This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of March 30 – April 1, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday March 30

Dance anywhere
Noon – 1 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Raissa Simpson’s Push Dance Company and Dance Anywhere offer a free improvised dance session at the museum. Videographers will be taping the dance. More information here.

Sneak peek exhibit openings
3 – 7 pm and 7 — 9 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

The museum offers sneak peaks of two new exhibits, “The 1968 Exhibit” and “All of Us or None, including DJ Dotmatic spinning on the plaza and a poster making exhibit. 3-7 pm session open to museum members only. More info here. Additional information here.

Digital Stories from the Native American Health Center
7 pm
East Side Alliance: 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Digital stories about Native American ceremonies and tradition. Free. More information here.

Great Integration: A Chamber Hip-Hop Opera
8 pm
Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 3rd Street, Oakland

Featuring Rico Pabon & **Do D.A.T. Tickets $5-$10. More info here.

Across the Universe
Skyline High School, 12250 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland

The students of Skyline High School present Across the Universe, the musical based on the music of the Beatles. Event continues Friday and Saturday. Times and ticket prices here.

Art opening: Illuminations
6 – 9 pm
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

Opening reception for a new exhibit featuring artwork by Varese Layzer, RKDB, Julia Shirar. More information here.

High School Rugby
7 pm
Raimondi Field, 1800 Wood Street, Oakand

The Oakland Warthogs take on the Danville Oaks.

SF JAZZ Collective
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

A jazz supergroup plays the music of Stevie Wonder. Event continues Friday – Sunday. Tickets $22 – $28. More information and showtimes here.

X-Over music series
6 – 10 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

A live music series curated by Sarah Sexton featuring genre-bending and unpredictable acts. This week featuring Blake Williams, Whiskerman and Red Steppes. More information here.

Mark Hummel and Sid Morris
8 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Blues harmonic and piano. Tickets $15. More information here.

Beats Antique
8 pm
The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

With opening acts Filastine and the Loyd Family Players. More information and ticket prices here.

Beats Antique After Party
10 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 18+ event. Tickets $10. More information here.

Stay Good with the Brothers Amor
8 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

With special guests The Years, The Nothing & Brooke D. No cover. More information here.

Charles Wheal Band
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Blues. More information here.

DERP
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

DJ/dance featuring DJ’s Krishna, Mr. Nitty, Rugby & CShay. Free before 11 pm, $5 after. More info here.

Superfinos VTO, Third Victim of Abigail Rutledge, Spider Heart, My Parade
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Rock. More information here.

Lord Dying, Pigs, Wild Hunt, Larvae
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

We Luv the Town
10 pm
Luka’s Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland

Hip-hop and dancehall. Admission $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. More information here.

 

Saturday March 31

Napoleon
1:30 pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents the restored version of Napoleon. And accompanied by the Oakland East Bay Symphony. More information and ticket prices here.

NanoDays
11 am – 5 pm
Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

Activities relating to the physics and applications of nanotechnology. Free with general admission. More information here.

Auditions for Woodminster Summer Musicals 2012
Times vary
Woodminster Amphitheater
 OR Joaquin Miller Community Center, 3594 Sanborn Drive, Oakland

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and CATS. For more information about making an appointment or how to audition, click here.

Lakeshore Free Plant Exchange
noon – 4 pm
3811 Lakeshore Drive, Oakland

Exchange plants, bulbs, seeds and more. More information here.

POP2012
Doors at 5:30 pm
Oracle Arena: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

A dance, lighting and sound spectacular. Ages 18+ event. More information and ticket prices here.

Jazz Search West Grand Finale
7 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

The finale of a Bay Area-wide jazz talent search for solo instrumentalists and vocalists. Line up and more information here.

Voltron
5:30 pm – 3 am
Peralta Palace, 2441 Peralta Street, Oakland

Electronic music and dance featuring Sun Araw, Jel from Anticon, Neto187 & Bobby Peru, and many more. Admission $10. More information here.

Even Taylor and Owl Meets Dove
7 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Indie rock. More information here.

LB Muzac Presents Soulful Saturday
8 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Soul and gospel. No cover. More info here.

Annie Sampson
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Blues, R&B and soul. More information here.

The Stripminers
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

With The Dirty Hand Family Band, Pleasure Kills. Tickets $12. More information here.

Mind’s Body with RaDante Keys, Tone Stonies
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Latin/Reggae/Rock. More information here.

Skunkfest
6:30 pm
Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 3rd Street, Oakland

Featuring Eskera, Abject, Dani Nash and the Villains, Day Labor, Dun Bin Had, The Imposters, Puke and Rally, Clepto, The 132. Tickets $10. More information here.

Smoove Saturday
10 pm
Luka’s Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland

Hip-hop, neo soul and world flavors. Admission $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. More information here.

Sunday April 1

Cesar Chavez Youth Day Celebration
11 am – 3 pm
Dover Park, 57th Street and Dover, Oakland

Music, art, an Aztec Ceremony, food and gardening. Sponsored by Phat Beets Produce. More information here.

Napoleon
1:30 pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival presents the restored version of Napoleon. And accompanied by the Oakland East Bay Symphony. More information and ticket prices here.

Swing Dancing in the Jukebox Lounge
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Dancers Belinda Ricklefs and Chuck Dee will demonstrate the Lindy Hop and the East Coast swing. More information here.

Actual Jazz Series
5 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Headliners the John Schott Trio plus other special guests. More information here.

Alone & Together: Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby
8 pm
The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Rock classics. More information and ticket prices here.

The Shants, The Quiet Americans, Tippy Canoe & the Bay Area Brit
7 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Americana, traditional and folk music. No cover. More information here.

Ongoing Art Exhibits

Paper Trails (A Zine Show)
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

A zine-theme show featuring hundreds of zines, many produced locally. This show is produced in collaboration with Rock, Paper, Scissors and will run through April 12. More information here.

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 hereRead Oakland North’s coverage of the exhibit 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. Read Oakland North’s previous coverage 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.

Space-Light-Structure: The Jewelry of Margaret De Patta 
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A retrospective of the works of Bay Area American Modernist Jeweler Margaret De Patta, featuring jewelry, ceramics, photographs and more. Exhibit runs February 4 through May 13. More info here. Read Oakland North’s previous coverage 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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