Oakland to host a variety of music events this week

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If you love to take advantage of the live music offerings near you, this week offers several great reasons to leave the house.

From a DJ dance party to a musical tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., read on for a local music to-do list to fill your calendar this week.

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Sun Kin Release Show 

From the event description:

SUN KIN is the project of Oakland-based musician Kabir Kumar, who was born in Bombay, India and brought up moving between five different countries to end up in the Bay Area. His nomadic upbringing informs the way Sun Kin works as a band, with a revolving-door lineup that includes musicians from other Bay Area bands. 

When: Friday, Jan. 17, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Starline Social Club Crystal Cavern, 2236 Martin Luther King Junior Way
Price: $10
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Fa'sho Friday 

From the event description:

This dance party is one of a kind. Good drinks, good people, good music, and great vibes.

When: Friday, Jan. 17, 9 p.m.
Where: The Legionnaire Saloon, 2272 Telegraph Ave.
Price: Free
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Flex at Lukas Taproom and Lounge

From the event description:

2000s and 2010s hip-hop and R&B club bangers all night with DJ Big Cali and DJ Just-IN.

When: Friday, Jan. 17, 10 p.m.- 2 a.m.
Where: Luka's Taproom & Lounge, 2221 Broadway
Price: Free (RSVP before 10:30 p.m.); $10 (General Admission)
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'In The Name Of Love' Musical Tribute Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

From the event description:

Join Living Jazz for their exhilarating civic and cultural celebration that brings our diverse community together to honor, through the music of Sam Cooke, the inspirational teachings of the great Dr. King.

When: Sunday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m.
Where: Oakland Scottish Rite Center, 1547 Lakeside Drive
Price: $7.50 - $24.75
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An Evening of Music by Valerie Coleman, A Benefit for the Oakland Symphony

From the event description:

This intimate, hour-long performance of music by award-winning composer Valerie Coleman, including a premiere of Coleman's "Amazonia," an elegy for the Amazon forests in the wake of climate change. Coleman's work will be performed by Oakland Symphony musicians, Amy Likar (flute), Diane Maltester (clarinet and Miles Graber (piano).

When: Saturday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.
Where: 801 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont, CA 94611
Price: $100
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