While we’re getting settled here at the new Oakland Local site and unpacking the calendar, we don’t want you to miss any of this week’s exciting events — or even meetings. Here’s a quick run-down of what’s going on from Friday, June 14 through Thursday, June 20.


Litter Patrol Project
1 – 4 p.m.
1960 Mandela Parkway

Councilmember McElhaney will be co-hosting a cleanup with American Clothing Experiment, American Steel Studios, CORE Foods, and a dedicated group of people who live and work in West Oakland. Meet up between 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. on 20th street between Poplar and Mandela Parkway. All supplies will be provided. Lunch will be generously provided by 10th and Wood.

RSVP to anne@americanclothingexperiment.org.

West Oakland Parents Lead The Way
6 – 9 p.m.
McClymonds Youth & Family Center, 2607 Myrtle Street

Flatland parents address disparities and take on truancy, juvenile justice, teacher effectiveness, and nutrition in West Oakland schools.

For more information, please contact Carroll Fife at (510)435-7396, or visit www.ahc-oakland.org.

57th Street Gallery presents Barry Finnerty
8:30 – 11 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
57th Street Gallery, 5701 Telegraph Avenue

Barry Finnerty is an American jazz guitarist, keyboardist and bassist, best known for his work as a session musician for artists like Miles Davis and the Crusaders. He is also the author of two books on music improvisation. Musicians are Barry Finnerty on piano, bass and guitar; Peter Barshay on bass; Peter Horvath on piano; and Akira Tana on drums.

Admission is $15, with reservations recommended. For more information, please call 510-654-6974, email Contact@57thStreetGallery.com, or visit www.57thStreetGallery.com.


Koreatown Northgate Neighborhood Cleanup
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Interplay, 2273 Telegraph Avenue

Meet up to help clean up the neighborhood. Wear your KONO t-shirt or receive a free t-shirt if you do not have one yet. Lunch will be held at Telegraph Beer Garden at 12 p.m.

Please contact Shari Godinez at 510-343-5439 or 510-387-1989 with any questions.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee hosts A Place at the Table
1 – 3 p.m.
Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak Street

Please join Congresswoman Barbara Lee for a free screening of A Place at the Table, a documentary that brings the issue of hunger in America into focus through the stories of those living with food insecurity. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.


Father’s Day at Oakland Zoo
10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road

To celebrate Father’s Day, bring dear ol’ Dad to Oakland Zoo! Fathers get to ride the train for free on Father’s Day. Take a stroll to the Lion Deck, check out the alligator exhibit, or see the chimpanzees. Father’s Day at Oakland Zoo is a way to surprise Dad with a gift he will never forget.

For more information, please call (510) 632-9525, x100.

Dads and Jazz Concert
2 – 6 p.m.
Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate, 2690 Peralta Oaks Court

The concert will feature Ric Alexander and the 2wo 4our 1ne Band. He has been nominated “Best Jazz Musician” for an East Bay Area Music Award and recently performed at six sold out shows at Yoshi’s. Alexander will be joined by Leah Tysee whose debut album, Real Good Fire was released in 2007 and features the song, “You Don’t Scare Me,” which won Billboard’s Best R&B/Blues Song of 2007 award.

This Dads and Jazz Series honors and celebrates fathers, and encourages a healthy active and fit lifestyle. It will be a day to not only honor fathers, but honor all men who have acted as father-figures, step-fathers, uncles, grandfathers, or Big Brothers. Every one will be able to enjoy great music, food, drinks, vendors and a free tour of the Mansion.

The program is held in partnership with East Oakland Sports Center, Lake Chabot Golf Course, and Get Blue 4 Life. Tickets are $20 Adults and $10 for children aged 12 years and under, available by visiting www.dunsmuir-hellman.com or calling 510-615-5555.

Spirit of the Zheng 10th Anniversary Zither Concert
7 p.m.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290

Come experience the music of China through the guzheng (Chinese zither). China’s Spirit Music Ensemble performs a vibrant, colorful and passionate program demonstrating ensemble and concerto arrangements of music from multiple regions.

Tickets are $15 or $25 advance purchase and $20 or $30 the day of the show. For more information, please call (415) 515-5797, email chinasspiritme@gmail.com, or visit www.winnieguzheng.com.


4th Annual Oakland Senior Summer Free Day at the Oakland Zoo
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Road

Oakland residents 65+ receive free admission to Oakland Zoo. Seniors must be 65+ with valid identification and must be residents of Oakland. Oakland Zoo’s Senior Summer Free Days are in partnership with the Oakland Vice Mayor Larry Reid.

For more information, please call (510) 632-9525, x100.


Oakland City Council and Oakland Redevelopment Agency Meeting
5:30 p.m.
City Council Chambers, Third Floor, Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Oakland, and consists of eight members who are elected directly by the citizens of Oakland: one representative from each of seven districts, and one at-large representative. The Council sets goals and priorities for the City, as well as approving the City budget, adopting ordinances to help the City serve its citizens, and appointing members to various boards and commissions. The City Council meets 2 to 3 times per month, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays. A downloadable agenda is available at: http://clerkwebsvr1.oaklandnet.com/calendar/.

For more information, please call (510) 238-7370, or visit http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/CityCouncil/.


Local poets Jennifer Foerster and Shane Book at Diesel
7 p.m.
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland, 5433 College Avenue

Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes local poets Jennifer Foerster and Shane Book to the store to read from their books Leaving Tulsa and Ceiling of Sticks.

For more information, please call (510) 653-9965 or visit http://www.dieselbookstore.com/oakland-info.

Allendale Park NCPC Meeting
7 p.m.
Allendale Recreation Center, 3711 Suter Street

For more information about this organization’s meetings, or to get on its mailing list, please email allendale_ncpc@yahoogroups.com.

Golden Gate NCPC 10X Monthly Meeting
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Golden Gate Recreation Center, 1075 62nd Street

This monthly meeting of the Golden Gate Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council recurs on the third Wednesday of each month, except for December.

For more information, or to get in touch with the organization, please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NCPC-10X/cal.


Oakland City Council Rules & Legislation Committee
10:45 a.m.
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 1

The Rules and Legislation Committee usually meets at this time on Thursdays (although it is recommended to confirm the day and time, as this is subject to change). A downloadable agenda is available at: http://clerkwebsvr1.oaklandnet.com/calendar/.

For more information, please call (510) 238-7370, or visit http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/CityCouncil/.

OFPC Work Group Meeting
5 – 7:30 p.m.
1000 Broadway, 5th Floor, Room A or B

The mission of the Oakland Food Policy Council (OFPC) is to establish an equitable and sustainable food system in Oakland. It strives to: ensure access to healthy, affordable food within walking distance of every Oakland resident; bring underserved neighborhoods to the food policy table and increase “food literacy” among Oakland residents; put food, hunger, and food systems on the City of Oakland’s agenda and contribute to the national dialog on food policy; and turn the Oakland food system into an engine for local economic development and involve local and regional agricultural communities.

For more information, please visit http://www.oaklandfood.org/.

Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee Meeting
5:30 p.m.
Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 4

Oakland’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was chartered in 1995 to advise the City on the design of bicycle and pedestrian facilities and related issues. Members of the public are welcome to attend all or part of any BPAC meeting.

For more information, please visit http://www.oaklandpw.com/Page124.aspx.

Piedmont Avenue Stroll
6 – 9 p.m.
Piedmont Avenue

It’s the third Thursday of the month, and there will be music and lots of special activities in many of the stores and restaurants on Piedmont Avenue. It is great fun!

Melrose High Hopes NCPC Beat 27X
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Horace Mann School, 5222 Ygnacio

The NCPC is the main organizing group for the neighborhood. The Steering Committee, which is the NCPC leadership team, makes decisions about monthly meeting agendas and major events (e.g., speakers, priorities for OPD, elections, and projects like the Thanksgiving Food Drive, Annual Block Party, Courtland Creek Rejuvenation Project, Support for our Neighborhood School, Redevelopment on Foothill, and the like). The monthly meetings at Horace Mann School are a great opportunity to let the designated City Council Member and Community Policing Officers know about neighborhood concerns and engage them in helping the neighborhood.

For more information, please visit http://www.ncpcbeat27x.org/.

Events with Extras: How to leverage live events to build Social Media buzz for your brand
7 – 8 p.m.
Tech Liminal, 555 12th Street, #110

You put lots of energy into planning and creating an event. Let’s think about how events can have impact on a broader community than just the attendees. Social media has a role to play in promoting an event, and the event can in turn generate lots of rich content and engagement for your brand. Let’s talk about some strategies to make this happen for you.

Register here.

Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell at Diesel
7 p.m.
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland, 5433 College Avenue

Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes editors Marc Weingarten and Tyson Cornell to the store to discuss and sign their new book, Yes is the Answer And Other Prog Rock Tales.

Progressive rock is maligned and misunderstood. Critics hate it, hipsters scoff at it. Yes Is The Answer is a pointed rebuke to the prog-haters, the first literary anthology devoted to the subgenre. Featuring essays by acclaimed novelists Rick Moody, Wesley Stace, Seth Greenland, Charles Bock, and Joe Meno, as well as musicians Matthew Sweet, Nathan Larson, and Peter Case, Yes Is The Answer is the first book that dares to thoughtfully reclaim prog-rock as a subject worthy of serious consideration.

For more information, please call (510) 653-9965 or visit http://www.dieselbookstore.com/oakland-info.

Bicycle Bingo benefitting SPAGGIA!
8 – 10 p.m.

Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Aveune

Come out, have some fun with neighbors and raise some money for a community institution, SPAGGIA!, home of the community Yahoo! mailing list and so much more. Come learn what’s going on in the Golden Gate and how you can get involved. Most importantly, come have some fun, donate to a good cause, meet new and old neighbors, and win some fantastic bicycle bingo prizes.

For more information please visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/657144097634103/.

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