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Tuesday, May 23

$5 Night: Oakland A’s vs. Miami Marlins | Oakland
Tuesday, May 23 – 7:05 pm | Cost: $5*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
$5 Night: Oakland A's vs. Miami Marlins | Oakland

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 ...

Oaktown Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, May 23 – 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, May 24

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, May 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

This week will feature performers:

Emily Epstein White (New York City)
Joey Avery (Punchline Comedy Club, Cobb’s Comedy Club)
Matt Gubser (Opener for Amy Schumer)

Guest hosted by Joe Gorman (SF Punchline, Cobbs, Broken Toys Podcast)

Thursday, May 25

2017 Summer Carnival: Games & Funhouse Mirrors | Oakland
Thursday, May 25 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland City Center
2017 Summer Carnival: Games & Funhouse Mirrors | Oakland

Come one, come all to the free Oakland City Center Summer Carnival from 3:30-6:30 pm on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
Enjoy crafts, carnival games, popcorn, cotton candy, churros, funhouse mirrors and a balloon artist. Don’t miss this free afternoon of fun for all ages.
The Carnival is one …

Listen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland
Listen for A Change: Social Justice Storytelling | Oakland

In 2015, a community gathered over a novel idea. Throw a fancy “fundraiser” to raise awareness instead of money. They listened to powerful stories and promised to advocate for these issues by standing up to hate, ignorance, and misinformation.
Join them as they listen to three …

Friday, May 26

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

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...

Saturday, May 27

Season Launch: Free Oakland Walking Tour | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Garden
Season Launch: Free Oakland Walking Tour | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Garden

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco! Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

Bookbike Launch Party: Smoothies, Crafts & Live Music | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Bookbike Launch Party: Smoothies, Crafts & Live Music | Oakland

Join them for a fun ride and party to celebrate Oakland’s new fleet of bike libraries. Meet at the Main library at 10. You’ll ride up to the Lakeview branch for a celebration of all things bike. There will be smoothies, music, crafts and more.

Win Tix: Manifest 2017: Art & DJs at Abandoned 16th St. Train Station | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – 12:00 pm | Cost: WIN | 16th Street Station (Oakland)

A gathering of many tribes, Manifest is a benefit fundraising for grassroots causes. Oakland’s historic 16th Street Train Station showcases both beauty and decay, with a 10 hours of art, DJs, yoga, Silent Disco, live painting, outdoor video projections and more.

> Get Tickets – $20 …

2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt Amphitheater
2017 Eastlake Music Festival: Free All-Day Live Music, DJ & Dance Party | Oakland

Boogie down at The Eastlake Music Festival at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater in Oakland which features local music, dance, indie arts and crafts, micro-brews and food trucks.
2017 Eastlake Music Festival
Saturday, May 27, 2017 | 1 pm to 9 pm
Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Oakland
FREE. Donations are appreciated.
> 2017 …

Wine & Watercolors at the Library | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – 1:15 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. Please sign-up at the Rockridge Library in person
| Rockridge Branch Library
Wine & Watercolors at the Library | Oakland

Drink wine and learn about watercolor painting. Meet at the library and then you’ll walk a few doors down to the Barrel Room for a wine tasting and talk about unusual varieties of grapes.
Back at the library, artist Wendy Soneson will discuss watercolor techniques and demonstrate …

Win Tix: Hubba Hubba Revue’s “Uptown Cabaret” | The Uptown Nightclub
Saturday, May 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: WIN | The Uptown Nightclub

How have you lived in San Francisco and not seen Hubba Hubba Revue yet? They’re only the best burlesque and variety entertainment company on the West Coast (or East Coast, for that matter). Come on out for their night of Uptown Cabaret. It will be …

“Bilongo Lila” Theater Performance & Guided Meditation | Oakland
Saturday, May 27 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Mills College (Greek Amphitheatre)

A 40-minute live performance-cum-guided meditation takes the audience as the protagonist goes through a vision of the planet 1500 years in the future. Bilongo Lila expands upon Córdova’s five-year video, music, and performance series Echoes of a Tumbling Throne (Odas al fin de los tiempos) premised on …

Sunday, May 28

Free “Chop Bar” Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, May 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free

Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a cooking demo with Lev Delany of Chop Bar featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Chop Bar is a neighborhood favorite near Oakland’s Jack London Square, serving breakfast, weekend brunch, …

Monday, May 29

2017 Memorial Day Commemoration & Tour | Oakland
Monday, May 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mountain View Cemetery
2017 Memorial Day Commemoration & Tour | Oakland

Join Mountain View Cemetery to honor all veterans at the 96th Annual Memorial Day Commemoration at 10 am on Monday, May 29, 2017.
The 2017 Memorial Day ceremony will be held at the second fountain on the Main Avenue of the cemetery.
Complimentary refreshments will follow the …

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, May 29 – 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 ...

Tuesday, May 30

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, May 30 – 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, May 30 – 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, May 31

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, May 31 – 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 ...

Rare US Show: “Filastine” Barcelona Beat Producer & Video Artist | Oakand
Wednesday, May 31 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP before 9pm
| Starline Social Club
Rare US Show:

Barcelona beat producer Grey Filastine and Indonesian neo-soul vocalist Nova Ruth will share their new live AV performance, Drapetomania, in a rare US appearance. Filastine & Nova’s sound collides future bass with traditional Javanese singing, dirty analogue synths, and delicate strings.
FREE with RSVP before 9pm ($10 …

Thursday, June 1

Pop-Up Puppy Happy Hour & Adoption Party | Oakland
Thursday, June 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Crooked City Cider
Pop-Up Puppy Happy Hour & Adoption Party | Oakland

Are you that person who enters the party and immediately gravitates toward the host’s dog? Instead of making friends, you’re giving scratches behind his ears? Well you are not alone in this, so come and do it together. Bring your best friend to join the organizers for their first …

Friday, June 2

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, June 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; ...

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

Join the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) and Off the Grid on 10th Street every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market. Savor California beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages around the Koi Pond at the Blue Oak café pop-up. Enjoy half-price admission, live music, extended OMCA Store hours, family-friendly ...