Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Mikhail Iossel w/ Matthew Zapruder - Notes from Cyberground

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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Mikhail Iossel to discuss his new new book Notes From Cyberground: Trumpland and My Old Soviet Feeling, on Tuesday, February 26th at 7pm. He will be in conversation with Matthew Zapruder.

America under Donald Trump. Russia under Vladimir Putin. Many have ridiculed them. None have done so with such scathing wit as Mikhail Iossel. From a youth spent in the USSR to a life remade in the USA, Iossel shares the brunt of this experience on Facebook, where thousands follow his blistering posts on Trump's America and Putin's Russia, and his lyrical, eerily timely reflections on life under totalitarianism. Notes from Cyberground brings together a choice selection of Iossel's aphorisms, ranging from a few words to a few hundred words. Each chapter covers a month from Election Day 2016 to October 2018. Even when comical, this gem of a book is dead serious. It will bring solace to anyone who feels distressed by today's surreal politics.

East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

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Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

Knife Sharpening

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If your blades are in need of a good sharpening, our friendly and professional sharpener, Matt, is here to help. Drop off anytime it’s convenient for you but do so off by 4 pm Tuesday so he has time to get them sharp as new!

Cole Hardware
5533 College Avenue 
Oakland, CA 94618 United States

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Game Night at The Squirrel

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Want to play a game? Want to have some food and drinks but don't want to cook? Sick of your games at your house? Come hang out with us for Saturday night game night!! We will have some reserved tables for people wanting to play!

We will have food and drink specials for game players and an ever growing list of games for you for you to use.

THE GOLDEN SQUIRREL
5940 College Avenue
A family friendly pub featuring 24 rotating beer tap handles, a full liquor license, and creative twists on classic pub fare.

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Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

FUTURE Vanity/Novelty Class

FUTURE Vanity/Novelty is hosting several hair classes for our stylists from our amazing product companies, Davines, Kemon and R+Co, and their world-class educators will need cutting and coloring models!

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The first of which will be the Davines Reflections Collection class on Feb 18th at 12 pm.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to experience advanced hair services at no cost!

We are also looking for models for our ongoing education as well.

Please email FUTURE@futurevanitynovelty.com
for more information.

FUTURE Vanity/Novelty
5405 College Ave
Oakland CA 94618

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Feb
14
5:30 PM17:30

Valentine's Day Lover's Feast

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Please join us for our Valentine's Day "Lover's Feast"

$98/guest for a 5 course prix fixe menu served family style with an optional wine pairing at an additional charge. Please see website for current menu offerings, and feel free to call the restaurant with any questions you may have. OpenTable reservations required with a 48 hour minimum notice of cancellation.

A16 Rockridge
5356 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
12
4:00 PM16:00

Knife Sharpening

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If your blades are in need of a good sharpening, our friendly and professional sharpener, Matt, is here to help. Drop off anytime it’s convenient for you but do so off by 4 pm Tuesday so he has time to get them sharp as new!

Cole Hardware
5533 College Avenue 
Oakland, CA 94618 United States

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Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Poetry Flash

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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS is excited to welcome back our friends from Poetry Flash on Sunday, February 10th at 3pm. This month we will be joined by poets from Kelsay Books/Aldritch press: Rachel Dacus, Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas, Eileen Malone, Kathleen McClung, Lenore Weiss, Andrena Zawinski.

East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

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Feb
10
10:30 AM10:30

SFBW 2019: Three Men and a Mimosa

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Ah yes.. San Francisco Beer Week. Once a year a hectic week is filled with Barrel Aged Donut Pastry Stouts, Gnarly Barleywines and Fancy Hazy Triple IPAs (all of which certainly have their place) in the Bay Area. However, after nine days of these shenanigans, three fellas have joined forces to bring you a palate cleanser! Welcome to Three Men & A Mimosa. Bubbles, Bloody’s and for those watching their figure “Avocado Toast”. Join us, won’t you? Special beer-mosa featuring BarrelHouse Brewing Co - Brewery and Beer Gardens and 21st Amendment Brewery recipes from renowned beer-coktillians: Jose Orona and his mustache, David J Kindernay and Andrew Snow.

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Game Night at The Squirrel

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Want to play a game? Want to have some food and drinks but don't want to cook? Sick of your games at your house? Come hang out with us for Saturday night game night!! We will have some reserved tables for people wanting to play!

We will have food and drink specials for game players and an ever growing list of games for you for you to use.

THE GOLDEN SQUIRREL
5940 College Avenue
A family friendly pub featuring 24 rotating beer tap handles, a full liquor license, and creative twists on classic pub fare.

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Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Esmé Weijun Wang - The Collected Schizophrenias w/ Caille Millner

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EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Esmé Weijun Wang to discuss her new new book The Collected Schizophrenias, on Thursday, February 7th at 7pm. She will be joined by Caille Milner.

Powerful, affecting essays on mental illness, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and a Whiting Award

East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618

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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

SFBW 2019: Boilermaker Party

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Sometimes after a long hard day, you walk into the The Golden Squirrel and think what can I pair with this delicious Fieldwork Brewing Company Lager? And while the angel on one shoulder is saying “a Golden Squirrel salad”, sometimes you listen to that other side and say a shot of Home Base Spirits Bourbon. Come on in and try a delightful pairing of Bourbon and lager or Hazy IPA and mezcal and explore how the flavor profiles truly compliment each other.

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
6
5:00 PM17:00

SFBW 2019: Hand Cranked Part 3

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We all like things in there natural form the best, strip it down and try it how God intended. Birthday Suit only if you will. Well from a beer perspective that is a Cask Ale. For an awesome and unique San Francisco Beer Week event come try 4 of Berryessa Brewing co absolute finest beers in there most naked form. They will be fresh and tasty and they will be creations only for this night! We will have the cask debut of Couch Potato IPA, the crowd favorite, Big Brown Beaver and two custom double dry hopped Pale Ales!!

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
5
to Feb 14

Storewide Jewelry Sale until Feb. 14

Time to Follow your Heart

It's that special time of year when both the weather & the heart are starting to warm. We start to feel the renewal of spring, and what better way to celebrate the warmth than new jewelry!

Now through Valentine's Day, Thursday February 14th, ALL of our jewelry is 20% off!

Whether bling is your thing, or more powerful in tribal chic, it's a great time to add a few new pieces to your collection.

Serrahna
5303 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
serrahna.com

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Feb
5
5:00 PM17:00

SFBW 2019: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Ever wonder why you like one beer more than another? Ever think that a beer was just “off”? Well, let us help you have a better sense of it with a little off flavor beer training. We will be tainting some beer to help educate you on what it is you are tasting and why. Buttered popcorn, wet cardboard, apple cider vinegar and so many more things you should never taste in beer come learn how to identify them and why they occur.

Then wash your pallet clean with a delicious untainted Sierra Nevada and enjoy munching on malt and doing a hop rub to really understand all that goes into making your pint. We will have a breakdown of the ingredients of some of your favorite Sierra Nevada beers. It is an amazing way to pin point a certain flavor to help clarify why you like a certain beer more than another. Learn while drinking at San Francisco Beer Week. Come on in and learn about the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of drinking beer!!

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

SFBW 2019: Save The Whales: One Drink At A Time

Every year The Gray Whale makes a 12,000 mile migration along the California coastline. Let’s protect and celebrate the majestic creature with an incredible evening of craft beer, artisanal cocktails and Cali-coast cuisine.

Both North Coast Brewing Company and Golden State Distillery Source their ingredients from the California Coast and they also support the ocean and whale conservation. Please join us for a San Francisco Beer week event that truly makes a difference. Inspired by and supporting the Gray Whale. We will also have representatives from the The Marine Mammal Center at the event to talk about all that is being done to save the Gray Whale.

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

SFBW 2019: Super Bowl Viewing Party ft. Laughing Monk Releases

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Join us for the Super Bowl! Come support your team or just come for the snacks and beers. We will have a ton of special activities going on along with the game!!

- Football bingo w/ prizes
- Super Bowl Squares
- Special tailgate menu for the teams
- Laughing Monk Brewing special beer releases
- Build Your Own Bloody Mary
- Themed Photo Booth
- Decorations by Christina Helen

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Game Night at The Squirrel

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Want to play a game? Want to have some food and drinks but don't want to cook? Sick of your games at your house? Come hang out with us for Saturday night game night!! We will have some reserved tables for people wanting to play!

We will have food and drink specials for game players and an ever growing list of games for you for you to use.

THE GOLDEN SQUIRREL
5940 College Avenue
A family friendly pub featuring 24 rotating beer tap handles, a full liquor license, and creative twists on classic pub fare.

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Feb
2
1:00 PM13:00

Nik Sharma Book Signing of Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

Market Hall Foods is thrilled to welcome cookbook author and blogger Nik Sharma for a book signing of his first solo cookbook, Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food. Come meet Nik at Rockridge Market Hall on Saturday, February 2nd, 1–3PM. 

When & Where

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Join us at Rockridge Market Hall on Saturday, February 2nd, 1:00–3:00pm.

Meet Nik and have your books signed. We will have several recipes from Season to taste and purchase during the event:

  • Curry Leaf Popcorn Chicken

  • Deviled Eggs with Creamy Tahini & Za'atar

  • Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Poppy Seeds, Black Mustard, and Coconut Oil

  • Eggplant Pilaf


Copies of Season will be available for sale.

This event is open to the public. No charges except for purchases.

About Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

"Season features 100 of the most delicious and intriguing recipes you've ever tasted, plus 270 of the most beautiful photographs ever seen in a cookbook. Here Nik, beloved curator of the award-winning food blog A Brown Table, shares a treasury of ingredients, techniques, and flavors that combine in a way that's both familiar and completely unexpected. These are recipes that take a journey all the way from India by way of the American South to California. It's a personal journey that opens new vistas in the kitchen, including new methods and integrated by a marvelous use of spices. Even though these are dishes that will take home cooks and their guests by surprise, rest assured there's nothing intimidating here. Season, like Nik, welcomes everyone to the table." - A Brown Table

In his engaging style, Nik’s writing combines flavors of India with more familiar ingredients and recipes, such as Deviled Eggs with Creamy Tahini and Za’atar, and Spicy Chocolate Chip-Hazelnut Cookies.

“Quite simply beautiful food—wide-ranging, inspiring, and infused with an enlivening and generous sensibility” — Nigella Lawson, author, At My Table

“It's rare to open a cookbook and leaf through it in wonder at the flavor combinations. That's what Nik Sharma's book did to me: it's full of dishes that are crying out to be cooked and photographs that have a gorgeous dark elegance. Nik Sharma is a rare talent.” — Diana Henry, author, A Bird in the Hand

Rockridge Market Hall
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 (map)

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Jan
1
11:30 AM11:30

EMBODY INSPIRATION: NEW YEAR'S DAY BENEFIT CLASS WITH JAIMI PATTERSON

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On this holiday, give time to connect in and anchor yourself in new inspiration.

This class will embody fluidity as we move through a mindful sequence that will leave you feeling centered, anchored and at peace. Bring to light the joy of simple mobility and find space to recognize all the blessings and opportunities in your life.

Jaimi Patterson teaches classes that are organic, fluid, smart and intentional. She creates a warm, inviting space – empowering students to dynamically align their bodies and to maintain a sense of humor as they rub up against their own habits of thought and movement. Jaimi is especially influenced by her training in dance, developmental movement and the Alexander Technique and shares this unique blend of information with gentle yet stern encouragement.

Proceeds from this class will benefit Camp Fire Relief through United Way of Northern California.

Price: $25; greater donation amounts are available

REGISTER HERE

*Series and unlimited passes do not apply. All sales final. Pre-registration is necessary as this class will sell out. 

Namaste Rockridge
5416 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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Jan
1
11:00 AM11:00

LOVING KINDNESS: A NEW YEAR'S DAY BENEFIT WITH DOMONICK WEGESIN

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The New Year provides an opportunity for us to reconnect to our intentions, helping us to lead a life that is based on the values that are important to us. As yogis, we share the intention of not only reducing harm-doing in the world, but also cultivating kindness towards ourselves and others. This workshop is a a benefit for the victims of the recent Camp Fire in Northern California. Reflecting on the suffering of others can naturally evoke a heartfelt response that can then catalyze greater compassion towards ourselves and all sentient beings. Naomi Shihab Nye writes, "Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing."

Our New Year's practice will combine breath-based asana to awaken the physical heart, as well as metta meditation to evolve the spiritual heart. By practicing together, we support each other in this heart-opening process and help entrain each other in the ways of kindness. Please come join your Namaste Community and start your year intentionally. Like Miss Dionne Warwick sang, “what the world needs now is love, sweet love”.

Proceeds from this class will benefit Camp Fire Relief through United Way of Northern California. 

Price: $25 donation, greater donation amounts are accepted

REGISTER HERE

*Series and unlimited passes do not apply. All sales final. Pre-registration is necessary as this class will sell out.

Namaste Rockridge
5416 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Famous Annual Calendar Sale at Pegasus Books

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$4.99 or 3 for $12 for all 2019 Calendars

Over 500 titles in every format: Datebook, wall, mini-wall, engagement, planner, gallery, page-a-day, and poster. Publishers include Apollo, Andrews McMeel, Brown Trout, Brush Dance, Chronicle, Llewellyn, Sellers, Sierra Club, Tidemark, Tushita, and Universe.

Sale continues until they're gone. For best selection, join the crowd at 10am, January 1. Free Pegasus tote bags for first in line!

Pegasus Books
5560 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
510-652-6259
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am to 10pm; Sun 10am to 10pm

A neighborhood fixture in the Rockridge district since 1971, our Pegasus store in Oakland carries a tremendous selection of new, used and sale books in all categories. Pegasus Oakland also carries the most beautiful selection of cards and blank books in the East Bay, and features a terrific roster of magazines. We pay top prices for your excellent books and CD’s, for cash or trade.

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Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

NYE Masquerade Party

Grab a mask, because once you enter, it’s time to let loose and celebrate the passing of the year!

The year is almost over but the party is about to begin, this New Year’s Eve head down to Beer Baron for our masquerade party! So grab a mask and forget the flask because with the purchase of a ticket you get Unlimited Drinks, Unlimited Food and a Champagne Toast at Midnight! It wouldn’t be a party without a Live DJ and Balloon drop so we’ve got you covered there as well. Party starts at 8pm and ends at 1am.

Ticket Price: $115 - Gratuity Included 

GET TICKETS HERE

Beer Baron Oakland
5900 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

What to expect:

  • Dancing + Live DJ

  • Food

  • Unlimited Drinks

  • Balloon Drop

  • Champagne Toast


Food will be: 

  • Lamb Lollipops

  • Chicken & Waffle Bites

  • Asparagus & Pancetta Deviled Eggs

  • Pork Nugget Bites

  • Vegetable Sliders

  • Oven Dried Tomato Tarts

Drinks will be:

Cocktails

  • Deja Vu - Gin, Chamomile, Lemon, Champagne

  • Cali 75 - St. George Citrus, Lemon, Champagne

  • Wyoming - Wyoming Barrel, Elderflower, Mint, Soda, Raspberries

  • Americano - Campari, Cocchi Torino, Orange Oils

  • Rum & Cola - Bounty Dark, Coconut Amaro, Coca-Cola, Bitters

  • Flavored Moscow Mules - Choice of Pink Guava or Cranberry-Rosemary

  • House Punch

  • Margarita - Tequila, 5 spice agave, lime

  • Whiskey Sour - Tango barrel, lemon, whites, BBQ bitters

  • Build Your Own Old Fashion
    - Choice of Spirit
    Wyoming Whiskey, Spirit Works Rye, Spirit Works Wheat Whiskey, Bounty Rum, Darjeeling Gin, Wahaka Mezcal
    - Choice of Bitters
    Aromatic, Creole, Burlesque, BBQ, California Bay Leaf, Lavender, Rhubarb, Cranberry, Peach

Wine

  • Chardonnay

  • Cabernet

  • Sparkling

Beer

  • Russian River STS

  • Allagash White

  • Faction Pale Ale

  • Seismic Shatter Cone

We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!

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Dec
19
11:30 AM11:30

Butte County Fire Fundraiser

The Golden Squirrel is putting together a fundraiser for the Butte County fire. We will have a raffle as well as a silent auction. Please come through after December 14th and buy some raffle tickets and help us raise money.  Tito's has also matched the first 1500 dollars we raise.  Our goal is a total of $5000.  More info: Facebook Link

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