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Friday, August 18

Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk | Oakland
Friday, August 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Funk | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Friday, August 18 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

Picnic Flix: “Finding Dory” | Dublin
Friday, August 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emerald Glen Park
Picnic Flix:

Join the Dublin community for free outdoor movies at Emerald Glen Park. Movies start at approximately 8:30 pm, but attendees may arrive as early as 7 pm to snag the perfect spot. Consider making a day of it, and make use of the park’s basketball courts, ...

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 ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland
Friday, August 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
| Sycamore Co-Op

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free, vegan homemade soup for every audience member. Free, but an RSVP to soupcomedyRSVP@gmail.com is required. Doors open at ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Zouk Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 18 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Zouk 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 ...

Saturday, August 19

2017 Peddlers Fair: Vintage, Antiques & Collectibles | Martinez
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2017 Peddlers Fair: Vintage, Antiques & Collectibles | Martinez
One of the largest outdoor antique and collectible shows in northern California is held on the streets of downtown Martinez on Sat., August 19, 2017 from 9 am to 5 pm. You will find plenty to choose from as dealers will be showing a huge variety of antiques ...
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

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 the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2017 Dates Saturday, May 13 Wednesday, June 7 ...

2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Saturday, August 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

2017 “Art + Soul” Festival: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2017

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 17th annual festival features a live performance on 4 stages, Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. ...

2nd Annual Latino Festival: Salsa Dancing, Latin Food & Cars | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2nd Annual Latino Festival: Salsa Dancing, Latin Food & Cars | Oakland
Come and witness this year’s Latino Culture Festival and feat your eyes on El Taino, a 1980 Toyota Corolla named after an Indian from Puerto Rico. Or its Puerto Rican chief, Cacique, a 1974 Toyota Corolla from noon to 4 pm on August 19, 2017. Surround yourself in ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, August 19 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...

Music in the Park: Beatles Tribute | Danville
Saturday, August 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Hill Park
Music in the Park: Beatles Tribute | Danville

Now in its 32nd year, the town of Danville continues offering this summer music tradition to the public. Spend four Saturdays under the sun surrounded by friends, neighbors, and great music. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and the whole family for singing, dancing, and socializing. ...

Sunday, August 20

Concord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay
Sunday, August 20 – 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 2017 . Admission & parking is free.

2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley

Caltopia is an annual free two-day campus festival at the start of the UC Berkeley school year that’s free for the entire community – you don’t have to be a student to get in on the action and giveaways. 2017 Caltopia August 20-21, 2017 | ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, August 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

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 ...

2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Sunday, August 20 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2017 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 46th annual Greek Festival. Opa! You can eat delicious Mediterranean cuisine, listen to the Greek band Mythos, watch ...

2017 “Art + Soul” Festival: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 20 – All Day | Cost: $12*
*$12 Adults, $7 Seniors (65+) & Youth (13-17), 12 & under free
| Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
2017

Celebrate Oakland’s vibrant art and music scene at the biggest street party of the year, 2017 Art & Soul Festival, in downtown Oakland. The 17th annual festival features a live performance on 4 stages, Family Fun Zone, an Urban Dance Stage, an Artisan Marketplace, and many more. ...

Monday, August 21

2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley
Monday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility
2017 Caltopia: Massive Free Campus Festival | UC Berkeley

Caltopia is an annual free two-day campus festival at the start of the UC Berkeley school year that’s free for the entire community – you don’t have to be a student to get in on the action and giveaways. 2017 Caltopia August 20-21, 2017 | ...

Tuesday, August 22

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, August 22 – 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 ...

Wednesday, August 23

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

Thursday, August 24

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | Concord
Thursday, August 24 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Beatles Tribute | 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 24 – 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 ...

Friday, August 25

First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017
Friday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area
First Day to RSVP: Smithsonian's 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017

Participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors during Smithsonian Magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day. 2017 Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 23, 2017 Participating Bay Area Museums FREE, but a ticket is required (available to download August 25, ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Motown | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church
2017 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay

Come visit the 28th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing live music, creating hand-made items and displaying a bazaar with one of a kind imported items. 2017 King ...

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, August 25 – 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, ...

Movies Under the Stars “Grease” | Walnut Creek
Friday, August 25 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but you can help support the program with a $2 donation per person.
| Walnut Creek Civic Park
Movies Under the Stars

Movies Under the Stars is back in Walnut Creek for the Summer 2017 season. Bring your picnic to Heather Farms Park, or try the restaurants in Downtown, then enjoy a movie with your family and friends. Movies begin at sunset. Admission is free, but a $2 donation helps support ...

Free Movies in the Park: Sing | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 7:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Sing | Oakland

Movies in the Park is back with family friendly films in the park by the Redwood Heights Recreation Center in Oakland. Popcorn, hot chocolate, drinks and hot dogs will be available for purchase. Dress warm and bring a lawn chair and or blanket. You will want to ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Party | Jack London Square
Friday, August 25 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa 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 ...