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This weekend in Oakland

on March 29, 2013

Community events and activities for the weekend of March 29-31, 2013. Got an event
we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday March 29

Friday Nights @ OMCA
5–9 pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

The museum will stay open late and offer live music, outdoor movies, drop in art workshops, a selection of Off the Grid food trucks, and beer and wine specials at the café’s pop-up. More information and prices here.

Weekday Drop-In Art
MOCHA, 538 9th Street, Oakland

Come make art at the museum. More information and prices here.

Good Friday Silent Procession
7:30 pm
St. Jarlath Church, 2620 Pleasant Street, Oakland

A Catholic church procession down Fruitvale Avenue honoring Good Friday as it is celebrated in Sevilla, Spain and San Luis Potosi in Mexico. Meet at the church.

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

Featuring DJs Platurn, Spair, Mere and more. Ages 18+ show. More information here.

Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

A mix of R&B, hip hop, reggae and funk. More information here.

Sit Kitty Sit, Pamela Parker, No Small Children, The Peeple Show
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

More information here.

American Death Machine, Turn Me on Dead, Burn River Burn
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

Fever Rising
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

With Lila Rose, Goddess Alchemy, Kings of Space. More information here.

Charles Wheal
9 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

Jazz and blues. $5 cover. More information here.

Saturday March 30

Feast for the Beasts
9:00am – 3:00pm
Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Zoo visitors can donate produce that will be used to help feed the animals, and the first 250 guests will get to help put the food in the elephant pen (before the elephants arrive.) The zoo will also open a new exhibit, Animales de los Arboles (animals of the trees). Prices included with regular zoo admission. More information here.

Lakeshore Neighborhood Plant Exchange
noon until 4:00pm
3811 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland

Come bring plants of any size, as well as gardening equipment, books, yard tools and flower pots to trade with your neighbors. More information here.

Oakland Mosswood Easter Egg Hunt
1 – 4 pm
Mosswood Park, Oakland

A free Easter egg hunt, with a free lunch and egg basket for each child, and a chance to win a new bike. More information here.

Bunny Weekend
Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Children’s Fairyland offers Easter weekend special evens including tap dancing easter bunnies, “The Enchanted Well” puppet show, Mini the live rabbit, and performances by Mother Goose. Check the listings for times and dates each event is available; events continue through March 31. More information here.

Saturday Morning Social Standup Paddleboarding
8 AM to 10 AM
California Canoe & Kayak,  409 Water Street, Oakland

A 3 to 4-mile paddle on the estuary. More information here.

Cedric The Entertainer & Friends
8 pm
Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway, Oakland

Stand up comedy. More information here.

X-Over Music Series
7- 10 pm
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

A monthly music series of local eclectic bands, this week with Celeste and Angie, Myke Johnson, Jonny Esser and Ray Sak. More information here.

Thee Satisfaction
9 pm
The New Parish, 579 18th Street, Oakland

Featuring SassyBlack, Chocolate Chunk, OC Notes, dj flood and more. Ages 18+ show. More information here.

Michael Marcus AllStars Vince Wallace Tribute
Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

A tribute to jazz musician Vince Wallace. More information here.

Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

With the Stego-Nothings, Tarantula Tango, Bloomypetal. More information here.

Midnite Snaxx, Piss Test, Pookie and the Poodlez, The Shanghais
7 pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3628 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Oakland

More information here.

The Rogers
9 pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

With Jaunting Martyrs, Misisipi Mike’s Southern Comforts. More information here.

Mindi Abair
Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Contemporary jazz with saxophonist and singer Mindi Abair. Shows continue March 30 and 31. More information and show times here.

9 pm
Disco Volante, 347 14th Street, Oakland

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

Sunday March 31

Easter Egg Hunt in Montclair Park
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Montclair Park, 6300 Moraga Avenue, Oakland

A free Easter egg hunt for kids ages 10 and under hosted by the Montclair Lions Club, with an appearance by the Easter Bunny. More information here.

MOCHA at the Library
Oakland Public Library, Elmhurst Branch, 1427 88th Ave, Oakland

MOCHA’s teaching artist leads an art workshop for kids at the library. More information here.

Bolor Ayush
4 pm
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland

Polish piano folk music. More information here.

Nicole Kidman, Shivering Window, Kevin Greenspon, Ghost Hand
6 – 9 pm
Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Indie rock and pop.

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.

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. Christine on April 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Come to Redux Studios & Gallery on Friday, April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. for the opening reception of “The Altered Paintings Project.” Over 30 artists will have their “altered” art on display — thrift store paintings that have been modified in some way. Enjoy food, beverages, and music from local Alameda band the Up and Down. Great fun! Redux is located at 2315 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda. Call (510) 865-1109

  2. Mercy on April 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Saturday April 6 and 13th, 9:30am-3:30pm
    Open Studio!
    Paula Skene Designs, an award winning design and greeting card company, invites you to our April open studio events. You will find cards for all occasions, gift boxed note cards, gift tags, place cards, note pads etc. at bargain prices. You will also find one of a kind cards. All cards are made in our Emeryville studio from hand carved brass dies, one card at a time.

    1250 45th Street Suite #240
    Emeryville, CA 94608 (enter on Doyle Street)
    Follow us on Facebook for updates.

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