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Wednesday, October 18

Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History
Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History

Stroll through downtown and discover the places where Oakland African American leaders have made their marks. Learn how Lionel Wilson, Delilah Beasley, Robert Maynard, the Dellums family, Josephine Baker, and others changed the Bay Area and California. Tour begins at 10 am in front of ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, October 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, October 18 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub

This week features comedians:

Justin Lockwood (Ivy Room)
Cody Smit (Comedy Night at Fog Belt)
Keith Dsouza (SF Sketchfest, Viceland)
Clara Bijil (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club)
Rudy Ortiz (“The Audible”, KNBR 680) & special guests

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

Lineup:

Drew Harmon (headliner)
Allison Mick (featuring)
Erik Krasner
Abhay Nadkarni
Anica Cihla
Chad Opitz
Nicole Calasich
Emily Epstein-Ehite

Thursday, October 19

“Kev Choice Ensemble”: Jazz-Hip Hop Big Band Concert | Oakland
Thursday, October 19 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Latham Square

Kev Choice leads The Kev Choice Ensemble, a jazz-hip-hop-funk big band, in addition to producing and performing his own material, which includes original jazz and classical compositions as well as classical-, jazz-, and funk-inspired hip-hop.
Currently based in his hometown of Oakland, Choice has also spent …

Win Tix: 6th Annual “Autumn Lights” Festival | Lake Merritt
Thursday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$20 Adv / $25 Door. Youth (ages 6-17) - $7 Adv /$10 Door. Free for children below 5.
| The Gardens at Lake Merritt

Imagine yourself immersed in acres of lush gardens illuminated with mesmerizing, larger-than-life art and lighting installations created by Bay Area artists.
> Get Tickets – $20 Adv / $25 Door. Youth (Ages 6-17) – $7 Adv / $10 Door. Free for children below 5.
The 6th Anniversary Autumn Lights …

’88 Throwback Thursday Anniversary Celebration: Live DJ, Games & Beers | Oakland
Thursday, October 19 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*All house beers will roll back to their 1988 prices.
| Pacific Coast Brewing Co.
'88 Throwback Thursday Anniversary Celebration: Live DJ, Games & Beers | Oakland

For the 1st night of their four day 29th Anniversary Celebration, Pacific Coast Brewing Co. will be bringing back their (in)famous Throwback Thursday Party.
Also, for this year’s event they are partnering up with Endgame Oakland to host a board game and throwback video game tournament …

StorySlam’s True Live Storytelling Presents: Monsters & Ghosts | Oakland
Thursday, October 19 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
StorySlam's True Live Storytelling Presents: Monsters & Ghosts | Oakland

Come hear true stories about real monsters and real ghosts. Put your name in the hat if you’ve got a story to tell.

Friday, October 20

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

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA with Off the Grid food trucks, music, and more! Join OMCA every Friday for a family-friendly take on a festive night market, with the best in Bay Area curbside cuisine from gourmet food trucks, local …

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 ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy & Free Hotdogs | Oakland

This week’s musical guest is The OD’s, a hardcore quartet that just won Milk Bar’s Battle of the Comedy Bands. Feel free to BYO booze and food.
The lineup of comics includes:

Matt Gubser (Cobbs, Punchline, Debasement)
Ben Feldman (Cobbs Punchline)
Abhay Nadkarni (The Set-Up, Punchline, Desi Comedy)
Geneva Rust Orta …

Saturday, October 21

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, ...

Oaktown Spice Shop & Humphry Slocombe Free Ice Cream Scoop | Oakland
Saturday, October 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oaktown Spice Shop
Oaktown Spice Shop & Humphry Slocombe Free Ice Cream Scoop | Oakland

Oaktown Spice Shop has partnered with Humphry Slocombe to create a limited edition ice cream flavor – Persian Lime & Curry.
The new flavor is influenced by the distinct notes of their popular blend, Persian Lime Curry Rub, such as the tart citrus of limu omani …

“Turfin’ vs The World” Halloween Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, October 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Turfinc at Jack London Square presents Turfin’ vs The World Part 3: Dance Battle Festival Halloween special edition.
They’re bringing something very unique and new to their platform. They will have a tournament of 16 pre-selected top street dancers battling to be crowned King or Queen …

Fall 2017 Free Plant Exchange | Oakland
Saturday, October 21 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Ability Now Bay Area
Fall 2017 Free Plant Exchange | Oakland

Have plants you must prune or cull? How about trading your excess with others in your neighborhood? Take home new plants for your yard and have an instant new garden, all free at the Fall 2017 Free Plant Exchange happening on October 21, 2017, in Oakland.
They’ll have Master Gardeners to answer questions and …

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

THEME: ART IN JINGLETOWN

Led by: Jan Watten of Gray Loft Gallery
Meet: Gray Loft Gallery, 2889 Ford St 3rd Floor, 2pm
District: East

14th Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade & Costume Contest | Oakland
Saturday, October 21 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Paws & Claws
14th Annual Howl-o-ween Pet Parade & Costume Contest | Oakland

The Best “Howl-o-ween” Pet Parade & Costume Contest in the Bay Area. Pets, kids & adults are encourage to come in costumes for this fundraiser benefit. Lots of great prizes for the Best Human & Pet Costumes. This annual celebration includes some of the best …

“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, October 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Layover

This month featuring:

Karinda Dobbins

Sunday, October 22

2017 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland
Sunday, October 22 – All Day | Cost: $18.84*
*Tickets are for advanced purchase.
| Studio One Art Center
2017 East Bay Mini Maker Faire | Oakland

The East Bay returns for its 8th Year in 2017 on October 22.
Celebrate the DIY spirit at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire where you can meet over 150 inspirational, local makers showing and sharing rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative …

Millennium’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, October 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Millennium's Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland for a Market to Table Cooking Demonstration with Eric Tucker of Millennium featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Eric Tucker is the founding and current Chef and co-owner of Millennium …

Tuesday, October 24

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, October 24 – 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, October 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, October 25

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 ...

Thursday, October 26

“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland
Thursday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Ale Industries

Looking for a free comedy show at a craft beer house right next to BART? You’ve found it. Punching Up is the best stand-up comedy showcase in Oakland, and it’s located in Ale Industries right next to the Fruitvale BART station, every 2nd and 4th ...

Friday, October 27

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 ...