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Restaurant News

Experience Oakland Restaurant Week From January 19-29

Oakland Restaurant Week, presented by American Express is your opportunity to experience the trendy culinary scene everyone is talking about. For 11 days (Jan. 19—29, 2017), restaurants will offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $20, $30, $40, and $50 price points. http://www.banyantree.com/en/ap-thailand-phuket-spa-sanctuaryThat’s two weekends of awesome deals to feed your inner foodie. Want to make a night out of it? Check out Restaurant Week hotel specials! For More information, visit www.visitoakland.com/things-to-do/events/restaurant-week.

The Gastro Pig Opening in Uptown Oakland

The Gastropig, a pork-centric breakfast sandwich spot, is opening in the heart of Uptown Oakland. Located two blocks away from 19th Street BART station and across the street from Pandora, The Gastropig is ideally situated for busy commuters who want to pick up a hearty breakfast on their way into the office or want to enjoy a fast, high-quality meal. The restaurant will offer an array of delicious breakfast sandwiches and pastries served all day, with additional hot lunchtime options. For more information, visit www.thegastropig.com.

Indian Street Food Restaurant, Curry Up Now, Opening in Oakland

Curry Up Now, the popular Bay Area family of restaurants and food trucks, is opening their first East Bay brick-and-mortar location in Oakland, bringing area diners a new source for Indian street food. Curry Up Now menu highlights ($5.00 to $14.00) will include quintessential street food items such as Bhel Puri,, Vada Pav and Pav Bhaji. Not to be missed will be the restaurant’s iconic Tikka Masala Burrito and their deconstructed Samosa along with The Naughty Naan and Sexy Fries plus many vegan and gluten-free choices. The dine-in menu will be available for take-out and off-premise catering will be a specialty of the house. Curry Up Now will feature a weekend only brunch menu showcasing traditional Indian breakfast favorites. For more information, visit www.curryupnow.com.

Special Events

Oakland First Friday 11th Anniversary Dedicated to Ghost Ship: January 6, 2017 | 23rd-24th Street & Telegraph

Oakland First Friday is paying tribute to Oakland’s Creative Community, by dedicating their 11th Anniversary Event to celebrating the life and art of the vibrant creatives, survivors and victims of the Ghostship fire. The event will include musical performances, art and more. For more information, visit www.oaklandfirstfridays.org/january-2017-line-up.

Tycho: January 7, 2017 | Fox Theater

Tycho will be performing at the Oakland Fox Theater on Jan. 7 at 8:00pm. For more information, visit www.thefoxoakland.com/events/tycho-2/.

Oakland Chinatown Lunar New Year Bazaar 2017: January 14-15 | 9th & Franklin Streets

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster in Oakland! The annual street festival runs from 10:00am to 5:00pm and is free to the public. Enjoy live performances, food, and family fun as shoppers buy items to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

Jazz at the Chimes, Kalil Wilson: January 15, 2017 | Chapel of the Chimes

Jazz at the Chimes’ first concert of 2017 will feature vocalist Kalil Wilson on Jan. 15 at 2:00pm at Chapel of the Chimes, Oakland. For more information, visit www.kalilwilson.brownpapertickets.com.

“In the Name of Love”, Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: January 15, 2017 | Scottish Rite Temple

This event brings the diverse community together to honor, through music, the inspirational teachings of Dr. King. Now in its 15th season, “In the Name of Love” remains Oakland’s only non-denominational musical tribute to Dr. King. The event showcases locally and internationally known performing artists, children from Oakland public elementary schools, archival footage of Dr. King and the presentation of the “Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award” presented to an outstanding Oakland citizen. For more information, visit www.livingjazz.org/mlk-about/.

Oakland A’s Fanfest: January 28, 2017 | Jack London Square

The Oakland A’s are hosting the annual FanFest event, presented by CSN California, on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Jack London Square. FanFest is free for all fans. For more information, visit www.m.mlb.com/athletics/tickets/info/fanfest.

Oracle Arena Events

PBR Velocity Tour: January 7, 2017

PBR is heading back to Oracle Arena on Jan. 7 at 7:00pm, where the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s Velocity Tour an exciting live sporting event to see. For more information, visit www.oraclearena.com/events/detail/pbr-velocity-tour.

Harlem Globetrotters: January 14 & 21, 2017

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Oracle Arena. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. For more information, visit www.oraclearena.com/events/detail/harlem-globetrotters.

R. Kelley, The Buffet Tour: January 15, 2017

R. Kelly is bringing The Buffet Tour to Oracle Arena on Jan. 15th. He will be performing songs from his thirteenth studio album, The Buffet, for the first time live. For more information, visit www.oraclearena.com/events/detail/r-kelly-the-buffet-tour.

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