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The goal of our nightly programming is to showcase the diverse range of talents that the Bay Area has to offer.  We feature performers in an intimate, welcoming and relaxed environment.

The Octopus seeks performers and programming of all stripes.  Do you have an idea for a themed salon? Read poetry? Speak the word or rap? Got a variety show?  Are you in a band? Tell jokes or stories?  Are you a magician?  No, seriously, are you a magician?  Improv? Puppeteers, authors, artists, musicians and everyone in between are encouraged to contact us.

Does your writing group or book club want to meet at The Octopus?  All inquiries encouraged here:  mike@oaklandoctopus.org

Artists that can guarantee a well-attended evening of entertainment will be prioritized.  Touring artists must find a local artist (or two) to share an event. We do depend on you to advertise your event.  Send us your public Facebook event page and we will share it on our site.  Bring us fliers and we will post them.

We have a PA, a piano, an acoustic guitar and 3 mics.

We respectfully request no candles/incense, no outside food or drink and please no messy stuff (glitter, confetti, jello...).

Our humble stage has hosted so many of our heroes: Chuck Prophet, The Posies, Tommy Stinson (The Replacements), Tav Falco (Panther Burns), Steve Kilbey (The Church), Amanda Kramer (Psychedelic Furs), Mark Growden, Gun Outfit...will you be next??

Thank you.