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Wednesday, August 23

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 23 – 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, August 24

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord
Thursday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord

The 28th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, August 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

 Photo | Bay Street Emeryville Catch the Fever Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and “Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings. Join the party at Bay Street. Hebert Aguilar teach FREE Latin dance lessons. Followed by a dance party for students ...

Friday, August 25

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 28th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2017 King ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, August 25 – 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, ...

Movies Under the Stars “Grease” | Walnut Creek
Friday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but you can help support the program with a $2 donation per person.
| Walnut Creek Civic Park
Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars is back in Walnut Creek for the Summer 2017 season. Bring your picnic to Heather Farms Park, or try the restaurants in Downtown, then enjoy a movie with your family and friends. Movies begin at sunset. Admission is free, but a $2 donation helps support ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 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 ...

Free Movies in the Park: Sing | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Sing | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “A Space Odyssey” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: “A Space Odyssey” | Paramount Theatre
With its ground-breaking special effects, dazzling cinematography and gloriously sublime film score, Stanley Kubrick’s monumental opus changed the way science fiction movies were made – and viewed – forever. From its opening sequence set in a prehistoric African savannah to its final ambiguous scene of a ...
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, August 26

30th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
30th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Come to the 30th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on two ...

2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, August 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Come visit the 28th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2017 King ...

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

Summer Beats Free Concert: Pride & Joy Party Band | Alameda
Saturday, August 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert: Pride & Joy Party Band | Alameda

Enjoy the summer sun with the Summer Beats concert series in Alameda’s South Shore Center including free live music, family activities, face painting, henna, bounce houses and more.. Come grab a beer from the Alameda Island Brewery and your purchase will benefit local community foundations.

“Grease” Free Outdoor Oakland Movie Night | The New Parkway
Saturday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Welcome to the singing and dancing world of “Grease,” the most successful movie musical of all time. A wholesome exchange student (Olivia Newton-John) and a leather-clad Danny (John Travolta) ...

Sunday, August 27

53rd Annual Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market | East Bay
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
53rd Annual Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market | East Bay
Niles will be brimming with bargains that spill out onto the streets during this once-a-year multi-block event from 6 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 27, 2017. Pancake Breakfast starts at 4 am The entire downtown will be blocked off for vendors to display antiques, collectibles, arts, ...
30th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
30th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland

Come to the 30th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on two ...

2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, August 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Come visit the 28th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2017 King ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

On the following Sundays, the club is offering Introductory Sails for a taste of the club’s safe boating education programs. These can be extremely wet – you may end up practicing how to self-rescue from a capsize – so bring a change of clothes, strap ...

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2017. Each show will feature a headlining artist at 3 pm, followed by a “History of Jazz” discussion (4:30 pm), and a youth group performance (5 pm). ...

Monday, August 28

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, August 28 – 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, August 29

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, August 29 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
LINEUP: Lyall Behrens (Stand Up has appeared on Hulu, Hollywood Laugh Factory) Lance Woods (Opened for Dave Chappelle, Japan USO Tour) Tramane Webb (Tommy T’s Comedy Club Regular) Special Guest: Frankie Marcos (Opened for SNL’s Michael Che & Guy Torry)

Wednesday, August 30

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 ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Motown Music | Oakland
Wednesday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Motown Music | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from Motown and folk to classic and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

2017 Zumiez Best Foot Forward Skateboard Contest | Oakland
Wednesday, August 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Skate Plaza
2017 Zumiez Best Foot Forward Skateboard Contest | Oakland
Zumiez Best Foot Forward is a contest series started in 2007. To give back to the skateboarding community on a local level, the contest has been providing the country’s best amateur skateboarders exposure on a global level. Unlike most contests, Zumiez Best Foot Forward comes to you, and ...
“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 30 – 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, August 31

Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord
Thursday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord

The 28th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...