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Tuesday, July 7

Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley
Tuesday, July 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.
| Perdition Smokehouse
Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley
Comedian lineup for July 7, 2015: Jade Walker Glenn Audrey Crescenti Butch Escobar

Wednesday, July 8

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, July 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.

Thursday, July 9

Free Movie Night: “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind” | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night:
In Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), a legendary missing squadron of Navy planes turns up – 40 years after they disappeared. A long lost ship suddenly appears hundreds of miles from the ocean – in the middle of a desert.
Revenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland
Thursday, July 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Ruby Room
Revenge of the '80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland

Step into a totally f*cked up ’80s time warp every second Thursday at The Ruby Room and enjoy absurdly cheap 80 cent well drinks between 10 pm and midnight, and of course, all the ’80s music and dancing you can handle. DJs Jonathan Reddick (Slime City, Ex-Twin Steps) ...

Friday, July 10

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, July 10 – 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 ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, July 10 – 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 ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, July 10 – 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, July 10 – 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 ...

Saturday, July 11

1920s Tea Party & Cabaret in the Park | Lake Merritt
Saturday, July 11 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*This is a classy affair so grab your long gloves, suspenders, bootleg flask
| Lake Merritt (Grand & Bay Pl)
1920s Tea Party & Cabaret in the Park | Lake Merritt
Come get classy and jazzy out by the lake. That’s right, the ladies of Cuddlefish are jetting over the pond and hosting a salon style tea party at Lake Merritt in Oakland. Gangsters, flappers, lounge singers and movie stars are welcome and 1920/’30s/Speakeasy attire encouraged. This is a ...
2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, July 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 writers in a single night, spread out at 30 East Bay venues over 3 hours on July 12, 2014. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events, including ...
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, July 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Author Reading Series: Beast Crawl Special Event | Oakland
Saturday, July 11 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
Author Reading Series: Beast Crawl Special Event | Oakland
July 11: Beast Crawl: The Unrestrained Beast Featured readers: Miah Jeffra, Kirk Lumpkin, Mary Mackey, Maw Shein Win. Curated by Leila Rae. There will be no open mic during Beast Crawl, but the Book & Broadside Giveaway and book table will be there. Please Note: In July ...

Sunday, July 12

Summer Concert, Market & Kids’ Games | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, July 12 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Concert, Market & Kids' Games | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 6th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month from June to September. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the sunshine, music, vendors and family games from 2-5 ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, July 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Optical magician Kerry Laitala returns to Shapeshifters to present The City Luminous, a new body of work inspired by the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition to which cultural historians attribute, among other things, the first light show in the Bay Area. Inspired by the innovations developed ...

Tuesday, July 14

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, July 14 – 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. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there ...

Wednesday, July 15

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, July 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Awaken Cafe
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

Oakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland
Wednesday, July 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Feelmore510
Oakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland

Feelmore Adult Gallery in Oakland opens its door for live comedy once a month on the third Wednesday. The Oakland Comedy Shop is a quality showcase produced by local comedians Shanti Charan and Arthur Ballesteros.

Thursday, July 16

New Belgium Slow Ride Sessions: Free Yoga, Art Tour & Bike Ride | Oakland
Thursday, July 16 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free yoga and tour, but bring some money for beer.
| The Crucible
New Belgium Slow Ride Sessions: Free Yoga, Art Tour & Bike Ride | Oakland

New Belgium invites you on their monthly Slow Ride Sessions on the 3rd Thursday of the month with a free yoga class, a tour of the non-profit industrial arts school, The Crucible, and a slow bike ride to a local bar to cheers with your ...

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, July 16 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur in 2012 by the East ...

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, July 16 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd St Warehouse
The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland

It’s the third Thursday, and that only means one thing: The Smart Culture Show is back at the 3rd St. Warehouse. What is the Smart Culture Show? It’s an art themed comedy show held in a warehouse space in the Jack London section of Oakland. ...

Friday, July 17

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, July 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 10 am to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live ...

Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Friday, July 17 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac
Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. See up close some of the world’s largest cranes aboard this 90-minute ...

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Sunday, July 19

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, July 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor seating and Games of Berkeley game pavilion every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, July 19 – 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 ...

Tuesday, July 21

Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley
Tuesday, July 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.
| Perdition Smokehouse
Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley

Comic Cute is a comedy showcase located in the spacious back patio of Perdition Smokehouse in Berkeley on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The event is free, and there will be free popcorn along with happy hour house beers for people who produce a ticket stub. Free, ...

Wednesday, July 22

Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland
Wednesday, July 22 – 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, July 23

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, July 23 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when you arrive early to collect your supplies (check-in) and try cool new ...

Friday, July 24

Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Friday, July 24 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac
Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. See up close some of the world’s largest cranes aboard this 90-minute ...

Saturday, July 25

Ruckus n’ Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland
Saturday, July 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Feel the Beet Farmer's Market
Ruckus n' Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland

Come out to lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook-off alongside the farmers market. 2015 Schedule May ...