This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of January 27-29, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday January 27

Carmina Burana
8 pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

The Oakland East Bay Symphony presents the classical choral work; directed by Michael Morgan. Tickets $20 – $70. More info here.

Six Degrees of Separation
8 pm Friday – Saturday, 2 pm Sunday
Bishop O’Dowd High School

The students of Bishop O’Dowd present the play by John Guare. Show continues through Sunday. More info and ticket prices here.

Port Sprints
7 pm registration at MacArthur BART

A group ride to the port, then races begin at 8 pm. $5 donation benefits Spokeland. More info here.

Swan’s Market TGIF Pop-Up Party
6-9 pm
907 Washington Street, Oakland

A new weekly pop-up market featuring food and drink from local vendors.

Artists’ Panel — Wartime Revival of the Senses
6 – 8:30 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

The closing of an exhibit of artists who use visual materials to convey ideas about war, featuring artists Yasmin Golan, Sanaz Mazinani, Elizabeth Travelslight, Jamie Vasta, Junshih Wang, Keith Wilson. Food-based performance by Yasmin Golan at 6 pm, with panel discussion by the artists at 7 pm. More info here.

Weekly Art Workshop with MOCHA
3 – 5 pm
Elmhurst Branch, 1427 88th Ave, Oakland

Kids can join MOCHA artists to learn about art; a different theme is presented weekly. More info here.

Decompression Sessions
5 – 8 pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Weekly get-together featuring music, popcorn, ice cream, and beer, this week featuring a rotating crew of deejays. This weekend featuring a showing of Super 8 at 8 pm. More info and prices here.

Author Appearance: Joshua Mohr
7 pm
A Great Good Place for Books: 6120 LaSalle Avenue, Oakland

 Joshua Mohr reads from his novel Damascus. More info here.

Jam Docu Gangjeong
3 pm
East Side Alliance: 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Showing of a documentary film about the efforts to stop military build-up in the Gangjeong village in South Korea. Free admission. More info here. 

Elzhi
Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 18+ show, tickets $20-$25. More info here.

Agent Ribbons, Social Studies, The Ian Fays, Emily Jane White, Sunbears!, DJ Zola, plus special guests
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Admission $5. More info here. 

Damon & the Heathens
Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Punk-funk. More info here. 

Jack Shaft, Absolem, Distance from Shelter, Granted Earth, Sludgebucket
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More info here. 

Scott Alcoholocaust Presents: KICKER, The Rickets, Abrupt, Crypt Keeper
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More info here.

Diego & the Allstars
8:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Conscious hip hop & funk. No cover. More info here.

Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout featuring Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Curtis Salgado, Sugar Ray Norcia & Little Charlie Baty
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Harmonica blues, a tribute to Little Walter. Shows continue through Sunday. More info on times and ticket prices here.

Saturday January 28

Hit and Run: A One Night Sale of Affordable Artwork from Current Mills MFA Candidates
6-8 pm
Marion and Rose’s Workshop, 461 9th St. , Oakland, CA

A sale of art by art students. All work is $80 or less. El TacoBike will be selling food at the event.

Winter Bird-a-Thon for Kids
9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Rotary Nature Center at Lake Merritt, 600 Bellevue St., Oakland

Naturalists from Golden Gate Audubon Society will lead a bird walk around Lake Merritt to discover and count bird species such as ducks, cormorants and herons! For kids of all ages and their families. Bring warm clothes, lunch & water. We can provide binoculars. Event is free but please RSVP with Golden Gate Audubon: ggaseducation@gmail.com or 510-508-1388.

ZooKids: Carnivores, Herbivores, & Me
9:30 am
Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

A drop off program for kids ages 4-5 that includes crafts, games, a mini-hike and more. Pre-registration required. More info here.

The Natural Movement: A Sustainable Sanitation Workshop
noon – 5 pm
A PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland

A workshop hosted by Hamish Skermer and Nik Bertulis. Cost $50. More info and RSVP info here.

MPACT – Moving Parents and Children Together
9 – 1o am
West Oakland Branch Library, 1801 Adeline Street, Oakland

Luna Dance Institute offers a free workshop where parents and kids can dance and play. Light refreshments served. RSVP to 510-428-1155. More info here.

Friends of Elmhurst Library Litter Walk
10:15 – 11:30 am
Elmhurst Branch, 1427 88th Ave, Oakland

Library supporters can help pick up litter on 88th Avenue, between International Blvd. and Holly Street.  Pickup sticks, gloves, vests and bags provided. More info here.

Love Balm For My SpiritChild: Testimonies of Healing Justice through Mothers’ Memory
3 pm
East Side Alliance: 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

A four-part performance workshop series about mothers and their search for justice. Sliding scale $5 – $20. More info here.

Hell on Wheels, The Donovan Plant Band, Rocha, Rockn’Roll Villains Society
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More info here. 

Cheapskate, War of Aggression, Bloodshot and Dilated, Art of Chaos 
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More info here.

Buxter Hoot’n, Damon & The Heathens, Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat, plus special guests
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Americana/folk. Admission $8. More info here.

Annie Sampson
Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Blues, soul and rock. More info here. 

The People Party
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 21+ show, tickets $10. More info here.

Leah Tysse
9 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Blues and R&B. No cover. More info here.

Sacred Reich, Attitude Adjustment, Ikki Crane, Midnight Chaser, My Victim, Contrast the WAter
6 pm
Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 3rd Street, Oakland

 All ages show. Tickets $20. More info here.

An Evening with Michele Rosewoman In Solo and Trio Performance
8 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Jazz, funk and Cuban folkloric music. Tickets $17. More info and RSVP info here.

Go Kart Mozart, Colton Saylor & Love Axe
7 pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

More info here.

Sunday January 29

The Shops of the Popup Hood host Sunday Brunch 
11:30-2 pm, shops open 12-5 pm
9th Street between Broadway and Washington

Featuring El Taco Bike and the CoffeeBike from 11:30 – 2 pm. The shops will serve other drinks and staff from Manifesto Bikes will be spinning tunes. More info here.

Zion Lutheran School open house
1-3 pm
5201 Park Boulevard, Oakland 

An open house for new and prospective students and their parents. More info at http://zionlutheranschool.net  or call 510-530-4213.

White Elephant Sale Preview
10 am – 4 pm
333 Lancaster Street, Oakland

The famous preview sale for the annual secondhand sale that benefits the Oakland Museum of California. Admission $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Kids under age 12 admitted free with adult accompaniment. More info here.

OMCA Lunar New Year Celebration and Other Asian Traditions | Year of the Dragon
12:00 – 4:30 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with music and dance, including acrobats, Cambodian rap, magicians, Chinese opera face painting, cooking demonstrations, Tibetan prayer flag making, and much more. Price included in museum admission. More info here.

Poetry Flash with Terry Wolverton and Devreaux Baker
3 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore 5433 College Avenue, Oakland

Two poets discuss their works. More info here.

Farmer’s Market Special Programming: Share the Local Love!
10 am – 2 pm
Jack London Square, 98 Broadway, Oakland

 A day at the farmer’s market with special art projects, button making and special gifts for people wearing Oakland-related apparel. More info here.

Celso Pina
Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 18+ show, tickets $18-$22. More info here.

Kelly McFarling & Quinn Deveaux
7 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Rhythym and bluegrass. No cover. More info here.

Patrice Haan
4 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Harp player and singer Patrice Haan performs with guests Rene Worst on bass, Jeff Sanford on sax, Jennifer Scott on piano, and Tony Marcus on guitar. Tickets $20. More info and RSVP info here.

Ongoing Art Exhibits

Educating Oakland: the History of Oakland Public Schools, 1852-1982
Main Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland

Photos, documents and other artifacts showing life at Oakland schools, their architecture, and news from the school system over more than a century. Show runs January 15 – March 31. More info here.

Femme Cartel
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

A new mixed media show from an all-women’s art and performance collective, featuring photography, drawings, textile art, sculpture and more. More info here.

Between Wind and Water
Vessel Gallery: 471 25th Street

Mixed media and paper cutouts. Exhibit runs through February 18. Read Oakland North’s previous coverage hereMore info here.

Water/Color
Slate Contemporary, 473 25th Street, Oakland

No watercolors; instead, artists in other media including photography and oil paints render works on the subject of water. Show runs through February 25. Read Oakland North’s previous coverage hereMore info here.

Up in Arms
Roscoe Ceramics, 473 25th Street, Oakland

Strange and distorted sculptures of babies. Show runs through January 29. Read Oakland North’s previous coverage here. More info here.

The SF Bay: A Media Morphology
Krowswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

A multimedia installation by Sonja Hinrichsen and Chris Treggiari that explores the Bay Area through topography. Show runs through February 11. Read Oakland North’sprevious coverage hereMore info here.

Portraits from Oakland
PHOTO, 473 25th Street, Oakland

Portraits of First Friday visitors. Show runs through February 18. More info here.

Question Bridge: Black Males
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A multimedia installation featuring videos of black men engaging in question and answer dialogue about black male identity in America. Show runs through April 22. More info here.

Spaces of Life: The Art of Sonya Rapoport
Mills College Art Museum: 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland

Interactive works from 1980-2010, including a “conceptual visit” to Rapoport’s Berkeley home and studio. Exhibit runs through March 11. More info here.

We All Float Down Here
Open Sundays 1 – 5 and by appointment
MacArthur B Arthur, 4030 Martin Luther King Blvd

Collaborative Works by Alison OK Frost and Elwyn Palmerton. Exhibit runs through January 29. More info here.

DIVINE: A Miscellany of Timeless Works
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

Berkeley artist Mary Curtis Ratliff examines feminine beauty in both ancient times and modern pop culture. Exhibit runs through February 11. More info here.

Interlocking Terrain
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

An exhibit curated by Charlie Milgrim explores the connections between artificial and natural environments. Exhibit runs through February 11. More info here.

Space, Time and Architecture
Weekends, 1-4 pm or by appointment
Royal Nonesuch Gallery, 4231 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

New mixed media works by Luca Antonucci and Cybele Lyle including printmaking, collage and photography. More info here.

Ongoing community weekend events and gatherings

Get ‘er Done Day and Community Potluck
Sundays noon – 6 pm, 6 – 8 pm
A PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland

Volunteers can work on a variety of tasks including carpentry, seed planting, plumbing work and more to benefit the center. Followed by a “Souper Sunday” community potluck dinner; bring a vegetarian dish or something to add to the “stone soup.” More info here.

Wildlife Theater
Saturdays at 11:45 am and Sundays at 1:45 pm
Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Every Saturday, hear a story and meet an animal with the Oakland zoo staff.  On Sundays, there are more animals to meet and a chance to learn cool nature facts.

Toddler Storytime

Saturdays 10:30 – 11:30 am
Oakland Main Library, Children’s Room, 125 14th Street, Oakland
and Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland

Every Saturday, children ages three and under can listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy family play time. More info here.

Piedmont Avenue Branch Knitting Group
Saturdays, 3 – 4 pm
Piedmont Ave. Branch, 160 41st Street, Oakland

Weekly knitting get-together and help session.

Open Spinning/Knitting Gathering
Every second Saturday of the month, 10 am – 1 pm
A Verb for Keeping Warm, 6328 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

A free get-together to work on knitting, spinning or fiber arts projects, with complimentary coffee and tea. More info here.

Scrabble Club
Third and First Saturday of every month, 1 – 4 pm
It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies: 4920 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

The club meets two to three times a month and hold a monthly tournament.  Cost: $1 to join the club and $25 for six games at the tournament.  More info here.

MTC Community Garden Hoe-Down
Saturdays 9 – 11 am
Memorial Tabernacle Church: 514 58th Street, Oakland (enter through the driveway)

Come join the weekly garden work party!  Whether you are a novice or an expert, all levels of gardening are welcome. Bring your gloves and gardening tools.

MTC Let’s Walk Together program
Second and fourth Saturdays, 8 am – 10 am
Memorial Tabernacle Church: 514 58th Street, Oakland

A twice-monthly group walk through different Bay Area parks and trails. Meet at the church and carpool to the week’s location. More info here.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Sundays 8:30 – 10 am, Thursdays 7:00 to 8:30 pm
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Summit Campus, Merritt Pavilion
350 Hawthorne Avenue, Oakland, in the “Fir Room.”

A program based on the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. There are no dues, weigh-ins, or fee, but pre-registration for this free program is required. The program is provided through Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the East Bay. Call (510) 523-4361 for more information.

Chemical Dependency Workshop
Saturdays 10 am – 12 pm
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s MPI Treatment Services: 3021 Summit Street, 5th Floor, D Wing, Oakland

Whether you are dealing with alcohol or drug abuse yourself, or helping a family member or friend through the addiction, everyone is welcome at Alta Bates’ Dependency Workshops.  Call 510-652-7000 for more information.

Farmers markets

Old Oakland Farmers Market: 9th Street between Broadway and Clay, Oakland

Fridays 8 am – 2 pm, year-round.  More info here.

Kaiser Permanente Oakland Farmers Market: 3801 Howe Street, Oakland

Fridays 10 am – 2 pm, year-round.  More info here.

Grand Lake Farmers Market: Splash Pad Park at Grand Avenue and Lake Park Avenue

Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm, year round.  More info here.

Phat Beets Produce Market: 5717 Market Street, Oakland

Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm.  More info here.

Temescal Farmers Market: 5300 Claremont Avenue, Oakland (at the DMV)

Sundays 9 am – 1 pm, year-round.  More info here.

Jack London Square Farmers Market: Webster & Water Streets, Oakland

Sundays, 9 am – 2 pm, year-round.  More info here.

Got an Oakland event to share for next weekend’s events listing? Send info including address, time, and ticket price for events taking place in Oakland to staff@oaklandnorth.net.


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