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Tuesday, January 17

Spice Up Your Lunch: Bowling & Lunch for $10 | Oakland
Tuesday, January 17 – 11:00 am | Cost: $10 | Plank
Spice Up Your Lunch: Bowling & Lunch for $10 | Oakland

Plank wants to help you spice up your lunch break by adding a little fun. Stop by during the week from 11 am to 2 pm and get one free lunch item with the purchase of a game of bowling with shoes ($10).
You can dine …

Death Cafe: Hopes & Fears Over Coffee & Tea | Oakland
Tuesday, January 17 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Chapel of the Chimes
Death Cafe: Hopes & Fears Over Coffee & Tea | Oakland

Death Cafe Oakland is a safe, welcoming place in which people share their ideas, concerns, fears, and hopes about death as well as coffee, tea, and cookies.
Death Cafe is a global movement. There have been thousands of Death Cafes held throughout the world. From the …

An Evening Celebration for Artists: Fundraising Event | Oakland
Tuesday, January 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations are appreciated.
| Au Lounge
An Evening Celebration for Artists: Fundraising Event | Oakland

Join them for an evening celebration of art as they fundraise for Draw From Life, a nonprofit working with women survivors of sexual exploitation.
This will be a variety show at AU Lounge encompassing live drawing, slam poetry, singing and more.
The event is free and donations …

Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, January 17 – 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 and from around the Bay Many comedians performing on Oaktown Comedy Night has been on Comedy Central, Viceland, CNN, Family ...

Wednesday, January 18

“Resistance Training” Open Reception | Oakland
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College, Aron Art Center

Exhibition and events offer a bolstering sense of community in the midst of a tumultuous political era.
On the eve of the inauguration, and into the first days of a new regime, Resistance Training, a presentation of recent a new artwork and activism, provides a needed …

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, January 18 – 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, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

January 18th lineup:

Nicole Calasich (headlining) (ABC)
Jeremy Talamantes (SF Sketchfest)
Irish Dave (Throckmorton Theatre)
Dom Gelin (SF Punchline)
Emily Epstein White (hosting) (MOTH! Slam)

Thursday, January 19

2017 Oakland Restaurant Week: First Day | East Bay
2017 Oakland Restaurant Week: First Day | East Bay

Oakland Restaurant Week is your opportunity to experience the trendy culinary scene everyone is talking about from January 19—29, 2017. For 10 days, top Oakland restaurants will offer special prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus at $20, $30, $40, and $50 price points. That’s two weekends of awesome deals ...

Live StorySlam Show: “Emergency Exit” True Tales & Open-Mic | Oakland
Thursday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
Live StorySlam Show:

Today’s performer lineup includes Carmen Brito, a survivor from the terrifying Ghost Ship warehouse fire in Oakland; as well as lighter fare from comedic storytellers Sharon Birzer, Sir Remy Martin and Josh Cereghino.

RAD Recces: Open Gym Dodgeball | Oakland
Thursday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 for all-you-can-throw open gym dodgeball between 7-9pm
| Claremont Middle School
RAD Recces: Open Gym Dodgeball | Oakland

Rediscover the game you loved as a child. Join Recreational Adult Dodgeball (RAD) League on Thursdays for two hours of open gym, drop-in style dodgeball.
RAD plays at the Claremont Middle School, across the street from Rockridge BART. Stop by anytime between 7pm and 9pm. $5 …

Trump Gets Inaugurated: Poetry & Open Mic | Oakland
Thursday, January 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*The original price is $5 but mention Funcheap and you get $2 off.
| B4BEL4B Gallery
Trump Gets Inaugurated: Poetry & Open Mic | Oakland

Join them for a night of poetic trouble making on the eve of the Trump regime. Join them for a night of sparkling literary madness against the machine. Because h*ll no, they won’t go – or lie low – or take it slow.

7:00pm – Doors
7:30pm – performances
8:30pm – Open Mic with a …

Friday, January 20

General Strike Against Trump | Oakland
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building
General Strike Against Trump | Oakland

The election of Donald Trump is dangerous for all working people, especially immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQI people.
A Trump administration, coupled with Republican control of the House and Senate, raises the very real possibility of:

National “Right-to-Work” and other anti-union legislation, repeal of overtime …

2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland
2017 Opening Night of Friday Nights at OMCA | Oakland

Oakland’s popular weekly night market is back for a fifth season of fun and festivities. Join OMCA and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday starting January 20 for a taste of local music, food, art, and culture. Savor California beer, wine, and non-alcoholic …

“Zoovie” Movie Night: “Finding Dory” | Oakland Zoo

Put on your jammies and enjoy an evening of Zoovie magic with the whole family as the Oakland Zoo brings you another fun, family movie night. Bring your pillows, blankets, and chairs and snuggle up in our auditorium for a specially selected animal or nature-themed ...

East Bay Burner Social | Oakland
Friday, January 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | American Steel Studios
East Bay Burner Social | Oakland

East Bay Burners are a group of Burning Man devotees who all live around the East Bay and get together monthly to talk, exchange ideas, teach, learn and have fun. The East Bay Burner Social takes place monthly in the run-up to the festival and ...

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 ...

100 Days Action Inaugural Ball | Oakland
100 Days Action Inaugural Ball | Oakland

Come celebrate the launch of 100 Days Action, a project of artistic resistance, designed to be a counternarrative to Trump’s plan for his first 100 Days.
Wrap up your day of civic duties at their Inaugural Ball by taking an oath to protect the constitution on a …

Saturday, January 21

Real Estate Running Club “Resolution Run” | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*$1 for the general public, $10 for real estate professionals
| Lake Chalet
Real Estate Running Club

Join Real Estate Running Club as they take to the streets of some of the best neighborhoods of the San Francisco Bay Area to get and stay fit while you learn about what makes these areas great.
Get to now local business, learn about neighborhood amenities, …

Women’s March | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Madison Park
Women's March | Oakland

Join them in Oakland for the Women’s March on January 21st. The Women’s March is a national movement to unify and empower everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all.
Free, but an RSVP is requested. It will be one of the best …

“Resist Trump” #OccupyInauguration Protest | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

The resistance urgently needs a movement to fight racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia. This will be a family-friendly event to protest the inauguration of Trump happening on January 21, 2017.

No Border Wall – Stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants.
Tax rich millionaires like Trump should fund healthcare for all and make …

Awesöme Orchestra Collective: “Porgy & The Wolf” Classical Children’s Tales | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Awesöme Orchestra Collective:

Welcome back from the holidays, and thanks to everyone who contributed to their end of year campaign, they were able to achieve and surpass their goal.
They are kicking off the year with an orchestral standard featuring one of the most famous children’s tales and selections …

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Theme: Young Expressions in Art
Meet:  Warehouse 416, 416 26th Street

Canada by Bike with Michael Woods | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Canada by Bike with Michael Woods | Oakland

Imagine spending 52 days on vacation alone soaking up 4,137 miles of Canada from Vancouver to Halifax, crossing the Rockies, the Great Plains, the Canadian Shield, and the Saint Lawrence River, skirting the north shore of Lake Superior and peering into the U.S. from the …

Cat People: A Show, A Society, A Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free pizza at the show.
| The Layover
Cat People: A Show, A Society, A Saturday | Oakland

May this new year bring new cat people into your home and hearts. Join them this third Saturday of January for the first gathering of Cat People of 2017.
This brand new year bring us the following cat people:

Wonder Dave
Liz Stone
Aviva Siegel
Walker Glenn
and headliner Natasha Muse

Brought to …

Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland
Saturday, January 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*Pay-what-you-can tickets at the door.
| Brooklyn Preserve
Ubuntu Theater Project: Waiting for Godot | Oakland

Entering the aftermath of the horrific World War II only to be faced with a potentially apocalyptic Cold War in full force, Samuel Beckett captured the pervasive existential crisis felt across the globe in the allegory of two bedraggled companions forever waiting for a stranger ...