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

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 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

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


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.

Foodies vs. Chefs-A Brunch Pop Up

Eat Play Events & Catering Brunch Pop Up
Eat Play Events & Catering Brunch Pop Up

WE’RE BACK! And ready to kick off Restaurant Week with Chef Yaku and Parlour Oakland as Eat Play Events & Catering bring you an #EPEC Brunch Pop Up. Chef Yaku will be servin’ up his D.O.P.E specials plus some new ones too.

Please describe your event and its main purpose.
To showcase new and awesome Chefs in the Bay Area.

Tell us why attendees will love this event.
It’s BART accessible(19th Street) and it’s Restaurant Week!

Reservations available through Eventbrite or by calling Parlour at 510.451.1357

“In the Name of Love”, 16th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, jr.

Living Jazz tribute to MLK Oakland
Living Jazz tribute to MLK Oakland

In the Name of Love

16th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

Oakland Scottish Rite Center

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 7pm

In the Name of Love, Oakland’s Annual Musical Tribute to Dr. King, is proud to present “Songs of Change” highlighting five outstanding vocalists including Nicolas Bearde, Kim Nalley, Tiffany Austin, Amikaeyla Gaston and Jessica Lá Rel with Tammy Hall on piano, Marcus Shelby on bass, Allison Miller on drums, Adam Theis on horns and Terrence Brewer on guitar.

The powerful 65-voice Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the 300-voice Living Jazz Children’s Project will also perform. Dana King will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies and the Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award will be presented to Wendy Jackson, an outstanding Oakland citizen. The 2018 MLK Tribute will provide a platform for a one-time exciting collective, creative experience meant to inspire hope, celebrate Oakland’s cultural history, and highlight the power of music to spur positive change.

Our 16th Annual Tribute, which will support the Living Jazz Children’s Project (a free music education project for Oakland public elementary schools) promises to be a profound celebration of civil rights and an amazing evening of music. For tickets and information please visit or call Living Jazz, 510-858-5313

Tell us why attendees will love this event.
East Bay residents look forward to the MLK Tribute each year as a way to honor Dr. King’s legacy, experience a creative, joyful collective experience and to support free music education in Oakland public elementary schools.

What inspired the event?
Recognizing that Oakland, one of the country’s most diverse cities, did not have a non-denominational musical tribute to Dr. King, in 2002, Living Jazz decided to provide one for the city. the event is designed to to celebrate and honor, through music, one of the greatest humanitarians of our time- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and to provide a showcase for our public school children and outstanding local talent.

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