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Oakland Ballet: the Nutcracker has a posse

Oakland Ballet: the Nutcracker has a posse

When we posted a picture of our new Nutcracker design on Facebook, people started chiming in with comments like “Oh, I remember going to this with my grandmother when I was a kid! Do they still do the same show?” Yes, they do — and it’s just as good as when you were a third-grader. […]

From global to local with Pangaea

From global to local with Pangaea

To lots of Oaklanders, AIDS is something that happens elsewhere. Today, people associate the epidemic with Africa – but sadly, it’s having a comeback in Oakland. Testing and treatment are hard to come by, so more people are going undiagnosed. The Pangaea Global AIDS foundation is best known for their international work, but these days […]

What’s going on, Oakland?

What’s going on, Oakland?

What’s going on in Oakland? This First Friday, Youth Radio has the answer. Earlier this year, the Kennedy Center asked them to remix Marvin Gaye’s landmark album for a modern audience. On November 2nd, you can hear it for yourself — along with a special set by 1-O.A.K. What’s Going On is credited as on […]

California Honeydrops at First Friday!

California Honeydrops at First Friday!

It’s a good week to be an Oaklander. Summer weather is finally here, and the A’s just beat the odds to make it into the playoffs. This First Friday (October 5th), the beloved California Honeydrops are playing for free at the Oaklandish store, so we can all celebrate like champions. The California Honeydrops got their […]

Hiero at Oaklandish this Friday!

Hiero at Oaklandish this Friday!

This First Friday, September 7th, will go beyond the bounds of reason. Oaklandish will be hosting a show by the legendary hip-hop collective Hieroglyphics. They’re fresh off the success of the very first Hiero Day, a celebration of everything good in Oakland: music, food, block parties, and original underground culture. In the words of Tajai, […]

More pics and video from the Fairyland for Grownups party!

More pics and video from the Fairyland for Grownups party!

On July 20th, Fairyland opened its gates for the second annual Fairyland for Grownups party. For every person who came, we raised enough money to send at least one kid to the park for free (over $13,000 in total)! Most of the guests hadn’t been to the park since they were three feet tall, but […]

The Radio Regatta floats again!

The Radio Regatta floats again!

On Sunday, August 26th, Oaklandish presents the 4th annual Radio Regatta — the Town’s premiere homegrown nautical event. The event will run from 12 – 5, with music, drinks, and boat rides. East Bay residents know that real summer weather doesn’t hit until August, and we’re planning a day of beer and boating to celebrate. […]

Zion I at Oaklandish this Friday!

Zion I at Oaklandish this Friday!

Oakland, listen up. This First Friday, August 3rd, Oaklandish will be joined by the unparalleled hip-hop duo Zion I. You won’t want to miss this one. The Oakland-grown Zion I don’t need much of an introduction. Since they emerged on the Oakland hip-hop scene in the ’90s, these native sons have consistently produced versatile and […]

First Friday with Los Rakas

First Friday with Los Rakas

You heard right. Tomorrow, July 6, downtown Oakland comes alive with the beats of Panabay. For the one-year anniversary of our downtown retail flagship, we’re celebrating with Los Rakas. The critically acclaimed duo will be filling the night with their swagger, infectious rhymes, and dancehall beats. Only in the heart of Oakland. Join us from […]

Salsa by the Lake is back!

Salsa by the Lake is back!

Where: Splash Pad Park When: Sunday, July 15th from 12 – 5 We say it all the time, but that’s because it’s true: the best things in Oakland are free. Splash Pad Park has always been one of our favorite spots in the Town, and on Sunday, July 15th, we’re turning the grass into a […]

Fairyland for Grownups FAQ

Fairyland for Grownups FAQ

UPDATE: The Fairyland for Grownups party is totally and completely sold out! This is great news for the park, but we know it left some folks disappointed. Whenever we hold events like this, we always announce them in our newsletter first — so sign up on the bottom of the home page to make sure […]

First Friday with the Memorials

First Friday with the Memorials

Brace yourself, Oakland. First Friday is fast approaching, and this one promises to be especially wild. Come to the heart of the city as the murmur beats into the summer night. Last month, Grammy winner Thomas Pridgen (formerly of the Mars Volta) and The Memorials dropped in at the end of First Friday for a […]

First Friday, April 6th!

First Friday, April 6th!

Come out on Friday April 6th, and watch downtown Oakland come alive. From 7 – 11, Oaklandish will be bumping with free drinks, music, and art. 1444 Broadway, in the heart of downtown Oakland. As always, this party is open to everyone with local love in their hearts. The night’s festivities will feature: Music from […]

Spring cleaning, Oaklandish style

Spring cleaning, Oaklandish style

All across Oakland, it’s a good day to rummage. The Oaklandish Spring line drops in March, and before we can stock the shelves with the new hotness, we need to make some room in the warehouse. This weekend, boxes upon boxes of our soon-to-be-retired designs will be on clearance at the downtown store (1444 Broadway), […]

The Sounds of the Town

The Sounds of the Town

We have Oakland pride every day, but from 7 – 11 this Friday, our praises will be louder than ever. Music has always been one of Oakland’s most celebrated exports, and on March 2nd the incomparable DJ Dion Decibels will release a mix of the greatest sounds to ring out from our fair city. The […]

First Friday with James & Evander

This Friday: free beer, truffled tater tots, and an all-vinyl DJ set. In the words of Jack London, “You take paradise. I’m going back to Oakland.” On Friday, Feb. 3rd, swing by the Oaklandish spot at 1444 Broadway between 7 and 11 for the best in Oakland-generated entertainment. This month, native sons James and Evander […]

Prizes for giving back

Prizes for giving back

Some of our friends from around the Town are helping us give back to three outstanding local charities on Wednesday night. In addition to proceeds from ticket sales, the Oaklandish Give Back Benefit Show will also hold a raffle between each musical performance with prizes from a plethora of local and independent businesses. Raffle tickets […]

Oaklandish gives back all holiday season

Oaklandish gives back all holiday season

Oaklandish regularly donates a portion of proceeds to local non-profits, and this holiday season is no exception. Throughout the month of December, we’ll be taking donations in the store for three of Oakland’s finest service-based non-profits — the Alameda County Community Food Bank, the Oakland Firefighters Random Acts, and DreamCatcher Runaway/Homeless Youth Services.   All […]

Plaid Friday at Oaklandish!

Plaid Friday at Oaklandish!

Wake up the day after Thanksgiving and join us downtown for Plaid Friday! We’re extending our store hours on Friday, November 25th from 10am to 8pm in order to celebrate local indie merchants. All day long, we’ll bring you gifts, treats, and the best in Oakland-made goods! Inspired by the day, we have created a […]

Get Down, Give Back!

Get Down, Give Back!

Get down at The New Parish on December 7th, and make the holidays a little brighter for your neighbors in need. Your ticket will help buy your fellow Oaklanders a hot meal, a safe place to sleep, and an extra present under the tree. The Town’s best talent is coming together to give back to […]

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