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, 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...

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2015  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
6:45 pm1st Wednesday Author Reading: Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance | Oakland   FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe: Monterey Bay’s Sunken Wood Animal Colonies | Albany   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show: Marcella Arguello | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, August 6, 2015

2015 Hiroshima Day Commemoration | Livermore National Lab
Thursday, August 6 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Livermore National Laboratory

Each year, to commemorate the anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Tri Valley CAREs (Communities Against a Radioactive Environment) hold an event at Livermore National Laboratory, one of more...

6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo   FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.
8:30 pmFree Movie in the Park: “Back to the Future” | Pleasanton   FREE


Friday, August 7, 2015

Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Friday, August 7 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | 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.
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:30 pmSummer Outdoor Movie: “Big Hero 6″ | San Ramon   FREE

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Shakespeare in the Park:
Saturday, August 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Clinton Vidal. Each event will have picnic style seating; please bring a blanket more...

All DaySecond Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.   FREE
6:00 pmOld-Timey American Picnic in the Park: Ragtime & Bluegrass | Danville   FREE
6:30 pm2015 Peace Lantern Ceremony: 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki | Berkeley   FREE

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Shakespeare in the Park:
Sunday, August 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park (VSP) presents its annual Shakespeare festival with performances of Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Clinton Vidal. Each event will have picnic style seating; please bring a blanket more...

12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley  FREE
2:00 pmSummer Concert, Market & Kids’ Games | Niles Town Plaza  FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE

Monday, August 10, 2015

Perseid Meteor Shower | 2015
Monday, August 10 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseid meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris more...


Tuesday, August 11, 2015

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, August 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing more...


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, August 13 – 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...

4:00 pm2015 Hot Summer Nights: Hot Rod Show & 1950s DJ | Danville  FREE
8:00 pmFree Movie in the Park: “Into the Woods” | Pleasanton   FREE
9:00 pmRevenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland   FREE

Friday, August 14, 2015

Point Richmond Concert Night: Stompy Jones & Rhythm Boogie | East Bay
Friday, August 14 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Point Richmond

Music Lineup: 5:30-6:30 pm: Stompy Jones & Rhythm Boogie 6:45-7:45 pm: Richie Barron

6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays   FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
8:00 pmSummer Outdoor Movie: “Hook” | San Ramon   FREE
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, August 15, 2015

2:00 pmArt on the Green: Artist Demos, Jewelry & Art Vendors | Livermore  FREE
5:00 pmSummer Beats Free Concert: ’60s Pop & Soul | Alameda  FREE

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday, August 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Shattuck & Center (Berkeley)

Downtown Berkeley’s Eats, Beats & Brews block party is back for 2015 – with Salsa Sundays featuring live salsa music, along with a Drake’s Brewing outdoor beer garden, delicious food for sale, outdoor more...

9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

8:00 pmComic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.

Wednesday, August 19, 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, August 20, 2015

New Belgium Slow Ride Sessions: Free Yoga, Art Tour & Bike Ride | Oakland
Thursday, August 20 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free yoga and tour, but bring some money for beer.
| The Crucible

New Belgium invites you on their monthly Slow Ride Sessions on the 3rd Thursday of the month with a free yoga class, a tour of the non-profit industrial arts school, The more...

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmThe Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland   FREE

Friday, August 21, 2015

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, August 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 10 am to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals more...

8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland   $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Foreverland: 14-Piece Michael Jackson Tribute | Danville Music in the Park
Saturday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oak Hill Park

The Town of Danville is proud to announce the 30th annual Music in the Park concert series. Continuing to present quality performers to show appreciation for its residents, The Town of Danville more...

9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Oakland  FREE
12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley  FREE

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*
*FREE

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, August 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when more...


Friday, August 28, 2015

Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland
Friday, August 28 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | USS Potomac

The Port of Oakland is pleased to offer free harbor tours from June through October 2015 on the historic USS Potomac located at 540 Water Street (at Clay Street) in Jack more...

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

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ruckus n' Resiliency Workshops & Street Fest | Oakland
Saturday, August 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Feel the Beet Farmer's Market

Come out to lively street party in partnership with Destiny Arts Center celebrating food traditions, resistance, and culture. Free, but an RSVP is requested. Every month features a workshop, DJ and/or live music, free more...

5:00 pmSummer Beats Free Concert: Beach Boys Tribute | Alameda   FREE

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, August 30 – 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...

12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley  FREE

Monday, August 31, 2015

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

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

8:00 pmComic Cute Comedy Showcase & Free Popcorn | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to get in on happy hour pricing.

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...

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

Thursday, September 3, 2015

6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo  FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Friday, September 4 – 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...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | 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.
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, September 5, 2015

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Sept. 5-7
Saturday, September 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains 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 amJack London Square Waterfront: Free Guided Walking Tours | Summer 2015   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 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.
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Sept. 5-7
Sunday, September 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains more...

10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE

Monday, September 7, 2015

How to Get Across the Bay: BART Transbay Tube Closure | Sept. 5-7
Monday, September 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Temporary Transbay Terminal

There will be no BART train service between San Francisco and East Bay on August 1-2 and September 5-7, 2015. BART will close the West Oakland Station and will not run trains more...

All DayFirst Day to RSVP: Free Harbor Tours: USS Potomac & Giant Cranes | Port of Oakland   FREE
8:45 pmOpen Mic Night in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway   FREE

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Houston Astros | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, September 9 – 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...

7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley   FREE

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, September 10 – 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, September 11, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, September 11 – 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...

5:30 pmPoint Richmond Concert: The Rusty String Express | East Bay  FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE