Oakland weekend: Super Bowl parties, Dorothea Lange photography exhibit, comedy night, more

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By MJ Carter - Published on January 30, 2020.

This weekend, it's all about Super Bowl LIV. While some Raiders fans might be loath to cheer on the 49ers, Oakland still has plenty of parties in store for those who prefer the team from across the Bay.

And if you're not into football, the weekend promises plenty of great arts events, like a Dorothea Lange photography exhibit and a comedy night. Here's what's going on. 

Dorothea Lange: Photography as Activism

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Over 50 years ago, the personal archives of photographer Dorothea Lange were gifted to the Oakland Museum of California. After exploring her influence on politics and activism in the 2017 exhibition "The Art of Seeing," the museum has now created a permanent installation dedicated to her work.

The 47 featured photographs in the installation include both renowned works, like Lange's photos of Dust Bowl migrants, and little-seen treasures. There's also an interactive area, in which attendees can crop and reformat photographs to illustrate how images have a social impact.

When: Starting Friday, January 24

Where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St.

Price: $7-16

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Downtown Oakland Comedy Night

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Looking for a new comedy spot in Oakland? Era Art Bar and Lounge is the latest to hit the East Bay standup scene, with new Friday-night shows in partnership with comedy event organizer #Hellafunny. Chris Riggins, who regularly opens for Dave Chappelle's Oakland shows, is the emcee, with a rotating lineup of local stand-ups each week. 

When: Friday, January 31, 7:30 p.m.  

Where: Era Art Bar and Lounge, 19 Grand Ave.

Price: Free with advance RSVP; $10 at the door

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Super Bowl Party at Oakland United Beerworks

Photo: Miami Super Bowl Host Committee/Facebook

Enjoy the Super Bowl with plenty of beer at Oakland United Beerworks, which is offering $15 pitchers and barbecue from the DC Que truck. And if you're only in it for the commercials, no worries — they'll have the sound on for both the game and the ads. 

When: Sunday, February 2, 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Where: Oakland United Beerworks, 262 2nd St.

Price: Free admission

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Super Bowl LIV at The New Parkway Theater

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Prefer a more relaxed environment than a bar, but still want to watch the game, halftime show (featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira) and commercials with a group of fans? Head to The New Parkway, which will be showing all the action on its giant movie screen, along with beer, popcorn and a full dinner menu. 

When: Sunday, February 2, 3:30 p.m. 

Where: The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St.

Price: $13 - 15 

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