Friday, July 21, 2017

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, July 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free more...

8:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Line Dance Party | Jack London Square   FREE

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Saturday, July 22 – 1:00 pm | 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 invites you to Splash Into Summer 2017 with free boat rentals and an open house from 1-3 pm on Saturday, July 22, 2017. If past years are any indication, you more...

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
1:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Richmond   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
6:00 pmMusic in the Park: Boston Tribute | Danville   FREE


Sunday, July 23, 2017

50¢ Silent Film Festival
Sunday, July 23 – All Day | Cost: 50¢*
*The festival is free and shorts are technically free, but a 50¢ donation is suggested.
| Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

The Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum presents a weekend dedicated to the inimitable Charlie Chaplin on July 21-23, 2017 celebrating 102 years in Niles. View one and two-reel movies that were actually filmed more...

1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland   FREE
5:00 pmSummertime Outdoor Opera In The Park Concert | Orinda   FREE

Monday, July 24, 2017

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Delta Blues, Slide & Guitar Master | Concord  FREE
6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Soulful Rock Country Concert | Orinda  FREE
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, July 26, 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
10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Pop & Variety Dance Band Scene | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, July 27, 2017

5:30 pmSummer Sounds Outside: Tumbledown House Jazz Music | Walnut Creek  FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Jazz, Soul & Blues | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Ultimate Tribute to Fleetwood Mac | Concord  FREE
7:00 pm“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
8:15 pmSummer Movie in the Park: “Finding Dory” | Orinda  FREE

Friday, July 28, 2017

Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Sky | 2017
Friday, July 28 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | Red Orbit The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets more...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Jazz Vocalist | Oakland  FREE
6:30 pmStarlight Movie Night: “Finding Dory” | Alameda  FREE
6:30 pmFree Moonlight Movies: Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them | Danville  FREE
6:30 pmRock Concert in the Park | Alamo  FREE
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Bachata Party | Jack London Square  FREE
6:00 pmFree Summer Circus Day with Circus Bella | Oakland   FREE

Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 32nd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from more...

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

Sunday, July 30, 2017

2017 Berkeley Kite Festival & Championships

Kites aren’t just for kids any more. Experience the artistry of modern kite flying at the 32nd Annual Berkeley Kite Festival & West Coast Kite Championships. You’ll find something for everyone, from more...


Monday, July 31, 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

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Eclectic Rock & Soul | Oakland  FREE

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

National Night Out 2017: Neighborhood Block Parties | Oakland
Tuesday, August 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland

Photo | SF Police Combat crime while meeting some new neighbors at the 34th Annual National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in various cities more...

10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Jazz Concert | Orinda   FREE
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, August 2, 2017

All DayFree First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE
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
10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Relive the 90’s | Oakland  FREE
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek  FREE

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, August 3 – 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 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Rock & Soul | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Rock Powerhouse | Concord   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Movie Night: “Selena” | Jack London Square   FREE

Friday, August 4, 2017

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, August 4 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Latin | Oakland  FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
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.
7:00 pmMovies Under the Stars “Finding Dory” | Walnut Creek   FREE*
*Admission is free, but you can help support the program with a $2 donation per person.
8:00 pm“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Soup | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP is required for free admission
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Merengue Party | Jack London Square   FREE

Saturday, August 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 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 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
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
1:30 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Walls” | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
6:00 pmMusic in the Park: Motown, Rock, & Blues | Danville   FREE
6:30 pm2017 Peace Lantern Ceremony | Berkeley   FREE

Sunday, August 6, 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$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California   FREE

Monday, August 7, 2017

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

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

10:00 am$1 Summer Family Movie Festival | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
6:00 pmRock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland  FREE
6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Motown Concert | Orinda  FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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 am2017 $1 Summer Family Movie Festival Season Finale | Regal Theaters  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Swing, Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll | Oakland  FREE
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, August 10 – 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 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Rock & Roll | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: R&B Horn Band, Soul & Funk | Concord  FREE
8:15 pmSummer Movie in the Park: “Lego Batman Movie” | Orinda   FREE

Friday, August 11, 2017

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, August 11 – 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...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Variety Dance Band | Oakland  FREE
5:30 pmConcerts at the Cove Bluegrass & Country Music from Up & Down | Alameda  FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
6:00 pmBerkeley Critical Mass | 2nd Fridays  FREE
6:30 pmZoovie Night: “Disneynature: African Cats” | Oakland Zoo  $7
6:30 pmFree Moonlight Movies: Finding Dory | Danville  FREE
8:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor East Coast Swing Party | Jack London Square   FREE
6:45 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | Extra-Special 2017 Outburst
Saturday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

Photo | Ken Christison via EarthSky It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage 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 pm2017 Free Movies in the Park: Singin’ in the Rain | Newark  FREE
7:00 pmAddison Street Jazz | Oakland  FREE
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland  FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.