ingredients. The bright and festive Agave Uptown dining room references the culture and history of Oaxaca. Decor highlights include a color palette of cool blues and earthy reds, yellows and oranges; a teak floor that sets the foundation for wood, copper, porcelain, and braided leather accents; custom translucent porcelain lampshades, planters and votives; wall panels with jicara gourds set in translucent epoxy; banquette seating; and an open kitchen with custom mosaic tile and copper clad columns.

Agave Uptown is located at 2135 Franklin Street, at Broadway, in Oakland, California. Regular dining room hours are Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday 3:00 to 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Reservation can be obtained via OpenTable.com. The telephone number is (510) 288-3668 and more information can be found at Agave Uptown.

Rooted In Oakland featuring Kev Choice and Schubert

Oakland Symphony Rooted in Oakland Kev Choice
Oakland Symphony Rooted in Oakland Kev Choice
Oakland Symphony presents
Rooted in Oakland

featuring Kev Choice and Schubert

Oakland Symphony

We look into the future of Oakland’s music with Oakland Native Kev Choice, a classically-trained pianist and composer debuting “Soul Restoration Suite”, an original symphonic piece commissioned by Oakland Symphony. Kev uses wit and creative lyricism to bring a positive and inspiring message to his unique blend of jazz, R&B, and soul. Also, for the more traditional, we are featuring Schubert, Rossini, and Bristow: Schubert was only 19 when he wrote his exuberant 5th symphony. Like Kev, he bent the genre of his day and discovered a unique symphonic voice of his own. Oakland Symphony’s high school and middle school orchestra, MUSE VIVO, joins the symphony as they play Rossini’s famous “Barber of Seville” overture–with a wink and a nod to Bugs Bunny!

Tell us in one sentence why attendees love the event.
Attendees will love this event because they will be exposed new music in a classical style and traditional classical music.

What’s the best thing about holding the event in Oakland?
An opportunity to showcase talent from Oakland, next to great composers of the past.

Mixtape, vol 2: Soul Restoration feat. D’Wayne Wiggins

Mixtape, vol 2: Soul Restoration feat. D’Wayne Wiggins

OakSym Mixtape vol. 2

Mixtape2: Soul Restoration feat. D’Wayne Wiggins brings together old-skool Oakland and today’s players with a dash of Oakland Symphony flair.

Curated by Oakland’s own Kev Choice, Soul Restoration celebrate’s the foundation and future of Oakland culture. Experience soul restoration with Tony! Toni! Toné!’s D’Wayne Wiggins, NAACP Image Award
nominated poet Prentice Powell with members of the Oakland Symphony, Lalin, and official DJ to the Golden State Warriors DJ D Sharp at The Uptown Nightclub.

Foodies vs. Chefs-featuring Chef Ronny Miranda

eat play events catering, oakland brunch parlour
eat play events catering, oakland brunch parlour

Are you ready for some Chef Ronny Love at Parlour Sunday, March 11, 2018?

Parlour Oakland and
Eat Play Events & Catering
brings you another #EPEC Oakland Brunch Pop Up

Eat Play Events & Catering

Chef Ronny Love born and raised in the Oakland Bay Area, Is a third generation Azorean American. His family came over from the Azores in the 30’s. All of his family can cook; it was just part of the culture and still is in their family. He was a dish washer at a family owned ice creamery for his first job. It was a very humbling experience. It’s harder than you think to get ice cream and hot fudge off plates when there are 600 of them. Someone asked him “If you weren’t a chef what would you be?” His reply was simple “If I wasn’t a Chef, I wouldn’t BE.” Chef Ronny’s claim to fame includes studying under Michael Mina at Aqua for 2 years and recently, Chef at Precita Park in San Francisco.

Live entertainment by Mio Flores & the Latin Jazz Timbalero Quartet will be in the house keeping things groovin! Check out Eat Play Events & Catering Facebook page for their awesome video!

Eat Play Events & Catering, we bring local chefs together with foodies who love to support local businesses in Oakland.

Foodies vs. Chefs-Afro-Cuban Oakland Brunch Pop-up

Sunday Brunch Parlour Oakland and Eat Play Events & Catering
Sunday Brunch Parlour Oakland and Eat Play Events & Catering

Are you ready for
some Afro-Cuban Love?

Parlour Oakland and
Eat Play Events & Catering
bring you another #EPEC Oakland Brunch Pop Up

Eat Play Events & Catering
Amazing Oakland Chef Kenneth Wynn will be delighting you with an Afro-Cuban inspired menu, featuring:
Grilled Ginger Pineapple &Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Grilled Prawn Mini Skewers & Chimichurri Sauce
Cuban French Toast Avocado
Black Eyed Pea Hummus Toast, Poached Egg & Country Potatoes
Chorizo Black Bean Shrimp & Grits

Full bar, drink specials and bottomless mimosas await you! And Sangria too!
Live Music by Mio Flores & the Latin Jazz All Star Timbalero Band
Tickets are $10 each and applied to your final bill, once you purchase your ticket we will call you to confirm parties, and brunch time.
Reservations available through Eventbrite or by calling Parlour at 510.451.1357

Super Bowl Sunday at DOSA

Super Bowl Sunday at DOSA Oakland
Super Bowl Sunday at DOSA Oakland

www.dosabydosa.com

dosa by Dosa

2301 Broadway

Super Bowl Sunday Happy Hour All Day!

February 4, 2018

Surround Sound Big Screen TV
Happy Hour Specials ALL DAY from 9am – 9:30pm
$5 slush cocktails, local beer and wine
Happy Hour Pricing on all Small Plates: Stuffed Lamb, Chicken, Cheese Naan, Chennai Fried Chicken, Idli Fries, Vada Pav, Kale Mung Salad
Open seating, indoor and outside patio
Free sampling of menu favorites throughout the day

It’s an easy walk from BART, 100 inches of TV screen to catch the game, and delicious Indian food!

Win A Date Night for Valentine’s Day Weekend

Valentine Date Night in Oakland
Win a Valentine date night in Oakland

ENTER TO WIN TODAY!

Oakland Central, BARTable and The Attles Group have partnered to plan the perfect Valentine’s date. Visit BARTable to enter to win a night of food, drinks, comedy, and a hotel stay in the hella cool town of Oakland the weekend of February 10-11, 2018!

The Grand prize on Saturday, February 10, 2018 includes a one-night stay at the charming Washington Inn, dinner for two at Agave, a Oaxacan farm to table restaurant, 2 tickets to Laugh Fest 2018 at the Paramount Theater, and, finishing the evening, superb cocktails at The Miranda.