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A Star Trek fan examines a painting of Captain Picard in the exhibit. (Photo Cameron Clark)

Star Trek fans celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary

February 3rd marked the opening of the "Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years." exhibition at the Chabot Space & Science Center. This event drew Trekkies from all over the Bay Area to examine the wide...

Organizers aim for a shorter, smaller First Friday with a new focus

City leaders met with First Friday stakeholders again Tuesday night to discuss the future of the city’s most popular art festival, which could lead to several changes next month’s event.

City council delays vote on Oakland dog park, lowering taxi fees

Tuesday's City Council took up issues including taxi medallion fees, the controversial Astro Park dog play area, and the recent shooting at February's Art Murmur event, but all three issues were ultimately tabled.
Still from the film "Bandalore" by Melinda James. Image courtesy of About Her Films.

Pandora and the Great Wall of Oakland team up to showcase local video and music

The online radio station Pandora has teamed up with the Great Wall of Oakland, a monthly video art screening, to host an evening of local music and video shorts this Friday. The “Homegrown” event on...
Nearly full on a Monday night, Mua Bar and Restaurant is at the center of Broadway Auto Row's transition from auto hub to cultural enclave.

Gourmet restaurants, art galleries revive Oakland’s Auto Row on Broadway

Once a hub of automobile commerce, Broadway Auto Row is fast becoming a cultural enclave, thanks to the gentle prodding and financial investment of an eclectic group of gallerists, restaurateurs and niche shop owners who...