.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...
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 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...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Center for Youth Activism

Though now largely forgotten, hip-hop was once strictly a vehicle for local, social change. The earliest incarnation of the form can be found in truces established by New York street gangs in the early 1980s as a...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Graphic Journal

When publisher Mike Nicholls began publishing Umber in the fall of 2017, it's hard to believe that he was already aware that he was doing something that would become historic. "I want you to feel the tooth...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Science Camp

Aside from the usual fun camp activities such as sports and games, Sarah's Science teaches four- to fourteen-year-old campers of all science backgrounds about interesting experiments that they can often take home. Science projects range from building...
Jul 30, 2019

Best Sports Deal

To non-fans, forking over a few hundred bucks for A's tickets probably seems like the ultimate indulgence; but to true believers, the A's Access ticket plan that debuted this year is not just a steal, but a...
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