This Weekend in Oakland

Community events and activities for the weekend of February 22-24, 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

 

Friday, February 22

 

Customizer-in-Residence Open Studio Series

5-8pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Catch Bay Area hackers, makers, and DIYers in action as part of the we/customize Customizer-in-Residence series.  More information here.

 

Friday Nights @OMCA

5-9pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

The Bay Area’s most talked-about food truck party comes to Oakland! Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday starting this winter for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. More information here.

 

Live Music: X-Over Series

6-10pm

Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

Genre-bending, switch-hitting artists. Quirky and unpredictable, live every month. More information here.

 

Foreverland, DJ Lady Ryan

8pm.

The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

14-piece Tribute to Michael Jackson. Tickets $15-$20. More information here.

 

Japanther, Kids on a Crime Spree, Jackal Fleece

9pm.

The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Alternative/Indie. Tickets $10. More information here.

 

Nicholas Payton

8pm & 10pm

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Jazz. Tickets $22. More information here.

 

MJ’s Brass Boppers

Café Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

2nd Line New Orleans. More information here.

 

Bells Atlas, MADlines

9pm

Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Indie. Cover: $5. More information here.

 

 

Saturday, February 23

 

Animal Care Girl Scout Workshop

9-10:30am

The Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Gather up your troop and head on down to the Oakland Zoo for a day full of fun and adventure! Spaces fill up fast, so make your reservation today! More information here.

 

ZooKids: Tails and Tongues

9:30am-12pm

The Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Learn about the ways animals use their tails and tongues to survive. More information here.

 

Customizer-in-Residence Open Studio Series

1-4pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Catch Bay Area hackers, makers, and DIYers in action as part of the we/customize Customizer-in-Residence series. Watch the process of expert customizers and participate in transforming objects with clothing mash-ups, toy hacking, music remixing, and more! More information here.

 

Puppet Show: The Enchanted Well

11am, 2pm, 4pm

Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Beware the Bogart, a mischievous Scottish imp that likes to live in a well and echo people who talk into it. More information here.

 

Saturday Drop-in Art

12-4pm

Museum of Children’s Art, 538 Ninth Street, Oakland

Our creative weekly themes in Little Studio are lots of fun! More information here.

 

As You Like It

$8pm

Impact Bay Area, 146 E 12th Street, Oakland

Shakespeare’s gender-bending comedy. Tickets $10-25. More information here.

 

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Benefit Scholarship Ball

8pm

The Washington Inn, 495 Tenth Street, Oakland

The Cotton Club – The hottest retro dance party in town. Tickets $55. More information here.

 

Oakland Estuary Moonlight Kayak Tour

5-8pm

California Canoe & Kayak, 409 Water Street, Oakland

Paddling under the moonlight is an enchanting experience! The water is calm and glassy on the Oakland Estuary in the evening, and the city lights add to the romance. More information here.

 

thePeople, Oakland

8pm.

The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Dance music plus. 21+. Tickets $5-$10. More information here.

 

Myra Kate Vallianos & Nick Z

7-10pm

Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

Guitar & Piano. More information here.

 

Tim & Stash’s Annual Birthday Bash

9pm.

The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Punk/Alternative. Tickets $5. More information here.

 

Howard Hewitt

8pm & 10pm

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

R&B. Tickets $32. More information here.

 

Ton of Bricks

Café Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Jazz rock. More information here.

 

The Shams Eire

9pm

Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Irish rock. Cover: $5. More information here.

 

 

Sunday, February 24

 

Customizer-in-Residence Open Studio Series

1-4pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Catch Bay Area hackers, makers, and DIYers in action as part of the we/customize Customizer-in-Residence series.  More information here.

 

Art Guild Symposium – Studio Glass: 50 Years in California

1-4pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Join the OMCA Art Guild for a symposium celebrating 50 years of studio art glass. More information here.

 

Puppet Show: The Enchanted Well

11am, 2pm, 4pm

Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Beware the Bogart, a mischievous Scottish imp that likes to live in a well and echo people who talk into it. More information here.

 

Psalmist Café 5

6-9pm

Center of Grace Ministries Fellowship Hall, 825 Athens Avenue, Oakland

Calling all poets, word smiths, spoken words enthusiasts, singers, dancers, musicians and praisers! You are invited to attend AND participate in the 5th fun filled Psalmist Café. Sign-up to present your stuff or just come and hang out. More information here.

 

The Break

9:30pm-1:30am

Era Art Bar and Lounge, 19 Grand Avenue, Oakland

DJ. Free. More information 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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: 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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