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Sunday, February 11

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, February 11 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, February 11 – 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 ...

Monday, February 12

“Farmer Brown’s Comedy Ho-Down” Experimental Variety Show | Oakland
Monday, February 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 7th Street Revolution Cafe

Come watch Farmer Brown’s Comedy Ho-Down, which operates like a dictatorship. Each comedian must submit to the will of the host, Farmer Brown, for the duration of the show. Enjoy the laughter along with drinks and food available at Revolution Cafe. “Farmer Brown’s Comedy Ho-Down” Experimental ...

Tuesday, February 13

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, February 13 – 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, February 14

One Billion Rising 2018: “Journey To Belonging” Flashmob | Oakland
Wednesday, February 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Destiny Arts Center
One Billion Rising 2018:

For the 5th community performance ritual dedicated to ending violence against women and girls, Bay Area Rising presents an evening of deepening connections, raising collective consciousness, and healing generational and personal wounds with art, spirituality, and activism.
In conjunction with One Billion Rising Solidarity Against …

Thursday, February 15

StorySlam’s Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland
Thursday, February 15 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
| Sweet Bar Bakery
StorySlam's Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland

StorySlam Oakland is a monthly, true storytelling show and competition. Open-mic and featured storytellers compete for prizes for best overall storyteller and best open-miker. Similar to “The Moth” storyslam, but in Oakland at a casual cafe. Come put your name in the hat for a chance ...

Friday, February 16

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, February 17

3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, February 17 – 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, February 17 – 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 ...

Sunday, February 18

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, February 18 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm, year ...

Wednesday, February 21

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, February 21 – 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 ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, February 21 – 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 Brooke Heinichen (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 and ...

Friday, February 23

2018 “Dre Day” DJ Bash | Oakland
Friday, February 23 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*$15 early bird tickets / $20 general admission
| The Uptown Nightclub
2018

It’s “Dre Day” (aka Dr. Dre’s birthday), so come party at The Uptown Nightclub for the official Bay Area Dre Day celebration with a selection of DJs to keep the party bumping.
2018 Dre Day
Friday, February 23, 2018 | 9 pm to 2 am
The Uptown Nightclub, 1928 Telegraph …

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | 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 popcorn and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...

Saturday, February 24

Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland
Saturday, February 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Bring a dish to share.
| The Taoist Center
Chinese New Year Celebration: Performances & Potluck Dinner | Oakland

Gong Hay Fat Choy. Celebrate Chinese New Year with a potluck dinner.
The Taoist Center is hosting a Chinese New Year’s Potluck Dinner & Celebration featuring poetry, song, dance and more.
Bring a dish to share and red packages for children who can wish you Happy New Year …

Monday, February 26

Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Drop-In Tax Help | Oakland

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 5, 2018, and March 19, 2018. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 26 – 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, February 27

Dirty Old Women Reading: Literary Salon & Open Mic | Oakland
Tuesday, February 27 – 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 ...

Friday, March 2

Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
| Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Asian Cultural Center First Fridays: Art, Performance & Games | Oakland

Come out for a night of fun and creativity as the Oakland Asian Cultural Center hosts First Fridays, an evening of art, performance, workshops and games every first Friday of the month. The OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) arts and culture programs ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regularly admission is $18 ...

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, March 2 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance  to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market highlights ...

Saturday, March 3

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, March 3 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Layover
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...

Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland
Saturday, March 3 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Federation Brewing
Craft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland

Come celebrate the craft of comedy and beer at Federation Brewing every first Saturday in Oakland’s Jack London Square. For the low, low price of free, you can see some of the best local and nationally touring comics in a cool intimate space. Craft Beers ...

Monday, March 5

Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries
Monday, March 5 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)
Free Tax Assistance | Oakland Libraries

Oakland Public Libraries will be offering free tax preparation help with trained volunteers from the AARP Tax-Aide program who will be available to answer questions and prepare personal tax returns between February 5, 2018, and March 19, 2018. The Main Library is a drop-in site ...

Late Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway
Monday, March 5 – 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 ...