Wednesday, June 27, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

Avariety of interesting activities going on this week in Oakland. What other fun things are happening? Let me know in the comments!

Oakland Landmarks book signing - TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 27, 6-7:30pm. Meet author Annalee Allen and artist Heidi Wyckoff who will be signing their neautiful book, Oakland Landmarks and talking about the process of creating it. At the main library, 125 14th Street. (free)

Night of Laughter - Thursday, June 28, 8pm. A variety of comedians try to tickle your funnybone for a fundraiser for the downtown YMCA. At Miss Pearl's in JLS. ($8-$10)

Dancing Under the Stars - Friday, June 29, 8:30-10pm. This week's dance: merengue (free)

Oakollectiv closing party - Friday, June 29, 4-9pm. The Oakollectiv store on Broadway is closing down, and they're having a party (and a sale) to celebrate. A new store will be opening in its place later this summer.

Summer Nights at OMCA - Friday, June 29, 5-9pm. Music DJs, a 1968 film, special activities and more, with half price admission to the museum after 5pm.

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)

looking further ahead:

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)

OHA walking tours - Saturday, July 7. The Oakland Heritage Alliance's summer walking tour season kicks off with a tour of the former F.M. "Borax" Smith estate near Park Blvd. Read about last year's tour. ($10-$15)

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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