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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Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday, July 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, Oakland’s KONO more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
5:30 pmBites Off Broadway: Friday Night Food Truck Block Party & Picnic | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | 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 pmFirst Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland   FREE
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pm2016 Free Summer Concert: Party Monsters | Alamo   FREE
7:30 pmUppers For Downers: A Comedy Show | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmAstronomy Night: Lecture & Stargazing on The Roof | Berkeley   FREE

Saturday, July 2, 2016

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...

10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours  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
1:30 pmOpening Show: San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
4:00 pm“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley   FREE
6:00 pmOakley | Cityhood Fireworks Celebration | 2016   FREE
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Pleasanton   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   $5*
*Admission is $5, and you'll enjoy some free pizza, free candy, and of course, comedy
10:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.


Sunday, July 3, 2016

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 amSunday Morning Wellness: Meditation & Yoga |  $5
10:00 amFree First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California   FREE
1:30 pmSF Mime Troupe 2016 Opening Weekend “Schooled” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
3:30 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
4:00 pmWorldOne Festival Pre-Party & StoneSoul Picnic | El Cerrito   FREE
4:00 pm“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley   FREE
5:30 pmRichmond | Third of July Live Blues & Fireworks | 2016   FREE*
*There are fees for the interactive children's games and food.
6:30 pmRichmond | Oakland East Bay Symphony & Independence Eve Fireworks | 2016   FREE
7:30 pmFree Shakespeare in the Park: The Winter’s Tale | Pleasanton   FREE

Monday, July 4, 2016

Emeryville | 4th of July Party in the Park & 4K Fun Run | 2016
Monday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Emeryville Marina Park

Join your fellow Emeryvillians for a special Fourth of July celebration at Marina Park. In addition to the spectacular views with some of the greatest vantage points for many of the more...

All DayConcord | 4th of July Parade, The Police Tribute Concert & Fireworks | 2016   FREE*
*Festivities are free but the 5k run participation fee is 30$
All DayMoraga | Dog Parade, Magic Show & July 4th Fireworks | 2016   FREE
All DayPleasant Hill | 4th of July Parade, Festival & Fireworks | 2016   FREE
8:30 am4th of July Festival, Parade & Dynamite Run | Hercules   FREE*
*Free expo and parade. $30 to register for the run.
9:00 amDanville | 4th of July Parade | 2016   FREE
All DayMartinez | Hometown 4th of July Parade & Fireworks | 2016   FREE
10:00 amAlameda | Mayor’s 4th of July Parade | 2016   FREE
All DayEl Cerrito | WorldOne Festival: World Music & Circus Festival | 2016   FREE
10:00 amFremont | 4th of July Parade | 2016   FREE
10:00 amOrinda | 4th of July Parade & Celebration in the Park | 2016   FREE
All DayFremont | Watermelon Seed Spitting & Tug Of War 4th of July | 2016   $10*
*$10/adults, $8/seniors (62+), $5/children (4-17), under 4 years free.
10:00 amClayton | “Hats Off To Clayton” Independence Day Parade | 2016   FREE
11:00 amPiedmont | 4th of July Bagpipe & Classic Car Parade | 2016   FREE
All DayOakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2016   FREE*
*Free festival, but bring money for food and drinks.
All Day2016 Alameda County Fair & Fireworks Show to Symphony Music | Pleasanton   $10
11:00 amHayward | 4th of July Family Festival & Picnic | 2016   FREE*
*Outdoor celebration is free.
11:30 amAntioch | 4th of July Fireworks & Parade| 2016   FREE
All DayBerkeley Marina | 4th of July Fireworks & All Day Festival | 2016   FREE
12:00 pmOakland | Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2016   $15*
*$15 for adults includes BBQ other treats; $5 for children 5-11 years; free for those under 5
12:00 pmPleasanton | 4th of July Patriotic Concert, Flags & $2 Dog & Drink | 2016   FREE
12:00 pmAlbany | Mustache Contest, Reptile Show & July 4th Fest | 2016   FREE*
*Most activities are free, but a kid's Fun Band is $5 and gets you unlimited activities. Registration cost may apply to enter contests, but they are free to watch.
1:00 pm4th of July Concert: Oakland Municipal Band 2016 Season Kick-Off | Lake Merritt   FREE
All DayAlameda | 4th of July Aboard an Aircraft Carrier Flight Deck | 2016   15-25*
*$25 for Adults, $15 for kids and free for children 5 years old and under.
3:00 pmAlameda | 4th of July Family Festival and Concert | 2016   FREE
4:00 pmSan Pablo | 4th of July Family Celebration & Fireworks Show | 2016   FREE
4:00 pm“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley   FREE
5:00 pmSan Ramon | 4th of July Picnic & Concert in the Park | 2016   FREE
7:30 pmLafayette | Buddhist 4th of July Mountain Pilgrimage | 2016   FREE
9:20 pmLivermore | “Red, White & Boom” July 4th Fireworks & Block Party | 2016   FREE*
*Free, but parking in the lot is $20.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  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: R&B/Soul/Funk/Dance Band | Oakland  FREE
6:30 pmLaborFest 2016: “The Hand That Feeds” Movie Screening | Berkeley  FREE
6:45 pmUnconfirmed – 1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland  FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
7:00 pmComedy Night at The Uptown | Oakland  FREE
7:00 pmSummer Boot Camp Series: Free Full Body Cardio Workout | Oakland  FREE*
*Sign up on the class schedule to ensure a spot, or just show up and have fun.
7:00 pmLove The ’80s Dance Bootcamp | San Leandro  FREE*
*First class is free. Consecutive classes are worth 8 dollars.
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Thursday, July 7, 2016

5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Jazz/Blues | Walnut Creek  FREE
5:30 pmAdventure Run, Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Funk/Soul/Classic Rock | Concord  FREE
6:30 pmPlastic Free July Solutions: Short Films & Discussion | Berkeley  FREE
7:00 pmMovie in the Park: “Hotel Transylvania 2” | Orinda  FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Ghostbusters” | Jack London Sq.  FREE

Friday, July 8, 2016

2016 Frida Kahlo Tribute Art Show | Mission Dist.
Friday, July 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown

Photo | Fiestas Fridas Celebrate the 109th birthday of Frida Kahlo and her love affair with San Francisco during a week of Fiestas Fridas taking place at locations throughout the Mission District. Oh and more...

5:00 pm“Surf’s Up” Art Gallery Opening & Movie Screening | SF  FREE*
*Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated.
5:30 pmConcert at the Cove | Alameda  FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays  FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
6:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pm“Normal is Over” Movie Screening | Alameda   FREE
6:30 pm2016 Free Summer Concert: The Houserockers | Alamo   FREE
7:00 pmLive HipHop Featuring TimBo FlyLane | Oakland   FREE
7:30 pmYeti: Stand-up Comedy With Free Wine | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pm“She Rocks” Live Music, Comedy & Drag Showcase | SF   $5
8:00 pmSad Comedy & Free Soup: Music & Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
8:00 pmFree Comedy: Senseless Bureau Improv | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but you should probably buy food or drinks
8:35 pmFree Movies In The Park: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Saturday, July 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Photo | Jack of All Trades MarketBrought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center  FREE*
*Free, but reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Schooled” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but a donation is requested.
4:00 pm“The Marriage of Figaro” Comic 18th Century Play in a Park | Berkeley   FREE
5:00 pmColorCraft Art Opening Reception| Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm2016 Free Movies in the Park: Penguins of Madagascar | Newark   FREE*
*Food and beverage for purchase.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 10 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Rotary Nature Center

The Rotary Nature Center Time Machine will take you and your loved ones back in time before there were plants and animals. Then walk around Lake Merritt back to the present more...

1:00 pmConcert at the Lake: Oakland Municipal Band | Oakland   FREE