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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Sunday, November 23, 2014

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing, Talk & Potluck | East Bay  FREE
All Day6th Annual Art Show, Sale & Snacks | Berkeley  FREE
12:00 pmFamily Concert: Storytelling in Music | Oakland  FREE

Monday, November 24, 2014

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Spider Seduction & Sexy Interfaces | Oakland  $8


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 Free Turkey Giveaway: 10,000 Pounds of Turkeys | Walnut Creek

If you’re in need of a turkey for Thanksgiving to provide for your family, you’re in luck. 1515 Restaurant in Walnut Creek will once again be giving away 10,000 pounds worth more...


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Free Airport Parking Deal for Thanksgiving | Oakland Airport
Thursday, November 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must present coupon, airline e-ticket and a photo ID for deal
| Oakland International Airport

Oakland International Airport is offering up to 72 hours of free parking (up to a $66 value) between Thursday, November 27 through Thursday, December 25, 2014. Get up to 3 days of free more...

12:00 pm1,000 Free Thanksgiving Dinners | Livermore   FREE
All Day2014 Vegan NoThanksgiving Potluck | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, but please bring along a vegan dish to share for the potluck.
1:00 pm12th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Celebration | Oakland   FREE
4:00 pm2014 Free Spice Monkey Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland   FREE*
*Drop off 15 canned goods and make a reservation.

Friday, November 28, 2014

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

Saturday, November 29, 2014

1:00 pm2014 Holidays on Fourth Street: Puppet Show | Berkeley  FREE

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Mixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley
Sunday, November 30 – 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, December 3, 2014

7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany  FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay  FREE

Thursday, December 4, 2014

11:00 amFree First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive  FREE
7:00 pm“RAD” Recess League Dodgeball Night | Oakland  $2.50*
*Mention Funcheap and get 2-for-1 admission on your first visit. Regular admission is $5, cash or card.

Friday, December 5, 2014

First Friday Follies: Burlesque & Creepy Puppet Show | Oakland
Friday, December 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...

6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   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.
7:00 pm100 Foot Tall Film Night | The Great Wall of Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, December 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.
1:00 pm2014 Holidays on Fourth Street: SF Chorus Carolers | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, December 7, 2014

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


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, December 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...

7:00 pm“RAD” Recess League Dodgeball Night | Oakland   $2.50*
*Mention Funcheap and get 2-for-1 admission on your first visit. Regular admission is $5, cash or card.

Friday, December 12, 2014

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, December 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 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday, December 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

Sunday, December 14, 2014

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Free Airport Parking for the Holidays | Oakland Airport
Monday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Must present paper coupon, airline e-ticket and a photo ID for deal
| Oakland International Airport

Oakland International Airport is offering up to 72 hours of free parking (up to a $66 value) between Thursday, November 27 through Thursday, December 25, 2014. Get up to 3 days of free more...


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
8:30 pmThe Adult Comedy Shop: Monthly Standup | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, December 18, 2014

6:00 pmThird Thursday Piedmont Avenue Stroll | Oakland  FREE

Friday, December 19, 2014

Free 3rd Fridays | East Bay Regional Parks
Friday, December 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over East Bay

East Bay Regional Park District is celebrating its 80th birthday by offering Free 3rd Fridays in the parks. From April to December in 2014, fees will be waived for a variety of 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.
8:00 pmSeduction Feroce: Burlesque & Drag Variety Show | Oakland   $5*
*$5 when you mention Funcheap at the door; otherwise, tickets are $10. 21+

Saturday, December 20, 2014

11:15 amGive & Take: Monthly Kid Stuff Swap | Oakland  FREE

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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

Friday, December 26, 2014

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

Saturday, December 27, 2014

8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley  FREE

Sunday, December 28, 2014

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