FRIDAY, AUGUST 28
ACCESS: Sixteenth Birthday Party
This party has all the ingredients for a good time: DJs, dancing, cake, giveaways, and a good venue. Tomorrow night, join the ACCESS people as they celebrate their sixteenth birthday. The California women’s health rights group is promising everyone a good time.
Questions: Samara at firstname.lastname@example.org
OAKLAND COOKS: A photo exhibit
Swing by the OakBook’s gallery to meet, mingle, drink wine and get a glimpse into some Oakland kitchens. Winners of the OakBook’s first photo contest present images from Oakland kitchens – from taco trucks to an immigrant’s home-cooking to a themed kitchen and more.
4.30 p.m. onwards
423 Water Street (Jack London Square, across from Barnes and Noble, next to the bike store)
EAT REAL FESTIVAL: A street fair with healthy food
If you haven’t heard about this festival by now, you haven’t been living in Oakland. It may or may not be on TV, but it’s on the radio, it’s on the web, it’s been in the papers, people are tweeting about it. It’s everywhere. But for those of you who’ve been out of it, it’s the mother of all food festivals: street food, fresh fruits and vegetables, local beers, ice cream, live music, butchery contests, cooking demonstrations and more. For the full schedule, click head over to eatrealfest.com/
Aug 28, 29, 30
Jack London Square
Friday: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 29
WALKATHON around Lake Merritt: benefit to fight cervical cancer in Africa
Want to do something good this Saturday morning? You have a lot of choices, but consider a walkathon around the lake. And consider asking friends and family to sponsor you. A non-profit group called Prevention International: No Cervical Cancer or PINCC is behind this walk that hopes to raise money to screen women in Africa for the virus that causes cervical cancer and to provide treatment when needed. Apparently, a $15 donation can cover the cost of 1 woman’s screening in Africa. That’s less than what a lot of people spend on coffee in a week. To learn more about this Oakland non-profit, visit pincc.org
Starting at the Pergola at 10 a.m., Ends at 1 p.m.
Lake Merritt, starting at the pergola (with the Greek columns)
WE ARE NOT RESPONSE FOR ANY BELONGING: Theo Konrad Auer’s photo show
If you’re a regular OakBook reader, you know that name. He is the OakBook art writer and is also an artist and curator. As many of you know, he’s one of the people involved in the founding of the Art Murmur. He’s having his first solo photography show at Zza’s Wine Bar & Gallery. Like all of Zza’s shows, this one is also curated by Obi Kaufmann. If the Oakland landscape interests you at all, make sure you stop by his show.
The exhibit will be up through October 2nd, but the opening reception is on Saturday night.
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Zza’s wine bar and gallery
550 Grand Avenue
Questions: Call 925-951-7501
Kids have something to be excited about this weekend: Renovated story book boxes and a grand puppet fair. Read the entire article about the celebration here.
Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
699 Bellevue Ave.
(510) 452-2259, fairyland.org
SATURDAY NIGHT MUSIC
Death Angel is playing at the Uptown, 1928 Telegraph, 9 p.m. $15 For more info, go to Uptown’s website
Annie Sampson is at Cafe Van Kleef, 1621 Telegraph. Questions? Call (510) 763-7711 or go to Cafe Van Kleef’s website here.
Grammy-winner Terence Blanchard is performing at Yoshi’s, 510 Embarcadero W. in Jack London Square.
Saturday: $22, 8 p.m. & 10 p.m.
Sunday: 2 p.m., Kids Matinee $5 kids, $18 adult (with kid), $22 adult(general); 7 p.m., $22
SUNDAY, AUGUST 30
SOUND HEALING WORKSHOP: Calling All Bohemians
Think you’re a Bohemian? If yes, the folks at the Sauce are inviting you over for an Acutonics workshop on Sunday. Never heard of Acutonics? Here’s a crash course in it:acutonics.com
If you do know about acutonics – Sunanda Harrell-Stokes, MSW, LAc Certified Acutonics Practitioner and Senior Instructor will be conducting the workshop.
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$60 – $85 sliding Scale (includes a meal).
thaSAUCE 950 30th Street