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Tuesday, December 11

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, December 11 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but there is a two drink minimum and donations are welcome.
| The Layover
Free Women's Comedy Night | Oakland

Come check out a monthly comedy event at The Layover in Oakland for Women’s Comedy Night hosted by Dominique Gelin and sponsored by Nenna Joiner of Feelmore510. Get your laughs with a few funny ladies on the second Tuesday of every month. There is no cover, ...Monthly

Free Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette
Tuesday, December 11 – 9:00 pm | Cost: $3*
*Free admission, $3 Draft Drink and free pool.
| Round Up Saloon
Free Pool Tuesdays | Lafayette

Come down to your neighborhood bar and enjoy $3 Bud and free pool every Tuesday night.Every Tuesday

Wednesday, December 12

Be West Holiday Market: Craft Artisans & Live Demos | Alameda
Wednesday, December 12 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Hangar 1 Distillery
Be West Holiday Market: Craft Artisans & Live Demos | Alameda
Be West is the first of its kind: a collaboration between West Perro and Bestowe Gifting. In a time when big batch producers are gaining more or the market, they are bringing an excellent group of makers and small-batch artisans together in the East Bay ...
8th Annual “Wintersongs” Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Nile Hall (Preservation Park)
8th Annual "Wintersongs" Community Sing-Along | Oakland
Join Kitka and a special guest song leader from Bulgaria, Tzvetanka Varimezova, in a celebratory circle of song. Experience the magic of raising your voice to create lush Balkan seasonal harmonies as they were originally intended to be sung by many voices in community. Free, but ...
“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Lineup for 12/12: Dan Linley (SF Sketchfest) Matt Gubser (SF Punchline) Drew Harmon (Cobb’s Comedy Club) Irene Tu (SF Sketchfest) Michael Cella (Sacramento Punchline) Rudy Ortiz (KNBR 680, Tommy T’s Comedy Club) & more Every Wednesday

Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley
Wednesday, December 12 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Free AcroYoga Class | Sports Basement Berkeley

Come learn the skills, balance and art of acrobatic partner yoga every second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-8:30 pm Using basic yoga poses, we’ll learn how to combine them into partner balancing and dynamic movements. No previous experience and no partner needed. Updated 9/11/18 – ...Monthly

Win Tix: Guitar Hero: Kurt Vile and the Violators | Fox Theater
Wednesday, December 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Ravenously creative songwriter Kurt Vile broke through to mainstream success after years of steadily working on his craft. His laidback and drifting guitar rock took notes from masters like Neil Young, Sonic Youth, and Dinosaur Jr., exploring inventive guitar tones on meditative and often self-reflective ...

Thursday, December 13

MOCHA Pop-up Art & Craft Fair | Oakland
Thursday, December 13 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Museum of Children's Art
MOCHA Pop-up Art & Craft Fair | Oakland
This holiday season Mocha is hosting a pop-up craft fair where local makers, artisans and vendors come together to offer an alternative shopping experience on Thursday, December 13, 2018. Stop by their new location in Oakland City Center on December 13th to support Bay Area artists ...
“Oakland Cuts” Youth Film Debut | The New Parkway
Thursday, December 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The New Parkway
"Oakland Cuts" Youth Film Debut | The New Parkway
Three teams of young filmmakers, representing three local community organizations, have each produced a short film about an inspiring individual, group, or movement creating positive change in Oakland. They’ll debut those films at Oakland Cuts, a project being supported by Red Bull Amaphiko that gives wings ...
Free Movie Night | Orinda Theatre
Thursday, December 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Orinda Theatre
Free Movie Night | 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 actors and film makers. Bring some cash for popcorn and enjoy the show. ...Monthly

Optimized Wellness Center’s Holiday Party | Alameda
Thursday, December 13 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Optimized Wellness Center
Optimized Wellness Center's Holiday Party | Alameda
Join on Thursday, December 13th at 7:30 pm to celebrate a year of health, collaboration, friendship, and wellness. It’s gonna be  fun. Have some casual, interactive games to play, which will earn you raffle tickets. And you won’t want to miss this raffle because they’ll ...
2018 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky
Thursday, December 13 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 Geminids Meteor Shower | Bright Fireballs & Dark Sky

Stargazers can look directly up (away from city lights) to see a spectacular meteor light show originating from the Comet 3200 Phaethon in the constellation Gemini (looking south, almost overhead).  Radiating from near the bright stars Castor and Pollux in the constellation Gemini the Twins, ...

Friday, December 14

Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children’s Fairyland
Fairy Winterland: Crafts, Stories & Lights Parade | Children's Fairyland
Fairyland celebrates the winter holidays of many cultures: Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Diwali, and Chinese New Year. Join for stories, crafts, a festival of lights, and visits from Santa. For one modest admission fee—$12 for each adult and child over the age of 1 ($6 for ...
SF Etsy’s Winter Pop Up Shop | 2018
Friday, December 14 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Makers WorkSpace
SF Etsy's Winter Pop Up Shop | 2018

Get ready for three whole weekends of crafty shopping awesomeness.  Come get all your holiday shopping done at this winter pop-up shop featuring goods from the SF Etsy Team and tenants of Makers Workspace. They’ll have over 50 vendors selling jewelry, home goods, art prints, teeshirts, ...

Friday Nights at OMCA: Winter Fest | Oakland
Friday Nights at OMCA: Winter Fest | Oakland

Celebrate diverse winter traditions reflected in the Bay Area, including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Enjoy storytime with the Oakland Public Library, winter-themed activities, strolling carolers, and a special Balinese dance and music performances. Don’t miss special exhibitions The World of Charles and Ray Eames and Cruisin’ ...Every Friday

Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont
Friday, December 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Town Fair Plaza - Fremont
Friday Food Truck Throwdown: Luchador Wrestling + Food Trucks | Fremont

Kick off an entertaining weekend at Town Fair Plaza – Fremont. Join for dinner with delicious food trucks, plenty of craft beer options, & luchador wrestling from Pro Wrestling Revolution. Friday Food Truck Throwdown | 5 pm to 9 pm Town Fair Plaza ...Every Friday

2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda
Friday, December 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jingletown
2nd Friday Art Walk | Oakland & Alameda

The Second Friday Artwalk is a ad-hoc group of galleries and businesses in the Alameda/Jingletown arts districts to promote art and culture in the community. Select studios, galleries and businesses open their doors to support the local arts from 6-9 PM. Exact locations change month ...Monthly

Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez
Friday, December 14 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Morello Hills Christian Church
Live Nativity: A Stroll Through Bethlehem | Martinez
Shepherds, Roman soldiers, bakers and potters will all be here as the story of Christmas comes to life. Stroll through Bethlehem and enjoy this interactive fair, with dramatic presentations, live animals, period costumes, caroling, food, and activities for everyone. Come make Bethlehem part of your Christmas ...
East Bay Bike Party
Friday, December 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (East Bay)
East Bay Bike Party

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 second Friday of the month with upwards of 400 riders usually meeting at an East ...Monthly

The Last Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley
Friday, December 14 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Savvy Rest Natural Bedroom
The Last Chillarious: Free Comedy & Wine in a Mattress Shop | Berkeley

After three glorious years, it’s time for America’s favorite little mattress store comedy show to Savvy Rest In Peace. The store will sadly be closing it’s doors at the end of this year. The show will feature some true Chillarious All-Stars, as well as a fresh ...Monthly

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

12/14 Lineup: Jordan Thewlis (Double Standard Tuesdays, Don’t Tell Oakland, The Onion) Ryan Goodcase (Good Suds, the Set-Up, Punchline, Sketchfest) Xander Beltran (HellaFunny, Cobbs) Avila Siegel (Talkies, Witches Brew, Sketchfest) Zorba Hughes (Sinning & grinning, Cheaper than Therapy)   Monthly

Saturday, December 15

The Crucible’s Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | The Crucible
The Crucible's Holiday Gifty Market & Art Demos: Saturday | Oakland

Dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture. On December 15-16, they’ll have music, food, and drinks for sale, as well as demonstrations of Crucible areas of study. Their themed ...

Oakland’s Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018
Oakland's Free Parking Days for the Holidays | 2018

Leave your quarters at home (but bring your watch) and go shopping in Oakland during the holiday season every Saturday between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, plus Plaid Friday. The city of Oakland will offer free off-street parking at city-owned garages and lots to encourage holiday shoppers to check ...Every Saturday

Subrosa Craft Faire | Oakland
Saturday, December 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | SubRosa Coffee
Subrosa Craft Faire | Oakland
Join the Holiday Craft Faire featuring local artists, designers and makers. Jewelry, Floral & Wreaths, Illustration, Herbal, Organic Kids Clothing, Ceramics, Wooden Home Goods, Trinkets and more. Tarot Readings from 9 til noon. 2018 Holiday Craft Faire Vendors: Water Sand Stone – Jewelry Charlotte and Daughters – Wreaths ...
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley
Saturday, December 15 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Telegraph Avenue (Berkeley)
Telegraph Avenue Holiday Street Fair: 200+ Artists & Festive Lights | Berkeley

Holiday shoppers to the Telegraph business district will be treated to an abundance of good cheer, great music, fine food, and unique and unusual handicrafts by some of Northern California’s finest artists. Festive lights, colorful decorations, and a friendly multicultural shopping atmosphere complete the experience. Telegraph Avenue ...