Art @ MLK Cafe. The Longfellow Community Association announces its first-ever art show, featuring refreshments, drinks, music by Soul as well of the works of three local artists: Doug Domonkos, Bobbie Pires and Yvette Buigues. 7 to 10 p.m. May 3. MLK Cafe, 3860 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland. Free. 510-450-0600, longfellowcommunityassociation.com.
Urban Cycling Safety Class. A 3.5-hour interactive classroom course teaching the basics of safe cycling, riding in traffic, equipment, crash avoidance, and rights and responsibilities. For adults and teens, no bike required. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 4. Tidewater Boating Center, 4675 Tidewater Ave., Oakland. Free. 510-845-7433 ext. 2, www.ebbc.org.
Chili Cook Off Hosted for AASK. The 11th annual San Francisco Bay Chili Cook Off benefits Adopt A Special Kid. For more information on the cook-off and to learn how to register visit AASK.org. 1 to 4 p.m. May 4. Classic Cars West Gallery, 411 26th St., Oakland. Tasters: $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Kids up to 2 are free. Chefs: $50 per team. 510-553-1748 x 11, aask.org.
Find Your Family: Intro to Genealogy. Trace your family history at Northern California's premier genealogy society library's free Introduction to Genealogy Class. 1 to 3 p.m. May 4. California Genealogical Society and Library, 2201 Broadway, Oakland. Free. 510-663-1358, tinyurl.com/BeginMay2013Reg.
Bag It! A Documentary on Single-Use Plastics. A free screening of "Bag It," a documentary film by Michelle Hill, that talks about single-use plastics, their toxicity, biological damage and why Alameda County banned these bags. 7:30 p.m. May 10. Piedmont Center For The Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave., Piedmont. Free. 510-499-8177, www.PiedmontCenterForTheArts.org.