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First Friday Guide - December Edition

A guide to Art Murmur and related events.



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Omi Gallery: Catch Them Feels A solo show by Tigre Bailando. First Friday hours: 6:30-10 p.m. Through Feb. 24, 2018. free. 2323 Broadway, Oakland.

Pro Arts Gallery: Invisible Choirs An exhibition examining the automation of artificial intelligence by exploring the pathological ramifications of an increasingly techno-centric society. Comprised of a set of mixed-media, kinetic and sound-based works, the installation's environment takes the form of an interactive "neural network" – one that renders visible the physical and algorithmic automata that seek to shape our daily lives. Through Dec. 1. free. Hybrid Veils A Jsun Adrian McCarty exhibition designed to share with his friends and family the deepest and most esoteric works from the collection of works that he has left in this realm. Dec. 1-8. free. 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland,

Roscoe Ceramic Gallery: Angels in Oakland Through Dec. 16, 2018. free. 473 25th St., Oakland,

SLATE contemporary: An exhibition featuring three SLATE artists, Maya Kabat, Lola, and Maura Segal, examining modernism through playful forms, colors, and lines. Through Jan. 6, 2018. free. 473 25th St., Oakland,

Transmission Gallery: The Object at Hand Gary Knox Bennett presents an exhibition of retro-made furniture, including chairs, desks, clocks, lamps, and more. The showcase will play with traditional craftsmanship and his own creative take on what the "hippie-era" would look like. Dec. 1-Jan. 20, 6-9 p.m. free. 770 West Grand Ave., Oakland,

Vessel Gallery: This Land We Share A showcase with paintings by Walter James Mansfield and sculptures by Pamela Merory Dernham. Through Dec. 23. free. 471 25th St., Oakland,

Warehouse 416: The Small Art Show Scrivani Productions and Warehouse416 presents the 8th Annual Small Art Show. Featuring the work of more than 30 local artists with over 300 original pieces all priced at or under $200.Visit for more details. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. First Friday hours: 6-11 p.m. Continues through Dec. 16. free. 416 26th St., Oakland,


Chabot Space & Science Center: $5 First Friday at Chabot: An exciting and immersive experience for all ages! Join us each month for hands-on activities and live demonstrations that are fun for the whole family. Each month there will be new things to explore! Some activities have limited capacity and are first-come, first-served. Pre-purchase your tickets First Friday of every month. $5. 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland,

Oakland Museum of California: In honor of the one-year anniversary of the Ghost Ship fire, we're joining in community at the Oakland Museum of California to pay tribute to those whose lives were lost with a moment of silence at 6:30 pm followed by an invitation to gather at the Ghost Ship altar inside Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead. Friday Nights @ OMCA: Jam to live music, special performances, and dance lessons, get crafty at drop-in art workshops, and join local foodies for a variety of demos and tastings. Indulge in a wealth of curbside cuisine options with over 15 Off the Grid food trucks. Gallery admission is half-price for adults and free for ages 18 and under! Fridays, 5-10 p.m., free. Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland,


Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, showcasing Asian and Pacific Islander art, cultural performance, informative workshops and exciting games every first Friday of the month. OACC is located in the Pacific Renaissance Plaza. First Friday of every month, 6-8 p.m., Free. Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St. #290, Oakland,

Saturday Stroll: A weekly component to Art Murmur, but with fewer festivities and more focus on the galleries. Visit for a full list of participating Oakland galleries. Saturdays, 1-5 p.m., free. Uptown District, 19th St. at Telegraph Ave., Oakland.

Social Events

First Fridays at The New Parkway: Come enjoy the First Friday Art Walk at The New Parkway Theater! Happy hour specials: $10 for a pint and appetizer, 6-9pm (with flyer). Artist showcase: All Around Oaktown, by Bayflix (reception from 6-7:45pm in the Mezzanine). Karaoke in the Mezzanine, 8-11pm. Throwback Theater: Love Jones, 9:30pm. First Friday of every month, 6-11 p.m., free. The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St., Oakland,

Late Nite Art: Gratitude: Late Nite Art is part pop-up dinner and part social art experience. It's an evening of collaborative art-making, delicious food, curated beats and facilitated conversations. Come meet new friends, feast on Malaysian food, and get your hands dirty exploring evocative questions using art supplies. Buy a ticket to reserve your seat at the table. Fri., Dec. 1, 7:30-11 p.m., $27-$37. Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway, Oakland,

Culinary & Wine

First Fridays Community Potluck: Once a month ArtVale invites the community to come on out and break bread with one another., Bring friends, family and food to share!, Stop by or stay for a small drawing session among new friends and community members., Celebrate Oakland Arts! First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m., free, ArtVale Gallery, 3463 Champion St, Oakland,

Live Variety

First Friday Follies: Burlesque performances, with MC JUICY D. Light and music by, Elegant Trash First Friday of every month, free. Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland,


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