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Friday, September 8

Point Richmond Concert: Americana & Appalachian | East Bay
Friday, September 8 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond
Point Richmond Concert: Americana & Appalachian | East Bay

Point Richmond Music is a free grassroots series bringing a wide range of top notch musicians to the small, quaint town of Point Richmond. Concerts are held on second Fridays of each month, June through September in 2017 from 5:30-7:45 pm. Local restaurants are open on concert ...

Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays
Friday, September 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ashby BART
Berkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays

Berkeley Critical Mass is group bike ride that begins at the Ashby BART Station, where riders meet at 6 pm on the 2nd Friday of each month. A local rider frequently brings a powerful bicycle sound system to the rides making this into a rolling bike ...

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, September 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk:

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 ...

Starlight Movie Night: “Moana” | Alameda
Friday, September 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Leydecker Field
Starlight Movie Night:

Gather your family, friends and neighbors, spread out your blankets on the field, and watch a free movie under the moon and stars in Alameda. The event starts at 6:30 pm with pre-show festivities of games and crafts for kids. The movie begins at 8:15 pm. ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, September 8 – 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 ...

Free Movies in the Park: Jungle Book | Oakland
Friday, September 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Jungle Book  | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, September 8 – 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, September 9

45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 45th annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local wineries are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer on tap. It all happens from 10 am to ...

13th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show | East Bay
Saturday, September 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Orinda Classic Car Show
13th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show | East Bay
Enjoy gawking at over 200 American and European cars ranging from the 1920s, to the classics of the ’50s and ’60s, as well as modern exotics at the 13th annual Orinda Classic Car Show from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 9, 2017. At 1 ...
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

City Center: 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 Building, the Tribune Tower, and the Art Deco-style Financial Center ...

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, September 9 – 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, September 10

43rd Annual Solano Stroll & Parade: 500+ Vendors, Performers & Artists | Berkeley & Albany
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Solano Avenue
43rd Annual Solano Stroll & Parade: 500+ Vendors, Performers & Artists | Berkeley & Albany
Since 1974 Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival. The mile-long festival features over 500 vendors including 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, a 75 entry ...
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay

The 45th annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local wineries are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer on tap. It all happens from 10 am to ...

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2017
Sunday, September 10 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Parade is free to watch. Oakland Pride VIP Experience Festival costs $75.
| Downtown Oakland
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2017
Oakland will once again host a Pride Parade kicking off at 10:30 am and will once again continue the celebration with a Pride Festival from 11 am to 7 pm at Uptown Oakland. 2017 Oakland Pride Parade Sunday, September 10, 2017 | 10:30 am Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland FREE ...
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, September 10 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 7th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month of July and September. Bring a blanket and enjoy a picnic while enjoying the sunshine and music from 2-5 pm. While you’re at ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, September 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, September 12

Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland
Tuesday, September 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland

Form a band (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and rock the world. Rockband 4 will be projected on the wall and connected to a large amp so you can rock out loud. With over 2000 songs to choose from you will surely find an anthem. This ...

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, September 12 – 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. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there ...

Wednesday, September 13

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, September 13 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 14

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Concord’s Blues & Soul Diva | Concord
Thursday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Concord's Blues & Soul Diva | Concord

The 28th 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 from 6:30-8 pm from May through September. The Music & Market Series is ...

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

“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, September 14 – 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 15

2017 Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating Contest | East Bay
Friday, September 15 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward City Hall
2017 Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating Contest | East Bay
The annual Mariachi Festival features mariachi bands, ballet folkórico dancers, a taco eating contest, and an outdoor market celebrating Mexican food and art at Hayward City Hall Plaza. 2017 Mariachi Festival Friday, September 15, 2017 | 4:30-9:30 pm Hayward City Hall Plaza, 777 B St, Hayward FREE This free, family-friendly event is hosted by ...
$5 Classic Movie Night: “Moscow On The Hudson” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, September 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night: “Moscow On The Hudson” | Paramount Theatre
Director Paul Mazursky’s empathetic tale delivers a hilarious and touching portrait of a shy Russian circus musician who defects to the U.S. and discovers that life in the Free World just might not live up to his expectations. Far from a dated Cold War period piece, ...
“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Hotdogs | Oakland
Friday, September 15 – 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 16

22nd Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Oakland Metro Opera House
22nd Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland

Anarchists, socialists, card-carrying members of the ACLU, radicals and assorted ne’erdowells will descend on the Oakland Omni Commons for the 22nd Annual Anarchist Book Fair. The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is one of the largest annual radical gatherings in the world with thousands of ...

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, September 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...