This weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 8-10, 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

 

Friday February 8

Art for Educators

5-8 pm

MOCHA, 538 Ninth Street, Suite 210

A workshop for classroom teachers, parents. youth workers and teaching artists who want to learn more about arts integration with young children. More info here.

 

Friday Nights @ OMCA

5-9 pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A collaboration between the museum and the Off the Grid food truck street market means food, half-price museum admission, free films, live music and more every Friday. More information here.

 

2nd Annual Love Show, Artists Reception

6 – 9 pm

The Gray Loft Gallery, 527 23rd Ave Studio 104

More info here.

 

Mike Epps with Doug E. Fresh

7 pm and 10:30 pm.

The Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway

An evening with stand-up comedian Mike Epps. More info here.

 

Patricia Bracewell discusses and signs “Shadow on the Crown”

7:30, Free

Diesel Bookstore, 5433 College Ave

Author signing, More info here.

 

American Idol Winner LeeDeWyze

8 pm, Tickets $23

Acoustic session with American Idol’s ninth season winner. More info here.

 

Comic on Oakland

8-10 pm

Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Ave.

Art opening, featuring local comics and illustrations. More info here.

 

Trails and Ways

Doors 8 pm, Show 9 pm

The New Parish, 579 18th St

Tickets available at the door. All ages. More info here.

 

Hubba Hubba Revue presents: CABARET PERILOUS

Show 9m, $10

The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph

Cabaret/Comedy. More info here.

 

Saturday February 9           

ZooKids: Tails and Tongues

9:30am – 12:00pm

Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road

Members $20.00 / Non-Members $23.00.

Learn about how animals use their tongues and tails to survive in the wild.

 

Art for Educators

10 am – 4 pm

MOCHA, 538 Ninth Street, Suite 210

A workshop for classroom teachers, parents. youth workers and teaching artists who want to learn more about arts integration with young children. More info here.

 

OCMA In-the-Mix: Music Tour

1-2 pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Embark on a sonic tour of the Gallery of California Art, using music from a scope of genres and eras to experience art in a new way.

 

Puppet Show: Goldilocks & The Three Bears.

11 am, 2pm and 4pm

Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue

More info here.

 

Bernie Jungle singer/songwriter CD release event

Studio Quercus, 385 26th Street

Doors open at 6:30. Admission $10. More info here.

 

Mortified: Angst Written

Show 6:30 PM, $15/$20

The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph

Spoken Word/Comedy. More info here.

 

Resonance Jazz

Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway

8 pm. Admission $12. More info here.

 

Allen Toussaint

8 and 10 pm, Tickets $35

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square

New Orleans-style rhythm. More info here

 

Blue Bone Express

Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph

“Mardi Gras Brass Unleashed,” More info here.

 

Hella Gay Dance Part

9:30 PM, $5

The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph

Dj Dance Party. More info here.

 

Reggae Gold

10 pm

The New Parish, 579 18th St

Tickets available at the door. 21 and older. More info here.

 

Sunday February 10

 

British Isles Music Festival

Valley Center for the Performing Arts, Holy Names University. 3500 Mountain Blvd.

2-9:30 pm, $45 general, $35 senior/student. More info here.

 

Select SEX / Mortuous / T.A.D.R.O.A.E.V / 2084

Show 6:00- 10:30 PM

Eli’s Mile High Club, 3629 MLK

Music, More info here.

 

Allen Toussaint

7 pm, Tickets $35

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square

New Orleans-style rhythm More info here

 

Shapeshifters Cinema

Show 8 pm, Free

Temescal Art Center,  511  48TH street.

Experimental film and live music, All ages. More info here.

 

Warrior King

Doors 9 pm, Show 10 pm

The New Parish, 579 18th St

Tickets available at the door. 18 and older. More info here.

 

Ongoing Art Exhibits

Layers, by Robert Ray

Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oakland

The exhibition Layers showcases the art of twenty-five artists from the northern California region who utilize the process of layering, and/or depict layered imagery, in a variety of mixed-media works, paintings, drawings, collage and sculpture. Runs until March 16. More here.

 

Latham Square: Liz Maxwell

Pro Arts, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

The paintings in this exhibition use geometry and color to express impressions of an abstracted reality. Recalling memories of Mexico, Liz Maxwell employs parallel lines, sometimes intersected by slanted ones, to evoke landscapes and architectural forms. Runs through March 1, 2013. More here.

 

Reflection 100: A Century of Metal Arts at CCA

California College of the Arts, 5212 Broadway, Oakland inside the Oliver Art Center, Tecoah Bruce Gallery

A retrospective on 100 years of metalsmithing and jewelry making at the school, showcasing the work of alumni and faculty. Exhibit runs through February 14, 2013. More information here.

 

Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the studio art-glass movement in the US. Examines California’s influence on the movement. Runs through March 24, 2013. More information here.

 

Rocier Collective presents pieces by David Schonhoff

Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

This San Diego-based collective is touring paintings by David Schonhoff. Exhibit runs through early February. More information here.

 

Suburban Dreams

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

California photography by San Francisco artist Beth Yarnelle Edwards exploring the relationship between people, their possessions and the domestic world. Exhibit runs through June 30, 2013. More information here.

 

Ritual

Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

Artist Eric Bohr uses a series of paintings on canvas, uses layers of paint to express what comes of rituals like prayer, meditation and dance. Exhibit runs through February 23, 2013. More information here.

 

Histoire Noir

Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

A joint exhibition by Jody Medich and Jill McLennan featuring pencil, charcoal and marker drawings on the topics of war and Oakland under construction. Exhibit runs through February 23, 2013. More information here.

 

Glendessary

Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

Still life photo prints by Peter Honig. Exhibit runs through February 23, 2013. More information here.

 

Re/Surfaces

Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

Dreamlike paintings by Sanjay Vora and sculptures by Nancy Genn, who helped popularize the use of handmade paper in the 1970’s. Exhibit runs through February 23, 2013. More information here.

 

She World

Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

Art by Ursula Brookbank that involves a flashlight-lit tour through the “She World Archive,” featuring relics from the lives of women and a soundtrack by Emily Lacy. More information here. Exhibit runs through February 9, 2013.

 

A Show of Art by Two Bensons

Royal NoneSuch Gallery, 4231 Telegraph Ave. Oakland

Art by Mark Benson and Jason Benson. More information here.

 

 

Ongoing community weekend events and gatherings

Oakland Walking Tours


Saturdays at 10 am

Free 90-minute walking tours through Oakland’s downtown, offered May through October. Reservations recommended. For more information, including details of the 8 itineraries available, click 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. 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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