February 2, 2017 marks the 45th 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

Show of tiny beadwork masterfully handcrafted

“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

Exhibit of photographs by Ella Sophie Bessette 

Timmy Mays  soft leather goods,  hand-crafted in Oakland

 15% off Regularly Priced Merchandise

Refreshments Served

510 Brand — 3224 Grand Ave

Paintings 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

Small bites, drinks, good music and wonderful vibes, will be waiting for you


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

Feminine Architecture, photography by Nora Lewinsky + Haley Golden


 Sole Space — 3304 Grand

Public showing of mural by Jet Martinez

 20% Off Shoes, Boots & Backpacks

Penrose Restaurant – 3311 Grand

 Please inquire regarding First Thursday Special!

The Alley —  3325 Grand Ave

Rod Dibble @ 9pm

Libertine — 3332 Grand

Showcase of works by local artists

Happy hours extended to 9:00 PM

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

Their World Through Their Hands

Group show of artists from Clausen House, featuring original artwork (and furniture!)

Refreshments Served, Guitar by Rick Schiller

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

New show of abstract, mixed media paintings by Raymond L. Haywood

Refreshments Served, 5:00-8:00pm

Galleria Scola – 3646 Grand

Exhibit of recent assemblage by Elida Scola + Valentine’s framing special (good tonight only)

Music by Brian Maag + Refreshments Served, 6:00-8:00pm

 Grand Oaks Restaurant — 3701 Grand

10% off Total Purchase

San Francisco Fiber – 3711 Grand

Hands-on wet and dry felting demonstrations

All ages welcomed

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

Earth Spirits Photographs by Natalie Wesley

Refreshments, 5:30-8:00