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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 […]

Brave Moonman’s throwback accessories

Brave Moonman’s throwback accessories

Ever wish you could return to the dawn of the digital age — the days of floppy disks and classic Nintendo? Thanks to Brave Moonman, you can shelter your gadgets and spare change in a little bit of 80s nostalgia. Oakland’s own Lindsey Porter renders the greatest hits of the era — mix tapes, pocket […]

Working for Oakland

Working for Oakland

The City of Oakland’s lifeblood has always been its small business community. From tiny cafes to family-owned beauty shops to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, often times walking into a small shop in Oakland is the best way to get to know people in the city.   At the beginning of November, the folks at WorkingFor put together […]

Love letters to Oakland

Love letters to Oakland

For months now, we and the excellent folks at 38th Notes have been collecting letters to the Town. This little leather-bound book has been quietly resting at Oaklandish Headquarters, inviting Oakland’s citizens to spill their hearts on its pages. And now it’s full of notes: messages of love, longing, celebration and regret. Here are some […]

Celebrate First Friday 11/4 at Oaklandish!

Celebrate First Friday 11/4 at Oaklandish!

This Friday night, the heart of Oakland beats on. Join us at Oaklandish HQ from 7–11pm on November 4th for our last First Friday event of 2011! This month Earshot Entertainment is helping us bring out some great MCs and singers, all performing back to back to back, with our resident DJ Dion Decibels holding […]

See the heart of Oakland for yourself

See the heart of Oakland for yourself

We all know that there’s more to this town than the pictures on the news. Oakland has always been a hotbed of renegade activity. But it’s also home to a thriving community of small businesses — neighbors that need your local love more than ever. So whether it’s for a walk, a drink, or just […]

Heidi Cregge: capturing the tides within a frame

Heidi Cregge: capturing the tides within a frame

We conclude this week’s Live Artist profile series today with Heidi Cregge, a Hawaii-born artist and educator, who inspired by oceanic beauty.   Give us a short run down of who you are. How long have you lived in Oakland? Did you go to school for art or are you self taught? How has your […]

Nesting with live artist Alex Rosmarin

Nesting with live artist Alex Rosmarin

In our third installment of our Live Art Wednesdays artist interview series, we chat with Alex Rosmarin, the pragmatic penciler. In asking the same questions to each artist, it is interesting to see how each artist got their start just doodling very young and progressed from there. Give us a short rundown of who you […]

Alison Tharp — just one of Oakland’s creative eyes

Alison Tharp — just one of Oakland’s creative eyes

Today we continue our profiles of five artists from Live Art Wednesdays who did live sketching during our First Friday celebration at the beginning of October. Today we talk to Alison Tharp, who has an awesome piece up in our store right now, featuring imagery recalling the disaster at Chernobyl. Alison is not all heavy […]

October Artist Spotlight #1- Marcos LaFarga

October Artist Spotlight #1- Marcos LaFarga

At the beginning of October, we had five artists from Live Art Wednesdays come to do some live sketching during our monthly First Friday celebration. All month long, the five have had pieces up in our Downtown store. For these final days of October, we interview each of the artists with the same questions to […]

Local Artist Rachel-Anne Palacios Creates Oaklandish Ofrenda

Oakland-based artist Rachel-Anne Palacios has spent much of her artistic career creating Día de los Muertos inspired pieces and jewelry. She has been both lead artist and sat on the committee at the Oakland Museum for their annual Día De Los Muertos exhibits. So we thought, “Who better to design our own in-store altar?” Following […]

Calling all Oakland artisans!

Calling all Oakland artisans!

It’s still warm out, but Oaklandish HQ, is getting prepped for the holidays. Our store on Broadway doesn’t just sell t-shirts and hoodies — it’s also a showcase for Oakland-made crafts and curiosities, from socks to succulents. This month, we’re looking for town-grown gifts and goods to carry in the store from now through December. […]

Fairyland For Grownups! Friday 9/30!

Fairyland For Grownups! Friday 9/30!

During daylight hours, Fairyland is off-limits to grownups. Anyone who wants to enter the park has to arrive with a kid in tow. But not on Sept. 30th. For one night only, Oaklandish and Fairyland are teaming up to host a night of pure imagination, for adults only! Ever wanted to drink a beer atop […]

First Friday Sept. 2nd!

First Friday Sept. 2nd!

Any East Bay native knows that September is when summer really starts in this town. Besides, the holiday weekend means one more day to recover from the First Friday celebrations! As always, Oaklandish HQ will be hopping on Sept. 2nd, from 7 till 11. There will be drinks, eats, and beats for all — plus […]

Ivan Lima draws all over Oakland

Ivan Lima is a master of making Oakland’s landmarks even more outlandish. He turned the East Bay into a fried egg, and made the port cranes doubly imposing. But he’s still surprised to see his designs on the street. We talked to him about Oakland design, community work, and those eternal cranes. How did you […]

Art Murmur: we have a winner!

Art Murmur: we have a winner!

It’s an official fact: Oakland has more artists per capita than any other city in the US. And one Friday a month, they emerge from their haunts to roam the streets and ply their wares at Art Murmur. But today, one artist rules them all. Rene Mijares sketched the winning design for the brand-new Art […]

Represent your Oakland education, get a discount!

Represent your Oakland education, get a discount!

Calling all Oakland educated / Oakland educators! Ever since settlers first camped out on the East Bay mudflats, Oakland has shaped some of the brighest, boldest minds in the West. In gratitude, all Oaklandish students and teachers are entitled to a hefty Oaklandish store discount in the month of August. Got a school ID in […]

First Friday, Aug. 5th!

First Friday, Aug. 5th!

Our last party was so much fun, we couldn’t have just one! This First Friday, from 7 – 11, Oaklandish artist Rafael Casal and the Getback will be rocking Oaklandish headquarters at 1444 Broadway. Thanks to our friends at Linden Street Brewery and Urban Legend Cellars, the locally-fermented wine and beer will be flowing all […]

Jack London square: Kitchen of Champions

Saturday, July 23rd in Jack London Square… Over 40 of the Bay’s finest dining establishments will be heading over to Jack London square to compete in a night of old-school culinary bravado. This delicious smackdown begins at 4:30 and runs till 7:30. The competition will be judged by culinary all-stars like Alice Waters, Robert Egger, […]

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