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Saturday, December 3

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 3 – 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 ...

2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios: 100+ Artists & Craftspeople | Berkeley
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Berkeley
2016 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. 2016 Artisans Holiday Open Studios | Berkeley Saturday-Sunday, November ...

11th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
11th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Saturday | Oakland

The 11th Annual Winter Art Walk event will include open studios and neighborhood galleries highlighting the work of outstanding artists who live and/or work in Jingletown. 2016 Jingletown Holiday Art Walk Saturday-Sunday, December 3-4, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Jingletown Neighborhood, between the Park and ...

2016 Home for the Holidays: Children’s Festival | East Bay
Saturday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore
2016 Home for the Holidays: Children's Festival | East Bay
Kick off the holiday season at downtown Livermore’s Home for the Holidays festival and the Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade. 2016 Home for the Holidays Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 11 am to 4 pm Downtown Livermore FREE A Celebration of the Traditions of the Holidays. Lizzie fountain will be transformed ...
Magic Makers: Queer Art & Craft Fair | Oakland
Saturday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Magic Makers: Queer Art & Craft Fair | Oakland

Magic Makers will showcase, celebrate, and support the creative queer artist community with their own craft show happening from 12-6 pm on December 3 & 4, 2016. The fourth annual M△GIC M△KERS will feature over 50 artists and healers offering a wide range of unique goods and ...

2016 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton
Saturday, December 3 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Main Street (Pleasanton)
2016 Hometown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting | Pleasanton
Pleasanton celebrates the season with the annual Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting with floats, marching bands, community groups and more as the hometown tradition marches down Main Street. After the parade, the mayor will light the tree, there will be musical entertainment and an appearance by Santa. 2016 ...
2016 Tree Lighting & The Mistletones’ Rockin’ Holiday Show | Alameda
Saturday, December 3 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda City Hall
2016 Tree Lighting & The Mistletones’ Rockin’ Holiday Show | Alameda
Start the Holiday season right by attending the Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Alameda City Hall. 2016 Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 4:30 pm (lighting at 5:30 pm) Alameda City Hall, 2263 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda FREE Entertainment Include: Alameda Adaptive Arts Alameda Community Band Alameda Miracles ...
2016 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, December 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2016 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Head to Encinal Yacht Club (or the Wind River Park in Alameda) and nab a perfect viewing spot for the 40th Annual Oakland/Alameda Estuary Lighted Yacht Parade, starting just after sunset at 6 pm on Saturday, December 3, 2016. In 2016, the parade will follow a longer route ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, December 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store
This first show of December is a Barnburner. They have got a headliner from Comedy Central, Netflix, and every late night show you can think of. As always, they got that sweet sweet free pizza for you faces, and you know it’s BYOB. This show ...

Sunday, December 4

2016 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Sunday, December 4 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Gourmet Ghetto (North Berkeley)
2016 Snow Day: Holiday Market, Snow Queen, Free Cookies & Cider | Berkeley
Bring your boots and mittens to play in the snow that is predicted to gently fall on the frontage road between Rose and Vine on Shattuck Ave at the annual Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto. 2016 Snow Day in the Gourmet Ghetto Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 10 ...
2016 Temescal Holiday Art Fair | Oakland
Sunday, December 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
| Giant Festive Tent (Telegraph & 51st)
2016 Temescal Holiday Art Fair | Oakland
The holiday season is fast approaching and the Temescal/Telegraph businesses are organizing a Temescal Holiday Street Fair for Bay Area shoppers to enjoy a “one-stop” shop for all your holiday needs, from unique gifts by Temescal retailers, to one-of-a-kind creations by Oakland makers, as well as ...
Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, December 4 – 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 ...

11th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, December 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
11th Annual Jingletown Holiday Art Walk: Sunday | Oakland

The 11th Annual Winter Art Walk event will include open studios and neighborhood galleries highlighting the work of outstanding artists who live and/or work in Jingletown. 2016 Jingletown Holiday Art Walk Saturday-Sunday, December 3-4, 2016 | 11 am to 6 pm Jingletown Neighborhood, between the Park and ...

“Repeal Day” 1930s Prohibition Party, 21A Brews & Delicious Food | SF
Sunday, December 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission. Food and beer are for purchase.
| 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant
21st Amendment co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan are inviting beer lovers across the Bay Area to dust off their flapper dresses and pork pie hats and join them for their annual 1930s style Repeal Day Bash. The party celebrates the day, 83 years ago, on ...
Magic Makers: Queer Art & Craft Fair | Oakland
Sunday, December 4 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Magic Makers: Queer Art & Craft Fair | Oakland

Magic Makers will showcase, celebrate, and support the creative queer artist community with their own craft show happening from 12-6 pm on December 3 & 4, 2016. The fourth annual M△GIC M△KERS will feature over 50 artists and healers offering a wide range of unique goods and ...

2016 Winter Cookbook Extravaganza & Tasty Bites | Oakland
Sunday, December 4 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Diesel, A Bookstore
2016 Winter Cookbook Extravaganza & Tasty Bites | Oakland
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland invites you to their annual Winter Cookbook Extravaganza on Sunday, December 4th from 1-3 pm. Yes, friends, the holidays are upon us once again, which means it’s time for family, friends, and food. Lots and lots of food. As we all know, nothing ...

Tuesday, December 6

1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Tuesday, December 6 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Featured readers: Janell Moon, Dale Jensen, Judy Wells, Fred Dodsworth. Guitar: Hao C. Tran.

Wednesday, December 7

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, December 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, December 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, December 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 ...

Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland
Wednesday, December 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested and donations are accepted
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Wheel of Karaoke: Comedy & Music Battle | Oakland
Please note, this event has moved to first Wednesdays, from first Thursdays.
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, December 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, December 8

Free Movie Night: Home Alone | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, December 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night: Home Alone | 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 ...

Friday, December 9

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, December 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, December 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk:

Join Estuary Art Attack for their monthly art walk that spans the Park Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda. Estuary Art Attack takes place every second Friday from 6-9 pm. Participating venues vary each week, but the community includes 21 venues in the Jingletown neighborhood ...

Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, December 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Sad Comedy 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, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to sadcomedyrsvp@gmail.com is required. Doors at ...

Saturday, December 10

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 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 ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, December 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, December 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Sunday, December 11

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, December 11 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Please note, this event has been moved to December 11, 2016. There will not be event on November 20th nor on December 18th.