Wednesday, August 1, 2018

San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical" | Oakland
Wednesday, August 1 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Lakeside Park

Photo | Egan Snow via WikipediaThe Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 59th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their more...

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Old Oakland  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Jinx Jones | Oakland  FREE
5:30 pmFirst Wednesday Street Fest: Live Music, Food Trucks & Fun | Walnut Creek  FREE
7:30 pm“Dancing Under the Stars” Oakland Night, Street Culture & Hip Hop | Jack London Square   FREE
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, August 2 – 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...

6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Bay Area 60’s Psychedelic Rock | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: James Clark Presents Elvis, Elton & Mick | Concord   FREE
7:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Bridesmaids” | Jack London Square   FREE
8:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: “Wonder Woman” | Pleasanton   FREE


Friday, August 3, 2018

"Oakland First Fridays" Block Party
Friday, August 3 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th

Oakland First Fridays Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Every First Friday from 5–9:30 pm, more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Latin | Oakland  FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
6:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but donations for the artists are awesome.
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
7:00 pm2018 Summer Concert in the Park: The Apes | Pleasanton   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
8:00 pmSummer Symphony: Beethoven & Mussorgsky | UC Berkeley   FREE

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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 more...

9:00 amSick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden  FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
10:00 amOakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area   FREE
All Day2018 Fremont Festival of the Arts | Saturday   FREE
All Day1901 Edwardian Picnic & Dance In The Park | Alameda   FREE*
*Free, but donations are appreciated
11:00 amPeet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF   FREE*
*Please check with your local store for the time of the event. Valid at Peet’s retail locations only. Excludes Capital One, airport, supermarket, BART and other licensed locations. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only on specific coffees, teas, and merchandise featured in the tasting event. No cash value and no rain checks. Valid Saturday from 11:00AM–12:00pm only.
3:00 pm2018 Summer Obon & Japanese Cultural Festival | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmSummer Symphony: Beethoven & Mussorgsky | UC Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmCraft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE
9:05 pmFree A’s Post-Game Fireworks Show | Oakland   FREE*
*Free to watch the fireworks outside of the Coliseum.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, August 5 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | 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...

All DayBank of America Free Museum Weekend   FREE*
*Free for Bank of America or Merrill Lynch Card Holders. Some venues may be closed on certain days; please confirm directly with participating museums.
All Day2018 Fremont Festival of the Art | Sunday   FREE
1:00 pmThe Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Berkeley   FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
1:00 pmConcert at the Lake: Oakland Municipal Band | Final Day   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Richmond   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
6:00 pm“Sunset by the Lake” Tom Petty Tribute Band Summer Concert | Pleasant Hill   FREE

Monday, August 6, 2018

8:45 pmLate Nite Open Mic in a Movie Theater | The New Parkway  FREE

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

"Awesöme Orchestra" Epic Free Classical Concert | Oakland
Tuesday, August 7 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required; donations are welcome.
| Oakland Public Library (Main Branch)

Awesöme Orchestra brings people together for musical adventures. Their free sessions are part performance, part open rehearsal. They provide the sheet music, and anyone is welcome to play or to listen. The Awesöme Orchestra more...

10:00 am$1 Movie Festival: Minions & The Boss Baby | Dublin  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Blues Concert | Orinda   FREE
8:00 pm“My Greasy Sons” Comedy Showcase & Craft Beer | Oakland   $5

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | City Center  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended but not required. To make a reservation for Tour 2, please call (510) 238-3234 or e-mail aallen@oaklandnet.com.
10:00 am$1 Movie Festival: Minions & The Boss Baby | Dublin  $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Hayward  $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, August 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre

The Orinda Theatre hosts a free movie night at 6:30 pm on every second Thursday of the month. Every month showcases a new interesting classic title and sometimes you can catch special guest appearances by more...

12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: Pure Ecstasy | Oakland  FREE
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Hits from the 40’s to Present | East Bay  FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Stung | Concord  FREE
8:30 pmSummer Movie in the Park: “Wonder” | Orinda   FREE
8:30 pmFree Movies in the Park: “Star Wars – The Last Jedi” | Pleasanton   FREE

Friday, August 10, 2018

“Dancing Under the Stars” Vogue (Madonna Night) | Jack London Square
Friday, August 10 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square

Jack London SquareFrom experienced dancers to newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and dancing under the stars. Dancers will kick-up their heels and pack Jack London Square more...

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Reggae | Oakland  FREE
5:30 pmPoint Richmond Concert: BlueGrass| East Bay  FREE
5:30 pmConcerts at the Cove: East Bay Mudd | Alameda  FREE*
*Free, but bring money for food and drinks.
6:00 pm2nd Friday Art Walk: “Estuary Art Attack” | Oakland & Alameda  FREE
6:30 pmFree Moonlight Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 | Danville  FREE
6:30 pmZoovie Night: “The Lion King” | Oakland Zoo  $7*
*Pre-registration is required. $7 per person. $6 per person for groups of 4 or more.
6:45 pmPoint Richmond Concert: Folk/ Rock/ R&B/ Ska/ World Fusion | East Bay  FREE
7:00 pm2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Tommy And The 4 Speeds | Pleasanton  FREE
7:30 pmEast Bay Bike Party   FREE
8:45 pm2018 “Movie Under the Stars”: “Coco” | Alamo   FREE

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, August 11 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks

California State Parks To celebrate 100 years of saving California’s iconic redwood forest, Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are offering more than 16,000 free vehicle day-use passes to more more...

10:00 amFree Summer Walking Tours | Victorian-Era Oakland   FREE*
*Tours are offered Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Reservations are recommended but not required.
11:00 amPeet’s Coffee Free Saturday Guided Tasting Series | SF   FREE*
*Please check with your local store for the time of the event. Valid at Peet’s retail locations only. Excludes Capital One, airport, supermarket, BART and other licensed locations. May not be combined with other offers. Valid only on specific coffees, teas, and merchandise featured in the tasting event. No cash value and no rain checks. Valid Saturday from 11:00AM–12:00pm only.
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
6:00 pmMusic in the Park: Classic Rock | Danville   FREE

Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure | Oakland
Sunday, August 12 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
| Mosswood Park

Join and be the navigator in the “Shiver We Timbers: A Peripatetic Pick-Yer-Own Pirate Adventure.” The fifth annual summer touring production will be a pirate-themed,participatory play. Sail with the peripatetic players in search more...

1:00 pmFree Sailboat Ride Day: Cal Sailing Club | Berkeley   FREE
2:00 pmSan Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical” | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
4:00 pmOutdoor Matinee Block Party: “Step” | Berkeley Art Museum   FREE
4:00 pmThe Peripatetic Pick Ye Own Pirate Theatrical Adventure Final Day | Alameda   FREE*
*No reservations are necessary
11:59 pmPerseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018   FREE

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

6:30 pmSummertime Outdoor Funk Soul & Rock n Roll Concert | Orinda  FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

10:00 amFree Oakland Guided Walking Tours | African-American History  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandnet.com
10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Richmond  $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
12:00 pmFree Lunchtime Concert: The Party Crashers | Oakland  FREE
5:30 pmEast Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
8:00 pmJokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland  $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Summer Street Party: Live Music, 100+ Hot Rods & Family Fun | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, August 16 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward

Photo | Hayward Chamber of Commerce The 2018 downtown Hayward 3rd Thursday Street Party goes into its 19th season from 5:30-8:30 pm on June 21, July 19, and August 16 with bands, the first more...

10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Walnut Creek  $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
10:00 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Pleasant Hill  $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
10:15 amFinal $1 Family Movie Day of 2018 | Union City  $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
6:30 pmMoraga Summer Concert: Rock & Soul | East Bay   FREE
6:30 pmMusic & Market Summer Concerts: Incendio | Concord   FREE
7:00 pmStorySlam’s Live True Storytelling Competition | Oakland   $5*
*Sliding scale donation requested, $5-$20
7:00 pmSlamdunk Homerun: Free Stand Up Comedy & Cookies | Berkeley   FREE
8:00 pmOutdoor Waterfront Flicks: “Coco” | Jack London Square   FREE
8:00 pmWin Tix: Paramount Movie Classics: Animal House | Paramount Theatre   WIN
8:00 pm$5 Classic Movie Night: “Animal House” | Paramount Theatre   $5

Friday, August 17, 2018

12:00 pmRooftop Garden Concert: Electric Chamber Ensemble | Oakland  FREE
7:00 pm2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Max Cruise | Pleasanton  FREE
7:00 pmPicnic Flix: “Sing” | Dublin  FREE