Wednesday, September 28, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

Once again way too much fun stuff to do in Oakland, and not enough time to do it all.

Waterfront Flicks - Thursday, September 29, 7pm. The final Waterfront Flick of the season, featuring Chocolat. Food from Miss Pearl's, beer from New Belgium and the EBBC, plus trivia, cooking demos, and more. As always, the weather can be variable, so dress in layers!

Oaklandish Party at Fairyland - Friday, September 30, 7pm-10pm. Children's Fairyland is designed for kids. No adults are allowed unless accompanied by one. But Friday, Oaklandish is hosting a party for adults to explore -- join them for free drinks, music, and Oakland-made magic -- and make sure this Oakland institution keeps on living happily ever after! ($10-$15, 21+)

Oaktoberfest - Saturday, October 1, in the Dimond. A family-friendly Octoberfest event in the Dimond, Oaktoberfest features a large biergarden with beers from local vendors, plus music, crafts, kid-friendly activities, and rootbeer garden for the kids. Come and celebrate the German heritage of the Dimond. Or just come and celebrate with local beer. (free)

Black Cowboy Parade - Saturday, October 1, 10am-4pm, DeFremery Park. A long-running event (this is the 37th annual), the Black Cowboy Parade celebrates the contributions of people of color in the "old west". (free)

Parlor and Politics - Saturday, October 1. A celebration of women's suffrage in California, Parlor and Politics takes you to three historic houses to for a tea to learn about what was happening behind the scenes during the women's suffrage movement in California. Camron-Stanford House, Cohen-Bray House, and the Pardee Home. ($30-$40)

Suffrage Parade - Sunday, October 2. Continuing the celebration of women's suffrage, a parade starting Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt.

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)

Looking further ahead:
Life is Living Festival - Saturday, October 8, 11am-5pm in Defremery Park (free)
Oakland Heritage Alliance house tour - Sunday, October 9, 1pm-5:30pm in Glenview. ($30-$40)
PedalFest - October 22nd. Bikes, beer, food, fun at Jack London Square.


Andy K said...

Here is another great free event:

Beirut band members Kelly Pratt, Nick Petree, Paul Collins, and Ben Lanz are playing some side shows on the road this year, as experimental jazz group Grover Norquist Quartet. Should you be so inclined, they’re playing a free show on Friday Sept 30th at Mills College in Oakland. Bears repeating that this is in no way a Beirut show, but it also bears repeating that this will fucking rule.

Grover Norquist Quartet
Friday, September 30, 8pm
Littlefield Concert Hall
Mills College
Top Gun Soundtrack

I unfortunately cannot make this as I have a school event. Beirut is a great band.

See you at Oaktober Fest.

Gene said...

Thanks for the info! Sounds like a good event. K and I will be at the Oaklandish party at Children's Fairyland on Friday evening.