It may be raining (and threatening snow), but spring is almost here, Time to turn down the heat and get out!
Where/When: Oakland Museum of California, 1000 Oak St, Oakland. Friday, 5 p.m.
Why Go: As part of the museum's O Zone event series, African drummer CK Ladzepko will join composer Anthony Brown to add some rhythm to your Friday night. But that's not all–jazz, DJ's, a history talk and delicious local food complete this special evening.
Where/When: , 6120 La Salle Ave, Oakland. Friday, 7 p.m.
Why Go: In her memoir, The Good Daughter, Jasmin Darznik recounts her discovery of her mother's painful escape from Iran and tells about three generations of women struggling to create a better life for themselves. Come meet the author and hear about her story.
Where/When: , 400 Highland Ave, Piedmont. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Ben Simon of the SF Chamber Orchestra and Kay Stern of the SF Opera Orchestra will perform at this CHIME benefit. CHIME supports music and the performing arts in schools in the community.
Where/When: , between Mountain and Moraga. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: Have you been shying away from the market due to all this rain? Spring is coming and with it are the spring fruits and veggies. Sunday promises to be clear and sunny so come check out what the season has to offer.
Pricing: Free (plus, they pay you in samples!)
Where/When: , 3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland. Sunday, 6 p.m.
Why Go: You want to hear some good music, you don't feel like cooking and you want to get out of the house on this last night of your weekend.
Pricing: No cover, but you'll want to grab some food or drinks.