Oakland Events Calendar

Nightlife entertainment guide for Oakland

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Feel-good jazz from a timeless holiday classic Take a trip down memory lane as Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit, accompanied by his quartet and a local children’s chorus, brings to life the magical music from the Charlie Brown television specials. Benoit describes this music as “happy jazz” – sophisticated but still filled with fun. [more]

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The San Francisco Comedy Competition has helped launch a Who’s Who of comic champions. Over the years, legends such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Ellen DeGeneres have emerged from this stand-up comedy contest to become stars. Hundreds apply, hoping to move from preliminaries to finals in four weeks of almost nightly shows before judges and [more]

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For one whole week in September, the Bankhead Theater will welcome the return of innovative dance company Diavolo|Architecture in Motion as they make final preparations for the debut of a new work "L.O.S.T. (Losing One's Self Temporarily)." Their residency will include open rehearsals, a student presentation, and a special preview of the final [more]

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Contemporary Flamenco with International Flair Nouveau flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert is renowned worldwide for his innovative contemporary style incorporating musical influences from rock to reggae. He redefined the art form more than a decade ago with his signature song “Barcelona Nights” off his double platinum debut album Nouveau [more]

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Laughter from a Galaxy Far Far Away Much of Canadian actor Charles Ross’ childhood was spent in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over – and over – and over again. The result of this misspent youth is a unforgettably hilarious comic mashup of the iconic films, wherein he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the [more]

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A Chicago landmark for over 55 years, The Second City’s legendary comic style has struck gold with the hilarious sketches, songs and improv style that launched the all-star comic careers of Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Steve Carrell, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert. Before making your way to the polls, take an irreverent look at America’s electoral [more]

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Called a living legend and a longtime avatar of retro cool, powerhouse blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughn and his horn-heavy Tilt-A-Whirl Band link contemporary music with its proud blues and soul heritage. Powerhouse blues guitarist Jimmie Vaughn has been called a living legend. One of the most respected guitarists in popular music, he co-founded [more]

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A timple virtuoso from Gran Canaria, one of the largest of the Spanish Canary Islands, Germán López was a musical prodigy. He learned to play the diminutive five-stringed instrument intrinsic to the music of the Islands early, and entered the Conservatory of Music in Las Palmas at the age of seven. Since receiving his master’s degree, he has [more]

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Please come out and SHINE with us as we celebrate the arts for our 10th Season Gala! Featuring Judy Collins and the Livermore-Amador Symphony Brilliance at the Bankhead 6:00 - Reception on Shea Plaza with Catering by Wente Vineyards 8:00 - Program and Performance in the Bankhead Theater Exciting Silent and Live Auctions [more]

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Two performances in one day! Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM Chris Perondi's "Stunt Dog Experience" is all high energy excitement. From their world-class high jumping and barrel racing, to weaving around poles and catching flying discs, these are some of the most athletic and talented dogs in the world. They’ve been featured [more]