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Friday, February 24

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, February 24 – 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, February 25

“The Art of Living Black” Art Fair: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios

The tenth annual “The Art of Living Black” Mills College Open Studios Art Fair feature Bay Area artists of African descent and are taking place from 11 am to 6 pm on February 25-26, 2017. This exciting group art exhibition provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet the artists ...

Sunday, February 26

“The Art of Living Black” Art Fair: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios

The tenth annual “The Art of Living Black” Mills College Open Studios Art Fair feature Bay Area artists of African descent and are taking place from 11 am to 6 pm on February 25-26, 2017. This exciting group art exhibition provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet the artists ...

Youth Orchestra Winter Classical Concert | East Bay
Sunday, February 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Performing Arts Center
Youth Orchestra Winter Classical Concert | East Bay
2017 Program: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 Aaron Copland Saturday Night Waltz Hoe-Down (Side-by-side with MUSE VIVO Orchestra) Alex Conde Concierto para piano flamenco y orquesta Alexander Glazunov

Monday, February 27

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
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 ...

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, February 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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, February 28

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, February 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women, a monthly series at Octopus, celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all orientations. Open mic starts at 7:40 pm ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, February 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Lineup: Diaz Mackie (Showtime, The Arsenio Hall Show & Netflix) Xander Beltran (Opened for Fazion Love & Kel Mitchell, 805 Comedy and Ventura Comedy Festival) Justin Lucas (HBO’s “Looking” & Regular at Punchline, Cobb’s & Tommy T’s) Host: Lyall Behrens (Hulu, worked with Paul Mooney & Todd Glass, Hollywood ...

Wednesday, March 1

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley 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 ...

East Bay Science Cafe: Searching For Dark Matter | Albany
Wednesday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe: Searching For Dark Matter | Albany
What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects ...
“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, March 1 – 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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, March 1 – 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, March 2

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, March 2 – 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 ...

2017 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Thursday, March 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Sound Room
2017

Jazz Search West 2017, 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. Come experience Jazz Search West 2017 during which 16 ...

Friday, March 3

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 3 – 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, March 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 ...

First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland
Friday, March 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 23rd & Telegraph
First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland

Get your roller boogie on to some good music at the next First Friday street party in Oakland on the corner of 23rd and Telegraph. Bring your skates and come dance. It’s First Friday, and that means you’ll also get to enjoy lots of food ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, March 3 – 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 ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 3 – 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 ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, March 3 – 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 ...

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, March 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 ...

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

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

Saturday, March 4

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

58th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland
Saturday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | White Elephant Sale Warehouse
58th 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. 58th Annual White Elephant Sale Sat-Sun, March 4-5, 2017 | 10 am to 4 pm White Elephant Sale Warehouse, 33 Lancaster St., Oakland ...

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 ...

Sunday, March 5

58th White Elephant Sale: 96,000 Sq Ft Rummage Sale | Oakland
Sunday, March 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | White Elephant Sale Warehouse
58th 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. 58th Annual White Elephant Sale Sat-Sun, March 4-5, 2017 | 10 am to 4 pm White Elephant Sale Warehouse, 33 Lancaster St., Oakland ...

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 ...

$5 First Sundays at Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays at Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

2017 Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival & Tea | East Bay
Sunday, March 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lafayette United Methodist Church
2017 Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival & Tea | East Bay
The Welsh American Society of Northern California (WASNC) hosts its annual Gymanfa Ganu at Lafayette United Methodist Church on Sunday March 5, 2017. In the Welsh language Gymanfa Ganu is the name for a traditional Hymn-Singing Festival where many of the most famous Welsh hymns of ...