FridayArt Murmur - Friday, 5-10pm. Dozens of galleries. Lots of artists. Tons of people. It's the monthly chance to check out new art in uptown, eat from food trucks, and join the happenings. There are also Art Murmur events in Old Oakland, near Jack London Square, and more. (free)
music at Awaken Cafe - Friday, January 4, 7pm-midnight. Part of the Art Murmur, this Friday features local musicians Tumbleweed Wanderers and Emily Moldy. (free)
Sundayfree first Sunday at OMCA - Sunday. January 6. Did you know that admission to the Oakland Museum is free on the first Sunday? It's an inexpensive way to see this local gem. (free)
- Find 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.
- Art Murmur (1st Friday)
- Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
- Mt. View Cemetery Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)
looking further ahead:Oakland Urban Paths: Cleveland Heights and Haddon Hill - Saturday, January 12, 10am. Join OUP for a study in contrasts between four different urban stairways in four different states of access. We’ll also explore where the F.M. "Borax" Smith estate was, see a house that was owned by Henry J. Kaiser, and more.
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note-taking materials to the Oakland History Room and hang with your fellow local history nuts as we research and add historical content to the Oakland Wiki.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)
Annual MLK Film Festival at AAMLO - Monday, January 21. The African American Museum and Library of Oakland presents an extraordinary film collection directly from their archives.