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Friday, August 17

Lake Merritt Hosts US Rowing National Championships | Oakland
Friday, August 17 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch
| Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt Hosts US Rowing National Championships | Oakland

The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each day from 8 am to 6 pm). USRowing has announced that this event has the ...

Rooftop Garden Concert: Electric Chamber Ensemble | Oakland
Friday, August 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Electric Chamber Ensemble | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Kaiser Center’s roof garden free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 15 – September 14, 2018. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s Kaiser Center was conceived as a semi-public park by ...

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 ...

2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Friday, August 17 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Max Cruise | Pleasanton
Friday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2018 Summer Concert in the Park: Max Cruise | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 15th to August 31st. 2018 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Fridays, June 15 to Aug. 31, 2018 | 7 to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street and Neal ...

‘Picnic Flix’ Outdoor Movie Night: “Sing” | Dublin
Friday, August 17 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Emerald Glen Park
'Picnic Flix' Outdoor Movie Night: "Sing" | Dublin

Join the Dublin community for free outdoor movies at Emerald Glen Park. Movies start at dusk approximately 8:30 pm to 9:00 pm, but attendees may arrive as early as 7 pm to snag the perfect spot. Consider making a day of it, and make use of the ...

Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland
Bicycle Art Salon | Oakland

Please note, Bicycle Art Salon is no longer taking place. The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick every third Friday, except for July and November. Free, but ...

“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party & Free Dance Lessons | Jack London Square
Friday, August 17 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Block Party & Free Dance Lessons | Jack London Square

From 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 for free dance lessons. 2018 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer 2018 | 7:30 pm Jack ...

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations welcome
| La Peña Cultural Center
Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley

Enjoy a lively evening of music, dancing, and zapateado– bring your dance shoes and instruments, or just come and enjoy the music and dance. Son Jarocho is a lively traditional art form from the southern Mexican state of Veracruz that sits on the coast of the ...

Movies Under the Stars “Moana” | Walnut Creek
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free, but you can help support the program with a $2 donation per person.
| Walnut Creek Civic Park
Movies Under the Stars "Moana" | Walnut Creek

Movies Under the Stars is back in Walnut Creek for the Summer 2018 season. Bring your picnic to Heather Farms Park, or try the restaurants in Downtown, then enjoy a movie with your family and friends. Movies begin at sunset. Admission is free, but a $2 donation helps support ...

Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, August 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

Chillarious is the only comedy showcase where you can enjoy the Bay Area’s best comedic talent while lounging luxuriously on the Bay Area’s most comfortable organic mattresses and pillows. Admission is free and some free drinks will be provided, but you can also BYOB. Please, ...

Saturday, August 18

Lake Merritt’s US Rowing National Championships | Oakland
Saturday, August 18 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt
Lake Merritt's US Rowing National Championships | Oakland

The city of Oakland and USRowing are excited to host the 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt this week, from August 16-19, 2018 (Thursday to Sunday, racing each day from 8 am to 6 pm). USRowing has announced that this event has the ...

2018 Peddlers Fair: Vintage, Antiques & Collectibles | Martinez
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Downtown Martinez
2018 Peddlers Fair: Vintage, Antiques & Collectibles | Martinez

You’re invited to join  the Downtown Martinez Vintage Market. The event features 100 vendors selling vintage, antiques, collectibles, arts & craft, music, kids activities and more.
While at the Market, be sure to visit downtown Martinez Antique and Collectible stores. The dealers in the stores will …

Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours
Jack London Square Waterfront | Free Oakland Guided Walking Tours

Visit a turn-of-the-century wholesale produce district still in operation and see the USS Potomac, the restored yacht of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Tour begins at 10 am at the Jack London Square entry arch, foot of Broadway. 2018 Dates Saturday, May 12 Wednesday, June 6 ...

2018 Fremont’s Festival of India | August 18-19
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Paseo Padre Parkway (Fremont)
2018 Fremont's Festival of India | August 18-19

Fremont’s annual Festival of India showcases India’s rich culture and heritage with a wide variety of dance and food, and is attended by over 150,000 people every year for the past 25 years. Don’t miss the glorious Grand Parade, celebrating India’s Independence Day with vibrant culture, dance and ...

2018 “Bark & Meow” Free Adopt-A-Thon & Block Party | Berkeley
Saturday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Humane Society
2018 "Bark & Meow" Free Adopt-A-Thon & Block Party | Berkeley

Bark (& Meow) Around the Block is an Adopt-A-Thon and family-friendly Street Fair.
In addition to the many dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that Berkeley Humane will adopt out for free to loving homes, the event will feature a dozen other rescues from the Bay Area, …

Outdoor Nature Yoga & Short Hike | Fremont
Saturday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Outdoor Nature Yoga & Short Hike | Fremont

Enjoy the benefits of Yoga outdoors with great views of the salt marsh. Through story and postures, learn what attracted people and wildlife to the Bay. There will be a short hike to the site from the Visitor Center. Bring a yoga mat. A limited …

“Red Bull Conquest” Video Game Battle | Oakland
Saturday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Esports Arena Oakland
"Red Bull Conquest" Video Game Battle | Oakland

Fighting game contenders from across the nation will come together to battle for ultimate bragging rights at Red Bull Conquest, a brand new fighting game tournament circuit empowering competitors to represent the local San Francisco fighting game scene and embark on the journey to Rise. …

Walnut Creek Area Community Harvest | Pleasant Hill
Saturday, August 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| White Pony Express
Walnut Creek Area Community Harvest | Pleasant Hill

Harvest fresh backyard fruit for donation to local soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and the food bank. Typical harvests take about 3 hours and travel no more than 25 miles from the starting location.
All the necessary equipment, including buckets, picking-poles, ladders, clippers, and crates are …

2018 Umoja African Festival | Oakland
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lowell Park
2018 Umoja African Festival | Oakland

“Umoja” means “Unity” in Swahilli. Oakland’s annual Umoja Festival is a full day of arts, culture and activities typically featuring daylong musical performances, a colorful array of vendors, the aromas and taste of African cuisine, and the soul satiating sounds and movements of African music and dance.
2018 …

“Science@Cal”: Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley
Saturday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Mulford Hall (UC Berkeley)
"Science@Cal": Renowned Scientist Lecture | UC Berkeley

Science@Cal is proud to present a series of free public science lectures on the third Saturday of every month. These talks are given by renowned UC Berkeley scientists and aimed at general audiences. Talks take place on the UC Berkeley campus at 11 am. Doors ...

2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church
2018 Greek Festival: Live Music, Performances & Dance Lessons | East Bay

Even though you can’t afford the plane ticket, you can still enjoy the authenticity and flavors of Greece when the Resurrection Greek Orthodox Church transforms itself into Mini-Greece for the 47th annual Greek Festival. Opa! Serving the most authentic Greek meals outside of Athens. The recipes ...

Town Fair Plaza Grand Opening | Fremont
Saturday, August 18 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Town Fair Plaza - Fremont
Town Fair Plaza Grand Opening | Fremont

The Town Fair Plaza in Downtown Fremont is finally opening. There will have an Augustfest Celebration for the Grand Opening in August. Grab local craft beers from the beer market, dine & enjoy live music inside the geodesic dome from the food trucks, bring the entire ...

Oakland Yard Artisan Market | 420 Flea
Saturday, August 18 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Yard
Oakland Yard Artisan Market | 420 Flea

Come out to Oakland Yard for the 420 FLEA / Artisan Market, an energetic, radiant and joyful collection of amazing local designers, builders, makers, artists and other curators. This event will feature Mindseye Vintage, Gold and Rust Finds, Nokni, Mercy Village and much more.
There will …

Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, August 18 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square

DJ Afrodjiak will be the DJ for the afternoon festival and will be spinning from Noon – 5 pm.
Please note that the date has been moved to 8/18 and not 8/11 as previously posted.