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.
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.