Social Events in Oakland, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in Oakland, CA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Oakland where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Oakland

Pre-season Beers ‘n Cheers #2

Pre-season Beers ‘n Cheers #2

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Ghost Town Brewing – West Oakland

Our second pre-season meetup! Let’s have a beer and meet some other new B’s fans! Ghost Town is an awesome brewery 0.7 miles from Raimondi Park.

To learn more about the Ballers and Raimondi Park check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23_N-p6VxXg

To see the Ballers schedule and learn about tickets go here: https://www.oaklandballers.com/

\*This is a free-to-join fan group on Meetu(…)

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They Shoot Horses, Don’t They (1969) Kickoff Screening

They Shoot Horses, Don't They (1969) Kickoff Screening

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: 5266 Boyd Ave

Greetings, all,

So, here is the official invite to the first screening of The Closer Look meetup group. As mentioned in my emails to the group, the film that we will be screening will be Sydney Pollack’s 1969 classic They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? The movie stars Jane Fonda (pictured) in the Oscar-nominated role that changed her career afterward, Gig Young (who won Best Supporting Actor for his r(…)

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Understand climate change in 3 hours

Understand climate change in 3 hours

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: LANS

**Want to help tackle climate change but don’t have the time to become a climate scientist?**

Climate Fresk is **fun**, **participative** yet **100% science-based serious game** about **climate** 🌍 🌱. In just 3 hours, players will work together to connect causes and effects of climate change, learn about the science from the IPCC: the United Nations panel of scientists that has been studying cl(…)

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Pattern Swap + Show & Tell

Pattern Swap + Show & Tell

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Berkeley Public Library

Ready to destash some patterns and/or pick up some new patterns and meet other sewists? Come to our Pattern Swap and Show & Tell!

Go through your patterns and see what you’d like to give to another sewist. We’ll also have time for some Show & Tell after the pattern swap.

\*\*\*If you’d like to bring a snack or drinks to share, please note it on [this spreadsheet](https://docs.google.com/spreadsh(…)

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Empowering Women: Mastering Real Estate & Investment

Empowering Women: Mastering Real Estate & Investment

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 2425 Valdez St

Are you a woman interested in financial education and real estate investing? Join us for an empowering event focused on helping women achieve their financial goals.

Learn valuable strategies to manage debt, improve your credit score, and save effectively towards homeownership and investments. Discover how to invest wisely to build equity and secure your financial future.

Meet your speakers Cherr(…)

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Local Games Showcase & Mixer @ Temescal Brewing

Local Games Showcase & Mixer @ Temescal Brewing

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Temescal Brewing

Come play games from local indies, meet other devs, or just hang out!

We’ll have 5 video games from local developers on display for you to check out, plus a big patio for networking. This is an outdoor (but mostly shaded) event, so check the weather and **wear layers!**

Please support Temescal Brewing by ordering a drink. They have non-alcoholic options too!

**There are no speakers or agenda fo(…)

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Neurodivergents unite! Meeting 20

Neurodivergents unite! Meeting 20

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Downtown Historic Firehouse Presentation Space

Updates :
Dress code is casual, if you are arriving late, please knock three times on the front door loudly. If you arrive early, please wait outside and we will let you in at 7 PM. 

The basics:
The event will be free for anyone who wants to attend. Donations are welcome.

There are multiple levels to the space and accomodations for different sensory and mobility needs are being considered.

For(…)

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Crafting in the Park!

Crafting in the Park!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: The Hidden Cafe

Dear Crafters:

Let’s meet outside at the Hidden Cafe (NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION). We will pick a spot and post it (day of).

Some items to bring with you (based on your needs):
– Picnic blanket if you have one
– Camping chair if you have one (highly recommended)
– Hat
– Sweater
– Water
– Snacks

Yours in needles and hooks,
Laurel and Sami(…)

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SF Bay Area Ruby Meetup @ New Relic

SF Bay Area Ruby Meetup @ New Relic

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: New Relic

(NOTE: [Please register at this Luma Link](https://lu.ma/sfruby-may24) in addition to RSVPing here on meetup.com.)

​Hey, Bay Area builders and tinkerers!

Our last meetup @ GitHub HQ in March was a success, so we are thrilled to bring everyone together again for more Ruby talks and conversations!

This time we will limit the program, in order to leave more time for connecting with each other, to (…)

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Weekend in Wawona (Yosemite)

Weekend in Wawona (Yosemite)

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Berkeley

Join Young Professionals Outdoors for an exciting hiking and camping expedition in the great outdoors. Spend a weekend disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of city life and reconnecting with nature.

We have a campsite reserved in Wawona (Mariposa County) and we would love to open up our campsite to this community. The campsite is reserved for May 18-20th (Saturday-Monday).

There is a $10/per(…)

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May Podcast Club Discussion: Classy with Jonathan Menjivar

May Podcast Club Discussion: Classy with Jonathan Menjivar

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Sante Adairius Oakland

This month we’re doing a deep dive into a single podcast: *Classy with Jonathan Menjivar*. Looking forward to chatting about this series!

**How It Works:**

* We typically follow the Podcast Brunch Club listening lists covering a different topic each month. Members can also make suggestions for future topics.
* Listening lists are composed of episode selections related to the month’s theme and ar(…)

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Discussion: “Queenie” by Candice Carty William

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

Hey Book Lovers!!

I hope this email finds you all doing fantastic and ready for another riveting read, albeit a bit lighter than our March selection. 📚✨ Our pick for May’s meeting is Candice Carty William’s debut novel “**Queenie**”. And I’m thrilled to share that **Marcus Books is offering a 10% discount** on this book for Black Feminist Book Club members! (Big thanks to Ms. Blanche Richardson!(…)

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Demo Day!

Demo Day!

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: 301 Howard St

Hi all,

We will have a relaxed and casual **Demo Day for super amazing startups** on the **13th of May**!

Come find us the Joe & The Juice off of Howard and network with brilliant minds!

Here’s the agenda:
**5-5:30pm Network**
**5:30-6:30pm Demo and discussions**
**6:30-8pm Food & networking!**

We have 6 pitches for this event 🙌🏻👊🏻

Each founder pitches for 3 mins, and we’ve set aside 2-3m(…)

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Intermediate ASL for Queers

Intermediate ASL for Queers

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Arthur Mac’s Tap and Snack

Join Barrett and other LGBTQIA+ folks for an afternoon of community, conversation and fun. Voices off, hands up! Meet us at Arthur Mac’s (near Mac Arthur Bart) 1pm-5pm.
This group isn’t for beginners (but I can direct you to one!) Please have completed ASL Lvl 2/102.
Bring an activity or game if you’d like.(…)

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Trivia at Mad Oak

Trivia at Mad Oak

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Mad Oak Bar ‘N’ Yard

Please join us for trivia at Mad Oak!

We might sit outside, so bring a jacket in case it gets cold.

Do your best to arrive on time so we can reserve tables and split off in teams as necessary.

Please update your RSVP if you can’t make it (and RSVP if you plan to come).

See y’all there.(…)

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Alameda: Lower Back Pain Freedom Event!

Alameda: Lower Back Pain Freedom Event!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Alameda Beach Volleyball Courts

Join us for a lively morning filled with an interactive workshop, and a session of rejuvenating exercises tailored specifically for your lower back. Led by a professional physical therapist Sandy Shulca, DPT, you’ll learn how to strengthen and protect your spine through movement and mindfulness. Perfect for those tired of letting back pain dictate their days, this exciting event promises to be bot(…)

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Ableton Monthly Meetup and Jam

Ableton Monthly Meetup and Jam

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 6320 San Pablo Ave

On the heels of the amazingly successful [Beer and Beats Meetup](https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-rkppxmzr/events/) that we run every week, we’re now running an Ableton-focused music-sharing/hangout/support group for all Ableton lovers out there. Don’t worry: everyone at all levels of experience with Ableton is welcome to join.

The first hour of the meetup is to network and to socialize with o(…)

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After work drinks @ Barebottle

After work drinks @ Barebottle

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Barebottle Brewing Company

Join us for the inaugural Glen Park/Bernal/Noe Girlfriends girls night out. Grab a drink, unwind after work and enjoy a great conversation with other women in your community.(…)

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Giants Game & 20s Social with The Connections Collective

Giants Game & 20s Social with The Connections Collective

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Oracle Park

Join The Connections Collective for a Giants Baseball Game! This will be a day of fun, connections, and meeting new friends in their 20s. 🎉

This event is catered to the unique experiences of individuals in their twenties, with a focus on fostering a supportive environment for those dealing with mental health conditions and having a great time together. We understand that sometimes, reaching out (…)

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Bay Area Airflow Meetup at Amazon!

Bay Area Airflow Meetup at Amazon!

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 525 Market St

**📣📣 Attention Airflow Users and Big Data Professionals 📣📣**

**Join us at Amazon’s offices for an awesome night of networking, presentations, and delicious food and drinks!**

**AGENDA**

* **5:00 PM-5:30:** Arrivals, Eat, Drink and Network!
* **5:30 PM-6:30 PM:** Presentations!
* **6:30 PM- 8:00 PM:** Eat more, drink more, and network!

**PRESENTATIONS**

***Talk #1: Self Healing Pipelines: (…)

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The Write Time on Piedmont

The Write Time on Piedmont

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Crepe Pan

Welcome to Write Time!

We’ll meet up on Wednesday at 5:30 PM at the Crepe Pan on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland and wrap up by 7:30 PM. I’ll be inside with a sign that says “Write Time” to make it easier to find us.

In terms of structure, we’ll write in two 45-minute blocks and aim to follow this structure:
5:30 – Meet up, say hello, settle in
5:45 – Writing block #1
6:30 – Break and check in (not r(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Oakland is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Oakland on Visitoakland.com, Museumca.org, or Visitcalifornia.com.

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