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This weekend in Oakland

on December 24, 2010

Community events and activities for the weekend of December 24-26. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday 12/24

Pharoah Sanders
8 and 10 pm
Tickets at 8 are $30, tickets at 10 are $22
Yoshi’s  Jazz Club, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Yoshi’s presents two performances by the renowned texor saxophone player. More information here.

Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker 2010
Show time and ticket prices vary
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

The Oakland Ballet Company presents Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker 2010 at the Paramount Theatre. (You can hear this Oakland North audio podcast from one of the company’s rehearsals here.) Performances on December 24 and 26. Information on times and ticket prices is here.

The Arabian Nights
Berkeley Repertory Theater, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley
Shows on Dec 24 and 26, prices and times vary. More info here.

Berkeley Repertory Theater presents director Mary Zimmerman’s take on the classic tale. More information about the show here.

Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead
Berkeley Repertory Theater, 2025 Addison Street, Berkeley
Shows on Dec 24 and 26, prices and times vary. More info here.

Berkeley Repertory Theater presents a new theatrical production written by the author of the delightfully nasty A Series of Unfortunate Events books. More information about the show here.

Saturday 12/25

Merry Christmas from your friends at Oakland North!

Sunday 12/26

Chihuahua Adoption Special
Adoption price: $25

Oakland Animal Services, 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland

Chihuahuas (and Chichuahua mixes) are Special at Oakland Animal Services! OAS, has many adorable chihuahuas and chihuahua mixes looking for good homes, and through December 31st, they are only $25 to adopt (fee includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, exam, and microchip!). If you’re thinking about adopting a small dog, come visit this weekend. They are open Sunday from 12-5, 1101 29th Avenue, Oakland, regular hours through next week (check our website for specifics). More information here.

2 and 4 pm
Uptown Body and Fender, 401 26th Street, Oakland
All tickets $12

Zanzibar Fairytale Puppet Theater presents Cinderella in a unique theater space — an auto body shop! (Check out Oakland North’s previous coverage here.) More information about show times and tickets here.

Holiday Workshop: Ring in the New Year
MOCHA, 538 9th Street, Oakland
1-4 pm
$8 per child, free for members

Kids can make their own hats and noisemakers for New Year’s Eve. More information here.

ZooLights Christmas Light Show

5:30 to 9 pm
Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

ZooLights runs from December 3 through January 2, except for December 24 and 25.  The zoo boasts over 120 lighted animal structures along with the Snowball Express – a miniature steam engine train – giant toy soldiers, and oversized candy canes, lollipops, and gingerbread cookies.  Cost: adults $7.50, kids and seniors $5.50

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 between December 24-26 to


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