Wednesday, October 17, 2012

upcoming Oakland events

An interesting and eclectic set of events coming up, including history, a shoreline cleanup, classic cars, a food treasure hunt, music and more! Anybody been to check out the Peralta Junction popup yet?

Peralta Junction - Popup in West Oakland - weekends through December 15, with events Thursday through Sunday. 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.


Humblebee Grocery Pop-Up Farmstand - Thursday, October 18, 5-8pm. Come for heirloom tomatoes, cage-free pastured eggs, a new batch of Oakland honey from super-local hives, extra virgin olive oil from California groves, and more!

2.Oak Tech Innovator Awards - Thursday, October 18, 5:30-8:30pm in the Kaiser Center Roof Garden. Celebrate tech innovators in Oakland with 2.Oakland. ($10)

100th Anniversary of the Hotel Oakland - Thursday, October 18, 7-8:30pm. Join the Oakland Heritage Alliance for a lecture on the varied history of the Hotel Oakland. ($10-$15)


Shoreline Cleanup with SCA - Friday, October 19, 11:30am-2pm. Join the Student Conservation Association, Pickup America and the East Bay Bay Regional Parks District for a shoreline cleanup. SCA alum and Pickup America founder Jeff Chen will join students and others for a shoreline cleanup near the coliseum. (free; RSVP)

Sembramos 3: Art Party and Fundraiser - Friday, October 19, 7pm-midnight. At the Betti Ono gallery, there will be art for sale, food, beer & wine, music and fun, from By Any Dreams Necessary, a local non-profit that works to get art back into schools and create scholarships for area students. ($10)

The Seshen, Con Brio, & Bells at The New Parish - Friday, October 19. Con Brio brings their blend of soul, blues, and folk, and teams up with new bands The Seshen and Bells to play at the New Parish. ($9-$12)


Classic Car Jam at JLS - Saturday, October 20, 10am-4pm. Food, fun, music and classic cars from the 20s to the 60s. (free)

Harvest Festival with City Slicker Farms - Saturday, October 20, 1-4pm. Food, crafts for kids, urban farm tours, and more. (free)

Oakland Foodie Treasure Hunt - Saturday, October 20, 3-8pm. This sounds like a fun event and a great way to support local businesses. Join Famous Four Colors clothing for a food- and drink-based treasure hunt around Oakland, and explore Oakland businesses! (free; 21+; RSVP required)


OMCA Bike Tour: Fruitvale - Sunday, October 21, 10am-noon. Join the Oakland Museum of California for a tour of the Fruitvale district by bicycle. (free)

Native Plant Sale by Friends of Sausal Creek - Sunday, October 21, 10am-3pm. Native plants for sale, gardening workshops and more. (free)

Days of the Dead at OMCA - Sunday, October 21, noon-4:30pm. The OMCA hosts the 18th annual community celebration for the Day of the Dead. (with admission?)

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:

Block Party for The New Parkway - Wednesday, October 24, 6pm. Join neighbors to celebrate the opening of The New Parkway theater on 24th Street. Read more at the East Bay Express. (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+)

Dia de los Muertos Festival - Sunday, October 28, 10am-5pm. The annual Day of the Dead festival in the Fruitvale. Filled with live music, dancing, arts and crafts, international cuisine and more. Family-friendly and fun for people of all ages. (free)

Ghost Investigation at Pardee Home Museum - Saturday, November 3, 7pm-midnight. Professional ghost investigator and author Karen Zimmerman and her staff will lead a series of searches for evidence of spirits within the Pardee Home Museum. ($50)

Holiday Gifty Art Sale & Open House at the Crucible - Saturday, December 8, noon-6pm. Sunday, December 9, noon-4pm. The Crucible's annual art sale and tour. (free)

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