FridayZooLights at the Oakland Zoo - nightly, 5:30-9pm. The annual show of lights at the Oakland Zoo. (with admission)
The Wizard of Oz at the Paramount - Friday, December 28, 8pm. Classic movies at the Paramount Theatre are always fun, plus you get to check out their awesome sign in action. It's the classic The Wizard of Oz, which my mother-in-law saw at the Paramount in 1939. ($5)
SaturdayWinter Extravaganza at MOCHA - Saturday, December 29 and Sunday, December 30, 1-4pm. Join the Museum of Children's Art for a winter celebration of art. ($8)
MondayDinner and NYE Party at Miss Ollie's - Monday, December 31, various times. A fundraiser for The People's Kitchen. Read more at Oakland Local. ($10-$40)
New Year's Eve Ramen - Monday, December 31, various times. Get a taste of the new Ramen Shop on College, and celebrate New Year's. ($50)
'Save Tigers' & Silent Disco - Monday, December 31, 8pm. A unique dance and New Year's Eve celebration, as a benefit for the Rainforest Action Network's efforts to save the tigers campaign. ($5/$10)
TuesdayFind the Golden Latte - January 1-10. A fun treasure hunt at Oakland coffee shops, and a chance to win a lifetime of clothing from new Oakland company, Famous Four Colors Clothing. There are 5 areas around the bay involved including Oakland, and over 200 coffee shops.
ongoing events:Art Murmur (1st Friday)
Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
Mt. View Cemetery Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)
looking further ahead:Oakland Wiki Sunday History Edit-a-thons - Sundays, starting January 13. Bring a computer or note-taking materials to the Oakland History Room and hang with your fellow local history nuts as we research and add historical content to the Oakland Wiki. (free)
Oakland Restaurant Week - January 18-27. Celebrate the thriving culinary scene in Oakland with ten days of special deals. Restaurants all over Oakland will offer prix fixe menus at $20, $30, and $40.
In the Name of Love - Musical Tribute to MLK - Saturday, January 19, 7pm. A musical tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr., featuring Jennifer Holliday, Tuck & Patti, Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir,
and Oakland Children's Community Choir. ($8-$45)