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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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
5:00 pm2015 April Fools Hat Party & Beast Crawl Benefit | Oakland  $5*
*$5 suggested donation.
6:45 pmAuthor Readings: April is the Cruelest Month | Oakland  FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday, April 3 – 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...

6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pm“The Great Western Divide” Large Photography Exhibit | SF   FREE
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmFree Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
8:00 pmComedy Roast of The Easter Bunny | East Bay   $5*
*$5 when you use promo code FUNCHEAP at checkout online. Regular cost: $10.


Saturday, April 4, 2015

2015 Cambodian New Year Festival | Oakland
Saturday, April 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

In Oakland, local Cambodians are gathering for a joyous celebration that will include traditional Khmer music, dance, food, arts, crafts and other festivities from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 4, 2015. The festival more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
10:00 am2015 Weiner Dog Easter Egg Hunt | Danville   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated if you're bringing your doxie.
10:00 amEggster’s 21st Annual Egg Hunt & Learning Festival | UC Berkeley   FREE
All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
1:00 pmSpring Breakin’ B-Boy Dance Workshop | Union City   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each workshop. Space is limited.
8:00 pmFree Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, April 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum more...


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

7:05 pmOakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers | $2 Ticket Day  $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, April 9 – 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...


Friday, April 10, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, April 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the more...

6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays  FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
8:00 pmFree Theater: Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Free Theater: Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet | Oakland
Saturday, April 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations go to pay actors and benefit the Omni Commons.
| The Omni Commons

See a free production of Romeo & Juliet, a tale of love’s triumph over violence and fear – Shakespeare distills this down to its archetypal essence. Kind of a big deal, more...

All DaySecond Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.  FREE

Sunday, April 12, 2015

8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland  FREE

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Free Cone Day 2015 | Ben & Jerry's
Tuesday, April 14 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Ben & Jerry's (Haight St.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s, and you know what that means… free ice cream for you. As long as you don’t mind waiting in really long more...

8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, April 16, 2015

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE

Friday, April 17, 2015

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, April 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+
| Bench And Bar

Séduction Féroce is bringing its sexy, diverse, boundary-pushing and inclusive monthly variety show to Bench & Bar in Oakland, taking over the stage every third Friday of the month. Get in for 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.
8:00 pmThe Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated and benefit Lost Weekend Video.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

1:00 pmSpring Family Fun Fest | Orinda Theatre Square  FREE

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:30 pm“Take it Outside” Outdoor Comedy Show | Oakland  FREE

Friday, April 24, 2015

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:30 pmFree Comedy & Beer Night | Walnut Creek  FREE

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, April 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art 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 & Meetup | East Bay  FREE

Monday, April 27, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Oakland A's vs. LA Angels | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, April 29 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy more...


Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday, May 1 – 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...

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.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, May 2, 2015

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.
12:00 pm2015 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley   FREE

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, May 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum more...


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
6:45 pm1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland  FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Friday, May 8, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the more...

6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, May 9, 2015

All DaySecond Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.  FREE

Sunday, May 10, 2015

8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland  FREE

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, May 14 – 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...


Friday, May 15, 2015

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.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, May 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 3rd St Warehouse

It’s the third Thursday, and that only means one thing: The Smart Culture Show is back at the 3rd St. Warehouse. What is the Smart Culture Show? It’s an art themed comedy more...

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE

Sunday, May 24, 2015

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay  FREE

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Detroit Tigers | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, May 27 – 12:35 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy more...

8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:30 pm“Take it Outside” Outdoor Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE

Friday, May 29, 2015

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, May 31 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art 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...


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

6:45 pm1st Wednesday Author Reading Series | Oakland  FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.

Friday, June 5, 2015

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, June 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club

You had us at “burlesque” and “creepy puppets.” As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for more...

6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway  FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, June 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum more...


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, June 10 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy more...


Friday, June 12, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, June 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the more...


Sunday, June 14, 2015

6:00 pm2015 Summer Solstice Drum Circle | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, June 18, 2015

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE

Friday, June 19, 2015

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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Colorado Rockies | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, July 1 – 12:35 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy more...


Saturday, July 11, 2015

2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, July 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden

Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 writers in a single night, spread out at 30 East Bay venues over 3 hours on July more...


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Baltimore Orioles | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, August 5 – 12:35 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy more...


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Oakland A's vs. LA Angels | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, September 2 – 12:35 pm | Cost: $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and once again every A’s Wednesday home game in 2015 is a “$2 Wednesday” thanks to BART. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy more...