This weekend in Oakland

on July 22, 2011

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

Friday July 22

Paramount Movie Classics presents: “JAWS”
Box office opens at 6 pm, movie at 8 pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. Tickets $5. More info here.

Bites on Broadway
5:30 – 8:30 pm
365 45th Street in front of Studio One Art Center, Oakland

Mobile food, live local music, and lawn games — now at a new location. Continues every Friday through October 21. More info here.

Decompression Sessions
5 – 8 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Weekly get-together featuring music, popcorn, ice cream, and beer, this week featuring a rotating crew of deejays; this week featuring DJ’s Nik! and OZE.” More info and prices here.

Comedy Off Broadway
8 pm
Miss Pearl’s Jam House (at The Waterfront Hotel), 1 Broadway, Oakland

Comedy featuring Joe Klocek. Admission $10, $8 for students, seniors and peace officers. More info here.

Dancing Under the Stars: American Tango
8 – 10 pm
Jack London Square

A weekly free dance lesson followed by an outdoor dance party. More info here. See our coverage of the recent waltz lesson night here.

1-2-3-4-Go! Records 10th Anniversary
Doors at 8 pm
Oakland Metro Operahouse, 630 3rd Street, Oakland

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their label and the 3rd anniversary of their Oakland storefront, the 1-2-3-4-Go! Records folks are putting on three days of music at the Oakland Metro Operahouse, all hosted by Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves. Shows run July 22-24. More info, band lineups and ticket prices here.

Friday Evening Jazz featuring The Yancey Taylor Jazztet
8 – 11 pm
57th Street Gallery, 5701 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Dinner and jazz; admission $15 plus $5 for dinner. Reservations recommended. More info here.

After Work @ Blue Oak
6-8 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Jazz music with Ron Crotty on bass and Terry Rodreguez on piano, happy hour on beverages and small plate food specials at the museum’s Blue Oak Cafe. Museum ticket not required. More info here.

Slum Village
9:30 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

More info and ticket prices here.

The Stan Erhart Band
Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Roots rock and blues. More info here.

Myron & E
9:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Soul music. $5 admission. More info here.

Death Valley High, Electric Chair Repair Co, Echolocation
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More info here.

Harrington Saints, the Inciters, Hounds & Harlots, the Satisfactions
7:00 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

$7 admission. More info here.

David Benoit
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

The contemporary jazz pianist begins a series of four shows. More info here on showtimes and ticket prices.

The Nosebleed Academy, the Kehoe Nation, Full on Flyhead, The Vibe Project
Doors at 9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Indie/alternative rock. No cover. More info here.

Heil Hipsters, We Were Skeletons, The Caution Children, Goombah
7 pm
Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

More info here.

Mighty Irie
10 pm
Luka’s Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland

Reggae and hip hop with DJs rocker-T, Smoke 0ne and Irie Dole. Admission $10. More info here.

Saturday, July 23

OBUGS 4th Annual Art & Garden Tour
2-5 pm
Tour begins at Marston Campbell Garden at Lafayette Elementary School, 1700 Market Street, Oakland

Bike or vanpool on a tour through the gardens and historical spots of West Oakland, beginning and ending with edible schoolyard gardens created through the OBUGS (Oakland-Based Urban Gardens) program. The fundraiser includes food from Picante and live entertainment from the Turf Fienz; you can also borrow a bike and helmet if you don’t have one. More info and ticket prices here. You can see Oakland North’s previous coverage of the OBUGS program here.

“Youth Are Our Future” Bike Ride for Peace & Movie Festival
7 – 9 pm,
Ride starts at 468 Perkins Street, Lake Merritt, Oakland

Join Bikes 4 Life in ride to promote non-violence. Ride begins at the lake and ends at the group’s West Oakland bike shop, to be followed by a movie festival. More info here.

East Bay Food Fight
4:30 – 7:30 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland

At this benefit for the St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen of Champions culinary training program, local chefs will square off against each other in 15-minute battles. More info and ticket prices here. You can read Oakland North’s previous coverage of the Kitchen of Champions program here.

Oakland Jazz Festival
noon
Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland

Featuring Kem, Boney James, Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway and more. More info and ticket prices here.

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

Fenton’s Creamery and Peets Coffee & Tea help the Chabot team teach visitors about the science of food. Free with museum admission. More info here.

“Planting for Native Bees” lecture
noon
Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

A talk by bee expert Celeste Ets-Holkin. More info here.

Lamp Making 101
1 – 3 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Gil Stancourt teaches you how to make your own lamp. $20 for the class plus $20 for materials fees. More info here.

Writer’s Block Workshop
2-4 pm
Oakland Library Lakeview Branch, 550 El Embarcadero, Oakand

Poet Rachel McGee Beck leads a workshop in overcoming writer’s block. More info here.

Puppet Art Theater
3 pm
Main Library, 125 14th Street, Oakland

An all-ages puppet presentation of “The Three Billy Goats Gruff.” More info here.

Opening Reception for Making the Road by Walking: Thomas Haag and Martin Webb
6 – 9 pm
The Compound Gallery: 1167 65th Street, Oakland

An exhibit by two painters whose work is heavily influenced by travel. Show continues through August 21. More info here.

Oakland Art Murmur’s Saturday Stroll
1 –  5 pm
Uptown District along the Telegraph Avenue Corridor

A quieter, more art-focused weekly stroll highlighting the artwork in the galleries of the Uptown District. Click here for more information about participating galleries and the geographic area covered by the Saturday Stroll.

Comedy Off Broadway
8 pm
Miss Pearl’s Jam House (at The Waterfront Hotel), 1 Broadway, Oakland

Comedy featuring Anthony Hill. Admission $10, $8 for students, seniors and peace officers. More info here.

Saturday Evening Jazz featuring the Daria Nile Quartet
8 – 11 pm
57th Street Gallery, 5701 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Dinner and jazz; admission $15 plus $5 for dinner. Reservations recommended. More info here.

Maria Quiles, Penny Royal and Adrienne Shamzad
7 – 10 pm Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

More info here.

People Party
Doors at 10 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

With special guest Amp Fiddler. More info and ticket prices here.

Annie Sampson
Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Blues, R&B and soul. More info here.

The Human Toys, Stephen Kida and the Love Dimension
9:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

$5 admission. More info here.

MC Emmett presents: BBQ Pinball Bands
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Cleve-Land, Edge City Ruins and many more. More info here.

Uni and Her Ukelele, Tippy Canoe, Eliza Black, Tik-Tik Fly
Doors at 9 pm

Alternative/indie rock. No cover. More info here.

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

Classic hip-hip and neo-soul with JAMO and DJ BLACK. Admission $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. More info here.

Youth Summer Concert Series
Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Boulevard, Oakland

Free show for all ages featuring Princess Mimi and Gouda Black. More info here.

Fintheart, Cryptics, The Hague
7 pm
Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

More info here.

Sunday, July 24

Children’s Fairyland and Lakeside Park walking tour
10 am – 1 pm
Meet at Fairyland, outside the shoe

Oakland Heritage Alliance presents a walking tour led by Kathleen DiGiovanni of Children’s Fairyland, the Lakeside Garden Center and the Lawn Bowling Club. More info on tour and donation amouts here.

Summer Clothing Swap
5-8 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Bring clean clothing, accessories and shoes in usable condition, and swap away. More info here.

Uniquely Yours Writing Workshop
7 – 9:30 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Peggy Simmons leads a writing workshop for writers of all experience levels and genres, ages 16 and up. $1-$25 sliding scale fee. More info here.

Oakland Municipal Band
1 – 3 pm
Edcoff Memorial Bandstand, Lake Merritt Park, Oakland

Conductor Troy Davis leads the band in a selection of traditional, pop and show tunes. More info here.

Jazz on Sundays
3 – 6 pm
Golden Gate Branch Library, 5606 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Featured artist the Bill Bell Trio performs, plus Randy Moore lectures on the history of jazz, followed by an open jam session. More info here.

The Rach 3 — classical piano & voice recital
11 am – 1pm
Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway, Oakland

Richard Thomas, Feona Lee Jones and soprano Maria Mikheyenko perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30, also known as “the Rach 3,” and other classical pieces. More info and ticket prices here. Read our previous coverage of Musically Minded Academy here.

Sunday Evening Jazz featuring Kymberly Jackson’s Urban Legend Ensemble

7 – 10 pm
57th Street Gallery, 5701 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Dinner and jazz; admission $15 plus $5 for dinner. Reservations recommended. More info here.

Jukebox Romantics, Dandelion Massacre, Death Sentence, Famous Last Line, Sigaw, Punk Funk Mob
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More info here.

Cabinet of Natural Curiousities, Moomaw Jackson, Rachel Toups
7 pm
Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

More info here.

Soul-Full Glow

8 pm
Luka’s Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland

DJ aebldee spins soul. More info here.

Ongoing community weekend events and gatherings

Talks, Meetings and Groups

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.

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.

LOUD Youth Group
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 4 – 6 pm
Pacific Center: 2712 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley

LOUD Youth Group is a drop-in group for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) youth.  Tuesdays focus on arts and crafts, writing, and music.  Thursdays focus on hot topics and guest speakers.  Fridays focus on queer moves and video games.  More info here.

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.

MTC Community Garden Hoe-Down
Saturdays 9 – 11 am
Memorial Tabernacle Church: 514 58 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.

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.

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.

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.


 

3 Comments

  1. Anne on July 22, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Saturday

    Vegan Bake Sale
    Near Grand Lake Farmer’s Market, at Grand & MacArthur Blvd (outside the market’s parking lot)
    10am-2pm

    Benefiting the animals of Harvest Home Animal Sanctuary! Delicious home-made vegan baked goods and cinnamon rolls from Cinnaholic and pastries from The Breakroom!



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