Friday Nights at OMCA

19 Jan 17:00 - 21:00 19 Jan 17:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Oakland Museum of California Oakland Museum of California
Tonight, ring in our new Acoustic Space Series inside the OMCA galleries! Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA, bringing you expanded DJ sets from the...   More info

BALA Presents Chana Wilson

19 Jan 19:00 - 22:00 19 Jan 19:00 - 22:00 - Oakland Oakland
Laurel Bookstore Laurel Bookstore
In 1958, when Chana Wilson was seven, her mother held a rifle to her own head and pulled the trigger. The gun jammed and she was taken away to a mental hospital. On her return...   More info

Alex Vitale discusses "The End of Policing"

19 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 19 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 - Oakland Oakland
East Bay Booksellers East Bay Booksellers
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome Alex Vitale to discuss his book The End of Policing on Friday, January 19th at 7pm. Recent years have seen an explosion of protest...   More info

Field Guide to Empathy

19 Jan 19:00 - 22:00 19 Jan 19:00 - 22:00 - Oakland Oakland
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
Join choreographer Liv Schaffer (Oakland) and comic maker Andrea Bell (Chicago) Friday, January 19th at the intersection of movement, sequential art, and empathy, for an evening...   More info

Book discussion: The End of Policing

19 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 19 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 - Oakland Oakland
East Bay Booksellers / Diesel East Bay Booksellers / Diesel
How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative Join Alex Vitale for the launch of his new book The End of Policing and a conversation on current organizations...   More info

Reading & Open Mic: 11/9: The Fall of American Democracy

20 Jan 16:00 - 18:00 20 Jan 16:00 - 18:00 - Oakland Oakland
The Octopus Literary Salon The Octopus Literary Salon
Presenting the diverse voices of those most affected by the results of the 2016 American presidential election, 11/9: The Fall of American Democracy is a charitable project meant...   More info

A Celebration of "The Bigness of Things"

20 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 20 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
We are so excited to invite you to a new year celebration of our newest Wolfman Book, The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture ! Released in late 2017 in...   More info

Thinking from Oakland: Urban Study in the Town

22 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 22 Jan 18:00 - 19:30 - Oakland Oakland
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
The Urban Study editorial collective (Trisha Barua, Erin MC EL, and Alex Werth) is seeking local writers, artists, and activists for an anthology of work that carefully and...   More info

League of Women Voters: Oakland Promise

22 Jan 18:30 - 20:00 22 Jan 18:30 - 20:00 - Oakland Oakland
Laurel Bookstore Laurel Bookstore
The League of Women Voters will be discussing Oakland Promise, the program that aims to send children to college. Open to the public...   More info

Perfectly Queer East Bay Reading "New Year, New Books"

24 Jan 19:00 - 20:00 24 Jan 19:00 - 20:00 - Oakland Oakland
The Octopus Literary Salon The Octopus Literary Salon
Perfectly Queer East Bay presents New Year, New Books reading Wednesday, January 24, 7pm at Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 Webster in Uptown Oakland. Three new Nomadic Press books...   More info

Black Lives Matter Patrice Cullors & Asha Bandele

24 Jan 19:30 - 21:30 24 Jan 19:30 - 21:30 - Oakland Oakland
First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ) First Congregational Church of Oakland (United Church of Christ)
Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:30 PM First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books...   More info

Friday Nights at OMCA

26 Jan 17:00 - 21:00 26 Jan 17:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Oakland Museum of California Oakland Museum of California
Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA, bringing you expanded DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest and a new monthly Acoustic Space Series featuring...   More info

Bay Area Cocktails- History at Happy Hour

26 Jan 17:00 - 19:00 26 Jan 17:00 - 19:00 - Oakland Oakland
Laurel Bookstore Laurel Bookstore
Meet Shanna Farrell, author of Bay Area Cocktails and find out how our area has influenced the cocktail scene nationwide...   More info

Book Release: Southern Migrant Mixtape by Vernon Keeve III

27 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 27 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Vernon Keeve III’s first full-length poetry collection, Southern Migrant Mixtape! It's going to be an...   More info

Once in a Blue Moon - Lagoon 450S Wine & Cheese Experience January 28

28 Jan 10:00 - 17:00 28 Jan 10:00 - 17:00 - Oakland Oakland
Passsage Nautical Enterprises Passsage Nautical Enterprises
Sign up for our ONCE IN A BLUE MOON Lagoon Experience. Celebrate this rare day with an exclusive boating event. This event is limited to 6 people to experience the comfort of...   More info

Hawker Fare Cookbook Release Party

28 Jan 12:00 - 16:00 28 Jan 12:00 - 16:00 - Oakland Oakland
Old Kan Beer and Co. Old Kan Beer and Co.
Come and join Chef James Syhabout in celebration of the release of his new, debut cookbook, Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chefs Isan Thai & Lao Roots. A full...   More info

Chana Bloch Tribute

28 Jan 15:00 - 16:30 28 Jan 15:00 - 16:30 - Oakland Oakland
East Bay Booksellers / Diesel East Bay Booksellers / Diesel
This tribute to the late poet Chana Bloch is a reading by six members of her close knit Writing Group: DAN BELLM, JEANNE FOSTER, SANDRA GILBERT, PETER DALE SCOTT, PHYLLIS STOWELL...   More info

Poetry Flash presents A Tribute Reading Honoring Chana Bloch

28 Jan 15:00 - 16:00 28 Jan 15:00 - 16:00 - Oakland Oakland
East Bay Booksellers East Bay Booksellers
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back Poetry Flash for a special tribute reading by six members of Chana Bloch's close-knit Writing Group. This is a celebration of her...   More info

Boycott! Author Discussion and Book Signing

28 Jan 16:00 - 18:00 28 Jan 16:00 - 18:00 - Oakland Oakland
Reem's Reem's
Join Professor Sunaina Maira at Reem's on Sunday January 28th for an author discussion and book signing to celebrate the launch of her new book Boycott! The Academy and Justice...   More info

Spirits Dinner at Camino with Thad Vogler

28 Jan 17:00 - 21:00 28 Jan 17:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Camino Camino
SPIRITS DINNER AT CAMINO WITH THAD VOGLER 5pm have some snacks & drinks, meet Thad and have him sign your book 6pm sit down to a family-style dinner cooked in the Camino...   More info

Plastic-Free Living with Beth Terry

30 Jan 18:30 - 19:30 30 Jan 18:30 - 19:30 - Oakland Oakland
Golden Gate Branch Library Golden Gate Branch Library
What is your plastic footprint? Is one of your New Year's resolutions to reduce the amount of plastic in your life? Join us for an evening of inspiring stories and practical tips...   More info

Sean Real / Tristan Puig / Judith Horn / Erika Delgado / Chillian Murphy

30 Jan 19:00 - 23:00 30 Jan 19:00 - 23:00 - Oakland Oakland
The Octopus Literary Salon The Octopus Literary Salon
An evening of noises coming out of mouths at oakland's 1 cafe/bookstore featuring... Sean Real (of world renowned pop group Real Real Talk) Tristan Puig (up from Los Angeles...   More info

Jasmine Guillory debuts her novel "The Wedding Date"

30 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 30 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 - Oakland Oakland
East Bay Booksellers East Bay Booksellers
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome our friend Jasmine Guillory to celebrate the publication of her novel, The Wedding Date, on Tuesday, January 30th at 7pm. A groomsman...   More info

LWVO Observer Corps Corner: Under the Hood of Oakland City Gover

31 Jan 18:00 - 20:00 31 Jan 18:00 - 20:00 - Oakland Oakland
Laurel Bookstore Laurel Bookstore
Whether an Observer Corps volunteer or regular LWVO member, you’ll enjoy an evening presentation on the nuts and bolts of how the City works. Guest speaker Tracy Rosenberg...   More info

Colin Winnette discusses his new novel, "The Job of the Wasp"

31 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 31 Jan 19:00 - 20:30 - Oakland Oakland
East Bay Booksellers East Bay Booksellers
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back Colin Winnette to discuss with Jordan Bass his new, and delightfully creepy new gothic novel, The Job of the Wasp, on Wedneday...   More info

NaNoLitMo: A New Night of Writing Daringly

31 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 31 Jan 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
The Octopus Literary Salon The Octopus Literary Salon
NaNoWriMo Presents NaNoLitMo! The new, exciting, literary reading series for Wrimos and the wide world of local writers who dare to write greatly (or you know, who dare to write...   More info

Cape and Cowl Comics Book Club - 'Namwolf with Logan Faerber!

31 Jan 20:00 - 21:00 31 Jan 20:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Cape and Cowl Comics Cape and Cowl Comics
How could we have let it go so long without doing a BYOB book club?! We LOVE BYOB book club! Well, we're back in a big way with one of our favorites from last year, 'Namwolf from...   More info

Friday Nights at OMCA

02 Feb 17:00 - 21:00 02 Feb 17:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Oakland Museum of California Oakland Museum of California
Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA, bringing you expanded DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest and a new monthly Acoustic Space Series featuring...   More info

The Diesel Readers discuss "Being Mortal," by Atul Gawande

05 Feb 18:30 - 20:00 05 Feb 18:30 - 20:00 - Oakland Oakland
East Bay Booksellers East Bay Booksellers
East Bay Booksellers welcomes you to The Diesel Readers Book Group discussion of Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming the dangers...   More info

The Witch's Apothecary: Herbs for Love & Lust

08 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 08 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 - Oakland Oakland
The Raven's Wing - Oakland The Raven's Wing - Oakland
In this delicious and magical exploration into the sensual world of herbs and essential oils, we'll delve into streamy, sexy aphrodisiacs, heart-opening herbal elixirs, and...   More info

Friday Nights at OMCA

09 Feb 17:00 - 21:00 09 Feb 17:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Oakland Museum of California Oakland Museum of California
Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA, bringing you expanded DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest and a new monthly Acoustic Space Concert Series inside...   More info

February Temple of Aphrodite

09 Feb 20:00 - 22:00 09 Feb 20:00 - 22:00 - Oakland Oakland
The Raven's Wing - Oakland The Raven's Wing - Oakland
This month's Temple will be lead by...   More info

Valentines Night Concert with Notable Exceptions

14 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 14 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 - Oakland Oakland
Laurel Bookstore Laurel Bookstore
This is the event for Valentines Day 2018! We are delighted to welcome back to Laurel Book Store the amazing Western music duo Notable Exceptions! Notable Exceptions is a tidy...   More info

Friday Nights at OMCA

16 Feb 17:00 - 21:00 16 Feb 17:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Oakland Museum of California Oakland Museum of California
Tonight, don’t miss our Acoustic Space Series inside the OMCA galleries! Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA, bringing you expanded DJ sets from the...   More info

Friday Nights at OMCA

23 Feb 17:00 - 21:00 23 Feb 17:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Oakland Museum of California Oakland Museum of California
Get cozy at OMCA with our Winter Season of Friday Nights @ OMCA, bringing you expanded DJ sets from the Bay Area’s finest and a new monthly Acoustic Space Series featuring...   More info

Journal Release: Nomadic Journal 2017: Wonder (Retro!)

24 Feb 19:00 - 21:00 24 Feb 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Nomadic Journal 2017 (Retro!): Wonder! It's going to be an amazing evening of readings, live music...   More info

Walter Mosley Reading and Signing

25 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 25 Feb 19:00 - 20:30 - Oakland Oakland
Marcus Books Marcus Books
Walter Mosley reads from and signs his new novel, Down the River Unto the Sea. Please refer to Marcus Books's website for the confirmed event start time: http:/marcusbooksoakland...   More info

March Temple of Aphrodite Meeting

09 Mar 20:00 - 22:00 09 Mar 20:00 - 22:00 - Oakland Oakland
The Raven's Wing - Oakland The Raven's Wing - Oakland
This month's Temple will be lead by Rose...   More info

Book Release: Nomadic Press' Spring 2018 Chapbook Collection

24 Mar 19:00 - 21:00 24 Mar 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for an amazing evening of readings, live music, gnosh refreshments, and friends of Nomadic Press as we launch four new 2018 Spring...   More info

Book Release: Occasionally Accurate Science by July Westhale/Liz Laribee

07 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 07 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Occasionally Accurate Science by July Westhale and Liz Laribee! It's going to be an amazing evening...   More info

NVC for Intimacy: Revolutionary Tools for Incredible Relationships

21 Apr 10:30 - 22 Apr 17:30 21 Apr 10:30 - 22 Apr 17:30 - Oakland Oakland
East Bay Community Space East Bay Community Space
The Heart Center Presents: NVC for Intimacy: Revolutionary Tools for Incredible Relationships with Meganwind Eoyang and Mary Goyer Sat-Sun, April 21-22nd 10:30am to 5:30pm both...   More info

Ra Sekhi Healing Oakland

21 Apr 14:00 - 22 Apr 17:00 21 Apr 14:00 - 22 Apr 17:00 - Oakland Oakland
YogaLove, Oakland YogaLove, Oakland
Join us for our Kemetic Reiki Level 1 class which focuses on self healing on Saturday. Sunday we will have a book signing & group meditation with Rekhit Kajara Nebthet, founder of...   More info

Book Release: The Edge of Fruitvale by Rohan DaCosta

28 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 28 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Rohan DaCosta's first full-length photography poetry collection, The Edge of Fruitvale! It's going to...   More info

Sarasa Tantra: Group Facilitator Training

18 May 09:30 - 22 May 17:00 18 May 09:30 - 22 May 17:00 - Oakland Oakland
Oakland, California Oakland, California
Sarasa Tantra: Group Facilitator Training with Caroline Carrington & Julia Tindall Do you want to become a Tantra teacher? Do you desire to run successful workshops that...   More info

Book Release: Cotton Candy by Jeremy Fernando

26 May 19:00 - 21:00 26 May 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Jeremy Fernando's full-length poetry collection, Cotton Candy! It's going to be an amazing evening of...   More info

Book Release: Collapse by Cassandra Dallett

30 Jun 19:00 - 21:00 30 Jun 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Cassandra Dallett's full-length poetry collection, Collapse! It's going to be an amazing evening of...   More info

Book Release: Black Steel Magnolias by James Cagney

25 Aug 19:00 - 21:00 25 Aug 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of James Cagney's first full-length poetry collection, Black Steel Magnolias in the Hour of Chaos Theory...   More info

Book Release: Nomadic Press' Fall 2018 Chapbook Collection

22 Sep 19:00 - 21:00 22 Sep 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for an amazing evening of readings, live music, gnosh refreshments, and friends of Nomadic Press as we launch seven new chapbooks in our...   More info

Journal Release: Nomadic Journal 2018: Covenant

01 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 01 Dec 19:00 - 21:00 - Oakland Oakland
Nomadic Press Nomadic Press
Join us at our Uptown, Oakland, location for the much-anticipated release of Nomadic Journal 2018: Covenant! It's going to be an amazing evening of readings, live music, gnosh...   More info


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