OMCA: Summer Nights - Friday, April 27, 5-9pm. Half-price admission to the Oakland Museum, plus special movie screenings. More info.
Celebrate Oakland's 160th Birthday - Friday, April 27 - Friday, May 4. A week of events celebrating Oakland's incorporation May 4th, 1852. Different events will feature arts, games, music and history. More info on Oakland Local. (free)
California Preservation Conference - May 3-6. The California Preservation Foundation's annual conference is being held in Oakland this year. There are tons of related tours and events of interest to historians and Oaklanders alike.
Five Star Night - Meals on Wheels Benefit - Friday, April, 27. Benefit dinner for Alameda County Meals on Wheels. Featuring chefs from Bakesale Betty, Dopo, Ozumo, Bocanova and more. Read more at Oakland Local.
Phat Beets Workshop: Where do meat, eggs and milk really come from? - Saturday, April 28, 11am-1pm. Free workshop put on by Phat Beets at the North Oakland Arlington Farmers Market. (more info)
Healthy Choices Community Fair - Saturday, April 28, 10am-noon. United Lutheran Church of Oakland sponsors a community health fair. (free)
DIY Coffee Bean Roasting - Saturday, April 28, 1-2pm. A workshop on how to roast your own coffee, put on by popup market Marion and Rose. ($25)
C.O.R.E. Emergency Response Exercise - Saturday, April 28. A city-wide exercise of CORE, Citizens of Oakland Respond to Emergencies. You can help by volunteering to act as a disaster victim, making up other "victims" (moulage), and a number of other tasks, and help ensure you and your neighbors survive the next disaster. (free)
Tavis Smiley and Cornel West at the Paramount - Saturday, April 28, 6pm. KALW hosts Tavis Smiley and Cornel West to discuss The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Read more on Oakland Local. (event FULL)
Friends of the Fox Wine Tasting, Monday, April 30, 6-8pm. Wine tasting to benefit the Friends of the Oakland Fox Theater. Use Code "VisitOakFox" for $10 off. (tickets) ($75-$100)
looking further ahead:JLS Night Market - Friday, May 4 from 6-10pm. During the First Friday Art Murmur, the Farmers Market at Jack London Square will be holding a night-time farmers market.
Friends of Montclair Library Book Sale - Saturday, May 5, 10:30am-3pm.
Stock up for summer reading at the Friends of Montclair Library Spring Book Sale! Recent fiction and non-fiction, children's books and more. Most books are priced between $.50-$2.00—find great deals all day and fill-a-bag discounts from 2-3pm. All proceeds directly benefit the Montclair branch of the Oakland Public Library. (more info)
Bike to Work Day is a lot of fun and a great alternative to driving. (free)
ongoing events:Piedmont Avenue Art Walk (3rd Thursday)
Art Murmur (1st Friday)
Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
Mt. View Cemetery Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)