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Saturday, May 10

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 ...

“Oakland Nights…Live” Late Night Talk Show | Oakland

What is “Oakland Nights…Live“? Why it is Oakland’s very own low-budget monthly late night talk show. It’s half Johnny Carson, half Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and all Oakland. They’ve had marine biologists, talks with Oakland public school teachers, Star Trek: TNG re-rnactments, call-in relationship advice, live interviews with astrophysicist ...

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, May 10 – 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, May 10 – 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, May 11

Ukulele Love-In: Concert, Lessons & Group Sing-A-Long | Oakland
Sunday, May 11 – 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, May 11 – 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, May 13

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, May 13 – 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. This event happens on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there is a two drink minimum ...

Oakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown
Tuesday, May 13 – 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, May 14

Free PBS “Independent Lens” Documentary Film Night | Berkeley
Wednesday, May 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Rialto Cinemas Elmwood
Free PBS

Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), is a free monthly screening series featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Rialto Cinemas Elmwood will present Community Cinema from January to May, and from September to November on the second Wednesday ...

Thursday, May 15

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, May 15 – 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 in 2012 by the East ...

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, May 15 – 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 ...

Bicycle Bingo Night | Oakland
Thursday, May 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No cover, but bingo cards require a donation ($3 each, 2/$5, 5/$10)
| Actual Cafe
Bicycle Bingo Night | Oakland

Want to play a little bingo and win some prizes while breaking a sweat? Play “Bicycle Bingo” a monthly series at Oakland’s Actual Cafe where the bingo machine is actually a hacked-together bicycle contraption built by Monkey Likes Shiny that shuffles and dispenses the bingo ...

Friday, May 16

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 ...

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 ...

Saturday, May 17

Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley
Saturday, May 17 – 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 ...

Sunday, May 18

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, May 18 – 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 ...

Free Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany
Sunday, May 18 – 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 ...

Wednesday, May 21

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, May 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Awaken Cafe
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 ...

Thursday, May 22

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, May 22 – 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 ...

Saturday, May 24

Lost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley
Saturday, May 24 – 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 ...

Free Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley
Saturday, May 24 – 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.

Sunday, May 25

Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay
Sunday, May 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Humanist Hall
Sunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay

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 fourth Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, ...

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, May 25 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Arts Collective
Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come together every last Sunday of the month at the Firehouse Art Events Hangar. Bring ...

Monday, May 26

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, May 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8 | The New Parkway
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 ...