Wednesday, March 6, 2013

upcoming Oakland events

There are a couple of art shows opening Friday night, and Oakland Urban Paths will be exploring Oakmore Highlands. Let me know about other events by leaving a comment.


What I Hear, I Keep: Stories from Oakland's Griots - Wednesday-Saturday, 2:30-5:30pm. Visual and audio art installation at Peralta Hacienda based on African American stories of modern-day Oakland, with local residents telling about their lives and exploring their identities. (with $5 admission)

Vintage porcelain at the Pardee Home - Wednesdays, 2nd Saturdays, 2nd Sundays. View the historic Pardee Home and the collection of porcelain collected by the globe-trotting Mrs. Pardee. You can take the tour for $5 or have the tour and tea for $25. Read more at World of Mailman. Read about the tea service on the East Bay Express. ($5/$25)


Off the Grid at OMCA - Friday, 5-9pm. The Off the Grid food truck pod comes to the Oakland Museum for an evening of food and fun.

Paintings by Robert Akeley - A Retrospective - Friday, March 8, 6-9pm. See an exhibition of paintings by long-time resident Robert Akeley at a show opening at the Rise Above Gallery. There will be food, drink and music Robert's extended Temescal community: Todd & Jordan Champagne, Happy Girl Kitchen; Matt & Mike, Barn Beer; Lena & Brian, Corner Taco.

The Big Painting Show - Friday, March 8, 6-9pm. See paintings by 8 established Bay Area artists at the Gray Loft Gallery in Jingletown. The Big Painting Show: Layers of Abstraction features the work of Rick Arnitz, Mark Ashworth, Suzy Barnard, Jamie Brunson, Betty Jo Costanzo, Carol Lefkowitz, Simone Simon, and June Yokell. (free)


Oakland Urban Paths - Saturday, March 9, 10am. Join OUP for a walk through Oakland history. We'll be exploring Oakmore Highlands and part of Sausal Creek. (free)

TreeCircus at Wood Park - Saturday, March 9, 9am. Learn about tree care, conservation, our environment and a healthy planet with Timmy Womick's TreeCircus! This energetic stage show is interactive, educational and captivating for all ages. (free)

Oakland Grown Card Crawl - Saturday, March 9, 2:30-6pm. A fun afternoon of shopping, exploring, eating and drinking on Piedmont Avenue! (free)


book talk: Rebecca Miller discusses Jacob’s Folly - Tuesday, March 12, 7pm. Filmmaker and author Rebecca Miller will be discussing her new book Jacob’s Folly. This critically-acclaimed novel takes on a wide range of topics including faith, love, acting, and reincarnation. (free)

ongoing events:

looking further ahead:

Conversations with Julia Morgan - Thursday, March 14, 1:30–2:30pm. OMCA celebrates Women's History Month and renowned architect Julia Morgan as portrayed by Betty Marvin, a historian and preservation planner. (with admission)

celebrate parklets with WOBO - Saturday, March 23, 11am-2pm. Join Walk Oakland Bike Oakland and Manifesto Bicycles to celebrate parklets in Oakland! Food from El Taco Bike and Fist of Flour Pizza. (free)

Oakland Running Festival - Sunday, March 24. Whether you're a runner, a volunteer or a spectator, it's a great big blast of Oakland love. There's a 5K race, a 1/2 marathon and a full marathon.

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