Wednesday, August 17, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

The big event this weekend is the Art & Soul Festival, but as usual, there's lots of other stuff going on if that's not your thing.

Waterfront Flicks - Thursday, August 18, sundown at Jack London Square. This week's movie is Dinner for Schmucks. There will be food from Miss Pearl's Jam House, beer from New Belgium via East Bay Bike Coalition, and cooking demos. (free)

Faith Fancher breast cancer walk - Saturday, August 20. Those of you have been in Oakland for a while may remember Faith Fancher, a KTVU reporter. She fought breast cancer for 6 1/2 years, but succumbed in 2003. A fund-raising walk for local, under-served and under-insured breast cancer victims is held each year in her memory. See the Friends of Faith website for more info.

Art & Soul - Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6pm. The 11th annual Art & Soul Festival. K and I had a great time when we went in 2009. There's music, art, food and fun for all ages ($10/$15).

Uptown Bike Tour - Sunday, August 21, 10am-noon. Take a bike tour around uptown and beyond with the Oakland Museum.

Urban Paths walk - Sunday, August 21, 10am-noon. Join Oakland Urban Paths for a walk in Montclair, on some of Oakland's steepest and woodsiest urban stairways.

Plus the usual events:
Piedmont Avenue Art Walk (3rd Thursday)
Bites off Broadway (Fridays)
Dancing under the Stars (Fridays)
Art Murmur (1st Friday)
Downtown walking tours (Wednesdays and Saturdays)
OHA walking tours (Saturdays and Sundays)
Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)

For more, check the Visit Oakland event calendar.

Looking further ahead:
Park(ing) day - Friday, September 16.
Taste of Temescal - Tuesday, September 20.
Parlor and Politics - Saturday, October, 1. A celebration of women's suffrage in California.

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