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Thursday, June 21

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord
Thursday, June 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Concord)
Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Concord Road Runner store. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Lumberyard | Concord
Thursday, June 21 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Lumberyard | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. Market is from 4 pm-8 pm, Music 6:30 pm-8 pm from ...

Friday, June 22

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, June 22 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because marine terminals are closed to the public. The excursions are a great way to ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland

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 popcorn and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...

Saturday, June 23

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

Monday, June 25

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, June 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
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 ...

Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley
Monday, June 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | La Peña Cultural Center
Salsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley

Every last Monday of the month, the Josh Jones and the La Peña Salsa Orchestra brings the raw power of salsa dura to La Peña’s stage. They will perform songs from your favorite salsa artists including Eddie Palmieri, Beny Moré, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra, El ...

Tuesday, June 26

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, June 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...

Wednesday, June 27

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Thursday, June 28

Music & Market Summer Concerts: The Highway Poets | Concord
Thursday, June 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: The Highway Poets | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. Market is from 4 pm-8 pm, Music 6:30 pm-8 pm from ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Thursday, June 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute | Berkeley
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

Friday, June 29

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, June 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...

Saturday, June 30

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. 2018 Dates Saturday, May 12 Wednesday, June 6 ...

Sunday, July 1

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, July 1 – 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 ...

Tuesday, July 3

WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito
Tuesday, July 3 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
WorldOne Festival Pre-Party | El Cerrito

El Cerrito hosts the 20th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2018. July 3, 2018 – (Mainstage) Hula Halau O’ Nalau Te Orama + Otea Api- Tahiti Fete 4 pm: Magical Nathaniel, Little Big Top Circus Imagination 5-7 pm: Hula ...

Free A’s Post-Game Patriotic Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Tuesday, July 3 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A’s Post-Game Patriotic Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Wednesday, July 4

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, July 4 – 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 ...

El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Cerrito Vista Park
El Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2018

El Cerrito hosts the 20th Annual WorldOne Festival featuring live world music, Hawaiian Mele, Hula plus circus performers on July 3-4, 2018. July 3, 2018 – (Mainstage) Hula Halau O’ Nalau Te Orama + Otea Api- Tahiti Fete 4 pm: Magical Nathaniel, Little Big Top Circus Imagination 5-7 pm: Hula ...

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2018
Wednesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Marina
Berkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2018
The Berkeley Marina plays host to one of the best July 4th celebrations around featuring adventure playground open until 8 pm, where children can use hammers, nails, saws, and paint with parental supervision. Get your face painted, try the giant slide, or splash in the water at ...
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, July 4 – 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, July 5

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, July 5 – 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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Mariachi Mexicanisimo | Concord
Thursday, July 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Mariachi Mexicanisimo | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. Market is from 4 pm-8 pm, Music 6:30 pm-8 pm from ...

Friday, July 6

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, July 6 – 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 | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...

Saturday, July 7

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, July 7 – 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 ...

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda ...

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, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, July 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...

Sunday, July 8

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, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

Tuesday, July 10

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Dana Fuchs | Concord
Tuesday, July 10 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Dana Fuchs | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmer’s Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. Market is from 4 pm-8 pm, Music 6:30 pm-8 pm from ...