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Friday, January 20

General Strike Against Trump | Oakland
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
General Strike Against Trump | Oakland

The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, especially immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQI people.
A Trump administration, coupled with Republican control of the House and Senate, raises the very real possibility of:

National “Right-to-Work” and other anti-union legislation, repeal of overtime …

Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek
Friday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to all visitors on every third Friday.
| Lindsay Wildlife Experience
Free Admission Fridays at Lindsay Wildlife Experience | Walnut Creek

Come to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience for up close and personal interaction with their fascinating animals for free on every third Friday of the month from 12 noon to 5 pm. Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild ...

“Zoovie” Movie Night: “Finding Dory” | Oakland Zoo

Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family as the Oakland Zoo brings you another fun, family movie night. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected animal or nature-themed ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

“100 Days Action” Absurd Inaugural Ball | Oakland

Come celebrate the launch of 100 Days Action, a project of artistic resistance, designed to be a counternarrative to Trump’s plan for his first 100 Days.
Wrap up your day of civic duties at their Inaugural Ball by taking an oath to protect the constitution on a …

Saturday, January 21

“Teach Like a Pirate” Inspirational Program | Pleasant Hill
Saturday, January 21 – 7:30 am | Cost: FREE | Sequoia Middle School

Join New York Times Best-Selling author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is …

Women’s March: Diversity, Freedom & Human Rights | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Madison Park
Women's March: Diversity, Freedom & Human Rights | Oakland

Join them in Oakland for the Women’s March on January 21st. The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all.
Free, but an RSVP is requested. It will be one of the best …

Women’s March: Showing Compassion for Shared Humanity | Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 21 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
Women's March: Showing Compassion for Shared Humanity | Walnut Creek

The Women’s March is a national movement for women, men, and children who stand for human rights, civil liberties, diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity. They are gathering locally in their community to find healing and strength through tolerance, civility, and compassion for their fellow human beings …

Concord “Vibe” Launch Party & Free Ale | The Hop Grenade
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop
Concord

Come join the City of Concord and help celebrate the launch of Concord Vibe, a new marketing initiative aimed at highlighting the amenities and activities in Concord.
Enjoy:

food samples
barber demos
fitness club booths
fine art photography
luxury vehicles on display

The first 200 attendees (21+) will receive a free Limited …

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: “Porgy & The Wolf” Classical Children’s Tales | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Awesöme Orchestra Collective:

Welcome back from the holidays, and thanks to everyone who contributed to their end of year campaign, they were able to achieve and surpass their goal.
They are kicking off the year with an orchestral standard featuring one of the most famous children’s tales and selections …

Punchlines Stand-up Comedy | Emeryville
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation.
| Branchline Bar
Punchlines Stand-up Comedy | Emeryville

Come to Branchline’s first show of 2017. Stand-up comedy showcase featuring bay area lovelies:

Ash Fisher
Ashton Tate
Mary Bushee
Joey Avery
and David Lew

Hosted by recently returned from India, Trishna Saigal.

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...

Critical Hit: DIY Comedy Show & ACLU Fundraiser | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*sliding scale donations are encouraged
| It's Your Move Games And Hobbies
Critical Hit: DIY Comedy Show & ACLU Fundraiser | Oakland

Critical Hit is Oakland’s biggest and best DIY comedy show, every Saturday at It’s Your Move Games. Their comics have appeared on Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien and more.
This week, their show will be part of the What A Joke Comedy Festival, a …

Club Chai 1 Year Anniversary Party | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Starline Social Club
Club Chai 1 Year Anniversary Party | Oakland

The Club Chai crew are thrilled that they are finally celebrating their very first anniversary and release of Club Chai Volume 1. You can be sure that your favorite local artist is on the list:

8ulentina
Foozool
Turbo Sonidero
Xuxa Santamari
Fela Kutchii
Spellling
Jasmine Infiniti
Lak

 

Sunday, January 22

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Sunday, January 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...

Monday, January 23

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Monday, January 23 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...

Tuesday, January 24

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, January 24 – 7:40 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Dirty Old Women is hosted by Susan Kuchinskas.

Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, January 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Starline Social Club
Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Oaktown Comedy Night” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the Town’s best comics and from around the Bay Many comedians performing on Oaktown Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...

Thursday, January 26

Listen for a Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland
Listen for a Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland

In 2015, a small group of friends came together one evening over a novel idea: to have a fancy “fundraiser” where the goal was to raise awareness instead of money. They listened to three powerful stories and promised to advocate for these issues by standing up …

Friday, January 27

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, January 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, ...

Saturday, January 28

Parade Second Line Honoring Obama & Potluck Picnic | Berkeley
Saturday, January 28 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fellini's
Parade Second Line Honoring Obama & Potluck Picnic | Berkeley

Come celebrate 8 years of Obama with a New Orleans-inspired parade led by a Brass Band and a Second Line. Bring your decked out umbrellas and handkerchiefs to wave around as they play and dance down the street then have a potluck picnic at Strawberry Park.
Feel free to Dress …

Sunday, January 29

Berkeley Restaurant Week 2017 | Final Day
Berkeley Restaurant Week 2017 | Final Day

Discover prix fixe menus at 27 leading Berkeley restaurants during Berkeley Restaurant Week happening from January 19-29, 2017. Participating restaurants are offering lunch and/or dinner menus at special values of $20 per person for lunch, and $25 or $35 per person for dinner (tax and gratuity ...

Cartwheel-A-Thon: Live DJ, Food & Fun | Livermore
Sunday, January 29 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 tickets in advance, $10 at the door.
| WestCoast Training Center
Cartwheel-A-Thon: Live DJ, Food & Fun | Livermore

Enjoy free games, a live DJ, food and a fun obstacle course at the Cartwheel-a-thon. Your family will leave with smiles and maybe some face paint.
All participants of the Cartwheel-a-Thon will do as many cartwheels as they can (up to 100) and will receive a certificate …

Monday, January 30

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Monday, January 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...

Tuesday, January 31

Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, January 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Starline Social Club
Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Oaktown Comedy Night” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the Town’s best comics and from around the Bay Many comedians performing on Oaktown Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...