Thursday, July 25, 2013

upcoming Oakland events

Acouple of events happening today, the Face to Face public art installation, and the opening reception for of showing of art at the Alameda County Law Library. Also coming up is another Dishcrawl event.

Thursday - today

Face to Face - today, noon-7pm. A public art event to bring awareness to immigrants' rights and racial justice. At 2323 Broadway. (free)

Oakland Art of Heidi Wyckoff - today, 5-7pm. Opening reception of a display of the Oakland art of Heidi Wyckoff, co-creator of Oakland Landmarks. At the Alameda County Law Library, 125 12th Street. See Heidi's watercolors of Oakland landmarks at a new, larger size. Posters will be available for sale. The artwork will be on display during business hours through August 31st. (free)


Bites off Broadway - Fridays, 5:30-8:30pm. My favorite food truck event, held Fridays outside Studio One Art Center just off Broadway. Read more about Bites off Broadway. (free)

Nicholas Bearde at the Sound Room - Friday, July 26, 8-10:30pm. Join Nicholas Bearde and guest violinist Cathy Morris for some 'party jazz' at the Sound Room. ($25-30)

Dancing Under the Stars - Fridays, 8:30-10pm. The popular free dance classes at Jack London Square are back for another season. (free)


Oakland Walking Tours - Saturdays, 10am. Free downtown walking tours highlighting Oakland's history, architecture and people. Read about past Oakland Walking Tours. (free)

Latham Square Park street painting - Saturday, July 27, 10am-4pm. Come help paint the town! Well, at least a small part of it, in preparation for turning the awkward Latham Square intersection into a park for people.

Urban Wine eXperience - Saturday, July 27, 1-5pm. 18 local wineries team up with local food purveyors to create a unique wine tasting experience. ($15-$45)


Oakland Walking Tours - Wednesday, 10am. Free downtown walking tours highlighting Oakland's history, architecture and people. Read about past Oakland Walking Tours. (free)

Dishcrawl Piedmont Avenue - Wednesday, July 31, 7pm. Explore four restaurants along Piedmont Avenue with other food-minded folks. It's a great way to sample a variety of restaurants and meet the owners/managers to learn more. Read about the Old Oakland Dishcrawl. Vegetarian options available. ($45)

ongoing events:

looking further ahead:

Art + Soul Saturday - August 3, noon-8pm and Sunday, August 4, from noon-6pm. The 13th annual Art and Soul Festival, with music, food, vendors and more. Read about past Art & Soul events: 2009, 2011. ($5-$15)

National Night Out - Tuesday, August 6. Join your neighbors for a BBQ. Get to know your neighbors, and raise crime prevention awareness. Last year Oakland hosted 600 parties, and they hope to have even more this year. (free)

Laurel Street Fair - Saturday, August 10, 11am-6pm. The 14th annual Laurel Street Fair, with food, music, vendors, a kid's zone, and more. (free)

Fairyland for Grownups - August 16. Your chance to visit Fairyland without a child on an adults only night. Ever wanted to drink a beer inside a whale? This is your chance. A fundraiser for Children's Fairyland.

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