Shopping Temescal: Local Indie Sales, Events, Product News & More

As of 2/7: Shopping Temescal for Sales, Events, Product News & More

A NOTE TO INDEPENDENT MERCHANTS: Our Shopping Piedmont Ave & Montclair Guide is better when it includes you! Please send us your sales, events, and gift ideas and we’ll add them to our listing.


Alcatrash in OaklandNOW. VALENTINE’S DAY. Alcatrash is getting ready for Valentine’s Day. You’ll definitely find a supply of unique cards for the occasion. “If you haven’t checked out @erokhell art you are really missing out. He is super skilled at creating amazing images of super cool people that we all love. He just posted this one of #scottwalker that is incredible. He also just made a bunch of rad Valentines cards that we will have for sale in Alcatrash. We have several of his prints available too so you should swing by the shop and check them out and be sure to check out his ig page. It’s really impressive.”


NOW. VALENTINE’S DAY. Crimson Horticulture. We think that rare and beautiful plants make awesome Valentine’s Day Gift. If you agree, you might want to go to Temescal Alley and check out Crimson Horticulture.  This one is a 6.5 foot tall Dracaena Marginata Stump. OMG. She’s incredible! ⁠


Always. CLASSES at Gather Workshop “We’ve recently added a slew of new classes to the schedule. You’ll find new sessions of cult favorites like Tarot, Mochi, and Calligraphy but also brand new classes we are so excited to share with you! Check out our schedule for March which includes a Knit Rope Bag class with @caracoreydesigns, a Forever Leather Sandals class with @stacefulwiler, and our Bloom + Glow Workshop which is co-taught by gather owner Daisy and @painthousesf and is 4 mini workshops in one! Learn more at”


It's Your Move GamesALWAYS. EVENTS. It’s Your Move Games has plenty to offer if you are a gamer. Buy a membership and get a lot of deals too.


NOW. NEW STORE ALERT. Mud Lab Oak is new to us. And it looks pretty cool. They are going to help us all live a more sustainable life! They’ve got a ton of activities coming up from art exhibitions to Poker Night. Here’s what they have to say “We have two new artists at mud lab and they’ve already hung some very cool prints. Also celebrating the arrival of @valerie_makes_art chocolate wrapper art + Joe Sadusky’s book. Poker tickets are only $2. See you for a sweet game on feb 15th.”


NOW. THINGS TO DO. Oakland Yard Wine Shop. Don’t forget to buy your bubbly locally. And check out tasting events on Thursdays. Become a member of their wine club and enjoy all sorts of savings.


ALWAYS. EVENTS. Preserved in Temescal offers awesome EVENTS potential for the food obsessed in The Town. They have all sorts of classes for the food preserver hobbyists. Plus, it’s just the coolest place to shop. They always have something new to make your kitchen and culinary skills better.


NOW. VALENTINE’S DAY PREP. Ruby’s Garden is loving this time of year and they are ready to help you get the little ones ready for the big day of LOVE.

2/11 – 2/14 2:30-5:30pm. VALENTINE’S DAY PREP. Ruby’s Garden is hosting afterschool activities for the KIDDOS in celebration of Valentine’s Day. You can’t buy that on the internet.


NOW. NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT. Standard & Strange Style up a man in your life. We are in love with this jacket! “We just received an incredibly rare and special A-2 flight jacket from The Real McCoy’s. Dyed with Yume Korozen by Japanese dye master Yusai Okuda, the iridescent color ranges from a deep reddish brown to yellow, depending on the light.”


2/7 10am. EVENT. Tip Top Bike Shop. Bet you weren’t expecting this photo! But Tip Top Tots is back this Friday with their FREE music class featuring the talented Glenda Bates and snacks too. Plus they have Sunday morning ride events. 


Pop Up EVENT CONTINUES. Meet The Touch Collective. They are 3 socially conscious self-employed women who want to contribute to the community with their skills and resources. While they host the Pop-Up for the next few months, lots of good things will be happening. They’ll have hair care services and upcycled clothing and jewelry for sale. Plus they’ll show local artists, creatives, makers, and artisans throughout the duration of their event. And, to top it all off, some of the proceeds to their sales will be going to the East Oakland Collective and the Roots Community Center. LOVE IT. Pop up Located at 4727 Telegraph Ave (at Concept 47). For more info, reach out to TheresaSculpts.


2/9. EVENT. Umami Mart. “We’re happy to announce that we’ll have our first Shochu Gumi tasting this Sunday at Umami Mart. It will be a casual affair, where we will taste this quarter’s bottles, plus a few more! This is a Shochu Gumi members-only event! Join today to this exciting club featuring shochus quarterly. More info in INSTAGRAM profile link.

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