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Friday, May 26

2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont
Friday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Sharks Ice
2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont

Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Sharks Ice in Fremont from May 26-28, 2017. The 2017 event marks the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s 59th year. It has become an ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, May 26 – 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, ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, May 26 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP
| 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 ...

Saturday, May 27

2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Sharks Ice
2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont

Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Sharks Ice in Fremont from May 26-28, 2017. The 2017 event marks the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s 59th year. It has become an ...

2017 Port Costa Town Wide Yard Sale
Saturday, May 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | All Over Port Costa
2017 Port Costa Town Wide Yard Sale
Hear Ye, Hear Ye – Come one and come all, to the Sale of the Century as the quaint hamlet of Port Costa, California will host a town wide yard sale on Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 9 am to 6 pm. Find unique gadgets, fancy whirligigs, and ...
2017 Family Fun Festival: Skateboard Contest, Cooking Demos & Puppet DIY | Berkeley
Saturday, May 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2017 Family Fun Festival: Skateboard Contest, Cooking Demos & Puppet DIY | Berkeley
The Ecology Center Farmers’ Markets’ annual Family Fun Festival is “a whole day of free fun for the whole family” featuring games, contests, performances, and hands-on activities for all ages. 2017 Family Fun Festival Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 10 am to 3 pm Berkeley Farmers Market, MLK Jr ...
2017 Burger & Brew Fest: Live Music, Art & Burger Throwdown | Fremont
2017 Burger & Brew Fest: Live Music, Art & Burger Throwdown | Fremont
The Third Annual Fremont Burger & Brew Fest was created to celebrate the variety of wonderful craft breweries in California, home to more breweries than any other in the state and will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, from 11 am to 6 pm. The event ...
2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Boogie down at The Eastlake Music Festival at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland which features local music, dance, indie arts and crafts, micro-brews and food trucks. 2017 Eastlake Music Festival Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 1 pm to 9 pm Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland FREE, but donations are appreciated > ...

Sunday, May 28

2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont
Sunday, May 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch.
| Sharks Ice
2017 Golden Gate Bonspiel: Curling Competition | Sharks Ice Fremont

Come watch curlers from around the country as they compete on Memorial Day weekend in the annual Golden Gate Bonspiel at Sharks Ice in Fremont from May 26-28, 2017. The 2017 event marks the San Francisco Bay Area Curling Club’s 59th year. It has become an ...

2017 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Sunday, May 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)
2017 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Join the Bay Area Burmese Community for the annual Burmese New Year Water Festival at Kennedy Park in Union City from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 28, 2017. There will be Burmese traditional dance performances, foods from various regions of Myanmar, traditional ceremony of paying ...
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, May 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive early as possible – depending on the conditions and the amount of people, the sign-up/rides may ...

Monday, May 29

2017 Memorial Day Commemoration & Tour | Oakland
Monday, May 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
2017 Memorial Day Commemoration & Tour | Oakland
Join Mountain View Cemetery to honor all veterans at the 96th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at 10 am on Monday, May 29, 2017. The 2017 Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the second fountain on the Main Avenue of the cemetery. Complimentary refreshments will follow the ...
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, May 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Who’s Your Daddy? The Unique (and Tasty) History of Crawfish Lobsters are Red, Crabs can be Blue, Learn to Catch and Cook Crawfish, They’re Good Eatin’ Too. Discover the unique natural history of “the lobster’s ugly cousin” and its revered place in the culture of New Orleans. ...
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, May 29 – 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, May 30

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, May 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Lineup: Anthony K (Opened for Rich Vos, Deon Cole, Damon Wayans Jr, Finalist in Big Sky Comedy Festival and the San Francisco International Comedy Competition) Host: Lyall Behrens (Hulu, worked with Paul Mooney, Ali Wong & Todd Glass, Hollywood Laugh Factory, Starred in a commercial for the ...

Wednesday, May 31

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, May 31 – 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, June 1

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, June 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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: Red Hot Rockin’ Soul | Concord
Thursday, June 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: Red Hot Rockin' Soul | 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 ...

Friday, June 2

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, June 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, June 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 ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, June 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, June 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 Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, June 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. 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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, June 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

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, June 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 ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland
Friday, June 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op

Comedy Soup 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 soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is required. Doors open at ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Dance Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 2 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 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, June 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, June 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 ...

2016 Bay Area Book Festival: Literary Block Party & Magic Book Castle | Berkeley
Saturday, June 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2016 Bay Area Book Festival: Literary Block Party & Magic Book Castle | Berkeley

The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley. 200 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will ...