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!

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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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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Art&Soul Oakland 2017
Insider Guide to Making the Most
Art & Soul is this weekend showcasing Goapele, Los Rakas, neosoul artist Angie Stone, and other amazing artists, vendors, food,
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Kev Choice
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square 2017
Thursday, October 19, 2017 5pm-8pm Come out, kick back and enjoy the beautiful outdoor space, local Oakland talent, Off the
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PIC 217 Photo Contest
PIC Oakland 2017 Photo Contest
PIC Oakland Photo Contest 2017 is a month-long event accepting photo submissions of anything Oakland from local amateur and professional
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The BOX Layover Oakland DJ Kimani
The Layover: The BOX featuring DJ
All your favorite MUSIC VIDEOS from the 80's, 90's and choice 2000's presented to you on the big screen by
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Foodies vs Chefs Steel Rail Jan 27, 2017
Foodies vs Chefs a Steel Rail
Make your reservation for this one of a kind event! Steel Rail has teamed up with Eat Play Events &
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Oakland Ballet Nutcracker
Oakland Ballet – The Nutcracker
Oakland Ballet Company's spritely and colorful version of The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition that is fun for the entire
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