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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Thursday, October 30, 2014

2014 Bay Area Science Festival | Thursday, Oct. 30
Thursday, October 30 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events may require an RSVP or have other restrictions.
| San Francisco Bay Area

Free events on Thursday, October 30, 2014 3 pm: Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour - San Francisco 6:30 pm: GMOs in Sustainable Food - Berkeley 7 pm: Faster, Higher, and Stronger: Sports Science and Super-Athletes – Oakland 7 more...

6:00 pmKnife Skills & Traditional Cookery Workshop: 2014 Day of the Dead | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required to sethdpeterson@gmail.com. You'll receive the location after you RSVP.
7:00 pm2014 Spooky & Elaborate Halloween Haunted House Crawl | Alameda   FREE
7:00 pmBike-In Movie Night: Classic Horror & Free Snacks | East Bay   FREE

Friday, October 31, 2014

Doggie Halloween Parade on Bay Street | Emeryville
Friday, October 31 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bay Street Emeryville

Bay Street Emeryville will host a Doggie Halloween Parade on the Plaza from 4-5 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014. Best pet costume wins $50 certificate. Also, doggies that have photo taken more...

5:00 pm$3 Chipotle Burrito Day | Halloween 2014   $3*
*$3 burrito, burrito bowl, salad or an order of tacos if in costume
5:00 pmThe Goonies-themed Haunted Victorian Mansion | Oakland   $1*
*Entry donations will be taken at the front door.
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
7:00 pmHalloween Black Light Art Show | Alameda   FREE*
*Free, but donations are welcome
7:00 pmTwisted Circus: Two-Headed Duckling & Old-Fashioned Sideshow | Antioch   FREE*
*Free, but donations for Autism Speaks are appreciated.
8:00 pm6th Annual Halloween Zombie Prom: DJ, Dancing & Horror Flicks | East Bay   FREE*
*Free entry, but bring money for food & drinks.
8:00 pmLindy Hop Lessons, Dancing & Halloween Costume Contest | Berkeley   FREE
9:00 pm2014 Hulaween: Creepy Tiki Halloween Party | Alameda   FREE


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.
3:00 pm2014 Day of the Dead: Procession, Dinner & Live Music | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” BYOB Comedy Show: Free Pizza & Candy | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, November 2, 2014

2014 Dia De Los Muertos Festival: Live Music, Dance, Altars & Carnival | Oakland
Sunday, November 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale Transit Village

Come to Oakland’s colorful Fruitvale neighborhood for the 19th annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival at the Fruitvale Transit Village. This free, outdoor, family-friendly event invites Bay Area community to experience this more...

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

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

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

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.

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

Monday, November 24, 2014

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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

7:30 pmHappy Hour Stories | Berkeley  FREE

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

Friday, November 28, 2014

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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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