Oakland weekend: Burning Man art exhibit, beers by the lake, 'Breaking Bad' movie screening, more

"The Paper Arch" by Michael Garlington and Natalia Bertotti, part of OMCA's Burning Man exhibit. | Photo: Ron Blunt/OMCA/Facebook

By MJ Carter - Published on October 11, 2019.

Need a weekend itinerary? Here's what's on tap in Oakland this weekend, from hiking under the stars to sipping beer by the lake. 

'El Camino' screening

Photo: Netflix

Die-hard fans of "Breaking Bad" are abuzz about today's release of "El Camino," a film sequel to the acclaimed, Emmy-winning TV series that concluded in 2013. Written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan, the movie follows Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after the events of the show's finale, as he hits the road to escape captivity and comes to terms with his dark past.

While the film drops on Netflix today, fans who want to enjoy it with a crowd can catch it on the big screen at Federation Brewing — complete with a beer-chugging toast if Bryan Cranston's Walter White makes a guest appearance. 

When: Friday, October 11, 7 - 10 p.m.

Where: Federation Brewing, 420 3rd St.

Price: Free; beer available for purchase

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Hike & Sip

Photo: Chabot Space & Science Center/Facebook

Take a Friday-night hike at this special event at the Chabot Space & Science Center. The festivities start at sunset, as visitors roam 4.5 miles of the surrounding redwood forest, spotting stars and learning about the forest's history and ecology. From there, it's back to the Chabot Center for stargazing on the deck, with two complimentary glasses of beer or wine and light bites.

When: Friday, October 11, 6 - 9 p.m.

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

Price: $27 - 30

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'No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man'

"Tin Pan Dragon" by Duane Flatmo. | Photo: Libby Weiler/OMCA/Facebook

Whether you're a Black Rock City regular or a playa virgin, the Oakland Museum of California's new exhibit will give you a taste of the artistic vibes of Burning Man. With jewelry, costumes, “mutant” vehicles, sculptures, photography, and paintings made for the festival by Bay Area artists, expect to explore both inside and outside the museum as you learn about Burning Man's "10 principles," from radical self-reliance to gifting to immediacy. 

When: Now through Feb. 16

Where: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St.

Price: $12 - 21 (timed tickets only)

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Biergarten at the Lake 

Photo: Camron-Stanford House/Facebook

Savor the last of the summer weather at the historic Camron-Stanford House's inaugural Biergarten at the Lake event. Admission includes two drink tickets to sample a variety of craft beer, alongside family-friendly activities and live entertainment. Food trucks will have snacks available for purchase. Kids are welcome, but dogs should be left at home. 

When: Saturday, October 12, 12 - 5 p.m.

Where: Camron-Stanford House, 1418 Lakeside Dr.

Price: $20 - 25 for guests 21 and up; guests under 21 free

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