.Best Of Arts & Culture

Jul 18, 2023

Make ’Em Laugh

Sponsored content by Comedy Oakland Who doesn’t love a good laugh? East Bay readers have loved more than a few good laughs at Comedy Oakland, recently voted “Best Comedy Night” for the seventh time. Samson Koletkar founded Comedy Oakland in 2009. “We don’t call it a comedy club,” he said. “It’s a...
Jul 20, 2022

Friday Nights Off the Grid: Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) has been a staple of the Oakland community since its foundation in 1969. OMCA’s collections span art, natural science and the history of California, making it a unique, ever-growing time capsule...
Feb 23, 2021

Most Resilient City

The national press often glosses over the cultural impact Downtown Oakland has had on the world stage during the past decade. From the protest for justice for Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Nia Wilson and countless...
Feb 23, 2021

2021 READERS’ PICKS: Arts & Culture

Best Art Gallery Round Weather   Best Ballet School Shawl Anderson   Best Cover Band Tainted Love   Best Dance Instructor Momo LeBeau   Best Indy Filmmaker Boots Riley Best Local Band BAUS    Best Media Personality: TV, Radio, Print Michael Krasny Best Movie Theater Grand Lake Theater    Best Museum Oakland Museum   Best Music Venue The Fox   Best Outdoor Art Event First Friday   Best...
Jul 30, 2019

Best New Genre-Defying Local Group

"Feel That Again," which local trio Hello Yello released last fall, is a low key, grooving track that can't decide if it wants to be easy-listening R&B or a bitter-sweet indie-pop. It's not really either. This group...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Comic Book Events

There are a few cool comic book shops in The Bay Area, but which one has a Green Lantern push-pin done in the style of the Run The Jewels logo? Only Cape and Cowl. The Downtown Oakland...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Gallery for People Under 30

Almost as if from under the cloak of darkness, the underground has emerged in a most unlikely place: The beer garden at Classic Cars West. In April it presented the Oaklash Drag Festival and the experimental video...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Way to Go Boating — and Support Youth Programs

How many times have you driven by Berkeley's Aquatic Park and longed to be out on the water instead of stuck in your car? Well, if you visit the park on the weekends (12 p.m.-6 p.m.) during...
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