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Is Driving Really Free?
9/26/2017 7:30:00 PM UTC - 9/26/2017 8:30:00 PM UTC
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Drivers often pay for gas, parking and tolls, but they don’t pay for the traffic delays that their cars cause others. Drivers also don’t pay for the impacts on noise, air quality and health that their cars often generate. Could having drivers pay for these social costs help decrease traffic, clean our air and more? Hear the pricing policy options, when they work (and when they don’t) and what they might look like for the people who live and work in the Bay Area.  + Austin Lannes Brown / UC Davis
+ Dave Vautin / Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Association of Bay Area Governments
+ Jeff Hobson / San Francisco County Transportation Authority SPUR Oakland 1544 Broadway Oakland,   CA  94612 Email address:  publicprograms@spur.org Phone:  510.827.1900 See map:  Google Maps Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members
   
Birding at Lake Merritt
9/27/2017 4:30:00 PM UTC - 9/27/2017 6:00:00 PM 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. 
Free Oakland Walking Tours
9/27/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 9/27/2017 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.  Tour options include Old Oakland, Chinatown, Uptown to the Lake, and Preservation Park. 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.

A New State Rail Plan
9/27/2017 7:30:00 PM UTC - 9/27/2017 8:30:00 PM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
  12:30 p.m. | Wednesday, September 27, 2017
State transportation agencies are hard at work on a new vision for an integrated statewide rail network. This new plan will set the stage for decades of rail improvements throughout California. Come hear from the plan’s authors about how this visionary document will change transportation in the state.  + Chad Edison / California State Transportation Agency
+ Kyle Gradinger / Caltrans  Read more >>
Beyond Recognition
9/29/2017 12:00:00 AM UTC - 9/29/2017 5:00:00 AM UTC
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The very last Temescal Street Flicks is happening on Sep 28! One of the short films playing is "Beyond  Recognition", about native struggles in the East Bay. From the film description:
"After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. When this life-altering event fails to stop the development, they vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. Beyond Recognition explores the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them."
For a trailer and more info about the film, visit the  Underexposed Films website
When:  Thu, 09/28 @ 5-10 pm
Where:  4521 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Cost:  Free!
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
10/1/2017 5:00:00 PM UTC - 10/2/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC
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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.
Is Oakland Ready for the Big One?
10/5/2017 7:30:00 PM UTC - 10/5/2017 8:30:00 PM UTC
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Throughout the Bay Area, some homes are more prepared to withstand a major earthquake than others. This is certainly the case in Oakland, where older homes account for much of the housing stock. Come hear from the city’s experts about what is being done to mitigate seismic hazards in residential buildings throughout Oakland, as well as what steps are being taken to help the city’s especially vulnerable populations. + Lin Chin / Oakland Housing and Community Development Department
+ Rodolfo Duenas / Oakland Housing and Community Development Department SPUR Oakland 1544 Broadway Oakland,   CA  94612 Email address:  publicprograms@spur.org Phone:  510.827.1900 See map:  Google Maps Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members  
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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Plant Exchange
10/21/2017 7:00:00 PM UTC - 10/21/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
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Our next Plant Exchange will be Saturday, Oct. 21st.  The Plant Exchange is a free semi-annual community event in Oakland, CA which encourages reuse, recycling, organic living, resource sharing, and information exchange. Neighbors, gardeners, landscapers, urban farmers, and outdoor fans come from all over the San Francisco Bay Area.  Learn more about the event! Note: No dogs allowed. We love dogs! But for the safety of our participants and your pet we ask you leave them home. Service animals must wear an identifying vest.
http://theplantexchange.com/ 
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.
The Temptations and The Four Tops
11/5/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 11/5/2017 6:00:00 AM UTC
Posted By: Oakland ROAR
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.
Cruise the Bay on the Potomac
6/4/2017 10:00:00 PM UTC - 11/11/2017 11:00:00 PM UTC
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  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
Multiverse
10/23/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC - 11/12/2017 4:00:00 AM UTC
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MULTIVERSE. beyond our broken universe… Oct 27 – Nov 11, 2017  Preview Oct 22    Fridays and Saturdays 8pm   Sundays 5pm CREATED AND PERFORMED BY:  Rachel Brown * Tatiana Chaterji * Fenner * Inocente Po Guizar * Emmy Pierce * Julius Rea * Ryan Takemiya   Who are you when you’'re not being somebody for someone else? Step boldly into dream-like alternate realities that illuminate different ways of being. What do you want to find?     Multiverse is a new multidisciplinary performance piece that journeys through worlds of, music, visual art, scripted storytelling and movement.
2017 Trails Challenge
1/4/2017 8:57:00 PM UTC - 11/30/2017 8:57:00 PM UTC
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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
Book Club at Laurel Book Store
9/21/2017 1:15:00 AM UTC - 12/14/2017 2:15:00 PM UTC
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Third Wednesday of September, then we'll switch to Second Thursday for the rest of the year. 6:15 to 7:30
  September 20    The Living by Annie Dillard
October 12      Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple November 9    God of Small Things by Arundati Roy December 14  Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra