Municipal band to hold free holiday concert
The Oakland Municipal Band will open its 101st season with a Fourth of July "Sparkling, Red, White and Blue" free concert. The band, with its 35 musicians, will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Edoff Memorial Bandstand in Lakeside Park, 666 Bellevue Ave. Bring a picnic and a lawn chair.
Concerts will continue on Sundays, July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 3.
For information, call 510-339-2818
Museum to unveil Ohlone sculpture
The Oakland Museum of California and Heyday will present a community celebration on July 28 to unveil the ceremonial Ohlone basket created by Ohlone artist and scholar Linda Yamane.
The commissioned piece features 20,000 stitches, several thousand feathers and 1,200 handcrafted Olivella shell beads. The celebration will be from 1 to 3 p.m. July 28 in the gardens of the museum, and will feature traditional song and dance, native crafts, storytelling circles and family activities. In honor of the event the museum will offer free admission from 1 to 5 p.m. that day.
The event also will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of News from Native California, Heyday's quarterly magazine devoted to California's indigenous people.
In 2010, the museum commissioned Yamane to create the basket to enhance the Museum's Native American collection. "This basket is especially significant to OMCA
The Oakland Museum of California is at 1000 Oak St., at 10th Street, in Oakland. For more information, visit museumca.org.