Art

Attendees belt out karaoke classics with executive order lyrics at Pro Arts Gallery.

From politics to karaoke: A bittersweet goodbye to Obama’s presidency

On Thursday night, an intimate audience gathered at Pro Arts Gallery for a show called Executive Order Karaoke. There, they sang classic karaoke songs with lyrics from President Obama's executive orders.
Guests enjoy their meals at Taste, an annual culinary event to fundraise money for Girls Inc. programs on October 15, 2016. Photo courtesy by Girls Inc. of Alameda County.

Bay Area top female chefs cook up $500,000 for local youth

Piles of dishes clatter behind the red big curtains and dozens of waiters, as chefs and their assistants try to move around the small back room, quickly coming in and out of the kitchen. Assembly...
Platinum Dirt owner Dustin Page in the heart of his manufacturing workshop. Photo by Alexandria Fuller.

From junk to jackets: Oakland retailer upcycles vintage car seats

A brown building with tall doors opened to the ringing sound of sewing machines. Inside were racks of red-and-white leather jackets with pieces of the Cadillac logo, multicolored wrist wallets and leather bags. It was...
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Black Panther Party celebrates 50th Anniversary with hip hop concert

October 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of The Black Panther Party. The celebration started on October 20, when several of the original members of the Panthers came to Oakland to recognize their achievements and their...
Artist Micah McKechnie wears a fairy costume and poses for a picture on the art installation "Fairies of our Earth" created by artists representing the Children's Fairyland amusement park and Pollinator Posse at the Autumn Lights Festival in Oakland on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. (Yesica Prado/Oakland North)

Oakland’s Autumn Lights Festival grows to four-night experience

This year’s “four full nights of lights" features light installations from over 40 local artists, five different awards, local food trucks and beverage vendors, live music performances and a shuttle from the 19th Street BART...
Spectators look on at Brett Cook’s “Protect and Serve,” part of Betti Ono’s current exhibit, “Viral: 25 Years after Rodney King.” Photo by Briana Flin.

Betti Ono celebrates sixth anniversary with “Viral: 25 Years after Rodney King” exhibit

On Friday, Betti Ono hosted a celebration of its sixth anniversary and of its current exhibit, “Viral: 25 Years after Rodney King,” which runs until October 22. The exhibition traces the history of police violence...
Baba Zumbi discussing the future of music on panel  to discussed Tools for the future at Oakland Music Festival panel meeting at Sole Space 1714 Telegraph ave, Oakland, CA. Photo by Khaled Sayed

Bigger than ever, the Oakland Music Festival is back for nine days

They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it but what if your goal is to transform it? After three years of steadily increasing attendance and growing popularity, Oakland Music Festival (OMF) CEO and founder...
An artist painting a picture that will be auction off later in the night.

Drawn Together event supports Children’s Fairyland through art

Children's Fairyland held their annual Drawn Together event which drew over 250 attendees, selling out the venue. This adults-only event invited artists and the general public into the park for a night of artistry, food,...
The event featured a "Solutionaries" panel. From left to right: featured Jose Corona; Chris Chatmon (OUSD); Deanna VanBuren (Forum Design Studio); Lance Coleman (ZooLabs).

Community members and leaders discuss future of Oakland at Impact Hub

Community members and leaders gathered at Impact Hub Oakland Tuesday night for a discussion about the future of Oakland and the idea of cultural prosperity. The event is a part of Co-Creating the Future of...