Wednesday, September 26, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

The upcoming event I'm most excited about is the 5 Historic Houses Bike Tour that I'm helping organize, but there are concerts, walking tours, and more coming up, too. And Tuesday night is the Taste of Temescal culinary crawl.

City Center concerts - Wednesdays at noon. Free concerts in City Center each Wednesday through October. (free)

Help Design AC Transit BRT Stations in your neighborhood - various dates. AC Transit will be holding a series of meetings to get public comment on the various BRT stations between downtown Oakland and San Leandro. Meeting TONIGHT (Wednesday, September 26) at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and Saturday, September 29 at the 81st Avenue library. (free)

Downtown walking tours - Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10am. The walking tours program goes through the summer, rotating through the 8 different tours. They're a great way to get out and see Oakland and learn about its people and history. Coming up: Saturday, September 29 - Waterfront. (free)

Bites off Broadway - Friday, September 28, 5:30-8:30pm. The fun food truck event in Temescal. (free)

Five Historic Houses Bike Tour - Saturday, September 29, 12:30pm. East Bay Bike Coalition tour of 5 historic Oakland houses by bicycle, plus an optional extension to Linden Street Brewery or the 16th Street Station Celebration. Learn some Oakland history and have fun! (free)

100th birthday Celebration for the 16th Street Station - September 29, 2-5pm. There will be food trucks, music, activities for kids, history exhibits, tours of the station, and more. See the poster at Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood association website. (free)

Red Cross Out for Blood Fun Run - Sunday, September 30, 9am. A fun fundraiser for Northern California Red Cross blood services. Read about last year's fun run. ($25-$30)

Sundays in the Redwoods! - Sunday, September 30, 2pm. A concert series featuring a variety of musical groups at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park. This Sunday is Marsha Ambrosius. ($10)

Taste of Temescal - Tuesday, October 2, 6-8:30 pm. A culinary crawl to scintillate your palates: the Taste of Temescal on Telegraph Avenue between 43th and 51st. Benefits area schools and non-profits. ($30)

Safe Routes to School Day - Wednesday, October 3. Alameda County celebrates safe routes to school, part of International Walk and Roll to School Day. Close to 60,000 kids are expected to participate this year. Read more at Oakland North. (free)

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)

looking further ahead:

Financial Planning Day - Saturday, October 6, 9am-4pm. Free financial planning information. Don't worry, the city is only sponsoring it; the info comes from experts from the Financial Planning Association and highly qualified certified financial planners. (free)

Oaktoberfest - Saturday, October 6, 11am-6pm. The annual festival in the Dimond. Although it's centered on the beer tent, there's lots of music, food and family-friendly events, too. Check out coverage of last year's Oaktoberfest. (free admission; beer tickets available for purchase)

North Oakland Plant Swap - Saturday, Oct 6, 12-3pm. Join Swap It Oakland for a plant and gardening supply swap. Bring plants, cuttings, seedlings, starts, foraged plants, and seeds of edible & non edible plants to swap. (free with a plant to swap)

Plant Sale at Merritt College - Saturday Oct 6, 9am-3pm and Sunday Oct 7, 12-3pm. Join the Merritt College Propogation Club for its annual fall plant sale, featuring perennials and fall edibles. (free)

Rockridge Out and About - Sunday, October 7, 12-6pm. The annual Rockridge street fair, with food, fun and more. See pictures from last year's Out and About. (free)

Life is Living - Saturday, October 13, 10am-6pm. A celebration of urban life through hip-hop, inter-generational health, and environmental action in DeFremery Park. (free)

HellaWeen Run - October 27, 5:30pm - 5 mile evening fun run in Old Oakland and West Oakland. Come out and show your creative side with a costume! Put on by the Oakland Running Festival. ($31+)

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