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Saturday, February 13

Love Potion DIY Day: Elixirs, Heart Dissection & Mocktails | Oakland
Saturday, February 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| Counter Culture Labs
Love Potion DIY Day: Elixirs, Heart Dissection & Mocktails | Oakland
Enjoy a Valentine’s-themed day of mad science including ghost heart dissection, plant propagation and grafting, homemade cosmetics and essential oils, mad science cocktails (non-alcoholic), and more from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Drop by throughout the day for any ...
4th Annual “Alleycute” A Pairs Bike Race | Oakland
Saturday, February 13 – 1:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 per rider.
| Lake Merritt BART
4th Annual
Come get wild in the streets with the bike witches of FWOD Oakland who presents the 4th Annual Alleycute: A Pairs Bike Race, happening on Saturday, February 13, 2015. All gender identities/ bikes/ ages/ skill levels are encouraged to race. Cost: $5/ per rider. Proceeds to benefit the FWOD Broken Babes Fund. Meet ...

DIY Gender-Defying Coloring Book Workshop | Oakland
Saturday, February 13 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a suggested donation of at least $5 is appreciated
| The Grease Diner
DIY Gender-Defying Coloring Book Workshop | Oakland
Are you frustrated with the lack of gender-fluid and queer visibility in youth media? Now’s your chance to change all that. No artistic experience is necessary. Rated: PG-13. Gender-bending coloring books will be for sale. Here is a place to let your visions for a better, more ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, February 13 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

Finally, a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this brand-new, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to get to know each other as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a ...

Mad World of Picasso’s Play “Desire Caught by the Tail” & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, February 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1-100 sliding scale admission.
| Lottie Rose Artist House
Mad World of Picasso's Play

On February 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th 2016, The Lottie Rose Art House, a faction of Tom Franco’s FireHouse Art Collective, will be transformed into the mad world of Pablo Picasso’s first play: ‘Desire, Caught by the Tail’ a piece about color, sex, winning, potatoes ...

Sunday, February 14

Peet’s 2-for-1 Coffee Weekend | Valentine’s Day 2016
Peet's 2-for-1 Coffee Weekend | Valentine's Day 2016

Peet’s is sharing the love this Valentine’s weekend with a buy one, get one free deal on any beverage from Thursday, February 11 – Sunday, February 14, 2016. Print this coupon or show it on your mobile device to redeem this offer. *Purchase a Beverage, and ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, February 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
For this special Valentine’s Day performance, Anne and Jon will entertain you by working out their personal problems in song, so that you can relax and forget about your own. In order for this to work, they both understand that their personal problems are going ...

Wednesday, February 17

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, February 17 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
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, February 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Feelmore510
Oakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland
February’s edition will be feauring: Nicole Calasich Sam DiSalvo Zach Sherwin Lydia Popovich

Thursday, February 18

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, February 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
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, February 19

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, February 19 – 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 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Mad World of Picasso’s Play “Desire Caught by the Tail” & Dance Party | Berkeley
Friday, February 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1-100 sliding scale admission.
| Lottie Rose Artist House
Mad World of Picasso's Play

On February 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th 2016, The Lottie Rose Art House, a faction of Tom Franco’s FireHouse Art Collective, will be transformed into the mad world of Pablo Picasso’s first play: ‘Desire, Caught by the Tail’ a piece about color, sex, winning, potatoes ...

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 Club BnB 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 can ...

Saturday, February 20

2016 American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow: Dance & Drum Festival | SF
Saturday, February 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Fort Mason Center
2016 American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow: Dance & Drum Festival | SF
Dancers and drummers (and spectators) are invited to join the 5th Annual Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits Powwow. Two-spirit people is a modern umbrella term used by some indigenous North Americans for gender variant individuals in their communities. The organizers of the powwow say they are, “the first ...
Mad World of Picasso’s Play “Desire Caught by the Tail” & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, February 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1-100 sliding scale admission.
| Lottie Rose Artist House
Mad World of Picasso's Play

On February 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th 2016, The Lottie Rose Art House, a faction of Tom Franco’s FireHouse Art Collective, will be transformed into the mad world of Pablo Picasso’s first play: ‘Desire, Caught by the Tail’ a piece about color, sex, winning, potatoes ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, February 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
| It's Your Move Game Store

The boys of Critical Hit bring stand-up comedy to Oakland’s It’s Your Move game store for monthly shows happening every first Saturday and third of the month. Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy from some of ...

Monday, February 22

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | 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 ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Monday, February 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights from 8-9:30 pm. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra ...

Tuesday, February 23

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, February 23 – 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, February 23 – 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, ...

Wednesday, February 24

Free Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland
Wednesday, February 24 – 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, February 25

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, February 25 – 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 ...

Planet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland
Thursday, February 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations of $10 are greatly appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.
| The Octopus Literary Salon
Planet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland

Laugh yourself into orbit at the monthly Planet Mirth comedy show where out-of-this-world comics delight with stellar jokes and wit at the brand new Oakland venue, The Octopus Literary Salon. Extending the silly afterwards, performers will serve as test cases for the age-old, frequently ridiculed practice ...

Friday, February 26

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, February 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, ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “The Terminator” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, February 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night:
The Terminator (1984) “In the Year of Darkness, 2029, the rulers of this planet devised the ultimate plan. They would reshape the Future by changing the Past. The plan required something that felt no pity. No pain. No fear. Something unstoppable. They created The Terminator.” A ...

Sunday, February 28

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, February 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Peace Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Wednesday, March 2

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berekely 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 2 – 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

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Wednesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, March 2 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...