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Lake Chalet in Oakland Announces an Exclusive Soirée Celebrating Turley Wines

July 25th, 2024
12:30 AM - 3:30 AM
Lakeside Drive 1520, Oakland, California 94612

Lake Chalet in Oakland Announces an Exclusive Soirée Celebrating Turley Wines Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill in Oakland will host an exclusive soirée celebrating Turley wines on Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Priced at $131.24 (includes ticketing fee and tax), guests will be able to enjoy a curated selection of esteemed vintages expertly paired with a symphony of hearty passed appetizers specifically designed to complement the nuances of each Turley offering. There is also a specially priced pairing for couples option. A link to purchase tickets can be found at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turley-wines-pairing-at-lake-chalet-tickets-923946537967aff=eblast717 [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/turley-wines-pairing-at-lake-chalet-tickets-923946537967?aff=eblast717]. There will also be Turley wine events at Gravity Tavern in Mill Valley on July 22 and at Beach Chalet in San Francisco on July 23. Turley was founded in Napa Valley in 1993 and now makes 50 different wines from over 50 vineyards across California, primarily Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, with many vines dating back to the late 1800s. By farming organically and focusing on old vine vineyards, Turley aims to both create and preserve California’s unique winemaking culture. Lake Chalet is one of Oakland's premier restaurants and is known for their seafood-centric menu prepared using quality, seasonal ingredients. Their expansive bar serves a range of classic, contemporary, and signature cocktails, plus a variety of wines and a selection of beers that includes many brewed by Beach Chalet in San Francisco.  Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill is located at 1520 Lakeside Drive, near 17th Street, in Oakland, California. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and for dinner. Weekend brunch is also served. Metered street parking, an off-street lot and valet service are available. The telephone number is (510) 208-LAKE (5253). Visit Lake Chalet on the web at www.TheLakeChalet.com.

Data Driven Pharma Networking Event

July 25th, 2024
1:00 AM - 4:00 AM
1951 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, California

Data-Driven Pharma hosted at Exelixis! (in partnership with Bits in Bio) Today we’ll hear from Avantika Lal, who is a Principal ML Scientist at Genentech. Avantika focuses on large foundation models based on genomic data. Her talk will explore use cases in DNA and RNA drug design and the impact of these use cases within her team and company. She will also share examples of technologies her team uses to enable this work. Event Agenda: 6:00 pm: Check-in and networking 6:45 - 7:20 pm: Avantika’s presentation 7:20 - 7:30 pm: Q&A and announcements 7:30~9:00 pm: Networking Light food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided. About Us Data Driven Pharma is an SF Bay Area based community for people in drug development who are interested in how data is being used in our industry. Our focus is on sharing stories from the field where data driven projects and/or infrastructure have led to impact in the companies where these stories come from. Given our business-oriented beginning, we are also particularly interested in exploring the ROI of these projects. Who is this event for? Anyone interested in data management systems and their use cases in drug development. People with a focus on Machine Learning, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IT, and other computational fields tend to attend our events. Outside of this, anyone interest is also welcome. How can I help? Reach out if you have a cool story to share and you enjoy talking about your work, you can provide space for our next event, or you're interested in sponsoring at event. Contact: icaptain@datadrivenpharma.com

FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)

July 25th, 2024
2:00 AM - 3:30 AM
Oakland, CA, Secret Location (Oakland)

“HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland) Funcheap / HellaFunny Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show takes place in a secret speakeasy bar in Oakland turned into a comedy club. HellaSecret Oakland Comedy Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays – Just 2 blocks from BART! – $5 Flat Rate Parking after 5pm weekends + all day weekends Free $15  Get free tickets – Limited guestlist for the first 16 Funcheapers w/ code FUNCHEAP. Just make sure to bring some cash for donations for the comics! Free tickets gone? Get $5 off Tickets – Early bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP5 (otherwise $15) SHOW DATES & TIMES Times/dates subject to change Wednesdays – 7p Show – RSVP (except for 3rd Wednesday of the month) Thursdays – 7p Show – RSVP Fridays – 7p + 9p* Shows – RSVP Saturdays – 7p + 9p Shows – RSVP Sundays – 7p Show – RSVP *9pm Friday shows sometimes are pre-empted by private events THE COMEDY It’s an 70+ minute show with five comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, ABC and NBC. HAPPY HOUR $6 Drink Specials + $10 Pizza Specials – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 4-7pm – Thursday – 4pm To Close It wouldn’t be Funcheap without a great happy hour during the show. From 4-7pm enjoy $6 classic cosmos, whiskey sours and Noble Vines chardonnarys and cabernets. There’s also a happy hour on bites including $10 Focaccia Pizzas, $4 for marinated olives, $7 for truffle fries, and $11 artisanal cheese board and many other options including vegan. Or go baller with a flat iron steak frites, or baked eggplant moussaka. Upcoming “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland) Events Sat 7/20 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 7/21 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 7/24 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 7/25 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 7/26 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 7/27 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 7/28 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 7/31 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/1 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/2 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/3 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/4 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/7 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/8 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/9 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/10 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/11 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/14 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/15 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/16 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/17 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/18 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/21 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/22 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/23 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/24 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/25 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/28 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/29 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/30 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/31 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 9/1 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 9/4 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 9/5 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 9/6 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 9/7 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 9/8 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 9/11 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 9/12 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 9/13 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Poetry Flash Reading: Dorianne Laux & Lynne Thompson

July 26th, 2024
2:00 AM - 6:59 AM
2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705

This event is part of Poetry Flash’s 50+ Anniversary celebration!DORIANNE LAUX’s new book of poems is _Life on Earth_. Kwame Dawes says, “A prodigious imagination that somehow manages to sift through the ordinary, quotidian, and squalid realities of our world, to produce moments of grace and shimmering beauty, and empathetic illumination. Dorianne Laux is a national treasure, a poet of immense insight and masterful craft.” Her previous collections include _Awake_; _What We Carry_, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; _Smoke_; _Facts About the Moon_; _The Book of Men_, which received The Paterson Poetry Prize; and _Only as the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems_, a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She’s co-author of the celebrated book _The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry_, and she’s authored a new book in that vein, _Finger Exercises for Poets._ LYNNE THOMPSON’s new book of poems is _Blue on a Blue Palette._ Ellen Bass says, “Singing the blues in this beautiful and devastating collection, Lynne Thompson calls on the tradition of poets such as Patricia Smith and Adrienne Rich to examine a culture of loss for women and for people of color.…Thompson employs a variety of forms—from abecedarian to cento and villanelle—in skillful, smart, and generous poems that include allusions to nursery rhymes, Bible verses, musicians, artists, and writers to explore the tensions between creation and violence.…This is an important collection, one to keep close.” Her previous books include _Beg No Pardon_, winner of Perugia Press Prize and Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award; _Start with a Small Guitar_; and _Fretwork_, winner of the 2019 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize selected by Jane Hirshfield. She lives in Los Angeles and graced that city as Poet Laureate 2021-22.

Lynne Thompson and Dorianne Laux

July 26th, 2024
2:00 AM - 5:00 AM
2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center

Submitted by the Event OrganizerPoetry Flash presents an exciting poetry reading by Dorianne Laux, Life and Earth, and Lynne Thompson, Blue on a Blue Palette, part of Poetry Flash’s 50+ Anniversary celebration, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PDT (poetryflash.org). MORE ABOUT THE READERS Dorianne Laux’s new book of poems is Life on Earth. Kwame Dawes says, “A prodigious imagination that somehow manages to sift through the ordinary, quotidian, and squalid realities of our world, to produce moments of grace and shimmering beauty, and empathetic illumination. Dorianne Laux is a national treasure, a poet of immense insight and masterful craft.” Her previous collections include Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; Facts About the Moon; The Book of Men, which received The Paterson Poetry Prize; and Only as the Day is Long: New and Selected Poems, a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. She’s co-author of the celebrated book The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry, and she’s authored a new book in that vein, Finger Exercises for Poets. She is a founding faculty member of Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program, and lives in Northern California. Lynne Thompson’s new book of poems is Blue on a Blue Palette. Ellen Bass says, “Singing the blues in this beautiful and devastating collection, Lynne Thompson calls on the tradition of poets such as Patricia Smith and Adrienne Rich to examine a culture of loss for women and for people of color.…Thompson employs a variety of forms—from abecedarian to cento and villanelle—in skillful, smart, and generous poems that include allusions to nursery rhymes, Bible verses, musicians, artists, and writers to explore the tensions between creation and violence.…This is an important collection, one to keep close.…” Her previous collections include Beg No Pardon, winner of Perugia Press Prize and Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award; Start with a Small Guitar; and Fretwork, winner of the 2019 Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize selected by Jane Hirshfield. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, her honors include an Individual Artist Fellowship from the City of Los Angeles, Tucson Literary Festival Poetry Prize, and George Drury Smith Award for Achievement in Poetry 2023. She lives in Los Angeles and graced that city as Poet Laureate 2021-22. Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

“HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)

July 26th, 2024
2:00 AM - 3:30 AM
Oakland, CA, Secret Location (Oakland)

“HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland) Funcheap / HellaFunny Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show takes place in a secret speakeasy bar in Oakland turned into a comedy club. HellaSecret Oakland Comedy Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays – Just 2 blocks from BART! – $5 Flat Rate Parking after 5pm weekends + all day weekends Free $15  Get free tickets – Limited guestlist for the first 16 Funcheapers w/ code FUNCHEAP. Just make sure to bring some cash for donations for the comics! Free tickets gone? Get $5 off Tickets – Early bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP5 (otherwise $15) SHOW DATES & TIMES Times/dates subject to change Wednesdays – 7p Show – RSVP (except for 3rd Wednesday of the month) Thursdays – 7p Show – RSVP Fridays – 7p + 9p* Shows – RSVP Saturdays – 7p + 9p Shows – RSVP Sundays – 7p Show – RSVP *9pm Friday shows sometimes are pre-empted by private events THE COMEDY It’s an 70+ minute show with five comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, ABC and NBC. HAPPY HOUR $6 Drink Specials + $10 Pizza Specials – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 4-7pm – Thursday – 4pm To Close It wouldn’t be Funcheap without a great happy hour during the show. From 4-7pm enjoy $6 classic cosmos, whiskey sours and Noble Vines chardonnarys and cabernets. There’s also a happy hour on bites including $10 Focaccia Pizzas, $4 for marinated olives, $7 for truffle fries, and $11 artisanal cheese board and many other options including vegan. Or go baller with a flat iron steak frites, or baked eggplant moussaka. Upcoming “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland) Events Wed 7/24 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 7/25 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 7/26 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 7/27 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 7/28 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 7/31 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/1 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/2 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/3 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/4 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/7 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/8 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/9 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/10 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/11 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/14 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/15 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/16 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/17 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/18 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/21 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/22 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/23 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/24 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/25 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/28 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/29 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/30 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/31 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 9/1 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 9/4 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 9/5 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 9/6 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 9/7 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 9/8 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 9/11 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 9/12 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 9/13 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 9/14 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 9/15 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Okwy Osadebe & Highlife Soundmakers International at Freight & Salvage

July 26th, 2024
3:00 AM - 6:59 AM
Addison Street 2020, Berkeley, California 94704

Okwy Osadebe is the eldest child of the late Highlife icon, Chief Osadebe, showing himself as a true protege, and a preserver of the family's legacy. His music follows in his father's pattern of mid-tempo highlife sound involving guitar strings and horns. Okwy's music gives a sound that is thoughtful, compelling, and well-spoken and his colourful theatrical antics give audiences goose bumps. The lgbo people of Nigeria have a rich cultural legacy, and Okwy is pleased to use his music to commemorate and promote this tradition. In his opinion, he is able to educate and inspire others through his music while also showcasing the elegance of his language, customs, and values. "As an lgbo man, I feel a strong sense of responsibility to preserve and promote our culture, which has been passed down from generation to generation. I believe that music is one of the most powerful ways to do this, as it has the ability to transcend language and cultural barriers," said Okwy. On stage, Okwy interprets and conveys his traditional highlife with a soulful voice and a contemporary upbeat sound. With an adventurous use of new age instrumentation and modulation, he has transformed his late father's music from its vintage sound to a deluxe-metropolis sensation. With his music, Okwy is drawing global attention and is particular about singing on dignity for everyone. He is adored for his kind voice and rhythm, following his idol and father's musical footsteps. Okwy is striving to uphold and improve the rich musical tradition for a more global acceptance. DANCE FLOOR OPEN! Please Note: With an open dance floor, a ticket guarantees admission but does not guarantee seating.

Meridian Brothers

July 26th, 2024
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

Colombian guitarist and composer Eblis Alvarez started Meridian Brothers twenty years ago as a vehicle for his own experimental music. Over the years, the group has evolved into a five-piece band focused on re-interpreting all manners of Latin Tropical styles with a strong psychedelic and experimental sensibility. The Meridian Brothers’ music uses popular Latin American rhythms, augmented by sampling techniques, elaborate effect processing, and Eblis’ quirky and theatrical vocals, which channel imaginary characters with both pathos and humor. Eblis Alvarez has been an intricate part of the new generation of Colombian musicians who have been instrumental in re-inventing Colombia’s rich panoply of tropical styles, bringing them firmly into the 21st century, but retaining a sense of fun and celebration that remains essential to the music. Eblis is also a former member of Frente Cumbiero and a current member of trio Los Pirañas. The group has released albums on Soundway records, Names You can Trust and Bongo Joe and have proven very popular in South America and Europe where the band has toured extensively and has started to reach out to a festival audience more familiar with indie rock and experimental than Latin music. Meridian Brothers include Maria Valencia (saxophone, clarinet, percussion, and synthesizers), Alejandro Araujo Larrahondo (drums and percussion), Cesar Quevedo (bass) and Alejandro Forero (electronics and synthesizers) and Eblis Alvarez (guitar and electronics). DANCE FLOOR OPEN! Free pre-show dance lesson with Rueda con Ritmo starting at approximately 7:10PM. Please Note: With an open dance floor, a ticket guarantees admission but does not guarantee seating.

Friday Nights at OMCA with The Whoadees

July 27th, 2024
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA, Oakland Museum of California

Submitted by the Event OrganizerOakland Museum of CaliforniaJuly’s final addition to Friday Nights at OMCA brings The Whoadees to the Garden stage! Self-described as “a gumbo of styles and sounds from around the globe including roots sounds of world music, Hip Hop, funk, and jazz,” the Whoadees stay true to their Bay Area roots by bringing a fusion of multiple genres to the mix inspiring you to dance or simply close your eyes and be filled with soulful sounds. Guests inspired by the deeply creative performance can expect to have a great outlet for expressing themselves. OMCA invites guests to express their creativity and unique perspective in the OMCA galleries with Sketchboard Live Figure Drawing. Sketching in the gallery is included with the price of general Museum Gallery access and free for Museum Members. All this creative engagement will be framed by an exceptional DJ set from Mani Draper featuring Rap, R&B, House, Afrobeat, and Soul sounds. Limited $10 flat rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage until 10 pm. Learn more about getting to the museum. Program Schedule: 5-9 pm Core Galleries and Special Exhibitions evening hours with Museum ticket 5:30-6:15 pm Sketchboard Live Figure Drawing | Gallery of California Art 6-8 pm Gallery Chats | The Great Hall 6:30- 7:30 pm The Whoadees | The Garden Stage 6:45-7:30 pm Sketchboard Live Figure Drawing | Gallery of California Art 6:45-8:50 pm DJ set with Mani Draper | Amphitheater Presented by Oakland Museum of California Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

July 27th, 2024
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
1000 Oak Street Oakland, CA 94607, OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland) Andrew Jorgensen⁠ / OMCA Reconnect with family, friends, and community during Friday Nights at OMCA. These free events provide a gathering place each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid (OTG) food trucks, and late-night access to our galleries and special exhibitions with a Museum ticket. Limited flat rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage for $10. Friday Nights at OMCA are back and ready to kick off the season in style on April 5, 2024. Gather with family, friends, and community every Friday at 5 pm for free live music and hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and late night access to our galleries and special exhibitions, with a Museum ticket. Bring your own or grab dinner from any one of the 8 Off the Grid food trucks on 10th Street between Oak and Fallon Streets. Beer, wine, mixed and non-alcoholic drinks are available for sale. After grabbing a meal from a wide and weekly changing menu of culinary creations, head to the OMCA Garden where you’ll find picnic tables and blankets to enjoy your local eats. Play lawn and table games, enjoy weekly rotating Museum programming, and create new memories at one of the Town’s most treasured spaces right in the heart of Oakland. Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid Between April and October, every Friday, 5—9 pm Special Events resume April 5, 2024 Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland FREE (for food truck access and outdoor activities) – Optional late-night museum admission for purchase How To Get There BART: OMCA is at the corner of Oak and 10th Street and is located one block from the Lake Merritt BART Station. AC Transit: OMCA is accessible by a number of AC Transit bus lines. OMCA is at the corner of Oak and 10th Street. An accessibility ramp is located at the main entrance on Oak Street between 10th and 11th. For more information, visit actransit.org. Free Bike Parking: Free, on-street bike parking is available outside the Oak Street entrance to the Museum. Limited free covered bike parking is available in the OMCA Garage during garage hours, and on Oak Street Plaza, which is on the third level of the Museum, during Museum hours Street Parking: Free street parking of often available. Garage Parking: Event parking is available at the Museum Garage, with a $10 flat fee starting at 5 pm. Get Driving Directions Off The Grid Mobile Food Creator Lineup Details coming for the 2024 season Andrew Jorgensen⁠ / OMCA Upcoming “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland) Events Fri 7/26 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 8/2 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 8/9 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 8/16 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 8/23 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 8/30 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 9/6 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 9/13 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 9/20 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 9/27 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 10/4 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Fri 10/11 “Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Block Party + DJs (Oakland)Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Friday Nights at OMCA with The Whoadees

July 27th, 2024
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
undefined, CA 94607

July's final addition to Friday Nights at OMCA brings The Whoadees to the Garden stage! Self-described as "a gumbo of styles and sounds from around the globe including roots sounds of world music, Hip Hop, funk, and jazz," the Whoadees stay true to their Bay Area roots by bringing a fusion of multiple genres to the mix inspiring you to dance or simply close your eyes and be filled with soulful sounds.Guests inspired by the deeply creative performance can expect to have a great outlet for expressing themselves. OMCA invites guests to express their creativity and unique perspective in the OMCA galleries with Sketchboard Live Figure Drawing.Sketching in the gallery is included with the price of general Museum Gallery access and free for Museum Members. All this creative engagement will be framed by an exceptional DJ set from Mani Draper featuring Rap, R&B, House, Afrobeat, and Soul sounds.Limited $10 flat rate parking for Friday Nights is available in the OMCA Garage until 10 pm. Learn more about getting to the museum.Program Schedule:5-9 pm Core Galleries and Special Exhibitions evening hours with Museum ticket5:30-6:15 pm Sketchboard Live Figure Drawing | Gallery of California Art6-8 pm Gallery Chats | The Great Hall6:30- 7:30 pm The Whoadees | The Garden Stage6:45-7:30 pm Sketchboard Live Figure Drawing | Gallery of California Art6:45-8:50 pm DJ set with Mani Draper | AmphitheaterFreePresented by Oakland Museum of California

FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)

July 27th, 2024
2:00 AM - 5:30 AM
Oakland, CA, Secret Location (Oakland)

“HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland) Funcheap / HellaFunny Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show takes place in a secret speakeasy bar in Oakland turned into a comedy club. HellaSecret Oakland Comedy Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays – Just 2 blocks from BART! – $5 Flat Rate Parking after 5pm weekends + all day weekends Free $15  Get free tickets – Limited guestlist for the first 16 Funcheapers w/ code FUNCHEAP. Just make sure to bring some cash for donations for the comics! Free tickets gone? Get $5 off Tickets – Early bird tickets $10 adv w/ code FUNCHEAP5 (otherwise $15) SHOW DATES & TIMES Times/dates subject to change Wednesdays – 7p Show – RSVP (except for 3rd Wednesday of the month) Thursdays – 7p Show – RSVP Fridays – 7p + 9p* Shows – RSVP Saturdays – 7p + 9p Shows – RSVP Sundays – 7p Show – RSVP *9pm Friday shows sometimes are pre-empted by private events THE COMEDY It’s an 70+ minute show with five comics on the bill with credits like Cobbs, Punchline, SF Sketchfest, ABC and NBC. HAPPY HOUR $6 Drink Specials + $10 Pizza Specials – Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 4-7pm – Thursday – 4pm To Close It wouldn’t be Funcheap without a great happy hour during the show. From 4-7pm enjoy $6 classic cosmos, whiskey sours and Noble Vines chardonnarys and cabernets. There’s also a happy hour on bites including $10 Focaccia Pizzas, $4 for marinated olives, $7 for truffle fries, and $11 artisanal cheese board and many other options including vegan. Or go baller with a flat iron steak frites, or baked eggplant moussaka. Upcoming “HellaSecret” Speakeasy Comedy Show & Cocktail Night (Oakland) Events Wed 7/24 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 7/25 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 7/26 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 7/27 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 7/28 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 7/31 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/1 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/2 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/3 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/4 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/7 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/8 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/9 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/10 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/11 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/14 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/15 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/16 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/17 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/18 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/21 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/22 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/23 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/24 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 8/25 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 8/28 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 8/29 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 8/30 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 8/31 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 9/1 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 9/4 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 9/5 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 9/6 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 9/7 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 9/8 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Wed 9/11 FREE Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Wednesday Nights)Thu 9/12 “HellaSecret” Free Thursday Night Comedy Show @ Secret Bar (Oakland)Fri 9/13 FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktail Night 2024 (7p + 9p Shows)Sat 9/14 FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy (7p + 9p Shows)Sun 9/15 FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

2024 Outsound New Music Summit

July 27th, 2024
2:30 AM - 5:00 AM
Chestnut Street 1970, Berkeley, California 94702

The OUTSOUND NEW MUSIC SUMMIT is one of the most musically diverse festivals on the West Coast. For 21 years Outsound Presents has been on the cutting edge of a kaleidoscopic revolution in music! Come experience this amazing array for yourself!FRIDAY, JULY 26 BAT NOISE [https://vortexempathxen.bandcamp.com/album/bat-noise-echolocations] - LuLu G ammaray | Roxy Monoxide SHARKIFACE [https://nopartofit.bandcamp.com/album/climax-in-a-process]- Angela Edwards TANUKISPIDERCAT [https://tanukispidercat.bandcamp.com/album/the-moons-unfathomable] - Colleen T. K elly SATURDAY, JULY 27 MOE STAIANO ENSEMBLE [https://edgetonerecords.bandcamp.com/album/away-towards-the-light] LP Release performa nce Away Towards the Light Melne Murphy | Bill Wolter | Robin Walsh | David James | Josh Pollock | Jas Stade | Lorenzo Arreguin | John Schott | Brent Miller | John Angel | Jason Hoopes | Suki O'Kane | Moe Staiano NORMAL [https://focsle.bandcamp.com/album/moving-parts] Fred Frith | Sudhu Tewari - home-made instruments Sunday, July 28 THE DIRTY SNACKS ENSEMBLE [https://thedirtysnacksensemble.bandcamp.com/track/you-would-do-well] Mark Pascucci-Clifford | Steve Blum | Crystal Pascucci-Clifford | Cory Wright | Rob Ewing | Robert Woods-Ladue PATEKA [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfMHZMsfL38] Elihu Knowles | Dylan Ransley | Quinn Girard | Ryan Higley THE LOST SHAPES [https://youtu.be/cN-Qqp-C_84] Jason Levis | Mark Clifford | Safa Shokrai | Max Miller-Loran | Beth Schenck Monday, July 29 MATT ROBIDOUX [https://youtu.be/VNbEED-Vzp0] | LORI VARGA POST DOOM ROMANCE [https://postdoomromance.bandcamp.com/album/fragments] SHOIW TIMES July 26, 27, 29 Doors 7:30pm, Music 8:15pm July 28 Doors 6:30pm, Music 7:15pm Tickets in Advance [https://outsoundsummit2024.eventbrite.com/] & Door: $25 Gener al, $17 Student/Senior