The Oakland Heritage Alliance is hosting a reading to celebrate the publication of "Oakland, The Story of a City."
From Gene Anderson, Our Oakland
There's literally too much fun stuff to do this week in Oakland and not enough time to do it all.
The event getting a lot of press is the Eat Real Festival at Jack London Square, but there are concerts, fundraisers, book events, walking tours, plus one of my favorite events, Park(ing) Day, which converts parking spaces around Oakland into parklets for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy.
City Center concerts - Wednesdays, noon. Free concerts in City Center each Wednesday through October. FREE
Downtown walking tours - Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. The walking tours program goes through the summer, rotating through the eight different tours. They're a great way to get out and see Oakland and learn about its people and history. Coming up: Saturday, Sept. 22 - Old Oakland. FREE
Bites off Broadway - Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. A regular food truck event in Temescal, this Friday also features a City Council Dist. 1 candidates forum. Hear from the Dist. 1 candidates while you enjoy great food from local food trucks! Voter registration will also be available. FREE
Park(ing) Day with WOBO - Friday, Sept. 21. Park(ing) Day is a great celebration where unused street spaces and some parking spaces are converted into parklets for the day! Last year's Park(ing) Day was hella fun. A number of locations around Oakland are working towards permanent parklets. FREE
Eat Real Fest - Friday, Sept. 21 to Sunday, Sept. 23. Fun-filled food fest in Jack London Square. Check out coverage of last year's Eat Real Fest. Read more about it at Oakland Local. FREE
Friends of Montclair Library Fall Book Sale - Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Great deals all day, and fill-a-bag discounts from 2 to 3 p.m.! FREE
Black Panther Party walking tour of North Oakland - Saturday, Sept. 22, 12 to 2 p.m. A history walking tour of North Oakland, Led by original Black Panther Billy of It’s About Time, an organization dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party. Part of Phat Beet's Food n' Justice Workshop Series FREE
Oakland: The Story of a City at Linden Street Brewery - Saturday, Sept. 22, 5 to 7pm. The Oakland Heritage Alliance is hosting a reading to celebrate the publication of the 2nd edition. Books and beer will be available for purchase. Read more about Oakland: The Story of a City, which is a must-read book for anybody interested in Oakland. FREE
Starlight Gala - Saturday, Sept. 22 - Gala black tie fundraiser for the Chabot Space and Science Center Cost: $500
Dixieland Jazz at Pardee Home - Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. The historic Pardee Home hosts the "Spirit of '29 Dixieland Jazz Band." Cost: $20
Positive Body Clothing Swap at Halmoni - Sunday, Sept. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Bi-monthly clothing swap for women of all body types. Women only; FREE
Sundays in the Redwoods! - Starting Sunday, Sept. 23, 2 p.m. A concert series featuring a variety of musical groups at the Woodminster Amphitheater in Joaquin Miller Park. This Sunday is Reggae in the Redwoods. Cost: $10
Help Design AC Transit BRT Stations in your neighborhood - Various dates. AC Transit will be holding a series of meetings to get public comment on the various BRT stations between downtown Oakland. The first meeting will be Monday, Sept. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fruitvale Senior Center. FREE
Farmigo Oakland Launch Party! - Tuesday, Sept. 25, 6 to 9 p.m. La Borinqueña Mex-icatessen is going to be a pickup location for Farmigo, which connects people to local farms. Tina Tamale plans to celebrate in style! FREE
Five Historic Houses Bike Tour - Saturday, Sept. 29. East Bay Bike Coalition tour of 5 historic Oakland houses by bicycle, plus an optional extension to Linden Street Brewery. Learn some Oakland history and have fun! (free)
Red Cross Out for Blood Fun Run - Sunday, Sept. 30, 9 a.m. A fun, fundraiser for Northern California Red Cross blood services. Read about last year's fun run. Cost: $25-$30
Taste of Temescal - Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 to 8:30 p.m. A culinary crawl to scintillate your palates: The Taste of Temescal on Telegraph Avenue between 43rd and 51st. Benefits area schools and nonprofits. Cost: $30
Oaktoberfest - Saturday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The annual festival in the Dimond. Although it's centered on the beer tent, there's lots of music, food and family-friendly events, too. Check out coverage of last year's Oaktoberfest. Free; beer tickets available for purchase
HellaWeen Run - Saturday, Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m - Five-mile evening fun run in Old Oakland and West Oakland. Come out and show your creative side with a costume! Put on by the Oakland Running Festival. Cost: $31 and up