Posts from — December 2009
December 30, 2009
If you’re still looking for a way to celebrate the end of the Noughties, there’s no better place to ring in 2010 than downtown Oaktown. The DTO’s growing assortment of bars and nightclubs offer many different New Year’s Eve experiences. Here is a sampling of public New Year’s Eve parties in the DTO and its environs.
Audrye Sessions and Hottub at The Uptown
The Uptown presents a varied show for New Year’s, with pop-rock band Audrey Sessions headlining a lineup with electro-dance outfit Hottub and the soul group Soft White Sixties.
1928 Telegraph Ave
Eclectic Fever at the New Parrish
Native favorite Kev Choice and his ensemble headlines a cosmopolitan lineup at the New Parrish, downtown’s newest live-music venue. Also featuring Aphrodesia, Doca Do Rio, several DJs, and samba dancers.
$40 in advance, eclecticfever.com.
578 19th St at San Pablo
Lovemakers at Ghost Town Gallery
The Lovemakers came from Oakland’s underground warehouse party scene and rose to almost-stardom with a major-label record in 2005. The electro-pop-rock outfit return to their roots for their final performance, with dance DJs, guest performances, and art displays.
2519 San Pablo Ave
Make Love: LaToya London and Ise Lyfe at Maxwell’s
American Idol finalist LaToya London returns from touring the country as the lead in The Color Purple to perform one night in her hometown of Oaktown. With poet Ise Lyfe and DJ G Wayne.
$25 – $40, airbornetickets.com
341 13th St
New Year’s Eve at Penelope
Downtown’s newest bar, known for outdoor seating, slick decor, and spicy cocktails, will host its first New Year’s Party.
11th and Clay Streets
New Year’s Eve at Radio
Radio Bar presents its signature New Year’s Eve celebration, with champagne and party favors, without a cover. DJ Barracuda will spin rock, funk, and electro, and dancing on the bar will be encouraged.
435 13th St at Broadway
New Year’s Eve at Ruby Room
The DTO’s venerable hipster spot Ruby Room celebrated its tenth anniversary this year, and will celebrate its tenth New Year’s Eve in its trademark punky style, with no cover, rock DJs, and a raucous champagne toast at midnight.
132 14th St at Madison
Top Ten Social at Levende East
Top Ten Social is a house music party on Fridays at Levende East. For New Year’s they’re bringing famed house DJs Vikter Duplaix and Mark Grant to Old Oakland.
$40, with discounts for groups, toptensocial.com
827 Washington St
White Party at the Easy Lounge
The Easy Lounge, which now has a cabaret license, will ring in the new year with dancing under blacklight. Wear white while DJ Jerry Ross spins pop, rock, and hip-hop.
$5 if you’re wearing white, $10 otherwise
3255 Lakeshore Ave