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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Sunday, May 22, 2022

FREE: "Golden State Lounge" Oakland Comedy Show (Sunday)
FREE: “Golden State Lounge” Oakland Comedy Show (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...

10:00 am2022 “Himalayan Fair” at Berkeley’s Live Oak Park (May 21-22)   FREE
10:00 amOakland’s Montclair Village 45th Summer Art Walk (May 21-22)   FREE
11:00 amOakland Greek Festival 2022 (May 20-22)   $4*
*Single Day Pass (no fees) USD 4.00 Two Day Pass (no fees) USD 7.00 Weekend Pass (no fees) USD 10.00
3:00 pmCuratorial Gallery Talks: Lava Thomas (Berkeley)   $10
3:00 pm“Rollin’ with the Homos” Roller Skating Party & Drag Shows (Oakland)   FREE*
*Free, but $7 donation at Venmo.com/rollinhomos requested

Monday, May 23, 2022

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place more...

7:00 pmFREE: Oakland Secret Comedy Night @ Hidden Speakeasy   FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)
$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)

It’s tough making ends meet these days. So, you’re searching Funcheap… To help, the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland is offering $6 Tuesdays! Admission to see a movie on Tuesdays is just $6. That’s any more...

8:30 pm$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose   $5.75*
*$5.75 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $2

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Win Tix: Lord Huron Live at the Greek Theatre (Berkeley)
Cost: FREE*
*WIN
| Greek Theatre

Don’t miss Lord Huron live in concert at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on May 25th, with special guest Erin Rae! Tickets on sale now. See an epic live show at this more...


Friday, May 27, 2022

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large more...


Saturday, May 28, 2022

7:30 pmThe Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)  $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
8:00 pmNuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)  FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show

Monday, May 30, 2022

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place more...


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)
$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)

It’s tough making ends meet these days. So, you’re searching Funcheap… To help, the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland is offering $6 Tuesdays! Admission to see a movie on Tuesdays is just $6. That’s any more...

8:30 pm$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose   $5.75*
*$5.75 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $2

Thursday, June 2, 2022

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
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...


Friday, June 3, 2022

Win Tix: Belle & Sebastian Live at the Fox Theater (Oakland)
Cost: FREE*
*WIN
| Fox Theater

Scottish indie pop legends Belle & Sebastian come to the Fox Theater in Oakland on June 3rd with special guests Tennis and Thee Sacred Souls. Tickets on sale now. (Please note more...

5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival   FREE
7:30 pmFree Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)   FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

7:30 pmThe Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)  $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
8:00 pmNuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)  FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show

Sunday, June 5, 2022

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


Monday, June 6, 2022

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place more...


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)
$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)

It’s tough making ends meet these days. So, you’re searching Funcheap… To help, the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland is offering $6 Tuesdays! Admission to see a movie on Tuesdays is just $6. That’s any more...

8:30 pm$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose   $5.75*
*$5.75 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $2

Friday, June 10, 2022

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large more...


Saturday, June 11, 2022

7:30 pmThe Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)  $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
8:00 pmNuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)  FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show

Monday, June 13, 2022

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place more...


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)
$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)

It’s tough making ends meet these days. So, you’re searching Funcheap… To help, the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland is offering $6 Tuesdays! Admission to see a movie on Tuesdays is just $6. That’s any more...

8:30 pm$5.75 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose   $5.75*
*$5.75 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $2

Saturday, June 18, 2022

7:30 pmThe Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)  $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
8:00 pmNuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)  FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show

Monday, June 20, 2022

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place more...


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)
$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)

It’s tough making ends meet these days. So, you’re searching Funcheap… To help, the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland is offering $6 Tuesdays! Admission to see a movie on Tuesdays is just $6. That’s any more...


Saturday, June 25, 2022

8:00 pmNuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)  FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show

Sunday, June 26, 2022

"Rollin' with the Homos" Roller Skating Party & Drag Shows (Oakland)
“Rollin’ with the Homos” Roller Skating Party & Drag Shows (Oakland)

Drag performers on roller skates! Because what could go wrong?! 4th Sundays at Oakland Township Commons 3 – 6 PM • Drag shows on the hour at Oakland Township Commons Hosted by Nicki more...


Monday, June 27, 2022

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place more...


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)
$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)

It’s tough making ends meet these days. So, you’re searching Funcheap… To help, the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland is offering $6 Tuesdays! Admission to see a movie on Tuesdays is just $6. That’s any more...


Friday, July 1, 2022

"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival
“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to more...


Sunday, July 3, 2022

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


Monday, July 4, 2022

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place more...


Thursday, July 7, 2022

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
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...


Monday, July 11, 2022

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place more...


Sunday, July 24, 2022

"Rollin' with the Homos" Roller Skating Party & Drag Shows (Oakland)
“Rollin’ with the Homos” Roller Skating Party & Drag Shows (Oakland)

Drag performers on roller skates! Because what could go wrong?! 4th Sundays at Oakland Township Commons 3 – 6 PM • Drag shows on the hour at Oakland Township Commons Hosted by Nicki more...


Thursday, August 4, 2022

Free National Parks Day: Anniv. of Great American Outdoors Act
Free National Parks Day: Anniv. of Great American Outdoors Act

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry more...


Friday, August 5, 2022

"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival
“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to more...


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2022
Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2022

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry more...


Friday, November 11, 2022

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2022
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2022

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry more...