Wednesday, January 9, 2013

upcoming Oakland events

An eclectic collection of things to do in Oakland. I'll be on the OUP walk on Saturday in Cleveland Heights. Let me know of other fun stuff going on this week.


Hot 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)


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. (free)


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note-taking materials to the Oakland History Room and hang with your fellow local history nuts as we research and add historical content to the Oakland Wiki.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)

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)


Vegetarian Popup at Kitchener - Tuesday, January 15, 6–9pm. A variety of vendors gather at Kitchener with their latest vegetarian wares.

ongoing events:

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.

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