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Thursday, May 1

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, May 1 – 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, May 2

Temescal First Fridays | Oakland
Friday, May 2 – 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, May 2 – 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 ...

First Friday Shorts | The New Parkway
Friday, May 2 – 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, May 2 – 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 ...

First Friday Monthly Car Meet | Fremont
Friday, May 2 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | In 'n Out
First Friday Monthly Car Meet | Fremont

Come check out some sweet rides at the giant monthly car meet organized by Canibeat starting at 9 pm on every first Friday of the month in the In ‘n Out parking lot at the Fremont Automall. It doesn’t matter what year, make or model, all ...

First Friday Concert Series | Oakland
Friday, May 2 – 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, May 3

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, May 3 – 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 Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, May 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland

Join Sistas-Wit-Style for free Caribbean dance classes to get you ready for San Francisco Carnival held annually on Memorial Day weekend. Free, but RSVP is required. Classes take place from noon to 2 pm every Saturday at New Karibbean City (1408 Webster Ave., Oakland). Their goal is ...

Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley
Saturday, May 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| The Tannery
Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley

LOOP (Lost and Out of Print) is an all ages movie night of obscure films in 16mm and other film formats of all genres at The Tannery in Berkeley, CA. They also host monthly VHS swaps where you bring your old cartoons, obscure television shows with taped ...

“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland
Saturday, May 3 – 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. All this ...

Sunday, May 4

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, May 4 – 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 ...

Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany
Sunday, May 4 – 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, May 5

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Pleasanton
Monday, May 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dublin/Pleasanton BART
Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Pleasanton

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

Wednesday, May 7

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Oakland
Wednesday, May 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale BART
Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Oakland

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, May 7 – 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 ...

Thursday, May 8

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, May 8 – 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, May 8 – 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, May 9

New BART Train Full Size Mock-Up Tour: Final Day | Concord
Friday, May 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Concord BART
New BART Train Full Size Mock-Up Tour: Final Day | Concord

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

“Estuary Art Attack”: 2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, May 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown

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 ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 9 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...

Saturday, May 10

Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, May 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland

Join Sistas-Wit-Style for free Caribbean dance classes to get you ready for San Francisco Carnival held annually on Memorial Day weekend. Free, but RSVP is required. Classes take place from noon to 2 pm every Saturday at New Karibbean City (1408 Webster Ave., Oakland). Their goal is ...

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, May 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate (North Oakland)
Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland's Golden Gate Dist.

The Golden Gate Neighborhood of North Oakland is hosting a monthly Second Saturdays event with art, music, food, classes and family-friendly activities. They’re focusing on the DIY character of the neighborhood, so come out and see what you can add to the mix.

Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley
Saturday, May 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| The Tannery
Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley

LOOP (Lost and Out of Print) is an all ages movie night of obscure films in 16mm and other film formats of all genres at The Tannery in Berkeley, CA. They also host monthly VHS swaps where you bring your old cartoons, obscure television shows with taped ...