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left to right: Shutterstock.com; Josh Miller; Dave Weiland/Berkeley symphony Before You Leave the 510... Nightclubs, movies, music, oh my! Berkeley and Oakland are rich with hot spots to hit after dark. 1 Amoeba Music This legendary record store has hipster offspring in Hollywood and San Francisco, but it started on Telegraph Avenue. Berkeley, 549-1125, amoeba.com. 6 Fox Theater This immaculately restored concert venue opened in 2009 and is now the envy of music fans across the nation. Oakland, 302-2250, thefoxoakland.com. 2 Ashkenaz Ashkenaz hosts cultural classes (dancing, drumming, 38 theberkeleyoaklandbook.com etc.) during the day; then turns into a killer club at night. Berkeley, 525-5054, ashkenaz.com. 7 The New Parkway This bar, café, and movie theater in Oakland’s Uptown district is a great place to watch inexpensive films. 658-7900, thenewparkway.com. 3 Berkeley Symphony This adventurous music company debuts works by new composers and offers twists on the classics. 841-2800, berkeley symphony.org. 8 924 Gilman This all-ages punk club is internationally known as the place Green Day got its start. Yet it’s still something of a secret in the Bay Area. Berkeley, 924gilman.org. 4 Grand Lake Theater This classic 1926 movie house—with its gorgeous auditorium and Wurlitzer organ—remains a treasure. Oakland, 452-3556, renaissancerialto.com. 9 Pacific Film Archive Cinemaphiles love UC Berkeley’s screening room and its lineup of the world’s greatest films. Berkeley, 642-0808, bampfa.berkeley.edu. 5 Great Wall of Oakland By day, it’s the side of a building. At night, the Great Wall becomes an art space—for films, videos, and live performances. greatwallofoakland.org. 10 Paramount Theatre This spectacular art deco theater books symphonies, pop concerts, and stand-up comedy, and screens classic films for $5. Oakland, paramounttheatre.com. top ten »


The Oakland Berkley Book March 2013
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