The Paramount Theatre is the home of the Oakland Ballet and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. It is the area's foremost facility for performing arts and is known for its grand music concerts, variety shows and movies. Constructed in the post-Depression period of 1931, the Paramount Theatre is best remembered for fusing various disciplines of arts together into a harmonious whole.
This is a world class company just 15 minutes away from San Francisco in the East Bay. The majority of its performances are presented in the historic Paramount Theater, a 1931 art deco movie theater. Obtain tickets (prices vary) by calling the Paramount box office.
736 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607 +1 510 452 1258
Located in Old Oakland, The Grand Oaks (or GO) Sports Bar is one of the city's best sports bars. Both rooms are literally lined with televisions, so your favorite game will always be on, especially if it's the home team. Being a sports bar, of course there is a selection of bar bites, but these aren't completely typical. Options include Lemongrass Beef Sliders, Thai Chicken Tacos, and of course extra crispy Buffalo Wings.
Penelope may be a small little bar, but its drinks sure do pack a punch! Make sure to try one of their specialty cocktails, Penelope makes sure to only use fresh ingredients, so you'll find no sweet and sour mix here. In addition to their selection of liquor, wine and beer, Penelope also serves up a small selection of gourmet appetizers and sandwiches.
579 18th Street At San Pablo Oakland, CA 94612 +1 510 444 7474
If music is your passion, make sure that you check out The New Parish. This concert hall and events space has achieved fame with the performances of the great music groups like Sarah Guthrie and Johnny Irion and The Stone Foxes. The place boasts of fantastic sound and stage technology that has made this venue a favorite of the event organizers and performers alike. To know the schedule of the performances and get tickets, check the website.
1517 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612 +1 510 834 1517
The Layover is a bar, lounge and gallery all in one. The decor is very bohemian and ethnic, with dark wood, beautiful pillows and cushions, and of course being an art gallery, interesting art covering the walls. The bar features an interesting collection of gourmet cocktails as well as a good selection of beer. Often The Layover boasts live bands or DJs to keep things moving on the dance floor.
In a cave-like historic space in the heart of newly hip Old Oakland, the Trappist packs 'em in. There are 15 imported or specialty beers on draft at any given time, and more than 100 more in the bottle -- and this place has proper glassware for most. All members of the staff have commanding knowledge of the world of beer. They'll elucidate the trappings of the Trappist tradition, and they'll turn you on to the most creative local up-and-comers (Linden Street Common Lager anyone?) -- all in this humble, crowded little speakeasy. If you get hungry, they always have a choice of excellent cheese plates (hard or soft) on offer. See website for draft and bottle lists, and special event announcements.
3300 Joaquin Miller Road Joaquin Miller Park Oakland, CA 94602 +1 510 531 9597
Come to Woodminster Amphitheater and enjoy a magical performance under a star studded sky. Set in the Joaquin Miller Park, the place has a serene ambiance with a lot of picnic spots, trails for walking and greenery. Host to a number of plays and performances, the venue is a popular hub among the local youths. One can even head down for a walk on the grounds after a performance.
3500 Mountain Blvd. Holy Names University Oakland, CA 94619 +1 510 436 1000
Regents Theater is located at The Holy Names University. The University rents it for your meetings, performances, conferences or events. With state-of-the-art facilities and modern equipment, these multi-purpose theaters are well suited for the above mentioned occasions. Equipped with high standard lighting and sound technologies that satisfy, the Regent Theater can seat up to 390 people.
17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd San Ramon Oakland, CA 94582 +1 925 973 3343(Box Office)
Front Row Theatre was established in 2005 (San Ramon, CA). The theatre's building is situated aproximately an one mile from the modern complex of Dougherty Valley PAC (Performing Arts Center). Front Row Theatre has seats for 90 spectators only, but impresses with its wide range of performances - from the contemporary and state-of-the-art shows to the progressive educational programs.
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