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This weekend in Oakland

on March 22, 2013

Friday, March 22, 2013

Bobby Joe Ebola with Mystic Knights of the Cobra
7 pm
1-2-3-4 Go! Records
420 40th St., Oakland

Jeff Dunham’s “Disorderly Conduct”
7 pm
Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland
Comedy Central stand-up comedian.

Har Mar Superstar, The Virgins
Doors open at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
The New Parish
579 18th St Oakland, CA 94612

Sheila E.
8 pm
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607

8 pm
The Sound Room
2147 Broadway, Oakland

Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. at 18th St. Oakland, CA 94612
T. Lowe was the winner of the 2012 Jazz Search West Talent Search.

S.O.S.A., Psychossomatic, Kinnfret, Secrets of the Sky, Nercosin
8 p.m.
The Metro

The Fashion Slaves, Tokyo Raid, Spiral Electric, Fox and Law
9 pm
The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA, 94612

Bells Atlas w/ special guest Queens D.Light ft Them Hellas
9 pm
Disco Volante
347 14th Street Oakland, CA

Saturday March 23, 2013

Arroyo Viejo Creek Clean-Up Day

The 3rd Saturday of every month, from 10:00am to 12:00pm
There is no fee associated with this program.
Parking fee: $8.00 for non-members. FREE for members.
Bring your gloves, play clothes and your friends and come help us keep our creek clean. Earn some volunteer hours, learn about nature and meet new friends while working at the Arroyo Viejo Creek as an Oakland Zoo Creek Keeper.

dance anywhere® at OMCA
Oakland Museum of Art
Come join in an OMCA tradition that spans the globe, with dance anywhere®, a simultaneous worldwide public art performance. On Friday, March 22 at 12 noon in California, 3 pm in New York, and 9 pm in Rome and Paris, people of all ages and artistic capacities will dance in parks, museums, street corners, schools, work places, community centers, offices, and just about anywhere you can imagine. – See more at:

Prescott Circus Theatre 2013 Spring Showcase
Two Free Shows 11:30am and 2:00pm
Oakland Technical High School Performing Arts Center
4351 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94609
Student showcase featuring more than 100 children. More info here.

OMCA Film | When the Bough Breaks, by Ji Dan: Oakland Screening
2 pm
Oakland Museum of Art
See the noted documentary film When the Bough Breaks, by Chinese filmmaker Ji Dan in the James Moore Theater at OMCA and afterwards view the exhibition Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu, on view at OMCA March 16 through April 30, 2013.
Included with Museum admission. Free to OMCA Members.

Buki the Clown
1:30 and 2:30, the 23rd and the 24th
Check out Buki the Clown and her way cool, magic show is here to make you laugh and giggle at her crazy antics!

Actual Cafe Anniversary Party
7 – 10 pm
Actual Cafe
Anniversary Party

Iyanla Vanzant
7:30 pm
Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612
Inspirational speaker and author.

Black Star
8 pm
The Fox
1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA, 94612
Mos Def and Talib Kweli.

The Dynamic Trio – Kenny Washington, Frank Jackson & Al Obidinski
8 pm
The Sound Room
2147 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612
Jazz trio.

B. Hamilton Record release (and birthday party), Star Skate, and James and Evador
9 pm
The Uptown

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Oakland Aviation Museum Open Cockpit Day
Noon to 4pm
Oakland Aviation Museum
8252 Earhart Rd.,Bldg. 621, Oakland, CA, 94621
Kiddies and adults get a chance to hop inside some of the museum’s planes. More info here.

Free symphony concert
3 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Ave., Oakland, CA, 94610
The Prometheus Symphony Orchestra in its fourth concert of the season. More info here.

Free Orchestra Concert — Oakland Civic Orchestra.
4 pm
Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
1330 Lakeshore Avenue, Oakland
Martha Stoddard, Conductor; Jason Oestenstad, Assistant Conductor; Tim Erickson, Narrator

Choral Concert: Mozart’s Requiem
4 pm
St. John’s Episcopal Church
1707 Gouldin Rd Oakland, CA 94611
More info here.

Jackie Ryan CD release party
6 pm
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland
Jazz vocalist.

Ongoing Art Exhibits

Lucky, by Dave Meeker
Mercury 20, 475 25th Street, Oakland
New sculptures by Dave Meeker conceptualize the luck that surrounds us. Meeker is a sculptor who lives in Oakland. Exhibition runs through April 6.

Layers, by Robert Ray
Transmission Gallery, 770 West Grand Avenue, Oakland
The exhibition Layers showcases the art of twenty-five artists from the northern California region who utilize the process of layering, and/or depict layered imagery, in a variety of mixed-media works, paintings, drawings, collage and sculpture. Runs until March 16.

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. Suburban Dreams

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland
California photography by San Francisco artist Beth Yarnelle Edwards exploring the relationship between people, their possessions and the domestic world. Exhibit runs through June 30, 2013.

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. Rogue Cyclist on March 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Also Sunday, the Oakland Running Festival:

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