The Orion Oakland Agenda

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Orion is perfectly located to enjoy all the East Bay fun. We’ve rounded up some local activities that we’re looking forward to this month. Explore the list and map out your month:

November 1, Stand-Up Comedy at Nido's Backyard. Eat, drink mezcal, and laugh in Jack London Square.

November 2, Friday Nights at OMCA. Oakland's most talked-about art, music and food truck party at the Oakland Museum of California is back!

November 4, Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid Featuring A Diwali Celebration. Join in a celebration of Diwali, a festival of lights, with a hands-on rangoli activity.

November 4, Oakland First Fridays – Oh, Give Thanks! Oakland First Fridays provides a platform for different cultures to share their histories, traditions, and cultural expressions. 

November 5, A li'l jazz, a li'l wine, a li'l fun. "A li'l jazz, a li'l wine, a li'l fun" is a Brandon Hughes Production full of positive energy, and positively live jazz and wine every time at Rosenblum Cellars.

November 6, Lila Downs' Día De Los Muertos: Al Chile. Latin GRAMMY-winning vocalist Lila Downs brings a special night of music to the Paramount, celebrating Día de los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead.

November 6, 13, 20, 27, Water St. Makers. Happening every Sunday from 11am-4pm in the historic Jack London Square, located on the water in Oakland.

November 6, Dockside tour on Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic Floating White House. Visit the USS Potomac as it continues to honor FDR and to serve our country, inspiring generations to explore floating history on SF Bay.

November 7, Sizzling Salsa Series. Join Classpop! with Instructor Tomaj and learn to master basic steps and exciting choreography in a dance class that is perfect for beginners and experienced dancers alike.

November 11, Cruise on San Francisco Bay's historic presidential yacht, USS Potomac. Veteran's Day Cruise on the San Francisco Bay aboard FDR's presidential yacht, the USS Potomac.

November 11, Royal Comedy 2022. Featuring Sommore, Bruce Bruce, Arnez J, and Lavell Crawford at the Oakland Arena.

November 11-13, 16-23, 25-27, 30, Glowfari. Enjoy a walkabout through the land down under with kangaroos and koalas, icons of the California coastline including whales, otters, and jellies, exotic animals of the tropical rainforest, and a trip to the past with a towering t-rex and a megalodon shark tunnel at the Oakland Zoo.

November 17, Pentatonix: A Christmas Spectacular. An unforgettable event at Oakland Arena and RingCentral Coliseum.

November 17, The Hip Hop Nutcracker. Paying homage to the original (George) Balanchine ballet, retold through the modern, self-expressive gaze of hip-hop culture at the Paramount.

November 19, Patchwork Show: Modern Makers Festival. Shop handmade & independent goods from 75+ local makers with local DJs and crafting stations. 

November 24, Oakland Turkey Trot. More than just a healthy start to the holiday, the Oakland Turkey Trot 5K run/walk is a fun way to give back while you give thanks.

November 29, A Very Merry Christmas. GRAMMY-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman returns this festive season with his holiday tour celebrating music, love and family. 

November 30, Duma with Masma Dream World. Take in Duma at Elbo Room Jack London.

Select days in November, Outdoor Vinyasa at Brooklyn Basin. Join the fun of an Outdoor Class at Brooklyn Basin in Oakland. Flow next to the Bay with the sea breeze in your hair and the sunshine on your skin. 

Sundays, Jack London Square Farmers' Market. Founded in 1989, the Jack London Square Farmers Market has deep roots in Oakland, offering local produce and food craft products. The Market provides a weekly opportunity for the community to enjoy a variety of vendors along the beautiful waterfront property. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday. 

Image credit: Oakland Turkey Trot on Facebook

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