Arts & Events

Don't Miss This in August!

By Dorothy Snodgrass
Monday August 08, 2011 - 03:35:00 PM

Did you know that the month of August dates back to the Emperor Augustus Caesar, who ruled the Roman Empire in 27 B.C. until his death in A.D. 14? He was definitely not the sweetest guy in the world! Be that as it may, this August hopefully offers several programs of diversity and enjoyment. 

City Center Summer Sounds, 13th and Broadway Bart Station, through August 31st. (510) 628-9170. 

Outside Lands Pre-party, "Music, Creatures and Cocktails," California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, S.F. August 12 and 14. 

"Art and Soul", celebrating 11 Blockbuster Years. Live music on four stages, Downtown Oakland, August 20-21, 12 noon to 6 p.m. $10 adults; $5 seniors/youths. 

Berkeley Arts Festival, Painting exhibit, Acheson Building, 2133 University Avenue, through August 15th. 

Temescal Farmer's Market, Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, Sundays all year-round, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Woman's Will, "Summer of Love," a hippie version of "Midsummer's Night Dream", Live Oak Park, 130 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley. Saturdays through August 28th. Free. 

Amoslee, with special guest, Calexico, August 17th, 8 p.m. Fox Theatre, Oakland ( 

Jack London Square Waterfront Flicks, August 18 through September 29th. Movies begin at sundown, blankets and stadium chair recommended. 

So -- you may "pick and choose" from the above activities and enjoy!