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Friday, December 1

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, December 1 – 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 ...

Saturday, December 2

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, December 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue Elementary School Playground
First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland

Featuring a full body cardio, core and strength workout. Classes are free every first Saturday of the month and start promptly at 9 am. All other Saturdays are free for Flex Circuit Gym members. Non member attendees of the boot camps will receive a free ...

Sunday, December 3

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, December 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. As the only museum to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...

Urban Air Market Holiday Show | Oakland
Sunday, December 3 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 55 Harrison St
Urban Air Market Holiday Show | Oakland

On Sunday, December 3, Urban Air Market: Holiday Show at Jack London Square celebrates more than 100 curated local vendors of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home décor – all sustainable finds that make perfect gifts for socially-conscious friends and family.
Shoppers can relax after their holiday …

Duende’s Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, December 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Duende'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 Paul Canales of Duende featuring the seasonal bounty of the Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Driven by his passion for improvising with local ingredients and Mediterranean-based cultural …

Monday, December 4

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, December 4 – 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 ...

Wednesday, December 6

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, December 6 – 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 ...

Friday, December 8

2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, December 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk:

Join Estuary Art Attack for their monthly art walk that spans the Park Street Bridge between Oakland and Alameda. Estuary Art Attack takes place every second Friday from 6-9 pm. Participating venues vary each week, but the community includes 21 venues in the Jingletown neighborhood ...

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

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free hot dogs and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, ...

Saturday, December 9

“Jack of All Trades” Indie Craft & Antique Market | Jack London Square
Saturday, December 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Brought to you by the same people who produce the Treasure Island Flea, the Jack of All Trades Market features a curated mix of nearly 100 local makers, indie designers, antiquers, collectors, artists, start-ups and more. Jack of All Trades Market Every Second Saturday | 11 am to 5 ...

“Growing Up Trans” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Oakland
Saturday, December 9 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
“Growing Up Trans” Diversity Film Series Free Screening | Oakland

In December ADFS will present Growing Up Trans, an intimate, enlightening journey inside the struggles and choices facing young transgender kids and their families.

Addison Street Jazz | Oakland
Saturday, December 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Addison Street Jazz | Oakland

Enjoy the smooth sounds of the accomplished quartet at 7 pm on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Food will be available for purchase from Ippo Ramen. This is an all-ages show.

Sunday, December 10

Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland
Sunday, December 10 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advance registration may be required
| The Working Body
Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland

The Working Body hosts a free community class every second Sunday of the month in Oakland. All are welcome, so come out and enjoy a free workout (or yoga) class to stay fit and healthy. Please note, advance registration for the class may be required. 

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, December 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...

Tuesday, December 12

Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland
Tuesday, December 12 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Independent Brewing Company
Rock Band Night: Big Amps & 2,000+ Songs | Oakland

Form a band (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) and rock the world. Rockband 4 will be projected on the wall and connected to a large amp so you can rock out loud. With over 2000 songs to choose from you will surely find an anthem. This ...

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night sponsored by Feelmore510 and hosted by Lydia Popovich. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, but there ...

Wednesday, December 13

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, December 13 – 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 ...

Friday, December 15

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 ...

Saturday, December 16

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...

“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland
Saturday, December 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5 | The Layover

Cat People is a stand-up comedy show for cat lovers by cat lovers. Every third Saturday at Layover – now, until infinity. Oh and there’s free pizza. Yum. Tickets are $5. Doors open at 6:30 pm; show starts at 7 pm. Feel free to bring ...

Wednesday, December 20

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, December 20 – 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, December 20 – 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, December 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Jokelandish is a monthly premier stand-up comedy showcase from co-producers Nicole Calasich (ABC), Chad Opitz, and Emily Epstein White (This Week In Blackness). Happening every 3rd Wednesday at 8 pm at The Hatch in downtown Oakland, Jokelandish features the best comedians from the Bay Area ...

Friday, December 22

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

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free hot dogs and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, ...

Tuesday, December 26

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, December 26 – 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, ...