October 23

Betting On A Cure” Poker Tournament and Auction Benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Don’t miss this event!  Presented/hosted by Blue Dog Events!!
Texas Hold Em – Easy to learn, cheat sheet available, all levels welcome!!!
ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
Buy-In – $50
Re-buys $10, Add-on $20
Unlimited re-buys for first five blinds,
as well as a final option to add-on after first hour
When:  5:30 PM – Dinner and Silent Auction , 7:00 PM – Poker Tournament
Where: The Bridges Community Center, San Ramon
Cost: $50 includes buy-in and dinner, $5 raffle tickets
More Information: Yelp listing

October 24

Oktoberfest & Pumpkin Patch
A family event with old-fashioned games, crafts, hay rides, pumpkin carving, cider and doughnuts.  There will be some suds and sausages for the grown up crowd and Oompah music.  The event will be held in and around the Carriage House at Covington Gate.
When: 11:00 AM—4:00 PM
Where: Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate,  2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland
Cost: Free
More Information: http://www.dunsmuir.org/calendar.htm

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree
Celebrate the holiday with fun and games that are much more delightful than frightful! Come in costume and enjoy a spooktacular extravaganza with:
• Unlimited rides
• Parades
• Goody bags for kids
• Free treats for all popcorn, apples, and more!
• Two jumpers, one for little kids and one for bigger kids
• Do-it-yourself pumpkin decorating
When: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Where: Children’s Fairyland,  699Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
Cost: $10
More Information: http://www.fairyland.org/whats_happening/jack_olantern.htm

October 25

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree
Celebrate the holiday with fun and games that are much more delightful than frightful! Come in costume and enjoy a spooktacular extravaganza with:
• Unlimited rides
• Parades
• Goody bags for kids
• Free treats for all popcorn, apples, and more!
• Two jumpers, one for little kids and one for bigger kids
• Do-it-yourself pumpkin decorating
When: 10:00 AM—5:00 PM
Where: Children’s Fairyland,  699Bellevue Avenue, Oakland
Cost: $10
More Information: http://www.fairyland.org/whats_happening/jack_olantern.htm

October 26

Yoshi’s Oakland Presents The Kev Choice Ensemble
Pianist-emcee Kev Choice leads his 10-pc. outfit — the Kev Choice Ensemble — through the aural equivalent of a master class in African American music. This enormously talented unit lays down symphonic slap, furious funk, sweet soul, jumpin’ jazz, and hype hip-hop (with a conscious lyrical twist). Covering a wide stylistic base with finesse, flair, and serious chops, the KCE gives you more music than you’re used to getting, but not more than you deserve.
When: 8:00 PM
Where:  Yoshi’s Oakland, 510 Embarcadero West, Jack London Square, Oakland,
Cost: $14
More Information: www.yoshis.com

October 27

Cal State East Bay Symphonic Band Concert
CSUEB Symphonic Band Concert with Dr. Wesley J. Broadnax, conductor.  CSUEB Symphonic Band, Dr. Wesley J. Broadnax, conductor. “Danza de los Duendes” by Galbraith; “Cajun Folk Songs I” by Ticheli; “La Bamba de Vera Cruz” by Tucci; “Trauersinfonie” by Wagner; and “Hands Across the Sea” by Sousa. Performance will be held in the University Theatre.
When: 7:30 PM
Where: 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward
Cost: $7 General, $5 Student
More Information: (510) 885-3167, or to reserve tickets online: http://ow.ly/o61A

October 28

Power of Change Fashion Event
A fashion show, auction, and silent auction to raise money for Wardrobe of Opportunity. Wardrobe of Opportunity is an organization that provides professional clothing to those who might otherwise not be able to afford it. Since 1995, Wardrobe for Opportunity has prepared more than 16,500 clients for success in the professional workplace.
When: Reception at 6:00 PM, show starts at 7:00 PM
Where: The white Tent at Scott’s in  Jack London Square– 2 Broadway, Oakland
Cost: $50 general seating, $75 VIP seating
More Information: http://www.wardrobe.org/events.html

October 29

The Uptown Masquerade Bash at the Fox Theater
The Uptown Masquerade Bash at the Fox Theater is an event not to be missed!! Get an opportunity to support Friends of the Fox Theater, which advocates and supports the historic preservation of the theater and it’s use as a live entertainment venue.  The evening will include a live band, DJ,  dancing, drinks, food, and festivities.  (costumes are encouraged)  Get your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com today!!!
When:  7:30 PM
Where:  The Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
Cost:  $20 Regular, $100 VIP
More Information: http://thefoxoakland.com/popartist.php?cID=2268