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Friday, November 1

Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk
Friday, November 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Broadway/Telegraph
Oakland Art Murmur | First Fridays Art Walk

Over 30 Oakland Art Murmur affiliate venues have coordinated openings on the first Friday of every month. Oakland Art Murmur presents a free monthly evening art walk, known as the ‘Art Murmur’, Every first Friday of the month, affiliate venues are open to the public from 6-9 ...Monthly

$5 First Friday at Chabot Space & Science Center | Oakland Hills
Friday, November 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $5*
*From 6-10pm enjoy $5 admission to the Center. There is no pre-registration for First Fridays.
| Chabot Space & Science Center

Enjoy $5 admission to the Chabot Space & Science Center in the Oakland Hills every First Friday of the month from 6-10 pm. $5 admission includes unlimited access to everything from laser and planetarium shows to Night Hikes and Star Stories. Regular admission is $18 ...Monthly

“Batch Made Market” Artisan Food | SF
Friday, November 1 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Forage Kitchen
"Batch Made Market" Artisan Food | SF

This is your monthly chance to come see and taste what’s cooking at Forage Kitchen. Your favorite chefs are in the kitchen, and you can walk through and taste their favorite new recipes. Plus there’s beer. What could be better? The monthly Batch Made Market ...Monthly

Moonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Friday, November 1 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Moonlight Comedy: Free First Friday Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy: Stand Up Under the Stars (First Friday Edition) is a live stand up comedy showcase located in the heart of downtown Oakland. Each month features some of the best local and traveling comedians as seen on Comedy Central, HBO, MTV & Viceland. Please ...Monthly

Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown
Friday, November 1 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Uptown Nightclub
Free First Fridays Live Music Showcase | The Uptown

On the first Friday of every month, The Uptown presents a free live music showcase that celebrates Bay Area artist and musicians. This 10-year-old event highlights bands who they believe deserve your attention. First Fridays Live Music Showcase Every First Friday | 8 pm The ...Monthly

Saturday, November 2

Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Saturday, November 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Garden admission is free only if you're attending the Sick Plant Clinic.
| UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Sick Plant Clinic | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden

Find out which diseases ail your plants at the free monthly Sick Plant Clinic at the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden happening from 9 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants. Please cover plants ...Monthly

First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland
Saturday, November 2 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Piedmont Avenue Elementary School Playground
First Saturdays Free Outdoor Boot Camp | Oakland

Featuring a full body cardio, core and strength workout. Classes are free every first Saturday of the month and start promptly at 9 am. All other Saturdays are free for Flex Circuit Gym members. Non member attendees of the boot camps will receive a free ...Monthly

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, November 2 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

First Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland
Saturday, November 2 – 1:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lakeside Park
First Caturday at Lake Merritt: Outdoor Cat-napping & Socializing | Oakland

First Caturday is a day to reclaim the glory of the outdoors for our feline friends. It is a day for delightful outdoor cat-napping and socializing.  It is where you can freely exchange information, friendship, and joy to help make our cats happy and healthy. ...Monthly

Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland
Spontaneous Storytelling & Free Drinks Night | Oakland

It’s a storytelling event where the point is to meet each other. At this one-of-a-kind, participatory event, you’ll have a chance to meet cool people as well as listen to real-life stories without notes or scripts. Tell your friends, bring a girlfriend or a wingman, ...Monthly

Sunday, November 3

$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
$5 First Sundays | 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 to focus entirely on the art and history of California, the diverse collections ...Monthly

Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley
Sunday, November 3 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Cuban Rumba Jam: Play, Sing, Dance & Enjoy | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to its incredible fun, and recurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the ...Monthly

Tuesday, November 5

First Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover
Tuesday, November 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| The Layover
First Tuesdays Free Comedy Showcase & Happy Hour | The Layover

Every month, First Tuesdays Comedy brings you a lineup of comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and late night TV – for free. Throw in happy hour drink specials until show time, and you’ve got one fun night. Catch a lineup of great comedians from top clubs. ...Monthly

Wednesday, November 6

Free First Wednesday | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Wednesday, November 6 – All Day | Cost: FREE | UC Berkeley Botanical Garden
Free First Wednesday | 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 to the public year round, has over 13,000 different kinds of plants from ...Monthly

“Rainbow Family Night”: LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley
"Rainbow Family Night": LGBTQ Parents Support Group | Berkeley

LGBTQ parents are invited to join their facilitated support group to connect, share experiences, swap tips, and discuss issues relevant to their families, while kids have a great time playing in the Habitot Children’s Museum. Rainbow Family Night takes place on the first Wednesday of ...Monthly

Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay
Wednesday, November 6 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Clayton Valley Bowl
Bowling Alley Comedy Show | East Bay

The first Wednesday of every month brings you a hilarious comedy show to the Lounge at Clayton Valley Bowl in Concord. Mires like Fires presents has become one of best East Bay stand up comedy showcases around. The show features a different lineup of talented ...Monthly

Thursday, November 7

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
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum | East Bay

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 and globally relevant, engaging audiences from the campus, community, and beyond. Through art and ...Monthly

Free Rooftop Stargazing Party “Astro Night” | UC Berkeley
Thursday, November 7 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Campbell Hall (UC Berkeley)
Free Rooftop Stargazing Party "Astro Night" | UC Berkeley

Astro Night is UC Berkeley’s free stargazing and lecture event open to the public. Held typically on the first Thursday of the month (during select months, as weather permits), members of the public are invited to take part in guided stargazings using our fleet of telescopes, including ...

Friday, November 8

Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, November 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but bring cash for food & drinks
| Ocean View Brew Works
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works

Join every 2nd and 4th Friday at Albany’s favorite locally owned microbrewery for Laughs on Tap. A free stand up comedy show featuring the best comedians in the Bay Area and beyond. Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night Every 2nd & 4th Friday | 7:30 ...Monthly

Saturday, November 9

Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square
Saturday, November 9 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Second Saturday: Family Festive Gathering | Jack London Square

Serving as Jack London Square’s flagship monthly event, Second Saturday is held every second Saturday. This full-scale family event is marketed and promoted by both Wiggins Consulting and Jack London Square. Second Saturday brings in immense audiences as it showcases up to 100 unique vendors, ...Monthly

“FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland
Saturday, November 9 – 9:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Miranda
"FirstClass: Departure" DJ Saturday Nights | Oakland

They would like to welcome you to FirstClass: Departure, a monthly series venture dedicated to all musical styles on 2nd Saturdays at the illustrious The Miranda Lounge Oakland, CA. They’ll be curating nights with specific genres, sounds, moods, artists, & more. “FirstClass: Departure” DJ Saturday ...Monthly

Sunday, November 10

Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland
Sunday, November 10 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Temescal Art Center
Shapeshifters Cinema: Experimental Film & Music | Oakland

Shapeshifters Cinema is a monthly series featuring experimental filmmakers and video artists presenting moving image work live with accompaniment from musicians and sound artists. Shapeshifters takes place the second Sunday of every month, from 8 to 9 pm (unless otherwise noted) at Temescal Art Center ...Monthly

Monday, November 11

Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley
Monday, November 11 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Sports Basement (Berkeley)
Intro to Personal Safety & Self-Defense Class | Berkeley

This one hour class provides an introduction to IMPACT Bay Area’s style of empowerment self-defense. In this class students develop intuition, situational awareness, congruent body language and verbal skills to deescalate and deter assault and harassment, as well as learn two simple and effective physical ...Monthly

Tuesday, November 12

Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley
Tuesday, November 12 – 6:15 pm | Cost: FREE | Tibetan Nyingma Institute (Berkeley)
Full Moon Tibetan Chanting Ceremony | Berkeley

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 interspersed with periods of ...

Free Women’s Comedy Night | Oakland
Tuesday, November 12 – 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