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Music on the Main is Back & Better Than Ever!

Wednesday, July 23rd
Marina Way & MacDonald Avenue (Lot)
1300 MacDonald Avenue (map)
Richmond & El Sobrante
Come Downtown for a BIG dose of Blues, R&B, and Pop.

Featuring Rhonda Benin with performances by phenomenal youth groups MZSwitchedUp and 2morrows June.


Fantastic food: Kenny’s Heart & Soul food truck, Juanito’s House of Carnitas, Kernel Steve’s Kettle Corn

• Artisan vendors & Info booths
• Kids activities and free produce bags
• Zumba fitness breaks, drawing prizes, wine garden
...and more!

Location: Lot on Marina Way & Macdonald Avenue, Downtown Richmond

So put on your dancing shoes and Celebrate Downtown at Music on the Main!

CLICK HERE for more info

SFJFF34 Begins This Week!

Thursday, July 24th - Sunday, Aug 10th
Bay Area
various locations (map)
Bay Area
With over 150 events, 70 films from 18 countries, and 8 world premieres, SFJFF34 is not to be missed this summer.

If you’re 35 or younger -- get your pick of the entire Festival and enjoy one of the best deals in town: the 35&Under Pass for only $30!

The 34th San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the preeminent Jewish film festival in the world, presents three weeks of award-winning films, food, music, and festival guests celebrating the very best of independent Jewish cinema.

For more information, tickets, and passes, visit

A Minor Forest
L@TE: Friday Nights

Friday, July 25th
2626 Bancroft Way (map)
$7 (GA)
Math rockers A Minor Forest will fill the BAM/PFA galleries with their intense angular arrangements. Performing again after a decade-long hiatus, the trio recently returned home to the Bay Area from a triumphant U.S. tour to help promote a new anthology, featuring their two beloved albums Inindependence and A Flemish Altruism. The group is well known for its aggressive dynamics and intense live performances. Opener Mansion, a visually stimulating favorite of the underground warehouse circuit, has often been described as "sick" and "loud." We would throw in discordant, angular, hypnotically rhythmic, anachronistic, and a darkly good time.

Doors 5 p.m.; galleries open till 9 p.m.

$7 general admission

West Edge Opera Summer Festival Opens Saturday!

Saturday, July 26th - Sunday, Aug 10th (Dates Vary)
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline Ave. (map)
Three great operas at the Ed Roberts Campus @ Ashby BART

Puccini’s LA BOHEME
Become part of the Parisian café scene as the story of the Bohemians unfolds around you.
July 26 & August 1 at 8 pm; August 10 at 3 pm

Philip Glass and Allen Ginsberg’s
Ginsberg’s poetry captures the heart and heartache of America – just as relevant today as it was in the Beat era
July 27 at 5 pm; August 2 & 8 at 8 pm

Jake Heggie’s
A woman make a promise that changes her whole life.
August 3 at 3 pm; Augusut 7 & 9 at 8 pm

Plenty of parking behind the building or at Ashby BART.
For tickets & information, go to or call 510-841-1903

Snap Judgment LIVE in the Bay!

Friday, Aug 1st & Saturday, Aug 2nd
Nourse Theater
275 Hayes Street (map)
San Francisco
Snap Judgment LIVE! returns to The Bay. NPR's hit radio show hosted by Glynn Washington is back for two nights on the big stage. Come see Oakland's finest storytellers take over the Nourse Theatre in SF for "Storytelling, with a beat." And smile pretty, cause we're filming the whole thing for Snap TV.

Get tickets now!

Tasty Vapor’s Vape Meet and 5 Year Anniversary Party!

Saturday Aug. 2nd
Tasty Vapor
1017 22nd Avenue, Suite 110 (map)
Grab some food and a beer, have some fun, take advantage of our amazing deals, and be prepared to walk away with some Tasty Vapor swag.

Raffles! Prizes! Music! Food! DEEP DISCOUNTS

Did you know we are giving away over $600 in product at our ‪#‎vapemeet? Yep, you read that right! $2 raffle tickets and a GRAND PRIZE worth $175! Come by the shop and grab a couple. One free for anyone who comes to party with us. See you there peeps!

This is an 18+ event. BRING ID. CLICK HERE for more info!


Saturday, Aug 2nd - Sunday, Aug 3rd
Frank Ogawa Plaza
at 14th St. and Broadway (map)
New for 2014! Art + Soul Oakland is excited to announce the Oaktown Throwdown BBQ competition. 42 pit masters, professional and backyard smokers, rose to the challenge, selling out this first time Kansas City BBQ Sanctioned competition. They will compete for cash prizes and the honor of being awarded “Grand Champion.” Many of these professionals are multi-award winning chefs from other regional barbeque competitions. They hail from Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, St. Helena, Pleasanton, and beyond.

The competition will include “You-Be-the-Judge” People’s Choice Awards, whole hog roast, and sales of barbeque-related merchandise. And the best part… enjoying hot-off-the-smoker samples from seasoned professionals. Oakland's own Celebrity Chef, Tanya Holland of Brown Sugar Kitchen and B-Side, will be on hand to share some barbecue secrets and give a sneak preview of her new cookbook, “Brown Sugar Kitchen" at 2:45p on Saturday.

The BBQ competition takes place on Saturday August 2nd as part of Art + Soul Oakland.

For more information, including the full 2014 lineup, visit

2014 Whiskey Rebellion Oakland at Art + Soul Oakland!

Sunday, Aug 3rd
1-4pm | 21+
Frank Ogawa Plaza
at 14th St. and Broadway (map)
Whiskey Rebellion is a showcase of American brown spirits to raise money for Oakland Grown. We've rounded up a terrific crowd of whiskey producers and suppliers representing quite a few varieties of whiskey. Current list of participating distillers/producers: Amador, American Still Life, Angel's Envy, Craft Distilleries, Diageo, High West, Jefferson's, Russels Reserve, Seven Stills, Sonoma County Distillers, Tahoe Moonshine, Templeton, Wild Turkey. Details subject to change.

Please note, a ticket to Art + Soul Oakland is required for entry to Whiskey Rebellion.

For more info and to order tickets:

Drink to Donate - Help Bring Bike Lanes to Telegraph Ave!

Through Aug. 9
East Bay
various locations (map)
Help Bike East Bay bring bike lanes to Telegraph Ave, by supporting your local businesses. Stop by any one of these participating accounts and for every select beer sold a donation of will be given to Bike East Bay to help bring bike lanes to Telegraph Ave.

Keep a look out for special Bike East Bay happy hours in your neighborhood.


Drink to Donate

Come Spend Your Sundays Having Fun on Telegraph Avenue!

Every Sunday
July 13th - Sept 21st
11am - 6pm
Telegraph Ave.
From Dwight to Durant (map)
The avenue will be open for foot traffic from 11 am to 6 pm every Sunday this summer, from Durant to Dwight.

Come enjoy food, art, live music, and family activities. Music ranges from rock to blues, to folk, to hip-hop! Get ready for a circus-like atmosphere with a balloon clown, life-size chess, jugglers, and a stilt-walker. While you browse jewelry and tie-dye, you’ll also catch poetry, drumming, or the Cal Band. Relax with refreshments from local merchants at outside tables and umbrellas.

Don’t miss Sundays on Telegraph!

CLICK HERE for more info!

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