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Wednesday, January 28

Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland
Wednesday, January 28 – 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, January 29

“Last Flash” Closing Party: DJ, Exhibits & Free Food | Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, January 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is closing (and moving to a new location in a few months) and they invite you to come help them say goodbye – for now – with a party featuring special exhibitions, a DJ, photobooths and a free …

Win Tix: World Champion DJ QBert | Oakland
Thursday, January 29 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
| The New Parish

DJ QBert, born Richard Quitevis, is widely regarded as the most highly skilled skratching DJ that has walked this planet.
His long-standing career of innovating the DJ culture has set off a worldwide generation of DJs who are now regarded as musicians and not just DJs …

Friday, January 30

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, January 30 – 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 featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Saturday, January 31

Win Tix: The Roast of an Uber Driver | Berkeley

What better way to kick off the New Year than by roasting one of the most controversial professions of modern times. This month it’s The Roast of an Uber Driver.
The show will be as much about mocking the guest of honor, the Uber Driver, as …

Berkeley Restaurant Week 2015 | January 22-31
Saturday, January 31 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*Lunch specials for $15/$20 and dinner specials for $20/$30.
| All Over Berkeley
Berkeley Restaurant Week 2015 | January 22-31

Discover prix fixe menus at 27 leading Berkeley restaurants during Berkeley Restaurant Week happening from January 22-31, 2014. Restaurants are featuring lunch specials for $15/$20 and dinner specials for $20/$30.  Reservations are recommended. 2015 Berkeley Restaurant Week Participating Restaurant Highlights Ajanta Comal Joshuya Brasserie Lalime’s Revival ...

Sunday, February 1

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, February 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

Monday, February 2

Dodgeball Monday Funday | Berkeley
Dodgeball Monday Funday | Berkeley

World Dodgeball Society Berkeley plays at the James Kenney Recreation Center in Berkeley on select Mondays from 8-10 pm. Funcheap Deal: Free for first time participants who mention Funcheap at the door, or it’s$5 per person for 2 hours of play. Practice your aim, dodge ...

Wednesday, February 4

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, February 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, February 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, February 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Win Tix: Les 7 Doigts de la Main Circus: Opening Night | Berkeley
Wednesday, February 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets
| Zellerbach Hall

The Montreal-based contemporary circus troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main present Sequence 8.
The troupe’s charismatic young acrobats have the elegance of Cirque du Soleil aerialists and the athleticism of Olympic gymnasts, performing gravity-defying trapeze acts and explosive somersault routines, and wryly riffing on traditional …

Friday, February 6

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, February 6 – 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 Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, February 6 – 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 ...

First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway
Friday, February 6 – 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.

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, February 6 – 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 ...

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, February 6 – 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 ...

100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland
Friday, February 6 – 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, February 6 – 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, February 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, February 7 – 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 ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, February 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Sunday, February 8

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, February 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Tuesday, February 10

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, February 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night sponsored by Feelmore510 and hosted by Lydia Popovich. This event happens on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there is a two drink minimum ...

Thursday, February 12

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, February 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...