downtown oakland
Downtown Oakland circa 1910

A Fall Friday brings a hot weekend

September 23, 2011

It may be the first Friday of Fall but downtown sizzles with summery events.

Moneyball premiered at the Paramount last week with a star-studded green carpet. Find out what liberties the screenwriters took with the true story of the dot-com-era A’s in this Tribune article.

For the third year the Eat Real Festival will spice up Jack London Square with a radical gourmet delights – kicking off today with ice cream and sorbet for this summery Fall day. While you’re there, stop by the Crafts section to sign a petition to legalixe food trucks throughout the city. If you’re going to bicycle to the event the East Bay Bicycle Coalition and Walk Oakland Bike Oakland are providing free valet bike parking. Saturday’s official after-party will be a new club Vitus on 2nd and Broadway.

Speaking of food and the Jack London District, check out this article about local roaster Blue Bottle’s expansion across the country in Fortune Magazine.

The 10,000 Steps project, which seeks to connect downtown’s neighborhoods with the four historic “Square” parks, has introduced a self-guided cellphone audio tour of Old Oakland and Chinatown.

See you at the food trucks!