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Must Attend Events in January

The New Year is just around the corner and 2020 doesn’t disappoint when it comes to local events. From farmers markets to Restaurant Week, pop-up art shows to brunch on the water, we have rounded up a few activities around Oakland to get on your calendar this month:

January 3, Celebrate Oakland. Oakland First Fridays is free event produced by the KONO Community Benefit District.

January 5, 12, 19, 26, Jack London Square Farmers Market. The market offers fresh produce, crafts and more, all on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront every Sunday, year-round.

January 7, Tuesday Night Trivia at Original Pattern Brewing. Tuesday Night Trivia like no other, with Oakland personality Liliana Urbain at the helm. Wacky categories, shameless banter, and more!

January 9 – 20, Oakland Restaurant Week. Get a special deal on a fixed-price lunch or dinner meal.

January 9, Late Night at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Experience exclusive late-night access to OMCA’s major fall exhibition with snacks and beverages from the Blue Oak café.

January 10, Jay and Silent Bob. Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow with Kevin Smith comes to the historic Fox Theater in Oakland.

January 11, Chris Tucker at the Paramount. Chris Tucker returns to the stage he loves and showcases his mind-blowing comedic chops.

January 12, Hide and Go Eat: An Oakland Restaurant Week Scavenger Hunt. Ten plus challenges. 3 hours. One epic adventure at Jack London Square. Discover the best local eateries in town.

January 18, Harlem Globetrotters at the Oakland Arena and RingCentral Coliseum. Catch the legendary team, providing family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 91 years.

January 18, The Oakland Pancakes & Booze Art Show. Oakland’s Pop-Up Underground Art Show is BACK on Jan. 18th at The Oakland Metro Operahouse.

January 18, Women’s March Oakland 2020. In addition to a march through the streets of downtown Oakland, the event will feature entertainment, food, art and a wide range of organizations.

January 19, Sunday Brunch on the Water. Rediscover Sunday brunch at Eve’s Waterfront. Saturday Brunch/Lunch 11am-4pm + Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm.

January 25, Dinner Detective Murder Mystery. The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show performs at the Waterfront Hotel in downtown Oakland’s Jack London Square.

January 26, SUP 101: Stand Up Paddleboard; QuickStart. Get your feet wet in the sheltered water of the Oakland Estuary at Jack London Square, and you’ll be cruising in style in no time.  

January 27, John Hanrahan Quartet. Yoshi’s Oakland on the Embarcadero presents The John Hanrahan Quartet featuring Andrew Dixon.

January 31, Mortuous & Ghost Town. Mortuous and Ghost Town Brewing are teaming up to bring back the “Despondency” Hazy Pale Ale, complete with a release party at Elbo Room Jack London.

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