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Friday, August 25

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 ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, August 25 – 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 26

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

Sunday, August 27

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, August 27 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley

On the following Sundays, the club is offering Introductory Sails for a taste of the club’s safe boating education programs. These can be extremely wet – you may end up practicing how to self-rescue from a capsize – so bring a change of clothes, strap ...

Wednesday, August 30

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Motown Music | Oakland
Wednesday, August 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Motown 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 ...

Thursday, August 31

Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | Concord
Thursday, August 31 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: 14-Piece Tribute to Michael Jackson | 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 ...

Friday, September 1

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, September 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland
Friday, September 1 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 2

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

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 ...

Sunday, September 3

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first weekend each month. Bank of America Free Museum Weekend First weekend of each month FREE but BofA ...

Wednesday, September 6

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...

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 ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2017 | Oakland
Wednesday, September 6 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2017 | 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 ...

Thursday, September 7

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, September 7 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...

Friday, September 8

Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz & R&B | Oakland
Friday, September 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Jazz & R&B | 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 ...

Starlight Movie Night: “Moana” | Alameda
Friday, September 8 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Leydecker Field
Starlight Movie Night:

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. ...

Free Movies in the Park: Jungle Book | Oakland
Friday, September 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center
Free Movies in the Park: Jungle Book  | 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 ...

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, September 8 – 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, September 9

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

City Center: Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda Building, the Tribune Tower, and the Art Deco-style Financial Center ...

Sunday, September 10

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, September 10 – 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 ...

Wednesday, September 13

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, September 14

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Concord’s Blues & Soul Diva | Concord
Thursday, September 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Concord's Blues & Soul Diva | 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 ...

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, September 14 – 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, September 15

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland
Friday, September 15 – 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 ...

Saturday, September 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 ...