Sports & Outdoors-Participatory
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Lessons taught for beginners on a first-come, first-served basis by qualified Cal Sailing Club members. Meet at the clubhouse.
free to members; $75 for three months
Thursdays, 8 p.m.
She draws, paints, races bikes, and does gymnastics on horseback. Multitasker Carole Dwinell reads her poetry at the Mediterranean Cafe with Daniel Johnson, who owes his awakening to the Beats. An open mic follows, hosted by David Gollub, Debra Grace Khattab, and Jeremy Morris Siegel.
Sundays, 7:30-11 p.m.
Casual, freestyle barefoot dancing to world, funk, down tempo, and other ear-friendly music. Alcohol and scent free.
Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.
A weekly component to Art Murmur, but with fewer festivities and more focus on the galleries. Visit OaklandArtMurmur.org for a full list of participating Oakland galleries.
Thursdays, 7 p.m.
With Gary and Viola, plus DJs Antonio and Good Sho.
Arts & Crafts, Social Events
Every other Thursday, 6-8 p.m.
Bring a craft project or supplies and get creative with other crafters.
Religion & Spirituality
Sundays, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Weekly celebrations of life with music, discussions, socializing, and snacks.
First Friday of every month, 6-9 p.m.
Pro Arts extends its gallery hours in conjunction with Oakland's Art Night.
Literary Events, Spoken Word
First Thursday of every month, 7 p.m.
Itching to perform that powerful scene from your nascent
screenplay? Need an audience to vet the intro to your great American novel? Want
to summon the spirit behind Shakespeare's sonnets? Then head to Literary Night at Julie's Coffee and Tea Garden (1223 Park St., Alameda), which happens every third Thursday. Pieces can be original or not, and all genres are welcome. Free; sign-ups start at 7 p.m., readings at 7:30 p.m. 510-865-2385 or JuliesTea.com