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This weekend in Oakland

on October 18, 2013

Community events and activities for the weekend of October 19-20 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Friday, October 18


Puppet Show: Tashi, A Boy from Tibet

11 am, 2pm and 4pm

Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

A puppet show featuring Tashi, who cares for animals and others around him. Follow his adventures as he saves a village and meets monks. More information here.


LEGO Mania


Oakland Public Library, West Oakland Branch, 1801 Adeline Street, Oakland

Design your own LEGO creations! The event is free. More information here.


Inventory Sale


PHOTO 473 25th Street, Oakland

The gallery will be holding its first inventory sale featuring artwork from gallery artists. More information here.


Friday Nights @ OMCA


Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA

Enjoy this family-friendly night festival with live music while sipping on non-alcoholic or adult beverages. Gallery admission is half-price for adults and free for children under 18. More information here.


DOOM, Dungeons and Beyond: The Importance of Video Games

6pm-7:30 p.m.

Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland

In this engaging lecture by game designers, John Romero and Brenda Brathwaite Romero, the couple will be talking about the past and future of the gaming industry. General admission is $23 and $20 for members. More information here.


Autumn Lights Festival

6 pm-10pm

The Gardens at Lake Merritt, 666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland

Oakland will light up in this second annual festival featuring local artists installation art ranging from glowing waterfalls to electric fireflies. Tickets $25 for adults, $12.50 for children. More information here.

Show and Tell Story Share

8 p.m.

Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Bring one of your favorite mementos and share its meaning with the group. This event is free, but there is a suggested donation $5. More information here.


City and Color with the Paper Lights


Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Singer, songwriter Dallas Green, member from the hardcore band Alexisonfire, will be performing his solo work. A ticket also includes a digital copy of his new album “The Hurry and the Harm.” Tickets $32.50. More information here.


20 Sided Records Halloween Party

9 pm

The Night Light, 311 Broadway, Oakland

Local indie rock bands Frozen, Couches, Brasil and Everyone is Dirty. Tickets $7. More information here.  


The 45 Sessions

9 pm

The Legionnaire Saloon, 2272 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland

Be prepared to dance the night away! DJ Platurn Enki, Delgado and E Da Boss will be spinning on 45 rpm records. This event is 21 and over. Admission is free. More information here.

Saturday, October 19

Arroyo Viejo Creek Clean-Up Day


Oakland Zoo: 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland

Spend some time out in nature while helping to clean up the creek with your friends and family! More information here.


Classic Car Show


Jack London Square, Oakland, Ca

This classic car show will feature vintage cars from the 1920s-1960s. Enjoy live music, food and drinks throughout the day at the Pavilion Stage. Admission is free. More information here.


St. Cutherbert’s Carribbean Festival


St. Cuthbert’s Episcopal Church, 7932 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA

Enjoy this outdoor festival while dancing to Calypso music. This family friendly event hosts a variety of children’s games and offers Caribbean food and desserts. The admission for this event is free. More information here.


Saturday Stroll Art Walk


Vessel Gallery, 471 25th Street, Oakland

Tour Oakland Art Murmur galleries in a more relaxed atmosphere. Spend your time enjoying the art without being overwhelmed by the usual crowds at the Friday Art Murmur. Admission to the galleries is free. More information here.


Ragged Wing Ensemble: Buried in the Body


Mountain View Cemetery, 5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland

The play “Buried in the Body” by Ragged Wing Ensemble will make its world premiere at Mountain View Cemetery. Following the performance, audience members will be able to participate in interactive art installations. Admission to this event is free. More information here.


Bad Glamour Shots For A Good Cause


The New Parish, 579 18th St, Oakland

Fundraiser for Our Space, a safe space for LGBTQ youth. Three photographers, four DJ’s and two dancefloors featuring music new and old. Entry price includes photos of you and your crew. 7$ adv.  More information here.


Taste of Oakland Pop-Up Market & Free Wine Tasting


Kitchener Oakland, 372 24th Street, Oakland

Many artisans showcase home-made food from around the world, along with beer and wine. This is an all ages event Admission to this event is free.  More information here.


Uptown ArtPark Performance: Balinese Gamelan Sekar Jaya


Uptown ArtPark, Between 19th & William St and Telegraph and Rashida Muhammad St, Oakland

30+ renowned Balinese performers will host an interactive music and dance performance. Also includes a live video feed from Bali. Admission to this event is free. More information here.

1920s Silent Movie Night & Halloween Party


Essanay Silent Film Museum, 37417 Niles Blvd., Fremont

A lineup of three classic films from the 20s. Films are silent but live accompaniment is provided on a classic Kurzweil piano. $5 More information here.


Ensemble Mik Nawooj


Latham Square, Telegraph Ave. at Broadway St. Oakland

A San Francisco Bay Area-based musical group that merges classical, jazz, and hip hop styles. This is a free event. More information here.

Sunday, October 20

East Bay Mini Maker Faire

10 am-5 pm

Park Day School Campus, 360 42nd St. Oakland

A faire celebrating the DIY movement. Homemade inventions from Oakland residents on display, along with inventors workshops, more than 170 creators, performers, speakers and food vendors. $12.50 More information here.


23rd annual Glass Pumpkin Garden

10 am to 4 pm

Cohn-Stone Studios, 560 South 31st Street, Richmond

A variety of handblown glass pumpkins displayed in a garden. Award-winning California-style garden and workshop, including unique glass pumpkins, gourds, squash, fruits, flowers and garden art. This is a free event.More information here.


Splash Pad Park 10th Anniversary Celebration

11 am to 6 pm

Splash Pad Park, between Grand and Lakeshore avenues, Oakland

Featuring five Oakland bands, this event celebrates Splash Pad Park’s 10th anniversary. David Sturdevant’s Medicine Ball Band with Lady Bianca and Terrie Odabie plus guest artists, percussionist John Santos and Pee Wee Ellis on saxophone. This is a free event.

More information here.

Spooky Actions Publication Party

3 pm

Diesel, A Bookstore, 5433 College Ave. Oakland

Celebrating the release of Spooky Action’s new books by Lourdes Figueroa and Clint Campbell, yolotl and Wake of Leaves. This is a free event. More information here.


Zachary’s Pizza Mobile Adoption

12 – 3 pm

5801 College Ave. Oakland

Cat and dog adoption at this popular Rockridge pizza restaurant. This is a free event.


Live Music: Actual Jazz Series

5 – 8 pm

6334 San Pablo Ave, Oakland

A series of jazz musicians perform in a cozy cafe setting. This is a free event.


An American Werewolf in London (Thrillville Theater)

6 pm

The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St, Oakland

The classic horror film will be playing at Uptown’s hip The New Parkway Theater, which serves food and beer. Admission is $8. More information here.


The Sunday Salon: Ten Acts for Ten Bucks!

6:30 pm

Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave. Alameda

Multi-media dance theatre, Modern dance, original singer/songwriter tunes, Bellydance, flamenco, Persian, live-music and more. Each act gets 5 minutes to present. $10.


Mo’Fone at Duende

9 pm

Duende, 468 19th St  Oakland

This Oakland-based jazz and funk band has won numerous awards in local publications. Consisting of two sax men and one drummer, this band has been moving dance floors for over 5 years. Admission is $10. More information here.


Maine Coon Cat Adoption Fair!


Wild Birds Unlimited store, 692 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill

Come learn about this large domestic house cat breed. Adoption, training and more services provided. This is a free event.


Ongoing Art Exhibits

Carol Inez Charney

October 17-November 23

SLATE contemporary 473 25th Street, Oakland

Carol Inez Charney’s artwork is inspired by photography of the Seattle Public Library’s architecture. More information here.


In the Landscape

October 17-November 16

PHOTO 473 25th Street, Oakland

Dana J Wan’s photography captures people’s relationships with their environment. More information here.


Peter Stackpole: Bridging the Bay

July 20 – January 26

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Black and white photographs dating back to the 1930s, when the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge were being constructed. More information here.


Above and Below: Stories from our Changing Bay

August 31 – February 23

Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street, Oakland

Media like oral histories, interactives and community voices take center stage in this exhibition exploring how human engineering and natural forces have changed the Bay Area over time. 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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