Thursday, April 5, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

Sorry about the delay in posting upcoming events. We were without power much of the day yesterday. Tomorrow is a First Friday, so it's time again for the Art Murmur!
The Art Murmur is expanding to include galleries in Jack London Square. There are now Art Murmur events around Oakland. As always, let me know in the comments of other interesting events in Oakland.

Book Sale by FOPL - Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 8. Books 50% off for members on Thursday (you can join that morning), and 30%-50% off Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (website)

Easter Egg hunts and more - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A variety of Easter Egg hunts and other activities around the city. Read more at Oakland Local.

Learn to Curl: Students and Families - Saturday, April 7, 2:30-5pm. The first in a series of introduction to curling lessons geared towards students and educators. ($15)

The Crucible Open House - Sunday, April 7, noon to 4pm. Come find out what cool (and hot!) stuff The Crucible is up to this weekend with a free open house, Science of Art, which features numerous free demonstrations, art for sale, and more. Read more about The Crucible open house at Oakland Local. (free)

looking further ahead:

East Bay Bike Party: Under the Sea - Friday, April 13. The monthly East Bay Bike Party won't be in Oakland this time, but they'll be raising money for Richmond Spokes and having fun with a theme of Under the Sea.

Oakland Urban Paths walks - Saturday, April 14, Laurel to the Redwoods. Saturday, May 6th, Jane's Walk: Exploring Oakland’s History on Foot. A couple of great walks with Oakland Urban Paths coming up. Note that Laurel to the Redwoods will be a strenuous walk—be prepared! (free)

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)

4th Annual 24 Hour Film Challenge - April 21-22. The East Bay Express' annual 24 hour film challenge. Teams pick up the topic, then have 24 hours to shoot, edit and produce the film. Sponsored by Actual Cafe, Trumer Pils, and the Oakland Underground Film Festival.

10 Connect :: group art show - April 13-May 25. Exhibition of the remarkable work of ten artists who helped pave the way for a distinctive, flourishing arts community in Jingletown. Opening reception April 13. (free)

Herbal First Aid - Sunday, April 22, 1-3pm. Learn bike-portable first aid remedies for common biking-related ailments. Two hour workshop at Homespun Bikes ($20-$30)

California Preservation Conference - May 3-6. The California Preservation Foundation's annual conference is being held in Oakland this year. There are ton of related tours and events of interest to historians and Oaklanders alike.

Bike to Work Day - Thursday, May 10. Whether you already bike to work every day or this will be your first time, Bike to Work Day is a lot of fun and a great alternative to driving. (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)


BrookV said...

Hi, my name is Brook, and I am a volunteer at the Bookmark Bookstore and a FOPL board member. Thanks so much for the mention of our sale! I just wanted to let you that our store's website is at (I made this site in the last year or so to focus on the store and not just FOPL). I have a community blog that I try to keep up with as well on that site. It's about Old Oakland events, store news and anything library / book related.

Gene said...

Great! Good to know about the dedicated site.