This weekend in Oakland

on May 25, 2012

Community events and activities for the weekend of May 25-27, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday May 25

Summer Nights at OMCA
5:00 – 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Half price admission after 5 pm and a variety of special events, including an outdoor screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey. See Oakland North’s previous coverage here. More information here.

Bites Off Broadway: Mobile Food and Family Fun
5:30-8:30pm
365 45th Street, Oakland

A weekly outdoor food truck gathering with lawn games for the whole family that will run on Fridays through October 12. This week featuring food from Tina Tamale, Le Truc, Doc’s of the Bay, Nick’s Breakfast Truck, Annakoot and Fist of Flour. More information here.  You can read Oakland North’s previous coverage here.

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

With The Bananas, Toys That Kill, Fleshies, Terry Malts. All ages show, tickets $12. More information here.

X-Over music series
6pm – 10pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Sarah Sexton of Oaktown Indie Mayhem curates a monthly night of genre-bending music. More information here.

Joshua Redman with Aaron Parks, Matt Penman, and Eric Harland: James Farm
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Jazz supergroup begins a three night stand that runs Friday through Sunday. Times and ticket prices vary; more information here.

The Beltones
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

With Hounds & Harlots, Those Unknown. Tickets $10. More information here.

Diego & the Allstars
8:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Conscious hip hop and funk. $5 cover. More information here.

MJ’s Brass Boppers
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

New Orleans style brass. More information here.

Ciderup Productions presents: The Hookers, Bad Coyotes, Hammerlock, White Barons, El Camaro
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

Giggle Party, Thrill of it All, Sunday Ghost, Zoid
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More information here.

Saturday May 26

African Liberation Day 2012
7 pm
EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

A global day of celebrating solidarity among people of African ancestry. More information here.

The Ed N. STED Hour Presents: The Vinyl Comeback
2 – 3:30 pm
Oakland Library Lakeview Branch, 550 El Embarcadero, Oakand

The owner of the Funky Soul Stop records store talks about the comeback of vinyl records. More information here.

OMCA Screen Printing Demonstrations
2:00 – 3:30 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Querido Galdo and Favianna Rodriguez demonstrate the art of screen printing and speak about the local poster-making scene. Free with museum admission. More information here.

Tips and tricks for growing great vegetables in containers
noon-1pm
Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Gardener David Blood talks about growing vegetables on patios and decks. More information here.

Eat, Drink and Jazz
1 – 7 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Tickets 2 for $35. More information here.

The People Party
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 21 and over show. Tickets $10. More information here.

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

Electronic and dance. Cover $7. More information here.

Clay Hawkins
7- 10 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

More information here.

Annie Sampson
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Blues and R&B. More information here.

Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, Angus Scrimm, Gunpowder, Hit Reset, Awaiting Better Music
2 pm
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Rock and punk. More information here.

Penetration Panthers, Lecherous Gaze, Adults, Peace
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

Go Van Gogh!
8:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

An eclectic mix of country, surf, ska and more. No cover. More information here.

Sunday May 27

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

Peggy Simmons leads a writing workshop for writers ages 16 and up of all experience levels. Sliding scale fee. More information here.

Grandparents Clay Day
12:00 – 3:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Try your hand at sculpting clay or using the pottery wheel. Free with museum admission. More information here.

Ceremony
Doors at 7 pm, show at 7:30
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

With WHIRR, Gun Outfit, ++++, Big Kids, Pop 1280. All ages show, tickets $12. More information here.

Brandon Mayer & Emma Dilemma
5pm – 8pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

More information here.

Ongoing Art Exhibits

Modern Cartoonist: The Art of Daniel Clowes
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A retrospective on the work of Oakland graphic novelist Daniel Clowes. Exhibit runs through August 12. More information here.

Vessel 8: Charting the Waters
Gallery Hours:  Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6PM
Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, 510 893 8800

A celebration of the gallery’s first 8 years featuring works by Jon Gariepy, Nancy Genn, Donald Fortescue, Cyrus Tilton, Walter James Mansfield, Mari Marks, Sanjay Vora, Alex Abajian, Gordon Glasgow,Natalie Cartwright, John Ruszel, Morgania Moore, Bryson Bost, Luke Heimbigner, and Maru Hoeber. Jewelry by Hannah Keefe, Elisa Bongfeldt, Luana Coonen and Sakura Haru. Show runs through June 30. More info here.
Hot Chicks and Homeless Peeps: The Art of Ange McLane
The FLOAT Gallery, 1091 Calcot Place, Unit #116, Oakland

Photography on the border between the acceptable and the risque. Show opens April 16 and runs through May 26. More info here.

10 Connect :: A group show of ten artists
Weekend dates: Saturdays from 2 – 6 pm and by appointment
The Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, 3rd Floor, Oakland

An exhibition by ten female artists, all current or former residents of the Gray Loft Gallery, that explores how friendships shape artistic practice and the artists’ sense of place. More info here.

Ficciones
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

Artists Benjamin Lord, Ida Rödén, Merav Tzur present works that explore truth and fiction. Exhibit runs through June 16. More info 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.

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.


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