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Live jazz music from some of the Bay Area's best artists flows from this North Oakland gallery on the regular. The space hosts rotating artist exhibitions and an ever-growing private collection of jazz- and blues-inspired paintings.

An independently owned bookstore specializing in African-American literature.

The studio and storefront for Marisa Haskell's jewelry line also carries locally made textiles and artwork.

Roscoe may be a ceramics gallery, but it sure as hell ain't bowls and plates: Rather, the gallery tends to display colorful, experimental ceramic sculptures that are more in line with Dr. Seuss than Crate and Barrel.

Sells new and rebuilt bikes, accessories, apparel, and other items, and does repairs and custom orders.

Offers a combination of salvaged goods and crafting supplies, from old photographs and fabrics to furniture and film canisters.

Both a record label and a brick-and-mortar record store, 1-2-3-4 Go! carries everything from punk and hardcore to country and soul stuff, hosts shows regularly, and has what's probably the only publicly operating vintage photo booth in the East Bay.

Specializes in under-$15 bottles and offers $1 Saturday tastings.

There are more than seventeen reasons to visit this salon, but here are a few: The relaxed decor is chic without being slick, the hair gurus are so friendly you’ll want to hug them when you leave, and the middle-of-the-road pricing is beyond reasonable given that they dole out some of the best cuts in town.

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