Spray-painted letters that spell out “Mua” on an unassuming building near Oakland’s auto row are the only sign that you’re about to stumble into Uptown’s latest happening nightspot. Smaller letters above that announce “lunch, dinner” and, most important, “bar,” further hint at the fun that awaits.
Looking for a fun, easy place to have your holiday party? Mua is perfect! From intimate lounge areas to large spaces—with special lunch, dinner or snack menus available with a full bar. Reasonable prices!
Check out these random photos from Mua’s opening night party! Entertainment included:
Jade Layde; Miles Boisen, Katherine Copenhaver (as ‘Acoustic Virgin’); Armelle LeRoux; Michael Deverne Quartet (aka “Dr. Severe”); dj SOFTHUG; Sir Richard Bishop; Oaxacan; DJ golden gram; DJ don’t tell mom
S.C.U.B.A. is a collaborative painting duo based in San Francisco. They’re currently experimenting with creative interventions of public spaces through renegade installations of their miniature paintings on city sidewalks. You can take a look at their work at www.drawingwhiledriving.com. Friend of S.C.U.B.A., artist/muralist Yukako Ezoe will also be displaying her work. See more of her work here yukakoezoe.com
Yep, you read that right. William Saroyan (1908-1981) the would-be Pulitzer Prize winning author for the play “The Time of Your Life,” (he turned it down, wow) was also a prolific painter (top image). Come see some of his work at Mua.
Ross Simonini (lower image) an editor for the Believer magazine and a member of the San Francisco band, New Villager, will have his work up as well. Check out his latest show at Lower Deck curated with Katie Bachner, Johansson Projects, Oakland.