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)
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.
Destiny Arts Center - groundbreaking party - Friday, March 29, 6-10pm. Demolition will start soon on our new building at 967 Stanford in Oakland and want to invite all of our friends, family, and community to celebrate Destiny style! Food from Tina Tamale available for purchase. ($25 suggested donation)
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)
Easter Egg Hunt in Mosswood Park - Saturday, March 30, 1-5pm. Each child gets a free lunch, Easter Egg Basket, Easter Egg Hunt, and the chance to win a free bicycle. (free)
Takin' the Beets to the Streets! - Saturday, March 30, 6pm. Pay-what-you-can community dinner project between The People's Kitchen and the Phat Beets Produce. This family-style dinner will feature live music, performance, and a multi-course meal celebrating the food justice work of Phat Beets Produce, the history vibrant and radical history of North Oakland and the new kitchen incubation project with Crossroads Co-op Cafe! (pay what you can)
- Art Murmur (1st Friday)
- Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
- Mt. View Cemetery Tours (2nd and 4th Saturdays)
- Piedmont Avenue Stroll (3rd Thursdays)
- Off the Grid at OMCA (Fridays)
looking further ahead:bike ride to Uptown Art Park opening - Friday, April 5, 5:30pm. The East Bay Bicycle Coalition, Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO) and Bikes4Life will host a fun, 1.5 mile bike ride to the event. Riders of all ages are invited to gather at 5:30 p.m. at Bikes4Life, 1600 7th Street @ Willow in West Oakland (take BART to the West Oakland station). Free bike lights will be offered to participants courtesy of the City of Oakland (limited supply – arrive by 5:30 p.m.). Bike valet parking will be provided by Richmond Spokes. (free)
Uptown Art Park opening - Friday, April 5, 6:30-8:30pm. Come celebrate the opening of the Uptown Art Park. Nine Sculpture Art Pieces by Local Artists, plus music, tours and food trucks. (free)
Mountain View Cemetery Tulip Festival - Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April, 7. Mountain View Cemetery's annual tulip festival. There will be special exhibitions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and the outdoor flowers will be on view at any time. Read more in the Oakland Tribune. (free)
Day of Peace 2013 - Saturday, April 13, 9am-noon. Join Project Peace East Bay for Day of Peace service projects around Oakland and Berkeley. (free)
Oakland Urban Paths - Oakland's Parklets - Saturday, April 13, 10am. Explore some of Oakland’s parklets and urban nature. Start at Farley’s (east). (free)
OHA: Great Estates in April - Saturday, April 20. The Oakland Heritage Alliance house tour features Tudor and Mediterranean revival style homes Claremont Pines and Upper Rockridge, which emerged as suburban garden developments in the first decades of the 1900s.