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Oakland weekend: Pride parade & festival, King Crimson, Black Choreographers Fest, more

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By MJ Carter - Published on September 06, 2019.

With Labor Day and Burning Man behind us, it's a quieter week for events in Oakland. But you can still groove to a prog-rock band, check out cutting-edge dance from black choreographers, and of course, celebrate at the annual Pride parade. Here's what's on tap in Oakland this weekend. 

King Crimson

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Formed in 1968, English prog-rock band King Crimson is still touring more than 50 years later, with longtime members Robert Fripp and Mel Collins joining forces with newcomers like Gavin Harrison and Jakko Jakszyk. Known for hits like "21st Century Schizoid Man," "Starless," and "Red," the group is currently touring to support the introduction of its entire discography to Spotify, which was announced on June 11. 

When: Friday, September 6,  8 p.m.

Where: Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave.

Price: $65 - 149.50

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Black Choreographers Festival

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Now in its 15th year, this two-day celebration will highlight the best and brightest black choreographers in the Bay, with a "new voices" showcase on Saturday night and a family-friendly performance on Sunday afternoon. The featured choreographers hail from the Oakland School For the Arts, the Savage Jazz Dance Company, the Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble, and other local luminaries in the world of dance.

When: Saturday, September 7, 8 p.m. or Sunday, September 8, 3 p.m.

Where: Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts, 1428 Alice St.

Price: $10 - 25 

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Oakland Pride

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Oakland Pride is back! Celebrate the city's LGBTQ+ community with a parade from City Hall to Broadway & 20th Street, where revelers can enjoy a festival that runs into the evening. Expect live entertainment on four stages, food and drinks from local vendors and a children's area. Pets are also welcome. 

When: Sunday, September 8, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Where: Broadway & 14th Street

Price: Free entry to parade; festival admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids

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