Wednesday, August 24, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

There's just way too much stuff I want to do this week, and not enough hours in the day.

Paramount Movie Classics - Friday, 7pm. This week's film at the Paramount is the Cold War classic Dr. Strangelove. ($5)

Dancing Under the Stars - Friday, 8:30pm-10pm at Jack London Square. This is the final Dancing Under the Stars for 2011, featuring Salsa! Folks doing the Salsa at Art & Soul looked like they were having a blast. (free)

Chinatown StreetFest - Saturday and Sunday, August 27-28. The 24th annual Chinatown StreetFest. The festival will have a variety of food, fun, and entertainment (U.S. Shaolin Kung Fu!) (free)

Oakland Women's History Walk - Saturday, August 27, 1pm-3:30pm. A special Oakland Heritage Alliance walking tour, led by Annalee Allen and Kathleen DiGiovanni, looks back at the 100 years since women got the right to vote in California. ($10-$15)

The Dimond Shines! walking tour - Sunday, August 28, 10am. The final OHA tour of the season, this one is focused on the Dimond, and is led by noted Oakland historian and author Dennis Evanosky. ($10-$15)

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

For more, check the Visit Oakland event calendar.

Looking further ahead:
Oakland Pride Day - Sunday, September 4.
unveiling of Remember Them - Tuesday, September 6, 1pm. Unveiling of a statue of champions for humanity, including Dr. Maya Angelou who will be present for the ceremony.
Gatsby Summer Afternoon - September 11. an afternoon with the Art Deco Society of California
Park(ing) day - Friday, September 16.
Taste of Temescal - Tuesday, September 20.
Blog Action Day - Saturday, September 24.
Parlor and Politics - Saturday, October 1. A celebration of women's suffrage in California.
Suffrage Parade - Sunday, October 2. Continuing the celebration of women's suffrage, a parade starting Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt.
PedalFest - October 22nd. Bikes, beer, food, fun at Jack London Square.

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