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Wednesday, March 4

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 4 – 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 ...

1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Wednesday, March 4 – 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

March 4 Theme: Hot New Books
Featured readers: Mary Mackey, Richard May, Indigo Moor, Jon Sindell. Guitar: Hao Tran. A half hour open mic precedes and follows the featured readers.
Book & Broadside Giveaway. Book Table. Free, 6:45-9 pm.

East Bay Science Cafe: A Tale of Toads & Men | Albany
Wednesday, March 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe: A Tale of Toads & Men | Albany

Tyrone Hayes presents “From Silent Spring to Silent Night:A Tale of Toads and Men”
The herbicide atrazine is a potent endocrine disrupter that chemically castrates and feminizes exposed male amphibians. Further, atrazine exposure results in neural damage and hyperactivity and induces a hormonal stress response that leads …

2nd Anniversary Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, March 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
2nd Anniversary Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

Mires Like Fires celebrate their 2nd Anniversary at Clayton Valley Bowl.
See headliner Myles Weber, winner of Bay Area All-Star Comedy Competition in 2012.

Friday, March 6

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 6 – 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; ...

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, March 6 – 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, March 6 – 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 ...

100 Foot Tall “Oakland Super 8″ Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Great Wall of Oakland
100 Foot Tall

December’s screening was rained out, so they’re starting off 2015 showing Super 8 films that were made in the fall during a series of Super 8 Workshops (made possible by the wonderful teaching artist Laura Wright, and others who generously hosted these workshops – Smokey’s Tangle, …

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Girls With Guns | Oakland
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Girls With Guns | 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 ...

First Friday Shorts: Animation & Puppet Videos | The New Parkway
Friday, March 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
First Friday Shorts: Animation & Puppet Videos | The New Parkway

Come check out new and classic short films from Creative Growth Art Center, Oakland, at a screening in partnership with First Friday Shorts: Short Films at The New Parkway.
Includes cell animation, motion graphic animation, puppet video, and live action video. Includes the premiere of “Mr Robot and Son go …

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, March 6 – 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, March 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, March 7 – 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 ...

56th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland
Saturday, March 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission and free shuttle bus from Fruitvale BART.
| White Elephant Sale Warehouse
56th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland

The White Elephant Sale has been taking one person’s trash and recycling it into someone else’s treasure for more than 50 years and the giant rummage sale is back. 56th Annual White Elephant Sale Sat-Sun, March 7-8, 2015 | 10 am to 4 pm White ...

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 ...

Jugger: Post-Apocalyptic Foam Weapon Battle Game | Berkeley
Saturday, March 7 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Codonices Park
Jugger: Post-Apocalyptic Foam Weapon Battle Game | Berkeley

Imagine yourself as part of a post-apocalyptic battle team. The sun beating down on you, catching and glinting off your weapon. The ground soft beneath your feet. Your enemies across the field beginning to look worn down, their eyes betraying fear… Well, now you can.
There …

Sunday, March 8

56th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland
Sunday, March 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission and free shuttle bus from Fruitvale BART.
| White Elephant Sale Warehouse
56th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland

The White Elephant Sale has been taking one person’s trash and recycling it into someone else’s treasure for more than 50 years and the giant rummage sale is back. 56th Annual White Elephant Sale Sat-Sun, March 7-8, 2015 | 10 am to 4 pm White ...

Hilltop Hike, Yoga & Stunning Views | East Bay
Sunday, March 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; $5 per vehicle park entrance fee.
| Black Diamond Regional Preserve
Hilltop Hike, Yoga & Stunning Views | East Bay

Yogi-extraordinaire Jan Enderle is back to lead an extraordinary yoga outing. This time she’ll be unfurling her mat on top of a hill in the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve with sweeping views of the Central Valley and Mount Diablo – and you’re invited.
Free, but …

Monday, March 9

Final Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland
Monday, March 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Final Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will help you fill out and file your Federal and State taxes. The Main Library is a drop-in site for tax help. You can also make an ...

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Classical Jam & Beer | Oakland
Monday, March 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please consider contributing for beer and drinks, but they will be free of charge.
| Secret Location (Oakland)
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Classical Jam & Beer | Oakland

Stay tuned for the exact location that will be posted as the event gets closer.

Tuesday, March 10

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, March 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night sponsored by Feelmore510 and hosted by Lydia Popovich. This event happens on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there is a two drink minimum ...

Thursday, March 12

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, March 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | 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, March 13

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, March 13 – 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 ...

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, March 13 – 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 ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, March 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland
Friday, March 13 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Era Art Bar & Lounge

Meet up with fellow cocktail connoisseurs at Era Art Bar in Oakland to mix, mingle, and taste a freshly-inspired seasonal cocktail. The only catch – you have to be a member (don’t worry, it’s free to join). How to Join the Club: Arrive between 9-9:30 pm ...