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Saturday, September 1

Summer Beats Free Concert Final Day: Sun Kings | Alameda
Saturday, September 1 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Summer Beats Free Concert Final Day: Sun Kings | Alameda

South Shore Center is hosting Summer Beats at Center Court, next to Trabocco. Enjoy live music from Pride and Joy, Aug 18th, and Sun Kings, Sept 1st, from 5pm-7pm. Henna tattooist and face painting will be offered for the kids. All proceeds from beer and ...

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Saturday, September 1 – 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, ...

Free A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland
Saturday, September 1 – 9:05 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.
| Oakland Coliseum
Free A's Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland

As soon as the A’s game is over, make sure you’re near the Coliseum to enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the stadium following the game outside the ballpark approximately three hours after the game starts, whether the A’s win or lose. Sit in awe on the ...

Sunday, September 2

2018 Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival | Berkeley
Sunday, September 2 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated.
| Casa de Cultura
2018 Brazilian Day & Lavagem Festival  | Berkeley
Casa de Cultura in Berkeley once again throws a day-long party and ritual celebrating Brazilian Independence Day with an annual lavagem (blessing) and procession for world peace, live Brazilian music and DJs, dancing, food, drinks, and lots of folks dressed in white. 2018 Brazilian Day Party Sunday, September 2, 2018 ...
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the first full weekend each month. This includes the de Young, Legion of Honor, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Oakland Museum ...

2018 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
2018 Pan African Family Reunion: Games, Live Music & Health Workshops | Oakland
The Afrocentric Oakland Crew invites all citizens of the African Diaspora to Mosswood Park for the annual Pan African Family Reunion, a free day of sunshine in the park with a great variety of music, arts & crafts, dancing, and games for adults and kids alike. Through participation in a ...

Monday, September 3

Hiero Day 2018: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Monday, September 3 – All Day | Cost: $19.93*
*$19.93 General Admission; $40 Fast Pass; $100 VIP; children 7 and under are free.
| 3rd Street & MLK Jr. Street
Hiero Day 2018: Hip Hop Music Fest & Block Party | Oakland
Rock out on your Labor Day holiday during the 7th Annual Hiero Day by celebrating at Hieroglyphics‘ Hip Hop Music Festival and Block Party in Oakland. Hiero Day, voted “Best Hip-Hop Festival of the East Bay”, is a one-day music festival combining community, local food, music, apparel, live art, ...
2018 “Abbots Bromliad” Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Monday, September 3 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Joaquin Miller Park
2018 "Abbots Bromliad" Antler Dance & Meadow Picnic | Oakland
Join the California Revels in a day of  good music, dancing, and the largest celebration ever of the Abbots Bromley antler dance, The Abbots Bromliad. Every September on Wakes Monday, the dancers in Abbots Bromley, England take up the traditional horns for a legendary trek ...

Wednesday, September 5

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, September 5 – 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 ...

Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland
Free Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland

A walking tour of a Victorian-era district adjacent to modern office towers. Sites include the historic First Unitarian Church, the Pardee Home Museum, and more than a dozen elegantly restored, 19th century houses — now serving as nonprofit offices, meeting rooms, and conference spaces — ...

2018 Music in the Park Kick Off: “Guarandinga” | Albany
Wednesday, September 5 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
2018 Music in the Park Kick Off: "Guarandinga" | Albany

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2018 concert series will be the 15th season of providing free concerts from 6:30-8 pm every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget ...

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, September 5 – 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 ...

Thursday, September 6

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, September 6 – 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 ...

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Lafayette Studio Big Band | Concord
Thursday, September 6 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Lafayette Studio Big Band | Concord

The 29th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

“Temescal Street Flicks” Outdoor Short Film Night: 2018 Kickoff | Oakland
Thursday, September 6 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Kasper's Plaza
"Temescal Street Flicks" Outdoor Short Film Night: 2018 Kickoff | Oakland

Temescal Street Flicks, is an engaging outdoor film series happening every Thursday evening in September in the heart of of Temescal near Temescal Alley at Telegraph and 49th Street in Oakland. Temescal Street Flicks will focus on showcasing local, independent and family-friendly films. The weekly ...

Friday, September 7

Rooftop Garden Concert: R & B/Soul | Oakland
Friday, September 7 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: R & B/Soul | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, September 7 – 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 ...

Starlight Movie Night: “Coco” | Alameda
Friday, September 7 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Leydecker Field
Starlight Movie Night: "Coco" | Alameda

Gather your family, friends and neighbors, spread out your blankets on the field, and watch a free movie under the moon and stars in Alameda. The event starts at 6:30 pm with pre-show festivities of games and crafts for kids. The movie begins at 8:15 pm. ...

Movies Under the Stars “Lion King” | Walnut Creek
Movies Under the Stars "Lion King" | Walnut Creek

Movies Under the Stars is back in Walnut Creek for the Summer 2018 season. Bring your picnic to Heather Farms Park, or try the restaurants in Downtown, then enjoy a movie with your family and friends. Movies begin at sunset. Admission is free, but a $2 donation helps support ...

Oakland Critical Mass | First Friday
Friday, September 7 – 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, September 8

46th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay
Saturday, September 8 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
46th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Saturday | East Bay

The 46th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local busineses are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer and wine. It all happens from 10 am to ...

14th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show | East Bay
Saturday, September 8 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Orinda Classic Car Show
14th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show | East Bay
Enjoy gawking at over 200 American and European cars ranging from the 1920s, to the classics of the ’50s and ’60s, as well as modern exotics at the 14th annual Orinda Classic Car Show from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, September 8, 2018. The event ...
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center

Turn-of-the-century landmarks alongside modern high-rises are the focus of this tour. Explore the upbeat style of the modern City Center Square and discover a thriving “there” there. Examine symbols of Oakland’s arrival as a modern 20th century metropolis: the Beaux Arts-style City hall and Rotunda ...

Sunday, September 9

44th Annual Solano Stroll & Parade | Berkeley & Albany
Sunday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Solano Avenue
44th Annual Solano Stroll & Parade | Berkeley & Albany
Since 1974, Solano Avenue and the twin-cities of Albany and Berkeley have hosted the Solano Avenue Stroll, the East Bay’s largest street festival. The mile-long festival features over 500 vendors including 50 entertainers, 50 food booths, 150 government and non-profit agencies, 150 juried hand-crafters, a big parade with ...
46th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay
Sunday, September 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Castro Valley Blvd
46th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival: Sunday | East Bay

The 46th Annual Castro Valley Fall Festival is a two day festival features over 150 arts and crafts, community and non-profit booths. Local busineses are chosen to accompany the vast assortment of food booths, joined by beer and wine. It all happens from 10 am to ...

Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2018
Oakland Pride Parade & Festival | 2018
Oakland kicks off their annual Pride celebration with a Pride Parade at 10:30 am. The celebration continues in Uptown Oakland for the Pride Festival from 11 am to 7 pm. 2018 Oakland Pride Parade Sunday, September 9, 2018 | 10:30 am Broadway & 14th Street, Oakland FREE to watch (except VIP grandstand seats) The ...
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza
Sunday, September 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Niles Town Plaza
Summer Sunday Concert | Niles Town Plaza

Come on down to Niles Town Plaza for the 8th season of the Niles Plaza Summer Concert Series on the second Sunday of the month of July and September. Bring a lawn chair, and grab any open seating on the plaza lawn. Many shade canopies are provided ...

Wednesday, September 12

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens
Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

Uptown to the Lake: A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in ...

2018 Music in the Park: Bumper Jacksons | Albany
Wednesday, September 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Memorial Park (Albany)
2018 Music in the Park: Bumper Jacksons | Albany

Bring a picnic and a blanket, family and friends because it’s Music in the Park time again in Albany’s grassy Memorial Park. The 2018 concert series will be the 15th season of providing free concerts from 6:30-8 pm every Wednesday night in September. Don’t forget ...

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, September 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed.