Top Choice Basketball in Oakland

Golden State Warriors

If it’s hoops you must have, then it’s the Warriors for you. Originally from Philadelphia, this team moved across the bay from San Francisco in 1971. Today they play at Oracle Arena (next to the Coliseum). The Warri…
Top Choice Theater in Oakland

Fox Theater

A phoenix arisen from the urban ashes, this restored 1928 art-deco stunner adds dazzle and neon lights to Telegraph Ave, where it's a cornerstone of the happening Uptown theater and nightlife district. Once a movie …
Football in Oakland

Oakland Raiders

With three Super Bowl championships, the notorious bad boys of the National Footbal League (NFL) have had ups and downs over the years, but they still have the staunchest, rowdiest fans in the western US. The team u…
Theater in Oakland

Paramount Theatre

This massive 1931 art-deco masterpiece shows classic films a few times each month and is also home to the Oakland Symphony (www.oaklandsymphony.org) and Oakland Ballet (http://oaklandballet.org). It periodically boo…
Jazz in Oakland


Yoshi’s has a solid jazz calendar, with talent from around the world passing through on a near-nightly basis. It’s also a Japanese restaurant, so if you enjoy a sushi dinner before the show, you'll be rewarded with …
Baseball in Oakland

Oakland A’s

When the San Francisco Giants are away, the Oakland A’s are usually home, which expands the possibilities for those desperate for a summer baseball fix. The A’s most recent World Series pennant came at the Giants’ e…
Cinema in Oakland

Grand Lake Theatre

Once a vaudeville theater and silent-movie house, this 1926 beauty near Lake Merritt lures you in with its huge corner marquee (which sometimes displays left-leaning political messages) and keeps you coming with a f…
Cinema in Oakland

New Parkway Theater

This laid-back movie house, pub and community-events space shows second-run and throwback indie films. Reasonably priced beer, wine, sandwiches and pizza are delivered to your couch seat.
Live Music in Oakland


For an eclectic calendar of indie, punk and experimental sounds, burlesque shows and fun DJ dance parties, this club hits the spot. Come for a mix of national acts and local talent.
Cinema in Oakland

Piedmont Theatre

Small neighborhood art-house cinema that's over 100 years old. It screens first-run Hollywood and independent films.