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Tuesday, June 27

Try Improv for Free at All Out Comedy Theater | Oakland
Tuesday, June 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is requested.
| All Out Comedy Theater
Try Improv for Free at All Out Comedy Theater | Oakland

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 them. This is a great opportunity to preview an All Out Comedy class session. The class will include improv …

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, June 27 – 7:30 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 ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, June 27 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...

Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, June 27 – 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, June 28

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

Free Lunchtime Concert: Traditional Cuban Music | Oakland
Wednesday, June 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
Free Lunchtime Concert: Traditional Cuban Music | Oakland

Come down to Oakland’s City Center for free concerts in the spring and summer outside the 12th Street Oakland City Center BART station. The concert series give a little taste of everything, from Motown and folk to classic and jazz bands and they typically take place ...

Coastal Snapshot: What Lives On the Docks? | Oakland
Wednesday, June 28 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Jack London Square
Coastal Snapshot: What Lives On the Docks? | Oakland

Ever wondered what lives in the Bay? Join Bay Nature and the California Center for Natural History to try to find everything living on the docks and rocks of Jack London Square as part of the statewide California Coastal Snapshot bioblitz. No experience or special …

Pride Poetry Palooza | Oakland
Wednesday, June 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Door donations are highly encouraged.
| Nomadic Press
Pride Poetry Palooza | Oakland

Perfectly Queer East Bay presents its annual celebration of Queer pride – the Pride Poetry Palooza, with amazing LGBTQ poets MK Chavez, Thea Matthews, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, David Welper, Arisa White, and Shelley Wong at Nomadic Press.
Baruch leads a discussion of writing Queer poetry after the readings. …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, June 28 – 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, June 30

Rooftop Garden Concert: Soul & R&B | Oakland
Friday, June 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Soul & R&B | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s Roof Garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 16 – September 8, 2017. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

“Imagine America” Art Exhibit | Oakland
Friday, June 30 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Manna Gallery

If you were to imagine your idea of a perfect America what would it look like? The Imagine America Project, in collaboration with Manna Gallery, asks you to do just that.
We are living in times of political and social polarization and many people of good …

Oakland A’s $5 Night vs. Atlanta Braves | 2017
Friday, June 30 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A's $5 Night vs. Atlanta Braves | 2017

Oakland A’s single game tickets are on sale and there are $5 tickets to select home games available thanks to BARTable. Tickets are good for the sorta crappy seats in the Plaza Outfield and Reserved sections, but hey, ya get what ya pay for. Tickets will be available online ...

$5 Classic Movie Night: “The Big Lebowski” | Paramount Theatre
Friday, June 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Paramount Theatre
$5 Classic Movie Night:

One of the most subversively hilarious films of the late 20th century, this Coen Brothers production is a comedy of errors, a case of mistaken identity and a riot from start to finish. Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), an infinitely loveable aging Los Angeles …

Win Tix: Paramount Movie Classics: The Big Lebowski | Paramount Theatre
Friday, June 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Paramount Theatre

With over 3,000 seats and a meticulously-restored interior, the Paramount offers a true “Movie Palace” experience straight out of the 1930s – with period newsreels, cartoons, previews, live music from the Mighty Wurlitzer organ and the audience participation spinning wheel game of “Dec-O-Win.”
Tonight’s film is …

“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Samba Party | Jack London Square
Friday, June 30 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, July 1

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, July 1 – 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 ...

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2017 Dates Saturday, May 13 Wednesday, June 7 ...

Sunday, July 2

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, July 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

Monday, July 3

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, July 3 – 8:45 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway

Come on up and share your creative side at the New Parkway Open Mic – the only late night open mic inside a movie theater. All forms of expression are welcome, be it music, poetry, spoken word, comedy, or getting your weeknight kicks. There will ...

Free A’s Post-Game Independence Day Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland
Monday, July 3 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A’s Post-Game Independence Day Themed Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Tuesday, July 4

Oakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2017
Tuesday, July 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free festival, but bring money for food and drinks.
| Jack London Square
Oakland | Jack London Square July 4th Festival of Family Fun | 2017

Celebrate Independence Day on the Oakland waterfront at Jack London Square’s July Fourth Festival of Family Fun from noon to 6 pm on July 4, 2017.

This festive day will fill the waterfront with interactive activities and entertainment for both parents and children. The July 4th Backyard …

Oakland | 1900s Old-Timey Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2017
Oakland | 1900s Old-Timey Pardee Patriotic Picnic | 2017

This historic Pardee Home Museum in downtown Oakland hosts a patriotic picnic to celebrate Independence Day. It’s not free, but the admission price includes food and entertainment at this unique location.

2017 Pardee Patriotic Picnic
July 4, 2017 | Noon to 3:30 pm
Pardee Home Museum, 672 11th St, Oakland
$15 for …

Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, July 4 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but bring along a dish to share or a donation
| Merrit Ceramics
Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland

Merritt Ceramics at Oakland is hosting a free clay night every 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Free Clay Workshop Every 1st Tuesday | 6:30 – 8:30 pm Merritt Ceramics, 527 East 10th Street, Oakland, CA FREE The first hour will be ...

“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland
Tuesday, July 4 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $5 | Woods Bar and Brewery

Join in on first Tuesdays at 8pm 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, hosted ...

Wednesday, July 5

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...