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Oakland’s Uptown Nightclub replacement, Crybaby, opens this weekend

Oakland’s Uptown Nightclub replacement, Crybaby, opens this weekend
Rachel M. via Yelp
By Joe Kukura - Published on March 04, 2022.

It was but six months into the pandemic that we learned that Oakland’s Uptown Nightclub would be closing permanently. The bar actually went for sale on Craigslist, and new ownership swore to keep it a live music venue, but new owners’ plans to change the name had some fans crying

 
 
 
 
 
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Well who’s crying now? The Oaklandside reports that the new nightclub in the same venue Crybaby will be opening this weekend. In fact, there’s a show scheduled for Friday, March 4, and the venue already has shows booked through May.

 
 
 
 
 
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“We want to have a diverse and inclusive calendar,” co-owner Jesse Tittsworth told the Oaklandside. “The brutal honesty of it is that a lot of people aren’t even booking right now.”

 
 
 
 
 
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The name "Crybaby" is a homage to the 1990 John Waters film Cry-Baby.

 
 
 
 
 
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And do we have a new iconic neon sign to adorn that club? We just might. As seen above, some December Instagram posts from the club indicate there is some sweet, new neon being installed.