Wednesday, January 18, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

The big event coming up is Oakland Restaurant Week, but there's lots going on Saturday, too, including the first Oakland Urban Paths walk of the year. If you enjoyed doing some gardening for the MLK Day of service, a number of organizations that have their regular gardening events this Saturday. See the events calendar for more on those. With most of the outdoor events, heavy rain cancels, light rain doesn't.

Oakland Restaurant Week - January 20-29. Oakland has a ton of great restaurants, so why not support the local economy and eat well? Oakland Restaurant Week includes dozens of restaurants from Amba to Yoshi's, from B-Side BBQ to Faz, each featuring prix-fixe specials during the celebration.

Oakland Urban Paths Lakeshore to Park Blvd. - Saturday, January 21, 10am-12:30pm. Explore urban stairs and walkways between Lakeshore and Park Boulevard with Oakland Urban Paths and their first walk of 2012. (free)

Living Concrete - graffiti art at OMCA - Saturday, January 21, 11am-5pm. An Oakland Standard event, where a 520 sq. ft. blackboard will become a mural for four Oakland graffiti artists: Ras Terms, Safety First, Resta, and Tecka. Live DJ music (with admission)

looking further ahead:
Oakland Museum White Elephant Sale preview - Sunday, January 29, 10am-4pm. Preview sale for the Oakland Museum annual fundraiser. ($15-$20)

Urban Geology Walk with OHA - Thursday, February 9. Explore Oakland's geology with the Oakland Heritage Alliance and Oakland geologist Andrew Alden of Oakland Geology. ($10-$15)

Oakland Urban Paths geology walk - Saturday, February 11. Explore Oakland's geology and urban walkways with Oakland geologist Andrew Alden of Oakland Geology. (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)


Ilana DeBare said...

Hi Gene. This should really be an email, not a comment, but I didn't see a place on your site to email you.

Can you include this upcoming event on Saturday Jan. 28 in your blog?

Winter Bird-a-Thon for Kids
Saturday Jan. 28
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lake Merritt - Rotary Nature Center
600 Bellevue St.

Families are invited to participate in this day of birding and citizen-science! Naturalists will assist a bird walk around Lake Merritt to discover and count bird species such as ducks, cormorants and herons. For kids of all ages and their families. This FREE event is inspired by the Audubon traditions of the Christmas Bird Count and Great Backyard Bird Count.

Bring warm clothes, lunch & water. We can provide binoculars.

Co-sponsored by Golden Gate Audubon Society and Rotary Nature Center.

Please RSVP with Golden Gate Audubon: or 510-508-1388.

Ilana DeBare
Communications Director, GGAS

Gene said...

Will do! Sounds like a great event to get kids more interested in birds.