This weekend in Oakland

on September 16, 2011

Community events and activities for the weekend of September 16-18. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday September 16

PARK(ing) Day

More than a dozen businesses and community groups will turn parking spaces into “parklets” where you can stop to relax, as part of an international day to encourage the use of green space in urban landscapes. You can find where the parklets will be by clicking here. Read Oakland North’s coverage here.

Project Bandaloop: Bound(less)
6:30 – 11:30 pm
West Grand Avenue between Broadway and Valley Street, Oakland

Project Bandaloop presents “Bound(less),” an aerial dance performance, on the Great Wall of Oakland, also featuring video projections and the music of Dana Leong. Event continues Saturday Sept. 17.  More information here.

California Futures: Child of Giants
7 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Filmmaker Tom Ropelewski screens “Child of Giants: My Journey with Maynard Dixon and Dorothea Lange,” the story of his life with his famous parents. More information here.

The Wade Love Band
noon – 1 pm
Kaiser Center Roof Garden, 300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

A free afternoon rooftop concert with the soul funk band, the Wade Love Band. More info here.

Bites off 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 Café, 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 with a showing of The Fearless Freaks at 8 pm. More info and prices here.

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

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

Thievery Corporation
8 pm
The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Downtempo DC lounge artists Thievery Corporation begin a two-night stand at the Fox. More information here.

Steve Freund
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Chicago blues.  More info here.

The Album Leaf
Doors at 8, show at 9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Indie rock, with opening acts Sister Canyon, Naked Lights. 18 and over show. More info here.

After Party for the Thievery Corporation
Doors at 11, show at 11:40 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Downtempo with Afrolliciouos and DJ’s Pleasuremaker and Senor Oz. 18 and over show. More info here.

The Fellowship Band featuring Brian Blade
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Jazz drummer and band leader Brian Blade. More info here.

Local indie showcase night
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Local indie rock with The There There, The Love Dimension, Haberdasher and Buzzmutt. No cover. More info here.

Mission Creek Music Fest
6 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

Featuring Bare Wires, Courtney and the Crushers, Lotus Moon, Nectarine Pie, and the Smokestacks.  More info here.

Scorched Earth Policy, Whiskey Black, Sofajunkie, Taco Ramirez, Sludgebucket
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Alternative rock. More info here.

45 Sessions
9:15 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

A deejay set played all on 45s. More info here.

Adventures! With Might, Pocketknife, Paegant
Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Indie rock. More info here.

Full Spectrum
10 pm
Luka’s Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland

DJ mere of the Oakland Faders and Lexx Jones spin old school hip hop and R&B. Admission $10. More info here.

Full Figure Friday Old School
10 pm – 2 am
Club Anton, 428 3rd Street, Oakland

With DJ Lash and Pam the Funkstress. Ages 21 and up. More information here.

Saturday September 17        

PARK(ing) Day Block Party
11 am – 6 pm
A PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland

A block party featuring live music, children’s theater, and a flea market on 64th Street between San Pablo Avenue and Marshall Street. More information here.

Creek to Bay Day
9 am – noon
Various cites throughout the city

An annual community clean up day where neighbors get together to clean up our local waterways. You can get a list of locations and the type of clean up activities here.

Arroyo Viejo Creek Crew Work Day, Acorn Workshop
9 am – noon, 2 – 4 pm
Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Zoo fans of all ages can help clean up the creek as part of Creek to Bay day. All participants will get free zoo admission afterward. Then at 2 pm, the zoo will host a guided Acorn Walk to learn more about the seed of the oak tree. More information here.

ZooKids: Some Like it Hot: Savannah Animals
9:30 am
Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Kids ages 4 and 5 can learn about the animals of the African Savanna, do crafts and take a mini-hike. More information here.

Fit Rave
2 – 4 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland

Fitness trainers will provide an outdoor workout to the sounds of a live deejay, with yoga, spinning, core workout stations and more. Activities for kids ages 5-12 provided for participating parents. More information and ticket prices here.

ODOG Fix Our Fence Party & Fundraiser
noon – 3 pm
Joaquin Miller Dog Park, Oakland

A party to raise money for new gates for the dog park, including a dog and owner lookalike contest, swap meet for dog toys and gear, door prizes and BBQ. More information here.

Celebration of Life Peace March and Rally
11 am
Caesar Chavez Park at International Boulevard and 29th Avenue, Oakland

Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere, a coalition of several Oakland faith-based organizations, hosts a peace rally followed by a march to Frank Ogawa Plaza to protest urban violence. Congresswoman Barbara Lee will speak at the event and there will also be musical and spoken word performers. 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 Rodger Lizaola. Admission $10, $8 for students, seniors and peace officers. More info here.

The Lovelight Blues Band
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Mississippi and Chicago-style blues.  More info here.

Cash’d Out
Doors at 8, show at 9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Johnny Cash tribute band. 18 and over show. More info here.

Niyaz featuring Azam Ali
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

A trio that blends trance electronica with Persian folk songs. More info here.

Hella Gay
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

DJ’s GStar and guest deejays host a night of electronica, house and hip-hip. Cover $7. More info here. 

Butt Problems, Run Amok, Hell Fire, Betty White
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Alternative rock, metal and punk. More info here.

Steffy Sue on the UKE and Fear for the Hearts of Men are Failing


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

Indie rock. More info here.

Whiskerman CD release party
9:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

With Ghost and the City. Admission $5. More info here.

Witch Hat, Colored Girls
7 pm
Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Indie rock. More info here.

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

Mark Davita and Black spin hip hop, neo soul and world music.  Admission $5 before 10 pm, $10 after. More info here.

Sunday September 18        

Church of Craft
noon – 5 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

A drop-in afternoon of crafting; bring whatever you’re working on. Snacks to share welcome. More information here.

The Oakland Standard: Seed
1 – 5 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

An event celebrating the seed, with a seed swap, live music, film screenings and more. More information here.

Chop Bar Pig Roast
4 – 7 pm
95 Linden Street, Oakland

A pig roast with live music by Dynamic, with benefits going to GO Public Schools. More information here.

Dos Four
Doors at 1 pm, show at 2 pm
Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland

Celebrate World Music Day with Dos Four and a blend of Cuban music, reggaeton, salsa and hip hop. Part of the Sundays in the Redwoods concert series. More information here.

Teedra Moses
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

New Orleans R&B vocalist Teedra Moses performs. More info here.

Super Secret Show
6 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

Featuring Ghoul, Blown to Bits, Hazzard’s Cure. Tickets $9.  More info here.

The Actual Jazz series curated by John Klopotowski
5 – 8 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

John Klopotowski leads a jazz sextet. More info here.

Caldecott 3rd Sunday Residency
9 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Free admission. More info here. 

Soul-Full Glow
8 pm
Luka’s Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland

DJ aebldee spins soul. More info here.

Ongoing Art Exhibits

Fuzzy Logic — Oakland Threads
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Opening reception for a show featuring soft sculptures, pillows, crocheted animals and other tactile treats, co-hosted by Actual Cafe and James and the Giant Cupcake. Show runs through October 13. More info here.

Threads of Transition, Patterns of Change: Rabari Textiles of India
A Verb for Keeping Warm,
6328 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

In conjunction with the “Fuzzy Logic” show, A Verb For Keeping Warm hosts an exhibit of textiles made by semi-nomadic camel herding societies in India, showcasing quilts, wall hangings, bags and other dowry items. Show runs through December 7. More info here. To read Oakland North’s coverage of the event, click here.

This Means War Is Personal
Fridays 3-6, Saturdays 1 – 5
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

Video and photography by Jason Hanasik and video and installation by David Gregory Wallace relating to the United States’ involvement in war. Exhibit runs September 2 – October 15. More info here. To read Oakland North’s coverage of the event, click here.

Camp
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

Paintings by Julie Alvarado focusing on the interactions between humans and nature while camping or at summer camp. Show continues through October 1. More info here.

A Walk in the Wild: Continuing John Muir’s Journey
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A new interactive exhibit opens August 6 and highlights the legacy of the famous California naturalist and combines, art, science and natural history. Exhibit continues through January 22, 2012. Museum admission required. More info as well as museum hours and ticket prices here. To read Oakland North’s coverage of the exhibit, click here.

Remembering and Rebuilding: A Commemoration of the Oakland-Berkeley Firestorm
Oakland History Room, Oakland Main Library, 2nd floor, 125 14th Street, Oakland

A free exhibit that uses photos, maps, letters, poems, newspapers and other public documents to capture the devastation caused by the 1991 hills fire, and the efforts to rebuild afterwards. Exhibit runs September 1 – November 30. More info and hours here. To read Oakland North’s coverage of the exhibit, click 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. 

2 Comments

  1. Belinda on September 16, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Interfaith Art Exhibit features art work from Muslim, Christian, and Jewish artists. Free. Opening reception Saturday, Sept 17, 6 to 9 pm. Ongoing thru Oct. 22. Islamic Cultural Center, 1433 Madison, Oakland.



  2. jennifer on September 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    A great studio sale this weekend! Here is the link: http://www.bella-art.com/openstudio.htm



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