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, October 22, 2014

10:00 amOakland Chinatown: Final Free Guided Walking Tour | 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
5:00 pmPaws on the Square: Doggie Musical Chairs & Puppy Pampering | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks

Thursday, October 23, 2014

2014 Warriors Basketball Open Practice & Behind-the-Scenes | Oakland
Thursday, October 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, seating is limited and tickets are required to attend.
| Oracle Arena

The Golden State Warriors are getting ready for the fall season and invite you to a free, open practice so you can have sneak peek behind the scenes at a real more...


Saturday, October 25, 2014

2014 Skeletonfest: Sugar Skull Making & Screenprinting | East Bay
Saturday, October 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring a t-shirt to screenprint and something yummy to share.
| Richmond Art Center

Families, grab your costumes and join the Richmond Art Center for Halloween and Day of the Dead art festivities on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Come in costume and create masks and funny, 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: “Maleficent” | Oakland   FREE
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, October 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...

All DayFinal Day: 2014 Glass Pumpkin Patch & Glassblowing Demos | East Bay  FREE
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay  FREE

Monday, October 27, 2014

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

7:30 pmHappy Hour Stories | Berkeley  FREE

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Final Paws on the Square: Doggie Musical Chairs & Puppy Pampering | Oakland
Wednesday, October 29 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Pet owners and their pups are invited to enjoy festive, four-legged fun at Jack London Square’s Paws on the Square every Wednesday in October 2014. This month-long series will fill the Oakland more...

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

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Black Light Art Show | Alameda
Friday, October 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
| Studio 23

Come for some ultra violent… ultraviolet fun. Have a spooky, glow-in-the-dark night with a black light art ahow combined with a Halloween party. There will be plenty of fluorescent activities, music, and lots and more...

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

Saturday, November 1, 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, November 2, 2014

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, November 2 – 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, November 5, 2014

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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

Friday, November 7, 2014

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, November 7 – 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
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
9:00 pmFirst Friday Concert Series | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Saturday, November 8 – 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
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE
9:30 pmHella Gay Dance Party | Oakland   $5*
*Each month is a fundraiser for a different local non-profit organization.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, November 9 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club

Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides with Cal Sailing Club , a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. At this Open House, get a free introductory sail and get more...

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

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
9:00 pmOakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown  FREE*
*Free admission, but donations are welcome.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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


Friday, November 14, 2014

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, November 14 – 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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

11:15 amGive & Take: Monthly Kid Stuff Swap | Oakland  FREE

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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, November 20, 2014

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE

Friday, November 21, 2014

Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Friday, November 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay

East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering Free 3rd Fridays in the parks. From April to December in 2014, fees will be waived for a variety of 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, November 22, 2014

8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley  FREE

Sunday, November 23, 2014

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