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Visit Oakland

#culturetrip turetrip Oakland Museum of California OMCA will expand your ideas about California’s art and history, flora and fauna. Special exhibitions look at the front-line movements that created this pioneering, contradictory state. Friday Nights bring musicians, food trucks and art projects for kids. Wed.–Sun., 1000 Oak St., (510) 318-8400, museumca.org Art Murmur Oakland’s red-hot art scene is on view during Art Murmur’s Saturday Stroll, a self-guided walk through galleries that’s a less-crowded version of First Fridays. Artists and gallery owners talk to viewers on themed guided tours that take place on the third Saturday of each month. oaklandartmurmur.org The African American Museum & Library at Oakland Videos, photos and archival items tell the story of black Oakland—from the turn-of-the-century community settled by the Pullman porters, to the jazz and blues clubs of the ’20s through ’50s, the 1966 founding of the Black Panthers, and beyond. Tues.–Sun., 659 14th St., (510) 637-0200, oaklandlibrary.org Bookstore Row After ice cream at Fentons on Piedmont Avenue, give your head a treat, too. With its floor-to-ceiling shelves of used volumes, Owl & Company Bookshop (pictured above) looks like Professor Dumbledore’s study at Hogwarts. Black Swan offers antique books, while Spectator Books sells mostly new ones. And Issues supplies thousands of magazine titles. Owl, 3941 Piedmont Ave., (510) 788-5821, owlandcompanybookshop.com. Black Swan, 4236 Piedmont Ave., (510) 428-2881. Spectator, 4163 Piedmont Ave., (510) 653-7300, spectatorbooks. com. Issues, 20 Glen Ave., (510) 652-5700, issuesshop.com Flora For pre-show dining with a cinematic flair, try Flora. Located in the heart of Uptown, the art deco–style restaurant looks like the kind of establishment where Sam Spade might arrange to meet a mysterious dame. He’d order a juicy T-bone, the most traditional item on a varied menu. 1900 Telegraph Ave., (510) 286-0100, floraoakland.com; $$$ Woodminster Summer Musicals If your playlist favors Broadway classics, this outdoor arena is for you. Amid the redwoods in Joaquin Miller Park, the theater presents musicals under the night sky. July–September, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, (510) 531-9597, woodminster.com The Flight Deck An intimate black box theater, Flight Deck is shared by four resident theater companies (and the occasional visiting group) whose productions reflect Oakland's many dramatic voices and points of view. 1540 Broadway, (510) 858-7383, theflightdeck.org Dancing Under the Stars Get your groove on, with instructors who teach different styles, from salsa to swing, every summer Friday in Jack London Square. June–August, 8:30 p.m., Broadway at Embarcadero West, jacklondonsquare.com @squareslam @wandereatrepeat @fiveseas @um_spec_coll @coffeeandbookss @karenmaebales @ms.arroyo_ @odettemayo The Flight Deck: special tha nks to Poetry Slam Inc. and the National Poetry Slam 5 2 #o a k l a n d l o v e i t


Visit Oakland
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