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Tuesday, September 26

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, September 26 – 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 7:40 pm ...

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, September 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Use promo code HELLAFUNNY for free tickets. Otherwise $15.
| Starline Social Club
Town Business 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 from around the Bay. Many comedians performing on Town Business Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...

Wednesday, September 27

First Dunkin’ Donuts in Alameda County Grand Opening | Fremont
Wednesday, September 27 – 5:00 am | Cost: FREE | Dunkin' Donuts Fremont
First Dunkin' Donuts in Alameda County Grand Opening | Fremont

Dunkin’ Donuts invites one and all to the grand opening of its newest Bay Area restaurant in Fremont. Doors will open at 5:00 a.m. Grand opening festivities will include free food and beverage samples, special giveaways to the first 100 people in line and an appearance …

Prostate Cancer Symposium | Oakland
Wednesday, September 27 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Samuel Merritt University-HEC Fontaine Auditorium
Prostate Cancer Symposium | Oakland

If you’re affected by Prostate Cancer or know someone who is, come learn about the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment.
Reception: 5:30-6 pm
Enjoy the “Faces of Cancer” photo exhibit on display in the atrium, and walk through their giant inflatable pelvis “Elvis the Pelvis” with …

Music on the Plaza: R&B with Pride & Joy | Concord
Wednesday, September 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sunvalley Shopping Center
Music on the Plaza: R&B with Pride & Joy | Concord

Join Sunvalley for the newest music series, Music on the Plaza. Performances are every Wednesday in September beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Sunvalley’s Outdoor Plaza between Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que and BJ’s Brewhouse & Restaurant. Schedule: September 6 – The Cheeseballs September 13 – Zebop September ...

Thursday, September 28

Felons, Fungi & Rats: PubScience with Dr. John Taylor | El Cerrito
Thursday, September 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free for 21+ public.
| Little Hill Lounge
Felons, Fungi & Rats: PubScience with Dr. John Taylor | El Cerrito

Come for the beer, stay for the science. Or vice versa. At CLEAR’s next PubScience, Dr. John Taylor will be talking about Valley Fever – a fungi-derived disease affecting California inmates – and CLEAR members will have cool fungi demos to answer all your questions …

Swing Music with The Oaktown Strutters’ Ball | Oakland
Thursday, September 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Swing Music with The Oaktown Strutters' Ball | Oakland

The Oaktown Strutters’ Ball features the lively rhythmic sounds of the Oaktown Strutters, who celebrate the classic sounds of swing, jump blues, and the Great American Songbook. Bandleader Richard Chon (also of the Moonglow Trio) fiddles his way through the classics that’ll get you hoppin’ …

“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Short Film Night: 2017 Finale | Oakland
Thursday, September 28 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza

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 (Telegraph and 46th) in Oakland along with food and craft beer for purchase from Off the Grid. Rather than showing ...

Friday, September 29

Win Tix: “Fear Overload” Scream Park: Two Jaw-Dropping Haunted Houses | East Bay
Friday, September 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Exclusive ticket discount: Use code FUNCHEAP10 for 10% off tickets
| Bayfair Center

Welcome to one of the most outrageous haunted house events in the Bay Area. As seen on CBS, ABC, Fox, and Forbes, Fear Overload Scream Park offers two “absolutely sickening” haunted houses (including one in total blackout with flashlights only) live entertainment throughout the month of October. Mature …

Boogie Music with Mitch Woods | Oakland
Friday, September 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Terrace Room Restaurant & Bar
Boogie Music with Mitch Woods | Oakland

Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage, not for three years but three decades. Taking their inspiration from the great jump n’ boogie outfits of the late 40s and early 50s, they breathe fresh life …

Saturday, September 30

Alvarado Fall Fest featuring iBike | Union City
Saturday, September 30 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free but bring money for food and drinks
| Old Alvarado Park
Alvarado Fall Fest featuring iBike | Union City

The Alvarado Historic District Merchants Association (AHDMA) and Union City Chamber of Commerce present Alvarado Fall Fest featuring iBike – Union City (a custom bike showcase produced by UCCares Union City Community & Recreation Services).
There will be Live Performances from Top-rated popular Bay Area bands: …

2017 Moraga Pear Festival | East Bay
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Moraga Middle School
2017 Moraga Pear Festival | East Bay

The annual Moraga Pear Harvest will be held on the last Saturday in September at the orchard next to Joaquin Moraga Middle School.
The Moraga Park Foundation organizes the harvest and donates the pears to the county food bank. Every year Moraga donates about 10,000 pounds of …

Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Saturday, September 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Stoneridge Shopping Center
Hello Kitty Truck Comes Back to Pleasanton | Stoneridge Shopping Center

Hello Pleasanton! The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is returning to Stoneridge Shopping Center on Saturday, September 30, 2017/
Come say hello to us near Cheesecake Factory between 10am-8pm, and pick up some supercute treats & merch, while supplies last.

Sports Basement’s “Corgi Carnival” | San Ramon
Saturday, September 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (San Ramon)
Sports Basement's

Corgi + Carnival = Corgtastic Madness. What could PAWssibly be better? Come out and pet some fluffy momos, play some dog-FURriendly games, and eat some delicious snacks in support of Corgi Con.
It’ll be your one-stop-shop where you’ll be able to gather all your Corgi Con event …

2017 OktoberFest: Live Bavarian Music, Dancing, Food & Beer | Newark
Saturday, September 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Swiss Park
2017 OktoberFest: Live Bavarian Music, Dancing, Food & Beer | Newark

The Newark Chamber of Commerce brings the 5th Annual Newark OktoberFest to Swiss Park on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
OktoberFest will feature live Bavarian music, dancing, games, excellent German beers, and authentic Oktoberfest cuisine including bratwurst, sauerkraut and apple strudel.
Signature German brews will include Bitburger Pilsner (Germany’s …

“Colin Hurley’s Cubism” Art Show | Berkeley
Saturday, September 30 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Micro Mini Mall

Colin Hurley dares to care, about cubism. There might be not one single cubist painting in this show. There might not. That’s the agony that is Colin. Just for today, he’ll make you laugh, he’ll make cry, have a good time.
Come and see for yourself …

Sunday, October 1

WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival: Day-Long Celebration for Girls | Oakland
Sunday, October 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: $10 | The Hive Oakland
WorldWideWomen Girls' Festival: Day-Long Celebration for Girls | Oakland

WorldWideWomen 2nd Annual Girls’ Festival is a day-long celebration of power and possibility for Bay Area girls and their families.
Come and experience 7 jam-packed hours of captivating workshops; exciting sports activities; competitions with fabulous prizes; interactive booths featuring local organizations; a main stage with panel …

2nd Italian Street Food Fest | Alameda
2nd Italian Street Food Fest | Alameda

The time has come to have some Gnocco Fritto again at the 2nd edition of Italian Street Food Fest – this time in charming Alameda. Come join them for a day full of authentic Italian street food, live music, and fun.
They have created this event with …

8th Annual Orinda Olive Festival
Sunday, October 1 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Historic Wagner Ranch Nature Area
8th Annual Orinda Olive Festival

Come and see what the Friends of Wagner Ranch has in store for you for its 8th Annual Orinda Olive Festival. Clear your schedule on October 1, 2017, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm for family friendly activities and more.
This is one festival you wouldn’t …

Tuesday, October 3

Sweet ‘n Low: International Show of Cute | Free Admission Day
Tuesday, October 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bedford Gallery
Sweet 'n Low: International Show of Cute | Free Admission Day

Sweet ‘n Low features artwork from over 120 local, national, and international artists who extend the genre of cute from cuddly and precious to creepy and ironic. Sweet ‘n Low: International Show of Cute Every First Tuesday Bedford Gallery, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek FREE From ...

Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, October 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
| Merrit Ceramics
Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland

Hey Clay Friends. Merritt Ceramics is hosting a donation based clay night every 1st Tuesday of the month. Free Clay Workshop Every 1st Tuesday | 6:30 – 9:30 pm Merritt Ceramics, 527 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA FREE It’s an art party and neighborhood gathering.#MC1stTuesdays are ...

“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland
Tuesday, October 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Woods Bar and Brewery

Join in on first Tuesdays at 8 pm for stand up comedy and craft beer. They’ve got some of the best comics in the Bay ready to make you laugh. My Greasy Sons is a monthly comedy showcase held at Woods Bar and Brewery in Oakland, ...

Wednesday, October 4

First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek
Wednesday, October 4 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Downtown
First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek “First Wednesday” monthly street festival brings together hundreds of people to Cypress Street in downtown Walnut Creek for a fun-filled evening of live music, food trucks, variety of vendors and roaming entertainment for all to enjoy. First Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food ...

“Are Muslims Distinctive?” Lecture | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 4 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaytuna College
“Are Muslims Distinctive?” Lecture | Berkeley

Come and attend Zaytuna College 2017 Fall Lecture Series. On selected Wednesdays, listen to lectures that are relevant now more than ever. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Dr. Hatem Bazian | Provost | Zaytuna College | “Immigration Crisis: The Collapse ...

Thrive & Shine: Ayurveda & Yoga Techniques to Manage Stress | Oakland
Wednesday, October 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| East Bay Community Space
Thrive & Shine: Ayurveda & Yoga Techniques to Manage Stress | Oakland

Stress seems to be the norm these days. But you know they can have devastating effects on your health: physically, mentally and spiritually.
In this class you’ll learn several time-tested techniques from Ayurveda and Yoga to manage stress, bring more ease into your day-to-day flow and cultivate …