Guide to Oakland Arts & Entertainment
The East Bay's Independent Movie Theaters
Tired of the lack of character and charm in those generic chain movie theaters? You’re in luck! The East Bay has several movie theatres where you can relax and enjoy recent favorites or alternative films from classic to foreign to independent.
Music Venues in the East Bay
The East Bay is a great area for live music, and its various music venues are up to the task. From the historic to the modern, there's a venue for every taste.
The Paramount Theatre in Oakland
Oakland's Paramount Theatre, built in 1919, is one of the city's beautiful Art Deco landmarks. Today it offers various shows, performances, and even movie showings.
The Fox Theater, Oakland
Oakland's Fox Theater reopened in 2009 after many years of disuse. These days, it hosts frequent performances by musicians of many styles.
The Oakland Zoo
The Oakland Zoo offers plenty of fun things to see and do for kids and adults alike! The zoo is conveniently located under 15 minutes from downtown Oakland.
East Bay Writers
The East Bay has served as home to many famous writers including Jack London, Gertrude Stein, and Maxine Hong Kingston. Read on for quotes and information for each!
Famous People From Oakland and the East Bay
Oakland and the East Bay have been home to quite a few famous people including Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks.
Oakland Events, May 2012
If you're wondering what to do in Oakland, check out this list of Oakland events. This guide includes concerts, museum events, comedy acts, and more.
Oakland Museum of California
The Oakland Museum of California has collections that explore the art, history, and natural sciences of California.
The Paramount Theatre
The beautiful Paramount Theatre is worthy of a visit for its own sake. It frequently hosts concerts in a wide range of genres.
The Fox Theater
Much like the Paramount, the Fox Theater offers stunning architecture and decor. From world-famous bands to local musicians, the Fox consistently puts on great shows.
The Grand Lake Theater
This is the place to see movies in the East Bay. This renovated theater from the 1920s retains all of its Art Deco charm.