When: Tue., Aug. 11, 6-9 p.m. 2015
The Japanese kitchenware and barware shop Umami Mart (815 Broadway, Oakland) will host its third annual Matsuri Festival on August 11. As with the previous Matsuri festivals, several Oakland food and beverage vendors will join the celebration, making for a mini street fair that has a little something for everyone. Outside the shop, Hopscotch will serve its signature oysters topped with sea urchin, salmon roe, and citrus soy; Shades of Sugar Bakeshop will bring along its famed handcrafted macarons; Casa de Kei will hawk massive Japanese chicken meatball subs; and The Trappist will provide a variety of Japanese beers. DJ Chungtech and drummers from Emeryville Taiko will round out the party with J-pop and thundering percussion, respectively, so bring your dancing shoes to this all-ages event.