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Thursday, August 27

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, August 27 – 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 ...

Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, August 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but arrive early as 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 ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, August 27 – 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. Two-time Latin Dance Champion Tytus Bergstrom and Professional Dancer LiWen Ang will heat up Thursday evenings with free dance lessons, followed by a ...

Friday, August 28

Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Friday, August 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac
Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack London Square. See up close some of the world’s largest cranes aboard this 90-minute ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, August 28 – 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: “Some Like It Hot” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, August 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night:
The classiest and screwiest classic screwball comedy of all time. Joe (Tony Curtis) and Jerry (Jack Lemmon), a couple of down-on-their-luck musicians, witness a gangland massacre perpetrated by crime lord Spats Columbo (George Raft) and have to get out of town fast. Disguising themselves as ...
Comedy Roast of a Doctor | Berkeley
Comedy Roast of a Doctor | Berkeley
RoastSF is back with another heart stopping, fall-to-the-floor laughing, no-jokes barred comedy roast. In August their next victim is the Medical Doctor and she’s getting roasted at Pappy’s in Berkeley at 8 pm on Friday, August 28, 2015. The guest of honor Dr. Priyanka Wali spends her days ...

Saturday, August 29

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old 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. Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored ...

Ruckus n’ Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland
Saturday, August 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Feel the Beet Farmer's Market
Ruckus n' Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland

Come out to lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or live music, free tastings, and a potluck cook-off alongside the farmers market. 2015 Schedule May ...

21st Amendment Brewery Opening & Watermelon Bowling | East Bay
Saturday, August 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 21st Amendment (San Leandro)
21st Amendment Brewery Opening & Watermelon Bowling | East Bay
21st Amendment has opened a new brewery and tasting room in San Leandro and you’re invited to the Grand Opening Party featuring live music featuring WJM, D.R. & the Blazers, The Dirty and The Sam Chase & The Untraditional, food trucks, brewery tours, and watermelon bowling, all ...
Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Saturday, August 29 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

Summer Beats Free Concert: Beach Boys Tribute | Alameda
Saturday, August 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert: Beach Boys Tribute | Alameda
California Beach Boys play music from everyone’s favorite surf rock band.
10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: Music & Spoken Word Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, August 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| SoleSpace
10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina: Music & Spoken Word Showcase | Oakland
Movement Generation presents Make it Fresh, a summer performance showcase using music, spoken word, and culture to honor the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and to lift up the social and ecological justice issues that the storm laid bare so violently: institutional racism, displacement, climate change, migration, ...
“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco
Saturday, August 29 – 7:44 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Thanks to an optical illusion in the sky, the moon will appear bigger and brighter than normal in the San Francisco Bay Area in the night, during what astronomers call a “supermoon.” Because the sun is about 50,000 miles closer to the earth than at ...

Sunday, August 30

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 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 19 to August 30, 2015. Come enjoy the beautiful weather, food, crafts, and everything else that Telegraph ...

The Millet Project: Gluten-Free Food & Beer Tastings & Farm Tours | SF
Sunday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| UC Gill Tract Community Farm
The Millet Project: Gluten-Free Food & Beer Tastings & Farm Tours | SF
Come out for an afternoon with millets, highly nutritious, drought-tolerant, and gluten-free grains at the The Millet Project Exhibit on Sunday, August 30, 2015 from noon to 5 pm at the UC Gill Tract Community Farm in Albany. Free, but an RSVP is required. Take a stroll through the small-scale millet farm ...
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
LIVE MUSIC: 2:00 Edwin Q. Bunnydict 2:40 Don Villa 3:20 Kindergarten Communist 4:00 Morgan Bolender 4:40 East Bay Special 5:20 Kephri 6:00 Invisible Cinema 6:40 Beehavers 7:20 The Ukuladies with DJ Organic Rhythm spinning between sets. *LIVE ART* Visual Art, Live Painting, Tinkering, and One-of-a-kind objects of craft by: -Dani Robison (Glass Sculptures/Jewelry) danirobisonart.com -David Layton (Painting) davidlaytonartist.com -Emily Hundley/ Kalypsis (Clothes, ...
Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 30 – 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 2015. 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, ...

Shakespeare’s “King Lear”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Shakespeare's

Actors Ensemble with Berkeley’s Inferno Theatre present William Shakespeare’s “King Lear.” Adapted and directed by Giulio Cesare Perrone, this ensemble production condenses and intensifies this seminal family tragedy with striking visuals, physicality and live music. 2015 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, August 22nd ...

Monday, August 31

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, August 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Nerd Nite in August. Cool off the dog days of summer with a refreshing beverage and some crisp education. They’ll teach you about your cognitive biases through cool optical illusions, all about the controversial beauty of Lake Merritt, and give huge depth around one of ...

Tuesday, September 1

Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.
| Perdition Smokehouse
Comic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley

Comic Cute is a comedy showcase located in the spacious back patio of Perdition Smokehouse in Berkeley on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. The event is free, and there will be free popcorn along with happy hour house beers for people who produce a ticket stub. Free, ...

Wednesday, September 2

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, September 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 ...

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 ...

Oakland A’s vs. LA Angels | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, September 2 – 12:35 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A's vs. LA Angels | $2 Ticket Day

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Reserved sections. 2015 BART $2 Wednesdays Schedule >> Please note, ...

1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Wednesday, September 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, September 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 ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, September 2 – 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 3

1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo
Thursday, September 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
| The Hub Vallejo
1st & 3rd Thursday

Every first and third Thursday evening, The Hub Vallejo hosts Hub CAP Community Art Party, a creative community gathering where anything goes  – painting, singing, sewing, knitting, music, mosaics, sculpture…whatever. It’s informal and a chance to hang as a community and create. Bring a project, a ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, September 3 – 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. Two-time Latin Dance Champion Tytus Bergstrom and Professional Dancer LiWen Ang will heat up Thursday evenings with free dance lessons, followed by a ...

Friday, September 4

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, September 4 – 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; ...