Update: We’re postponing Make Everything Day. We want to have the best event possible, and we just haven’t had enough time to organize an awesome event. But our regular events are still going on (Hack Night on Mondays, including this 11/24; Craft Night on Thursdays except this week on 11/27).
LOL – Oakland Makerspace
1234 23rd ave.
The day after the big T day can be known as Black Friday at the big box stores but we encourage you to think about it more creatively. Come to LOL-Oakland Makerspace and make everything!
We’ll have craft, cooking and other fun projects that you can participate in. Plus, maker members that use our space can sell their crafts at the vendor table. There’s even a station to make funky gift wrap for your handmade presents. It’s a becoming a great tradition at LOL and we think you’ll love it.
If you would like to teach an activity or bring some wares for the vendor table please fill out the form below.
Sew Badass: Make your costume Class
Make your halloween costume awesome with LOL! Resident Sewing Genius Phong is back and she will guide you through your pattern and pins to Halloween Excellence. Make Super costumes for the whole fam!!
Sun Oct 21 9:30-12:30
Voting is more fun when you can talk over issues w/ friends over brunch. 🙂
We will provide pancakes and probably a few side dishes. If you want to bring something to share, that would be awesome! Just let us know what you’re bringing in the comments. Listing ingredients would be really appreciated by people w/ dietary restrictions. Speaking of which, if you have food sensitivities, please write them in the comments, too. We can’t promise we can accommodate requests, but we’ll try.
Please bring your ballot if you have it. If you’re going to be researching anything before we meet, maybe add that in the comments, too, so people have an idea of who’s looking into what. We will also bring the results from the Thursday night voting party (https://www.facebook.com/events/490781347612381), too.
Building the Haunted House
Oct 21 from 1-5pm
Bring Decorations, Building Materials, Ideas for games and tricks!
Scary Movie Night
Friday 10/26 @ SOL
We need your votes!
Haunted Happenings @ LOL
10/27 Sat 12:00pm
Make spooky crafts, listen to scary stories or paint a pumpkin for your front stoop.
Get Involved! Volunteer!
We love volunteers and we could use a few on 10/27. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our new member MAX!
Ella Baker center:
Happy Hour for a Happy Movement
Thursday, October 11 at 5:00pm at ERA art bar and Lounge
An acoustic jam session with James of Steel Pony! 6:30pm
LOL Oakland Maker Space will be hosting a meetup/jam session for Acoustic Musicians and singer/songwriters to get together hangout and make some sweet music.
Bring your guitar, ukelele, banjo, cello, tambourine, melodica, accordion or just your voice and come jam with us.
We are asking for a sliding scale donation of $1-$5 to keep the space running and growing but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
All skill levels encouraged and your also welcome to just come and hang out
Hey Burners of Color! You know who you are! Have you been on the playa, looked around, and felt a bit lonely being the only darkie at camp? Looking to meet other awesome burners for future collaborations?
It’s almost time to go to the playa! This meetup is a get together for people to hang out, talk about how radical inclusion on the playa can be even more inclusive, and get last minute co-collaboration help on art projects! We are still radically inclusive and non POC allies are welcome!
We are meeting at the new POC-led makerspace in Oakland – Liberating Ourselves Locally (LOL).
Hope to see you there! There will be cake!
The final Film Friday of the Summer. Submit or short and watch this feature with us. Can you guess what it is?
Do you like cords and wires? Did you run the A/V club in high school? Come to Tech Night on Thursday, August 2 from 7 to 9pm. We are putting together donated computer parts and getting the office space ready for computer/hack/coding classes. Bring your old keyboards and usb mice and we’ll put them to work.
Are you conferencing this summer? Had an amazing maker experience on your roadtrip? Did you discover your DIY roots at the family reunion? Tell us about it!
Puck & Jen-Mei attended APOC in New Orleans this weekend. Praveen went to Hackers on Planet Earth in NYC. Flynn is attending Oakland Digital’s Social Media conference. Send in your travel blogs! We miss you.
The membership drive is still on! Join LOL and click here to learn how. Help us reach our goal of 20 members in July!
Want to know more about what’s going on? Join us at our Next meeting: Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m.
Join LOL Today and support community economics, education and self reliance.
For $5 per month you support LOL’s operating costs and help keep us open and accessible for the queer, POC, striving and driving, building, painting, nerdy, radical, eclectic, feminist, crafting, DIY, hacker, bookworm, yogi, bike punk gardeners that make our community. (& If i didn’t mention your adjective you should come visit more often!)
We’re all moved in! With help from Keaton the Wonderpup, we’ve set up the space and moved in all the furniture lovingly donated by Amy and Brian. We are ready to host all the amazing happenings this weekend!
Film Friday (tomorrow @7pm), Screenprinting II (Sat @ 3:30pm) and How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (Sun @ 2pm!) Did you know you can add our calendar to your googlecal? Just add: email@example.com to your “friend’s calendars” toolbar.
How about a different spin on first friday…
We’re screening local short films at LOL this friday night. Bring your short film and we’ll screen it to benefit LOL- Oaklandmakerspace. A $5 suggested contribution is requested. There will be snacks and a feature length movie to follow.