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Tuesday, January 16

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, January 16 – 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, January 17

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, January 17 – 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, January 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Comedy line up:

Bob Sarlatte
Colin LazerEyez Mahan
Edna Miroslava Raia
Ethan Orloff
Griffin Daley
Helen Chu
Jeen Yee
Nick Leonard
Pat Griffin
Rachel Raphael

Win Tix: Montreal Indie Rockers “Wolf Parade” at The UC Theatre | Berkeley
Wednesday, January 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The UC Theatre

The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years.
> Get Tickets – $35
That unique combination of sounds and influences, spearheaded …

Thursday, January 18

Opening Day of Berkeley Restaurant Week 2018 | January 18-28
Opening Day of Berkeley Restaurant Week 2018 | January 18-28

Discover prix fixe menus at 30 leading Berkeley restaurants during Berkeley Restaurant Week happening from January 18-28, 2018. 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 are ...

“Blurring the Lines” Art Exhibit | Oakland
Thursday, January 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Slate Contemporary

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Phillip Griswold + Michael Azgour
SLATE contemporary | 473 25th Street, Oakland, CA
January 18 – February 24 | Hours: Thursday—Saturday 12—5p + by appt
Artist talk and tour: Friday February 2nd | 6:30pm
Two SLATE contemporary artists Phillip Griswold and Michael Azgour, explore the …

“The Color of Pixar” Book Talk & Discussion | Lafayette
Thursday, January 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Lafayette Library

Join them for an evening with Tia Kratter, the author of The Color of Pixar. She will share how the details of color convey a story and deepen our emotions.
Tia Kratter joined Pixar Animation Studios in 1993 during the production of the studio’s first feature …

Shiba Ramen Comedy Night | Oakland
Thursday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Shiba Ramen
Shiba Ramen Comedy Night | Oakland

Join Liz Stone at Shiba Ramen in Oakland for laughs and hot ramen one night a month. Shiba Ramen Comedy Nights feature a lineup of the Bay Area’s best comics and, in addition to ramen, the menu offers an all-night happy hour on sake, beer …

Friday, January 19

2018 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Opening Day
Friday, January 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Concord
2018 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Opening Day

“The First Annual Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week is an incredible opportunity to take advantage of some of most authentic culinary experiences in the destination, some not available any other time of the year,” Schroth noted. No tickets necessary – just ask for the Concord ...

Saturday, January 20

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

Dharma College Open House | Berkeley
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Recommended, but Walk-Ins Welcome
| Dharma College
Dharma College Open House | Berkeley

New Year’s resolution to find more fulfillment, clarity, and joy in your life? Ready to take action? Join them for their Open House Saturday, January 20th, and learn of their Winter courses that can spark new ways of knowing and being.

Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg
Saturday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission, but bring money if you want to take home awesome local art.
| Old Town Pittsburg
Art Trax: Free Monthly Pop-Up Art Galleries | Pittsburg

Pittsburg’s creative community brings artisans and Old Town merchants together via free monthly pop-up art galleries. Pittsburg and neighboring community residents are invited to attend the monthly ArtTrax event, and walk historic charming Old Town Pittsburg to view artisan works in pop-up displays at over ...

Punchlines At Branchline: Free Standup Comedy | Emeryville
Saturday, January 20 – 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, January 21

2018 Alameda Restaurant Week | Final Day
Sunday, January 21 – All Day | Cost: $28*
*Prixe fix menu ranges from $28 and up.
| Alameda (Various Location)
2018 Alameda Restaurant Week | Final Day

Alameda Restaurant Week is a nine day event celebrating the culinary delights this island city offers. From Jauary 12 through 21, local foodies can enjoy special menus from participating restaurants. For a comprehensive list of the participating restaurants, click here. Prixe fix menu ranges from $28 and ...

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, January 21 – 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 ...

Tuesday, January 23

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, January 23 – 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, January 23 – 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 ...

Friday, January 26

Paint Crush: Art Group Show | Alameda
Friday, January 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Space
Paint Crush: Art Group Show | Alameda

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Paint Crush Art Show – Free parking, drinks and food!
WHAT
Group exhibition by six emerging artists based in the Bay Area who enjoy the freeform expression that comes with painting.
WHEN
Friday, January 26th from 6 – 9 PM
WHERE
Curated by The Space, studio located …

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland
“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy Free Beer & Popcorn | 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 popcorn and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...

Saturday, January 27

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Open Session 55 | Berkeley
Saturday, January 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Awesöme Orchestra Collective: Open Session 55 | Berkeley

Join Awesöme Orchestra as a musician or a listener for their next musical adventure: Open Session 55: Wagner’s Mississippi Cat-and-Mouse Charade at Sports Basement Berkeley.
Repertoire, instrumentation, and schedule are as follows, with conductor David Möschler and guest conductor Brian Adam McCune:

2:00–2:50 p.m. – Richard Wagner …

Sunday, January 28

2018 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Final Day
Sunday, January 28 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Concord
2018 Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week | Final Day

“The First Annual Concord Comfort Food Restaurant Week is an incredible opportunity to take advantage of some of most authentic culinary experiences in the destination, some not available any other time of the year,” Schroth noted. No tickets necessary – just ask for the Concord ...

Berkeley Restaurant Week 2018 | Final Day
Berkeley Restaurant Week 2018 | Final Day

Discover prix fixe menus at 30 leading Berkeley restaurants during Berkeley Restaurant Week happening from January 18-28, 2018. 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 are ...

Tuesday, January 30

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, January 30 – 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 ...

Friday, February 2

“Oakland First Fridays” Block Party
Friday, February 2 – 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 ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, February 2 – 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 ...