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Oakland, California, USA

Entertainment & Events in Oakland, California

Special Events

  • Fall Boat Show
    Located in Jack London Square
    This nine day event is the largest sail and power boat show on the West coast and it features the latest and best in yachts, power boats, and maritime products. The show takes place each September. more

  • Boo at the Zoo
    9777 Golf Links Road
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Oakland Zoo, off of Highway 580
    510-632-9525
    Enjoy a parade through the zoo and afterwards look for clues hidden around the zoo, to solve the spooky Scavenger Hunt during this Halloween event where trick-or-treating for kids is also offered. Help feed the animals, enjoy the Boo Choo Choo, and live music!

Night Life

  • Bluesville
    131 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94612
    510-893-6215
    A popular nightspot that features everything from blues to contemporary jazz music, mostly performed by local artists.

  • Eli's Mile High Club
    3629 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
    Oakland, CA 94612
    between 36th Street & 37th Street
    510-594-0666
    Reminiscent of a Southern roadhouse, this eclectic club offers some of the best blues music in the East Bay.

  • Stork Club
    2330 Telegraph Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94612
    510-444-6174
    Decorated with Christmas lights, tinsel, and trees, this club features rock and improv jazz music plus it offers fine drinks, a pool table, pinball, and weekend entertainment.

Concerts & Performances

  • Paramount Theatre of Arts
    2025 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 95612
    510-465-6400
    "One of the finest remaining examples of Art Deco design in the United States," Oakland's restored Paramount Theatre is the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony. One of the San Francisco Bay area's premiere performing arts facilities, the Paramount Theatre is host to music concerts, variety shows, theatrical productions, and movies. It is a State and National Historic Landmark. more

  • Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
    1428 Alice Street
    Oakland, CA 95619
    510-238-7219
    Formerly known as the Alice Arts Center, this performing arts facility is a restored 1920s building is a 500-seat theater that features a variety of theatre, ballet, and African and contemporary dances. Rent the venue for your private event.

  • Oakland East Bay Symphony
    2025 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 95619
    Paramount Theatre
    510-444-0801
    The symphony presents both classic and innovative new works, as well as offers free noontime concerts at City Center and numerous community outreach concerts. Michael Morgan has been the Music Director for 18 years. more

Festivals & Fairs

  • Cinco de Mayo Celebration
    Fruitvale District at International Boulevard
    510-534-8917
    Each May, festive crowds enjoy this festival that celebrates the traditional Mexican American holiday with Latin foods, traditional artwork, and festive live music.

  • Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
    388 9th Street, Suite 258
    Oakland, CA 94612
    Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
    510-893-8979
    Enjoy traditional and contemporary Asian entertainment, fabulous cuisine, and shopping at unique gift booths during this two-day, annual August event. more

  • Piedmont Avenue Tulip & Art Festival
    3871 Piedmont Ave
    Oakland, CA 94611
    510-228-3207
    Piedmont Avenue celebrates spring by hosting floral shows, art exhibits and live musicians on the Avenue. The festival commences in late March with an explosion of tulips at Mountain View Cemetery and culminates in a Merchant Fair in late April.  more

  

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