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Wednesday, July 23

Free Lunchtime Salsa Concert: Rumbaché | Oakland
Wednesday, July 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Salsa Concert: Rumbaché | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from rock and folk to Latin and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

Win Tix: Mötley Crüe: The Final Tour w/ Alice Cooper | Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wednesday, July 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular prices start at $20.00.
| Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mötley Crüe: The Final Tour w/ Alice Cooper | Shoreline Amphitheatre

Mötley Crüe is back in town – Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee are getting together for a tour one last time and they’ve invited a very special guest along with them – the inimitable Alice Cooper.
Enter to win a pair of free …

Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland
Wednesday, July 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland

Fourth Wednesday of the month means free improvised comedy in Oakland from The Senseless Bureau. The East Bay’s witty bunch of Senseless Bureaucrats will take your random suggestions and craft them into clever scenes to delight and amuse you. Watch the Senseless Bureau simultaneously write, ...

Thursday, July 24

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, July 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stork Club
Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland

Storking Comedy is a weekly comedy showcase with a twist; the show features some of the Bay’s best comedians whom are subsequently interviewed after their performance. The results are akin to an irreverent Inside the Actor’s Studio as host, OJ Patterson, alternates between goofy rapport and intrusive investigation. Additional questions are fielded ...

Weedfest: 6 Punk Bands, Free Weed & Prizes | East Bay
Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*Includes free weed, special prizes and a raffle. 21+
| Eli's Mile High Club
Weedfest: 6 Punk Bands, Free Weed & Prizes | East Bay

Eli’s Mile High Club invites you to a random July Weedfest featuring six bands and… free weed.
Cover is $6, but they promise free weed, an Agnostic Blunt education session, plus other surprises in celebration the birthday of their hype man Fresh Daily aka Scourgeon Cruz …

Taste & Toast of Greece | East Bay
Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for Danville residents, $6 non-residents, $8 at the door
| Danville Senior Center
Taste & Toast of Greece | East Bay

Celebrate the rich culture of Greece with samples of delightful food, wine and entertainment during the Taste and Toast of Grece. This is the 4th of the Taste and Toast series which celebrates countries around the world. Fees: $5(R) $6(NR). $8 at the door.
For more …

Cheese Taste-Off & Goat Milking Demos | Berkeley
Cheese Taste-Off & Goat Milking Demos | Berkeley

Local author and homesteader K. Ruby Blume presents an evening of local cheese in celebration of the release of her new book, Everyday Cheesemaking: How to Succeed Making Dairy & Nut Cheese at Home.
There will be goat milking and cheesemaking demonstrations, Q & A and …

Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Despicable Me 2″ | Jack London Square
Thursday, July 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Outdoor Waterfront Movie Night:

Cozy up at Jack London Square this summer for free outdoor screenings of hit movies on Thursdays at sundown from June to August in 2014, including newer releases like Gravity and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and classics like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Arrive early with blankets in-hand ...

Temescal Street Cinema: “Women Art Revolution” | Oakland
Thursday, July 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Temescal Street Cinema:

Women Art Revolution by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.
Opening Short: Jen Cohen, …

Friday, July 25

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, July 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, salsa, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm every Friday from June 13 – September 12, 2014. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path. while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group playing guitar, violin, ...

Movie In The Park: “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2″ | Alameda
Friday, July 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field
Movie In The Park:

Gather your family, friends and neighbors, spread out your blankets on the field, and watch a free movie under the moon and stars in Alameda. The event starts at 6:30 pm with pre-show festivities of games and crafts for kids. The movie begins at 8:15 pm. ...

Movie in the Park: “Walking with Dinosaurs” | Oakland
Friday, July 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Movie in the Park:

Friday July 25 – Walking with Dinosaurs (PG 87 minutes)
See and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, in a story where an underdog dino triumphs to become a hero for the ages.
 

Win Tix: $5 Classic Movie Night: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”| Paramount Theatre
Friday, July 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $5
| Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night:

Based on the novel by Truman Capote and directed by Blake Edwards, this unforgettable gem of a romantic comedy stars the incomparable Audrey Hepburn at the height of her beauty and talent.
Hepburn is mesmerizing as Holly Golightly, a Manhattan party girl who doesn’t quite grasp …

20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland
20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2014 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to on July 18-19 and 25-26, 2014. Admission: $6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 ...

Saturday, July 26

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival
2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm on July 26-27, 2014. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as ...

Oakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Oakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises. Oakland Chinatown Tour: Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to ...

Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland
Saturday, July 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Pedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland

Pedalfest 2014 rolls into Jack London Square to celebrate all-things cycling at the Bay Area’s finest bicycle festival featuring handmade and vintage bike shows, Unicycle Basketball, a bicycle rodeo, BMX performances, bike powered live music, bike raffles, U.S. Bicycling Olympian Meet & Greet and more from 11 am to 7 …

Free Boat Rental Day: Lake Merritt | Oakland
Free Boat Rental Day: Lake Merritt | Oakland

The Lake Merritt Boating Center invites you to Splash Into Summer 2014 with free boat rentals and an open house from 1-3 pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014.
If past years are any indication, you can get ½ hour of free time floating around picturesque Lake Merritt. 
What can you rent?

Paddle Boats
Canoes
Single …

Music in the Park: Funk & Soul Night | Danvile
Saturday, July 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Hill Park
Music in the Park: Funk & Soul Night | Danvile

The Town of Danville is proud to announce the 29th annual Music in the Park concert series. Music in the Park began 28 years ago with just a handful of people in attendance, and has grown over the years to a thriving event with thousands ...

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, July 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pappy's
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley presents a Saturday Night Comedy Showcase, every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Berkeley’s free stand-up comedy showcase features comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm, followed by a DJ that will keep the party going. So get some laughs ...

Final Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland
Final Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland

The 2014 Brainwash Movie Festival is an eclectic show of (mostly short) movies curated from all over the world that you drive-in, bike-in, or walk-in to on July 18-19 and 25-26, 2014. Admission: $6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 ...

Win Tix: Musical Movie Fest: Moulin Rouge, Hello Dolly & Oklahoma | SF
Saturday, July 26 – 11:15 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15
| Century San Francisco Centre 9
Musical Movie Fest: Moulin Rouge, Hello Dolly & Oklahoma | SF

The Best Movie Fest Ever is taking place in movie theaters all over the nation (including SF’s Century Centre 9 and the Pleasant Hill 6), on Saturday, July 26, and Tuesday, July 29, presented by Cinemark.
The event will present showings of Moulin Rouge, Oklahoma and …

Sunday, July 27

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival
2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm on July 26-27, 2014. You’ll find something for everyone, from the giant creature kites as ...

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, July 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...