Upcoming Events By Date

Body Talk

Through performance, sculpture, video and installation, six practices re-engage with the corporeal.
Aug 1Sep 27
di Rosa – The Gatehouse Gallery

Art + Soul Oakland 2015

Two days of the best blues, jazz, hip-hop, dance, art, and food that Oakland has to offer.
Aug 12
Various venues; downtown Oakland

Vintage Paper Fair

Postcards, pinups, and other rare and vintage paper -- over a million items in all -- are for sale at this annual free celebration.
Aug 1
Golden Gate Park


From petite hedgehogs come a massive noise when the Japanese avant-rock vets perform in Oakland.
Aug 1
Oakland Metro


The brainchild of cellist Melina Creager, Rasputina is a rock band with classical chops in steampunk dress.
Aug 1
Swedish American Hall

Rashaan Roland Kirk Fest

The renowned, blind jazzman's buoyant music is a party in itself -- but a nearly weeklong birthday celebration never hurt anyone.
Aug 49
Cafe Stritch

Zig Zags

LA's trash-culture lovers get their rocks off at the Hemlock Tavern.
Aug 4
Hemlock Tavern

James Farm

A collaboration among four stellar young musicians, including Berkeley High grad Joshua Redman, is a highlight of Stanford Jazz.
Aug 5
Stanford Jazz Festival

Emily Johnson/Catalyst’s ‘SHORE’

Minneapolis-based performance artist Emily Johnson asks questions about home, land and inheritance in her nationally touring production.
Aug 68
ODC Theater

Les Nubians

Renowned for their unique blend of Afrobeat, sultry R&B and hip-hop, sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart bring their dynamic live show to Oakland, with local opener The Seshen ...
Aug 6
The New Parish

J-Pop Summit

This year's celebration of Japanese pop is in a new home, and that's a good thing – the more people that can be exposed to its neon exuberance and perpetually gleeful sights and ...
Aug 89
Fort Mason Center

Amanda X

Melodic post-punk lands at the Hemlock Tavern, thanks to the Siltbreeze all-girl combo.
Aug 8
Hemlock Tavern

Thizzler Jam

A three-stage, daylong hip-hop party featuring heavy hitters Nef the Pharaoh, pictured, and Kool Johnas headliners, and with veterans Mistah FAB and Loverance as hosts.
Aug 9
The Venue