Jack's Night Market. Coinciding with Oakland's First Fridays, Jack's Night Market features an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 6. Jack London Square Pavilion Plaza & Stage, Broadway and Water St., Oakland. Free. 510-645-9292, www.jacklondonsquare.com.
Launch Party with Annemarie O'Brien. Books Inc. and Havens Elementary School celebrates the launch of Annemarie O'Brien's new novel, "Lara's Gift." 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Ellen Driscoll Auditorium, Havens Elementary School, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Free. 510-594-2699, www.booksinc.net.
Oakland Schools Volunteer Fair. Folks interested in volunteering their time and skills to help Oakland youth can meet with representatives from local nonprofits to discover how at the the 5th annual Volunteer Fair for Oakland Schools. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7. Lakeview School, 746 Grand Ave., Oakland. 510-339-0785, 510-531-2055.
Legally Blonde: The Musical. A peppy and fun musical romp into Elle Woods' adventures in "Legally Blonde," good for the whole family. Outdoors under the stars in historic Woodminster Amphitheater. 8 p.m. Through Sep. 15. Woodminster Amphitheater, 3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland. $27-$56. 510-531-9597, www.woodminster.com.
Paint a New World: Benefit Piano Recital by Harpsichordist Victoria Hurd. Piano recital by harpsichordist and piano instructor Victoria Hurd to benefit survivors of child trafficking in Oakland, with 100 percent of ticket sales benefiting MISSSEY, a nonprofit organization which provides support and services to survivors of child trafficking. Reception and silent auction of survivor art follows. Quiet children welcome. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Plymouth United Church of Christ, 424 Monte Vista Ave., Oakland. $20. 510-444-2115, www.misssey.org.