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Sunday, December 17

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...

2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley

Looking for interesting hand-crafted gifts and goodies for holidays?  Over 100 professional artists, craftspeople and galleries at studio buildings in Berkeley will open their doors to the public during the 26th annual Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studios. 2017 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

7th Annual “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Sunday, December 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
7th Annual
Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Eastern European seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung — by many voices in community at the Annual Wintersongs Community Sing. Free, but an RSVP is required. Kitka singers will lead the group in some ...

Monday, December 18

Somar NYE Party: DJs & Dancing | Oakland
Monday, December 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$20 for gen ad early bird tickets, prices go up as event nears
| Somar
Somar NYE Party: DJs & Dancing | Oakland
Join the Somar squad in saying goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 with their very own New Year’s Eve party. They are kicking off the night at 8 pm with tasty food and cocktails and will be enjoying a champagne toast at midnight. An array ...

Wednesday, December 20

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, December 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, December 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, December 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Jokelandish is a monthly premier stand-up comedy showcase from co-producers Nicole Calasich (ABC), Chad Opitz, and Emily Epstein White (This Week In Blackness). Happening every 3rd Wednesday at 8 pm at The Hatch in downtown Oakland, Jokelandish features the best comedians from the Bay Area ...

Thursday, December 21

2017 “Sing Up the Sun” Solstice Sing-Along | Tilden Park
Thursday, December 21 – 6:50 am | Cost: FREE | Tilden Park
2017
Sing in the East Bay hills to greet the sun on solstice morning. Wear layers and bring drums, shakers, tambourines, flutes, tubas, etc., and maybe a thermos of your favorite hot beverage. If you have a favorite sun-song, bring lyrics to share; they usually do ...
2017 Winter Solstice Campfire Celebration | John Muir Historic Site
Thursday, December 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Muir National Historic Site
2017 Winter Solstice Campfire Celebration | John Muir Historic Site
Come with warm layers, picnic blankets, lawn chairs, marshmallows, and a desire to have a good time at a free winter solstice-themed campfire program at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. Please note the event starts at 3 pm, with crafts and games in the ...
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord
Thursday, December 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Concord)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Concord Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when ...

Free Movie Night: The Polar Express | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, December 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night: The Polar Express | Orinda Theatre
> Please note: The Orinda Theatre will host a free movie night at 7 pm on the third Thursday of December instead of the usual 2nd Thursday.

Friday, December 22

$5 Movie Day: The New Parkway’s 5th Anniversary | Oakland
Friday, December 22 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 per movie
| The New Parkway
$5 Movie Day: The New Parkway's 5th Anniversary | Oakland
The New Parkway Theater, a cool community theater in Oakland with couches and quirky seating, a beer and wine license, and a full food menu, is celebrating their anniversary by opening the theater early for $5 movies all afternoon and night. Plus, there will cake and prizes. The New Parkway Anniversary Friday, December ...
“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Hotdogs | Oakland

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free hot dogs and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, ...

Saturday, December 23

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...

Sunday, December 24

Final Day: 2017 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley
Sunday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Potters Guild
Final Day: 2017 Pottery Holiday Show & Open Studios | Berkeley

Stroll through the Berkeley Potters Guild and nearby pottery studios during its 47th Annual Holiday Sale, over several weekends in November and December. This year’s theme for the Guild gallery holiday sale is “Words in Clay”. Come see the beautiful gallery with artist imaginings of this ...

Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley
Sunday, December 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Christmas Eve Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...

Monday, December 25

Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Monday, December 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is recommended. No one turned away
| Badarikashrama
Christmas Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Concert | East Bay
Enjoy a Christmas concert and a complimentary vegetarian international dinner on Christmas Day at Badarikashrama in San Leandro at 3 pm on December 25, 2017. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Call for reservations at 510-278-2444; space is limited, but no one will be turned away. This year, listen to a splendid concert ...
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, December 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, December 26

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, December 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...

Friday, December 29

$5 Classic Movie Night: “Mary Poppins” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, December 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: “Mary Poppins” | Paramount Theatre
George Banks (David Tomlinson) and Winifred Banks (Glynis Johns) need a new nanny after their “difficult” children drive off their last one (Elsa Lanchester). Their classified ad makes its way to Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) who turns out to be exactly what the Banks family ...

Saturday, December 30

Final Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Final Free Parking Day | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

Sunday, December 31

Around the World NYE: Balloon Drop & Family Celebration | Oakland
Around the World NYE: Balloon Drop & Family Celebration | Oakland
Don’t leave your kids behind on New Year’s Eve; bring them along to Chabot Space & Science Center to celebrate not one, but three New Year’s Eve countdowns from around the world. There will be balloon drops to celebrate the strokes of midnight around the world at ...
New Year’s Eve Day Party & Three Ball Drop Celebrations | Lawrence Hall of Science
New Year's Eve Day Party & Three Ball Drop Celebrations | Lawrence Hall of Science
Bring the whole family to the Hall on New Year’s Eve day. Ring in another year of scientific discovery and fun at their annual New Year’s Eve balloon drop celebration. Their big balloon drop has truly ballooned (pun intended) to an incredible celebration, thanks to you—their ...
NYE Potluck, Bell Ringing & Meditation | East Bay Meditation Center
NYE Potluck, Bell Ringing & Meditation | East Bay Meditation Center
The East Bay Meditation Center community will ring in 2018 with their annual ritual of setting and sharing intentions on December 31, 2017 at 6 pm until January 01, 2018 at 12:30 am. They will explore what about the passing year they are ready to release, and ...
Free NYE San Francisco Chamber Orchestra | Berkeley
Sunday, December 31 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission-free and tickets will handled on a first-come/first-served basis.
| Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free NYE San Francisco Chamber Orchestra | Berkeley
2017 End of the Year Concert features: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 Rin Homma, pianist (2017-2018 Debut Artist) Beethoven: Symphony No.1 These concerts are presented in memory of SFCO founder Edgar Braun. Sat, Dec 30 7:30 pm Herbst Theatre 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco Sun, Dec 31 7:30 pm Hertz Hall, UC Berkeley Mon, Jan 1 3 ...
Annual New Year’s Eve Balkan Bash | Berkeley
Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $25 | Ashkenaz
Annual New Year's Eve Balkan Bash | Berkeley
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Ashkenaz with a lively night of Balkan music and dance hosted by Édessa on December 31, 2017. It’s an all-ages affair, with children 12 and under admitted free. Ring in 2017 with the Balkan & Beyond folk music of Édessa and their guests, ...
Pacific Pinball Museum New Year’s Eve | Alameda
Pacific Pinball Museum New Year's Eve | Alameda
Bring the kids along and have a ball on New Year’s Eve as the Pacific Pinball Museum celebrates their 16 year anniversary on December 31, 2017. Play free games of pinball, chow down on snacks and a no-host bar to help ring in 2017. Typically, there’s about 100 classic machines to ...
“Folk Yeah” Dance Punk Band NYE Bash | The Chapel
Sunday, December 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $45*
*$45 adv/ $55 at the door
| The Chapel
Folk Yeah invites to their annual NYE party with live music from American dance-punk band, Chk Chk Chk,  on December 31, 2017. Chk Chk Chk was formed in 1996 in Sacramento, California by by lead singer Nic Offer. They are currently based in New York City. The band’s seventh album, Shake ...
Indie Rock Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley
Indie Rock Live Band NYE Dance Party | Berkeley
Come ring out the year that was 2017 with the Sueños, a band striving to fuse jazz with Hip-Hop, R&B, and Indie Rock. Hip-Hop drum grooves, gospel harmonies, acoustic bass lines, bebop-tinged horns, and electronics define their sound, performing original music as well as covering ...