In collaboration with the great people at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland, California, the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (also known as the MADE), is presenting a monthly series of video games and video game movies, called 1UPtown.
This month’s movie? Steven E. de Souza’s 1994 Van Damme vehicle, Street Fighter.
The 1UPtown series started as a standalone event called “Mario Party,” where we played more Mario games than you can shake a stick at and watched Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel’s bizarre 1993 adaptation, Super Mario Bros. That event went so well that we’ve turned it into a regular thing.
If you ever find yourself in the lovely town of Oakland, do yourself a favor and visit the MADE. It’s one of its lesser-known treasures. In their own words:
The MADE is the only all-playable video game museum in the world. We were the first dedicated open to the public video game museum in the United States. Our collection houses over 5,300 playable games. The MADE is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of video game history, and to educating the public on how video games are created. Our goal is to inspire the next generation of game developers.
I volunteer there, and can testify that it is precisely as wonderful it sounds. It’s an amazing resource, providing coding classes, insightful temporary exhibits and, yes, thousands of playable console games. And, while I may be biased, the staff is top to bottom awesome. Great folks, to a one. Except for me. I’m kinda garbage.
If you’re in Oakland, don’t miss your chance to watch and play Street Fighter. Goofy action? Video games? Booze? Benefiting an organization that’s doing great work? What more could you ask for? Come on by. You won’t regret it. Here are the details:
1UPtown: Street Fighter
- Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 5 to 7:30 pm
- The Uptown Nightclub
1928 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
- Please note the event is 21+
- Visit the Facebook Event page for more details