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Sunday, September 25

2016 Bay Area Blues Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2016 Bay Area Blues Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Continuing the merger of two great festivals, the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival, get ready for a big two-day street party in Martinez – the 2016 Bay Area Blues Festival. 2016 Bay Area Blues Festival Sat-Sun, September 24-25, 2016 ...

2016 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Montclair Village
2016 Pacific Fine Arts Festival: Sunday | Oakland

The Village sidewalks come alive with fine art and crafts for a juried festival. Stroll along Mountain Blvd., La Salle Ave. and Antioch Court as part of the Pacific Arts Festival. 2016 Pacific Fine Arts Festival Saturday, September 24 | 10 am to 6 pm ...

2016 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square
2016

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, who grows it, and how to make it. Eat Real Festival attendance is 100% ...

2nd Annual “Town Eats” Food Festival: Tomatotopia Tomato Bites | Jack London Sq.
Sunday, September 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*FREE, but food and drinks are for sale (expect lots of $5 specials)
| Lungomare
2nd Annual

Foodies, drinkers, and Oakland enthusiasts alike – rejoice – Town Eats is throwing its first annual event in partnership with Jack London Square’s Lungomare. Town Eats is a three-day local pride event that will feature some of the best local drinks, beats and bites around. ...

Jamming in the Park | 2016 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Jamming in the Park | 2016 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley. The convention is organized by folks who love old ...

Monday, September 26

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, September 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
September’s Nerd Nite East Bay lineup allows a pretty awesome opportunity for you to grab a drink and learn about some pretty fascinating topics. Audience-favorite Patrick House will review the neuroscience basis…and legal consequences…of lies; Sarah Gold McBride will discuss the science…and historical pseudoscience…of hair; ...
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, September 26 – 9:00 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, September 27

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, September 27 – 7:30 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, September 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Headliner: Rudy Ortiz (opened for Wayans Bros, Eddie Griffin, co-host “The Audible” on KNBR 1050 FM) Victor Pacheco (Tommy T’s) Roman Evgrafov (Ventura Comedy Festival) Keith D’souza (SF Sketchfest, Viceland, opened for Doug Stanhope) Host: Lyall Behrens (Hulu, Clear Channel Radio, Pandora, worked with Paul Mooney & Todd Glass, ...

Wednesday, September 28

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Music in the Park 2016 R&B Finale “Pride & Joy” | Albany
Wednesday, September 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
Music in the Park 2016 R&B Finale

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2016 concert series will be the 13th season of providing free concerts from 6:30-8 pm every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget ...

Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland
Wednesday, September 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland

Comedy Night at The Uptown is a live stand up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each week features some of the best local and travelling comedians from around the country. Doors open at 7pm, and show will begin at 7:30. The ...

Thursday, September 29

“Temescal Street Flicks” Green Day: Heart like a Grenade | Oakland
Thursday, September 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 15 – October 13, 2016 in the heart of Temescal at the weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza (Telegraph and 46th) in Oakland along with food and craft beer for purchase from Off the Grid. Rather than showing boring ...

Friday, September 30

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, September 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (July to October) from the Oakland Estuary to the San Francisco Bay on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir. Learn about how the Port of Oakland handles more than 2 million cargo containers annually. Boarding will be at the foot ...

Saturday, October 1

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, October 1 – 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 ...

21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
21st Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival | Berkeley
“Stand up for the Earth” at the 21st annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival at Berkeley’s Civic Center Park. 2016 Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival Saturday, October 1, 2016 | Noon to 4:30 pm (10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk) Civic Center Park (MLK Jr. Way at Center Street, Berkeley) FREE 10 am: Strawberry Creek Walk meets ...
Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party, so break out those dancing shoes and your garden party attire and get revved up for funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. ...

Last of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Last of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: Nestled among the many new restaurants and clubs, Oakland’s vibrant art deco-era landmarks, including the Fox Oakland Theater, the Paramount Theatre and the jazzy blue and silver Floral Depot Building, are the focus of this tour. The tour also features the ...

2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring money for beer and food, or purchase advance tickets.
| Dimond District (Oakland)
2016 Oaktoberfest Beer Festival | Oakland
Oaktoberfest celebrates the history, the flavors, and the people of the Bay Area with craft beer and food, entertainment, arts, and ecology. Oakland’s Dimond District continues a tradition as an entertainment destination, begun in the early 1900’s when Beer Gardens and German vacation resorts lined ...
“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, October 1 – 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 and third Saturday of the month. Admission is $5, and you’ll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy from some of the ...

Sunday, October 2

Annie’s Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay
Sunday, October 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Annie's Annuals & Perennials
Annie's Annuals Fall Party: Funky Tunes, Free Munchies & Gardening Talks | East Bay

The amazing Richmond nursery Annie’s Annuals is once again hosting their Fall Planting Party, so break out those dancing shoes and your garden party attire and get revved up for funky tunes, free munchies, free raffles, awesome face painting, garden talks, enlightening demos and more. ...

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
Free First Sunday Admission | 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 ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, October 2 – 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 ...

Monday, October 3

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, October 3 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Tuesday, October 4

1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Tuesday, October 4 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Tuesday 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 Tuesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is free.

Wednesday, October 5

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, October 5 – 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 ...

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

City Center: Explore the upbeat style of modern City Center, alongside restored historic landmarks like the Tribune Tower, the Rotunda Building and City Hall. Tour begins at 10 am in front of Oakland City Hall at One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza. Parking is available at ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, October 5 – 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 ...

Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland
Wednesday, October 5 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland

Comedy Night at The Uptown is a live stand up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each week features some of the best local and travelling comedians from around the country. Doors open at 7pm, and show will begin at 7:30. The ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, October 5 – 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 ...