Around the Bay in June 2018

Come on out to the Oakland waterfront this summer to enjoy free outdoor screenings of Hollywood blockbuster favorites, every other Thursday evening at sundown on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn.

Published: June, 2018


Potomac Father’s Day Cruise

Time to honor dad with a cruise on San Francisco Bay aboard the Presidential yacht Potomac. Sail for three hours enjoying a hearty box lunch, hosted wine bar and sites around the bay from Oakland to San Francisco. Sail around Alcatraz and Angel Island paying tribute to that very special father in your life. Tickets are $85 for adults, $80 for seniors and $60 for children 2 to 12 years old. Call (510) 627-1215 or visit for reservations or more information.


Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

On Sunday, June 3, more than 2,000 triathletes from around the world will take over the streets and Bay waters of San Francisco for the 38th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Sending racers on a challenging 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shoreline, an 18-mile hilly bike ride out to Golden Gate Park and an eight-mile trail run through the Presidio, this high-profile athletic event showcases the beauty of San Francisco. This world-renowned triathlon, in which only pro triathletes, age groupers and relay teams can participate, is sold out within hours of the registration opening every year. Fans will not want to miss their opportunity to see this world-class sporting event at the Marina Green, where they can observe the swim start and end, the athlete transition areas and the finish line. Spectators are also invited to enjoy the free fitness festival throughout the weekend featuring race festivities, exhibitors, product demonstrations, giveaways, music, food and more. The Fitness Festival at Marina Green runs from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with the race start at 7:30 a.m. and awards ceremony at noon. Visit for more information.


Trivia Tuesdays at Rosenblum

It’s as easy as “Drink, Play, Win.” Five rounds of 10 questions on pop culture, accompanied by music and now with free popcorn. Every Tuesday, just buy a drink to play and win. Rosenblum Cellars is located on the waterfront, right in front of the Jack London Square ferry terminal. Trivia begins at 6 p.m. with Nicole, your host. Check out the Rosenblum Facebook page for weekly topics and clues. Must be 21 years old to compete. For more information, call (510) 601-2200 or visit



North Beach Festival

The North Beach Festival, now in its 64th year, returns on June 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to San Francisco’s famed Little Italy neighborhood. The festival will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, tasty gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, a kids chalk art area and the infamous blessing of the animals ceremony. Circus Bella will bring its popular one-ring circus to the North Beach Festival with performances at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Featuring static trapeze, rope walking, a nine-person juggling act, contortion, hula-hoop, original clowning and more, Circus Bella is sure to uplift and entertain the audience. The festival takes place along Grant Avenue between Columbus and Filbert; and Columbus Avenue between Broadway and Green; and Vallejo and Green Streets between Grant Avenue and Columbus. For more details, including stage lineup and vendors, please visit or call (800) 310-6563.


Patchwork Show in JLS

Shop handmade and independent goods from over 100 local makers, crafters, de-signers and food artisans alongside food trucks and local indie music at the Patchwork Show on June 16. The Patchwork Show doesn’t just encourage attendees to shop; it also allows attendees to make artwork at DIY craft booths, where adults and kids can learn new skills and create on the spot. The event takes place in Oakland’s Jack London Square on Broadway and Water Street from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is free to attend and is family- and dog-friendly. For more information, visit



Dancing Under the Stars Returns

Spend this summer grooving on the Oakland waterfront with Dancing Under the Stars. From experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to kick up their heels and enjoy these free dance lessons. On Friday nights throughout June, Jack London Square will host a different dance theme including cumbia, pop, Polynesian, Bollywood, bachata, salsa and merengue. These festive, free dance lessons begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by a dance party at 8 p.m. to try out all the new moves. Visitors can bike, ferry or drive to Jack London Square. Visit for more information.


Waterfront Flicks is Back!

Come on out to the Oakland waterfront this summer to enjoy free outdoor screenings of Hollywood blockbuster favorites, every other Thursday evening at sundown on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn. Festivities begin around 8 p.m. with movies beginning around 9 p.m. Arrive early for pre-film festivities including trivia and prize giveaways, good eats, and to set up those lawn chairs and blankets. Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 21 with a special Oakland A’s night celebrating the 25th anniversary of the coming-of-age baseball film The Sandlot. Guests will be treated to swag, fun activities, photo opportunities and more, provided by the Oakland A’s. Other movies this summer include The Greatest Showman, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Bridesmaids, Coco and Black Panther. Visit for the complete schedule.


Wonder Women of Art

Wonder Women: Local Treasures, an art exhibit curated by George Krevsky, will be featured at the Berkeley Art Center through June 30. Stimulated by the explosion of media attention to feminist action and the confluence of pop culture, the impact of “wonder women” has new significance in our day and age. In the art world, women continue fighting for recognition and representation while simultaneously creating some of their most potent and influential work of all time. With this exhibition, Krevsky has gathered a group of women artists who have impacted society with their ability to blend paint, canvas, paper, technology and talent, producing a body of work that documents and reflects the world we live in. The Berkeley Art Center is located at 1275 Walnut Street and is open Wednesday through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This exhibit is free and open to the public.


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