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

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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