As usual, there's a variety of things to do in Oakland. Celebrate and explore Oakland! If none of the listed events appeal, maybe it's time for you to try one of the regular events, like the Saturday Art Stroll, or gardening at Wood Park, Lakeside Park or the Montclair Railroad Trail. And as always, if you know of something interesting going on that I haven't listed, let me know in the comments.
Oakland Walking Tour: New Era, New Politics - Wednesday, February 15, 10am-12pm, and Saturday, February 25. 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)
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)
Rooftop Garden at E.C. Reems Academy - Saturday, February 18, 9am-1pm. Join Ella Baker Center's Soul of the City and Oakland Food Connection for a day of service in East Oakland. Repair garden beds, paint barrels, and prepare the soil for growing. (more info)
Montclair RR Trail Work - Saturday, February 18, 9-11am. Friends of the Montclair RR Trail do monthly maintenance, but they could use an extra hand this Saturday spreading wood chips from the city. (more info)
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.
Tall Ships return to Oakland - February 10 - February 22. Tours, sailing trips, and more. Read more at Oakland North.
looking further ahead:
First 2012 WOBO Volunteer Meeting - Thursday, February 23, 6-7:30pm. Learn the many ways to get involved in building a more accessible and safer community with Walk Oakland Bike Oakland. (web page)
Explore Oakmore with Oakland Urban Paths - Saturday, March 10, 10am-12:30pm. Join Oakland Urban Paths to check out how local pathways connect to watershed and regional trail systems. (free)
Creative Growth Fundraiser - Friday, March 16, 6-9pm. "Beyond Trend". A gala fundraiser for the Center for Creative Growth, with DJ music, a silent auction, and great-sounding food. (more info)
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)