Oakland First Fridays #WEAREOAKLAND!

Oakland First Fridays #WEAREOAKLAND!This Friday, August 2nd from 5 to 9 PM, the Oakland First Fridays Street Festival takes place in downtown Oakland along Telegraph Avenue from West Grand Avenue to 27th Street.

And, on the first Friday of every month, Oakland Art Murmur (OAM) hosts an evening art walk featuring arts and mixed-use venues collectively open to the public.

OAM features free public walking tours, introducing hundreds of visitors to Oakland’s galleries and the artists they show while learning about topics like ceramics, drawing, textile approaches in art, starting a collection, street art in Oakland, and trends in contemporary art.

Visit the Oakland First Fridays website. Or, get the details about Oakland First Fridays on their Facebook page.

This month’s theme is #WEAREOAKLAND!
Our town, our culture, our history, our community. We are a place where people come together, laugh together and stand together to show America how it’s done.

Come on down for music, art, performance, food, our all-new Kid Zone and a celebration of our amazing community. Free and fun for the whole family.

Entertainment Highlights
23rd Street on both sides of Telegraph
It’s back to school time, and in partnership with xx they’ve got free backpacks loaded with supplies for all kids who show up, while supplies last. Aside from that, they’ll have art, games, activities, and a playhouse for the whole family to enjoy. Come on down and check it out!!

25th Street east of Telegraph
TURF dancing started in Oakland and TURFincis on a mission to spread the culture and give urban youth a powerful and positive form of expression. It creates a safe and positive showcase for dancers to share their stories and skills to a broad audience.

6 to 8:30 PM on Telegraphy by the main entrance at West Grand

Soulbeatz Oakland has been a positive light in the East Bay for years. They create community through dancing and drumming, sharing drums with everyone from master drummers to children. All are welcome and it’s fun for everyone.

Telegraph at 27th
Curb Service began playing on the street corners of Oakland, and are known for building a natural rapport with audiences in any setting. They feature Rob Woods as lead vocalist, Drummerboy Aaron on percussion, Kevin Freeman on sax and David Chapman documenting.

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