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This weekend in Oakland

This Weekend in Oakland

on November 1, 2013

Community events and activities for the weekend of November 2-3, 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it to the comments!

Saturday, November 1

Laughter is the Best Medicine
6 p.m.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Oakland
The second annual “Laughter is the Best Medicine,” aims to raise awareness about mental health issues in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. For more information and tickets, visit the Eventbrite site.

Dia de los Muertos
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Fruitvale Transit Village, E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave. Oakland
The Unity Council presents the 18th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. Expect ballet folklorico and Aztec Dancers. To find more informations, visit the Unity Council webpage.

Saturday Stroll Art Walk
1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Various galleries
Galleries that participate in the popular Art Murmur extended their Saturday hours for art enthusiasts.

Dia de los Muertos Masks
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ceasar E. Chavez Branch, 3301 East 12th Street Oakland
Make your own Dia de los Muertos mask at the library!

Rickey Vincent Discusses “Party Music”
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Main Library, West Auditorium, 125 14th Street, Oakland
Radio show host and UC Berkeley professor Ricket Vincent talks about his book about soul music and the Black Panthers.

Golden Gate Audubon: Biking and Birding Oakland and Alameda
9:30 am
Coliseum BART Station
Ride from Coliseum BART Station to Lake Merritt Station with a group riders who are interested in wintering birds and shorebirds. Find out more on the East Bay Bicycle Coalition website.

Oakland Youth Orchestra
3 p.m.
Allen Temple Baptist Church, 8501 International Boulevard, Oakland
The Oakland Youth Orchestra opens its 50th season. The orchestra is made up of 88 music students from ages 12 to 22.

Saturday Night Space Talk
7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
10000 Skyline Blvd. Oakland
Learn more about the physics and challenges behind the moon landing. Find more information here.

Terrarium Bento
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph ave., Oakland
Learn more about terrariums and their ideal environments from designer and artist William Wang. Find more info here.

Sunday, November 3

First Sunday
All Day
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland
Every first Sunday of the month, the Oakland Museum of California is free. Enjoy the gardens and find out more about art, history, and California.

Oakland Youth Orchestra
3 p.m.
Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd, Oakland
The Oakland Youth Orchestra performs its second show of the 50th season. The orchestra is made up of 88 music students from ages 12 to 22.

Dia de los Muertos
3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
La Borinquena Mex-icatessen, 582 7th St, Oakland
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with art, face painting, food, and a live DJ at this family-friendly event. Find out more here.

Knitting Project
5:30 p.m. -6 p.m.
Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph ave., Oakland
Learn how to finish knitting projects in this pre-crafting class. Find more info here.

Craft Night
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 2278 Telegraph ave., Oakland
Bring your knitting, origami, and other projects to work with with and learn from other people interested in crafting. Find more info here.

Frans Vischer
11 a.m.
A Great Good Place for Books, 6120 LaSalle Ave.
The writer and illustrator joins the bookstore for story time. Find more information on the website.

Biochar for Soil Fertility and Eco-Resilience
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
PLACE for Sustainable Living 1121 64th Street Oakland
Have a home garden that need a little boost? Learn more about pf Biochar, visit the website here.

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

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