When: Sat., Sept. 12, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 2015
As downtown Oakland rapidly develops, three queer business owners are working to make it a destination for The Town’s diverse LGBT community. Alyah Baker of Show and Tell Concept Shop and Terry Sok and Julia Wolfson of Garden House have joined forces to launch Qulture Collective (1714 Franklin St., Oakland), a new community center and retail space opening this month. Created for and by Oakland’s queer residents, Qulture Collective will include a cafe, event space, art gallery, and boutique. To raise funds for the space and give the public a taste of its upcoming programming, Qulture Collective is hosting a Queer-A-Thon to coincide with Oakland Pride weekend. No matter how you like to spend your Saturdays, the all-day event features something for everyone. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., there will be meditation, breakfast, yoga, and bodywork, followed by lunch, an art-making session, and a marketplace with local vendors between 2 and 6 p.m. The evening will close with cocktails, a fashion showcase, and a burlesque performance — the perfect way to get in the mood for Pride the following day.
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