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Get Fired Up! Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition!

Saturday, August 2
12pm-6pm
Get Fired Up! Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition!
The Oaktown Throwdown BBQ Competition is a fully-sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society 4-meat barbecue competition (for backyard teams: Chicken, Tri Tip, and Pork Ribs) and it is part of Oakland's hugely popular Art + Soul Festival in Downtown Oakland.

We are also a California BBQ Association Team of the Year Contest. KCBS Rules & Regulations can be reviewed at: http://www.kcbs.us/pdf/2014_rules.pdf.

*Guaranteed Prize Pay Out of at least $10,000. Top 5 teams in each category earn cash prizes. For more information on participating, visit ArtandSoulOakland.com

Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th St. and Broadway, Oakland (map)

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The Town’s Half Marathon on August 16th!

Saturday, Aug 16
The Town’s Half Marathon on August 16th!
Introducing The Town’s Half Marathon on August 16th celebrating the Best of Oakland in 13.1 miles. Featuring a massive beer, wine & music festival on the steps of City Hall in Frank Ogawa Plaza. You’ll run through Jack London Square, Piedmont, Grand Ave, Uptown, Old Oakland, Downtown, Claremont and Rockridge. This hyper-local event will showcase partners all sourced with The Town’s limits placing our great local businesses in the spotlight of this marquee entertainment event.

Pre-registration is now open for a limited time, here.

Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th St. and Broadway, Oakland (map)

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End of Summer Party

Sun., Aug. 3, 12-4 p.m.
510-318-8400
Annual Summer Reading Celebration with the Little Explorers Petting Zoo, performances, storytime, hands-on arts and crafts, and more. free
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St., Oakland (map)

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Dead Fest

Fri., Aug. 15, 7 p.m.
510-763-1146
w/ Impaled, Sourvein, Bloody Phoenix, Splatter House, Bell Witch, Endless Demise, Megaton Leviathan, Strong Intention, Harassor, Age of Collapse, Pig Life, Angst, Negative Standards, Augurs, Connoisseur, and Enemigo $20
Oakland Metro Operahouse 630 3rd St., Oakland (map)

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DJ Joe Quixx

Sat., Aug. 2, 9 p.m.
510-834-1517
w/ Larry Brite spinning funk, soul, and old school hip hop free
The Layover 1517 Franklin St., Oakland (map)

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Future Twin

Fri., Aug. 1, 9 p.m.
510-451-8100
w/ The Saint Ides and TBA free
The Uptown 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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Francisca Valenzuela

Wed., Aug. 6, 7 p.m.
510-444-7474
$10, $12
The New Parish 579 18th St., Oakland (map)

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Hella Gay Dance Party

Sat., Aug. 9, 9:30 p.m.
510-451-8100
w/ DJ Gstar spinning electronica, indie, house, and hip hop $5
The Uptown 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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Soulovely

Sun., Aug. 10, 3 p.m.
888-477-9288
w/ Aima the Dreamer, Lady Ryan and DJ Emancipacion free
The Rock Steady 1741 San Pablo Ave., Oakland (map)

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Live Traditional Irish Music

Wed., Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m.
510-891-8660
w/ cRossRhodes free
The Legionnaire Saloon 2272 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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The Town's Half Marathon

Sat., Aug. 16, 7 a.m.
With a 13.1 mile half marathon and a 2.5K Family FunK. Followed by festival with live music, food, beer, and wine. $79-$109
Frank Ogawa Plaza at 14th St. and Broadway, Oakland (map)

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Architecture of the Museum

Sun., Aug. 3, 1 p.m.
510-318-8400
Tour of the building with the guidance of the Museum's expert members of the Council on Architecture. $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and students, $6 for youth
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St., Oakland (map)

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Dead Fest

Sat., Aug. 16, 4 p.m.
510-763-1146
w/ Excruciating Terror, Noothgrush, Mass Grave, Gehenna, Night Nurse, Transient, Raw Nerves, Usnea, Forn, Communion of Thieves, Bio Crisis, Theories, Wake, War Fair?, Biocido, Dead Issue, Final Draft, Distribe, Funerary, Green Terror, Marron Berry, God Stomper, Your Enemy, Dead Pressure, Plague Widow, TomxHanks, Ordstro, xHostagex No Fucks Given. Volatile Substance, and Monte $20
Oakland Metro Operahouse 630 3rd St., Oakland (map)

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Layin' Low

Tue., Aug. 5, 10 p.m.
510-834-1517
w/ Selecta bc spinning reggae, dancehall, and dub free
The Layover 1517 Franklin St., Oakland (map)

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Midtown Social

Sat., Aug. 2, 9 p.m.
510-451-8100
w/ TBA free
The Uptown 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (map)

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