The Rockridge neighborhood in northern Oakland has become - amazingly - chock full of million dollar homes and some fine foodie options.
Every year, they have this thing. It's like an overgrown block party or a mini City fair. Good opportunity for people watching, but bring a sweater for when the fog rolls in.
Since 1965, Oakland Ballet has been internationally noted for its meticulous recreation of significant ballets from the era of Serge Diaghilev's legendary Ballet Russes de Monte Carlo, including such masterpieces as La Boutique Fantasque, Gaïté Parisienne, Le Spectre de la Rose, Les Sylphides, Schéhérazade, Pétrouchka, and L'après-midi d'un Faune. In April 2000, Karen Brown was named Artistic Director, following the retirement of Ronn Guidi, Founding Artistic Director. Ms. Brown is the first African-American woman in the nation to head a ballet company.