Lace up your running shoes, because this weekend is bringing a host of races to town, including the Oakland Marathon. If you'd rather burn your calories rocking out, you can also check out a concert from a popular British rock group, or work your funny bone at a comedy show. Plus, there's a chance to learn about Oakland women's history from an expert.
Here's what's on tap this weekend in The Town.
Foals at Fox Theater
English rock band Foals will perform tonight at the Fox Theater. Featured at a number of festivals, including Coachella, the group is releasing two albums this year. Part one of "Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost" came out this month, while part two will be released in the fall. Tonight, you can catch them playing tunes from their five albums, including new single "Exits."
When: Friday, March 22, 8 p.m.
Where: Fox Theater, 1807 Telegraph Ave
John Crist at Paramount Theater
Known for viral videos like “Millennial International,” “Lady Who Has a Bible Verse for Every Situation,” and “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot,” comedian John Crist is now hitting the road for his "Human Being Tour." At his Oakland tour stop tomorrow night, fans can expect brand-new videos and brand-new material, along with appearances by fellow comedians like Dustin Nickerson, Mike Goodwin, and Aaron Weber.
When: Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Paramount Theater, 2025 Broadway
Price: $29 - 78
Oakland Marathon & Running Festival
This Sunday's 10th annual Oakland Marathon is part of a full portfolio of races that take in the sights and sounds of the Town. With options like a half-marathon, relay, 5K and a "we run the Town" challenge (a 5K plus a half-marathon), there's a race for every age and experience level. All of the events start and finish at Eastshore Park, near Lake Merritt.
When: Sunday, March 24, 7 a.m.
Where: Eastshore Park
Price: Early-bird registration starts at $55 - 280
Women Pioneers in Oakland
Curious about the historic women who helped make Oakland what it is today? In honor of Women's History Month, lecturer and author Michael Colbruno will lead a talk at the Pardee Home Museum about the pioneering women in Oakland arts, science, law, business, civil rights and more. Admission includes a champagne reception with sweets and hors d'oeuvres
When: Sunday, March 24, 4 p.m.
Where: Pardee Home Museum, 672 11th St
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