Events

Since 1999, The Crucible has brought our community of artists, neighbors, families, students, and makers together for events ranging from artists’ talks and demos to fire performances, benefits, and community open houses. In-person events are all currently suspended due to the shelter-in-place mandate. For updates about all upcoming events, subscribe to our newsletter.

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Upcoming Events

Bike Shop: Free Events and Education

The Crucible is offering free, community bike maintenance and education to West Oakland and neighboring community members through our quarterly Bike Fix-A-Thons, Open Bike Shop Hours, Femme Bike Night, and Flat Fix Clinics. Drop off your bike for a tune-up or learn basic bike maintenance skills from our faculty and volunteers. We are also leading offsite events at other West Oakland locations.

See our Bike Shop event page for upcoming event dates.

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GIFTY: Annual Craft Show & Open House

GIFTY, The Crucible’s annual Craft Show & Open House returns this December 2-4. Join us for three days of the best shopping in the Bay Area. In between shopping, enjoy family-friendly activities and demonstrations. And make sure to stop by our bar for refreshments and snacks.

Saturday, December 3, 11am-6pm
Sunday, December, 4, 11am-4pm

Member Preview Night: Friday, December 2, 6-8pm 

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The Crucible’s 20th Anniversary Party

Saturday, January 19 • 7–10pm The Crucible turns 20 in 2019! Please join us for a celebration of community, creativity, and forging the future. Experience a magical evening of fun and sharing as we toast our history, come together, and reveal exciting plans for the future.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event

Friday, September 7, 2018 • 10am-6pm Saturday, September 8, 2018 • 10am-5pm We are hosting a free community event with Lie Nielsen Toolworks, showcasing their top-notch woodworking hand tools. Come see how quality hand tools can make your woodworking projects easier, with demonstrations by Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Toolworks in Fort Bragg, California.

The Crucible’s Fire & Water Open House

Saturday, August 25, 2018 • 12 - 5pm Join us at the end of the summer for a day of fine and industrial arts inspired by aquatic life and the most abundant natural resource! Nineteen of our departments will be celebrating water with art, fire, and fun, while raising awareness and funds for The Ocean Cleanup.

Summer Bike Sale at The Crucible

Sunday, August 12, 2018 • 11am - 5pm Looking for a great deal on a bike? The Crucible Bike Shop has a selection of quality used bicycles that have been fully rebuilt by our youth and volunteer mechanics. And, get prepared for the playa- many of these bikes are perfect for Burning Man! 

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event

Friday, September 22, 2017 • 10am-6pm Saturday, September 23, 2017 • 10am-5pm We are hosting a free community event with Lie Nielsen Toolworks, showcasing their top-notch woodworking hand tools. Come see how quality hand tools can make your woodworking projects easier, with demonstrations by Kevin Drake of Glen-Drake Toolworks in Fort Bragg, California.