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A Taste of the Fox, Wine Tasting in the Mezzanine of Historic Fox Theater

Friends of the Oakland Fox

Monday, April 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

A Taste of the Fox, Wine Tasting in the Mezzanine of...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Taste of the Fox - General
Includes a glass, unlimited wine tasting (14 wineries), food provided by Uptown restaurants.
Ended $75.00 $4.22
Taste of the Fox + FOOF Membership
Tasting package includes a glass, unlimited wine tasting (14 wineries), food provided by Uptown restaurants, Friends of Oakland Fox Membership AND an original FOX Poster or long sleeved black Fox t-shirt.
Ended $100.00 $0.00

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Join the Friends of the Oakland Fox for an Exclusive Event at the Restored Historic Oakland Fox Theater 

Historical photo Mezzanine

Join us for Taste of the Fox on Monday, April 30th from 6-8 p.m.  This exclusive event is a benefit for Friends of the Oakland Fox Theater and will feature Livermore Valley Wineries and Uptown Restaurants at the Mezzanine inside the Historic Oakland Fox Theater. Taste of the Fox is also the first event to be held in the Mezzanine since the reopening of the theater.

Enjoy fabulous views of the beautifully restored Oakland Fox Theater from the unique perspective of the Loge while sipping on wines from the Livermore Valley and sampling the menus of Uptown eateries. This event offers fans and friends of The Fox a unique opportunity to have an intimate personal experience at the theater. 

The rebirth, and restoration of The Fox was vital for our City, cultural arts and the community. We now celebrate the living legacy of the Oakland Fox Theater and invite you to experience it for yourself at an intimate event in the Mezzanine of the Fox Theater. Become a Friend of the Oakland Fox to help us in preserving the past and sustaining the Fox to inspire future generations to come.

Participating Wineries 

Auburn James
Concannon Vineyard
Crooked Vine Winery
Darcie Kent Vineyards
En Garde
Fenestra Winery
La Rochelle Winery
McGrail Vineyards & Winery
Murrieta's Well
Nottingham Cellars
Page Mill Winery
Stony Ridge Winery
Tamás Estates
The Steven Kent Winery
Wente Vineyards
Wood Family Vineyards

Participating Restaurants 

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe - Classic American diner fare prepared by with seasonally fresh, often locally sourced ingredients. Rudy's offers catering and is located in the Fox building! 

Olufe - New to Uptown, located at 2022 Telegraph Olufe features Afro Carribbean -  Cajun/Creole cuisine.

Ozumo - Innovative and contemporary, Ozumo's cuisine is offered in an elegant, modern Japanese design-inspired restaurant located in the heart of Oakland's Uptown

Make Westing - Offering good drinks, savory bites and an awesome indoor bocce ball court is just steps away from the Fox Theater. Their menu features "things in jars" and "outside of the jar"

Live Jazz Piano

We are excited to announce that we've added a solo musical performance by pianist Kev Choice to the Taste of the Fox festivities. He will perform a set of classic jazz standards, original compositions and contemporary repertoire.


This is an exclusive private event and tickets are limited (only 200 available) and must be purchased in advance. This event will sell out! Only 200 tickets are available. Ticket price includes entry to the event and a tasting package, which includes a glass compliments of the Livermore Valley Wineries, unlimited wine tasting with 14 participating wineries and food provided by Uptown Restaurants.

$75 - General Admission 
Tasting package includes a glass, unlimited wine tasting (14 wineries) and food by Uptown Restaurants 

$100 - Tasting Package PLUS Friends of the Oakland Fox Membership 
Includes all of the above plus Friends with Benefits Membership and a choice of original FOX Poster by John Mattos or a black long sleeved FOOF t-shirt.

*Proceeds benefit Friends of the Oakland Fox Theater, a 501c3 public charitable non-profit corporation.  


A Taste of Kev Choice on Keys

Dubbed by the East Bay Express as "Most Multi-Talented Musician" (Best of the East Bay 2008), Pianist-emcee Kev Choice leads his band -- the Kev Choice Ensemble -- through the aural equivalent of a master class in African American music.  This enormously talented unit lays down symphonic slap, furious funk, sweet soul, jumpin' jazz, and hype hip-hop (with a conscious lyrical twist)

Kev Choice




Mezzanine at Historic Oakland Fox Theater

A Taste of Oakland History 
Spend an evening with people responsible for the restoration of  the Historic Oakland Fox Theater. Friends of the Oakland Fox, the developer, architects, preservationists, City of Oakland staff will be present to answer questions. While you sip wine, learn more about this historic landmark, the restoration and the efforts to preserve the theater for generations to come. For more information on the Fox Restoration Project, visit

LVWA LOGOA Taste of Livermore Valley Wine Country
Home to over 50 wineries, historic Livermore Valley Wine Country is conveniently located just 25 miles east of Oakland.  Being one of the oldest wine regions in California, Livermore Valley was the first to varietally label Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, and Sauvignon Blanc in America.  Today, Livermore Valley Wine Country boasts a hospitable charm with its boutique urban tasting rooms and exquisite world acclaimed wineries.  Often guests can meet the winemaker when they visit the tasting the room, getting a first-hand taste of the numerous award-winning wines, which most recently include: Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and Top Red Wine at both the SF Chronicle and the New World International Wine Competitions. 
For more information, visit              

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe logoA Taste of Uptown Nightlife
The economic impacts of the Fox Restoration and the success of the theater since re-opening in 2009 are immense. The Fox Theater has become the shining light at the center of a thriving Uptown Arts and Entertainment District. Since the restoration of The Fox began, 41 new bars and restaurants have opened within a 1/2 mile from the theater. We will showcase the restaurants that surround the Fox to give our guests a Taste of Uptown Nightlife. TASTE for yourself why Oakland made New York Times Top five places to visit in the world by sampling from the menus of the restaurants surrounding The Fox Theater. 

FOOFAbout Friends of the Oakland Fox (FOOF)
The Mission of FOOF is to preserve and sustain the historic Oakland Fox Theater as a cultural resource, and arts and education facility. Working in concert with similar cultural and economic organizations locally and regionally, FOOF will help to ensure that this key asset attracts visitors, good marketing for the City of Oakland and continues to contribute to the sustainability of the Uptown District. FOOF is a 501 (c)3 charitable non-profit and donations are tax deductible. For more information visit


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Have questions about A Taste of the Fox, Wine Tasting in the Mezzanine of Historic Fox Theater? Contact Friends of the Oakland Fox

When & Where

Mezzanine of The Fox Theater - Oakland
1807 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

Monday, April 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Friends of the Oakland Fox

About Friends of the Oakland Fox

FOOF is a non-profit organization that began in 2000 as an advocate for the preservation and restoration of the dilapidated Oakland Fox Theater. It grew out of the Oakland Heritage Alliance, the citywide historic preservation organization. FOOF helped to raise awareness and funding for the restoration, a $91 million project that required complicated public and private funding between the City of Oakland and California Capital Group.

FOOF achieved it’s first goal in February of 2009 when the newly restored theater opened to the public for the first time since 1966. The beautiful venue now features a state-of-the-art theater with flexible capacity from 1,500 to 2,800. The venue also serves as home for the Oakland School of the Arts, as well as The Den at the Fox and Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe.

In the four years since the Oakland Fox Theater has reopened, it has led to a dramatic revitalization of downtown Oakland. Scores of new restaurants, nightclubs, small businesses, and related economic activity has resulted from the arts venue. Hundreds of new downtown residences have been created in close proximity to the theater, and hundreds of permanent new jobs have been created n the urban core as a result of the activity surrounding the arts complex. Furthermore, at a time when the economic recession has damaged the city finances, the Oakland Fox Theater has generated millions of dollars in new revenue for the city.

The theater has also revived Oakland’s image. Oakland was recently named #5 on the New york Times list of best places to visit in the world and the Fox Theater was first on the list of sites not to miss!

The organization is now focused on its second goal, which is to maintain and sustain the preservation work at the theater. This will ensure that the arts complex continues to serve as an important economic engine for Oakland.


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