This weekend in Oakland

on June 22, 2012

Community events and activities for the weekend of June 22-24, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday June 22

Opening reception for DocumentO: an unofficial satellite of Documenta 13
6-9 pm
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

A collection of visual works in all mediums by dozens of artists representing Oakland in a state of siege.  More information here.

CA GMO Right to Know Labeling Tour
6pm – 10pm
PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland

A musical tour promoting the GMO labeling initiative on this November’s California ballot featuring the Human Revolution, DJ Living Earth and the Big Tadoo Puppet Crew. More information here.

Summer of Peace Benefit Concert
7:30 – 10:30 pm
Scottish Rite Center: 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

Featuring Maria Muldaur and Friends, the Vukani Mawethu Choir, Emmit Powell and
the Gospel Elites, Earth Amplified, and more. More information here.

37th Annual Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival
Mountain Boulevard at LaSalle
10am-6pm Fri/Sat, 10am-5pm Sun

An outdoor summer arts festival. Event continues Friday-Sunday. 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. More information here.  You can read Oakland North’s previous coverage here.

The EatUp
6 – 11 PM
2025 Telegraph Avenue at 21st Street, Oakland

A weekly downtown food truck gathering every Friday night from June 1 through October 2012 featuring live deejays and art for exhibit and for sale. more information here.

Dancing Under the Stars
8:30 PM to 10 PM
Jack London Square

A weekly evening of free outdoor dance lessons provided by the Linden Street Dance Studio. More information here.

Movies in the Park
Movies begin at dusk
Redwood Heights Recreation Center, 3883 Aliso Avenue, Oakland

A weekly outdoor movie for the whole family. Bring a chair or blanket, dress warmly. Popcorn and hot chocolate 75 cents apiece. More information and tentative movie schedule here.

Butterfly Kisses Fashion Show
8 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Hosted by Sterling James. Ages 18+ event. Tickets $15-$20. More information here.

Ed Reed and Randy Porter
8pm
Musically Minded Academy, 5776 Broadway, Oakland

A jazz vocal/piano duo concert. Tickets $12, $8 for students and seniors. More information here.

Benefit for Blixa
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Featuring The Grannies, Midnight Bombers, Ardent Sons. Tickets $10. More information here.

Leah Tysse
9 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Blues and R&B. No cover. More information here.

Warm Soda, Ultraviolet Radio, Screature, G. Green, Convalescents
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More info here.

My Dead Bird, Choir of Carnage, Sheppards We Shall Be, John Cato
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More info here.

Kyrsten Bean & Friends
7 pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

More information here.

Saturday June 23

Laurel Summer Solstice Music Festival
9 am – 7:30 pm
Along MacArthur Boulevard, between Laurel and Brown Streets

A day of street and in-store performances by local musicians, plus misic-related activities for kids. More information here.

Walk in the Wild
Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

The zoo’s annual wine, dine and stroll fundraiser, featuring food and drink from local restaurants, breweries and bakeries, as well as live music, outdoor dancing and a chance to tour the zoo. More information on times and ticket prices here.

Summer of Peace Conference
9 am – 6:30 pm
Scottish Rite Center: 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

An all-day series of discussions, panels and speakers featuring Marianne
Williamson, Barbara Marx Hubbard, James O’Dea and others. More information here.

Peace Stand-In in Memory of Justin Shoemaker
11 am
Corner of Seminary and Avenal, Oakland

Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere will host a protest against violence in honor of Justin Shoemaker, a 21 year old man shot while riding his bike. More information here.

Bandung ’55 Returns! plus a Tribute to Mike “DREAM” Francisco
6pm Reception, 8pm Music
EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

A tribute to graffiti writer Mike “DREAM” Francisco. More information here.

Summer Reading – The ZooMobile
11:00 AM
Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland

Animals from the Oakland Zoo are visiting Oakland libraries. More information here.

Summer Reading – Drummm
2:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Branch, 3301 East 12th St., Ste. 271

Learn about group drumming and African percussion. More information here.

The Festival of the Suds
1 pm
Norge Laundry, 3908 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Featuring The Clarences, Stalone’s Holy Rollers, Paul Pot, The Tinnitans and more. More information here.

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

Ages 21+ event. Tickets $10. More information here.

Larry Coryell with George Brooks – Earthquake at Yoshi’s Electric Retrospective II
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

A live concert for the taping of a documentary on guitarist Larry Coryell. Event continues Saturday – Sunday.  More information on times and ticket prices here.

The Muffs, the Pleasure Kills, The Fashion Slaves
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Tickets $12-15. More information here.

Survival Groove
9 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Latin jazz. No cover. More information here.

Ghost Town Gospel & Vagabondage
7 pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

More information here.

Michael Marcus NY Jazz All Stars
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Jazz. More information here.

Shannon and the Clams, Midnite Snaxxx, the Cigarette Bums, the Rantouls, Primitive Hearts
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More info here.

Aberrant Phase, IAMOGB, Sadgiqacea, Hivelords
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More info here.

Sunday June 24

Dedicated to the One I Love
5-8 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

KALX’s DJ Poindexter hosts a record request/dedication night. Bring your own records or check out DJ Poindexter’s. more info here.

LGBT History Docent Tour
1 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Every Sunday in June, docents will offer a special LGBT history tour of the Gallery of California

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.

Jim Lewin and Pat Nevins
3 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

An all-acoustic show in the courtuard. Tickets $45. More information here.

T-Sisters, American Nomad, Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman
7 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Americana and folk. No cover. More information here.

Jeux Deux
4 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Duo pianists Eliane Lust & Ava Soifer. Tickets $15. More info here.

Gravehill, D.I.S., Clinging to the trees of a forest fire, Caulfield, Vile Mass
6 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More info 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 8800A 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.

Conveyance
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

Conceptual sculptures by Leah Markos on the idea of character formation, using materials from textiles to stone. Show runs through July 28. More info here.

Along These Lines and Public Displays
Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

Two photography projects by Paul Mueller. Show runs through July 28. More info here.

DocumentO
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

Visual works by dozens of artists examining Oakland in a state of siege. Exhibit runs through July 1. More info here.

Leave the bird off.  Anti-passe’ art by Oakland women.
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Artists: Madelyn Covey, Camille Schindler, Sahar Dorani, Sophie Lourdes Knight, and Annie Daly. More info here.

In Our Nature: Crystal Morey
The Compound Gallery: 1167 65th Street, Oakland

An examination of humankind’s relation to nature and animals through sculpted figures. Exhibit runs through July 15. 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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