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Mandatory Weekend

Events and entertainment from around the Bay Area. 

Oakland's First Friday

Oakland's First Friday 


Presidio 10 Running Race
What: A 10 mile/10k/5k run to support the Guardsmen, a volunteer organization that works with at-risk youth.
Where: Crissy Field
When: Sunday, April 12 at 8 am.
Cost: Varies.
Why: Support a good cause and get a good workout all at once. 

Reception for "Doug Hall: Love and Architecture"
A reception celebrating Doug Hall's exhibition Love and Architecture.
Where: Rena Bransten Projects (1639 Market Street)
When: Friday, April 3rd at 5 pm
Cost: FREE
Why: Because who doesn't want to "fetishize objects and spaces touched by the body of a lover"? 

Oakland First Fridays Block Party
What: The monthly art and community stroll along Telegraph Avenue.
Where: See above.
When: Friday, April 3rd at 5 pm
Cost: FREE
Why: Eat great food, see great art, and hang out with great people. There's really no downside here.

Live Painting Instruction at Tessora's Wine Bar
 Paiting instruction from a pro—plus wine!
Where: Tessora's Barra di Vino (234 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell)
When: Wednesday, April 1st at 6 pm
Cost: $45
Why: Get those creative juices flowing.