This weekend in Oakland

on October 28, 2011

Community events and activities for the weekend of October 28 – 30. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday October 28

Boo at the Zoo
10 am—3 pm
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Costume parade, scavenger hunt, guinea hogs walk, face paint, and more. Adults: $13.75; Kids: $9.75. More info here.

Linden Street Dance Halloween Party
8:30—11 pm
Linden Street Dance, 130 Linden Street, Oakland.

Short dance class followed by a Halloween party. More info here. 

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

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

MJs Brass Boppers
9:30 pm — 1 am
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
New Orleans style brass band.  More info here.

Regina Spelle
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland
8 pm

Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B/pop singer Regina Spelle with special guest, Chris Walker. Admission $38/$32. More info here.

Wayne “The Train” Hancock, Shelby Cobra, and Lysa Cash & The Money Makers
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Country and Americana. Admission $12. More info here.

Bum City Saints
7 pm—12:30 am
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

 More info here.

Mayhem Fest
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Alternative rock. More info here.

Decompression session with DJ Lifeone
5 – 8 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Indie rock. More info here.

John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982)
8 — 10 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo, Avenue, Oakland

More info here. 

Go Van Gogh
9:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

More info here.

Guitar Wizards of the Future, Bumtech, and Jahnonymous
7 pm
Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Indie rock. More info here.

Mighty Irie: DJ Rocker T, Smoke One, and Irie Dole
10 pm
Luka’s Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland

Hip-hop, reggae, and dance hall. Admission $10. More info here.

Saturday October 29  

Boo at the Zoo

10 am—3 pm
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Costume parade, scavenger hunt, guinea hogs walk, face paint, and more. Adults: $13.75; Kids: $9.75. More info here.

Piedmont Avenue Halloween Parade
11:45 am
Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

Annual Halloween parade followed by trick-or-treating and music. More info here. 

6th Annual Pumpkin Festival
12—3 pm
Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

Pumpkin patch, hay bale tunnel, clown, balloon art, face paint, crafts table, and more. More info here. 

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree
10 am—5 pm
Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Unlimited rides, goody bags for kids, crafts table, and costume parade. Admission $10 non-members; $5 members. 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 Michael Slack. Admission $10, $8 for students, seniors and peace officers. More info here.

Thrill The World
7 pm
Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street, Oakland

The public is invited to perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance. More info here. 

The People Party
Doors at 9 pm, show at 10 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Admission $5 before 11 pm, $10 after. More info here.

Regina Spelle
8 pm
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B/pop singer Regina Spelle with special guest, Chris Walker. Admission $38/$32. More info here.

Halloween Bash 2011
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Live music, cabaret, comedy, prizes, and costume contest. Admission $12/$15. More info here.

Benefit show for Jodie
6 am — 12:30 am, Sunday
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

Art from international tattoo artists, raffle, and music performances by Creepers, Season of the Witch, The Dirty Riggs, and White Cloud.  More info here.

Faster Than Light, Gokart Mozart, Brothers Gow, Inner Ear Brigade, and Colton Saylor
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Alternative rock. More info here.

Live Music: Steffy Sue and Tik Tik Fly: Dia de los Muertos Edition
 7 – 10 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Gothic music. More info here.

Disco Volante’s First Halloween Party
9:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Music by Thee Hobo Gobbelins. More info here.

Dos Hermano, JE Double F, and Greenlander
7 pm
Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Indie rock. More info here.

Smoove Saturday Step and Hustle Halloween
10 pm
Luka’s Taproom, 2221 Broadway, Oakland

Classic hip-hop, neosoul, and world music. Admission $5 before 11; $10 after. More info here.

Sunday October 30

Boo at the Zoo
10 am—3 pm
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Costume parade, scavenger hunt, guinea hogs walk, face paint, and more. Adults: $13.75; Kids: $9.75. More info here.

16th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival

10 am—5 pm
Between 33rd and 37th Avenues on East 12th Street, Fruitville Village, Oakland

Live music, rides, games, and dance performances. More info here. 

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree
10 am—5 pm
Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Unlimited rides, goody bags for kids, crafts table, and costume parade. Admission $10 non-members; $5 members. More info here. 

Another Other—A Dance of Two People

4—8 pm
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland
A choreographic collaboration with 8 chapters, each beginning every half hour. Work by Peter Dobey, Hanna Buckley, and Jessamine Landamore. More info here. 

Musically Minded Halloween Recitals
4 pm
Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway, Oakland

Costumed student performances and potluck. More info here. 

Pacific Mambo Orchestra
7 pm
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Latin salsa band reminiscent of bands from the 1940s to 1960s. Admission $15. More info here.

Front Bar Open
7 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

DJ’s I-Pod playing punk, indie, and new-wave music.No cover.  More info here.

Year of the Dragon and Thumper
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Alternative rock. More info here.

Live music: Punk Funk Mob and Owl Meets Dove
5 – 8 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Acoustic, funk, pop, and new-wave. More info here.

The Cold Front, No Sir, Plagues, and Unchained
7 pm
Mama Buzz Café, 2318 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Indie rock. More info here.

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

DJ aebldee spins soul. Free. More info here.

Ongoing Art Exhibits

He-Charmers: Katherine Sherwood
The Compound Gallery, 1167 65th Street, Oakland

Mixed media art by Katherine Sherwood. Show runs through December 4. More info here.  To read OaklandNorth’s coverage of the event, click here. 

The Cycle: New sculpture and kinetic installation by Cyrus Tilton
Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

Show runs through October 29. More info here. 

Threads of Transition, Patterns of Change: Rabari Textiles of India
A Verb For Keeping Warm, 6328 San Pablo Avenue, 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 OaklandNorth’s coverage of the event, click here. 

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

An interactive exhibit highlighting the legacy of the famous California naturalist, combining art, science, and natural history. The exhibit runs through January 22, 2012. Museum admission is required. More info here. To read OaklandNorth’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 aftewards. Exhibit runs through November 30. More info here. To read OaklandNorth’s coverage of the exhibit, click here.  

Ongoing community weekend events and gatherings

Oakland Walking Tours

Saturdays at 10 amFree 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, OaklandVolunteers 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
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Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue, OaklandEvery 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.

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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