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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Tuesday, August 9, 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, August 11, 2022

FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at "Golden State Lounge"
FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at “Golden State Lounge”

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...


Friday, August 12, 2022

FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)
FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

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 amFree Day at Dublin’s “The Wave” Waterpark   FREE*
*Arrive before 8:30 am for free admission; half price admission between 8:30 - 10 am
7:30 pmFree Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)   FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
11:45 pm“Perseids Meteor Shower” Watch Party + Hot Coca (Chabot Space & Science Center)   $15*
*$15 Adult, $7.00 youth, Members free

Saturday, August 13, 2022

FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy
FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy

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 amScience at Cal “Detecting Disinformation and Deep Fakes”   FREE
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, August 14, 2022

FREE: Oakland "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (Sunday)
FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” 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...


Monday, August 15, 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: Monday 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, August 16, 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, August 18, 2022

FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at "Golden State Lounge"
FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at “Golden State Lounge”

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...

5:30 pmHayward Summer Street Party (2022)   FREE*
*All are welcome bring all your friends and family

Friday, August 19, 2022

FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)
FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

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...

7:30 pmFree Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)   FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy
FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy

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...

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, August 21, 2022

Huge Sunday Craft Market & Festival at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery (2022)
Huge Sunday Craft Market & Festival at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery (2022)
Cost: FREE | The Hangar 1 Distillery

On the third Sunday of each month from 11a-5p, enjoy browsing through Head West Marketplace’s 100+ local craft and plant merchants at Hangar 1 Vodka’s Alameda distillery, which is a converted more...

6:00 pmFREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)   FREE*
*Limited free tickets with code FUNCHEAP (donations appreciated). Otherwise use code FUNCHEAP5 for $5 off early bird and general admission tickets

Monday, August 22, 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: Monday 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, August 23, 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, August 25, 2022

FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at "Golden State Lounge"
FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at “Golden State Lounge”

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...


Friday, August 26, 2022

FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)
FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

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...


Saturday, August 27, 2022

FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy
FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy

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...

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, August 28, 2022

FREE: Oakland "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (Sunday)
FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” 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...

3:00 pm“Rollin’ with the Homos” Roller Skating Party & Drag Shows (Oakland)   FREE*
*Free, but $7 donation at Venmo.com/rollinhomos requested

Monday, August 29, 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: Monday 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, August 30, 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, September 1, 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, September 2, 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 3, 2022

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

Sunday, September 4, 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...

11:00 amBizerkeley Food Festival 2022   $15

Monday, September 5, 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, September 6, 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

Monday, September 12, 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, September 13, 2022

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


Sunday, September 18, 2022

Huge Sunday Craft Market & Festival at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery (2022)
Huge Sunday Craft Market & Festival at Hangar 1’s Alameda Distillery (2022)
Cost: FREE | The Hangar 1 Distillery

On the third Sunday of each month from 11a-5p, enjoy browsing through Head West Marketplace’s 100+ local craft and plant merchants at Hangar 1 Vodka’s Alameda distillery, which is a converted more...


Monday, September 19, 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, September 20, 2022

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


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...


Sunday, September 25, 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...


Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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


Thursday, October 6, 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, October 7, 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...


Friday, October 28, 2022

The Chainsmokers "So Far So Good Tour" Live at Greek Theatre (Berkeley)
The Chainsmokers “So Far So Good Tour” Live at Greek Theatre (Berkeley)
Cost: $65 | Greek Theatre

Grammy® Award-winning and chart-topping artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers have released their fourth full length album, So Far So Good, via DISRUPTOR/Columbia Records. The album also features previously released tracks “Riptide,” “High” more...


Thursday, November 3, 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, 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...