Oakland weekend: Boo at the Zoo, East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Un-Changing Nature at Flight Deck, more

Photo: Oakland Zoo/Steven Gotz

By MJ Carter - Published on October 24, 2019.

It's peak Halloween season and the weather is hot, so get out and do something in Oakland this weekend!

Starting on Friday (through Sunday) at The Flight Deck in Oakland, Sarah Bush Dance Project: Un-Changing Nature will take the stage. On Saturday at 8 a.m., join 510 Hikers in the Oakland Hills. If you're in the spirit, dress up for Halloween and bring the entire family to Boo at the Zoo this weekend.  Lastly,  attend East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2019 on Sunday.

Sarah Bush Dance Project: Un-Changing Nature

Photo: Sarah Bush Dance Project: Un-Changing Nature/Irene Young
Photo: Sarah Bush Dance Project: Un-Changing Nature/Irene Young

This weekend, check out Sarah Bush Dance Project: Un-Changing Nature at The Flight Deck in Oakland. Their latest production, in town for this weekend only, is centered around how humans impact the environment and vice versa. Sarah Bush is the show's mastermind  — she not only performs in the show but directs, produces, choreographs and provides the original sound compositions (with Julie Wolf).

When: Friday - Sunday, October 25 - October 27, times vary

Where: The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway

Price: $20

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510 Hikers in Oakland Hills

Photo: 510 Hikers/Facebook
Photo: 510 Hikers/Facebook

If you are the outdoorsy type, consider joining 510 Hikers on Saturday morning for a hike in Oakland Hills near Chabot Space & Science Center. The 3.5 mile hike is said to be moderate by event planners. Bring water and wear comfortable shoes. Newbies are asked to wear a red tee-shirt if possible. A raffle will follow the hike. 

When: Saturday, October 26, 8 a.m. 

Where: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd (meeting spot- parking lot)

Price: Free

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Boo at the Zoo

Photo: Oakland Zoo/Facebook
Photo: Oakland Zoo/Facebook

Bring the whole family to Oakland Zoo for Boo at the Zoo, an event for trick-or-treaters of all ages. This year, attendees are asked to bring their own bag, bucket or recycled item to collect treats in. Dress up for Halloween, and children get a free train ride ticket. The event will have a host of ways to celebrate, such as face painting, making treats for animals and other Halloween-themed activities. General admission tickets to the Oakland Zoo also get you in to the event.

When: Saturday - Sunday, October 26 - October 27, 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Where: Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd.

Price: $20 - 24

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East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2019

Photo: East Bay Mini Maker Faire/Facebook
Photo: East Bay Mini Maker Faire/Facebook

The 10th Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire is this Sunday in Oakland.  There will be crafts, creative projects, Do-it-yourself (DIY) kits, kid friendly activities, food and drinks, musical performances, exhibits and educational workshops. The event will feature both emerging and established makers specializing in robotics, science, tech, urban farming, energy and more. The event aims to celebrate innovation and creativity right here in Oakland, as part of the larger global network of Maker Faires.

When: Sunday, October 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Where: Park Day School, 360 42nd St. & adjacent Studio One Art Center

Price: $15 - 60

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