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Friday, September 12

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, September 12 – 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 in the Park: “Back To The Future” | Alameda
Friday, September 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Leydecker Field
Starlight Movie in the Park:

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. ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, September 12 – 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 ...

Movie in the Park: “Top Gun” | Oakland
Friday, September 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Movie in the Park:

Friday September 12 – Top Gun (PG 110 minutes)
As students at the Navy’s elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Saturday, September 13

Second Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.
Saturday, September 13 – 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.

“Oakland Nights…Live” Late Night Talk Show | Oakland
Saturday, September 13 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is first come, first served; they often fill up and have to turn away people.
| Secret Location (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, September 13 – 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, September 13 – 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, September 14

Car-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley
Sunday, September 14 – 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, September 14 – 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 ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, September 14 – 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 ...

Monday, September 15

Poetry Workshop w/ Emeryville Poet Laureate | Oakland
Monday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)
Poetry Workshop w/ Emeryville Poet Laureate | Oakland

Learn from a talented and inspiring writer at a Poetry Writing Workshop with Emeryville Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky.
Sarah Kobrinsky helps participants discover their inner poet in a series of thought-provoking guided exercises.

Tuesday, September 16

English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley
Tuesday, September 16 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morris Dance Practice Hall
English Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley

Feeling a little sluggish? Need to get that blood pumping? Secretly enjoy live fiddle and accordion music? Come join the basics of Morris dancing at the annual free workshop series in Berkeley starting on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 and continuing for four weeks (with a one-week break ...

Wednesday, September 17

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, September 17 – 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 ...

Bangers & Grass Bluegrass All-Stars | Albany Music in the Park
Wednesday, September 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
Bangers & Grass Bluegrass All-Stars | Albany Music in the Park

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2014 concert series will be the 11th season of providing free concerts every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget your dancing shoes. ...

The Adult Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland
Wednesday, September 17 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Feelmore510
The Adult Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland

Feelmore Adult Gallery in Oakland opens its door for live comedy once a month on the third Wednesday (most of the time). The Adult Comedy Shop is a quality show that features working comedians that are Bay Area favorites. This is not an open mic.

Thursday, September 18

“Lettuce Turnip the Beet”: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville
Thursday, September 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a nominal materials fee might be charged by DIY workshop teachers.
| Public Market (Emeryville)

“Lettuce Turnip The Beet”
Lose last month’s beer belly with the help of DISPLAY and InShape City. Learn more about health and wellness and discover the best in health.

Twilight by the Lake: Live Ragtime Swing & Free Snacks | Oakland
Thursday, September 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cathedral of Christ the Light
Twilight by the Lake: Live Ragtime Swing & Free Snacks | Oakland

Back by popular demand, Vocal-ease and The Boogie Men, a band that entertains fans with a variety of musical styles ranging from Ragtime and Swing to Boogie Woogie, classic Rock ‘n Roll, Doo-Wop, and Motown, will again perform at the Cathedral and promise to have …

Third Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland
Thursday, September 18 – 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 ...

Friday, September 19

Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Friday, September 19 – 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 ...

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, September 19 – 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
Friday, September 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door. Otherwise tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar
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 for $5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, it’s $10. Every month, you ...

Free A’s Post-Game Star Wars Fireworks Show | Oakland
Friday, September 19 – 9:35 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Star Wars 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 ends, whether the A’s win or lose. There’s no need to pay ...

Saturday, September 20

Oakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014
Oakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014

Free 90-minute walking tours of downtown Oakland will be offered every Wednesday and Saturday from May through October. The twice weekly guided tours showcase the city’s changing skyline, landmarks, churches, and high-rises. Oakland Chinatown Tour: Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to ...