Friday, May 1, 2020

5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival   FREE
6:00 pmOakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk   FREE
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
10:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   $5*
*$5 cover

Saturday, May 2, 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, two Sacramento museums and to more 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
2:30 pm2020 Love Your Park: Family Fun Day | 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 Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.


Sunday, May 3, 2020

Oakland Museum of California's $5 First Sundays | OMCA
Sunday, May 3 – 11:00 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. Sunday Hours – 11am more...

All DayCANCELED: 2020 Bay Area Dance Week | Final Day   FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program more...

8:00 pmFree Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
11:59 pmEta Aquarids Meteor Shower | 2020   FREE

Tuesday, May 5, 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, May 6, 2020

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, May 6 – 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...

12:37 pmOakland A’s $1 Game vs. Seattle Mariners | 2020   $1*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
5:30 pm“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required. There is also a suggested donation of $10 per adult however no one is turned away for lack of funds.
7:30 pmHometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, May 7 – 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...

7:30 pmFree Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley   FREE
10:45 pm“Supermoon” Night Over San Francisco | Super Flower Moon   FREE

Friday, May 8, 2020

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, May 8 – 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
7:30 pmLaughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works   FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks

Saturday, May 9, 2020

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

Monday, May 11, 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, May 12, 2020

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

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, May 14 – 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...


Friday, May 15, 2020

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, May 15 – 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, May 16, 2020

2020 Free Lake Merritt Boat Rental Day | Oakland
Saturday, May 16 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*No experience necessary for most rentals except for sailboats. Rentals are for 1/2 hour.
| Lake Merritt Boating Center

The Lake Merritt Boating Center invites you to National Recreation & Parks Month with free boat rentals and an open house from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 16, 2020. If past 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
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, May 17 – 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
1:00 pmCal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley   FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Tuesday, May 19 – 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 pmTokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Oakland A's $1 Game vs. Texas Rangers | 2020
Wednesday, May 20 – 7:07 pm | Cost: $1*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Make an impact in the community during every Wednesday A’s home game with Community Impact Wednesdays in section 322. Pick your price and all tickets proceeds benefit the Oakland A’s charitable arm, more...

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

Thursday, May 21, 2020

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

Friday, May 22, 2020

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

Saturday, May 23, 2020

The Bay's Huge "626 Night Market" is Back for 2020 | May 23-25

Everything tastes better at night. Bring family and friends to eat all your favorite snacks at the 9th season of 626 Night Market (Previously called NorCal Night Market). Inspired by the famous more...


Sunday, May 24, 2020

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Memorial Weekend

Everything tastes better at night. Bring family and friends to eat all your favorite snacks at the 9th season of 626 Night Market (Previously called NorCal Night Market). Inspired by the famous more...


Monday, May 25, 2020

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | Memorial Day

Everything tastes better at night. Bring family and friends to eat all your favorite snacks at the 9th season of 626 Night Market (Previously called NorCal Night Market). Inspired by the famous more...

10:00 am2020 Memorial Day Commemoration | Oakland  FREE

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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

Friday, May 29, 2020

8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland  FREE*
*Doors open at 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Annual Animal Liberation March & After Party | Oakland
Saturday, May 30 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oscar Grant Plaza

Join 1,000+ people on the streets of Oakland for our annual Animal Liberation March as part of the Animal Liberation Conference. As a movement rises across the world, revolutionary social and political more...

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

Monday, June 1, 2020

Kids Bowl Free + $30 Unlimited Family Bowling Pass | Summer 2020

Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first-ever Kids Bowl Free program. Registered kids receive 2 free games of bowling each day of The KBF Program more...


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

12:00 pmFree Admission Day at the Bedford Gallery | East Bay  FREE

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, June 3 – 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...

7:07 pmOakland A’s $1 Game vs. Detroit Tigers | 2020   $1*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
7:30 pmHometown Free Comedy Night & Happy Hour | Emeryville   FREE*
*Free with an RSVP

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley
Thursday, June 4 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are more...


Friday, June 5, 2020

NorCal Night Market: 200+ Food & Shopping Stalls | June 5-7

Everything tastes better at night. Bring family and friends to eat all your favorite snacks at the 9th season of 626 Night Market (Previously called NorCal Night Market). Inspired by the famous more...

8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE
10:00 pmFirst Friday Follies Burlesque | Oakland   $5*
*$5 cover

Saturday, June 6, 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, two Sacramento museums and to more more...

4:00 pmNorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton   $5*
*$5 online or cash at the door. Children 3 and under are free. Parking is $10. Most vendors accept cash only and ATMs are available.
8:00 pmCraft Beers & Free Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmCraft Comedy Night: “Best of the East Bay” | Oakland   FREE*
*Tickets are general admission. Seating is limited. Arrive early.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

NorCal Night Market: Food, Shopping & Entertainment Festival | Pleasanton

Everything tastes better at night. Bring family and friends to eat all your favorite snacks at the 9th season of 626 Night Market (Previously called NorCal Night Market). Inspired by the famous more...

1:00 pmCal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley  FREE*
*This event is first come first served. Event can get very crowded.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, June 11 – 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...


Friday, June 12, 2020

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, June 12 – 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, June 14, 2020

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Tuesday, June 16 – 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 pmTokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland   FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Oakland A's $1 Game vs. Los Angeles Angels | 2020
Wednesday, June 17 – 12:37 pm | Cost: $1*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum

Make an impact in the community during every Wednesday A’s home game with Community Impact Wednesdays in section 322. Pick your price and all tickets proceeds benefit the Oakland A’s charitable arm, more...

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

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summer Street Party Kickoff: Live Music & 100+ Hot Rods | Downtown Hayward
Thursday, June 18 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Hayward

The 2020 Downtown Hayward Street Party will be a hit with everyone on June 18, July 16, and August 20. Enjoy live bands, street entertainers, and kids’ rides. There will be lots more...

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

Friday, June 19, 2020

2020 Alameda County Fair: Free Admission Day | Opening Day
Friday, June 19 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission until 3 pm
| Alameda County Fair

Celebrate the 2020 Alameda County Fair’s opening day with free admission until 3 pm.

All DayFree Admission Day for Seniors | Alameda County Fair   FREE*
*Seniors must be 62 and better.
7:00 pmTiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville   FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation

Sunday, June 21, 2020

2020 Father's Day: Free Admission For Dads | Alameda County Fair
Sunday, June 21 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free for Dads until 5 pm.
| Alameda County Fair

Bring your dad along to the Alameda County Fair for Father’s Day with plenty of attractions and events all day long. On Sunday, dads get free admission until 5 pm.

All Day2020 Berkeley Juneteenth Music Festival | East Bay   FREE
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

All DayPet Food Drive & $1 Rides | Alameda County Fair  FREE*
*Free admission to the fair w/ a donation of Pet Food and items. All carnival rides will be $1 until 5 pm.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Free Admission Day for Kids & $2 Bites of the Fair | Alameda County Fair
Thursday, June 25 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Kids must be 12 and under.
| Alameda County Fair

The county fair offers a Kids free day & $2 sample Bites of the Fair on selected Thursdays, until 5 pm.