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Monday, October 22

$1 Bowling All Day Monday | Concord
Monday, October 22 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1 | Diablo Valley Bowl
$1 Bowling All Day Monday | Concord

Come and join Diablo Alley Bowl every Monday for their $1 All-day Games.  $1 Games All Day Monday | 10 am Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument Blvd, building G, ConcordEvery Monday

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, October 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Every Monday

10/22 Lineup:

Alex Hooper (America’s Got Talent)
Neel Nanda (Jimmy Kimmel Live)
Butch Escobar (San Jose Improv)
Connor Larsen (Laughing Skull Lounge)
Annie Bernstein (Bottomless Standards)

Tuesday, October 23

Double Standard Comedy: Free Standup & Cookies | Oakland
Tuesday, October 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Double Standard
Double Standard Comedy: Free Standup & Cookies | Oakland
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10/23 Lineup:
Headliner: Geneva Rust-Orta

Jordan Thewlis
Hayley Benham-Archdeacon
Jeff Dean
Scott Simpson

Dirty Old Women Read Erotica | Oakland
Tuesday, October 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dirty Old Women Read Erotica | Oakland

Treat yourself to original erotica written by self-identified older women of all flavors.
Kristen Caven dances with sexuality and comedy, writing circles around squares and drawing lines with dangerous curves. Her tender, true and/or tantalizing stories, cartoons and articles have been published in a variety of …

Wednesday, October 24

Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown
Oakland Free Guided Walking Tours | Chinatown

Learn about the contributions of Chinese and other Asian immigrants to the history of both California and the Bay Area. Stroll along sidewalk markets filled with fresh fish as well as exotic fruits and vegetables. View changing displays in the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. in ...

The Distinguished Free Astronomy Lecture | UC Berkeley
Wednesday, October 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Sibley Auditorium
The Distinguished Free Astronomy Lecture | UC Berkeley

Twenty years ago, astronomers were astonished to learn from observations of exploding stars that cosmic expansion is speeding up. This is an attribution to a mysterious “dark energy” that pervades the universe and makes up 70% of it. Scientists are working in many ways to …

Vajra Guru Mantra: Full Moon Chant | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 24 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Vajra Guru Mantra: Full Moon Chant | Berkeley

The full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra interspersed with periods of meditation. The chant is held in one of the classrooms and is led by a community member. 2018 ...

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

In many Buddhist lands, the full moon is a time to gather for prayer and meditation. The Tibetan Nyingma Institute continues this tradition at the through holding a chanting ceremony on full moon nights. Join Nyingma students and friends in chanting the Vajra Guru Mantra ...

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, October 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Every Wednesday

10/24 Lineup:

Connor Larsen (NYC)
Sureni Weerasekera (SF Punchlinel)
Cody Smit (Fogbelt)
Cameron Vannini (SF Punchline, Cobb’s Comedy Club)
Andrew Orolfo (SF Sketchfest) & more

Thursday, October 25

Oakland Ballet Company’s “Luna Mexicana” Dia de los Muertos Special | Oakland
Thursday, October 25 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
Oakland Ballet Company's "Luna Mexicana" Dia de los Muertos Special | Oakland

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with an excerpt from Oakland Ballet Company’s Luna Mexicana. This 15-minute performance is filled with the exuberant dancing, joyful music, colorful costumes, and the celebration of family that are hallmarks of Dia de los Muertos.
The evening will also feature additional …

Friday, October 26

Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Night Market, DJs & Off the Grid | Oakland

Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights @ OMCA – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music along with half-price after-hours museum gallery admission. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are ...Every Friday

Alameda South Shore Center Halloween Festival | 2018
Friday, October 26 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Alameda South Shore Center
Alameda South Shore Center Halloween Festival | 2018

South Shore Center, the family-friendly community destination for shopping, dining and entertainment located on the banks of the San Francisco Bay, will be hosting its free annual Halloween Festival starting on Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28. In addition, the Center will host a ...

“Spooktacular” Halloween Twilight Hike | Fremont
Friday, October 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Advanced registration is required
| Coyote Hills Regional Park
"Spooktacular" Halloween Twilight Hike | Fremont

Spend a SPOOKtacular evening hiking the hills looking for hobgoblins, witches and ghosts during sunset.
Find out the ancient origins and modern traditions of Halloween.
Don your costume to seek out wandering souls along the trail. Return for treats and a campfire story. Fee is free.
Bring a …

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Happy Hour Movie Night | Richmond
Friday, October 26 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Please bring drinks and snacks to share.
| Bridge Storage and ArtSpace
Happy Hour Movie Night | Richmond

Join Bridge Storage and ArtSpace every 4th Friday of each month and gather as they screen public domain films in the film studio. Please bring wine and snacks to share. Happy Hour Movie Night Every 4th Friday | 6 pm Bridge Storage and ARTSpace, 23 Maine ...Monthly

Annual Halloween Carnival: Games & Cookie Decorating | Albany
Friday, October 26 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Albany Community Center
Annual Halloween Carnival: Games & Cookie Decorating | Albany

Calling all ghosts and ghouls, and join the annual Halloween Carnival. Bring the whole family down to the Albany Community Center for games, activities, cookie decorating, and prizes galore. It’s sure to be a scary good time for all.
Activities Include:

Spooky Arts & Crafts
Creepy Cookie Decoration
Ghoulish …

Win Tix: “Fear Overload” Scream Park: Two Jaw-Dropping Haunted Houses | East Bay
Friday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*Exclusive ticket discount: Use code FEARFUNCHEAP10 for 10% off tickets
| Bayfair Center

Welcome to one of the most outrageous haunted house events in the Bay Area. As seen on CBS, ABC, Fox, and Forbes, Fear Overload Scream Park offers two “absolutely sickening” haunted houses.
Funcheap Hookup: Use secret code FEARFUNCHEAP10 at checkout for 10% off tickets.
Fear Overload Scream Park
Open …

“Frightmare” Free Home Haunted House | Livermore
Friday, October 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Accepted canned food donations.
| Frightmare Haunted House
"Frightmare" Free Home Haunted House | Livermore

Frightmare goes nuts putting on a free DIY haunted house filled with monsters, blacklight and a maze of custom-built rooms.
For the little ones who want to see the house when the ghosts are sleeping, there’s a special daytime lights-on tour on October 27 from 1 …

Win Tix: Radical French Pop Star: Christine and the Queens | Fox Theater
Friday, October 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater

Christine and the Queens is the electronic pop solo project of singer, songwriter, dancer and producer Héloïse Létissier. Born in Nantes, France, Letissier studied theatre before forming her solo musical group Christine and the Queens.
> Get Tickets – $36
Letissier has been signed to the independent …

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Beer & Popcorn | Oakland

Comedy Soup is Oakland’s DIY comedy show that features a lineup of some of the Bay Area’s best comedians, a new musical act every month, and a hearty helping of free popcorn and beer will be served for every audience member. Free with an RSVP to soupcomedyrsvp@gmail.com, Suggested ...Monthly

Saturday, October 27

RSVPs Open for November: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays
Saturday, October 27 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free with the promotional pass. Passes can be downloaded at FreeRedwoodsDays.org
| California Redwood State Parks
RSVPs Open for November: Free Redwood State Park Days | Second Saturdays

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 than 40 redwood state parks on the second Saturday of each month in 2018. The passes cover ...

Pacific Pinball Museum’s Surplus Pinball Game Sale | Alameda
Saturday, October 27 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Pacific Pinball Museum Annex
Pacific Pinball Museum's Surplus Pinball Game Sale | Alameda

Pacific Pinball Museum’s surplus games will be up for sale. Come down and what’s in store that may interest you as there are more working titles, more project games and more great deals.
Museum Collection duplicate pinball machine sales directly benefit the Pacific Pinball Museum, a 501c …

Last of 2018: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland
Last of 2018: Free Oakland Summer Walking Tour | Old Oakland

Old Oakland Tour: This tour explores the 1870s business district where carefully restored brick commercial buildings now house offices, galleries and eateries. The historic district is a visible reminder of Oakland’s designation in 1869 as the Western Terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tour begins at ...

2018 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Concord
Saturday, October 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Cal State East Bay - Concord Campus
2018 East Bay Science Discovery Day | Concord

Come enjoy a showcase of science, technology, and engineering led by businesses, museums, and universities from Contra Costa County and beyond.
With hands-on, interactive science booths and live science demos, you can explore STEM fields, engage your passions and discover new ones.
The Contra Costa Discovery Day …

DogFest Walk ‘n Roll: Costume Contest & Games | Oakland
Saturday, October 27 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
DogFest Walk 'n Roll: Costume Contest & Games | Oakland

Join in on the annual DogFest at Jack London Square with activites include a little pet shopping from local vendors, enjoy great beer and food, pet caricatures drawings, face painting, a costume contest and much, much more.
DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Bay Area is a dog- and …