Things To Do In Piedmont


$75 for a Three-Hour Cheese-Making Class with Wine at FARMcurious ($125 Value)

FARMcurious

Oakland

Hands-on class to make mozzarella, burrata, and chevre cheese while instructor discusses the art of cheese-making and sampling wine

$125 $75

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Vegan Cooking Class for Two, or Raw Chocolate or Vegan Protein Class for One at Collard Gal (Up to 50% Off)

Collard Gal

Collard Gal

Learn to cook baked falafel and sun dried tomato pesto filled mushroom for dinner, or vegan brownie bites and chocolate mouse for dessert

$140 $79.25

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Beginners' Glass-Blowing Class for One or Two at Slow Burn Glass (Up to 60% Off)

Slow Burn Glass

Oakland

Over a three-hour class, you learn the basics of glass-blowing, make your own piece, color it, and take it home

$250 $125

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Four-Hour Paper-Making Class for One or Two People at Horwinski Printing Company (Up to 55% Off)

Horwinski Printing Company

Oakland

Up to four students per class will learn the art of paper making, and take at least three sheets of decorative 8.5”x11” paper home with them

$110 $55

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10 Weeks of Tennis Lessons from Jensen Redondo Tennis Academy (45% Off)

Jensen Redondo Tennis Academy

Mills College

From the merchant: Kids ages 7–11 play Orange Academy twice a week

$999 $549

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$99 for Flight Lesson with Ground Training and 35-Minute Flight from Oakland Flyers ($230 Value)

Oakland Flyers

Oakland Flyers

Flight lesson includes ground and flight instruction from a professional pilot and a 35-minute flying session

$230 $99

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$49 for a One-Year Family Membership to Chabot Space & Science Center ($99 Value)

Chabot Space & Science Center

Oakland

Unlimited museum access and planetarium shows for one year, plus discounts on classes, gifts, and café fare

$99 $49

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Oracle Arena on January 10 or 17 (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Oracle Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$63.50 $38

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$35 for a One-Year Individual Membership to Oakland Zoo ($70 Value)

Oakland Zoo

Caballo Hills

Historic zoo houses more than 660 animals such as giraffes, lions, elephants, baboons, alligators, and Malayan sun bears

$70 $35

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The Sweet Spot: Mardi Gras Edition on April 29 at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Sweet Spot Oakland: Mardi Gras Edition

Leo's Music Club

Poets, burlesque performers, comics, and other artists explore sensuality in a high-energy performance devoted to “pop erotica”

$22.09 $11

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8 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes at Kamiyo Dojo (Up to 68% Off)

Kamiyo Dojo

Oakland

Classes on traditional Japanese and Chinese martial arts teach techniques for grappling, striking, and joint locking

$120 $39

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at YogaLove Oakland (Up to 88% Off)

YogaLove

YogaLove Oakland

Gain flexibility and greater strength in these small group yoga classes in West Oakland

$150 $20

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5 or 10 Pilates Classes or 1 or 5 Private Pilates Sessions at Pilates 580 (Up to 55% Off)

Pilates 580

Oakland

Pilates instructors motivate students to strengthen their cores during private sessions or classes capped at six people

$110 $49

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Ethiopian Cooking Class for One or Two with Spice Starter Set and Spice Book at Cafe Colucci (Up to 52% Off)

Brundo Ethiopian Spice Company

American Steel Studio

Learn the cooking methods of this oft-spicy cuisine while learning how to use spices; a spice book helps you recreate dishes at home

$120 $59

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Four or Eight Barrelates™, Xbarre, or Torch Classes at PHYSIQA (Up to 60% Off)

PHYSIQA

bePhysique

Barrelates™ sessions blend cardio, barre, and Pilates; Torch burns calories with interval training; and Xbarre is a combination of both

$88 $35

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Two or Four Adult Tickets or One-Year Family Membership to Oakland Aviation Museum (50% Off)

Oakland Aviation Museum

Oakland Aviation Museum

Located on historic North Field, the museum features an array of aircraft, flight simulators, and the flying boat from Indiana Jones

$20 $10

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Flight Tour from SF Air Tours (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

SF Air Tours

SF Air Tours

Enjoy views of landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Pacific Coast, Alcatraz Island, Sausalito, and Fisherman’s Warf day or night

$229 $107

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Up to 63% Off Yoga and Fitness Classes at We Run This Fitness - Deborah Riley

We Run This Fitness - Deborah Riley

Lake Merritt

From the merchant: With this groupon purchase you will Receive a free gift. water, snacks & a whole lot of fun while practicing yoga.

$79 $35

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Taste of Fine Art Experience or Taste of Industrial Arts Experience at The Crucible (Up to 50% Off)

The Crucible

Prescott

Learn techniques to fuse glass and make jewelry, or shape, weld, and cast metal; all materials and lunch included

$300 $149

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The staccato beat of conga drums rises over the deep voice of a bass guitar and the higher trills of the timbales and piano. Head dancer Evan Margolin and his bevy of experienced instructors lead students in classes that take beginners through basic footwork and salsa rhythms, with intermediate and advanced sessions offering salsa aficionados more challenging instruction. The social class structure—partners rotate throughout every session—creates a low-pressure learning environment and keeps dancers from scrambling to locate a partner or human-shaped tupperware container. The one-hour beginner classes are mostly filled with salsa novices and new dancers, and Dance SF's experienced and engaging local salsateers are patient and friendly when showing new students how to bust well-timed moves. During intermediate classes, which require six months or more of social dancing experience, students focus on timing and cross-body leads with turns. After some evening classes, new dancers are invited to join an all-night salsa party where they can put their new moves in practice. Students should wear comfortable clothing, which includes dancing shoes, but does not include rear-flapped onesie pajamas.
200 Grand Avenue
Oakland,
CA
US
With the vision of a bracelet in mind, a student lays a strip of steel over an anvil and begins bending it under the blows of a hammer. Down the hall, another budding artist pours molten glass into a mold, which soon cools into a decorative orb. Each year, the faculty at The Crucible educates roughly 5,000 adults and children in arts that range from ceramics to fire dancing. Starting in 1999 with a $1,750 grant, the nonprofit's founders?a small group of artists that includes sculptor Michael Sturtz?nurtured a vision that took them from a 6,000-square-foot warehouse to a solar-powered, 56,000-square-foot arts-education studio. Beyond the classrooms, The Crucible also hosts galleries where both students and faculty show their work, exploring the various elements of design or states of longing for a Twinkie.
1260 7th St
Oakland,
CA
US
The two grand exhibition rooms at the Institute of Mosaic Art show off the textured tile work of its staff and visiting artists, with more works displayed outside in its lush garden. Within, more than 80 classes and workshops for all skill levels cover a wide range of topics and techniques, including working with glass, smalti, and tiles, as well as projects such as jewelry and exterior decorations. Visiting artists conduct special workshops, giving students insight into their creative processes and suggestions on the best brand of car windshield to smash for supplies. The institute also houses Mosaic Studio Supply, which fills its homey halls with materials and manuals for all projects. Mosaic makers can browse the stock of a la carte supplies, from colorful tiles to tools and adhesives, as well as kits full of color-coordinated pieces.
3001 Chapman St
Oakland,
CA
US
The Museum of Children's Arts was originally founded in 1989 around the idea that creative, curious children build stronger communities. MOCHA continues to serve East Bay schools and neighborhoods today, teaching children as young as 18 months to channel creative energy while developing self-confidence and critical-thinking skills. MOCHA's mission is most apparent during open-studio times, which allow parents and children to work together and experiment with painting or creating traditional folk art. A teaching artist is on hand to provide guidance, assistance, and lectures on the differences between Rococo and Impressionistic landscapes. Although these hands-on experiences are an integral part of the museum, MOCHA also invites visitors to peruse its community-inspired exhibitions, such as its displays of original pieces created by students of the Oakland Unified School District.
538 9th St
Oakland,
CA
US
The detail-oriented instructors at Art a la Cart take students through each painting step-by-step, showing them how to mix and blend their own colors and build compositions from the background without having to first live among paintings in local art museums. They supervise students in a themed class series as they paint still-life fruit and candies, portray whimsical landscapes, depict parts of the San Francisco skyline, or emulate the style of a classic artist. Groups explore each subject and question its lack of Renaissance cupids in one of five locations, which include wine-cellar tasting rooms, underground wine bars, and a modern minimalist cocktail lounge. Staff members supply all acrylic paints, brushes, and other gear for each class; and though they don't provide any libations, instructors encourage participants to bring or purchase their own drinks.
100 Webster Street
Oakland,
CA
US
Each of the guitar coaches at American Guitar Academy are certified in the school’s signature teaching method. Developed over 25 years, this house-honed instruction technique incorporates scientific research to help fingers learn to shred frets up to eight times faster than alternative methods. During private half-hour lessons, instructors guide budding rock stars aged 4 years and up through the basics of strumming chords and seamlessly stitching together riffs. These comprehensive lessons on classical, electric, or acoustic guitars are offered once a week with a live instructor or online and guarantee that students will be playing their favorite music within six months of training. Students may begin lessons without owning a guitar, but are encouraged to gain access to one quickly for mastering scales and the ability to solo with their teeth.
18 Ascot Lane
Oakland,
CA
US

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