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Autumn Lights Festival 2018

Autumn Lights Festival 2018

Autumn Lights is a magical festival of illuminated art by acclaimed Bay Area artists, in support of the non-profit Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt. This year's festivities run three nights only: Thursday, October 18 through Saturday, October 20! The Festival is a unique Oakland tradition, a huge art and light event! It’s a community gathering held within the Gardens at Lake Merritt in Lakeside Park. The Festival is a fundraiser for these beautiful, free public gardens, which are truly the 'Green Heart of Oakland.'  Local artists create gigantic and small works of art using light.  From tiny clay...

Fall 18 Delivery 1 Lookbook

From monsters to local flora, our Fall 18 collection has something for all Oaklanders. All designed in Oakland, and printed by us right here in Jack London. Photos by 54 Ghosts, modeled by Shotta and Savaugn. 

October Nonprofit of the Month: Oakland Ed Fund

October Nonprofit of the Month: Oakland Ed Fund

Our nonprofit of the month for October is: the Ed Fund! The Oakland Public Education Fund provides a number of services that support Oakland schools. This includes managing the Oakland School Volunteers program, which ensures that volunteers are properly screened and also helps to place them with teachers or principals looking for help. They also started an A to Z Fund which gives mini-grants to schools with low operating budgets so that they can continue to offer programs like field trips, music programs, and teacher development trainings. Since 2003, they have raised more than $50 million to put the right...

Oaklandish Downtown Store 7th Birthday + Fall Launch Party!

We've turned 7 years old downtown (actually, back in July) and we're launching our Fall 18 collection! Come celebrate with us on Friday, September 28 from 6-9pm at the Downtown store. DJ Sweetest Threat will be providing the vibes. We hope to see you! As always, we'll have some cool limited-edition giveways, stay tuned for details!

September Nonprofit of the Month: MISSSEY

September Nonprofit of the Month: MISSSEY

Our nonprofit of the month for September is MISSSEY: Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth. Since 2007, MISSSEY has devoted its energy to the heartbreaking epidemic of commercial sexual exploitation by supporting and advocating for youth who are victims of child sex trafficking. They are a survivor-centered, trauma-informed organization confronting the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Oakland, in Alameda County, and throughout California. MISSSEY envisions a world without commercial sexual exploitation of children and they exist to provide services to commercially sexually exploited victims and work for systemic change on behalf of the youth they serve. Please join us...

Hiero Day 2018

For seven years, the legendary Hieroglyphics Crew has produced the best hip hop homegrown music festival of the Bay Area. Hiero Day celebrates hip hop culture with music, food, art, and community in the beautiful city of Oakland, CA. Tickets are available online for $19.93 (sales end at 11am) and at the gate located at 3rd and MLK for $40. Set times for the three stages are below. Come out for this epic block party, and meet your neighbors! We're honored to collaborate with Hiero again this year on the official Hiero Day tee. This limited-edition design commemorates #HieroDay 2018.  ...

Lao Family Summer Interns

Lao Family Summer Interns

Thanks to Lao Family Community Development (LFCD), Oaklandish was able to offer three paid summer internships to Oakland youth. LFCD strives for brighter futures for low-income and minority and refugee Oakland youth. Their mission is to help the youth by providing services such as job opportunities, internships, leadership development, and much more to help develop the youth to succeeding in the bigger picture in life. Here’s a bit more information on the individuals who took part this summer, with a recap of their experience here at Oaklandish: Tyler Saechao, student at California State University, East Bay (Marketing Intern): Entering college as...

Fairyland4GrownUps 2018 Photo Recap

Fairyland4GrownUps 2018 Photo Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to our 8th annual #Fairyland4GrownUps event on Friday, August 17th! The partnership between Oaklandish and Fairyland in presenting this magical night is truly a community benefit. Proceeds helps keep Fairyland admissions affordable and free for underserved Oakland children and families. Each year, you help us raise enough to provide more than 2,000 free admissions to children in Oakland! Are are some photos from Ariel Nava:  

UnMASKingOAKLAND with Ever Forward

UnMASKingOAKLAND with Ever Forward

UnMASKingOAKLAND will be a deeply reflective experience and help people young and old see how much is behind the mask that we wear. Come out and have some fun at this interactive mask-making + art show. No art skills required! Together with our nonprofit of the month Ever Forward, we will be making masks, seeing masks from all over the world, reflect on seeing others' masks and setting some intentions of helping those in your circle to feel safe #TakingOffTheMask. See some examples here. Please join us on August 30 at the Oaklandish Downtown shop from 4-7pm to experience and...

Stompertown Collection benefitting the A's Community Fund

Stompertown Collection benefitting the A's Community Fund

We're stoked to partner with the A's Community Fund on this design by Sirron Norris! To help commemorate the team's 50 years in Oakland, the Oakland A's are proud to introduce Stomper in the Town, a public art event that features 50 life-size statues of the lovable A's mascot throughout Oakland. The 50 statues were created into unique works of art by local artists and will be on display in Oakland throughout the 2018 season. Our 'Stompertown' designs is based on the "Oaklove Stomper" currently installed inside the Oaklandish Downtown store at 1444 Broadway. Available for men, women, ands kids, 10% of proceeds will...

August Nonprofit of the Month: Ever Forward

August Nonprofit of the Month: Ever Forward

Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante (EFSA) is a mentor-led youth development program for at-risk male students in middle school and high school. EFSA aims to address the underlying causes of high school dropouts, the growing achievement gap of inner city youth, and youth violence in a preventive manner by providing young men with tools, support, and a safe place to openly share their emotions and build character. EFSA supports young men through three mechanisms: (1)The Ever Forward Club, a youth development and mentoring program for young men in grades 6-12; (2) their Taking Off the Mask Workshop, an immersive experience...

July Nonprofit of the Month: Outdoor Afro

July Nonprofit of the Month: Outdoor Afro

We're proud to present our July nonprofit of the month, Outdoor Afro! Outdoor Afro is the national leading network that celebrates and inspires Black connections and leadership in nature. Outdoor Afro helps people take better care of themselves, their communities, and our planet by lowering barriers of historic fears between black people and nature. Headquartered in Oakland, Outdoor Afro has a national network of 70 carefully selected and trained volunteer leaders in 30 states. Please join us July 29th from 11am to 5pm at the Oaklandish downtown store for “Outdoor Afro, Our Roots Run Deep” to meet volunteers from Outdoor Afro and lean more about how you...

Blindspotting x Oaklandish Collection

Blindspotting x Oaklandish Collection

It's more than a movie, more than a shirt — it's a movement, and we're spreading Town love throughout the land with these dope designs in collaboration with Blindspotting! Our Blindspotting x Oaklandish Collection is inspired by the movie Blindspotting featuring Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. Longtime friends and collaborators, Diggs and Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style, and humor, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in...

Blindspotting Q&A Video & Gallery

Blindspotting Q&A Video & Gallery

Sorry the video quality is not amazing, but the content is! Thanks so much to the Lionsgate crew for helping make this happen! Watch Niema, Rafael Casal, and Daveed Diggs talk Town sh!t. And don't miss Blindspotting, in theaters starting tonight! Watch the trailer and get your tickets now! Photos by Ariel Nava!

Fairyland for Grownups FAQ

Fairyland for Grownups FAQ

** SOLD OUT ** General admission tickets for our 8th annual #Fairyland4Grownups will go on sale at the Oaklandish downtown store at 10am on Saturday, July 21st! Get your posse together! Please note: this benefit event is 21+ and you will need to show valid ID at the gate. During daylight hours, any adult who wants to enter the park has to arrive with a kid in tow. But on August 17th from 7-10pm, Oaklandish and Fairyland are teaming up to host a night of pure imagination---for adults only! Enjoy tunes from Dion Decibels in the Old West Junction, local brews,...

Blindspotting Q&A with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal

Blindspotting Q&A with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal

We’re proud to host this hometown kickoff Q&A with Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal as they discuss their feature film Blindspotting. Moderated by Oakland’s own Niema Jordan, we’ll discuss why they set the movie in Oakland, related issues of race, class, identity, and their thoughts about changes in Oakland and the Bay Area. Free and open to the public as space allows. Wednesday, July 11 at 2:30 at the Oaklandish downtown shop. Blindspotting opens in select theaters (including Oakland) on July 20th! Watch the trailer here!

Sorry to Bother You Q&A Recap

Sorry to Bother You Q&A Recap

Here are some dope pics from photographer Ariel Nava to recap our Q&A for ‘Sorry to Bother You’ this week at the downtown shop! We chopped it up with Boots Riley and Lakeith Stanfield, plus last-minute surprise guest Steve Yeun. s/o to Tyranny from Marketing Kings and the Annapurna team for making it happen! The film opens in select cities on July 6th (including Oakland) and everywhere July 13th, so get your tickets now! SEE ALL PHOTOS   

Save the Date: #Fairyland4Grownups 2018

Save the Date: #Fairyland4Grownups 2018

General admission tickets for our 8th annual #Fairyland4Grownups will go on sale at the Oaklandish downtown store at 10am on Saturday, July 21st! Get your posse together! Please note: this benefit event is 21+ and you will need to show valid ID at the gate. During daylight hours, any adult who wants to enter the park has to arrive with a kid in tow. But on August 17th from 7-10pm, Oaklandish and Fairyland are teaming up to host a night of pure imagination---for adults only! Enjoy tunes from Dion Decibels in the Old West Junction, local brews, performances, and more! Two...

Gameheads vs. Oakland

Gameheads vs. Oakland

On June 28th, Gameheads will host an e-sports tournament at Oaklandish's downtown store. This is Gameheads vs. Oakland! Brought to you by Oaklandish, Stiikx Gaming and Gameheads, we will challenge ANYBODY who walks into the downtown store (1444 Broadway) from 5-8pm in SMASH for the Wii U, Fortnite, Mortal Combat X, Madden, NBA2K and Street Fighter V. Come and get these hands, Oakland! Plus, 10% of store sales on 6/28 will be donated to Gameheads! Gameheads is a tech training program that uses video game design, development and DevOps to develop diverse talent and bold new voices, train young people (ages...

Sorry to Bother You Q&A with Boots Riley and Lakeith Stanfield

Sorry to Bother You Q&A with Boots Riley and Lakeith Stanfield

We're so stoked to have the opportunity to bring you this Q&A with Boots Riley and Lakeith Stanfield as they discuss their upcoming film "Sorry to Bother You." Please plan to arrive early as expect a full house, we will unfortunately have to start turning people away when we are at capacity. Film opens July 6th, so even if you can't make this Q&A, be sure to checkout the film in theaters! Variety says: "Deliriously creative and ambitious to a fault, Boots Riley's gonzo debut extends the rapper's outspoken social critique to the big screen... The Oakland-based rapper isn’t waiting...


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