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Locavore Holiday Shopping Events This Weekend ,

NYTimes.com The Bay Area by Armand Emamdjomeh

The second night of Oakland’s Holiday Buy Night kicks off at 5 p.m. tonight and will run until 10 p.m. inside the Jack London Market. It features crafted goods with an emphasis on merchants who don’t have traditional storefronts. There, Linden Street Brewery will officially launch the new East Bay Express-sponsored beer, Bleeding Heart Lager.

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CBS Video: Holiday Buy Night Day 1

Day 1 (Thursday 12/10/09)

Featuring a profile of Yazi Rose clothing and spotlighting Oaklandish and Oakland Unwrapped c0-founder Erin Kilmer-Neel!

Reported by Sherri Hu:


Join us for Day2 TONGHT Friday 12/11/09 from 5-10pm in the Jack London Market



Oakland “Holiday Buy Night” offers indie Christmas shopping choices

Oakland Tribune by Angela Woodall

Shoppers looking for big-screen TVs and video game consoles at the “Holiday Buy Night” on Jack London Square Thursday and Friday night would be disappointed. But the waterfront market would be just the place to find hand-printed T-shirts, plates with scenes of Oakland, dresses, a menorah carved from stone, stationary, handcrafted jewelry, candles, boxes, bowls, baby blankets and unique offerings that no Walmart could come close to…

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Local Artisans Take Over Jack London Market ,

DiabloMag.com By Kristin Carey

Holiday Buy Night offers the chance to get one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts from Bay Area vendors.

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Holiday Buy Night at Jack London Square Thursday and Friday ,

Filed under: Art and Artists,Community Wealth and Ownership,Events — Tina Tamale Ramos @ 6:41 pm

SFGate.com In Oakland Blog Posted by V Smoothe

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? Yeah, neither have I.

If you still have a long list left to complete, relax. This Thursday and Friday, Jack London Square and Oakland independent businesses are teaming up to make your holiday shopping easy, fun, and sustainable.


Donate to the Blogoaksphere Virtual Food Drive ,

Filed under: Community Wealth and Ownership,Events,Food and Drink — Tina Tamale Ramos @ 9:42 am

From Living in the O

For this holiday season, V Smoothe at A Better Oakland has created a way for Oakland bloggers and the blogoaksphere community to join together to help the Alameda County Community Foodbank provide meals to those who need them. She’s set up a virtual food drive, that as of this posting has raised nearly $500 for the foodbank!

More details here!


Midtown Oakland Arts District: first friday art walk ,

Filed under: Art and Artists,Community Wealth and Ownership,Events — Tina Tamale Ramos @ 10:38 pm

from Pro Arts website

A great way to get acquainted with the growing art scene in Oakland by walking the  Midtown Oakland Arts District on First Friday every month. Stop by Pro Arts located in the Oakland Art Gallery to pick up maps and directories for art related events all month in Downtown, Uptown and Midtown Oakland as well as across the East Bay!