July 24

Shimmy Shimmy Kid’s Dance
A Kid’s dance with clowns, dance music and more for the whole family!
When: 6:00 PM
Where: Rhythmix Cultural Works, 2513 Blanding Ave., Alameda
Cost: $5-$10
More Information: www.rhythmix.org

July 25

Marriage of Figaro Concert
The Marriage of Figaro is considered Mozart’s most popular work. Vivid characters, glowing wit, dizzying ensembles, mistaken identities, and carefully constructed intrigue make for a miraculous marriage of music and drama in this sublime comedy of manners as touching as it is funny. Open Opera will stage Mozart’s famous work outdoors in John Hinkel Park’s historic WPA-era amphitheater. Sylvan Mishima Brackett, formerly of Chez Panisse, will offer catered Japanese box lunches and snacks with organic, locally grown ingredients for $5 – $15.
When: 3:00 PM
Where: John Hinkel Park, 41 Somerset Avenue, Berkeley
Cost: Free
More Information: http://bit.ly/IKPGj

Family Sundown Safari
Spend a Fun-Filled Night Enjoying the Oakland Zoo in a Very Special Way – Camping Out with the Wild Things on Your Very Own Family Sundown Safari!
When: 6:00 PM—10:00 AM
Where: Oakland Zoo
Cost: Price of Zoo admission
More Information: 510 632-9525, ext 100 Or http://www.oaklandzoo.org.

July 26

Marriage of Figaro Concert
The Marriage of Figaro is considered Mozart’s most popular work. Vivid characters, glowing wit, dizzying ensembles, mistaken identities, and carefully constructed intrigue make for a miraculous marriage of music and drama in this sublime comedy of manners as touching as it is funny. Open Opera will stage Mozart’s famous work outdoors in John Hinkel Park’s historic WPA-era amphitheater. Sylvan Mishima Brackett, formerly of Chez Panisse, will offer catered Japanese box lunches and snacks with organic, locally grown ingredients for $5 – $15.
When: 3:00 PM
Where: John Hinkel Park, 41 Somerset Avenue, Berkeley
Cost: Free
More Information: http://bit.ly/IKPGj

Sew Your Own Open Studio
Come learn to use our industrial and domestic machines, or work on your own projects
When: 2:00 PM—6:00 PM
Where: 84 Bolivar Dr., Aquatic Park
Cost: $5/hour
More Information: 510-644-2577 or www.watersideworkshops.org

July 27

Musical Mondays–Lava
Jack London Square hosts live musical entertainment to enjoy while playing favorite board games. Check out chess, checkers, scrabble and much more. Build up an appetite and check out the prefix dinner menus that the JLS restaurants will feature to help you ease into another work week.
When: 5:00 PM—8:00 PM
Where: Jack London Square, Palm Tree Plaza, Broadway & Water Street, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-645-9292 or http://www.jacklondonsquare.com

July 28

Community Talent Show
The Albany Library invites children, teens and families to take the stage and share their special talents with the community
When: 6:30 PM
Where: 1247 Marin Ave., Albany
Cost: Free
More Information: Sign up in advance at the reference desk or call 526-3720.


Adventure at the Ends of the Earth
A free program with polar explorer Eric Larsen
When: 7:00 PM
Where: REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave.
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-527-4140

July 29

Summer Sounds Concert

Free outdoor concerts every Wednesday afternoon.
Performance by: Harry Clement – Zydeco/Blues
When: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM
Where: Oakland City Center
Cost: Free
More Information: 510-628-8490 or http://www.oaklandcitycenter.com/happenings.cfm

July 30

Working the Night Shift: Bats!
We’ll hike up a chaparral-clothed canyon at dusk to see which flying flurry friends live in the Hazel-Atlas Mine; quietly, we’ll count and record their numbers using detection equipment. 7+yrs. Registration Required
When: 7:00 PM—10:00 PM
Where: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, 5175 Somersville Road,Antioch
Cost:  Free
More Information: 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757) option 2, 3