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Sunday, August 18

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, August 18 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are encouraged.
| La Peña Cultural Center
Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley

This free, participatory event has been a staple at La Peña Cultural Center for 12 years due to it’s 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, August 20

$1 Movie Festival: Trolls & Minions | Dublin
Tuesday, August 20 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Movie Festival: Trolls & Minions | Dublin

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to September. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 ...

Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland
Tuesday, August 20 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*$5 suggested donation, not required
| The Layover
Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland

Come check out The Layover’s comedy showcase- Tokens. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month with your host Dominique Gelin. It’s a free show and they promise you’ll love it. Get there at 7:30 so you don’t have to fight anyone for a seat. Tokens: Stand-Up ...Monthly

Wednesday, August 21

Free Oakland Summer Walking Tours | Uptown, Lake Merritt & Secret Rooftop Gardens

A walking tour of the Uptown District with an emphasis on Art Deco. Tour includes the Paramount Theatre, Historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the Fox Theater and the Kaiser Center roof garden with views of Lake Merritt. Tour begins at 10 am in front of the Paramount ...

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, August 21 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found

East Bay Green Drinks, started in 2000, and is a monthly community and networking event for people involved in sustainable business, environmental and social causes, local and organic food, green architecture and design, media, communications, education, construction, clean energy and more. Free, but RSVP is ...Monthly

Oakland A’s $1 Game vs. New York Yankees | 2019
Wednesday, August 21 – 7:07 pm | Cost: $1*
*Tickets are available online only and will be delivered digitally.
| Oakland Coliseum
Oakland A's $1 Game vs. New York Yankees | 2019

Make an impact in the community during every Wednesday A’s home game with Community Impact Wednesdays in section 322. Pick your price and all tickets proceeds benefit the Oakland A’s charitable arm, which takes an innovative and dynamic approach to support education, promote youth sports, ...

Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland
Wednesday, August 21 – 8:00 pm | Cost: $1*
*$1 with code "funcheapbaby" on Eventbrite; otherwise, it's $5.
| The Hatch
Jokelandish: Stand-up Comedy Showcase | Oakland

Jokelandish is a monthly premier stand-up comedy showcase from co-producers Nicole Calasich (ABC), Chad Opitz, and Brooke Heinichen (This Week In Blackness). Happening every 3rd Wednesday at 8 pm at The Hatch in downtown Oakland, Jokelandish features the best comedians from the Bay Area and ...Monthly

Thursday, August 22

Summer “Truth Thursdays”: Season Bookend | San Leandro
Thursday, August 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Leandro Tech Campus
Summer “Truth Thursdays”: Season Bookend | San Leandro

The San Leandro Improvement Association presents “Truth Thursdays,” returning for the summer on Thursday, May 23 from 5 to 8:30 pm, occurring every fourth Thursday of the month through August at the San Leandro Tech Campus in Downtown San Leandro. Surrounding the 55-foot tall Truth ...

Oakland’s Free Outdoor Movie Night: “Black Panther” | Jack London Square
Thursday, August 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Oakland's Free Outdoor Movie Night: "Black Panther" | Jack London Square

Cozy up on the waterfront this summer with free outdoor screenings of Hollywood blockbuster favorites every other Thursday evening on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn. The movie will begin at sundown. Arrive early for pre-film festivities, good eats, and to save your spot. 2019 ...

Music & Market Summer Concert: All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse | Concord
Thursday, August 22 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concert: All-Female Zeppelin Powerhouse | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...

Friday, August 23

Contra Loma Free Concert in the Park | Antioch
Friday, August 23 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Contra Loma Park
Contra Loma Free Concert in the Park | Antioch

Celebrate the East Bay Regional Park District’s 85th Anniversary. There are 73 regional parks planning special events and programs, including Free Park Fridays, Free Concerts In The Parks, and a Free Multicultural Festival. 85th East Bay Regional Parks Anniversary from April – December ...Every Friday

Rooftop Garden Concert: Variety | Oakland
Friday, August 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Kaiser Center
Rooftop Garden Concert: Variety | Oakland

Pack your lunch and come listen to local jazz, rock, and hip hop musicians at the Lakeside Roof Garden (formally known as the Kaiser Roof Garden) free concert series from noon to 1 pm, every Friday from June 14 – September 13, 2019. The three acre roof garden at Oakland’s ...

2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton
Friday, August 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lions Wayside Park
2019 Summer Concert in the Park: Magic Moments | Pleasanton

Spend your summer evening listening to beautiful music in downtown Pleasanton every Friday from June 7th to August 30th. 2019 Pleasaton Free Summer Concert in the Park Every Friday, June 7 to Aug. 30, 2019 | 7 pm to 8:30 pm Lions Wayside Park, First Street ...

Live On The Square: Hip Hop | Jack London Square
Friday, August 23 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Live On The Square: Hip Hop | Jack London Square

Jack London Square announced that after a successful 10 years, its popular Dancing Under the Stars summer dance series will expand to Live on the Square, a free festival featuring offering additional entertainment, food, and fun in addition to the weekly dance lessons. Live on the Square will ...

“Comedy Soup”: Music, Comedy, Free Wine & Popcorn | Oakland
"Comedy Soup": Music, Comedy, Free Wine & 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 wine will be served for every audience member. Show is free with RSVP, there is ...Monthly

Saturday, August 24

Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland’s Churches & Temples
Free Oakland Walking Tours | Oakland's Churches & Temples

Visit historic places of worship and learn about their architecture and influence on the development of Oakland. Highlighted buildings include First Presbyterian, First Congregational, and First Christian churches as well as Temple Sinai. Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of the First Presbyterian Church, ...

“Java & Jazz”: Coffee, Pastries & Live Jazz | Concord
"Java & Jazz": Coffee, Pastries & Live Jazz  | Concord

Visit Concord is proud to announce an amazing lineup of events in honor of 50 years of Jazz in Concord.  A monthly Java & Jazz series offered June through August benefits the Concord Historical Society and shares the history of Concord Records, the Concord Jazz ...

2019 Concord Taco Fest | East Bay
Saturday, August 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: $15 | Todos Santos Plaza
2019 Concord Taco Fest | East Bay
Coming to Todos Santos Plaza on August 24, 2019, The Concord Taco Festival features two dozen taco vendors, luchador wrestling, chihuaua races, and more. It’s only $15 and every ticket includes (2) $3 tacos. Kids and seniors over 65 enter for free (but no free tacos ...
San Francisco Mime Troupe’s “Treasure Island” | Berkeley
Saturday, August 24 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted
| Downtown Berkeley BART
San Francisco Mime Troupe's "Treasure Island" | Berkeley

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe continues its 60th season with more free and lively performances in park settings around the Bay Area with their 2019 production “Treasure Island.” San Francisco Mime Troupe | 2019 Free political theater & music in parks all over ...

Monday, August 26

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, August 26 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley Public Library (Central Branch)
"Popping the ​Science ​Bubble": Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley

Join in for a conversation with scientists from Cal. Ever wonder what the scientists at Cal are up to? Now is your chance to find out during a thrilling series of short lectures on cutting-edge research. With new guest lecturers each month, come learn about ...Monthly

Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland
Monday, August 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: $8*
*$8 in advance; $10 at the door. Doors at 7 pm; Show at 8 pm
| Club 21
Nerd Nite East Bay: Geeky Lectures in a Bar | Oakland

Nerd Nite East Bay is a monthly lecture-in-a-bar series. They get smart and interesting people, give them lots of free drinks, and put them on stage in front of a couple hundred tipsy nerds. Sometimes it’s funny, sometimes it’s salacious, and it’s always nerdy. Nerd ...Monthly

Tuesday, August 27

$1 Movie Festival: Madagascar & Shrek 2 | Dublin
Tuesday, August 27 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*Family movie are $1 on Tues-Weds at 10 am.
| Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX
$1 Movie Festival: Madagascar & Shrek 2 | Dublin

Regal Theaters across the Bay Area have once again planned a fun-filled Summer Movie Express of select family movies for $1 for kids and parents from June to September. Watch select G or PG rated movies for only a dollar on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 ...

Wednesday, August 28

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

The images of author Jack London will surround you as you tour the historic square and waterfront. 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 ...

Final $1 Family Movie Day of 2019 | Hayward
Wednesday, August 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: $1*
*10 movies for $5 in advance, or $1 per movie day of show
| Hayward Century Theater
Final $1 Family Movie Day of 2019 | Hayward

From May through September, Bay Area Cinemark/Century Theaters host 10 weeks of fun films for families and kids for just $5 (that’s 50 cents a movie) if purchased in advance – or $1 per film at the box office. All films are either rated G or ...

Thursday, August 29

Music & Market Summer Concerts: Cajon/Zydeco Accordion Soul Music | Concord
Thursday, August 29 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Todos Santos Plaza
Music & Market Summer Concerts: Cajon/Zydeco Accordion Soul Music | Concord

The 30th Annual Music & Market Series returns to Todos Santos Plaza featuring a cream of the crop schedule of Bay Area bands, and one of the best Farmers Markets anywhere in downtown Concord. The Farmers Market is from 4-8 pm with music from 6:30-8 ...