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, July 24, 2014

Weedfest: 6 Punk Bands, Free Weed & Prizes | East Bay
Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $6*
*Includes free weed, special prizes and a raffle. 21+
| Eli's Mile High Club

Eli’s Mile High Club invites you to a random July Weedfest featuring six bands and… free weed. Cover is $6, but they promise free weed, an Agnostic Blunt education session, plus other more...

6:30 pmStorking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland  FREE
7:00 pmTaste & Toast of Greece | East Bay   $5*
*$5 for Danville residents; $6 non-residents; $8 at the door
7:00 pmCheese Taste-Off & Goat Milking Demos | Berkeley   FREE*
*Bring your homemade dairy and vegan cheeses for tasting, or simply join in the fun.
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Despicable Me 2″ | Jack London Square   FREE
8:00 pmTemescal Street Cinema: “Women Art Revolution” | Oakland   FREE

Friday, July 25, 2014

Plastic Bag Monster Battle:
Friday, July 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bites Off Broadway

Get in on a fun tug-of-war battle between the Plastic Bag Monster vs. the indomitable Reusable Lunchbox (both are real and life sized), plus hear inspiring speeches by local leaders and a more...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert | Oakland  FREE
6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:30 pmMovie In The Park: “Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2″ | Alameda   FREE
7:30 pmMovie in the Park: “Walking with Dinosaurs” | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: $5 Classic Movie Night: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”| Paramount Theatre   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $5
9:00 pm20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland   $6*
*$6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 for each night.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm more...

All Day30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Saturday | Alameda   FREE
10:00 amOakland Chinatown: 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
All DayPedalfest 2014: Live Music, Stunts, DJs & Unicycle Basketball | Oakland   FREE
1:00 pmFree Boat Rental Day: Lake Merritt | Oakland   FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.
6:00 pmMusic in the Park: Funk & Soul Night | Danvile   FREE
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE
9:00 pmFinal Night: 20th Annual Brainwash Drive-In Movie Festival | Oakland   $6*
*$6 (50% off) when you mention Funcheap at the door. Regular admission is $12 for each night.
11:15 pmWin Tix: Musical Movie Fest: Moulin Rouge, Hello Dolly & Oklahoma | SF   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $15

Sunday, July 27, 2014

2014 Berkeley Kite Festival

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 29th Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships from 10 am to 6 pm more...

All Day30th Annual Park Street Art & Wine Faire: Sunday | Alameda  FREE
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay   FREE
12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley   FREE
2:00 pmMixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pmSunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland   FREE

Monday, July 28, 2014

Opening Day: Philz Coffee on Gilman | Berkeley
Monday, July 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Philz Coffee (Gilman St)

Delicious Philz Coffee is opening up a new location on Gilman in Berkeley and you’re invited to hang out at their soft opening party on Monday, July 28, 2014. They’ll have treats more...

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

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SF Mime Troupe: Political Satire in the Park | Oakland
Wednesday, July 30 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations accepted
| Montclair Ball Field

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 55th season with more free, lively satire performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2014 production “Ripple Effect.” San Francisco Mime 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
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Temescal Street Cinema: Final Film of 2014 | Oakland
Thursday, July 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 49th and Telegraph

The Last Season by Sara Dosa Told over the course of one matsutake mushroom season in Central Oregon, The Last Season is a journey into the woods, into the memory of war more...

6:30 pmStorking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland  FREE

Friday, August 1, 2014

Jack's Night Market: Art, Crafts & Performance | Oakland
Friday, August 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Celebrating Oakland First Fridays, Jack’s Night Market lights up the square with an eclectic mix of artisans, music, food and fun. Stroll the plaza for an evening outdoor market and shopping bazaar more...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert | Oakland  FREE
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.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:30 pmFree Moonlight Movie: “The Goonies” | Danville   FREE
9:00 pmFirst Friday Concert Series | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, August 2, 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.
10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | 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
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, August 3 – 11:00 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...

12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley   FREE
3:00 pmSunday Jazz, History & Jam Session | Oakland   FREE