friday, april 5: poetry of earth

In celebration of Poetry Month and Earth Day, we’re putting the focus on the lyrical beauty of our world. Art is Life, and Life is Art! We’ll have spoken-word events and art, and we'll also be bringing in some of the lineup from our rained-out Black Expressions festival.
As always, Oakland First Fridays is free (though donations are always welcome), and fun for the whole family. Come join Oakland's premiere event celebrating our arts, culture and community!

registration is open for Friday, april 5!

presenting third thursdays

Oakland First Fridays is a production of KONO, the Koreatown/Northgate Community Benefit District, so we’re all about promoting the happenings in our footprint. On Thursday March 21st Forage Kitchen (478 25th Street) will be kicking off Movie Night! Doors open 7pm, the show starts with Town Spirit, a short about Oakland’s bar scene, and the main feature is the renowned Oakland feature Sorry to Bother You. Proceeds from the show will benefit KONO’s neighborhood improvement projects. Click the banner for more info!

#we are oakland first fridays

Oakland First Fridays is a family-friendly community event that celebrates all the good things that make Oakland special, different and unique. We are taking a stand against violence, hate and divisiveness in our community. Join us. Stand with us. Tell us what both your city and the Oakland First Fridays event mean to you. Follow these easy steps:

• Watch our Public Service Announcement
• Respond, and tell us what Oakland First Fridays means to you in your medium of choice: painting, poetry, writing, photography, video, music, dance, or just a simple post.
• Share it on social media with the hashtags #WeAreOakland and #WeAreOaklandFirstFridays .

We'll see you there!


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