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Tuesday, October 4

$6 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose
Tuesday, October 4 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $2
| Solano 2 Drive In
$6 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose

One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord are open for good old-fashioned drive-in movie fun. West Wind Drive In Locations Solano Drive-In – 1611 Solano Way, Concord Capitol Drive-In – 3630 Hillcap ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 5

Nuthouse at The Golden Squirrel: No-Cover Comedy Show (Oakland)
Wednesday, October 5 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No Cover or minimums / Suggested Donation $10-20 a person
| The Golden Squirrel
Nuthouse at The Golden Squirrel: No-Cover Comedy Show (Oakland)

Every Saturday at 8:30 and Wednesday at 8:00, be entertained by some of the best local and touring comedians at Rockridge’s favorite gastropub, The Golden Squirrel. Past comics have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Amazon Prime, Conan, James Corden, and more. The show ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 6

FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at “Golden State Lounge”
FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at "Golden State Lounge"

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum
Thursday, October 6 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free admission to galleries. Film programs are excluded. No advanced tickets required, but subject to capacity limits
| Berkeley Art Museum / Pacific Film Archive
Free First Thursdays at Berkeley Art Museum

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

Friday, October 7

“Angela Davis–Seize The Time” Brand New Exhibition at OMCA (Opens October 7th)
"Angela Davis–Seize The Time" Brand New Exhibition at OMCA (Opens October 7th)

Angela Davis – Seize the Time, examines the image, influence, and activism of the Oakland-based icon. Traveling to the West Coast for the first time after its debut at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Seize the Time offers a deeper look into the life of ...

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)
FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, October 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 pm for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Photography from @skyhighoakland via Oakland First Fridays Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs ...Monthly

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, October 7 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 8

FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy
FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)
Saturday, October 8 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10*
*$10 General Admission and $20 VIP, no drink minimum
| Rocky's Market Brooklyn Basin
The Comedy Edge: Stand-Up on the Waterfront (Oakland)

Enjoy some of the Bay Area’s top comedians in this open air covered patio set on the majestic Oakland waterfront. the Comedy Edge brings you a new diverse lineup of some of the brightest and boldest voices in comedy featuring acts that have ...Every Saturday

Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)
Saturday, October 8 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Sliding scale donation requested during the show
| The Golden Squirrel
Nuthouse at the Golden Squirrel: Stand-Up Comedy Cabaret (Oakland)

About Nuthouse: at 8:30, some of the best local and touring comedians come to Rockridge’s favorite gastropub, The Golden Squirrel. Past comics have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Amazon Prime, Conan, James Corden, and more. The show proudly features a different ...Every Saturday

Sunday, October 9

FREE: Oakland “HellaSecret” Comedy Show (Sunday)
FREE: Oakland "HellaSecret" Comedy Show (Sunday)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

“Slammin’ Sunday” $5 Roller Skate Party at Liberation Park (Oakland)
"Slammin' Sunday" $5 Roller Skate Party at Liberation Park (Oakland)

We’re back for another Slammin’ Sunday Skate at Umoja Roller Rink!  We’ve got DJ KG curating the sounds for you to skate to.  All you need is $5 and you’re admitted and can borrow skates if needed.  Skaters 9 and under skate for free.  You ...Every Sunday

Monday, October 10

FREE: Monday Oakland Secret Comedy Night @ Hidden Speakeasy
FREE: Monday Oakland Secret Comedy Night @ Hidden Speakeasy

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)
$1.50 Oysters + Monday Night HellaFunny Comedy Show (Oakland)

Spend your Monday nights with hella great $1.50 oyster deals, champagne specials, craft cocktails, an award-winning dinner menu (w/ tons of vegan options) and a special Monday Night HellaFunny comedy show! This show takes place in a hidden speakeasy bar in the back of Copper Spoon in Oakland turned ...Every Monday

Tuesday, October 11

$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)
$6 Tuesdays at the Grand Lake Theater (Oakland)

It’s tough making ends meet these days. So, you’re searching Funcheap… To help, the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland is offering $6 Tuesdays! Admission to see a movie on Tuesdays is just $6. That’s any showtime, matinee or evening, excluding special engagements, of course. 3D ...Every Tuesday

$6 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose
Tuesday, October 11 – 8:30 pm | Cost: $6*
*$6 for adults on Tuesday nights. Kids are $2
| Solano 2 Drive In
$6 Drive-In Movie Night in Concord & San Jose

One of the most socially-distant ways to have fun, The West Wind Drive-In theaters in both San Jose and Concord are open for good old-fashioned drive-in movie fun. West Wind Drive In Locations Solano Drive-In – 1611 Solano Way, Concord Capitol Drive-In – 3630 Hillcap ...Every Tuesday

Wednesday, October 12

Vote Now for Best of the Bay 2022
Wednesday, October 12 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over the Bay Area
Vote Now for Best of the Bay 2022

Best Burrito? Best Dive Bar? Best Bookstore? Vote now at 48hills.org The 47th annual Bay Guardian Best of the Bay Readers’ Poll is live. This special local tradition has been going strong for almost half a century.  Vote to honor your favorites, from Best Drag ...

Nuthouse at The Golden Squirrel: No-Cover Comedy Show (Oakland)
Wednesday, October 12 – 8:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*No Cover or minimums / Suggested Donation $10-20 a person
| The Golden Squirrel
Nuthouse at The Golden Squirrel: No-Cover Comedy Show (Oakland)

Every Saturday at 8:30 and Wednesday at 8:00, be entertained by some of the best local and touring comedians at Rockridge’s favorite gastropub, The Golden Squirrel. Past comics have been featured on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Amazon Prime, Conan, James Corden, and more. The show ...Every Wednesday

Thursday, October 13

FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at “Golden State Lounge”
FREE: Oakland Comedy Night at "Golden State Lounge"

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

Friday, October 14

“Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid” Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)
"Friday Nights at OMCA with Off the Grid" Fall Block Party + DJs (Oakland)

Reconnect with family, friends, and community at OMCA every Friday night – a weekly free outdoor experience with food trucks and music. These free events provide a gathering place to come together each week, including live music, hands-on activities, Off the Grid food trucks, and ...Every Friday

FREE: Oakland’s HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)
FREE: Oakland's HellaSecret Comedy & Cocktails (2022)

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...

Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)
Friday, October 14 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, weather permitting.
| Chabot Space & Science Center
Free Telescope Viewings + Outdoor Star Party at Chabot (Oakland)

Join Chabot astronomers on the Observatory Deck for a free telescope viewing! Weather permitting, this is a chance to explore stars, planets and more through Chabot’s historic telescopes. Chabot’s three large historic telescopes offer a unique way to experience the awe and wonder of the ...Every Friday

Saturday, October 15

FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy
FREE: Oakland Comedy Saturday Night @ Secret Speakeasy

Get ready for our “HellaSecret” speakeasy comedy show in Oakland. A series of pop-up (and socially distant) live comedy shows at unique spots all across the bay. We’ll take over a venue and you’ll get an email with the secret location. This HellaSecret comedy show ...