October 9

Kirchenabendmusik. Music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, Haydn, and Schubert
Take a musical trip to Old Vienna, and in your mind’s eye, sit in historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral for a candlelit Vespers service.  This is exactly what Artists’  Vocal Ensemble (AVE) will bring to life on the second weekend of October.  With the music of Vienna’s four favorite sons, Mozart and Haydn, Mendelssohn and Schubert, we are transported to the Classical world of the early nineteenth century when Vienna and its sacred and secular musical life were at their prime.  Under the direction and keyboard accompaniment of Jonathan Dimmock, the AVE singers will transport you to a golden age of melody, with unsurpassed part-songs of Haydn, geistliche Lieder of Mendelssohn, Schubert’s astounding “Song of Miriam,” and his sublime final Marian antiphon, “Salve Regina.” 

As usual AVE pairs its programs with charity and social action organizations; and this concert is no exception.  With the country focused on health care, we will share our East Bay concerts with two nonprofits, both housed at Oakland’s new, magnificent cathedral: Christ the Light.  The first of these, The Order of Malta’s Medical Clinic, offers free medical services for uninsured children and adults; the second is the Legal Justice Center which offers free access to justice through preventive education, community advocacy, and the operation of a free legal clinic.  Materials about both of these groups will be available at the Friday and Saturday concerts.
When: 8:00  PM—9:30 PM
Where: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
Cost: $20
More Information: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/437223748 (buy tickets here)

October 10

Oaktoberfest in the Diamond
Oaktoberfest in the Dimond returns for a 2nd year of fun and festivities on Saturday Oct 10. Celebration is free to the public with several highlights – 20 local craft breweries and a Mad Zymurgist Homebrew Competition. plenty of food and vendor booths in-between to satisfy everyone.
When: 11:00 AM—6:00 PM
Where:  Fruitvale & MacArthur, Oakland
Cost:  Free
More Information: http://www.oaktoberfest.org/

October 11

All Italian Car and Motorcycle Show
Alfa Romeo Association of California presents its 22nd annual exhition. Proceeds benefit the Alameda Special Olympics.
When: 10:00 AM—3:00 PM
Where: Lincoln Middle School, 1250 Fernside Blvd., Alameda
Cost: $5
More Information: Jim Rogers at 805-924-0223

October 12

Happy Fish Run For Education
Includes a 5K walk/run and 10K run, plus 1/2 and 1/4 mile runs for kids.
When: 9:00 AM
Where:  Central Park in Fremont, 40000 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
Cost: $20-$30
More Information: www.happyfishrun4education.com

October 13

Taste of Temescal
Hip happening in Temescal, a culinary crawl to scintillate your palates: on Telegraph Avenue between 40th and 51st. Enjoy an evening of food, drink, live music and fabulous prizes.
When: 6:00 PM—8:30 PM
Where: Telegraph Ave, between 40th and 51st Streets
Cost: $25 with proceeds going to charity
More Information: http://www.temescaldistrict.org/events.html

October 14

City Center Cultural Concert Series
Free outdoor weekly cultural performances.  Performance by Oakland School of the Arts
When: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM
Where: Oakland City Center’s Square, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.oaklandcitycenter.com/happenings.cfm

October 15

Printmaking at the MOCHA
Makers’ Studio: Adult Art Nights at MOCHA
Third Thursdays, we invite the over-21 crowd to enjoy artmaking, beer wine and friends. No experience necessary for this creative night out. $5 cover charge (bring two friends and you come free!) This week: Printmaking Block Party! It’s more than just potato printing when you try your hand at relief, intaglio, monoprints and stenciling. Etch out editions of images to frame and mount.
When:  8:00 PM—11:00 PM
Where:  Museum of Children’s Art, 538 9th St, Oakland
Cost:  $5
More Information: http://mocha.org/programs/museum-programs-special-programs