.Third Thursdays at Latham Square

The weekend officially starts on Thursdays, and the perfect way to unwind from a stressful work week and look forward to the weekend ahead is by getting an early start on the social calendar.

The team at Oakland Central have come up with a cool summer-fall series right in the heart of downtown Oakland. Every third Thursday of the month ’til October 19, there will be a free event featuring different musical acts, DJs, and of course food trucks and craft beer. On June 15, Latham Square will be the stage that will host the soulful, afro-diasporic sounds of Jennifer Johns, and JAX, a Haitian-American band led by teenagers. Aima the Dreamer and DJ Lady Ryan are also part of the lineup. Don’t worry about going hungry: bites from Off the Grid food trucks will also be there, and brews by Old Kan. Also, save August 17 on your calendar for the Express’ Best of the East Bay party.

Thursday June 15, 5pm, free, Broadway and Telegraph Ave at 15th St, Oakland, OaklandCentral.com.


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