WednesdayWhat 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)
ThursdayConversations 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)
FridayOff 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.
Bay Area Underground reading - Friday, 7-8:30pm. Join author Matt Werner and photographer Joe Sciarrillo for a reading and discussion of Bay Area Underground. See some photos from the book here. At SoleSpace, 1714 Telegraph. (free)
SaturdayPaintings by Robert Akeley - A Retrospective - Saturdays, 11am-5pm, . See an exhibition of paintings by long-time resident Robert Akeley at the Rise Above Gallery.
The Big Painting Show - Saturdays, 1-5pm. 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)
- Art Murmur (1st Friday)
- Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
- Mt. View Cemetery Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)
- Off the Grid at OMCA (Fridays)
looking further ahead: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.