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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Feb
25
Thu
Comedy Oakland
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm

thursdays and saturdays

www.comedyoakland.com
Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm
The Washington Inn
495 10th Street
Saturdays at 7 and 9:30 pm
Spice Monkey
1628 Webster Street

Number of years in Oakland? 7
Comedy Oakland produces live standup comedy shows at venues in Oakland. The shows feature up-and-coming comedians alongside industry pros, from around the USA and world. Our comedians have been featured on TV, Radio, Comedy Festivals, Late Night Talk Shows, Competition Winners, and have performed on every habitable continent!

Oakland provides diverse, smart and sophisticated crowds that appreciate smart, poignant humor along with silly and outrageous jokes. We produce great comedy shows with a cheap ticket price, & provide food and drinks without enforcing any drink minimums like other big clubs. Being in BART accessible locations in Oakland saves patrons a lot of time (driving in and out of the SF) and money (parking, tolls etc).

Q. What’s the best thing about doing business in Oakland?
Oakland provides diverse, smart and sophisticated crowds that appreciate smart, poignant humor along with silly and outrageous jokes.

Q. What are some of your favorite local businesses in Oakland?
Spice Monkey, The Washington Inn, Shift Local, The Sound Room, Marhaba restaurant, The New Parish, and Pan Theater

Q. What’s the one thing Oakland offers that you couldn’t live without?
A home for my comedy shows!

January 2016 | ENTERTAINMENT

Jul
28
Thu
Latham Square Grand Opening July 28, 2016 @ Latham Square
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

JULY 2016 | EVENT

www.lathamsquare.org
City of Oakland in partnership with Downtown Oakland Association

Latham Square Grand Re-Opening
FREE event featuring live music, local eats and libations.
DJ Aebldee on the 1’s and 2’s
Live performances by JAX and
RUBaDUB POSSE featuring Kimiko Joy

Event Sponsors:
Oakland Central, Uptown Downtown CBDs, City of Oakland, Paramount Property Company, Graham Street Realty, HighBridge Partners, McGuire Hester, Viscera Design

Sep
15
Thu
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square in Oakland @ Latham Square
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SEPTEMBER 2016 | EVENTS

www.facebook.com/events/973241669465015

Come out and enjoy the community vibe

Oakland Presents

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

Featured artists
PE 2.0 featuring Jahi(The Next Generation Public Enemy)
Spear of the Nation
Kingmakers of Oakland
RyanNicole

$5 Beer provided by Linden Street Brewery
$5 Wine

Oct
20
Thu
3rd Thursdays Latham Square @ Latham Square
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3rd Thursdays Latham Square @ Latham Square | Oakland | California | United States

OCTOBER 2016 | EVENTS

www.facebook.com/events/1052728548158424

Come celebrate the last 3rd Thursday of the 2016 season

Live music
Soul Mechanix a Groove-Based Jazz improv and Progressive Funk band featuring top Bay Area musicians

PE 2.0 featuring Jahi (The Next Generation of Public Enemy) Strong Songs. Meaningful Movements. Better Mindsets with hip hop flavor

Regina’s Door Production will present a preview of
CEREMONY a theatrical healing ritual utilizing poetry, music, dance, and costuming

Capoeira Dance Demonstration

Beer, Wine, Food Truck, #townbizness retailers, and more…

May
17
Thu
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square
May 17 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square

It’s the kick-off of 2018 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square series and it is a BLAST of a line-up this year.

Entertainment
Event host – Sterling James – One of the hottest voices in the Bay keeping the vibe and energy flowing all evening.

MJ’s Brass Boppers – The swinging and singing brass-line is the Bay Area’s only New Orleans-style brass band whose founding members were born and raised in New Orleans itself.

Naima Shalhoub with Tarik Kazaleh – draw upon their Arab music traditions and American soul repertoire while experimenting with sound and lyrics.

DJ Platurn – Rocking parties worldwide including engagements in Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada, South America, Scandinavia, and countless venues throughout the US and in his home base of San Francisco’s Bay Area.

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Food truck – Kenny’s Heart and Soul
Beer & Wine available for purchase

Jun
21
Thu
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square @ Latham Square
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square @ Latham Square | Oakland | California | United States

It’s the first day of summer and what better way to get it started right is at 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square! The line is HOT! HOT! HOT!

Entertainment
Event host – Sterling James – One of the hottest voices in the Bay keeping the vibe and energy flowing all evening.

Bang Data – Oakland based group built on Latin traditions with lead singer/emcee @Duece Eclipse known by hip-hop fans as the accompanying voice to legendary Zion I.

Gina Madrid – formerly Raw-G, brings her cross-cultural multi-lingual, politically charged hip-hop to the stage. She has performed and collaborated with KRS-One, Gift of Gab of Blackalicious, DJ Premier, and other Bay Area Artists.

El Kool Kyle – spinning hip-hop, dancehall and Afro-latin music to keeping it hot, hot, hot!

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Local merchants, community organizations, and artisans showcasing their products and services.

Food truck – Kenny’s Heart and Soul
Beer – Old Kan Beer and Co.

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.

Marketing Partners: Life Is Living, OAKHELLA.

Jul
19
Thu
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square @ Latham Square
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
3rd Thursdays at Latham Square @ Latham Square | Oakland | California | United States

Get ready for a soulful and jammin’ start to the weekend at 3rd Thursdays at Latham Square.

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

Ensemble Mik Nawooj – Led by composer/pianist, JooWan Kim, Hip-Hop Orchestra Ensemble Mik Nawooj (EMN) creates New Concert Music based on the musical materials of Hip-Hop and by sampling compatible classical compositional techniques.

Dave Rocha “Hardbop” Quintet – “The Dave Rocha Hardbop Quintet has been a main fixture in the greater Bay Area jazz scene for over fifteen years with their “residency” at Cafe Van Kleef in downtown Oakland.

GAHR – A San Francisco based producer and DJ. GAHR spins his own varied creation mix from his background of hip-hop, jazz, psychedelia and abstract electronic music

Vendors
Eat Play Events & Catering – serving refreshing and delicious Aqua Fresca.
Kenny’s Heart and Soul – preparing that down-home cornbread mac n cheese and fried chicken.
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