Wednesday, August 3, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

More fun stuff in Oakland than there's time for!

Waterfront Flicks - Thursday, August 4, sundown at Jack London Square. This week's movie is Ratatouille. There will be pet rat adoptions from Razzie Rats, food from Miss Pearl's Jam House, beer from New Belgium via East Bay Bike Coalition, and cooking demos. A benefit for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. (free)

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)

Secret Stairs book signing, Friday, August 5, 7:30pm at Pegasus Books on Solano, in Berkeley. Author Charles Fleming will be in town for a discussion and book signing of Secret Stairs: East Bay that I reviewed recently. There has also been discussion of him leading one of the walks on Saturday.

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)

10,000 Steps - Sunday, August 7. 10,000 Steps is a project that was years in the making, celebrating Oakland's downtown parks and history. Join them for a free-admission day at OMCA, with family-friendly events including a docent-led bike tour of historical downtown Oakland, tamale-making demonstration, tai chi for all and lots of other fun hands-on art activities. There are now permanent sidewalk markers around the tour, many of which have associated audio

Throw Down for the Town - Saturday, August 13, 10am-6pm. The Ella Baker Center is organizing service projects all over Oakland, followed by a party at Mosswood Park. Come out and help make Oakland a better place!

Laurel Street Fair - Saturday, August 13, 11AM-6PM. The 12th annual Laurel Street Fair, featuring music, food, crafts, and a whole lot of community!

Plus the usual events that I haven't listed this time.

Bites off Broadway (Fridays)
Dancing under the Stars (Fridays)
Downtown walking tours (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
OHA walking tours (Saturdays and Sundays)
Art Murmur (Friday, August 5)
Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)

For even more, check the Visit Oakland event calendar.

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