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Friday, August 11

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor East Coast Swing Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor East Coast Swing Party | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 11 – 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 ...

Saturday, August 12

2017 Festival of India | Fremont
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2017 Festival of India | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food. Activities include a health fair on Saturday, a festival on both days, and a parade on Sunday. 2017 Festival of India & Parade August 12-13, 2017 | 10 am ...

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 ...

2017 Laurel Street Fair: Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, August 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Laurel District
2017 Laurel Street Fair: Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music | Oakland
The 18th Annual Laurel Street Fair is a day filled with live music, DJ’s, yoga, artisan vendors, carnival, petting zoo, food trucks and local chefs in Oakland’s Laurel District. The fair has grown every year in scope, and is now known as one of the biggest and best ...
“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 12 – 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 ...

Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” In The Park | Berkeley
Shakespeare's

Inferno Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream for free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. This production transports the audience to an enchanted forest world using music, movement, magic and Shakespeare’s language. 2017 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, ...

Summer Beats Free Concert: Pure Ecstasy’s Soulful Music | Alameda
Saturday, August 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert: Pure Ecstasy's Soulful Music | Alameda

Enjoy the summer sun with the Summer Beats concert series in Alameda’s South Shore Center including free live music, family activities, face painting, henna, bounce houses and more.. Come grab a beer from the Alameda Island Brewery and your purchase will benefit local community foundations.

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, August 12 – 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, ...

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, August 12 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Sit in awe on the field as you watch Oakland A’s fireworks after six games in 2017. Following each fireworks game, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass to enjoy the dazzling sky high show.
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
Saturday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high ...
Perseids Meteor Shower Watch Party | Chabot Space & Science Center
Saturday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | Chabot Space & Science Center
Perseids Meteor Shower Watch Party | Chabot Space & Science Center
Come watch one of the best annual astronomical events of the year. The Perseids Meteor Shower will make its annual trip through our atmosphere and light up the night sky. For 2017 the Observatory Deck (which offers breathtaking views 1,500 feet above the Bay) will be open from 12am ...

Sunday, August 13

2017 Festival of India & Parade | Fremont
Sunday, August 13 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2017 Festival of India & Parade | Fremont

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food. Activities include a health fair on Saturday, a festival on both days, and a parade on Sunday. 2017 Festival of India & Parade August 12-13, 2017 | 10 am ...

2017 Back to School Festival: Back to School Rally | Oakland
Sunday, August 13 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but registration is required.
| Oakland City Hall
2017 Back to School Festival: Back to School Rally | Oakland
On Sunday, August 13, 2017, Oakland Natives Give Back, the City of Oakland’s Office of the Mayor, Oakland Fire IAF55, Oakland Police, PG&E, My New Red Shoes, The Hair-Gym, Purple Heart, Ace Kids Golf, Parks and Recreation and Oakland Unified School District. will host the ...
Shakespeare in the Park: “Titus Andronicus” | Oakland
Sunday, August 13 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, directed by Cate Muzaffar. Each event will have picnic style seating; please bring a blanket to sit on. No chairs will be allowed, except for a ...

Final Day: Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” In The Park | Berkeley
Final Day: Shakespeare's

Inferno Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream for free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park Amphitheatre. This production transports the audience to an enchanted forest world using music, movement, magic and Shakespeare’s language. 2017 Performance Dates All performances start at 4 pm Saturday and Sunday, ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, August 13 – 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, August 14

Shakespeare in the Park: “Titus Andronicus” | Oakland
Monday, August 14 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Shakespeare in the Park:

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, directed by Cate Muzaffar. Each event will have picnic style seating; please bring a blanket to sit on. No chairs will be allowed, except for a ...

Tuesday, August 15

Livermore’s Evenings on the Green: Art & Live Music | Final Day
Tuesday, August 15 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Livermore Valley Plaza
Livermore's Evenings on the Green: Art & Live Music | Final Day

Art on the Green is now a part of the Bankhead Theater’s free, live, Evenings on the Green – Art & Music and brings together the community to explore the arts on the Plaza Green in front of the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on summer Tuesday evenings ...

Summertime Outdoor Jazz Concert | Orinda
Tuesday, August 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Park
Summertime Outdoor Jazz Concert | Orinda

Bring your family and friends down to Orinda Community Park for Summer Concerts in the Park. This event is free and open to the community. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the evening. 2017 Schedule 6/13 – Lucky Losers (Contemporary Blues) ...

Wednesday, August 16

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 ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Soul & Funk music | Oakland
Wednesday, August 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Soul & Funk music | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from Motown and folk to classic and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, August 16 – 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 ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, August 16 – 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 ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, August 16 – 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 ...

Thursday, August 17

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord
Thursday, August 17 – 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 ...

Moraga Summer Concert: Rock & Roll | East Bay
Thursday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Moraga Commons Park
Moraga Summer Concert: Rock & Roll | East Bay

On Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Powerhouse Salsa Band | Concord
Thursday, August 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Powerhouse Salsa Band | 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 ...

“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville
Thursday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

 Photo | Bay Street Emeryville Catch the Fever Enjoy the sizzle of festive Latin dance parties and “Catch the Fever” this summer at Bay Street on Thursday evenings. Join the party at Bay Street. Hebert Aguilar teach FREE Latin dance lessons. Followed by a dance party for students ...

Waterfront Flicks: “Moana” Jack London Square
Thursday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Waterfront Flicks:

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of hit movies, as part of Jack London Square’s hit Waterfront Flicks series. From date night to family flick night, moviegoers can start their evenings early with dinner at one of Jack London Square’s ...