GJEL’s local events for this week, featuring lots of free music and camping at the Oakland Zoo.
Pleasanton Concert in the Park
FEATURING KOMODOJAZZ. This concert is sponsored by East Bay BMW and East Bay MINI!
When: 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Where: Lions Wayside Park, First and Neal Streets, Pleasanton
Oakland’s Chinatown Night Market
Every Saturday through July 25th, merchants from all over Chinatown will gather in the courtyard of Pacific Renaissance Plaza for live entertainment, chef demonstrations, and hordes of food and retail vendors. Now you can get those beloved fish balls on a stick just like home!
When: 4:00 PM—9:00 PM
Where: Pacific Renaissance Plaza, 388 9th St Ste 229, Oakland
More Information: 510-251-6440
Renegade Craft Fair
Over 200 artists are traveling from all over the country and abroad to participate and sell their handmade goods at Renegade Craft Fair – San Francisco. From clothing and accessories, to stationary and concert posters, with everything from bath products and ceramics in between – there’s surely something for everyone!
When: 11:00 AM—7:00 PM
Where: Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, San Francisco
More Information: http://www.renegadecraft.com/san-francisco?site=sf
Oakland on Two Wheels Bike Tour
Explore Oakland and its environs with the museum’s bike-tripping docents the third Sunday of the month as we leisurely wend our way through downtown, Fruitvale, the Port of Oakland, West Oakland, Brooklyn, or Lake Merritt. Bring your own bikes, helmets, and repair kits. Meet at 10th Street entrance.
When: 10:00 AM
Where: Oakland Museum of California
More Information: 510-238-3514
Flotsam & Jetsam Photography Exhibit
An exhibit of fine art photography by Peter Tonningsen, eclectic collections from the local shorelines of our bay. Things that were discarded, left-behind or washed ashore become discovered anew. A rubber ducky, an old jar or a lost glove- poetic symbols of our culture arranged in hauntingly beautiful, specimen-like presentations. A fun and unique artistic approach to re-cycling our memories and history
When: 12:00 PM—5:00 PM
Where: Eclectix Gallery 10082 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito
More Information: http://www.eclectix.com
Music to Play By – Bobby Young
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: 5:30 PM—8:00 PM
Where: Jack London Square, Palm Tree Plaza, Broadway & Water Street, Oakland
More Information: 510-645-9292 or http://www.jacklondonsquare.com
Jennifer Weiner Book Signing Event
On Tuesday, July 21st best-selling author Jennifer Weiner will be in the Bay Area to promote her new novel Best Friends Forever (Atria Books, July 14, 2009). She will be speaking, answering questions, and signing books at Barnes & Noble starting at 7:00PM.
When: 7:00 PM
Where: Barnes & Noble 6050 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito
More Information: http://www.sanfrancisco.com/jennifer-weiner-book-signing-event-e642411
Summer Sounds Concert
Free outdoor concerts every Wednesday afternoon. Performance by: Sonic Strut – R&B/Motown
When: 12:00 PM—1:00 PM
Where: Oakland City Center
More Information: 510-628-8490 or http://www.oaklandcitycenter.com/happenings.cfm
Pressure Drop:Rare & Classic Ska, Rocksteady & Early Reggae 45’s
The Real Sound Of Foundation Reggae! Original Ska, Rocksteady, and Early Reggae 45 RPM Classics, Rarities, and Anthems. Musical selections hand picked from JA, NYC, and London. Sounds from Studio One, Treasure Isle Records, Trojan Records, PAMA, Blue Cat, High Note and many many more! With resident selectors: Dukey & Tip Top Sounds, Mr. Ryha, Dr. Scott, alongside Bryan Martin! Bringing Niceness Back to The Dancehall!
When: 10:00 PM—2:00AM (21 and over!)
Where: Missouri Lounge Café, 2600 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley