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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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Free Dental Care Day & BBQ | Oakland
Sunday, September 21 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Dental

In celebration of it’s 10 Year Anniversary, Lake Merritt Dental is partnering with the national non-profit, Dentistry From the Heart, to offer one free day of dental care on Sunday, September more...

All Day2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival: Sunday | East Bay   FREE
All Day2014 Niles Music Festival & Old-Fashioned Sack Races | East Bay   FREE
All Day2014 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
11:00 am2014 “Art in Nature” Festival in the Woods | Oakland   FREE
11:00 amFree Jam Session | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention   FREE*
*Free admission to the jam session, but tuition is $25 per class if you want to take a workshop.
11:00 am2014 “Bark & Meow” Free Adopt-A-Thon & Block Party | Berkeley   FREE
All Day2014 Berkeley World Music Festival: Sunday | East Bay   FREE
1:00 pmSecret Picnic | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention   FREE*
*Free, but you must email picnicATberkeleyoldtimemusic.org to find out the location. Please bring a dish to share for the potluck.
1:00 pmFree Acting Class Day: Fall Sampler | Berkeley Rep   FREE
4:00 pmKirtan Dance w/ Grammy Nominee Jai Uttal | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free with pre-registration or $10 at the door.

Monday, September 22, 2014

12:00 pmFree Handmade Charm | East Bay  FREE*
*No purchase is necessary, but you do have to know the secret phrase "Orinda-licious".
6:30 pmArgentina Politics Talk | Berkeley  FREE
7:00 pm“RAD” Recess League Dodgeball Night | Oakland  $2.50*
*Mention Funcheap and get 2-for-1 admission on your first visit. Regular admission is $5, cash or card.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

6:00 pmBird & Bat Nature Walk | East Bay  FREE*
*RSVP required – space is limited. Contact Marissa at mortegawelch@goldengateaudubon.org or call (510) 919-5873. There is a $5 parking fee at Lake Chabot.
7:30 pmEnglish Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley  FREE

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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
6:30 pmQuinn DeVeaux & the Blue Beat Review | Albany Music In The Park  FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks

Friday, September 26, 2014

Movie in the Park:
Friday, September 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Redwood Heights Recreation Center

Friday September 26 – We Bought a Zoo (PG 124 minutes) We Bought a Zoo is a 2011 American family comedy-drama film based on the 2008 memoir of the same name by more...

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
8:00 pm“Frozen” Sing-Along Movie & Costume Party | Jack London Sq   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Pro Bull Riding: The Original Extreme Sport | Oracle Arena   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Smithsonian's 10th Annual Free Museum Day | 2014
Saturday, September 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
| San Francisco Bay Area

Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual Museum Day takes place Saturday, September 27, 2014 as participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide will open their doors free of charge to all visitors who register for more...

10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tour | 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
7:30 pmSecret Bonfire & S’mores Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to attend and open to all, but bring something to share.
8:00 pmLaurel Outdoor Movie Night: “A Bug’s Life” | Oakland   FREE
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, September 28 – 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...

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

Monday, September 29, 2014

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8
7:00 pm“RAD” Recess League Dodgeball Night | Oakland  $2.50*
*Mention Funcheap and get 2-for-1 admission on your first visit. Regular admission is $5, cash or card.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

7:30 pmHappy Hour Stories | Berkeley  FREE

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

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
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Thursday, October 2, 2014

11:00 amFree First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive  FREE

Friday, October 3, 2014

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, October 3 – 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 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 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
7:30 pmMovie in the Park: “Frozen” | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pmFirst Friday Concert Series | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, October 4, 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.
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 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...

9:00 pmFree Bay Area Comedy Showcase | Oakland   FREE

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, October 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...