ART EDUCATION

Adult Chinese Calligraphy Class

Pick the day for your class – Adult Chinese Calligraphy Class at Pro Arts.

PERFORMANCE

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society

Oakland Freedom Jazz Society has relocated to Pro Arts and will host the event every Monday.

READING GROUP

Deleuze & Guattari Reading Group

Every second Tuesday of the month – Deleuze & Guattari reading group, led by Pablo Manga.

STUDIO LAB RESIDENCY

Shapes & Patterns by Saw Ledoh

New commission: Saw Ledoh will be in Artist Residency with Studio Lab Residency at Pro Arts Gallery & COMMONS, developing his new work Shapes & Patterns to premier in downtown Oakland and as part of the Pro Arts @ the commons outdoor public program in 2021.

EXHIBITION

Kathleen King: Aided, Inspired, Multiplied

Feb. 7 – Mar 6, 2020 – Solo Exhibition by Oakland native, Kathleen King.

HYBRID SERIES

Hybrid Series: Future Twin, Madigral, Sharmi Basu, Claire Cronin

A Night of outsider all femme experimental music as part of the Hybrid Series

PERFORMANCE

SWANA Futurists

March 7th, 6-8pm – SWANA Futurists at Pro Arts Gallery & COMMONS….

FILM

Movie Friends series with INSTRUMENT

March 12th at 7pm – Drunken Film Fest kicks off their new guest curated Movie Friends series with INSTRUMENT, a documentary about Fugazi by the band and filmmaker Jem Cohen.

HYBRID SERIES

Deathbomb Arc Bay Area Showcase w/ Dos Monos, They Hate Change, SARN, DIS Fantasty, Cooling Prongs

Pro Arts Hybrid Series presents: Deathbomb Arc Bay Area Showcase featuring : Dos Monos https://deathbombarc.bandcamp.com/album/dos-city Dos Monos is a Japanese experimental hip hop group based in Tokyo, Japan. The group consists of Zo Zhit, TAITANMAN, and AKA NGS, referred to as Botsu. All three members provide vocals while Zo and Botsu produce and sample as […]

EXHIBITION

Probability

May 1- Jun 26, 2020 – An exhibition and related performances features Bodil and Larnie Fox which revolves around notions of chance, indeterminacy, and luck.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

The Techno-Tamaladas

Learn, make, eat & share tamalas as part of a participatory project by Praba Pilar.

PRO ARTS @ THE COMMONS

Field and Surge

June – September, 2020: “Field and Surge” is a research-led landscape intervention at the Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Downtown Oakland. The project engages the plaza’s most abundant resource, its 10,000 sq ft manicured grass lawn, as an affective, speculative and experimental site for public gathering.

EXHIBITION

Anastasios Logothetis: Post-Anthropocene Creature No.5

With his first solo exhibition in California, Anastasios Logothetis asks: What if we can tame ourselves to become hybrids? Here we are then, a proposition of a future for our present. An artwork as an avatar, living in the planes of immanence as a “Trans-Biological Agent.”