Wednesday, May 16, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

SoundWaves at JLS - Thursday, May 17, 5:30-7:30pm. Live music at Jack London Square. First up: Brass Mafia - New Orleans Style Brass Band. (free)

Oakland Greek Festival - May 18,19,20. The annual Greek festival returns with food, music, dance and more. ($6).

Learn How to Be A Garden Mentor - Saturday, May 19, 10am-12. Learn about the City Slicker Farms Garden Mentor program and how to be a garden mentor. RSVP to (510) 763-4241 or

Walk to End Poverty - Saturday, May 19, 9am-1pm. Join the Alameda County – Oakland Community Action Partnership to raise awareness of the conditions of people who live in poverty. First 500 receive t-shirt and lunch.

Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival - Saturday, May 19, 11am-7pm. Lots of live music, dance and food in San Antonio Park. Supports the Eastside Arts Alliance. (free)

The Devotion Project - Saturday, May 19, 4-6pm. Screening of four short films celebrating LGBTQ families. A fund-raiser for the Childrens Hospital new palliative care program. ($20)

See Oakland's Affordable Housing by Bike - Sunday, May 20, 10am-2pm. Celebrate Affordable Housing Week and see Oakland's affordable housing. (free)

looking further ahead:

ACCFB Empty Bowls - Thursday, May 31, 6-8pm. Annual fundraising event for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. An evening of art, nourishment and advocacy. ($25+)

Great Oakland Public Schools End of Year Party - Friday, June 1, 5-8pm. Join Great Oakland Public Schools in celebrating teachers and others who make Oakland schools better. Next to Jack's Night Market. (free)

Jack's Night Market - Friday, June 1, 6-10pm. A fun evening market at Jack London Square, featuring good, fun, vendors and more (free)

Dancing Under the Stars - Friday, June 1, 8:30-10pm. The return of the popular event kicks off with salsa dancing. (free)

Jingletown Open Studios - June 2-3, 9-10, 11am-6pm. Lots of open studios with lots of different artits. Read about last year's holiday walk in Jingletown. (free)

Dimond Night Out - Tuesday, June 5, 6-8:30pm. Sample your way through 17 different Dimond restaurants and merchants. ($20)

ongoing events:

Bites off Broadway (Fridays)
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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