This Weekend in Oakland

on May 31, 2013

Community events and activities for the weekend of May 31 – June 2, 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday, May 31

Art Sale – East Bay Open Studio
10 am – 5 pm
Broadway and Embarcadero, Jack London Square
More than 60 local artists will showcase artwork for sale during this free Pro-Arts Open Studio. More information here.

California Natural Sciences Gallery Reopening
5pm – 12am
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland
$6, free 18 and under.

Wire Graffiti
7pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3629 MLK Blvd., Oakland
With bands Lazerwolf, Neutralboy, The Hell Fish.

The Dad
8pm
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Rock and Roll. Other bands include G. Green, CCR Headcleaner, Straight Crimes.

Bear Lincoln
9pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Garage rock mixed with soul and r&b. Performing with post-punk band Greater Sirens. No cover.

Saturday, June 1

Art Sale – East Bay Open Studio
10am – 5pm
Broadway and Embarcadero, Jack London Square
More than 60 local artists will showcase artwork for sale during this free Pro-Arts Open Studio. More information here.

Chocolate and Chalk Art
10am – 5pm
Gourmet Ghetto, North Shattuck St., Berkeley
Bus #18 from Oakland. Free event. More info.

Cops and Robbers performance by
2pm & 8pm
Kaiser Center, 300 Lakeside Dr., Oakland
One-man performance by Oakland rapper, screenwriter, and law enforcement officer The Piper (Jinho Ferreira). Tickets here.

Margaretta Mitchell: Artist talk and closing reception
2 – 5pm
PHOTO, 473 25th Street, Oakland
Artist’s Talk at 3:00. More info here.

Rev Rabia and Keizo
3 – 5pm
Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Delta Blues & Southern Roots music from Oakland country legends.

Hazzards Cure
6pm
Eli’s Mile High Club, 3629 MLK Blvd., Oakland
With Stone Burner, others.

Greenhorse
8pm
The Uptown, 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
$8. Performing with Metal Mother, others. Tickets available here.

Sunday, June 2

Art Sale – East Bay Open Studio
10 am – 5 pm
Broadway and Embarcadero, Jack London Square
More than 60 local artists will showcase artwork for sale during this free Pro-Arts Open Studio. More information here.

Free First Sunday at OMCA
11am – 5pm
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St., Oakland, Oakland
Full museum is open for free.

Ice Dreams Tour
3:30  5pm
Oakland Ice Center, 519 18th St., Oakland
Ice skating performance with two-time Olympian Johnny Weir. Tickets here.

Ongoing Art Exhibits

Finding Common Ground through Sacred Words
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland
May 11 – June 5

The focus is on sacred text, with 130 works of art including calligraphy, paintings on silk, oil paintings, photography, quilts, stained glass and sculpture. Each work incorporates words, text or letters to underscore interfaith understanding. The exhibit will be open Wednesday through Saturday from May 11 to June 5, from 10 am to 4 pm. More information here.

We/Customize
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland
February 9 – June 2

From rat rods and lowrider bikes to Kinect and Ikea hacks, people are customizing mass-produced objects as part of artistic and personal expression more today than ever before. Inspired by maker culture, the experimental, participatory, process-oriented outreach project and exhibition We/Customize includes multiple phases from taking OMCA outside its walls and inviting the public to participate. Exhibit runs through June 30, 2013. More information here.

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. More information here.

Summoning Ghosts: The Art of Hung Liu
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

The first comprehensive survey of the artwork of Hung Liu.  Featuring approximately 80 paintings, as well as personal ephemera such as photographs, sketch books, and informal painting studies from private and public collections around the world, the exhibition celebrates Liu’s career accomplishments and includes work completed in China before the artist arrived in the U.S. Exhibit runs through June 30, 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Leo Esclamado on June 12, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    COME JOIN US!

    Support Local Businesses taking a Stand on Immigrant Rights!

    The Reach the Dream Launch Crawl will be June 13, Thursday at 5PM. Local businesses will be hosting fundraisers for undocumented youth – or DREAMers. Their will be a walking street party with brass bands, poetry, dancing and donuts!

    The Crawl starts in front of Cafe Gabriela at 5PM, and continues at SOMAR from 6PM to 8PM. A percentage of bar sales will help undocumented youth in the Bay Area! Log onto facebook.com/reachthedream for more details!



  2. Gail on June 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

    The Junior Center of Art and Science presents… Summer Picnic in the Park! Saturday, July 20, 2013, 12noon-6pm. FREE ADMISSION. Please join us for a fun-in-the-sun hybrid country fair and picnic to raise funds in support of much-needed art and science programs for at-risk youth in our community. Support the fundraiser and enjoy carnival games, craft stations, cake walks, face painting, hot dogs, watermelon, and more! Junior Center of Art and Science, 558 Bellevue Ave, Oakland 94610 (Near Children’s Fairyland in Lakeside Park). Call 510-839-5777 or email, gt-jrcenter@sbcglobal.net for more info. Fun for all ages!



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