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Oakland Central You’ve landed in the heart of our city – the energy, excitement and beauty of the area that connects Uptown, Downtown and Jack London Square.
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It’s also known as Oakland’s Broadway corridor. We call it “Oakland Central”! The Oakland Central project and this web platform are sponsored by two of Oakland’s largest Community Benefit Districts (CBDs) –Uptown/Lake Merritt and Downtown Oakland. While our districts provide important services to our stakeholders there is a bigger story here, one that’s already being told by extraordinary artists, vibrant small businesses, community organizations, residents and the people who work in this area every day. “Oakland Central” is not a specific neighborhood or business district but a brand uniting the area that extends from “Uptown” at 27th St. through “Downtown” and all the way to Jack London Square – and not just on Broadway but extending from Lake Merritt over to the 880 Freeway. Oakland Central isn’t just a destination, it’s a state of mind. It’s the heartbeat of the central business district, Oakland’s hip arts and entertainment hub, the area with the largest concentration of art galleries as well as some of the city (and country’s) best- reviewed restaurants. It’s streets lined with diverse small businesses, big tech companies like Pandora, and tech startups located in innovative co-working spaces. It includes one of the largest urban lakes, our historic waterfront, and the Beaux Arts architecture of City Hall (the nation’s tallest when it opened in 1914). It’s the 10-minute walk that can take you from the historic Fox theater to the spot where you can see rowers skim across the 140-acre Lake Merritt, the nation’s first official wildlife refuge and the largest salt water lake in the country that’s within city limits. Whether you’re the employee on the 15th floor who has never wandered out to Ike’s Place for a sandwich or to Café Van Kleef for a fresh-squeezed Greyhound or the visitor from a neighboring city or even another country who wants to know where to get a great meal or a craft beer, this is the place to share the great stories, events and happenings that the center of our beautiful city has to offer. There’s no place quite like this. Welcome to Oakland Central.

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Check out this project featuring some of our favorite local artists!
10/30/2020

Check out this project featuring some of our favorite local artists!

Join us online Sunday, November 1st at 5pm PST for a special LIVE video premiere by Bay Area artists for housing justice.

The film will include music, conversations & memories by local talent to inspire you to think, laugh, dance, and act to take care of our home.

Featuring the Bay's own:
RyanNicole, Jenn Johns, Kev Choice, Daveed D. Diggs, Goapele, Fantastic Negrito, Ruby Ibarra, Destani Wolf, Karega Bailey, Chris Riggins, Rocky Rivera, GINA MADRID, Zion I Crew, Alan Dones, Don Reed, and more!

RSVP & share the event:
HAVEN Video Premiere: Bay Area Artists for Housing Justice

Happy FriYeah and Happy Halloween weekend🎃🎃!  There are a few things happening around The Town. Tomorrow is the last day...
10/30/2020

Happy FriYeah and Happy Halloween weekend🎃🎃! There are a few things happening around The Town.

Tomorrow is the last day of the Great Pumpkin Patch of Uptown Oakland, next to the Fox Theater. Stop by for fun for the family.

Fairyland is hosting its Monster Mash Parade at Halloween Jam until Sunday.

It is DogFest this weekend grab your furry love and head over to Jack London Square or if you prefer to stay in, take part in the DogFest Bay Area: Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites. Dress your dog and show them off and win the costume contest.

Check out Thriller Halloween: Hogan Brothers ft. Omega, Luq & James Harman, Saturday, online live starting at 7pm.

Have you been to the Flex Street in Old Oakland? Well, take a stroll over to celebrate Day of the Dead at Cosecha Oakland they will have tamales and peanut mole with pomegranate margaritas on deck, just be sure to make reservations first.

El Molcajete Cocina Mexicana is celebrating Dia de los Muertos with DJ [email protected], Saturday, 5pm-9pm. It will be good food and good music. Mask and social distance are required.

Lastly, enjoy Sunday brunch at Sobre Mesa Oakland in their new outdoor parklet as they serve up unique signature cocktails, a pop-up menu courtesy of Chef Mike Woods plus live music.

Come out and make a great time this weekend in The Town and support local businesses!!

Did you know you can vegan at restaurants that are downtown Oakland that are not vegan?  Check out the blog post on Oakl...
10/26/2020
Vegan Friendly Eats - Oakland Central

Did you know you can vegan at restaurants that are downtown Oakland that are not vegan? Check out the blog post on Oakland Central by the Plant Based Vegan Sistah to find a few her faves. https://oaklandcentral.com/vegan-friendly-eats/

Downtown Oakland has several spots to satisfy vegan and non-vegan eaters alike. Let’s uncover a few places that are vegan friendly in downtown Oakland.

Check out Sobre Mesa Oakland today:)!
10/24/2020

Check out Sobre Mesa Oakland today:)!

Every hour deserves to be happy. ✨ Swing by between 3-5pm today for a special Saturday happy hour and enjoy one of our signature cocktails in our new outdoor parklet! $2 off cocktails & $8 bubbly special available 🥂
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10/17/2020

We could not let the day go by without sending BIG HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of our faves the awesome Sterling James!! Thank you for all you do!! Wish we were celebrating in the Square with you as normal. We love you Sterling!!! Jenn Johns the amazing voice!!!

Wow!  Be sure to take a moment and stroll by 2128 Broadway to see the latest mural masterpiece about Armenia in downtown...
10/16/2020

Wow! Be sure to take a moment and stroll by 2128 Broadway to see the latest mural masterpiece about Armenia in downtown Oakland. The artist is Yervand Hovakimian. Thank you Kim Bardakian for sharing the love.

The weather is warm and perfect for paying a visit to one of the Flex Streets in downtown Oakland to support our local b...
10/15/2020
‘Put your money where your heart is’: Oakland adds four new ‘Flex Streets’

The weather is warm and perfect for paying a visit to one of the Flex Streets in downtown Oakland to support our local bars, restaurants, and merchants. https://www.kron4.com/health/coronavirus/put-your-money-where-your-heart-is-oakland-adds-four-new-flex-streets/?fbclid=IwAR1Q_X5lXq2a7ws6jFL2rW1RSx2ClEdVIiPvKvz8G-pqisuuKDLTIJk-kbs

Four new Flex Streets locations are coming to Oakland on Saturday, city business leaders said.

Oakland Central's cover photo
10/14/2020

Oakland Central's cover photo

We are LIVE Right NOW on AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Mr B & Tubenu Cultural Gatherers! Host Dj Cham...
10/10/2020

We are LIVE Right NOW on AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Mr B & Tubenu Cultural Gatherers! Host Dj Champagne Hughes!

Tune-in here: https://oaklandcentral.com/amp-oakland-cocktail-week/

We're fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID. Help us keep these bars in Oakland. Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

@Oakland Cocktail Week, @Oakland Indie Alliance, @Ivy Hill Entertainment, @Local Music Channel, @TubenuCulturalGatherers, @Champagne Hughes, @VisitOakland!!

DONATE TO THE KEEP IT SPIRITED COVID RELIEF FUND: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate

oaklandcocktailweek2020, #oaklandbars, #downtownoaklandbars, #downtownoakland, #oaklandcentral, #ampoakland, #oaklandmusic, #localartist, #localmusicians, #oakcentral, #oaklandrestaurants, #supportoaklandlocal, #keepingitoakland, #oaklandfood, #oaklandloveit, #oaklandcocktailweek, #TubenuCulturalGatherers, #keepitspiritedkeepitoakland

10/10/2020
AMP Oakland Streaming Concert - TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers

It's AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers and DJ host DJ Champagne Hughes!

DONATE TO THE KEEP IT SPIRITED COVID RELIEF FUND: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate
We are fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID. Help us keep these bars in Oakland. Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers is a husband and wife performance art ensemble. Our organizationfor the last ten years have served communities with cultural programs that address social disparities in different neighborhoods in the city of Oakland. TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers is led by Bryant B. Bolling, M.A. vocalist and keyboardist and Zakiyyah G.E.Capehart Bolling, poet/storyteller. We use our artistic skills to address social injustices and promote community inspiration, for collective solutions to help solve these problems.

In just an hour, Mr. B TubeNu and the Cultural Gatherers take the stage on the AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert fe...
10/10/2020

In just an hour, Mr. B TubeNu and the Cultural Gatherers take the stage on the AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Mr. B Tubenu Cultural Gatherers! This husband and wife performance art ensemble performs spoken word and music that stirs to your soul.

Let's Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

Listen LIVE here: https://oaklandcentral.com/amp-oakland-cocktail-week/

We're fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID.

@Oakland Cocktail Week, @Oakland Indie Alliance, @Ivy Hill Entertainment, @Local Music Channel, @TubenuCulturalGatherers, @Champagne Hughes, @VisitOakland!!

DONATE TO THE KEEP IT SPIRITED COVID RELIEF FUND: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate

oaklandcocktailweek2020, #oaklandbars, #downtownoaklandbars, #downtownoakland, #oaklandcentral, #ampoakland, #oaklandmusic, #localartist, #localmusicians, #oakcentral, #oaklandrestaurants, #supportoaklandlocal, #keepingitoakland, #oaklandfood, #oaklandloveit, #oaklandcocktailweek, #TubenuCulturalGatherers, #keepitspiritedkeepitoakland

Please join us this evening at 6 pm for this amazing live stream concert and please donate to the fundraiser for local b...
10/09/2020

Please join us this evening at 6 pm for this amazing live stream concert and please donate to the fundraiser for local bars in need. Thanks so much for the effort in organizing the fundraiser Oakland Cocktail Week!

Today is the last show in the #ampoakland Livestream Benefit Concert series and features husband wife duo TuBeNu! Check it out on Oakland Central’s page at 6 pm!

From Oak Central:
DONATE TO THE KEEP IT SPIRITED COVID RELIEF FUND: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate
We are fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID. Help us keep these bars in Oakland. Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers is a husband and wife performance art ensemble. Our organizationfor the last ten years have served communities with cultural programs that address social disparities in different neighborhoods in the city of Oakland. TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers is led by Bryant B. Bolling, M.A. vocalist and keyboardist and Zakiyyah G.E.Capehart Bolling, poet/storyteller. We use our artistic skills to address social injustices and promote community inspiration, for collective solutions to help solve these problems.

Today is the day for  AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Mr. B Tubenu Cultural Gatherers! at 6pm LIVE righ...
10/09/2020

Today is the day for AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Mr. B Tubenu Cultural Gatherers! at 6pm LIVE right here on the page!

Support local Oakland bars and restaurants while hearing music that gives you the feel good.

We're fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID. Help us keep these bars in Oakland. Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

Oakland Cocktail Week, Oakland Indie Alliance, Ivy Hill Entertainment, Local Music Channel, TubeNu Cultural Gatherers, Champagne Hughes, Visit Oakland!!

DONATE TO THE KEEP IT SPIRITED COVID RELIEF FUND: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate

oaklandcocktailweek2020, #oaklandbars, #downtownoaklandbars, #downtownoakland, #oaklandcentral, #ampoakland, #oaklandmusic, #localartist, #localmusicians, #oakcentral, #oaklandrestaurants, #supportoaklandlocal, #keepingitoakland, #oaklandfood, #oaklandloveit, #oaklandcocktailweek, #TubenuCulturalGatherers, #keepitspiritedkeepitoakland

10/08/2020

It's AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers and DJ host DJ Champagne Hughes!

DONATE TO THE KEEP IT SPIRITED COVID RELIEF FUND: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate
We are fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID. Help us keep these bars in Oakland. Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers is a husband and wife performance art ensemble. Our organizationfor the last ten years have served communities with cultural programs that address social disparities in different neighborhoods in the city of Oakland. TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers is led by Bryant B. Bolling, M.A. vocalist and keyboardist and Zakiyyah G.E.Capehart Bolling, poet/storyteller. We use our artistic skills to address social injustices and promote community inspiration, for collective solutions to help solve these problems.

Music is poetry and poetry is music.  Join us this week for the AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Tubenu ...
10/05/2020

Music is poetry and poetry is music. Join us this week for the AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Tubenu Cultural Gatherers!! and enjoy this husband and wife art ensemble.

This is also the last week of Oakland Cocktail Week. There is still to show your support by contributing to the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief Fund in partnership with Oakland Indie Alliance: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate.

#oaklandcocktailweek2020, #oaklandbars, #downtownoaklandbars, #downtownoakland, #oaklandcentral, #ampoakland, #oaklandmusic, #localartist, #localmusicians, #oakcentral, #oaklandrestaurants, #supportoaklandlocal, #keepingitoakland, #oaklandfood, #oaklandloveit, #oaklandcocktailweek, #TuBeNuCulturalGatherers, #keepitspiritedkeepitoakland

Oakland Central's cover photo
10/05/2020

Oakland Central's cover photo

10/03/2020
AMP Oakland Livestream Concert - Briget Boyle

Join us for an AMP Oakland Livestream Concert featuring Briget Boyle to celebrate Oakland Cocktail Week! Pick-up a cocktail and a bite to eat from one of the participating bars or restaurants and sit back, relax, and enjoy some great music virtually during Oakland Cocktail Month.

Briget Boyle’s background ranges from the folk music of the Balkans to the folk music that surrounds her on the West Coast of the United States. A prolific songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California, Briget recently released her second solo album, The Next Line. The record was hailed as a “fascinating and gripping listen” by Gabriel Aikins of Substream Magazine. In addition to her solo music, Briget also performs with the Bay Area–based vocal groups True Life Trio and Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble. She serves as the Creative Director and CEO of Waxsimile productions and is one of co-mothers of the monthly live stream queer music festival I Need Space.

This year's Oakland Cocktail Week theme is "Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland" as a fundraising effort to help support Oakland's local bars, restaurants, and spirits community!
To donate and support Oakland local bars, restaurants, and spirits community, visit https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate

We are LIVE Right NOW on AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Briget Boyle! Host DJ Champagne Hughes!Tune-in...
10/03/2020
AMP Oakland Cocktail week - Oakland Central

We are LIVE Right NOW on AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Briget Boyle! Host DJ Champagne Hughes!

Tune-in here: https://oaklandcentral.com/amp-oakland-cocktail-week/

We're fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID. Help us keep these bars in Oakland. Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

Oakland Cocktail Week, Oakland Indie Alliance, Ivy Hill Entertainment, Local Music Channel, Briget Boyle, Visit Oakland!!

DONATE TO THE KEEP IT SPIRITED COVID RELIEF FUND: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate

oaklandcocktailweek2020, #oaklandbars, #downtownoaklandbars, #downtownoakland, #oaklandcentral, #ampoakland, #oaklandmusic, #localartist, #localmusicians, #oakcentral, #oaklandrestaurants, #supportoaklandlocal, #keepingitoakland, #oaklandfood, #oaklandloveit, #oaklandcocktailweek, #brigetboylemusic, #keepitspiritedkeepitoakland

AMP Oakland Cocktail week AMP Oakland x Cocktail Week Live Stream Benefit SeriesAMP Oakland x Cocktail Week Live Stream Benefit SeriesTUNE IN UPCOMINGKEEP IT SPIRITED, KEEP IT OAKLAND Bars and restaurants across Oakland continue navigating COVID challenges, struggling to stay afloat while fighting o...

15 minutes is just enough time to grab yourself the cocktail you purchased from your favorite downtown Oakland Bar and s...
10/03/2020

15 minutes is just enough time to grab yourself the cocktail you purchased from your favorite downtown Oakland Bar and snacks to nibble while listening to @AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Briget Boyle!!!

We're fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID. Help us keep these bars in Oakland. Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

@Oakland Cocktail Week, @Oakland Indie Alliance, @Ivy Hill Entertainment, @Local Music Channel, @Briget Boyle, @Champagne Hughes, @VisitOakland!!

DONATE TO THE KEEP IT SPIRITED COVID RELIEF FUND: https://www.oaklandcocktailweek.com/donate

#oaklandcocktailweek2020, #oaklandbars, #downtownoaklandbars, #downtownoakland, #oaklandcentral, #ampoakland, #oaklandmusic, #localartist, #localmusicians, #oakcentral, #oaklandrestaurants, #supportoaklandlocal, #keepingitoakland, #oaklandfood, #oaklandloveit, #oaklandcocktailweek, #brigetboylemusic, #keepitspiritedkeepitoakland

In just an hour, it is on with the sounds of funk from Briget Boyle on the AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featur...
10/03/2020

In just an hour, it is on with the sounds of funk from Briget Boyle on the AMP Oakland Livestream Benefit Concert featuring Briget Boyle! You have to be in the room. Plus, you have a chance to help us support the bars in Oakland.

Let's Keep it Spirited, Keep it Oakland!

Be sure have on notifications so you know when we go Live TODAY! Visit Oakland Central website.

We're fundraising for the Keep It Spirited COVID Relief fund in partnership with Oakland Cocktail Week and the Oakland Indie Alliance. This fund supports bars that have not been able to reopen safely during COVID.

@Oakland Cocktail Week, @Oakland Indie Alliance, @Visit Oakland, @Local Music Channel, @Ivy Hill Entertainment, @Champagne Hughes, @Briget Boyle

#oaklandcocktailweek2020, #oaklandbars, #downtownoaklandbars, #downtownoakland, #oaklandcentral, #ampoakland, #oaklandmusic, #localartist, #localmusicians, #oakcentral, #oaklandrestaurants, #supportoaklandlocal, #keepingitoakland, #oaklandfood, #oaklandloveit, #oaklandcocktailweek, #brigetboylemusic,, #keepitspiritedkeepitoakland

Just one more week for @Oakland Cocktail Week and are you wondering which beer spots to check out and support?  Find out...
10/02/2020

Just one more week for @Oakland Cocktail Week and are you wondering which beer spots to check out and support? Find out where to make a stop on the Ale Trail here: https://oaklandcentral.com/the-ale-trail/

#oakcentral, #oaklandcentral, #aletrail, #visitoakland, #woodsbeer, #beer, #oaklandbeer, #supportoaklandbars, #oaklandcocktailweek

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Oakland, CA
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