FridayHot Couture: A Fusion of Fashion & Fire - Friday and Saturday, 7pm. Melding high fashion with industrial art, Hot Couture features world-class fire demonstrations, aerial artistry and a blazing showcase of wearable art from Bay Area designers. ($30-$75)
East Bay Bike Party - Friday, January 11, 7:30pm. The monthly rolling bike party. This month's theme: superheroes. (free)
SaturdayOakland 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. (free)
SundayOakland 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note-taking materials to the Oakland History Room and hang with your fellow local history nuts as we research and add historical content to the Oakland Wiki.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)
MacArthur B Arthur final showing - Sunday, January 13, 1-5pm. It's the last chance to see the final exhibit, The Home Show, at the MacArthur B Arthur gallery at 4030 MLK. Read more at Oakland North. (free)
TuesdayVegetarian Popup at Kitchener - Tuesday, January 15, 6–9pm. A variety of vendors gather at Kitchener with their latest vegetarian wares.
- Art Murmur (1st Friday)
- Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
- Mt. View Cemetery Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)
looking further ahead:Oakland: The Story of a City lecture by Annalee Allen - Thursday, January 17, 7:30pm. Noted Oakland author and historian Annalee Allen talks about Oakland: The Story of a City and the late author, Beth Bagwell. At the Rockridge Library. (free)
OHA: Neon Works lecture & demo - Thursday, January 17, 7pm. Visit a local neon factory with the Oakland Heritage Alliance to see new signs being built and discover a vintage neon sign collection! This very special event will include a lecture and glass bending demonstration by shop owner Jim Rizzo. I went to this last year, it was great. ($20-$25)
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. There is also a bone marrow registry drive in support of Bay Area journalist Kevin Weston, who is battling a rare form of leukemia.