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2008 Election Night Parties in the Bay

Posted by novoscene on November 3, 2008

Grab your tap shoes boppers, the Big Dance is finally here.  In less than 24 hours the last two years of political waltzing and maneuvering will come to a close.  It doesn’t matter if you’re achin’ for Change or riding the Straight Talk Express, I think everyone is pretty full up on politics for a while-from the scandal of Troopergate and Fist Bump terrorism to racial anxieties and Joe the Plumber patronizing, we all need a second to rub our tired tootsies and stretch out for a bit before starting the important business of giving the next president hell.

That’s why, after you complete the all important business of casting your vote, we recommend you kick back with close friends, closer family and complete strangers at one of these election night parties.  They run the gamut from elegant to humble, round-the-way get togethers to cross the bridge spiffy.  Find one (or six) that fits your voting style and usher in the next president.  Or throw popcorn at the screen-Kwan

Everett and Jones Election Block Party
They’ll be dancing in the streets or crying in their barbecue around Jack London Square. The street in front of Everett and Jones will be closed off for music and dancing, and various elected officials are scheduled to address the crowd. “American Idol” singer LaToya London, R&B singers Avant and D’Wayne Wiggins and hip-hop reggae artist Trinidad headline the event.
Free
6pm-1am
Everett and Jones
126 Broadway, Oakland

West Oakland Election Party
So you live in West Oakland and think there’s nothing going on Election Night? Think again! Watch the elections on two big screens, music by DJ Reggie and Bruno Zaire of the Full Moon DJ Crew, catered by Popo’s Pizza, featuring specialty pizzas & mouth watering barbecue. Volunteers welcome.
Free
5:30-11pm
Continental Club
1658 12th St, Oakland
510.444.9000
lowerbottomna@gmail.com

Election night party on USS Potomac
Watch the results come rolling in out on the rolling waves of the Bay. Hop on board the USS Potomac for a luxurious election night experience: enjoy fine wines from Foggy Bridge Winery, spirits from Brown-Forman and food provided by Kincaid’s Restaurant of Oakland and Palomino Restaurant of San Francisco.
$195 tickets
Boat leaves 5 p.m. from Jack London Square in Oakland
5:45 p.m. from Pier 40 in San Francisco.
Contact the USS Potomac Foundation
510.627.1667

Parkway Election Night Party
Screw your big screen TV we’ve got the really, really big screen!
Free
5 pm
Parkway Theater
1834 Park Blvd., Oakland
http://www.parkway-speakeasy.com

Red Carpet Election Night Party
Music by Zakiya Hooker, Bluz 4 U and Kev Choice along with speeches from local politicians. Hosted by Bay Area For Obama.
Donations Accepted
Air Lounge
492 9th St. Oakland
http:www.airoakland.com

Reggae, Dancehall and Politics
Big Screen election results and a night overflowing with riddims from Soul Fyah resident selectah’s Serg, Juan DMC and Kool Kyle along with special guests including SMOKY, Philly Wonka, Young Fyah, Able Dee and DJ Riddm. Plus Free CD Giveaways
Free
8pm
Lukas Lounge
2221 Broadway at West Grand
http://www.myspace.com/selectaserg

Join Obama Supporters at Kimball’s
Join the change parade with other Obamaniacs-Big Screens, No Host Bar, Networking with other young professionals and all the fixin’s.
Free
5-11 pm
Kimball’s Carnival
522 Second St., Oakland

Election Night Countdown
Win or lose, we could all use a drink!! Come and join fellow Obama supporters for Happy Hour ($1 off all drinks) from 3pm-7pm, and complimentary appetizers.
The Dapper Sports Lounge
389 Grand Ave., Oakland
510.832.7000

Drink the Vote
Can’t wait to play pundit after you vote? Whoop it up or drown your sorrows with $2 Trumer Pils’/$2 off wines/$5 well cocktails. Whether you are true blue or seeing red, show your “I voted” sticker tonight and receive 2-for-1 drinks.
Free
Lavende Lounge East
827 Washington St. Oakland
510.835.5585
www.lavendeeast.com

BWOPA Election Night 2008 Returns Party
Stop by, hang out, and engage in political dialogue until the returns are in. Yes, this will be a long evening but we’ll be prepared with extra patio chairs, tables and outdoor heaters.
5:30pm-until
Skyline Pizza
4400 Keller Ave., Oakland
For info call Keisha Nzewi
510.812.3390
keishatyler@yahoo.com
http://www.bwopa.org/

Election Night on Ashby
Election night party at the home of the Shotgun Players. They’ve got the big screen, they’ve got the pizza and beer, and they ain’t leaving till the last ballot’s been counted!
Free
5pm
The Ashby Stage
1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley, CA 94703
www.shotgunplayers.org

Election Night Watch at La Peña
Join friends, neighbors, and the progressive community to hopefully witness the end of the “nightmarish Bush Regime.” La Peña will be hosting an election night watch on several large projection screens. Music provided by DJ Manifesto. Co-sponsors and endorsers include: National Radio Project, Global Exchange, Food First, Inkworks Press, Rainforest Action Network.
Free
5:30 pm
La Pena Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley
www.lapena.org

Election Night Victory Party
Ride the Change Wave with some of the people who helped make it happen. Sponored by The California Democratic Party, The San Francisco Democratic Party, Emerge California, The Obama Campaign Office in District 10, San Francisco elected officials and San Francisco Democratic clubs and volunteers from the No on 8 and No on 4 campaigns.
Free
Westin St. Francis Grand Ballroom and California Room
335 Powell St., San Francisco

Election Night Extravaganza
See all the latest election results on the Big Bollyhood Screen located in the corner of 19th and Mission, munch on the special election night menu from Bissap Baobab and dance your but off at Little Baobab to your favorite DJ’s
Free
6pm-12am
Bollyhood Cafe
3372 19th St. San Francisco
415.970.0362
http://www.bollyhoodcafe.com/contact.html

Freedom of Art: Election Night ‘08
Calling all Obamaphiles and McCaniacs, hockey-moms and Joe Six-packs, Democrats and Republicans, Independents and Undecideds! The longest presidential campaign in American history will finally be over and it’s time to set aside our differences, reach across the aisle, join hands in solidarity, bury the hatchet, raise a glass and party. Up-to-the-minute election coverage, music, performances and FREE PIZZA WHEN THE POLLS CLOSE! You can write on the walls, tell us what you think the world will look like in four years, help us create a time capsule and event check out performances from a huge lineup including Hella Hella Acapella with Lara Maykovich, Maya Dorm, Derick Ion and the Satya Yuga Collective; Dancing the Dead Dharma; Alleluia Panis and Dwayne Calizo; Anna Halprin; DJ Wey South; DJ Aztec Parrot with YBCA Young Artists at Work; Bruce Ghent; Rajendra Serber; Krissy Keefer and D. Scot Miller.
Free
6 to 11 p.m
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St., San Francisco.
http://www.ybca.org

Pacific Standard Time’s Election Edition
Everyone’s favorite Tuesday night party is cranking those election results and hours of choice hip hop, soul and funk with a special 8 DJ lineup including resident DJ Sake 1 along with Mind Motion, D Sharp, Mr. E, DJ Platurn, Mpenzi, KingMost and Aebl Dee. Large screen video broadcasts provided by the folks at Current TV and a photos for everyone rockin’ the Obama T-shirt
Free
5pm-2am
330 Ritch, San Francisco
http://www.myspace.com/pacificstandardtiming

Rasselas Election Party
Big screen, food, no host bar, some of the finest jazz in town and Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi presiding over the night.
Free
6pm
Rasselas on Fillmore
1534 Fillmore St., San Francisco
415.346.8696
http://www.rasselasjazzclub.com/

1300 on Fillmore Election party
Big screen and Plasma TV’s, no host bar, specialty drinks, dinner and appetizers. Dinner reservations recommended
6pm
1300 on Fillmore
1300 Fillmore St, San Francisco
415.771.7100

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2 Responses to “2008 Election Night Parties in the Bay”

  1. […] Go vote today, and then celebrate! Posted on November 4, 2008 by Becks So I didn’t have time to put together a list of election night parties, but luckily O-Scene did. Head over there to check out the myriad of parties happening in Oakland tonight. […]

  2. […] The O-Scene has a comprehensive list of election night parties, though it doesn’t include the official Alameda County Democratic Party bash at the Oakland Marriott. Other places holding parties include Air Lounge, Everett & Jones, Kimball’s Carnival, Luka’s Taproom, and an undisclosed location in Ghost Town. […]

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