Don't let the foggy, cool weather get you down. There's lots of fun things to do in Oakland. So many that last week's are on the verge of making me late putting out a new post about this week's.
Saturday Stroll - Saturdays, 1pm-5pm. Like the idea of the Art Murmur, but don't like the crowds? Now there's a Saturday Stroll, which runs every Saturday. (free)
Jazz by the Lake - Sunday, July 17, noon at Camron-Stanford House. A live jazz concert featuring Nicolas Bearde, with a brunch and beautiful views of Lake Merritt. Call 510.874.7802 for reservations ($35-$50)
Oakland Municipal Band concert - Sunday, July 17, 1pm-3pm. The next concert in the 100th season of the Oakland Municipal Band, at the bandstand in beautiful Lakeside Park. (free)
OBUGS Annual Art and Garden Tour - Saturday, July 23, 2pm. A garden and art tour by Oakland Based Urban Gardens. Discover West Oakland by bicycle (or van-pool) through a tour of lovely streets and edible gardens, with art at every stop. Wrap up with a block party, with food by Picante, entertainment by Turf Feinz, and a raffle with great prizes.
East Bay Food Fight - Saturday, July 23, 4:30pm-7:30pm. A benefit for St. Vincent de Paul's Kitchen of Champions traning program, the East Bay Food Fight features food and drink from over 40 local restaurants, breweries and wineries. Watch local chefs duke it out in the kitchen. ($35-$100)
Bike Ride 4 Peace - Saturday, July 23, 7pm. A bike ride and movie festival put on by West Oakland's Bikes 4 Life. The ride goes from Lakeside Park to Bikes 4 Life, and features food, fun, movies and prizes. (free?)
Celebrate 16th Street Station - Thursday, July 28, 5:30pm-8pm. A community celebration of the revitalizing of the 16th Street station. Tour the station, dine from local food trucks, drink East Bay wines. Plus live music, activities for kids, and more.
celebrates 67 years! Food specials by the staff of La Borinqueña & Tina Tamale, Beverage Bar with Local Beer, Fresh Fruit Sangria, Farmers' Market Fresa Agua Fresca and more!
Dishcrawl - Friday, August 5, 6pm. A new (to Oakland) food event, this one in Uptown. This is the inaugural event, starting at Uptown Place. ($26, limited tix)
Urban Wine Xperience - Saturday, August 6. Put on by the East Bay Vintner’s Alliance that sponsored the event featuring Oakland wineries back in April. The Urban Wine Xperience pairs East Bay vintners with local restaurants and food sellers to put their creations together. Instead of traveling to the different wineries, this event is all at the Jack London Pavilion. ($40-$60)
Plus the usual events that I haven't listed this time:
Waterfront Flicks (Thursday, July 21)
Bites on Broadway (Fridays)
Dancing under the Stars (Fridays)
Downtown walking tours (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
OHA walking tours (Saturdays and Sundays)
Art Murmur (Friday, August 5)
For even more, check the Visit Oakland event calendar, Oakland Local and Oakland North.