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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Friday, August 26, 2016

2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Friday | East Bay
Friday, August 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. Antonius Coptic Church

Photo | King Tut Festival Come visit the 27th annual King Tut Festival, where you will be instantly transported back in time to see a village of Egyptians making handmade food, playing more...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Organ Jazz Trio | Oakland  FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland  $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:00 pmWin Tix: “9 Julio Empanada Kitchen” Pop-Up Dinner | Oakland  WIN*
*Last call for the bar and buffet is 9pm. Beverages not included in ticket price but are available for purchase at cash bar.
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:00 pmBissap Baobab’s 18th Anniv. Street Party: AfroHouse DJs & Live Music | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but bring cash for food & drinks
6:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmZoovie Night “Ratatouille” | Oakland   $6*
*$6 each for big groups. $7 each is the regular. An RSVP is required.
6:30 pmCity-wide Scavenger Hunt For The Family | Albany   FREE
7:00 pm2016 “Halloween in August” Antique Store Party | Pleasanton   FREE
7:00 pmLive Music With The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmCafe Lecture Series: “Bacterial Defense To Gene Editing” | Emeryville   FREE
7:45 pmFree Movies In The Park: Star Wars Episode V | Oakland   FREE
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Salsa Dance Party | Jack London Square   FREE

Saturday, August 27, 2016

29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown

Photo | via nationsonline.orgCome to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to more...

10:00 am2016 East Bay SPCA Adopt-A-Thon & $10 Microchips | Oakland   FREE
All Day2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Saturday | East Bay   FREE
10:00 amAnnual Bay Bombs Car Show | Union City   FREE*
*Free to watch.
10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
12:00 pmAugustFest: The Bay Area’s Newest Beer Festival | 21st Amendment   FREE*
*Admission is free but it'll be $5 for food and beer tickets.
12:00 pm3D Modeling & 3D Printing for Kids & Teens | Pleasanton   FREE
4:00 pmGameheads’ Student Showcase & Delicious Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
4:00 pmWin Tix: Circus Vargas “iLuminous” Big Top Extravaganza | Hayward   WIN
4:00 pmWin Tix: Bay Area Roller Derby Championships | Craneway Pavilion   WIN
8:00 pmWin Tix: Legendary Avant-Garde Icon “Grace Jones” | The Fox Theater   WIN
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE
10:00 pmFree Award Winning Improvised Comedy Show | Fremont   FREE


Sunday, August 28, 2016

29th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, August 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown

Photo | via nationsonline.orgCome to the 29th annual Chinatown StreetFest, spanning nine to ten blocks of Chinatown, with more than 200 booths showcasing a myriad of delicious foods and unique Asian products, to more...

All Day52nd Annual Niles Antique Faire & Flea Market | East Bay  FREE
9:00 am“NFL Punt, Pass & Kick” Kids’ Competition | Oakland  FREE
11:00 amLive Jazz With A Mix of Swing, Afro Cuban & Classical Music | Oakland   FREE
12:00 pm2016 Egyptian King Tut Festival: Sunday | East Bay   FREE
1:00 pmOakhella Day Party: Art, Music & Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
3:00 pmMeditate & Hydrate At The Nyingma Open House | Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pmSunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland   FREE
4:00 pmSingles Happy Hour: Party & Mingle | Concord   $10
7:00 pmThree Schmucks: Free Pickles & Comedy | Oakland   FREE

Monday, August 29, 2016

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8
9:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley  FREE

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

6:00 pm“This Changes Everything” Book Discussion | Oakland  FREE
7:00 pmThe Bob & Lenny Show: Local Jazz Music & Cocktails | Oakland  FREE
7:30 pmEnglish Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Folk-Rock Mini Concert: Dawes | Amoeba Berkeley
Wednesday, August 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Limited seats, to ensure guaranteed admission, pre-order the album.
| Amoeba Music (Berkeley)

Starting Friday, August 19th, fans can pre-order the album (on CD, LP or exclusive yellow vinyl) in-store only at Amoeba Berkeley to receive guaranteed admission to their Amoeba Berkeley in-store performance and a more...

10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Hiphop/Reggae Cover Band | Oakland  FREE
7:30 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Broadway Plaza Party: Pop Rocks Music Concert & Fireworks | Walnut Creek
Thursday, September 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway Plaza

It’s time to celebrate the Grand Opening of the “new” Broadway Plaza with the ultimate “Party In The Plaza”, throughout Broadway Plaza. Join them for a special concert with Pop Rocks featuring Mark more...

5:30 pmAdventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Classic Rock with Original Roll | Concord   FREE
7:00 pm“Catch the Fever” Free Latin Dance Class & Party | Bay Street Emeryville   FREE
7:00 pmJazz & Bossa Nova Live Music With Raquel Berlind Quartet | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pm“Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast” Book Discussion & Signing | Berkeley   FREE

Friday, September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO more...

5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland   $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmAsian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pm$5 First Friday: Enjoy Hands-on Activities For The Family | Oakland   $5*
*Pay online or at the door.
7:00 pmAcoustic Live Music With An All Female Band | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmCeremony: A Theatrical Healing Ritual | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmFat Fury, Fat Love: Claiming Fat Space in Activist Communities | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks

Saturday, September 3, 2016

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 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
12:00 pmFree Vegan BBQ w/ Oakland Veg | Mosswood Park   FREE*
*If you're already veg, please consider bringing a vegan dish to share (along with a list of the ingredients) so they can save the free samples for your veg-curious friends.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

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...

10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
All Day2016 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music, Murals & Health Workshops | Oakland   FREE
3:30 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Monday, September 5, 2016

8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway  FREE

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Wilco Listening Party, Giveaways, Cherry Pie & Coffee | Amoeba Berkeley
Tuesday, September 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amoeba Music (Berkeley)

Two very special new albums come out on Friday, September 9th. Come to Amoeba on Tuesday, September 6th to celebrate the vinyl vibes with an early listening party, treats, and prizes. Angelo more...

6:00 pmFree Popcorn On Trivia Tuesday | Oakland  FREE
6:45 pm1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland   FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Music in the Park: Speakeasy Jazz with
Wednesday, September 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)

Photo | Rachel Wong-WestbrookeBring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2016 concert series will be the more...

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Celebrating the Arts 2016 | Oakland  FREE
6:00 pmGood Ol’ Girls 9th Annual Anniversary Party | Oakland  FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE
7:00 pmSession 45: Awesome New Works Orchestra | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
7:30 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, September 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 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 more...

6:00 pmBay Area Midwifery Birth Center Tour | Oakland  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: The Ultimate Tribute to Journey | Concord  FREE
7:00 pmLive Classic Rock N’ Roll & Jazz with Medicine Ball Ensemble | Oakland   FREE

Friday, September 9, 2016

Oakland A's v. Mariners | Final $5 Game Night of 2016
Friday, September 9 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Reserved sections, but more...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Variety Band | Oakland  FREE
5:00 pmFriday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland  $7.50*
*Half-price gallery admission for adults; ages 18 and under are free. Admission for members is always free.
5:30 pmPoint Richmond Concert: Americana & Alternative Country | East Bay  FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays  FREE
6:00 pm“Modern Still Life Exhibition” Open Bar & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE
6:30 pmStarlight Movies in the Park “Inside Out” | Alameda  FREE
7:00 pmHip Hop Concert: TimBo FlyLane | Oakland  FREE