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...

7:30 pm“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland   FREE

Friday, September 15, 2017

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, September 15 – 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


Saturday, September 16, 2017

22nd Annual Anarchist Book Fair | Oakland
Saturday, September 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Oakland Metro Opera House

Photo | via Attack The System Anarchists, socialists, card-carrying members of the ACLU, radicals and assorted ne’erdowells will descend on the Oakland Omni Commons for the 22nd Annual Anarchist Book Fair. The Bay more...

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
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmZoovie Night: “The Secret Life of Pets” | Oakland Zoo   $7
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland   $5

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

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Art Trax: 24 Artists In Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Thursday, September 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 beginning April 20th, 5-8pm. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax more...

7:00 pmStorySlam’s True Live Storytelling Competition | Oakland   $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
7:30 pm“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Homegrown Movie Night | Oakland   FREE

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

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

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.

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

Friday, October 6, 2017

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, October 6 – 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...

6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: Star Wars Rogue One | Oakland   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...

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

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...


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...

6:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: Goosebumps | Oakland  FREE

Saturday, October 14, 2017

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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Art Trax: 24 Artists In 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 beginning April 20th, 5-8pm. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax more...

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

Saturday, October 21, 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
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

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

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...


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...


Saturday, November 11, 2017

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

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...


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...