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Friday, September 1

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 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; ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, September 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center: Bubble-ology | Oakland Hills
Learn all about the science behind bubbles. See how a scientist uses the properties of bubbles to create breakthrough technologies. See how bubbles can change form as professional bubble artists Tom Noddy and Sterling Johnson expose the wonders of these remarkable spheres. Get hands on ...
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

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 event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy little ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 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. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, September 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Hotdogs | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op

Comedy Soup 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 hot dogs and beer will be served  for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is ...

Saturday, September 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley 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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2017 Dates Saturday, May 13 Wednesday, June 7 ...

2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden
2017 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 36 Venues, 3 Hours | Oakland
Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 200 poets, writers and performance artists in a single night, spread out over 3 hours and 36 venues. Local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts will host dozens of events. Previous and current ...
2017 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art
Saturday, September 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but do bring some money to buy comics
| Mission: Comics & Art
2017 SF Zine Fest Pre Party | Mission: Comics & Art

The San Francisco Zine Fest is a free, annual celebration of small-press publishing from zines and comics to art books and beyond. Over 200 small-press and DIY creators will be selling, trading, and otherwise sharing their work at the San Francisco County Fair Building in Golden ...

2017 Beast Crawl After Parties | Oakland
Saturday, September 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring some cash for food and drinks.
| Legionnaire Saloon
2017 Beast Crawl After Parties | Oakland
Come mingle with over 200 writers, curators, and organizers from all of the Beast Crawl venues for the 2017 Beast Crawl After Party hosted at two venues, The Telegraph, (food, drinks, family-friendly venue) and Legionnaire Saloon (drinks, dancing, 21+), from 9 pm to midnight. Beast Crawl is Uptown Oakland’s literary ...

Sunday, September 3

2017 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Sunday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2017 Brazilian Day Street Party | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. 2017 Brazilian Day Party Sunday, September 3, 2017 ...
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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, CJM and Oakland Museum of ...

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, September 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | 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 ...

2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
2017 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike. Through participation in a ...

Monday, September 4

Hiero Day 2017: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 4 – All Day | Cost: $19.93 | 3rd and Chestnut
Hiero Day 2017: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Rock out on your day hip-hop style during the 6th annual Hiero Day by celebrating at The Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in downtown Oakland. Over 40 artists, DJs and hosts taking over 3 stages for the Annual Hiero Day with non-stop music all day. This is an outdoor festival, concert, ...
2017 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Monday, September 4 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
2017
Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad. Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary trek of ...
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, September 4 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Wednesday, September 6

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley 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

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 ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2017 | Oakland
Wednesday, September 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2017 | 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 Motown and folk to classic and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, September 6 – 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 ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, September 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, September 6 – 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 7

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, September 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum 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, and beyond. Through art and ...

“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, September 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 7 to 21, 2017 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 ...

Friday, September 8

Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz & R&B | Oakland
Friday, September 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz & R&B | 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 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...