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Saturday, March 28

Free Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland
Saturday, March 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
| The Omni Commons
Free Theater: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet | Oakland

See a free production of Romeo & Juliet, a tale of love’s triumph over violence and fear – Shakespeare distills this down to its archetypal essence. Kind of a big deal, right? It’s happening at 8 pm on March 27 and 28, plus April 3, ...

2015 Rhondapalooza: Skate Contest & Punk Bands | East Bay
Saturday, March 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Burnt Ramen Studios
2015 Rhondapalooza: Skate Contest & Punk Bands | East Bay

Get crazy at Rhondapaloosa IV, a skate contest and band showcase happening at Richmond’s punk rock studios and hangout, Burnt Ramen, on Saturday, March 28, 2015.
SPU will headline this show, with a skate contest with cash prizes starting at 8 pm. Other featured bands include Skunk …

Sunday, March 29

2015 Albany FilmFest: Quirky Shorts & Anime History Talk | East Bay
2015 Albany FilmFest: Quirky Shorts & Anime History Talk | East Bay

Cozy, quirky and creative, Albany FilmFest, is back welcoming experienced and amateur filmmakers of all ages and across the country.
Albany FilmFest is a national juried festival of short films (and really short films) — an annual showcase for emerging independent filmmakers of all ages in Albany, a …

2015 Tulip & Art Festival: Final Day | Oakland
Sunday, March 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
2015 Tulip & Art Festival: Final Day | Oakland

The 10th Annual Tulip Exhibition will showcase artful floral arrangements created by Bay Area florists, garden clubs and college floral design classes from Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, 2015 Visit anytime between 10 am and 4 pm during the three-day event and enjoy a special floral arrangement demo at 2 ...

Dogs on the Catwalk: Haute Dog Fashion Show | Oakland
Sunday, March 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Animal Services
Dogs on the Catwalk: Haute Dog Fashion Show | Oakland

Dogs on the Catwalk is a fashion show featuring adoptable dogs happening at Oakland Animal Services from 1-3 pm on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
There will be a crafts table for kids, face-painting, and adoptable dogs strutting their stuff while wearing the latest in canine fashion. They’ll …

2015 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
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Jazz Search West 2015, 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. At the end of each competition (free to ...

“I Hella Love Shorts” 2015 Film Festival | The New Parkway
Sunday, March 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 in advance $8 at the door.
| The New Parkway

“I Hella Love Shorts” Film Festival in collaboration with The New Parkway Theatre presents a day of exciting short films from local emerging talents on Sunday, March 29, 2015.
Their selections reflect diversity including that of the Bay Area and reach across cultures and genres. The common …

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, March 29 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

March 2015 Mixed Media Mixer Lineup:
Live Music:

2 pm: The Hex Breakers
2:30 pm: Sebastian Sheldon
3 pm: Henry Whittaker
3:30 pm: V.J. Gabi
4 pm: Mike Glendinning
4:30 pm: Disrupted Continuum
5 pm: Meg Anderson
5:30 pm: Shoulderblades
6 pm: Creature Baby
6:30 pm: Zeke Mason
7 pm: La Cook
with DJ Organic Rhythm spinning between sets.

Visual Art, Live Painting, Tinkering, and One-of-a-kind objects of craft …

Monday, March 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, March 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
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 ...

Tuesday, March 31

Cheese Night: Taste & Learn | Berkeley
Tuesday, March 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Whole Foods Market Gilman
Cheese Night: Taste & Learn | Berkeley

Meghan, the Whole Foods Market Certified Cheese Professional at their new location on Gilman Street in Berkeley, will be dishing up her favorite Spring cheese to share with you at this free event.
Learn from a pro and treat your tastebuds too.

Wednesday, April 1

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, April 1 – 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 ...

2015 April Fools Hat Party & Beast Crawl Benefit | Oakland
Wednesday, April 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 suggested donation.
| Telegraph Beer Garden
2015 April Fools Hat Party & Beast Crawl Benefit | Oakland

Beast Crawl is Oakland’s answer to Litquake, and they’re hosting their annual benefit April Fools Hat Party at Telegraph Beer Garden on April Fool’s Day, April 1, 2015.
Wear your most amazing hat – bowler, princess, fez, sailor, sexy-30’s-feather, baseball, cowboy, pork pie, witch, church lady, viking, ten …

1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Wednesday, April 1 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Wednesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, April 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, April 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The March headliner is Andrew Holmgren.
Comedian Andrew Holmgren embodies a rare combination of humility and good looks rarely seen before on this planet. The laid-back jokester performs with a certain reverence for irreverence and his succinct, clever sense of humor has caused people to call …

Friday, April 3

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, April 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 for this event, with galleries, artist ...

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, April 3 – 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, April 3 – 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, April 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. 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, April 3 – 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.

100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland
Friday, April 3 – 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, April 3 – 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 ...

Free Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland
Friday, April 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
| The Omni Commons
Free Theater: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet | Oakland

See a free production of Romeo & Juliet, a tale of love’s triumph over violence and fear – Shakespeare distills this down to its archetypal essence. Kind of a big deal, right? It’s happening at 8 pm on March 27 and 28, plus April 3, ...

Saturday, April 4

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, April 4 – 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 ...

2015 Cambodian New Year Festival | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2015 Cambodian New Year Festival | Oakland

In Oakland, local Cambodians are gathering for a joyous celebration that will include traditional Khmer music, dance, food, arts, crafts and other festivities from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015.
You can also sing karaoke and play Cambodian games for kids and adults. Cambodian artists will sell …