This Weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of October 26-28th, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday, October 27

10th Annual Day of Rememberance

12:15-1:15

Alameda County Administration Building Plaza, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland

Speakers, testimony from a domestic violence victim, and the reading of names and sounding of memorial bell.  The Alameda County Silhouette Project, Children’s Art Project and a photo exhibit will be on display.

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2012 Home Movie Day

4-9pm

1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Bring the family to Home Movie Day at the Oakland Museum of California. Bring your own 8mm, Super 8, or 16mm home movies and have it projected for all to see! Screenings this Friday honor films of passed loved ones or local unrecognized heroes/heroines. Submit your films from 4-6pm and screenings are from 6-9pm.

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Tango No. 9 in “Tango Times Live”

8pm

1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland.

San Francisco’s chamber ensemble brings its eclectic mix of tango influences together in this rare performance. If you’re a lover of tango and a fan of accordion maestro Astor Piazzolla, the Piedmont Piano Company welcomes you.

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A Halloween Warehouse Celebration

10pm-6am

1255 26th St., Oakland

DJ’s, bar, aerial silk performance,a haunted fashion show, and sunrise tea. C’mon, what else could you ask for? 21 and up. hOMevolution Warehouse,$40-$60.

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Hella Halloween Gay

9pm

1928 Telegraph Avenue
Costume ball and DJ’s. Hella everybody’s invited! The Uptown.

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Matt & Kim Live Performance

8pm

1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Matt and Kim perform songs off their new album Lightning, which is set to be released this fall.

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Classical Harmonies Concert Series

7:30-9pm

Kenya Baker, former lead guitarist for Grammy Award winner Joss Stone, plays live at Pro Arts gallery.

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Mark Baugh-Sasaki: The Civilized Wild

6-9 pm

480 23rd Street, Oakland
Opening exhibit for San Francisco artist Mark Baugh-Sasak, the exhibit includes sculpture, photography, installation, video, and drawing that together explore the entrenched hybridity of the California landscape.

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“So You Think You Can Dance”

7:30pm

2025 Broadway  Oakland
$32-$65 for tickets. The hit show, “So You Think You Can Dance” will bring its top 10 finalist to Oakland as part of the 2012 live tour.

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

Fridays 8 am – 2 pm, year-round.

 More info here.

Star Party

6pm

10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland
Gaze through the Chabot Space and Science Center’s telescopes or take a walk through the cosmos with the live planetarium show. Come dressed in your favorite cosmos gear- a planet (sorry Pluto), a shooting star, or a rocketship and you’re automatically entered to win a prize!

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Teacher Feature

4-7:00pm
Oakland Museum 1000 Oak Street, Oakland
Free for teachers and chaperones. Take a look at the Day of the Dead exhibition and meet some of the artist.

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Saturday, October 27

Paws & Claws

2:00pm

3436 Dimond Ave, Oakland

9th Annual “Howl-o-ween” pet parade and costume contest. Pets and children are welcome to join the parade in the Dimond District.

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Pumpkin Extravaganza

MOCHA Museum of Children’s Art, 538 Ninth Street, Suite 210, Oakland
$8 per child, discounted rate for members. Carve pumpkins with the whole family and make art.

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A Halloween Spooktacular

1:00pm – 5:00pm

African American Museum & Library at Oakland, 659 14th Street, Oakland
Free. Children can participate in storytelling, costumes, craft and games for children this weekend at the “ghost theatre.”

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Flash Mob Science & Shuttle

10am-10pm

10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
Free admission to the Flash Mob Science at Chabot that will feature hands-on demonstrations and planetarium shows.

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Boo at the Zoo

Saturday, October 27 and Sunday, October 28 from 10:00am – 3:00pm

Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

The Oakland Zoo celebrates its annual Halloween event with face painting and rides on the spooky train. Children in a costume receive a free train ride ticket. The event is free for Oakland Zoo members or a $7.00 parking fee for non-members.

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Classic Cars West Beer Garden

Saturdays from 2 pm til dusk

Classic Cars West, 411 26th Street, Oakland
Featuring grilled sausages, craft beer, music, art and vintage cars.

More info here.

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.

Brazilian Family Halloween Ball

5-10pm

1901 San Pablo Avenue
Brazillian music, dancing, costume contest and parade. All ages welcome.

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Cajun/Zydeco Halloween Ball

8pm

1317 San Pablo Avenue

Featuring the music of Mark St. Mary, Delta Blues and Zydeco Band, The BluesBox, and Bayou Band. $12, $15.

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Sunday, October 28

 

Cheri Anderson & Mary Watkins & Friends

3pm

Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway, Oakland
Jazz. Tickets $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

More Information here.

Halloween Samba Party

5:00pm-10:00pm

FICA 2513 Magnolia St., West Oakland
Halloween Samba Party, costumes encouraged and a performance by Samba Rio Dancers.

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OMCA Family | Drop-In Art Workshop and Days of the Dead Family Gallery Tour

12:00 – 3:00 pm

1000 Oak Street, Oakland
Create your own crafts and take a family tour of the exhibition of Forgotten Stories.

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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.

Fruitvale Dia de Los Muertos Festival

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fruitvale Transit Village, East 12th at 33rd & 37th Ave
Enjoy live music, craft vendors and dance troupes for an event that celebrates love and death.

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Children’s Halloween Parade

11:45am

5951 College Ave

Get dressed up,trick-or-treat at local businesses, and show off your costume! Meet at Presbyterian Church.

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A Family Halloween Concert

7:30pm

801 Magnolia Avenue, Oakland

Hear violinists Joseph Gold, Debbie Dare, and guitarist Jaume Torrent perform a variety of spooky Halloween- themed music.

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Fukuoka Association & Golden State Bonsai Collection

5:30-8:30pm

666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland

The Oakland Fukuoka Sister City Association and the Golden State Bonsai Collection North presents an evening of Japanese food and entertainment.

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Band of Horses

7:30pm
Fox Theater

1807 Telegraph Avenue

Catch the music of Band of Horses as they stop over at Oakland’s Fox Theater with guests Howlin Rain.

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Talk to Me: Speak with Local Vietnamese American Artists

2pm-4pm

388 Ninth St. Suite 290, Oakland

Join East Bay Vietnamese American artists, writer Ly Nguyen and filmmaker Tony Nguyen as they explore art through their family stories.

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Ongoing Art Exhibits

In Stasis

MacArthur B Arthur: 4030 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland

An exhibition about intermediary space and waiting, featuring works by work by Johanna Billing, Liam Everett, Roza Janiszewska, Bob Linder, Anna Sagström, and Joseph Thomas. Runs through September 30.

More information here.

Hidden Agenda

Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

Paintings by Rose Anne Critchfield and sculpture by Alex Abajian & J. Lin-Hsien Kung, Luke Heimbigner, Wayne Shaffer, and Cyrus Tilton. Exhibit runs through September 29.

More information here.

Phoenix Risen: The Art of Cartoonist David Brown

African American Museum & Library at Oakland, 659 14th Street
An exhibit of the work of cartoonist and publisher David Brown. Exhibit continues through October 20.

More information here.

From One Thing to Another—The Art of Recycling

Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, Third Floor, Oakland

A group show presenting work by more than a dozen artists who have used recycled materials to create jewelry, furniture, collage, sculpture and more. Exhibit runs through November 19.

More information here.

Ken and Melanie Light: Valley of Shadows and Dreams

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A black-and-white photography exhibit showcasing the lives of farm workers in the Central Valley. Exhibit runs through December 31.

More information here.

The 1968 Exhibit

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland
Explores the social, political and economic history of the Bay Area counterculture during 1968. Exhibit runs through November 25.

More information here.

Ongoing community weekend events and gatherings

Classic Cars West Beer Garden

Saturdays from 2 pm til dusk

Classic Cars West, 411 26th Street, Oakland
Featuring grilled sausages, craft beer, music, art and vintage cars.

More info here.

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.

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: 942 Stanford Avenue, 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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  1. Fresh Juice Party announces official CD release! “Where’s Our Change?” is finally here!
    Starry Plough Pub 3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley at 10pm, Thursday, November 8th

    Best known for anti-serenading President Obama with the title track from this debut album, Fresh Juice Party continues to stay attuned to a ‘soundtrack for social justice‘ in their collection of ‘conscious rock‘ originals. Although the subject matter of FJP’s music is anything but trivial, FJP’s music is anything but trivial, the show at Berkeley’s Starry Plough Pub on November 8th promises to be convivial and full of spectacle – as you’ve come to expect from all FJP’s events!

    Special Guests include: DJ Occupy, Fake Moustache Cowboy and Tony’s Circus!

    The all super, all natural Super Natural kicks off the fresh & juicy party at 9!

    For more info & to RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/120211628129695/

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