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April 2018

A Taste of Spring – April 26

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Oakland Museum
$150.00

Taste of Spring is our annual gala fundraiser. This is our 15th year, and we're moving the event to the OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIA, one of Oakland's cultural crown jewels. The event is on Thursday, April 26th at 5:30 pm. Like the past six years, this event will sell out! We will be featuring exciting silent and live auction items, live local entertainment, gourmet food by Pacific Fine Foods, and hosted beer and wine. Proceeds go toward furthering our mission of helping…

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Abel Guillen’s Walk-and-Talk with Lakeshore & Grand Ave. Businesses

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Grand Lake Business District Oakland, + Google Map
Free

Saturday, April 28 | Walk-and-Talk with Lakeshore & Grand Ave. Businesses  10:00 am-12:00 pm | meet at Main Squeeze, 3435 Lakeshore Ave. In advance of Oakland’s Small Business Week (April 29-May 5), I will be hosting a walk-and-talk with small businesses on Lakeshore and Grand Avenues. Our walk will start at Main Squeeze and move to Bay Made, also on Lakeshore Ave., followed by stops at Wilde Brothers Coffee Shop, next to the Grand Lake Theatre, and Walden Pond Books on Grand Ave. (April 28 is National Independent Bookstore Day!) If…

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Oakland Celebrates Small Business Week – April 29 – May 5

April 29
Free

Join the City of Oakland and our partners as we celebrate and nurture Oakland's vibrant small business community with a week (April 29 - May 5) full of workshops, receptions and special events at City Hall and in neighborhood commercial districts. Registration opens April 2.

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Grand Avenue Neighborhood Clean-Up – Sunday, April 29

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Grand Avenue Business District, 3268 Grand Avenue
Oakland,
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Free

Sunday, April 29 | Grand Avenue Neighborhood Clean-Up 9:00 am-1:00 pm | meet at Walker parking lot entrance next to Ikaros, 3268 Grand Ave. Join neighbors to spiff up containers and do some spring tree maintenance on Grand Ave. (between I-580 and a bit past Mandana Blvd.). Tools, gloves and water will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own. Supervised children are welcome. For more info: Eric Hughes, hughesearthur@gmail.com

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May 2018

Medicine Ball Band at the Terrace Room – May 5

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Terrace Room – Lake Merritt Hotel, 1800 Madison Street
Oakland,
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No minimum or cover charge

David Sturdevant's Medicine Ball Band, featuring vocalist Terrie Odabi and sax great Nancy Wright, will perform in the Terrace Room of the beautiful Lake Merritt Hotel on Thursday, May 5 from 7-10. There is no cover charge or minimum. Dinner is available, though optional with a bar food menu and drink specials. This is their full dance band featuring swing and beyond. All ages, fun for everyone!

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Bike to Work Day – Oakland

May 10 @ 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Frank Ogawa Plaza
Free
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Grand Lake Neighbors CORE Training II

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, 3534 Lakeshore
Oakland,
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Free

With recent earthquakes, fires, floods, and protests, we often get requests from the community to help plan for and manage emergencies. Grand Lake Neighbors is delighted to be hosting CORE (Communities of Oakland Respond to Emergencies) training at its April 18 and May 16 NCPC meetings. CORE training meets these needs: - Develop self-confidence and peace of mind as you learn practical information and learn hands-on life-saving skills. - Build community as you develop and share your skills and resources to protect…

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Fairyland’s 3rd Annual “TURN THE PAGE” Children’s Book Festival – May 19

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Children’s Fairyland, 699 Bellevue
Oakland,
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Join Fairyland for their third annual celebration of locally made children's books and their creators! * Enjoy read-alouds by authors and live art demonstrations by illustrators * Meet more than 25 authors and illustrators and ask them about their craft * Buy books from Oakland's own Laurel Bookstore and have them signed * Celebrate young authors and their work at our Kid Author table * Make a book or button with librarians from Oakland Public Library Free with park admission! This is a…

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June 2018

HIPLINE’S 4TH ANNUAL SHIMMY POP-A-THON FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT MISSSEY

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hipline, 3270 Lakeshore Avenue
Oakland,
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  Hipline’s 4th annual Shimmy-Pop-A-Thon will be fundraising for the organization Motivating, Inspiring, Supporting & Serving Sexually Exploited Youth (MISSSEY). The event will be held on June 2, 2018 from 10am – 2pm at Hipline, located at 3270 Lakeshore Avenue in Oakland. Fundraising kicks off May 1 via Mightycause.com and will close one week after the event, June 9, 2018. The Shimmy-Pop-A-Thon is a family-friendly event open to all and will feature four hours of non-stop dancing, including routines led…

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June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studio Grand Oakland, 3234 Grand
Oakland,
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$10 - $20

Beaucoup Chapeaux plays ancient, contemporary, and original music, "...something lovers can whisper behind, and get up and dance to", performances that are called magical, beautiful, inspiring, world class, a voice to knock your socks off, the real thing, true joie de vivre, with the ability to carry audiences away to the most intriguing corners and cafés of France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Albania, Romania, Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia, Mexico, Canada, Ohio, Scotland, California, and by all accounts, extraordinary original compositions. While their many fans and reviewers speak of the skill and passion the band puts into each concert and piece they play, others speak of the powerful sense of community, joie de vivre, and fun one experiences at a Beaucoup Chapeaux concert.

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