Welcome back, Uptown, we missed you! Oakland’s nightlife staple The Uptown Nightclub, which closed its doors suddenly in early November 2014 after the owners chose not to renew the lease, has announced that they will be reopening as a special events venue. To kick off their official grand reopening on New Year’s Eve with Hubba Hubba Revue, the venue is throwing a special pre-party this Tuesday — the Food Drive Extravaganza.
The event boasts a slew of great East Bay bands — GODS, the Hot Toddies, Sweetwater Black, and Bam!Bam! — as well as local DJs Parentz, raffle prizes from local fixtures like Slumberland Records and Blackbird Underpinnings, and pictures with Santa (if you want to get your “Grown-Up Christmas List” on).