East Bay Calendar

East Bay Calendar

Not everything fun has to take place in San Francisco! Here’s our picks for affordable fun events in Oakland, Berkeley and the rest of Alameda and Contra Costa counties

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE
6:30 pmStorking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland  FREE
7:00 pmBicycle Bingo Night | Oakland  FREE*
*No cover, but bingo cards require a donation ($3 each, 2/$5, 5/$10)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | West Oakland
Friday, April 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | West Oakland BART

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 more...

7:00 pmBicycle Art Salon | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required by contacting the organizers via email to bicycleartsalon@gmail.com or phone at 510-230-8270.
7:00 pmBurning Man 2014 Art Sneak Peek | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
7:00 pm“Smoky’s Boutique: A Menagerie of Insanity” Art Party | SF   FREE
7:00 pmFree Blacklight Art Party | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are accepted
8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque Variety Show & Free Retro Hairstyling | Oakland   FREE*
*Free when you mention Funcheap at the door. Otherwise tickets are $10. 21+


Saturday, April 19, 2014

Free Fitness Saturday: Yoga, Pilates & Bellydance | Oakland
Saturday, April 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each class.
| Flex Gym

Flex Gym on Piedmont Avenue has completed it’s major expansion project and is celebrating with a Free Class Saturday event from 9 am to 4 pm on April 19, 2014. Sample up more...

9:00 amEarth Day 2014: Shoreline Clean-Up & Free Compost | Emeryville   FREE
10:00 amEggster’s 20th Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival | UC Berkeley   FREE
10:00 amPoint Molate Beach Springtacular: Live Music, Hikes & Games | East Bay   FREE
11:00 am27th Annual Lakeshore Easter Hat Parade & Egg Decorating | Oakland   FREE*
*Entry is free. To participate: Derby hats to decorate cost about $2 at local shops.
All Day$1 Earth Day Sale | Buffalo Exchange   $1
All Day2014 Rhododendron Flower Show & Sale | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pmFree Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
1:00 pm2014 Spring Carnival: Egg Hunt, Crafts & Games | Emeryville   FREE
1:00 pmAmerican Idol Phillip Phillips Live | Berkeley   FREE
2:00 pmGuided Gallery Tour: Downtown Art Scene | Oakland   FREE
All Day“Oakland Drops Beats”: All-Day Music Festival Crawl | East Bay   FREE
5:00 pmGlow-N-The-Dark Egg Hunt In Mosswood Park | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, April 20, 2014

8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase w/ Jules Posner | Albany  FREE

Monday, April 21, 2014

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Fremont
Monday, April 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fremont BART

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 more...

9:00 pmHubba Hubba Revue Live Burlesque Show | Oakland   $5

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Pittsburg
Wednesday, April 23 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Pittsburg/Bay Point BART

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 more...

8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks

Thursday, April 24, 2014

6:30 pmStorking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland  FREE

Friday, April 25, 2014

Hip Hop Concert w/ Pep Love of Hieroglyphics | Berkeley
Friday, April 25 – 6:30 pm | | Berkeley Public Library (South Branch)

Enjoy a free positive hip-hop performance by Pep Love of the Hieroglyphics. This legendary Bay Area musical act will be joined by a DJ spinning and mixing tracks. Refreshments will be more...

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
8:00 pmWin Tix: $5 Classic Movie Night: Joan Crawford is “Mildred Pierce”| Paramount Theatre   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $5

Saturday, April 26, 2014

12:00 pmFree Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:30 pmLost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley  FREE

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, April 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Arts Collective

The Mixed Media Mixer is a monthly event with the goal of bringing artists across many platforms together with the intention of collaboration. A new collection of Bay Area artists, musicians, photographers and videographers come more...

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Wonderfest Talk | East Bay  FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: The National Live In Concert | Greek Theatre   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $49.50

Monday, April 28, 2014

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Berkeley
Tuesday, April 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Berkeley BART

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 more...


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:00 pmSpanky’s Naughty & Nice Burlesque & Comedy Show | Castro Valley  FREE

Thursday, May 1, 2014

11:00 amFree First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive  FREE
6:30 pmStorking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland  FREE

Friday, May 2, 2014

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open more...

6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland  FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
9:00 pmFirst Friday Monthly Car Meet | Fremont   FREE
9:00 pmFirst Friday Concert Series | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, May 3, 2014

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 more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.