Dancing Under the Stars at Jack London Square
By Gene Anderson
After a relatively quiet week, there's just way too much interesting stuff going on this weekend in Oakland.
Friday is June 1, so that makes it First Friday, with the ever-expanding Art Murmur and other events like Jack's Night Market and the return of Dancing Under the Stars.
ACCFB Empty Bowls - Thursday, May 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Annual fundraising event for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. An evening of art, nourishment and advocacy. Cost: $25 and up
Oakland Indie Awards - Thursday, May 31, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Come celebrate local businesses and artists at the annual Oakland Indie Awards. Lots of Oakland favorites have been nominated, from Actual Cafe to Uptown Body and Fender, and Annalee Allen to Tina Tamale. Read more at Oakland Local. Cost: $10
Great Oakland Public Schools End of Year Party - Friday, June 1, 5 to 8 p.m.
Join Great Oakland Public Schools in celebrating teachers and others who make Oakland schools better. Next to Jack's Night Market. Free
Jack's Night Market - Friday, June 1, 6 to 10 p.m.
A fun evening market at Jack London Square, featuring food, fun, vendors and more. Free
Temescal Art Hop - Friday, June 1, 6 to 9 p.m.
First Friday fun in the Temescal. Collect stamps from eight or more participating galleries and businesses and get a chance to win prizes. Read more at Oakland Local. Free
Dancing Under the Stars - Friday, June 1, 8:30 to 10 p.m.
The return of the popular event kicks off with salsa dancing. Free
East Bay Open Studios - June 2-3 and 9-10, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The annual East Bay Open Studios art tour. Check out and support artists all over Oakland and beyond. Free
Projet En Vue showing - June 2-3
A display of photos and interviews from the truly amazing Projet En Vue. Free
Dimond Night Out - Tuesday, June 5, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Sample your way through 17 different Dimond restaurants and merchants. Cost: $20
(Cook)Book Club - Saturday, June 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Make a dish from DIY Delicious and join author Vanessa Barrington and East Bay Dish blogger Christina Mitchell for a DIY potluck. Free
Urban Farm Tours - Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join the Institute for Urban Homsteading for a tour of various urban farms in Oakland. Cost: $5/location or $25-$30 for all
Temescal Street Fair - Sunday, July 8.
The annual street fair in Temescal features food, music, art and fun for the whole family. Free
Community Arts Festival - Sunday, July 29.
Art show at Mosswood Park. Music, snacks, art and more. Contact HellaCity@rocketmail.com if you'd like to participate.
Bites off Broadway (Fridays)
Piedmont Avenue Art Walk (Third Thursday)
Art Murmur (First Friday)
Saturday Art Stroll (Saturdays)
Mt. View Cemetery Tours (Second and fourth Saturdays)
OMCA Summer Nights (Last Friday of the month)