Wednesday, November 23, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

The big events this week are Thanksgiving, of course, and a great opportunity to shop local or make a point to buy nothing at all. Need a place to get free food or a meal on Thanksgiving? Check this list on Oakland Local. There are lots of holiday events in the weeks to come. But remember to shop local!

Plaid Friday - Friday, November 25. Plaid Friday is the shop local alternative to Black Friday. Support local, independent businesses and keep your money local. (list of participating businesses; hours, events and discounts vary)

Oakland in the Black - Friday, November 25, 11am-6pm. Oakland in the Black is a shop local celebration centered around Downtown businesses taking part in Plaid Friday. They'll have DJs, live performances, and food vendors. (free)

Plus the usual events:
Piedmont Avenue Art Walk (3rd Thursday)
Art Murmur (1st Friday)
Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
Mt. View Cemetery Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)

Looking further ahead:
WOBO/EBBC Party - December 1. Celebrate a year of biking and walking advocacy with WOBO and EBBC.
Zorro by Night - December 1. A fundraising gala for the historic Peralta Hacienda.
City Center tree lighting - Thursday, December 1, 5pm. Seasonal music and the 3rd annual tree lighting at City Center Plaza.
Lighted Yacht Parade - Saturday, December 3. See dozens of Bay Area boats dressed up in their holiday finery.
Holiday Popup at JLS - Friday, December 2, 5pm-9pm. Holiday Popup market at Jack London Square. Proceeds benefit Wardrobe For Opportunity.
JLS lights up for the holidays - Friday, December 2, 5pm-7pm. Tree-lighting, holiday parade preview, and more.
Jingletown Holiday Art Walk - Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4. Annual holiday open studios in the thriving art community of Jingletown.
Popup Food Fest - Sunday, December 4, 12-4pm. A variety of local food vendors featured at Boucherie Marketplace at La Borinqueña.

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