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Oakland - Arts & Culture

Nov 20, 2020
Oakland

The BlaQ ArTed Short Film Fest set to debut in Oakland this weekend

The inaugural BlaQ ArTed Shortfilm Festival kicks off this Sunday with an opening night drive-in event at Oakland’s Chabot Space & Science Center. Hosted by The East Bay Queer Healing Arts Center, the festival highlights the work of nine emerging youth filmmakers from the East Bay. Read More

Oct 26, 2020
Oakland

Oakland artist brings giant Trump head to Lake Merritt for people to roll around, get dirty

A giant papier-mache head of Donald Trump landed on the shore of Lake Merritt on Saturday. The interactive art piece, titled "Let’s Roll Trump Out of Office," is the work of Oakland artist Larry McSpadden who says it has been three years in the making. Read More

Aug 20, 2020
Oakland Tenderloin

PianoFight expands to Oakland, taking over The Flight Deck theater

PianoFight is expanding to Oakland despite continued uncertainty over when live audiences will be back in either of its locations. Read More

Oct 22, 2019
Oakland

Oakland boasts a hot lineup of comedy events this weekend

Looking for fun, entertaining events and activities to check out in Oakland this weekend? Here are top picks with dates, times, locations and ticket links. Read More

Sep 26, 2019
Oakland

The 4 best performing arts spots in Oakland

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top performing arts spots around Oakland. Here's a rundown of top businesses in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

Sep 19, 2019
Oakland

4 music events to check out in Oakland this weekend

Looking for don't-miss musical events to check out in Oakland this weekend? Here are top picks with dates, times, locations and ticket links. Read More

Sep 04, 2019
Oakland

3 choice performing and visual arts events in Oakland this weekend

Looking for fun, entertaining events and activities to check out in Oakland this weekend? Here are top picks with dates, times, locations and ticket links. Read More

Aug 21, 2019
Oakland Treasure Island

Pieces of the former Bay Bridge to reappear as public art piece on Treasure Island

36 tons of steel from what was once the Bay Bridge's eastern span will reappear on Treasure Island next month. Read More

Jul 18, 2019
Oakland

5 top spots for art classes in Oakland

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top art class spots in Oakland. Here's a rundown of top businesses in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

Jun 21, 2019
Oakland

Oakland's top 5 museums, ranked

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top museums in Oakland. Here's a rundown of top businesses in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

May 30, 2019
Oakland

The 3 best jazz and blues spots in Oakland

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top jazz and blues spots around Oakland. Here's a rundown of top businesses in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

May 16, 2019
Oakland

Oakland's top 3 music venues, ranked

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top music venues in Oakland. Here's a rundown of top businesses in the city, with ratings, photos and more. Read More

Apr 25, 2019
Oakland

3 music events to check out in Oakland this weekend

Looking for fun, entertaining events and activities to check out in Oakland this weekend? Including dates, times, locations, and links to buy tickets. Read More

Apr 18, 2019
Oakland

4 music events to plan for in Oakland this weekend

Looking for fun, entertaining events and activities to check out in Oakland this weekend? Including dates, times, locations and links to buy tickets. Read More

Mar 08, 2019
Oakland

Real Irish Comedy Tour & Fest set to bring Irish humor to the Bay

Irish comics are delivering culture and laughs, just in time for Paddy's Day. Read More

Feb 27, 2019
Oakland

Oakland YWCA building a symbol of Julia Morgan’s relationships with powerful women

Julia Morgan’s relationship with philanthropist Phoebe Hearst led to commissions from the YWCA that would span her career. Read More

Feb 11, 2019
Oakland

Despite disaster, Julia Morgan's home for 'incurables' rose with Oakland community's efforts

Raising money in stages over a decade, Oaklanders worked together to get Morgan's King’s Daughters Home built in the wake of the 1906 earthquake. Read More

Feb 04, 2019
Oakland

Julia Morgan-designed Mills bell tower counts down to its 115th anniversary

The Mills College bell tower made architect Julia Morgan world-famous for her use of reinforced concrete. It turns 115 this spring. Read More

Sep 19, 2018
Oakland

Hobbyist's map offers glimpse into lost routes of East Bay's 1920s streetcars

Using archival information, attorney Jacob Berman mapped the rail lines that once connected Oakland, Piedmont, Berkeley, and Alameda. Read More

Aug 06, 2018
Oakland

The 5 best spots to score vinyl records in Oakland

Vinyl fans: Here are your top-rated spots for new and used records. Read More

Jul 31, 2018
Oakland

New murals aim to bring attention to still-unfinished East Bay Greenway

Two new murals from The Original Scraper Bike Team aim to draw attention to the still-uncompleted 16-mile bicycle and pedestrian path. Read More

Jul 06, 2018
Oakland

5 things to do on the cheap in Oakland this weekend

From comedy and music to a fireside chat and more. Read More

Jun 29, 2018
Oakland

What to do in Oakland this weekend for $20 or less

From comedy and music to a networking event and a dance off, here's how you can have fun on a budget. Read More

Jun 28, 2018
Oakland

Boots Riley previews film for hometown audience

The writer-director took questions after a screening of his new film, "Sorry to Bother You." Read More

Jun 06, 2018
Oakland

Hot ticket: San Francisco Symphony's summer season [Sponsored]

With a fireworks spectacular, film screenings and concerts at Davies Symphony Hall, the SFS is heating things up. Read More