Known for the outspoken political commentary often gracing its marquee, the restored 1920s theater features a Wurlitzer organ performance before Friday and Saturday night screenings in its 900-seat auditorium.
The oldest operating movie theatre in the city of Oakland, the Piedmont Theatre opened its doors in 1917. From its earliest days showing silent films through the studio era to today's eclectic mix of independent, art-house and Hollywood fare, the Piedmont has long been a mainstay of the community.
The last surviving Victorian house on Lake Merritt is open for public, docent-led tours during regular hours, and other times by appointment
A custom picture frame shop and art gallery.
"Community in a cup" is the mantra at Farley's, a cozy coffee hub with a local art gallery and a plethora of magazines awaiting your bleary-eyed perusal. The food menu includes plenty of classy salads — pine nuts, arugula, and goat cheese are just a few of the ingredients — and paninis both hot and cold. There's even a store with beans and Farley's T-shirts. Free wi-fi.
The studio of award-winning fine art photographer Laura Sutta.
A modern gallery that carries contemporary art jewelry and fine arts from emerging and nationally acclaimed artists.