Community Calendar

From First Friday street fairs to summer music festivals, from pop-up restaurants to the hottest nightlife performances, Downtown Oakland offers events for all occasions! There are so many great things to do in Oakland, the hardest part is just choosing which events to check out! Click on the calendar below to learn more and don’t miss out on our Events page for a more comprehensive listing of events!

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Annual California Indian Market | Oakland Museum of CA
Annual California Indian Market | Oakland Museum of CA @ Oakland Museum of California
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day
Annual California Indian Market | Oakland Museum of CA @ Oakland Museum of California | Oakland | California | United States
    In celebration of Native American Heritage Month—and just in time for the holidays—shop the 5th annual Indian Market at OMCA featuring jewelry, baskets, prints, and other modern interpretations of Indian artistry. Find exquisite creations to[...]
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Crossing Boundaries – Calligraphies in Conversation Exhibition & Opening Reception 5:30 pm
Crossing Boundaries – Calligraphies in Conversation Exhibition & Opening Reception @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Nov 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Crossing Boundaries - Calligraphies in Conversation Exhibition & Opening Reception @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center  | Oakland | California | United States
  Join Oakland Asian Cultural Center for the opening reception of their 5th annual Crossing Boundaries – Calligraphies in Conversation! The exhibition will foster new dialogue between calligraphic arts and artists from cultures throughout the[...]
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Oakland Whole Bead Show 10:00 am
Oakland Whole Bead Show
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm
Oakland Whole Bead Show
  Oakland City Center will host a weekend long trade show for beads and gemstones from around the world. The trade show is open to the public! For more information and a coupon for $5[...]
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Hip Hop Nutcraker 7:00 pm
Hip Hop Nutcraker @ Paramount Theater
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hip Hop Nutcraker @ Paramount Theater | Oakland | California | United States
  A holiday mash-up for the entire family. The Hip Hop Nutcracker a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music. All ages require a ticket. 8 Ticket Limit Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale :[...]
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Stagebridge Storytelling: Oakland Tales 7:00 pm
Stagebridge Storytelling: Oakland Tales @ The New Parkway Theater
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stagebridge Storytelling: Oakland Tales @ The New Parkway Theater | Oakland | California | United States
  In celebration of Stagebridge’s 40th anniversary and National Storytelling Month, join us for a night of Oakland Tales! All stories will be performed by Stagebrbridge community members based on their lives and experiences here[...]
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Community Women’s Orchestra Fall Family Concert: Dance Party 4:00 pm
Community Women’s Orchestra Fall Family Concert: Dance Party @ Lake Merritt United Methodist Church
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community Women's Orchestra Fall Family Concert: Dance Party @ Lake Merritt United Methodist Church | Oakland | California | United States
  Community Women’s Orchestra (CWO) and Music Director Dana Sadava present a Fall Concert full lively dance music that the whole family can dance along to from their seats. The concert will feature “The Beautiful[...]
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Plaid Friday
Plaid Friday @ Oakland
Nov 23 all-day
Plaid Friday celebrates Oakland’s local businesses. It’s name comes from the idea that weaving individual threads of small businesses together creates a strong fabric of diversity and creativity. It lasts all day and is all[...]
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Nerd Nite East Bay 7:00 pm
Nerd Nite East Bay @ Club 21
Nov 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Nerd Nite East Bay @ Club 21 | Oakland | California | United States
  Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They have a different theme every month and  invite smart and interesting speakers each event. Come join in the nerdy fun! For more information, click here.
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Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:00 pm
Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Jack London Square
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony @ Jack London Square | Oakland | California | United States
  Ring in the holiday season with Jack London Square’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Come watch a spectacular 55-foot Mount Shasta Fir Tree with 5,000 sparking white lights and 600 ornaments light up the season![...]