Posts Tagged ‘food’

Oakland Indie Awards

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The 5th Annual Oakland Indie Awards were a smashing success! On May 13th, Oaklanders honored local artists and small businesses at the Indie Awards. Check out photos of the event at http://www.flickr.com/photos/onepacificcoast. The Oakland Indie Awards encourages people to recognize the community, economic, environmental, and political impact of supporting Oakland’s locally-owned businesses and artists instead of chain stores. It also provides rare opportunities for recognition for the small businesses and artists that make Oakland such a wonderful, creative place. Finally, it’s a chance for Oaklanders to just celebrate Oakland by enjoying Oakland food, wine, chocolate and music.

Congratulations to the Indie Awards winners:

This event would not have been possible without the support of our committed sponsors including: Mattmar Group, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, Uptown Apartments, Dan Carroll and Stasia Obremskey, Pete Higgins and Leslie Magid, Blue Heron Catering Company, SuperPrint, Exploratorium, Jack London Square, California Waste Solutions, First Solar, YMCA of the East Bay, City of Oakland, Urban Legends Winery, East Bay Community Foundation, Ron Beller and Jennifer Moses Family Foundation, Bay Area Derby Girls, Oakland Outlaws, AnewAmerica, Kipp and Sara Howard, Nancy Neel, and Bruce and Susan Kelley.

Art and Soul 2010

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

art-and-soul-2010This year marks the tenth anniversary of Art and Soul, Oakland’s live music and art festival in downtown Oakland.  The event takes place on Saturday, August 21st and Sunday, August 22nd.  This year’s lineup features well known groups, including Cake, MC Hammer, En Vouge, Tony! Toni! Toné! as well as local East Bay talent.  The event also features a Family Fun Zone for kids, art and artistic creations for purchase, lots of yummy food, and more!  Tickets are available for purchase online.  To purchase tickets and find out more information, check out their website here.

Rockridge Out and About 2010

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

rockridge2010The Rockridge District Association is pleased to bring you “Rockridge Out & About” on Sunday, September 26th.  This event will showcase the best of the Rockridge and North Oakland neighborhoods, including local businesses–from boutiques to restaurants to book stores and more–as well as health forums, live music and dancing, cooking demonstrations, children activities, a fashion show, and more!  For more information, visit their website.

Out and About in Rockridge!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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The Rockridge District Association is pleased to bring you “Rockridge Out & About” on Sunday, September 27th.  This event will showcase the best of the Rockridge and North Oakland neighborhoods, including local businesses-from boutiques to restaurants to book stores and more-as well as health forums, live music and dancing, cooking demonstrations, children activities, a fashion show, and more!  Check the event website for more information.

Best of the East Bay 2009: Party with OneCalifornia Foundation and East Bay Express!

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

eastbayexpressparty2008The East Bay Express holds an annual reader poll to find out who is the Best of the East Bay.  Readers vote for the best in various categories, ranging from the Best Band to the Best Brunch Place for Vegans and Carnivores to Coexist, and everything in between.  To celebrate the winners, the East Bay Express holds the Best of the East Bay Party at the end of the summer!  Featured at this party are all types of East Bay food, drink, and retail vendors displaying their wares; East Bay non-profits educating the public about the amazing work that they do; a multitude of East Bay bands jamming on eight different stages as well as dancers, comedians, and other artists showing off their talents; sports demonstrations and car shows; and a kids’ zone with magic shows, art projects, and other hands-on activities; and more!

This year’s Best of the East Bay Party takes place on Friday, August 7th from 5 PM to midnight at the Oakland Museum of California.  The Oakland Museum of California is located just one block away from Lake Merritt BART Station, so you can take BART to the event.  There will also be Bike Valet parking available onsite.

Each year the East Bay Express chooses an East Bay non-profit to highlight and support through the event; for the Best of 2009 Party, OneCalifornia Foundation is honored to be that chosen non-profit!  This means that, while the event is free, all bar proceeds will go to the Foundation.  See the article on the event’s blog about the party supporting local non-profits.  For more information about the event, check out the East Bay Express event blog.

Eat Real-August 28-30

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

 

 

 

 

Come to Jack London Square on August 28, 29, or 30 to taste the best of the Bay Area’s street foods. There will be taco trucks, fresh produce, craft foods, ice cream vendors, and Northern California beers. For more information, click here.

Lakefest 2009

Friday, July 10th, 2009

lakefest09Oakland Events, LLC, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Lakefest ‘09!  Lakefest ‘09 takes place on the weekend of August 1 & 2 on Lakeshore Avenue, from Lake Park Avenue down to Mandana Boulevard.  Located in the Lakeshore and Grand Avenue shopping districts, and right by Lake Merritt, Fairyland Playground, and the Grand Lake Theatre (an Oakland Indie Awards Winner), this event will feature Arts & Crafts booths, wines tasting tents, live music, gourmet food booths, a kids activity area, the Saturday Grand Lake Farmers Market, and more.  Come down and check it out!  For more details, check out their website: oaklandfest.com.

Oakland Chinatown Night Market-Saturdays until July 25

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Pacific Renaissance Plaza-the location of choice for Oakland Chinatowns new night markets!

Pacific Renaissance Plaza-the location of choice for Oakland Chinatown's new night markets!

Oakland Chinatown is hosting it’s very own night market Saturday nights thru July 25. There will be live cooking demonstrations, food sampling, cultural performances, live entertainment, and much more. The event takes place from 4:00PM until 9:00Pm every Saturday in the courtyard of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza where the OACC is located. Come out and support Chinatown during this first year of night markets! For more information, click here.

Oakland Celebrates Local Businesses and Artists with the Indie Awards!

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Greenie Award Winners from 2008 and 2009 with OneCalifornia Foundation's Andrea Walker

Greenie Award Winners from 2008 and 2009 with OneCalifornia Foundation's Andrea Walker

On May 15th, Oaklanders and Oakland supporters from all over turned out for OneCalifornia Foundation’s 3rd Annual Oakland Indie Awards, celebrating Oakland’s innovative, socially- and environmentally-responsible businesses and artists. The evening was full of Oakland food, drinks, goods, artists, authors, and music, exhibiting all that Oakland has to offer. And, of course, there were the awards themselves!

Inside the Crucible, an industrial arts training center with a warehouse that can be transformed from classrooms to party central over the course of a few hours, local Oakland businesses and restaurateurs set out samples of their wares and tastes of their food and drink for attendees. (more…)

Uptown Unveiled Celebration - June 18

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Uptown UnveiledUptown Unveiled!, a free street fair on Thursday, June 18, 2009, will offer a glimpse into the hip, happening downtown neighborhood. Running from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m., the event will encompass and feature activities at the famed Fox Oakland Theater, Oakland School for the Arts, Oakland Ice Center, in addition to area art galleries, restaurants, shops, nightspots and the new Fox Square mini-park. Uptown Unveiled! is the perfect way for foodies, families and urban warriors of all ages to celebrate the start of summer!

To learn more, check out http://meetdowntownoak.com/