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This Weekend in Oakland

on November 23, 2012

Community events and activities for the weekend of November 23-25 2012. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday, November 23

Harvest Camp

7:30 am – 5pm

Ira Jinkins Recreation Center, 9175 Edes Avenue, Oakland

Campers will be provided breakfast and afternoon snacks in addition to arts and crafts and indoor and outdoor activities. More information here.


Holiday Art Glass Studio Sale

10 am – 4 pm

Bruce Pizzichillo and Dari Gordon Art Glass Studio, 2680 Union Street Oakland. More information here.


International Nativity Exhibit

10 am-4 pm

The Cathedral of Christ the Light 2121 Harrison St., Oakland



Dance Rehearsal: Karen Kilimnik’s World of Ballet and Theatre

11 am- 4pm

Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland

An exhibition of historical theatre.


MOCHA Weekly Drop-in

10 am – 3 pm
 538 Ninth Street, Suite 210
 Oakland, CA

Weekly drop-ins at the Little Studio. Free for adults, $8 for children 18 months and older.

For more information, click here.


Food Social Uptown Oakland

5-9 p.m.

The New Parish 579 18th St., Oakland

Tickets, which are $5, grant one sample tasting from the food truck vendors present at the event, a beer and opportunities for games and giveaways. Must be 18 or older.

More information here.


Trey Songz with Miguel & Elle Varner

8 pm

Oracle Arena, Oakland

More information here.


Black Friday

9 p.m.

Era Art Bar and Lounge 19 Grand Ave., Oakland

DJs Louis XIII, Hemisphere, and Trev Case

Tickets $5. More information here.


Mark de Clive-Lowe

10:30 p.m.

Yoshi’s Oakland 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Jazz, lounge and cabaret. Tickets $15. More information here.


MJ’s Brass Boppers

10 p.m.

Cafe Van Kleef 1621 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Blues, folk and country. More information here.


Saturday, November 24

Weekend Drop-In

12am – 4pm

MOCHA: Museum of Children’s Art 538 Ninth Street, Suite 210

Admissions for Children 18 mo. +  $8

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18th Annual Womyn of Color Arts & Crafts Fair

10:30am – 4:30pm

La Pena Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck Ave.

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Big Freedia- Queen Diva



Oakland Metro 630 3rd Street

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Live Music: Cd release party for Avita Treason

7pm – 11pm

Actual Cafe 6334 San Pablo Avenue

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Rev Rebia With the Guitarist from Hanzo the Razor


The Stork Club 2330 Telegraph Ave.

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Cover: $5

Live performance at Disco Volante 347 14th Street

For more information.


The People


$5 cover charge.

The New Parish

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East Bay Brass Band


Cafe Van Kleef

1621 Telegraph Ave

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Canadian Brass

7:30 pm

Yoshi’s Oakland 510 Embarcadero West

For more information


Sunday, November 25


10 am to 2 pm.

Jack London Square Farmer’s Market, Webster and Embarcadero, Oakland

Free craft workshops with the Rock Paper Scissors Collective.


Dancing with the Queers

12-1:30 p.m.

Lake Merritt Dance Center 200 Grand Ave., Oakland

International standard and Latin Ballroom Dancing. First lessons are free but $13-15 for subsequent lessons.


Yo Gabba Gabba

2 p.m.

Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

A show for preschoolers and their parents. More information about tickets here.


Sambafunk! Carnival Explosion

4-6 p.m.

Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts 1428 Alice St., Oakland

Brazilian, Latin, funk, and carnaval dancing with live drums. Tickets $12.


Pat Hull and Graham Patzner

7 pm

Disco Volante 347 14th St., Oakland

Free. More information here.


Ongoing Art Exhibits

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.


2 x 2 Solos: Wafaa Yasin

Pro Arts, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland

2 x 2 Solos is a series of solo exhibitions featuring new work commissioned from four artists based in the Bay Area. Exhibit runs through November 30. More information here.


What is Buried is Not Lost: Relics, Shrines & Sacred Objects

Betti Ono Gallery, 1427 Broadway, Oakland

Works by Karen and Malik Seneferu. Runs through November 30. More information here.


Occupy: The Plein Air Story

Joyce Gordon Gallery, 406 14th St., Oakland

Exhibit marking the anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in the Bay Area from the perspective of three local painters. Runs Through December 1.

More information here.


Forgotten Stories, Remarkable Lives:Dia de los Muertos 2012

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

18th annual exhibit honoring the lives of local heroes through altars. Runs through December 9. 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.


Latham Square: Liz Maxwell

Pro Arts, 1611 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

The paintings in this exhibition use geometry and color to express impressions of an abstracted reality. Recalling memories of Mexico, Liz Maxwell employs parallel lines, sometimes intersected by slanted ones, to evoke landscapes and architectural forms. Runs through March 1, 2013. More here.


Playing with Fire: Artists of the California Studio Glass Movement

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Celebrates the 50th anniversary of the studio art-glass movement in the US. Examines California’s influence on the movement. Runs through March 24, 2013. 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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