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Sunday, July 27

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, July 27 – 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 ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Arts Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

July 27, 2014 Schedule:
Live Music:
2:30 pm: 2ND nature
3:05 pm: I.R. Fiq
3:40 pm: Blood & Dust
4:15 pm: C & the Honks
4:50 pm: VANFANTOM
5:25 pm: Kindergarten Communist
6:00 pm: Introflirt
6:35 pm: The Reprimanded
7:10 pm: Frontiers
with DJ Organic Rhythm spinning between sets
Live Art:

Romy Ilano
Sarah Morrow
Megan Lees
Ron West
Kaitlin McSweeney
Taylor G.
Mycoal …

2014 Obtainium Cup: Human-Powered Mutant Vehicle Rally | SF
Sunday, July 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch; $25 registration fee required to race
| Mare Island
2014 Obtainium Cup: Human-Powered Mutant Vehicle Rally | SF

Experience the adventure as dozens of mutant human-powered vehicles race down and up Vallejo’s Mare Island during the third annual Obtainium Cup from 3-9 pm on July 27, 2014.
The road rally is fraught with challenges: Zombies, Flying Monkeys, Mad Hatters, Robots… Can these intrepid heroes survive? …

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, July 27 – 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 13 – August 31, 2014. 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 ...

Monday, July 28

Opening Day: Philz Coffee on Gilman | Berkeley
Monday, July 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Philz Coffee (Gilman St)
Opening Day: Philz Coffee on Gilman | Berkeley

Delicious Philz Coffee is opening up a new location on Gilman in Berkeley and you’re invited to hang out at their soft opening party on Monday, July 28, 2014.
They’ll have treats and hand crafted cups of:

Jacobs Wonderbar
Tesora
Philtered Soul
Decaf Swiss Water
Ecstatic Iced Coffee

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, July 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Wednesday, July 30

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 ...

Free Lunchtime Concert | Oakland
Wednesday, July 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from rock and folk to Latin and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Montclair Ball Field
SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 55th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2014 production “Ripple Effect.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2014 Free political theater & music in parks all over the Bay ...

Thursday, July 31

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, July 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Stork Club
Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland

Storking Comedy is a weekly comedy showcase with a twist; the show features some of the Bay’s best comedians whom are subsequently interviewed after their performance. The results are akin to an irreverent Inside the Actor’s Studio as host, OJ Patterson, alternates between goofy rapport and intrusive investigation. Additional questions are fielded ...

Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland
Thursday, July 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph
Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland

The Last Season by Sara Dosa
Told over the course of one matsutake mushroom season in Central Oregon, The Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war and survival, telling a story of family from an unexpected place.
Opening Short: Tommy Becker, …

Friday, August 1

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

Jack’s Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar on the beautiful Jack London Square waterfront showcasing the best of the region ...

First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway
Friday, August 1 – 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.

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, August 1 – 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 ...

Free Moonlight Movie: “The Goonies” | Danville
Friday, August 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Free Moonlight Movie:

The Goonies tells the story of a group of kids that set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 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.

Saturday, August 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, August 2 – 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 ...

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 ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, August 2 – 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, August 3

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 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, August 3 – 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 ...