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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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2015

IHOP will serve millions of free pancakes again during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants throughout the U.S., including the Bay Area, will offer more...


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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


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 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
6:00 pm100 Foot Tall “Oakland Super 8″ Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Shorts | The New Parkway   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, March 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.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Classical Jam & Beer | Oakland
Monday, March 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please consider contributing for beer and drinks, but they will be free of charge.
| Secret Location (Oakland)

Stay tuned for the exact location that will be posted as the event gets closer.

10:00 amFinal Drop-In Tax Help Day | Oakland  FREE

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, March 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, March 13, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, March 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
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays  FREE
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, March 14, 2015

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

Wednesday, March 18, 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, March 19, 2015

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, March 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...


Friday, March 20, 2015

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, March 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, March 22, 2015

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Meetup | East Bay  FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland  FREE

Wednesday, March 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, March 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 29, 2015

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, March 29 – 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...


Monday, March 30, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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

Friday, April 3, 2015

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, April 3 – 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 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
6:00 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

Saturday, April 4, 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.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, April 5 – 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, April 8, 2015

7:05 pmOakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers | $2 Ticket Day  $2*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.

Friday, April 10, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, April 10 – 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 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays  FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
9:00 pm“Members Only” Cocktail Tasting Club | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

8:30 pmOakland Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, April 16, 2015

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE

Friday, April 17, 2015

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland
Friday, April 17 – 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.

Friday, April 24, 2015

6:30 pmFree Comedy & Beer Night | Walnut Creek  FREE

Sunday, April 26, 2015

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

Monday, April 27, 2015

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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Oakland A's vs. LA Angels | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, April 29 – 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...


Friday, May 1, 2015

8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday  FREE

Saturday, May 2, 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.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, May 3 – 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, May 6, 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, May 8, 2015

Friday, May 8 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Era Art Bar & Lounge

Meet up with fellow cocktail connoisseurs at Era Art Bar in Oakland to mix, mingle, and taste a freshly-inspired seasonal cocktail. The only catch – you have to be a member (don’t more...

6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE

Saturday, May 9, 2015

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

Sunday, May 10, 2015

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Detroit Tigers | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, May 27 – 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...


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, June 7 – 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, June 10, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, June 10 – 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...


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Colorado Rockies | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, July 1 – 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...


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...


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...


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...


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Oakland A's vs. Texas Rangers | $2 Ticket Day
Wednesday, September 23 – 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...