Category Archives: Lifestyle

Ukraine Relief Fundraiser at California Canoe & Kayak

Our neighbor, California Canoe & Kayak. is raffling off a custom Ukrainian-themed Hobie Mirage Compass kayak. The popular watercraft venue, along with BRD Custom and Hobie, have partnered with Revived Soldiers Ukraine in an effort to help those who have been affected by the current crisis in their country. This #unitedbywaterukraine fundraiser will give 100%…

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Summer Waterfront Movies at Jack London Square

Summer is officially here and that means it's time to join the summertime fun along the Oakland waterfront at the Jack London Square Summer Waterfront Flicks event.  This popular event is a great way to spend a warm summer evening while taking in an entertaining movie, all set to the backdrop of Jack London Square.…

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Black Food and Wine Experience 2022

Just when you think the local foodie scene couldn't get any better, Oakland delivers once again. Celebrate as the Black Food & Wine Experience returns to Oakland June 11-19. Founded by Chef Mimi, its mission is to provide a space where hospitality and Black excellence are cultivated, celebrated, and explored by all. The 2022 Experience will celebrate…

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The Orion Oakland Agenda

Orion is perfectly located to enjoy all of the East Bay fun. We’ve rounded up some few local activities that we’re looking forward to this month. Explore the list and map out your month: June 3, Oakland Samba Revue at Rocky's Brooklyn Basin. Brazilian big-band style samba group; horns, vocals, percussion – a 9 musician…

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Experience Oakland First Fridays

Join the fun this Friday, June 3, as the east Bay comes together to celebrate Oakland First Fridays.  Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month and takes place from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. It's quite…

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Art Festival at Jack London Square

Head to nearby Jack London Square and join the FREE fun-filled Art Festival on Saturday, May 14th, from 1pm to 4pm located on Restaurant Row near Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. Here are the details from the Jack London Square event site: A dozen world-renowned chalk artists – including a number from the Bay Area –…

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Celebrate Black Restaurant Week

We all know how amazing our local food scene is and love it when the dedication and effort of those restaurants is showcased.  Join the fun and celebrate Black Restaurant Week, which runs May 13th – 22nd (yes it’s over a week but the deliciousness couldn’t be represented in only 7 days).    Black Restaurant…

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Bike to Wherever Day 2022

Time to grab those bikes and explore the East Bay.  When you live at Orion, you have easy access to Oakland waterfront trails as well as the scenic Bay Trail, which connects the entire region. The whole month of May is Bike Month and Bike to Wherever Day 2022 is Friday, May 20! It’s the Bay…

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Experience the Local Art Scene at Art Route Oakland

Whether you are a long-time Oakland art enthusiast, curious traveler, or new local resident, Art Route Oakland will help you cultivate exciting connections with Oakland’s small art businesses and artists. Art Route Oakland begins May 6.  When it is time to play, be sure to pick up your official Art Route Oakland Map at any…

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The Orion Oakland Agenda

Orion is perfectly located to enjoy all of the East Bay fun. We’ve rounded up some local activities that we’re looking forward to in May. Explore the list and map out your month: May 1, Sunset Sundays: Imagine: Nation. Afro – Soul & Kora Concert at Rocky’s Market Brooklyn Basin. May 6, Oakland First Fridays…

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