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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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It's always the best show in town.
COMING UP
DECEMBER
Oakland Ballet
The Nutcracker
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Straight No Chaser
'70s Soul Jam
JANUARY
Tyler Perry's
Madea's Farewell Play
FEBRUARY
Pop-Up Magazine
Make It Last Forever
Ken Jeong
Toni Braxton
Calendar of Events
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 @ 7:00 PM
OAKLAND INTERFAITH GOSPEL CHOIR
WITH ONE VOICE
33rd Annual Holiday Concert
Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $17.00 | $20.00 | $22.00 | $27.00 | $32.00 | $42.00 | $47.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
Children under 2 are FREE - as long as sitting on parent's lap
OAKLAND INTERFAITH GOSPEL CHOIR: WITH ONE VOICE - Join the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir for their 33rd Annual Holiday Concert. Hosted by D'Wayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Toné!, featuring special guests Lauren Byrd and Josh Carter, the Oakland Interfaith Community Choir and Oakland Interfaith Youth Choir, and ASL interpretation by Half-N-Half, this concert is not to be missed!
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Another Planet presents:
TREY ANASTASIO
Solo Acoustic Tour

Trey Anastasio

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $100.00 | $85.00 | $75.00 | $65.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
Support performers subject to change without notification
TREY ANASTASIO - The lead songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Phish, which he co-founded in 1983, takes a break from his current group, the Trey Anastasio Band, for a solo acoustic concert. Don't miss him - LIVE, at the Paramount!
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Tickets on sale Friday, May 4 @ 10:00 am


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
OAKLAND BALLET
Graham Lustig’s
THE NUTCRACKER
Oakland Ballet's Nutcracker
Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
TICKETS:
Adult Tickets: $100.00, $88.00, $62.00, $42.00 & $27.00.
Discounts available for Seniors (62+) and Juniors (12 & under)
Children under 2 are free as long as they sit on adult’s lap.

    Early Bird Discount:
  • Purchase by November 1, 2018 to receive an additional 15% early-bird discount on all adult, junior and senior tickets.
THE NUTCRACKER
Join Marie and her charming Nutcracker Prince as they are swept away by dancing snowflakes to a magical land filled with sweets ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. Oakland Ballet Company’s annual performance of Graham Lustig's The Nutcracker features fresh and spritely dancing, magnificent scenery, and colorful costumes - all to Tchaikovsky’s brilliant score performed by the Oakland Symphony. Brimming with holiday magic, Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker is fun for the entire family.
Running time is approximately 2 hours with one intermission.
For more information, visit OaklandBallet.org.
SWEET DREAMS PARTY
Tickets: $15.00
ALL AGES OVER 2 REQUIRE A TICKET | CHILDREN UNDER 2 ARE FREE
The Sweet Dreams Parties begin immediately after the 1:00 PM Nutcracker performance on Saturday, December 22 and immediately after the 1:00 PM Nutcracker performance on Sunday, December 23. Children of all ages are welcome! Meet the delightful characters from Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker and enjoy the enticing refreshments from the Land of the Sweets. Bring your camera for pictures with the Sugarplum Fairy and her Nutcracker friends. The Saturday party is only open to attendees of the 1:00 PM Nutcracker performance on that same day and the Sunday party is only open to attendees of the 1:00 PM Nutcracker performance on that same day. A separate ticket must be purchased for the Nutcracker performance.
ENCORE RECEPTION
Tickets: Adult: $25.00 | Junior (12 & under): $15.00
ALL AGES OVER 2 REQUIRE A TICKET | CHILDREN UNDER 2 ARE FREE
The Encore Reception begins immediately after the 5:00 p.m. Nutcracker performance on Saturday, December 22. Celebrate opening night of The Nutcracker! Mingle with the Oakland Ballet dancers and Artistic Director Graham Lustig. Enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. The party is only open to attendees of the Saturday, December 22 Nutcracker 5:00 p.m. performance. A separate ticket is required to attend the Nutcracker performance.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28 @ 4:00 PM
Paramount Movie Classics
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Running time: 100 minutes
Doors & Box Office on Broadway Ave. open at 3:00 pm | Curtain at 3:30 pm | Main Feature at 4:00 pm
All Tickets: $8.00 (ticket prices include $2.00 facility fee)
WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) - Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book is brought to the screen in this colourful story of reclusive chocolate maker Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) who offers five lucky children the chance to tour his mysterious candy factory. Roald Dahl adapted his own book for the screenplay of this timeless family film that will continue to endure as long as people love chocolate. [more...]

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2018 @ 8:00 PM
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
One Shot Tour

Straight No Chaser Straight No Chaser

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Advance Tickets: $69.50 | $59.50 | $49.50 | $39.50
(Ticket prices increase $5.50 on Day of Show)
12-ticket limit
All ages require a ticket
Support performers subject to change without notification
(ticket prices include facility fee)
STRAIGHT NO CHASER - If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses... think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense... and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.
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Tickets on sale Friday, July 27 @ 10:00 am
(The Box Office will open early on this date @ 10:00 am for this on-sale.)


MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
NEW YEAR'S EVE SHOW!
70's Soul Jam
featuring The Stylistics, Chi-Lite, The Delfonics, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
Soul Jam

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Advance Tickets: $89.75 | $69.75 | $49.75
(Ticket prices increase $5.00 on Day of Show)
(ticket prices include facility fee)
Support performers subject to change without notification
No babes in arms | All ages require a ticket.
70's SOUL JAM - The Stylistics, Chi-Lite, The Delfonics, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes... Don't miss them - LIVE! - sharing the stage at the Paramount on New Year's Eve!
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Tickets on sale Friday, November 30 @ 10:00 a.m.
(The Box Office will be open on this date for this on-sale.)


FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019 @ 3:00 PM & 8:00 PM
SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019 @ 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Tyler Perry's
MADEA’S FAREWELL PLAY TOUR
Madea Farewell Tour

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets range: $48.00 - $153.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
4-ticket limit
Children 1 and under admitted free | Otherwise all ages require a ticket
Support performers subject to change without notification
MADEA’S FAREWELL PLAY TOUR - Actor, playwright, filmmaker, and comedian Tyler Perry has announced the final stage tour for his beloved character “Madea”. The nation-wide tour will kick off at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland CA on January 18, 2019 and Perry will bring his beloved characters to venues across the United States over the course of the next four months. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Farewell Play Tour will be Perry’s 21st stage play. In addition to Perry, the play will star Tamela Mann, David Mann, and Cassi Davis. Perry made headlines last month when he announced that he would be hanging up Madea’s wig in 2019, with the expected final stage play and the upcoming film Madea’s Family Funeral, being released by Lionsgate on March 1, 2019.
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Tickets on sale Friday, November 16 @ 12:00 noon

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Pop-Up Magazine: Winter Issue
Pop-Up

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $58.00 | $44.00 | $40.00 | $28.00
Ticket prices include facility fee
All ages require a ticket

12-ticket limit
Support performers subject to change without notification
POP-UP MAGAZINE - The acclaimed live magazine is back! Will Butler (musician, Arcade Fire), Jason Concepcion (writer, The Ringer), Josie Duffy-Rice (writer, The New York Times, Slate, Ebony), Sam Green (Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, A Thousand Thoughts, The Weather Underground), and other producers, writers, and performers will bring brand-new multimedia stories to our stage with film, photography, sound, and animation mixed together, to a live score by their house band, Magik*Magik Orchestra. The New York Times calls the show “a sensation.”
No video or audio of this show will be posted online afterwards. Blink and you’ll miss it!
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Tickets on sale Tuesday, December 18 @ 11:00 a.m.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Bobby Dee presents
MAKE IT LAST FOREVER
featuring KEITH SWEAT, GINUWINE and JON. B

MAKE IT LAST FOREVER

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $127.00 | $92.00 | $81.00 | $45.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All ages require a ticket
Support performers subject to change without notification
MAKE IT LAST FOREVER - Featuring Keith Sweat, Ginuwine, and Jon. B.
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Tickets on sale Friday, October 5 @ 10:00 am
(The Box Office will be open on this date for this on-sale.)


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
KEN JEONG
Ken Jeong

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $48.00 | All seats reserved
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All ages need a ticket
8-ticket Limit
Support performers subject to change without notification
KEN JEONG - Actor, producer and writer Ken Jeong, known for his scene stealing abilities, has established himself as one of today’s top comedic stars. You'll remember him as Mr. Chow in the films Hangover and Hangover Part II. Ken's upcoming film apparances include: Crazy Rich Asians, Goosebumps 2, Elsewhere, Departures, Saving Zoe and Wonder Park. On television, Jeong was mostly recently seen starring on ABC’s Dr. Ken, where he was also the creator, writer, and executive producer. Jeong will be filming his first stand-up comedy special on Netflix this fall entitled Ken Jeong: First Date, in which Jeong comes full circle and returns to the stage to reflect on how he went from being a doctor to comedy superstar, opens up about his wife’s battle with breast cancer, and how that led to him starring in one of the biggest comedy film franchises of all time, The Hangover.
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Tickets on sale Friday, November 23 @ 10:00 am


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Global Music presents
TONI BRAXTON: As Long as I Live Tour
Toni Braxton

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $128.00 | $100.00 | $90.00 | $70.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All ages require a ticket
8-ticket Limit
Support performers subject to change without notification
TONI BRAXTON - She's been nominated for 11 Grammys, winning seven of them including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Now Toni launches the As Long As I Live tour in support of her latest album Sex & Cigarettes, her eighth studio album and her first solo album in eight years. The tour will not only showcase Toni Braxton's current music but also many of her chart-topping hits. Don't miss her - LIVE! - at the Paramount!
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THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE!
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $75.00 | $50.00 | $45.00 | $40.00 | $30.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All ages require a ticket
VIP tickets available online only
Support performers subject to change without notification
DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! - Do you love Daniel Tiger on PBS?
Now you can catch Daniel Tiger - Live! - on the Daniel Tiger Tour.
The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its fourth year of touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to your town. The beloved characters come alive on stage to captivate you with songs to sing along to, magical moments, and SURPRISE guests along the way! It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. Don’t miss Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE. You'll have a royally great time!
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Tickets on sale Friday, December 14 @ 10:00 am
(The Box Office will be open on this date for this on-sale.)


THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
AZIZ ANSARI
Road to Nowhere Tour

AZIZ ANSARI

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $68.00 | $38.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All ages need a ticket
4-ticket Limit
Support performers subject to change without notification
AZIZ ANSARI - Fast-talking, high energy Indian-American actor, writer, and comedian Aziz Ansari has won over audiences with his roles on NBC's Parks and Recreation, Master of None on Netflix, and with his popular stand-up comedy specials. In 2016, Ansari won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, a feat he duplicated in 2017. In early 2018, he became the first Asian to win a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, for his work on Master of None. Off-screen, he found time to write a best-selling book about relationships - Modern Romance (2015) - which he co-authored with sociologist Eric Klinenberg. Don't miss him - LIVE! - at the Paramount!
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SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
THE HUMAN BEING TOUR with JOHN CRIST
John Crist

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $78.00 | $43.00 | $29.00
(ticket prices include facility fee)
All ages require a ticket
Support performers subject to change without notification
THE HUMAN BEING TOUR WITH JOHN CRIST - Comedian and internet sensation John Crist has announced the second leg of the “Human Being Tour" for Spring 2019. Each night will feature Crist along with special guest comedians Dustin Nickerson, Mike Goodwin, and Aaron Weber (performers vary by date). Known for viral videos like “Millennial International,” “Lady Who Has a Bible Verse for Every Situation,” and “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” Crist will be integrating brand-new videos and brand-new material for an unforgettable evening.
"With special guest comedians, new material, and never-before-seen videos, this will be a comedy show unlike anything you've experienced," said Crist. "If you’ve seen a John Crist show, you’re gonna’ want to be at this one. And if you’ve never been or have a friend that’s never seen the live show, for SURE invite them!”
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Tickets on sale Friday, November 16 @ 10:00 am
(The Box Office will be open on this date for this on-sale.)


FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
SF Jazz presents
CAETANO VELOSO
Caetano Veloso

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $118.00 | $98.00 | $83.00 | $53.00
Tickets also available through SF Jazz
All ages require a ticket
(ticket prices include facility fee)
Support performers subject to change without notification
CAETANO VELOSO - Blessed with an otherworldly voice and an Ellingtonian understanding of harmonic color, Veloso co-led the bossa nova and Tropicália movements of the late 1960s and has since taken on everything from funky samba workouts to ethereal balladry and orchestral pieces. His self-titled 1968 LP was a revolutionary statement, single-handedly launching Tropicália and helping to contemporize Brazilian popular culture in its embrace of international musical influences. Over 40 albums have followed in the ensuing decades that have continued to expand the scope of Brazilian music.
For this night, Veloso brings focus to his musical family in a performance with his sons, presenting a mix of newly composed and classic material from their 2018 Universal Music release Ofertório (Au Vivo). At 76, Caetano Veloso has attained a global stature as a songwriter on par with the likes of John Lennon and Bob Dylan. His influence across musical genres and geographic borders has been vast, yet his riveting concert appearances remain the most important aspect of a legacy still in progress.
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Nederlander presents
KANSAS
Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Special Concert

KANSAS

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $126.00 | $80.50 | $70.50 | $50.50
(ticket prices include facility fee)
8-ticket limit
Support performers subject to change without notification
KANSAS: Point of Know Return - America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select cities including a stop at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland on April 10, expanding the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. For the first time in history, the band is performing the album Point of Know Return in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites.
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Tickets on sale Friday, October 19 @ 10:00 am
(The Box Office will be open on this date for this on-sale.)


SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Cal Performances presents
HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS
Havana Cuba All-stars

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $80.00 | $68.00 | $48.00 | $42.00 | $36.00
No Balcony Seating
Tickets also available through Cal Performances
All ages require a ticket
(ticket prices include facility fee)
Support performers subject to change without notification
HAVANA CUBA ALL-STARS - The swish of a sequined skirt, a warm tropical breeze, the faint scent of cigar smoke on a starched shirt collar. . .
Travel back in time to the golden era of Cuba's posh ballrooms and sultry dance halls with the Havana Cuba All-Stars. Returning this season after its warmly received Berkeley debut two years ago, the ensemble specializes in the evocative vintage sound of son cubano, with layered percussion, guitars, trumpets, and strings playing the infectious rhythms of rhumba, chachacha, habanera, and guaguanco. For this special Asere (friendship) tour, the musicians are accompanied by a troupe of expert dancers from the island.
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Tickets on sale Friday, September 21 @ 11:00 am


THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
JOHN MELLENCAMP
The John Mellencamp Show

KANSAS

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $129.50 | $89.50 | $59.50 | $39.50
(ticket prices include facility fee)
8-ticket limit
Support performers subject to change without notification
JOHN MELLENCAMP - Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music's most authentic concert performers, he's composed and sung some of the most stirring and poignant songs about America's heartland. Don't miss him LIVE at the Paramount!
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Tickets on sale Friday, November 9 @ 10:00 am
(The Box Office will be open on this date for this on-sale.)


THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
SF Jazz presents
SNARKY PUPPY
Snarky Puppy

Doors open 60 minutes before show time.
Tickets: $83.00 | $63.00 | $53.00 | $38.00
Tickets also available through SF Jazz
All ages require a ticket
(ticket prices include facility fee)
Support performers subject to change without notification
SNARKY PUPPY - Three-time GRAMMY winners (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017) Snarky Puppy return with their irresistible mix of funk, fire and finesse, for one night only.
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Tickets on sale Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 11am

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