Oakland ROAR - Events
Oakland's Longest Running Comedy Show
8/17/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC - 8/19/2017 6:00:00 PM UTC
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Best Of Winner Menu Spice Monkey Cafe  1628 Webster St.  COMEDY OAKLAND, named "Best place for comedy" by  East Bay ExpressReader's Poll, runs Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Food and drinks served. No drink minimums, no ticket fees, no tolls, free street parking and 2 blocks from 19th St BART, makes this a hassle free fun night! Upcoming shows with Dan St Paul (VH1, MTV, Comedy Central), Mickey Joseph (ABC, NBC, FOX), Chinedu Unaka (FOX, HULU, NBC Stand-Up for Diversity), You're Funny But You Don't Look Jewish, and more. 

Comedy Oakland was founded by Samson Koletkar - world's only Indian Jewish standup comedian, and co-hosted by Ira Summer. 

8/19/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 8/19/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC
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Join us for a day of food, music, family fun, and great deals at the Oakland ReUse Fair. Shop our selection of home improvement and building materials for your next DIY upcycling or summer house project. Your purchase helps the environment and our community by keeping reuseable items out of our landfills.DATE: AUGUST 19, 2017.   10AM – 3PM 

OAKLAND REUSE FAIR IS PROUDLY SPONSORED BYHabitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley ReStore and The ReUse People of America 
Grilled Cheese
8/20/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 8/20/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC
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Jack London Square is set to host a series of summer block parties on the Oakland waterfront. This event features cheese-inspired dishes. Everyone is invited to enjoy the block party for free, with beer and food available for purchase.  More Info
Art Show and Auction
8/20/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 8/20/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
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Sanchez Contemporary; a relatively new visual Arts Gallery located at 20th and Telegraph, at the rear of the Tertulia Cafe, is presenting Fused Slumped Glass Art among many other Artworks.  The opening reception on Sat. Aug. 19, from 5-8 PM is planned to incorporate an Auction as the form to sell the Artworks.  Gallery owner Maria Sanchez will be on hand.   Exiting the 19th st. BART station located near 20th and Broadway, walking west along 20th st. is a block away from the Cafe/Gallery. Love to see you!
Art and Soul
8/19/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 8/21/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC
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Art + Soul Oakland, summer fun in downtown Oakland with  Goapele, Los Rakas, Angie Stone, arts, crafts, and more on Aug. 19-20 noon to 6 p.m.  
Solar Eclipse Viewing
8/21/2017 3:00:00 PM UTC - 8/21/2017 8:00:00 PM UTC
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Join the city to (very safely) view our 76% total solar eclipse.  
On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an  eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This is the first time since 1918 that a total eclipse will cross the entire United States.
Chabot Space & Science Center (Berkeley) – Join the Chabot to witness this rare eclipse opportunity, which begins around 9:00 am and peaks at 10:15 am. The Center will be open from 8:00 am-1:00 pm for viewing outside or see a live feed of the total eclipse in their theaters. Eclipse viewing glasses are available for purchase. Event is free to the public.

Also, check with your local library. 
Birding at Lake Merritt
8/23/2017 9:30:00 AM UTC - 8/23/2017 11:00:00 AM UTC
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AUDUBON BIRDWALKS AT THE LAKE: Join bird expert Hilary Powers any fourth Wednesday of the month for a free “Birdwalk” at the lake. Muster at the geodesic bird cage near the Nature Center at 9:30 for what are always fascinating introductions to lake birdlife. 
Lake Merritt Bird Walks
8/23/2017 1:15:00 PM UTC - 8/23/2017 4:00:00 PM UTC
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Lake Merritt Bird Walks: Join avian expert Hilary Powers at Lake Merritt for Audubon Society guided “Bird Walks” on any fourth Wednesday of the month. Meet at the Wildlife Preserve near the large geodesic cage at 9:15 AM. Ms. Powers is a delightful bird spotter and guide. This is a “must do” for every Oaklander. 
Simulating Cities at SPUR
8/24/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 8/24/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC
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  Sophisticated computer simulations allow us to test hypotheses and see what patterns emerge. UrbanSim applies this practice to cities, offering visualization and analysis of highly varied data sets. Come hear about UrbanSim’s recent housing and growth simulations and learn about the value, and limitations, of trying to recreate reality.  + Paul Waddell / UrbanSim
+ Sam Blanchard / UrbanSim 
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
8/26/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 8/26/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
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Few films make us think about who we are, where we came from, and where we're going...
Few works in cinema can be described as religious experiences...
When viewed in a large-screen movie theatre rather than on your television, 2001 A Space Odyssey is one of them.
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Jazz on Summer Sundays
7/9/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 8/29/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC
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Every summer, the Friends of the  Golden Gate Branch Library treat Oaklanders to a series of Sunday afternoon jazz concerts featuring top-notch local talent. Each show presents a headlining artist at 3pm, followed by a "History of Jazz" discussion (4:30pm) and a youth group performance (5pm). Admission is free and donations to the Friends are welcome. Sponsored by the City of Emeryville and Oakland Public Library. 
Here's a  printable program of this year's Jazz on Sundays series.  Seats fill up fast, so get there early!
Summer Sounds at City Center
7/30/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 8/30/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC
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Free outdoor concerts  on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at  Summer Sounds  at  Oakland City Center :  Aug. 2,  Hot Einstein  (Classic Rock); Aug. 9,  The Klipptones  (Jazz/Swing/Pop); Aug. 16,  Soul Mechanix  (Soul/R&B); Aug. 30,  Pure Ecstasy (Motown). 
Appellation Napa Valley
9/1/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 9/1/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
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  6:00 p.m. | Thursday, August 31, 2017
The Napa Valley is considered one of the most prestigious wine-growing regions in the world, but this wasn’t always the case. A myriad of complex legal and commercial struggles over the course of decades helped form much of the Napa Valley that we know today, and the book  Appellation Napa Valley dives deep into the history and battles that shaped California’s most prominent wine region. Join us for a discussion and wine tasting with its celebrated author. 
Free for SPUR members
$10 nonmembers + Richard Mendelson / author 
Awesöme Orchestra
9/2/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 9/2/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
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Open Session 53-First Friday
Cop Funk with Heat Vision and Jack
Friday, September 1, 7–10 p.m.
Drake's Dealership, 2325 Broadway, Oakland
Beast Crawl
9/3/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 9/3/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
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To plan your crawl, check out our  2017   festival map !  
Each leg of the Beast lasts one hour, and offers as many as a dozen readings to chose from. There’s a half hour break between literary legs for socializing and relocating to a new venue before the next reading begins. We recommend choosing one reading per leg. You can even plan your route in advance. Crawl maps listing all the venues, curators, legs, and after-party locations will be available online and at all the Leg 1 events.
Behind The Bars: Growing Home
8/19/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 9/4/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
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August 18th - September 3rd

Lower Bottom Playaz presents 
Behind The Bars: Growing Home.    
Friday & Saturday at 8 PM
Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM

Click here to purchase your tickets

Jail time has become a normalized event in Black and Brown lives. There has never been freedom of movement for Black bodies in America. In every way imaginable, the carceral system is an extension of the system of chattel slavery in this Country. Come with us as we traverse a brutal and dehumanizing system to unravel the truth of crime and punishment in America. We are going behind the bars to better imagine what might lie beyond the bars and how we grow home for those who have been touched by incarceration.
9/16/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 9/16/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
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MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON (1984) - Director Paul Mazursky's empathetic tale delivers a hilarious and touching portrait of a shy Russian circus musician who defects to the U.S. and discovers that life in the Free World just might not live up to his expectations. Far from a dated Cold War period piece, the film retains its immediacy and relevance due both to Mazursky's three-dimensional approach to the immigrant experience in America, and to Robin William's star turn as saxophone player Vladimir Ivanoff. Taking on a role which could easily have devolved into a cartoon, the young comedian - fresh from his Mork and Mindy TV success - put in over a year of study of both the Russian language and the saxophone before stepping in front of Mazursky's cameras. The result was a sensitive and stellar performance that demonstrated Williams’ immense range as a dramatic actor and paved the way for the memorable performances he would deliver over the years. 
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Volunteer! Creek to Bay Day
9/16/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 9/16/2017 9:00:00 PM UTC
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Join your neighbors to clean and green Oakland's creeks and shoreline. Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join watershed cleanup and restoration projects at creeks, parks, and neighborhood sites throughout Oakland. All tools are provided. Quick links: Go right to the information you need by clicking in the links below, or scroll down for all information. Oakland Creek to Bay Day - Local Action with Global Impact Site Registration Information 2017 Project Locations Individual or group volunteer registration Photos and Videos Promotional Materials Site Coordinator Documents Data Reporting Instructions for Site Coordinators Additional Volunteer Opportunities Accessibility Information
Ludovico Einaudi. at the Paramount
10/16/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 10/16/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
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LUDOVICO EINAUDI - The most celebrated European pianist and composer in contemporary classical music, Einaudi has contributed to the soundtracks of major films including Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar. A master craftsman and performer, he’s also become a concert sensation. He was the first classical pianist to reach the top 15 on the UK album charts, and last year he expanded his sonic purview with Elements, a project for piano, electronics, and orchestra that evokes the natural world with music that germinates from cellular melodic fragments - music he brings to  this performance.
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The Temptations and The Four Tops
11/5/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 11/5/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
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The Temptations and the Four Tops - Two legendary groups on the same stage! LIVE! They've both crooned and charmed their way through the annals of R & B, soul, doo-wop and pop for more than half-a century and are still going strong.