Feed the Elephant
The White Elephant Sale is an epic rummage sale, heroically organized each year since 1959 by the Oakland Museum Women's Board. It's happening this weekend, on March 3 and 4. Advice from an insider: Get there early! Wear comfortable shoes! Bring a friend! We're fans of the bric-a-brac department (who can resist that name?) and the cheap kitchen supplies, but the people-watching is almost as much fun as the shopping. Parking will be tight, so consider taking the free shuttle bus from Fruitvale BART. More info here.
For more on the White Elephant Sale, check out White Gloves, a documentary film by Les Blank and Courtney Stephens.