Wednesday, December 7, 2011

upcoming Oakland events

Avariety of events coming up, and more opportunities to shop local.

Oakland Local Holiday Party - Wednesday, December 7, 6pm. Come celebrate another year of local news coverage and community building with Oakland Local.

Oaklandish Holiday Giveback - Wednesday, December 7, 7pm. A benefit show at The New Parish, sponsored by Oaklandish. FiveTenBurger and El Taco Bike will be there to serve up tasty food. ($15)

Oakland Grown benefit at Farley's - Thursday, December 8, 5-9pm. Oakland Grown is the non-profit of the month at Farley's East. Thursday during happy hour, 20% of proceeds go to OG.

Oakland Heritage Alliance Membership Meeting - Thursday, December 8, 7-9pm. OHA meeting includes board member election; slideshow will highlight our 2011 events, feature past preservation efforts, and preview exciting 2012 activities! Followed by reception. ($10 donation)

Oakland Urban Paths Walk and Shop - Saturday, December 10, 10am-1pm. Explore urban paths between Lakeshore and Piedmont Avenue, and do a little local holiday shopping. (free)

Oakland Youth Chorus holiday concert - Saturday, December 10, 6-8pm. Holiday concert by the Oakland Youth Chorus at First Presbyterian Church, Oakland. ($10-$25)

holiday shopping events:

Old Oakland: Popup Hood - Saturday, December 9, noon-9pm. Grand opening celebration of the Popup Hood in Old Oakland. (website)

Rockridge: Holiday Jazz and Wine Stroll - Friday, December 9, 5-8pm. Music, food and drink, local merchants. (website)

Northgate/Uptown: Indie Artisan Holiday Faire - Saturday, December 10, 12-5pm. 25+ local craft and food artisans. At the New Commodity warehouse.

Eastlake/Cleveland Heights: Christmas Past Vintage Finds, Handmade Gifts & Art - Sunday, December 11, 12-6pm. (website)

Lakeshore: Holiday Fun - Friday, December 16, 5-7pm. Saturday, December 17, 3-5pm. Merchant specials, Santa visits, free carriage rides, and more. (website)

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:
Use Your Money Uptown Crawl - December 16-18. Opening December 16, 7-10pm.

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