Events

Duo Telar1 Nov 2019

Duo Telar
1 Nov 2019

Teresa Tam & Maxi Larrea are back! Duo Telar will be performing everything from classic to modern tango, jazz and experimental fusions that breath new life into familiar songs. The duo’s style blends some of the most beautiful jazz and tango melodies with the harmonic...

Tango en Vivo for Cafe Anniversary22 Nov 2019

Tango en Vivo for Cafe Anniversary
22 Nov 2019

It's our 2nd Anniversary! We're delighted to have Mira Barakat serenade us with Argentine Tango classics accompanied by the masterful Scott O’Day on guitar. Come celebrate with us: live music, hella dancing, and amazing food and drinks. We know how to party. Singing...

Past

Tango Pena29 Sep 2019

Tango Pena
29 Sep 2019

A peña is a meeting place of a group of musicians. In Buenos Aires, it is commonly associated with singers and guitarists coming together to share in Tango canción (Tango song). Commonly heard at peñas are songs made famous by Carlos Gardel, Ignacio Corsini and...

Guitar and Banoneon Duo4 Oct 2019

Guitar and Banoneon Duo
4 Oct 2019

Maxi Larrea on guitar and Charles Gorczynskiy on bandoneon performing Argentine Tango and folklore songs. Maxi Larrea is a guitarist, arranger, composer, and music educator from Rosario, Argentina. Oakland-based composer and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski writes...

Oakland Pride8 Sep 2019

Oakland Pride
8 Sep 2019

We're bringing back our rainbow alfajores for Oakland Pride: chocolate and white chocolate. Stop by during all the hoopla to fuel up on little rainbows (the official fuel of all things gay). We are an LGBTQ-owned business with LGBTQ employees and we donate to local...

Make Contact GGBA Networking Event5 Sep 2019

Make Contact GGBA Networking Event
5 Sep 2019

GGBA’s signature monthly networking for East Bay members. Make contact and connect with LGBT and allied business professionals. Hosted by a different GGBA member each month in Alameda or Contra Costa County, Make Contact events are a great way to meet LGBT...

Mira and Scott Tango en Vivo23 Aug 2019

Mira and Scott Tango en Vivo
23 Aug 2019

Mira Barakat and Scott O’Day are back with more Argentine Tango songs. Always a crowd-pleaser. Join us for an informal evening of live music, dancing, and delicious food and drinks. Table dancing not required. Singing starts at 6:30 pm.

Duo Telar10 Aug 2019

Duo Telar
10 Aug 2019

Teresa Tam & Maxi Larrea compose Duo Telar. They will be performing everything from classic to modern tango, jazz and experimental fusions that breath new life into familiar songs. The duo's style blends some of the most beautiful jazz and tango melodies with the...

Guitar and Banoneon Duo27 Jul 2019

Guitar and Banoneon Duo
27 Jul 2019

Maxi Larrea on guitar and Charles Gorczynskiy on bandoneon performing Argentine Tango and folklore songs. Maxi Larrea is a guitarist, arranger, composer, and music educator from Rosario, Argentina. Oakland-based composer and bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski writes...

Día del Amigo20 Jul 2019

Día del Amigo
20 Jul 2019

Día del Amigo is Saturday. Come celebrate your awesome friendship by sharing full mate service and 4 grande alfajores for $10! Plus 25% off a dozen. Share the sweetness with your peeps, dammit! What's International Friends Day? A day that we gather with friends,...

Alfajores Toma Nueva York23 Jun 2019

Alfajores Toma Nueva York
23 Jun 2019

Wooden Table got to hit up the 66th Summer Fancy Food Show in New York with mom and sis! Touted as the place to see and taste the future of food, we set up shop amongst hundreds of tasty neighbors and fed the masses of distributors, food critics, and industry...

Yelp Pride-ajores14 Jun 2019

Yelp Pride-ajores
14 Jun 2019

We're so excited to share our alfajores with Yelp employees in celebration of local pride month. They've asked us to feed them and give a fireside chat. If you provide Andreas with a fireside, they will probably start an asado, so beware Yelpers. And if you weren't...

We’re at Pixar’s LGBTQ Business Fair12 Jun 2019

We’re at Pixar’s LGBTQ Business Fair
12 Jun 2019

Our alfajores our headed to the Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville for their LGBTQ Business Fair featuring local LGBTQ-Owned businesses. We're so excited to meet Woody and find Dory! We'll be sure and take selfies and bring back any schwag to the...

Tango en Vivo con Mira7 Jun 2019

Tango en Vivo con Mira
7 Jun 2019

Mira Barakat will be singing Argentine Tango classics with Scott O'Day accompanying on guitar. Come join us for an informal evening of live music, dancing, and delicious food and drinks. Table dancing not required. Singing starts at 6:30 pm.

Mothers Day at the Cafe12 May 2019

Mothers Day at the Cafe
12 May 2019

Mothers Day at the Cafe! Treat your mom to a Mothers Day Tasting Platter of Argentine treats: 2 alfajores, 2 orange chocolate no gluten cookies, a conito, a bonbon, a sea salt caramelo with chocolate, and pistachio bark accompanied by your choice of lattes or mates -...

Bekah Barnett the Urban Minstrel3 May 2019

Bekah Barnett the Urban Minstrel
3 May 2019

A refreshing blend of Jazz, Folk, Pop, and Spiritual music, Bekah Barnett’s piano-driven tunes and soulful voice have been compared to Fiona Apple, Natalie Merchant, and Adele. Intimate cafe concert starts at 6pm. Alfajor accompaniment encouraged. Bekah Barnett is an...

Tango Pena12 Apr 2019

Tango Pena
12 Apr 2019

A peña is a meeting place of a group of musicians. In Buenos Aires, it is commonly associated with singers and guitarists coming together to share in tango canción (tango song). Commonly heard at peñas are songs made famous by Carlos Gardel, Ignacio Corsini and...

Beginner Rueda Class5 Apr 2019

Beginner Rueda Class
5 Apr 2019

Sara Herrera will be teaching a Beginner Rueda dance class with a Salsa Suelta/ Reggaeton warm-up starting at 6pm. No partner necessary! Just come on down with your dancing shoes. Sara Herrera was born in Honduras and grew up in Long Beach California. But she didn't...

Tango Guitar Concert15 Mar 2019

Tango Guitar Concert
15 Mar 2019

Argentine tango guitarist and composer Hernán Reinaudo is joined by local tango guitarist Scott O’Day for a tour of the best music that tango has to offer. Coming together for the second time in North America, Reinaudo and O’Day combine artistry and virtuosity to...

VDay Flowers Pop Up14 Feb 2019

VDay Flowers Pop Up
14 Feb 2019

Esscents of Flowers joins us again to make Wooden Table Cafe the one stop for Valentine's Day - alfajores, bonbons, conitos and fresh floral arrangements! Make your boo swoon! Always fun to share the love for VDay!

Live Jazz Night1 Feb 2019

Live Jazz Night
1 Feb 2019

Debuting the Sara Laura Luna Ensemble! Sara Herrera started out only playing classical music, she then fell in love with jazz. She currently plays a mix of Cuban, Brazilian, and American Jazz standards. She will be joined by young, up-and-coming musicians David...

Truco Card Game Tournament27 Jan 2019

Truco Card Game Tournament
27 Jan 2019

Our first Truco Tournament! Truco is a popular trick-taking card game played passionately throughout Argentina. The game uses a 40 card Spanish deck and is played by two, four or six players, divided into two teams. We will explain game rules for new players. Come...

Live Tango Music30 Nov 2018

Live Tango Music
30 Nov 2018

Tango singer Mira Barakat and guitarist Scott O’Day will offer up live tango songs here at the cafe - great for dancing or just sipping cafecitos and swaying along. We'll have an informal milonga for those who are so inclined, so come join us after work for a cozy...

Anniversary Sidewalk Milonga4 Nov 2018

Anniversary Sidewalk Milonga
4 Nov 2018

We're celebrating our first anniversary at our downtown Wooden Table Cafe, and we want to thank everyone by dancing with you - Argentine style! We'll have raffle prizes, live music and of course, Sidewalk Tango. Come eat alfajores, drink mate and get your groove on....

Singing Water Glasses4 Oct 2018

Singing Water Glasses
4 Oct 2018

Come October, our friend Garret Gerritsen will be rocking the water glasses in “Music at the Dinner Table: A Brief History and Demonstration of the Angelic Harp." We might make him play mate as well. Music starts at 6 pm. Here's some background on Garret's water glass...

Open Salsa, Merengue & Swing Classes7 Sep 2018

Open Salsa, Merengue & Swing Classes
7 Sep 2018

Rafael Dominguez will be leading 3 free classes at the cafe. Each free class begins with a 30 minute lesson and then 30 minutes of free dance time. Did I mention this event is free?! Warning: Sidewalk dancing with llama is probable. 6pm Salsa 7pm Merengue 8pm Swing A...

Aura Campa’s Mural3 Aug 2018

Aura Campa’s Mural
3 Aug 2018

So excited to host local artist and Emmy Award-winning producer Aura Campa’s mural in our cafe. Aura will be painting a vibrant indoor mural in the cafe next week, so come share some mate with her to keep her going. Her official mural unveiling and art show will...

Celebrate Friends Day20 Jul 2018

Celebrate Friends Day
20 Jul 2018

It's no coincidence that Joaquín Salvador Lavado's (or Quino's) birthday is on July 17th and Friends Day is on July 20th. In fact, we think it's a conspiracy to get you to share generously with friends in the spirit of Mafalda. In that spirit, we're offering a Friend...

Goooaal!!!30 Jun 2018

Goooaal!!!
30 Jun 2018

7am Argentina vs. France! For every Argentine goal, we will eat a round of alfajores. Be forewarned this is an Argentinian World Cup gathering, prone to screaming, crying and hugging. Diego Maradona was treated by paramedics after our bout with Nigeria. We get into...

Free Coffee for Papa17 Jun 2018

Free Coffee for Papa
17 Jun 2018

Fathers like brunch too, so haul yours in to the cafe this Sunday, and we'll throw in some free coffee. Get him some empanadas, alfajores and conitos while you're here; then make him ride the llama around the block to keep him in tip top shape. Secret prize available...

World Cup Argentina16 Jun 2018

World Cup Argentina
16 Jun 2018

The early bird gets the goal. We'll be quietly open at 6am on Saturday for crazy Argentina soccer fans. Slurp mate and munch empanadas while we watch Argentina kick some Icelandic butt on our big screen tv. Those arctic elves have nothing on us. Screaming allowed only...

GGBA Mixer7 Jun 2018

GGBA Mixer
7 Jun 2018

We’re proud to host the Golden Gate Business Association’s East Bay Mixer from 6pm to 8pm. In fact, we’ll be closing an hour early so we can squeeze in all the local LGBTQ entrepreneurs. Founded in 1974, GGBA was the nation’s first LGBT Chamber...

T-Shirt Drawing Contest1 Jun 2018

T-Shirt Drawing Contest
1 Jun 2018

Come design our cafe’s first t-shirt while hopped up on mate and alfajores. Our Argentine Cafe by the Bay needs some swag. You’ve got talent; we’ve got eats, caffeine treats, and a llama. Our T-shirt Drawing Contest starts during Oakland’s Art Murmur, so you can soak...

Mothers Day Metal5 May 2018

Mothers Day Metal
5 May 2018

Come stock up on alfajores and jewelry for Mothers Day. We're happy to host Karen Smith's precious metal jewelry pop-up at the cafe again. Her Nu Spirit Designs are wearable art: necklaces, rings, and bracelets of exquisite crafts-womanship. You really can't go wrong...

March Milonga21 May 2018

March Milonga
21 May 2018

We're hosting a Sidewalk Milonga on March 21, 6 to 9pm! Wooden Table is a proud sponsor of the Bay Area's Abrazo Queer Tango Festival featuring four days of workshops, performances, milongas, and practicas with internationally renowned Soledad. Come dance, watch or...

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