This weekend in Oakland

on August 3, 2012

Community events and activities for the weekend of August 3-5, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday August 3

Ghostbusters
8 pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Who you gonna call? Tickets $5. More information here.

“What Makes A Family?”
8 pm
West Grand Avenue between Broadway and Valley Street

The Great Wall of Oakland hosts the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival with ten short films exploring the idea of family and relationships. All films are screened outdoors on the side of building.  More information here. 

First Friday Art Murmur
6-9 pm
Uptown Oakland

Food from carts, drinks, arts venders, and lots and lots of gallery openings. First Fridays in Uptown. More information here.

Opening reception: “Summer of Video Art 2012: Futuring the Past, Pasting the Future”
6-9 pm
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

A new collection of video art opens, featuring  work by Anne McGuire & Karla Milosevich, Liz Walsh, Torsten Zenas Burns, Christine Ancalmo, Sofia Cordova, Dickson Schneider, Will Erokan, Evie Leder, Farley Gwazda, Julia Litman-Cleper, and Paul Clipson. More information here.

Opening reception: “Creatures”
6-9 pm
Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

A collection of works that use the wind or breath, including  a sculpture installation by Alex Abajian and J. Lin-Hsien Kung, drawings by Beili Liu and jewelry by Paola Mirai. Opening reception includes music by Joel St. Julien from 7:30 – 9 pm. More information here.

Opening reception: “Corner of the World”
7-10 pm
MacArthur B Arthur: 4030 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland

A new exhibit curated by Amanda Roscoe Moran exploring the overlap between work and living space with works by Jarrod Beck, Phil LaDeau, Elizabeth Moran, and Margo Wolowiec. More information here.

Opening reception: “Panhandling for Gold”
7 pm
Famous Four Colors, 1525 Webster Street, Oakland

Featuring paintings and illustrations by Jon Stich, Scott Leddy and Max Kauffman. More information here.

Opening reception: “Open”
6-9
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oakland

A brand new gallery launches its first exhibit featuring the works of 19 Bay Area artists in a variety of media. More information here.

Closing reception: “3 for 3: Veronica de Jesus”
7 – 10 pm
Royal Nonesuch Gallery, 4231 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

A closing party for artist in residence Veronica de Jesus and her superhero-based art. More information here.

Opening reception: “Quilts”
5-9 pm
The Bookmark Bookstore, 721 Washington Street, Oakland

Friends of the Public Library presents a display of quilts by artist Julie Waldman. Some quilts are for sale and 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Public Library and the bookstore.

Kaiser Center Roof Garden Concerts
Noon – 1 pm
300 Lakeside Drive, Oakland

All summer, bands will play during lunchtime on Fridays. Free and open to the public. More information, plus a weekly lineup, here.

Acta Non Verba Youth Farm Project Farm Stand
10am-2pm
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.

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
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.

Elzhi
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

With Locksmith, Free Food, Feema, trueOne. Ages 18+ show. Tickets $20. More information here.

Vince Wallace Ensemble
Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Bop jazz. More information here.

MJ’s Brass Boppers
9 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

New Orleans style brass band. $5 cover. More information here.

Elvin Bishop Band
8 and 10 pm
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Blues and R&B. Times and ticket prices here.

First Friday Follies
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Burlesque, hosted by MC Juicy D. Light and with music by Black Angel. More information here

Lumerians, Group Rhoda, Jeweled Snake, Molditos
6 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Alternative and psychedelic. No cover. More information here.

PIANO-GUTS Music Sessions: First Fridays at Actual Café
7-10pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

Featuring Annah Anti-Palindrome, Thunder Thighs & Quiet Coyote. More information here.

Ironsong: Women singer-pianists
8 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Featuring Margrit Eichler, Emily Bezar and LikeLove. Tickets $12. More information here.

Saturday August 4

Art and Soul Festival
Saturday, August 4: 2pm to midnight
Sunday, August 5: Noon to 6pm
City Center, Oakland. Entrances at
14th Street & Broadway, 16th Street & San Pablo Avenue, Promenade beside City Center West Garage

The city’s annual live music and arts festival, this year featuring performances by Lyrics Born, Souls of Mischief, Lalah Hathaway, Oleta Adams and many others. More information, performer lineup and ticket prices here. 

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Oakland/Montclair
9:00am Sat, August 4 – 9:00am Sun August 5
Skyline High School, 12250 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland

Friends, family and supporters of those with cancer will run a 24-hour team relay to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. More information 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.

CommonWealth Pop Up
1-5 pm
Linden Street Brewery, 95 Linden Street, Oakland

A fundraiser for the CommonWealth Café & Pub. More information here.

Salad Festival
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Memorial Tabernacle Fellowship Hall, 5801 Racine Street, Oakland

A festival to celebrate healthy eating, including a cooking demonstration. Bring a recipe to share. More information and ticket prices here.

Dumpstaphunk, Zigagoo Modeliste and the Arkhestra
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 18+ show. Tickets $10-25. More information here.

The Lovelight Blues Band
Cafe Van Kleef,  1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Mississippi and Chicago style blues. More information here.

Savoir Faire! Debut Night Life Party
9 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

New monthly DJ session on first Saturdays featuring DJ Crimson & Mattew Africa hosts K.nightshift and Bink$ WinSton. No cover. More information here.

The Family Stone
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Soul music. Times and ticket prices here.

Hubba Hubba’s Cabaret Perilous
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Cabaret and comedy. Tickets $10. More information here.

Aranya, Embers, Speed of Darkness, Nature’s Grave
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

Midnight Vitals, Steel Cranes, Lady Blanche
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More information here.

Deirdre and Conor & Adam Balbo
7-10 pm
Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Ave., Oakland

More information here.

Terrence Brewer Quartet
8 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Jazz. Tickets $15. More information here.

Sunday August 5

Summer Reading Celebration: “Dream Big–Read!”
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A family-friendly afternoon of games, crafts and performances by Circus Bella. First Sunday of the month is free at the museum. More information here.

Garden Open Hours
1-3 pm
Dover Street Park, 57th Street and Dover, Oakland

Phat Beets Produce hosts a weekly garden party with art and free food. For more info, contact alejandra [at] phatbeetsproduce [dot] org.

Poetry Flash
3 pm
Diesel, A Bookstore 5433 College Avenue, Oakland

Joan Baranow, Gail Rudd Entrekin, and David Watts read from their works. 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.

Kill Devil Hill
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Ages 18+ show. Tickets $15-18. More information here.

Mathew Edwards and the Unfortunates
7 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

No cover. More information here.

Black Cancer, Pale Chalice, The Rain in Endless Fall, Hallow
6 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

Seven Dollar Sundays
1 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

BBQ and bands, featuring Blacktop Tragedy. Tickets $7. More information here.

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

A weekly live jazz series curated by Jon Schott. More information here.

Michael O’Neill with Kenny Washington
4 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Vocal jazz. Tickets $15. 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.

The Artist as Storyteller
The Compound Gallery: 1167 6 Street, Oakland

Six artists tackle the idea of narrative through a variety of art forms including sculpture, photography, book making and Twitter novels. More information here. Read Oakland North’s previous coverage here.  Exhibit runs through August 19.

Summer of Video Art 2012: Futuring the Past, Pasting the Future
Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

A new collection of video art opens, featuring  work by Anne McGuire & Karla Milosevich, Liz Walsh, Torsten Zenas Burns, Christine Ancalmo, Sofia Cordova, Dickson Schneider, Will Erokan, Evie Leder, Farley Gwazda, Julia Litman-Cleper, and Paul Clipson. More information here. Exhibit continues through August 25.

Creatures
Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

A collection of works that use the wind or breath, including  a sculpture installation by Alex Abajian and J. Lin-Hsien Kung, drawings by Beili Liu and jewelry by Paola Mirai. More information here. Exhibit continues through September 1.

Corner of the World
MacArthur B Arthur: 4030 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland

A new exhibit curated by Amanda Roscoe Moran exploring the overlap between work and living space with works by Jarrod Beck, Phil LaDeau, Elizabeth Moran, and Margo Wolowiec. More information here. Exhibit continues through September 2.

Panhandling for Gold
Famous Four Colors, 1525 Webster Street, Oakland

Featuring paintings and illustrations by Jon Stich, Scott Leddy and Max Kauffman. More information here.

Open
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oakland

A brand new gallery launches its first exhibit featuring the works of 19 Bay Area artists in a variety of media. More information here. Exhibit continues through September 15.

Quilts
5-9 pm
The Bookmark Bookstore, 721 Washington Street, Oakland

Friends of the Public Library presents a display of quilts by artist Julie Waldman. Some quilts are for sale and 15 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Public Library and the bookstore.

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: 942 Stanford Avenue, 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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