Tag Archives: Grand Lake Theater

Acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks to a full house at Grand Lake Theater on Tuesday, Feb. 20 ahead of a screening of Marvel's Black Panther.

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks at ‘Black Panther’ screening in Oakland

On Tuesday, author Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke at a screening of Marvel's Black Panther in front of 250 high school students at Oakland’s Grand Lake. The action film, which stars a nearly all-black black cast and...
A Lovely Day

A Lovely Day: A new documentary highlights Hip-Hop therapy in local high schools

In 2009, Tomás Alvarez III sat at his desk as a group of nine teenagers filed into his classroom at Oakland High School. This was the fifth year of his Beats, Rhymes and Life program,...

Voters to cast ranked choice ballots for first time

If you had to use ranked choice voting today, would you know what to do? That’s the question Oakland North asked voters in the lobby of the Grand Lake Theater last Sunday, and even after...
The Kashmere High School band

Funk, reggae and wrestling at this weekend’s Oakland Underground Film Festival

This weekend, Oakland movie theaters will host body slamming Bolivian women, an afro-sporting high school funk band, and break dancing. It’s all part of the Oakland Underground Film Festival, opening Thursday night at the Grand...