East Bay Calendar

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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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Monday, April 27, 2015

Drum Circle for the Earth | Berkeley
Monday, April 27 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required. Donations are gratefully accepted.
| Sacred Stream Center

The Sacred Stream quarterly drum circles are called to help you strengthen your practice and to align with the weather spirits and assist in bringing balance to the earth during these times more...

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8
7:30 pmVideo Game Trivia Night | Oakland   FREE

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...

12:00 pmLunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.


Friday, May 1, 2015

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, May 1 – 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...

9:00 am2015 May Day Protest: Labor Against Police Terror | Oakland  FREE
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party   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 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
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.
12:00 pm2015 Hip Hop in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE

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
12:00 pmLunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
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

Thursday, May 7, 2015

6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo  FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.

Friday, May 8, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 8 – 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, 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

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

12:00 pmLunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, May 14 – 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...

9:00 pmRevenge of the ’80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland   FREE

Friday, May 15, 2015

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

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.

Wednesday, May 20, 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, May 21, 2015

The Smart Culture Show: Artsy Comedy Showcase & Free Pizza | Oakland
Thursday, May 21 – 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...

12:00 pmLunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE

Friday, May 22, 2015

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

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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

Monday, May 25, 2015

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

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...

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

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Adventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Berkeley
Thursday, May 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Road Runner Sports (Berkeley)

Adventure Run is a free, 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a beer garden. Free, but an RSVP is required. Your Adventure starts when more...

12:00 pmLunchtime Guided Meditation & Teachings | Downtown Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.

Friday, May 29, 2015

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

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, May 31 – 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...


Wednesday, June 3, 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

Thursday, June 4, 2015

6:00 pm1st & 3rd Thursday “Hub CAP” Community Art Party | Vallejo  FREE*
*Free, but donations are always welcome.

Friday, June 5, 2015

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, June 5 – 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 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
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, June 6, 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.
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE

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...


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Revenge of the '80s: New Wave DJs & 80¢ Drinks | Oakland
Thursday, June 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Ruby Room

Step into a totally f*cked up ’80s time warp every second Thursday at The Ruby Room and enjoy absurdly cheap 80 cent well drinks between 10 pm and midnight, and of course, all more...


Friday, June 12, 2015

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, June 12 – 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

Saturday, June 13, 2015

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

Sunday, June 14, 2015

6:00 pm2015 Summer Solstice Drum Circle | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland  FREE

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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

Thursday, June 18, 2015

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE

Friday, June 19, 2015

Seduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland

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, June 26, 2015

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

Monday, June 29, 2015

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

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...

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, July 3, 2015

8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday  FREE

Saturday, July 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.

Friday, July 10, 2015

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

Saturday, July 11, 2015

2015 Beast Crawl: 150 Authors, 30 Venue, 3 Hours | Oakland
Saturday, July 11 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Beer Garden

Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its annual free literary festival featuring more than 150 writers in a single night, spread out at 30 East Bay venues over 3 hours on July more...

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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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

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...