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Friday, October 7

100 Foot Tall Film Night: Space & Architecture | The Great Wall of Oakland
Friday, October 7 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Great Wall of Oakland
100 Foot Tall Film Night: Space & Architecture | The Great Wall of Oakland
“Where Now?” looks at the refiguration of city space and architecture – a city in flux, deconstruction, and suspension. The evening will feature work by William Hurt, Adrian Regnier, and Brandon Woodruff. 100 Foot Tall Film Night: Space & Architecture Friday, October 7th | 8-9 pm The Great Wall of ...

Saturday, October 8

2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow | Berkeley
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley)
2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow | Berkeley
Honor the ancestors, the present spirit, and future generations, at the 24th annual Indigenous Peoples Day featuring Native Californian dancing, an inter-tribal dance contest, foods, arts, crafts, all day raffles, drumming and singing. 2016 Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 6 pm Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr ...

2016 Park Street Classic Show: 400+ Cars & Oldies DJ | Alameda
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Park Street (Alameda)
2016 Park Street Classic Show: 400+ Cars & Oldies DJ | Alameda
More than 400 cars of every description will be on display in Alameda’s historic downtown district — Roadsters, Coupes, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, and more. 2016 Park Streeet Classic Car Show Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 4 pm Park Street, Alameda FREE Most of the cars come from ...
Life is Living 2016: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | deFremery Park
Life is Living 2016: Hip Hop, DJs, Theatre & Graffiti Battle | Oakland
Life is Living is a free celebration of urban life through hip hop, intergenerational health and environmental action presented by Youth Speaks. 2016 Life is Living Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 10 am to 7 pm Lil’ Bobby Hutton Park (DeFremery Park), 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland FREE
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — in a beautiful ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Fall 2016 Free Plant Exchange | Oakland
Saturday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ability Now Bay Area
Fall 2016 Free Plant Exchange | Oakland
Have plants you must prune or cull? How about trading your excess with others in your neighborhood? Take home new plants for your yard and have an instant new garden, all free at the Fall 2016 Free Plant Exchange happening on October 8, 2016 in Oakland. They’ll have Master Gardeners to answer questions and ...
2016 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay
Saturday, October 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | El Cerrito High School
2016 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival: 9 Hours of Music & Workshops | East Bay
El Cerrito Free Folk Festival a daylong arts and music festival featuring two stages, workshops, a family program and plenty of spaces for spontaneous jams. 2016 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival October 8, 2016 | Noon to 9 pm El Cerrito High School, 540 Ashbury Ave, El Cerrito FREE
MetalFest 2016: Live Music & Canned Food Drive | East Bay
Saturday, October 8 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but please bring some canned food to donate.
| Hayward Memorial Park
MetalFest 2016: Live Music & Canned Food Drive | East Bay
Bands4Bands presents MetalFest 2016, a hard local music festival, canned food drive, and family festival with giveaways, a kids’ area and vendors on Saturday, October 8, 2016. This Annual Festival will have giveaways, kid’s area, BBQ and vendors. Bands4Bands will accept your canned food donations at the ...
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, October 8 – 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 ...

Opening Reception: Glow-in-the-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Saturday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Studio 23
Opening Reception: Glow-in-the-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda

Alameda’s Studio 23 presents their annual BlackLight Art Show in October 2016 with glowing artworks and body painting by East Bay Artists. There will be no lights. All of the artwork glows under a black light with the use of UV reactive fluorescent color paints. Get free glow-in-the-dark stuff, enjoy ...

Sunday, October 9

2016 Rockridge “Out & About” Street Festival | Oakland
Sunday, October 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Rockridge
2016 Rockridge
From a business district to a festival, nearly a mile of College Avenue in Oakland will be transformed into the Rockridge Out & About Festival featuring gourmet food and drinks from local restaurants and food trucks, live music, wellness activities, kids’ activities, and a chef stage. 2016 ...
SoundWaves: Live Afro-Latin Funk at the Waterfront | Jack London Sq.
Sunday, October 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
SoundWaves: Live Afro-Latin Funk at the Waterfront | Jack London Sq.

The Soundwaves music series returns to Jack London Square with free live music on the Oakland waterfront. Locals and visitors are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair for this festive afternoon of fabulous music including high-energy blues and bluegrass from Dirty Cello, Afro-Latin ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, October 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Tuesday, October 11

Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland
Tuesday, October 11 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland

Form a band (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and rock the world. Rockband 4 will be projected on the wall and connected to a large amp so you can rock out loud. With over 2000 songs to choose from you will surely find an anthem. This ...

Wednesday, October 12

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, October 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.

Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland
Wednesday, October 12 – 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, October 13

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, October 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 7 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and ...

“Temescal Street Flicks” Oakland International Film Festival ​| Oakland
Thursday, October 13 – 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, October 14

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, October 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, October 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk:

Join Estuary Art Attack for their monthly art walk that spans the Park Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda. Estuary Art Attack takes place every second Friday from 6-9 pm. Participating venues vary each week, but the community includes 21 venues in the Jingletown neighborhood ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 14 – 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 ...

Glow-in-the-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Friday, October 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Studio 23
Glow-in-the-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda

Alameda’s Studio 23 presents their annual BlackLight Art Show in October 2016 with glowing artworks and body painting by East Bay Artists. There will be no lights. All of the artwork glows under a black light with the use of UV reactive fluorescent color paints. Get free glow-in-the-dark stuff, enjoy ...

Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland
Friday, October 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op
Sad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland

Sad Comedy is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to sadcomedyrsvp@gmail.com is required. Doors at ...

Saturday, October 15

Last of 2016: Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Last of 2016: 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 ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists.

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 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 ...

“Listen Party” Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Starline Social Club

On third Saturdays of the month, that only means one thing: Listen Party is on at the Starline Social Club in Oakland. Each month, they bring you a fresh lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Admission is $5.

“The Smart Culture Show” Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Starline Social Club

On third Thursdays of the month, that only means one thing: The Smart Culture Show is on at the Starline Social Club in Oakland. Each month, they bring you a fresh lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Admission is $5.