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Thursday, February 23

“Frameline Encore”: Movie Night: “Hungry” | Oakland
Thursday, February 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Theatre

While the chef world is a sexy, vibrant field of endless creativity, HUNGRY reveals the real creative genius is not only with the food, but with the behind-the-scenes resourcefulness and grit it takes for women chefs and restaurateurs to get a restaurant financed, built, running …

Late Night at the Office-Free Comedy Show | San Leandro
Thursday, February 23 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| La Oficina
Late Night at the Office-Free Comedy Show | San Leandro

Come check out the Bay’s best local comics in this free comedy show hosted by K. Chheng. Come for laughs and drink specials all night. This month’s showcase features:

Arturo Raygoza
Adam Gordon
Kevin Wong
Nina G
Wesley Hoffman

Free but an RSVP is required.

Friday, February 24

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, February 24 – 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, ...

Why Mexico Fell Apart & How to Fix It | Berkeley
Friday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sibley Auditorium
Why Mexico Fell Apart & How to Fix It | Berkeley

Denise Dresser will speak about the demise of the “Mexican Moment” due to corruption, the mass kidnapping of students from Ayotzinapa, increasing violence, and economic mismanagement by the Peña Nieto administration. She will also focus on U.S.-Mexico relations in the Trump era, and what Mexican …

An Evening of Balinese Shadow Play: Free Performance | UC Berkeley
Friday, February 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Morrison Hall (UC Berkeley)
An Evening of Balinese Shadow Play: Free Performance | UC Berkeley

Wayang Bali, the Balinese Shadow Play, is one of the most revered traditional art forms in the world.
Plots for Wayang Bali are drawn from the Mahabharata myth cycle, in which five brothers are pitted against one hundred jealous cousins in a struggle for power involving …

Saturday, February 25

“The Art of Living Black” Art Fair: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios

The tenth annual “The Art of Living Black” Mills College Open Studios Art Fair feature Bay Area artists of African descent and are taking place from 11 am to 6 pm on February 25-26, 2017. This exciting group art exhibition provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet the artists ...

Win Tix: Mardi Gras “Hubba Hubba” Burlesque Revue | DNA Lounge
Saturday, February 25 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Uptown Oakland

Put down the knitting, the book & the broom, it’s time for a Mardi Gras celebration with Hubba Hubba Revue. Join these cabaret cuties as they return to Uptown Nightclub for a night of reckless abandon featuring Camille Leon, Muza de la Luz, Harlow The …

Sunday, February 26

“The Art of Living Black” Art Fair: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, February 26 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jingletown Art Studios

The tenth annual “The Art of Living Black” Mills College Open Studios Art Fair feature Bay Area artists of African descent and are taking place from 11 am to 6 pm on February 25-26, 2017. This exciting group art exhibition provides a unique opportunity for attendees to meet the artists ...

Youth Orchestra Winter Classical Concert | East Bay
Sunday, February 26 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Performing Arts Center
Youth Orchestra Winter Classical Concert | East Bay

2017 Program:

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Aaron Copland

Saturday Night Waltz
Hoe-Down
(Side-by-side with MUSE VIVO Orchestra)

Alex Conde Concierto para piano flamenco y orquesta
Alexander Glazunov

SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Wordsmiths” | Berkeley
Sunday, February 26 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John’s Presbyterian Church
SF Chamber Orchestra Main Stage Concert “Wordsmiths” | Berkeley

Dedicated to the lyrical muse, this program features two outstanding singers well-known to SFCO audiences: mezzo-soprano Lara Nie and tenor Brian Thorsett.
Canteloube’s lush settings of folk songs from France’s Auvergne region are paired with a newly commissioned work by Berkeley composer Peter Josheff, based on …

Ubuntu Theater Project: “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller | Oakland
Sunday, February 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project:

How does a person come to terms with their country changing before their eyes? Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is an iconic look at the crisis of American identity. Re-imagined by Ubuntu Artistic Director Michael Moran as the fever dream of a dying salesman, Miller’s ...

Monday, February 27

Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland
Monday, February 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland

Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline’s intimate comedy room. Tacos Oscar will be selling delicious tacos before every show. This event occurs every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. This is a free show, ...

Closing Theater Performance: “Waiting for Godot” | Oakland
Monday, February 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door
| Brooklyn Preserve
Closing Theater Performance:

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, February 28

“Refinery Town” Book Discussion | Oakland
Tuesday, February 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Piedmont)

Join Steve Early for a discussion of his book Refinery Town, which is the story of Richmond, California and how 15 years of civic activism improved public safety, raised Richmond’s minimum wage, challenged home foreclosures and evictions and demanded fair taxation of Big Oil and …

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, February 28 – 7:00 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 ...

Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, February 28 – 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 from around the Bay. Many comedians performing on Oaktown Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...

Wednesday, March 1

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, March 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...

Friday, March 3

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
| Impact Hub Oakland
First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland

Impact Hub Oakland opens its doors every first Friday for free coworking all day from 9 am to 6 pm. Be productive and get work done, meet and collaborate with friends, pet a bunny, and enjoy a #SexySalad potluck lunch ($5 suggested donation for Soon-To-Be Members; ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, March 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

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 for this event, with galleries, artist ...

First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland
Friday, March 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 23rd & Telegraph
First Friday Roller Boogie Street Jam | Oakland

Get your roller boogie on to some good music at the next First Friday street party in Oakland on the corner of 23rd and Telegraph. Bring your skates and come dance. It’s First Friday, and that means you’ll also get to enjoy lots of food ...

Saturday, March 4

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, March 4 – 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 ...

Sunday, March 5

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Music From “Final Fantasy VII” & Interactive Games | Oakland
Sunday, March 5 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Music From

Their program for this session couldn’t be more diverse. Uematsu’s “One-Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII was inspired by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, the rock stylings of Jimi Hendrix and cinematic drama of Hitchcock’s Psycho theme. Awesöme Orchestra is proud to premiere Symphony No. 1 …

2017 Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival & Tea | East Bay
Sunday, March 5 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lafayette United Methodist Church
2017 Welsh Hymn-Singing Festival & Tea | East Bay

The Welsh American Society of Northern California (WASNC) hosts its annual Gymanfa Ganu at Lafayette United Methodist Church on Sunday March 5, 2017.
In the Welsh language Gymanfa Ganu is the name for a traditional Hymn-Singing Festival where many of the most famous Welsh hymns of …

“I Hella Love Shorts” 2017 Film Festival | Oakland
Sunday, March 5 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $10*
*Includes a glass of wine and some popcorn.
| The Flight Deck

“I Hella Love Shorts” Film Festival in collaboration with The New Parkway Theatre presents a day of exciting short films from local emerging talents on Sunday, March 5, 2017.
Their selections reflect diversity including that of the Bay Area and reach across cultures and genres. The common …

Closing Theater Performance: “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller | Oakland
Sunday, March 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door
| Brooklyn Preserve
Closing Theater Performance:

How does a person come to terms with their country changing before their eyes? Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is an iconic look at the crisis of American identity. Re-imagined by Ubuntu Artistic Director Michael Moran as the fever dream of a dying salesman, Miller’s ...