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Saturday, August 19

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2017 Dates Saturday, May 13 Wednesday, June 7 ...

Habitat for Humanity’s ReUse Fair | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity's ReUse Fair | Oakland

Join Habitat for Humanity for family-friendly fun that invests in your home, your community, and your planet.
If you’re looking at the rest of your summer calendar and filling in the blanks, be sure to reserve Saturday, August 19th, for the Oakland ReUse Fair. Whether you’re …

“Clear The Shelters” Nationwide Pet Adoption | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | East Bay SPCA Oakland

Nearly 700 shelters across the country are teaming up with NBC and Telemundo for Clear the Shelters—a nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, August 19 with a mission to help find forever homes for animals in need by waiving all adoption fees.
Join the East Bay …

First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun
Saturday, August 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | The ReUse People of Oakland
First Oakland ReUse Fair: Food, Music & Family Fun

Join them on August 19th for a day of food, music, and family fun. Hosted by The ReUse People of America, and Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, along with event co-sponsors StopWaste.Org andSCRAP-SF. The first ever Oakland ReUse Fair is shaping up to be a pretty exciting new event for the …

Jack London Square Block Party: Cheese Fest 2017 | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Just bring cash for food & drinks.
| Jack London Square
Jack London Square Block Party: Cheese Fest 2017 | Oakland

The Jack London Square Block Party series continues with a 4 in 1 freak show on August 19th from 12pm-6pm. All of the food vendors participating will be offering either grilled cheese, mac and cheese, cheesesteak, or all three. They’ll also have tasty beers to …

2nd Annual Latino Festival: Salsa Dancing, Latin Food & Cars | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2nd Annual Latino Festival: Salsa Dancing, Latin Food & Cars | Oakland

Come and witness this year’s Latino Culture Festival and feat your eyes on El Taino, a 1980 Toyota Corolla named after an Indian from Puerto Rico. Or its Puerto Rican chief, Cacique, a 1974 Toyota Corolla from noon to 4 pm on August 19, 2017.
Surround yourself in …

2017 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2017

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 17th annual festival features live performances on 4 stages, a Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. 2017 ...

Win Tix: 17th Annual “Art + Soul” Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland on August 19-20.
> Get Tickets – $12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
The 17th annual festival features …

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

AUGUST 19 | THEME: ART + POLITICS
Led by: Chelsea B. with Warehouse 416
Meet: Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street, 2pm
District: Uptown

“Season of Thunder” Free Film Screening | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. $5 suggested donation
| Eastside Arts Alliance

Season of Thunder, a documentary filmed in the 1980s, depicts the indigenous people’s struggle to save their ancestral lands, the Cordilleras, in the northern part of the Philippines. They fought for the preservation of their culture and traditional ways of living for the future of …

Sunday, August 20

“American Idol” Auditions Come to the Bay | Jack London Square
Sunday, August 20 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Do you have what it takes to become the next singing superstar? American Idol is coming to one city only in California – Oakland. Jack London Square will be hosting the open auditions at the foot of Broadway on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017.
Many of the Jack …

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Maria Teresa’s Kitchen | Jack London Square
Sunday, August 20 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting: Maria Teresa's Kitchen | Jack London Square

Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a Market to Table Cooking Demonstration with Maria Capdevielle of Maria Teresa’s Kitchen featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of “The Secrets of Baking with Olive oil,” a …

2017 “Art + Soul” Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2017

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 17th annual festival features live performances on 4 stages, a Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. 2017 ...

Monday, August 21

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party | Chabot Space & Science Center
Monday, August 21 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Chabot Space & Science Center
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party | Chabot Space & Science Center

Monday, August 21, 2017, is the date of the Great American Solar Eclipse.  For those along the eclipse path of totality, which stretches from Oregon across the country to South Carolina, the Moon will cover the Sun, and day will briefly turn into night.
The Bay …

Win Tix: The Brand New 2017-2018 “Oakland Beer Passport”
Monday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: WIN | All Over Oakland

There’s no better way to explore a place than to literally drink it in. Step into a world of adventure for your liver with the brand new Oakland Beer Passport for 2017-18.
This passport is amazing, you get 22 beers at 22 bars for a total …

Tuesday, August 22

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, August 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Starline Social Club
Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Oaktown Comedy Night” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay. Many comedians performing on Town Business Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...

Wednesday, August 23

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

Bay Area Girls Pint Out Happy Hour | Oakland
Wednesday, August 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. The Good Hop is giving you $1 off your first drink.
| The Good Hop
Bay Area Girls Pint Out Happy Hour | Oakland

Join the SF Bay Area Chapter of Girls Pint Out for Happy Hour. Come mix and mingle with other women interested in craft beer.
Through social media, blog posts, and local events hosted by chapters, Girls Pint Out offers a forum for discussion, education, and fun. …

“Dispatches From Lesbian America” Book Reading | Oakland
Wednesday, August 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Nomadic Press

Perfectly Queer East Bay presents readings by Joan Annsfire, Xequina Maria Berber, Giovanna Capone, and Bev Jo from the anthology Dispatches From Lesbian America on Wednesday, August 23, 7 pm at the Nomadic Press.
They will be offering free refreshments and door prizes. A discussion of …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Thursday, August 24

“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Ale Industries

Looking for a free comedy show at a craft beer house right next to BART? You’ve found it. Punching Up is the best stand-up comedy showcase in Oakland, and it’s located in Ale Industries right next to the Fruitvale BART station, every 2nd and 4th ...

Friday, August 25

Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

“Baraka” Film Screening with Live Danza Azteca | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*donations greatly appreciated
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Filmed in 25 countries on 6 continents, the film brings together a series of stunningly photographed scenes to capture what director Ron Fricke calls “a guided meditation on humanity.” Producer Mark Magidson explains “The goal of the film was to reach past language, nationality, religion, …

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Free Movies in the Park: Sing | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Sing | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...