Oakland First Fridays Street Festival
Oakland To All Kiki Ball & Pride Celebration
September 7, 2018 from 5pm - 9pm
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     PRIDE 2018 CELEBRATION     

Oakland First Fridays

Sept 7th, 2018 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm
On Telegraph Ave from West Grand Ave to 27th St

B R O U G H T   T O   Y O U   B Y

This month's event is specially curated in honor of OAKLAND PRIDE 2018. Join us at the Bay Area’s epicenter for Art & Culture as we celebrate our community's resilience, diversity, and inclusion with a special lineup showcasing the hottest Artists from our vibrant LGBTQ community!

Oakland First Fridays is a free and family friendly event.
Come DANCE your hearts out. EAT till you can't anymore. And let's CELEBRATE Oakland’s artists to the fullest!

Without further adieu...  Here is this month's Lineup!!


$100 Runway - $100 Realness - $200 Vogue Performance
Walk Your Favorite Category for Cash Prizes

Get ready to rise & slay and show Oakland what you are made of at the Oakland To All Kiki Ball. This event is proudly produced by Sissy Slays and Bay Area Legendary DJ De'Shawn Boyce AKA DJSpiider. Come early for our special East Bay Drag Review, and then get ready to walk your favorite category for Cash Prizes! All categories are Open To All. The Kiki Ball will begin at 6PM SHARP.

Confidential HIV Testing made available by CAL-PEP.

Special shout-out to our OTA Sponsors: The Queer Gym, Good Vbz, EFNIKS.com, New World Dysorder, CAL-PEP, Bay Area BASE, Oakland Pride, and PFN Events. 


THE ONYX - 6:30PM - 7:00PM
All-Female, All-Black Music Collective

The Onyx is an all-black female music ensemble. This collective of women came together to solidify unity among women of color and to provide an artistic outlet for the female voice to be heard. Hailing from and recalling styles of Oakland, Atlanta, New York and Chicago, this eclectic group brings soul, rock, funk, and latin music to an electrifying peak that will have you on your feet!

DJ WILEY-E - 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Oakland First Fridays Resident DJ

DJ Wiley-E has been performing around the Bay Area since 2004. His dynamic setlists includes songs from Motown, 70’s, Rock, Latin, Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggae, and today’s top 40’s. DJ Wiley-E loves what he does, providing good entertainment flow for party people.


DJ ELEMBE - 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Oakland First Fridays Resident DJ


An accomplished DJ, drummer & artist, Elembe Blaise, has had the opportunity to travel and play music all over the world. With a vast catalog of music specializing in African, World, Reggae, Roots/Dance Hall, Bhangra, Salsa, Reggaeton, Funk and Soul, Jazz and Hip Hop, DJ Elembe has the ability to seamlessly mix all genres of music bringing crowds to the dance floor.

davOmakesbeats - 7:30PM - 8:10PM
Swagger Like Us & Molly House Records

davOmakesbeats is a DJ + Producer, co-owner of Swagger Like Us and Molly House Records, and former member of the electro-hop duo Double Duchess. His overall production styles are inspired from Baltimore club, global breaks, along with various techno and hip-hop elements. Originally from the Baltimore/Washington area, he began touring and performing in the live music scene as a vocalist and drummer/ percussionist.

After relocating to San Francisco in 2007, he began producing nightlife events and DJing more regularly to soon find a new home and purpose in creating art and spaces for the queer community, both in the Bay Area and beyond.


Sake Garden Resident DJ's ft. Salty Sherilyn & DJ Kream
Salty Sherilyn: www.soundcloud.com/plzpassthepie
DJ Kream: www.mixcloud.com/bijoukream

Get it boppin with our resident DJ collective CHEAT DAY OAKLAND featuring Salty Sherilyn (Hunnies & Hotsauce) & DJ Kream (Oakhella & That Queer Party), two amazing DJ’s from some of the hottest QTPOC parties in the Bay! Get ready to groove and sip on Oakland First Fridays drink specials' available exclusively in our Sake Garden on 23rd Street & Telegraph Ave.

This month only: Get a taste of PRIDE with our beautifully crafted,
Vodka RAINBOW SHOTS.  Alcohol at Oakland First Fridays is sold EXCLUSIVELY in our Sake Garden. Please remember to stay hydrated and drink responsibly.



With clothing that mixes sophistication with street culture, Hella Bay Clothing draws it's inspiration from the spirit and streets of the Bay Area. Launched in 2015 out of her bedroom, owner Teresa Kimbrough is proud to be both a black and female owned business. When she is not working on new designs, printing, or at festivals, Teresa likes to participate in events such ass Queer Fashion Week, and at local lesbian clubs like Vida.

You can also find Teresa on any given weekend out at Jack London Square, Oakland First Fridays, or any number of different festivals, showing her latest clothing while talking to the people of the community. "The best way to let people know about what you have to offer is to be out there telling them and showing them yourself.”

Shop Hella Bay at Oakland First Fridays and Online at hellabayclothing.com

Near Main Stage @ Sycamore & Telegraph

Oakland Booty. Hardcore Homo. Cardi-Oh F*ck. The classes are as fun as the names. Build strength or burn calories, the Queer Gym has got it all At the Queer Gym, there are no mirrors, no gym creepers, no mansplaining, and no body shaming. Just a supportive community of folx with diverse backgrounds and goals werking out and having fun together. Learn more and sign up with Queer Gym near the Main Stage Event at Sycamore & Telegraph Ave.

Booth Near Festival Entrance

 Oakland Pride exists to celebrate the cultures and diversity of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community in Oakland and the East Bay. They are dedicated to educating the greater community, promoting equality, civic involvement and responsibility within Oakland and neighboring communities. Stop by their booth near the festival entrance to learn more about the Oakland Pride 2018 festivities and how to get involved!

     O N E L O V E    
An Oakland PRIDE Celebration for QPOC

Continue the PRIDE celebration after Oakland First Fridays with GOODVBZ at O N E L O V E, celebrating LOVE within the Queer and Trans POC Community. GOODVBZ is one of the most well known parties for QPOC in the Bay Area, known for serving nothing but GOOD VBZ with Hip-Hop, R&B, Dancehall & Reggae. Line up includes DJ's YNG GMA, Micah Dempsy, Bijou M. Kream, and MikeCool.

9pm -2am @ The Gallery Art Bar
310 14th Street, Oakland, CA 





Oakland First Fridays is completely free, and we rely almost exclusively on volunteer and community support to keep our festival alive. Please consider making a donation today!
With Love,
The Oakland First Fridays Team

About Oakland First Fridays:
Our vision is to be the premier Oakland First Fridays Event as the epicenter for the community to come together to celebrate, sustain & support the arts.

Our Mission:
Preserve Oakland First Fridays as an all inclusive, safe and vital community-driven platform to showcase the emerging artists, makers, gourmet food vendors, musicians, cypher circles (dance battles, spoken word), drumming circles, acrobats, magicians, and many uniquely talented street performers and their audience.