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Omara Portuondo Steps Out of Semi-Retirement

At 88, Portuondo is still a nonpareil interpreter of boleros and fillin, a Cuban jazz style she helped introduce. She performs at The Freight & Salvage as part of what’s described as her Ultima Beso (Last Kiss) Tour. Fonseca.
April 19, 2019

New Works by Michael Levitin, Elise Hooper, and Maggie Forti

Levitin explores masculinity, Hooper embellishes Dorothea Lange, and Forti debuts her first album.
April 18, 2019

Amy Gamble’s ‘The Eulogist’ Is a Tale of a Resourceful Woman

The Bay Area author’s third novel — a work of historical fiction — relates to her own family history.
April 18, 2019

Thursday's Briefing: Oakland council restores recent OUSD cuts; Port workers balk at A's ballpark plans

April 18, 2019

Burger King Debuts Meatless "Impossible Whopper"

It contains made-in-Oakland Impossible patties.
April 17, 2019

MIXT Offers Earth Day Freebies

It starts today, and lasts through April 22.
April 17, 2019

Lucia's Hosts Gluten-Free Pizza Day

Gluten-free beers will sudsify the fun.
April 17, 2019

CHVRCHES Plays The Greek

The laser-drenched synthwave band with just a smidge of witch house darkness recalls giants of Britain’s 1980s synth heyday like David Bowie, the Eurythmics, and New Order.
April 17, 2019

Wednesday's Briefing: Oakland City Council votes against collecting controversial Measure AA parcel tax

April 17, 2019

Pamm Drake and Other Alamedans Dance at Warriors Games

The veteran Dance/10 director and her students are members of the Hardwood Classics, dancing at Warriors games.
April 16, 2019