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.

For more information visit:

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lake Chalet in Oakland

Lake Chalet New Year's Eve
Lake Chalet New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Lake Chalet

1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11am last seating 10pm

For New Year’s Eve, Lake Chalet in Oakland will open at 11:00 AM with the last seating at 10:00 PM serving their regular menus all day.
For dinner, a $65.00 four-course prix fixe with main course choices of
Pan-seared Gulf Grey Flounder with Spaghetti Squash, Walnuts, and
Saffron Beurre Fondue with apple and pumpkin seeds
Duck Breast and Confit with Celery Root Purée, Asian Pear, Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts.

Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Lake Chalet 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland CA 94612 510.208.5253

Flyaway Productions presents: The Right To Be Believed

Flyaway Productions presents: The Right To Be Believed

The Lot

1100 Broadway

October 6 & 7, 2017, shows at 8pm & 9pm

The Right To Be Believed uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance—performers navigating vertical urban landscapes with ropes and harnesses—to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social, and professional constraints that disempower women.

Insider Guide to Making the Most of Art & Soul Festival

Art&Soul Oakland 2017


Get there Quickly and Conveniently – Take Transit: Avoid the driving/parking blues and take public transit – BART, Amtrak, AC Transit, SF Bay Ferry, or try Ford’s new GoBike bike share program. If you ride your own bike, there will be free attended bike parking service available both days at the 14th Street & Broadway festival entrances.

Think like a Scout – Be Prepared: Summertime in Oakland can be unpredictable. Be ready for it all by packing sunscreen, layers, and a reusable water vessel you can refill at water stations. And don’t forget to don some cool shades representing The Town. Be sure to pick some up at Oakland Central’s booth #102 across from City Hall and learn about all the things to do in Oakland while you’re there!

Location, Location, Location-Designate a Meet-up Spot: Festivals are more fun with friends. To avoid texting or calling them during the event, pick a designated spot ahead of time and reserve your phone battery for IG stories and Snaps (don’t forget to tag #OaklandCentral in all your festival fun!). Here are the main entrance locations and key landmarks:

14th Street & Broadway: Walgreens, Downtown Wine Merchants, and Rite Aid. These locations border the corner of 14th & Broadway.

16th Street & San Pablo: End of San Pablo near the Bruce Beasley statue

Promenade beside City Center West Garage (off Martin Luther King Jr. Way between 12th and 14th Street

All in the Family – Make a Parent Plan: Art & Soul is all about family fun! There will be kid-friendly carnival rides, a petting zoo, interactive art and other great activities, making it super exciting for kids. Plan ahead and identify a meeting place just in case you get separated. Also, be sure to point out Art & Soul staff and security to your kids so they know who to reach out to for help. But most of all be sure to have FUN!

Sip and Savor – Enjoy All the Local Flavors: First things first – bringing alcoholic beverages into the festival is not allowed. Never fear, there will be beer, wine, and lots of tasty food vendors onsite. The hardest part will be making room to taste a little bit of everything – so buddy up and go halfsies on twice as many bomb bites. Bonus tip: don’t just settle for your closest food vendor because you are starving and want food NOW, do a walkthrough first to see all of the different offerings. Remember, help Oakland go green and compost your food service items in composting bins located around the festival grounds.

Groovin’ to the Music – Scope Your Stage Strategy: Art & Soul is awesome because of the fantastic lineup of popular artists and hot, local talent featuring: Goapele, Los Rakas, Angie Stone, and more! Visit the website ahead of time to find who you want to see and when they will be onstage. Arrive to the stage early for a seat or a good spot to groove to the music.

So, go out and make it a GREAT day at Art & Soul. For more information on what to do in Downtown Oakland visit Explore page and ‘Like’ our Facebook page.

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square 2017 Event Series

Kev Choice
Kev Choice Ensemble

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square offers family-friendly live entertainment, food, beverages and shopping, all right here in Downtown Oakland.

October is the last show of the 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series and we are closing it out with a bang!

October 19, 2017 – Kev Choice Ensemble
Kev Choice leads The Kev Choice Ensemble, a jazz-hip-hop-funk big band, in addition to producing and performing his own material, which includes original jazz and classical compositions as well as classical-, jazz-, and funk-inspired hip-hop.

“I may travel and dip to different places from time to time, but The Town will always be home,” he says. “I grew up in Oakland so I definitely have a strong connection to the city and community.“ Check out his YouTube. To find out more , visit Kev Choice.

PIC Oakland 2017 Photo Contest

PIC 217 Photo Contest
Join Oakland's most ePIC Photo

PIC Oakland Photo Contest 2017 is a month-long event accepting photo submissions of anything Oakland from local amateur and professional artists. Created by Shift Local, who advocates for consumers to support indie, locally-owned businesses, we’ve teamed up with local businesses Gondola Servizio, Panorama Framing and Bay Area Custom Prints to provide a unique opportunity for the contest’s Top 10 Finalists to have their winning photo or “pic” professionally printed and framed to be showcased at the PIC Oakland Exhibition that consists of Oakland Galleries: Oakstop, The Flight Deck, Panorama Framing, the 3rd floor at Oakland City Hall and more!

Q. What was the inspiration behind the event?
April Quinn, the owner of Gondola Servizio approached her friends Marc and Mari of Shift Local to create a photo contest to lead up to a book signing event for This Is Oakland by Melissa Davis. Our vision was to create a photo contest accessible to everyone who loves taking pictures and have an opportunity to get their photo featured in an exhibition. We also saw this as an opportunity to engage local businesses to support the local arts community.

Q. What do attendees love most about the event?
All participants love seeing the gallery of Oakland photos accumulated during the contest event.

Q. Do you have any insider tips for people attending the event?
Trust your eye for beauty. You’re sharing your lens of how you see the world so it’s a one-of-a-kind perspective.