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Thursday, February 20

Win Tix: Late Night at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man | Oakland
Thursday, February 20 – 6:00 pm | Cost: WIN*
*$21 GA, does not include access to other galleries and areas of the OMCA Campus
| Oakland Museum of California
Enjoy exclusive late-night access to OMCA’s major fall exhibition, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, along with food and drink to enjoy inside of the gallery. > Get Tickets – $21 Stay up late and marvel at the spectacular artworks from one of the most widely celebrated ...
Immersive Design Week: Feb. 20 – March 1 | SF
Thursday, February 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Some events are free, while some are ticketed.
| San Francisco Bay Area
Immersive Design Week: Feb. 20 – March 1 | SF

Immersive Design Week is a decentralized community festival of events hosted by independent producers. Immersive Design Week is an annual, decentralized community festival spotlighting innovative designers, projects and technologies that sit at the nexus of film, theater, gaming, mixed reality, & immersive storytelling. Immersive Design Week ...

The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland
The Underground: Stand-Up Comedy at Oakstop | Oakland

2/20 Lineup: Justin Lockwood (Throckmorton Theater, Craft Comedy) Arthur Gaus (Cobbs, Punchline, Opened for Patton Oswalt) Tony Zavala (Cobbs, Punchline) Gabby Poccia (Moonlight Comedy, Satan Sisters, Cheaper Than Therapy) Hosted by: Arjun Banerjee, Jonah Pollack and Ian Levy Every Thursday

Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, February 20 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, with an RSVP
| Trending Inn
Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay

The Oakland Art Library has opened with its first event on April 2019. On the 3rd Thursday of each month the library will open its doors again to those who RSVP for free. Each library event will include music, drinks, community, and of course, lots ...Monthly

Friday, February 21

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. This is a great community gathering that is most vibrant during March-November when the garden and terraces are open as well as during certain ...Every Friday

Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville
Friday, February 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 Suggested Donation
| Boonation Custom Cycles
Tiny Garage Concert Night | Emeryville

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 Custom Cycles, 5656 Genoa St, Emeryville FREE with a $5 suggested ...Monthly

Fandango Jarocho: Son Jarocho Jam Session | Berkeley
Friday, February 21 – 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 ...Monthly

Saturday, February 22

Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF
Saturday, February 22 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Lincoln Recreation Center (Oakland)
Tax Aid: Free Professional Tax Help | SF

It’s still early in the tax season, but if you file early, not only will the IRS love you and send you flowers (not really), but you’ll get your refund early. The volunteers of Tax Aid will help you file your tax return, so long ...

Run & Picnic for Hong Kong | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt
Run & Picnic for Hong Kong | Oakland
Bring your kids and family to join our run/walk followed by a picnic by the beautiful Lake Merritt, Oakland. There will also be card signing and other art projects that we will send back to Hong Kong to boost their morale (not limited to frontliners, ...
Laurel’s Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dance & Free BBQ | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laurel Elementary School
Laurel's Lunar New Year Celebration: Lion Dance & Free BBQ  | Oakland
Celebrate the Year of the Rat and join Laurel District businesses to welcome “a fruitful and prosperous year”. 2020 will be a year of progression and vitality celebrating the Rat who attracts success and good luck in all the spheres of life. The annual Laurel Lunar ...
Picnic, Artwork & Outreach for Hong Kong | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lake Merritt
Picnic, Artwork & Outreach for Hong Kong | Oakland
In 7-month after the Yuen Long attack and also the current Hong Kong medical workers call for border shutdown amid coronavirus outbreak, a group of Hong Kongers in San Francisco Bay Area is collaborating with “Runners for Hong Kong” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/runnersforhk/)” to host (2) events in ...
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area
Saturday, February 22 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Epidemic Ales
RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour: Good Beer & Free Art Show | Bay Area

Come join our us as we take over another brewery tap room, for Round #2 of the RBHworks Brewery Takeover Tour. We have added a couple new local artists, and are super excited to have the excellent Epidemic Brewing as our host. They have excellent ...Monthly

“Bernin’ For You” Bernie Sanders Art Show | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Firehouse Art Co "Lottie Rose House"
"Bernin' For You" Bernie Sanders Art Show | Oakland
Come together with friends, family, and neighbors to call voters in support of Bernie. The art show is a collaboration between artists and community organizers, and will consist of works that relate to themes of the senator’s campaign as well as to the major issues of ...
IKEA After Dark Sleep Festival | Emeryville
Saturday, February 22 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | IKEA Emeryville
IKEA After Dark Sleep Festival | Emeryville
Great sleep makes us feel good and helps us better manage whatever comes our way during the day, but it can be extremely hard to come by in an increasingly busy world. To prevent a good night’s sleep from going extinct, IKEA is hosting the IKEA ...
Immersive Design Week “Safe & Brave: Sexuality in Immersive Design” | Oakland
Saturday, February 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Some events are free, while some are ticketed.
| New Creatures Studio
Immersive Design Week "Safe & Brave: Sexuality in Immersive Design" | Oakland
As immersive experience designers, our goal is often to unlock transformation and new layers of emotional depth in event participants. Human sexuality has the power to take us deeper than almost any other realm of exploration, but as organizers, it is incumbent upon us to ...
Win Tix: Smart Funny & Black with Amanda Seales | Fox Theater
Saturday, February 22 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Created by comedian/actress/producer, Amanda Seales (HBO Insecure) brings your favorite funny folks to the “Hall of Flava,” to compete, in a head to head battle of wits that tests their knowledge of black history, black culture, and the black experience. After a night of fun as ...

Sunday, February 23

2020 Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland
Sunday, February 23 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| 14th & Alice St.
2020 Black Joy Parade & Festival | Oakland
Celebrate the black experience past, present and future. You are invited to come be present, be creative, be open and be free. 3rd Annual Black Joy Parade & Festival Sunday, February 23, 2020 | 12:30 pm (parade begins) 14th and Alice, Oakland, Ca FREE The 3rd annual Black Joy Parade ...
Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | Berkeley
Sunday, February 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| First Congregational Church (Berkeley)
Free San Francisco Chamber Orchestra Concerts | Berkeley

Founded in 1953, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra has remained an active voice in the Bay Area music community, presenting free concerts with an ensemble of the region’s top professional musicians. The rollout of an exciting new concert format, Maestro Ben Simon becomes your host ...

2020 “Jazz Search West” Competition | Oakland
Sunday, February 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: $10 | Oaktown Jazz Workshops
2020 "Jazz Search West" Competition | Oakland

Jazz Search West 2020, the Bay Area’s Jazz talent search for adults and teens 15 and up, will offer five competitions, a Semi-Final and Grand Finale at Jazz venues in San Francisco and Oakland during February, March and April. Come experience Jazz Search West 2020. ...

Black History Month at the Historical Altenheim | Oakland
Sunday, February 23 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donations Appreciated
| Altenheim Senior Housing
Black History Month at the Historical Altenheim | Oakland
Join for an afternoon of Poetry and Music. Sponsored by the Altenheim Community Service Office and the TuBeNu Cultural Gatherers. Zakiyyah G. E. Capehart Bolling – Storyteller/Poet and Bryant “Mr.B’ Bolling – Vocalist/Keyboardist will be performing. There will be a Open Mike after the main performance ...

Monday, February 24

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, February 24 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| The Uptown Nightclub
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Join Nerd Nite East Bay in Uptown Oakland with their new hosts The UPTOWN Nightclub on Monday Feb 24th for Your Brain On Fonts, Animal Toxin Evolution, and How Viruses Jump Species. Fortune Favors the (Britannic) Bold: How Different Fonts Influence Learning Hey I just read you, ...Monthly

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, February 24 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

Comedians Irene Tu and Andrew Orolfo bring you the best local and nationally touring stand-up comedians to Starline Social Club’s intimate comedy room. Rotating pop up food vendors will be selling delicious food before every show. Past surprise guests include: Michael Che (SNL), Hannibal Buress, ...Every Monday

Tuesday, February 25

IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP Free Pancake Day | 2020
IHOP will serve millions of free Original Buttermilk Pancakes during its National Pancake Day Celebration on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. More than 1,500 IHOP restaurants across the country will invite guests to enjoy a complimentary short stack of IHOP’s signature delicious buttermilk pancakes from 7 am to ...
$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl
Tuesday, February 25 – All Day | Cost: $2 | Diablo Valley Bowl
$2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | Diablo Valley Bowl

Having a fun night out with family and friends shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. That’s why we offer great prices and daily specials on bowling, food, and fun. $2 Tuesday Bowling Specials | All Day Diablo Valley Bowl, 1500 Monument ...Every Tuesday

Oakland’s Mardi Gras & Second Line Parade | 2020
Tuesday, February 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Henry J. Kaiser Park
Oakland's Mardi Gras & Second Line Parade | 2020
Celebrate Maris Gras and Fat Tuesday in Oakland with a Second Line Parade featuring Brass Bands, Pedicabs, guest musicians, and much more. Starts at Henry J. Kaiser Park (corner of Rashida Muhammed Path & 19th). MJ’s Brass Boppers, Batala, Boomshake Music, Fog Swamp, Charles Unger Experience, Richmond ...