Community Calendar

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 calendar below to learn more and don’t miss out on our Events page for a more comprehensive listing of events!

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Oct
18
Thu
3rd Thursdays in Latham Square @ Latham Square
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Heaviest Feather Band Image

 

Get down with 3rd Thursdays in Downtown Oakland October 18th!

Enjoy local brews, food trucks and treat yourself to something special with craft retail pop-ups in Latham Square. Don’t miss out the Bay’s finest Jazz Mafia’s Heaviest Feather with special guests Brass Mafia and DJ Lady Fingaz.

To learn more about the event, click here.

Oct
24
Wed
Moonlight Comedy: Stand Up Under the Stars @ The Uptown Nightclub
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
outdoor comedy show under twinkle lights

 

Moonlight Comedy: Stand Up Under the Stars! is a live weekly stand-up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each week features some of the best local and traveling comedians as seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Seeso & Viceland. Every show is hosted by local favorites Adam Pearlstein, Joe Gorman & Josef Anolin. Please arrive early, seating is not guaranteed.

The event usually takes place in The Uptown’s outdoor patio, but they move the event indoors to the bar room on rainy days.

To find more information, click here.

Oct
26
Fri
Social Studies Improv Show @ All Out Comedy Theater
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
comedy troupe onstage

 

Social Studies Improv thoughtfully explores relationships, culture, and society through long-form improvisation.

We are Dave Dennison, Mona Thompson, Tony Contreras, Michelle Swaney, and Freddie Sulit. Individually we have trained, performed, and taught at theaters in Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information and tickets, go to eventbrite.com.

Oct
31
Wed
Moonlight Comedy: Stand Up Under the Stars @ The Uptown Nightclub
Oct 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
outdoor comedy show under twinkle lights

 

Moonlight Comedy: Stand Up Under the Stars! is a live weekly stand-up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each week features some of the best local and traveling comedians as seen on Comedy Central, HBO, Seeso & Viceland. Every show is hosted by local favorites Adam Pearlstein, Joe Gorman & Josef Anolin. Please arrive early, seating is not guaranteed.

The event usually takes place in The Uptown’s outdoor patio, but they move the event indoors to the bar room on rainy days.

To find more information, click here.

Free Summer Walking Tours: Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens @ Paramount Theatre
Oct 31 @ 8:08 pm – 9:08 pm
art of downtown oakland

 

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt.

Tour begins at 10 am in front of the Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway.

Parking is available at Telegraph Plaza Garage, Telegraph Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets.

To make a reservation for Tour 3, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.

For more information, go to www2.oaklandnet.com.

Nov
2
Fri
Annual California Indian Market | Oakland Museum of CA @ Oakland Museum of California
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

 

shell jewelry on beaded necklace

 

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month—and just in time for the holidays—shop the 5th annual Indian Market at OMCA featuring jewelry, baskets, prints, and other modern interpretations of Indian artistry. Find exquisite creations to share with your loved ones, and meet and support artisans from the California Indian community.

Included with Museum admission. On Friday after 5 pm, enjoy the late night gallery access during Friday Nights at OMCA, featuring Off the Grid food truckslive music, family activities, and more.

For more information, click here.

 

Nov
8
Thu
Crossing Boundaries – Calligraphies in Conversation Exhibition & Opening Reception @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Calligraphies in Conversation Crossing Boundaries

 

Join Oakland Asian Cultural Center for the opening reception of their 5th annual Crossing Boundaries – Calligraphies in Conversation! The exhibition will foster new dialogue between calligraphic arts and artists from cultures throughout the world. For more information, click here.

Nov
9
Fri
Oakland Whole Bead Show
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm
collage of beads and gemstones

 

Oakland City Center will host a weekend long trade show for beads and gemstones from around the world. The trade show is open to the public!

For more information and a coupon for $5 off admission, click here.

Nov
10
Sat
Hip Hop Nutcraker @ Paramount Theater
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
dancers on a stage

 

A holiday mash-up for the entire family. The Hip Hop Nutcracker a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. All ages require a ticket. 8 Ticket Limit

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Fri, 17 Aug 2018 at 10:00 AM

Promoter Presale : Tue, 14 Aug 2018 at 10:00 AM

Discount Offer Onsale : Fri, 17 Aug 2018 at 10:00 AM

For more information, click here.

Nov
14
Wed
Stagebridge Storytelling: Oakland Tales @ The New Parkway Theater
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Stagebridge Storytelling: Oakland Tales

In celebration of Stagebridge’s 40th anniversary and National Storytelling Month, join us for a night of Oakland Tales! All stories will be performed by Stagebrbridge community members based on their lives and experiences here in Oakland. Stagebridge is a senior performing arts community, committed to creative aging since 1978.

The event is free, but RSVP is requested. There is a suggested donation of $5 to $10. For more information and to register, click here.