Thursday, June 7, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

Lots going this week in Oakland, and even better, a lot of it is free! There's music, a bike safety class, a bike party, and more. The East Bay Open Studios are going on this weekend, too.

SoundWaves at JLS - Thursday, June 7, 5:30-7:30pm. Live music at the foot of Broadway. (free)

Bike Safety Class With EBBC - Thursday, June 7, 6-9:30pm. Join East Bay Bike Coalition for a free bike safety class. (free)

Gala Dinner at Children's Fairyland - Thursday, June 7, 6:30-9:30pm. The annual fundraising gala at Children's Fairyland. Read more at Oakland Local.

East Bay Bike Party - Friday, June 8, 7:30pm. The monthly East Bay Bike Party rolls again! This month's theme is dancing with the stars, aliens and astronauts. The ride begins at Ashby BART and rolls through Berkeley, Emeryville and Oakland to finish at Mosswood Park. (free)

Dancing Under the Stars - Friday, June 8, 8:30-10pm. This week's dance: do The Hustle! (free)

(Cook)Book Club - Saturday, June 9, 1-2:30pm. Make a dish from DIY Delicious and join author Vanessa Barrington and East Bay Dish blogger Christina Mitchell for a DIY potluck. (free)

Urban Farm Tours - Saturday, June 9, 11am-5pm. Join the Institute for Urban Homsteading for a tour of various urban farms in Oakland. ($5/location or $25-$30 for all)

East Bay Open Studios - June 9-10, 11am-6pm. The annual East Bay Open Studios art tour. Check out and support artists all over Oakland and beyond. (free)

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

looking further ahead:

Rowing Regatta - Sunday, July 1. The Lake Merritt Rowing Club hosts the Southwest Masters Regional Championships. (free)

Oakland Landmarks art reception - Friday, July 6. Painter Heidi Wyckoff of the Oakland Landmarks book will have a reception at Caffe 817. (free)

Temescal Street Fair - Sunday, July 8. The annual street fair in Temescal features food, music, art and fun for the whole family. (free)

Community Arts Festival - Sunday, July 29. Art show at Mosswood Park. Music, snacks, art and more. Contact if you'd like to participate.

Pedalfest - Saturday, August 18, 11am-8pm. The second annual Pedfalfest at Jack London Square. Last year's Pedalfest was hella fun, for cyclists and non-cyclists alike.

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)
OMCA Summer Nights (last Friday of the month)

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