Thursday, April 11, 2013

upcoming Oakland events

Seemingly a quiet week. I'll be on the Oakland Urban Paths walk on Saturday, though not leading this one. Let me know 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)


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)

Paintings 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)

ongoing events:

looking further ahead:

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. ($30+)

Celebrate Cambodian New Year at Peralta Hacienda - Saturday, April 20, 10am-3pm. Join Peralta Hacienda in celebrating the Cambodian New Year.

25th Annual Heart of the Home Tour - Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. Tour beautiful homes and support the work of the Children's Support League of the East Bay. Includes the Harrow Mansion in Piedmont, designed by noted Oakland architect Julia Morgan. ($47+)

Waste Not - with St. Vincent de Paul Society - Saturday, April 27, 10am-3pm. Support the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society by bringing your electronic waste to their warehouse for recycling. (free)

Celebrate the Paramount Theatre - Satuday, April 27. Join the Art Deco Society to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the restoration of the Paramount Theatre. ($100+)

A Taste of Spring - May 2, 5:30pm. A fundraiser supporting Oakland park projects and helping underserved kids attend great OPR classes and camps.

Glenview Cottage Industries Show - Saturday, May 11, 10am-5pm. Featuring local artists and craftspeople in Glenview.

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