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Saturday, November 18

2017 “Earlier Than The Bird” Stay-In-Your-PJs Shopping Day | Livermore
Saturday, November 18 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Downtown Livermore
2017
Jump out of bed and grab your shopping posse to get a head start on your gift list at the Annual Earlier Than The Bird shopping day in downtown Livermore starting at 7 am on Saturday, November 18,2017. Keep your PJs on because pajamas are encouraged as shopping ...
Cyclocalypse 2017 “Scrap Run”: Wild Bicycle Scavenger Hunt | Oakland
Saturday, November 18 – All Day | Cost: $4*
*$20 per team (up to 5 members per a team)
| Eli's Mile High Club
Cyclocalypse 2017
The Oakland Black Label Bike Club presents Cyclocalypse VII Scrap Run, an apocalyptic bicycle scavenger hunt, mostly for things you can find on the street in Oakland (trust us, there are some weird things out there). Ride around Oakland pillaging the streets for space pirate themed items. Meet ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, November 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
November 18 Theme: TBD Led by Oakland curators, writers, and artists. Each tour brings visitors to 3-5 galleries, with short presentations from curators or artists at each location. Led by: Suzanne L’Heureux of Interface Gallery Meet: Interface Gallery, 486 49th St, 2pm District: North

Sunday, November 19

2017 Holiday Festival: Hand Made & Artisinal Gifts | Alameda
Sunday, November 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission and Free Parking.
| Temple Israel of Alameda
2017 Holiday Festival: Hand Made & Artisinal Gifts | Alameda
Come and join a community-wide craft fair to kick off the holidays. Complete all your holiday shopping in one day and one location.
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, November 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
In this months assembly, explore gratitude in its many forms. Bring your thoughts and ideas as you explore gratitude through interactive group participation. And sing songs of course. And have pot luck after.
The Final “Cal Sailing Club Open House” of 2017: Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
The Final

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Tuesday, November 21

26th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland
Tuesday, November 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Marriott Hotel
26th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland
The 26th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is an annual, free, all-volunteer community feast to feed those who need some holiday food and cheer. Seniors, low-income families and homeless citizens are warmly welcomed at the Oakland Marriott City Center from 11 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, November 21, ...

Thursday, November 23

Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
Thursday, November 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | First Lutheran Church (Concord)
Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
The First Lutheran Church in Concord hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner from 10:30 am to 4 pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017. The dinner is organized by several Contra Costa churches and anybody in the community is welcome to come enjoy some food and cheer. Want to volunteer? Call 925-207-0035 ...
15th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland
Thursday, November 23 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Two Star Market
15th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland
Oakland’s Dimond District is home to Two Star Market which will host its 15th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration from 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
Thanksgiving Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Classical Indian Concert | East Bay
Thanksgiving Day Free Vegetarian Dinner & Classical Indian Concert | East Bay
Enjoy international vegetarian cuisine and a classical Indian music concert at the Badarikashrama ashram starting at 3 pm in San Leandro on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017. Free, but an RSVP is recommended. Call 510-278-2444. No one will be turned away on the day of the event. Dinner ...

Friday, November 24

2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
2017 Plaid Friday | Oakland
Plaid Friday is the fun, indie alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” designed to promote local and independently owned businesses during the holiday shopping season. 2017 Plaid Friday Friday, November 24, 2017 All Over Oakland FREE, but bring money for food, drinks and shopping > 2017 Events & Specials Look for ...
Buy Nothing Day | 2017
Friday, November 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Buy Nothing Day | 2017
Buy Nothing Day is the antithesis to Black Friday: your special day to unshop, unspend and unwind. Relax and do nothing for the economy and for yourself,  at least for a single day. Can you really buy absolutely nothing for just one day? You might say “Sure,” ...
2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
Friday, November 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles
2017 Festival of Lights & Parade: 60+ Floats & Santa Claus | Niles
The Niles Festival of Lights and Parade, which for many Fremont residents signals the start of the holiday season, will take place from 6-8 pm on November 24, 2017. 2017 Niles Festival of Lights and Parade Friday, November 24, 2017 | 6-8 pm – Tree lighting at 6 ...

Saturday, November 25

Small Business Saturday 2017
Small Business Saturday 2017
After hitting the big stores on Black Friday, support your local businesses and check out the mom-and-pop stores on Small Business Saturday. American Express® Card Members can earn more rewards when they Shop Small®.

Monday, November 27

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, November 27 – 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, November 28

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, November 28 – 7:40 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, November 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...

Thursday, November 30

2017 Holiday Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, November 30 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
2017 Holiday Stroll | Oakland
The Montclair Village Association invites you to the 15th Annual Holiday Stroll on Thursday evening, November 30, 2017, from 5:30-8 pm. The Stroll is an invitation to celebrate community, to share in the spirit of the season, and support local businesses, schools, and non-profits that bring ...
2017 Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting | Walnut Creek
Thursday, November 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza
2017 Holiday Parade of Lights, Open House & Tree Lighting | Walnut Creek
Music and festivity will fill the shopping center at Broadway Plaza’s annual Open House and Community Tree Lighting, from 6-9 pm on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The tree lighting will be at approximately 7 pm. Event Activities:  6PM – Retailer Open House, Olaf Hide and Hug Treasure Hunt ...

Friday, December 1

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 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; ...

2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2017 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Jack London Square is set to ring in the holiday season with an annual tree lighting ceremony on the Oakland waterfront – plus there’s the crazy fun Tap-Dancing Christmas Trees. Oakland’s favorite annual holiday tradition promises to deliver holiday magic to the Oakland waterfront with the ...
“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, December 1 – 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, December 1 – 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. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, December 1 – 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, December 1 – 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 ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 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 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, December 1 – 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, December 2

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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

2017 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Saturday, December 2 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Encinal Yacht Club
2017 Oakland Lighted Yacht Parade | Jack London Sq.
Head to Encinal Yacht Club (or the Wind River Park in Alameda) and nab a perfect viewing spot for the 41st Annual Oakland/Alameda Estuary Lighted Yacht Parade, starting about 5:30pm on Saturday, December 2, 2017. In 2017, the parade will follow a longer route passing by Fortman ...