Are you wondering how this happened? How summer is coming to a seemingly abrupt close right before your very eyes? Don’t worry, there is always something to do on a Friday night in Oakland that will help you forget about your approaching responsibilities.


1. Oakland Half

If you are around during the day Friday, check out the Oakland Half Marathon. Now those are some people trying to forget! That’s right, run it out literally, or figuratively today. August is at the halfway point.

1 PM to 7 PM

Palm Plaza (in between Bocanova and Heinold’s), Jack London Square
 Code “JLS” gets 10% off registration

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2. Creative Growth vs. Anne Collier/ Trisha Donnelly / Chris Johanson / Nate Lowman / Laura Owens, curator Matthew Higgs

A collaboration between these artists and the artists of Creative Growth. The artists brought in original screen prints that the Creative Growth artists then took in their own direction.
Last day of this exhibit! Open until 4:30 PM
355 24th St.

3. Funky Femme Culture Fuck w/ Carrie Leilam Love @ Show & Tell Concept Shop

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Forget what is coming and focus on being a responsible human in the ways that matter!

The greeting from Jezebel Delilah X on the event page on Facebook reads as so:

“Hey Love Bugs, August Culture Fuck is a celebration of Femme Glory, Femme Funk, Femme Deliciousness, Femme Power, Femme Regality. If you identify with/as femme, come show off your fancy, read your tenderest, sing your fiercest, laugh your sultry boldest. If you LOVE tha femmes, as lovers, as homies, as friends, as homieloverfriends, come string our praises. How ever you get down, lets have a blast together. Oh yea, and have I told you who our absolutely amazing, talented, loving, hilarious, dynamic, powerful, beautiful feature is….

“Carrie Leilam Love is a writer & performer from Oakland CA (yes, originally). In her spare time, she indulges her serious genealogy habit, hangs out with her dog Leelu, and catalogues her soon-to-be-renown 80s boot collection. She is all kinds of femme but her more specific gender is “Mischievous Olympian.”

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Show and Tell Concept Shop

1427 Broadway

4. Grease Diner’s 1 Year Anniversary Party

Image Credit: Grease Diner\Work by Leslie Shapiro

Image Credit: Grease Diner\Work by Laurie Shapiro

Featuring textile paintings by local Oakland artist, Laurie Shapiro, and music by Jon Jon.

The Grease Diner

6604 San Pablo Ave.


5. Jack London Square’s Dancing Under the Stars

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Nightclub style dance lessons with professional dancers and a chance to try out your moves right after!

8:30-10 PM

6. Seduction Feroce Queer Cabaret & Dance Party!

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510 17th St.

7. Live Music at Awaken Cafe: interpretations of jazz

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Kendra McKinley

Kendra McKinley:  combines jazz guitar,  1960s psychedelic chamber pop harmonies on the piano, Bossa Nova jazz and her beautiful voice
• The Jurassic: Self proclaimed “future funk” with vocals by Jackie Gage
Joomanji: jazz, soul, hiphop & experimental w\vocals by Lindsay Olsen
Buckleycress: jazz that borders on indie
1429 Broadway
8. And later on, if you just need to dance, head over to Club Leo!
Image: The Orb

Image: The Orb

The Orb: Ambient house, techno \dub
Club Leo
5447 Telegraph Ave.