Veganism Isn't Just for White People What the Fork

Veganism Isn't Just for White People

Oakland Veg Week's multicultural focus. Plus, Hi-Life reorganizes in the wake of controversy.

Arts & Culture

Culture Spy SF's Last Lesbian Bar Is Not Going Gentle into that Good Night

SF's Last Lesbian Bar Is Not Going Gentle into that Good Night

As the Lexington Club is set to close this month, a group of storytellers, artists, and filmmakers are trying to preserve its memory with the Lexington Club Archival Project.

Visual Art Painting Made Novel

Painting Made Novel

In New Paintings, artists unravel the concept of painting by approaching the art form through unconventional techniques.

Dance Now Is Your Chance to Dance

Now Is Your Chance to Dance

For Bay Area Dance Week, companies and studios across the Bay Area throw open their doors and ask the community to join in.

Staff Picks

Spring Kraken Con 2015

Oakland Convention Center

Bench Projects

55th and Shattuck
Savage Love
Virgin Territory

Virgin Territory

On taking a man's virginity, public erections, and Master/slave relationships.

Free Will Astrology
Free Will Astrology

Free Will Astrology

Horoscopes for the week of April 23–29, 2015.

Music

Music Longtime Residents Fight to Bring the Blues Back to West Oakland

Longtime Residents Fight to Bring the Blues Back to West Oakland

As the neighborhood braces for major development, musicians and other locals want to honor the cultural legacy of 7th Street jazz and blues.

Music Remembering Heiko Schrepel, Quintessential Punk

Remembering Heiko Schrepel, Quintessential Punk

The local musician, songwriter, and nightlife fixture is remembered for his flamboyance, swagger, and churlish charm.

Staff Picks

The Classical

Bottom of the Hill

Waxahatchee

Great American Music Hall

Food & Drink

Restaurant Review A Tiny Pub with Big Appeal

A Tiny Pub with Big Appeal

CommonWealth Micropub proves that good things do come in small packages.

Restaurant Review Food Tastes Better When You're Having Fun

Food Tastes Better When You're Having Fun

Mo's Hut serves teriyaki-infused grilled meats and other Polynesian specialties with a smile.

Movies

Movie Review Two Weeks in the Hall Of Mirrors

Two Weeks in the Hall Of Mirrors

The 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, showing at twelve venues in San Francisco and the East Bay, is especially feisty and strong this year.

Movie Review True Story

True Story

It’s perverse fun to watch two of Hollywood’s leading clowns (James Franco and Jonah Hill) straight-facing each other.

One-Night Stands
One-Night Stands

One-Night Stands

Repertory film listings for April 23-29, 2015.

One-Night Stands
One-Night Stands

One-Night Stands

Repertory film listings for April 23-29, 2015.

News & Opinion

News Oakland Apartment Tower Deal May Be Illegal

Oakland Apartment Tower Deal May Be Illegal

The proposed sale of city-owned land for the construction of a luxury apartment tower appears to violate state and local laws that prioritize affordable housing.

Seven Days City Attorney Owes Oakland an Apology

City Attorney Owes Oakland an Apology

A new scathing report largely blames Barbara Parker and her office for why the city has been unable to fire bad cops.

News Deadly Oakland Fire Ignites Tenant-Landlord Dispute

Deadly Oakland Fire Ignites Tenant-Landlord Dispute

After a fire in a live-work building on 24th Street killed two people, city officials say the landlord has failed to take basic steps to rehab people's homes, and tenants worry that they may be permanently displaced.

Letters
Letters for the Week of April 22, 2015

Letters for the Week of April 22, 2015

Readers sound off on misled seniors, comparative water use, and Afrika Town.

Corrections
Corrections for the Week of April 22, 2015

Corrections for the Week of April 22, 2015

The correct spelling of Andrew Bogut's name, and the Insight Garden Program.

Upcoming Events

Spring Kraken Con 2015 @ Oakland Convention Center

Spring Kraken Con 2015 @ Oakland Convention Center

Kraken Con is a two day convention being held April 25-26th, 2015...
Thizz ENT presents: Mac Dre art show @ Charles Gallery

Thizz ENT presents: Mac Dre art show @ Charles Gallery

Thizz ENT, in partnership with local artist Street Bleach, is hosting the...
Beer-Infused Cupcake Competition @ Pyramid Alehouse

Beer-Infused Cupcake Competition @ Pyramid Alehouse

Sample the top 3 cupcake recipes along with the 3 beers they...

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