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Tuesday, October 24

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, October 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women, a monthly series at Octopus, celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all orientations. Open mic starts at 7:40 pm ...

Wednesday, October 25

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, October 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
This week features comedians: Christopher John (SF Sketchfest) Walker Glenn (Savage Henry Comedy Festival) Nicole Calasich (SF Sketchfest, SF Punchline) Jesse Hett (Comedy Day) & special guests

Friday, October 27

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 27 – 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. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

23rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Procession & Blessing of the Altar | Albany
Friday, October 27 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Gathering Tribes
23rd Annual Dia de Los Muertos Procession & Blessing of the Altar | Albany
The Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, is an Indigenous tradition and ceremony that is hundreds, perhaps thousands of years old. In some traditions, the Days of the Dead lasted for several weeks or months. The spirits are attracted to marigold flowers, which ...
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 27 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

Saturday, October 28

Last of 2017: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland
Last of 2017: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

2017 “Boo, Bark, Brews & Bites”: Pet Pampering & Canine Walk | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, October 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but the DogFest Walk n' Roll requires registration.
| Jack London Square
2017
Pets and their humans are invited to enjoy a Halloween celebration on the Oakland waterfront with tricks, treats, frights and delights as the Boo! Bark, Brews + Bites festivities fill Jack London Square. Boo, Bark, Brews & Bites Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 11 am to 4 pm Jack ...
2017 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay
Saturday, October 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito High School
2017 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival a daylong arts and music festival featuring two stages, workshops, a family program and plenty of spaces for spontaneous jams. 2017 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival October 28, 2017 | Noon to 10 pm El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito FREE > View 2017 ...
2017 Skeletonfest: Special Art Making | East Bay
Saturday, October 28 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Richmond Art Center
2017 Skeletonfest: Special Art Making | East Bay
Families, grab your costumes and join the Richmond Art Center for Halloween and Day of the Dead art festivities on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Featuring special artmaking throughout our courtyard and studios. All ages are welcome. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Halloween Glow-In-The-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Saturday, October 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Donations are appreciated.
| Studio 23
Halloween Glow-In-The-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda

The Blacklight Art Show is an experience best suited to the time of year when the veils grow thin between worlds, other dimensions seep thru in deceptively cheery colors to blind you beyond science. Studio 23 is transformed from a mild-mannered mecca of artistry into ...

’80s Halloween Dance Party, Horror Flicks & Costume Bash | Alameda
Saturday, October 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
'80s Halloween Dance Party, Horror Flicks & Costume Bash | Alameda
Dress up in your best ’80s gear and enjoy Forbidden Island’s annual ’80s Halloween Party with dance tunes and freaky ‘80s horror films starting at 9 pm on Friday, October 28, 2017. Get ready to be rocked, shocked, gored and floored. It’s another Freaky Halloween ’80s Party at ...

Sunday, October 29

22nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Sunday, October 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village
22nd Annual Dia De Los Muertos Fest: Altars, Dance & Traditional Artisans | Oakland
Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 22nd annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village. 2017 Fruitvale Dia De Los Muertos Festival Sunday, October 29, 2017 | 10 am to 5 pm Fruitvale Transit Village, E. 12th St. at 33rd Ave. Oakland FREE Now in its 22nd year, ...

Monday, October 30

Driveway Follies: Oakland’s Epic Halloween DIY Puppet Show | East Bay
Monday, October 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Haunted Yard
Driveway Follies: Oakland's Epic Halloween DIY Puppet Show | East Bay

Driveway Follies is a professionally-staged Halloween marionette show performed each year by Larry Schmidt in an Oakland driveway and is accompanied by an outstanding scary yard haunt. The locally recognized shows are enjoyed by over 1,000 Halloween revelers annually. The show includes dozens of elaborate and ...

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, October 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
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 ...

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, October 30 – 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, October 31

$3 Chipotle “Boorito” Day | Halloween 2017
Tuesday, October 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*$3 burrito when you show up in costume with a funny addition that doesn't normally go with the costume.
| Chipotle Mexican Grill (Metreon)
$3 Chipotle
On Halloween 2017, come dressed up in costume from 3 pm to close and you’ll score a full size boorito for just $3 at any Chipotle location. Normally these beasts clock in at an obscene $7-$9. $3 “Boo-rito” Day at Chipotle Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | 3pm to close > Find a Chipotle ...
Oakland’s Epic Halloween Yard Haunt & DIY Puppet Show | East Bay
Tuesday, October 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Haunted Yard
Oakland's Epic Halloween Yard Haunt & DIY Puppet Show | East Bay

Driveway Follies is a professionally-staged Halloween marionette show performed each year by Larry Schmidt in an Oakland driveway and is accompanied by an outstanding scary yard haunt. The locally recognized shows are enjoyed by over 1,000 Halloween revelers annually. The show includes dozens of elaborate and ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, October 31 – 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, ...

2017 Hulaween: Creepy Tiki Halloween Party | Alameda
Tuesday, October 31 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge
2017 Hulaween: Creepy Tiki Halloween Party | Alameda
Come in costume and spend your Halloween at a spooky tiki-themed Halloween bash with live theremin, creepy tunes, a costume contest, and scary movies for Forbidden Island’s annual Hulaween at 9 pm on October 31, 2017 in Alameda. Featuring live “spooky music” on the theremin by Robert Silverman ...

Wednesday, November 1

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, November 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley 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, November 1 – 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, November 1 – 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 ...

Thursday, November 2

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, November 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...

Friday, November 3

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, November 3 – 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, November 3 – 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 galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, November 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, November 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

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 event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, November 3 – 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. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, November 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...