Saturday, May 20, 2017

Free Boat Rental Day | Lake Merritt Oakland
Saturday, May 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.
| Lake Merritt Boating Center

The Lake Merritt Boating Center is celebrating National Safe Boating Week with free boat rentals and an open house. If past years are any indication, you can get ½ hour of free time floating around more...

11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley  FREE
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland   $5
7:00 pmCommunity Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival | Berkeley   $.25*
*If you wear a really good sci-fi or fantasy costume, admission is 25 cents. Otherwise it's $5.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Free
Sunday, May 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a cooking demo with Gloria Dominguez of Tamarindo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market. With over more...

9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley  FREE
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.


Monday, May 22, 2017

8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

$5 Night: Oakland A's vs. Miami Marlins | Oakland
Tuesday, May 23 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Amy Posner via WikipediaOakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza more...


Thursday, May 25, 2017

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: High Jazz Band | Concord  FREE

Friday, May 26, 2017

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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater

Boogie down at The Eastlake Music Festival at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland which features local music, dance, indie arts and crafts, micro-brews and food trucks. 2017 Eastlake Music Festival Saturday, May 27, more...


Sunday, May 28, 2017

2017 Burmese New Year Water Festival | Union City
Sunday, May 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Kennedy Park (Union City)

Join the Bay Area Burmese Community for the annual Burmese New Year Water Festival at Kennedy Park in Union City from 10 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 28, 2017. There will be more...

12:00 pmFree “Chop Bar” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square   FREE
12:00 pmWin Tix: Mexican Paper Mache Art Class: Sacred Hearts & Masks | Berkeley   WIN
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE

Monday, May 29, 2017

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
8:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley  $5

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, June 1 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concert: Red Hot Rockin’ Soul | Concord   FREE

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday, June 2 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays 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, more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
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.
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmAsian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
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.
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission

Saturday, June 3, 2017

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 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE

Sunday, June 4, 2017

$5 First Sundays at 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...

All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.

Monday, June 5, 2017

8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway  FREE

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

6:30 pmFree 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
6:45 pm1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland  FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
8:00 pm“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland  $5

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
5:30 pmRainbow Family Night: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. There is also a suggested donation of $10 per adult however no one is turned away for lack of funds.
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek  FREE
7:00 pmRotten City Comedy: Standup In A Pizza Shop Attic | Emeryville  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

6:00 pmWomen Bike Book Club | Oakland  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Feel-good Reggae | Concord  FREE

Friday, June 9, 2017

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, June 9 – 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
6:30 pmFree Moonlight Movies: Annie | Danville  FREE

Saturday, June 10, 2017

7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz | Oakland  FREE

Sunday, June 11, 2017

12:30 pmFree Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but advance registration may be required
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland  FREE

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6:00 pmRock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Jimi Hendrix & Yard Birds Tribute | Concord
Thursday, June 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza

Photo | Matthew M. via Yelp The 28th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a “Cream of the Crop” schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of more...

6:00 pmAdventure Run Scavenger Hunt & Beer Garden | Concord  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
8:15 pmSummer Movie in the Park: “Sing” | Orinda   FREE

Friday, June 16, 2017

Picnic Flix:
Friday, June 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emerald Glen Park

Photo | blogto.comJoin the Dublin community for free outdoor movies at Emerald Glen Park. Movies start at approximately 8:30 pm, but attendees may arrive as early as 7 pm to snag the more...

All DayFree Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek  FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
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 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
8:00 pmChillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley   FREE
8:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: Pete’s Dragon | Oakland   FREE
9:35 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday, June 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Layover

Cat People is a stand up comedy show for cat lovers by cat lovers. Every third Saturday at Layover – now, until infinity. Oh and there’s free pizza. Yum. Tickets are $5. more...

2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland  FREE

Sunday, June 18, 2017

All DayConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley  FREE

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland  FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Oakland A's $5 Game Day vs. Houston Astros | 2017
Thursday, June 22 – 12:35 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Amy Posner via WikipediaOakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza more...

5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra | Walnut Creek   FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Fun, Soul, Rock & Roll | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Old-Timey Americana & Rock | Concord   FREE

Friday, June 23, 2017

Starlight Movie Night:
Friday, June 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda Point Multi-Purpose Field

Taman Warisan Melayu via WikipediaGather your family, friends and neighbors, spread out your blankets on the field, and watch a free movie under the moon and stars in Alameda. The event starts at more...

6:30 pmFree Moonlight Movies: Sing | Danville  FREE

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, June 25 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club

Photo | Cal Sailing Come out and enjoy almost-monthly free sail boat rides aboard a fleet of keelboats and dinghies with Cal Sailing Club, a non-profit, volunteer-run sailing club on the Berkeley Marina. Please try to arrive more...


Monday, June 26, 2017

8:00 pmSalsa Dura: Dance Party & Live Salsa Orchestra | Berkeley  $5

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Dirty Cello | Walnut Creek  FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Jackson 5 to Maroon 5 | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: House Party | Concord  FREE
8:15 pmSummer Movie in the Park: “The BFG” | Orinda  FREE

Friday, June 30, 2017

Oakland A's $5 Night vs. Atlanta Braves | 2017
Friday, June 30 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Amy Posner via WikipediaOakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza more...

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
8:00 pm$5 Classic Movie Night: “The Big Lebowski” | Paramount Theatre   $5
8:00 pmWin Tix: Paramount Movie Classics: The Big Lebowski | Paramount Theatre   WIN

Saturday, July 1, 2017

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 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE

Sunday, July 2, 2017

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...


Monday, July 3, 2017

9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Independence Day Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland  FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Dance Party & Show | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pmFree 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, July 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected more...

5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: The HillBenders Country Music | Walnut Creek   FREE

Friday, July 7, 2017

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, July 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.