Events Calendar

February 16, 2017 3:25 PM

Movies for Mental Health at College of Alameda
Food, short films, and discussions about local resources are free for students at College of Alameda in F-building Pit Area on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 12pm-2pm.

Polar Obsession photography exhibit presents its opening reception The Brower Center presents Polar Obsession, an exhibition which will feature striking images of the world’s polar regions from photographer Paul Nicklen on Thursday, Feb. 16 at David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way in Berkeley from 6:30-8:30pm. Free.

Jim Grantham Quartet Fine jazz by top San Francisco Bay Area veteran musicians will be performed in the Terrace Room at Lake Merritt Hotel, 1800 Madison St. in Oakland on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7-10pm.

The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty Therapist-author Estelle Frankel discusses her new book at Books Inc. Berkeley, 1491 Shattuck Ave. in Berkeley on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 7-8:30pm.

TRIBU: Hot Latin Jazz Steve McQuarry Presents “TRIBU” At Chalaca Annexo, 428 3rd St. in Oakland, performing their blend of Afro-Cuban / Latin Jazz on Saturday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 24 from 7-10pm. Free

Hot Couture 2017: The Beautiful Ones A team of local artists have recycled industrial materials into a fire-filled, dark forest stage, upon which models will showcase wearable art from the Bay Area’s most innovative designers at The Crucible, 1260 7th St. in Oakland from Thursday, Feb. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 19.

Youth Leadership Council
The library’s citywide youth advisory board meeting welcomes visitors in the Oakland Main Library, 125 14th St. in the TeenZone study room on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11am.

Beats & Brews Day Party Independent Brewing Company and ENTNS Entertainment host DJs Julian, BlackSpecks, Sanny, and MarcusYee At 444 Harrison St. in Oakland on Sunday, Feb. 19 from 2-6pm. Register online to be on the FREE guestlist.

Monster Jam: As Big As It Gets Motor show Monster Jam returns for another year at the Oakland Coliseum, featuring two new monster trucks for 2017: Megalodon & Earth Shaker on Monday, Feb. 20 at 7pm.

Teddy Bear Hip Hop! Teachers from the Destiny Arts Center will teach hip-hop choreography to children at the Oakland Main Library, 125 14th St. in Oakland on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 2pm.

Career & Major Exploration Workshop Career Counseling Services will facilitate a workshop on “How to Choose a Major: Finding Your Fit @ Laney” at Laney College in T-201 on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 11am-12pm.

Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce presents ‘Keep the Raiders in Oakland’ Event features football legend Ronnie Lott to discuss what you can do to keep them in the Bay Area; $55/person; Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 11:30-1:30 PM at the Contra Costa Country Club, 801 Gold Club Rd., Pleasant Hill

Campus-wide Town Hall at Laney College Peralta’s Chancellor Jowel L. Laguerre, Laney Interim President Audre Levy, and the Laney Facilities Workgroup will discuss issues important to the campus community on Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the Laney Theatre from 11:30am-1pm.

“Trump’s Economy: Talk vs. Reality” Presentation and Q&A Students for Socialism and the Jerry L Adams Endowment Fund will present a talk by Richard D. Wolff, Ph.D., in the Berkeley City College Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 12:15-1:15pm.

Science Seminar Series at Berkeley City College Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D. will present “Rewriting the Language of Life: Impacts and Challenges of DNA Editing,” free and open to the public in the BCC Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 7-8pm.

Enrollment Management Summit Registration Deadline Feb. 23 Faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to enhance knowledge and participate in their campus’ enrollment management planning process on Friday, Mar. 3 at Merritt College. Must register by Feb. 23 to attend.

Oakland Symphony Presents “Notes from Native America” Music Director Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony perform at The Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway in Oakland on Friday, Feb. 24 at 8pm. $25-80

Annual Oscar Grant Gala Fundraiser To remember the life of Oscar Grant, this gala will raise funds for his charity that donates to youth programs year long at Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway in Oakland on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 7-10pm. $100

Be Still: A Retreat to Learn About Stress Reduction and Self-Care The Black Women’s Media and Wellness Project presents this retreat, which includes a mindfulness walk led by Girl Trek at 9am, followed by speakers, workshops, self-care stations, health information, etc. at the Jack London Aquatic Center, 115 Embarcadero in Oakland on Feb. 25 from 10am-4pm. Free registration, limited space.

Laney College Drop-In Career Counseling Open hours for drop-in career counseling services will be available on Mondays from 3-4:30pm beginning Feb. 27 at Laney College in T-201.

Free Tutoring Available at the Tutoring Resource Center The Tutoring Resource Center is now open Monday – Thursday from 2pm-6pm in Eagle Village (EV-1) and offers tutoring on a drop-in basis for Chemistry, Physics, Chinese, Spanish, and French.

Sophisticated Simplicity Singles’ Event SpeedOakland Dating & Matchmaking will offer a fresh alternative to speed dating in a low-key, casual and comfortable atmosphere at Bocanova, 55 Webster St. in Oakland onWednesday, Mar. 1 from 8-10pm. $25-29

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