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Holiday Caroling on Lake Merritt

What a fun event! Enjoy some  hot cider and cookies before beginning your voyage around Lake Merritt. Experience a unique view of Oakland as your Water Sleigh glides past the 18th Street Fountain & Holiday Cove before returning to the Boating Center. Click here for the official poster. Thursday Tour December 12th, 19th from 4pm… Read more »

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Marble, Organs, and Films, Oh My!

         Does it ever drive you crazy when you go to the movies and it costs you like $15 just to get in? For me as a frequent movie goer, it is the absolute worst. I love the movies and the great thing about Oakland, and the Bay Area in general, is… Read more »

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The Paramount Theatre: an art deco jem

One of Oakland’s finest displays of art deco design is the Paramount Theatre, the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony as well as hosting top music performers, variety shows, and theater. This theater opened in 1931 as a “movie palace” but then quickly went into neglect for over thirty years until the Board of Directors for the… Read more »