Birds Nest Jazz May 19th

Larry Smith will sing at the Bird’s Nest Jazz event at Waterpark Lofts, 2875 Glascock Street,(next to the big empty lot where Phoenix Commons is going to be) on Sunday May 19th.  Our NEW HOURS – doors will open at 4 and show will start at 4:30 Jon Zax will be cooking and Kathy Cronin will be baking.  Wine will also be served, all inclusive. Cathi Walkup & Shanna Carlson will be the opening act before Larry.  $25 donation in advance (26.97 if you do it through Brown Paper Tickets online) and $30 at the door. You can, of course, drop a check or cash by and guarantee your seat.  You might want to call first to make sure I’m around 510-534-6163.  Brown Paper Ticket link

 is a singer of great feeling and depth – with no fear of going to his impish side – anything can happen and usually does – judging from the sold out shows – the audience loves every minute of it!

Bird’s Nest Jazz is a warm and inviting house concert setting in a loft in the up and coming “Jingletown” Art Neighborhood at the Oakland/Alameda Border.

with the swinging jazz trio of David Udolf on piano, Ron Belcher on bass and Bob Blankenship on drums.

Earth Day Clean up April 21, 9a-12p followed by a pot luck BBQ.


Come out to our 8th annual Earth Day Clean up April 21, 9a-12p followed by a pot luck BBQ.

We will meet at the Art Wall on Peterson, break up into groups and clean our ‘hood’. We need helpful dog owners to clean ‘dog poo’ behind the White Elephant, as well as do lots of weeding. Any gardeners out there? We need weeding done at the Art Wall garden too. Other tasks are; walking along the Estuary rocks grabbing washed up debris, walking the streets with pick up sticks cleaning trash, sweeping broken glass on Derby between the WES bldg & UC Boathouse. Anyone with trucks? Trash bags and green waste bags need to be hauled to two dumpsters, donated by Waste Management, on Derby St. Bring gloves, and any favorite weeding tools, larger tools provided.
Not an early riser? Come help for a little while, stay and meet your neighbors at the BBQ. Can’t walk around? Help with sign in, set up the food tables, start the BBQ.
Questions? email me,

Second Fridays Oakland Art Scene: Jingletown

Join us for the 2nd Friday reception at Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, third floor. The current show is “The Big Painting Show – Layers of Abstraction” which features the work of eight Bay Area Painters. It’s a stellar show not to be missed. Please stop by and support Jingletown Galleries! Apples and Oranges, White Wall Gallery, The Clock Tower Studio and Gallery and Float Gallery will also be open for the 2nd Friday Art Crawl. Join us!Image

For Immediate Release, 7th Annual Jingletown Winter Art Walk Announced

For Immediate Release, 7th Annual Jingletown Winter Art Walk Announced

7th Annual Jingletown Winter ArtWalk Announced   The Jingletown Arts & Business Community is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Winter Art Walk, Saturday and Sunday, December 1 – 2, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.   The Winter ArtWalk will … Continue reading