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!

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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Off the Rails Jack London Square Oakland
Off the Rails at 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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Uptown Farmers Market
Uptown Farmer’s Market Ordway
Farmer's market featuring locally grown organic produce, fresh baked goods, and a variety of lunch options.
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Real Future Oakland Museum
Real Future Fair November 15, 2016
The Real Future Fair is a day full of creative conversations about how technology is changing our lives.
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