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This Weekend in Oakland

on September 28, 2012

Community events and activities for the weekend of September 28-30, 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday, September 28

Bites Off Broadway: Mobile Food and Family Fun

5:30-8:30 pm

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.

Summer Nights at OMCA, Oakland Rover Street Party

5:00 – 9:00 pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Part of OMCA’s final Friday events. Admission is half off until 5 p.m. and select galleries and exhibits are open until 9 p.m. Summer Nights will also feature a screening of The Thomas Crown Affair and 60s tunes spun by Amoeba Music’s DJs. More information here.

Oakland Pride Tour

7 p.m.

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

The tour, at the Gallery of California History, will explore California’s LGBT history and culture, including the gay liberation movement in San Francisco and the evolution of sexual identity. Meets at the entrance to the Gallery of California History. More information here.

Chabot Center Moonlight Hike

6 p.m.

Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

Embark on a 4-5 mile hike through the redwoods with a Chabot educator while learning about the night sky and Chabot’s telescope maker’s workshop. Hikers should meet at the Center at 6 p.m., rain or shine. Advanced registration recommended. Call: 510-336-7373. More information here.

Oakland A’s vs. Seattle Mariners

7:05 p.m.

Coliseum: 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

More information here.

Movie in the Park: Jumanji

7:25 – 9:15PM

Redwood Heights Recreation Center, 3883 Aliso Avenue

Free admission. Call 510-482-7827 for more information or visit the City of Oakland Events Calendar.

Beach House

8 p.m.

The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Dustin Wong opens for Beach House, who are currently on tour for their fourth album.  More information here.

Oakland Underground Film Festival

Grand Lake Theater, Vitus-410 Ballroom, Humanist Hall

The fourth annual Oakland Underground Film Festival runs from September 27-30. All screenings are $10. Click here for more information about the lineup and read more about the festival in Oakland North.

Author Jacob Needleman discusses book “An Unknown World”

7 p.m.

Diesel bookstore, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland

Book signing and discussion for local author Jacob Needleman’s new book “An Unknown World.” More information here.

Tito y Su Son de Cuba

8 p.m. & 10 p.m.

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Tickets $20. More information here.

Con Brio

9 p.m.

Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Tickets $5. More information here.

Orgone, Monophonics, DJ Saurus

Doors: 8 p.m., Show: 9 p.m.

The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Tickets $10-15. More information here.

$10.00 – $15.00

MJ’s Brass Boppers

10 p.m.

Café Von Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More information here.

Saturday, September 29

Seed Exchange

11 am – 1 pm

Dimond Branch Library, 3565 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland

Gardeners are invited to collect, share and exchange seeds with their neighbors at this event. Contact Rebekah Eppley for more information: (510) 482-7844.

Artist Reception for Daniel Healey

1-4 p.m.

DOMAIN Gallery, 389 Jefferson St. Oakland

BayVAN artist Daniel Healey combines paper collage, found photography and other artistic elements in a mixed media presentation of his work. The party celebrating Healy’s work and the one-year anniversary of the gallery will take place in the residents’ lounge on the second floor.

A’s Church Community Day

1:05 pm

Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland

A’s players share their testimonies and a special performance by Donnie Moore and the Radical Reality Team. A special ticket is needed for this post-game event. Go here for more information.

Acoustic Music Festival

1:30-6 pm

Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

As part of the Oakland Art Murmur’s Saturday Stroll, Vessel Gallery will host a festival highlighting acoustic music.

Marvin Spohn Lecture in the Graphic Arts: Photographer Ken Light

2-3:30 pm

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland

Documentary photographer Ken Light will discuss his career, including his most recent work on California’s Central Valley. Event is free with museum admission. More information here.

Intro to Silkscreen Printing

5:30-8 pm

Rock, Paper Scissors Collective, 2311 Adeline St., Oakland

Learn how to print your own design on one of your patches, t-shirts or pillowcases. Free event. More information here.

Banned Books Week Readout

7 pm

Diesel Bookstore, 5433 College Ave., Oakland

Readers are encouraged to celebrate Banned Books Week by choosing titles from Diesel’s in-store display and reading them for 10 minutes. Free. More information here.

Jarabe de Palo

8 pm (doors open), 9 pm (show)

The New Parish, 579 18th St., Oakland

Latin rock group Jarabe de Palo will perform a show at The New Parish. Event is 18 and over, tickets $25 to $30. More information here.

Mission Creek Closing Party

9 pm

The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

The Velvet Teen, Metal Mother and Mortar and Pestle will perform at this $10 event. More information here.

Beleza Connection – Capoeira and Samba Demonstration

9 pm

Disco Volante, 347 14th St., Oakland

Live Brazilian music at this benefit party. Cost: $10. More information here.

Sunday, September 30

Oakland Underground Film Festival

Grand Lake Theater, Vitus-410 Ballroom, Humanist Hall

The fourth annual Oakland Underground Film Festival runs from September 27-30. All screenings are $10. Click here for more information about the lineup and read more about the festival in Oakland North.

Jack London Square’s last “Local Love Day”

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Jack London Square, 98 Broadway, Oakland

The lineup for the last “Local Love Day” includes foursquare matches from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., an Exhibit Oakland photo contest and free yoga at 9:30 a.m. More information here.

$5 Movie Day, Regal Jack London Stadium 9

100 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607

$5 movies all day. Check listings and showtimes here.

Sundays in the Redwoods: Soul is the Key Day

2-7 pm

The Woodminster Ampitheater, 3330 Joaquin Miller Rd., Oakland

In the latest installment of this concert music series, musicians Marsha Ambrosia, Martin Luther and Linda Tillery will perform. For ticket prices and more information, go here.

Otway Ross & Ben Kamber

5-8 pm

Actual Café, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Leave your laptops at home and listen to earthy, acoustic folk rock at Actual Café.

Ghost Town Jenny

7 pm

Disco Volante, 347 14th St., Oakland

No cover for this event featuring the cinematic soul music from California/Sweden band, Ghost Town Jenny.

Estaire Godinez

7 pm

Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland

Listen to some Brazilian and Latin jazz. Admission $20. More information here.

The Gaslight Anthem

7:30 pm

Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

New Jersey-based band The Gaslight Anthem will perform along with guest performer The Soft White Sixties. More information here.

Scott Kelly & the Road Home, Mike Scheidt, Alucarda

8 pm

The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Scott Kelly of Neurosis fame will perform at the Uptown Nightclub. Admission $8/$10. More information here.

Ongoing Art Exhibits

In Stasis

MacArthur B Arthur: 4030 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland

An exhibition about intermediary space and waiting, featuring works by work by Johanna Billing, Liam Everett, Roza Janiszewska, Bob Linder, Anna Sagström, and Joseph Thomas. Runs through September 30. More information here.

Hidden Agenda

Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

Paintings by Rose Anne Critchfield and sculpture by Alex Abajian & J. Lin-Hsien Kung, Luke Heimbigner, Wayne Shaffer, and Cyrus Tilton. Exhibit runs through September 29. More information here.

Phoenix Risen: The Art of Cartoonist David Brown

African American Museum & Library at Oakland, 659 14th Street

An exhibit of the work of cartoonist and publisher David Brown. Exhibit continues through October 20. More information here.

From One Thing to Another—The Art of Recycling

Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford Street, Third Floor, Oakland

A group show presenting work by more than a dozen artists who have used recycled materials to create jewelry, furniture, collage, sculpture and more. Exhibit runs through November 19. More information here.


Kroswork Gallery, 480 23rd Street, Oakland

Artists Christina McPhee (multimedia) and Ryan Chard Smith (photography) have put together an exhibition that explores the idea of boundaries, travel and distance. Exhibit runs through October 13. More information here.

Oakland Under $100

Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

A pop-up gallery series curated by Emily Coker showcasing affordable art made by local artists. Each piece is on sale for no more than $100. Exhibit runs through October 11. More information here.

Glimmer in the Grit

Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

Artist Jill McLennan presents works based on her observation of daily life in Oakland. Exhibit runs through October 20. More information here

Abstraction: Pull and Sway

Mercury 20 Gallery, 475 25th Street, Oakland

Five artists take on the concept of “abstraction” using works in painting, sculpture, foam and fabric.  Exhibit runs through October 20. More information here.

Ken and Melanie Light: Valley of Shadows and Dreams

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

A black-and-white photography exhibit showcasing the lives of farm workers in the Central Valley. Exhibit runs through December 31. More information here.

The 1968 Exhibit:

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Explores the social, political and economic history of the Bay Area counterculture during 1968. Exhibit runs through November 25. 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.

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1 Comment

  1. Maureen K Connor on September 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I emailed at press release to you on 9/6 about an upcoming fundraiser we’re holding on October 13th at Uptown Body and Fender in Oakland. When will I hear it or when will it be aired???
    It’s sponsored by NorCal Sabeel and it features Omar Elba, actor/comedian, poetry reading, silent auction, wine raffle and great food and wine!!
    Thanks for getting back to me!

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