Clarion Hotel Downtown Oakland City Center
371 13th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 279-1700
Fax: (510) 279-1701
Grand-Live is a great addition to downtown Oakland’s cultural scene. Located on Broadway, this concert hall is nestled in a three story building called The Venue, an eclectic space dedicated to performing arts. Its design and vibe exudes a 1920s nostalgic charm. It features a spacious dance floor sprawling across 2,000 square feet (185 square meters), an exclusive VIP lounge and a well-stocked bar, and can accommodate up to 600 guests.
Located in the middle of Downtown Theater District is a multifaceted entertainment hub. Spanning across 24,000 square feet (2229.67 square meters) Venue Oakland features three floors with four unique spaces that has made it a popular destination. 510 Spokes is for all the cycling enthusiasts with parking and repair facilities while Blend is a juice bar. Vinyl is a funky restaurant and lounge, and Grand-Live is used for live music, fashion shows, comedy nights and media films. No matter whichever venue you choose to go, you will find this place always buzzing with something or the other.
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center is a unique place where you get to learn about what it is to be an 'Asian' and what all it entails. There are various activities and events that take place here for the Asian community to get together and feel at home and for those who would like to learn something about the community. Asia is the biggest continent in the world due to which there are innumerable cultures, creed, languages etc. found. Regional harmony with such diversifications is one of the factors the Oakland Asian Cultural Center focuses on. Call ahead to know more.
This old-world establishment has been drawing art lovers and connoisseurs to watch unique art programs, festivals and events. The art center is also home to the turn-of-the-century 400-seat theater, five dance studios, rehearsal spaces and meeting rooms.
Cafe Van Kleef is located right in the heart of Oakland's Uptown neighborhood. The theme of Van Kleef is stuff. Stuff everywhere, giving this comfortable bar a quirky, kitschy and fun atmosphere. The specialty at Van Kleef's is their Greyhound, which is simply vodka and grapefruit juice, which you can watch them squeezing fresh at almost any given point during any night. The bar also hosts live music several nights out of the week. Certain nights come with a cover charge so contact them for more information.
The California Ballroom in Oakland is a great place to get together with friends or host a family event. They offer well designed packages that will meet all your event needs. If you are looking for a place to arrange a business meeting or a conference, California Ballroom will fit the bill perfectly. You can't go wrong if you go ahead and plan your event here.
The Fox Theater in Oakland is a one-of-a-kind live entertainment venue that has been packing in cinema and music lovers since 1928. Originally a movie theater and theater, the venue switched to being primarily a cinema until 1966 when it finally closed its doors along with several other businesses in downtown Oakland. It was nearly demolished after it had been vacant for some time; however, the Fox Theater avoided demolition when it was declared an Oakland City Landmark. The venue reopened in February 2009 as a concert hall and music venue; it has a complete re-imagined decor with giant golden Buddhas and Middle Eastern architecture. The venue is general admission (standing room) on the ground level and stadium seating on the upper levels.
If music is your passion, make sure that you check out The New Parish. This concert hall and events space has achieved fame with the performances of the great music groups like Sarah Guthrie and Johnny Irion and The Stone Foxes. The place boasts of fantastic sound and stage technology that has made this venue a favorite of the event organizers and performers alike. To find the schedule of the performances and get tickets, check the website.
Tropicana is a nightclub located in Oakland's popular and trendy Uptown District. The Tropicana's DJ's spin Latin as well as American dance music for ages 17 and up. The club often hosts special theme nights and private events as well.
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.
The Paramount Theatre is the home of the Oakland Ballet and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. It is the area's foremost facility for performing arts and is known for its grand music concerts, variety shows and movies. Constructed in the post-Depression period of 1931, the Paramount Theatre is best remembered for fusing various disciplines of arts together into a harmonious whole. The Paramount frequently screens old movie classics complete with intermission with bar service.
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.