Friday, September 8, 2017

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, September 8 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square

Photo | Tony Webster via Wikipedia Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide more...

6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays  FREE
6:30 pmStarlight Movie Night: “Moana” | Alameda  FREE
7:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: Jungle Book | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmYeti: Stand-up Comedy with $1 Beer | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, September 9, 2017

13th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show | East Bay
Saturday, September 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Orinda Classic Car Show

Enjoy gawking at over 200 American and European cars ranging from the 1920s, to the classics of the ’50s and ’60s, as well as modern exotics at the 13th annual Orinda Classic more...

All Day45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay  FREE
10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended but not required. To make a reservation for Tour 2, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com.
10:00 amLuna Dance Institute Fall Open House 2017 | Berkeley   FREE
All Day“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz | Oakland   FREE


Sunday, September 10, 2017

43rd Annual Solano Stroll & Parade: 500+ Vendors, Performers & Artists | Berkeley & Albany
Sunday, September 10 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Solano Avenue

Photo | via Judy SwabySince 1974 Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival. The mile-long festival features over more...

All Day45th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay   FREE
10:30 amOakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2017   FREE*
*Parade is free to watch. Oakland Pride VIP Experience Festival costs $75.
12:30 pmFree Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but advance registration may be required
2:00 pmSummer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza   FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE

Monday, September 11, 2017

3:00 pm13th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival | Oakland  FREE*
*It's a benefit for a non-profit, but they want people to come and allow those who can't afford it, to come for free or donate whatever amount works for them. Suggested Donation $15, No one turned away for lack of funds.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.

Tuesday, September 12, 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, September 13, 2017

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens  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
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, September 14, 2017

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

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Concord’s Blues & Soul Diva | Concord  FREE
7:30 pm“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland   FREE

Friday, September 15, 2017

2017 Mariachi Festival & Taco Eating Contest | East Bay
Friday, September 15 – 4:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Hayward City Hall

The annual Mariachi Festival features mariachi bands, ballet folkórico dancers, a taco eating contest, and an outdoor market celebrating Mexican food and art at Hayward City Hall Plaza. 2017 Mariachi Festival Friday, September 15, 2017 more...

8:00 pmChillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pm$5 Classic Movie Night: “Moscow On The Hudson” | Paramount Theatre   $5
8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome
9:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Hotdogs | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission

Saturday, September 16, 2017

2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 16 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Help keep San Francisco’s stretch of the coastline clean at the 2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day on the third Saturday of September. 2017 California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 9 am more...

9:00 amCoastal Cleanup Day & Free BBQ at Shimada Friendship Park | Richmond   FREE*
*For groups of 10 people or more, an RSVP is encouraged.
All Day22nd Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland   FREE
10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History   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
11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley   FREE
All Day2017 Delta Blues Festival | Antioch   FREE
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmArt Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg   FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
6:30 pmZoovie Night: “The Secret Life of Pets” | Oakland Zoo   $7
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland   $5
8:00 pmPunchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley
Sunday, September 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Berkeley

Photo | Via LatinConnectionDance Youtube Salsa Sundays is back for summer 2017 with a series of five block parties held every third Sunday of the month from June through October in the 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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

10:00 amFree Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples  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
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
5:30 pmFood First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley  FREE
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland  FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, September 21 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Photo | via Big Red Beer Wagon Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 7 to 21, 2017 in the heart of Temescal at the weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza more...

7:00 pmStorySlam’s True Live Storytelling Competition | Oakland  $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20

Friday, September 22, 2017

2017
Friday, September 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
| Jack London Square

Eat Real combines a state fair, a street-food festival, and a block party to create a celebration of good food. At the Eat Real Festival, participants learn where food comes from, more...

5:30 pmPoint Richmond Concert: Latin | East Bay   FREE
7:00 pmFree Movies in the Park: Dr. Strange | Oakland   FREE
7:00 pm2017 Free Movies in the Park: The Jungle Book | Newark   FREE
6:45 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

2017 Northern California Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Saturday, September 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This more...

All DaySmithsonian’s 13th Annual Free Museum Day | 2017   FREE*
*Museum ticket required from http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown   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
All Day2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Saturday | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Star Wars Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

2017 Oakland Dragon Boat Festival | Lake Merritt
Sunday, September 24 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Boathouse

Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as teams from all over Northern California race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. This more...

All Day2017 “Eat Real” Street Food Festival: Sunday | Oakland   FREE*
*Free admission, but food and drink available for purchase (cash only)
1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE

Monday, September 25, 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
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

7:40 pmDirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old 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

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

Photo | via Big Red Beer Wagon Temescal Street Flicks, an engaging outdoor film series every Thursday evening runs September 7 to 21, 2017 in the heart of Temescal at the weekly pop-up pedestrian plaza more...

7:00 pm“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.

Friday, September 29, 2017

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

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Free National Parks Day: National Public Lands Day | 2017
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

NPS Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended but not required. To make a reservation for Tour 2, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com.
7:00 pm“The Iron Giant” Free Outdoor Oakland Movie Night | The New Parkway   FREE

Thursday, September 7, 2017

6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Rustic Sounds & Pop Rock | Concord  FREE

Sunday, October 1, 2017

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 1 – 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...


Monday, October 2, 2017

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

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

12:00 pmSweet ‘n Low: International Show of Cute | Free Admission Day  FREE

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours  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
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek  FREE

Thursday, October 5, 2017

2017 Blood Moon Over San Francisco
Thursday, October 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

The Moon will be directly opposite the Earth from the Sun and will be fully illuminated as seen from Earth. This phase occurs at 18:40 UTC on October 5, 2017. This full more...


Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday, October 6 – 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...

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 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: Star Wars Rogue One | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens   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
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
7:00 pmDraconids Meteor Shower | 2017   FREE

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...