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Tuesday, April 24

Jazz Search West 2018: Grand Finale | Oakland
Tuesday, April 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Jazz Search West 2018: Grand Finale | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2018, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer four competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2018 during which 16 ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, April 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Performers
Lyall Behrens (Stand Up has appeared on Hulu, Opened for Paul Mooney & Ali Wong, Hollywood Laugh Factory & Comedy Store, Tours Nationally)
Saul Trujillo (Best Of The Fest at Burbank Comedy Festival, 2017 San Jose Improv Comedy Comp Winner, Debut Comedy album is on Pandora …

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, April 24 – 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, April 25

Drinkering & Tinkering Happy Hour | Oakland
Wednesday, April 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Drinks are not.
| Drake's Dealership
Drinkering & Tinkering Happy Hour | Oakland

Join Chabot Space and Science Center at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland every 4th Wednesday of the month for a tinkering and drinkering happy hour. Bring a friend, grab a beer, and start making stuff. They will bring the tools and technology for you to explore, ...

Perfectly Queer LGBTQ Book Reading | East Bay
Wednesday, April 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Laurel Bookstore
Perfectly Queer LGBTQ Book Reading | East Bay

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Europa Grace, M.I., Miyuki, and Gabriel Christian.
Perfectly Queer LGBTQ Book Reading
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 7 pm to 8 pm
Laurel Bookstore, 1423 Broadway, Oakland
FREE

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, April 25 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

Line-up for 4/25:

Adam Pearlstein (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club)
Gabrielle Poccia (SF Sketchfest)
Joe Gorman (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club)

Suprise Special Guest Headliner (Netflix, 30 Rock, Conan, Late Show, Tonight Show)

Friday, April 27

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

Every Friday night, 5–10 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 …

Oakland Mural Festival: Pop-Up Gallery Opening | 2018
Friday, April 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 54 Washington St.
Oakland Mural Festival: Pop-Up Gallery Opening | 2018

The Oakland Mural Festival presented by BAMFest will open their PopUp Gallery on Friday, April 27th at 54 Washington St. from 6p-9p. The gallery will be open for the month of May, which is Oakland Art Month.
There will be weekday events with music and dance …

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland

Our musical guest for this week is The ODs.
Our featured comics will include:

Krista Fatka
Joe Gorman
Gabby Poccia
Christian Reyes
Adam Pearlstein
Mean Dave

Saturday, April 28

2018 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Saturday, April 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Laney College
2018 Laney College Open House | Oakland

Want to learn graphic arts, welding or machining? How about cosmetology or electronics? Whether you’re interested in learning a new skill or a new career, Laney’s Career and Technical Education Open House is a fun day where you can explore a wide range of career and technical programs.
Free, an RSVP is …

2018 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2018 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square

The Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers and teachers from the top studios to Jack London Square for one day of fabulous rhythm and fun.
2018 Oakland Dance Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2018 | Noon to 8 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland
FREE
The festival will showcase …

Win Tix: Uptown Cabaret w/ the Pine Box Boys | The Uptown Nightclub
Saturday, April 28 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Uptown Nightclub

Hubba Hubba Revue and Hollins & Hollins Mortuary Entertainment invite you to a merry night of gorgeous ghouls, dapper cadavers, and tantalizing striptease.
> Get Tickets – $12
We’re just dying to have you at this, our latest undertaking. Burlesque, funeral parlor tricks, and musical guests, The Pine Box Boys, with burlesque …

Sunday, April 29

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, April 29 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

Sunday, April 29, Jack London Square Farmers Market, Oakland (10 am to 3 pm): Life Learning Academy students will be selling honey from their beehive, dried culinary and tea herbs, and handmade lemon curd, sauerkraut, and shrubs, all using products from their school garden.

“OakHella Turns 2” Day Party: 8 Hours of DJ Sets & Art Installation | Oakland
Sunday, April 29 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free all-day, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $5 after 3 pm.
| Bottoms Up Community Garden

Come join the Bottoms Up Community Garden for their spring kick-off OakHella day party on Sunday, April 29, 2018. They’ll be featuring amazing live performances and sets from resident and guest DJs along with an art installation by Creative Shields.

“OakHella Turns 2” Day Party: 8 Hours of …

Monday, April 30

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, April 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

Comedy line up:
Trevor Hill (Punch Line, Cobb’s)
Christopher John (Punch Line)
Joseph Nguyen (Nightlife on Mars)
Ryan Goodcase
Host: Andrew Orolfo (SF Sketchfest)

Tuesday, May 1

May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley
Tuesday, May 1 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
May Day Maypole & Morris Dancers | Berkeley

As is traditional, the Berkeley Morris Dancers will begin their regular season by dancing the sun up at Inspiration Point, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley.
They will gather at 5 am and begin dancing around 5:30 am at Inspiration Point. Sunrise happens at 6:13 am, and they will dance …

Oakland Art Month | May 2018
Oakland Art Month | May 2018

The entire month of May is dedicated to promote events, performances, and shows that highlight the diversity of artists and work created in Oakland.
Oakland Art Month
May 2018
Many events free, others require paid tickets
View the entire Oakland Art Month schedule of events
Oakland Art Month Highlights

May 4 …

Town Business Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, May 1 – 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 ...

“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland
Tuesday, May 1 – 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, May 2

Read to a Dog at 81st Avenue | Oakland
Wednesday, May 2 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 81st Avenue Branch
Read to a Dog at 81st Avenue | Oakland

Young readers are invited and read aloud to a certified therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Reading to dogs can help increase children’s reading confidence, skill, and enjoyment. Scout the Dog is ready for a story at: Elmhurst Library: Every Saturday at 11am Natasha ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, May 2 – 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 ...

Friday, May 4

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, May 4 – 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, May 4 – 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 ...