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Special Event: Museum, Animals, Children, For the Family, Nature
Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact
OMCA's Gallery of California Natural Sciences hosts the family-friendly exhibition "Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact." Immerse yourself in the wildly diverse and intricate world of one of the most exciting creatures we know, with activities in the gallery. To...
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland, CA

Sat 4/29/17 - Sun 4/30/17 at 10am-6pm
Wed 5/3/17 - Thu 5/4/17 at 11am-5pm
Fri 5/5/17 at 11am-9pm
Sat 5/6/17 - Sun 5/7/17 at 10am-6pm
Wed 5/10/17 - Thu 5/11/17 at 11am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Multimedia, Museum, Painting
Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest
Step into the wondrous universe of the art of Roy De Forest. Personal and dream-like, "Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest" is the artist’s first full career retrospective. De Forest created expansive artworks brimming with kaleidoscopic col...
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland, CA

Sat 4/29/17 - Sun 4/30/17 at 10am-6pm
Wed 5/3/17 - Thu 5/4/17 at 11am-5pm
Fri 5/5/17 at 11am-9pm
Sat 5/6/17 - Sun 5/7/17 at 10am-6pm
Wed 5/10/17 - Thu 5/11/17 at 11am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Multimedia, Museum, Painting, Sculpture, Gay and Lesbian
Over the Top: Math Bass & the Imperial Court SF
Familiar symbols, flipped and "queered" to create new shared meaning, are at the heart of this exhibition that pairs new work by a contemporary California artist with the creative practice of a local organization. In paintings, sculpture, and video, percep...
Oakland Museum of California
Oakland, CA

Sat 4/29/17 - Sun 4/30/17 at 10am-6pm
Wed 5/3/17 - Thu 5/4/17 at 11am-5pm
Fri 5/5/17 at 11am-9pm
Sat 5/6/17 - Sun 5/7/17 at 10am-6pm
Wed 5/10/17 - Thu 5/11/17 at 11am-5pm
Music: Jazz, Latin/Salsa, Live Music in Bar/Club
Pacific Mambo Orchestra
Taking its style from the classic Latin orchestras of the 1940s, P.M.O. brings together 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones, piano, bass, timbales, congas, and bongos, to perform classic Latin big band mambo from Machito, Tito Puente, and Tito Rodriguez,...
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Sat 4/29/17 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club
Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore is a Bay Area smooth jazz saxophonist and singer. He has shared the stage with several top artists (including Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Fred Hammond and Kim Burrell), and organized and runs the Nor Cal Music Camp for Bay Area youth, encoura...
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Sun 4/30/17 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Music: Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms), Indie, Special Event
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (Program A)
Stephin Merritt and his seven-member band celebrate his 50th birthday with two distinct programs of new songs, one for every year of his melodious existence.
The Fox Theater Oakland
Oakland, CA

Sun 4/30/17 at 8pm
Music: Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms), Indie, Special Event
The Magnetic Fields: 50 Song Memoir (Program B)
Stephin Merritt and his seven-member band celebrate his 50th birthday with two distinct programs of new songs, one for every year of his melodious existence.
The Fox Theater Oakland
Oakland, CA

Mon 5/1/17 at 8pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club, Benefit/Fundraiser
Piedmont Middle & High School Jazz Bands
The PMS and PHS Jazz Bands, directed by Dr. Andria Mullan, will present two shows at Yoshi's in Jack London Square. A variety Laton, swing and funk selections will be performed throughout the evening, with many featured student soloists. The 7th- and 8th-g...
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Mon 5/1/17 at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club
Helen Sung Quartet
Helen Sung is a classically trained pianist who has been taking the jazz world by storm with subtle innovation and consummate musicianship.
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Tue 5/2/17 at 8pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, R&B/Soul
Anthony David
Georgia native Anthony David's performances feature riveting storytelling and passionate guitar playing.
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Wed 5/3/17 at 8pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, R&B/Soul, Rap/Hip Hop
Avant
Chicago native Avant's big break came when his first single, 'Separated' was played locally on WGCI before eventually being included on the 1999 MCA compilation, 'Summer Heat.' The popularity of that led to Avant being hailed as the "new voice of ghetto so...
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Thu 5/4/17 - Fri 5/5/17 at 8pm and 10pm
Sat 5/6/17 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Music: Alternative, Folk, Irish/Celtic, Punk, Rock
Flogging Molly
Formed in 1997, Flogging Molly combines Celtic music with punk rock to form what they call "a Guinness soaked musical body blow." They've released five albums, the latest being "Speed of darkness" in 2011. In time for St. Patrick's Day 2016, they released ...
The Fox Theater Oakland
Oakland, CA

Thu 5/4/17 at 8pm
Sports: Baseball
Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics
The Athletics host the Tigers in this MLB regular-season game.
Oakland Coliseum (Formerly O.co Coliseum)
Oakland, CA

Fri 5/5/17 at 7:05pm
Sat 5/6/17 at 6:05pm
Sun 5/7/17 at 1:05pm
Music: Rap/Hip Hop
OSA Mixtape: Next Generation Artist Convention
The Fox Theater Oakland
Oakland, CA

Fri 5/5/17 at 7pm
Music: Bluegrass, Blues
Old Crow Medicine Show Performing Blonde on Blonde
High-energy old-time string band Old Crow Medicine Show will pay homage to one of music's greatest innovators when they perform Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde in its entirety. Discovered by American roots legend Doc Watson, they've gone on to win two Grammy'...
The Fox Theater Oakland
Oakland, CA

Sat 5/6/17 at 8pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rock
Johnette Napolitano
Best known for her work as lead singer and bassist in the '80s and early-'90s alternative rock trio Concrete Blonde, Johnette Napolitano is also a poet, social activist, soundtrack composer, and sculptor. Johnette's solo show is a blend of her endeavor to ...
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Sun 5/7/17 at 8pm
Music: Funk, Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club, Pop, R&B/Soul
Black Pine Circle School
The Black Pine Circle School Band presents “Funk of Ages,” a musical exploration of the history of funk, highlighting the work of artists such as Tower of Power, The Funky Meters and James Brown. Led by musical director Jerry Kennedy, the band program is c...
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Mon 5/8/17 at 8pm
Sports: Baseball
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oakland Athletics
The Athletics host the Angels in this MLB regular-season game.
Oakland Coliseum (Formerly O.co Coliseum)
Oakland, CA

Mon 5/8/17 - Tue 5/9/17 at 7:05pm
Wed 5/10/17 at 12:35pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club
Tommy Igoe Band
Tommy Igoe is one of the world’s most prominent drummers, bandleaders and music education authors. All of his published works are No. 1 on Amazon, have attained bestseller status on every relevant list worldwide, and many are required coursework at top-tie...
Yoshi's
Oakland, CA

Tue 5/9/17 at 8pm
Music: Indie, Pop, Rock
The Flaming Lips
Oklahoma's Flaming Lips have fashioned off-kilter, yet strangely beautiful, pop songs for years. With Wayne M. Coyne, Michael Ivins and Steven G. Drozd, the band have released twelve albums since 1985. Their latest is 'At War with the Mystics.'
The Fox Theater Oakland
Oakland, CA

Wed 5/10/17 at 8pm
    

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