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Sunday, November 17

The Art Of Burning Man: Playa Pop-Up | Oakland
Sunday, November 17 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Oakland Museum of California
The Art Of Burning Man: Playa Pop-Up | Oakland
Join a conversation with William Binzen, early Burning Man organizer and founder of Desert Siteworks, and John Law, Burning Man co-founder. Learn about this collaborative art project and the unknown history of the City of Dust. Watch a 20-minute excerpt from Binzen’s upcoming documentary Waking Dream, ...
The Final “Cal Sailing Club Open House” of 2019: Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley
Sunday, November 17 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cal Sailing Club
The Final "Cal Sailing Club Open House" of 2019: Free Sailboat Rides | Berkeley

The Cal Sailing Club offers Free Sailboat Rides for the public aboard their fleet of dinghies (which are fast and zippy) and keelboats (larger and more stable). You’ll have a spectacular voyage and might get great views of UC Berkeley, the Bay Bridge, San Francisco ...

Rumba Party: Afro-Cuban Drums, Dances & Songs | Berkeley
Sunday, November 17 – 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

Win Tix: Iconic Riot Grrrl Trio: Sleater-Kinney | Fox Theater
Sunday, November 17 – 8:00 pm | Cost: WIN | Fox Theater
Sleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney was known for their feminist, left-leaning politics and was an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. > Get Tickets – $45 Twenty-five years after ...

Monday, November 18

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, November 18 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but sliding scale donations are requested.
| Starline Social Club
Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland

11/18 Lineup: Red Scott (Punch Line) Wally Baram (Big Sky Comedy Festival) Neel Ghosh (Laughing Skull Festival) Every Monday

Leonids Meteor Shower | 2019
Monday, November 18 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Leonids Meteor Shower | 2019
November’s wonderful Leonid meteor shower happens every year around November 17 or 18, as the world crosses the orbital path of Comet Tempel-Tuttle. In 2019, the peak of the shower is expected to be from midnight to dawn on Monday, November 18. The expected peak morning ...

Tuesday, November 19

Tokens: Stand-Up Comedy for Everyone | Oakland
Tuesday, November 19 – 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

“Town Business” Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday
Tuesday, November 19 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free with RSVP. Otherwise $10 at door.
| Copper Spoon Cocktails & Kitchen
"Town Business" Oakland Comedy Night | Every Tuesday

SF may get most of the press, but Oakland has its own rich comedy scene, so “Town Business” is your weekly Tuesday showcase of some of the town’s best comics from around the Bay in a cool “Golden State Lounge” with comfy couches and a brick fireplace. Many comedians performing ...

Wednesday, November 20

East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland
Wednesday, November 20 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but RSVP is required.
| Lost & Found
East Bay Green Drinks: Free Snacks & Networking | Oakland

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

“Moonlight Comedy”: Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland
Wednesday, November 20 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Donation of $10-20 per audience member is recommended and appreciated.
| The Uptown Nightclub
"Moonlight Comedy": Stand Up Under the Stars | Oakland

Moonlight Comedy is a live stand up comedy showcase taking place under the stars in the outdoor patio, in the heart of downtown Oakland, at The Uptown. Dress warmly; they’ve got a couple of patio heaters to help keep you toasty. Each week features some of ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, November 21

Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland
Thursday, November 21 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*FREE with RSVP or $6 at the door
| Forage Kitchen
Free Monthly Outdoor Movie Night | Oakland

Hang out under the stars, watch a movie, have a drink, and eat some snacks. You can’t ask for much more on a weeknight. Third Thursdays Outdoor Movie Nights Every 3rd Thursday | 7 to 10:30 pm Forage Kitchen, 478 25th St., Oakland FREE with ...Monthly

Oakland Art Library Open House | East Bay
Thursday, November 21 – 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, November 22

2019 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
2019 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Ceremony | Oakland
It’s time to light up Jack London Square for the Holidays. Jack London Square will celebrate the start of the holiday season with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday. 2019 Jack London Square Tree Lighting Friday, November 22, 2019 | 5 to 8 pm Jack London Square, Oakland FREE Festivities ...
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

2019 Bishop Ranch 50 Ft. Tree Lighting Celebration & Hot Cocoa | East Bay
Friday, November 22 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Bishop Ranch 1
2019 Bishop Ranch 50 Ft. Tree Lighting Celebration & Hot Cocoa | East Bay
Join the 2nd Annual Tree Lighting Celebration at City Center Bishop Ranch on November 22, 2019 at 5 pm. This year’s tree is a 50-foot Mount Shasta Fir Tree which will be adorned by nearly 14,000 lights and ornaments. Countdown with Santa while enjoying live music ...
3rd San Francisco Premium Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting | SF
Friday, November 22 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Premium Outlets
3rd San Francisco Premium Outlets Holiday Tree Lighting | SF
Join the 3rd annual Tree Lighting event, taking place at the main entrance near Tommy Hilfiger on November 22, 2019. Enjoy musical entertainment by the Dickens Carolers, a visit from the Winter Wonderland Fairy and more. Mayor John Marchand of Livermore will be the special guest ...
2019 “Big Game” Bonfire Rally | UC Berkeley
Friday, November 22 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Gates open at 6 pm.
| Greek Theatre
2019 "Big Game" Bonfire Rally | UC Berkeley
Join in the revelry in the Hearst Greek Theatre on the eve of Big Game for the most stunning display of the spirit. The Bonfire Rally is scheduled to take place Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7 pm (gates open at 6 pm) at the Greek ...
Laughs on Tap Free Comedy Night | Ocean View Brew Works
Friday, November 22 – 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 23

2019 Bay Area Record Fair | Oakland
Saturday, November 23 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Entry is first-come, first-served & subject to capacity. 21+
| 7th West
2019 Bay Area Record Fair | Oakland
The 2019 Bay Area Record Fair, a celebration of the unique music scene in the Bay Area, will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7th West in Oakland. Featuring 6 Live Acts, 12 Record Labels, Vinyl DJs, Record Shopping, Food, Drinks, Arcade Games & More. Free, but ...

Sunday, November 24

SF Chamber Orchestra “Nutcracker Sweet” Family Concert | Berkeley
Sunday, November 24 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but seating is first come, first served
| Freight & Salvage
SF Chamber Orchestra "Nutcracker Sweet" Family Concert | Berkeley
Back by popular demand. Oakland Fairyland’s beloved puppeteers team up with the SFCO for a delightful version of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic. Designed for young audiences, this production features the acrobatic antics of The Puppet Company’s miniature cast accompanied by the SFCO  performing highlights from this beloved ...

Monday, November 25

“Popping the ​Science ​Bubble”: Conversations w/ Cal Scientists | Berkeley
Monday, November 25 – 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, November 25 – 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

Free Standup Comedy Night & Pop Up Food | Oakland
Monday, November 25 – 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, November 26

28th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland
Tuesday, November 26 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | Oakland Marriott City Center
28th Annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner | Oakland
The 28th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner is an annual, free, all-volunteer community feast to feed those who need some holiday food and cheer. Seniors, low-income families and homeless citizens are warmly welcomed at the Oakland Marriott City Center from 11 am to 12:15 pm on Tuesday, November ...
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland
Tuesday, November 26 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is requested.
| The Layover
Last Tuesdays Comedy at The Layover | Oakland

Laugh City is a monthly comedy show bringing comedians from HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central and Late Night TV to Oakland every last Tuesday at 8 pm. DJ B.C. spins music after the show. The show takes place at The Layover (1517 Franklin St). 21 and up. Doors open at 7 pm. Free, ...Monthly