The Downtown Oakland Association fosters an environment where businesses thrive, art flourishes, and residents and visitors alike can enjoy all that downtown Oakland has to offer.
The Downtown Oakland Association is a Community Benefit District (CBD), which is revitalizing a 19-block area in the heart of Oakland, California by providing special benefit services such as district maintenance, safety and security management, and community and cultural enrichment. The District was formed following a vote of property owners in 2009 to support a voluntary property tax to fund these additional services over the next 10 years.
WHEN: Saturday, August 23 1:00-2:30 PM WHERE: Bay Area Bike Rentals in Jack London Square, 427 Water Street SIGNUP: Eventbrite http://tinyurl.com/morerow Bay Area Bikes and Xtracycle are hosting a hands-on, on-the-bike training session for families interested in learning how to incorporate a cargo bike into their lifestyle. Find out how best to equip your bike and yourself; get safety tips, compare the features of popular cargo bikes. And then test ride bikes! You'll be able to try out bikes pedaled under your own power, and those with power assist; with kids on board or not. We suggest one parent attend, while the other takes kids to the Jack London Square playground close to the shop. After the workshop portion, take turns with the test rides. We'll have other bikes available for those that want to ride along side the cargo bike. BRING YOUR HELMETS!
Show and Tell Concept Shop and Betti Ono invite you to kickoff OAKLAND PRIDE WEEKEND with a fun evening of drinks and dancing with the flyest Queers in The Town. We will also bid adieu to the amazing BOI/BUTCH photo exhibition that has graced the walls of Show & Tell for the last 9 weeks and features the ground breaking work of Meg Allen and Miki Vargas. Oakland's own Ari Fitz from MTV Real World Ex-Plosion will be on hand as our host for the evening! Early bird tickets are currently on sale on eventbrite! $7 for entry $15 for entry+ unlimited refreshments
FOOD SPECIALS Tea Leaf Salad Traditional Burmese dish made with dried ground shrimp, fermented tea leaves, cabbage, cilantro, and mixed nuts Broken Beef Ground beef stir-fried with onions and jalapenos in spicy Camber seasoning, served with yogurt relish, mint chutney, and white or brown rice Camber Curry House curry with onions, broccoli, carrots, green beans, jalapenos, and chicken served with white or brown rice (vegetarians may substitute meat for eggplant) SEASONAL COCKTAILS The Hemingway Cazadores reposado, Grapefruit, Lime, Simple, Luxardo Old Cuban Mt. Gay black barrel, Mint, Lime, Simple, Bitters, Champagne Pegu Club House-Infused Cucumber Gin, Lime, Cointreau, Angostura and orange bitters The Tempest Sailor Jerry, lime, house made ginger syrup, Oaktown Brown float
Omi Gallery & Ashara Ekundayo at Impact Hub Oakland Presents: UBUNTU: "Can Art Save a Community?" RSVP @ https://www.facebook.com/events/605180089601815/ August 1 - 29, 2014 This interactive exhibit will feature the art and thoughts of people from Oakland, San Francisco, Detroit and more in discussion about evolution, displacement, and preservation. Thursday August 14th Interactive Artist Talkback (Open to the Public) 630p - 830p Monday, August 25th Artivist PAC Meet-up/CASC Dinner Forum (Potluck) 700p - 930p