East Bay Calendar

Not everything fun has to take place in San Francisco! Here’s our picks for affordable fun events in Oakland, Berkeley and the rest of Alameda and Contra Costa counties

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

"Kick Black Comedy" Comedy Show (Oakland)

Come laugh with us at a new weekly comedy show at the Athletic Club Oakland every Wednesday at 8 PM. Our comics have performed with Dave Chappelle, Michael Che, and others, more...


Thursday, December 2, 2021

$5 Off: Oakland's Secret Winter Comedy Nights (Dec. 2-5)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a more...

8:00 pmCraft Comedy: “Best of the East Bay” (Oakland)   $15
11:00 amFree First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum   FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits


Friday, December 3, 2021

Oakland's Secret Winter Weekend Comedy (Dec. 3-5)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a more...

6:00 pmAlameda’s “Noelfest” Winter Beer Party at Almanac Beer Co. (Dec. 3-5)   FREE*
*Noelfest is free to attend and food & drink are pay as you go
6:00 pmOakland’s 2021 Friday “Town Nights” Festival at 8 City Parks (Dec. 3-17)   FREE*
*All events are free and open to community members of all ages. Times might be different at each venue

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Oakland Secret Winter Comedy Night

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a more...

10:00 amWalnut Creek Handcrafted Holiday Sale (Dec. 4-5)   FREE*
*No RSVP required, this is a free event open to the community!
11:00 amIKEA’s 2021 “Julbord” Winter Food Festival w/ Free Samples (Emeryville)   FREE*
*In order to attend any of the workshops please visit our website to sign in, or join, IKEA Family. Register here: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/stores/events/emeryville-ca/
11:00 am“Gifty 2021” The Crucible’s 2021 Oakland Holiday Market (Dec 4-5)   FREE
4:00 pmOakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s 36th Annual Holiday Concert   FREE*
*Free General Admission or $110 VIP Ticket
5:00 pmCaltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2021   FREE
6:00 pmAlameda’s “Noelfest”+ Night Market at Almanac Beer Co. (Dec. 3-5)   FREE*
*Noelfest is free to attend and food & drink are pay as you go

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Oakland Secret Speakeasy Comedy Night (Sunday)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a more...

11:00 am“Gifty 2021” The Crucible’s 2021 Oakland Holiday Market (Dec 4-5)   FREE
11:00 amReading and Book Signing with Olympic Ice Skater Kristi Yamaguchi (San Ramon)   FREE*
*Free!
11:00 amOakland Museum of California’s Free First Sundays (OMCA)   FREE*
*Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
2:00 pmAlameda’s “Noelfest” Winter Beer Party at Almanac Beer Co.   FREE*
*Noelfest is free to attend and food & drink are pay as you go
5:00 pmCaltrain Holiday Train Whistle-Stop Tour: World’s Largest Toy Train | 2021   FREE

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose

One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord are open for good old fashioned drive-in move fun. West Wind Drive more...


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

"Kick Black Comedy" Comedy Show (Oakland)

Come laugh with us at a new weekly comedy show at the Athletic Club Oakland every Wednesday at 8 PM. Our comics have performed with Dave Chappelle, Michael Che, and others, more...


Thursday, December 9, 2021

2021 Berkeley Holiday Gift Fair at The UC Theatre
Cost: FREE | The UC Theatre

The Berkeley Chamber is excited to announce that our 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Fair will be back in person on Thursday December 9th, 2021, from 4-7pm at The UC Theatre. Check more...


Friday, December 10, 2021

Ghirardelli's Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale 2021 (Dec. 10-12)
Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Factory Outlet (San Leandro)

The Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale is BACK! For three days only shop our unique assortment of signature chocolate SQUARES, baking supplies and a variety of exclusive chocolate gifts not available anywhere else. more...

6:00 pmOakland’s 2021 Friday “Town Nights” Festival at 8 City Parks (Free Food)   FREE*
*All events are free and open to community members of all ages. Times might be different at each venue

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Ghirardelli's Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale 2021 (Dec. 10-12)
Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Factory Outlet (San Leandro)

The Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale is BACK! For three days only shop our unique assortment of signature chocolate SQUARES, baking supplies and a variety of exclusive chocolate gifts not available anywhere else. more...

11:00 am“Girl Gang Craft” 2021 Holiday Market (Oakland)   FREE*
*Free for all to attend
11:00 amIKEA’s “Julbord” Winter Food Festival w/ Free Samples (Emeryville)   FREE*
*In order to attend any of the workshops please visit our website to sign in, or join, IKEA Family. Register here: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/stores/events/emeryville-ca/
6:00 pm2021 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony (Oakland)   FREE

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Ghirardelli's Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale 2021
Cost: FREE | Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Factory Outlet (San Leandro)

The Annual Chocolate Warehouse Sale is BACK! For three days only shop our unique assortment of signature chocolate SQUARES, baking supplies and a variety of exclusive chocolate gifts not available anywhere else. more...

3:00 pm“Locally Made” Art Show on 4th St. (Berkeley)   FREE

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose

One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord are open for good old fashioned drive-in move fun. West Wind Drive more...


Wednesday, December 15, 2021

"Kick Black Comedy" Comedy Show (Oakland)

Come laugh with us at a new weekly comedy show at the Athletic Club Oakland every Wednesday at 8 PM. Our comics have performed with Dave Chappelle, Michael Che, and others, more...


Thursday, December 16, 2021

Craft Comedy: "Best of the East Bay" (Oakland)
Cost: $15 | Federation Brewing

Don’t miss the show the East Bay Express called “The best comedy show in the East Bay.” See comics from Conan, Late Night, Sketchfest, Punchline and Comedy Central. Award winning beer more...


Friday, December 17, 2021

Oakland's 2021 Friday "Town Nights" Festival at 8 City Parks (Free Food)

On Monday, November 22, Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention is kicking off the 2021 Town Nights events at eight locations across the city of Oakland. According to the flyer there will be more...


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose

One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord are open for good old fashioned drive-in move fun. West Wind Drive more...


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

"Kick Black Comedy" Comedy Show (Oakland)

Come laugh with us at a new weekly comedy show at the Athletic Club Oakland every Wednesday at 8 PM. Our comics have performed with Dave Chappelle, Michael Che, and others, more...


Sunday, January 2, 2022

Oakland Museum of California's Free First Sundays (OMCA)

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. Sunday Hours – 11am more...


Thursday, January 6, 2022

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

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 more...


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

"black midi" U.K. Rock Band (The UC Theater)
Cost: $26 | The UC Theatre

black midi, Britain’s most exciting and challenging young rock band, will be performing at The UC Theatre on April 19, 2022! This tour follows the upcoming release of the second studio album, more...