5 Local Things to Do This Weekend


From a local shopping event you can’t miss, to a Benefit Wine Tasting where 100% (!) of the proceeds go to Napa and Sonoma fire relief funds, we have your weekend line-up here. The great news is, most of these fun things both showcase local innovators and design, and offer ways to support our community. Take a look and see how you can fit it all in. Enjoy….

Oakland Art Murmur Benefit

 Tracy, 2017, Mortar, Brass Tubes, Silver Solder, Wood, 12 x 8 x 1 feet

Oakland Art Murmur is having their 12th Anniversary bash at Classic Cars West, where there will be an encore presentation of Sawyer Rose’s Carrying Stones, which examines the labor of women. For more info on the party, go here. For more on Carrying Stones, go here.

 Force of Nature, installation view, from The Carrying Stones Project Anna & Hillary, 2017, Felt, Aluminum, Silver Solder, Rope, 10 x 4 feet

East For North

Three amazing local wine shops – Oakland Yard, Ordinaire, and Vintage Berkeley – are hosting a Benefit Tasting on Saturday with 100% (!) of the proceeds going to Napa and Sonoma community funds for fire relief. Flights are from 12-6pm, and wines by the glass are all day until 9pm. Bravo, guys. It is at the Oakland Yard, and to find them, go here.

The Shops Sale 

Food, good brew, and a huge sale! Not much more goodness can be packed into this fun event at Temescal Brewing. Get there early to shop and enjoy hanging out all day. You can find more info on host, Temescal Brewing, here.

Chandra Cerrito Gallery 

Connie Goldman, Genea XII, 2017, oil on panel, 35 x 32 x 2 inches

We profiled this Oakland contemporary gallery before (here), and love their concurrent solo exhibit of local artists, Connie Goldman and Mikey Kelly. Especially given the tragic fires in the North Bay, this exhibit offers some peace and cheer. For more on the exhibit (closed Sunday), go here.

"Work to Seek God / Be Present," 2017 silverpoint on paper 11 x 8.5 inches

Autumn Lights Festival

Artist Crafted Mushroom Lights

Starting tonight, you can stroll among the glowing lights for a good cause. Held at the Gardens of Lake Merrit, a 7-acre public park, this event showcases light installations of nearly 50 artists, with food and music too. Proceeds go towards keeping the park beautiful for us to enjoy. It lasts for three nights, and you can find more info here.

Have fun…



Hero: Claire Colette installation at Oakland Art Murmur venue, Johannson Projects

Carrying Stones

Wine: original image for 24 East by Lauren Andersen

The Shops Sale images are c/o Ale Katz

Connie Goldman 

Mikey Kelly

Lights Festival


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