Home » Archive by Category

East Bay

Monday, May 5

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Pleasanton
Monday, May 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dublin/Pleasanton BART
Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Pleasanton

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

Wednesday, May 7

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Oakland
Wednesday, May 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale BART
Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Oakland

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

East Bay Science Cafe | Albany
Wednesday, May 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cafe Valparaiso
East Bay Science Cafe | Albany

The East Bay Science Cafe is an informal forum for discussing interesting and relevant scientific issues and is held on the first Wednesday of every month at Cafe Valparaiso in Albany. Join a casual evening of conversation with members of the scientific community presenting different ...

Thursday, May 8

Storking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland
Thursday, May 8 – 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 ...

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, May 8 – 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 ...

Friday, May 9

New BART Train Full Size Mock-Up Tour: Final Day | Concord
Friday, May 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Concord BART
New BART Train Full Size Mock-Up Tour: Final Day | Concord

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and May 9, 2014. It’s the final chance to say what you want before the ...

“Estuary Art Attack”: 2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, May 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown

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 ...

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 9 – 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, May 10

Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland
Saturday, May 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| New Karibbean City
Free Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland

Join Sistas-Wit-Style for free Caribbean dance classes to get you ready for San Francisco Carnival held annually on Memorial Day weekend. Free, but RSVP is required. Classes take place from noon to 2 pm every Saturday at New Karibbean City (1408 Webster Ave., Oakland). Their goal is ...

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. The film series is in connection with the Berkeley Underground Film Society at The Tannery in Berkeley, CA. They also host ...

“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 ...

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. The film series is in connection with the Berkeley Underground Film Society at The Tannery in Berkeley, CA. They also host ...

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 ...