Oakland ROAR - Events
Peak Performance
6/30/2017 2:00:00 AM UTC - 6/30/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
Laurel Book Store welcomes Brad Stulberg to share from his book Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success and lead a discussion on achieving that peak performance. Mastering the art and science of performance requires breaking down walls that separate traditionally disparate domains. It is through these often overlooked connections that powerful performance insights and untapped possibilities emerge. Peak Performance uncovers what artists can learn from athletes, what intellectuals can learn from artists, and what athletes can learn from intellectuals. 
Free Oakland Walking Tours
7/1/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 7/1/2017 6:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
consider going on one of the 8 different walks that the Oakland Walking Tours program offers. The walks are free, 90 minutes long, and are on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Read more about them  here .. OUP's own Gene Anderson also leads some walks for the program, which was recently  featured on ABC 7 News !

2017 Regular Tour Dates are now available. From May to October, enjoy free 90-minute walking tours through Oakland’s downtown districts. Schedule: Tours are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended but not required. Choose from one of eight tour itineraries. To learn more about a particular tour, review the information below. Following each itinerary description are the dates the tour will be offered. The tour schedule is also available  by month. Private tours are available for a nominal fee and can be customized to meet your group's interests by combining elements from the eight different itineraries. To make a reservation or to request a custom tour, please call  (510) 238-3234 or e-mail  aallen@oaklandnet.com. Click here to subscribe to email upates on the Oakland Walking Tours.

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
7/2/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 7/3/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
he Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural scienceunder one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections on display in the 300,000 square foot building present the art and tell the history of California from many angles. The museum invites visitors to experience the history of California through interacting with art, becoming art, and rewriting history.

Normally $15, the museum offers free admission every first Sunday the month. Please note, special exhibits may require a fee.
Ancestral Knowledge
6/3/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 7/8/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
Mixed media collages by Edith Hillinger, paintings by Chaves Smith, sculptures by Wayne Shaffer, and William Schwob Vessel Gallery June 2 - July 15, 2017 OPENING RECEPTION: June 2, during First Friday 6–9PM
ARTIST TALK: Saturday, June 17, 2PM
OAKLAND ART MURMUR: Friday, July 7, 6-9PM
History puts order on our behaviors and attempts to make sense of how we arrive at our current moment in time. The quest to source wisdom from those who came before us - genetically or not - is a tremendous wellspring of inspiration for humans via the physical and applied sciences, human development, archaeology, and the expressive arts.
Wolf Nation
7/16/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 7/16/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
Laurel Book Store welcomes Brenda Peterson author of Wolf Nation: The Life, Death, and Return of Wild American Wolves and Amaroq Weiss the West Coast Wolf Advocate for the Center for Biological Diverstity to share stories and knowledge about wolves and wolf recovery in Northwest America. In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered them. Settlers zealously exterminated them. Now, scientists, writers, and ordinary citizens are fighting to bring them back to the wild. Peterson, an eloquent voice in the battle for twenty years, makes the powerful case that without wolves, not only will our whole ecology unravel, but we'll lose much of our national soul.
Passages on the Lake
6/14/2017 7:30:00 PM UTC - 8/9/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
Passages  on the Lake The 2nd Wednesday of each month,  beginning at 7:30pm January 11th February 8th March 8th
Join us at  The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar  for this sophisticated, spoken-word showcase.   Click here for more info
RSVP at  510.903.3771    
Cruise the Bay on the Potomac
6/4/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 11/11/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
  Public Sightseeing / History  Cruises & Events The Potomac operates live-narrated two-hour and three-hour San Francisco Bay public cruises from June through Veteran's Day in November. Emphasis is placed on the history of the Bay Area & surrounding landmarks and the effect FDR’s administration had upon the Bay Area. The three-hour cruises have a themed narration and include a gourmet boxed-lunch. Guests may watch a 15-minute video in the Visitor Center prior to the cruise. The video provides a glimpse of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s use of the Potomac, emphasizes the impact of his administration on the country. and tells the Potomac restoration story. While on board, guests may elect to take a docent led tour or tour the Potomac on their own. Coffee, tea and water are available. View / Print 2017 Public Cruise and Event Schedule
2017 Trails Challenge
1/4/2017 8:57:00 PM UTC - 11/30/2017 8:57:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
It's time for a new year - and a new Trails Challenge! Join the thousands of East Bay residents participating in this annual tradition. Every year the Park District highlights 20 different trails  to explore. Hike at least five trails - or at least a marathon's length of 26.2 miles - by Dec. 1st to earn your commemorative pin. This FREE self-guided program is brought to you by a partnership between the East Bay Regional Park District,  Kaiser Permanente, and the  Regional Parks Foundation.

The guidebook will be available online beginning Sun., Jan. 1st. Free T-shirts will be available at selected Visitor Centers beginning Jan. 3rd, while supplies last.

Trails Challenge