Monday, June 20, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

Sorry for the paucity of posts last week. It's not that there wasn't fun and interesting stuff going on in Oakland, it's that I didn't have time to get out and enjoy it and write about it.

14 hours, 14 branches: save Oakland libraries - now, June 20 at City Hall. Concerned citizens are having a read-in to show support for the Oakland libraries, which are facing huge potential cutbacks. Local authors and celebrities will be reading from different works. Read more on A Better Oakland. (free)

Tasty Summer Delights - Tuesday, June 21 at Mandela Foods Coop. Part of a 3-part summer nutrition series put on by Mandela Foods. Jason Harvey (aka Chef Grahamcrackah) will show how to make simple, tasty, nutrient dense salads. (free)

Oakland walking tour - Wednesday, June 22: Churches and Temples, Saturday, June 25: Uptown. I've enjoyed all the walking tours so far, and I loved the Uptown one. (free)

added: new business expo - Friday, June 24, 11AM-3PM at Frank Ogawa Plaza. The 6th annual Ignite! New Business Expo, celebrating new local businesses.

Bites on Broadway - Friday, June 24, at 45th and Broadway. It's mobile food and fun, Bites on Broadway. Sounds like they've worked out some of the problems experienced at the first one. Read more on Cooking with the Single Guy.

Dancing Under the Stars - Friday, June 24 at Jack London Square. The annual free dance lessons at JLS are back. Coming up July 1: the Hustle! (free)

Pacific Fine Arts Festival - Friday - Sunday in Montclair. It's the annual fine art festival in Montclair Village. Featuring artists from the East Bay and beyond, it's a juried event featuring a wide variety of art. (free)

Vegan Bike Tour - Saturday, June 25. A new event (or at least new to me), with a bike tour around various Oakland neighborhoods showing off vegan food options, and includes a catered (vegan) lunch by Lake Merritt. If you think of it as lunch, it sounds expensive. If you think of it as lunch plus an all-day activity, it sounds more reasonable. ($30)

Summer Solstice Music Festival - Saturday, June 25 in the Laurel. It's the 6th annual Summer Solstice Music Festival. (free)

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