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Wednesday, September 3

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, September 3 – 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 4

Free First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Thursday, September 4 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 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, ...

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, September 4 – 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 ...

Friday, September 5

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway
Friday, September 5 – 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.

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, September 5 – 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 ...

“Chicago” Sing-Along Movie & Costume Party | Jack London Sq
Friday, September 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Show up in costume and enjoy an evening of song, dance and cult movie classics on the waterfront with free outdoor screenings of popular musicals, as part of Jack London Square’s Sing-along Cinemas. This lively film series will screen fan favorites on special evenings at sundown. ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 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, September 6

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 6 – 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 ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, September 6 – 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, September 7

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, September 7 – 10:00 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, September 7 – 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 ...

Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay
Sunday, September 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
| Hayward Memorial Park
Whimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay

“O Best Beloved” is a live outdoor stage play based on Rudyard Kipling’s “Just-So Stories.” It was named “Best Of Fringe” at the 2013 San Francisco Fringe Festival. Featuring original songs, slapstick antics, eccentric characters and colorful scenery, the six actors will satiate your curiosity ...

Final Performance: “Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley
Sunday, September 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park
Final Performance:

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons”, adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic to this beautiful little park in the Berkeley hills. Penthesilea ...

Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany
Sunday, September 7 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ivy Room
Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany

The Ivy Room in Albany presents a free comedy showcase featuring stand up comedians around the Bay Area, a swanky renovated atmosphere, and a full bar with $3 beers and other drink specials. The  comedy show takes place at 9 pm on the first and ...

Monday, September 8

The New Parkway’s Book Club | Oakland
Monday, September 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
The New Parkway's Book Club | Oakland

The New Parkway book club offers a laid back atmosphere aimed at reading and discussing your favorite books-turned-movies. It’s fun, it’s chill, it’s free and it meets on the second Monday of every month.

Tuesday, September 9

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, September 9 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night sponsored by Feelmore510 and hosted by Lydia Popovich. This event happens on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there is a two drink minimum ...

Oakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown
Tuesday, September 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but donations are welcome.
| The Uptown Nightclub
Oakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown

Oakland Active Orchestra performs a free ongoing monthly residence at The Uptown in Oakland on every second Tuesday of the month. Oakland Active Orchestra explores various innovative and traditional techniques in composition and free improvisation. Each month, new compositions written by members of the fourteen piece ...

Wednesday, September 10

Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland
Wednesday, September 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Veterans Building (Oakland)
Free Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland

Yep, we know there aren’t too many places you can Do-Si-Do in the Bay, but Oaktown 8s are giving you a chance to try square dancing at their free open house. Learn some introductory calls during a free intro session from 7-8 pm and then stick ...

Thursday, September 11

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, September 11 – 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 ...

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, September 11 – 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 ...

Friday, September 12

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, September 12 – 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 ...