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Saturday, August 9

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, August 9 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pappy's
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley

Pappy’s Bar in Berkeley presents a Saturday Night Comedy Showcase, every second and fourth Saturday of each month. Berkeley’s free stand-up comedy showcase feature comedians from all around the Bay Area at 8:30 pm followed by a DJ.

Hella Gay Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, August 9 – 9:30 pm | Cost: $5*
*Each month is a fundraiser for a different local non-profit organization.
| The Uptown Nightclub
Hella Gay Dance Party | Oakland

Happening every second Saturday of the month, Hella Gay is Oakland’s first dance party for everyone – if you’re hella queer, hella straight, or whatever the hell you are, this party is for you. Resident DJs GStar, Balthazar Lasagne, and special guest DJs every month spin Indie, ...

Sunday, August 10

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 10 – 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 ...

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 10 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides with Cal Sailing Club , a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. At this Open House, get a free introductory sail and get a fun first-hand experience on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay. Sign ...

Shakespeare in the Park: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” | Oakland
Sunday, August 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream held at the Hanns Park Amphitheater (Vallejo), Martinez Waterfront Amphitheater (Martinez) and Peralta Hacienda Historical Park (Oakland) from July 26 to August 10, 2014. Each event will have ...

Sunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland
Sunday, August 10 – 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 ...

Ukulele Love-In: Concert, Lessons & Group Sing-A-Long | Oakland
Sunday, August 10 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale $5-$10
| Actual Cafe
Ukulele Love-In: Concert, Lessons & Group Sing-A-Long | Oakland

Ukulele fans will gather in the friendly neighborhood cafe setting of Oakleyville’s Actual Cafe on the second Sunday of every month for a concert, sing-a-long, and lessons. Group Lesson (5 pm): Learn more about this fantastic little instrument with a group lesson from a guest teacher ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, August 10 – 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, August 12

Cinemark’s Summer Movie Clubhouse | 50¢ Family Movies
Tuesday, August 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: 50¢*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| CineArts at The Empire
Cinemark's Summer Movie Clubhouse | 50¢ Family Movies

From June through August, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50¢ a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or ...

2nd Anniversary Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, August 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
2nd Anniversary Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

“Ladies Love the Layover” 2 Year Anniversary Lineup:
Headliner Marga Gomez was named 2012 Best Comedian (SF Bay Guardian, SF Weekly), and seen on LOGO & Showtime. “Amazing! Like a lesbian Lenny Bruce” – Robin Williams
Featuring:

Natasha Muse
Chris Burns
Jane Harrison

With host Lydia Popovich
Feelmore 510 will be in the …

Oakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown
Tuesday, August 12 – 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, August 13

$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Dublin
Wednesday, August 13 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Dublin

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to August 2014. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 ...

Free Lunchtime Concert | Oakland
Wednesday, August 13 – 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 ...

Thursday, August 14

2014 Hot Summer Nights: Hot Rod Show & 1950s DJ | Danville
Thursday, August 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hartz Ave (Danville)
2014 Hot Summer Nights: Hot Rod Show & 1950s DJ | Danville

In its 20th year, Danville’s Hot Summer Nights features hundreds of hot rods and classic cars along Hartz Avenue along with a disc jockey spinning nostalgic 1950s and ’60s music, vendor booths and awards for the favorite collector vehicles. Expect to see rare one-of-a-kind collector ...

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, August 14 – 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, August 14 – 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 ...

Free Movies in the Park | Pleasanton
Thursday, August 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Amador Valley Community Park
Free Movies in the Park | Pleasanton

Enjoy free movies on Thursday evenings from July 10 – August 14, 2014, compliments of the City of Pleasanton. Fun activities such as contests, games, and sing-alongs are scheduled before the start of the films. All films scheduled are rated PG. All films will be shown ...

Friday, August 15

Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Friday, August 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay
Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks

East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering Free 3rd Fridays in the parks. From April to December in 2014, fees will be waived for a variety of park services, every third Friday of each month. The Park District operates 65 parks, covering ...

Rooftop Garden Concert | Oakland
Friday, August 15 – 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 ...

Final Free Moonlight Movie: “Rio” | Danville
Friday, August 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Danville Town Green
Final Free Moonlight Movie:

From the makers of the hit “Ice Age” series comes “Rio,” an animated comedy adventure about taking a walk on the wild side.

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, August 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Radiance Oak
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place on the third Friday of the month and ...

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in free when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Dancing Under the Stars: Free 2-Step Lesson & Party | Oakland
Friday, August 15 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Dancing Under the Stars: Free 2-Step Lesson & Party | Oakland

Dance under the stars and the moon on the Jack London Square waterfront and enjoy an evening of free dance lessons followed by a dance party, every Friday during Summer 2014. 2014 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, June – August, 2014 | 8:30 pm Jack London Square, ...

Sunday, August 17

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, August 17 – 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 ...