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Tuesday, September 2

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 2 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morris Dance Practice Hall
English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley

Feeling a little sluggish? Need to get that blood pumping? Secretly enjoy live fiddle and accordion music? Come join the basics of Morris dancing at the annual free workshop series in Berkeley starting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and continuing for four weeks (with a one-week break ...

Wednesday, September 3

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches and high-rises. Preservation Park Tour: On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites ...

’50s Havana Social Club Dance Party in the Park | Albany
Wednesday, September 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
'50s Havana Social Club Dance Party in the Park | Albany

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 2014 concert series will be the 11th season of providing free concerts every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, September 3 – 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 ...

Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland
Wednesday, September 3 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Veterans Building (Oakland)
Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland

Yep, we know there aren’t too many places you can Do-Si-Do in the Bay, but Oaktown 8s are giving you a chance to try square dancing at their free open house. Learn some introductory calls during a free intro session from 7-8 pm and then stick ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, September 3 – 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, September 4

Free First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Thursday, September 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 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, ...

Friday, September 5

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, salsa, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 13 – September 12, 2014. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public ...

First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway
Friday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway

First Friday Shorts screens short films by Bay Area filmmakers and media arts organizations using film and video to tell stories not usually seen or heard. Join The New Parkway and discover local filmmaker talent and learn something new about your Bay Area community.

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

Win Tix: Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland
Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland

Come to the Bay Area premiere of “The Future of Energy” film as part of Oakland’s First Friday/Art Murmur Events with a special live acoustic set by Michael Franti.
The evening will be hosted by Pandora Thomas, an environmental educator, who is featured in the film. After …

“Chicago” Sing-Along Movie & Costume Party | Jack London Sq
Friday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Show up in costume and enjoy an evening of song, dance and cult movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals, as part of Jack London Square’s Sing-along Cinemas. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
First Friday Concert Series | Oakland

Every First Friday after Art Murmur in Oakland, The Uptown holds a free concert featuring local musicians and beyond covering indie rock, electronica, hip hop and everything in between. There is no cover, doors open at 6 pm and the show starts at 9 pm.

2014 Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival Kickoff | The Uptown
Friday, September 5 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Uptown Oakland
2014 Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival Kickoff | The Uptown

6th Annual Mission Creek Oakland Opening Party will take place at The Uptown on First Friday September 5, 2014.
Music Lineup:

The Sam Chase – kick-ass folk
Rin Tin Tiger – alt folk
T.V. Mike and the Scarecrowes – reefer country
The Heather Jovanelli Band

Saturday, September 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 6 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC 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 ...

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 ...

2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Two Mile Wines
2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland

The Mission Creek Music Festival block party had an unexpected last minute location change, and this time it’s in the warehouse of the Two Mile Wines winery at 489 25th St., Oakland on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
The roll top will be up, the taps will pour …

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 of the month. Enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and some free comedy from some of the Bay Area’s favorite comedians. Also, save ...

Sunday, September 7

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, September 7 – 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 ...

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, September 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley

Sundays on Telegraph closes Telegraph Avenue to cars between Durant Avenue and Dwight Way, and opens it to restaurant seating, music, street vendors, and more from noon to 5 pm, July 13 to September 21, 2014. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay
Sunday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Hayward Memorial Park
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

Final Performance: “Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Final Performance:

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons,” adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic to this beautiful little park in the Berkeley hills. Penthesilea leads ...

Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany
Sunday, September 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ivy Room
Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany

The Ivy Room in Albany presents a free comedy showcase featuring stand up comedians around the Bay Area, a swanky renovated atmosphere, and a full bar with $3 beers and other drink specials. The comedy show takes place at 9 pm on the first and ...