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Tuesday, May 22

Gravity-Defying Vertical Dance “Bandaloop” Free Open Rehearsals | First Day
Tuesday, May 22 – 12:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Gravity-Defying Vertical Dance "Bandaloop" Free Open Rehearsals | First Day

A pioneer of vertical dance Bandaloop honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. Gravity-Defying Vertical Dance “Bandaloop” Free Open Rehearsals May 22 to 26, 2018 | 12:45 to 4:45 pm Henry J Kaiser Civic Center, 10 10th St, Oakland FREE A pioneer in ...

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, May 22 – 7:40 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland

Older women: Wise enough to tell the truth about sex – what they want, what they’ve done, what makes them hot. Dirty Old Women, a monthly series at Octopus, celebrates erotic writing by self-identified older women of all orientations. Open mic starts at 7:30 pm ...

Wednesday, May 23

Drinkering & Tinkering Happy Hour | Oakland
Wednesday, May 23 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Drinks are not.
| Drake's Dealership
Drinkering & Tinkering Happy Hour | Oakland

Join Chabot Space and Science Center at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland every 4th Wednesday of the month for a tinkering and drinkering happy hour. Bring a friend, grab a beer, and start making stuff. They will bring the tools and technology for you to explore, ...

Thursday, May 24

Warriors’ 2018 Playoff Run “9th Street Watch Party” Block Party | Oakland
Thursday, May 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Swan's Market
Warriors’ 2018 Playoff Run "9th Street Watch Party" Block Party | Oakland

The Warriors are back in the Western Conference Finals and Old Oakland and 11West Partners are once again are excited to host Warriors 9th Street Watch Parties.  Friends, families, neighbors, and Dubs fanatics from all over the Bay will be cheering on Steph, KD, Klay, Draymond, ...

Friday, May 25

Brand New Antioch BART: Free Train Rides & Ribbon Cutting Party | Antioch
Friday, May 25 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Antioch BART Station
Brand New Antioch BART: Free Train Rides & Ribbon Cutting Party | Antioch

The wait is almost over for East County residents. The new BART extension to Antioch BART station will open for passenger service on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
To celebrate, BART will hold a community ribbon-cutting celebration on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 11 am at the new …

Bike-in Movie Night “Chariots of Fire” & Bike About Town | Albany
Friday, May 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | As You Wish Frozen Yogurt
Bike-in Movie Night "Chariots of Fire" & Bike About Town | Albany

May is Bike Month. Come at the parklet in front of As You Wish Frozen Yogurt for an all-ages and all-abilities Bike About Town – cruise around town as a group while teaching bicycle safety.
Then meet back at the corner of Cornell & Solano Avenue …

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland

5/25 Lineup: 
Musical guest: Keva Uhuru
Headliner: Natasha Muse (cobbs, punchline, Verdi club, nightlife on mars)John gallegher (bing bing twins)
Featuring:

Krista Fatka (outside lands, Destiny’s mom
Mean Dave (cobbs, punchline, best of SF)
Trish Pandya (milk bar)
Wes Hoffman (Rooster Ts)

Saturday, May 26

RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, May 26 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for June: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Saturday, May 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center

The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to Stoneridge Shopping Center on Saturday, May 26. Come say hello near Cheesecake Factory between 10 am-8 pm, and pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last.

Peet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF
Peet's Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF

Like wine, there are so many varieties of coffee that tasting them all can be somewhat overwhelming. Guided Tastings allow you to experience the flavor characteristics of a particular coffee and compare it to another coffee from the same or different growing region or processing ...

Gravity-Defying Vertical Dance “Bandaloop” Free Open Rehearsals | Final Day
Saturday, May 26 – 12:45 pm | Cost: FREE | Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
Gravity-Defying Vertical Dance "Bandaloop" Free Open Rehearsals | Final Day

A pioneer of vertical dance Bandaloop honors nature, community, and the human spirit through perspective-bending dance. Gravity-Defying Vertical Dance “Bandaloop” Free Open Rehearsals May 22 to 26, 2018 | 12:45 to 4:45 pm Henry J Kaiser Civic Center, 10 10th St, Oakland FREE A pioneer in ...

Friday, June 1

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, June 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Block Party

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, Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown Northgate) springs to life with galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, June 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Saturday, June 2

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, June 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue Elementary School Playground
First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland

Featuring a full body cardio, core and strength workout. Classes are free every first Saturday of the month and start promptly at 9 am. All other Saturdays are free for Flex Circuit Gym members. Non member attendees of the boot camps will receive a free ...

5th Annual Environmental Show on Climate Change | Final Day
Saturday, June 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sun Gallery
5th Annual Environmental Show on Climate Change | Final Day

In an effort to put into visuals the sense of urgency surrounding the issue of climate change, over 20 artists have submitted work for this year’s show ranging from photos of the disappearing Arctic (and Iceland) to the human response to environmental degradation. The Sun ...

Peet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF
Peet's Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF

Like wine, there are so many varieties of coffee that tasting them all can be somewhat overwhelming. Guided Tastings allow you to experience the flavor characteristics of a particular coffee and compare it to another coffee from the same or different growing region or processing ...

Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland
Saturday, June 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Federation Brewing
Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland

Come celebrate the craft of comedy and beer at Federation Brewing every first Saturday in Oakland’s Jack London Square. For the low, low price of free, you can see some of the best local and nationally touring comics in a cool intimate space. Craft Beers ...

Saturday, June 9

Free Redwood State Park Days: June 2018 | Second Saturdays
Saturday, June 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
Free Redwood State Park Days: June 2018 | Second Saturdays

To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Peet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF
Peet's Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF

Like wine, there are so many varieties of coffee that tasting them all can be somewhat overwhelming. Guided Tastings allow you to experience the flavor characteristics of a particular coffee and compare it to another coffee from the same or different growing region or processing ...

Friday, June 15

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, June 15 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

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 and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Saturday, June 16

Peet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF
Peet's Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF

Like wine, there are so many varieties of coffee that tasting them all can be somewhat overwhelming. Guided Tastings allow you to experience the flavor characteristics of a particular coffee and compare it to another coffee from the same or different growing region or processing ...

Sunday, June 17

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, June 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma. They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and ...

Wednesday, June 20

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, June 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, June 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Jokelandish is a monthly premier stand-up comedy showcase from co-producers Nicole Calasich (ABC), Chad Opitz, and Brooke Heinichen (This Week In Blackness). Happening every 3rd Wednesday at 8 pm at The Hatch in downtown Oakland, Jokelandish features the best comedians from the Bay Area and ...