Sunday, September 24, 2017

Free Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, September 24 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club

Photo | Cal Sailing On the following Sundays, the club is offering Introductory Sails for a taste of the club’s safe boating education programs. These can be extremely wet – you may more...


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...


Tuesday, October 10, 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, October 11, 2017

10:00 amOakland City Center | Final Free Guided Walking Tour of 2017  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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 13 – 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 pmFree Movies in the Park: Goosebumps | Oakland  FREE
8:00 pmYeti: Stand-up Comedy with $1 Beer | Oakland  FREE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Pizzafest 2017: Fresh Pizza Samples & Local Beer | Berkeley
Saturday, October 14 – All Day | Cost: $20*
*$1.69 service fee; free for children under 12.
| The Companion Group

Celebrating all things pizza. 2017 marks the fourth year for this popular northern California event. Come and sample fresh pizzas cooked on site from over 13 competing teams and vote for more...

10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland  FREE*
*To make a reservation, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com. Please include the specific tour and date you are requesting in your message.
7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz | Oakland   FREE

Sunday, October 15, 2017

9:00 amConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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
5:30 pmFood First Meeting: A World Where People Have Access to Food | Berkeley  FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Thursday, October 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
| Old Town Pittsburg

Pittsburg’s creative community brings artisans and Old Town merchants together via free monthly pop-up art galleries. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax event, and walk historic more...

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Saturday, October 21 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
| Old Town Pittsburg

Pittsburg’s creative community brings artisans and Old Town merchants together via free monthly pop-up art galleries. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax event, and walk historic more...

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
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
11:59 pmOrionids Meteor Shower 2017 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris   FREE

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Salsa Sunday Block Party, Live Music & Dancing | Berkeley
Sunday, October 22 – 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...

1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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

Thursday, October 26, 2017

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 27 – 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...


Saturday, October 28, 2017

10:00 amLast of 2017: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | 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

Monday, October 30, 2017

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door

Saturday, November 4, 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.
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE

Sunday, November 5, 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...


Friday, November 10, 2017

8:00 pmYeti: Stand-up Comedy with $1 Beer | Oakland  FREE

Saturday, November 11, 2017

2017 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Saturday, November 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Like the South Taurids, the North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 7 meteors per hour. The more...

6:30 pmZoovie Night: “The Angry Birds Moovie” | Oakland Zoo  $7

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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

Friday, November 17, 2017

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2017
Friday, November 17 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

The Leonids is an average shower, producing an average of up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. Fortunately, in 2017, there is no moon to light up the peak night more...


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Final Free Sailboat Ride Day of 2017: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley
Sunday, November 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club

Photo | Cal Sailing On the following Sundays, the club is offering Introductory Sails for a taste of the club’s safe boating education programs. These can be extremely wet – you may more...


Saturday, December 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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each 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.

Sunday, December 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 seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each more...

All Day“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | December 3   FREE

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2017 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Wednesday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  The peak more...


Saturday, January 6, 2018

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...