The Scoop is your resource for all the latest and greatest events, restaurant and bar openings and retail news happening in Downtown Oakland! Explore the features and categories below to get local insights about the best places to eat in Downtown Oakland, best venues to enjoy live entertainment, Oakland’s hottest retail shopping, live music, and more! To truly experience Downtown Oakland in all of its authentic glory, you’ll want to come back time and time again.

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From First Friday street fairs to summer music festivals, from pop-up restaurants to the hottest nightlife performances, Downtown Oakland offers events for all occasions! There are so many great things to do in Oakland, the hardest part is just choosing which events to check out! Click on the events below to learn more and don’t miss out on our Happenings page for a more comprehensive listing of events!

Agave Uptown Oakland Mole Tasting
Agave Uptown – Free 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
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Oakland Symphony Rooted in Oakland Kev Choice
Rooted In Oakland featuring Kev Choice
Oakland Symphony presents Rooted in Oakland featuring Kev Choice and Schubert A look into the future of Oakland's music
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Mixtape, vol 2: Soul Restoration feat.
March 9, 2018 The Uptown 8pm-11pm Soul Restoration celebrate's the foundation and future of Oakland culture.
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eat play events catering, oakland brunch parlour
Foodies vs. Chefs-featuring Chef Ronny Miranda
Are you ready for some Chef Ronny Love at Parlour Sunday, March 11, 2018? Parlour Oakland and Eat Play Events
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Sunday Brunch Parlour Oakland and Eat Play Events & Catering
Foodies vs. Chefs-Afro-Cuban Oakland Brunch Pop-up
Are you ready for some Afro-Cuban Love? Parlour Oakland and Eat Play Events & Catering bring you another #EPEC Oakland
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Super Bowl Sunday at DOSA Oakland
Super Bowl Sunday at DOSA
Super Bowl Sunday Happy Hour All Day February 4, 2018 2301 Broadway
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Valentine Date Night in Oakland
Win A Date Night for Valentine’s
With Valentine's Day on the horizon, enter to win one of two sweetheart packages for you and your Valentine! Visit
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Eat Play Events & Catering Brunch Pop Up
Foodies vs. Chefs-A Brunch Pop Up
Parlour Oakland, 357 19th Street Sunday, January 14, 2018 10am-2pm Eat Play Events & Catering hosts Foodies vs Chefs Pop
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Living Jazz tribute to MLK Oakland
“In the Name of Love”, 16th
In the Name of Love 16th Annual Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Oakland Scottish Rite Center Sunday, January
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Lake Chalet New Year's Eve
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lake
New Year's Eve at Lake Chalet
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