Friday, January 3, 2020

"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF
Friday, January 3 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite more...

7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area  FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland   FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE*
*There is a one-drink minimum (doesn't have to be an alcoholic drink, but bring ID, 21+ only.)
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.


Sunday, January 5, 2020

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, January 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California

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. As the only museum more...

3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Monday, January 6, 2020

8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay  FREE
8:00 pmFirst Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmLine of Fire: Free Fireside Standup Comedy | Oakland  FREE

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday, January 9 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$21 GA, does not include access to other galleries and areas of the OMCA Campus
| Oakland Museum of California

Enjoy exclusive late-night access to OMCA’s major fall exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, along with food and drink to enjoy inside of the gallery. > Get Tickets – $21 Stay up more...

7:00 pmFree Movie Night | Orinda Theatre   FREE

Friday, January 10, 2020

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, January 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the more...

6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
7:00 pmBig Mood Comedy: Free Stand-Up Comedy Show | Oakland  FREE
7:30 pmLaughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works   FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks

Saturday, January 11, 2020

9:00 pm“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland  FREE

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Free Acting Class Day: Winter Sampler | Berkeley Rep
Sunday, January 12 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Bring your family, bring a friend, or treat yourself to an afternoon spent sampling the wide variety of programming offered at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre. Taught by professional theatre artists, more...

8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland   FREE

Monday, January 13, 2020

7:00 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, January 16 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | more...

7:00 pmOakland Art Library Open House | East Bay   FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP

Friday, January 17, 2020

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, January 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation more...

8:00 pmFandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley   FREE*
*Donations welcome

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Craft Comedy Night: "Best of the East Bay" | Oakland
Saturday, January 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.
| Federation Brewing

Check out one of Oakland’s hottest free standup shows. Craft Comedy features some of the best comedians in The Bay as well as touring guests from Comedy Central, Vice, Sketchfest, Conan, more...

11:00 am“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley  FREE
2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland  FREE
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland  $10

Sunday, January 19, 2020

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, January 19 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | UC Gill Tract Community Farm

Join the Farm for the monthly (3rd Sunday) gathering to work together growing organic vegetables and herbs. Harvest for the weekly Sunday farm stand, prepare beds, plant seedlings, weed, mulch and more...

11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley   FREE
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Monday, January 20, 2020

8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

8:00 pmTokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland  FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.

Friday, January 24, 2020

7:30 pmLaughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works  FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks

Saturday, January 25, 2020

1:00 pmRBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area  FREE

Monday, January 27, 2020

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Tuesday, January 28 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)

Join in for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of more...

8:00 pmLast Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.

Friday, January 31, 2020

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Bank of America Free Museum Weekend

Holders of Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, or U. S. Trust cardholders (credit cards and debit cards) get free admission to seven Bay Area museums and two Sacramento museums for the more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
9:00 amFirst Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland  FREE
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area  FREE
6:30 pmSpontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland   FREE*
*There is a one-drink minimum (doesn't have to be an alcoholic drink, but bring ID, 21+ only.)
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, February 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California

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. As the only museum more...

3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
5:00 pmFinal Day: LumiNight Lantern Festival | Pleasanton   $18*
*Early bird tickets is $18 from 10/17 until 11/10. Afterwards, tickets go back to regular admission at $26.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay  FREE
8:00 pmFirst Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, February 5 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 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 more...

7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
7:30 pmHometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, February 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

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, February 7, 2020

"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival
Friday, February 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

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 more...

10:00 amFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland  $5*
*$5 cover
6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Monday, February 10, 2020

7:00 pmIntro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

7:30 pm“Moonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Karaoke Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmLine of Fire: Free Fireside Standup Comedy | Oakland  FREE

Friday, February 14, 2020

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, February 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)

The East Bay Bike Party is a monthly mobile party for riders of all ages, experience levels, and bike types, to meet, ride, and play together in the streets on the more...

6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda  FREE

Sunday, February 16, 2020

3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

8:00 pmTokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland  FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

7:00 pmOakland Art Library Open House | East Bay  FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP

Friday, February 21, 2020

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, February 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles

Boonation Custom Cycles hosts a monthly Tiny Garage Concert Series. This is a community event, catered towards lovers of neighborhood fun. Tiny Garage Concerts Every 3rd Friday | 7 pm to 10 pm Boonation more...


Monday, February 24, 2020

7:00 pmNerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland  $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Tuesday, February 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)

Join in for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of more...


Friday, February 28, 2020

6:00 pmCandle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, March 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: $5*
* Suggested donation of $5 for GA/ additional $5 fee for access to special exhibitions
| Oakland Museum of California

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. As the only museum more...

3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

8:00 pmFirst Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover  FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, March 4 – All Day | Cost: FREE | 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 more...

8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, March 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive

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, March 6, 2020

"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival
Friday, March 6 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

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 more...

6:00 pm$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills   $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
6:00 pm“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF   FREE
7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: No Cover Comedy & Dance Party | The Uptown   FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.