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Thursday
Sep282017

2017.09.28 - Sis with Dark Rooms + For Now - $7 Advance/$10 Door - Doors at 7pm

Thursday, September 28th
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
$7 Advance
$10 Door

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Awaken cafe presents…

Sis

Sis is a serendipitous, scary and smooth combustion between Jenny Gillespie Mason (voice, synth, guitar, piano), Rob Shelton (synth, programming, piano), Carly Bond (electric guitar, synth, vocals,) Joseph Adamik (drums, bass clarinet, marimba,) Andrew Maguire (drums, marimba,) Jamie Riotto (bass, synth) and many incredible horn and string players including Adam Theis (Trombone), Audra Loveland (French Horn), Adam Hirsch (Saxaphones), Michelle Lee (Flutes), Ben Goldberg (Bass Clarinet), Crystal Pascucci (Cello) & Kane Suga (Cello). Music is a magic portal to us out of and through fucked up times. Sis makes its sounds at the cozy enlightened space of Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, CA. 

Dark Rooms is a 4-piece based in Los Angeles, California, and fronted by composer and violinist Daniel Hart. Daniel has spent the last decade touring with bands like St. Vincent and Other Lives, and composing music for films. Dark Rooms’ newest album Distraction Sickness is out September 8th.

For Now is Zeina Nasr and Alex Vittum, an electronic pop duo based in Oakland, CA. Their songs explore the themes of identity, memory, and desire, and their upcoming album To Belong will be released in the summer of 2018. 

 

Monday
Sep042017

2017.09.04 - Closed Sunday and Monday for Labor Day Weekend

We’ll be closed Sunday and Monday for Labor Day Weekend!

Sunday
Sep032017

2017.09.03 - Closed Sunday and Monday for Labor Day Weekend

We’ll be closed Sunday and Monday for the Labor Day Weekend.

Saturday
Sep022017

2017.09.02 - Beast Crawl Presents: Resist by Nomadic Press - Free - 5pm to 6pm

Saturday, September 2nd
5pm to 6pm
Free

Awaken Cafe and Beast Crawl present…

Nomadic PressJoin us for a night of amazing readings by Sonya Renee Taylor, Vanessa Rochelle Lewis, Denise Jolly, Nazelah Jamison, Cassandra Dallett, and Joyce Lee. Emceed by Mona Webb and music by the amazingly talented Azuah.

Saturday
Sep022017

2017.09.02 - Opening Reception for "Sentinels" by Tim Walters - Free - 1pm

Saturday, September 2nd
1pm to 5pm
Free

Awaken Cafe presents…

by Tim Watlers Opening Reception for “Sentinels” by Tim Walters.

Saturday
Jul222017

2017.07.22 - Komedio Comedy Showcase - Free with RSVP - Doors at 7pm

Saturday, July 22nd
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
Free with RSVP

Awaken Cafe presents…

Komedio Comedy is back showcasing our dearest friends and favorite comedians for a one night only FREE show at the Awaken Cafe!

Check out the friends showing up:

  • Kelly Anneken
  • Allison Mick
  • Tess Barry
  • Dom Gelin 
  • Aviva Siegel
  • Baruch Porras-Hernandez
  • Irene Tu

And your good ol’ pals from Komedio will be there also! Prepare to run into: 

  • Stephen Ku
  • Tirumari Jothi
  • Wonder Dave 
  • Marc Abrigo 
  • Kristee Ono

Omg!!! What a line up! Come join us in the spirit and celebration of friendship!

We will be recording the show, please be aware that your image and boisterous laughter in the background will be saved in digital foreverness.

Thursday
Jul202017

2017.07.20 - Third Thursdays at Latham Square featuring Alta California - Free - 5p to 8pm

Third Thursdays, July 20th
5pm - 8pm
Free

Oakland Central presents…

LOOKING FOR FUN, FREE LIVE EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN OAKLAND? LOOK NO FURTHER!

3rd Thursdays at Latham Square offers family-friendly live entertainment, food, beverages and shopping, all right here in Downtown Oakland. Come out, kick back and enjoy the beautiful outdoor space, local Oakland talent, Off the Grid food truck vendors, local Oakland vendors and beer and wine!

This month we feature Alta California, coming out of the rich cultural and musical diversity of Northern California. We’re talking about flamenco, Afro-Cuban, R&B , salsa, pop music, and Spanish Rumba. Altogether, these styles were named “Rumba Esquina” by the band and its fans. 

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Wednesday
Jul192017

2017.07.19 - Snap Salon feat Josh Healey, Julia Jackson, James Judd & Bridget Shwartz - Free with RSVP - Doors at 7pm

Wednesday, July 19th
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm
FREE with RSVP

Snap Judgment and Awaken Cafe presents… 

Join us for an intimate evening of storytelling with Snap Judgment Superstars James Judd, Josh Healey, and special guests Julia Jackson and Bridget Schwartz at Awaken Cafe. Enjoy a glass of wine and listen to seasoned storytellers share their craft. Free to RSVP, so reserve your spot now!

Featuring…

  • Josh Healey is an award-winning writer, performer, and creative activist. 
  • James Judd is an American humorist and monologist.
  • Julia Jackson
  • Bridget Schwartz
Thursday
Jul132017

2017.07.15 - Oakland Poetry Slam & Open Mic (2nd Thurs) - $7 audience/$5 door - Doors at 7pm

Second Thursday of the Month, July 13th
Sign Up at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
$7 for audience members
$5 for anyone performing
CASH ONLY at the door

Awaken Cafe presents…

$7 for audience members, $5 for anyone performing, CASH ONLY at the door.

Show is 8pm - 11pm, and we pack the house! Get there early if you want a seat!

***No outside food or beverages are allowed***

Tuesday
Jul042017

2017.07.04 - Holiday Hours - 10am to 2pm

We will be open from 10am to 2pm on Monday, July 3rd!