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Oakland weekend: KISS live, White Elephant Sale, The Bechdel Test at The Flight Deck, more

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By MJ Carter - Published on March 05, 2020.

Int this week's roundup of top events in Oakland, there's live entertainment for everyone: Veteran rockers KISS come to the Oakland arena on Friday, The Flight Deck hosts an award-winning improv show centering the stories of women, and the Black Choreographers Festival comes to Oakland. Plus, the annual White Elephant Sale hosted by OMCA.

KISS At Oakland Arena

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World-famous rock band KISS performs live in Oakland on Friday at the Oakland Arena. KISS is on its farewell "End of the Road World Tour". The American rock band which started in New York City in 1973 is known for producing jaw-dropping shows. Listen to their music here.

When: Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Oakland Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way

Price: $46.75+

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The Bechdel Test at The Flight Deck

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The Flight Deck is hosting an improv show called The Bechdel Test. Originally created in 2016 and staged in multiple theaters and festivals since to critical acclaim, the show aims to place "complicated, multi-faceted women at the center of their own stories". The name comes from a well-known test of female representation in fiction.  The show runs for two days, and advanced ticket purchases are recommended.

When: Friday - Saturday , March 6 - March 7, 8 p.m.

Where: The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway

Price: $20

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Black Choreographers Festival-Oakland

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The Black Choreographers Festival is back for 2020. Here & Now 2020 is all about celebrating the talents of black choreographers through performance. The first two weekends of the festival took place in San Francisco, and the last weekend takes place in Oakland.  Tickets are reasonably priced and all ages are welcome.

When: Saturday - Sunday, March 7 - March 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Lisser Hall at Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.

Price: $10 - 35

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White Elephant Sale By OMCA

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Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) hosts it's annual White Elephant Sale this weekend. This year the sale includes art, furniture, household items, jewelry, clothes and more. All proceeds from the two-day sale benefit OMCA.

When: Saturday - Sunday, March 7 -March 8, 10 a.m.

Where: 333 Lancaster St.

Price: Free Admission

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