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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Monday, January 26, 2015

Dodgeball Monday Funday | Berkeley

World Dodgeball Society Berkeley plays at the James Kenney Recreation Center in Berkeley on select Mondays from 8-10 pm. Funcheap Deal: Free for first time participants who mention Funcheap at the door, more...

7:00 pmNerd Nite: Urban Farming, Pipe Organs & The Tesla Tax | Oakland  $8

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday, January 29 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Art Museum/ Pacific Film Archive

Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) is closing (and moving to a new location in a few months) and they invite you to come help them say goodbye – for more...


Friday, January 30, 2015

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

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Berkeley Restaurant Week 2015 | January 22-31
Saturday, January 31 – All Day | Cost: $15*
*Lunch specials for $15/$20 and dinner specials for $20/$30.
| All Over Berkeley

Discover prix fixe menus at 27 leading Berkeley restaurants during Berkeley Restaurant Week happening from January 22-31, 2014. Restaurants are featuring lunch specials for $15/$20 and dinner specials for $20/$30.  Reservations are recommended. 2015 more...


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, February 1 – 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...


Monday, February 2, 2015

Dodgeball Monday Funday | Berkeley

World Dodgeball Society Berkeley plays at the James Kenney Recreation Center in Berkeley on select Mondays from 8-10 pm. Funcheap Deal: Free for first time participants who mention Funcheap at the door, more...


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Friday, February 6, 2015

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, February 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a more...

6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
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 pmFirst Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, February 7, 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.
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, February 8, 2015

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

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, February 12 – 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, February 13, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, February 13 – 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, February 14, 2015

Saturday, February 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is first come, first served; they often fill up and have to turn away people.
| Secret Location (Oakland)

What is “Oakland Nights…Live“? Why it is Oakland’s very own low-budget monthly late night talk show. It’s half Johnny Carson, half Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, and all Oakland. They’ve had marine biologists, talks with Oakland public more...

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

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, February 19 – 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

Friday, February 20, 2015

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, February 20 – 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.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, February 22 – 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, February 23, 2015

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

Wednesday, February 25, 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, February 27, 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, March 1, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, March 1 – 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, March 4, 2015

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Friday, March 6, 2015

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a more...

6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE