Wednesday, October 12, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

No big festivals, but still lots of stuff going on in Oakland like the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. If nothing else, it's a chance to check out one of the regular events like Bites off Broadway, an Oakland walking tour downtown, or the Saturday Art Stroll.

Screening of "Fire Ruin Renewal" - Thursday, October 13, 7:30pm. The OHA screens the new film "Fire Ruin Renewal." The documentary commemorates the 20th anniversary of the firestorm disaster and its aftermath, but also celebrates recovery by telling a story of restoration. ($10-$15)

Remembering the Oakland-Berkeley Fire - Friday, October 14, 2011 7:30-9:00 pm. Part of the lead up to the 20th anniversary of the firestorm, join in a conversation with photographer Richard Misrach and OMCA Curator of Photography and Visual Culture Drew Johnson about Misrach's artistic practice. A book signing of Misrach's limited-edition book 1991 follows the discussion. (with admission)

East Bay Mini Maker Faire - Sunday, October 16, 10am-5pm. A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product. It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, and celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur. ($10-$20)

Oakland on Two Wheels - Sunday, October 16, 10am-12pm. Explore Oakland with OMCA docents as you pedal your way through new and old Oakland. This tour will focus on the locations in the 10,000 Steps tour. (free)

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:
PedalFest - October 22. Bikes, beer, food, fun at Jack London Square.
Days of the Dead - Sunday October 23. Oakland Museum comes alive with the tradition of Days of the Dead! Craft activities, food, music, dance, and ceremonies bring the community together for reflection and honoring the dead.

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