Arts & Culture

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The art and culture scene in Oakland extends far beyond the four walls of its many art galleries. Art can be found in our building murals, in our independent stores, and even on our streets. From the moment you step into Downtown Oakland you will be surrounded by the culture that makes Oakland unique. Consider taking a self-guided mural tour and prepare to be blown away by the depth and diversity of talent that exists in our beautiful city. Visit Downtown Oakland in the summer to experience two of our most celebrated festivals, Oakland Pride and Art + Soul and catch some homegrown and internationally acclaimed talent taking the stage. Peruse our business directory for a broader listing of Downtown Oakland’s arts and culture offerings.

Flyaway Productions presents: The Right To
The Lot 1100 Broadway October 6 & 7, 2017, shows at 8pm & 9pm Apparatus-based dance in a vacant lot
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Octopus Literary Salon Oakland
The Octopus Literary Salon Oakland
The Octopus Literary Salon is a café/bookstore/performance space supporting local musicians, writers, and performers.
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Whale’s Wake at Flight Deck
Whale’s Wake is a funny, sexy, incantatory that follows one family’s struggle to honor the difficult dead.
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Oakstop art gallery and workspace
OakStop Art Gallery and Workspace
Oakstop is a workspace, meeting space, event space, and art gallery in Downtown Oakland that combines a wide range of
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Warehouse416
Warehouse 416
Warehouse416 is a rare intimate venue for people to gather for art, social, or business events in Downtown Oakland. The
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52 Letters: A One-Woman Poetic Stage
52 Letters is a one-woman poetic stage play, written and performed by Oakland Native Regina Y. Evans, which brings awareness
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In The Name of Love, the
In the Name of Love, Oakland’s Annual Musical Tribute to Dr. King, is proud to honor "The Civil Rights Movement
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The Flight Deck
The Flight Deck is a shared arts space and performance venue that offers performances, workshops, office & meeting space, and
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Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker
Oakland Ballet Company, The East Bay’s premiere professional dance company, returns to the Paramount Theatre this December with three performances
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Christmas Revels Presents A Venetian Masque:
This holiday season Oakland’s cherished Christmas Revels presents A Venetian Masque: Celebrating the Winter Solstice in Renaissance Italy. 2015 marks
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Oakland Fashion Showcase: Celebrating 4 years
On Sunday November 15th from 4-9pm Show &Tell Concept Shop invites you to join us as we celebrate four years
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Barefoot Movement Yoga in Downtown Oakland
Cultivate Your Practice: Barefoot Movement Yoga
CYP is a stand-alone program and the core component of Barefoot Movement's Vinyasa Yoga Immersion. A committed group of practitioners
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Qulture Collective
Part cafe, retail shop, gallery, and shared workspace, Qulture Collective is an inclusive space with multiple businesses operating together under
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Oakland Music Festival 2015
Oakland Music Festival "OMF" is an independent showcase featuring local and international musical talent as well as local eateries, breweries
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Unruly StoryFest
A new form of live entertainment has been quietly growing in Oakland: true, personal stories performed without notes or scripts.
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Phare, the Cambodian Circus presents KHMER
The critically acclaimed production ‘Khmer Metal’, a circus show produced and performed by Cambodian artists, is coming to America for
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Art gallery in Downtown Oakland
Joyce Gordon Gallery
The gallery exhibits art that reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists. The aim of
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The New Parish hosts Oakland Music Festival
The New Parish
PEG offers a top tier music venue in The New Parish that features the best of the best of upcoming
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Betti Ono Art Gallery in Downtown Oakland
Betti Ono
APRIL 2015 | ARTS & CULTURE 1427 Broadway, bettiono.com Betti Ono is an award winning, experimentally minded art space, gallery
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