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Saturday, April 25

2015 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
Saturday, April 25 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Botanical Garden
2015 UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley

The annual UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale takes place from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
They are featuring drought-resistant plants to keep your garden beautiful year-round. Their expert staff and volunteers can help you with plant selections,ways to save water in the garden, …

20th Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland
Saturday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
20th Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland

Anarchists, socialists, card-carrying members of the ACLU, radicals and assorted ne’erdowells will descend on the The Crucible industrial arts school in West Oakland for the 20th Annual Anarchist Book Fair. The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is one of the largest annual radical gatherings in ...

2015 Oakland Veg Fest: Tastings, Speakers & Giveaways | Lake Merritt
Saturday, April 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
2015 Oakland Veg Fest: Tastings, Speakers & Giveaways | Lake Merritt

The first ever Oakland Veg Fest will be held from 11 am to 5 pm on April 25, 2015 and will feature world-class speakers, local merchants, and best of all… lots of free food samples.
Plus, the first 200 attendees will receive free goodie bags.
Speakers

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – …

2015 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2015 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square

The Oakland Dance Festival would help start a diverse and dynamic interaction between the people who attend, creating dialogue promoting cross-cultural understanding and respect for others. By uniting people through dance, we hope to bring the diverse cultures of Oakland and the greater Bay Area …

Lakeside “Speak-Tea-sy” 1920s Party & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, April 25 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt (Grand & Harrison)
Lakeside

Come get classy and jazzy out by the lake. Thats right, the ladies of Cuddlefish are jetting over the pond and hosting a salon style tea party at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Gangsters, flappers, lounge singers and movie stars are welcome and 1920/30’s/Speakeasy attire encouraged.
In this first …

Mac Dre Art Show & DJ Party | Oakland
Saturday, April 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, with some of the proceeds going to Mac Dre's family.
| Charles Place
Mac Dre Art Show & DJ Party | Oakland

The first-ever Mac Dre-themed art show is opening in downtown Oakland on Saturday, April 25, 2015 featuring pieces by various artists from the greater Bay Area and even some from out of state too.
All pieces shown will depict Mac Dre in some form or fashion. The …

Sunday, April 26

10th Annual Sustainable Lafayette Earth Day & Bike Fest | East Bay
Sunday, April 26 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Library
10th Annual Sustainable Lafayette Earth Day & Bike Fest | East Bay

From bicycles to folding kayaks to solar cars, modes of green transportation will roll, soar and bobble their way around the Lafayette Library at Lafayette’s annual Earth Day Festival.
Hundreds of community members will arrive on foot, bikes, skateboards and other self-propelled means to enjoy food, fun, …

Motorfest 2015: Custom BMW Extravaganza | East Bay
Sunday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| East Bay BMW in Pleasanton
Motorfest 2015: Custom BMW Extravaganza | East Bay

Love Bimmers? The East Bay BMW’s annual Motorfest is a day of awesome custom BMWs all gathered in one spot for your gawking pleasure from 10 am to 4 pm on  Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
They’ll also have Red Rooster Tacos and Izzy’s A …

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, April 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

The guest speaker is Lynice Pinkard and her theme is about building community. She will discuss barriers to community and ways to overcome them. She currently serves as a volunteer and Board member of the food-aid organization Share First Oakland and the community-training institute Seminary of …

People’s Park 46th Anniversary: Live Music & Free Food | Berkeley
Sunday, April 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park
People's Park 46th Anniversary: Live Music & Free Food | Berkeley

People’s Park will celebrate its 46th Anniversary with music, speakers, dancing, drumming and free food, catered by Food not Bombs, from noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
Come out and enjoy a day in the park, celebrate another trip around the Sun for …

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, April 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

Sunday, 4/26 Entertainment Lineup
Live Music:

2:00 Evan Blank
2:30 Ken, Molly, and Friends
3:00 Blood & Dust
3:30 Ian Taylor
4:00 Kat White
4:30 Desiree Cannon
5:00 Charley Crockett
5:30 Minute
6:00 Ale-Jhay
6:30 V.J. Gabi
7:00 Minnesota Child

with DJ Organic Rhythm spinning between sets
Visual Art, Live Painting, Tinkering, and One-of-a-kind objects of craft by:

Erik Walker …

“Blow Up” Awesome Inflatable Contemporary Art & Andy Warhol Piece | East Bay
Sunday, April 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Adults $5, Youth (13-17) $3, Children 12 and under are free
| Bedford Gallery

Blow Up explores the imaginative ways that artists use air as a tool for creating large-scale sculpture and includes imagery that is both figurative and abstract. Accessible, yet rich with meaning, these pieces use the perception of space and unexpected materials to open a dialogue about pop …

Free SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Romantics | Berkeley
Sunday, April 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
Free SF Chamber Orchestra Concert: The Romantics | Berkeley

Masterworks by the great Romantics Schubert and Brahms feature the virtuosic string players of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. Making his West Coast debut with these performances of Franz Schubert’s heart-wrenchingly beautiful “Arpeggione” Sonata is Sterling Elliott, a 14-year old cellist and honor student from …

Monday, April 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Drum Circle for the Earth | Berkeley
Monday, April 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are gratefully accepted.
| Sacred Stream Center
Drum Circle for the Earth | Berkeley

The Sacred Stream quarterly drum circles are called to help you strengthen your practice and to align with the weather spirits and assist in bringing balance to the earth during these times of climate change. You must know how to journey to join these circles.
Free, but …

Video Game Trivia Night | Oakland
Monday, April 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stork Club
Video Game Trivia Night | Oakland

Test your video game trivia prowess every third Monday of each month at the Stork Club in Oakland. It’s a battle of wits, gamer-style, presented by the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, and there are great prizes for teams that come in first, second ...

Wednesday, April 29

Lunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland
Wednesday, April 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Lunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland

Come and explore the nourishing stillness of meditation (Theravada Buddhist tradition) with David Harcos on Wednesdays or Pauletta Chanco, OACC Artist in Residence on Thursdays. You will learn to use the breath to tranquilize and calm the body, heart, and mind. After the 30 minute guided ...

Oakland A’s vs. LA Angels | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, April 29 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A's vs. LA Angels | $2 Ticket Day

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Reserved sections. 2015 BART $2 Wednesdays Schedule Athletics vs Texas ...

Friday, May 1

2015 May Day Protest: Labor Against Police Terror | Oakland
Friday, May 1 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Port of Oakland
2015 May Day Protest: Labor Against Police Terror | Oakland

ILWU, Local 10 is leading a Day of Action on May 1, 2015 to call national attention in order to stop police terror. There will be no longshoremen working on that day in the Port of Oakland. The port will be shut down. Disrupting commerce …

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, May 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, artist ...

First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway
Friday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway

First Friday Shorts screens short films by Bay Area filmmakers and media arts organizations using film and video to tell stories not usually seen or heard. Join The New Parkway and discover local filmmaker talent and learn something new about your Bay Area community.

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open to the public from 6-9 pm. Additionally Telegraph above Grand and below 27th is closed ...

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, May 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
| Alleys at Temescal Square
Temescal First Fridays | Oakland

Voted “Best Art Murmur Offshoot” in the East Bay Express Readers’ Poll, Temescal First Friday takes place from 6-9 pm every first Friday of the month. Galleries, cafes, bars, and retailers in Oakland’s Temescal district have teamed up to bring you art, music, food, drinks, and strolling ...

100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland
Friday, May 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Great Wall of Oakland
100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland

For special events, and on every first Friday during Oakland Art Murmur, the Great Wall of Oakland, a 100 ′x 100′ projection installation, illuminates the Uptown District with cutting-edge motion art from around the world. The Great Wall of Oakland is located at the corner ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, May 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

Saturday, May 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

2015 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, May 2 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
2015 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley

The Bay Area hip-hop community comes together the first Saturday in May each year to enjoy live music, graffiti art, dancing, and DJing at the annual Hip Hop in the Park, a hip-hop festivalrun by the Students For Hip Hop at Cal in People’s Park.
2015 …