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Oakland weekend: National Ice Cream Day, 40th Street Block Party, moonlight redwood hike, more

Stay cool and refreshed this weekend at an event in Oakland. Take a hike Friday night at the Chabot Space & Science Center, rock out at a block party on 40th Street on Saturday, celebrate National Ice Cream Day this Sunday, and more. 

Night Hike & Sip

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The Chabot Space and Science Center's Friday-night "Hike & Sip" event is the perfect opportunity for some moongazing over drinks and eats. Take a five-mile hike through the Center's redwood forest with an ecologist, then relax on the observation deck with small bites and two complimentary glasses of wine or beer (included in the admission price). Get your tickets early –– space is limited.

When: Friday, July 19, 6 - 9 p.m.

Where: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd.

Price: $30

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40th Street Block Party

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There's nothing like a summer block party. This weekend, the Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District is shutting down two blocks of 40th Street, between Opal and Webster, to fill the streets with music, food, drinks and vendors.

DJ Tion Bukue Torrence will keep the music playing, and a variety of rock bands will perform. Groove to the pop-punk sounds of Paper Dolls, feel the electric energy of Destroy Boys and more.

When: Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: 40th Street between Webster and Opal streets

Price: Free

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Urban Air Market: Oakland

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Urban Air Market returns to Oakland on Sunday with more than 80 designers of sustainable fashion, accessories, body products, home decor, furniture and art. Enjoy music, food and drinks during this one-day shopping spree. 

When: Sunday, July 21, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Where: The Hive Oakland, 2335 Broadway

Price: Free Admission

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National Ice Cream Day at Cream Oakland

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The late President Ronald Reagan designated the month of July National Ice Cream month, with the third Sunday as National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate with a friend this Sunday and Monday with buy one, get one free scoops of ice cream at Cream Oakland.    

When: Sunday - Monday, July 21 - July 22, 12 - 10 p.m.

Where: Cream Oakland, 6300 College Ave.

Price: Buy one, get one free

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