The UpLift Black Pop-up Experience

UPLift PopUp OAACC Nov3

The UpLift Black Pop-Up Experience

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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

Oakland Cocktail Week

Oakland Cocktail Week Sept 15-23, 2018

Oakland Cocktail Week

September 15 – 23, 2018

Oakland, Alameda, and Emeryville
Oakland Cocktail Week

Celebrate Oakland’s unique cocktail heritage throughout the week with events and venues throughout Oakland.

There is a little something for everyone to experience from cocktail competitions, to film premieres, to workshops, to community discussions, to tiki crawls.

The festivities start this weekend(9/15/18) with a Local Craft Spirits Showcase at the Eat Real Festival in Jack London Square, ending next weekend(9/23/18) with a Cocktail Competition & Dance Party Fundraiser presented by Hennessy at Starline Social Club.

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

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

#Late Night Pull-Up in Oakland

Oakland Late Night Food PopUp July 13 2018

You just left the club, work or you just want some good food stop by the

#LateNightPullUp

Forage Kitchen
478 25th Street
Friday, July 13, 2018
10pm-1am

Chef Aaronette of Eat Play Events & Catering and
Chef Leilani of Roux & Vine have cooked up some delicious treats

Pull up to Forage Kitchen and grab yourself a plate from Chef Leilani and Chef Aaronette.

Visit the Eventbrite page for an updated menu and to reserve your plate.

Soul Mechanix at Yoshi’s Oakland!

Soul Mechanix at Yoshis
Soul Mechanix at Yoshis

Soul Mechanix

Yoshi’s, Oakland
April 27, 2018, 10:00pm

Come down to Yoshi’s Oakland on April 27th for a special evening of classic Soul music with Soul Mechanix!

Soul Mechanix blends groove-based Soul improv and progressive Funk drawing from a diverse universe of influences. Born from a fire to create something funky and unpredictable, Soul Mechanix is all love and features many of the top musicians in the Bay Area.

Drums: Billy Johnson (Santana, Maze, Patti LaBelle)
Percussion: Juan Escovedo (Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Patti LaBelle, Tito Puente)
Keys: Frank Martin (Sting, Stevie Wonder, Richard Bona, Larry Coryell, Al Jarreau)
Bass: Uriah Duffy (Whitesnake, Too $hort, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Lyrics Born)
Guitar: Vernon Ice Black (Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Maze, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey)
Sax: Daniel Casares
Trumpet/Trombone: Shane Cox
Vocals: Kimiko Joy, Luq Frank
Guitar Graal
With special guests: RyanNicole – Raps/Vocals
Vocals:Tony Lindsay (Santana)

To purchase tickets Yoshi’s

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Lake Chalet in Oakland

Lake Chalet New Year's Eve
Lake Chalet New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Lake Chalet

1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11am last seating 10pm

For New Year’s Eve, Lake Chalet in Oakland will open at 11:00 AM with the last seating at 10:00 PM serving their regular menus all day.
For dinner, a $65.00 four-course prix fixe with main course choices of
Pan-seared Gulf Grey Flounder with Spaghetti Squash, Walnuts, and
Saffron Beurre Fondue with apple and pumpkin seeds
or
Duck Breast and Confit with Celery Root Purée, Asian Pear, Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts.

Prices exclude tax and gratuity. Lake Chalet 1520 Lakeside Drive, Oakland CA 94612 510.208.5253 www.thelakechalet.com

The Sound Room Oakland Jazz

The Sound Room Oakland
Jazz at The Sound Room in Oakland

ENTERTAINMENT

www.soundroom.org

A community supported live music venue dedicated to jazz, R&B and world music presented in an intimate listening room. We feature the best from the region, the nation and the world.

Q. What inspired you to start your business?
We had been hiring bands for our own private events for almost 20 years. We eventually started a monthly house concert series that presented live jazz for almost 4 years. We quickly realized how few decent venues were available for professional musicians and how little the bands got paid. We decided to search for a location where we could support music with a room designed for attentive audiences. We signed a lease on our current spot almost 5 years ago and opened November ’12. We have steadily improved the space but have been very frugal. We have a core of volunteer helpers that make it possible to present over 150 shows a year.

Q. Tell us in one sentence why your customers love your business?
Great music presented in an intimate venue which respects musicians.

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
The vibe of the changing downtown/uptown district. The city, county and state agencies have been good to us but have not contributed any financial support.

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
The Octopus

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
A community of music lovers who buy tickets and world class musicians who perform.