This weekend in Oakland

Weekend Events Calendar

Friday, 11/26

Macy’s Great Tree Lighting 2010
6 to 8 pm
Union Square: Geary Street and Powell Street, San Francisco

Santa will throw the switch to light up the 80-foot Shasta White Fir in San Francisco’s Union Square on Friday.  Macy’s Great Tree will be the centerpiece for performances from American Idol winner Katharine McPhee and others.  Cost: free
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Saturday, 11/27

16th Annual Womyn of Color Arts & Crafts Show 2010
10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Le Pena Cultural Center: 3105 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

Handmade art, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and clothing, from women of color, will be displayed and for sale.  Cost: free
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Backyard Goats and Milking Demo
11 am to 1 pm
North Oakland Farmer’s Market: 5715 Market St, Oakland

Come learn about keeping goats in Oakland as well as how to milk the animals.  Cost: free
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7th Annual Mr. Potato Head Beauty Pageant
1 to 4 pm
Museum of Children’s Art, MOCHA: 538 Ninth Street, Suite 210, Oakland

The whole family is invited to come dress up the traditional American potato.  “Each character will be judged for wild extravagance, zany eccentricity and gorgeous glamour,” according to the Museum of Children’s Art website.  Cost: children $8, adults are free
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Chronicle Books Cookbook Extravaganza
3 pm
Diesel Bookstore: 5433 College Avenue, Oakland

Chronicle Books and Diesel Bookstore present Tom Hudgens, Jennie Schacht and Amy Treadwell, authors of The Commonsense Kitchen, D.I.Y Delicious, and Whoopie Pie, respectively.  All three authors will be on hand to sign copies of their books and to share some of their culinary creations.  Cost: free
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Rockridge in Snow
3 to 6 pm
Rockridge: The Children’s Play Area is located at the Rockridge BART.

Rockridge will cover the Children’s Play Area with snow for the annual holiday event.  There will also be live entertainment and shopping. Cost: free
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Bruce Lee Kung Fu Punch Party
6 pm to midnight
Amor Eterno Tattoo and Art Space: 1227 18th Avenue, Oakland

Formerly Bruce Lee’s party pad, Armor Eterno Tattoo and Art Space will honor the cultural icon’s birthday with a celebration.  Kung fu movies will be shown and refreshments served all day.  Any Bruce Lee tattoo inked on Saturday is only $25.  Cost: free
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Cal Men’s Football vs. Washington
12:30 pm
Memorial Stadium: 210 Memorial Stadium at UC Berkeley, Berkeley

In their final game of the regular season, the Cal football team will take on Washington.  Cost: tickets range from $35 to $51
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Sunday 11/28

Oakland Raiders vs. Miami Dolphins
1:05 pm
Oakland Coliseum: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

The Oakland Raiders will face the Miami Dolphins, two teams with identical records of 5-5-0 for the season, on Sunday.  Cost: tickets range from $43 to $176
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Annual Gratitude Gathering: The People’s Stimulus Plan
2 to 5 pm
Lakeside Park: Lakeside Drive (Bellevue Avenue off Grand Avenue)

The Gathering is an annual celebration of social service organizations and local volunteers.  Cost: free

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