Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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, October 2, 2019

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, October 2 – 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...

10:00 amJack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours   FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
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@oaklandca.gov
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, October 3, 2019

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, October 3 – 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...

7:00 pmFree Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley   FREE

Friday, October 4, 2019

FoodieLand Fall Night Market | Oct. 4-6
Friday, October 4 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
| Golden Gate Fields

Immerse yourself in San Francisco Bay Area’s finest FoodieLand Night Market to eat, drink, shop and play. Featuring over 150 vendors, you’ll experience a variety of amazing foods and drinks, arts, more...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
5:00 pm“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival   FREE
5:30 pmFree Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland   FREE*
*RSVP Required
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
7:30 pmMoonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown   FREE
8:00 pmOakland Critical Mass | First Friday   FREE

Saturday, October 5, 2019

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 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Gardens  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov
10:00 am“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area  FREE
All DayBerkeley Harvest Festival | 2019   FREE
1:30 pmFirst Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland   FREE
2:00 pmWin Tix: Mexican Sugar Skull Decorating Art Class 2019 | Finnish Hall   WIN*
*25% Off
3:00 pmFoodieLand Fall Night Market | Berkeley   $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book
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.)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, October 6 – 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...

All Day10th Annual Orinda Olive Festival   FREE
1:00 pmBandaloop’s Aerial Dance Free Flight Workshop Day | Oakland   FREE*
*Registration is Required
3:00 pmCuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
3:00 pmFoodieLand Fall Night Market | Final Day   $5*
*$5 1-Day admission + Coupon Book or $10 3 Day admission + Coupon Book

Monday, October 7, 2019

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

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Oakland's Free "AMP" Street Music Festival | Final Month
Tuesday, October 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland's Public Plazas

Oakland Central debuts a brand new free outdoor music festival for 2019, AMP (Arts, Music, Performance) Oakland, a curated street performance series, throughout Downtown Oakland from May until October. Over 300 local more...

7:00 pmDraconids Meteor Shower | 2019   FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland   FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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-mailaallen@oaklandca.gov.
7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, October 10 – 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, October 11, 2019

East Bay Bike Party
Friday, October 11 – 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, October 12, 2019

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 amSecond Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square  FREE
9:00 pm“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland  FREE

Sunday, October 13, 2019

5:00 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmShapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland  FREE

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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@oaklandca.gov
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, October 17, 2019

The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
Thursday, October 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*Free Pizza & Beer provided, Admission free to Oakstop members.
| Oakstop

From the Basement of Oakstop, in the heart of downtown, comes The Underground every 3rd Thursday from June to August. See some of the best comics from the Bay Area and more...

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

Saturday, October 19, 2019

2:00 pm3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland  FREE
7:00 pm“Cat People” Comedy Show & Free Pizza | Oakland  $10

Sunday, October 20, 2019

UC Gill Tract Community Farming Party | Albany
Sunday, October 20 – 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...

All DayConcord Antique & Collectibles Faire | East Bay  FREE
11:00 amSunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley   FREE
1:00 pmCal Sailing Club Open House & Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley   FREE
3:30 pmRumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley   FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Orionids Meteor Shower 2019 | Halley's Comet's Debris
Tuesday, October 22 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area

On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit about 10 to 20 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains and they sometimes produce bright fireballs. Orionid meteors fly each year more...


Friday, October 25, 2019

Free Port of Oakland Harbor Tours & Giant Cranes | Oakland
Friday, October 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| Jack London Square

Take a free 90-minute narrated harbor tour (May to October). Visitors will learn about the Port, its operations and economic impact on the region. Harbor tours provide a unique vantage point because more...

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

Saturday, October 26, 2019

10:00 amLast of 2019: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | 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

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour | Final Day
Sunday, October 27 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $20*
*$15 for children 12 and younger, $20 for adults
| Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Parlor & Cafe (Oakland)

Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Rockridge Ice Cream Tour. This one-hour guided walking tour takes kids of all ages through Oakland’s Rockridge area to explore a variety of ice cream more...


Monday, October 28, 2019

"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, October 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...

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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

10:00 amFree Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown & Secret Rooftop Gardens  FREE*
*Reservations are recommended by leaving a message on the Tours’ 24-hour hotline at (510) 238-3234 or via email to aallen@oaklandca.gov

Friday, November 1, 2019

"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival
Friday, November 1 – 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...

All DayFirst Friday Free Coworking | Impact Hub Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a $5 suggested donation for the optional potluck lunch.
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: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland   FREE
8:00 pmFree First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown   FREE

Saturday, November 2, 2019

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.)

Sunday, November 3, 2019

$5 First Sundays | Oakland Museum of California
Sunday, November 3 – 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, November 5, 2019

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

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, November 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...

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.
8:00 pmBowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay   FREE

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay
Thursday, November 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...

7:00 pmFree Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley   FREE

Friday, November 8, 2019

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

Saturday, November 9, 2019

11:00 amSecond Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square  FREE
9:00 pm“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland  FREE

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

6:15 pmFull Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley  FREE
8:00 pmFree Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland  FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

7:30 pmFree AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley  FREE

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, November 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...