Saturday mornings are bananas here. You’ll find loads of fresh fruit and veggies, breads and natural meats, and everyone and their mother. Grab to-go lunch, local kombucha, and stroll over for top-notch people-watching on the banks of Lake Merritt.
Oakland fosters all kinds of creative weirdness, including -- but not limited to -- circus schools. You can let your inner circus star loose at places like Trapeze Arts and Kinetic Arts. Massive warehouse spaces allow for flying trapeze, aerial arts, and other crazy shenanigans. And duh, follow it up with a damn good sandwich at 10th and Wood made by owner Vlad Levitansky, a former world-traveling circus clown.