This weekend in Oakland

This weekend in Oakland

on November 15, 2013

Friday, November 15

The African Queen
8 pm
Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland
$5
Directed by John Huston and based on the novel by C.S. Forester with a script by Jame Agee. A crude gin-swilling riverboat captain (Humphrey Bogart) down on his luck in Africa is persuaded by a prim and proper missionary (Katherine Hepburn) to use his boat to attack a German warship.

Oaktown Music Festival
Winner’s Party: Doors at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm
Awaken Café
1429 Broadway
The Oaktown Music Festival is an online song and video contest for Oakland-based bands.
Buy tickets here.

Friday nights at OMCA
5-9 pm
Oakland Museum of California.
1000 Oak Street, Oakland
An array of events including dancing, food demos, book readings and art activities. Lots of delicious food truck goodies, wine and a night market. Free for ages 18 and under. Half-price gallery admissions for adults.
$5 flat rate after 5 pm.

Toro y Moi
8 pm
Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
American pop artist Chazwick Bradley Bundick, aka: Toro y Moi, will perform at the Fox Theater.
$27.50
Buy tickets here.  

RELEVATE Film Forum
6 pm – 12 am
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland,
Screenings of global documentaries and short films with speaker panels on promoting the work of independent media for change.
$9-$55 

Savage Jazz Dance Company
8 pm
Laney College
900 Fallon Street, Oakland
Savage Jazz Dance Company open its 21st season capturing the beat and style of urban life. Oakland School of the Arts students will be participating in the show.
$5-$20

Saturday, November 16

Los Rakas 7-year anniversary show
Doors at 8 pm, Show at 9 pm
The New Parish
579 18th St, Oakland
18 & over
Los Rakas are celebrating their 7-year anniversary at The New Parish in their hometown of Oakland, with special guests P-Lo of HBK Gang, Hosted by Chuy Gomez, and DJ Sets by Mr. E, Nima Fadavi, and DC of 106 KMEL.
Buy tickets here.

The Griots of Oakland: Voices from the African American Oral History Project
4 p.m. to 7p.m.
The African American Museum and Library at Oakland
659 14th St, Oakland
A project on interviews with 100 African American boys ages six through 24 on how their lives differ from the portrayals in mainstream media. 

Oaktown Music Festival
Winner’s Party: Doors at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm
Awaken Café
1429 Broadway
Presented by Awaken Cafe and Oaktown Indie Mayhem, the First Annual Oaktown Music Festival is an online song and video contest exclusively for Oakland based bands.
Buy tickets here.

Covered California Health Insurance Exchange Program
10-11:30 a.m.
Oakland Public Library, Dimond Branch
3565 Fruitvale Ave., Oakland
Program in English and Spanish about options for small businesses and consumers to obtain affordable health care.
510-482-7844

Honoring Our Native Children: Foster Care and Adoption
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Main Library
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
The Native American Services Committee hosts Native American Culture Day focusing on the theme of Adoption and Foster Care for Native Children around America.
Includes discussion with Social Worker Vida Castaneda and Attorney Ella Callow, native performers, films, raffle, food
Everyone of all ages is welcome.
Phone: (510) 238-3134

Bird Natural History and Identification at Lake Merritt
12-2 p.m.
Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center
600 Bellevue Ave., Oakland
Learn how the nation’s first wildlife refuge was created to protect birds, the history of the bird islands, and how the lake continues to offer a refuge for birds such as Hank, the injured White Pelican.
Led by Marissa Ortega-Welch, Eco-Education Coordinator for Golden Gate Audubon Society.
Free
510-238-3739

Shrink Plastic Workshop
2-4 p.m.
Oakland Public Library, Asian Branch
388 9th St., Ste. 190, Oakland
Learn to make your own charms and keychain accessories with shrink plastic.
510-238-3400

Hike With Your Honey & Explore the Stars
5-8 p.m.
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
Explore the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on an easy 3-4 mile hike.
Includes discussion about the natural environment, an overview of the night’s sky and astronomy basics, as well as star gazing through provided binoculars.
After the hike head to a private cocktail hour in one of Chabot’s exhibition spaces.
$68 per couple.
Purchase tickets here.
510-336-7373

RELEVATE Film Forum
6 pm – 12 am
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland,
Screenings of global documentaries and short films with speaker panels on promoting the work of independent media for change.
$9-$55 

KBLX Hot Winter Night concert featuring Keith Sweat and K-Ci and JoJo
7:30 p.m.
Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland
90s R&B star Keith Sweat performs, with K-Ci and JoJo opening.
$35-$125

Savage Jazz Dance Company
8 pm
Laney College
900 Fallon Street, Oakland
Savage Jazz Dance Company open its 21st season capturing the beat and style of urban life. Oakland School of the Arts students will be participating in the show.
$5-$20

Watercolor Class
7-8 p.m.
Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Painting class involving using watercolor painting as a relaxing, skill-building activity, writing in response to painting, and setting goals or making plans through painting and free writing.
510-238-9171

The Dusty Dozen
7:30-8:15 p.m.
Presentation about the six Apollo lunar missions and the astronauts and Command Module Pilots that brought back their insights from their explorations of the moon.
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland
510-336-7373
Free

Dick Dale w/ The Rudicals
9 p.m.
The Uptown
1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Surf rock legend Dick Dale performs at The Uptown.
510-451-8100
$25

Sunday, November 17

Blackbird Kickstarter Soirée
6-10pm
The New Parish
579 18th St, Oakland
Evening celebrating Blackbird Underpinnings’ debut line, the MAVEN Collection, now in the final stretch of a Kickstarter campaign to fund production with a local sewing manufacturer.
Featuring: Vinyl sounds played by Jeffrey Boozer, a performance by My Honey Midnight, and more.

Goapele
7 & 9 p.m.
Yoshi’s Oakland
510 Embarcadero West, Oakland
Native Oakland R&B singer Goapele performs at Yoshi’s
510-238-9200
$30-$34 

Winter Holiday Craft Fair
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
First Unitarian Church of Oakland
685 14th St., Oakland
Craft fair featuring jewelry, pottery, paper crafts, artwork, stocking stuffers, multi-cultural crafts, and home decor items.
Event to raise money for the church.
510-893-6129 

Jazz at the Chimes
w/ The VNote Ensemble
2 p.m.
Chapel of the Chimes
4499 Piedmont Ave., Oakland
Jazz at the Chimes is a concert series sponsored by Chapel of the Chimes that features local Bay Area talent.
510-654-0123
$15, $10 seniors 

Fritjof Capra
2- 4:30 p.m.
Oakland Public Library
Main Branch
125 14th St., Oakland
The physicist, systems theorist, professor, and author discusses new perspectives on Leonardo da Vinci’s study and understanding of science, painting, and the relationships between natural forms.
510-238-3134 

The Prometheus Symphony Orchestra
3 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Ave., Oakland
Orchestra performing Antonín Dvorák’s Scherzo Capriccioso, Op.66 and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No.2 in C Major, Op.61
Free
510-834-4314

Erin Dealey
4 p.m.
Laurel Bookstore
4100 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland
The Oakland author reads from her book, Deck the Walls: A Wacky Christmas Carol.
510-531-2073 

CHVRCHES
7:30 p.m.
Fox Theater
1807 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Scottish synthpop group performs at the Fox Theater
Purchase tickets here.
$25 

Show and Tell Story Share
7:30-10 p.m.
Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
Bring a meaningful object you want to share a story about or be part of the audience.
Suggested donation $5
510-238-9171

Apocalyptical: Radiolab Live Tour
8 p.m
Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland
The live stage performance of the podcast hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, with a focus on the topic of endings.
Buy tickets here.
$50-$170

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.

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