Local Food, Local Do-goodery, Local(ish) Theatre, Local fashion & Local Musicians in Oakland
Eat Real Festival
Ok, you Oakland hippies, I know how you roll. You like your food local and you want as much information about it as possible. So obviously, you can’t wait for the annual food festival where you eat food while learning about where it comes from, who grows it, and how it’s made. Try all kinds of local goodness for about 5 bucks a plate. From hippies to hipsters, we all dig the affordable, local and delicious.
Fri, 1-9 p.m., Sat, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Jack London Square, 98 Broadway, Oakland, FREE
Oakland Creek to Bay Day
This is the part of the events write-up where I guilt you into doing something good for Oakland. And then I spend the rest of my week feeling guilty because I know I’m not going to get up before 9 on Saturday to go do anything helpful or useful. And I apologize for that. I would totally go to this if it started at, say, 2. But! Maybe you are an early bird and you love Oakland and you want to help pick up litter, remove invasive plants, and/or plant native California plants. Doesn’t that sound lovely?
Saturday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Frank Ogawa Plaza, 14th St. & Broadway, Oakland, FREE
Saturday, 1-6 p.m., JEAJA Design Sudio, 319 14th St., 2nd Floor, Oakland
Oh No There’s Men on the Land!
So before you yell at me, I realize you will have to cross a bridge to see this one. I get it: bridges are very high up, and they cost money to cross, but it’s more than worth it to see comedy legend Karen Ripley in her one woman show. In this piece, she looks back to 1968 and reveals her journey up to the AIDS crisis. This show is described as, “Funny, sad, sweet, and educational for baby gays.” Baby gay, grown-up gay, super gay, non-gay, everyone will enjoy the incomparably funny, magnetic Karen Ripley. Oh, and the theatre is a warehouse full of futons. How have you not already clicked here and bought your ticket?
Saturday, 8 p.m., Mary’s Futons, 4100 Redwood Highway, San Rafael, $20 advance, $25 at door
2nd Annual Female Vocalist Extravaganza
Who doesn’t like women, singing and extravaganzas? And experiencing ten female musicians singing and playing sax, flute, bass, piano and drums.This badass extravaganza benefits the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, which provides free acupuncture and other alternative medical treatments and services to low income women with cancer. So you can feel good that you are supporting women who support women, because we should all support each other. And if there is singing involved too, yippee. Check out this video clip of one of last year’s singers here and get your tickets here.
Sunday, 2 p.m., Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland, $30-100