Black Panther movie at Jack London Square to kick off holiday events
Film, dancing, food and local-makers star in activities that draw big crowds
Oakland, Calif. – August 30, 2018: Thousands of visitors are expected to come to Jack London Square over Labor Day weekend for a series of events beginning tonight with a free outdoor screening of the “Black Panther” movie.
“Black Panther is such a blockbuster movie that we decided to carry over the Thursday theme to Dancing Under the Stars Friday night,” said Dance-A-Vision founder Carla Service. “We’re calling it ‘Dance the power in you’, because we believe everyone can enjoy dancing even if it’s their first time.”
Here’s the schedule of free events:
- Thursday night is Waterfront Flicks showing Black Panther, the last summer movie of the season;
- Friday night closes this season’s Dancing Under the Stars with a pre-show, dance lesson and party from 7:30 to 10 p.m.;
- Saturday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., is Taste of Oakland beginning with fitness classes, a free concert from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. including Grammy award winner Tony! Toni! Tone!, tech demos and a variety of food options;
- Sunday, Farmer’s Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and “The Buck” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., include an assortment of food and local-maker vendors.
Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, Amtrak, biking, walking and driving. For directions to the Oakland waterfront, please go here.
About the Port of Oakland
The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland Seaport, Oakland International Airport, and nearly 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. The Port's 5-year strategic plan - Growth with Care - pairs business expansion with community benefits, envisioning more jobs and economic stimulus as the Port grows. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.