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5 events worth checking out in Oakland this week

From the screening of an international film to a brunch cruise, there's plenty to enjoy in Oakland this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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'6.5 Toman Per Meter' Film Screening

First, catch a screening of the international film '6.5 Toman Per Meter' and a Q&A with lead actor Peyman Maadi on Tuesday at the Grand Lake Theatre. The movie is about a police officer who investigates and attempts to arrest a major drug dealer in Tehran. 

When: Tuesday, April 23, 8-11 p.m.
Where: Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Ave.
Admission: $13.99 (Students); $17.99 (General Admission)
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Lake Merritt BioBlitz - City Nature Challenge

Next, presented by the California Center for Natural History, learn about nature and the organisms that reside in Lake Merritt's ecosystem on Saturday at the Lake Merritt BioBlitz. All tools are provided, and local naturalists will be on site to help participants find organisms from different habitats all around the lake.  

When: Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Rotary Nature Center, 600 Bellevue Ave.
Admission: Free
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'Finding Living People on the Internet' Presentation

Interested in trying to track down relatives? If so, consider Ron Arons' presentation 'Finding Living People on The Internet' on Saturday at the California Genealogical Society & Library. Arons will show participants targeted websites and social media apps that can help locate possible family members.

When: Saturday, April 27, 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: California Genealogical Society & Library, 2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Admission: Free (CGS Members); $30 (Non-Members)
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Oakhella Festival Season Opener

Catch live music from performers, including Quelle Chris and Nappy Nina, listen to tunes spun by DJs, view visual art on display, shop from local vendors and grab bites from food trucks on Sunday at the Oakhella Festival. The event covers several blocks of Oakland. 

When: Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Peralta St. to 8th St.
Admission: Free
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Brunch on the Bay Boat Cruise

Finally, enjoy brunch, beautiful views of the bay and live music on Sunday with the Brunch on the Bay Cruise. Music will be provided by Bay Area DJ Mind Motion.

When: Sunday, April 28, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Vessel Boarding, 2 Broadway
Admission: $100
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Rotary Nature Center, 600 Bellevue Avenue

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