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Saturday Art Stroll. A self-guided tour of Oakland's galleries for art enthusiasts. 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11. Meet at Pro Arts at the Oakland Art Gallery, 150 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland. Free parking at Clay Street Garage. Free. 510-763-4361, proartsgallery.org.
Terrence Wilson, Pianist. Pianist Terrence Wilson performs Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Stravinsky, Liszt, and more. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11. Holy Names University, Regent's Theater, 5900 Mountain Blvd., Oakland. $35 to $40. 510-845-4444, www.fsarts.org.
Afternoon Crafts. Kids in grades K to 8 are invited to make some fun art. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 15. Melrose Branch Library, 4805 Foothill Blvd., Oakland. 510-535-5623, www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Wildlife Volunteer Membership Meeting. People interested in getting nose-to-nose with wildlife and learning about East Bay Regional Park District's science based, hands-on wildlife management activities are invited to a meaning featuring overview of past and future projects, snacks, and fun. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15. East Bay Regional Park District/Reservations Dept., 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland. Free. Registration required. 888-327-2757, option 2, ebparks.org.
Oakland Restaurant Week. More than 40 of Oakland's top restaurants celebrate the fourth annual Oakland Restaurant Week with prix fixe meals, special tastings, desserts or wine pairing, and more. Jan. 17 through Jan. 26. Oakland, Downtown Oakland, Oakland. $20 to $40. www.oaklandrestaurantweek.org.
California Writers Club. Writer, freelance editor, and instructor Kymberlie Ingalls leads the talk "Blogging & Branding -- Why Aren't You?", about authors monitoring and using blog sites of many kinds, themes and purposes to unite writers and readers. The how and why of establishing splash and personality for a searchable blog or network of blogs, regardless of subject. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 19. Oakland Public Library, Main Branch, 125 14th St., Oakland. Free. 238-3134, www.cwc-berkeley.org.
Christmas In January. Orthodox Christmas choral music features Christmas carols from Serbia, Slovenia and Ukraine; and some rousing Christmas songs from Russia thrown in for good measure. Almost all of it new to Western ears, and presented by the 40 voices of Slavyanka Men's Chorus and Slavyanka Women Singers. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 114 Montecito Ave., Oakland. $15 to $25. 415-250-7515, slavyanka.org.