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

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.