Wednesday, June 20, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

Imissed posting events last week because of technical problems, but I'm back this week, with more fun and interesting stuff to do in Oakland! We're clearly in summer, because there's just way too much stuff to do.

Oakland Rising's Townie Awards + Party - Wednesday, June 20, 5:30-8pm. Join Oakland Rising for their 3rd annual Young Progressives Party and Townie Awards. Read more at Oakland Local.

Temescal Street Cinema - Thursday, June 21. Free movies outdoors, at 49th and Telegraph. (free)

Dancing Under the Stars - Friday, June 22, 8:30-10pm. This week's dance: the Rumba (free)

Voices for Peace Concert + Conference - Friday, June 22 (concert) and Saturday, June 23 (conference). Kick-off for the Summer of Peace 2012. The concert includes a variety of musicians, including 60s folksinger Country Joe McDonald.

Eye from the Edge: A Memoir of West Oakland reading - Saturday, June 23, 2-4pm. A reading from the new book, Eye from the Edge: A Memoir of West Oakland by Ruben Llamas. Come in before the event for a no-host lunch at La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen.

Walk in the Wild: An Epicurean Adventure! - Saturday, June 23, 5pm. Walk in the Wild brings together some of the Bay Area's finest bakeries, breweries, caterers, restaurants, and wineries for the Oakland Zoo's largest annual fundraiser. ($125-$150)

The Great American Backyard Campout, Saturday, June 23 – Sunday, June 24. A rare chance to camp out in Joaquin Miller Park. It's a great chance for families that might not otherwise be able to go camping to experience it.

7th Annual Laurel Summer Solstice Music Festival - Saturday, June 23. An impressive lineup of musicians bring live music to the Laurel. (free)

Montclair Fine Arts Festival - Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24. The annual arts festival returns to Montclair. Read more at Today in Montclair. (free)

looking further ahead:

Maya Dance Jarana at Chabot Space and Science Center - Saturday, June 30, 1-3pm. Join our journey through the Maya world with a celebration of dance. The Jarana is a traditional dance with origins in ranch houses of the 17th and 18th centuries infused with Maya rhythms. (with admission)

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

Family Fun on the Fourth - Wednesday, July 4. Fun for the whole family at Jack London Square, with food, live music, and lots of stuff for kids. See my coverage of last year's event. (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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