When: Fri., Jan. 17, 9 p.m. 2014
Now there’s one less reason to feel like you have to venture over to San Francisco to get your dance on. Parliament is a new nightlife venue in Old Oakland, and each weekend, it will host a mix of local and guest DJs. And the sound is going to be supreme. According to manager Jason Bradford, Parliament is the only venue in the East Bay that has an Audio Opus Sound System, an internationally reputable setup. This Friday, Parliament will feature DJ Sake 1 for the first installment of Pressure Drrop, a night dedicated to global soul, dance-floor classics, and soulful house (think Lisa Shaw, Kaskade, and Stevie Wonder, Bradford said). The following evening, Parliament will host its grand opening celebration, with DJ Dino spinning Top 40 and EDM (expect to hear Daft Punk, Beyoncé, and Calvin Harris).