Comfort Inn & Suites
8452 Edes Ave.
Oakland, CA 94621
Phone: (510) 568-1500
Fax: (510) 430-8360
Costing USD25.5 million when first built in 1966, the Coliseum underwent renovations and became home to the Oakland Athletics, the Oakland Raiders and the Golden State Warriors. Fans gather well in advance of home games for all-out tailgate parties in the parking lot. Once inside, fans take their seats in the 50,000 capacity facility and enjoy the modern facilities and top notch sports action. The Oracle Arena, adjacent to the Coliseum, also hosts exciting events like concerts and the circus.
Oakport Street is one of the liveliest streets in Oakland. Surrounded by cafes, bars and a pulsating nightlife district, it is little wonder that this street plays host to numerous cultural and community events. A number of concerts are regular occurrences here too.
Enjoy a parade through the zoo and afterwards look for clues hidden around the zoo, to solve the spooky Scavenger Hunt during this Halloween event where trick-or-treating for kids is also offered. Help feed the animals, enjoy the Boo Choo Choo, and live music!
Homeish aims to create a friendly and vibrant atmosphere for touring bands where they can perform, create new music and rest well. This DIY space has held many concerts featuring alternative rock musicians. Some of their past line ups are Dream Trees, Forest Floor and Jellyhead.
Each Year Alameda Civic Light Opera,ACLO, presents a program of contemporary and traditional musical theater works and limited engagement special events in the historic Kofman Theater and other Bay Area venues. ACLO's 2009 Season of Change will include three award-winning Broadway musicals from important turning points in American history including "Ragtime" (July 11, 12*, 18, 19*, 24, 25 and 26*),"Annie" (August 8, 9*, 15, 16*, 21, 22, 23*) and "Hair" (September 12, 13*, 19, 20*, 25, 26, and 27*) all performed at the Kofman Theater . Other 2009 Special performances include "Broadway's Greatest Moments" (November 7 and 8*) also at the Kofman Theater and "Sounds of the Season" (December 12 and 13*) at The Rhythmix Cultural Center.
The Bal Theatre in San Leandro donned a new avatar after years of closure. Bought over by the dashing entrepreneur Dan Dillman, it hosts live music and comedy nights, screenings of independent and foreign films, Spanish classes and private events. Audiences love this theater for the sheer luxury it affords them in terms of spacious aisles, ample legroom, an impressive stage layout and refreshment stands. Check their website calendar for a list of upcoming events.
Regents Theater is located at The Holy Names University. The University rents it for your meetings, performances, conferences or events. With state-of-the-art facilities and modern equipment, these multi-purpose theaters are well suited for the above mentioned occasions. Equipped with high standard lighting and sound technologies that satisfy, the Regent Theater can seat up to 390 people.
This event takes place in July and it features tasting and judging of award-winning home wines by Napa Valley enologists and viticulturists, as well as live music, raffle, food, and a silent auction of vintage wines.
Come to Woodminster Amphitheater and enjoy a magical performance under a star studded sky. Set in the Joaquin Miller Park, the place has a serene ambiance with a lot of picnic spots, trails for walking and greenery. Host to a number of plays and performances, the venue is a popular hub among the local youths. One can even head down for a walk on the grounds after a performance.
Laney College Theater, as the name suggests, plays host to the Drama and Arts Department of the college. Plays, concerts, recitals, dance performances and the likes take place here and the tickets are usually free. Berkeley is known for its cultural and intellectual scene and Laney Theater does not disappoint. Call to find out what is scheduled at the theater you might find something of your liking.
Built in 1927, the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland is one of the premier event venues in the city. Operating fully on solar energy, this energy efficient facility features a huge auditorium, ballroom, banquet room and meeting spaces. The elegant auditorium boasts of top-notch sound and lighting systems. The center's opulent interiors will just bring the much needed grandeur for any occasion. On-site catering facilities are available ranging from ethnic to contemporary and classic.
This grand old movie house, located just a block from Oakland's Lake Merrit, has four screens for your viewing pleasure. Before select Friday and Saturday evening shows, guests are treated to the bombastic sounds of the theater's famous "Mighty Wurlitzer Organ." For a most enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please see their website. Make sure to check the marquee for some of the owners now famous political commentary on the issues of the day.