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Wednesday, November 26

Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland
Wednesday, November 26 – 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, November 27

Free Airport Parking Deal for Thanksgiving | Oakland Airport
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must present coupon, airline e-ticket and a photo ID for deal
| Oakland International Airport
Free Airport Parking Deal for Thanksgiving | Oakland Airport

Oakland International Airport is offering up to 72 hours of free parking (up to a $66 value) between Thursday, November 27 through Thursday, December 25, 2014. Get up to 3 days of free parking in the Daily Lot if you depart on a Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. ...

Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
Thursday, November 27 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | First Lutheran Church (Concord)
Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay

The First Lutheran Church in Concord hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
The dinner is organized by several Contra Costa churches and anybody in the community is welcome to come enjoy some food and cheer.
If you need …

1,000 Free Thanksgiving Dinners | Livermore
Thursday, November 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bothwell Arts Center
1,000 Free Thanksgiving Dinners | Livermore

For the 32nd year in a row the Livermore Community Thanksgiving Dinner will serve over 1,000 free hot meals, from turkey to desserts, in a full holiday atmosphere from noon to 5 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Redefine “extended family” and spend the day with …

2014 Vegan NoThanksgiving Potluck | East Bay
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but please bring along a vegan dish to share for the potluck.
| Direct Action Everywhere House
2014 Vegan NoThanksgiving Potluck | East Bay

While people across the United States celebrate a holiday filled with both historical and continuing violence, Direct Action Everywhere will be hosting a NoThanksgiving event for those who are seeking an alternative on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Schedule of the Day

Noon to 1 pm: Public demonstration …

12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland
Thursday, November 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Two Star Market
12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland

Oakland’s Dimond District is home to Two Star Market which will host its 12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration from 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 27, 2014.
Dinner is free and and includes turkey, chicken, lots of side dishes, plus dessert and drinks.

2014 Free Spice Monkey Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland
Thursday, November 27 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Drop off 15 canned goods and make a reservation.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
2014 Free Spice Monkey Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland

Want a free Thanksgiving Dinner at the yummy Spice Monkey restaurant in Oakland? Just donate 15 canned goods and make your reservation. 6th Annual Spice Monkey “Day of Giving” Thursday, November 27, 2014 | 4-7 pm Spice Monkey, 1628 Webster Street, Oakland FREE, but reservations are required. Please email everyone@spicemonkeyrestaurant.com. ...

Friday, November 28

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, November 28 – 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, November 29

Small Business Saturday 2014 | Free $30 AMEX Credit to Shop Local
Small Business Saturday 2014 | Free $30 AMEX Credit to Shop Local

After hitting the big stores on Black Friday, support your local businesses in SF and check out the mom-and-pop stores on Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday | Free $30 AMEX Credit
Saturday, November 29, 2014
If you have an American Express card, you can sign up to get $10 …

2014 Holidays on Fourth Street: Puppet Show | Berkeley
Saturday, November 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2014 Holidays on Fourth Street: Puppet Show | Berkeley

Come see the Caterpillar Puppet Show for free on Fourth Street 11/29 and 11/30. Two shows daily at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Musical accompaniment by Paul Anderson and the dulcimer.
Since 1976 Joe and Ronna Leon have been performing in Bay Area schools, libraries, theatres, …

Sunday, November 30

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, November 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Wednesday, December 3

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, December 3 – 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, December 3 – 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 4

Free First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Thursday, December 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 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, ...

“RAD” Recess League Dodgeball Night | Oakland

Come play the game you loved in middle school. For $5 bucks, you can drop in for two hours worth of coed adult dodgeball fun at the Claremont Middle School gym, right across the street from the Rockridge BART station. Mention Funcheap and get 2-for-1 admission on ...

Friday, December 5

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, December 5 – 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, December 5 – 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, December 5 – 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, December 5 – 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 ...

100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland
Friday, December 5 – 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, December 5 – 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, December 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, December 6 – 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 ...

2014 Holidays on Fourth Street: SF Chorus Carolers | Berkeley
Saturday, December 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fourth Street (Berkeley)
2014 Holidays on Fourth Street: SF Chorus Carolers | Berkeley

Sing your favorite holiday carols and hymns with SF City Chorus. Bring your friends and family for an old fashioned sing-along.
Rain? The chorus and singers will be awning hopping.

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, December 6 – 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 ...