Fill Me In English Language Services

Experiential English Courses, Academic Tutoring, Test Preparation, and Proofreading for Adults and Teens

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Fill Me In English offers experiential English/ESL classes to adults; tutoring to teens; and proofreading to professionals. English is the focus here, but instruction is offered in all subjects (e.g., math, science, history), and --unlike other service providers-- Fill Me In places a premium on ensuring that students regularly interact with native English speakers, and learn their way around The Bay.  

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Beans: An Interactive Story Sharing Series
Jan
1
Dec 1

Beans: An Interactive Story Sharing Series

  • Impact Hub Oakland

If you've got a story to tell, you've got an audience. Get ready to chill, chuckle, or cry while we swap stories and share them, openly or anonymously. Don't worry. You don't have to be a master writer to participate. Besides, nobody'll know who you are unless you give yourself up-- which you're more than welcome to do.

Come on by, and be sure to have your story ready.

Dead Prez @ Yoshi's
Jun
15
Jun 16

Dead Prez @ Yoshi's

  • Yoshi's Oakland

Dead Prez is the pair of politically militant rappers, Stic.Man and M-1. They have become known for their hard-hitting style and socialist lyrics, focusing on anti-racism, anti-capitalism, critical pedagogy, as well as activism against social injustice and corporate control over the media (especially hip-hop record labels.)


Three Cheeses in Three Hours
May
13
3:30 pm15:30

Three Cheeses in Three Hours

  • 4053 Harlan St, Ste 201 Emeryville, CA United States

Ever wondered how to make cheese at home? Learn to make three distinct and delicious types of cheese: mozzarella, chevre (fresh goat cheese) & burrata. During the class, you'll enjoy a fun sampling of economical red and white wine in this fast-paced, hands-on workshop. This three-hour class walks you through the history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk quality and differences as well as the complex biology and chemistry behind turning milk into tasty cheese curds and protein-rich whey.

The Sisterhood of Soul Annual High Hat Tea
May
6
12:00 pm12:00

The Sisterhood of Soul Annual High Hat Tea

  • Alta Mira Women's Club

Enjoy The Sisterhood of Soul Annual High Hat Tea and Fashion show with live jazz, fashion, high hat contest, lil Diva contest, raffles, and prize giveaways. Bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends to the best high hat tea event in The Bay Area.

Oakland Running Festival
Apr
2
7:00 am07:00

Oakland Running Festival

  • Eastshore Park

The Oakland Running Festival is on the map to stay.  After its first seven runnings, it has been nationally recognized as the Bay Area race to run by Competitor Magazine. Corrigan Sports makes the process easy from registration to race day, and the people of Oakland make you feel welcome from start to finish. Haven’t run it yet? Well, 2017 is the perfect year to try it out! Experience Oakland’s diversity and beauty with a race that touches all aspects of Oaktown, and finishes with one hella awesome party.

August Wilson's "Jitney"
Apr
1
Apr 16

August Wilson's "Jitney"

  • Marine's Memorial Theater

Set in 1977 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh that is served by a makeshift taxi company, Jitney is a beautiful addition to the author’s decade-by-decade cycle of plays about the black American experience in the 20th century.

Hollywood Shuffle Screening & Story Swap (Fightin' the Power: Your Means and Tools of Protest)
Mar
28
6:45 pm18:45

Hollywood Shuffle Screening & Story Swap (Fightin' the Power: Your Means and Tools of Protest)

  • Impact Hub Oakland

March 20, 1987, Robert Townsend released Hollywood Shuffle. Having limited resources and a bounty of drive and creativity, Townsend used what he had to say what he needed to say. In what ways are you doing the same?

In this second installment of "Beans", join us as we watch aspiring actor, Bobby Taylor, dodge the minefield known as Hollywood, while he struggles to secure acting roles without making a disgrace of himself and his family. We'll follow-up with a story swap, allowing attendees share concrete examples of the tools they've used to affect change.
 

CIRCUS ODIOUS: Magnificence in Exile
Mar
26
1:00 pm13:00

CIRCUS ODIOUS: Magnificence in Exile

  • Kinetic Arts Center

Kinetic Arts Centers troupe of pre-professional performers, CIRCUS SPIRE, is reaching new heights of achievement in the art of circus and physical theater (while encouraging the antics of clowns) with their 2017 production of
CIRCUS ODIOUS: Magnificence in Exile.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Mar
14
Mar 19

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

  • Zellerbach Hall

A pillar in the American arts landscape for more than a half century, the revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual residency, with a bold mix of new and recent works as well as timeless Ailey classics, including his unforgettable and uplifting Revelations. "Restraint and release, spirituality and energy: they are all there in Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations" (Financial Times).

Tribu @Chalaca Annexo
Feb
24
7:00 pm19:00

Tribu @Chalaca Annexo

  • Chalaca Annexo

Tribu’s habanero-hot jazz brings Afro-Cuban roots inhabiting a rich American jazz tradition led by Steve McQuarry, piano; Ruben Salcido, alto sax & flute; Dave Casini, vibes; Marcus Lopez, bass; Jesus Gonzalez, congas • percussion and Jaime Vanegas, timbales.

Hot Couture
Feb
16
Feb 19

Hot Couture

  • The Crucible

Hot Couture creates a bold, fiery setting in which fashion designers unveil their work. While only a small portion of the runway models are fire dancers, flaming industrial displays are a dramatic element of The Crucible’s unique approach to stagecraft.

Bookin' from the P
Feb
14
7:00 pm19:00

Bookin' from the P

  • Impact Hub Oakland

The P.

It's there.

It's available.

You want it.

You shouldn't have it, though.

Tell us aaaaaaaaaaaaall about it in 250-750 words (1-3 typed pages).

The Bay Area Pun-Off
Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

The Bay Area Pun-Off

  • The Go Game HQ

Some say it's an affliction but we call it comedy...

Join us and celebrate the contagious power of the PUN, the irresistible wordplay sourced in a seemingly endless supply of multiple meanings for a single word or phrase. Prized tool of parents, kindergarten teachers, obnoxious friends, and Witzelsucht patients everywhere!

Branford Marsalis Quartet w/ Kurt Elling
Feb
8
10:00 pm22:00

Branford Marsalis Quartet w/ Kurt Elling

  • Yoshi's Oakland

The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band featuring Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums rarely invites other musicians into the folds of their nearly telepathically cohesive unit, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary, technical versatility, and outstanding intonation will enable the band to perform a variety of material in new ways.

Summer in Sanctuary
Jan
28
8:30 pm20:30

Summer in Sanctuary

  • The Marsh San Francisco

Summer in Sanctuary is an autobiographical narrative that chronicles Letson’s summer working as a creative writing teacher at the Sanctuary on 8th Street, a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida.

Shen Yun 2017
Dec
31
2:00 pm14:00

Shen Yun 2017

  • War Memorial Opera House

Run time: Two hours and fifteen minutes including intermission
Tickets start at $70
Presented by: San Francisco Falun Buddha Study Association

African Diaspora Bazaar and Crafts Fair
Dec
18
12:00 pm12:00

African Diaspora Bazaar and Crafts Fair

  • Humanist Hall

The African Diaspora Bazaar and Crafts Fair is an opportunity for local crafts people to share their wares while encouraging cooperative economics. We will also creating a space for information and resources to be shared with the public. Our hope is to create a year-round networking opportunity for those of African descent to share their services and products with our community.

From knitwear and jewelry to home décor and specialty foods, the African Diaspora Bazaar and CraftsFair is the one-stop shop for the very best in handmade gifts and wares. Now in our 4th year, we are bringing 30+ crafters, vintage sellers, and food artisans together for a shopping, eating, and DIY-ing extravaganza in the heart of Oakland’s merging of cultural neighborhoods.

Raise the Root
Dec
11
11:30 am11:30

Raise the Root

  • Raise the Root

Specialties

DIY Cooking Classes
Seasonal & Local Food
Traditional Food Preparation Techniques
Artisanal Food Crafting Workshops
Farm to Table

Lupe Fiasco @ 1015 Folsom
Nov
16
Nov 17

Lupe Fiasco @ 1015 Folsom

  • 1015 Folsom

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon under his real name. As an entrepreneur, Fiasco is the chief executive officer of 1st & 15th Entertainment.

Pruning Intensive Workshop
Nov
4
Nov 5

Pruning Intensive Workshop

  • The Gardens at Lake Merritt

Participants will come away with pruning skills and concepts which will both challenge and enhance their existing knowledge and, we hope, the desire to pass them on.

All horticulture professionals regardless of specialization and level of experience are welcome to apply.

BAUDL Local Election Debates
Oct
26
5:45 pm17:45

BAUDL Local Election Debates

  • Oakstop

These public election debates give BAUDL debaters the opportunity to tackle current issues relevant to the Bay Area. Each event will consist of 2 short policy debates, featuring local ballot issues as well as the national issue of Police Reform. 

Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary Celebration
Oct
20
Oct 23

Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary Celebration

  • Oakland, CA

The theme of our commemoration is “Where Do We Go From Here?”

October 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. An ad hoc committee of former members of the Party is hosting events commemorating the anniversary from October 20-23rd in Oakland, California.

Oaktoberfest 2016
Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Oaktoberfest 2016

  • Oaktoberfest 2016

Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area. Oakland’s Dimond District hosts this one-of-a-kind Fall Festival (combining Oktoberfest with Oakland), welcoming thousands with craft beer & food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. The Dimond continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined the boulevard. Oaktoberfest will bring world-class beer to the tented beer hall, serving steins of traditional German flavors and regional brew pub favorites.

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