This Weekend in Oakland

on December 13, 2013

Community events and activities for the weekend of December 13-15 2013. Got an event we didn’t know about? Please add it in the comments!

Cold Weather Beer Gluttony
Fri., Dec. 13, 5 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 14, 5 p.m.
The Trappist has collected 28 of the most unique and rarely seen Holiday/Winter/Christmas beers they could find for these two nights. $25 Includes a flight and a souvenir glass.

The Trappist
460 8th St.

Second Fridays at Mosswood
Second Friday of every month, 7-10 p.m.
free
A monthly performing arts social. Engage and share in music, dance and poetry geared to those ages 16 and up. At the recreation center.

Mosswood Park
3612 Webster St. (MacArthur and Broadway)

Urinetown: The Musical
Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 2 p.m.
$13-$26
In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom.

Lisser Hall Theatre
Mills College (5000 MacArthur Blvd.)

Fungo Mungo
Fri., Dec. 13, 9 p.m.
$16, $20
w/ The Devil in California, Gigantis, and The Elephant Listening Project

The New Parish
579 18th St.

Friday13 Lucky Art Day
Fri., Dec. 13, 9:30-11:30 p.m.
$15
Improvisational Flamenco, jazz, poetry, video, percussion, and folklore performances.

Studio Grand
3234 Grand Ave.

The Kandinsky Effect
Fri., Dec. 13, 9:30 p.m.
$10

Duende
468 19th St.

Button Blizzard
Fri., Dec. 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Holiday button-making workshop.

Oakland Public Library, Dimond Branch
3565 Fruitvale Ave.

Moonlight Hike
Moonlight Hike
Fri., Dec. 13, 5-7 p.m.
$10
Hike through the redwoods from twilight to moonlight on an moderate 3-4 mile hike. After the hike, stay and view the beginnings of the Geminids meteor shower and explore other amazing objects in the night sky through the center’s telescopes or tour the Telescope Makers Workshop.

Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Blvd.

2013 Holiday Lights by the Bay
Fri., Dec. 13, 7 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 1 p.m.
$10 general admission, $5 for seniors and children
A 90-minute figure skating exhibition presented by the Oakland Ice Center Skating School. Performances by skaters from the Learn to Skate program as well as from the Special Skaters program and the Adult Synchronized Skating team. Special Guests to include current elite and national level competitors’.

Oakland Ice Center
519 18th St.

Words of Resistance
Fri., Dec. 13, 7 p.m.
free
Poetry reading.

Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph Ave.

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Moonbots Have Landed
KIDS Sat., Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
510-336-7373
Build and test a moonbot using robotics kits. $13.45-$17.45
Chabot Space & Science Center 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland

Native American Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
FAIRS, FESTIVALS, & FIESTAS Sat., Dec. 14, 2-6 p.m.
510-836-1955
Shop from more than twenty local Native American vendors selling an array of beaded jewelry, turquoise jewelry, bags, baskets, and more. Native American foods available for purchase. free
InterTribal Friendship House of Oakland 523 International Blvd., Oakland

Holiday Art Sale and Open House
SALES, SWAPS, PROMOTIONS, & FUNDRAISERS Sat., Dec. 14, 12-6 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 12-5 p.m.
510-444-0919
Fiery performances and vendors selling handmade crafts. free
The Crucible 1260 7th St., Oakland

Home, Holidays and Harmony
HOLIDAY MUSIC Sat., Dec. 14, 7 p.m.
510-893-6129
w/ the Crescendo Choir, Joyful Noise, Half a Dozen of the Other, and other groups and soloists $5-$25

Got Health Insurance? Get Your Questions Answered
PUBLIC INTEREST Sat., Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
510-615-5812
Get answers to your questions about health insurance coverage in California. Learn about the financial assistance that will be available and new ways to shop for coverage.
Oakland Public Library, 81st Ave. Branch 1021 81st Ave., Oakland

Whitney Smith Pottery Holiday Open Studio
ART GALLERIES Sat., Dec. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 15, 12-4 p.m.
510-299-5936
Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artist, tour the studio, and purchase pottery. free
Whitney Smith Pottery 539 Athol Ave, Oakland

Got Bars? – Graffiti Letters & Styles
ARTS & CRAFTS Sat., Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
510-615-5812
Hands-on workshop with an introduction to graffiti letter structure. Taught by Leslie Lopez of Visual Element, the youth mural arts program at East Side Arts Alliance.
Oakland Public Library, 81st Ave. Branch 1021 81st Ave., Oakland

SambaFunk!
DANCE-PERFORMANCE, SOUL, FUNK, R&B, & HIP-HOP Sat., Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
510-839-1999
Featuring live performances by Funkternal, FunkTyme Playahs, Queens of SambaFunk!, and Daughters of Funkquaria. With Samba dance demonstration, open samba batucada jam, and second annual Alegria de Samba Dance Competition. $10-$15
Shadow Ultra Lounge 341 13th St., Oakland

Holiday Jewelry Workshop for Teens
ARTS & CRAFTS Sat., Dec. 14, 1 p.m.
510-238-3400
Make a signature gift for your family or friends this holiday season with artists from the Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective. All workshop supplies are provided.
Oakland Public Library, Asian Branch 388 9th St., Ste. 190, Oakland

Works In Progress: Holiday Party
LGBT, HOLIDAY MUSIC Sat., Dec. 14, 6:30 p.m.
510-654-5300
w/ Karen Mullally, Shazam, and Judy Graboyes $7-$10
Plymouth United Church of Christ 424 Monte Vista Ave., Oakland

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Lake Temescal Natural History and Species Identification
SPORTS & OUTDOORS-PARTICIPATORY Sun., Dec. 15, 12-2 p.m.
510-652-1155
Learn about the ecology and natural history of Lake Temescal, and also how to identify plants and the many migrating birds that will be around this time of year. free
Lake Temescal 6500 Broadway, Oakland

West Edge Opera “Something Merry” Holiday Concert
HOLIDAY MUSIC Sun., Dec. 15, 4 p.m.
$25 adult, $15 youth
Piedmont Center for the Arts 801 Magnolia Ave., Oakland

Harriet Brown
ROCK & POP Sundays, 9 p.m.
510-763-7711
free
Cafe Van Kleef 1621 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Holiday Lights Ride
SPORTS & OUTDOORS-PARTICIPATORY Sun., Dec. 15, 5:45 p.m.
Ride over the Fruitvale Bridge and enjoy the holiday lights in Alameda.
Fruitvale BART Station 3401 East 12th St., Oakland

Show and Tell Story Share
SOCIAL EVENTS Sun., Dec. 15, 7:30-10 p.m.
510-238-9171
Bring a meaningful object you want to share a story about or just be part of the audience. $5 suggested donation
Rock Paper Scissors Collective 2278 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Madison Mandrake
BLUES, FOLK, & COUNTRY Sun., Dec. 15, 9 p.m.
510-433-0340
w/ Emily Jane White and Medicine Moo $5
The Night Light 311 Broadway, Oakland

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet: A Cajun Christmas
BLUES, FOLK, & COUNTRY Sun., Dec. 15, 8 p.m.
510-238-9200
$25
Yoshi’s Oakland 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland

Rumba with DJ Leydis
WORLD, LATIN, REGGAE, & REGGAETÓN Third Sunday of every month, 9 p.m.
and Sandy Perez free
Somar Bar & Lounge 1727 Telegraph Ave., Oakland

Assata Will Rise
LITERARY EVENTS Sun., Dec. 15, 2 p.m.
510-533-6629
Poetry workshop for young women, a curated panel featuring five female political organizers, and a performance arts showcase that pays tribute to women political prisoners and anti-imperialist organizers. free
EastSide Cultural Center 2277 International Blvd., Oakland

Do-It-Yourself Nutcracker
DANCE-PARTICIPATORY Sun., Dec. 15, 3-5 p.m.
Interactive performance and fundraising event where the audience will be invited to participate in portions of the program and other segments will showcase dancers from the East Bay Dance Center and other local schools and companies. $8-$20
East Bay Dance Center 1318 Glenfield Avenue, Oakland

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