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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Monday, September 1, 2014

2014 Pan African Family Reunion: Dancing, Music, Live Art & Free Food | Oakland
Monday, September 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mosswood Park

The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, more...

All DayHiero Day 2014: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but tickets are required. Once free tickets are gone, they may request donations.
2:00 pm2014 Salsa Block Party: Dancing, Live Music & DJs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but a suggested $10 donation will help pay for expenses.
4:00 pm“Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley   FREE

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

7:30 pmEnglish Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley  FREE


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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
6:30 pm’50s Havana Social Club Dance Party in the Park | Albany  FREE
7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
7:00 pmFree Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Thursday, September 4, 2014

11:00 amFree First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive  FREE

Friday, September 5, 2014

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, September 5 – 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...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert | Oakland  FREE
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 pmWin Tix: Michael Franti Live Acoustic Set & Eco Film VIP Access | Oakland   WIN*
*Win a pair of general admission tickets with VIP access at the film screening and concert.
8:00 pm“Chicago” Sing-Along Movie & Costume Party | Jack London Sq   FREE
9:00 pmFirst Friday Concert Series | Oakland   FREE
9:00 pm2014 Mission Creek Oakland Music & Arts Festival Kickoff | The Uptown   FREE

Saturday, September 6, 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.
All Day2014 Mission Creek Music Festival Block Party | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, September 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...

12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley   FREE
2:00 pmWhimsical Rudyard Kipling Outdoor Musical Play | East Bay   FREE*
*All shows are free though donations are gratefully accepted.
4:00 pmFinal Performance: “Queen of the Amazons”: Theatre in the Park | Berkeley   FREE
9:00 pmFree Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany   FREE

Monday, September 8, 2014

7:30 pmThe New Parkway’s Book Club | Oakland  FREE

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
9:00 pmOakland Active Music Series: Free Improv Jazz Concerts | The Uptown  FREE*
*Free admission, but donations are welcome.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6:30 pmHonky Tonk Country Concert | Albany Music in the Park  FREE
7:00 pmFree Square Dancing Class & Dance Night | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, September 11 – 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, September 12, 2014

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, September 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...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert | Oakland  FREE
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
6:30 pmStarlight Movie in the Park: “Back To The Future” | Alameda  FREE
7:30 pmMovie in the Park: “Top Gun” | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Saturday, September 13 – 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
9:30 pmHella Gay Dance Party | Oakland   $5*
*Each month is a fundraiser for a different local non-profit organization.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, September 14 – 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...

12:00 pmCar-Free Sundays On Telegraph: Music & Outdoor Market | Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE

Monday, September 15, 2014

Poetry Workshop w/ Emeryville Poet Laureate | Oakland
Monday, September 15 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Golden Gate Branch (Oakland Library)

Learn from a talented and inspiring writer at a Poetry Writing Workshop with Emeryville Poet Laureate Sarah Kobrinsky. Sarah Kobrinsky helps participants discover their inner poet in a series of thought-provoking guided more...


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

7:30 pmEnglish Morris Dancing Workshop | Berkeley  FREE

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.