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Monday, April 24

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, April 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Insights From Insects
Be Better By Anthropomorphizing Arthropods
Follow the blinking bug butt-lights into a better understanding of being human. Insects display some of the very best traits humans hope for in our own species, and offer value lessons on self-improvement. See from the perspective of rain …

MASH: Game Night & Tournament | Oakland
MASH: Game Night & Tournament | Oakland

Everyone is welcome to the first Mash: Game night x Tournament hosted by The Overlook Lounge. All levels of gamers are welcome from casual to professional. This event combines casual and competitive gaming for a complete social gaming experience. Grab a beer (or two) and …

Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland
Monday, April 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Delicious Tacos | Oakland

The lineup for tonight includes:

Johan Miranda (Riot LA)
Jessica Sele (SF Punchline)
Mikey Walz (Chillarious)
Erin Grotheer (Chicago)

Hosts: Irene Tu & Andrew Orolfo

Tuesday, April 25

Jazz Search West 2017: Grand Finale | Oakland
Tuesday, April 25 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Jazz Search West 2017: Grand Finale | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2017, 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 2017 during which 16 ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, April 25 – 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, April 25 – 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, April 26

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, April 26 – 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, April 27

“Town Social” Monthly Rooftop Night Market: Spring Edition | Oakland
Thursday, April 27 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring money for food and beverages.
| The Overlook Lounge

Please Note: This event takes place on Apr. 27, 2017, and not on Apr. 13, 2017 as was originally listed.

“Punching Up” Comedy Showcase At A Craft Beer House | Oakland
Thursday, April 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| 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, April 28

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, April 29

2017 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Laney College
2017 Laney College Open House | Oakland

Want to learn graphic arts, welding or machining? How about cosmetology or electronics? Whether you’re interested in learning a new skill or a new career, Laney’s Career and Technical Education Open House is a fun day where you can explore a wide range of career and technical programs.
Free, an RSVP is …

People’s Climate Movement: Fight For A Clean Environment | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is encouraged.
| Lake Merritt Amphitheater
People’s Climate Movement: Fight For A Clean Environment | Oakland

Supporting the People’s Climate Movement in D.C., on April 29 there will be a resistance and renewal convergence at Lake Merritt in Oakland. This is a chance for all of you in the Bay Area to come together, hit the streets and raise your voices for …

Uhuru Community Health Fair | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Akwaaba Hall
Uhuru Community Health Fair | Oakland

On Saturday, the African People’s Education and Defense Fund  hosts the Uhuru Health Fair from 11am to 4pm at Akwaaba Hall. This community solutions-oriented fair which will offer free health screenings, interactive fitness workshops, entertainment, food giveaways, vendors, information on alternative health options as well …

2017 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 29 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2017 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square

The Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers and teachers from the top studios to Jack London Square for one day of fabulous rhythm and fun.
2017 Oakland Dance Festival
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | Noon to 8 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland
FREE
The festival will showcase …

2017 Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Finale Concert | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Oakland Convention Center
2017 Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Finale Concert | Oakland

“Together We Sing” is the finale concert for the first ever International Interfaith Gospel Music Conference, presented by the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.
2017 Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s Finale Concert
Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 7 pm to 10 pm
Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St., Oakland
FREE, but an …

“Pork Chops” Celebrating East Bay Tattoo Flash Tradition | Oakland
Saturday, April 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Amor Eterno Arte

“Pork Chops” is a celebration of the East Bay tattoo flash tradition. Dedicated to the street shop design on the wall where you had no choice and you were scared of your tattooer. Pork chops were the most popular tattoo designs cut out and assembled …

Sunday, April 30

Free Market Recipe Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, April 30 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Market Recipe Tasting | Jack London Square

Join them at CUESA’s Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland  for a market recipe tasting featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Please note, this event takes place at Jack London Square in Oakland, not the Ferry Building. Please note that instead of Chef Amanda Tash, …

“Daybreaker” Sunday Funday: Free Daytime Yoga & Dance Party | Lake Merritt

They’re throwing a big, free sober daytime music festival under the Daybreaker brand on Lake Merritt on April 30, 2017. Throw on your most vibrant threads because this’ll the biggest Daybreaker they’ve thrown in the Bay Area. 
Free, but an RSVP is required.
They’re partnering with GIG Car Share (a …

“OakHella Turns 1” Day Party: 8 Hours of DJ Sets & Art Installation | Oakland
Sunday, April 30 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free all-day, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it's $5 after 3 pm.
| Bottoms Up Community Garden

Come join the Bottoms Up Community Garden for their spring kick-off OakHella day party on Sunday, April 30, 2017. They’ll be featuring amazing live performances and sets from resident and guest DJs along with an art installation by Creative Shields.
Free, but an RSVP is required. Otherwise, it’s …

Monday, May 1

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, May 1 – 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 ...

Tuesday, May 2

Free 1st Tuesday Clay Workshop & Potluck | Oakland
Tuesday, May 2 – 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 ...

1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland
Tuesday, May 2 – 6:45 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free reading, but bring some money if you want to get food and drinks.
| Spice Monkey Restaurant
1st Tuesday Author Reading Series | Oakland

Pandemonium Press presents a monthly reading series that takes place in the Loft at the Spice Monkey restaurant (1628 Webster St., Oakland) on every first Tuesday of the month. The series features author readings, editor talks, book giveaways and fun themes on many month. Admission is free.

“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland
Tuesday, May 2 – 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 ...

Friday, May 5

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, May 5 – 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, May 5 – 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 ...