Wednesday, October 10, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

Still October, and still more interesting stuff than there is time to do it all. There are some great events at Children's Fairyland and Lakeside Park, a walk with Oakland Urban Paths in conjunction with the National Park Service, and even an event outside Oakland, Open Streets Berkeley. And of course, cheering on the A's!!!


Humblebee Grocery Pop-Up Farmstand - Thursday, October 11, 5-8pm. Come for pastured eggs, mixed heirloom tomatoes, ripe strawberries, Bicycle Coffee, gluten-free muffins, and more!

SoundWaves at JLS - Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30pm. Free concert at Jack London Square. This week's concert features Gaucho (gypsy jazz). (free)


Bites off Broadway - Friday, September 5, 5:30-8:30pm. The fun food truck event in Temescal. This will be the second to final event of the year! (free)

Magic Lantern at Children's Fairyland - Friday, October 12, 7-10pm. Another chance for adults (21+) to enjoy Fairyland without a little one. Magic Lantern at Children’s Fairyland is showcasing some of the Bay Area's most innovative video and projection artists, presenting site-specific artworks amongst Fairyland's fantastical architecture, sculptures, and amusement rides. Read more at Oakland Local. ($25)


Oakland Urban Paths: Anza Trail - Saturday, October 13, 10am. Explore the legacy of the Anza Trail in Oakland on a 6-mile walk in partnership with the National Park Service. The walk will be led by an NPS ranger (free)

Autumn Lights Festival in The Gardens - Saturday, October 13, 6-10pm. For the first time ever, see the Gardens beautifully and artistically illuminated at night. Each garden will feature light installations specifically designed for it. Fire art performers will also light the night. Attendees are invited to participate during the evening by creating luminaries and neon bubbles. Music and sound installations will fill the night. Refreshments, a silent auction, and food trucks will add to the festivities. ($25-$35)

Montclair Arts & Crafts Fall Fest - Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14. The annual art festival returns to Montclair village. (free)

City Slicker Farms Bike Tour - Saturday, October 13, 1pm. The bike tour is back by popular demand! For the last Second Saturday Tour of 2012, they'll bike to their farm sites and farm stand. Learn about City Slicker Farms and see the community growing urban farmy goodness in person! RSVP to: Anna at (510) 763-4241 or ($10)

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)

Peralta Junction - Popup in West Oakland - weekends through December 15. The empty space at Mandela Parkway and West Grand will be transformed into a creative community space filled with art and commerce. Art, food trucks, creative commons, and more. Read more about the food trucks in the East Bay Express.


Mini Maker Faire - Sunday, October 14, 10am-5pm. The 3rd annual maker fair for makers, DIYers and tinkerers. ($10-$15)

Sunday Streets Berkeley - Sunday, October 14, 11am-4pm. We had Oaklavia a few years ago, but now Berkeley is getting into the the open streets movement. Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley will be shut down to cars, leaving it free to cycle, walk, dance or skate your way along. Food, fun, and lots of activities for kids. (free)

Sundays in the Redwoods! - Sunday, October 14, 2pm. A concert series featuring a variety of musical groups at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park. This Sunday is Boney James. ($10)

ongoing events:

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:

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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