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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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Free Drive-In Movie Night | East Bay
Thursday, April 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Solano 2 Drive In

Enjoy live music and games when gates open at 6 pm for Customer Appreciation Night at all Westwind Drive-In locations on Thursday, April 24, 2014. Double feature drive-in movies: Ride Along (8 pm) with The Hunger Games: more...

6:00 pmMultimedia Extravaganza: Laser Harp, DJs & Jam Zoo | Berkeley   FREE*
*An RSVP is required. Admission is donation-based ($5-15 suggested).
6:30 pmStorking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmElectro-Hip Hop DJ Cashmere Cat: Free Concert | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: The String Cheese Incident | The Fox Theater   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $49.95

Friday, April 25, 2014

Fashion Festival Pop-Up: Workshops, DJs & Artisan Market | Emeryville
Friday, April 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but a nominal materials fee might be charged by DIY workshop teachers.
| Public Market (Emeryville)

The season of festivals is quickly approaching and Display at Emeryville’s Public Market want to make sure you are prepared to enjoy all of them in style. Learn about the best more...

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
6:30 pmHip Hop Concert w/ Pep Love of Hieroglyphics | Berkeley   
8:00 pmWin Tix: $5 Classic Movie Night: Joan Crawford is “Mildred Pierce”| Paramount Theatre   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $5


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cal Football 2014 Spring Game | Berkeley
Saturday, April 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | California Memorial Stadium

Who doesn’t love free football games? Sports fans of all ages are invited to newly renovated California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley for the annual Cal Bears Football Spring Game and interactive experience more...

12:00 pmFree Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
12:00 pmAwesöme Orchestra 1st Anniversary BART Flashmob | Oakland   FREE*
*Please consider contributing for beer and drinks, but they will be free of charge.
7:30 pmLost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE

Sunday, April 27, 2014

People's Park 45th Anniversary: Free Music & Free Food | Berkeley
Sunday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | People's Park

People’s Park in Berkeley is celebrating 45 years of freedom with free speech, free food and free music at this annual events from noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Music more...

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Atheist Communty Sing & Wonderfest Talk | East Bay  FREE
3:00 pmMixed Media Mixer: Art, Music, Photo & Video Showcase | Berkeley   FREE
7:00 pmWin Tix: The National Live In Concert | Greek Theatre   WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost: $49.50

Monday, April 28, 2014

Franz Ferdinand Live | The Fox Theater
Monday, April 28 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Win a pair of tickets. Regular cost, $39.50
| Fox Theater

Franz Ferdinand’s 2013 exuberant, unencumbered album ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action,’ is the first from the Glasgow band since 2009′s ‘Tonight.’ They seem to have rediscovered the imagination, vitality and fun more...

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

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Berkeley
Tuesday, April 29 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | North Berkeley BART

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and more...


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

8:00 pmSpanky’s Naughty & Nice Burlesque & Comedy Show | Castro Valley  FREE

Thursday, May 1, 2014

11:00 amFree First Thursdays | Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive  FREE
6:30 pmStorking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland  FREE

Friday, May 2, 2014

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open more...

6:00 pmTemescal First Fridays | Oakland  FREE*
*Free admission, but bring cash for shopping, food, and drinks.
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.
9:00 pmFirst Friday Monthly Car Meet | Fremont   FREE
9:00 pmFirst Friday Concert Series | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, May 3, 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.
12:00 pmFree Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:30 pmLost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:00 pm“Critical Hit” Comedy Show, Free Pizza & Free Candy | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Free First Sunday Admission | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, May 4 – 11:00 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...

9:00 pmFree Comedy Showcase at The Ivy Room | Albany   FREE

Monday, May 5, 2014

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Pleasanton
Monday, May 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dublin/Pleasanton BART

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and more...


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Your Future BART Ride: New Train Tours | Oakland
Wednesday, May 7 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fruitvale BART

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and more...

7:00 pmEast Bay Science Cafe | Albany   FREE

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, May 8 – 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...

6:30 pmStorking Comedy: Free Standup & Intrusive Interviews | Oakland  FREE

Friday, May 9, 2014

New BART Train Full Size Mock-Up Tour: Final Day | Concord
Friday, May 9 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Concord BART

BART is inviting everyone to come check out the new life-size train model during 10 events when you can walk through the new trains and give your feedback between April 16 and more...

6:00 pm“Estuary Art Attack”: 2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda   FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE

Saturday, May 10, 2014

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...

12:00 pmFree Caribbean Dance Classes for SF Carnival | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
All DaySecond Saturday Art & Music Walk | Oakland’s Golden Gate Dist.  FREE
7:30 pmLost & Out of Print Film Night | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
8:30 pmFree Comedy Showcase & Dance Party | Berkeley   FREE