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Oaklandish x Wine & Bowties Zine Launch Party at June First Friday!

Oaklandish x Wine & Bowties Zine Launch Party at June First Friday!

Artistic movements from across The Town are coming together this First Friday for a very special edition of First Friday at Oaklandish Downtown. In addition to having live performances from Main Attrakionz, the Youthful Kinfolk Collective, and beats from Dion Decibels, we’re celebrating the launch of OakZINEish: Vol. 3 – our annual zine. This year we […]

Nonprofit of the Month: Omni Commons

Nonprofit of the Month: Omni Commons

Today marks the 129th International Workers’ Day, A.K.A. May Day, a day where we celebrate laborers and working class individuals world-wide. It seems only appropriate to spotlight Omni Commons this month as we reflect on the current political tone of the nation. Omni Commons is comprised of several Bay Area collectives with a shared political vision — […]

Nonprofit of the Month: Bay Area Spartan Midgets

Nonprofit of the Month: Bay Area Spartan Midgets

The Bay Area Spartans Football program is a progressing athletic organization dedicated to providing healthy sport activities, in a safe environment, to urban youth, between the ages of 5 and 14. They take pride in helping each participant develop self-worth, self- discipline, teamwork, leadership qualities, and physical fitness. In addition, they highly encourage their children to […]

Oakland Music Festival: Q&A with Jesse Boykins III

Oakland Music Festival: Q&A with Jesse Boykins III

It’s been almost a week since Oakland Music Festival, but it’s still fresh in our minds. Not only did we get a chance to chat with SZA, but earlier in the day, we also spent some time with singer/songwriter/producer/Renaissance man, Jesse Boykins III. Not only is JB III the epitome of cool, he was kind enough to give […]

Oakland Music Festival: Q&A with SZA from The Town Stage

Oakland Music Festival: Q&A with SZA from The Town Stage

This past Saturday we hit Oakland Music Festival for a full day of music, expression, and style. Out of all the dope artists that performed, singer-songwriter SZA definitely gave a performance to be remembered. Behind the scenes at “The Town Stage”, we teamed up with therethere and were lucky enough to sit down and chat with SZA for a quick Q&A […]

Namorados Da Lua – Live @ Oaklandish First Friday

Namorados Da Lua – Live @ Oaklandish First Friday

Oaklandish and resident DJ supreme, Dion Decibels, are getting ready to bring another slammin’ First Friday party to our Downtown store at 1444 Broadway. October 3rd will see Oakland’s newest Brazilian Funk group, Namorados Da Lua, take the stage during our free monthly celebration from 7-10pm. With beer provided once more by Drake’s Brewing Co., […]

FAQ: Fairyland for Grownups 2014

FAQ: Fairyland for Grownups 2014

For most Oaklanders, Fairyland is shrouded in mystery. The park is famous for being off-limits to adults, unless they’re accompanying a kid. But on Friday, August 15th, Fairyland will open its gates to grownups for three glorious hours. You’ve probably got questions, and we’ve got answers! Wonders await. When and where is this happening? The […]

Josh Reddick (slideshow)

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Josh Reddick and support Children’s Hospital! With your help, we raised $2,168 through the Josh Reddick Foundation. We had a blast and are plotting further adventures in baseball. Stay tuned for the new hotness.

Valerie Troutt

Valerie Troutt

This Friday, March 7. First Friday at Oaklandish, with Valerie Troutt and Dion Decibels. 7-10pm Valerie Troutt – Biography Bay‐area born and bred, jazz and gospel trained, and internationally respected, Valerie Troutt is a musical collagist, borrowing from ancestral centuries of sound, channeling spirits, and delivering the stories of our love, loss, and lives. There’s […]

Community Spotlight: Nnekay FitzClarke of Libros Libres

Community Spotlight: Nnekay FitzClarke of Libros Libres

Free. Books.   It’s just that simple. The goal of Libros Libres is to spread literature through Oakland. There is nothing like having your favorite book rest on a shelf, ready to be revisited, loaned out, or passed on. Within the covers of a book are moments of emotion, adventure, even life changing concepts and […]

Oaklandish opens in Dimond!

A quick look at the installation of the Oakland mural at our new Oaklandish shop. In celebration of opening our second Oakland retail shop, we will be hosting a community opening celebration at 3419 Fruitvale Avenue on Saturday, November 9th, from 2 – 7 pm. The new shop will be in the heart of Dimond, […]

The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos at OMCA

The Tree of Life and Death: Días de los Muertos at OMCA

In honor of Día de los Muertos, the Oakland Museum of California is proud to present an exhibition focusing on the interconnections between humankind and the natural world. Titled The Tree of Life and Death, this year’s exhibit expands on the traditional Day of the Dead theme of honoring loved ones, and celebrates the role […]

Last Look: First Friday with Young, Gifted and Black

Last Look: First Friday with Young, Gifted and Black

While the A’s took the field at the Coliseum to kick off the playoff series, downtown on Broadway, a much younger team took the stage at the Oaklandish storefront. Young, Gifted and Black aims to engage young African-American students in the learning and teaching of African-American history and culture, through the study and performance of […]

HieroDay

HieroDay

Last Labor Day weekend, Hieroglyphics put on the inaugural HieroDay, a free, community party and concert that highlighted the good in Oakland. Thousands of people enjoyed the music, food trucks, live art, merch booths, and people-watching as we all experienced the beauty of a late summer Oakland day. The “hip-hop holiday” (see Jeremy Owens’ article […]

Weekend Roundup 8/2 – 8/4

Weekend Roundup 8/2 – 8/4

FRIDAY: First Friday – Oaklandish This First Friday at Oaklandish: ERK THA JERK and Kev Choice bring you movements through music, with all donations going to support Youth Radio’s work in the DTO. Plus DJ Dion Decibels holding it down, Drake’s Brewing and Fivetenburger. FRIDAY: OMCA x Off the Grid Head over to the Oakland […]

Fairyland For Grownups FAQ

Fairyland For Grownups FAQ

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT. Follow us on Twitter for any updates, or to make sure you hear about next year’s fundraiser. There will be no tickets available for purchase at the door on the night of the event. You will need your ticket and ID to enter the park since this event is […]

Boys of Summer t-shirt giveaway

Boys of Summer t-shirt giveaway

Travel back in time to the 1969 Summer of Love with the Oakland Athletics on Saturday, July 27th. We partnered with Tribune Tavern (in the landmark Tribune building) and the Oakland A’s on the Boys of Summer t-shirt, celebrating A’s players from 1969. The Boys of Summer are pitcher James “Catfish” Hunter, third baseman Salvatore […]

Fairyland 4 Grownups

Fairyland 4 Grownups

UPDATE: In-store sales of Fairyland for Grownups tickets are now sold out. A limited release of tickets will be available online at 10am Sunday, August 4. Follow us on Twitter for any updates. There will be no tickets available for purchase at the door on the night of the event. You will need your ticket […]

First Friday 3/1/13

First Friday 3/1/13

A time for healing. This First Friday, take a moment of silence and participate in the collective healing of our city. From 7-9pm, the Oaklandish downtown store at 1444 Broadway will be transformed into an ofrenda dedicated to the memories of those who have passed. We will light a candle for each homicide victim from […]

First Friday with Club Crasherz

First Friday with Club Crasherz

We were on hiatus for January First Friday, but we said we’d be back, and the Club Crasherz will bring you into 2013 with pop, verve, flash, and fun. Club Crasherz will perform around 9pm, with First Friday at Oaklandish running from 7-11pm. Before and after the live set, we’ll be featuring our own DJ […]

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