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4 music events to plan for in Oakland this weekend

4 music events to plan for in Oakland this weekend
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By Hoodline - Published on April 18, 2019.

If you love to take advantage of the music offerings near you, this weekend offers several great reasons to leave the house.

From gospel to reggae, read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.

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Gospel Fest 2019

First, it's Gospel Fest at the Acts Full Gospel Church on Friday. Among the performers will be longtime singer, bass player and producer, Fred Hammond. He'll be joined by James Fortune and Wess Morgan.

When: Friday, April 19, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Acts Full Gospel Church, 1034 66th Ave.
Admission: $35-$100
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

MarchFourth, Mission Delirium

Also on Friday, Portland-based performance and musical group MarchForth is at The New Parish. Their mostly-instrumental numbers combine elements of jazz, klezmer, rock and swing. Expect lots of horns, percussion and guitars, as well as stilt walkers, dancers and a generalized circus-like atmosphere. Internationally-influenced dance group Mission Delirium opens.

When: Friday, April 19, 9-11:30 p.m.
Where: The New Parish, 1743 San Pablo Ave.
Admission: $15-$20
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

SHOTTAZ and VP Records presents Strictly the Best Party

Then, it's a free party from VP Records to celebrate two releases in their Strictly the Best reggae series. Numbers 58 and 59 are now out, and feature the likes of Maxi Priest and Beres Hammond. At this event Friday night, DJ G33ZY will mix tracks from those discs with some additional dancehall selections to extend the party well into Saturday.

When: Friday, April 19, 10 p.m.- Saturday, April 20, 2 a.m.
Where: 341 13th St.
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

Milk & Cookies—House Music Dance Party

Finally, on Saturday, it's another free dance party, this time featuring house music from the BoomZilla Sound Collective. Multiple DJs, including special guest Illscience from San Francisco, will keep it going at Satarline Social Club till late. And yes, there will be milk and cookies.

When: Saturday, April 20, 9 p.m.- Sunday, April 21, 2 a.m.
Where: Starline Social Club, 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Admission: Free
Click here for more details, and to register


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