Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Oaklandish presents a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest:

This Saturday we will be posted up at one of our favorite spots, the corner of Piedmont Ave. and Pleasant Valley. Our pumpkin carving contest will go from 11:00-5:00. Bring your carved Jack O' Lanterns to decorate the trees and parking lot of the Piano Company! There will also be Trick-or-Treating and a Halloween parade along Piedmont Ave. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oaklandish Field Trip to the Zoo

It might have been raining hard, but that didn't stop the Oaklandish crew from enjoying our field trip to the Oakland Zoo. The Sun Bear, despite his name, didn't seem to mind the rain either, as he showed off climbing to the top of this branch.

The sleeping bats and otters were also fun to see.

We even got to enjoy free turtle rides. Oaklandish loves the zoo!

Oaklandish is very excited to collaborate with the Oakland Zoo's Conservation project on an up-coming t-shirt design. Our next t-shirt will feature a chimpanzee from the Oakland Zoo, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Budongo Snare Removal project in Uganda.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Oaklandish at the Graffiti Battle

Oaklandish came thru and had fun at the Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle on Saturday. We enjoyed the grand opening of Town Park by K-Dub, one of the 2009 Oakland Innovators award winners.

Estria and the other judges took a while to choose the winners out of all these dope pieces.

Everyone enjoyed live performances by Kev Choice and Phroahe Monch.

For information about the on-going Life is Living Festival, check out

Monday, October 5, 2009

Graffiti Battle

Come check out the first Nationwide Graffiti Battle this Saturday at DeFremery Park, 1651 Adeline St., Oakland. For more information about the 2009 Graffiti series events, go to:
This is one of the many events in the Life is Living Festival. Full schedule is at:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Full Moon Buy Night at Jack London Square

We were happy to be right next to Jack London's log cabin at the Oakland Unwrapped Full Moon Buy Night event. There were several local artisans and even an ice-skating rink set up for the night market. Adorable kids had fun on White Fang.

We enjoyed the amazing live percussion of the Cougar Cadet Drumline, who came through and tore it up with their Southern Drumline Style.

Is was a beautiful evening to be at Jack London Square. There is talk about making this a regular event, so stay tuned.