This weekend in Oakland

on July 13, 2012

Community events and activities for the weekend of July 13-15, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday, July 13

Apollo 13
Doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

A showing of the 1995 film starring Tom Hanks. Tickets $5. More information here.

Fiddler on the Roof
8 pm
Woodminster Amphitheater, Joaquin Miller Park, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland

Producers Associates, Inc. presents the musical theater classic. Performances continue July 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22. Tickets $27-$56, with a $2 discount for children and seniors. More information here.

Summer Movie Series
8 pm on Fridays, 7 pm on Saturdays
Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

Sci-fi films every week through July and August, plus music and activities. Admission $15.95 (includes General Admission) or $5 for members. Check here for the week’s movie or to buy tickets.

Art Opening: Our Family Tree- Actual Employee Art Show
6pm – 10pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

Featuring art by Actual employees Alli Moses, Celeste Turconi, Mary Shulz, Kimberly Babnik, Charis Davis and Rachyel Puleo. 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.

Randy Weston’s African Rhythms Trio
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Jazz pianist Randy Weston begins a two-night stand at Yoshi’s. Shows continue through Saturday. More information including times and ticket prices here.

Almost Dead, Secrets of the Sky, Absent Society
Doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 18+ show. Tickets $12-$15. More info here.

The Tenderloins, Damon & The Heathens
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

New Orleans-style punk-funk rock. More information here.

Cleve-Land, Edge City Rules, Rockonigles, Cujo A Boca
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More information here.

Black Cobra, Pins of Light, Hazzard’s Cure, Crypt Keeper
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

The Reverend Horton Heat, Supersuckers, The Goddamn Gallows
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Alternative rock. Show continues Friday and Saturday. Tickets $20-$25. More information here.

Soul Down Happy Hour with Naima
5:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Naima performs a mix of Arabic folk music and American jazz and R&B. No cover. Followed at 9 pm by Con Brio. More information here.

Saturday, July 14

You Must Change Your Life, Part 2: Double Bodies
7 pm
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland, California

The second part of the 2012 Krowswork performance art salon, features Double Zero, Hannah & Amy Buckley, and Daniel Konhauser & Maxine Moerman and a showing of Night Sky, an experimental, feature-length film by Alison O’Daniel. More information here.

Golden Gate Community Block Party at Phat Beets Farmer’s Market
11 am to 2 pm
942 Stanford Avenue, Oakland

A neighborhood block party with food by Pachamama Cookery, the Victory Garden Foundation’s crop swap, and more neighborhood activities. More information here.

Lakeside Park Open House
11AM-3PM
The Gardens at Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

A celebration of the city’s open spaces with live music, gardening demonstrations, garden tours, seed saving demonstrations, salsa and pesto tasting, free boat rentals and much more. More info here.

A Boulevard Transformed: Lake Merritt’s 12th Street
2 – 4:30 pm
Meet at Lake Chalet Restaurant at Lake Merritt, tour ends at Cleveland Cascade

Dennis Evanosky & Joel Peter lead an Oakland Heritage Association walking tour of 12th Street and Lakeside Park. Walks $10 for OHA members, $15 general, $5 for children 10-16 years old, free for children younger than 10 years old. More information here.

Magic Jester Theater’s Bastille Day Improv Show
8 pm
Temescal Arts Center, 511 48th Street, Oakland

Improv comedy featuring three house troupes and the Improv Slam. More info here.

Origami for beginners to advanced
3 – 4 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Kyle Kim teaches a class in origami jewelry making. $5-$10 suggested donation. More info here.

4th Annual Vegan Cupcake Bake-off
1 – 4 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Attendees can sample and help judge vegan cupcakes. $5 entry fee. More information here.

Library Day
MOCHA, 538 9th Street, Oakland

Get in free by showing your library card, plus there will be a reading by a librarian at 1 pm. More information here.

OMCA In-the-Mix Series | The Political Scene
1 – 2 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A discussion of politics and changes in the system between 1968 and 2012, tied into the museum’s 1968 Exhibit. Free with museum admission. More information here.

Bastille Day Kids Clothes & Crop Swap
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Temescal Branch Library, 5205 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Exchange kids’ clothing, shoes, toys and backyard produce with your neighbors. More information here.

Writers on Writing: Workshop
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Rockridge Branch Library, 5366 College Avenue, Oakland

Authors Teresa LeYung-Ryan, Yolande Barial, Stephanie Dale and Joan Gelfand will speak about the writing process, as well as sign books at a reception. More information here.

A Poetry Reading from: Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Lakeview Branch Library, 550 El Embarcadero, Oakland

Members of the Bay Area Women’s Poetry Salon will read from their anthology. More information here.

Meet the Author: Terry Bisson
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Dimond Branch, 3565 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland

Oakland author Terry Bisson reads from his new coming-of-age novel set in the 1960s. More information here.

Women and Trans shop hours
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Spokeland Bicycle Co-Op, 1121 64th Street, Oakland

Workshop hours to learn how to fix your bike. More information here.

The Holy Hip Hop Summer Jam 2012
7:00 p.m.
The Ira Jenkins Center, 9175 Edes Avenue, Oakland

BASIC Ministries Church presents a gospel hip hop concert featuring Bizzle. Tickets $10 at Westcoastfire.com, Trinitytickets.com, Reid’s Records, 3101 Sacramento Street, Berkeley or BASIC Ministries, 925 107th  Ave, Oakland.  No one will be turned away for lack of funds.  For more information please contact Pastor Mustafa Muhyee at (510)860-2075.

Ukelele Love-In with Mana Maddy & Friends
7 pm – 10pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

Featuring Amy Bleu and Tippy Canoe. More information here.

Reggae Gold
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 21+ show. More info here.

Blue Bone Express, Hot Pink Feathers
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Brass band and burlesque dancers. More information here.

Riff Raff, Liquid Sky, Texas Thunder, New Position
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Tribute bands to AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix and ZZ Top. More information here.

Disappearing People, 3 Leafs, Traveling Circle, Os Beaches
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

DeeJay Lady Ryan
9:30 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

$5 cover. More information here.

Allison Miller, Myra Melford and Rene Hart
8 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Jazz trio. Tickets $15. More information here.

Sunday, July 15

Annual District 1 Community Summer Picnic
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Lake Temescal, North Temescal Picnic Site, 6500 Broadway, Oakland

City Councilmember Jane Brunner and the District 1 staff host a picnic for residents. BBQ and drinks provided; bring a side dish to share. For more information call (510) 238-7001.

Salsa by the Lake
12-5 p.m
Splash Pad Park, Oakland between Lake Merritt and MacArthur Boulevard

Oaklandish hosts an outdoor dance party with DJ sets and live Cuban salsa from Team Bahía. More information here.

Poetry Flash with Alicia Suskin Ostriker and Philip Memmer
3 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore 5433 College Avenue, Oakland

Alicia Suskin Ostriker’s reads from The Book of Life: Selected Jewish Poems, 1979-2011 and Philip Memmer reads from The Storehouses of the Snow. More information here.

Tiles and Terra Cotta in Uptown Oakland
12:30 – 3 pm
Meet at the Howden Building, corner of 17th and Webster Streets

Riley Doty of the Oakland Heritage Association leads a walking tour of the architectural ceramics of 20 downtown buildings from the 1908-1931 period. Walks $10 for OHA members, $15 general, $5 for children 10-16 years old, free for children younger than 10 years old. More information here.

Reprise: You Must Change Your Life, Part 2: Double Bodies
4pm
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland, California

The second part of the 2012 Krowswork performance art salon, features Double Zero, Hannah & Amy Buckley, and Daniel Konhauser & Maxine Moerman and a showing of Night Sky, an experimental, feature-length film by Alison O’Daniel. More information here.

Closing Tea and Artist’s Talk for “In Our Nature: Crystal Morey”
3-6 PM
The Compound Gallery, 1167 65th Street, Oakland

Sculptor Crystal Morey speaks about her ceramics of extinct and endangered animals at 4 pm. More information here.

OMCA Bike Tours | Oakland on Two Wheels
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet at Oak Street entrance, Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A bike tour led by Oakland Museum docents over six flat miles. Open to ages 12 and up. Bring your bike, helmet and repair kit. More information here.

Jazz on Sundays
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Golden Gate Branch Library, 5606 San Pablo Ave.

A weekly summer jazz program, featuring a performance and then an open jam session, which will begin at 5 pm. More information here.

Actual Jazz Series
5-8 pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

A curated jazz show every third Sunday. More information here.

Raw Dog, Black Mackeral, Seeker
6 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

New York Gypsy All-Stars
7 pm
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Jazz with Greek, Macedonian, Turkish and American roots. Tickets $16. More information here.

Vandella, Wildhawk, Sioux City Kid
7:00 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Alt-country and psychedelic songwriting. No cover. 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 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 July 30. More info here.

Hark Who Goes There? BTW Where Is There?
Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

A group show about identity and place featuring work by  Bryson Bost, Natalie Cartwright, Gordon Glasgow, William Harsh, Kristy Kovacs, Walter James Mansfield, Cyrus Tilton, Sanjay Vora. Exhibit runs through July 28.

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.

Creative Cultural Visions : Collages of Oakland Communities
Prescott-Joseph Center For Community Enhancement, Inc.. 920 Peralta St., Oakland

Oakland visual artist Tomy, presents an exhibit displaying images of neighbors from East, West and North Oakland and their collages made during collage art workshops. Exhibit runs through July 27. 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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