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Sunny winter weekend in the DTO

December 4, 2008

The DTO’s top happenings this beautiful weekend, December 4 – 6, 2008.

Thursday, Ozumo opening: the first of several big-budget restaurants in Uptown to open is Ozumo, a Japanese yakitori (bar and grill) restaurant and lounge first in San Francisco’s SOMA. Designed by a top Japanese architect, the late-night lounge offers a concrete-and-tatami bar but also traditional private rooms. It opens today at 5:30, with sumo wrestling! W Grand at Broadway.

First Friday: It’s that time again! Check out the arts and crafts on sale at Oakland’s ever-expanding Uptown gallery district, centered at 23rd and Telegraph, 5 – 9p. In Old Oakland, IndieVillage hosts a temporary fashion boutique at 481 9th St, 5 – 11p ($5 donation to a children’s education foundation).

Saturday, Comcast Holiday Parade: One of America’s best children’s holiday parades, and so cute that it’s fun for adults too! Marshals include Bob from Sesame Street and Mark Curry. A Better Oakland has photos of 2006’s event. 2p, Broadway from 11th to 20th.

Saturday night, Gridlife Fashion Show: Local t-shirt and hoodie designer Political Gridlock presents a fashion show and DJ dance party at the Uptown. 9p, 1928 Telegraph, no cover (21+).


1 Becks { 12.04.08 at 8:58 pm }

Yay! I’m so glad Ozumo is opening but am sad I’ll miss the sumo wrestling tonight.

2 caramelcutee { 12.05.08 at 12:09 am }

I just called Ozumo and their calls are getting forwarded to the San Francisco location. They will not be open to the public tonight. You can watch the sumo wrestlers but you can’t dine in unless you were invited. I would love to go.