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Saturday, November 18

Holiday Bazaar: Start Your Holiday Shopping Right | Orinda
Saturday, November 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Orinda Community Center
Holiday Bazaar: Start Your Holiday Shopping Right | Orinda

Over 50 unique vendors and crafters will be bringing many one-of-a-kind holiday gifts to the 41st Annual Holiday Bazaar.
With many returning favorites and exciting new vendors, here is a sneak-peek of what can be expected: handmade holiday items, clothing, jewelry, cosmetics, candles, home decorations, homemade …

Pizza Party: Tattoos, Free Pizza & Discounted Piercings | Oakland
Pizza Party: Tattoos, Free Pizza & Discounted Piercings | Oakland

Ever wanted to get a tattoo or a piercing but haven’t had the guts or time to do it? Well here’s a little motivation for you. Painted Hand Tattoo is hosting it’s Pizza Party this November 18th, Saturday. They will be giving away free pizza after …

“Sin Against the Race” Book Launch | Oakland
Saturday, November 18 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon

Come celebrate the publication of Sin Against the Race, a new novel by Oakland-based writer Gar McVey-Russell.
Sin Against the Race follows the coming out journey of Alfonso Rutherford Berry III, son of a city councilman and grandson of the state’s first African American legislator. During …

New Moon Ceremony: Defend Mother Earth | Berkeley
Saturday, November 18 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 11 Spinnaker Way
New Moon Ceremony: Defend Mother Earth | Berkeley

You are invited to join them in this prayer from wherever you are on Mother Earth’s belly. In the San Francisco Bay Area, they will be meeting on the shoreline of Berkeley, California at Cesar Chavez Park, right at the end of the road where ...

Punchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville
Saturday, November 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Branchline Bar
Punchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday in Emeryville, comedians Trishna Saigal and Andrew Orolfo host the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians in the intimate, low lit space of the Branchline Fusion Lounge. Enjoy some great comedy and a full bar. Punchlines At Branchline: Free ...

Sunday, November 19

2017 Holiday Festival: Hand Made & Artisinal Gifts | Alameda
Sunday, November 19 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission and Free Parking.
| Temple Israel of Alameda
2017 Holiday Festival: Hand Made & Artisinal Gifts | Alameda

Come and join a community-wide craft fair to kick off the holidays. Complete all your holiday shopping in one day and one location.

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, November 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

In this months assembly, explore gratitude in its many forms. Bring your thoughts and ideas as you explore gratitude through interactive group participation.
And sing songs of course. And have pot luck after.

Liberated Lens Film Night: “National Bird” with Q&A | Oakland
Liberated Lens Film Night:

“National Bird” follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of the time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued …

Thursday, November 23

Thanksgiving Day: Donation-Based Pilates Mat & Roller | Oakland
Thursday, November 23 – 10:15 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donation-Based: $10-30. no one turned away for lack of funds
| The Working Body
Thanksgiving Day: Donation-Based Pilates Mat & Roller | Oakland

Please join them on Thanksgiving Day for a special Pilates Mat and Roller class with Emily.
All proceeds from this class will go directly to Sonoma and Napa Fire Relief. Entry is based on a sliding scale donation of $10-$30. No one will be turned away for …

Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay
Thursday, November 23 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | First Lutheran Church (Concord)
Free Thanksgiving Dinner | East Bay

The First Lutheran Church in Concord hosts a free Thanksgiving dinner from 10:30 am to 4 pm on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
The dinner is organized by several Contra Costa churches and anybody in the community is welcome to come enjoy some food and cheer.
Want to volunteer? Call 925-207-0035 …

NoThanksgiving Vegan Potluck | Berkeley
Thursday, November 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Animal Rights Center
NoThanksgiving Vegan Potluck | Berkeley

Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time to gather and celebrate with family and friends, however, this holiday is filled with historical and continuing violence.
For everyone who is seeking something different for this holiday, they offer an alternative all-vegan potluck to challenge the conventional Thanksgiving celebration …

Friday, November 24

“Green Friday”: Free Day Passes to California State Parks

Let’s turn Black Friday into Green Friday. Since Thanksgiving is about spending time with friends and family, why not explore a beautiful state park instead of shopping indoors or online. Those who would like to visit a park for free on “Green Friday” may begin ...

Tuesday, November 28

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

Wednesday, November 29

“Captivity, Confinement & Resistance in Mudejar & Morisco Literature” | Berkeley
Wednesday, November 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Zaytuna College
“Captivity, Confinement & Resistance in Mudejar & Morisco Literature” | 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 ...

Friday, December 1

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, December 1 – 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 galleries, artist collectives, street artists, local ...

2017 “It’s A Wonderful Night” Annual Holiday & Tree Lighting Celebration | San Leandro
Friday, December 1 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Estudillo Plaza
2017 “It’s A Wonderful Night

Downtown San Leandro welcomes all to its Holiday Tree Lighting and “It’s A Wonderful Night” Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The SLIA invites the community to kick-off the evening at 5:30 p.m. for the Holiday Tree Lighting in Estudillo …

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

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 ...

Make Your Own Holiday Gift | Oakland
Friday, December 1 – 6:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 online
| 55 Harrison St
Make Your Own Holiday Gift | Oakland

Make Your Own Holiday Gift with Urban Air Market on Friday, December 1st. This “Meet the Makers” happy crafting hour provides 20 DIY stations at your fingertips to create everything from screen-printed wrapping paper and flower pressed cards to artisan body products, terrariums, and one of …

Saturday, December 2

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, December 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 ...

Sunday, December 3

Urban Air Market Holiday Show | Oakland
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 55 Harrison St
Urban Air Market Holiday Show | Oakland

On Sunday, December 3, Urban Air Market: Holiday Show at Jack London Square celebrates more than 100 curated local vendors of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor – all sustainable finds that make perfect gifts for socially-conscious friends and family.
Shoppers can relax after their holiday …

Wednesday, December 6

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, December 6 – 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, December 8

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy with Free Hotdogs | Oakland

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free hot dogs and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, ...

Saturday, December 9

Ghirardelli Chocolate’s Annual Warehouse Sale | San Leandro
Saturday, December 9 – 9:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Receive a GIFT when you attend between 12-2 PM
| Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory Store
Ghirardelli Chocolate's Annual Warehouse Sale | San Leandro

The Annual Ghirardelli Warehouse Sale will be taking place on December 9th and 10th, at both their San Leandro and Lathrop Factory Stores. This year will be no exception, the event is massive with carolers, free hot cocoa and lots of giveaways for customers. The ...