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This weekend in Oakland

on July 19, 2012

Community events and activities for the weekend of July 20-22, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday July 20

Acta Non Verba Youth Farm Project Farm Stand
83rd Ave & E Street, Oakland, 94621

The kids of Acta Non Verba sell the produce they have grown. Farm stand is also open Mondays and Wednesdays. More information here.

Peace & Dignity Film: La Palabra Maya
EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

A documentary about the Mayan people. $7 donation. 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.

Bites Off Broadway: Mobile Food and Family Fun
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.

Brave New Voices MC Olympic Finals
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

All ages show. More info here.

King Britt
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

With Pegasus Warning, Kev Choice, Zakiya Harris, Sunru. Tickets $10-15. More information here. 

Each Piece & Ben Runnels
7pm – 10pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

more information here.

Steve Freund
Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Chicago style blues. More information here.

Deeper, Sisters of the Sun Band, Butterfly Knives
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Grunge and hard rock. More information here.

Dimesland, Stoneburner, Ninthe Moon Black, Nature’s Grave
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

Admission $7. More information here.

Stellar Corpses, the Memphis Murder Men, the Custom Kicks
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Tickets $8. More information here.

Victor Wooten Band
8 & 10pm
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Bassist Victor Wooten of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones performs. More information and ticket prices here.

Brothers & Sisters
10 pm – 2 am
Paradiso Lounge, 2272 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Resident DJ’s Dedan and Emancipation with guest DJ Martin Privat. Free. More information here. 

45 Sessions
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

A deejay session performed only on 7” vinyl. $5 cover. More information here.

Saturday July 21

Opening reception: “The Artist as Storyteller”
6-9 PM
The Compound Gallery, 1167 65th Street, Oakland

A show curated by Alison OK Frost inclding work by Pamela Matsuda-Dunn, Matthew Pugh, Alison Tharp, John Watson, and Michelle Wilson in a variety of media from sculpture to Twitter narratives to hand-bound books. More information here.

Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals
7 pm
The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Youth Speaks presents the finalists in the quest to find a Youth Poet Laureate for the city of Oakland. More information here. Read Oakland North’s previous coverage here.

Discendant: Revealing Untold Stories
An Evening of Performance & Mobile Art Installation
EastSide Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland

Six artists present work in performance and mobile art relating to colonialism and community history. More information here.

Bikes4Life Peace Ride
5:00pm – 11:00pm
Meet at 468 Perkins Street at Oakland’s Lake Merritt.

A peace ride from the lake to West Oakland. Ride ends at Revolution Cafe, 1610 7th Street in West Oakland. More information here.

The Crucible’s 7th Annual Fire & Light: Soiree and Art Auction
The Crucible,1260 7th Street, Oakland

A fundraising evening of food, wine, art and, of course, fire, featuring a performance by Omega Recoil. Ticket prices and more information here.

Kinetic Arts Center Presents: The Submarine ShowA Mused Collective
Sat, July 21 – 8pm
Sun, July 22 – 2pm
Kinetic Arts Center, 785 7th Street, Oakland

Tickets: $15 pre-sale, $20 at the door. More information here

Arroyo Viejo Creek Crew Work Day
10:00am to 12:00pm
Arroyo Creek. Meet at the creek sign at the entrance of the restoration project.

Oakland Zoo staff lead a creek clean up and offer information about local wildlife. Bring gardening gloves and register ahead. More info here.

Seed Library Workshop / Taller de Biblioteca de Semillas
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Cesar Chavez Branch, 3301 East 12th St., Ste. 271

Learn about how to “borrow” and save seeds to return. More information here.

Pieces of Work: Poetry and Songs of Labor
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Oakland Main Library, 125 14th Street, Bradley C. Walters Community Room

A celebration of work and the labor movement with poems and songs presented by local authors Judith Offer and Adam Cornford with the San Francisco Labor Chorus. More information here.

Body Care Basics
10am – 1pm
A PLACE for Sustainable Living, 1121 64th Street, Oakland

A workshop on how to make and use natural skin, hair and other healthcare products. Led by instructor Lindsay K. Germain. Admission price and other information here.

The Clarences
1 pm
Norge Laundry, 3908 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California

A free monthly concert while you do your laundry, this month featuring Harlan Hollander. More information here.

7pm – 10pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

A monthly indie rock showcase, hosted by Go-Kart Mozart. More info here.

Manmade God
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

With 8mm, Beer Drinker and Hell Raisers. Ages 18+ show. Tickets $15-20. More information here. 

East Bay Brass Band
Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Brass. More information here.

40 Radio, the Knuckles, Ama Evolution, Little Larry, Ms. Be
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Conscious hip-hop and alternative rock. More information here.

Epileptic Seizure, Ill Content, Bloodshot & Dilated, Beat Guts
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

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

DJ/Dance. $7 cover. More information here.

Charlie Musselwhite
8pm & 10pm
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Blues harmonica. Each set $25. More information here.

Hot Einstein
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Rock, soul and blues. $5 cover. More information here.

Sunday July 22

East Bay SPCA Adoptathon
10 AM to 3 PM
Jack London Square, Oakland

Animals from more than 20 Bay Area rescue groups will be available for adoption, including cats, dogs, birds, reptiles and rabbits. More information here.

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.

Rainwater Harvesting Workshop
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
PLACE Art Yard, 1121 64th St, Oakland

A workshop on designing, building and securing funding for rainwater cachement systems. More information and admission price 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.

Lindsay Clark & Friends
5pm – 8pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Gospel harmonies. More information here.

Authority Zero Versus the World
8 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 18+ show. Tickets $13-16. More information here.

Total Fucking Destruction, Deras Krig, Oust, Biocido, MRSA
6 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

Leo Kottke
7 pm
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Acoustic guitar. More information here.

Yonat & Her Muse, Ben Runnels
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Funk-soul. 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.

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.

Our Family Tree: Actual Employee Art Show
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.

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.

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  1. Victoria on July 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Also this Saturday: Code for Oakland, a one day civic hackathon & community idea fest!
    Kaiser Center, Oakland

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