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Sunday, February 25

2018 Purim Party: Delicious Hamantaschen & Magical Nathaniel | Berkeley
Sunday, February 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 Presale. $8 at the door.
| JCC East Bay
2018 Purim Party: Delicious Hamantaschen & Magical Nathaniel | Berkeley
Join the JCC East Bay for a family-friendly event of magical proportions. Walk into a world where upside down is right side up, boundaries are blurred, and things aren’t always as they seem.  Trick your senses, experience live magic with Magical Nathaniel, and transform your ...

Monday, February 26

Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 5, 2018, and March 19, 2018. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 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 Feb 26: Thirsty Flies, Star Wars Law, Trauma Responses Join Nerd Nite East Bay at Club 21 in Uptown on Monday, Feb 26th Doors at 7, Talks at 8. Why Don’t Flies Get Fat? Why don’t flies get fat, how do they know when to ...

Tuesday, February 27

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2018
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2018
IHOP will serve millions of free short stack of the Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 ...
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, February 27 – 7:40 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, February 28

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, February 28 – 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 ...

Thursday, March 1

2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley
Thursday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Congregation Netivot Shalom
2018 Purim Celebration | Berkeley
Berkeley’s Congregation Netivot Shalom hosts its festivity-full, family-friendly, food-for-feasting Purim Celebration on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Last year, they had a bouncy house, a “Shushan Salon” with face painting, carnival games, jugglers, food for purchase, and lots of fun.
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, March 1 – 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 ...

2018 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Thursday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Sound Room
2018

Jazz Search West 2018, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2018 during which 16 ...

Friday, March 2

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, March 2 – 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, March 2 – 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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 2 – 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
Project Create Activity Space Project Create is a place where families create together to spark their curiosity and love of making. Imaginations will be stimulated as our makers think of new ways to tinker with materials we see every day making them better, different, or new. ...
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, March 2 – 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 Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, March 2 – 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, March 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 3 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley 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 ...

59th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland
Saturday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | White Elephant Sale Warehouse
59th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland

The White Elephant Sale has been taking one person’s trash and recycling it into someone else’s treasure for more than 50 years. 59th Annual White Elephant Sale Sat-Sun, March 3-4, 2018 | 10 am to 4 pm White Elephant Sale Warehouse, 33 Lancaster St., Oakland ...

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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, March 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...

Sunday, March 4

59th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland
Sunday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | White Elephant Sale Warehouse
59th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland

The White Elephant Sale has been taking one person’s trash and recycling it into someone else’s treasure for more than 50 years. 59th Annual White Elephant Sale Sat-Sun, March 3-4, 2018 | 10 am to 4 pm White Elephant Sale Warehouse, 33 Lancaster St., Oakland ...

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, March 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | 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 ...

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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

2018 Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival | East Bay
Sunday, March 4 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lafayette United Methodist Church
2018 Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival | East Bay
The Welsh American Society of Northern California (WASNC) hosts its annual Gymanfa Ganu at Lafayette United Methodist Church on Sunday March 4, 2018. In the Welsh language Gymanfa Ganu is the name for a traditional Hymn-Singing Festival where many of the most famous Welsh hymns of ...

Monday, March 5

Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Monday, March 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 5, 2018, and March 19, 2018. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, March 5 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Wednesday, March 7

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 7 – 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, March 7 – 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 ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, March 7 – 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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, March 7 – 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, March 8

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, March 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 6:30 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 enjoy the show. ...

2018 Signal Flow Experimental Music Festival: Opening Day | Mills College
Thursday, March 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College, Littlefield Hall
2018 Signal Flow Experimental Music Festival: Opening Day | Mills College

Signal Flow, the annual festival of new works by Mills graduate students, is an opportunity to see the future of music and sound in the making. 2017 Signal Flow Music Festival March 8-11, 2018 | Thur-Sat.:8 pm; Sun.: 4 pm Littlefield Concert Hall and Mills ...