Here's the scoop! The East Bay is alive with culture, arts and dining for our exclusive entertainment. Summer is a great time to catch some musical theater, attend an event and support a cause. Here are a few exciting things to do in the East Bay this July and August. Get your tickets now!
MAMMA MIA! July 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 at 8PM.
In it's 51st season, Woodminster Summer musicals are performed outdoors in the historic Woodminster Amphiteheater in Oakland's gorgeous Joaquin Miller Park. The huge cast and live orchestra will bring to life the amusting story based on the songs of ABBA, about young woman who before her own wedding, wants to discover the identity of her father. Get there early to picnic, walk a few trails and take in the views of the bay and cities below. Tickets
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing! July 12 - August 13, 10AM-6PM
An iconic 20th Century Photographer who is well known and loved, Dorothea Lang is an American photographer whose outstanding, intimate photographs documented American life, exposing major issues. Having gifted her personal archive 50 years ago to the Oakland Museum of Art, this Anniversary exhibit is a must see for it's emotional and political impact in this major exhibition. Museum Info. $4 extra fee for this special exhibition in addition to regular Museum admission. ($0-$16)
Berkeley Poetry Slam - Wednesdays at 8PM
Join the poetry slam and enjoy a special guest poet or take a chance at the open sign ups, at the Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley. Hosted by Sam Sac, Tim Henderson, Sevan, Dre and led by Jaz Sufi with music by DJ Freeze or Three Blind Mice Improv Jazz band. $7 510-841-0188
While you are visiting the Starry Plough note that on Sunday evenings at 8PM (no cover), they present traditional Irish music session (Players and vocalists welcome). On Monday evenings enjoy Irish Dancing and Ceili, hosted by John Slaymaker with dance lessons at 7pm and music and dancing at 9pm. $5
POP-UP Dining - East Bay
Tacos Oscar has some of the most delicious tortillas known to man. Find them every other Monday from 5-11PM at Starline Social club. Always serving tacos, and occasionally quesadillas, the menu changes.
Sushi Go Go. Head over to 1716 Webster St in Alameda dine on sushi, poke, sashimi, and donburi for half the price of table dining. It is located in a gas station. They deliver...because people swarm while waiting for their orders. Reportedly their platters offer a price savings.
Wooty Que (Caterer) - serves up slow cooked grilled meats. Sample offerings like Black Tea Duck, Teleme Cheese Stuffed Lamb Sausages, Pulled Pork, Coffee Rubbed Brisket and Mac n Cheese with smoked mozzarella and cheddar. Check them out on Facebook. Find them at Lounge 3411, 3411 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland.
Take advantage of the fun and entertainment in the East Bay this summer.
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