The bartenders in Oakland’s Uptown like to mix really delicious, complicated and expensive cocktails, often with unusual ingredients. (The `sour’ I ordered last night at Era Art Bar involved maple syrup and egg whites.) At a back-to-school fundraiser and Uptown Block Party Aug. 28, a $20 ticket will buy you a cocktail and a donation to a local public school.
Could goodwill get any easier?
The 5 p.m. block party will be hosted by Era, Ozumo, Pican and Luka’s, which are near the intersection of Broadway and Grand Avenue. The restaurants will offer food specials, too. Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Crocker Highlands Elementary, Westlake Middle School, Oakland Tech High School and Laney Community College.
Some more details:
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010
Cost: $20 per person, must be over 21 to participate. Tickets for the event will be available the day of the event at any of the four participating venues. To avoid lines during the event, come to Luka’s between 3 and 5 p.m. to purchase tickets.