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Tuesday, December 12

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night sponsored by Feelmore510 and hosted by Lydia Popovich. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there ...

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, December 12 – 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, December 13

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

This week features comedians:

Brandon Garner (NYC)
Aviva Siegel (Long Weekend)
Bryant Hicks (#HellaFunny)
Dro Knows (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club)
Michael Cella (SF Sketchfest)
Special guests

Thursday, December 14

Holiday Cannabazaar: Pop-Up & Fundraiser | Oakland
Thursday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 or a box of unopened feminine hygiene products
| Gallery EVB
Holiday Cannabazaar: Pop-Up & Fundraiser | Oakland

Submitted by the Event Organizer
A one day holiday Pop up shop featuring all local women-owned makers. Gift sets, Herbal balms, baked edibles (infused and non), tinctures, flower, jewelry, and original art. Sip Infused cocktails and even get a chair massage while you get some of …

Friday, December 15

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market & Off the Grid | Oakland

Every Friday night, 5–9 pm
Half-price gallery admission for adults. Ages 18 and under are free!
Cash bar. Prices vary for Off the Grid food trucks.
Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday …

Sinai Community Hanukkah Celebration | Oakland
Friday, December 15 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Temple Sinai
Sinai Community Hanukkah Celebration | Oakland

Join their community Hanukkah celebration including music, latkes, arts and crafts, and menorah lighting (bring your menorah to light). This is a child-friendly celebration for people of all ages.
Stay through the evening for a festive Hanukkah service and holiday oneg. Dinner is provided, including holiday …

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland
Friday, December 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Donations accepted
| Oakland Temple Hill Auditorium
Free Nutcracker Ballet Performance | Oakland

Tchaikovsky’s marvelous and enchanting ballet returns to delight Temple Hill this season. The charm and tradition begin with Clara’s awe of the festively adorned Christmas tree. When her wounded Nutcracker transforms into the leader of the toy soldiers, a magical adventure transpires with the Mouse …

Saturday, December 16

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Free Parking Day | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free parking, but stated time limits will still be enforced.
| All Over Oakland
Free Parking Day | Oakland

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free parking at meters and parking kiosks to encourage holiday shoppers ...

3rd Annual Dimond Lights Artisan Market | SF
Saturday, December 16 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dimond District (Oakland)
3rd Annual Dimond Lights Artisan Market | SF

Find beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade items for your holiday gift giving this holiday season. Local craftspersons and artisans will be showcasing their work with artistry and pride. 3rd Annual Dimond Lights Artisan Market December 9-10, 2017 & December 16-17, 2017 | 12 pm to 6 pm Dimond ...

Juried Holiday Art Bazaar & Mini-PinCon | Oakland
Juried Holiday Art Bazaar & Mini-PinCon | Oakland

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Support Local Artists and get your PinGame on… while snacking on tasty brunch items or sipping a beer.
Classic Cars West hosts their 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar, this year Juried by Bay-Made, ensuring you’ll get the best local artists and coolest pins …

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Theme: Photography as an art form
Led by: Betsey Archer of Art @ Archer
Meet: Art @ Archer, 431 13th Street, 2:00 pm
District: Downtown

“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Layover

Cat People is a stand-up comedy show for cat lovers by cat lovers. Every third Saturday at Layover – now, until infinity. Oh and there’s free pizza. Yum. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm. Feel free to bring ...

Sunday, December 17

77th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland
77th Annual Christmas Bird Walk | Oakland

Help start off Christmas Bird Count Day with a pair of binoculars or some sharp eyes on December 17, 2017.
Every December, hundreds of Bay Area birders take part in Golden Gate Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts. From before dawn until dusk, they trek through parks, neighborhoods, and wetlands, venture out in boats …

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland
Sunday, December 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Sunday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 16-17, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, December 17 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

Celebrate the winter season and do your last-minute holiday shopping at Jack London Square Farmers Market. Stroll, shop, and indulge with local love, while getting meaningful gifts and fabulous food. Enjoy holiday specials, seasonal cooking demos, family activities, and more:
Market Tote Kids’ Crafts, 11:00 am-2:00 …

3rd Annual Dimond Lights Artisan Market | SF
Sunday, December 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Dimond District (Oakland)
3rd Annual Dimond Lights Artisan Market | SF

Find beautiful one-of-a-kind handmade items for your holiday gift giving this holiday season. Local craftspersons and artisans will be showcasing their work with artistry and pride. 3rd Annual Dimond Lights Artisan Market December 9-10, 2017 & December 16-17, 2017 | 12 pm to 6 pm Dimond ...

Try Improv For Free: Intro Class | Oakland
Sunday, December 17 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| All Out Comedy Theater
Try Improv For Free: Intro Class | Oakland

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Are you interested in improv but want a chance to dip your toe in the water before jumping all the way in? Take a class on us. This is a great opportunity to preview an All Out Comedy class session. The …

7th Annual “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Sunday, December 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
7th Annual

Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Eastern European seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung — by many voices in community at the Annual Wintersongs Community Sing.
Free, but an RSVP is required.
Kitka singers will lead the group in some …

Tuesday, December 19

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, December 19 – 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, December 20

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, December 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 ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, December 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, December 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 Emily Epstein White (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 ...

Friday, December 22

$5 Movie Day: The New Parkway’s 5th Anniversary | Oakland
Friday, December 22 – All Day | Cost: $5*
*$5 per movie
| The New Parkway
$5 Movie Day: The New Parkway's 5th Anniversary | Oakland

The New Parkway Theater, a cool community theater in Oakland with couches and quirky seating, a beer and wine license, and a full food menu, is celebrating their anniversary by opening the theater early for $5 movies all afternoon and night.
The New Parkway Anniversary
Friday, December 22, 2017
The New Parkway, 474 24th St, …