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Saturday, October 15

“The Smart Culture Show” Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Saturday, October 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Starline Social Club

On third Thursdays of the month, that only means one thing: The Smart Culture Show is on at the Starline Social Club in Oakland. Each month, they bring you a fresh lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians. Admission is $5.

Sunday, October 16

Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
Sunday, October 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay

Looking for a-one-of-a-kind treasure? Come out and check out the Concord Antique Faire & Collectibles held at the Concord Todos Santos Plaza park from 9 am to 4 pm on third Sundays from April to October in 2016 . Admission & parking is free.

2016 Sunday Streets Berkeley | 17-Block-Long Street Party
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck Avenue
2016 Sunday Streets Berkeley | 17-Block-Long Street Party
Inspired by San Francisco, Berkeley will once again throw a giant street party as Shattuck Avenue will be car-free for 17 blocks from Rose Street to Haste Street for more than a mile-long street party with dancing, skating, musical jam sessions, chess games, soccer, pedal-powered music, and more on the ...
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland
Sunday, October 16 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

“Eats, Beats & Brews” Block Party: Salsa Dancing, Games & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Sunday, October 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden every third Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm from June through October. Also, Games of Berkeley will be taking over part ...

SoundWaves: Jazz Piano & Emcee at the Waterfront | Jack London Sq.
Sunday, October 16 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
SoundWaves: Jazz Piano & Emcee at the Waterfront | Jack London Sq.

The Soundwaves music series returns to Jack London Square with free live music on the Oakland waterfront. Locals and visitors are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair for this festive afternoon of fabulous music including high-energy blues and bluegrass from Dirty Cello, Afro-Latin ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Sunday, October 16 – 8:00 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 from 8-9:30 pm. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra ...

Wednesday, October 19

Last of 2016: Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Last of 2016: 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. Reservations ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, October 19 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland
Wednesday, October 19 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland

Comedy Night at The Uptown is a live stand up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each week features some of the best local and travelling comedians from around the country. Doors open at 7pm, and show will begin at 7:30. The ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, October 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Jokelandish is a monthly premier stand-up comedy showcase from co-producers Nicole Calasich (ABC), Michael Montgomery (SJ Improv), and Emily Epstein White (This Week In Blackness). Happening every 3rd Wednesday at 8 pm at The Hatch in downtown Oakland, Jokelandish features the best comedians from the ...

Oakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland
Wednesday, October 19 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Feelmore510
Oakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland

Feelmore Adult Gallery in Oakland opens its door for live comedy once a month on the third Wednesday. The Oakland Comedy Shop is a quality showcase produced by local comedians Shanti Charan and Arthur Ballesteros.

Thursday, October 20

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, October 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue
Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland

At the Piedmont Avenue Stroll you can expect to see a variety of art mediums, enjoy entertainment, and sample refreshments with many businesses showcasing hand-picked local artists and designers. The monthly event was voted Best Art Walk That’s Not Art Murmur by the East Bay Express, ...

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord
Thursday, October 20 – 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 ...

Friday, October 21

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, October 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. 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 ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, October 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
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 monthly in the run-up to the festival 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 Club BnB in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for $7 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month you can ...

Saturday, October 22

Last of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland
Last of 2016: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | 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 ...

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, October 22 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Pappy's
Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
For October, join in for a special edition happening on October 22, 2016. In October, there will not be an event on the last Saturday of the month.

Tuesday, October 25

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, October 25 – 7:40 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women, a monthly series at Octopus, celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all orientations. Open mic starts at 7:40 pm ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, October 25 – 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, October 26

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

On this tour, view fine details of the Victorian architecture. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — in a beautiful ...

Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland
Wednesday, October 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Comedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland

Comedy Night at The Uptown is a live stand up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each week features some of the best local and travelling comedians from around the country. Doors open at 7pm, and show will begin at 7:30. The ...

Thursday, October 27

Planet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland
Thursday, October 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations of $10 are greatly appreciated. No one turned away for lack of funds.
| The Octopus Literary Salon
Planet Mirth: Free Comedy & Astrological Hilarity | Oakland

Laugh yourself into orbit at the monthly Planet Mirth comedy show where out-of-this-world comics delight with stellar jokes and wit at the brand new Oakland venue, The Octopus Literary Salon. Extending the silly afterwards, performers will serve as test cases for the age-old, frequently ridiculed practice ...

Friday, October 28

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 28 – 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. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

The Final Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours of 2016 | Oakland
Friday, October 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square
The Final Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours of 2016 | Oakland

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (July to October) from the Oakland Estuary to the San Francisco Bay on the beautiful Commodore Pinot Noir. Learn about how the Port of Oakland handles more than 2 million cargo containers annually. Boarding will be at the foot ...

Saturday, October 29

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Follow the footsteps of Oakland’s famous literary son Jack London and see some of his favorite haunts. 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 ...

Monday, October 31

Halloween Glow-In-The-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Monday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested. Donations are appreciated.
| Studio 23
Halloween Glow-In-The-Dark Black Light Art Show | Alameda

Alameda’s Studio 23 presents their annual BlackLight Art Show in October 2016 with glowing artworks and body painting by East Bay Artists. There will be no lights. All of the artwork glows under a black light with the use of UV reactive fluorescent color paints. Get free glow-in-the-dark stuff, enjoy ...

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | 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 ...