Thursday, May 3, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

Sorry for the late events post, things have been busy. The big event this week is First Friday! The Art Murmur has expanded to other locations, Jack London Square is introducing the 'Night Market' to go with it, KoNo is celebrating new artwork, banners and trees, and all sorts of businesses are getting into the act. Awaken Cafe will have an artist reception and live music, Caffe 817 will be open late, and lots of other stuff will be going on. Oakland winds up its 160th birthday celebrations and the California Preservation Foundation conference gets rolling.

Cuatro de Mayo Celebration - Friday, May 4, 5-8pm. Tina Tamale, Linden Street Brewery, and Eat Drink Oakland join forces for some First Friday fun at Linden Street. (more info)

JLS Night Market - Friday, May 4, 6-10pm. During the First Friday Art Murmur, the Farmers Market at Jack London Square will be holding a night 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)

Learn to Curl with an Olympian! - Friday, May 4, 5:45-8pm. The Bay Area Curling Club continues its lesson series, but this time with special guest, Olympic medal-winning curler Christoffer Svae of Norway. ($20)

Jane's Walk with Oakland Urban Paths - Sunday, May 6, 10am. Join Oakland Urban Paths in celebrating the life and contributions of urban planner Jane Jacobs with a walk from downtown around Lake Merritt. (free)

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.

looking further ahead:

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)

Learn How to Be A Garden Mentor - Wednesday, May 16, 6-8pm or Saturday, May 18, 10am-12. Learn about the City Slicker Farms Garden Mentor program and how to be a garden mentor. RSVP to (510) 763-4241 or

ongoing 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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