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Nerd Nite East Bay #29: Seahorses, USS Potomac, and Mathematical Beauty

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Join them for Nerd Nite East Bay’s last monthly show at the incredible New Parkway Theater! Two-time Nerd Nite San Francisco alum Rich Ross kicks off the night with a talk about the tiny, fascinating pygmy seahorses that hide on coral in the Philippines. Nerd Nite fans know we have a thing for boats. Olaf Elander will walk us through how a ship that was once owned by President Roosevelt was bought by Elvis Presley, sold and used to smuggle…

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Fat Tuesdays at The Terrace Room!

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every Tuesday
The Terrace Room Lake Merritt Hotel
1800 Madison ST, Oakland, 94612
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New Orleans inspired Happy Hour every Tuesday at The Terrace Room! Try our Gumbo, Fried Okra, Cajun Fries, Bulleit Rye Sazerac, and more!

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Free

Dirty Old Women: Celebrating Sex for Life

April 28 @ 7:00 pm
Octopus Literary Salon
2101 Webster Street , Oakland, CA United States
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Dirty Old Women: Celebrating Sex for Life Bawdy storytelling, sexy lit and raunchy routines from women who’ve done a thing or two. Open mike begins at 7:40, open to all. Featured readers begin at 8 pm. What makes erotica written by older women different? First, given all the years they’ve been at it, they’ve had a lot more of it. And, with age comes wisdom and plain-spokenness. We also have an interesting historical perspective: We remember a time when unprotected…

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Free

Passages on the Lake

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Monthly
The Terrace Room Lake Merritt Hotel
1800 Madison ST, Oakland, 94612
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This event is a sophisticated, spoken word showcase featuring the most talented storytellers, writers, and musicians in the Bay Area. Enjoy dinner or cocktails with a stunning view of Lake Merritt while enjoying the very cutting edge of an old art form in a new medium. The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar is located in The Lake Merritt. We open for dinner at 5pm.

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$25

Eldar Trio

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Piano sensation Eldar Djangirov returns to the piano store for a special performance of his working trio of the past 6 years. It features Armando Gola on bass and Ludwig Afonso on drums. The trio is an exciting musical unit that has toured all over the globe. Call to reserve tickets with your credit card.

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$65

Urban Legend Cellars Wine Pairings Dinner

April 29 @ 6:30 pm
Lungomare
1 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Beginning at 6:30pm and limited to 30 diners, experience a dinner featuring the creations of chef Craig DiFonzo paired with wines from Urban Legend Cellars. $65 gets you four courses with pairings for each! Call 510-444-7171 or visit www.lungomareoakland.com for information and reservations!

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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Science at the Theater, 5 Big Questions

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kaiser Center
300 Lakeside Ave., Oakland, CA United States
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Every discovery and invention starts with a question. From simulating supernovae, to growing food in our cities, to the enormity of tackling the emperor of all maladies, come see Berkeley Lab scientists dive into the big questions that drive their research. Please join us on Wednesday, April 29th at Oakland’s Kaiser Center Auditorium from 7-9 p.m. Scientists include: 1. Judy Campisi – Cancer and aging 2. Kai Vetter – Radiation and public safety 3. Shashi Buluswar – Urban Food Initiative…

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Free

Andrew Fluegelman Foundation Happy Hour

April 30 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly
Era Art Bar & Lounge
19 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Andrew Fluegelman Foundation awards laptop computers to deserving, college-bound high school students from challenging backgrounds. Join us on Thursdays when we donate 10% of Happy Hour sales to support the Fluegelman Foundation and its mission. We’ve got great specials: $6 well cocktails, $6 wine, $1 off draft beer, PLUS the coolest crowd and comfiest seats in town. Andrew Fluegelman was the editor-in-chief of PC World and Macworld magazines and he was the author of the communications software program PC-Talk.…

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Free

Team Trivia Thursday

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Win free beer and movie tokens in three rounds of fascinating trivia questions that will make you the life of the next party. Come with a team or come by yourself and join up with others. No great wisdom or trivia experience necessary.

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Friday Nights @ OMCA

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Friday
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market, with the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Get creative at family-friendly drop-in workshops, learn from local foodies in the Makers & Tasters Series, dance lessons, and enjoy special guest performers and events. Enjoy unique programs, including: ➛…

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Oakland First Fridays Festival

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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First Fridays of the Month
Telegraph Ave
Telegraph Ave. on 23rd, 24th, 25th, and 26th St., Oakland, CA United States

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local culinary artisans, performers, musicians, dancers, DJ’s, and poets gathering for Oakland First Friday events. Thousands of people come from across the Bay Area and beyond to see and experience art, be inspired, eat…

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Free

Samantha Bittman | Material Data

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Johansson Projects
2300 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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In Material Data, Samantha Bittman presents a new body of work including a series of paintings on handwoven textiles, custom digitally printed wallpaper, and a handmade tile floor sculpture. In Bittman’s visual world, the structuring and processing of individual parts generate a mutually dependent relationship between image and object, while simultaneously conjuring formal and conceptual parallels across media. In her paintings Bittman exploits the limitations of the basic floor loom. By designing and executing weave drafts, which consist of simple…

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Free

Some Proof

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Classic Cars West
411 26th St., Oakland, CA United States
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A proof, in printmaking, is a test-run or draft. It marks a period of experimentation when the printmaker can alter the works before a run. In math and science, proofs trace the lineage of discovery; they pave the way for others to follow one abstract concept to the next. Proof also provides legitimacy to one’s solipsistic stories. Through proof, we assure others of our affirmations, and in doing so, join narratives. Some Proof, Kate Klingbeil and Milo Moyer-Battick’s work, embodies…

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Oakland Museum of California Presents Marion Gray: Within The Light

May 2
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Feb 12 - Jun 21
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Exhibition focusing on four decades of performances and art photography by legendary bay area artist features never-before seen work. The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents an exhibition of work spanning four decades by groundbreaking and chimerical California artist/photographer Marion Gray in Marion Gray: Within the Light, on view February 14 through June 21, 2015 in the Gallery of California Art. Curated by Christina Linden, Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture, the exhibition highlights the career of this artist, innovator, and performance art-world insider who has blurred and expanded…

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$15 adult, $10 student/sr w ID, $6 9-17, 8 & under free; OMCA Mbr free

Marion Gray: Within the Light

May 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week until June 21, 2015
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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February 14 – June 21, 2015; Museum hours: Wed – Thur 11 – 5, Fri 11 – 9, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 The Oakland Museum of California presents 23 works by San Francisco-based photographer Marion Gray. Gray has spent four decades capturing performances, dance, and installations by some of the most significant artists in the Bay Area and beyond. Including never-before-seen photographs, the exhibition covers the 1970s to the present, showcasing the work of artists including Barbara Hammer,…

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$15 adult, $10 student/sr w ID, $6 9-17, 8 & under free; OMCA Mbr free

Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact

May 2 @ 10:00 am - December 20 @ 4:00 pm
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Every week until September 20, 2015
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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January 31 – September 20, 2015;  Wed – Thur 11 – 5, Fri 11 – 9, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 This new exhibition takes a look at the diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment. Discover real bee specimens under a microscope, crawl through a human-sized beehive, and try on a beekeeper suit. Get involved with citizen science organizations, check out bee hotels installed in the museum…

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Car-topia Cruises Into Jack London Square

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Jack London Square rolls dozens of classic, exotic, old school, new school and muscle cars and trucks onto the Oakland waterfront, for a Car-topia auto extravaganza. From car buffs to casual enthusiasts, the waterfront will transform into an auto mecca showcasing rare and beautiful vehicles, along with a DJ spinning music and special awards. Make a day of it and enjoy this collection of four-wheeled treasures, along with delicious eats from Jack London Square’s fantastic restaurants.

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Tribune Tavern’s Bottomless Mimosas Saturday Brunch

May 2 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Weekly
Tribune Tavern
401 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Tribune Tavern is hosting Bottomless Mimosas every Saturday from 10:30am-3pm. Only $15 with a purchase of an entree.

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Free

Bourbons & Burgoo: Kentucky Derby 2015!

May 2 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Pican Restaurant
2295 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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Picán stages its 6th Annual Kentucky Derby Party! Come on down for the race & stay for the juleps!

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$74.95

The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show

May 2 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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Weekly
Waterfront Hotel
10 Washington St, Oakland, 94607 United States
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It is a four-course sit-down dinner in which each guest is allowed to choose their own entree. In between each course of the meal, we have another part of the show. The show is an interactive and improvised comedic murder mystery set in the present day. None of our performers are dressed in costume, but instead are dressed just like everyone else; therefore you do not know who is a part of the show and who isn’t. The show takes…

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$150 (individual tickets); $2,500 (table of 10)

Oakland Ballet Company’s Spring Gala

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bellevue Club
525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 United States
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Celebrate Oakland Ballet Company’s 50th Anniversary and kick off the spring repertory season at the Spring Gala. This glamorous evening features a delectable dinner, libations, silent auction, and preview performances from the “Five Decades of Dance” 50th Anniversary spring repertory performance. Make your Gala reservation today as space is limited!

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$15 General/$25 VIP Pass (VIP Pass includes signed copy of Lara Downes' A Billie Holiday Songbook CD)

Lara Downes and the Musical Art Quintet

May 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Pianist Lara Downes and the Musical Art Quintet present a program of music that spans the classical and jazz traditions. Featuring a new arrangement for piano and string quintet of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, music by Duke Ellington, and solo piano works from Downes’ new chart-topping release on the Steinway & Sons label A Billie Holiday Songbook. To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188.

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Jack London Square Farmer’s Market

May 3
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Every Sunday
Jack London Square
Broadway and Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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The Farmers’ Market offers the best of California’s agricultural bounty direct from the farmer to you. You’ll find fruits, vegetables, greens, nuts, as well as freshly baked breads and pastries, delicious specialty foods, fresh flowers and much more.

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Temescal Farmer’s Market

May 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sundays

Please join us year ’round and enjoy what there is to offer each season at the Urban Village Farmers’ Markets. Come shop, sample, and stroll, while listening to some great live music. It will make your day!

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Brunch & Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys!

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Every Sunday
The Terrace Room Lake Merritt Hotel
1800 Madison ST, Oakland, 94612
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Brunch at the Terrace Room! Come check out our Bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys $17 with the purchase of an entree. Brunch with one of the best views of Lake Merritt in town in an historic art deco building!

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Free

Bites at the Lake: Mobile Food and Family Fun

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sundays
Lakeview Library Parking Lot
505 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94609 United States
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Cozy curbside food. Lawn seating: bring a chair or a blanket plus your friends, family & neighbors. Ping pong tables for the whole family. Featuring affordable and delicious food from rotating trucks: Liba Falafel, Go Streatery, Fist of Flour, Nora’s Spanish Mobile Cuisine, Doc’s of the Bay, Sunrise Deli, Curbside Creamery, Kenny’s Heart and Soul, Burnt Ends BBQ, Beulah’s Beans, NoNo Burger and more!

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Fat Tuesdays at The Terrace Room!

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every Tuesday
The Terrace Room Lake Merritt Hotel
1800 Madison ST, Oakland, 94612
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New Orleans inspired Happy Hour every Tuesday at The Terrace Room! Try our Gumbo, Fried Okra, Cajun Fries, Bulleit Rye Sazerac, and more!

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Cinco de Mayo Calavera Pop-up

May 5 @ 5:30 pm
Lungomare
1 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with authentic Mexican food at this amazing pop-up by Calavera! In addition to Lungomare’s full menu, you will be able to choose items from Chris Pastena’s upcoming project, Calavera! Cocina includes: Cacahuates Enchiladas, Cóctel de Camarón, Queso Flameado, and Cantina specials: Blood Orange Salt Air Margarita, Wood Fired Margarita! This Pop-up menu is available from 5:30p – 10p! Please call 510-444-7171 or visit www.lungomareoakland.com for information and reservations!

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$20

Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet (JKQ)

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling performers/composers in Jazz. He frequently tours worldwide and records with his own groups as well artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith. Performing music from JKQ’s recent CD Wave Upon Wave, Jonathan’s quartet features alto saxophone genius Will Vinson and the young rhythm section team of Rick Rosato and Colin Stranahan. To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188

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Free

Andrew Fluegelman Foundation Happy Hour

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly
Era Art Bar & Lounge
19 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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The Andrew Fluegelman Foundation awards laptop computers to deserving, college-bound high school students from challenging backgrounds. Join us on Thursdays when we donate 10% of Happy Hour sales to support the Fluegelman Foundation and its mission. We’ve got great specials: $6 well cocktails, $6 wine, $1 off draft beer, PLUS the coolest crowd and comfiest seats in town. Andrew Fluegelman was the editor-in-chief of PC World and Macworld magazines and he was the author of the communications software program PC-Talk.…

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Free

Team Trivia Thursday

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thursdays
The New Parkway Theater
474 24th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Win free beer and movie tokens in three rounds of fascinating trivia questions that will make you the life of the next party. Come with a team or come by yourself and join up with others. No great wisdom or trivia experience necessary.

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Friday Nights @ OMCA

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Every Friday
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market, with the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Get creative at family-friendly drop-in workshops, learn from local foodies in the Makers & Tasters Series, dance lessons, and enjoy special guest performers and events. Enjoy unique programs, including: ➛…

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$60.50 & $70.50

Mother’s Day Comedy Show

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Paramount Theatre
2025 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Enjoy the comedy stylings of Rickey Smiley, Corey Holcomb and Bill Bellamy with Mom to celebrate her special day. Artists subject to change.  

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$20

The Power Trio: Mads Tolling, Dan Zemelman, and Jeff Denson

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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Pianist Dan Zemelman, violinist Mads Tolling and bassist Jeff Denson – 3 well-established Bay Area jazz musicians – join together in this fabulous ‘Power Trio’ and bring to life original jazz works and creative arrangements of standards and folk songs. Tolling has won 3 Grammys with Turtle Island Quartet and toured the world for 8 years with Stanley Clarke’s band, Denson has performed widely with Lee Konitz and Minsarah, and Zemelman is a 1998 US Jazz Ambassador as well as…

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Oakland Museum of California Presents Marion Gray: Within The Light

May 9
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Feb 12 - Jun 21
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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Exhibition focusing on four decades of performances and art photography by legendary bay area artist features never-before seen work. The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents an exhibition of work spanning four decades by groundbreaking and chimerical California artist/photographer Marion Gray in Marion Gray: Within the Light, on view February 14 through June 21, 2015 in the Gallery of California Art. Curated by Christina Linden, Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture, the exhibition highlights the career of this artist, innovator, and performance art-world insider who has blurred and expanded…

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$15 adult, $10 student/sr w ID, $6 9-17, 8 & under free; OMCA Mbr free

Marion Gray: Within the Light

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week until June 21, 2015
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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February 14 – June 21, 2015; Museum hours: Wed – Thur 11 – 5, Fri 11 – 9, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 The Oakland Museum of California presents 23 works by San Francisco-based photographer Marion Gray. Gray has spent four decades capturing performances, dance, and installations by some of the most significant artists in the Bay Area and beyond. Including never-before-seen photographs, the exhibition covers the 1970s to the present, showcasing the work of artists including Barbara Hammer,…

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$15 adult, $10 student/sr w ID, $6 9-17, 8 & under free; OMCA Mbr free

Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact

May 9 @ 10:00 am - December 27 @ 4:00 pm
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Every week until September 20, 2015
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak St., Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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January 31 – September 20, 2015;  Wed – Thur 11 – 5, Fri 11 – 9, Sat – Sun 10 – 6 This new exhibition takes a look at the diverse and intricate world of one of the most important creatures to human agriculture and the natural environment. Discover real bee specimens under a microscope, crawl through a human-sized beehive, and try on a beekeeper suit. Get involved with citizen science organizations, check out bee hotels installed in the museum…

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