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Thursday, February 22

“Out Run” Free Movie Screening & Q&A | Oakland
Thursday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No RSVP required. Arrive 15 mins early to guarantee seating.
| Piedmont Theatre

Join Frameline for a free Encore screening of Out Run. This documentary takes us into the Philippines’ of-the-people political world, where beauty salons become campaign chapters and dubious party alliances are the norm.
Should Ladlad’s platform include the controversial issue of same-sex marriage? Loss of confidence …

Friday, February 23

2018 “Dre Day” DJ Bash | Oakland
Friday, February 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $13.65*
*$13.65 Tha Shiznit , $16.82 Let Me Ride, $18.93Xplosive
| The Uptown Nightclub

It’s “Dre Day” (aka Dr. Dre’s birthday), so come party at The Uptown Nightclub for the official Bay Area Dre Day celebration with a selection of DJs to keep the party bumping.
2018 Dre Day
Friday, February 23, 2018 | 9 pm to 2 am
The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph …

Sweat Haus Dance Party | Oakland
Friday, February 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Legionnaire Saloon
Sweat Haus Dance Party | Oakland

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Oakhella and Beat Haus Presents, Sweat Haus. A party for people who like to dance and not be on their phones all night. Party happens on Friyay, February 23 at The Legionnaire Saloon. With Guest DJ Young Ella Baker, together with Resident DJ’s DJ Kream plus …

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

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s very own little Stand-Up house show that features top local comics, free beer and popcorn and special musical guests from a variety of styles.
Free but an RSVP is required, Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person at the end of the night. …

Saturday, February 24

Spare the Air Youth’s 2018 Conference | Oakland
Saturday, February 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laney College
Spare the Air Youth's 2018 Conference | Oakland

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Bay Area middle and high school students are invited to attend the Spare the Air Youth YES Conference!!!!
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission invite you to the award-winning: Youth for the Environment and Sustainability (YES) …

Reel to Reel: Magic Theatre’s Free Performance | Oakland
Saturday, February 24 – 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Laney College
Reel to Reel: Magic Theatre's Free Performance | Oakland

Get a chance to see free theater near you. John Kolvenbach returns to Magic to direct the World Premiere of his own Reel to Reel.
Fascinated by the relationship between sound and memory, Kolvenbach has written the story of a fifty-five-year marriage as told through the mundane sentiments of …

Adult Clothing Swap | Oakland
Saturday, February 24 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Dimond Branch Library
Adult Clothing Swap | Oakland

You are invited on Saturday, February 24 at 3:30 pm for the Adult Cloth Swapping. Bring your clean, gently used clothing to the library for a clothing swap. Stop by and pick up something new.
Please note, only adult clothing will be accepted for swapping. Clothing …

Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland
Saturday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring a dish to share.
| The Taoist Center
Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland

Gong Hay Fat Choy. Celebrate Chinese New Year with a potluck dinner.
The Taoist Center is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Potluck Dinner & Celebration featuring poetry, song, dance and more.
Bring a dish to share and red packages for children who can wish you Happy New Year …

Win Tix: Uptown Cabaret: Burlesque with Sinister Twist | Oakland
Saturday, February 24 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Uptown Nightclub

Burlesque, live music & more… Hubba Hubba Revue heats up your Saturday night at Oakland’s beautiful Uptown Nightclub with top shelf tease, snazzy cocktails, and the untamed Las Vegas grind of musical guests, Sinister Twist
Get Tickets – $12
With very special guests: Dem Foxy Femmes, Frankie Fictitious, …

Sunday, February 25

1st Annual Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland
Sunday, February 25 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| 14th St and Alice St
1st Annual Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland

Gather in Oakland’s Black Arts District at 12:30 pm for the 1st annual Black Joy Parade – a hyper-positive procession showcasing the undeniable energy, creativity and excellence of the African American community and its influence on cultures past, present and future.
1st Annual Black Joy Parade …

Monday, February 26

Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 5, 2018, and March 19, 2018. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 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 Feb 26: Thirsty Flies, Star Wars Law, Trauma Responses
Join Nerd Nite East Bay at Club 21 in Uptown on Monday, Feb 26th
Doors at 7, Talks at 8.
Why Don’t Flies Get Fat?
Why don’t flies get fat, how do they know when to …

Tuesday, February 27

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, February 27 – 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, February 27 – 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, February 28

Before Harlem Book Discussion | Oakland
Wednesday, February 28 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
| The Octopus Literary Salon
Before Harlem Book Discussion | Oakland

Submitted by the Event Organizer
Professor of African-American Literature at Mills College Dr. Ajuan Mance discusses nearly-lost works by Black authors in the United States prior to the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. Come hear voices from the past as we celebrate Black History Month.

Win Tix: “Disney on Ice” at Oracle Arena: Opening Night | Oakland
Wednesday, February 28 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Oracle Arena

Follow your heart to Disney On Ice. Swim with Dory and new pal Hank from Finding Dory. Cheer with the Emotions from Inside Out. Join Olaf as he helps reunite Anna and Elsa from Frozen. See the Disney Princesses achieve their dreams.
Tickets Start at $15 – …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, February 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 ...

Thursday, March 1

2018 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Thursday, March 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $10 | The Sound Room

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 ...

Friday, March 2

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, March 2 – 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, March 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 ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, when visual arts venues are collectively open to ...

First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
| Stork Club
First Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland

  As Oakland Art Murmur winds down on your Friday night, find your way to the Stork Club on 23rd and Telegraph around 9 pm for the perfectly strange after-party, The First Friday Follies burlesque show, a monthly free event featuring dancing girls, sometimes a creepy ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, March 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 ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, March 2 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday

Oakland Critical Mass is a monthly group bike ride that takes place every first Friday of the month, which starts at 8 pm at the BikeLink bike lockers at 14th and Broadway, and ends at 23rd and Telegraph where Oakland Art Murmur is underway. Critical Mass is argued ...