Wednesday, February 1, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

Aspecial request—if at all possible, please show up for the Oakland Walking Tour on Saturday. Support for it is one of the many things being considered for the chopping block in the latest Oakland budget, and it's only a 1/2 time position. Losing these amazing, free walking tours that tell so much Oakland history would be a big loss. The same program also gives educational walking tours to school children in Oakland.

Art Murmur - Friday, February 3, 6-9pm. It's the Art Murmur, the second of 2012. It's also a chance to check out the space that The New Parkway Theater will be using. But wait, there's more! The folks behind the Art Murmur are also starting a special curated art tour on the 3rd Saturdays. (free)

Oakland Walking Tour: New Era, New Politics - Saturday, February 4, 10am-12pm. The first of the city-sponsored walking tours downtown for 2012, and if we're not careful, the last. I've been on all of the walking tours, and they're a great way to learn about Oakland and its history. This one focuses on more recent Oakland history and politics. Show your support this Saturday, or there may not be tours in the future. (free)

Victorian Valentines at CSH - Saturday, February 4, 10:30am-12:30pm. Join Camron-Stanford House for the first of their new Decorative Arts Workshops and create Victorian-inspired works of art. ($20-$25, 12+)

Jingletown cleanup - Sunday, February 5, 10am-11am. A quick but needed cleanup around the Peterson Art Wall in Jingletown. (free)

looking further ahead:
Urban Geology Lecture with OHA - Thursday, February 9. Hear about Oakland's geology with the Oakland Heritage Alliance and Oakland geologist Andrew Alden of Oakland Geology. ($10-$15)

Tamales y Vino - Friday, February 10, 6-9pm. A popup at Urban Legend Cellars, with wine tasting, tamales by Tina Tamale, live music, an art show, and more. ($40-$100)

Tall Ships return to Oakland - February 10 - February 22. Tours, sailing trips, and more. Read more at Piedmont Patch.

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

Tour de Bière 2012 - Sunday, February 12. Take a bicycle tour of breweries in Oakland and Berkeley, and raise money for the East Bay Bike Coalition. Limited tickets, so order quickly. Sold out, but waiting list available. ($25, 21+)

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)

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