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 22, 2014

Subpar Mini Golf's 2nd Birthday: $2 Round of Golf | SF

Subpar Miniature Golf is turning 2, on Friday, August 22, 2014 and to celebrate, for the first time ever, they’re offering rounds of golf for just $2 (limit one round per more...

12:00 pmRooftop R&B Quartet Garden Concert | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm2014 “Halloween in August” Antique Store Party | Pleasanton   FREE
8:00 pm“Dive-In” Movie Night: Free Swimming & “Finding Nemo” | San Ramon   FREE
8:30 pmDancing Under the Stars: Free Hustle Lesson & Party | Oakland   FREE
8:30 pmOutdoor Picnic Flix: “Frozen” | Dublin   FREE

Saturday, August 23, 2014

27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Oakland Chinatown

Schedule for Saturday, August 23, 2014 Cultural Stage 10:30 am: Lake Merrit Child Care Center (youth performances) 11:00 am: Nguyen Dance Company 11:30 am: Alameda Table Tennis Club Exhibition Noon: Ben’s Shaolin Kung Fu Lion Dance more...

All Day2014 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City   FREE
10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old 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
All Day2014 Festival of Latin Culture: Live Music, Dance & Market | East Bay   FREE
12:00 pmThe Great Brownie Bake-Off at Ardenwood Historic Farm | Fremont   $3*
*$3 for Ardenwood admission. We think the brownie tasting is free, but bring a few bucks just in case.
1:00 pmEccentric Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | Port Costa   FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
2:00 pm2014 Golden Bear Day: Cal Football & Sports Pep Rally | UC Berkeley   FREE
4:00 pmOpening Day: “Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmMusic in the Park: Beach Boys Tribute Band | Danvile   FREE
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Pixar’s ‘The Incredibles’ Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.


Sunday, August 24, 2014

2014 Caltopia: Free Massages, Haircuts & Performances | UC Berkeley
Sunday, August 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility

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) happening more...

All Day27th Annual Chinatown Streetfest: Sunday | Oakland   FREE
All Day2014 Adobo Festival: Filipino Food, Music & Celebrities | Union City   FREE
10:00 amYoga In Nature: Free Class in a Wildlife Refuge | Fremont   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay   FREE
12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: 2014 FraggleFest: 20+ Breweries, Live Music & Pet Adoptions | Oakland   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $10
2:00 pmWin Tix: Banjo & Mandolin Musical: Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” | Berkeley   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.
2:00 pmFree Tix: Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” Banjo Musical Edition | Berkeley   FREE*
*Get there early. Only the first 20 people (or 10 pairs) will get free tickets each night. Make sure you print out this page and take it with you to the door. The Funcheap offer was arranged with Caitlyn Louchard of the Shotgun Players.
2:00 pmEarly Morn’ Low Tide Animal Search | Alameda   FREE
3:00 pmJazz in the Park: Music, History & Jam | Emeryville   FREE

Monday, August 25, 2014

2014 Caltopia: Free Massages, Haircuts & Performances | UC Berkeley
Monday, August 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Recreational Sports Facility

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) happening more...

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7:30 pmHappy Hour Stories | Berkeley  FREE

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

10:00 amOakland Chinatown: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014  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 | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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

Friday, August 29, 2014

Movie in the Park:
Friday, August 29 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center

Friday August 29 – Turbo (PG 96 minutes) Turbo is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy sports film. A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning more...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert | Oakland  FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
8:30 pmDancing Under the Stars: Free Salsa Lesson & Party | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, August 30 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons”, adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park more...

10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2014  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
8:00 pmLaurel Outdoor Movie Night: “The Lego Movie” | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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

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...

12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley  FREE
3:00 pmSunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland  FREE

Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday, September 1 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | John Hinkel Park

Actors Ensemble and Inferno Theatre present “Penthesilea – Queen of the Amazons”, adapted and directed by Giulio Perrone from the classic play by Kleist, presented free in Berkeley’s John Hinkel Park more...


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
7:00 pmFree Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE