Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016 marks the 43rd monthly edition

of  Grand Avenue First Thursdays  in Oakland. 

From 6:00-8:00pm every First Thursday (or as noted),

Enjoy art receptions, music, bites and specials from participating merchants

 Follow Grand Avenue First Thursdays on Facebook!


Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Art and handicrafts from Nomadic tribes in the Sahara and India

Featuring silkscreen artist Michael Roman

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Cafe Romanat Ethiopian Restaurant - 464 Santa Clara

10% off in-house dining

Grand Lake Market Liquors — 3217 Grand Ave

10% off (except tobacco & lotto)

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

New Artworks by Geoff Wycoff

 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Refreshments Served

510 Brand — 3224 Grand Ave

works by Culling Cahayag, Nina Simi and Natasha Reh

10% off all merchandise 5-9pm

Music + Refreshments

Studio Grand – 3234 Grand

POW!: Womxn in Comics & Illustration

Nine women of color express their magic and stories as comics illustrators

Urban Furniture – 3241 Grand Ave

Shine“: Pop-up Boutique

Featuring Laurel Ashely Off the Rack (beautiful clothing for Plus Size Women)

Small bites, drinks, good music and wonderful vibes, will be waiting for you. Time to shine!

6:30-9:00

J&J Beauty Supply — 3242 Grand Ave

10% off Head to Toe Beauty Supplies

La Parisienne Cafe and Boulangerie — 3249 Grand Ave

10% off purchase

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

Phantasmagoric Creatures by Caitlin Hackett + photo portraits by David McHale

5:00-8:00

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

 20% Off Shoes, Boots & Backpacks

The Alley —  3325 Grand Ave

Rod Dibble @ 9pm

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Histories: Art by 30+ Bay Area Tattoo Artists

In conjunction with Bell & Iron

Drink specials 7:00-midnight

Connie’s Cantina — 3340 Grand

Free Chips & Salsa w/ Food Order

Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand

15% off orders over $20

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

Whether it is a Shout or a Whisper

Featuring  works by Grace Levine

Refreshments Served

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Photos by Ginger Fierstein

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Michael Mischer Chocolates– 3351 Grand

Discount on Special Chocolate Offering

Shogun Japanese Sushi & Grill — 3417 Grand

Free appetizer and desert with $40 purchase

Star on Grand – 3425 Grand

10% off in-house dining

5-11pm (close)

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Solo Show featuring Jeffrey Tover‘s abstract, mixed media, paintings

Artist Reception, Refreshments Served

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

Free professional photo portraits  by Claire, prints available!

Refreshments Served + Jazz guitar by Brian Maag & bassist Madison Haas

 Grand Oaks Restaurant — 3701 Grand

10% off Total Purchase

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

Dr. J’s Closet — 3738 Grand

20% off regularly priced merchandise

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles — 3742 Grand

10% off all purchases + Refreshments

 Better Homes & Gardens — 3923 Grand

Photographs by Aphra Pia

Cooking demo with samples by Chef Lamont Perriman

Refreshments, 5:30-8:00

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: November 3, 2016

November 3, 2016 marks the 42nd monthly edition

of  Grand Avenue First Thursdays  in Oakland. 

From 6:00-8:00pm every First Thursday (or as noted),

Enjoy art receptions, music, bites and specials from participating merchants

 Follow Grand Avenue First Thursdays on Facebook!


Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Art and handicrafts from Nomadic tribes in the Sahara and India

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Cafe Romanat Ethiopian Restaurant - 464 Santa Clara

10% off in-house dining

Grand Lake Market Liquors — 3217 Grand Ave

10% off (except tobacco & lotto)

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

New Artworks by Geoff Wycoff

 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Refreshments Served

510 Brand — 3224 Grand Ave

works by Culling Cahayag, Nina Simi and Natasha Reh

10% off all merchandise 5-9pm

Music + Refreshments

Studio Grand – 3234 Grand

Day of the Dead Celebration with a curated show of small, wall-mounted altars

Urban Furniture – 3241 Grand Ave

Shine“: Pop-up Boutique

Featuring Laurel Ashely Off the Rack (beautiful clothing for Plus Size Women)

Small bites, drinks, good music and wonderful vibes, will be waiting for you. Time to shine!

6:30-9:00

J&J Beauty Supply — 3242 Grand Ave

10% off Head to Toe Beauty Supplies

La Parisienne Cafe and Boulangerie — 3249 Grand Ave

10% off purchase

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

Phantasmagoric Creatures by Caitlin Hackett + photo portraits by David McHale

5:00-8:00

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

 20% Off Shoes, Boots & Backpacks

The Alley —  3325 Grand Ave

Rod Dibble @ 9pm

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Histories: Art by 30+ Bay Area Tattoo Artists

In conjunction with Bell & Iron

Drink specials, pop-up restaurant, and DJ, 7:00-midnight

Connie’s Cantina — 3340 Grand

Free Chips & Salsa w/ Food Order

Miss Saigon – 3345 Grand

15% off orders over $20

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

Whether it is a Shout or a Whisper

Featuring  works by Grace Levine

Refreshments Served + Guitar by “Pickin” Rick Shiller

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Photos by Ginger Fierstein

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Michael Mischer Chocolates– 3351 Grand

Discount on Special Chocolate Offering

Shogun Japanese Sushi & Grill — 3417 Grand

Free appetizer and desert with $40 purchase

Star on Grand – 3425 Grand

10% off in-house dining

5-11pm (close)

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Abstract Paintings by Erik Niemann

Refreshments Served

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

Exhibit of original artwork by collage artist Karen Stanton

Conservation mounting demo + Free prints (one per person)

Refreshments Served + Jazz guitar by Brian Maag

 Grand Oaks Restaurant — 3701 Grand

10% off Total Purchase

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

Dr. J’s Closet — 3738 Grand

20% off regularly priced merchandise

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles — 3742 Grand

10% off all purchases + Refreshments

 Better Homes & Gardens — 3923 Grand

Photographs by Aphra Pia

Refreshments + Free Raffle

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016 marks the 41st monthly edition

of  Grand Avenue First Thursdays  in Oakland. 

From 6:00-8:00pm every First Thursday,

Enjoy art receptions, music, bites and specials from participating merchants

 Follow Grand Avenue First Thursdays on Facebook!


Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Watercolor and collage by Jamie Kelty

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Cafe Romanat Ethiopian Restaurant - 464 Santa Clara

10% off in-house dining

Grand Lake Market Liquors — 3217 Grand Ave

10% off (except tobacco & lotto)

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

New Artworks by Geoff Wycoff

 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Refreshments Served

510 Brand — 3224 Grand Ave

works by Culling Cahayag, Nina Simi and Natasha Reh

10% off all merchandise 5-9pm

Music + Refreshments

Studio Grand – 3234 Grand

Traditional Pacific Islander Tapa Cloth

Urban Furniture – 3241 Grand Ave

10 % off all purchases

 Refreshments Served

J&J Beauty Supply — 3242 Grand Ave

10% off Head to Toe Beauty Supplies

La Parisienne Cafe and Boulangerie — 3249 Grand Ave

10% off purchase

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

Horizons West

New Prints by Mark Johnsen

Grand Fare Market — 3265 Grand

Representative Works by Freya Prowe

$5 Sangria

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

DJ & Refreshments served

 20% Off Shoes

The Alley —  3325 Grand Ave

Rod Dibble @ 9pm

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Photography by Phil Emerson

Happy Hour Extended until 9pm

Connie’s Cantina — 3340 Grand

Free Chips & Salsa w/ Food Order

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

Magic Harvest Group Show

Featuring  Teryn Brown, Charlie DiMascio, Em Kettner,

Stephanie Hatch, Joe Hengst, Lilly Smith, Lindsay Stripling

Refreshments Served + Music by Rick Shiller

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Photos by Ginger Fierstein

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Michael Mischer Chocolates– 3351 Grand

Discount on Special Chocolate Offering

Shogun Japanese Sushi & Grill — 3417 Grand

Free appetizer and desert with $40 purchase

Star on Grand – 3425 Grand

10% off in-house dining

5-11pm (close)

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Stephen Bruce and his acid on copper and brass paintings

Refreshments Served

 Grand Oaks Restaurant — 3701 Grand

10% off Total Purchase

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

Dr. J’s Closet — 3738 Grand

20% off regularly priced merchandise

Uhuru Furniture and Collectibles — 3742 Grand

10% off all purchases + Refreshments

 Better Homes & Gardens — 3923 Grand

Photographs by Aphra Pia

Refreshments + Free Raffle

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: September 1, 2016

September 1, 2016 marks the 40th monthly edition

of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland. 

From 6:00-8:00pm every First Thursday,

enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

 Follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Watercolor and collage by Jamie Kelty

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

Little Boxes Theater  Photographs

 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Wine Served

Studio Grand – 3234 Grand

Paintings by International Muralist, Miguel Bounce Perez

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

Horizons West

New Prints by Mark Johnsen

Grand Fare Market — 3265 Grand

Representative Works by Freya Prowe

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

DJ & Refreshments served

 20% Off Shoes

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Photography by Phil Emerson

Happy Hour Extended until 9pm

All About Pets — 3335 Grand

Photographs by Carl Van Arsdall

Auntie Social Crochet Taxidermy 

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

Magic Harvest Group Show

Featuring  Teryn Brown, Charlie DiMascio, Em Kettner,

Stephanie Hatch, Joe Hengst, Lilly Smith, Lindsay Stripling

Refreshments Served

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Photos by Nathan Williams

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Abstract Oil Paintings by Paul Glavino

Refreshments Served

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

 Better Homes & Gardens — 3923 Grand

Photographs by Aphra Pia

Refreshments + Free Raffle

 5-9pm

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: August 4, 2016

August 4, 2016 marks the 39th monthly edition

of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland. 

From 6:00-8:00pm every First Thursday,

enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

 Follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Watercolor and collage by Jamie Kelty

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

Little Boxes Theater  Photographs

 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Wine Served

Studio Grand – 3234 Grand

Paintings by International Muralist, Miguel Bounce Perez

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

“Dave’s Clubhouse”

Drawings of iconic musicians by Dave McPeters

Grand Fare Market — 3265 Grand

Representative Works by Freya Prowe

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

DJ & Refreshments served

 20% Off Shoes

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Photography by Phil Emerson

Happy Hour Extended until 9pm

All About Pets — 3335 Grand

Photographs by Carl Van Arsdall

Auntie Social Crochet Taxidermy 

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

“Killing Time”

Oil Paintings by Christie Yuri Noh

Refreshments Served

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Photos by Nathan Williams

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Landscape Oils by Carol Siderman

Refreshments & Reception 6-9pm

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

 Better Homes & Gardens — 3923 Grand

Photography by Gene Dominique

Refreshments + Free Raffle

 5-9pm

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016 marks the 38th monthly edition

of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland. 

From 6:00-9:00pm every First Thursday,

enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

 Follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Watercolor and collage by Jamie Kelty

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

Layered Portraits by Mahader Tesfai

Refreshments & 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Open Until 8pm

Urban University & Furniture - 3241 Grand

“Ember Series”:  pyrographic portraits of police shooting victims + paintings and prints 

by Azucena Hernandez 

Refreshments & 15% off Merchandise

Open until 8pm

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

“Dave’s Clubhouse”

Drawings by Dave McPeters

Open until 8pm

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

DJ & Refreshments served

 20% Off Shoes

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Photography by Phil Emerson

Happy Hour Extended until 9pm

All About Pets — 3335 Grand

Photographs by Carl Van Arsdall

Auntie Social Crochet Taxidermy 

Open until 8pm

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

“Killing Time”

Oil Paintings by Christie Yuri Noh

Reception 6-8pm

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Photos by Nathan Williams

Open until 8pm 

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Abstract Oils by Jimi Evins

Refreshments & Reception 6-9pm

 Better Homes & Gardens — 3923 Grand

Photography by Gene Dominique

Refreshments + Free Raffle

 5-9pm

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: June 2, 2016

June 2, 2016 marks the 37th monthly edition

of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland. 

From 6:00-9:00pm every First Thursday,

enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

 Follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Watercolor and collage by Jamie Kelty

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

“Intimacy with Strangers” Photo Portraits by Bethany Hines

Refreshments & 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Open Until 8pm

Urban University & Furniture - 3241 Grand

“Ember Series”:  pyrographic portraits of police shooting victims + paintings and prints 

by Azucena Hernandez 

Refreshments & 15% off Merchandise

Open until 8pm

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

“Ship Without A Rudder”

Group Show of Local Photography Collective

Open until 8pm

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

DJ & Refreshments served

 20% Off Shoes

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Photography by Phil Emerson

Happy Hour Extended until 9pm

All About Pets — 3335 Grand

Photographs by Carl Van Arsdall

Auntie Social Crochet Taxidermy 

Open until 8pm

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

“Easier Said”

Works by Patrick Cheatham, Hall Felker, Morgan Parrick, Rebecca Young

Reception  6-9pm

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Whimsical Animal Portraits by Michael Rohner

Open until 8pm 

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Paintings by Heather Piazza

Refreshments & Reception 6-9pm

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

 Better Homes & Gardens — 3923 Grand

Photography by Kelley Patrick Dugan

Open 6-9pm

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: May 5, 2016

May 5, 2016 marks the 36th monthly edition

of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland. 

From 6:00-9:00pm every First Thursday,

enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

 Follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Watercolor and collage by Jamie Kelty

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

“Intimacy with Strangers” Photo Portraits by Bethany Hines

Refreshments & 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Open Until 8pm

Studio Grand – 3234 Grand

“When She Rises” an exhibit dedicated to the resilience of women

Artwork by Cece Carpio, Nisha Sembi and Erin Yoshi

  Open to 4-7pm

Urban University & Furniture - 3241 Grand

Paintings of Death Row Inmate by Jennifer Lugris

Refreshments & 15% off Merchandise

Open until 8pm

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

“Ship Without A Rudder”

Group Show of Local Photography Collective

Open until 8pm

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

DJ & Refreshments served

In Store Sale 20% Off

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Photography by Phil Emerson

Happy Hour Extended until 9pm

All About Pets — 3335 Grand

Photographs by Carl Van Arsdall

Auntie Social Crochet Taxidermy 

Open until 8pm

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

“Easier Said”

Works by Patrick Cheatham, Hall Felker, Morgan Parrick, Rebecca Young

Reception  6-9pm

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Whimsical Animal Portraits

Open until 8pm 

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Abstract Paintings by Kevin Barry Dever

Reception 6-9pm

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

 Better Homes & Gardens — 3923 Grand

Photography by Kelley Patrick Dugan

Tequila Shots, Chips & Salsa

Raffle for 2 Door Prizes

Open 6-9pm

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: April 7, 2016

April 7, 2016 marks the 35th monthly edition

of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland. 

From 6:00-9:00pm every First Thursday,

enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

 Follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

New Tribal Textiles from India

“The Tea Kettle is Always On”

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

“Intimacy with Strangers” Photo Portraits by Bethany Hines

Wine Served 6-8pm

15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Studio Grand – 3234 Grand

“When She Rises” an exhibit dedicated to the resilience of women

Artwork by Cece Carpio, Nisha Sembi and Erin Yoshi

  Open to 4-7pm

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

“Botanical Illustrations” — Watercolor and Pastel by Sally Petru

Open until 8pm.

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

DJ & Refreshments served

In Store Sale 20% Off

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Photography by Phil Emerson

Cocktail Specials Sponsored by Hennessy

7pm – late

All About Pets — 3335 Grand

Photographs by Carl Van Arsdall

Open until 8pm

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

Artist Reception of “Appropriated Topography”

Solo Show by Nicollette Smith

Live Music by Ariel Wang

Refreshments served 6-9pm

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Abstract Oil Paintings by Laurie Close

Open until 8pm 

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Bell & Iron — 3512 Grand

Raffle for a $100 Gift Certificate

50% off artist prints & select merchandise

Wine & Refreshments served 5-8pm

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Woody Miller : Landscape Acrylic and Oil Paintings

 Artist Reception  6-9 pm

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

Grand Avenue First Thursday Events: March 3, 2016

March 3, 2016 marks the 34th monthly edition

of First Thursdays on Grand Avenue in Oakland. 

From 6:00-9:00pm every First Thursday,

enjoy art gallery events and specials from participating merchants.

 Follow First Thursdays on Grand on Facebook!


GALLERY EVENTS

Baraka Gallery – 432 Santa Clara

Watercolors and Collages by Jamie Kelty

Open until 9:00pm

“The tea kettle is always on”

Alyce on Grand – 3223 Grand Ave

“Intimacy with Strangers” Photo Portraits by Bethany Hines

Refreshments  Served 6-8pm

15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Studio Grand – 3234 Grand

Where I’m From” A Photograph Show by CHOSE

 Open 5-8pm

Urban University & Furniture – 3241 Grand

T.K. Butler aka Tru_Focused “The Roar of Women’s Silence”

Celebration of March Women’s Month

Featuring  collage paintings, unique earrings, & repurposed boxes

7pm Spoken Word performance on the sidewalk

Alchemy Bottle Shop – 3256 Grand

“Botanical Illustrations” — Watercolor and Pastel by Sally Petru

Open until 8pm.

 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

DJ & Refreshments served

In Store Sale

Libertine — 3332 Grand

“Concealed” by Joshua Stevenson

Prints on Aluminum

Happy Hour Specials extended until 9pm

 All About Pets – 3335 Grand

Auntie Social Creature Crochet Taxidermy

Open until 8pm

Gallery @ Panorama Framing  — 3350 Grand

Opening Reception of “Appropriated Topography”

Solo Show by Nicollette Smith

Live Music by Graham Patzner

Refreshments served 6-9pm

JauJou Studio — 3351 Grand

Abstract Oil Paintings by Laurie Close

Open until 8pm 

15% off all Salon Merchandise

Ruth Stroup Insurance Agency — 3560 Grand

Erik Niemann and his Abstract Acrylic Paintings

Open 6-9pm

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Try your hand at weaving and spinning

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