3rd Thursdays at Latham Square June 20, 2019

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Downtown Oakland

June 20, 2019

5pm-8pm

Come out and celebrate early the beginning of Summer

Live Entertainment
Midtown Social  – Formed in 2012, this band’s mix of sass and brass is guaranteed to make you sweat just as much as it makes you think. Continuing in the tradition of badass Bay Area family bands, Midtown Social picks up the beat from Sly & the Family Stone and takes off from where Jefferson Airplane landed. Known across the region for their chic and soulful sound as well as their epic dance parties, Midtown Social moved SF Weekly to declare that “An alabaster statue would have two-stepped to that magic.

Touring the West Coast for the past two years, Midtown has been featured at such music festivals as High Sierra, Guitarfish, and Stern Grove, playing for audiences in the thousands while sharing the stage with pop icons such as Janelle Monae and Kehlani.

Midtown Social is a diverse community of writers, musicians, and dreamers. They are black and white, queer and straight, married and single. They represent the face of young America—and they are the new California Soul.

No Lovely Thing – No Lovely Thing is a seven-piece soul band based in Oakland, CA. Led by singer Melissa Jones’ percussive melodies and captivating voice, the band weaves elements of funk, blues, reggae and jazz into their modern R&B mix. Always leaving room for improvisation and giving each song the chance to blow up, the band’s natural bond and instinctive interactions are flawless, exploding with effortless ease.

Known for their electrifying live sets and ever-growing enthusiastic crowds at legendary Bay Area clubs including The Independent, The Chapel, Brick & Mortar Music Hall, The Boom Boom Room, and The New Parish, No Lovely Thing thrives on performing, feeding off the energy of their crowds to make each show unique. They’ve been compared to Alabama Shakes, Vulfpeck, The Internet and Erykah Badu, and have recently opened up for Trombone Shorty, The Soul Rebels, and Royal Jelly Jive.

DJ Black – DJ Black (aka Mellanique Robicheaux) is a veteran of the LGBT scene who learned to spin records while living in Acorn Projects.  DJ Black currently spins at various hot spots in The Town.

Vendors
Beer, Wine & Beverages
Food Truck
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Come out after work, invite friends and family to join a fun evening of music, food, and that Oakland community vibe!

 

 

 

DATE UPDATED 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square May 23, 2019

POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN

NEW DATE MAY 23, 2019

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Downtown Oakland

May 23, 2019

5pm-8pm

It’s the 4th season of the 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square and 2019 season is starting off HOT! HOT! HOT!

If you have been to the past 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square then you already know the vibe is cool, the music is on point, and it’s all about community!  Don’t be a FOMO this year!!

Live Entertainment
Planet Booty – Conceived in Oakland, CA by two Indiana brothers, Planet Booty first emerged along the west coast as a 6-to-10-piece funk and soul dance party powerhouse with a reputation for limit-pushing and theatrics.  Dance to their eclectic electro-funk and move to their original R’n’B grooves.

Jamming Nachos – The Jamming Nachos are a straight up Rock N Roll band from Oakland.  They are the 2014 Mayhem contest winners for best song/band under 18 as well as the finalist in the 2014 Oakland’s Got Talent contest.  This band is without a doubt one of the most exciting live shows in the San Francisco Bay Area.

DJ Tek-Neek – Growing up in East Oakland around HIERO and the HOBO – Junction, being influenced by Beat Street, TEK bought his first pair of turntables and a Pyramid mixer and began djing card games during the original side-show day at Eastmont Mall. TEK knows how to read a crowd and has the skills to elevate any party. When Tek is on the mic, his gift of gab will make a crowd of strangers feel like 200 of his closest friends.

Vendors
Beer, Wine & Beverages
Food Truck
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Come out after work, invite friends and family to join a fun evening of music, food, and that Oakland community vibe!

 

 

 

The UpLift Black Pop-up Experience

UPLift PopUp OAACC Nov3

The UpLift Black Pop-Up Experience

RSVP

What does your business offer and why should people check it out?
OAACC’s mission is to strengthen Oakland’s Black business community. The UpLift Black Pop Up Experience features Black makers, designers, and retailers to increase their exposure and revenue while creating community.

What are a few of your favorite businesses in downtown Oakland? Why?
alaMAr, Calavera, Southern Cafe, Lungomare, Miss Ollies, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, Suya Grill – All Black-owned businesses we support. We also like are Agave Oakland.

Why should you attend this event?
It is more than just another pop-up experience, UPLIFT is a curated space that showcases a vibrant environment of women’s, men’s, kid’s, accessories, objects, and much more made by local Black makers and artists.

Poppin’ Bottles, Sparkling Wine Party

Dine and Dashe-Celebrating Bubbles with Chef Aaronette
2016 Vintage Sparkling Wine Release

DATE: Saturday, November 3rd
TIME: Winery open 12PM-6:00PM
Chefs menu available 2PM-5PM
Live music 2PM-5PM
COST: Admission is Complimentary, food and wine available for purchase
MUSICIAN: Back by popular demand — Trace Repeat Trace Repeat is a soul and funk band from Oakland, CA. They bring back that old school funk, with music inspired by their musical forefathers: James Brown, Michael Jackson, and Prince. Get down on it!
CHEF: Chef Aaronette Celebrating Bubbles Menu:
Shrimp & Scallop Ceviche
Roasted Chicken with Grapefruit Glaze served over organic mixed greens or veggie potato hash
Lemon Bars

We’re releasing an elegant sparkling wine made from Chenin Blanc grapes: we harvested the grapes at night, fermented cold, and aged in the bottle on the yeast for 20 months. The complex aromas of toast, minerals, and stone fruit—along with the tiny bubbles—were our reward. This wine deserves a party! Join us the first Saturday of every month for wines by the glass, live music by local artists, and a restaurant pop-up featuring local chefs.

Free admission – Kid-Friendly – Dog-Friendly
No Outside Food or Drink please

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square October 18, 2018

Oct 2018 3rd Thursday Latham Square

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Downtown Oakland

October 18, 2018

5pm-8pm

It’s an early spooktacular evening of community, music, and birthday celebration for Sterling James.

We are closing out the 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square 2018 season celebrating Happy Born Day for the Bay Area’s favorite radio personality with soul – Sterling James!

It promises to be a spooktacular evening of off the charts music, vendors selling unique, handmade items, a specialty drink in honor of Sterling, and most of all a community vibe.

Live Entertainment
Event host – Sterling James – the Bay Area’s favorite radio personality.

Jazz Mafia’s Heaviest Feather – bringing us a distinct sound rooted in its five brass instruments, mixing those organic sounds with heavy EDM, hip-hop, rock, and world music. Soulful vocals are often added on top, and it all comes together to create something fresh, eclectic, and genre-defying. Heaviest Feather recently premiered its “Tribute to the Ladies of Hip Hop” in January of 2018 in Jazz Mafia’s monthly Live Mixtape series.

Brass Mafia – is a New Orleans/Bay Area fusion band, who puts a strong emphasis on heavy backbeats, creative improvisation and a unique mix of songs and arrangements. The Brass Mafia includes trombone, trumpet, saxes, drums and most importantly TUBA! But while the band is based on a 100-year-old tradition, the group’s sound incorporates music from many different decades and continents, playing a wide variety of originals and unexpected mashups, with frequent rapper and vocalists guests.

DJ Lady Fingaz – as a Dj, she mixes a variety of genres accompanied by an array of showstopping turntablism and live production this southern belle knows how to rock a party!” Lady Fingaz joined the collective Females Wit Funk, which features the top female turntablists from around the world.

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Kenny’s Heart and Soul – Fast food soul food.
Old Kan Beer and Co. – local Oakland brewery
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their contributions to the success of the 2018 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series:
John Muir Health, Visit Oakland, Oakland Athletics, HP Investors, Main Street Launch, Carmel Partners, Junction Properties, 11 West Partners, and Kapor Center.

Marketing Partners: Life Is Living and OAKHELLA

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square September 20, 2018

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square September 20 2018. Oakland

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Downtown Oakland

September 20, 2018

5pm-8pm

Jammin’ into fall all funky and soulful with a splash of house!

Live Entertainment
Event host – Sterling James – the Bay Area’s favorite radio personality.

Sal’s Greenhouse – A unique, original funky and soulful sound that feels good and moves you. Bay Area vocal powerhouse and baritone saxophonist, Sally Green formed her band, Sal’s Greenhouse to get the listeners shaking and showcase her more than considerable talents in an original music setting.

Solas B. Lalgee – An artist who has that house flavor with a mellow groove. Lalgee’s credits include studying, working, and performing with Ledisi, Zendaya Coleman, Latoya London, Mooncandy live house music ensemble, Jennifer Johns, Valerie Troutt, Nicole Klaymoon, and The Embodiment Project.

Nina Sol – Constellations comes to 3rd Thursdays with Nina Sol spinning beats that get you up out of your seat on a Afro-Latina vibe. Nina Sol, a nod to her Afro-Latina heritage & warm and sunshiny disposition, delivers a genre-bending soulful sound that resonates with audiences locally and across the globe. She has opened for artists including Rich Medina, Solange, Pete Rock, Jose James, Vikter Duplaix, and many others.

In addition to the great entertainment, we are celebrating Oakland Cocktail Week by featuring 3 specialty cocktails from
The Miranda mixing up a Bamboozled cocktail
Make Westing hitting us with a Rum Punch
Cafe Van Kleef stirring up their famous Greyhound

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Kenny’s Heart and Soul – Fast food soul food.
Old Kan Beer and Co. – local Oakland brewery
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their contributions to the success of the 2018 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series:
John Muir Health, Visit Oakland, Oakland Athletics, HP Investors, Main Street Launch, Carmel Partners, Junction Properties, 11 West Partners, and Kapor Center.

Marketing Partners: Life Is Living and OAKHELLA

TGI Friday at Original Pattern

Friday Food in Oakland
Friday Food in Oakland

Friday, August 17, 2018

5pm – 9pm

292 4th St

Join Eat Play Events & Catering alongside Original Pattern Brewery for seven Friday’s of #EPEC food, with a different menu each week featuring a local guest chef. First up is Chef Aaronette who will be serving:
Gumbo served over rice $18
Roasted Seasonal Veggies served over rice with balsamic glaze $10

Eat Play Events & Catering uniquely supports and showcases local businesses and chefs with experimental events at various venues.

Second Saturday Jack London Square

Second Saturday of each month

Jack London Square, Oakland

Second Saturday

Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held from 11:00AM – 5:00PM every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, features live entertainment, a plethora of foods, and children’s activities.

For those who look forward to supporting local small businesses, Second Saturday seeks to bring together those local artists with their ideal consumers.

Providing an affordable platform for local entrepreneurs and business owners.

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square August 16, 2018

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square August 2018

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Downtown Oakland

August 16, 2018

5pm-8pm

Enjoy a HOT summer party right before school starts.

Live Entertainment
Event host – Sterling James – the Bay Area’s favorite radio personality.

Girl6 – A Prince tribute band, comprised of a rotating lineup of 6 dynamic female vocalists primarily hailing from the Bay Area: Oakland-based RyanNicole, Candice Antique, Netta Brielle, Femi Andrades, Viveca Hawkins, and Kween.

Afroholix with Alphabet Soup – Born and raised from Oakland’s rich musical legacy, Afroholix began their journey in early 2015. Influenced by Miles, Jimi, Sade, classic Hip Hop and golden era Jazz, we do our thing and make it funky!

Davey D – Dave ‘Davey D’ Cook is a nationally recognized journalist, adjunct professor at San Francisco State, Hip Hop historian, political commentator, syndicated talk show host, radio programmer, media justice and community activist. Also, the Co-founder of the Bay Area Hip Hop Coalition, started out as one of the first Hip Hop radio deejay collectives in the country will be spinning the beat!

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Kenny’s Heart and Soul – Fast food soul food.
Old Kan Beer and Co. – local Oakland brewery
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Thank you to the following sponsors for their contributions to the success of the 2018 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series:
John Muir Health, Visit Oakland, Oakland Athletics, HP Investors, Main Street Launch, Carmel Partners, Junction Properties, 11 West Partners, and Kapor Center.

Marketing Partners: Life Is Living and OAKHELLA

Oakland Youth Art Explosion 2018

Oakland Youth Art Explosion 2918
Oakland Youth Art Explosion 2918

Oakland Youth Art Explosion
Sunday, August 5, 2018
11am – 7pm
Downtown Oakland (14th St. b/t Broadway & Webster)
OYAE 2018!

Oakland Youth Art Explosion Festival returns to bring our community a FREE youth visual and performing arts festival featuring and organized by the Oakland youth and young adults. This youth extravaganza has garnered support from seasoned artists/mentors, community leaders, and youth arts & cultural organizations.

Main Stage – Entertainment Showcase performed by local youth groups (ages 13-25)
Art Crawl – 10 mentoring local artists guiding youth with hands-on art making
OYAE! Cinema – Youth created videos on the theme “How Do We Love?”
Young Entrepreneurs – Youth produced products for sale
Farmer’s Market – Eco-education and the promotion of healthy eating
Get Fit – Sports activities creatively motivating youth to move their bodies
Face and mural wall painting, photo booth, food and more!

Joyce Gordon Foundation of the Arts
406 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
510.465.8928
For more info, visit: jgordonfoundationofthearts.org
For inquiries please contact:
info@jgordonfoundationofthearts.org

See you at OYAE!

OYAE! 2018 is made possible in part by The Akonadi Foundation, The Allen Group, LLC, MacPherson East Bay Performing Arts Fund, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, Carmel Partners Inc., Oakland & the World Enterprises, The Massie Family Charitable Trust, The Greenlining Institute and M&A Real Estate Holdings, LLC