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Thursday, August 25

Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Capitol 6 Drive-In (San Jose)
Free Drive-In Movie Night | San Jose

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night twice a year including a festival with live music, games and $1 nachos. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive ...

Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Arrive early; the drive-in fills up quickly on free nights
| Solano 2 Drive In
Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay

The West Wind Drive-in movie theaters in Concord and San Jose host a Free Drive-in Movie Night twice a year including a festival with live music, games and $1 nachos. All movies are double features. Admission is free. Gates open at 6 pm. Films start at dusk. Arrive ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: The Legendary Music of Santana | Concord
Thursday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: The Legendary Music of Santana | Concord

The 27th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Finale Cover & Dance Band | East Bay
Thursday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Finale Cover & Dance Band | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Thursday Summer Night Concert: 80s Tribute Night | Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza
Thursday Summer Night Concert: 80s Tribute Night | Walnut Creek

Get ready to dance the night away at the 2016 Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series is back on three Thursdays in August. This year’s event will be located in Broadway Plaza’s brand new Event Plaza, which is near Macy’s and the newly opened Broadway Lane. 2016 ...

2016 Eugene O’Neill Festival Sneak Peek Discussion | East Bay
Thursday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Library
2016 Eugene O'Neill Festival Sneak Peek Discussion | East Bay

Catch a “sneak peek” of the 2016 Eugene O’Neill Festival with Artistic Director Eric Fraisher-Hayes who will discuss this year’s productions “The Emperor Jones,” Edward Albee’s “Seascape,” and Adrienne Pender’s “N.” Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a birthday cake. 2016 Eugene ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, August 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings with free Latin dance lessons. From novice groovers to seasoned jivers, everyone is invited to enjoy fun music and free Latin dance lessons from professional instructor Hebert Aguilar ...

“Glee 3D” Sing-Along Outdoor Cinema & Costume Party | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Enjoy an evening of song, dance and movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. Bring blankets and chairs. Please note that start times may change based on ...

Friday, August 26

Rooftop Garden Concert: Organ Jazz Trio | Oakland
Friday, August 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Organ Jazz Trio | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 10 – September 9, 2016. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

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

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is 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 ...

2016 “Halloween in August” Antique Store Party | Pleasanton
Friday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Harvest
2016
French and American antique store, American Harvest, will be hosting their popular Halloween Party from 7-9 pm on Friday, August 26, 2016. “Halloween?” you might ask, “In August?” Hey, we didn’t make it up. Apparently August Halloween last two days; the festivities will continue on Saturday, August 27th from 10 ...
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Dance Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 26 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2016 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2016 | 8:30 ...

Saturday, August 27

29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland

Come to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on ...

2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland
The East Bay SPCA will host its 8th Annual Adopt-A-Thon at Jack London Square from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2016. More than 350 adoptable animals from the many East Bay pet adoption agencies will be present, including dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, rats, ...
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their influence on the history of Oakland. Featured buildings include the First Presbyterian Church, First Congregational Church and Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, Broadway at 27th Street. Parking ...

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, August 27 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pappy's
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
This month’s headliner is Mark Smalls: Mark Smalls is a hard hitting comic out of the SF Bay Area. Whether it’s a tough bar room or a nice comedy club Mark pulls no punches with his comedy. Performed in SF Sketchfest 2016 and placed 3rd place ...
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Made Up Theatre
Free Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont

Come out for a night of big laughs as The 5 Play cast explores the fun, exciting, and silly nature of human relationships in an unforgettable show of completely improvised scenes and stories every Saturday at 10 pm. 5 Play will perform a fully improvised ...

Sunday, August 28

52nd Annual Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market | East Bay
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
52nd Annual Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market | East Bay
Niles will be brimming with bargains that spill out onto the streets during this once-a-year multi-block event from 6 am to 4 pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The entire downtown will be blocked off for vendors to display antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, food, and more. Traditionally on the ...
“NFL Punt, Pass & Kick” Kids’ Competition | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland High School
East Bay Flag Football is hosting the Official NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Competition, a free event for boys and girls 6-15 years old happening on the Oakland High School Football Field at 9 am on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick program is a national skills competition. The top finisher ...
29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown
29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland

Come to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to experience the traditions that Oakland’s Chinatown has so diligently preserved. There will be arts & crafts, entertainment on ...

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, August 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay

Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2016 King ...

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland

The Oakland Public Library presents a summer jazz, history and jam series on Sunday afternoons from July to August 2016. Summer jazz concerts kick-off with a performance by a featured artist from 3-4 pm, followed by a history of jazz with jazz musician Randy Moore from 4:30-5 pm, ...

Monday, August 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
In this month’s Nerd Nite, you will learn about the importance of certain slithering reptiles, about the benefits of breast massage, and about the history and practicality of adoption.
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, August 29 – 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, August 30

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, August 30 – 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 23, 2016 and continuing for four weeks (with a two-week break ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, August 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Headliner: Kabir Singh (Comedy Central, Family Guy, Starz, 1st Place Winner in San Francisco International Comedy Competition) Leslie Small (SF Punchline and Cobb’s regular) Matt Gubser (SF Sketchfest, Album “Daddy Issues” on I-Tunes) Frankie Marcos (opened for Guy Torry, San Jose Improv regular) Host: Lyall Behrens (Hulu, Clear Channel ...

Wednesday, August 31

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. Reservations ...