Wednesday, February 8, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

Lots of interesting stuff coming up, including geology, tamales, tall ships and more. There's also another New Era, New Politics walking tour, and various Oakland library branches are having exhibits and events in honor of Black History Month.

Urban Geology Lecture with OHA - Thursday, February 9, 7-9pm. Learn about Oakland's geology with the Oakland Heritage Alliance and Oakland geologist Andrew Alden of Oakland Geology. ($10-$15)

Meet My Town, Montclair photographer - Thursday, February 9, 7-9pm. Join Reenie Raschke for a slideshow, discussion and book signing of her photo book, My Town Montclair. At A Great, Good Place for Books. (free)

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)

art: Love Show - Friday, February 10, 6-9pm. An art show at Gray Loft Gallery in Jingletown. Art in a variety of mediums about love and its various incarnations, it's "not a Hallmark Valentine show". Features the work of 25+ artists. (free; note: contains mature content)

Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir - Friday, February 10, 8-9:30pm at the Cathedral of Christ the Light. More info. ($20-$25)

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. Rock and Walk! 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+)

Oakland Walking Tour: New Era, New Politics - Wednesday, February 15, 10am-12pm. In celebration of Black History Month. 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. (free)

looking further ahead:
Paramount movie classics: The Sting - Friday, February 17, 7-10pm. A fun con-man movie set during the Depression. It won 7 Oscars in 1974, and stars Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw. ($5)

Tea Tasting Mixer, Saturday, February 18, 2-4pm, At the AAMLO. A collaboration between AAMLO, FAAMLO and Take Your Sister To Lunch, Inc., the mixer encourages women to come together, share their experiences and make a difference.

Oakland Veg Week - April 15-21. Thought about eating vegetarian? Oakland Veg Week will have a variety of events to introduce people to the idea. (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)

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