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Friday, April 26

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, April 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & 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 wine will be served for every audience member. Show is free with RSVP, there is ...Monthly

Saturday, April 27

2019 Indie Bookstore Day: Limited Edition Books & Free Treats | East Bay
Saturday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pegasus Books (Solano)
2019 Indie Bookstore Day: Limited Edition Books & Free Treats | East Bay
Pegasus Books celebrates Indie Bookstore Day with exclusive content on sale created specifically for independent bookstores. In addition there’ll be giveaways, prizes, and fun activities. Limited edition books and art created exclusively for IBD Spin the wheel and win a prize with purchase of a book Win a ...
2019 Weiner Dog Easter Egg Hunt | Danville
Saturday, April 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated if you're bringing your doxie.
| Hap Magee Ranch Park
2019 Weiner Dog Easter Egg Hunt | Danville
Come see dozens of doxies dressed up like bunnies or in their Sunday best sniffing out Easter eggs filled with treats. 2019 Weiner Dog Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 10 am Hap Magree Ranch Park, 1029 La Gonda Way, Danville, CA FREE, but an RSVP is appreciated ...
UC Botanical Garden Free Admission Day & Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
Saturday, April 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
UC Botanical Garden Free Admission Day & Spring Plant Sale | Berkeley
The annual UC Botanical Garden Spring Plant Sale takes place from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The Garden offers a wide selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world, including an extensive selection of California natives. Shop for exotic, unusual, and hard ...
2019 Laney College Open House | Oakland
Saturday, April 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, an RSVP is requested.
| Laney College
2019 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 ...
5th Annual Acorn Festival: Hands On Activities, Food & Drinks | Castro Valley
Saturday, April 27 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free Admission - Food will be available for purchase
| Golden Oak Montessori School
5th Annual Acorn Festival: Hands On Activities, Food & Drinks | Castro Valley
Sponsored by the PTO, the 5th annual Acorn Festival, will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This is a community event, and all are invited to attend. The theme is Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). There will be a ...
2019 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Saturday, April 27 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2019 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 two days of fabulous rhythm and fun. 2019 Oakland Dance Festival April 27-28, 2019 | 2 to 8 pm Jack London Square, Oakland FREE ...

Sunday, April 28

Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting | Berkeley
Sunday, April 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Ohlone Park (Berkeley)
Beltane Spring Ritual: Maypole & Chanting | Berkeley
Join celebrate Beltane in the East Bay. Share magical workings, dance the maypole, and turn the Wheel of the Year. Reclaiming honors this date as Beltane, May Day, International Workers Day, and as a day that especially honors immigrant workers. Join  and weave all of these ...
14th Annual Sustainable Lafayette Earth Day | East Bay
Sunday, April 28 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lafayette Library
14th Annual Sustainable Lafayette Earth Day | East Bay
You’re invited to explore this year’s Earth Day Festival and discover opportunities to make better, more environmentally-friendly decisions. On Sunday, April 28th, Lafayette will hold our annual Earth Day Festival. There will be a gathering from 11 am – 2 pm on Golden Gate avenue, behind ...
People’s Park 50th Anniversary Music Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, April 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | People's Park
People's Park 50th Anniversary Music Festival | Berkeley

People’s Park will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with music, speakers, dancing, and drumming from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019 and noon to 6 pm on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Come out and enjoy a day in the park, celebrate another ...

“Free to Fly” Bandaloop’s Wall Dancing Test Flights | Oakland
Sunday, April 28 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bandaloop Studio
"Free to Fly" Bandaloop's Wall Dancing Test Flights | Oakland

Get a free test flight at BANDALOOP: float in the air and dance on walls. No experience necessary. Open house: first come, first served. One session per person per year. All gear will be provided. Sessions are at 1 pm and at 2 pm.

2019 Oakland Dance Festival | Jack London Square
Sunday, April 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2019 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 two days of fabulous rhythm and fun. 2019 Oakland Dance Festival April 27-28, 2019 | 2 to 8 pm Jack London Square, Oakland FREE ...

Monday, April 29

Nerd Nite East Bay: Marvel Law, New Elements & CA Hip Hop History | Oakland
Monday, April 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Marvel Law, New Elements & CA Hip Hop History | 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 ...Monthly

Tuesday, April 30

Jazz Search West 2019: Grand Finale | Oakland
Tuesday, April 30 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $20 | Yoshi's Jazz Club (Oakland)
Jazz Search West 2019: Grand Finale | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2019, 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 2019 during which 16 ...

Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, April 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, ...Monthly

Wednesday, May 1

Sunrise May Day Celebration: Maypole & Morris Dancing | Tilden Park
Wednesday, May 1 – 5:30 am | Cost: FREE | Inspiration Point (Berkeley)
Sunrise May Day Celebration: Maypole & Morris Dancing | Tilden Park
Following a tradition that is as old as time itself, May kicks off with a May Day celebration. Join in to dance the sun up at Inspiration Point in Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley. Everyone will gather at 5 am and begin dancing around 5:30 am ...
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Enjoy free admission to the UC Botanical Garden on the first Wednesday of every month month from 9 am to 5 pm year round. Established in 1890, the Garden, which is open to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...Monthly

Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland
Season Launch: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: Walk through what was once the western terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Formerly Oakland’s bustling downtown district in the days of railroads and streetcars, this area’s grand, brick, commercial Victorian buildings, now restored, continue to thrive as offices, galleries and eateries. Visit ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, May 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 5/1: Joe Gorman (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Justin Lockwood (Craft Comedy) Michael Cella (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club) Marcus Williams (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest) Allison Hooker (#HellaFunny Ent.) & Karinda Dobbins (Opener for Dave Chappelle) Every Wednesday

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, May 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...Monthly

Thursday, May 2

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, May 2 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

The UC Berkeley Art Museum is the visual arts center of the University of California, Berkeley. Through art and film programs, collections, and research resources, the University aspires to be locally connected and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

Friday, May 3

Free Swimming Fridays: Lagoons, Beaches & Pools | East Bay Regional Parks
Free Swimming Fridays: Lagoons, Beaches & Pools | East Bay Regional Parks

The sun’s out and it’s a perfect time for a swim…especially a free swimming outing. Many of the East Bay Regional Parks’ swimming facilities are now open and the lifeguards are now back to work as well. Every Friday

First Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland
Friday, May 3 – 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; ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, May 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

2019 Hillside Festival: Nature Hikes & Scavenger Hunt | El Cerrito
Friday, May 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Hillside Natural Area
2019 Hillside Festival: Nature Hikes & Scavenger Hunt | El Cerrito

El Cerrito Trail Trekkers is holding the 6th Annual Hillside Festival. The festival will take place over three days this year. Friday to Sunday with individual hikes and other activities through the Hillside Natural Area. Free, as always, and very family friendly. “Trekkers will focus on fire ...

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, May 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Oakland Art Murmur is a group of nearly 30 galleries in Oakland that have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, member galleries are open ...Monthly

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, May 3 – 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. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

Moonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Friday, May 3 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Moonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy: Stand Up Under the Stars (First Friday Edition) is a live stand up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each month features some of the best local and traveling comedians as seen on Comedy Central, HBO, MTV & Viceland. Please ...Monthly

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, May 3 – 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 ...Monthly