Rain isn’t expected again until next week (it seems to have taken a break after the downpour that warned of the flood warning on Monday), but it’s certainly cooler this week and the rest of the weekend. If you plan to check out any of the events featured this week, dress warmer.
In this summary, we’ve covered two events: a children’s event, a last-minute holiday shopper pop-up, and a live entertainment event for those who are ready to start a holiday festival.
All indoor events listed here require vaccination proof and are also compulsory to wear a mask.
If you have any upcoming events that you think should be featured, please send an email to [email protected] or fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
“We are Auckland” Holiday Benefit Concert
Is there a better way to get into the spirit than listening to your favorite Christmas carols or holiday favorites? This concert at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cleveland Heights is free to attend, but donations are welcome. They are sent directly to the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The church can also livestream the concert on YouTube and its Facebook page if virtually desired to attend.
Saturday, December 18th, 6pm, free of charge, but welcome donations. Trinity Lutheran Church, 650 Alma Avenue.
Fruit veil Posada
The Oakluv Foundation is a local non-profit founded in 2009 by friends Alex Cox, Alan Smith and Todd Marshburn, who are troubled by toys, Christmas tree gifts and community events at the Fruit Veil during their vacation. We are supporting people who are. Since then, every holiday season (due to a pandemic last year), Alex has been dressed in Santa Claus costumes, and Smith and Marshburn have delighted the kids by playing their respective characters, “Elf Chaz” and “Hot Tody.” I’m letting you. Neighborhood (Cox grew up on 38th Avenue). This weekend, Santa and his elves will take over Fruit Veil Plaza with toy gifts, pony rides, petting zoos, elastic homes, free tamales and more. The event isn’t the typical Mexican Posadas where neighbors carol, but you can break a lot of pinatas, along with free food and drink. The event is being organized in collaboration with Unity Council, Cinco de Mayo Nives, and Council member Noel Gallo.
Saturday, December 18th, from 1pm to 6pm, free, E12th Avenue between 33rd and 35th Avenues.
Santa’s story time in Laurel’s mischievous courtyard
Last year, Santa stopped visiting stores, malls and local events for a pandemic. But he is back this year and is traveling near and far to bring joy to children around the world. It will be held in Laurel this Saturday. He stops at Misschief, a family-owned shop that sells a wide range of products from over 125 Bay Area manufacturers, including apparel, cosmetics, jewelry and wall art. .. You can then explore other shops along MacArthur Boulevard. There are always some sales and other family activities.
Saturday, December 18, 1 pm to 1:30 pm, and 3 pm to 3:30 pm, Naughty Courtyard, 3908 MacArthur Blvd.
Winter pop-up by MiOaxaca at Color Abode
Fabiola Santiago, known for Auckland’s food circle with pop-ups featuring Oaxacan cuisine under Instagram’s handle “MiOaxaca,” is resting from the food business. Her last pop-up, at least for now, is on Color Abboard (formerly Galleria Besomaya) owned and operated by Yadira Casares on Fruit Veil Avenue, just below the Dimond district. In this winter pop-up, visitors can buy artwork, handmade gifts from Oaxaca, artisan chocolates, eco-friendly kitchen gifts, black clay sculptures, and other indigenous and female-owned gifts.
Saturday, December 18, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Color Abode, 3224 Fruitvale Ave.
North Light Vinyl Drag Branch
Northlight, Temescar’s cocktail bar, hosts the final vinyl drug brunch. This final patio event, hosted by Beefcake, features lots of delicious food, live performances by drag queens Bonita Rose, Kenya Knot, Drag King’s Major Hamee, and vinyl music by the one and only Whitney Houston. All the fun is done on the patio. Remember that you need to reserve a table to attend.
Show on Sunday, December 19th, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, North Light, 4915 Telegraph Avenue.