Every Thursday, Piedmont Patch brings you the best picks for things to do during the weekend. Get out and enjoy!
Where/When: , 6120 La Salle Ave., Oakland. Thursday, 7 p.m.
Why Go: If you have a daughter, you may be interested in hearing Orenstein speak about her book, in which she takes a very stern look at the rise of girlie-girl culture and examines its effects on growing young women.
Where/When: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. Friday, 7 p.m.
Why Go: Chabot holds many events, but this one will feature singer/songwriter Jonah Matranga. Check out his website and go to this event if you like what you hear.
Where/When: The Black Repertory Theater, 3201 Adeline St., Berkeley. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Why Go: During the Great Migration, thousands of African Americans from came to the Bay Area from Southern states to work in the shipyards, bringing with them a rich culture that was key to creating the diverse community of the Bay Area. Learn about their history in this moderated panel.
Where/When: Conga Lounge, 5422 College Ave., Oakland. Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Why Go: If you are or have ever been a fan of reggae, this small and fun no-cover venue will have you grooving all night.
Pricing: No cover
Where/When: , 4186 Piedmont Ave., Oakland. Saturday at midnight.
Why Go: This is possibly the strangest and best movie you will ever see in your entire life. A story of love, loss and betrayal, it will have you asking, “Did he really just say that?” all night long. Also, recommending this to your high school senior is like an shot of instant parent coolness.
Pricing: General $10, student/senior $8